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I discussed many of the views in the Profiling Perspective of IBM's WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) 5.0 in Part 1 of this series, which focused on understanding the information displayed in the different views. In this article I will discuss code optimization and how to use WSAD to pinpoint areas of your applications that need performance tuning. The Purpose of Profiling To recap the explanation in Part 1, profiling is used to inspect the performance of code. Profiling allows analysis of application behavior for improving application efficiency. Profiling an application can also provide detection of major architectural problems early in the development life cycle. Profiling helps identify many behaviors and problems, including: Memory leaks/inefficient memory usage Poor method response times Frequent code block usage ("hot spots") Threading issues Optimi... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Finding New Life For SOA in the Cloud

We’ve been having quite a few discussions with analysts over the past few months on the subject of “cloud”. The interesting thing about these discussions is the vast array of points of view from which those analysts are viewing “cloud”. Some are focused on the network aspects, others on pricing/differentiation, and some are even very focused on what “cloud” means to applications – and the organizations that will, allegedly, take advantage of the cloud as a means of application deployment. One such analyst is Daryl Plummer of Gartner. Daryl has always been very application focused so it’s always a pleasure to speak with him and, of late, read what he has to say via his blog. (Daryl is also a cartoonist, and has turned his interests in that area on the cloud, resulting in “G-Men”. If you haven’t yet, take a gander. He’s quite talented.) The last time we spoke to Daryl... (more)

IBM CloudBurst and WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance Compared

What is a cloud computing platform? Is it simply automated provisioning systems coupled with a resource virtualization, where the workload is policy driven, and resources over committed and any resource contention handled by policy driven resolution? As it turns out technologies that provide provisioning, virtualization and policy enforcement form the building blocks of a true cloud computing platform, but not any one technology is a cloud offering in and of it self. IBM’s CloudBurst family attempts to provide a single cloud solution with an appliance form factor. This paper will discuss, and draw differences between IBM CloudBurst and WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance (WCA). So why an appliance? An appliance is generally considered a computing device with specific function and limited configuration capability. An appliance delivers the hardware and all the requisite ... (more)

Moffat’s & Other Indictments Delayed

CEOs in Technology on Ulitzer Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire ringleader of the Galleon insider-trading mob, and Danielle Chiesi, the ex-beauty queen who allegedly charmed ex-IBM SVP Robert Moffat and ex-AMD CEO Hector Ruiz into telling her valuable company secrets, were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on 17 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy. They are expected to be arraigned Monday, December 21, and plead not guilty. A lawyer for Roomy Khan, the ex-Galleon, ex-Intel employee who's one of the government's star informants, reportedly told Rajaratnam's lawyer he better listen to the wire taps first. Khan pleaded guilty in October and will be sentenced May 17. Rajaratnam is looking at a possible 145 years in jail, Chiesi is looking at 155. Rajaratnam will also make a bid Monday to get his $100 million bail reduced to $20 million, roughly the amount of ... (more)

Debriefing Software A/S Wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Visit www.debriefingsoftware.com to download a free, full-featured, 30-day trial of Wizards Storage Portal Amsterdam, Netherlands - April 30, 2012 - Storage and backup SaaS specialist Debriefing Software A/S has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award for its cloud-based Storage Resource Management software solution, Wizards Storage Portal. Red Herring's Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. Henrik Lind, CEO of Debriefing Software, said, "Winning the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Europe award is great recognition of the strength of Wizards Storage Portal and the increasing number of c... (more)

IBM’s Patterns and Its Impact on IT Services Purchasing

Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the IT ecosystem in many ways, forcing related changes in business models.  Other than customers (who are always “king” and make buying decisions), the IT ecosystem players being affected by cloud includes technology providers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs).   One of the battles being fought right now by technology providers is to develop end-to-end cloud platform stacks attractive to ISVs.  IBM announced additions to their recently launched PureSystems family at Impact 2012 with more than 125 ISVs supporting this family with patterns. Although the primary focus of this cloud platform stack is on ISVs, there is also a need for SIs to adapt to these changes, especially as it relates to custom software development and maintenance capabilities. Similar to what is happening in the IT ecosyste... (more)

Skyscraper Outsourced Reveals 12% Growth in Demand for Direct Selling Services in Q2 Following Reports of Social Media’s Low ROI

Wednesday 21 August, 2013 Direct sales and marketing company Skyscraper Outsourced reveals that enquiries and referrals for the firm’s promotional and customer acquisition services have grown by 12% over Q2. The firm claims that businesses are becoming disillusioned by a lack of return on investment (ROI) from digital marketing and are looking for alternative strategies to generate new customers. A spokesperson from Skyscraper Outsourced said: “Whilst we are not denying social media’s ability to enhance brand awareness and online reputation, the medium’s impact on a company’s bottom line is questionable. The feedback we have been receiving from clients is that they are looking for a service that can guarantee a return, enabling them to plan with confidence for the future. With our effective reporting and customer acquisition strategies we can provide that guarantee.... (more)

Mainsoft(R) Launches Visual Studio .Net(R) for Linux(R) Developer Program

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainsoft Corporation, the cross-platform development company, today announced the availability of Visual MainWin for J2EE Developer Edition, a.k.a. Grasshopper, a freely available Visual Studio .NET plug-in, which enables Visual Studio developers to quickly develop Web applications for Linux. Technical articles and community forums are available at no charge to developers who register at http://dev.mainsoft.com/ . Mainsoft also announced today it has extended its collaboration with Mono, an open-source development community that is developing an open source version of the Microsoft(R) .NET development platform. With Grasshopper, Visual Studio .NET developers can contribute enhancements, class libraries and fixes to Grasshopper's and Mono's shared open source runtime. Visual Studio Developers Want Linux According to a recent ... (more)

IBM Helps Link College Students With High-Tech Jobs

SOMERS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/23/05 -- IBM today announced a new initiative aimed at helping college and university students find employment in information technology jobs. The new program, the "IBM Academic Initiative Student Opportunity System," enables students from accredited colleges and universities worldwide to post their resumes to a virtual career center that will be made available to thousands of IBM clients and business partners. As a result, IBM is making it easier for companies to locate and hire students skilled in open standards-based technologies. With today's news, IBM is taking another major step to help bridge the gap between skilled IT professionals and the increased number of technology jobs. According to the United States Department of Labor, computer software engineers are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the 2... (more)

Gartner Announces 27th Annual Data Center Conference

Media Alert: When: December 2-5, 2008   Where: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV.   For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Data Center Conference Web site at www.gartner.com/us/datacenter.   Details: As the pressure mounts on IT to improve the utilization levels of assets and reign in the labor component in budgets, the result is many new products being brought to market. The Gartner Data Center Conference will focus on these new products and trends and provide real-world perspectives and strategies to transform data centers. In three and a half packed days, over 2,000 attendees will focus on hot topics including servers, IT operations, virtualization, storage, infrastructure challenges, business continuity and disaster recovery.   Gartner analysts will analyze the risk and rewards in next-generation virtualization technologies - and share how t... (more)

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