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Though the industry focus has shifted from SOA to cloud computing in the recent years, SOA still serves as the foundation of disciplined IT solutioning, particularly in the software-centric space. It is necessary to identify the commonalities between SOA and cloud. For instance, both are intended to yield increased agility, enable faster time-to-market, drive more cost savings, lead to reduced integration, and facilitate easier outsourcing. More importantly, it is critical to differentiate these two items from a variety of perspectives. The highlights of the key differences are illustrated in the following chart. As an example, the cornerstone of SOA is service-orientation, such as loose-coupling, reusability, composability, and granularity, whereas everything tends to be converted as a service in the cloud world, emphasizing interoperability, commoditization, elasti... (more)

Big Data Pyramid

Though most big data projects are typically data-intensive, a pure data-driven approach is a big risk. These initiatives actually require multiple disciplines to implement a viable solution to complex business problems. A comprehensive method is necessary to tackle the big data issues and challenges systematically. The Big Data Pyramid is illustrated in the diagram below, which include the key constructs to capitalize the big data potentials along 4 aspects: Technology, Insights, People, and Process (TIPP). Technology: Enabling Platform - a high-performance model of loosely-coupled... (more)

Big Data Capability Model | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #InternetOfThings

A capability model is a structure that represents the core abilities and competencies of an entity (department, organization, person, system, and technology) to achieve its objectives, especially in relation to its overall mission and functions. The Big Data Capability Model (BDCM) is defined as the key functionalities in dealing with Big Data problems and challenges. It describes the major features, behaviors, practices and processes in an organization, which can reliably and sustainably produce required outcomes for Big Data demands. BDCM consist of the following elements: Coll... (more)

Service-Oriented Cloud Computing-Enabled Roadmap (SOCCER)

As virtually all of us are marching in the journey of cloud and SOA, a critical question is what is the right order to deal with these two disciplines. There are various routes that can be taken. The following table provides a pro-and-con comparison of different paths. Regardless which route to take, an organization needs a solid plan to organize the undertakings in a lifecycle fashion. A technology roadmap is a comprehensive plan to achieve short-term and long-term objectives with specific technology directions and actions to help meet the strategic goals. It is an arrangement a... (more)

Big Data Is Really Dead | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #InternetOfThings

IDG Enterprise's 2015 Big Data and Analytics survey shows that the number of organizations with deployed/implemented data-driven projects has increased by 125% over the past year. The momentum continues to build. Big Data as a concept is characterized by 3Vs: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. Big Data implies a huge amount of data. Due to the sheer size, Big Data tends to be clumsy. The dominating implementation solution is Hadoop, which is batch based. Not just a handful of companies in the market merely collect lots of data with noise blindly, but they don't know how to cleanse it,... (more)