Agile Business Capabilities Enabled By Commoditization Of IT

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)

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)

PaaS: .NET vs Java EE

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)

Java EE 7 and Cloud Computing

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)

PaaS: Is OLAP a Candidate for Cloud

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 easily accessible. 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)