SaaS architecture remains a mixed bag...the big question is if it matters to customers.
The NoSQL term is losing its luster already as databases in the cloud increase in complexity and functionality.
Public-cloud providers could go a long way to making enterprise feel comfortable by providing access to log and data transaction analytics.
The community that may be most attracted to the cloud-computing model in the long term are those who have the least direct interaction with the underlying technologies that enable it--application end users.
Microsoft's Mark Taylor talks about issues ranging from risk and resilience to private clouds and interoperability.
At Citrix Synergy 2009, Citrix made several additions to its Citrix Cloud Center (C3) offering. But there are serious questions whether C3 has the ecosystem to be competitive.
Can everything be on-demand? I think not.
In a conversation with Don Klaiss, new CEO of Compiere, I gained a new appreciation for Compiere, one of the veterans of the open-source world.
Tremendous opportunity and innovation has been delivered by self-service cloud platforms. But this shift will be peanuts compared to a great technological transition now in the works.