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Srinivasan Sundara Rajan

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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)

Cloud Database Design, Scale Out Using Shared Nothing Pattern

Abstraction Vs Flexbility : It is evident that storage plays a major part in the data center and for cloud services. The storage virtualization plays a key part in the dynamic infrastructure attribute of Cloud Computing. Which means the storage is provisioned and de-allocated on demand and usage needs. The good part is that this complex stuff is hidden from the cloud consumer. However while the storage allocation is abstracted it also brings in performance concerns in a multi tenant cloud environment where by most of the cloud consumers are geographically dispersed and a good amou... (more)

COBOL in Big Data Analytics

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 Amazon EC2. 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)

Best Practices for Amazon Redshift

Data Warehouse as a Service Recently Amazon announced the availability of Redshift Data warehouse as a Service as a beta offering. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It's optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions. Architecture Behind Redshift Any data warehouse ... (more)

Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce in the Automotive Industry

While most of the case studies and value proposition for the Cloud is seen as a cost-reduction option for the enterprise by moving the fixed capacity infrastructure to a dynamic structure, there is also an element in cloud regarding its ability to perform processing of large amounts of information using highly parallel processes on scalable computing infrastructure. Some of the major advantages of utilizing the Cloud for processing complex jobs are: Enable quicker innovation through access to additional compute resources in minutes instead of months. Scale compute resources to th... (more)