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WSO2 Big Data Platform

WSO2 Big Data Story

The Big Data Story was rejuvenated by open source, and the WSO2 Big Data Story integrates Big Data with SOA, integration, Cloud, and applications.

Why build a Big Data Platform?

CIOs, IT leaders, and business teams who separate business signals from transaction noise can transform business operations into a proactive, collaborative model that increases customer-centric interaction, streamlines partner coordination, and enhances revenue growth.

WSO2’s Big Data Analytics platform captures business activity across multiple data formats and message channels, performs temporal complex event processing and map-reduce analytics, and presents relevant, real-time business alerts and dashboards to enable timely operational management and business planning.

WSO2 Big Data Analytics Platform enables an API-centric architecture, enhances business visibility, Contextual Web, and helps build an adaptive business.

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Creating a SaaS App with the Multi-Tenant Carbon Framework – Step 1

When using traditional application servers and integration middleware, developing a multi-tenant SaaS application that meets SaaS requirements (i.e. personalization, tenant dimensions, self-service, resource optimization, and data aggregation) is a non-trivial exercise.  The prior blog post in this SaaS series describes the requirements and constraints for SaaS applications.

Because WSO2 Carbon based middleware servers contain a tenancy framework, development teams may rapidly migrate single-tenant web applications into multi-tenant SaaS applications.  WSO2 Carbon creates a multi-tenant environment inside the middleware servers (i.e. application server, integration server, Enterprise Service Bus) and delivers unparalleled tenant density.   For more information on the cost and effort savings, read the multi-tenant, shared container PaaS white paper.

The WSO2 Carbon framework creates tenant partitions, registers tenant specific applications, provides tenant administration tools, and holds run-time tenant context.

In this blog post series, we will deploy a tenant-aware SaaS application on the WSO2 Application Server 5.1, illustrate how to acquire the Carbon Context object, and demonstrate multi-tenancy in action.  The WSO2 Application Server is based on Apache Tomcat, and extends Tomcat with enterprise security, logging, management, clustering, and multi-tenancy; turning the open source Apache Tomcat project into Enterprise, Cloud-Native Tomcat++

 

 Step 1 – Deploy Carbon and Acquire Carbon Context

The SaaS application demonstrates tenant-specific framework objects, illustrates tenancy isolation, and reviews the Java Tenancy API within WSO2 Carbon.   The application code is available from GitHub at https://github.com/karux/CarbonSaaSTest.git

The Carbon Context object holds registry, cache, queue, user realm, and role based access control (RBAC) information for each tenant run-time context. Each SaaS application can use a Carbon platform API to access context details and personalize the application experience.

 

This blog tutorial and example code demonstrates the following getting started concepts and steps:

  • Getting Started #1 – Defining a Tenancy Dimension Model
    • Step 0: Deploy the WSO2 Application Server and start server
    • Step 1:  Log into the Carbon administration console as the super-administrator
  • Getting Started #2 – Provisioning SaaS Applications
    • Step 0: Compile the CarbonSaaSTest Application
    • Step 1: Provision a Global Tenant Scope SaaS Application
  • Getting Started #3 – Acquire Tenant Context

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WSO2 Community Event – WSO2Con13 – San Francisco

Open Source is fueled by  community.    Join the WSO2 community event, WSO2Con13, to network and learn from the individuals who build their connected business, accelerate agility, and solve complicated IT challenges with the WSO2 Platform.

Conference presenters include representatives from  BarclaycardUS, Accenture, Trimble, BNY Mellon, StubHub, Spectrum Health, West Interactive, and T-Systems.    The end-user stories will showcase how teams are building making their business more accessible, integrated, collaborative, and adaptive.

At the conference, I will be presenting two visionary sessions:

  •  Re-design Enterprise IT with WSO2 App Factory and WSO2 Cloud
  • Apache Stratos on OpenStack

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Step up to the open source major league

Many IT leaders prefer to buy their application infrastructure software from a single vendor.   When I was at Burton Group, Anne Thomas Manes and I called the providers delivering comprehensive offerings ‘super-platform vendors’.    In a recent report, Gartner helps teams understand the trade-offs associated with the super-platform vendor strategy, and summarizes the strengths and cautions of comprehensive application infrastructure vendors.

Providing a who’s who in the vendor market, this research offers basic profiles for vendors that qualify to provide a comprehensive set of application infrastructure supporting an organization’s projects in the next three to five years.

Gartner cites WSO2 as a visionary in all three Magic Quadrants for Application Infrastructure including SOA Application Projects, Systematic Application Integration Projects, and Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects. Of the vendors listed as options in the Comprehensive Application Infrastructure report, WSO2 is the only open source vendor included.

Gartner Comprehensive Infrastructure Vendor Chart 2013

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

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Red Hat Enterprise Middleware comparison with Cloud-Native Middleware

Red Hat Enterprise Middleware delivers an open source platform supporting web applications, integration, Service Oriented Architecture, and data services.  The Red Hat platform is missing many leading edge Cloud, mobile, Big Data, and API management components.

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Moving eGovernment to Cloud

For any Government organization needing to do more with less, eGovernment is the answer. eGovernment solutions cost effectively deliver information and enable transactions among citizens residing within a local geography.  An eGovernment solution may also link various governmental groups supporting constituents. However, the role of eGovernment has been traditionally limited by the inherent cost and complexity of developing, integrating, and managing traditional server-based systems. To overcome these hurdles, government agencies are looking to cloud solutions as a way to radically scale service delivery while simultaneously minimizing the expenses related to IT infrastructure, application development and deployment, and operations. WSO2 has published a white paper examining demands faced by government agencies and how the cloud-native WSO2 eGovernment solution provides a powerful, highly flexible, and extensible platform that addressing eGovernment requirements in a cost effective manner.

For more information, download the paper at http://wso2.com/whitepapers/moving-egovernment-to-the-cloud/

 

Built on Apache Open Source Foundation

WSO2 Carbon application platform is built on a solid Apache Open Source Foundation.  Apache Open Source delivers innovative components and an extensive ecosystem of developers, educational resources, and committers.  Apache projects often surpass proprietary platform vendor offerings, and lead Apache project sponsors (e.g. Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Huawei, AMD) run their Internet scale business on open source project code.

When development teams adopt Apache open source projects, the teams undertake a challenging platform development task list:

  • Integrate Apache projects into the application platform
  • Synchronize project dependencies and versions
  • Maintain build repository and configuration scripts
  • Patch project codebase to fix defects
  • Upgrade projects and obtain new features

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Gartner’s and Cobiacomm’s analysis of WSO2 SOA Governance

WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware provider, announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of a new report, Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies[1]

My analysis (from an ex-Gartner research team leader), the placement demonstrates WSO2 team leadership in defining a vision for policy based service governance.     Continue reading

WSO2Brasil community

Is your native language Portuguese?      The WSO2Brasil blog contains useful community sponsored documentation in Portuguese.  According to the blog site, WSO2Brasil is a Brazilian community of interest which is intrigued by the WSO2 platform WSO2. The community exists to share knowledge and news, in addition to helping to spread the technology. The community members are interested in WSO2 products due to the code-free integration of Carbon modules and support for the creation, connection, composition,and governance of services via a complete SOA platform.

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