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Data in the cloud and how the big cloud vendors handle consistency


The way to go in the cloud

Massive scalability is a key component of elasticity that in turn is the key advantage of cloud computing. Handling massive amounts of data is far from easy whether you use cloud computing or not. To get the real benefits of the cloud there are a couple of limiting factors that needs to be considered – at least that is the way the official dogma goes.
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REST versus SOAP for the Public Cloud

WS-Deathstar vs RESTafarian

Original photos by onesecbeforethedub and jurvetson

There has been a lot of debate around what is better; SOAP based Web Services or RESTful services. This debate is sometimes surprisingly heated with expressions like WS-Deathstar and RESTafarian tossed around all over the place. This is yet another interjection into that debate that specifically focuses on the public cloud.

To make the context clear, in this post I want to discuss services that are publically available and hosted in the cloud – SaaS. The services I have in mind are services that are meant to get a wide adoption across multiple countries, technologies and devices.
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The top 3 showstoppers of cloud computing – and an unexpected one

private mess

Photo by jworth

Cloud computing is the hot buzzword of the day and is currently at the very the top of the hype cycle. I do believe that there is more to the cloud than that hype, meaning that some companies could benefit greatly from cloud computing. In spite of the hype and those real opportunities that the cloud brings, some things may stop companies from actually adopting cloud computing.

Below I will briefly describe what I believe to be the three most common showstoppers, plus one that I stumbled upon and – quite frankly – was a little surprised to learn about. Read more…

SOA & Cloud Symposium is coming to Berlin 2010

SOA & Cloud Symposium 2010

The third installment of the International SOA Symposium and the second installment of the International Cloud Symposium will be one huge co-located event in Europe from the 5th to the 6th of October 2010. The first time around it was arranged in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, the second time (and the first time for the cloud symposium) in the modern city of Rotterdam. This year it will come to the world city of Berlin. Read more…

SOA with .Net & Windows Azure

SOA with .NET & Windows Azure

Finally! The book is officially lauched and available at well-assorted bookshops. Read more…

Private clouds – a great misconception?

cloud computer

Image by mansikka

Cloud computing has been defined and described by multiple experts, institutions, universities and associations around the globe.

One of the key characteristics of cloud computing that almost all of the above sources relate to is elasticity. Elasticity actually has two aspects that together can provide companies with a new set of opportunities.
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