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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

OMG Celebrates 20 Years of Setting the Standards at First Latin American Technical Meeting

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the OMG(TM) met in San Jose, Costa Rica during the week of June 22-26, 2009. At this meeting, one specification and five final reports finished the adoption process and were approved by the OMG Board of Directors. The Technology Committees approved the issuance of two new requests for proposal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090629/DC39325LOGO) The OMG Board of Directors voted to approve the following specifications (including finalizations and revisions): Records Management Services SubmissionAlert Management Service (ALMAS) FTF Report Application Management and System Monitoring for CMS Systems (AMSM) FTF Report Phenotype and Genotype Object Model (PAGE-OM) FTF Report Production Rules Representation (PRR) FTF Report Business Motivation Model (BMM) 1.1 RTF Report Additional Specifica... (more)

Engine Yard Announces Newest Version of Engine Yard Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Engine Yard, the leader in Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, today announced its Engine Yard Cloud services platform and the general availability of Flex, a cloud service plan for production-level Rails applications. Engine Yard was founded to provide automation technologies and software for Ruby on Rails. Engine Yard Cloud leverages hundreds of man-years of experience deploying, managing and scaling some of the world's largest Rails sites and extends this expertise to businesses of all sizes looking to run Rails in the cloud. "Fast development frameworks like Rails combined with agile development methods have made it easier for developers to build applications, but then what? Deployment and maintenance - not to mention scalability, uptime and performance - require a level of tooling and expertise that ... (more)

Veryant Shows How to Bring COBOL to the Cloud

Veryant, the COBOL and Java technology innovator, will host a Webinar Wednesday, September 30 at 12 noon EDT to demonstrate how organizations with valuable COBOL assets can leverage existing skills and resources to deploy fully-interactive Web 2.0 applications and add a flexible relational database engine to ISAM files without changing current program code or data. The Webinar will present important information for companies interested in leveraging COBOL applications and data in Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing, and other new distribution models. John Jackson, president of Softwrx, will share his experiences with Veryant’s isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (APS) and his company’s Web enablement plans. Softwrx is a Nashville-based provider of financial accounting software specific to enterprise POS Systems and wholesale distribution that moved to isCOB... (more)

Verizon Executives Tom Tauke and Mark Wegleitner to Engage Tech Community at Supercomm 2009 on Oct. 21

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Policy and Communications Tom Tauke and Senior Vice President of Technology Mark A. Wegleitner will join other industry leaders discussing key issues on Wednesday (Oct. 21) as part of the Supercomm 2009 Conference). Tauke will be a panelist at the National Broadband Strategy Conference, and Wegleitner will serve on a keynote panel for the ATIS Technology Conference, which will focus on the transformational technologies shaping the future of communications. The ATIS panel will be webcast live by NextGenWeb at www.nextgenweb.org and also archived at the site. Tauke's panel will address "Private Investment: The Backbone of Broadband Deployment." WHEN: Wednesday (Oct. 21), 2:15 p.m. Central, 3:15 p.m. Eastern WHERE: McCormick Place, West Hall, Room 185 B/C 2301 South Lake Shore D... (more)

Axolotl Delivers Medical Image Sharing Technology for Health Information Exchanges

Axolotl Corp., the nationwide leader in health information exchange (HIE) solutions and services, today announced the immediate availability of Elysium Image Exchange, a state-of-the-art technology integrated with Axolotl’s Elysium® Exchange suite of products. Powered by Axolotl’s partner eHealth Global Technologies, Inc. (eHGT), Elysium Image Exchange enables the electronic sharing of diagnostic quality medical images between health care providers participating in an HIE. The partnership enables Axolotl to market a solution that leverages the eHGT technology to retrieve and securely deliver diagnostic quality medical images in a cost-effective and easy to implement service, available today. Elysium Image Exchange is one of the first partner applications to leverage the Elysium SOA platform’s web services-based integration capability. The Elysium SOA platform is a ... (more)

Northern Lights Fund Trust Announces Distributions

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boards of Trustees of the Northern Lights Fund Trusts (each, a multi-series registered investment company), declared dividends from net investment income and/or capital gains distributions indicated below for the year end distributions through December 31, 2012, with respect to each series of each Trust, payable on the "Payable Date" to shareholders of record at the close of business on the "Record Date," as further indicated below. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120119/NY38127LOGO ) Note: There was a previous press release on December 21st, 2012, detailing distributions through that date.   This press release includes all funds making year-end distributions in each of the Northern Lights Fund Trusts. Northern Lights Fund Trust Security Total Description Ticker Record Ex-Dividend Payable Distribution Inc... (more)

Prolifics, Winner of 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Technical Vitality, Heads to Impact 2013

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- Prolifics, an end-to-end systems integrator, today announced that it will be presenting with its customers in several speaking tracks at IBM Impact and welcomes attendees to its booth (Booth G1). In addition, Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI)'s SVP of Business Operations, Technology and Products, Jim King, will be featured as a keynote speaker. Prolifics is also showcasing its all-new Prolifics Connect Mobile App built with IBM Worklight for both iOS and Android. Featured speaking spots include: Monday, April 29th 10:30 pm - 11:45 pm Session # BPB-2284 Room: Delfino 4101B Customer Experience Personalization: Enabling Cross Sell/Up Sell and Next Best Actions 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Session # BRT-3205 Room: Lando 4205 Creating Essential and Exceptional Web Experiences 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Session # BIS-2287 Room: Delfino 4104 Safeway Case Stu... (more)

SOA Governance Best Practices – Architectural, Organizational, and SDLC Implications

The fact that you're reading this article means that you are probably planning a service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiative and recognize that some level of governance is required in order to be successful. If you are like most people in this position, you are also somewhat confused as to the meaning of SOA governance. Governance is the current buzzword, and combining governance with SOA creates a phrase that every independent software vendor (ISV) wants a piece of. How do you sort out what is marketing hype from what is truly valuable and relevant to your organization's SOA efforts? Governance Scope Within an IT Organization Much of the hype around SOA governance has been focused on operational governance. Defining, tracking, and managing factors like service-level agreements (e.g., average response time, peak response time, average throughput, peak throughput) ... (more)

SOA Best Practices - Four Steps to Securing Your Web Services

Dr Adam Kolowa (pictured), Founder & CEO of Parasoft and panelist at SYS-CON Events'  "SOA Web Services Power Panel" at SOA Web Services Edge Conference & Expo - June 5-6, 2006 - in New York City, writes: Security has the inherent nature of spanning many different layers of a Web Services system. Web Services vulnerabilities can be present in the operating system, the network, the database, the Web server, the application server, the XML parser, the Web Services implementation stack, the application code, the XML firewall, the Web Service monitoring or management appliance, or just about any other component in your Web Services system. Therefore security testing, which is important for any software application, is even more crucial for Web Services. This article explores security issues specific to Web Services and illustrates the engineering and testing best practic... (more)

Katerina Moutsatsos, Kayikci and SOA World

After almost three months of traveling, I returned home today. When I flew around the island before I touched down, it was one of the most beautiful November days in the Caribbean. I had left home Labor Day weekend and traveled through Greece and Italy for most of October. It was one of the best seasons in Athens and Capri. Last Tuesday I was on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York. They must have bought new planes, still Airbus but with a personal entertainment system on every seat with huge plasma touch screens - beats JetBlue big time. This flight is almost 12 hours. For a 36-hour stay in Istanbul, you better try your best to rest before you land in JFK, otherwise the remainder of your day will be completely shot. After going through "Two and Half Man" and the rest of the TV sitcoms, all popular movies including Oceans 13, I continued playing aroun... (more)