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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Web Application Lifecycle Maintenance

Like an automobile, a web application needs occasional maintenance and management over its life cycle. Although it doesn't need oil changes, it will probably need version upgrades. There may not be manufacturer recalls, but sometimes servers fail or hang. An application doesn't need to be washed and detailed, but it does need to be backed up. And both cars and applications need occasional performance tuning. This article provides a complete list of the system management functions that need to be performed on a standard architecture web application, with a particular emphasis on doing so in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service environment. 1. Evaluation Anyone who has implemented an application without sufficient evaluation, only to realize too late that it does not solve the business problem, will understand why evaluation is part of the application lifecycle. Evaluatio... (more)

A File Transfer Application from Professional .NET Network Programming

(March 7, 2003) - Networking is one of the core tasks of enterprise-level programming, and for the programmer familiar with the C# language, Professional .NET Network Programming will provide the information to put network programming at the heart of their .NET applications. The following is an excerpt from this recent book from Wrox Press. A File Transfer Application We have seen how to use the UdpClient class to send and receive datagrams, and we created a chat application using the same principle. Next, we'll see how to transfer a file and serialized object using UdpClient. The sender and receiver programs are divided into two logical parts. In the first part, the sender sends file details (namely the file extension and file size) to the receiver(s) as a serialized object, and in the second part the actual file is sent to the destination. In the receiver, the fir... (more)

Microsoft Hits Cloud Computing Market with 'Windows Azure'

"We have introduced a game-changing set of technologies that will bring new opportunities to Web developers and business developers alike," declared Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, today at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. Ozzie announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and highlighted this platform’s role in delivering a software plus services approach to computing. “Today marks a turning point for Microsoft and the development community,” Ozzie said proudly, adding: "The Azure Services Platform, built from the ground up to be consistent with Microsoft’s commitment to openness and interoperability, promises to transform the way businesses operate and how consumers access their information and experience the Web. Most important, it gives our customers the power of choice... (more)

Microsoft to Present at SYS-CON’s Cloud Computing Expo in NYC

Yousef A. Khalidi, a Distinguished Engineer in the Clouds Infrastructure Services group at Microsoft - leader of a team responsible for several components of Windows Azure - is the latest software luminary to join the all-star Speaker Faculty at SYS-CON's upcoming 3-day 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (March 30-April 1, 2009), co-located with the 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, in New York City. Khalidi's team is laser-focused on the goal of building a low-cost, automated, large-scale computing system, using commodity hardware, with efficiently managed shared resources. Before Windows Azure, Khalidi led an advanced development team in Windows that tackled a number of related operating system areas, including application model, resource management, and isolation. He also served as a member of the Windows Core Architecture group... (more)

Ulitzer Responds to Adobe's User Community

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, and the newly born Ulitzer community for making our March 29, 2009 beta launch an astonishing success! Ulitzer, the first "new media" platform in history, is on its way to becoming one of the fastest growing professional viral sites on the Internet. Since Ulitzer's beta launch a few weeks ago, a number of inaccurate and untrue blog posts have also appeared that were picked up from blog sites from wihin Adobe's user community. Some of these stories even accused Ulitzer of "posting stolen articles." Two weeks after our beta launch, out of roughly 1 million original articles published on the site, not a single story was removed for copyright violation.  This is because either Ulitzer.com owns the articles, including all content that appears at www.sys-con.com, or has the copyrights to each and every ... (more)

Telehouse enters South African colocation market with Teraco Data Environments

Telehouse and Teraco Data Environments Pty ('Teraco') today announced a key strategic alliance to meet the needs of customers seeking carrier neutral colocation and data centre space in South Africa. Demand for space is being driven by global events such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup football, as well as the delivery of significant undersea cable networks and the rapid deregulation of telecommunications in the country. Under this agreement, dedicated data centre space in Cape Town and Johannesburg will be opened under the Telehouse brand and operated, supported and maintained by Teraco to Telehouse's global operating standards, which include detailed attention to power, cooling, security and customer-focused operations. Tim Parsonson, Group CEO of Teraco comments 'Telehouse has an impressive heritage in the data centre industry, a very strong international customer b... (more)

Oracle + Sun by Spring?

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer We hear - well, you know how people talk - that Oracle has been quietly meeting with the European Commission and is now expecting it to take - what with the Christmas break and all - until April or May to get clearance for its acquisition of Sun Microsystems. That would be a year to 13 months after Oracle agreed to buy the joint. It took Oracle longer to get its hands on PeopleSoft, a crusade that took from June of 2003 to January of 2005 plus a federal judge throwing out the Justice Department's antitrust objections. However, PeopleSoft wasn't bleeding from its jugular the way Sun is. And that's not only sales dropping like an anchor but demoralized Sun staff fleeing too. Oracle reportedly had a short list of Sun people it really wanted to keep. One source close to Sun says the delay in closing the deal has cost Oracle half the 10 ... (more)

My Personal 2010 Predictions

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary table.  The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people. 99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Disdain For Developers Will Reach A Tipping Point ChromeOS Proves To Be Another Of Google’s Failures The Final Season Of Lost Will Not Be Seen Foundations For The Repeal Of Sarb-Ox The Venture Business, As We Know It, Is Dead Oil Trading Draws Legislative Scrutiny Windows Mobile 7 Will Impress ... (more)

Orchestrated Patch Management for Continuous Availability

If you’ve supported enterprise IT solutions for as long as I have, at some point in time you have most likely witnessed The 3 Immutable Truths of IT Patch Management.  Respect these truths, and you’ll enjoy a stable, manageable datacenter environment.  Ignore these truths, and … well … let’s not even think about those possibilities! The Three Immutable Truths of IT Patch Management All software requires patch updates from time-to-time. All hardware requires firmware updates from time-to-time. If you attempt to dismiss #1 or #2 as being irrelevant to you, you may soon know well one of my favorite quotes: /p> Once we’ve accepted these 3 truths … the questions we have at-hand in enterprise IT management are not “Why apply patches?” nor “How many patches?” And, certainly, we don’t want to be in a situation where we are asking ourselves “How long can I go without applyi... (more)

Infragistics(R) NetAdvantage(R) for .NET Honored by Programmer's Paradise with the 2006 Riding the Crest Award

PRINCETON, N.J., and ELSTREE, United Kingdom, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, the world leader in presentation layer development tools, is pleased to announce that their flagship product, NetAdvantage for .NET, has been awarded the Riding the Crest Award in the Component Suite category by Programmer's Paradise, winning this category for 5 years consecutively. Programmer's Paradise(R) is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group(TM), the leading independent marketer of software tools for technology professionals. Programmer's Paradise prestigious Riding the Crest(R) Awards for 2006 were presented at the company's annual awards ceremony at The Water's Edge in Sea Bright, New Jersey. The Riding the Crest awards are given to the best-selling products within their respective categories for the previous calendar year. "Infragistics takes special pride in winning this ... (more)

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