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OpenStack Trove and DBaaS API: Impedance Match? The OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In their session at 16th Cloud Expo, Fred Dalrymple, product manager for EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Cloud Database, and Amrith Kumar, Founder and CTO of Tesora, addressed the issues encountered in using Trove to abstract a complicated cloud database, including gaining access to database functionality not native in the standar... (more)

[slides] The IoT: Possibilities, Challenges, and Real World Questions | @ThingsExpo #IoT

The IoT: Possibilities, Challenges, and Real World Questions Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, examined the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it mi... (more)

[session] Zero to Petabytes of Processing in One Year By @Logzio | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Zero to Petabytes of Processing in One Year In their session at @DevOpsSummit, Asaf Yigal, co-founder and the VP of Product at Logz.io, and Tomer Levy, co-founder and CEO of Logz.io, will explore the entire process that they have undergone - through research, benchmarking, implementation, optimization, and customer success - in developing a processing engine that can handle petabytes of data. They will also discuss the requirements of such an engine in terms of scalability, resilience, security, and availability along with how the architecture accomplishes these requirements. L... (more)

Announcing @MobiDev_ to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #Cloud

SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 150 developers, designers, quality assurance engineers, pr... (more)

[session] Context, Wearables & WebRTC By @CaryBran | @WebRTCSummit #IoT #WebRTC

Context, Wearables, and WebRTC: Communication Next Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform. S... (more)