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Database Scalability – Horizontal vs. Vertical Scaling

Scalability at the database layer has always been a challenging task for architects. Sadly, this also happens to be one of the areas that is typically underestimated and later leading to major issues. My experience…

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Mobile Healthcare (m-Health) – If your end customers are doctors?

Mobile adoption is changing the way medicine is practiced today and there is a tremendous opportunity for healthcare ISVs to offer their applications in mobiles/tablets.  There are certain trends in Mobile Healthcare 1) 72 percent…

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Technology Enablers for SaaS: AOP and SODA

In our “ Technology Enablers for SaaS ” series, we highlighted Sharding in the last digest. This week we will focus on Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) and Service Oriented Data Architecture (SODA), two more technology…

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Technology enablers for SaaS – Sharding

Moving to a Software-as-a-Service model isn’t easy, as we highlighted last week. Quite a few design and engineering considerations must be taken into account. Of course, a minimalist approach can be taken while building a…

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SaaS – Outlook for ISVs

Moving to on-demand versions definitely makes sense irrespective of what some of the billion dollar companies think. On the ground, what does it mean for the ISVs to transition to on-demand versions. It primarily means…

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Amazon EC2 Cloud Instance Types

Many would know that Amazon is one of the leading IaaS providers and they offer different configurations of server Instances such as Linux, Windows – Small, Medium, Large and so on. This is most common…

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Why Multi-Tenancy makes sense for BPO Applications?

Many would know that multi-tenancy is an architectural pattern where a single installation of the software can serve multiple tenants. The term multi-tenancy has been used widely in the space of SaaS and in fact…

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Cloud – “Think Out Of The Box”

This phrase is very true in the case of cloud. So long when architects design an application they always think about the resource availability in a given (hosted server or a cluster of servers) scaled…

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Do you know about Safe Harbor policy?

SaaS business model offers a fantastic platform to service the world market, irrespective of the location of the customer. Unlike the traditional model, SaaS software is delivered over an internet, which means people can access…

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7 Questions that can help you objectively decide on implementing Multi-Tenancy

In my previous blog I discussed about the business/technical aspects in single tenant and multi-tenant models. However, due to huge loads of information from various sources people are actually lost in deciding whether to go…

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Understanding the SaaS Maturity Models

There are totally 4 maturity models/levels in which you can deliver a SaaS application/product. Single Tenant In a single tenant model each of the tenants will get their own respective instances. There is absolutely no…

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Understanding the Cloud – Part 2 – Intro to PaaS

In the first part I discussed about IaaS – highlights and challenges. In this part I will try to do the same for PaaS. Platform as a Service – PaaS, offers all the benefits of…

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