With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.
Here's a novel concept to encourage open government applications: pay your best developers. Apparently that's exactly what the UK's Office of Public Sector Information would like to do now that it has launched Data.gov.uk.
"In any organization you can be a Dilbert or a Wally," according to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. "Dilbert hasn't given up yet, but Wally has." The analogy was appropriate for the developer-heavy crowd at the Open APIs for Government event. The setting--San Francisco City Hall--was also appropriate, because Newmark may have been speaking more to those in charge of continuing to open up government data.