Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oracle Announces “A Cloud in a Box”

recently Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced Oracle’s entry into the cloud-computing arena with Exalogic Elastic Cloud, that has been dubbed “Cloud in a Box”. Ironically the Cloud is supposed to eliminate the Box, so technically this is an oxymoron following current definitions and trends in Cloud Computing. So how can Oracle claim to have a cloud in a box? Continue reading

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Breaking: Oops, Google Wave a Fail!

Has the Brain’s Plan Been Foiled? OK – So its not quite breaking news. It took awhile to recover from the shock. For the moment just play along. Google announced recently that they are suspending further development of Google Wave[i].

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Announcement: Launching LOAF with JAM Project!

Just launched on Project Hosting at Google the loafwithjam project. LOAF stands for Live Object Application Framework and supports the Actor Model of Concurrency introduced in my last post. I have upload the documentation for codes that are similar to what have been in operation for web analytics collection and processing successfully for many years. Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: Needs a New Programming Paradigm …

We have seen in a previous post how Map Reduce is analogous to how business and product managers plan and implement projects with Gantt Charts allowing a number of tasks to proceed independently in parallel and integrating their products at the end. A question from those outside of computer science might be: why has it taken this long to figure this out? In fact, if computers are so fast and capable, why don’t they figure the quickest, most parallel way of executing multiple tasks all by themselves? Continue reading

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Cloud Computing From Upside Down

Google continues to snub their noses to conventional wisdom and build out their cloud their way. What is going on here? If anything history has taught us – don’t ignore the big brain in the corner. So we continue our irreverent look at Google as the Brain’s nefarious plan to take over the world continues. Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: 3 Reasons Why Analytics Should Care

From my blog analytics, I can actually see the eyes rolling as my audience quickly skirts my Cloud Computing posts to go to the old stuff (back when I was funny). In some ways I understand the ambivalence but I will give you three reasons to reconsider that ambivalence. As you may be aware, I am not big with posts that give lists of simple answers that can be quickly absorbed and just as easily forgotten. In this case will make exception and try not to spin the topic into simplistic babble. Continue reading

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