Marriage of DevOps and PaaS
The PaaS market is growing rapidly and is estimated to hit $14B by 2017. PaaS was predicted to replace DevOps but both of them continue to work interdependently. The ops team focuses on providing a stable and reliable environment that in turn allows developers to focus on creating code. Maturing PaaS systems recognize and enhance this marriage by enabling an environment of rapid iteration towards a better product. The attraction of managed private PaaS for small, medium, and even large companies is that they can start faster, and with reduced costs. DevOps’ continuous innovation principles—fast fail, rapid cycling, high-velocity agile development–become much more possible when building on the cloud.
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Who will be the winner in the Hadoop market?
It has become very difficult to choose a suitable Big Data vendor from a list. As it stands, Big Data is not just technology for a single application but a game change for the entire business. Data security and analytics functionalities are critical while choosing the right vendor. With cloud and Big Data technologies going hand in hand, Azure is one of the best cloud vendors for Hadoop.
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Enterprise mobility and security
The use of mobile applications for business purposes is increasing day by day. Many employees use a number of devices for their work generating lots of data in the process. BYOD and the Internet of Things are only furthering the trend. While studying the security of the business applications as well as data associated with it, business should focus on three factors - People, Processes and Technology.
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Enterprise Video Collaboration on the rise
Most of the enterprises use audio and mail/chat applications for communication and collaboration among colleagues. Many organizations use Lync, a Microsoft application, for business collaboration. Until now most of the enterprises were in the audio mode of interaction but video collaboration is increasingly getting a push. While constraints such as bandwidth, dedicated infrastructure resources, ease of usage among other factors exist, many employees prefer these video platforms.
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