Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced
bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and
perspective cloud conversation is the second (looking at S3) in a three part
series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I is here
(closer look at EBS) and part III is here (tying it all together).
For those not familiar, Simple Storage Services (S3), Glacier and Elastic
Block Storage (EBS) are part of the AWS cloud storage portfolio of services.
With S3, you specify a region where a bucket is created that will contain
objects that can be written, read, listed and deleted. You can create
multiple buckets in a region with unlimited number of objects ranging from 1
byte to 5 Tbytes in size per bucket. Each object has a unique, user or
developer assigned access key. In addition to indicating which AWS region, ... (more)
By Bob Gourley
We produced this list as an aid to the enterprise CTO seeking information on
the most capable mission-enabling infrastructure technologies. This is a
companion piece to our list of the top analytical technologists on our
Analyst One website. Our methodologies are at the bottom of this list.
We trust you will find this list interesting and informative. Have some new
technologies to suggest for the list? Let us know at our Contact Page.
The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Technologies List Aerospike: Aerospike
delivers the first flash-optimized in-memory database and the most reliable
NoSQL database for revenue critical, real-time big data applications. The
database of choice in advertising, Aerospike is the user store and system of
engagement for Internet-scale, interaction platforms, such as AppNexus,
Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x+1], pr... (more)
Adobe on Monday announced the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, providing
publishers a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology to create,
publish, optimize and sell digital content direct to consumers, through
content retailers or leading mobile marketplaces. Built on the foundation of
Adobe Creative Suite® and Adobe InDesign® CS5 software, the Digital
Publishing Suite enables the design and delivery of innovative
publisher-branded reading experiences, paired with flexible commerce models
and support for deep analytics reporting.
Using InDesign CS5, PDF, HTML5 and the Digital Publishing Suite, publishers
will be able to efficiently author both fixed and adaptive layouts, natively
build new levels of interactivity directly in InDesign, distribute and
monetize their digital editions, and optimize their editorial and advertising
content for a complete end-t... (more)
Interoute, owner operator of Europe's most advanced next-generation network,
on Wednesday announced it has obtained ISO 27001 certification for its
Network Operations and Customer Contact Centre in Prague. The internationally
recognised information security management standard demonstrates Interoute's
commitment to providing enterprises with secure solutions for their business
Levels of malware and corporate ICT threats are on the rise, with online
fraud and hacking costing the British economy alone around £27bn a year,
posing a very real risk to corporate IT assets. Interoute's recently opened
Operations Headquarters in City West Prague monitors data running across
60,000 kilometres of its fibre optic cable, in 72 countries. By attaining the
ISO 27001 certification Interoute is ensuring that Prague's Network
Operations and Customer Contact Centre ha... (more)
You are a software service provider. You develop software for you clients.
Majority of your clients are from a different city or even a different
country. You are in a discussion with your client where you are exploring the
option of adopting Agile Development Methodology for your next project.
Does the above paragraph describe you? Are you concerned about how the whole
thing will work out?
If the above paragraph describes you, then I can assure you that you are not
in minority. Many of us have been in a similar situation.
The biggest challenge of adopting agile for an outsourced project is that
there aren’t any clearly defined best practices available which you can
adopt. The whole field is still evolving and the best practices are yet to
So, what should you do to increase the chance of success?
Obviously, you will have to find the answer yourself. To find t... (more)
The English language is well known for its subtlety. Sometimes it’s a
delight, but on other occasions it can be very frustrating. If I use the term
Gothic Architecture you will immediately understand I am describing a style
of architecture that flourished in medieval times. And if like me you are
interested in ecclesiastical architecture you will know that this style was
used in many of the great cathedrals and churches across Europe, which were
distinctive because of key architectural patterns that enabled great
increases in height and internal light of the buildings without increasing
the size of supporting pillars.
Now if I use the term Agile Architecture, what am I referring to? In
today’s Agile world I would hazard a guess that most readers will think I
am referring to the architecture techniques and tasks undertaken in the
context of an Agile software develop... (more)
MaaS (Model as a Service) sets a new concept to order and classify data
modeling design and deployment to the Cloud. MaaS changes the way to move
data to the Cloud because allows to define data taxonomy, size and contents.
Starting from data model design, MaaS might guide the DaaS (Database as a
Service) lifecycle, providing data granularity and duty rules: as a
consequence, MaaS implements the new concept of Small Data.
In fact, Small Data answers to the need of controlling “on-premise” data
dimension and granularity. Anyway, Small Data is not data volume limitation.
Small Data affords data modeling full configuration and provides 2 main
advantages: data model scale and data ownership that provide assigned data
deployment and, finally, data deletion in the Cloud.
The inheritance coming from the past imposes to manage big data as a
consequence of multipl... (more)
Once upon a time, there was a movement in IT called "agile". Developers
adopted it in response to complaints from the business that they needed
applications, that applications were everything, that without new
applications the business would surely dry up. Dev then began tossing code
over the wall faster and more frequently.
OAt some point, the operations folks responsible for herding these
applications and application updates through the road to production decided
that if they were going to keep up with development, they needed a new
Enter devops. Operations version of agile as applied to deployment processes.
Where app dev focuses on continuous development, operations tries to match
their velocity with continuous deployment.
You can see where this is going, right?
Exactly. The next (hopefully last but perhaps only penultimate) obstacle is
the network. ... (more)
Editor’s note: This article was first published on Analyst One, a site
focused on analysts and topics of interest to the analytical community.-bg
Eminent network scientist Laszlo Barabasi recently penned an op-ed calling on
fellow scientists to spearhead the ethical use of big data. Comparing big
data to the atom bomb, Barabasi persuasively argued that the technology and
methodologies he and other social network theorists had created had far
outstripped societal controls on its use.
Barabasi’s op-ed is part of a growing backlash against big data
technologies and methodologies While Barabasi and historian of science George
Dyson have the historical perspective, technical insight, and scientific
stature to write insightfully about the problems of pervasive data collection
and algorithms that structure human decisions, other criticisms have been
less than edifying. Fru... (more)
Whether you’re a Cloud Computing aficionado, an enterprise integration
specialist, or an IT executive, it’s hard to have a conversation today
without mention of REST. Representational State Transfer, or REST to the
cognoscenti, is an architectural style that treats distributed computing
problems as though they were Web problems. On the Web you have browsers
chatting via HTTP to Web servers, and those servers can work whatever magic
they need to in order to serve up the full wealth we’ve all come to expect
from the World Wide Web. Take those basic Web patterns, extend them to
general distributed computing problems (including Cloud and legacy
integration), and voila! You have REST.
However, while REST has achieved substantial success in simplifying software
interfaces and thus facilitating many forms of integration, it is... (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. “Adding these partners ensures customers can find the right
option for their business to deploy Couchbase Server to their cloud of
choice, whether it’s on-premises, public or hybrid, and power their
applications with the highest performing and most scalable NoSQL database.”
Recent projections fr... (more)