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October 18, 2012  2:17 PM

OMG DDS makes SOA approach available for real-time embedded systems

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Integrating disparate computing systems is by no means an easy task. Integration is one of the most important reasons to focus on Web services in enterprise architecture. Standards like SOAP and REST make it less difficult to get various applications and components talking to each other. However,...

September 27, 2012  5:56 PM

JavaOne 2012 kicks off

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

As JavaOne 2012 kicks off in San Francisco Sept 30, industry experts and practitioners gather to learn about the newest in Java standards, best practices and developments.  New this year are a larger keynote location at the Masonic Auditorium...


September 20, 2012  6:03 PM

Goodbye to three-tier computing?

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Software in the original mainframe days was all glommed together. Why not? Who was looking? Sometimes, reluctantly, some structure came about. Even in the early mid-range days, code was built up into classes, objects and components that were often loosely strung together. With standard Java and...


August 30, 2012  2:37 PM

Connecting Hadoop distributions to ODBC

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

As more enterprises set their sights on Hadoop's capabilities, new products aim to ease Hadoop integration. Progress DataDirect’s Connect XE for ODBC driver for Hadoop Hive is an example. It boasts scalable connectivity for


August 20, 2012  8:22 PM

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

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

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


May 31, 2012  4:06 PM

The changing state of APIs

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

At work today is a new breed of API. It relies on SOA, but has a new twist. The open or Web API movement has a capacity to dramatically change the status quo,


March 16, 2012  7:59 PM

Aggregating cloud services brokerage enhances app management

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

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


May 7, 2011  2:00 AM

Short on cache: A brief look at recent data grid developments

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Video: When Site Editor Jack Vaughan got back from Red Hat's JBoss World, he filed a brief on a caching grid, something Red Hat looks to bring to the fore. In fact, the company is chasing others  - big and small - in the data cache quest. Will JBoss succeed in positioning this technology as a...


January 3, 2011  10:35 PM

Android, multilanguage support, the JVM and the future

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

As we were looking at the switch from 2010 to 2011, we had the good fortune to touch bases with Ted Neward, Java/.NET author, blogger and consultant. Ted was a regular blogger on our 2007 TSS Interoperability blog, and recently penned a piece for...


November 30, 2010  4:45 PM

On graph databases, semantic data handling and WS-I

Kathleen Kriz Profile: Kathleen Kriz

By Jack Vaughan Let's face it, sometimes what's new is old, and – by the same token - what's old is new.  Some recent stories belie that fact. Let's start with James Denman's article on


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