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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)

Big Data Maturity Model

Big Data Maturity Model (BDMM) is a qualitative method to show the growth and increasing impact of big data capabilities in an IT environment from both business and technology perspectives. It comprises  a set of criteria, parameters and factors that can be used to describe and measure the effectiveness of the big data adoption and implementation. 5 levels of maturity are defined: Advanced, Dynamic, Optimized, Primitive, and Tentative (ADOPT). The definitions of all these levels are listed below: Primitive: initial stage of disconnected activities in an unorganized fashion Tentativ... (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 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 ... (more)

Technology Outlook: MAGICS for 2013

Once again, we have seen exciting and phenomenal movements in the technology frontier this year, particularly in the fields of SMAC. Looking forward, 2013 is expected to be more accelerated and innovative. I predict that the challenging theme for next year lies in the following areas: Mobile, Analytics, Gamification, Interfacing, Cloud and Social (MAGICS). Mobile: Mobile devices will consolidate and converge towards an all-in-one handheld, which also serves as a sensor and remote control to other embedded smart devices and services. Analytics: Big Data analysis will advance to dr... (more)