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Open source platform as a service (PaaS) platforms are one of the most exciting topics in the software industry nowadays. Following the $212M acquisition of Heroku by Salesforce.com, we've seen how, in a matter of months, platforms like dotCloud, VMWare's Cloud Foundry or Red Hat's OpenShift have emerged with complete PaaS suites based on popular open source technologies. The value proposition behind this type of PaaS offering is very simple: these platforms will enable the foundation to host, manage, provision and scale solutions based on some of the most renowned open source technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Hadoop, and MySQL. When we start exploring these technologies in detail, we will quickly realize that they could have a profound impact on the enterprise software industry, changing the economics and cultural aspects of the open source model. For the last ... (more)

Democratizing Enterprise Mobility

For the last two years, enterprise mobility has had a high place on the technology agenda of most companies. However, the mobile enterprise remains a highly complex and expensive endeavor that can only be afforded by a small group of organizations. Even more importantly, the enterprise mobility stacks are technologically archaic compared to the equivalent consumer market technology which is causing companies to start embracing open, consumer-based technologies as part of the enterprise mobile applications. If you agree that connected devices are becoming a predominant force in the... (more)

Mobile Backend as a Service Is the New Enterprise Middleware

Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) has emerged as one of the hottest trends in today's technology market. While most of the adoptions of MBaaS technologies have taken place in the consumer or B2C space, these platforms are starting to make serious inroads in the enterprise. In order to win in the enterprise and to overcome the firmly seeded taboos with the adoption of cloud infrastructure technologies in corporate environments, MBaaS platforms must provide very tangible solutions to the well-known challenges in the mobile enterprise. When analyzing the characteristics of enterp... (more)

Web Services and SOA

People sometimes ask what a service-oriented architecture enables today that could not have been done with the older, proprietary integration stacks of the past 5 to 15 years, such as those from Tibco, IBM, or Vitria. One such ability is the greater degree of interoperability between heterogeneous technology stacks that is made possible by the standards SOA is built on, such as Web services and BPEL. Although interoperability is only one facet of the SOA value proposition, it is one that has become increasingly more important, due in large part to the evolving IT environment, mer... (more)

Pragmatic SOA Interoperability

A well-planned Web Service interoperability environment begins by clearly defining who your Web Service consumers are now and in the future. There was a time not so long ago when you could count on a fairly homogenous consumer population. This was about the same time that you were happy just to be able to get a Web Service running in the first place and finding a consumer who could actually interact with your Web Service was cause for celebration. Those days have changed however and Web Services interoperability, once a "fancy" addition to your SOA design, is now a key and indisp... (more)