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Cloud Computing and Data Utilization
Someone recently asked me “is cloud computing going to change the way we perceive data?”. My first instinct was “off course”; but I restrained myself and thought for a moment. Then my answer was “no”. Why do I feel that way? Technology and business have evolved quite a bit in the past few decades; however, the need to effectively view and utilize data hasn't changed. It is not uncommon to see many organization to rely on multiple database management systems (DBMS). Applications and systems are often ......

Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:50 PM

Messaging Systems – Handshaking, Reconciliation and Tracking for Data Transparency
As many corporations build business partnerships with other organizations, the need to share information becomes necessary. Large amount of data sharing using snail mail, email and/or fax are quickly becoming a thing of the past. More and more organizations are relying heavily on Ftp and/or Web Service to exchange data. Corporations apply wide range of technologies and techniques based on available resources and data transfer needs. Sometimes, it involves simple home-grown applications. Other times, ......

Posted On Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:30 PM

Is SOA really dead?
I have come across many articles/blogs where authors have strongly hailed the death of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). I could almost hear the laughter pouring out of their writings. Being a big supporter of SOA, I have found myself wondering – have I been following the wrong path all along? Do I need to change the way I think? Then I started to look around. Many newer technologies and concepts have evolved in the past few years. People are starting to take advantage of cloud computing, SAAS ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2011 10:57 PM

Service Level Loggin/Tracing
We all love to develop services, right? First timers want to learn technologies like WCF and Web Services. Some simply want to build services; whereas, others may find services as natural architectural decision for particular systems. Whatever the reason might be, services are commonly used in building wide range of systems. Developers often encapsulates various functionality (small or big) within one or more services, and expose them for multiple applications. Sometimes from day one (and definitely ......

Posted On Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:53 PM

Data Interchange – batched or non-batched
It is very common these days for corporations to share and interchange a large amount of data. The type and complexity of data obviously varies significantly from one organizations to another. Despite the complexity of data, security, interchange frequency, type of transmission protocols and data volume are often the key areas of discussions among interchange partners. Corporations often settle between ftp and web service for their data integration needs. Ftp provides an effective way to share large ......

Posted On Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:23 PM

Loose Coupling Data Warehouse
Corporations are increasingly relying on data analysis and reporting to improve the overall nature of the business. This is often referred to as Business Intelligence (BI). Bottom line…. It's all about information or data! As a result, data mining and warehousing becomes very important in order to effectively manage and analyze information. Database management is not a trivial task. As business grows, the need for data storage tend to increase. Sometimes, companies end up supporting multiple database ......

Posted On Friday, October 22, 2010 9:55 AM

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