HPE Education Services has recently updated its Peak Performance digital badging program to enable verification and sharing of digital credentials through Acclaim. Digital credentials such as "fast start" badges are now available to be verified by Hewlett Packard Enterprise without the need of a paid certification assessment. Read our blog here:
We had a generally good event this year. We had a good attendance, despite the usual last-minute cancellations and no shows. Customer attendees represented JP Morgan Chase, Fiserv, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Western Union.
This year we also tried a new format, with most of the morning being dedicated to a more in-depth SQL/MX migration workshop. The workshop was led by Paul Denzinger, HPE Distinguished Technologist. The focus of the workshop was to give the audience a feel for what they need to concern themselves with when migrating either from Enscribe or SQL/MP to SQL/MX. The workshop also included a highlight of the differences among the three architectures and respective features and functions.
The rest of the event followed the traditional vendor presentations. This year we also had TIC Software participate for the first time in NYTUG, presenting Future Proofing NonStop.
We had very positive feedback on the event, especially with regard to the new format and the value of the workshop. We received very positive feedback both from customers and vendors who were in attendance. After the event, George Peterson said that he found the SQL/MX migration workshop especially valuable and has learned at least a few things he was not aware of before. George also said that making the agenda available in advance made all the difference to him. This was also evident by his participation for the first time in the few years that the new NYTUG has been in existence.
The group had reconvened after the presentations in our regular Delicious Heights for some more discussions, networking and drinks.
It was a good event with good interactions and reconnecting with familiar faces from the past!
NSJ 8 Update 4 is generally available on HPE Integrity NonStop X, Virtualized NonStop and Converged Virtualized NonStop Systems
HPE NonStop Enterprise Division (NED) is pleased to announce the General Availability of Ported Binaries on HPE Integrity NonStop Servers, Java SE 8 Update 4 (referred in short as NSJ 8 U4) for HPE Integrity Converged NonStop X, HPE Virtualized NonStop X and HPE Virtualized Converged NonStop X Systems.
Here are the new features added in the NSJ 8 U4 release.
Compatible with Java SE 8 specification
NSJ 8 U4 is based on Oracle Java SE 8 Update 172 (JDK 8u172). It is a certified implementation of the Java SE 8 and implements all application programming interfaces (APIs) and tools that are defined for a headless configuration of Java SE 8. A complete list of Java SE 8 features can be found in http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/features. For information specific to the new features in NSJ 8 U4 please refer to the Release Notes for Oracle Java SE 8 Updates 151, 152, 161, 162, 171 and 172 at JDK 8 Update Release Notes.
Dynamic Thread Pre-emption (aka dynamic thread slicing)
Thread pre-emption feature was first introduced in NSJ 7 U2 release. It provided a mechanism for application developers to optimize the performance of their multi-threaded applications by configuring a timer which will guard how long a particular thread is able to use the services of a CPU.
In NSJ 8 U4 release the feature is enhanced to make it “dynamic” by employing an algorithm which is based on a set of user configurable parameters. This feature is called Dynamic Thread Pre-emption (or) Dynamic Thread Slicing. The amount of time granted to an application thread can be changed dynamically at run time using the parameters provided by the algorithm. Previously, the time for which a thread was allowed to occupy a CPU was fixed for the entire duration of the execution of the thread.
Security key enhancements
NSJ 8 U4 supports Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm prime modulus up to 8192 bits and Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) key length up to 3072 bits.
Enhanced KeyStore Mechanism
NSJ 8 U4 brings a new security property namely jceks.key.serialFilter. If this filter is configured, the Java Cryptographic Extensions Key Store (JCEKS) KeyStore uses it during the deserialization of the encrypted Key object stored inside a SecretKeyEntry. If it is not configured or if the filter result is UNDECIDED or if the system property jdk.serialFilter is also supplied, then the filter configured by jdk.serialFilter is consulted.
New security property to control crypto policy
The JCE jurisdiction policy files used by the JDK can now be controlled via a new Security property crypto.policy. If the new Security property (crypto.policy) has been set in the java.security file or is set dynamically using the Security.setProperty() call before the Java Cryptographic Extensions (JCE) framework has been initialized, that setting will be honored. In older releases, JCE jurisdiction files had to be downloaded and installed separately to allow unlimited cryptography to be used by the JDK. The download and install steps are no longer necessary.
TLS session hash and extended master secret extension
This release adds support for IETF RFC 7627 - Transport Layer Security (TLS) Session Hash and Extended Master Secret Extension. By setting a new System Property jdk.tls.allowLegacyResumption an application can reject abbreviated handshaking when the session hash and extended master secret extension is not negotiated. By setting another new property jdk.tls.allowLegacyMasterSecret to false, the application can reject new connections that do not support the session hash and extended master secret extension functionality.
NSJ 8 U4 brings TZupdater version 2.1.2 which carries IANA time zone data version 2018c. Refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE software for details.
Obtaining NSJ 8 U4
NSJ 8 U4 is available on the NonStop Scout in NonStop eServices Portal.
T2766L80^ADO – NSJ Hotspot 32 Bit
T2866L80^ADO – NSJ 64 bit
The NonStop hardware and software requirements for deploying NSJ 8 U4 are listed in the data sheet referred below. Note: The Dynamic Thread Pre-emption feature requires a new version of Posix User Thread Model library (PUT library) which is T1280 L02. This new PUT library version is delivered through L18.08 and later RVU versions as part of the SUT DVD.
The user manuals, namely NSJ 8 Programmer’s Reference, NSJ 8 Tools Reference Pages and JToolkit for NSJ 8 Programmer's Reference and API Reference, are available on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center web page.
Also refer to the data sheet Ported Binaries on HPE Integrity NonStop Servers, Java SE 8 (NSJ 8) for detailed descriptions of all the features of NSJ 8.
HPE NonStop Database Analyzer (NSDA) is generally available
HPE NonStop Enterprise Division (NED) is pleased to announce the general availability of HPE NonStop Database Analyzer (NSDA) as a new product on our NonStop portfolio. NSDA offers a new way to analyze, correlate, and visualize your SQL/MX data workload, in real time. With NSDA users can immediately identify what resources are engaged in servicing the database workload and make a more efficient use of them. Business oriented metrics allow for a wider range of users to gain visibility and control of the information that matters to them without requiring specific database knowledge. Dramatic reduction of the time spent on data gathering, correlation, and analysis helps improving agility and speed of execution. Application deployment time is reduced; application outage situations are either quickly identified or prevented. The overall gain in visibility and control challenges the idea that analytics can only be done on a separate copy of the database. HPE NSDA is a leap forward to effortlessly optimize your database workload while seamlessly serving both transactional and analytical requirements.
HPE NSDA 1.0 introduces a number of graphical features such as dashboards, heat maps, query lists, “top n” workloads, and health check refreshed with real time data. Most graphical representations allow to drill down to a unique query workload with just a couple clicks. Query statistics and plans are immediately available for any given query. The user can zoom in or out a period of time in a few seconds by just moving a slider on a timeline that can range from a few minutes to months. Historical data is retained in a repository that the user can access to generate reports. The repository is hosted on a separate Linux server and no client s/w is necessary other than pointing your Chrome browser to the secure web page for NSDA on that same server.
NSDA is available for all platforms running the Lxx release of the HPE NonStop Operating system. HPE NSDA 1.0 can capture queries executed via the HPE NonStop SQL/MX Connectivity Services (MXCS) interface. HPE NonStop SQL/MX DBS (Database Services) is supported. HPE SQL/MP tables accessed from the SQL/MX engine are also supported. Please refer to the datasheet for a more detailed list of requirements.
For more information:
Please refer to the NSDA datasheet
URL - Internal: https://psnow.ext.hpe.com/doc/a00063463ENW
URL - Partner: https://psnow.ext.hpe.com/doc/a00063463ENW
URL - Public: https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=a00063463ENW
URL - Mobile https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getmobile.aspx?docname=a00063463ENW
Manuals are available at HPESC. (See datasheet for the manuals names)
Optional professional services:
For customers not yet familiar with either Linux or SQL/MX or both we recommend to add a professional service to get NSDA installed and setup to monitor your SQL/MX workload. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
Please find attached the NonStop Architecture Guide document. This is a reference document to guide the audience on two key questions:
What specifications should the underlying hardware and virtualization environment meet in order to host a Virtualized NonStop software stack?
What rules should I comply with while deploying a Virtualized NonStop system on that environment?
As you may know, with Virtualized NonStop, you now have several different options to choose from while implementing the solution. The document is intended to help an Enterprise IT architect design the solution that meets vNS requirements while also complying with the IT policies and practices in the target environment.
This is a public document hosted at the URLs below:
URL - Internal: https://psnow.ext.hpe.com/doc/a00064673enw
URL - Partner: https://psnow.ext.hpe.com/doc/a00064673enw
Please send any feedback/comments to email@example.com.
L19.03 Release Version Update is generally available
HPE NonStop Enterprise Division (NED) is pleased to announce the General Availability of L19.03 RVU for HPE Integrity NonStop X systems, HPE Virtualized NonStop systems and HPE Virtualized Converged NonStop systems.
The following sections summarize the key enhancements supported in this RVU.
New hardware products supported in this RVU:
A separate announcement will be sent on the hardware enhancements supported in this RVU.
New software products introduced in this RVU:
Product Enhancements supported:
Enhancements to HPE Virtualized NonStop
HPE Virtualized NonStop (vNS) has been enhanced with the following features:
Deployment tools automate resource discovery for system deployment and optimize some of the deployment tasks such as storage provisioning.
vNS fabric is now supported on 25 GbE networks, in addition to the currently supported 40 GbE networks.
vNS High End systems support up to 256 GB of memory per CPU.
Support for Larger OSS regular file I/O sizes
OSS read and write APIs now support I/O sizes up to 868 KB on regular files. These APIs are usable in Pthreads (PUT) processes and non-threaded processes.
Increased limit for Guardian process I/O
Guardian File System APIs are enhanced to support transfer size of up to 2MB for inter-process communication.
PUT Model Library support for TMF_JOIN_()
A new API, PUT_TMF_JOIN(), allows a user thread to participate in a transaction initiated by another process.
Enhancements to PEEK
PEEK utility is enhanced to display information related to TMF transactions.
OSM Service Connection and OSM Console Tools are enhanced to support Java 11.0.1. OSM Service Connection is also enhanced to report system inventory through a periodic IR.
Accessing User-provided DLLs from TNS Programs
An alternative method is now available to link native DLLs to TNS programs. Binder commands now allow you to embed the name of a user-provided DLL in a TNS object file.
NonStop In-Memory Cache 4.0
NonStop In-Memory Cache (NSIMC) product is upgraded to Redis open source version 4.0.11. NSIMC is now included in the NonStop OS bundle.
New heap manager
The common runtime environment has been enhanced with a new heap manager. The new heap manager provides faster performance for C/C++ in-memory computing applications. An example is the NonStop In-Memory Cache product. Applications can choose either to use the existing heap manager or this new heap manager. The default continues to be the existing heap manager. The new heap manager is available only for 64 bit applications on OSS.
NonStop Safeguard has been enhanced to:
Provide the failed-logon count since previous successful logon for a given user
Provide the details of last few instances of successful start and stop of Safeguard processes
Run SAFECOM and SAFEART processes in high PIN by default.
NonStop SSL Enhancements
The version of OpenSSL used in NonStop SSL has been updated to 1.1.0j. This introduces few new cipher suites and deprecates few others. The RELOAD CERTIFICATES command now handles client certificates in addition to server certificates.
NonStop SSH Enhancements:
The default values of the main algorithm parameters have been changed to only include stronger algorithms. You can now configure the permission mode for files uploaded to a peer host using SFTP or SFTPAPI.
This is not a complete or exhaustive list of enhancements in this RVU. Please refer to “L19.03 Release Version Update Compendium” and the product user manuals, available at www.hpe.com/info/nonstop-ldocs, for more information on the release content (please allow 48 hours for the manuals to be published at the above portal).
Obtaining SUTs and SPRs:
SUT requests can be submitted through Scout for NonStop servers, which can be accessed via the HPE NonStop eServices Portal. You may also query the complete list of product versions and software product revisions (SPRs) included in the RVU and download the required SPRs from this portal.
For more information:
NSIMC 4.0 is generally available on HPE Integrity NonStop X, Virtualized NonStop and Virtualized Converged NonStop Systems
HPE NonStop Enterprise Division (NED) is pleased to announce the General Availability of HPE NonStop In-Memory Cache 4.0 (referred in short as NSIMC 4.0) for HPE Integrity NonStop, Virtualized NonStop and Virtualized Converged NonStop systems.
NSIMC is an in-memory storage server that applications can use for fast data access. NSIMC can be accessed across CPUs. Hence applications deployed on different CPUs can share data among themselves using the NSIMC without having to exchange inter-process messages between each other.
About NSIMC 4.0
NSIMC 4.0 is a value added port of the open source in memory data store from Redis 4.0.11. Redis is a popular NoSQL data structure store used by applications across many different domains.
NSIMC offers all the features of Redis 4.0.11 and with NonStop fundamentals. It is built with the continuous availability and data consistency that NonStop customers have come to expect.
NSIMC works in a client – server model. Applications act as clients to invoke commands on the NSIMC server for storing, modifying and retrieving data elements.
HPE NSIMC supports several data structures and is resilient to single point of failures. It is capable of automatic eviction of old or stale elements and has the ability to persist data elements in the disk. It also provides master-slave data replication and offers a scripting facility. It scales using a mechanism called client sharding.
New Features in NSIMC 4.0
Least Frequently Used (LFU) algorithm
NSIMC 2.8 offered Least Recently Used (LRU) algorithm for evicting old and stale data elements from the cache so that new elements can be accommodated within its pre-allocated memory area. NSIMC 4.0 adds the LFU algorithm. Both methods provide configurable parameters for the users to tune the respective algorithms as per their need.
Modules are run time libraries that can contain custom data types and commands that can be attached to the core NSIMC 4.0 server. The NSIMC 4.0 server will invoke the module as necessary when it is processing commands received from the client application and return the result that was obtained from the module back to the client. Modules are loaded on to the backup NSIMC 4.0 server in NonStop Process Pair mode and hence inherit the same availability and data integrity as the core NSIMC server process they are attached to.
NSIMC 4.0 also brings a new data structure, namely GeoSpatial. Applications can store objects using this data type and directly query for results like distance between two points on earth.
Cluster formation by client-side sharding
NSIMC supports scalability of the cache server, i.e. dynamically increase the amount of data that can be stored, by a mechanism of data partitioning called client sharding. Clients that are capable of “client-side sharding” functionality can be configured to use multiple instances of the NSIMC server to store their temporary data thus distributing their data elements across.
Obtaining NSIMC 4.0
The NSIMC 4.0 product is offered for the NonStop server without charge. It is included as part of all L-series SUTs from the L19.03 RVU onwards. Please look for the T-number T1300 L01^ AAD.
A user manual, NonStop In-Memory Cache User Guide, is available on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center web page.
All features of NSIMC 4.0 are described in detail in the HPE NonStop In-Memory Cache Datasheet available here.
HPE NonStop WW Product Management
HPE NonStop. For industries that never stop.
The HPE Virtualized NonStop (vNS) system introduces a whole new way of implementing HPE NonStop solutions in today’s enterprise IT. It allows the ability to deploy an HPE NonStop system as a guest in a virtualized IT infrastructure or in a private cloud environment. This opens up the implementation choices for HPE NonStop solutions to a wide variety of hardware products available in the market.
To support HPE NonStop fundamentals of high availability, scalability, and security, Hewlett Packard Enterprise requires the virtualized hardware environment to meet a set of rules so that the HPE vNS system offers the same features and benefits as available in the HPE NonStop converged system (HPE NonStop X).
This document describes the requirements and rules for deploying an HPE vNS system in a virtualized environment. The document is intended to help customers prepare the underlying environment and deploy HPE vNS systems in compliance to these rules and guidelines.
The scope of the document is to:
1. Specify the hardware components (such as server, storage, networking, and connectivity) of the infrastructure eligible to host an HPE vNS system in a generic fashion.
2. State the rules governing the distribution and configuration of HPE vNS virtual machines (VMs) on the virtualized hosts.
3. Provide information about hardware configurations that HPE vNS has been implemented on. This is essentially a reference to the readers of a HPE vNS system implementation in order to help them design systems for their specific requirements.
4. This document covers only the VMware® based virtualization environment.
This is a live document and will get updated periodically. The latest version of this document is available for download at hpe.com/info/nonstop-ldocs.
Director Developer Experience and Product Incubation at HPE and the HPE Developer Community
At HPE Discover 2018 Las Vegas this year, HPE held their first ever hackathon for customers in a Hack Shack located in the event showcase. The goal of the hackathon was to promote innovation through open source collaboration.
During the 3-day event, over 280 people experienced the HPE Hack Shack. They entered a large workspace with slated wood walls containing 10 tables, chairs, and computers available for hacking – all complete with a mood lighting disco ball and background music. A backyard recreational area was also provided (just for hanging out) complete with Astroturf grass, swings, video games, a giant Jenga tower, and a Corn Hole game.
Seventy-three enthusiastic would-be hackers sat down for one of five two-hour sessions to test their coding chops. The participants’ skills ranged from absolute beginner to intermediate levels. All participants received a coveted HPE DEV T-shirt. And one talented and creative hacker secured the grand prize of a DJI Mavic Air Drone with accessories. Second place received a DJI Spark drone with accessories. Amazon Echo Dots were also awarded to top finishers.
Top 10 things you should know about the first-ever HPE Discover Hackathon
10. You didn’t need good looks or coding skills to get into the HPE Discover Hack Shack
But you did need a willingness to learn. Because no coding talents were required, even novices participated…and did well!
9. Pretty much everyone thought it was cool
Hackathons are a fun way to learn software development and coding skills—and the first ever HPE Discover hackathon delivered. Participants were able to tap into skills that helped them better understand infrastructure as code, a great skill to have in this market.
8. A common question: “Why I am coding “Hello World?”
Traditionally, “Hello World” is the very first program people write. It’s used to illustrate the basic syntax of programming languages. Hey, we didn’t make the rules…we just follow them…well, at least sometimes. J
7. Most common reaction of participants: Shock and awe-some!
The HPE Developer Community (HPE DEV) expected as much. Many people typically think of HPE as an infrastructure company. HPE DEV is starting to change that. An awesome team of experts are working hard to build out a vibrant, collaborative, and contributing software developer community. So stay tuned…
6. Top question asked: Where’s the beer?
As esteemed hosts, the HPE DEV team saved it for the end, knowing all hackathons end well with a beer. Besides, you don’t win friends (or hackathons) over salad.
5. Everyone loved Sir Hackington Appbuilder III
Who doesn’t love an adorable puppy – even if he is a statue? Sir Hackington Appbuilder III will be attending all upcoming hackathons, as he is now the HPE DEV team’s official mascot.
4. The winner’s hack was amazing
Congratulations to Michael Lai who participated in the HPE OneView detect infrastructure failures hack. He created a server profile from a template and applied it to a server hardware. He then created an alert resource to monitor the server profile. A script runs every 10 seconds, which monitors the status and sends a status alert to the user.
3. HPE loves Open Source and sharing!
The winner’s script is in a state that can be easily extended and shared with the open source community to monitor infrastructure resources. It’s also something HPE DEV will add as an example to the SDKs – along with other hacks. To learn more, check out the HPE Developer Community (@HPE_DevCom).
2. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks
As the first-ever HPE Discover Hackathon, the HPE DEV team wasn’t really sure what attendees would think. The “Hello World” hack was eagerly embraced; beginners really do want to learn something new. And in today’s software-defined data center, the magic of coding is a great new skill to develop, and HPE DEV is here to help you grow your skills.
1. Overall takeaway from HPE Discover Hackathon
Everyone had a great time and will definitely come back for future Discover Hackathons. The HPE DEV team is already brainstorming creative and fun challenges for the next one!
A final word from the sponsor:
The HPE Developer Community connects you with HPE experts, resources and other developers worldwide to help you improve automation, service delivery, and workflow assets using open source software on HPE platforms and solutions. If you are interested in learning more or participating in a future HPE Hackathon, please reach out to HPE DEV on SLACK.
The work completed by all of the teams during the hackathon will be leveraged by the HPE Developer Community (@HPE_DevCom). More information about these projects and many others will be available in upcoming articles on the community’s blog site.
HPE and Scality: Business Value of Scalable Object Storage, an IDC White Paper
About this webinar
Enterprises worldwide are contending with an accelerated pace of digital transformation where reliable and flexible information technology infrastructure can have a significant impact on revenue and profitability. As data volumes grow, so does the complexity and cost of storing and managing the data, with added complications for data governance and compliance. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, object storage solutions are emerging as superior alternatives for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. IDC interviewed organizations that have moved key workloads to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING to understand the impact of the solution on storage costs and business operations. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with perspectives from these companies that have successfully managed the digital transformation challenges.
Live online Jul 19 10:00 am
United States - Chicago
ON DEMAND AFTER 7/19/18
Technology companies of all sizes — from nascent startups to large enterprises — strive to differentiate product lines and maintain an edge over the competition. In an upcoming book, “The 1st Mover,” author and tech expert Tom Bradicich provides insights into processes that have proven to deliver differentiated product categories for large organizations.
“I like to separate the notion of innovation from differentiation,” said Bradicich (pictured), vice president and general manager of “internet of things” and converged Edge Systems at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. “Differentiation is really where one can have a first-mover advantage because differentiation by definition is new, is innovation.”
Bradicich spoke with John Furrier (@furrier), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, at theCUBE’s studio in Palo Alto, California. They discussed the thought processes and proven approaches to driving differentiation in technology products.
Organizational approach to differentiation
Validation of the product concept with potential customers is important to ensure innovation is moving in the right direction. When engaging with customers, however, the line of questioning needs to be forward-thinking rather than focused on current competitive solutions, according to Bradicich.
“I hear this all the time from my competitors and even some colleagues out in the industry: ‘Well, we ask them what apps they run at the edge. We ask them what they do at the edge.’ That’s good, that’s necessary but not sufficient,” Bradicich said.
Instead, asking questions about what benefits a hypothetical product can often provide leads to more fruitful discussions. Since the product is still a concept, customers don’t have a reference from which to base comparisons, Bradicich explained. “You have to say, ‘But if you had this product, wouldn’t you, for example, run an entire database? Would you compile your machine learning models at the edge, do it in the cloud now; wouldn’t you do that, if you had it?'”
When speaking with different stakeholders about new products or services, it’s also critical to establish core operating principles early on. This prevents the team from changing directions too frequently or dramatically by providing a true north to which all feedback can be referenced to, according to Bradicich.
“You have to have deep philosophical and conviction of principles,” he said. “If you don’t, you will be swayed by everybody’s opinion and you’ll never get anything done.”
Bradicich is applying these fundamental principles within his organization at HPE. The Edgeline product team, for instance, is delivering differentiated products in edge computing for a wide range of industrial applications while remaining aligned to HPE’s core compute operating principles.
“We’re revolutionizing the industrial IoT in particular and manufacturing floors,” he said “We have the large auto manufacturer that has chosen Edgeline as the standard to produce more and more vehicles per day…. We have a snack company making potato chips looking at what we’re doing with software defining operations.”
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s CUBE Conversations.
HPE Recovery Manager Central is software that integrates 3PAR storage with StoreOnce backup systems to provide a converged data protection solution. It combines the performance of snapshots with the protection of a backup. In this ChalkTalk, HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito gives an overview.
About this webinar
In 2018, we use Hybrid IT to deliver, enable and facilitate organisational and business-driven outcomes. Yet organisations differ over whether they prefer ITIL or DevOps to support their fast-changing IT environments.
The amount of focus applied to each will depend on several factors, not least “what are the business or organisational outcomes you are trying to achieve?” In reality, you should consider both to be practical parts of your IT Management System and IT Operating Model.
This webinar will look at ITIL, DevOps and other compontments, and why it’s time to embrace multiple tools and methodologies in Hybrid IT.
Recorded Jan 16 2018 - 58 mins
Are you curious about how RESTful Web services can help open up your NonStop to a variety of applications, including modern ones like the Amazon Echo? In our latest webinar, you can learn all about how to integrate your NonStop applications with REST Web services, bringing the full benefit of public and private services into your NonStop applications through several demonstrations of NuWave’s LightWave product suite.
Register for the "REST Services in Action: Using RESTful APIs with HPE NonStop Applications" webinar today. We are offering three different times for you convenience.
The Internet of Things marketplace is moving fast, with remarkable innovations becoming business as usual. To keep up, you may want to consider one of this year's IoT conferences. Not sure where to put your conference dollars? Here’s a comprehensive guide to the best IoT events in 2018.
Staying on top of technology trends within the sphere of the Internet of Things (IoT) is an ongoing challenge, given the industry’s rapid-fire changes and how those changes affect other areas of IT. Topping the list this year in hot IoT topics are high-performance computing, edge computing, advanced analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, smart homes, and smart cities.
The best technology conferences both teach the tools, processes, and tactics in use today and explore emerging IoT-related technologies. However, not all conferences are created equal. Some fall flat in content, and others are geared to specific use cases such as consumer IoT, smart cities, or health tech.
Yet, IoT is still in its formative years, as are several related technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. That makes it difficult for a general IoT conference to stay narrow enough to be helpful and yet broad enough to hit all the bases.
We’re here to help you sort through which 2018 IoT conferences are worth your time and money. They are handily categorized as must attend, worth attending, or worthy mentions, although your individual mileage may differ. Each section is presented in chronological order. If a conference is aimed at a specific audience or industry vertical, it is noted in the description.
Conferences in this category are selected according to how well they address the top IoT trends for this year. The rankings also take into consideration factors such as speaker quality and the topics of talks. IoT is relatively new, but when conferences have a history of more than a few years, comments from attendees in previous years and attendance growth are noted.
IoT Evolution Expo
Date: January 22-25, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Cost: $3,595. If you just want to attend the IoT Workshops, that’s $775 (plus $100 if you wait to buy any pass on site). Free for exhibit hall.
This event centers on enterprise operations, the view of IoT through IT eyes. In other words, this conference is less about robots and more about using IoT to improve efficiencies, drive revenue opportunities, and solve business problems.
But IoT Evolution is not solely about IT’s struggles with IoT-related bandwidth, gateway architectures, remote monitoring, asset management, deployment rollouts, and interoperability. A business integration and analytics track and a security track address additional business issues, and plenty more.
To enable crossover opportunities, the IoT event is collocated with the Smart Cities Conference, which appeals to business types in manufacturing and city management who need to know how to connect the buzz of IoT to productivity and efficiency.
Reason to attend: If you’re in IT and interested in figuring out how to monitor, manage, and exploit IoT to improve productivity and efficiencies, this is your jam. You’ll also learn how to manage IoT in the field, on the factory floor, or anywhere remotely.
IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things
Date: February 5-8, 2018
Cost: $1,000; $900 for IEEE members
The World Forum on the Internet of Things is the premier conference for the IEEE IoT Initiative, with the theme of “Smart Cities and Smart Nations.” Singapore was chosen as the conference location because it's known for its advanced technology.
The conference focus is on creating better lives and sustainable stewardship of the planet. It’s about using imagination to foster innovation in smart cities and nations to improve every human life.
If you’re thinking this is a feel good, new age, tree hugger convention, think again. This is hard science in action, sharing bleeding-edge technologies and concepts with a highly technical audience. It’s just that organizers and participants think IoT technologies can and should be used for good, rather than just for profit.
Presentations are given about IoT research done and reported by some of the most august researchers on the planet. A broad program of peer-reviewed papers and presentations attracts some of the brightest minds who are purposefully set on proactively reshaping the human experience.
Five vertical sessions target practical applications: smart cities and nations; public safety, emergency response, and humanitarian technologies; logistics; Industrial IoT; and IoT for agriculture. The topical area sessions include security and privacy; policy and regulation; best practices, standards, and open source; blockchains and apps; and automation and artificial intelligence.
Reason to attend: If you want to learn how IoT in smart cities can be used to improve human lives, this is the conference you most want to attend.
Industry of Things World USA
Date: March 7-9, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Cost: Ranges from $2,695 to $3,495. Team discounts are available.
The Industry of Things World event, in its third year, serves an audience of executives concerned more with the business end of Industrial IoT, rather than the technical aspects. The three-day conference focuses on how industrial IoT affects business models and production processes in several major industries.
The focus this year is on automation, M2M communication, interoperability, analytics, and new business models. And, of course, all of those topics are viewed through the lens of risks vs. rewards.
Reason to attend: If you’re an executive looking to determine the business sense in industrial IoT, remake your business models, capture rewards, mitigate risks, and learn and network with peers wrangling with these same concerns, this is the conference for you.
Linux Foundation OpenIoT Summit
Date: March 12-14, 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Cost: $850, with early-bird discounts. Academics (students and faculty) and hobbyists (individuals) get in for $200.
Open source has gained so much momentum in recent years that it’s taking application development by storm. To no one’s surprise, open source owns the majority of the IoT software development space. Now the only thing left to do is figure out which of the many open source IoT projects you want to learn, support, or adopt.
This conference is highly technical, aimed at firmware and software developers as well as architects working on Industrial IoT projects.
The Embedded Linux Conference is combined with OpenIoT Summit and is an awesome technical conference for developers and companies using Linux in embedded products, which is just about everyone these days. True to its open roots, the conference is vendor-neutral. You’ll learn from experts on all aspects of embedded Linux, from hardware to user space development.
This is a “where the rubber hits the road” event where you can not only learn from experts in leading companies and open source projects, but also network for job opportunities or recruit new talent.
Reason to attend: Whatever you’re looking for in open source IoT skills and projects, this is the primo place to hunt for it.
Internet of Things World
Date: May 14-17, 2018
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Cost: $2,295, with group rates and early registration discounts. $795 for the Developers Conference.
This year, the Internet of Things World conference is focusing on IoT in industry verticals, with a mission to provide actionable information rather than a sweeping overview. In 2018, there is an emphasis on growing partner ecosystems and where specific puzzle pieces fit in behemoth vertical markets such as Industrial IoT and artificial intelligence.
Expect Startup City to be bigger, with more than 100 startups featured. The Hackathon is back this year. Conference organizers added more case study sessions, a two-track Developers Conference, and additional tracks to beef up the technical education on utilities and energy, and smart buildings and construction. Experience Zones offer hands-on encounters for techies and business types. There are more parties and other social events this year too, increasing networking opportunities.
In short, the 2018 conference is aimed at providing attendees with more actionable information and skills they can carry home. The change in focus comes in response to feedback from critics, who last year complained of too much buzz and glitz and too little of the nuts and bolts in making an entire IoT system pay off.
Reason to attend: If you’re looking to learn which players might make a good fit for your ecosystem, or which ecosystem your company should join, this is a great place to get the lay of the land. If you have a specific business problem to solve, this is a great venue for finding the answers or the talent you need.
IoT Tech Expo North America
Date: Nov 28-29, 2018
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Cost: $1,500 for the “ultimate” pass. Expo pass is free.
This is a two-day event offering top-level discussions among major players across manufacturing, transportation, health, logistics, government, energy, automotive, and several other industries.
The conference is meant for a broad appeal. Tracks serve IT decision-makers, developers and makers, OEMs, government and council officials, automotive executives, operators, technology providers, investors, and venture capitalists. Because it covers so much ground, attendees get a strong overview of where IoT stands now and where it’s headed. Typically, the broader a conference goes, the less the depth in drill-down topics. But that’s not a problem here, as it is exactly as billed: a top-level view.
Reason to attend: This is the conference for someone who wants an overview in where IoT stands now and where it is headed. Major companies sponsor the event and provide speakers, so the networking opportunities are strong if you’re looking for an IoT-related job or people to hire.
The following conferences are well worth your time and conference dollars. They didn’t make the cut of the must-attend category not because they are unworthy, but because they are likely to appeal to niche and highly specialized causes, audiences, or technologies.
In other words, they fall in this category as an organizational matter, not a reflection of popularity or quality.
Bosch ConnectedWorld 2018
Date: February 21-22, 2018
Cost: Ranges from €300 to €1,000
This is a huge conference by the Bosch Group, a German multinational engineering and electronics company ranked as the world's largest supplier of automotive components. The company actively uses and provides numerous IoT products.
There are two “tickets” or tracks: a Hackathon ticket for developers, user experience experts, idea generators, and designers; and a Conference ticket for power players, senior decision-makers, and destiny dreamers. Both have customizable experiences.
The fun thing about this event is that it simultaneously gives you a feel for the massiveness of the IoT space and for just how small our world is getting through IoT hyper-connectiveness.
Reason to attend: Is your interest primarily in automotive IoT? Consider this conference if you’re really into connected cars and smart city concepts.
Date: March 25-30, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $1,095 for Airheads plus technical training. Airheads admission only is $695. Partner admission is $395.
This event is all about how you can use intelligent edge capabilities using Aruba products on the Aruba Mobile First Architecture. There’s lots of hands-on training sessions and plenty of opportunities for certification testing too. The Enterprise Network Security track succinctly addresses the plentitude of security issues in IoT, mobile, and cloud, and the innovations that are evolving to address them.
Reason to attend: If you are an Aruba customer or partner and looking to increase your mobile and security strategies for IoT deployments, this is the conference for you.
ACM/IEEE IoTDI 2018
Date: April 17-20, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Cost: Not yet announced
This is the third ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI). IoTDI is colocated in even years with IEEE IC2E and in odd years with CPS Week. Topics address the entire IoT ecosystem, including cloud and edge computing, data analytics, sensor networks, mobile devices, Internet architecture, middleware, and IoT applications.
This heavily technical conference offers information largely not covered in other IoT conferences, such as analytic foundations and IoT theory; protocols and network abstractions; novel quality requirements and their enforcement mechanisms; IoT application back ends and resource management; evaluation and testbeds; and social computing and human-in-the-loop issues.
In other words, it’s not for the weak in machine logic or the math-handicapped. But what did you expect from ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers?
Reason to attend: You’re an engineer and you have zero tolerance for marketing fluff and executive briefs. You want an IoT conference full of red meat for real engineers. This is it.
ICIOT 2018: 20th International Conference on Internet of Things
Date: June 3-4, 2018
Location: New York, NY
Cost: Starts at $296, or €250
This conference, scientifically sponsored by the International Computer and Information Engineering Committee, is a huge meeting of academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars who present scientific papers and share research on anything and everything having to do with the Internet of Things. Expect esoteric information and bleeding-edge breakthroughs tested and presented with scientific rigor.
Reason to attend: You’re so beyond what passes as “innovative” in IoT at most conferences. You want hard science, sound engineering, and imaginative research. You already know what’s happening in IoT. You want to know what’s coming next and maybe even how your own ideas compare.
Minds + Machines 2018
Date: September 12-13, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA
Cost: To be announced
GE practically invented the term Industrial IoT (IIoT). The company is very in the know on all things IoT in the industrial, i.e., manufacturing, sphere.
While it's too early to get many details on the 2018 event, the company offers a place to sign up for announcement emails. But if past events are any indication, the event will showcase today's IIoT technologies, the future of the industrial landscape, and the breadth and depth of potential digital outcomes.
Reason to attend: You're a manufacturer interested in unifying or solidifying your IIoT play and want to see what is cresting the horizon, or you are a GE partner or developer interested in learning more technical details in the digitized industrial space.
Events in this group have niche audiences, but if you’re looking for information on these highly specialized topics, they are good picks.
Sensors Expo & Conference
Date: June 26-28, 2018
Location: San Jose, CA
Cost: $899 to $1,199. Expo Hall pass is free.
This 30-year-old conference is anything but stale, considering the key role sensors are playing in IoT today and the avalanche of innovations that came along with that. The Sensors Expo & Conference is updated every year with the latest on all things sensors. There are hundreds of speakers and a multitude of technical sessions packed into just three days.
New this year are five symposia ahead of the conference: MEMS and Sensor Technologies, Energy Harvesting and Efficient Power Solutions, IoT, Industrial IoT, and Printed/Flexible/Stretchable Fabric Sensors. Also new are 10 tracks to better cover all the forks in innovation, and the colocation of two related conferences: the Medical Sensors Design Conference and the Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference.
Reason to attend: Sensors are undergoing a renaissance. You need to stay on top of what they can do now, how they can be used, and how close edge computing is getting to the sensor these days.
SGIoT 2018 – EAI
Date: July 11-13, 2018
Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Cost: To be announced
This is a Smart Grid IoT conference, meaning it has high appeal for energy and public sector audiences. Speeches and papers address smart grid communications and IoT.
All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. According to organizers, proceedings from EAI conferences are indexed in leading indexing services, including EI Elsevier Engineering Index, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library.
So, yes, this is a very smart, hard-hitting conference that not only tackles smart grid issues, but future energy management and security issues too. If you’re wondering what EAI stands for, it’s European Alliance for Innovation. EAI is an open community with about 40,000 members who seek equal treatment and fair recognition for all researchers in ICT research worldwide.
Reason to attend: If you’re interested in IoT use and innovation in smart grids and the energy space, or worried about protecting those things, this conference is for you.
Gartner Catalyst, Cloud & IoT Conference
Date: August 20-23, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Cost: $3,575. Group rates, public sector, and early-bird pricing are available.
This conference covers big data innovation, cloud computing, edge computing, IoT, analytics, business intelligence, and DevOps. It aims to help you create a blueprint for project planning and implementation of these technologies, offering a high-level business view on IoT.
Reasons to attend: If you’re a Gartner Research client, this is a good time to learn more and spend more time with the analysts, as well as compare IoT notes with other Gartner clients.
Now available, the new HPE Developer Community is a place where members can interact with HPE’s new open-source community and create innovative solutions to complex problems by collaborating with like-minded coders.
Through this new software community, HPE is enabling thousands of developers to co-develop solutions using Open Source, DevOps and ITOps tools they are already familiar with to implement developer-centric, software-defined and hybrid IT applications. The community allows members to build improved integrations with software that deliver uninterrupted product workflow to the business.
Said Syed, HPE Developer Experience and Product Incubation, offered some insights on the new community:
Q: Tell me about this new community on HPE.com.
A: Today HPE has launched a new developer community program with the strategic objective to improve the developer experience and increase their productivity in the new world of multi-cloud and hybrid IT. This new developer community offers a new, built from the ground up platform that allows developers to collaborate directly with HPE engineers and developers to build cutting edge applications and solve complex technology integration problems.
Q: What types of developers is HPE attracting?
A: The new HPE developer community focuses the following types of developers.
1) Cloud native application developer who expect a consistent development experience across different cloud environments. This developer wants the necessary tools and services that enable them to focus entirely on developing products instead of worrying about infrastructure and cloud management.
2) ITOps developer who develops integration between ITSM tools and automating infrastructure management, monitoring and lifecycle.
3) DevOps engineer who is developing, improving and executing CI/CD methodologies using tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible and more.
4) Developers who are building applications, tools, products and services using OpenSource technologies such as Kubernetes.
5) Partner developers who are working with HPE to support developers mentioned here and building integrations with HPE technologies to improve developer experience.
Q: What makes this community different from other communities?
A: The HPE Developer Community provides a platform for developers, HPE partners and HPE engineers to have an aggregated view of all OpenSource and other projects HPE is contributing to and collaborating with developers and partners to build solutions to key user issues. The new community also provides a platform where developers, HPE partners and HPE engineers can work on building exciting applications and products together. And, it provides APIs, blogs, training and documentation to help external developers learn and enhance their skills and capabilities to build products and services.
Q: Why is this type of community important to developers?
A: HPE views developer enablement as a fundamental part of the company’s hybrid IT strategy. Helping developers build products and solutions is key to our success which is why we are launching the New PAN-HPE Developer Community Program with concrete governance and collaboration model with participation across all areas of HPE. The driving force behind this effort is our multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategy with HPE OneSphere at the center of developer enablement.
Q: Is the community flexible enough for users to add their own areas of interest?
A: Absolutely! Within the projects HPE is contributing to and participating in, anyone can begin contributing via GitHub and Slack.
Q: When does the community launch?
A: The official launch of the new HPE Developer Community will be on November 28th 2017. But to get started now and learn all that the community is offering developers, visit: developer.HPE.com
Q: How can I join?
For more details on the new HPE Developer Community, click here.
UPDATE (31 October): The Twitter account switch has happened. Your action is to go to @HPE_Storage and make sure you are following it. Also, the migration of NimbleConnect to hpe.com completed today. Read the details below.
This is a Call to Nomination for the upcoming NSU40 Election. The president slot will be vacant
If you are interested in running please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Experience in the NonStop world
- A statement as to why you would like to be NSU40 President and what unique qualities you bring to the table
- Headshot (optional)
The information you provide will be posted on the NSU40 site for voting by the NSU40 group members
Anyone is welcome to apply with the following requirement;
You will be attending both TBC in San Francisco as well as eGTUG in Leipzig. These are the two events with NSU40 meetings where you are required
The cutoff date for applications is Friday, October 20th at 12PM EST
We will open the election the following week for voting and a winner will be announced prior to the upcoming TBC
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eCube Systems will kick off an international tour featuring OpenVMS modernization seminars in Europe and North America.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 13, 2017
eCube Systems in conjunction with Connect is pleased to announce its schedule for the OpenVMS Modernization Seminar series this fall. Each seminar will feature expert directed labs where students follow steps to install and use desktop tools for modernization, a connection to an AVTware Virtual Server running OpenVMS and a 90 day evaluation license of the three modernization tools featured in the seminar for each student.
VMS Software, Inc. Launches New Release of OpenVMS OS for Alpha Hardware
Worldwide Production Release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 Provides Another Bridge to the Future
BOLTON, MA, July 10, 2017 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the immediate availability of the production release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 Performance Release for select Alpha hardware platforms, including Alphas emulated on x86-based hardware. This release has been optimized for the DEC Alpha hardware platform running Alpha EV6 and later processors.
“This release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 is our 5th release since VSI took over new development of OpenVMS. Like VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L1, released earlier this year, the V8.4-2L2 release continues VSI’s commitment to provide OpenVMS installed-base customers with a clear upgrade path to modern x86 hardware.” said Terry R. Holmes, VP Sales & Marketing of VMS Software, Inc.
The new release is functionally identical to VSI’s initial OpenVMS Alpha release (V8.4-2L1). It will also be bundled with VSI’s “best-in-class” support. However, for customers running Alpha hardware on EV6 and later processors, the new, optimized V8.4-2L2 release may realize significant performance improvements.
“Depending on the specific CPU and operating system features a customer’s application uses, the new Alpha V8.4-2L2 release could render performance improvements of between 15% and 50%. We have also observed RMS image sizes reduced by more than 270 blocks, due to more efficient code generation,” said Eddie Orcutt, VP Software Engineering of VMS Software, Inc.
VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 includes a full suite of VSI OpenVMS Alpha layered products and open source applications.
Customers interested in purchasing VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 can email email@example.com or call (978) 451-0110. Release notes and specifications will be published on the VSI website shortly: http://vmssoftware.com/products.html
About VMS Software
VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells, and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure operating system on the planet. The company’s core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission-critical applications at the legendary uptime levels OpenVMS is known for, at maximum performance levels, today and into the future. VMS Software Inc. is headquartered in Bolton, MA. For more information, go to http://www.vmssoftware.com
VMS Software, Inc.
After a worthy start at the NonStop Technical Boot Camp in San Jose, NSU40 is still going strong, having had its most recent meeting in London at the eBITUG conference. Jimmy Treybig, founder of Tandem Computers, attended the NSU40 meeting in London and stressed, among other things, how NonStop should be presented as a solution and not a technology. It was great advice to a group that is looking for new ways to market the solution to the next generation. The meeting was a success with the entire Board present to take feedback from the room and promote discussion.
Besides the eBITUG meeting and the website going up (www.NSU40.com) several months ago, the group is starting to produce educational videos as a way to modernize the current NonStop educational resources. The first one will be a simple intro to NonStop and is expected to debut over the summer.
Another idea the group is looking into is a NonStop Hackathon as a way to get people outside the NonStop world exposed to NonStop technology, and promote new ideas on the platform. Details of this are in the early stages but expect to see more information very soon.
More news to come at a later time but if you have not done so already, please register at the website, www.NSU40.com, to share ideas on the forum and get on the mailing list!