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Ivar Jacobson, one of the famous “Three Amigos” who invented UML, once said: "We need to fundamentally reengineer the way we design, configure, teach, adopt, and deploy process". What he emphasized is very true for the cloud computing paradigm at the current stage of its advancement. A holistic process model for systematic cloud adoption and implementation is lacking, but it is a mandate for organizations of all sizes. This leads to my proposed framework - Cloud Unified Process (CUP). Cloud Unified Process is an end-to-end iterative and incremental process structure for the development and operations of cloud services in a lifecycle fashion. The key characteristics of CUP include: Goal-oriented Use case-focused Role-based Architecture-centric Risk-aware Iteration-centered Model-driven Product-neutral Vendor- agnostic Technology-independent The core benefits of CUP are... (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)

Internet of Things Maturity Model By @TonyShan | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things (IoT) is booming. The “Software for the Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Survey” report, published by Embarcadero Technologies last month, shows that 77% of development teams will have IoT solutions in active development in 2015 with almost half (49%) of IoT developers anticipating their solutions will generate business impacts by the end of this year. IoT Maturity Model (IoTMM) is a qualitative method to gauge the growth and increasing impact of IoT capabilities in an IT environment from both business and technology perspectives. It comprises  a set of crite... (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)