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An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief CloudJumper believes that traditional desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions don’t go far enough. These desktop virtualization services, according to the company, are like an open shell that require organizations to do too much work to realize value from them. This gap is what the company aims to close with its workspace-as-a-service (WaaS) solution. Unlike the blank slate that DaaS solutions offer, the company’s offers organizations a virtualized desktop environment with things like file storage, antivirus, and backups included out-of-the-box. In addition, the solution has over 2,500 hosted applications and the full Microsoft Office suite available for organizations to automatically deploy into workspace environments. The solution supports traditional client-server, web-based, and native mobile applications, and allows organizations to ... (more)

StrikeIron Co-Sponsors Business Mashup Challenge at Mashup Camp

StrikeIron Inc., a provider of Data as a Service (DaaS), facilitating the consumption and distribution of live data over the Web, has announced its sponsorship of the Business Mashup Challenge for developers attending Mashup Camp 4. IBM is the main sponsor of the Challenge alongside secondary sponsors StrikeIron, Dapper, AccuWeather, and Kapow Technologies. Mashup Camp 4, produced by Mass Events Labs, will be held in Silicon Valley from July 18-19, 2007. A mashup is a Website or application that combines content from several sources into an integrated experience. The Business Mashup Challenge provides a stage for developers to leverage and extend a hosted mashup assembly environment in order to create exciting, unique situational applications. With over 100 Web services to choose from, the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace can add value to any mashup, applications... (more)

A First Look at Microsoft Astoria Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV

The goal of the Microsoft incubation project code named Astoria is to enable server applications to easily expose data as a service that can be consumed by AJAX clients across the Internet. Standard HTTP verbs such as GET, POST, PUT and DELETE are used to perform operations against the service, and data is exchanged via open formats such as plain XML and JSON. This session provides a sneak preview of Astoria, which is now available in early release on MSDN. View Video Dave Wright has been deeply immersed in computing technologies as diverse as multimedia, data processing, decision support systems, content management, and Internet commerce for over three decades in his career in the computer industry. Formerly a director of architecture for Scient and CTO of Xavient Technologies, he is a veteran of distributed computing in both technical and managerial capacities. ... (more)

FoundationDB Announces General Availability of Unique ACID-Compliant NoSQL Database

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NoSQL Now! Conference – FoundationDB®, the company behind a unique, ACID compliant, high-performance NoSQL database, today announced general availability of its platform as well as new pricing options including a free Community License. Built on a distributed shared-nothing architecture, FoundationDB combines the benefits of ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) transactions with the next-generation features and scalability offered by NoSQL. "With the launch of FoundationDB we are delivering the first commercial distributed NoSQL database with high performance ACID transactions and the first to offer true data model flexibility," said Dave Rosenthal, co-founder of FoundationDB. "With the launch of FoundationDB we have redefined the price/performance/capability equation for NoSQL—with no compromises, no shortcu... (more)

Data - SOA's Last Mile

According to Wikipedia, “The last mile (or last kilometer) is the final leg of delivering connectivity from a communications provider to a customer. Usually referred to by the telecommunications and cable television industries, it is typically seen as an expensive challenge because ‘fanning out’ wires and cables is a considerable physical undertaking.” The significant complexity, cost, and risk associated with this situation delayed many broadband rollouts until new technology became available that could realize the “last mile.” This powerful and real-world analogy from the world of telecommunications and cable TV succinctly summarizes the current state of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the enterprise. It is widely agreed in concept that SOA has the potential to break down barriers between application silos and enable the reuse of business or application-le... (more)

SOA Visionary to Drive Continued Growth for the Next Generation of SOA and Web 2.0

StrikeIron announced that David Linthicum will take the helm as company CEO. Linthicum will be responsible for continuing to drive the company’s position as the frontrunner in delivering critical Web services and data, on demand, for the emerging next-generation Internet. Bob Brauer remains as president and co-founder and will continue to lead the day-to-day operations of StrikeIron. “StrikeIron’s revenue more than doubled from Q107 to Q108 and has tremendous momentum in the industry. We’re moving beyond simply delivering data as a service and into a new era of growth and development for new innovative products,” stated Brauer. “As an industry thought leader and visionary, Dave’s addition to the StrikeIron team helps us take the appropriate steps to deliver on the promise of Service Oriented Architecture via the Web and bui... (more)

Data.gov Will Redefine Data-as-a-Service

I’ve been in several meetings recently that have hit on the topic of Data.gov.  Data.gov will become a repository for all the information the government collects, and that information will be in turn available to anyone who needs it.   Pretty positive move, if you ask me.   However, the existing data-as-a-service providers that traffic in government data could find that they are soon suffering from relevancy problems.  The core issue is that many existing data-as-a-service players make their living from publishing reconstituted, and cleansed, government data that they charge for.    The rise of Data.gov will mean the commoditization of this information, which will be accessible, both through visual interfaces, and using APIs (Web services), if I understand the government’s vision here.  Thus, overnight Data.gov could become the mother of all data-as-a-service sites, p... (more)

Getting Greater Business Value from a Web ServiceThinking of bigger and wider opportunities

Okay, so you've developed what you believe is a useful piece of code and exposed it to the world as a Web service. All comers may now rejoice in the warmth and glow of your artful coding. But who are the people and what are the business systems benefiting from your Web service? Are you reaching all the possible consumers of the service? What more would you have to do to make it as useful as possible to an even greater audience? And, to ask a simple but important question, do you even know exactly who's on the other end using the service? The truth is, there's only so far you can go in order to make certain that the people you want to have access to your service are the ones actually using it. Thus begins the careful balancing act between concepts like functionality and performance...and the increasingly important issue of security. Wondering where this is going? Ke... (more)

Microsoft's Dave Wright Gives AJAXWorld Delegates An Early Look at Microsoft Astoria

Microsoft .NET Architect and Evangelist Dave Wright gave delegates at AJAXWorld 2007 West today a sneak-peek at Project Astoria, a Microsoft incubation project to enable server applications to easily expose data as a service that can be consumed by AJAX clients across the Internet. "We believe there's a sweet spot in the production of cloud data services," said Wright, who over a career that spans three decades in the computer industry,  has been deeply immersed in computing technologies as diverse as multimedia, data processing, decision support systems, content management, and Internet commerce. Astoria Data Services exposes data, represented as Entity Data Model (EDM) objects, via web services accessed over HTTP. The data can be addressed using a REST-like URI. The Astoria service, when accessed via the HTTP GET method with such an URI, will return the data. The ... (more)

Cloud Office and Collaboration Productivity Applications Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cloud Office and Collaboration Productivity Applications Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0840937/Cloud-Office-and-Collaboration-Productivity-Applications-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2012-to-2018.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Hosting WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Cloud Client Productivity and Collaboration Applications Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012-2018. Cloud office productivity suites feature systems that are online and intuitive to use. They are part of social networking; they represent personalized use of computing. People can start a project without help from anyone, can ask fo... (more)

Cloud Privacy By Design and E-Discovery as a Service

As the Government’s own Digital Advantage paper recommends, the key to addressing Canada’s innovation gap is for CIO’s to adopt more new technologies like Cloud Computing, and the public sector can ignite this trend by leading the way with their own adoption. Don Drummond makes a similar recommendation in his report. Recommendation 16-10 says: The government should shift its service delivery of information and information technology (I&IT) from in-house to external sources, where feasible. However as this Telus press release and study reports, the reality is that in Canada is still in the early stages of there being very little external Cloud adoption, principly due to data security concerns. Cloud Privacy Innovations The critical point to note is that Canada isn’t really any further behind the rest of the world. Although there is significant press about the USA and... (more)