In understanding the scalability challenge addressed by WebSphere eXtreme
Scale, let us first define and understand scalability.
Wikipedia defines scalability as a "desirable property of a system, a
network, or a process, which indicates its ability to either handle growing
amounts of work in a graceful manner, or to be readily enlarged. For example,
it can refer to the capability of a system to increase total throughput under
an increased load when resources (typically hardware) are added."
Scalability in a system is about the ability to do more, whether it is
processing more data or handling more traffic, resulting in higher
transactions Scalability poses great challenges to database and transaction
systems An increase in data can expose demand constraints on back-end
database servers This can be a very expensive and short term approach to ... (more)
Apache Hadoop is a software framework (platform) that enables a distributed
manipulation of vast amount of data. Introduced in 2006, it is supported by
Google, Yahoo!, and IBM, to name a few. At the heart of its design is the
MapReduce implementation and HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System), which was
inspired by the MapReduce (introduced by a Google paper) and the Google File
MapReduce is a software framework introduced by Google that supports
distributed computing on large data sets on clusters of computers (or nodes).
It is the combination of two pro... (more)
I. Statement of Purpose
The intent of this document is to capture the discussion and provide a
prescriptive approach and consideration towards establishing a Mobile CoE.
This document is also to serve as a Body of Knowledge (BoK) that includes
agreed upon objectives, tasks and various other business and technology
related topics in context of Mobile design. This document is just a draft on
guidelines. The final charter of any CoE is task and responsibility of the
core members of CoE.
II. Intent of a CoE:
Center of Excellence (CoE) is essentially a team of people that promote
What is a cloud computing platform? Is it simply automated provisioning
systems coupled with a resource virtualization, where the workload is policy
driven, and resources over committed and any resource contention handled by
policy driven resolution? As it turns out technologies that provide
provisioning, virtualization and policy enforcement form the building blocks
of a true cloud computing platform, but not any one technology is a cloud
offering in and of it self. IBM’s CloudBurst family attempts to provide a
single cloud solution with an appliance form factor. This paper will... (more)
HTTP session management is a function offered by Java Enterprise Edition
(JEE) application servers. It allows JEE applications to store state
information about a given user across many HTTP requests. The JEE
specification provides an API to store and retrieve information specific to
the given user. WebSphere application servers and other competing products,
provide session replication functionality. This is normally done either by
writing to a database or through memory-to-memory replication technology.
These approaches while extensively used today, have operational challenges ... (more)