Category: EAI ESB & SOA

Amazon CloudFront Test Results with Small Objects

Posted on 06/15/09 No Comments

Following up on our Date with the CloudFront Operations Manager we have just released our public test results using a small 1.6kb object (a small gif file).  The results of the tests can be found here, Amazon CloudFront / S3 Small Object Test Results In a nutshell, we found a fairly significant performance improvement using [...]

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TIBCO Silver v. Amazon EC2: First Impressions

Posted on 06/09/09 9 Comments

Just coming off a ten day vacation, I was planning to write a few posts on a few “pure” scientific topics like string theory, complexity, and emergence.    However, a few folks contacted me and asked me my opinion on TIBCO Silver; so, I thought I would at least blog on my first impressions. TIBCO’s [...]

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Uploading Data to Amazon S3 Using CloudFront

Posted on 05/07/09 1 Comment

Uploading data, for example your off-site backup files, to Amazon S3 is easier than you might think. Here are some basic steps with links. First, set up an Amazon AWS account if you don’t already have one. You will need a credit card (of course!). Then, create your Access Key and Secret Key (Access Identifiers).  [...]

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IT Infrastructure: Capability as a Service

Posted on 01/14/09 2 Comments

Our recent post, for example, SOA in Cardiac Arrest, Long Live Services and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), combined with many great blog posts I have read in the new year, has got me thinking about IT infrastructure services.   Software as a Service (SaaS) is a bit boring to discuss.  However, Capability as a [...]

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SOA in Cardiac Arrest, Long Live Services

Posted on 01/11/09 6 Comments

Blogger Anne Thomas Manes, wrote this excellent post, SOA is Dead; Long Live Services.  This post echos, in a slightly different theme my posts, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) and also, What is SOA, Really…. A Sacred Omnipotent Acronym. In the Amazon SQS post, I mentioned that it is possible that software companies selling [...]

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Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)

Posted on 01/01/09 1 Comment

Does Amazon SQS and other “messaging as a service” applications mean that companies can start to think about reducing their ongoing expenses of licensed or hosted messaging systems? According to Amazon, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) offers a reliable, highly scalable, hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers. By using Amazon [...]

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The Fallacy of Fallacy

Posted on 12/18/08 No Comments

Paul Vincent posts The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing where he and his colleagues state that “essentially everyone” makes these assumptions when designing a distributed computing application. Essentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble [...]

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What is SOA, Really…. A Sacred Omnipotent Acronym

Posted on 11/10/08 No Comments

Having been around the block many times, I enjoyed reading about SOA sinking into trough of disillusionment. Let me tell you what is SOA, really…. SOA, in hardware terms, is the concept that if you take a perfectly good running computer, life, including your precious ROI, will be better if you: Share the motherboard as [...]

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SOA, SOA 2.0 and EDA Defined and Illustrated with CEP/EP

Posted on 11/10/08 No Comments

Following up with CEP is Not a Just a Technology and Not Just a Tool, here is a link my September 26, 2006 TIBCO public presentation where I discuss SOA, EDA and CEP/EP. View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: tibco bass) Please note I am no longer with TIBCO, simply posting a past [...]

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CEP is Not a Just a Technology and Not Just a Tool

Posted on 11/10/08 7 Comments

I read the debate (here, here and here) on how Complex Event Processing (CEP) fits into the wider software architectural themes of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Event Driven Architectures (EDA).  More comments and blog posts followed (including this one, and this one).   Frankly speaking, I was surprised to see so much misunderstanding on fundamental [...]

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