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New EX10000E System and Enhanced GRID Software Offer Customers Best Price/Performance for a 100TB Full Backup, Plus Retention, In a Single GRID System London — October 13, 2009 — ExaGrid® Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com), the leader in cost-effective and scalabl...
Dave talks about Larry Ellison's cloud tirade video and 4 things that are killing cloud computing. Also, the new book is out. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
This weekend tons of people will be headed to San Francisco to attend Oracle Open World, and as usual, F5 will be there. We’ve been burning the midnight oil with Oracle on quite a few projects, and over the next few weeks – perhaps even months, since our partnership goes back to 20...
Honestly, this was not timed and I actually had a different topic to discuss for #15 of 26 Short Topics but this cool news today.  F5 and Oracle have announced plans to unify access management for web applications.  Press release can be found here.  The solution will com...
WebLogic Server 10.3.1 supports loading user credentials and roles from a number of different sources, such as LDAP or a database, through the concept of "Security Providers". In order to work with a database table structure a "SQL Authenticator" provider is required.Edwin Biemond has...
Companies who do not maintain an accurate view of all Oracle software deployed on their networks can waste millions because of erroneous license declarations. Attendees at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld will have a direct opportunity to see the latest breakthrough in agentless inventory...
Oracle Partner community excellence recognised at prestigious awards ceremony 5 October, 2009: LONDON: UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Partner of the Year Awards, a customer driven awards ceremony designed to recognise and reward the value...
Back in the old good days of enterprise software, we did not need to worry about our customers. We delivered bits on DVDs – it was up to the customers to struggle with installation, integration, management, customization and other aspects of software operations. We collected all ...
ClickInsights is an Expert Interview Series brought to you by Connect the Docs (ClickDocuments blog). In ClickInsights Expert Interview Series we feature top notch industry experts and thought leaders and get their insights, opinions and predicitions. We also ask for their suggestions ...
General Availability of Vamosa Check and Fix to Achieve and Maintain Enterprise Content Governance BOSTON, US and LONDON, UK – September 29, 2009 – Vamosa, a provider of software and solutions for Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG), today announced the general availabili...
Some of the key things to think about when putting your application on the cloud are discussed below. Cloud computing is relatively new, and best practice is still being established. However we can learn from earlier technologies and concepts such as utility compute, SaaS, outsourcing ...
Once again the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group is meeting at Oracle Open World to discuss JDeveloper and ADF, and we invite you to join us. This year Simon Haslam has taken the reins and delivered not 1 but 3 sessions at OOW which is an impressive effort. Of particular interest to m...
The mobile application framework on the mobile handheld computer, Smart Phone or PDA can be thought of as a mini-EAI application (enterprise application integration platform). In the world of SAP they have NetWeaver for integrating all of the various
In recent months, we’ve ‘tested the limits’ with QA notables like  James Whittaker, Rosie Sherry and Andrew Muns.  This month, we’re jumping over to the dev side of the aisle by sitting down with Jack Margo, SVP of Internet Operations at Developer Shed . Develo...
Blatant plug for SAGE Computing Services. Avert your eyes now if you're not interested in the advert.I was again asked today by a fellow Oracle professional, as we at SAGE present and blog on the latest JDeveloper and APEX technologies among others, does that mean we've dropped Oracle...
Recently we upgraded our Oracle WebLogic Servers from 10.3 to 10.3.1, and coincidentally migrated a JDeveloper ADF application 11g to 11gR1. ADF applications require a set of libraries that must be deployed to WLS before the ADF application can run, of which we completed successfully,...
On Thursday, September 10th, 2009, I moderated a panel at the 1105 Group’s Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington, DC entitled, “SOA Goes Mainstream – An Industry and Government Roadmap.” On the panel we had two Federal government agency representatives and two industry repr...
As enterprise interest in cloud computing offerings and concepts continues to increase, the number of solutions in both the public and private cloud spaces increases as well. Theres been much debate over public versus private cloud, even to the point of debating whether there can be su...
I had a different name for this blog entry but just ‘Jump Drive’ is an awful blog title. They go by many names; jump drive, USB drive, flash drive, memory stick and a few others, but removable media is a serious threat to IT organizations. Graduating from floppy disks, as early as 20...
In computing most technologies have lots of terms and acronyms to learn, it's par for the course, you get used to it. However in computer security the frustration is multiplied as there are often many different terms that mean the same thing. It makes implementing security hard, beca...
Quite often people wonder where a Solution Architect fits within the TOGAF Framework and it is not obvious that there is a single answer. I suggest we look first at a generic profile for a Solution Architect.Companies such as Oracle, Cisco,
Joe McKendrick kicks off a thread on the current state of SOA Security. As usual, most discussion of SOA Security applies to "how SOA can be made secure". This is understandable. And, as some commentators have pointed out, there is a body of Best Practice out there on how to secure ser...
Discover the Key Differentiators and Future Vision for Identity Management and Database Security News Facts • On September 15th 2009, at the Mayfair Hotel, London, Oracle will host Oracle Security Inside Out Summit, an event designed to help organisations discover sustain...
It seems that the Europeans are putting their two cents into the pending acquisition of Sun by Oracle.Can't say I'm
The wildly popular "Cash for Clunkers" auto program is so successful that the government spokesperson suggested that the computer system was overrun and crashed due to high demand.
As the DoD and their contractors hammered out the details of Net-Centricity, it became increasingly clear that Net-Centricity required a broad, architectural approach to achieving agile information sharing in the context of a complex, siloed organization. At that point, SOA entered the...
Cloud computing (the convergence of many of these pre-existing technologies), through its service providers, makes these technologies accessible to small and medium business in a simple, cost effective manner, without the need to have a deep understanding of these technologies. So how...
Change Data Capture is the most recent important change in the way the ETL Process is perceived for a dynamic business environment. In a generic sense CDC may be understood as, "What did change since the last time I looked it up?" In an image recognition situation this may mean what ha...
In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project? If you are in that process now, you're in luck as Gartner has recently released their review of those tools. The report can be [......
I admit it, it's taken me a while to come around to the term inter-cloud, a concept being primarily promoted by Cisco as part of their Unified Computing platform. Lately the term seems to have been picking up some steam so I thought I'd take a moment to examine it a bit further.My inte...
Much discussion in the cloud computing world has focused on a simple question: Is a private cloud infrastructure worthy of the name? It's been posed in many ways, with some going so far as claiming that there is no such thing as a private cloud. Although discussions like these are all ...
My first read through a post on the Cloud Front Office led me to scoff disdainfully at the re-emergence of a concept central to a successful SOA implementation: the service catalog. Oh, we called it "registry" and then "registry/repository (reg/rep)" and finally "governance" but the co...
In MJ O'Connor's Pub in Boston this evening, ZapThink is organizing a gathering to discuss SOA. The attendees include Anne Thomas Manes who famously pronounced
So, in this morning’s email I received a notification from ActiveVOS that their CTO is a primary contributor to a new book recently released on Service Component Architecture (SCA). Having just recently completed a full investigation into SCA, two things jumped out at me: 1) SCA is he...
Sure, now that the deed is done and the board has approved the acquisition, there’s lots of Monday morning quarterbacks. However, in this case, I’m not one of them. Indeed, I point to the release of my 9/1997 report that I wrote for NC.Focus entitled “State of Java Report: IBM” and t...
The integration of two clans of computation, ‘grid’ and ‘cloud’ computing, is moving closer through collaboration between the projects Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) and Resources and Services Virtualisation without Barriers (RESERVOIR).
"Historically, the architect has been the coordinator of all other disciplines involved in the building process. According to training and licensing exams, architects must be able to integrate all building disciplines to protect the overall health, safety, and welfare of a project. W...
The anticipated benefits from adopting managed cloud services have reached the executives suites of many corporations. Proactive CEOs and CFOs are pushing their IT leadership team to seek out actionable information and guidance. There's also a constant stream of service providers an...
I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-he...
As part of my job, I help customers to select the appropriate software to either fulfill a need or as a component of a larger solution.  Fulfilling this role means comparing similar software offerings and selecting the best fit.  The challenge in this goal is to map the vendor offering...