Is that Agile Jerry doing a jumping back kick? (by SKC 2005) Each year I outline a handful of technology treads that the WebSphere team is aggressively pursuing. The following article provides a brief outline of seven technology trends that are energizing the WebSphere team in 2008. The 2008 trends are these: Restful SOA , Event Processing , SOA Management , Extreme Transaction Processing , Application Virtualization , Business Machines , and Business Rules There are a few overarching thoughts to these trends – not the least to mention on... [More]
Jerry's view from Warped Tour 2007 (brushed photo by GAC 2007) This past summer, I had an eye-opening experience. My wife and I escorted my daughter (16) and friends to Warped Tour 2007 . Just when I thought I had seen it all, I was literally thrown into a new world- where tattoos, mosh pits , and screamo rock were the scene. Boy, have times changed. At first it made absolutely no sense. It seemed like utter chaos with a dash of madness. Just when I was hitting rock bottom, I had a “clarifying moment” taking me to a place I was once before. As... [More]
6days of peace, love, middleware and 6000 customer Well, it’s here, IMPACT2008 . The WebSphere team is converging onLas Vegas for 6 days of peace, love and 6000 plus customers for a bigdose of SOA and an impressive line up of IBM executive speakers,customer speakers, celebrities and new product announcements. This is going to be a very big week for the WebSphere brand. I amreally excited about a couple of our announcements. After 10 months ofincubating, we will announce our first product that utilizes thetechnology on projectzero.org. We are... [More]
Jerry's 2011 WebSphere Trends
Happy New Year! This year, there are 7 areas that I would like
out, as part of my annual “trends” article. Keeping with tradition, I
have a video to help illustrate the point. This year, I put the trends
to music, with the help of our WebSphere band, Mind the Gap , and the
video wizardry of Maxx Andersen.
The 7 in a nutshell… Each year, we continue to strive to make
middleware more digest-able; liberating our customers to spend more
time doing... [More]
Second is Huge in the Olympics
In a second
At the WebSphere
Infrastructure Summit , my friend and colleague Billy Newport was talking
about the impact that a second of delay can have on an enterprise’s web
site. He was referring to a study done by the Aberdeen
Group , which states:
Waiting one additional second
four to five seconds significantly impairs top business goals such as
customer satisfaction and visitor conversions. On average the key
metrics of page views, conversions, and customer satisfaction drop... [More]
HeathLedger - Top Joker Performance I was one of a few hundred folks to stay up Thursday night to watch theopening of the new Batman movie, " The Dark Knight ". Iwas really impressed with HeathLedger' s Joker performance. Ledger set a new standard with hismeticulous attention to details,from his slightly off-centered walk, to his creepy fixations with hisfacial scare.The performance was so remarkable that, next January, he will likelyearn a posthumous Oscar nomination. The Joker role is a villain benchmark of sorts. The Joker characterhas... [More]
Businessneedle in a haystack of events Our business event processing (BEP) story is really starting to cometogether. In past blogs, I've said that BEP isan abstraction atop Complex Event Processing (CEP).The BEP abstraction manifests itself, first and foremost, as a set ofvisual tools. These tools allow the (non-programmer) business user to"sift" through apotentially massive collection of events and find that importantbusiness "needle" in that "haystack"of events. Jeff Garratt, on my team, recently ran a set of lab experiments toillustrate the... [More]
the Twitter Cloud Performance benchmark
Measuring the Performance of Your Cloud
As our customers continue their aggressive migration to shared
resource environments in the form of Private Clouds, they are asking
questions about measuring performance.
we took a first step at characterizing a
performance benchmark for Private Clouds. The “Twitter demo”, from
IMPACT, that Andrew Spyker created and Jason McGee walked
one such activity. If you click on the video accompanying this... [More]
My Top 10 IBM Cloud Attributes
Next week is IMPACT 2011. Robert LeBlanc will be hosting a
general audience session on IBM Cloud. Jason McGee and I will be
covering a part of this session called “Architecting the
Cloud.” In 15 minutes, Jason and I will split the time to
share our Cloud Reference architecture (which I will cover) and
demonstrate some of our compelling new technology built to this
architecture (all Jason). Wanting to ensure that I give my
colleague his far... [More]
Jerry's Shadow Talks About WebSphere Clouds Last week I created this video on ourWebSphere Cloud Computing strategy. I will be leaving myshadow behind and making these points in person at IMPACT, in Las Vegasnext week. Please join me if you can. Also, I've attached a "cleansed" version of an interviewwith Smart SOA, that is based on this video. Enjoy and seeyou in Vegas. -- Jerry OutfittingClouds with SOA style Using virtualization, connectivity and security A conversation with IBM Fellow Jerry Cuomo, Vice President and ChiefTechnology... [More]
of Purposed Software Function Delivery
Appliance or Virtual Appliance – that is the question
I’ve been getting this question quite often over the past
year. This is especially pointed, given our investments in our
DataPower and Cloudburst activities. The question is usually asked in
the form of; “Will virtual appliances take the place of physical
appliances?” Said another way, “Will you offer your physical appliances
as virtual appliances too?”
The simple answer is - there
is a purpose for both; but I see those... [More]
2010 Top WebSphere Trends
I enjoy kicking each year off with a posting of my top 10 technology
trends for WebSphere. These trends represent areas in which we
are driving new technology innovations into our WebSphere
portfolio. In 2010, I went as far as spray-painting these trends
on the side of my house, which will keep me focused on what’s important
while reminding me each day of the excitement that lies ahead- Check
out the video to watch me do my graffiti and give a very quick summary
of the trends.
LeMorte d'SOA? SOA is alive and well, just look at the Clouds In high school I read Sir Thomas Malory's classic book Le Morted'Arthur . This title has always troubled me. At approximately1000 pages, the book chronicles the fabled life of King Arthur and theadventures of the Knights of the Round Table. That equates to about900+ pages of a detailed account of Arthur's glorious and sometimestroubled life. In the last dozen pages of the book, after the mortalwound Arthur receives from Mordred, Arthur’s life comes to an apparentend. Why... [More]
Jerry's 2009 Top 10 WebSphere Trends with David L. Happy 2009! Each year, I outline a few technology areas that we are eagerlyfocusing on in WebSphere-land. Here is my top ten list for 2009. (in no particular order): Business Mash-ups Business Rules Middleware-as-a-Service Rainmaker Extreme Scale WAS.NEXT Restful - Agile DataPower-lution POWERful Middleware Industry-savvy Middleware My old friend Dave Letterman asked me to present them on the LateShow, theother night - Check out the video. A more detailed version of these ten areas are now... [More]
Jerry's5 levels of Engineering Nirvana Well. The new year is almost here. Given the newyear, I thought I'd try something new for blogging in 2009; video blogging . So, toget things going I will end the year off with a video blog (as practicefor next year). The subject is something that I've been talking to engineers about forthe past few years. I call it, Jerry's 5 Levels of EngineeringNirvana . As you will see in the video, thelevels are: Implementing the Requirements Innovating a Solution The Marketable Idea (also known asthe... [More]
David Sparks ' interview with me at Energy Camp in NYC. Last week, I waited on line 50 minutes to fill up my car with gasbecause ofa mini-panic brought on by Hurricane Ike .This week, gas prices in N.C.are over $4 US. Needless to say conserving ENERGY is on my mindand it'stime to take action. On Tuesday, I co-hosted Energy Camp atInterop 2008 in NYC. Myco-host was James Govenor ,from Redmonk and we used his popular Unconference format again (we also did an Unconference at IMPACT 2009). I delivered the EnergyCamp keynote, on Tuesday morning.As... [More]
VirtualizationProgression - Machines, Servers, Clouds, SaaS It seems like 'virtualization', ‘cloud computing’ and 'software as aservice' are all big industrybuzzwords that get tossed around with varying definitions. I am gettingmore and more questions abouthow these things play in the IBM and WebSphere space. As I study theattributes associated with theseterms, I am starting to get a feel for how they fit together. One interesting way to think about these topics is as a progressionof virtualization - fromthe machine, to the server, to the... [More]
A Classic - The Dirty Mac, plays the blues I found a real gem on YouTube. If you’re a classic rock and blues fan, this one “takes the cake”. It’s a clip from a show called the Rock and Roll Circus – Featuring… a band called “The Dirty Mac” . The band includes John Lennon on rhythm and vocals, Eric Clapton on lead, Keith Richards on bass (didn’t know Keith played bass or was ever young) and Mitch Mitchell (from Jimmy Hendrix’s band) on drums. It just doesn’t get better than this… Or does it? I was talking to Ian Mitchell , one of our lead CICS... [More]
Jerry at REST, Fishing - 2007 (saturated photo by GCC 2007) I was talking to a group of people the other day about REST, when someone joked - "Jerry really knows little about the subject - he is always on the go." This is simply not true - I know how to relax. In fact, I love to surf cast. It's when I do some of my best thinking. I really don't want to catch fish. In fact, when I do, I find it to be a real bother. You know- My son, daugther and relatives getting all upset- call me a "fish murderer", etc. But, let's be real here... It's not like... [More]
Okay, I'll admit it... When I jumped on stage at the MGM Grand Arena, turned around and saw 21,000 people looking at me and my bow tie, I was a little freaked out. But that feeling passed quickly when I started to tell the story of CitiGroup's digital acceleration initiative and how IBM's Hybrid Cloud technologies were making it all possible. I love the idea of Citi acting kind of like a venture capital firm, using Mobile Challenges as a way to disrupt the way banks innovate. Heather Cox , CMO of Citi,... [More]
With Interconnect 2015 only a few days away... and given Hybrid Cloud is such a big topic of this conference, we thought it would be good to share this point of view.
This article provides the point of view that is driving IBM’s delivery of a Two Speed Integration Platform in 2015.
1. What is Two Speed IT?
The demands of the digital business have created and accelerated the notion of the “bi-modal” IT organization where one part, the Steady Speed, is responsible for delivering enterprise-strength IT... [More]
It’s time again for my reflection on the top tech trends. Each year I outline the major directions that I see driving our segment of the market. This year, one thing is abundantly clear. The influence of cloud, mobile and analytics are not just approaching – they are here today. And Middleware has a key role to play here. As customers build more cloud, mobile and analytics capabilities, technologies such as integration, process automation, events & rules, content management, devops, and security are more... [More]
Who needs connectors when we have Web APIs
by Robert Vila and Jerry Cuomo - November 2014
USB and Web APIs have something in common
If you’re like me, you remember having a drawer filled with different types of hardware connectors and adapters. Your keyboard, mouse, network adapter, phone and dozens of other peripherals had their own proprietary type of connectors. Each device was designed for a unique type of socket and worked with only one protocol. It was a mess. And then came USB. Suddenly, that... [More]
The new service, called the IBM Internet of Things Foundation , makes it possible for a developer to quickly and easily extend an Internet-connected device such as a sensor or controller into the cloud , build an application alongside the device to collect the data and send real-time insights back to the developer’s business.
The IoT Foundation service is part of IBM Bluemix , IBM’s leading cloud application platform. It delivers rapid access to, and provides valuable insights from, IoT device data coming from... [More]
I have to admit I was a little skeptical when our MQ team told me they were “jumping into cloud with both feet” and engineering a “Light” version… My eyebrow also went up when they told me that this version of MQ was going to appeal to developers, where Enterprise MQ really has its appeal in the operations scene. I have learned that a little healthy skepticism along with a little positive encouragement can produce great results. Yet again, our team has hit a home run, adding to the list of... [More]
I typically don't blog much about my travels, but I recently visited Beijing and Taipei and think this one is worth sharing... especially the pics!
The adventure began in Beijing and the "Mix with Tech 2014" conference. What an energetic, well attended conference with well over 5,000 attendees and standing room only. The conference started out with Matt Wang playing the role of rock star, tearing off his dress shirt revealing the conference T-shirt. Xin Sheng Mao, and Sal Vella... [More]
Here is a preview of an article that I've stated to write on Gamification, called:
Not just playing Games on Bluemix
Developing Mobile apps that keep users engaged with Gamification
Introduction: Green Stamps, Frequent Fliers and Mobile Apps.
Incentive programs have been around since the late 1800s. Growing up in NYC, I can remember my relatives seemingly possessed as they traded Green Stamps, collected from supermarkets, gas stations and department stores, for the ultimate goal of being able to earn a... [More]
Mobile technologies are opening up virtually limitless opportunities for organizations to create, iterate and manage new applications that engage users in nearly every aspect of their lives. From house hunting and fitness monitoring to managing business projects and communicating with colleagues, broadening access to application programming interfaces (APIs) has created an economy that is exploding with possibilities for new business development.
Many established organizations have been benefitting from the API economy for years, and the... [More]
At Dockercon14 , Andrew Spyker and I teamed up to talk about and demo what we are doing, in IBM and across the Industry, around a topic that I call the "borderless cloud". During the talk, I covered the concept of borderless cloud and how it relates to IBM's strategy. I also talked about how Docker is one of the erasers of the lines between various clouds with regards to openness. We discussed how, regardless of vendor, deployment option and location, we need to focus on the following things:
This talk & demo was part of the Cloud Track at IMPACT 2014 and was part of the kickoff keynote titled "Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business", hosted by Steve Robinson.
In this part, I introduce the role of the Developers as 1 of 3 key roles of cloud computing (the others being Business Leader and IT manager)...
During the session, I demonstrate IBM BlueMix as a service for developers to rapidly compose applications. The demo includes a special appearance from Kevin Whinnery of Twilio. Enjoy!