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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Integration in the Cloud: Leveraging the Power of Platform as a Service What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make - these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It's important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure. Plus, with the proliferation of IoT, there is an explosion in the number of devices requiring interconnection - both in terms of asset monitoring and spatial analytics. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Mein... (more)

MySQL’s Ex-CEO Goes to Bat for Oracle Deal

MySQL's good-looking and now rich former CEO Marten Mickos asked the European Commission Thursday to rubberstamp Oracle's acquisition of Sun, which is supposedly held up by EC concerns over MySQL's destiny at the hands of Oracle. Mickos said in a letter to EC antitrust czarina Neelie Kroes that further delay and uncertainty will blunt MySQL's competition edge, not to mention Sun's. He claims Oracle won't damage MySQL and anyway it can't 'cause MySQL is open source and "can't be controlled by a single entity - not even the owner of the MySQL assets" and he argues that "if...it becomes difficult or impossible for large companies to acquire open source assets, then venture investments in open source companies will slow down, harming the evolution of and innovation in open source, which would result in decreased competition." Oracle reportedly thinks IBM is really the ... (more)

Oracle Earnings Up 15%

Oracle on Thursday announced fiscal 2010 Q2 GAAP earnings per share of $0.29, up 15% compared to last year. Second quarter GAAP total revenues were up 4% to $5.9 billion, while quarterly GAAP net income was up 12% to $1.5 billion. GAAP new software license revenues were up 2% to $1.7 billion. GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 14% to $3.2 billion. GAAP operating income was up 10% to $2.2 billion and GAAP operating margin was up 200 basis points to 37%. Oracle also intends to build and sell complete systems for private cloud computing platforms, combining Sun hardware and storage with Oracle's. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $8.7 billion, up 7%. Second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share were up 15% to $0.39. Non-GAAP total revenues were up 3% to ... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Cloud Computing is the Future of Business: EMC VP

At an event aimed at lawyers and called "Doing Business in the Electronic Age," EMC VP and Deputy General Counsel Krish Gupta (pictured) has been emphasizing how cloud computing is the future of business. Virtualization and cloud computing are the top two priorities of CIOs, Gupta said. The event, which aimed to present in-house counsel with information from other in-house practitioners, outside counsel, public agency counsel and others on a range of topics relating to electronic communications and record keeping, was held Thursday in Boston. Gupta, a 12-year EMC veteran. was keynoting the event. EMC is unusual in having created a blog devoted to chronicling its own internal journey building its own Private Cloud. “A move to private cloud will transform what CIOs need from their IT teams," Sanjay Mirchandani, Senior VP and CIO at EMC, has written. Since private cloud ... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs | African Growth Lauren C. States | @lauren_states VP & CTO, Cloud Computing & Growth Initiatives, IBM Lauren is responsible at IBM for the technology strategy for the company's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets. Previously she... (more)

Choosing Your First Programming Language

By BryanHalfpap Many new programmers struggle when it comes to selecting their first language to learn.  Which is easiest, the most professionally useful, the most newbie-friendly?  Lets find out by showing you a range of options, their strengths and weaknesses, and some information about the most common programming languages in demand today.  At the end, we’ll make some recommendations and you’ll understand a bit more about why they were chosen. The Task At Hand Every job requires the right kind of tool, and each programming language can be thought of as a separate tool.  Just like some tools are good for hammering nails, driving screws, and leveling screws, some programming languages are innately more suitable than others for tasks like designing a website, interpreting text, or reacting to user input. Lets go through a few common use cases: Language Typical Us... (more)

Tango Networks to Demonstrate Its Business Mobility Solutions at the CCA Annual Convention During CTIA 2014 Super Mobility Week

Frisco, TX, August 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Tango Networks, a leading technology provider of Business Mobility Services to service providers, channel partners and enterprises, today announced it will demonstrate its portfolio of Business Mobility Solutions at the CCA Annual Convention September 8-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV in booth #133. Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, and business customers are seeking solutions to help solve business mobility challenges. Enterprise CFOs and CIOs need to leverage the power of mobility to improve business communications, meet regulatory compliance requirements, manage the overall cost of communications and extend productivity enhancing functionality to their highly mobile employees. Tango Networks portfolio of Business Mobility Solutions enable Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to provide services that address the varying needs of ... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Jonathan Schwartz Writes His Toughest Ever Email

"To me, this proposed acquisition totally redefines the industry," wrote Jonathan Schwartz this morning to Sun's employees in a company-wide email announcing the acquisition of Sun by Oracle. Among other remarks, Schwartz adds: "Let me assure you [Oracle is] single minded in [its] focus on the one asset that doesn't appear in our financial statements: our people." Here is the email in full: From: Jonathan I. Schwartz To: allsun@sun.com Subject: Today's Sun/Oracle Announcement Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 04:34:16 -0700 (07:34 EDT) Today's Sun/Oracle Announcement This is one of the toughest emails I've ever had to write. It's also one of the most hopeful about Sun's future in the industry. For 27 years, Sun has stood for courage, innovation, a willingness to blaze trails, to envision and engineer the future. No matter our ups and downs, we've remained committed to those ideals... (more)

The Case for Single-Purpose Services

Introduction Services are useful, but they come with a price tag. The cost of developing a service is higher than the cost of developing a traditional (non-service-oriented) application, primarily due to the extra work and infrastructure required. Another common concern when creating and consuming services is the possibility of a performance hit. Together these issues hint that even if you've decided to wholeheartedly adopt SOA, you may not want or need to move all your functionality into services. This is where the application Service Encapsulation becomes a focal point as we need specific criteria to determine what should and should not be encapsulated into services. To make this determination, we will take a look at three different aspects: -- acceptable reasons for creating a service -- costs associated with creating a service -- and, of course, the performance ... (more)

HL7 Interface Engines

SOA World Magazine So what do you really look for in an interface engine? There is more to an IE than just being a pass-through of messages. Some good features of an interface engine – 1) Store and forward capability 2) Auto-acknowledgement 3) Guaranteed message redelivery 4) Rollback and retry capabilities 5) Reliable messaging, Once only delivery 6) Message Ordering, Error-free, Sequential 7) Disconnected Operation 8) Message Logging 9) Message Security 10) Consistent Routing 11) Message Monitoring 12) Exception/Error Escalation 13) Uptime Quantification 14) Persistent Messaging 15) Timely Delivery 16) Failover 17) Fault Tolerance 18) Load Balancing 19) MTTF (Mean time to Repair), MTBF (Mean time between Failure) management 20) Disk I/O performance monitoring 21) Continuous Availability 22) Transaction-aware distribution 23) Loosely coupled asynchronous messaging framework 24) Dea... (more)