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The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer thought leadership discussion focuses on the burgeoning trends around DevOps and how that’s translating into new types of IT infrastructure that both developers and operators can take advantage of. To learn more about trends and developments in DevOps, micro services, containers, and the new direction for composable infrastructure, we’re joined by Donnie Berkholz, Research Director at 451 Research, and he’s based in Minneapolis. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Why are things changing so much for apps deployment infrastructure? Why is DevOps newly key for software development? And why are we looking for “composable infrastructure?” Berkholz: It’s a good question. There are a couple of big drivers behind it. One of them is cloud... (more)

Analysis Efficiencies of Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #BigData

New Technologies and Services Move Procurement and Finance to Center Stage The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on how companies are exploiting advances in procurement and finance services to produce new types of productivity benefits. We'll now hear from a leading industry analyst on how more data, process integration, and analysis efficiencies of cloud computing are helping companies to better manage their finances in tighter collaboration with procurement and supply-chain networks. This business-process innovation exchange comes in conjunction with the Tradeshift Innovation Day held in New York on June 22, 2016. To learn more about how new trends are driving innovation into invoicing and spend management, we're joined by Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer at ChainLink Research in Newton, Mass. The discussion is moder... (more)

The Major Challenges of Enterprise Mobility | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud

Untangling the Four Major Challenges of Enterprise Mobility By Nirmit Glennon, ManageEngine "Going mobile" seems to be the mantra of modern day enterprises, with 63 percent of them firmly believing that mobility leads to competitive advantage. Their belief is not without cause, as a recent survey by Nielson reports that 93 percent of consumers who research products via mobile go on to make the purchase, while 55 percent of them make the purchase within an hour. If this wasn't reason enough for businesses to jump on the mobility bandwagon, high operational efficiency coupled with increased employee productivity and customer loyalty paint a compelling picture. With the enterprise mobility market size expected to breach the $140 billion mark in 2020 at a CAGR of 15 percent, businesses all over the world are sparing no costs as enterprise mobility spending is expected to ... (more)

Big Data, Speed and Efficiency | @CloudExpo #BigData #MachineLearning

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer big data case study discussion examines how mobile app advertising platform Tapjoy handles fast and massive data -- some two dozen terabytes per day -- with just two part-time database administrators (DBAs). Examine how Tapjoy’s data-driven business of serving 500 million global mobile users -- or more than 1.5 million add engagements per day, a data volume of a 120 terabytes -- runs with extreme efficiency. To learn more about how high scale and complexity meets minimal labor for building user and advertiser loyalty we're joined by David Abercrombie, Principal Data Analytics Engineer at Tapjoy in San Francisco. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Mobile advertising has really been a major growth area, perhaps more than any other ty... (more)

The Open Group Helping Business Become Digitally Innovative | @CloudExpo #DigitalTransformation

The next BriefingsDirect expert panel discussion examines the value and direction of The Open Group IT4IT initiative, a new reference architecture for managing IT to help business become digitally innovative. IT4IT was a hot topic at The Open Group San Francisco 2016 conference in January. This panel, conducted live at the event, explores how the reference architecture grew out of a need at some of the world's biggest organizations to make their IT departments more responsive, more agile. We’ll learn now how those IT departments within an enterprise and the vendors that support them have reshaped themselves, and how others can follow their lead. The expert panel consists of Michael Fulton, Principal Architect at CC&C Solutions; Philippe Geneste, a Partner at Accenture; Sue Desiderio, a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Dwight David, Enterprise Architect at Hew... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Starts Today

A round-up of the wide range of important issues and timely topics due to be discussed by over 130 industry experts at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, CA. The event runs from November 2-4, 2009. Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs in the Cloud - Ranjith Ramakrishnan, Co-Founder & CTO of Cumulux, will be co-presenting a session in which delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements. Cloud Security - is the focus of a whole welter of sessions in Santa Clara. "It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!" is the title of the session being given by Sun's Chief Security Architect Glenn Brunette, for example. Brunett... (more)

Extending SQLCA

We are going to create a bare-bones email object. Of course you can expand that in the future if you like, but for now, let's just create the functionality that we need. I start by creating a custom class. In case you aren't familiar with the process look at Figure 1. Let's start with an instance variable. N_cst_mailer Instance Variables private mailMessage io_mail_message // The message to send I made the instance variables private so let's write a couple of functions to populate our mail Message. We'll start with the TO. Note that the io_mail_message contains an array of objects called recipient. One of the properties of that object is recipientType. We are looking for the recipientType of mailTo! There are several other types that don't concern us. N_cst_mailer.of_to // DESCRIPTION // Returns the current TO address int li_count, li_max li_max = upperBound(io_mail_m... (more)

PowerBuilder 15 Classic Sneak Preview

In my previous article for PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (Vol. 18 issue 8), I gave a sneak preview of some of the things we were working on for PB15 Classic. This is a closer look at one of them - Tabs and Docking in MDI Windows. Recall that in the article we mentioned adding two new WindowType values - mdidock! and mdidockhelp! - to the window object. Like values mdi! and mdihelp!, respectively, they allow child windows (sheets) to be opened with the OpenSheet functions. But these sheets will behave differently: they can dock, float and be tabbed like the windows you see in our PB.NET IDE. Your sheets will open docked by default (we will see how to control this later in the article). Once opened, they can be moved, docked in much the same way you can with the PB.NET IDE window. The sheets can be in one of four states: Tabbed Document: In PB.NET IDE, script edit... (more)

Software-defined Datacenters Benefit Enterprises: Herrod

In advance of the VMworld conference in San Francisco, I recently sat down with Steve Herrod, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Research & Development at VMware. Our discussion hinges on the intriguing concept of the software-defined datacenter. We look at how some of the most important attributes of datacenter capabilities and performance are now squarely under the domain of software enablement. A top technology leader at VMware, Herrod has championed this vision of the software-defined datacenter and how the next generation of foundational IT innovation is largely being implemented above the hardware. VMware CTO Steve Herrod keynoting at 1st Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley in 2008 For example, those who are now building and managing datacenters are gaining heightened productivity, delivering far better performance, and enjoying greater ease in operati... (more)

HP Doubles Down on Big Data Effort By @Dana_Gardner | @BigDataExpo #BigData

HP today at its Big Data Conference in Boston unveiled a series of new products, services, and programs designed to help organizations better leverage data and analytics. The company announced: A new release of HP Vertica, called Excavator, that feature data streaming and advanced log file text search to power high-speed analytics on Internet of Things (IoT) data. Broader support for and contributions to open source technologies, including optimized Hadoop performance, integration with the Apache Kafka distributed messaging system, and advancements in Distributed R predictive analytics. The HP Haven Startup Accelerator program, which provides early-stage companies with fast, affordable access to both HP Big Data and Application Delivery Management software and services. "Big data helps us make more sense of it all, a byproduct of what we do everyday," said Robert Youn... (more)