Scott McNealy, chairman, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems, kicked off
the second day of the 2004 Java Conference in what was largely a reshash of
Monday's keynote by Jonathan Schwartz, with a few notable exceptions.
In front of an 80 foot-wide HDTV-driven screen, McNealy started out with his
standard stand-up routine, railing against press and analysts, and his recent
appearance in Playboy magazine about CEO pay, written by former US Labor
Secretary and Brandeis University Professor Robert Reich.
One constant theme of the Sun keynotes this year has been the mantra that all
things, digital, biological, powered and un-powered, will be connected to the
network. He repeated Jonathan Schwartz's message from yesterday's keynote
that Java is everywhere. Preaching to the choir, McNealy also repeated the
litany of Java statistics, like 350 different Java phones on the mark... (more)
Technology company QuantCell Research has announced the Beta Release of its
main product QuantCell 1.3. QuantCell is a simple to use big data spreadsheet
and end-user programming environment for doing large-scale analytics. It can
be downloaded from the QuantCell web site at: http://www.quantcell.com.
QuantCell Research is targeted at users doing sophisticated analysis on large
volumes of data, and for developers. For end users, the QuantCell website
touts it as enabling "...non-developers to build complex analysis, models and
applications, and it brings the capabilities of major ... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
The most anticipated talk of the day yesterday, at the 4th International
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, was by the deputy CIO of the CIA, Jill
Singer. Her talk was entitled, "Enterprise Cloud Computing, the
Infrastructure’s Final Revenge."
She acknowledged the problem with defining Cloud Computing, and then went on
to give her paragraph-length definition of “the cloud”. Her talk focused
on the part of the Cloud behind the firewall.
“Today’s CIO must increase the flexibility of the infrastructure,” said
Singer. “Today’s CIO must manage cost to... (more)
Bill Roth's Blog
Another BEA World is upon us, and this year things are a bit different. In
addition to the usual developer content, the focus of this year's event is to
focus on how real customers are using the technology. Alfred ChuangAlfred
started out by talking about his core believe that we are on the cusp of
fundamental change, with the advent of iPods, Web 2.0, and social networks.
He started with a discussion of Mashups, and talked about how most of them
are consumer facing. He then said "The era of innovation in packaged
applications is over." He then called out the key... (more)
BEA was named the application server market leader in a recent IDC report
entitled "Worldwide and North American Application Server Software Platform
2003." BEA was named the leader in application servers on Linux in terms of
license revenue and maintenance fees for the third year running.
The report paints a picture of the Linux application server market in the
throes of hyper-growth. BEA's license revenue grew 166% year over year. IBM
and Oracle saw 148% and 122% growth in their Linux-based application server
Dave Cotter, Director of Developer Marketing a... (more)