Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tech Trend 2012

Happy New Year 2012. Hope, most of the financial turmoil impacts will be resolved in this year.

To start with, it is good to take few minutes to analyze the trend in past and present years.BusinessDictionary defines trend as 'pattern of gradual change in a condition, output, or process, or an average or general tendency of a series of data points to move in a certain direction over time, represented by a line or curve on a graph.' In simple term, swim your life in the flow of waves to survive.

On interesting analysis, it has been found that Top 3 Technology Innovations of 2011 are:
  • Cloud Storage

  • Mobility

  • Social Media

In cloud space, Top 5 Cloud Providers (Source: SearchCloudComputing) are:
  • NephoScale

  • Verizon Terramark

  • IBM

  • Salesforce

  • Google

Interestingly, top most position are ruled by SVS (Silicon Valley Startups). Point to understand is that the customer ranked the products based on robustness, cost, performance and availability; not on branding alone.

In, Top 3 Promising Open Source Products for 2012 are Nginix, Stig and Gluster.

For the last decade,development had the Web server choice of either Apache or IIS. Third alternative is Nginix. It has 50 million different Internet domains, or about 10 percent of the entire Internet. It is designed to handle highly trafficked Web sites, such as Facebook, Zappos, Groupon, Hulu, Dropbox. It got $9 million including CEO Michael Dell. Amazon to streamline Nginx for the AWS (Amazon Web Service) cloud service.

Stig had been introduced during last September NoSQL conference. We can probably see Stig in 2012. By design, it is built on a distributed graph database and Haskell functional programming. It allows for inferential searching, allowing users and applications to look for highly scalable connections.

Gluster strategically enters the storage software market, which generates $4 billion in revenue annually. Red Hat revolutionize by acquisition. Over the past year, GlusterFS downloads increased by 300 percent of 40K.

Letz swift our gear to programming language trend which is the core area for IT developers. On observing the attached programming index, 1/3 rd of programming world is ruled by Java and C languages. As emerging languages, developers need to keep an eye on the significant deltal in C# and Objective C languages due to the power of C# 4.0 and iPad applications.

All the very best in 2012. Happy Coding!