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Salesforce.com to ….

Posted by Chris on April 30, 2012






Several prospects we have spoken to are leveraging or migrating to Salesforce.com for CRM functionality. As they move to this platform, a central question should be at the forefront of the conversation. How will I get to my data and share it with my current infrastructure or other cloud services? An ESB with BPEL runtime […]

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What is a baseline for an API?

Posted by Chris on April 30, 2012






The following Google+ posting provides a great starter article by John Sheehan on API basics.

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AWS Big Data Conference in Boston

Posted by Chris on April 27, 2012






HKM was able to attend the Big Data conference in Boston on April 27th and learn more about the AWS Strategy and success stories. In addition there is a theme that we are seeing with AWS, which is to exercise their “top dog” status. Taking a note from Apple and their seamless presentations, speakers and […]

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AWS Summit 2012: New York

Posted by Chris on April 23, 2012






HKM was able to participate at the latest AWS Summit last week in New York. Below were some highlights and based on the 2011 event, there appeared to be twice the number of people at this event. If you haven’t checked out some of the tracks, you can see Werner’s keynote. Werner spoke about 7 […]

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Cloud Testing gets a hand from Netflix

Posted by Chris on April 14, 2012






Netflix is a well known purveyor of Amazon Web Services and a blog that has shared their experiences. One of the interesting in-house solutions they built was the Monkey infrastructure or Simian Army. This included: Chaos Monkey – tools to randomly kill amazon machine instances. Janitor Monkey – tools to randomly consume shut down unused […]

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Excellent REST Versioning Practices

Posted by Chris on April 12, 2012






Version Identification is a key mechanism in service governance as it helps with communication to consumers about compatibility, lifecycle information, maturity of the API etc. In previous posts we have talked about SOAP Services and use of the XML Namespace to articulate versioning identification. The following link at Apigee provides concise information about RESTful services […]

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AWS versus Azure Data Services Cost

Posted by Chris on April 9, 2012






Microsoft Azure provides some data services that equate or are similar to Amazon Web Service. In the Azure environment there are the following data options: SQL Azure Database Service – SQL Server instance(s) providing RDBMS functionality. BLOB Storage Service – storage for unstructured, binary data. Table Storage Service – storage for key value pairs in […]

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