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As the industry focus has been shifting from SOA to Cloud Computing, it becomes clear that we should leverage what we have accomplished in the SOA endeavor in the last decade. More importantly we ought to make full of the lessons learned in the SOA work to ensure that we don't repeat the inefficient routes and fall into the pitfalls and overhypes. A pragmatic approach is to pursue service-oriented cloud computing. Please contact Tony Shan (tonycshan@gmail.com) for more info. ... (more)

Big Data, Big Service, and Big Ecosystem

In a recent panel session I chaired, a question was raised from audience in the Q&A part about how to relate Big Data and Big Service. There are basically two aspects in this: Big Data as a Service, and Big Data for Big Service. Big Data as a Service: BDaaS is to a large extent Big Data cloudification. We build Big Data as a capability to collect, transform, import, store, process, query, analyze, explore, predict, export, search,visualize, and display a large amount of data. Then we expose this capability as a service in a SaaS fashion, so users can leverage it to quickly solve... (more)

Taxonomy of Big Data Stores

Nontraditional databases have grown tremendously in the past few years. Now we have literally a few hundred Big Data stores and more are coming. The upside is that all of these drive innovations and lower the cost for customers. The downside is that it is easy for an end-user to get swamped with so many choices and sometimes become lost. It is important to classify these Big Data stores in such a way that one can sort them out and find the best match swiftly in the selection process. A matrix is developed to group various options available in the market. It has 2 dimensions: Hori... (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)

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)