Cloud is too nascent to deliver on SOA ideals
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
Wal-Mart, the gigantic discount retail which is able to offer discounts via a well-orchestrated systems-based supply chain, announced it is launching an online marketplace featuring close to a million items from various sources.Speculation is that this is Wal-Mart's move to capture some of the success Amazon has seen in the online space.
'Cloud is SOA done right'
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'If you can’t define it, you cannot secure it'
Lots of benchmarketing action on the application server/middleware front:"After carrying out a number of benchmarks, Microsoft concluded that .NET offers better performance and cost-performance ratio than WebSphere.
Last year, I heard Brian Loesgen compared Oslo, Microsoft's modeling strategy, to an onion, with many layers of features. Lately, it appears there is another layer to Oslo forming, which ties the platform closer to Microsoft's data programmability stack.
Just as the Internet has shown itself to be a speed-of-light carrier of rumors, gossip, and misinformation, so can service oriented architecture within an organization.I just came across new book titled "Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic," written by Neal Fishman, program director for information forensics within IBM's Information Management group, which highlights the risks that emerge as more and more applications are interconnected across and between enterprises.