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Modern enterprise class Oracle shops typically operate hundreds of Oracle databases, all managed by sizable DBA teams. Properly deployed Oracle databases actually require little administrative effort. I am here exploring ideas, technologies and techniques that bring us closer to the...
There are numerous applications for cost-effective data retention. Organizations can gain substantial competitive advantages when able to rely on data retention for improved decision making and trend analysis. Research enterprises can make use of large scale data sets enabling them to ...
Component-oriented development has many architectural advantages. In spite of this, many developers tend to solve problems the monolithic way on the first go. This article demonstrates how a monolithic design can be modified to achieve component-based design. During this conversion pro...
We are in the midst of an API revolution. Countless major enterprises are opening up access to their core information systems, allowing innovative third-party developers to build new business opportunities through collaboration and community. However, this remarkable movement puts pres...
Corporations around the globe rely on having highly efficient IT networks, and introducing a new piece of enterprise software into the mix will have a far-reaching impact on the entire organization. The decision to purchase and implement new business IT software is not one to enter int...
I must admit that before I began reading this book I truly thought it was going to be another twisted story of an attempt at agile that failed in everyone's eyes except for those that needed to say it was a success. That is what I am used to. It is kind of like when I am on a product ...
Calxeda, the Texas start-up with the ARM-based servers, joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) this week, contributing Project Knockout to the cause’s Open Vault dumb storage scheme. A spec enhancement to the SAS expander slot on the Open Vault spec, Project Knockout injects compute i...
If you are looking to get into .NET development, this book is a great place to start. This book will teach you all you need to know about C# development. It will provide C# beginners with a complete foundation on which to build other .NET skills like WPF, Windows 8 App Store, XAML, ASP...
Murach's SQL Server 2012 for Developers by Brian Syverson and Joel Murach is an introduction to SQL Server 2012 and to developing key T–SQL (Transaction SQL) skills to become a successful developer. T-SQL is the language used by SQL Server to communicate with SQL Server databases. This...
While recently researching a known threat group within ThreatConnect.com, we identified several interesting observables associated with targets of a single Chinese-based Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group. Over the course of seven days, we watched the adversary tailor their comman...
Remember Microsoft’s Surface? Well, Lenovo’s got this thing called the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC that it’s touting as the first “interpersonal computer.” It’s a Window 8 dingus with a 27-inch screen that can be laid down or stood up so four people can use it all at once as though it ...
Gartner recently published an important report titled "Will IT Operations Analytics Platforms Replace APM Suites?"* The report is based on Gartner client Inquiries about enterprise performance and availability strategies and these enterprises report a near-universal commitment to the i...
The NEBs level 3 certification is essential to keeping carriers services up and running during natural disasters and other catastrophic events. The Network Equipment-Building System (or NEBS) is such a standard, attempting to force device builders to engineer their products to withst...
Amazon Web Service has fielded what it calls High Storage instances, a new EC2 instance family for applications requiring fast access to large amounts of data. These new instances are currently available as a single instance type, Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) and provide customers...
Just as "one does not simply walk into Mordor," one does not simply walk into an Enterprise Marketing Center of Excellence (MCOE). This article discusses the stages and process for evolving a MCOE. There are useful transitional stages to evolve a MCOE. These involve identifying Key Ar...
“There’s been a lot of talk about cloud in Europe and that means there’s a lot of demand for cloud and also for data center space,” explained Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Manager Cloud Segment at Interxion, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the...
Hewlett-Packard, which is desperately seeking ways to get its boat off the sandbar, told the SEC last week in its annual 10-K that “we continue to evaluate the potential disposition of assets and businesses that may no longer help us meet our objectives.” Bloomberg, which worked over...
Highlighting Mobile Carriers and LTE, Vitesse offers top five industry predictions for 2013. Vitesse’s Chief Technology Officer Martin Nuss and Director of Product Marketing Uday Mudoi shared their thoughts on what will be big in the coming year: Carrier LTE deployments will double to...
It is important to have a familiarity with the OSI 7 layer stack model when considering what type of traffic or devices can be load balanced. This knowledge is important because load balancing of traffic and, for that matter, devices is normally performed at Layer 2 (Data), Layer 4 (Tr...
“DataDirect is focused solely on data connectivity. We will be launching the DataDirect cloud – a one-stop shop for your data connectivity needs,” noted Jesse Davis, Director, DataDirect Research & Development at Progress Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conferenc...
Sparx has release a new version of Enterprise Architect. This tool is by far the best software engineering tool available on the market today. I have been using it as my primary tool for Enterprise and Software Architecture for years now. If you have never checked it out, now is as goo...
SYS-CON Media has launched SDN Journal on Ulitzer.com featuring over 300 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to networking in which control is decoupled from hardware and given to a software application called a ...
Embarcadero Technologies has just released a new 64-bit C++Builder solution – a linear descendent of Borland’s C++ Builder created more than 15 years ago. It’s supposed to offer a faster way to create high-performance native Windows 8 and Mac OS X PC and laptop applications as well a...
“We are taking all the storage that people usually had in the enterprise and we’re moving it over to look a lot more like what Google, Amazon, and Facebook do, much more like a cloud model,” explained Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference C...
Most of us can probably still reference fellow employees (and quite a few managers) who passed the Internet off as nothing more than a passing fad as recently as the turn of the millennium. The “modern” business procedures of 1999 were already pretty slick and refined and fax machines...
Autonomy is more shopworn than we knew. Michael Dell confided to a reporter from Britain’s Sunday Telegraph this weekend that, like Oracle, he was offered the UK software company before HP bought it. Michael said he quickly passed because it was “overwhelmingly obvious” that it was ...
EMC’s Greenplum Division, which is about to move into EMC and VMware’s new Pivotal Initiative operation, just bought six-year-old More IT Resources Ltd, a privately held Israeli developer whose MoreVRP database control and monitoring platform will be “immediately” integrated with its B...
One of the truisms in information technology is that everything old is new again – well, except maybe for punched cards. We went from big corporate data centers to regional/division corporate data centers back to big corporate data centers and now to even bigger cloud data centers. We ...
Designing and implementing a hybrid encryption application is a big challenge but without a supporting infrastructure it’s almost impossible. There are open source libraries that allow you to encrypt a file but only provide the translation technique. After the information has been encr...
The article discusses cloud strategy as the first and foremost step towards cloud adoption by larger enterprises. It talks about its merits and how vendors need to provide this critical piece in order to be successful in selling their cloud services. Just returned from the AWS re:Inve...
After “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in USA” tags were spotted on some new iMacs, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed Thursday that production of one of the company’s existing Mac lines is moving to the US. Production will ramp up next year. Apple is investing $100 million to p...
Autonomy’s aggrieved co-founder Mike Lynch, who’s smarting under HP’s stinging accusations of fraud in connection with its overpriced $11.1 billion acquisition of his company, has set up a web site at autonomyaccounts.org to tout his claims about the mess and hit back at HP. Lynch, w...
Wireshark doesn’t just work in real time. If you save a history of network activity in a pcap file using a tool such as tcpdump, you can filter the data with Wireshark to search for evidence. Intrusion detection tools that use the libpcap C/ C++ library [1] for network traffic capture...
Let’s take the notion of a user identity – or to be more precise, the user’s avatar – and consider it to be a Cloud resource. The user, that is, we can provision such avatars as we see fit. And because they’re in the Cloud, they’re location independent. Facebook could use our avatar. A...
In the current world, data is continuously being generated across various layers of organizations and environment due to changes in the system states or due to the occurrence of new events. These changes in the state of the existing system can happen due to the arrival of a new order r...
Late Wednesday right before Thanksgiving Day Apple was ordered to turn over a copy of its recent 10-year licensing deal with HTC – the one that ended all litigation between them – to Samsung. Apple said it didn’t care if Samsung got it but deferred to HTC, which said it didn’t care e...
Gartner says the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market should be worth $1.2 billion this year, up from $900 million last year, and hit $1.5 billion next year on the way to $2.9 billion by 2016. Its calculations include everything from Salesforce.com’s Force.com to discrete application ...
This book is the perfect size and the perfect depth for getting up to speed quickly with building Windows 8 Store Applications. The book starts by introducing WinRT. This introduction includes a really nice history of how Microsoft got to where they are now. It starts with a look back...
In the already overhyped cloud computing market, hybrid cloud computing is emerging as the next big thing. To get past the hype, IT leaders should assess how hybrid cloud computing fits into their road maps, and determine which of its many forms makes sense (and which don't) for their ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told French daily Le Parisien Monday that sales of the company’s iPad- and Android-challenging Surface tablet had a “modest” start because of limited availability confined to its online retail sites and the few Microsoft stores in the US. Surface tablets are...