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jslibs is a standalone JavaScript development runtime environment for using JavaScript as a general-purpose scripting language. jslibs uses SpiderMonkey library that is Gecko's JavaScript engine (SpiderMonkey is used in various Mozilla products, including Firefox). jslibs provides a set of native modules that contains various general purpose classes and functions. ... (more)

Using virtualization to provide "HA at wholesale"

Traditionally, the way people have implemented high availability is by using a high-availability management package like Linux-HA[1], then configure it in detail for each application, file system mount, IP address and so on.  This traditional method works quite well, but can be a bit labor intensive - particularly when using custom or uncommon applications.  You may have to understand the structure of your applications, write some resource agents[2], debug them, and test them in detail.  In addition, every time you change your mount structure, or other details you've told your HA system, you have to be sure and update your HA configuration to match - or it might not fail over correctly the next time. When you have good resource agents, your HA system will also recover from application failures - by restarting applications that have failed.  This is a good thing.  On... (more)

The Universal Amazon EC2 API Adapter (UEC2)

Over the last several weeks I have been having some interesting conversations in regards to standardizing cloud based API's. As you know I am a big proponent of the concept of semantic cloud abstraction. Our Unified Cloud Interface project (UCI) has attracted more then 350 members in a little over a month. Before I get into my latest scheme, I want to assure you I still feel that a singular cloud abstraction interface that can encompass the entire infrastructure stack as well as emerging cloud centric technologies through a semantic application interface is truly the future of cloud computing. We hope to have a functional UCI demo ready for presentation at the upcoming Wall Street Interoperability Forum, so stay tuned for more news on that front. I'm also realistic, most users who have deployed to the cloud have written their applications specifically for the Amazon... (more)

Google News - XBRL: Rethinking Financial Regulation: Simple Transparency, Open Source ... - Next Big Future

Rethinking Financial Regulation: Simple Transparency, Open Source ... Next Big Future, CA Today, nearly 50 companies report their information in XBRL to the SEC. XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. It is a version of XML. A few years ago, when banking regulators started requiring filings in XBRL from its member banks, ... ... (more)

So Oracle Thinks It’s Buying MySQL, Huh

Larry Ellison has bought himself a revolt. MySQL refuses to go gentle into Oracle’s uncertain arms. Monty Widenius, principal author of the original version of the open source database and a founder of the MySQL company that Sun bought last year for a billion dollars, is proposing to wrest control of the widgetry from Oracle. He has kicked off a “vendor-neutral” consortium called the Open Database Alliance that he envisions being the hub of MySQL development, binaries, derivative code, tools, enhancements as well as training and support provided by a collection of open source companies like Percona, a MySQL services and support firm and co-founder of the consortium. He has sucked out of Sun all but three of the key MySQL developers who, he says, “understand the whole system,” for his own start-up Monty Program Ab and expects the missing three to join him soon too. He... (more)

Oracle Claims Victory Over EC; Says Sun Will Sell Clouds

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another reason Oracle’s going to have a Merry Christmas. Catz took a bunch of Oracle users to an EC hearing a week ago to buttress the company’s claims that the EC had put words in users’ mouths to support the theory of harm it manufactured to try to stop Oracle from getting MySQL. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 The meeting was backed by a write-in campaign from hundreds of users as well as a letter from the US Senate and a public statement from the Justice Department. A grateful Catz said, “I want to thank all of our... (more)

Opengear Monitor Simplifies Centralized Management of Distributed Networks

SANDY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/09 -- At Supercomputing 2009 in Oregon, Opengear is releasing the Opengear Monitor -- a new centralized monitoring system. Opengear Monitor's web user interface shows network maps, status and detailed service checks for the console servers and all the applications, computers and devices in your distributed networks. Opengear Monitor will give Opengear customers the ability to monitor their distributed environments in a secure and simple way. To remedy any identified problems, the manager simply clicks on their browser and Opengear Monitor will securely connect them directly to remote console servers or the attached computer, service processors, routers, switches, power and environmental sensors. Opengear Monitor has Nagios (www.nagios.org) at its core. Nagios is the leading open source IT infrastructure monitoring system and is ver... (more)

Tasktop and Borland to Present Webinar on Transforming Development Visibility and Productivity

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  WHO:     Mik Kersten — CEO and founder of Tasktop Technologies   (www.tasktop.com)       Kersten is the creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and   inventor of the task-focused interface.  At Tasktop he provides the   technical vision behind Tasktop Dev for developer productivity and tool   integration and Tasktop Sync for enterprise ALM synchronization.       Stuart McGill — General Manager of Borland   (www.borland.com)       As general manager of Borland and CTO of Micro Focus, McGill is          responsible for shaping future product innovations and bringing world-          class software solutions to market.     WHAT:     Transforming Development Visibility and Productivity with Borland                     StarTeam 12.0 and Tasktop       In a climate of decentralized softw... (more)

OpDemand Announces General Availability of Cloud Infrastructure Management Platform

OpDemand, provider of innovative solutions for agile IT operations, today announced the general availability of its cloud infrastructure management platform. OpDemand’s unique approach to cloud management allows software development teams to leverage raw cloud infrastructure without being overwhelmed by technical complexity. OpDemand enables organizations to retain control over their underlying infrastructure, while providing an end-to-end solution for DevOps and agile IT operations. “The latest innovations in the OpDemand platform are the result of a continuous cycle of user feedback and product enhancements during our successful Beta program,” said Joshua Schnell, CEO of OpDemand. “With this release, OpDemand introduces a number of user-inspired features including GitHub integration, Puppet-powered infrastructure blueprints and support for a wide range of Amazon ... (more)

PaperThin and Brightcove Offer Seamless Video Publishing and Web Content Management

PaperThin Inc., a leading cloud-based Web content management solution provider, and Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced a partnership and integration between the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform and the CommonSpot Web CMS that will enable seamless online video publishing and management for joint customers around the world. Through the partnership and integration, joint customers will be able to easily deliver and manage video experiences powered by Video Cloud through the CommonSpot CMS interface. Customers can easily drop a video from the Brightcove Video Cloud library on a Web page right from within the CommonSpot interface, which also allows for distributed control of video management to protect the integrity of your website and brand. “The integration between these two products, which we sel... (more)

eGroup Launches Data Services Practice

MT. PLEASANT, SC--(Marketwire - October 08, 2012) -   eGroup, the Southeast's leading provider of cloud, application and end-user computing services, today announced the launch of its Data Services Practice to help customers understand how to better leverage existing data while planning for future data requirements. eGroup's Data Services Practice builds upon the company's engineering and informatics skills to deliver professional services needed for data analytic and business intelligence projects. Ian Jones, an industry veteran whose background is deeply rooted in the design, deployment and management of complex data systems, will lead the Data Services Practice. During his three-year tenure at eGroup, Jones has been heavily involved in the firm's Application Services Group. He has also led eGroup's internal custom Java development focused on VMware's vFabric pl... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...