Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. recently held
early talks with Microsoft to show Wall Street Journal content, and
possibly other News Corp. publications, exclusively on the Bing search
engine. Analysts say this plan would hurt Murdoch more than Google.
The plan, they say, would cut off traffic to News Corp. sites through
Google. Microsoft has reportedly approached other major publications
with similar offers in which the publication would receive a fee from
Microsoft to have its content show up in Bing searches only.
The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 set a world record
with 32,000 users on the SAP 2-tier SD Benchmark
on the current SAP EP4
for SAP ERP
6.0 (Unicode). The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark is indicative
of full business workloads of complete order processing and invoice
processing. It demonstrates the ability to run both the application
and database software on a single system. Sun's server ended up being
8.6x faster than the only IBM 5GHz POWER6 unicode result under the same
benchmark. Sun's SPARC Enterprise M9000 server has 64 processors, 256
cores, and 512 threads
The Apache Tuscany team says it has been experimenting
with the Android platform to build mobile SOA applications. They
already have some samples of Android apps consuming SCA services on the
cloud. The first is "Store-android", which allows you to shop for
fruits and vegetables, and the second is SCATour-android, which allows
you to search for trips directly from your Android phone.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), the world's largest telecom company, recently announced
a new partnership with OpSource to hasten enterprise public cloud
adoption. The American branch of NTT will provide its secure data
centers and Tier 1 global IP network as the basis for OpSource's
Cloud. The announcement comes on the same day that AT&T announced
its Amazon-like IaaS. Let the cloud games begin!
The top link in 24 hours is Joe Wright's "New language features in Java 7"
. The blog gives a recap of JDK 7 language changes with examples.