SAP has more than 1,500 applications and services, and with the emergence of SAP HANA as an in-memory computing platform, the company plans to expand its application portfolio even more. The challenge is figuring out how to make it easier for developers to integrate all those applications.
Concurrent adds support for Hadoop 2.0 with Cascading application development framework. Cascading makes it easier to isolate the data processing and data integration elements of an application.
Developers generally think a lot differently than the average person who winds up using their application. By nature, developers are more linear thinkers trying to develop software for a general population that is usually anything but. For that reason, embedding tutorials and creating documentation that explains how a piece of software is intended to work has become a critical component of the end user experience.
APImetrics has announced the launch of the APImetrics API Performance Test Solution, a new kind of end-to-end API testing and monitoring service that tests an API’s functionality and speed of response using complex, authenticated API calls. Most API testing services typically check to see if an API is online by pinging the API address and then reporting the latency of the ping. Using API calls allows the APImetrics service to provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of the actual performance of APIs.
If there is one thing governments do exceedingly well, it’s collect data. What they don’t do as well is make that data available in a way that is particularly useful. Looking to change that dynamic, Splunk has begun working with the White House on a Regulations.gov initiative to make it easier to mine the trove of government data.
In the age of the cloud, integration is everything. What was once a labor-intensive service is rapidly becoming a set of capabilities in the cloud that IT organizations can dynamically invoke as needed. We’re still some distance from making that integration process completely turnkey. But we’re getting a little closer with each passing day.
The combination of natural language processing and advanced text analytics is giving rise to a new class of cognitive applications that have the potential to radically transform the way entire industries operate. The most famous instance of a cognitive application is, of course, IBM Watson, the supercomputer that IBM built on top of Power processors to best the champions from the Jeopardy quiz show.
TokBox – creators of the OpenTok APIs and platform that enable WebRTC video support – have today launched new live video chat tools for app developers and enterprises. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Scott Lomond, VP of Marketing at TokBox on the eve of the announcement, made today at the WebRTC Expo and Conference.
As the amount of processing power that can be affordably invoked via the cloud continues to increase, applications that were once thought too impractical to build are suddenly quite feasible. A good example of that is AppStream, a new service that Amazon is beta testing that allows graphically and resource-intensive applications to be extended out to any number of devices that previously would not have had the processing capabilities to run them.
Within IT operations circles Splunk is a fairly well known tool for making sense of the massive amounts of machine data generated by IT systems. So it should come as no surprise that Splunk would view the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) as an opportunity to extend the reach of its analytic software into the broader realm of telematics.