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Microsoft Azure, a cloud platform, is rapidly expanding its scope to include newer enterprise class services. Some of the significant new additions are: Azure Search: Azure Search Service is a fully managed, cloud-based service that allows developers to build rich search applications using REST APIs. It includes full-text search scoped over your content, plus advanced search behaviors similar to those found in commercial web search engines, such as type-ahead, suggested queries based on near matches, and faceted navigation. Azure Machine Learning: Azure Machine Learning makes it possible for people without deep data science backgrounds to start mining data for predictions. ML Studio, an integrated development environment, uses drag-and-drop gestures and simple data flow graphs to set up experiments. For many tasks, you don't have to write a single line of code. Azure... (more)

The New Enterprise Reference Architecture

Over the last couple of years much has changed in the way enterprises map their enterprise IT architecture and realize their business capabilities. Till 2010 or so, enterprise architecture have been purely built on: On-Premise Packaged Applications (SAP, Oracle, Siebel) On-Premise Custom Applications Frameworks (.NET, Java EE) Structured Data (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2) Traditional Access methodologies (Web, Client/Server, CITRIX, other reporting tools) However, now the enterprises have to rethink their reference architecture to fit all the new avenues opened due to the advances in ... (more)

Top Five Cloud Integration Platforms and Tools

Cloud Integration Platform Cloud  won't be a single point solution for all the needs of enterprises, and most enterprises have heavily invested in in-house systems and servers; howevers  we are already seeing  enough patterns for the enterprise to adopt public clouds too. This requires tools and platforms that can integrate the public cloud with in-house systems or private clouds of  the enterprises. The following list indicates some of the leading platforms around. 1. Azure  Platform App  Fabric Windows Azure AppFabric provides a comprehensive cloud middleware platform for devel... (more)

Cloud Analytics - The Big Four Offerings

Cloud Analytics The term  ‘Analytics On Cloud'  refers to a comprehensive offering of a combination of products that enable enterprises to move their Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing  & Online Analytical processing (OLAP)  workload to a Cloud platform. While the implementation of Cloud Analytics would take several forms at a high level, the following could be the parts of a Cloud Analytics platform that would be of interest to an enterprise. A Virtualized Infrastructure to support the basic Cloud Tenants to Build a Private Cloud Availability of a Public Cloud Infrastructur... (more)

Multi-Tenancy Misconceptions in Cloud Computing

One of the biggest benefits of the cloud, ‘Dynamic Scaling,' goes hand-in-hand with multi tenancy. If your application has a fixed group of users, you can easily predict the server load and still handle it with a typical data center. However, a large number of users, basically multi tenants, makes the cloud platform most efficient in terms of usability of the application and ‘Do More With Less Resources.' Some of the other characteristics of a typical multi-tenant application, benefited by Cloud are: Large global population working across time zones Quite possible that at any t... (more)