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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)

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)

Best Practices for Amazon Redshift

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)

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)

Enterprise Java EE PaaS - OpenShift vs Google App Engine for Java

Platform as a Service (PaaS) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) represents a complete preintegrated platform offering for the development and operation of general purpose business applications. A fully preintegrated and standardized platform - offered in a multi-tenant mode as a managed service - means much less manual effort than installing and configuring middleware components in on-premise servers. Enterprise architecture patterns and framework changed heavily during the last decade, the software / platform / framework upgrades eat up the major chunk of it budgets and leaving relativ... (more)