January 24, 2012

Multi-tenancy for Cloud Architectures: Benefits and Challenges

The most successful cloud service providers, such a Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Success Factors, all utilize and evangelize a multi-tenancy approach. In fact, I contend that multi-tenancy is a requirement for any cloud architecture because of two key benefits for the cloud provider: Efficiency and Sustainable Scalability: With a multi-tenant architecture,

Analyst: Windows Phone to Be Second Most Popular by 2015

Wayne Lam, senior analyst for wireless communications at IHS, is predicting that Windows Phone will become the second most popular mobile platform by 2015. He believes Android will retain the top spot, but that Apple’s iOS will fall to third. Lam said that the deal which put Windows Phone on

AWS Launches Cloud-Based NoSQL Database

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new NoSQL database that can be used in Amazon’s cloud. Dubbed DynamoDB, the new service is “the result of 15 years of learning in the areas of large scale non-relational databases and cloud services,” said Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. He added, “DynamoDB is

Appstores.com Lets Anyone Launch an App Store

Appstores.com has announced that it is launching a mobile app distribution network. Here’s how it works: Appstores.com has created a library that contains nearly every iOS and Android app, as well as a large number of HTML5 apps. Anyone who wants to create their own app store for a particular

2012’s Top Trends in Enterprise Application Development

Consultant Scott Plewes of Macadamian said that he believes that the following five trends will be critical for enterprise application development in the coming year: Mobile workplaces – It’s important for enterprise application developers to understand that people will be working from many places outside the office. Cloud computing –

Offshored Development Jobs Could Be Returning to the U.S.

President Obama has launched a new effort to encourage U.S. companies not to send jobs overseas, and several industry observers say the time is ripe for many enterprise application development jobs to return to America. Brian Keane, who is setting up a new U.S.-based IT services company called Ameritas, said

Early Developer Feedback on Windows 8 Metro

Although Microsoft released a developer preview for Windows 8 last September, few developers have started creating apps for its new Metro interface. Many of those few who have created apps participated in Microsoft’s First Apps contest. Their early reviews of the platform are mixed, with plenty of call for more