Cloud Security Myths By @TierPoint | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]Mon, 25 May 2015 15:30:00 EDT Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
Accelerate DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @RedHatNews [#DevOps]Mon, 25 May 2015 14:30:00 EDT Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
New tools, technologies, and frameworks have evolved recently to help manage rapid shifts in the technology landscape, but they’re only as good as the underlying processes that exist within the organization. As lines of business change or add requirements, developers must be able to release new features and functionality quickly. And IT operations must be able to support products and services in production.
Big Sensor Data and the 'Internet of Things' By @TreasureData | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00 EDT There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things.
IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data.
The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges.
In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
IoT and ‘Sensor Analytics Ecosystem’ By @JAdP | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]Sun, 24 May 2015 23:00:00 EDT Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have spoken with, or attended presentations from, utilities in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe.
The Story Behind Big Decisions | @CloudExpo [#BigData]Sun, 24 May 2015 06:30:00 EDT Are your Big Data initiatives resulting in Big Impact or Big Mess?
In her session at Big Data Expo, Penelope Everall Gordon, Emerging Technology Strategist at 1Plug Corporation, shared her successes in improving Big Decision outcomes by building stories compelling to the target audience – and her failures when she lost sight of the plotline, distracted by the glitter of technology and the lure of buried insights. The cast of characters includes the agency head [city official? elected official??] perpetually waiting for the report from the latest exploratory committee and the division executive relying on gut instinct; and the epilogue offers guidelines that you can use to more effectively influence decisions and improve strategic decision outcomes.
Profitable SaaS Business Sales Presentation By @DiDataCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]Sun, 24 May 2015 06:30:00 EDT The cloud is everywhere and growing, and with it SaaS has become an accepted means for software delivery. SaaS is more than just a technology, it is a thriving business model estimated to be worth around $53 billion dollars by 2015, according to IDC. The question is - how do you build and scale a profitable SaaS business model?
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jason Cumberland, Vice President, SaaS Solutions at Dimension Data, discussed the common mistakes businesses make when transitioning to SaaS; how to avoid them; and how to build a profitable and scalable SaaS business.
Internet of Things and ‘The Physical Web’ | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]Sat, 23 May 2015 13:00:00 EDT Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
Six Daily Tips for DevOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Docker #Microservices]Tue, 19 May 2015 23:45:00 EDT At its core DevOps is all about collaboration. The lines of communication must be opened and it takes some effort to ensure that they stay that way. It’s easy to pay lip service to trends and talk about implementing new methodologies, but without action, real benefits cannot be realized. Success requires planning, advocates empowered to effect change, and, of course, the right tooling.
To bring about a cultural shift it’s important to share challenges. In simple terms, ensuring that everyone knows what everyone else is doing can create a real team spirit and social cohesion that will drive DevOps forward. Here are six tips that can be implemented to help you get there.
Announcing @MangoSpring to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York & Silicon ValleyTue, 12 May 2015 11:00:00 EDT SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY., and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
MangoApps provides private all-in-one social intranets allowing workers to securely collaborate from anywhere in the world and from any device. Social, mobile, and easy to use. MangoApps has been named a "Market Leader" by Ovum Research and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner. 20,000+ business customers worldwide.
Support for RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, HornetQ, & JBossMQTue, 05 May 2015 15:12:00 EDT We’re proud to announce availability of the first complete end-to-end queue support in an APM product. We’ve been working hard on this and are excited to share the results of our work with you.
A couple months ago we announced support for JMS and Rabbit MQ messaging services. Once you update your Ruxit Agent (version 1.69) you can see which queues each service sends messages to and pulls messages from. For now, this works for all Java-based services. We’ll be extending this functionality to other technologies in the future.
Book Review | Swift for ProgrammersTue, 05 May 2015 11:25:25 EDT This is one of the best laid out programming books I have read in a while. The way it starts out providing summaries of Swift features found in other programming languages, Swift features that eliminate common programming errors, the list of Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, new key features in Xcode 6, special characters, numeric and boolean types, operators, conditional and loop statements, compound assignment operators, Classes, access modifiers, properties, initializers, methods, value and reference types, and making use of built in frameworks is perfect for developers from any other language.
Top 5 Java Performance Metrics to Capture in Enterprise ApplicationsTue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise Java application.
Java 8: Date and Time | Part ITue, 21 Apr 2015 06:02:00 EDT Since Time is a natural concept, in an ideal world, dealing with it should be simple, but unfortunately it is not the case and we humans made it more complex by introducing different time zones and day light saving.
As a programmer, we want that programming languages immune us from these complexity and being a Java programmer, we have similar expectations from Java. Java tried to overcome these complexities in its first two editions of Date and Time API, but failed measurably. A simple google will give you numerous posts criticizing Java for this. Few years back, I was introduced to Joda-Time library that provide APIs that help you to work with Time with ease.
In its latest edition (Java 8), in its third attempt, finally Java brought this change that we all were looking for long. With its new APIs, it is no more require to use either third party APIs or create several utility classes/methods to deal with date and time. This new API is heavily inspired by Joda-Time library.
I’ll be brief assuming the the reader has some familiarity with IntelliJ IDEA IDE and the structure of Dart projects. Repeating the same exercise in Eclipse IDE should be a trivial task too.
It's the Java vs. C++ Shootout Revisited!Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:00:00 EDT Are we just looking, or looking to see what we can improve? It's surprising that programmers are happy to quarrel about performance without trying to improve the programs. As programmers we know that small changes in the way an algorithm is implemented can make a difference, and this is one more opportunity to show our skill.