Google offers advanced payment-card services in Kenya that aren’t available in the US. Competing Ghanaian and Congolese companies manufacture tablet computers. “Silicon Savannah” explicitly aims to supplant India as a preferred provider of outsourcing services. Model backwards-appearing villages in Africa have higher cellular usage than urban areas of the United States. Has Africa become aRead More
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It’s a good time to invest in application performance management (APM) tooling. That’s how it looks to me, at least, and several items in the news reinforce that sentiment. APM has responsibility for expression of daily operations reality in terms of business value. While successful organizations always made information technology (IT) choices based on long-termRead More
Errors are more cheaply caught early, than late: that’s a well-known slogan from engineering folklore. Senior Oracle ADF Developer and frequent blogger Mahmoud ElSayed illustrates a concrete implementation of this principle in combination with the power of late binding in a recent posting he titles, “Add Validation at Runtime in ADF“. A little background helpsRead More
This month we’ll look at several examples of low-level performance analysis related to Oracle and other toolsets common in Operations. First is a nearly invisible change that impacted performance by a factor of ten. That’s the “incredible behavior” Oracle Certified Master Laurent Schneider reported in a recent posting: two straightforward Oracle SQL queries differed inRead More
How do you choose where to enter the Cloud? You recognize that “utility computing” is part of your future: you’re ready to outsource some portion of your computing load to outside providers. You spend money, and they assume daily headaches of maintenance, backups, and so on: that’s a fair deal. While you know there areRead More
Amazon was “out” for many hours last Friday. So were several of its high-profile customers, including Netflix and Instagram. Isn’t this exactly the kind of breakdown from which The Cloud is supposed to protect us? Is there any way to look at this as other than evidence that “off-premises on-demand computing” is fundamentally broken? “SortRead More
It’s time to develop a new “mission-critical” application. How does a modern IT (information technology) department do so? Here are most of the technologies that deserve consideration: Client-server to conventional desktop. Based on .NET or Java or another enterprise-class application framework, this seems to be the default choice for most IT departments. Client-server to aRead More
Nobody knows. But there’s plenty you can do about it. In the wake of recent outages at Amazon and Salesforce whose consequences cascaded to scores of other companies and sites, it’s instinctive and largely healthy to wonder who’s to blame, what mistakes were made, exactly how reliable The Cloud is, whether your own business should build, buy, or rent, and so on. NotRead More
After the US arrested 24 hackers this week, it left me wondering if we were any safer, and the answer is we’re not because that was just a drop in the bucket. You’re not going to solve network security issues through law enforcement.
Netflix offers another sophisticated cloud management tool to open source. This time its Asgard, which you can use to deploy massive code projects to Amazon Web Services.