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Big Data Analytics Provides New Experiences for Online Gamers | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:00
Social gaming company Playtika uses big-data analytics to deliver captivating user experiences and engagement. We'll learn how feedback from massive user action streams can be analyzed in bulk rapidly to improve the features and attractions of online games and so help Playtika react well in an agile market. To learn more about leveraging big data in the social casino industry, we're pleased to welcome Jack Gudenkauf, Vice President of Big Data at Playtika in Santa Monica, California. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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DevOps at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley 'Call for Papers' Open | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:00
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.

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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 'Call for Papers' Now Open | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 13:00
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!

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Sponsorship Opportunities at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley | #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 13:00
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

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SDLC Tool Integration Requires Domain Understanding | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:30
Consider the following integration scenarios: Moving medical records between EMR systems; financial information between banking systems; HR information between ERP systems; and software development information between SDLC tools. At first glance the approaches required for these integrations may seem the same. But if you look slightly deeper you will realize that this can’t be the case because of impedance mismatch. I’m defining impedance mismatch as the friction that occurs when trying to align two things or concepts that don’t naturally/actually match. Because many of the hardest impedance mismatches are domain specific, to overcome them you have to have a layer of domain understanding “baked into” your integration software to address business problems.

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Meeting Today’s Data Security Imperative | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:15
Organizations are experiencing a new emphasis when it comes to cybersecurity. They are moving from securing the perimeter to securing the data within it, which is the result of the proliferation of connected devices in organizations today: smartphones, tablets and the IoT. Organizations used to focus their efforts on keeping attackers outside the perimeter, because just a few years ago, the network perimeter was much more static and limited. Today, the perimeter is everywhere – and constantly moving.

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[slides] Building a Kubernetes Cluster with Ansible | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 23:45
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera MySQL cluster as a Kubernetes application.

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DevOps Provides New Opportunities for Developers and Operators | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 23:30
The burgeoning trends around DevOps are translating into new types of IT infrastructure that both developers and operators can take advantage of. The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer thought leadership discussion focuses on the burgeoning trends around DevOps and how that’s translating into new types of IT infrastructure that both developers and operators can take advantage of.

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The End Goal of Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 19:45
Although we often write about and discuss digital transformation, we often fail to identify the end goal we are really trying to achieve. We talk at great length about data, analytics, speed, information logistics systems and personalized user experiences, but none of these are the end goal. Ultimately we must digitally transform so we can remove the “fog of war,” and have clear visibility and insights into our businesses and the needs of our customers. The end goal of digital transformation, however, is the ability to rapidly act and react to changing data, competitive conditions and strategies fast enough to succeed.

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[slides] Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing | @CloudExpo #CognitiveComputing

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 19:00
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., put cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the business. The session detailed what it takes to build a cognitive application and the types of solutions that are the best fit for this data-driven approach.

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DDoS Managed Security Services | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 12:00
Hosting providers are often judged by their ability to ensure network availability/uptime. Unfortunately, distributed denial of service (DDoS) easily impact service availability and, in some instances, completely take down a hosting platform. As DDoS attacks continue to increase in size and frequency, hosting providers have more difficulty ensuring uptime.

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The Advantage of Advantage in Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 14:45
Those that lead are able to collect and analyze data that followers can't. Think about the first climber to reach the top of the mountain, they have a new and different view slower followers don't. If you believe, as I do, that understanding data is the secret sauce of the digitally transformed enterprise, then having data not available to your competitors is a treasure! Those that achieve digital transformation before their competitors will have advantages - and advantages have advantages. Not only do they have new experiences and new data to analyze and understand, they are able to develop and implement new strategies that make no sense to slower competitors without access to the new data. The digitally transformed can act on data invisible to slower competitors.

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Announcing @ReadyTalk Named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 14:15
SYS-CON Events announced today that ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, has been named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative technology with unmatched customer service, ReadyTalk provides a seamless collaboration experience for anyone, across any device, platform or location. Everything you need, anywhere you are, for before, during and after your online event. ReadyTalk is headquartered in Denver, CO and was founded in 2001.

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Are You Getting the Most Out of the Cloud Right Now? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 12:45
The pace of technology today means organizations are increasingly tasked with delivering applications that are fast, efficient, and capable of doing more than ever to keep up with the demands of the business. They’re looking to improve existing applications and add new ones. But how can IT guarantee application availability or create new applications when so much has already been invested in current programs and infrastructures?

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[slides] Amazon's IoT Strategy | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 12:00
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, strategic investments of its Alexa Venture Fund, strategic partnerships with 30+ major consumer package goods companies and the 50-60 million current Prime customers. If you are developing products, services or platforms for IoT, you don't want to miss this session. Amazon does not just want to dominate the backend cloud storage, compute and analysis capabilities for IoT data. This is not an incremental, small potatoes effort. It will use its usual low-cost, market share grabbing approach to stake out a large chunk of the IoT market, especially in the Connected Home and office. This will have significant impacts on Google, Apple, ATT, Comcast and other major and minor IoT players.

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Data Drought: Rural Australian Wi-Fi | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 18:00
Data drought in the rural Australian outback has illuminated the myriad problems stemming from a lack of Wi-Fi connectivity. Precision agriculture today requires broadband and high-speed connectivity to compete in the innovative global marketplace. Yet, many rural areas lack the sufficient infrastructure needed, offering only spotty or basic wireless internet solutions.

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Announcing @Tintri to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 18:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said “No to LUNs.” With Tintri they manage only virtual machines, in a fraction of the footprint and at far lower cost than conventional storage.

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Java Streams, Part 1: An introduction to the java.util.stream library

Explore the Java Streams library, introduced in Java SE 8, in this series by Java Language Architect Brian Goetz. By taking advantage of the power of lambda expressions, the java.util.stream package makes it easy to run functional-style queries on collections, arrays, and other data sets.
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Enterprise Networking in a Cloud World | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 20:30
Enterprises must rethink network management in the cloud computing world. This new reality is driven by the rise of software defined networking, the virtualization of everything and a business imperative to create and deploy even newer information delivery models. With the entire infrastructure stack now fully programmable, the need to integrate the network with cloud compute services is essential. Another important environmental change is that both servers and applications have joined data with respect to mobility. This leads to an increased need to categorize those assets and apply appropriate security controls with respect to business/mission functions, data user role, location of access, legal/regulatory guidelines and user devices. In meeting the challenges of mobility and globalization, enterprises must address their lack control or complete visibility into the networks they use.

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Blockchain as a Service – The New Weapon in the Cloud Wars? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 19:30
The cloud wars rage on. The room is full of 800lb gorillas that have been battling over market share and supremacy for several years now. You know who the key players are - Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM – all still standing. Three year ago, Gartner described the market as ‘still evolving and maturing’. However, last year, they described the market as ‘in a state of upheaval’ with many providers shifting their strategies as they struggle to obtain market share.

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