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View General Session Here: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here View General Session Here: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Welcome to the Era of Open Analytics Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. "Open analytics" is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark. Cloud APIs are commonly designed to support application integration representing a disconnect with the analytics ecosystem. These combined trends create significant demand for a "bring-your-own-analytics" (BYOA) ca... (more)

The Transition to Cloud Computing: What Does It Mean For You?

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and within our grasp. But, remember, that clouds always appear to be within our grasp and bursting clouds promise only one thing: rain! As with all radical transitions, it takes time for the various pieces to fall into place. Some of them are already in place; some of them have yet to be considered. In this article, we will take a look at both and try to gauge where we are today and what work still remains. In addition, we will try to understand what this means to the various stakeholders involved. Cloud composition So what is the cloud and who are the stakeholder... (more)

So You Want to Use Open Source Cloud for Your Web Application

What Is Cloud? Before embarking on using open source cloud technology for your web property, a basic understanding of cloud, as it's used in the industry, is essential. While there might be exceptions, here are the definitions. SaaS A software application delivered on the web instead of installing standalone software on a particular OS requiring some environment qualifies as Software as a Service. This makes applications available anywhere on a browser in any OS, device, and also makes latest updates available asynchronously, e.g., email on the web, banking on the web. PaaS A web application requires software in turn to be built like the environment, application server, and web server and the configuration of these should be adequate for the applications deployed on this platform. For a Java-based application, one may require a JBoss server to deploy code. With Platfo... (more)

President of Novell Canada to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), by Ross Chevalier, President of Novell Canada and also CTO for Novell Americas. Register Today and Save ! View Full Conference Schedule Sponsor and/or Exhibit at GovIT Expo Attendees will take away from Chevalier's GovIT Expo session key tips for designing a next-generation collaboration deployment model that connects both government employees and citizens to tools in the cloud that enable the necessary interactions that promote progress and productivity in today's government environment. 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on Octo... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Cloud Expo Show Prospectus Reaches 10,000 IT Marketing Managers

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that the "show prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) is now shipping. 5th International Cloud Expo will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors participating in the conference. Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held five times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley, Europe, Japan, and Brazil. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals became part of Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and C... (more)

There's Simply No Nice Way of Putting This. IBM is an Indian Giver!

There's simply no nice way of putting this. IBM is an Indian giver. To prevent the commercialization of the long-standing open source project Hercules - which might put some of its mainframe revenues at risk since Hercules is a mainframe emulator - IBM has suddenly claimed - out of the blue - that Hercules infringes at least 173 of its US patents or patent applications - including - get this - patents that it pledged the open source community could use without fear of infringing in 2005. The "non-exhaustive" list of the 106 patents and 67 patent applications that Hercules allegedly violates fills nine pages of a letter that IBM's mainframe CTO Mark Anzani wrote to Roger Bowler, the creator of the project and the president of TurboHercules SAS, the little French outfit trying to commercialize the widgetry. In that letter dated March 11, Anzani again rejects the compan... (more)

Command Your Data

First, our knowledge went online with Wikipedia. Next, our social life followed with XING, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Amazon taught us how easy shopping can be online and Google search quickly gets us what we need to know and where we want to go. We've learned to rely on our helpers on the Internet - but can we trust them? We are at risk of losing control over our own data. All of us use them -- social networks and free, or mostly free, web services -- because they are as useful as they are practical. A professional life without XING and LinkedIn - inconceivable to many. Friendships without Facebook - once upon a time. When we register with a new service, we want to be able to use it right away - and rarely do we bother studying the Terms and Conditions. Why should we anyway? After all, millions of other users already agreed to the same terms - and surely someo... (more)

Online and Offline Access to Calendar, Emails, Latest for Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange, provider of business-class open source email and groupware, has announced availability of its Mobile Web App, which gives smartphone users online and offline access to appointments, emails and contacts while on the road. With a smartphone like the iPhone, Android or Nokia Symbian device running a web-based browser, Open-Xchange Mobile Web App is optimized for low bandwidth connections providing instant and fast over-the-air access to data, which is safely stored on the Open-Xchange Server. In addition, users can conveniently initiate a call by clicking on a phone number from their Open-Xchange address book. "We did a complete overhaul of our existing mobile app using HTML5 to provide users with offline, as well as online access when they are on the road," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "With our ‘Social OX' features, users have the ability t... (more)

Internet of @ThingsExpo Launches Mega Billboard #IoT Ad Campaign

Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 15th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon View billboards on Highway 101 are seen by 1.3 million motorists per week All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Internet of @ThingsExpo Santa Clara Convention Center billboards With major technology companies and startups seriously embr... (more)

Marten Mickos Joins DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo Faculty

The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is missing the mark. Businesses shouldn't be discussing public vs. private, but rather how can they make the two work together to their greatest advantage. The ideal is to merge on-premise and off-premise into a seamless environment that can be managed as a single entity - a forward-looking stance that will eventually see major adoption. But as of late 2013, hybrid cloud was still "rare," noted Gartner analyst Tom Bittman. Cloud Expo Interview: Marten Mickos on Beer & Cloud Computing In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, will discuss how public clouds need on-premise satellites to win and, conversely, how on-premise environments cannot be really powerful unless they are connected ... (more)