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Google IO 2012 developer conference has just concluded last week amid lot of fanfare.   I for one think that Google has lot more influence on Enterprise technology than it seems. Some of what Enterprises see as latest and greatest of technology (such as Map Reduce) has been pioneered in Google a while ago. This is one the main reasons why I followed this event closely. Over the 3 days Google had several technology and product announcements across the product lines.   Here are the top 5 picks at Techspot. #1 Google Compute Engine With Compute Engine, Google made it intentions clear as a Cloud Service provider.    Google entering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market brings more innovation and cheaper compute resources; enhancing its portfolio beyond PaaS.  How exciting!! It is interesting to see the reverse trend of PaaS offerings to IaaS offerings (Microsoft also ... (more)

Practical Approach to Capacity Planning

Capacity Planning is all about managing you resources better. Resources are finite, resources need to be procured, resources come at a cost, resources get consumed, as a result you need to do some capacity planning. Capacity planning is an exercise undertaken in all the industries. There are plenty of models on how to perform capacity planning. But somehow application of these models in the software industry is too cumbersome, tedious and at times completely useless. These models work best when you have a standardized product and process. In software, every release changes the dyn... (more)

Cloud Based Services: Plumbing the Web

Cloud based services are so ubiquitous that it is almost impossible to imagine our daily life without these. These services range from web e-mail services like Gmail to productivity apps like Evernote to Social Networks like Twitter to Information services like Weather.com. I can count at least twenty different services that I use on a daily basis and probably hard to live without. I get tremendous value from these services, both personally and professionally. However, there is an ugly side to these services. Each of these services live in their own island and it is hard to go on... (more)

Cloud Connect 2012, Bangalore

Cloud Connect is a global Cloud Computing event that has come to Bangalore, India this year.   The event is organized by UBM, a reputed media organization that publishes Information week magazine.   Other popular events organized by UBM includes Interop.   Bringing Cloud Connect to India, shows the importance of India as a Cloud market. Event happened this week 5/24 to 5/25 at Nimhans Convention Centre. IBM is a platinum sponsor and the event started with key note by Vamsi from IBM.    IBM's Vamsicharan Mudiam will keynote@cloudconnect_in on May 24 in Bengaluru, #India. View his ... (more)

Application Scalability Still Elusive for Enterprise Apps

The advent of the Consumer Business applications like Facebook, Twitter has changed the definition of Application Scalability. Decade back 10 million+ was a large user base, Facebook will touch 1Billion+ users by end of this year. There are hordes of applications in 100+ million user range. The techniques and approaches employed by these large Consumer Business Applications are different from the traditional enterprise application design and architecture techniques. If we study the architectures principles employed by these large Consumer Business Applications, then we can conclu... (more)