Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Model-driven SOA Achieve Higher Productivity Gains throughout the Design Process

UML-based Model-Driven SOA development enables organizations to work with an interoperable, reusable, and fully modular set of development components. Users can selectively address their individual service application objectives and requirements with the workflow and process of their choice. Overall, SOA provides a number of benefits to the enterprise and its development organizations:
  • Empowers rapid application development by assembling existing services
  • Creates high return on investment due to multiple reuse
  • Promotes platform-independence
  • Enables access to legacy service components via the Internet and other shared communications networks
  • Enables access to decentralized data at near real-time speeds

Java Application Performance Profiling

Application performance monitoring must be viewed as a priority throughout the entire lifecycle. Many organizations fail to screen application performance after the initial phases of development, limiting their ability to analyze the performance of applications running on virtual machines. They are then unable to address problems with application scalability and response times, which can adversely affect the end-user experience.

This white paper details how to attain optimal application performance monitoring throughout the application lifecycle. Discover a diagnostics and tuning tool that constantly monitors the entire application, the VM and its underlying layers with minimum impact on application performance. Learn how to equip application developers and deployment engineers with the tools necessary to identify and eliminate application errors in real time.

High Speed Parsing Very Large XML Files

The number of XML files that exist within an organization continues to increase. As a result, architects and developers must deal simultaneously with the growing number of XML formatted messages on the network as well as rapidly expanding file sizes. This typically results in significant performance slow downs and memory overloads, limiting the efficiency of the business as a whole.

This white paper details the challenges associated with parsing very large XML files in today's system environments. Discover methods for overcoming issues associated with traditional methods of parsing. Learn how to attain low memory consumption, high speed parsing, and multiple platform availability. Explore how to eliminate the significant performance slowdowns associated with XML files.

Zapthink: The SOA Governance Timeline

Governance consists of creating, communicating, and enforcing policies in a corporate environment. In many ways, it is the key to maintaining the balance between executive control and employee and customer empowerment.

Implementing SOA requires governance in order to ensure that the organization applies and enforces the policies that apply to the Services that the organization creates as part of its SOA initiative. But more importantly, organizations can leverage SOA best practices to represent policies broadly in such a way that the organization can achieve better policy management, flexibility, and visibility into policy compliance across the enterprise. Because of these two characteristics, enforcing policies and leveraging SOA best practices, it is critical for all organizations to deploy SOA governance as soon as they begin their SOA initiative.

With its acquisition of Mercury and its Systinet division, HP has propelled itself into a leadership position in the SOA governance space. HP is well-positioned to help its customers leverage SOA for IT governance, and more broadly, for corporate governance.

Oracle Database 11g on Windows: Development and Deployment

As technology in Windows application development and deployment has evolved, so has Oracle. Oracle Database 11g offers unprecedented flexibility for customers to choose the .NET application tools and architecture that fit their requirements without sacrificing performance, scalability, ease of use, and security. Oracle's commitment to the Windows developers includes integration with ADO.NET and Visual Studio. For Windows administrators, Oracle has closely integrated with many operating services, such as Active Directory, Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows security, and Microsoft Cluster Services. By designing Oracle Database 11g with Windows in mind, customer software applications can achieve seamless interoperability between the operating system and the database.

s Virtualization Under Control? Current Opinions on Security and Controls for Virtual Servers in Production Environments

To learn how deeply virtualization is expanding within production server environments and see if security, change controls and compliance requirements are keeping pace, Tripwire surveyed 170 IT professionals from multiple functional groups and organizational levels. The results show virtualization has clearly gained a lasting foothold and that the strength of IT process controls on virtual servers is on par with those implemented in the physical realm. The study found that many of those charged with managing virtualization infrastructure is understaffed and inadequately equipped, making the likelihood of server misconfiguration high. Read this white paper to learn more about the state of virtualization today and why 69% of the respondents agree that a dedicated configuration tool is needed and two-thirds are in the process of evaluating or planning to acquire such a tool.

.NET Research Library BlackBerry for Investments: Handheld Device Trends in the US Retail Brokerage Advisory Industry

Mobility usage is expected to grow from being regarded as a tactical tool to a strategic weapon where advisors can evolve their role from being transaction-centric to more consultative and collaborative. This whitepaper examines the usage of wireless handheld devices within the US Retail Brokerage industry with a focus on financial advisors. Learn how brokerage firms can get increased ROI and low TCO by extending their existing applications into the mobile environment and see how a mobile device can meet users technical and functional needs. Key Topics/Learning Outcomes:
  • Usage of wireless within the industry
  • Mobile spending within the industry
  • Barriers to adoption
  • Increasing ROI and lower TCO