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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Enable quicker innovation through access to additional compute resources in
minutes instead of months. Scale compute resources to th... (more)