Enterprise Architecture News & How-To


Survey: Database Industry Has High Job Security

According to Visual Studio Magazine's 2012 .NET Developer Salary Survey, database-related jobs provide good job security and competitive salaries.

Oracle Big Data Appliance Featuring Hadoop Released

Oracle this week officially released the Oracle Big Data Appliance, its new "engineered system" that tightly bundles servers and software into a unified system.

Continuous Improvement: The Importance of the Team Retrospective

Even good agile teams can get better. Mark J. Balbes walks you through how retrospectives have impacted his team and shows you options for yours.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c To Feature Cloud, Java EE 6 and Java 7 Support

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is being billed as the corner stone of the company's Cloud Application Foundation and a core component of its Oracle Fusion Middleware product line.

ScrumWorks Pro Goes Codesion Cloud

Collabnet on Friday announced the availability of its ScrumWorks Pro Agile project management tool on its Codesion Cloud Services platform.

Agile and CMMI, Part II: Tips from the Trenches

Facing CMMI appraisal? Mark walks you through how he completed the Risk Management and Decision Analysis portions of CMMI Maturity Level 3 for his agile shop.

Ellison Unveils Oracle's Public Cloud, Social Network; Slams Cloud Competitors

Oracle's new Public Cloud is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) designed to run the company's Fusion Applications, which are now generally available.

Piston Announces OpenStack Cloud Distribution for Enterprises

Piston Computing announced this week a hardened operating system based on the open source OpenStack project for private enterprise clouds

JRuby Now Supported on Engine Yard Cloud

Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Ruby on Rails, now supports JRuby applications on its cloud platform, the company announced Wednesday.

BigMemory + Ehcache = a Terabyte Per JVM

Terracotta today launched a release candidate of version 3.6 of its namesake in-memory software with upgraded versions of both its BigMemory and Ehcache technologies.

Welcome to The Agile Architect: 3 Agile Misconceptions

Mark J. Balbes, Ph.D., shares what you can expect in his new ADTmag.com column, and talks about three common misconceptions about agile that he'll address further in the coming months.

Cloudify Deploys Java on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has just rolled out the public beta of its Cloudify for Azure enterprise Java application platform for on-boarding JEE, Spring and big-data apps to Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.

FireMonkey: Embarcadero's New Enterprise RIA Tool

FireMonkey is Embarcadero's new application platform and development framework for building business apps with "ultra-rich" user experiences.

What Does an Architect Do in an Agile Shop? An Agile Architect Explains All...

If you're wondering what a software architect does in an agile development environment, you're not alone. Mark J. Balbes shares what he does and how it all comes together in better code.

Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS for Cloud Now Supports Java EE 6

Red Hat announced today that its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).

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