Joe McKendrick

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Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. In a previous life, Joe served as director of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association dedicated to advancing knowledge within the IT and business management fields. He is a graduate of Temple University.

Joe McKendrick is an independent consultant, editor and speaker. Joe has performed project work (white papers, articles, blogs, research and presentations) for the following companies in the IT marketspace: CBS Interactive/CNET/ZDNet (this blog) ebizQ Evans Data Gartner IBM Informatica IDC Microsoft Systinet/HP Teradata Unisphere Reseach, a division of Information Today, Inc. WebLayers Joe has also performed research work for the following sponsoring organizations in partnership with Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. IBM Luminex Noetix Oracle Corp. Teradata Informatica International Oracle Users Group Oracle Applications Users Group Professional Association for SQL Server International DB2 Users Group International Sybase Users Group SHARE (IBM large systems users group)

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Oracle OpenWorld: Scott McNealy must be smiling

Oracle OpenWorld: Scott McNealy must be smiling

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison opened this week's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco with details on the Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The system, built on 360 64-bit x86 processor cores, is interconnected with an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.

September 21, 2010 by in Oracle

Oracle's FUD; Google's cud

Oracle's FUD; Google's cud

Quotes of the Week:"Oracle is damned if they do and damned if they don't, so it figured it might as well do and try to get paid.  There's just tons and tons of potential money in this.

August 13, 2010 by in Oracle

Oracle's stack strategy explored

Oracle's stack strategy explored

Over the past three years, through some huge acquisitions as well as internal product transformations, Oracle has evolved into a powerhouse, offering solutions all the way up the stack, from hardware and operating systems to middleware to applications. Only IBM and HP are in comparable positions.

August 4, 2010 by in Oracle

Sun's last SOA hurrah? New releases of Java EE, NetBeans, Glassfish

Sun's last SOA hurrah? New releases of Java EE, NetBeans, Glassfish

Sun Microsystems (perhaps soon to be Snorkel if the Oracle acquisition goes through) just released a new raft of platforms and tools targeted at SOA-aware service development and deployment.The key announcement is a new version of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE 6), which is employed in many companies as the nerve center for SOA efforts.

December 11, 2009 by in Oracle

Oracle says future of SOA is EDA; ditches 'SOA 2.0'

Oracle says future of SOA is EDA; ditches 'SOA 2.0'

Many commentators appear to have been underwhelmed by goings-on at last week's Java One confab, but at least Oracle made some SOA news when it laid out its Fusion middleware vision.And, unlike past pronouncements, the vendor did not refer to its new emerging vision as "SOA 2.

May 14, 2007 by in Oracle

Is SOA/open source a threat or boost for Oracle?

Is SOA/open source a threat or boost for Oracle?

In the wake of Oracle's OpenWorld confab a couple of weeks back, I had the opportunity to join ZDNet blogging colleague Dana Gardner, along with Steve Garone and Neil Macehiter, for one of Dana's rousing "BriefingsDirect SOA" podcasts. (Link to the podcast and transcript posted here.

November 16, 2006 by in Oracle