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Traditional analytics are usually a process for generating reports from structured data stored in an old-fashioned data warehouse. Big Data drives business values by creating competitive advantages and relevance from different sources of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. Analytical processes that used to run long hours or days are now reduced by an order of magnitude. Real-time Big Data represents a convergence of science, engineering, and technology disciplines to collect, transform, store, process, analyze, and search massive data in real time. The trend is towards faster, intelligent, increasingly-automated, cost-effective, and high-quality processing of data that produces insights quickly and offers specific recommendations in the right context, resulting in greater sales and higher profits. Despite recent progress in the high-performance syste... (more)

Technology Outlook for 2014

As we are approaching the year end in 2013, we have seen significant growth of big data this year in the rear mirror. Looking forward, what will be the forecast for the upcoming new year? Where are technologies headed in 2014? There are many interesting movements and activities in the technology frontier. It is exciting that more open source innovations are steadily changing the paradigm. The following items are predicted to be the Top 5 hot areas next year: Connection, Hybrid, Analytics, SDX, and Mobile (CHASM). Connection: The Internet of everything enables people, devices and e... (more)


The adoption of Hadoop has been increasing. More and more organizations are using Hadoop for various solutions. Some companies replace the existing data stores with Hive and HBase. Some firms make use of Mahout for machine learning. Others are building new applications on the Hadoop platform from the ground up. Now the critical question is where Hadoop can and should be used.  Hadooplicability is the measure of the Hadoop applicability. It helps users find the most applicable areas where Hadoop can be leveraged. While Hadoopability, as defined before in another post of this blog,... (more)

Service-Oriented Model-Driven Architecture Design for Cloud Solutions

I will present a tutorial on the service-oriented model-driven architecture design for cloud solutions in the upcoming International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009). Please join the session to explore the state-of-the-art approach to effectively developing cloud services in a systematic fashion. Contact Tony Shan (tonycshan@gmail.com) for more info. ... (more)

Federated and Adaptive Cloud Environment

The Federated and Adaptive Cloud Environment is illustrated in this diagram (click image to enlarge). It consists of 4 integral parts: FoundationService Integration & Management Platform and Lifecycle Engineering (SIMPLE)Cloud Service FactoryComposite CloudsContact Tony Shan (tonycshan@gmail.com) for more details. ... (more)