SOA Talk:

Cloud Services

April 12, 2013  6:28 PM

MBaaS cements place in the Tech Revolution

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Cloud Services, Development

Enterprise demand for Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) has been gaining traction, according to StackMob, a back-end technology stack for mobile applications. BaaS

July 26, 2012  5:12 PM

Using the Web as an application integration platform

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, Data integration, SOA infrastructure

While much discussion these day centers on APIs, some players suggest that the Web is all the API you really need. That could be said to be part of the thinking behind the Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform 9.0 from Kapow Software. Be prepared to add another “as a” to the list...

June 21, 2012  5:51 PM

Red Hat unveils the JBoss Way, drives toward mobile, cloud and big data

Posted by: James Denman
Cloud Services, data analytics, jboss, Mobile, Open source software

Yesterday, JBoss and RedHat made a few preliminary product announcements before the upcoming combination JBoss World / Red Hat Summit 2012 event scheduled for June 26-29. Their primary push was for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6, but there was also...

June 13, 2012  5:39 PM

Reporter’s notebook: Hadoop, cloud testing and more

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, hadoop, Software testing

Perhaps the most famous Big Data technology, Hadoop has gained a following over the years led by Web giants such as Yahoo and Facebook. As time goes on, Hadoop adoption continues to climb. Still, its complexity has made it difficult for smaller enterprises to jump on the...

March 28, 2012  11:58 AM

Cloud computing, virtual image sprawl and labor costs

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
API, Cloud Services, Enterprise architecture

COMMENTARY - The virtual machine image, a powerful driver of cloud computing, may be described as a tiger few can easily ride. The VMs are proliferating....

March 20, 2012  1:00 AM

A “simple” approach to cloud computing

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, data architecture

The idea of 'eventual consistency' was an Ah-Ha! moment in the history of e-commerce. With it, was able to throw away the traditional play book of transaction processing.  But ‘eventual consistency’ is not a blank check. It requires developers – some of them, anyway – to make a...

March 16, 2012  7:59 PM

Aggregating cloud services brokerage enhances app management

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services

As SOA goes mainstream and cloud services proliferate, will traditional SOA repositories come to look more than a little like app stores? That notion may be farfetched. But some of the newer cloud marketplaces bear watching. They may betoken a day when SOA services will be sold and versioned...

February 3, 2012  8:10 PM

IBM buys in to mobile middleware, acquires Worklight

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, Mobile device development

The drive to 'develop once and deploy everywhere' has become more acute as small and big enterprise IT shops have needed to support a wide array of mobile devices. This has led to the appearance of mobile middleware that acts as a moderating stage between the enterprise backend and the mobile...

November 17, 2011  5:31 PM

An OAuth API eases development

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, middleware, Mobile device development, REST

We spoke with Apigee's Sam Ramji recently. He and the company, which focuses on API products for enterprises and developers, find themselves among those at the center of one of the rising trends in...

October 25, 2011  3:47 PM

Azure adds integrating Service Bus

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
.NET, Cloud Services

The Microsoft Azure cloud effort is a fairly stupendous technology undertaking, but it remains somewhat unknown beyond the ranks of .NET development teams. At the outset, Microsoft started with a bit of clean slate – it skipped SQL support. Based on customer feedback, it has adjusted along the...

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