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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)

Traditional vs Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics Convergence Among the Major IT Companies Major IT companies acquiring analytics software and application providers has been the order of the day. We have seen the words ‘Big Data Analytics' being used in many solutions for the enterprise. ‘Big Data' is the general term used to represent massive amounts of unstructured data that are not traditionally stored in a Relational form in enterprise databases. The following are the general characteristics of Big Data. Data storage defined in order of PETA BYTES, EXA BYTES and much higher in volume to the current storage... (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)

Product Life Cycle Management and Cloud Computing

Product Life Cycle Management Product life cycle management (PLM) is the  process of managing the  entire life cycle of the product from the gathering of requirements, the design, manufacturer, shipment and disposal of  a product. The major phases of the PLM are : Conceive Design Realize Service Like several  enterprise patterns the cloud provides lot of avenues for increasing the efficiency  of PLM as mentioned in the following points. The examples are emphasized using the automobile industry; however, these patterns hold good for other industries as well. Supplier & OEM Integr... (more)

Cousins of Cobol in Big Data Analytics

In this  article  I would  like to look at a few tools which are overlooked when it comes to Big Data analytics. Organizations that  have  already  heavy investment  on Mainframe  and  would like to continue  with the utilization of Mainframe can consider these  tools for further  expanding their Big Data Analytics reach. DFSORT-  Sorting & Merging Large Data Sets : Much before RDBMS have taken their place, Cobol programs have 2 major file manipulation operations namely: SORT operation accepts un-sequenced input and produces output in specified sequence The Merge operation compa... (more)