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Ajit Sagar

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Online stores are the new, next-generation, "revolutionize the world as we see it today" way of doing business. In the context of business transactions, online stores use the global Internet to facilitate the purchase and sale of goods and services. The ability to support online sales is an essential component of the new e-business paradigm for Internet-based businesses today. Putting together an enterprise-level application for an Internet store involves design and integration of various technologies that play specific roles in a distributed computing environment. A distributed topology is a prerequisite for building such Internet applications since the Internet is inherently distributed in nature. Due to the plethora of technology alternatives available in the computing arena today, designing architectures for an enterprise application involves choosing between t... (more)

The Digital Consumer: Big-Data-Enabled-Cloud's Final Destination

I used to be a regular presenter at SYS-CON's tech.conferences. After a hiatus of a few years, I thought of presenting at the Cloud Expo conference in New York. I was wondering which track to participate in. You see, although, Infosys Limited,  the company I work for, has a very large Cloud practice, I belong to a space which is more of a consumer of what Cloud offers. To me Cloud and Big Data are the plumbing for the house that we build for clients. I have helped incubate one of the strategic focus areas within Infosys - digital transformation, which is powered by Cloud. The a... (more)

J2EE Has Come a Long Way

I just got back from JavaOne in San Francisco this weekend. My humble opinions on the conference are presented elsewhere in this issue of JDJ. As expected, one of the main themes of JavaOne this year was the J2EE platform and related technologies. Over the last two years, since Sun announced the three editions of the Java Platform, J2EE has come a long way. The products offered by third-party vendors are mature - and a large part of the mundane development activities are abstracted from the programmer. With the Java Connector Architecture (JCA) specification around the corner, i... (more)

SOA Web Services Journal Editorial: "Opening SOA"

The feasibility of adopting new technology in the computing world is governed in large part, as it is in other paradigms, by the cost-benefit-risk equation. In the world of electronic computing, whenever a cost-benefit analysis is done, the benefit/risk of adopting open source solutions almost always comes up for discussion. Open source solutions offer very feasible cost-effective alternatives to commercial vendor products for realizing an SOA. Consider a typical SOA stack. Although SOA is not a totally new concept, a service-oriented architecture leveraging the current technolo... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Six Not-So-Blind Men and the Cloud Elephant

I'm glad I stayed on after the breakout sessions to attend the CEO Power Panel at 7 pm at the 12th International Cloud Expo, in New York. It was quite informative and entertaining. As with everything else, the best way to get a view of a new technology area is by asking for independent opinions. The old adage of the six blind men and the elephant comes to mind. Coincidentally, there were six "blind men" on the panel, including our very engaging host, Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). And there were views that converged in a common theme: "Cloud Connects". Jeremy, as always, got the ball roll... (more)