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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)

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)

How the Internet of Things Will Transform IT

Internet of Things known as IoT is expected to gain momentum in the year 2014 and will continue to find a mainstream adoption in the coming years. From a definition perspective, IoT is about the integration of more devices that are already prevalent using the RFID and other kinds of machine-generated messages, and to ensure that these devices are given the appropriate intelligence to guide themselves without human intervention. The main reason for the increased realization of IoT is the proliferation of cloud and Big Data as part of our ecosystem, so that the massive quantities ... (more)

Dynamic Scaling in Windows Azure Revisited

Auto Scaling Windows Azure My last article on comparing Dynamic Scaling Features between Windows Azure vs Amazon EC2 mentioned that Both EC2 and Azure provide an auto scaling feature. While EC2 provides a backbone and framework for auto scaling, Azure provides an API that can be extended. We are already seeing several third-party providers delivering tools for Azure auto scaling. One such third-party auto scaling product company, Paraleap Technologies, has recently released a product called AzureWatch that provides a SaaS-based approach to scale the Windows Azure compute roles. So... (more)

BpaaS Interoperability as a Service

In my previous article on Need for BpaaS Consortium, I stressed the need for interoperability as a number one concern for the enterprises to adopt SaaS and in particular BpaaS. I pitched for the need for a generic body or a consortium that can act to address the interoperability concerns so that the consortium can do activities such as: Certifying BpaaS providers Set standards for APIs and other business functionalities they expose Set standards for message exchanges between the BpaaS providers While the independent body can definitely increase the confidence of enterprises in a... (more)