As we are approaching the year end in 2013, we have seen significant growth
of big data this year in the rear mirror. Looking forward, what will be the
forecast for the upcoming new year? Where are technologies headed in 2014?
There are many interesting movements and activities in the technology
frontier. It is exciting that more open source innovations are steadily
changing the paradigm. The following items are predicted to be the Top 5 hot
areas next year: Connection, Hybrid, Analytics, SDX, and Mobile (CHASM).
Connection: The Internet of everything enables people, devices and everybody
objects to be connected on Internet, which has been changing our life styles.
Lightweight technologies such as MQTT will facilitate the use of
wearable/embedded devices and sensors in constrained networks. Hybrid: Cloud
computing continues to expand, particularly in the field of the... (more)
The software-everywhere drumbeat continues to resound across the entire
industry. Experts assure us that software can perform as well as hardware
thanks to Moore's law and other advances in chip technology.
Let's assume that's true. Performance of software components is acceptable.
Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about some of the
just-as-critical-but-less-mentioned capabilities that software must have if
it's going to be running in the data path.
First, let's define what "in the data path" means, cause some folks may not
be familiar with that term.
You can think of "t... (more)
Couchbase on Tuesday announced the expansion of its partner ecosystem. Newly
announced partnerships with Cloudsoft, CumuLogic and ElasticBox will give
customers the option to deploy Couchbase Server to public, private, and
hybrid cloud infrastructure. With these new partners, customers can now
automate the process of provisioning Couchbase Server to Amazon Web Services,
HP Cloud, IBM SoftLayer, VMware, OpenStack, and more.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Cloudsoft, CumuLogic and
ElasticBox as new partners,” said Rod Hamlin, VP of Business Development,
Couchbase. “Ad... (more)
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- Ensim Corporation, a leading
provider of automation and orchestration solutions to service providers and
enterprises, today announced that Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has selected the
Ensim Automation Suite to support Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for
VMware vSphere converged infrastructure. Ensim will also provide built in
support for VMware vCenter and vCloud Director with Hitachi storage and
application offerings for enterprise and service provider cloud deployments.
HDS is a provider of advanced information technologies,... (more)
Interesting post by Ellen Rubin of CloudSwitch asking if Amazon is the
Official Cloud Standard? Her post was inspired by a claim that Amazon’s API
should be the basis for an industry standard. Something I've long been
against for the simple reason that choice / innovation is good for business.
Although I agree with Ellen that AWS has made huge contributions to advance
cloud computing. And also agree that "their API is highly proven and widely
used, their cloud is highly scalable, and they have by far the biggest
traction of any cloud". But the question I ask is do cloud customers... (more)
SAP AG on Tuesday announced its preliminary financial results for the second
quarter ended June 30, 2010.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - Second Quarter 2010
Second Quarter 2010(1)
EUR million, unless Q2 2010 Q2 2009 change
otherwise stated ------- ------- -------
Software revenue 637 543 17%
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service revenue 2,258 1,953 16%
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Total revenue 2,894 2,576 12%
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expenses -2,120 ... (more)