Cache has done quite well in the medical and government areas, but clearly these RAD and mapping features make it worth a look for instances where data-driven applications require rich UIs and fast time to value. As the majority of SOA services are data services, Cache may also be well-positioned for a data services delivery optimization role.
Analyst Dana Gardner examines IT news and trends that impact software strategists to provide insights and outcomes on SOA, app dev, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure and mobile convergence.
Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.
The question is: What will be the alternatives for Web 2.0 business functions as either a service or a product suite? Microsoft? Or will there be an open source, non-Google set of alternatives? As much as I like Google and their business offerings, I'd like to see alternatives thrive in the marketplace. Look how well wikipedia does sans Google. Why not an open source Web 2.0 suite that remains, heavens ... commercial open source.
If Oracle is going after the model, and not the company, then IBM -- and again, oddly, the other global systems integrators -- will need to come to open source's ... errr, Red Hat's, aid. Their future is services, even as Oracle bets that it can live on business applications licenses long enough to hollow-out the open source business model.
The "playing well" attributes of SOA infrastructure components will no doubt play out in unpredictable ways over the next five years. And it will heavily influence the decisions my enterprises as they seek the best risk-reduction balance between best-of-breed and common-integrated-stacks approaches.
I don't need to repeat the logic, but here's an interesting scenario whereby Oracle scares down Red Hat's value such that it becomes an attractive takeover target.I'm not sure Red Hat Enterprise Linux (not to mention JBoss) owned by Oracle would make enterprises particularly happy.
This is not, by the way, an assault on Linux. It's an assault on the providers of Linux support tied to a particular distribution. Linux should be just fine. And Oracle's influence on Linux may make it even better for use as the underpinnings of datacenters and applications-as-services stacks.
The telecos might be willing to spend $6 billion over the next few years on this stuff, but they want ROI ... big time. TCO, too. So all the telco parts (parts is parts?) suppliers -- he called them TEMs -- are thinking, you know, like, blades.
Read a transcript of the podcast.When enterprises reach back in time, to the outer reaches of their code assets, they don't necessarily have to see things as they once were.
BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition, Vol. 2: Gardner, Garone and Collins on Virtualization and the End of ERP
If you can put in some buffer around your legacy systems -- if you can use SOA for more greenfield development, too -- if you can use it for extended enterprise opportunities where you can share services in a close-knit trading or supply chain environments, or a business ecology environment -- then you’re reducing your risk for being backward compatible because your services can continue to be modernized.
We need the smarties (and richies) to stay in the game, and to vote, and to remain citizens of the US as well as cybercitizens. I wish we could insulate ourselves with wealth and entrepreneurism from the way our government and society operates, but only a very few can actually do that.