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An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief The data and application integration market is a crowded space, including enterprise offerings like Microsoft BizTalk, Software AG webMethods, SnapLogic, and Informatica; open source players like WSO2, Talend, and MuleSoft; and lightweight, templated players like Zapier and Workato. The templated offerings offer all the speed and ease of use of low-code platforms, but fall short when it comes to complex enterprise scenarios. The other products are enterprise-centric, but many of them require extensive coding to deal with such real-world situations. Toro seeks to combine the best capabilities of all of these alternatives in its ‘code first’ integration service, which it delivers via the cloud or downloadable for on-premises implementation. Support for numerous types of endpoints is built in, as well as queuing, master data management, and... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Software AG Expands Executive Board: New Chief Customer Officer Appointed

Software AG’s (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Eric Duffaut (52) as member of the Executive Board (Vorstand), effective as of October 1st, 2014. He will be responsible, as Chief Customer Officer, for Software AG’s global sales, consulting services and marketing. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Andreas Bereczky, said: “With Eric Duffaut we were able to win a high-profile executive with many years of distinctive international management and sales experience in the software industry.” Software AG's Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Eric Duffaut as member of the Executive Board, effective as of October 1st, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire) Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG, said: “With the appointment of Eric Duffaut we are bundling all our go-to-market activities. This will accelerate our transformation to a totally customer centric o... (more)

Software AG and T-Mobile Sign SOA Partnership Agreement

Software AG announced that T-Mobile International is developing its IT-Governance methodology and tools in conjunction with Software AG. One of the goals of this program is to accelerate the introduction of new products and service plans using Software AG’s technologies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM). The two companies are also developing a joint competency center to support their planned multiyear, international collaboration. The competency center is tasked with further development of T-Mobile’s SOA/BPM strategy and with moving the company’s IT infrastructure forward using SOA/BPM process models. Within the telecommunications industry, T-Mobile is considered a trailblazer in service-oriented architecture. SOA and BPM are particularly important to telecommunications providers, such as T-Mobile, due to ... (more)

SOA Pattern of the Week (#3): Domain Inventory

Enterprise-wide harmonization is a desirable and ideal target state that fully supports pretty much everything SOA and service-orientation stand for. For those that have achieved such a state, bless your standardized hearts. You have accomplished something that has eluded many others. However, not attaining this state does not mean you cannot successfully adopt SOA. In some circles it has become common to view an SOA initiative as an all-or-nothing proposition that demands an uncompromising commitment to an enterprise-wide transformation effort. For those that subscribe to this view, it can inspire visions of architects choking at the thought of having to comply to global data models, IT managers losing sleep over having to give up authority over their departments, and rebellious developers being rounded up by the standards police (equipped with industry-standard rio... (more)

Data.gov Will Redefine Data-as-a-Service

I’ve been in several meetings recently that have hit on the topic of Data.gov.  Data.gov will become a repository for all the information the government collects, and that information will be in turn available to anyone who needs it.   Pretty positive move, if you ask me.   However, the existing data-as-a-service providers that traffic in government data could find that they are soon suffering from relevancy problems.  The core issue is that many existing data-as-a-service players make their living from publishing reconstituted, and cleansed, government data that they charge for.    The rise of Data.gov will mean the commoditization of this information, which will be accessible, both through visual interfaces, and using APIs (Web services), if I understand the government’s vision here.  Thus, overnight Data.gov could become the mother of all data-as-a-service sites, p... (more)

Software AG To Buy IDS Scheer

With 47.68% of the company already pledged to it by its two founders, Software AG says it intends to tender for the rest of German-based IDS Scheer AG and create a global vendor of infrastructure software and Business Process Management (BPM) that has more than 6,000 employees and upwards of $1.4 billion in sales. It is offering roughly $21 (€15) in cash a share or close to $675 million, a 39% premium that seems to be regarded as a depressed price. Apparently the 25-year-old IDS has been at a loss to boost profitability. Software AG says it’s already signed a deal with IDS co-founders August-Wilhelm Scheer and Alexander Pocsay for their 15.3 million shares. IDS has skills in analyzing and mapping business processes, a strong partner network, a large service presence and approximately 7,500 customers. It offers expertise in vertical industries, direct access to vertic... (more)

Business Process Modeling Notation 2.0

Weblogic Sessions at Cloud Expo OMG has approved the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN(TM)) 2.0 specification beta submission. OMG's Board of Directors approved the specification at the OMG Technical Meeting held in San Antonio, TX in September 2009. The finalization process for BPMN 2.0 is underway and the final version of the specification is expected to be adopted in mid 2010. The initial version of BPMN provided a graphical notation for specifying and documenting business processes with an emphasis on defining "orchestration processes." BPMN 1.x has been broadly adopted by the industry. OMG lists more than 60 implementations. However, BPMN 1.x did not define an interchange format to allow users to exchange models in a standard way between different tools nor did it include a native executable format. The BPMN 2.0 beta specification addresses these and im... (more)

Will Sun Microsystems Survive until 2018?

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"טבלה רגילה"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} I will start my post by quoting Garner Group's Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects 2Q07 first Caution on Sun Microsystems: "Sun's sales force was ill-prepared for the SeeBeyond acquisition, which significantly hurt SeeBeyond's momentum. The sales force has been trained, but Sun must rebuild momentum in a market where ... (more)

Software AG Surpasses Its €1 Billion Revenue Target in 2010

Software AG reported that it surpassed its €1 billion revenue target in fiscal 2010, one year ahead of plan. Based on preliminary figures, the company expects an approximate 30% increase in total revenue compared to 2009. Software AG expects a net income increase of ca. 19-20%, at the upper end of the higher October, 2009 full year prognosis. Full 2010 figures will be released in Frankfurt on January 27, 2011. Good demand in the financial and public sectors for both Software AG’s data management business (Enterprise Transaction Systems) and the company’s new products that optimize business processes contributed significantly to the increased results. The company also highlighted the swift integration of IDS Scheer and successful joint sales of projects with IDS Scheer as a further contributing factor to both revenue and net income growth. About Software AG Softwar... (more)

BPMS Next Generation: IBPMS

In a previous post I discussed Business Process Management (BPM) evolution as reflected by an Ovum report.  Recently I read new Gartner BPM Magic Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is titled IBPMS Magic Quadrant. If you compare it to previous Gartner BPMS Magic Quadrants (you should not compare them), you will find a totally different picture.  Only three Leaders in the IBPMS Magic Quadrant, namely: IBM, PegaSystems and Appian. No Challengers and a lot of Visionaries I know (Oracle, Software AG, Tibco, Vitria) and two Visionaries I never heard of (Bosch Software Innovations, Whitestein).  Previous BPMS Magic Quadrant includes many Leaders, many Challengers as well as many Visionaries. The pattern of few Leaders, No Challengers and many Visionaries is typical to immature markets. Gartner explains it as a new generation of BPMS tools. What differentiate IBPMS from BPMS? IBPMS too... (more)