Look! Is it an ASP? Is it SaaS? Or is it a Cloud? Two Simple Acid Tests

Countless companies now claim to provide cloud computing-based products. However, at first glance it is easy for ASP- and SaaS-based delivery too look like true cloud computing. How can you tell the difference: with two simple “acid tests.”

Big Web 2.0 Technology Challenges: Utility-class scaling of dynamic data

In the Web 1.0 world could use different approaches to scale static and dynamic data. This does not translate well into a Web 2.0 world where most content is dynamic (i.e., user-generated content) that can come from ANYWHERE…