What's a must-have for any SOA vendor? It's the repository.
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.
Time is running out for a growing segment of the market on the era of high-price, high-complexity RDBs.
Someone employed creative thinking and -- acquainted with Splunk, which is designed to index and make searchable huge amounts of time-stamped and arcane log data from network and datcenter systems -- put the Splunk server technology to work of the reams of AOL data.
The shift is much more than semantics, it involves a customer-focused approach to providing IT internally, places an emphasis on efficiency without redundancy, and allows enterprises to gain flexibility on their future sourcing options for delivering IT services globally.
Sun is Sun, Java is Java. So be it.
Perhaps the most promising new development for accelerating the demand for Wine-type activities (to spur the adoption necessary to gain critical mass-level interest from commercial software deployments) comes from the Mac OS X-on-Intel burgeoning installed base.
Podcasts are the drippings in the pan from a leg-of-lamb of news products production. Sometimes the gravy is better than the main course, for those with the stomach for it.
I recently wrote about how SaaS applications can be delivered as on-premises instances with increasing ease. Now I'm seeing evidence of more overlap and mutual advancement of open source models with SaaS.
Developers may like the idea of being able to demonstrate that it does indeed take time, care, patience, passion, and artistry to get good code right.
So when a server takes 4 seconds to deliver a data-laden Web page, extracting data from a variety of sources, it ends up costing millions of dollars over a period of a few months in lost revenue to many more businesses. Making the page appear in 1 second is now mission critical.