As suggested by numerous reports and white papers by both big players and
analysts, the market potential for IoT is in the trillions of dollars
globally per year and growing. Microsoft has rightly adopted the enablement
of IoT with appropriate platform and tools. The Microsoft Azure Intelligent
Systems Service helps enterprises embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) by
securely connecting, managing and capturing machine-generated data from a
variety of sensors and devices. While some of these services are still under
limited public preview gaining appropriate expertise will help in meeting the
challenges faced by new era of Ambient Intelligence.
Microsoft's Big Push on Machine Learning
The next big thing in computing is derived out of using Machine Learning
techniques. Microsoft has come up with some important announcements recently.
The following announcements were mad... (more)
The Future of the Most Popular Business Language
Considering the important position COBOL still holds in the enterprise more
people are looking for future directions on COBOL. Last time we analyzed
couple of options in COBOL to Cloud Computing; these options are mostly
targeted at Platform as a Service options on COBOL, whereby newer platforms
from vendors enable COBOL to run on Cloud platforms like Windows Azure or
Continuing this thought process, let's analyze the future options for COBOL
in 2012 from different angles.
Private Cloud Appliances For COBOL COBOL for Bi... (more)
Windows Azure and PaaS for the .NET World
Ever since the beginning of this century a comparison between the platform
capabilities of Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition) and Microsoft .NET has been
a common discussion when choosing an enterprise platforms.
With the advent of Cloud, Microsoft has taken a lead with the Windows Azure
PaaS (Platform as a Service).
Many key decision makers for cloud enablement now have questions on how good
an equivalent the Java EE platform could be.
Windows Azure Stack
From a platform perspective Windows Azure provides a complete list of options
that a... (more)
JSR for Java EE 7
We found the recent approval of the JSR (Java Specification Request) for the
next release of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 7. The major
thrust is given for cloud enablement, which is really good news as Java EE
tends to be the major application development platform for the enterprises in
their datacenters. As Microsoft Azure already provides a clear path for .NET
migration to the cloud, this announcement from the Java EE community make
doubly sure that enterprises move toward Cloud in the near future. The Press
Releases states the following sup... (more)
Ever Since E.F. Codd Coined the term OLAP (Online Analytical Processing)
it has gained high popularity in enterprise computing, in simple terms
OLAP is synonymous with concepts, tools that make Data Ware House data
OLAP enables analysts, managers, and executives gain insight into data
through fast, consistent, interactive access to a wide variety of possible
views of information. They also answer the Who ? and What ? and What if ?
questions on the data.
The key attributes of the OLAP are
Multidimensional views of data Calculation intensive capabilities ... (more)