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Amazon Cloud Journal iWay Software, an Information Builders company, today announced its robust, enterprise integration solutions are now available on-demand with the release of iWay Cloud Services for Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2). iWay Software's on-demand solution dramatically reduces administrative costs, and does not require users to purchase, deploy or test expensive hardware, meaning companies of all sizes now have simplified, affordable access to the enterprise integration and data access solutions they need to support a variety of critical initiatives. More than 2,200 delegates attended the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo held at Santa Clara Convention Center in California. Offering end-to-end integration capabilities, iWay Cloud Services for Amazon EC2 provides users secure connections to internal applications, systems, and databases within ... (more)

pyControl Just as Happy on Linux

There have been several questions over the past month in the iControl forum as to whether or not pyControl works on linux.  In the pyControl labs information, there are instructions for install on Microsoft Windows based systems, but not for linux, so maybe this is the source of confusion.  This is not so much that pyControl isn't linux compatible as it is that the installation instructions on the many flavors of linux vary.  In reality, the only step that should be different between the distributions is the first step: installing python.  Now, on my flavor of choice, Ubuntu, pyt... (more)

Amazon’s Answer to SQL Azure - Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon Cloud Journal Today Amazon released its answer to SQL Azure, the hosted cloud database offered by Microsoft. The newest service form Amazon, the Amazon Relational Database Service, or Amazon RDS for short, now in beta, makes it easier for you to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You get direct database access without worrying about infrastructure provisioning, software maintenance, or common database management tasks. Using the RDS APIs or the command-line tools, you can access the full capabilities of a complete, self-contained MySQL 5.1 datab... (more)

Eight Things SOA Is Not; What Not To Do In Your Next SOA Web Services Rollout

Sometimes when we're faced with addressing a complex engineering problem it's helpful to reflect on antipatterns. Doing so does more than track wrong solutions to common problems; it also focuses the mind on the interaction of the most important elements of the problem domain. This is true for all engineering, not just software engineering. Suspension bridge designers know to be on the lookout for torsional oscillations because of the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, but they also better understand the importance of stiffening the structure in general. The goal is to limit ... (more)

Building Blocks of SOA Governance

SOA initiatives have gathered momentum in the past year with more enterprises either implementing SOA or considering implementing in the near future. The implementations we studied reveal that one of the critical challenges in SOA is designing an effective governance mechanism. A good understanding of governance concepts is essential to implementing and operating a successful SOA. Reliable governance for SOA leads to a manifold increase in an enterprise's ability to achieve the goal of business agility through SOA. Defining IT Governance The IT Governance Institute defines IT gove... (more)

SOA, RIA and the Human Factor

While delivering a talk on SOA I've asked the audience the following question, “What do you think is the driving force for implementing any technology or architecture in a decent size Enterprise?” The answers were typical – better code re-usability, accessibility… But I was looking for a different answer that has nothing to with technical merits of any technology.  Based on what I see in the real world enterprises, the main reason of implementing SOA (or any other IT initiative) are career goal of individuals working in this organization. People want to b... (more)