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PowerBuilder Session at Cloud Expo Doing more with less is a familiar refrain for IT professionals, and today's challenging business environment has only increased the pressure on managers to achieve efficiencies, maximize performance and improve responsiveness of the data center. More and more frequently, IT is turning to virtualization to accomplish its mission-critical goals. The hot new trend in cloud computing is a natural extension of this drive toward virtualization. In the case of the public cloud, IT can add processing power and infrastructure as needed, and in the case of the private cloud, IT can improve the utilization of existing infrastructure. In other words, cloud computing platforms offer IT the opportunity to increase efficiencies and become more agile, transforming the data center into an environment that delivers greater benefits to end-users. ... (more)

Cloud Event Processing – Where For Art Thou oh CEP?

In a recent post, Louis Lovas of Progress Apama explains why the first generation CEP vendors don’t have many, if any, cloud deployments.  Here’s a quote from his post: Typical of event processing applications that do things are those in Capital Markets like algorthmic trading, pricing and market making. These applications perform some business function, often critcal in nature in their own right. Save connectivity to data sources and destinations, they are the key ingredient or the only ingredient to a business process.  In the algo world CEP systems tap into the firehose of data, and the data rates in these markets (Equities, Futures & Options, etc.) is increasing at a dizzying pace. CEP-based trading systems are focused on achieiving the lowest latency possible. Investment banks, hedge funds, and others in the arms race demand the very best in hardware and softw... (more)

On the Wireless Fringes of SOA at SOA World

This session will investigate what is happening out there in the world of Mobility that uses Services, some are calling this MOA (Mobile Oriented Architecture). We will also discuss architectures, application design & considerations for mobility Speaker Bio: Ian Thain is a senior technical evangelist / software engineer in the Worldwide Marketing Organization of Sybase, Inc. For over six years, he has worked with many engineering teams, including the Sybase WorkSpace product, and is a dedicated technical expert, continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world, providing technical knowledge. He also writes whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and is published in journals such as PowerBui... (more)

DataServices World: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services

A panel of experts and executives from organizations that are leading providers and consumers of technology will discuss trends and important technologies for enterprise and Internet computing. The experts will discuss the role of databases and database technology trends that enhance SOA and web development. The session will also focus on preferred solutions for architecture and middleware to enable applications and services to access data from SQL and other data sources. Speaker Bios: Mark M. Davydov is an internationally recognized expert on software architecture, and software evolution and reuse. Dr. Davydov is the author of over 100 highly acclaimed articles in industry leading publications and vendor technical forums such as IBM developerWorks and Oracle Technical Network. His 2001 book "Corporate Portals and e-Business Integration - A Manager's Guide", int... (more)

DataServices World: Data Services Layer and Its Role In SOA

The ever-increasing movement towards implementing complex SOA-based applications has triggered a direct attention of leading industry researchers and practitioners to the subject of layering in such applications, in general, and the relationship between the fields of database engineering and SOA, in particular. Common notion of interoperability, loose-coupling between consumers and providers, and complexity-hiding, and demands for enabling extensive reuse of application services to address unforeseen business requirements for new user types, for new types of information and for new composite views has brought to the forefront the concept of Data Services Layer (DSL) as a distinct architectural layer. DSL is an essential part of an application architecture that combines data access functions and corresponding database structures and promises ensuring the next harvest... (more)

Fujitsu Named "Gold Sponsor" of SOA World Conference & Expo

Ranked by Gartner as a leader in the Application Infrastructure Software market, Fujitsu helps companies build SOA-enabled BPM applications that can be shared across the enterprise to lower operating costs, accelerate business processes, and react quickly to changing market requirements. Fujitsu's BPM Suite, Interstage Business Process Manager, brings business and IT professionals together to design, simulate, automate, analyze, and optimize business processes. Together with CentraSite, Fujitsu's standards-based SOA registry and repository, Fujitsu helps companies take a process-driven approach to SOA. This top-down approach allows for collaboration on translating real business models into optimized, executable business processes while letting an organization reuse their existing Visio process maps, IT infrastructure and other SOA assets to reduce operational costs ... (more)

On the Wireless Fringes of SOA

This session will investigate what is happening out there in the world of Mobility that uses Services, some are calling this MOA (Mobile Oriented Architecture). We will also discuss architectures, application design & considerations for mobility Speaker Bio: Ian Thain is a senior technical evangelist / software engineer in the Worldwide Marketing Organization of Sybase. For over six years, he has worked with many engineering teams, including the Sybase WorkSpace product, and is a dedicated technical expert, continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world, providing technical knowledge. He also writes whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and is published in journals such as PowerBuilder ... (more)

Managed Methods to Exhibit at SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo

Managed Methods develops and sells versatile and cost-effective solutions products for monitoring Web services and managing service-oriented architectures. Their focus is providing practical tools that enable visibility and management of Web services operations in the production environment. As an organization, Managed Methods offers the following value: IT Operations Monitoring Experience Focus on Product Flexibility and Value. Customization Customer-driven Flexible Licensing No matter where you are in the adoption of Web services and implementation of service-oriented architectures, Managed Methods can help you achieve your goals and grow with you. SOAWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East June 23-24, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East brings together the best minds in the business for a two-day conference that offers compreh... (more)

The Role of Event-Driven Architecture in Business Applications

Three-letter acronyms (TLAs) are hardly new in Information Technology: EAI, ESB, SOA, BPM, BAM, ETL, MDM; the list goes on and on. This article is about yet another three-letter acronym, EDA, which stands for Event-Driven Architecture. EDA is not a brand new technology, but rather a proven paradigm in system-level programs, war and military simulator applications, gaming, and other areas. EDA has started to shape how general-purpose business applications are architected. This article explores the relationship between EDA and business applications, explains the technical background, and provides implementation details of a sample use case. Business Applications and EDA Despite efforts to simplify the IT infrastructure for medium and large enterprises, this area often becomes fragmented and disparate. This problem is prevalent in fast-growing business environments, as... (more)

Back to the Future with Cloud Computing

Marco Seiriö's CEP Blog First there was the service bureau, then the application service providers (ASP), after that came software as a service (SaaS) and now its time for Cloud Computing. Basically we have one single concept which is as old as IBM Mainframes. Every generation seems to rediscover it, and create their own version of it. The goal this time seems to be to have a huge number of servers called a Computing Cloud, it sounds really good if you don’t understand anything about software development. Just throw your software into this huge friendly cloud and it will automatically execute on an “Elastic” could of computing power. Just buy capacity where it happens to be cheap today and when you need more power just click in a slick web gui and add more processing power to your application. Can we see a problem here? The problem is that only a tiny fraction of... (more)

SOA Comes to the Mainframe: webMethods and NEON Systems Partner Up

'The mainframe continues to have a vital role in the IT strategies of many of our customers, and making mainframes and distributed platforms true peers in a SOA offers tremendous benefits,' said Kristin Weller Muhlner of webMethods Inc, as her company today announced a new reseller agreement and strategic partnership with NEON Systems, known as 'The Mainframe Integration Experts.' "NEON Systems is the widely recognized leader in standards-based mainframe integration and access," she continued. "Our partnership with NEON allows us to not only offer transactional support for mainframe environments, but also uniquely enables us to provide rich data and event-level integration as well." Through this approach, Weller Muhlner explained, both legacy information and functionality can be more easily and fully integrated as Web services within critical workflows and business p... (more)