Data Integration - Infoworld en Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology <p>Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.</p> <p>"Containers are all about streamlining the movement of the application to the cloud," said Paul Cormier, Red Hat president for products and technologies, during a press conference at the company's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco Tuesday.</p> Open Source Software Application Virtualization Linux Data Integration Open Source Software Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:21:07 +0000 admin 240581 at Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center <p>Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications.</p> <p>Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 also includes a redesigned visual interface and an in-memory data grid for faster processing.</p> Application Servers Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Middleware Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:54:57 +0000 admin 240375 at Red Hat brings SOA to the cloud <p>Rounding out its set of software for connecting enterprise applications, Red Hat has released additional software for its JBoss Fuse enterprise service bus that provides the basis for building service-oriented architectures.</p> <p>The new software "sets the stage for faster and easier business process project development," said Sameer Parulkar, Red Hat principle product marketing manager for JBoss integration products.</p> Cloud Computing Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Cloud Computing Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:20:43 +0000 admin 235793 at Prepare for the cloud data explosion <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Prepare for the cloud data explosion" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Data Integration PaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 235508 at Oracle builds a bridge to with new adapter <p>Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organizations to copy data between their accounts and Oracle software.</p> <p>"We're encapsulating standard Web services calls into easier-to-use adapters," said Demed L'Her, Oracle vice president of product management.</p> Cloud Computing Oracle Application Servers Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Middleware SaaS Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:11:33 +0000 admin 234514 at Oracle equips WebLogic, Coherence for cloud use <p>Oracle has updated some of its middleware and developer products to make them better equipped for private cloud deployments, releasing major updates for the WebLogic application server and Oracle Coherence in-memory data cache.</p> <p>The updates are designed to "provide an integrated foundation infrastructure for customers who want to build a cloud infrastructure, for customized applications or applications running under our Fusion middleware," said Mike Lehmann, Oracle vice president of product management.</p> Cloud Computing Oracle Data Integration Cloud Computing Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:48:57 +0000 admin 222555 at Software AG angles its messaging platform to speed delivery of big data <p>Anticipating a greater need for large-scale enterprise messaging, Software AG has rebranded its messaging software, integrated it with its Terracotta in-memory storage technology, and is now is pitching the product outside its initial market of large financial firms.</p> Big Data Data Integration Unified Communications Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:09:06 +0000 admin 221367 at Informatica hopes Vibe can be data integration's version of the JVM <p>Informatica has given its virtual data machine technology a proper name and is planning to create versions of it that can run on anything from high-end servers in private data centers to small devices and sensors.</p> <p>Dubbed Vibe, the "VDM engine" concept has been part of Informatica's data integration platform since the beginning, said Marge Breya, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. It allows users to create data-integration mappings once, and then run them across multiple platforms.</p> Application Testing Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Applications Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:49:33 +0000 admin 219988 at Data migration is hard to do <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Data migration is hard to do" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Throughout the past decade, I've dealt with innumerable data munging (a bona fide technical term, folks) tasks.</p> Application Development Data Center Data Management Data Integration DBMS Applications Data Center Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 216342 at Promised health records exchange faces rough road to reality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Promised health records exchange faces rough road to reality" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Data Management E-health Data Integration Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 214513 at Powering real-time marketing with big data analytics <p>With more than $300 million in annual revenues and 1,600 employees, Merkle is a leading customer relationship marketing agency for such clients as Dell, Geico, DirecTV, and Chase. The company uses <a href="" target="_blank">ParAccel</a>'s big data analytic platform to gain a 360-degree view of consumers so that Merkle's clients can work toward real-time marketing and measure campaign effectiveness more precisely.</p> Big Data Data Management Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Data Integration SQL Data Management Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lampitt 210535 at The unpleasant truths about database-as-a-service <p>The recent announcement of <a href="">'s Redshift</a> -- and other cloud-delivered databases, for that matter -- makes it clear we're moving to a future where some or even most of our data will exist in public clouds. Although the cost savings are compelling, I believe this migration will happen much more slowly than cloud providers predict. Cloud Computing Data Management Database Administration Data Integration Cloud Computing Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 208450 at Facebook boosts Hadoop with scheduling muscle <p>Facebook has beaten some of the limitations of the Apache Hadoop data processing platform, its engineers assert.</p> <p>Facebook has <a href="" target="_blank">released source code</a> for scheduling workloads on the Apache Hadoop data processing platform. Engineers at the social networking company claim this program, called Corona, is superior to Hadoop's own scheduler in MapReduce.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Facebook Database Administration Data Integration Data Mining Data Warehousing Hadoop Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:58:42 +0000 admin 206731 at Deploying to a public cloud? Deal with data integration first <p>If your organization has moved past all the excuses to use the public cloud, congratulations! But did you think through your data-integration strategy before deployment? If not, you'll find it difficult to maintain your corporate data in a public cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Data Management Data Integration Cloud Computing Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 200587 at Red Hat releases NoSQL database for enterprise Java <p>Enterprise open source software provider Red Hat has jumped <a href="" target="_blank">into the emerging</a> NoSQL market, releasing an in-memory data store as part of an update of its JBoss management platform.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Red Hat Data Integration Java Programming NoSQL Office Software Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:51:05 +0000 admin 196020 at SAP lays out cloud strategy post-SuccessFactors acquisition <p>SAP announced a broad set of plans to become a player in cloud computing, spanning from a "loosely coupled suite" of business applications to data integration and PaaS (platform as a service) Tuesday during the Sapphire conference in Orlando.</p> <p>The conference comes several months after SAP's $3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors, a move that gave it a large set of cloud-based HCM (human capital management) software as well as what executives called "cloud DNA," or expertise running such businesses.</p> Cloud Computing SAP Data Integration CRM PaaS SaaS Web Services Tue, 15 May 2012 12:58:32 +0000 admin 193181 at Informatica adds developer edition to cloud data-integration platform <p>Informatica has added a new developer edition to its cloud-based data-integration platform in a bid to further expand a partner ecosystem around the service, the company announced Monday.</p> <p>Now available through an early-access program, Informatica Cloud Developer Edition provides systems integrators and software vendors with a Java-based programming interface for creating connectors to various cloud services.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Application Development Data Integration Java Programming Web Services Cloud Computing Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:43:02 +0000 admin 192065 at Pentaho open sources 'big data' integration tools under Apache 2.0 <p>BI vendor Pentaho is open sourcing a number of tools related to <a href="">big data</a> in the 4.3 release of its Kettle data-integration platform and has moved the project overall to the Apache 2.0 license, the company announced Monday.</p> <p>While Kettle had always been available in a community edition at no charge, the tools being open sourced were previously only available in the company's commercialized edition. They include integrations for Hadoop's file system and MapReduce as well as connectors to NoSQL databases such as Cassandra and MongoDB.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Data Management Open Source Software Big Data Data Integration Hadoop Open Source Software Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:23:53 +0000 admin 185258 at Interview: Gaurav Dhillon, cloud entrepreneur <p>Back in the early 1990s, with a $75,000 grant from the National Institute of Health, Gaurav Dhillon literally started Informatica in his garage. During his 12-year tenure as CEO, he built Informatica into a public company that stands as one of the leading EAI (enterprise application integration) software vendors.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Data Architecture Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Middleware SaaS Startups Web Services Cloud Computing Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 182081 at Apple iCloud: An IT nightmare <p>If Apple's iCloud has anything to offer IT, it's that iOS 5 works just fine without it.</p> <p>Just in case nobody has mentioned it to you, <a href="">iCloud is Apple's latest version of "it just works"</a> -- a service aimed at seamlessly synchronizing data among your computing devices.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Apple Data Integration Microsoft Windows Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 177613 at