Microservices Matters:

October, 2009

October 20, 2009  3:10 PM

MercadoLibre employs private cloud to combat server growth

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

by Rob Barry Since its launch in 1999, MercadoLibre, Latin America’s largest online marketplace, has continually outgrown its server farm. Because the company had started with Oracle DB to run its databases, it looked into Oracle’s other offerings when deciding the answer to its rapid growth...

October 19, 2009  8:01 PM

Appistry and NJVC pilot a private cloud offering

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

by Jack Vaughan Grid and cloud computing pioneer Appistry is working with defense consultancy NJVC to create a private cloud computing environment addressing the taut security requirements of the intelligence and defense communities. An announcement was made this week at the GEOINT 2009...

October 14, 2009  9:43 PM

At Microsoft P&P Summit, distributed systems headed today’s talks

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

At the Microsoft Patterns & Practices Summit in Redmond today, SOA and distributed architectures were the topic of considerable discussion. Rockford Lhotka, principal technical evangelist at Microsoft partner Magnetic and creator of CSLA .NET, said SOA is nothing new. But he has started to see...

October 13, 2009  8:27 PM

Compuware to acquire Gomez for $295 million

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

Compuware is acquiring Web testing and monitoring provider Gomez for $295 million. The deal is expected to close in November. Gomez recently explored the possibility of an IPO, but will instead join the Detroit-based services and software provider.

October 9, 2009  7:42 PM

AmberPoint pursues subatomic BPM app managment

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

AmberPoint’s new product release helps determine which business processes are getting hung up, and also points to where within the process the problem lives. When AmberPoint is implemented, it maps out the entire deploy landscape of the system it is attached to. Users can then configure it to...

October 7, 2009  5:39 PM

Random notes from Gartner BPM Summit in Orlando.

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

I was thinking ... We often think of Agile as a trend within development and software architecture. But some of the tenets of this movement appear in the discussions of BPM advocates, many of them residing in Operations. SOA teams had better talk and walk the Agile talk and walk just as well as...

October 5, 2009  6:17 PM

Frameworks emerging for cloud computing

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

By Jack Vaughan Over many years, application development has proved to be something of a search for the appropriate level of abstraction. As integration projects have gained sway, APIs that somehow encapsulate means of performing basic tasks have become as important as the programming languages...

October 5, 2009  5:59 PM

Hadoop going mainstream?

Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

by Rob Barry The Hadoop World conference attracted a diverse crowd this year with speakers from IBM, Facebook, Intel, Amazon, the telecom industry and others. With a growing set of discussion topics and wider number of sectors represented,...

October 1, 2009  9:12 PM

Zend partners to simplify cloud computing service access

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

With so many differences between the various cloud platforms out there, could PHP be the one language to rule them all? PHP firm Zend Technologies thinks so. The company recently partnered with IBM, Microsoft, Nirvanix, Rackspace and GoGrid to launch a simple API for cloud application services....

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