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"Data services apply the same philosophy of reuse and flexibility that SOA offers, but to the data tier," explains John Goodson, executive leader of DataDirect Technologies, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's SOAWorld Magazine. "Data services," Goodson continues, "provide a level of abstraction that frees developers from concerning themselves with the physical location or format of the underlying data." SOAWorld Magazine: You’ve worked closely over the years with organizations like Sun and Microsoft on the development of database access standards: how tough is it to reach industry consensus on these kinds of thing? John Goodson: Bringing top technical minds together, each with their own unique perspective and individual experience is always a challenge. When you add in corporate agendas, then it’s really hard. At the end of the day, every database vendor implements a ... (more)

SoapUI for Web Service Testing

A popular tool for web service testing is SoapUI. The following blog post describes how to use it for testing a simple web service, as well as setting up a series of tests and even load/stress testing. Without a doubt similar documentation is available on the SoapUI website; my post gives my spin on the product that maybe useful to others. In this post we'll look at: 1) A simple web service example 2) Creating a simple test in SoapUI 3) Creating a test suite 4) Loast/stress testing your web services Our web service The web service we'll use here for testing is a simple Hello World example. It is comprised of the following solutions: HelloWorldExample.xsd xmlns:tns="urn: HelloWorldExample.wsdl" xmlns: xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/" xmlns:mime="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/mime/" xmlns:soap12="http://schemas.xmlso... (more)

Oracle to Present at the Largest Cloud Computing Event in the World

Oracle Session at Cloud Expo What are the key capabilities and benefits of an enterprise private PaaS based on a shared Java and database platform? In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Mohamad Afshar, VP of Product Management at Oracle, discusses the key capabilities and benefits of an enterprise private PaaS based on a shared Java and database platform, and discusses best practices for building and operating a private PaaS. Register Today and Save $800 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The 5th international Cloud Expo is co-located with the 8th international Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York Cit... (more)

Microsoft's Cloud Services Approach

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! Twenty million businesses and over a billion people use Microsoft cloud services, and many of the Microsoft products that we know and trust are available in the cloud. Like SQL. Office. And Windows. In his general session at Cloud Expo East, Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer and lead architect for Windows Azure, discussed Microsoft's cloud computing vision and investments. He also outlined Microsoft's cloud strategy and portfolio, then discussed the benefits to customers and partners such as business agility, and the array of choice from on-premise into the cloud. In addition, Khalidi detailed the Windows Azure platform pillars and how they fit into Microsoft's cloud computing initiatives. Click Here to View This Session Now! About the Speaker Dr. Yousef Khalidi is a Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect of Windows... (more)

Managed Methods to Exhibit at SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo

Managed Methods develops and sells versatile and cost-effective solutions products for monitoring Web services and managing service-oriented architectures. Their focus is providing practical tools that enable visibility and management of Web services operations in the production environment. As an organization, Managed Methods offers the following value: IT Operations Monitoring Experience Focus on Product Flexibility and Value. Customization Customer-driven Flexible Licensing No matter where you are in the adoption of Web services and implementation of service-oriented architectures, Managed Methods can help you achieve your goals and grow with you. SOAWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East June 23-24, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East brings together the best minds in the business for a two-day conference that offers compreh... (more)

The Future of Web Hosting is in The Cloud

Following upon VMWare and others, Cisco has announced a new cloud strategy focused on enablement of cloud hosting & service providers. The program called "Unified Service Delivery" focuses on service providers who want to offer cloud services publicly. According to a press release the new Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution is optimized to enable virtualization within the data center, between data centers and across the Next-Generations Networks (NGN). Like VMWare, Cisco is trying to tap into their existing ecosystem of partners to build, run and deliver new cloud services acting as a kind of intermediary rather then a direct cloud provider. In a recent GigaOM post, Simon Aspinall, senior director of service provider marketing at Cisco described "an arms dealer role -– equipping its customers to fight that battle instead of offering a platform of its own" In my ... (more)

Yahoo! to Present at 4th International Cloud Computing Expo

Yahoo! is running the largest Hadoop clusters in the world, but what exactly is the Yahoo! Distribution and why is Yahoo! sharing its investment in testing Hadoop? Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conference Schedule Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Software Development at Yahoo!, will be giving a breakout session at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 - 4, 2009, that answers those questions. His session is entitled "Hadoop @ Yahoo! - Internet Scale Data Processing." The session will cover major use-cases for Hadoop @ Yahoo!, explain how it benefits the larger cloud ecosystem, and provide a glance into the exciting plans moving forward around Hadoop and related open source technologies. About the Speaker: Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Soft... (more)

Amazon Web Services Database in the Cloud

Amazon Cloud Journal Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today introduced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), a new web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing users to focus on their application and their business. As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use. Also announced today, AWS has lowered prices and introduced a new family of High-Memory instances for Amazon EC2. To get started using Amazon RDS, and other Amazon Web Services, visit http://aws.amazon.com. “For almost two years, many AWS customers have taken advantage of the simplicity, reliability, and seamless s... (more)

RightScale Sets New Bar for Portability in the Cloud at Cloud Expo

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer RightScale, Inc., today launched the next generation of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform that delivers increased application portability across cloud infrastructures. With this release, RightScale has enhanced its ServerTemplate technology to provide automatic configuration of servers for different clouds, system architectures and operating systems. The new portable ServerTemplates enable users to take advantage of the specific features and functionality offered by each cloud provider, including Amazon and Rackspace, while retaining complete portability. RightScale made this announcement today at the inaugural RightScale User Meetup event in Santa Clara, Calif., where the RightScale community has gathered to learn about RightScale technology, hear real-world cloud computing case studies and share experiences with fellow Right... (more)

USC ISI to Present at Cloud Expo April 19-21 in New York City

USC Session at Cloud Expo What are the benefits of HPC model-based simulation technical computing? In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Robert Graybill, Director of Innovation at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (ISI), will examine the benefits for four supply chain companies based on the results from a government funded project in which Cloud Computing was used as a way to lower the barriers of HPC technical computing entry for these small supply chain companies. Register Today and Save $800 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The 5th International Cloud Expo is co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place... (more)

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Call for Papers Deadline September 16

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! The September 16 deadline for the Call for Papers for the 9th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is fast approaching. As enterprises in ever-increasing numbers start to implement cloud computing strategies, many are rapidly assessing which applications can run in public clouds, which should run in a private cloud, and how to ensure that applications will be portable from one to another. Since there are many different kinds of clouds, another issue is what kind of cloud resources should you use? Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities - One-Click Info ! How easy will it be to migrate to a public or private cloud, and how easy will it be to move between them? If you entrust your data to a Cloud Computing vendor, how will the vend... (more)