VMware announced the release of the latest generation of its flagship
product, VMware vSphere 5.5. Enhancements include support for larger storage
systems, support for management and deployment of big data environments, and
support for Flash Memory performance improvements. VMware vSphere 5.5 also
expanded its support by allowing configurations with two times the previous
physical CPU, memory and NUMA node limits. vSphere now supports up to a
maximum of 62TB virtual disk. This is an increase from the previous limit of
VMware also announced VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions(BDE), which makes it
easier to virtualize big data environments. With VMware vSphere Big Data
Extensions, customers can now run Apache Hadoop and Big Data workloads on
VMware vSphere 5.5, alongside other applications, to achieve greater resource
utilization, reliability and agility. BDE al... (more)
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application
Next, this talk will cover the future of J2EE, covering key issues that need
to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere,
universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation.
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform, and discuss its
future, with an emphasis on crucial issues to be addressed in order to avoid
the looming disaster of fragmentation. In addressing the future of J2EE, the
session will cover some key issues that ... (more)
JavaOne 2006: Sun Keynote Day 1
It's JavaOne time again, that special time of year when thousands of
developers pay $2000 each to attend a Sun sponsored party and listen to
what's new in the Java world. In past years, you could tell the energy of the
JavaOne crowd by how far the crowd at registration wrapped around Moscone.
One year, it wrapped around Howard, down Third and all the way to Mission.
They year, there appeared to be no lines at all when I appeared. We were
treated to a a very loud African band, which reminded me of the Township
music of South Africa. We were treate... (more)
Back in the beginning of October, I was dragged into the middle of a raging
e-mail argument. The argument was whether J2EE was a success, and if it was
too complicated. This was like waving a red cape in front of a Spanish bull.
I felt then, as I feel now, compelled to respond.
Full disclosure: I am writing this as a member of JDJ's editorial board.
However, I am an unabashed J2EE partisan, and I remain a Sun employee. While
I no longer work on the Java platform, I am proud of the work my team did,
and the work the current team is doing now, in defining and evangelizing the
The 2004 JavaOne conference opened today with the standard formula of
industry keynotes. Documentary film maker and local TV personality Jonathan
Karsh opened the show as the emcee. The 8th annual Java developer show began
in front of a backdrop of scrolling Java (which had code for catching
exceptions), Sun president & COO Jonathan I. Schwartz., started out by
delivering the standard Sun executive speech touting the explosion of Java on
handsets, servers, and developers writing Java.
From Sun's perspective, the exciting news of the day seemed to be a new
desktop window manager,... (more)