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August 20, 2012  8:22 PM

Skills for big data: Hadoop, Pig, Cassandra and more

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
data architecture, hadoop, middleware

Q: What is a data scientist? A: It’s a DBA from California. The joke belies the fact that the world of big data skills right now is pretty much topsy-turvy. If you would you like to look at a short list of

August 13, 2012  5:57 PM

APIs in the news as trawls for dollars

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
API, middleware

Summer is known for vacation and relaxation, as many TV commercials attest. It also can be a time of unrest and revolution, as U.S. and French history attest. Maybe the season explains the timing of some upheaval in the fledgling field of

August 2, 2012  7:07 PM

Banking on ESBs for agility, more value added services

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
ESB, middleware

The once staid and steady field of banking is looking for greater agility in rolling out new software and services. As a result, Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) are being deployed as part of efforts to streamline operations. By way of example there is Federal Bank of Bombay, India. The large...

July 11, 2012  8:28 PM

Consumerization of IT and SOA integration

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
API, middleware, Mobile device development, REST

An odd phenomenon these days is the consumerization of IT, which WhatIs describes as the “blending of personal and business use of technology devices and applications.”...

June 13, 2012  7:49 PM

Alaska freight tracking made easier by open source messaging software

Posted by: James Denman
Java, Messaging, middleware, Open source software

Reliable messaging can be hard to achieve in difficult terrains. This was apparent as we met up recently with a lead developer of a major freight company that specializes in shipping to and from far flung facilities in Alaska.

Rob Terpilowski, lead...

April 20, 2012  4:05 PM

Oracle and Google have at it, as APIs go to court

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Java, middleware, Mobile device development, Oracle development

Apps have crept into broader public consciousness in recent years thanks to mobile applications, and now APIs are getting wider attention. In fact, Java APIs stand as a very central part of the Oracle-Google Android trial that got underway this week in San Francisco. The legal wrangling comes at a...

February 14, 2012  3:56 PM

When business processes meet software services

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
business process management, middleware

When driving school instructors go to action films like “Fast and Furious” you can bet their impression differs from that of would-be race drivers in the same audience. “They should fasten their seatbelts,’’ says one. “Vroom-vroom,” says the other. That split...

November 29, 2011  5:02 PM

Middleware testing gets tougher

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
middleware, SOA performance management

From one SOA test expert's perspective, 2011 saw a notable rise in agile development and related open source test software. Meanwhile, middleware testing continues to grow more complicated. "What I saw this year was a rise of open source testing as an alternative to proprietary testing, as well...

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...

July 27, 2011  3:37 PM

WebSphere 8 takes J EE6 to the streets, adds OSGi

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
IBM, Java, middleware

Long in the forefront of application servers, WebSphere is sometimes a bit overlooked. However the latest version of the IBM application server is worth some consideration, as its new features point out some of the big enterprise trends of the moment.

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