Every year, I like to decompress a bit and take a break. Usually, I like to
go scuba diving – the dive sites I like are usually far removed from email,
Twitter, Facebook, etc. and it gives me a chance to actually unplug, defrag,
and think a bit.
This year, the family went to Grand Cayman to experience some of the
world’s best diving. Within Grand Cayman is Hell, a small township
dedicated to tourism and aptly named given the attached photo.
We visited Hell in between dives, and rather than make my ex-wife room
reservations or send out postcards, I thought I’d amplify a few predictions
I’d made earlier after the benefit of some quality thinking time. So here
Cloud based services will finally hit Wall Street in 2011. It makes a lot of
sense for firms to offer shared access to things like market data and to
provide elastic resource for its manipulation. It d... (more)
VMWare has been on a buying spree lately.
In the last month, they’ve announced both Redis and RabbitMQ.
Here’s VMware’s take on Redis, and spring source’s on RabbitMQ.
RabbitMQ is built with Erlang.
Much Rejoicing in the Village
We use both of these technologies at Cloud Event Processing. And we love
Erlang too. VMware’s acquisition of these technologies not only validates
our decisions, which we are very selfishly pleased about, but also sends an
The Message Please
Everyone’s busy abstracting resources in the cloud – making resources
like compute, stora... (more)
“They pulled me back in.” – The God Father.
I’ve received some interest/emails about TwitURL – our Map/Reduce as it
applies to CEP (cloud event processing) project. Seems that people would
like to see the results of these processes visually. Who can blame them,
right? So, I was thinking, how can I add a little sizzle to TwitURL?
Panopticon offers some pretty slick visualization capabilities – you can
check them out here. And based upon some feedback/requests, I’m going to
hook up a heat map to the output of TwitURL. The heat map will show which
URL’s are the hott... (more)
I’ve spent the last couple of days, after absorbing the Sybase acquisition
of Aleri’s assets, looking at the various CEP players websites for evidence
of cloud (grid name du jour) deployment.
I haven’t found anything worth mentioning. That’s not to say that I
might have missed something. But my guess is that with all the economic
woes lately, that the CEP vendors have either chosen to ignore or just simply
aren’t aware that the rest of the world is actually solving real problems
with cloud deployments.
Which is interesting.
It’s interesting because one of the pioneers in CEP &... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
I was speaking with a company last week that would like to get into cloud
event processing. For the sake of discussion, I’m going to define
‘cloud’ as the ability to dynamically, and upon demand, use more or less
compute, storage, or network capacity. This is often referred to as
‘elasticity.’ I’m also going to add a few other requirements; this
cloud must be able to:
Host operations for a number of customers, all accessing the same data, but
in different ways, Provide access to a lot of big data (see #3 – it’s all
stored too), Able to handle messages ra... (more)