This week I attended the 3rd IEEE International conference on cloud computing Technology and science for presenting our paper about the Elastic Queuing Service. This offers me a new opportunity to give you an overview of hot topics and trends from this conference. As usual I will only give you an overview of the talks I had the chance to attend, since there was a lot of parallel tracks.
In this post we have invited Charles Bonneau, software architect & Eclipse addict at Euranova. Charles will share his feedback from EclipseCon EU 2011. Welcome Charles !
This year we published a paper in the industrial track of ER 2011 , the annual conference on conceptual modeling research. In this context I spent a couple of days in Brussels at the conference. This gives me the opportunity to share with you an (high level) overview of the trends in this area. Please, notice that this post is only a summary of the discussions I saw and talks I had the chance to see.
This Tuesday 2nd of November, the Eclipse Symposium opened the first afternoon of the ESE 2010 . In this post we will give you an sightsee of the emergent projects presented during the session. The EMF symposium is mainly focus around demos of new projects and initiatives in the modeling world. Going further it gives an overview of the important projects and the next directions of the modeling projects.
During my career, I have seen a lot of companies, especially multi-national companies, being disrupted by internal wars, arguments between departments, jealousy between projects and much more that you can imagine. What’s really impressive after one day assisting at the Red Hat partner summit conferences, is the clear vision, direction and alignment of the whole Red Hat products and projects in the same and unique direction: enterprise, data-centre and cloud.
Sunday 2nd of May, Euranova is at Valencia, Spain, for the Red Hat EMEA partner summit. The ceremony was opened by Jim Whitehurst, the Red Hat CEO in a keynote on the open source opportunity. The key message in the keynote was that every three years we can see an inflexion point in IT, in which business models, technologies and the delivery model completely change. In these last years we have seen this inflexion and arrival of virtualization, cloud and social networking. This keynote described how this point influences the IT and how it brings new challenges. The keynote was organized in three sections: (1) the problem, (2) The Red Hat business and (3) The solution.
Even if the name is really meaningless, the NoSQL defines a new generation of Key/value pair storage. This initiative is gaining popularity but also maturity. The FOSDEM dedicated a complete day and dev. room for this subject. The wikipedia definition defines this movement as: “NoSQL is an umbrella term for a loosely defined class of non-relational data stores that break with a long history of relational databases and ACID guarantees. Data stores that fall under this term may not require fixed table schemas, and usually avoid join operations. The term was first popularised in early 2009. Trends in computer architectures are pressing databases in a direction that requires horizontal scalability. NoSQL-style data stores attempt to address this requirement. Prominent closed-source examples are Google‘s BigTable and Amazon‘s Dynamo. Several open-source variants exist including Facebook‘s Cassandra, Apache HBase, LinkedIn‘s Project Voldemort and many others.”
Today we had the first conference day at DEVOXX, the European JAVA meeting. The key note was, as usual, dedicated to new evolutions in the JAVA world. One of these topics was the new JAVA EE 6.0