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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, Big Analytics, and Big Insights

Every day 2.5 quintillion (1018) bytes of data are created, and 90% of the data in the world today has been generated in the last couple of years alone. Big data is a general term used to describe the voluminous amount of unstructured and semi-structured data, which takes too much time and cost too much money to load into a traditional data store for analysis. The impact of big data is significantly cross-cutting, for both the business and technology management at the provider and consumer sides. 2012 tends to be a big year for big data and big analytics. To effectively explore ... (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)

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)

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)