As long as you use TSQL DDL to do it, creating a federated SQL Azure database is simple. What, then, of populating it with data? It is surprisingly straightforward to upload data from a BCP file via secure TDS in parallel multiple connections, even when things go slightly wrong… Read more
In the Cloud, services come in the form of Software (SaaS), Infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS). when moving a service to the cloud, IaaS and PaaS provide two different service models and provisioning steps of solutions. A PaaS providers has more responsibility for your solution than an IAAS provider. wherase an IaaS solutionmay offer more flexibility at lower level. Wely Lau explains.… Read more
When providing cloud solution to connected mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in particular, there are several practices that make a great difference to the quality of the service that you provide.… Read more
Microsoft's OData, the Open Data Protocol, allows consumers of data to get the metadata of data sources, to perform queries and, if necessary, to create, change or delete data items. It now provides the API for many of the available services on the internet, including the Open Government Data Initiativ… Read more
Cloud platforms such as Heroku, AppEngine, PHPFog and Pagoda Box are ideal for companies who just want to focus on providing applications without the distractions of infrastructure management. Both Pagoda and PHPFog are particularly suited to PHP-based applications using the LAMP stack… Read more
Before leaping head-first into the cloud, spinning up a few EC2 nodes or Azure web roles, it pays for an existing company with established servers to set up private cloud, virtualise your existing servers, spin up a second e-commerce server to prototype a multi-node solution, and sort out all the snags.… Read more
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