Webinar on Data-driven API Testing Using Ready! API and SoapUI NG Pro

November 13, 2014 Comments Off on Webinar on Data-driven API Testing Using Ready! API and SoapUI NG Pro

Far too many software services and APIs are placed into production without comprehensive, data-driven testing. This oversight often results in unnecessary software flaws, service outages, sluggish performance, and frustrated users.

On Monday November 24 at 10:00 PST (18:00 GMT), I’ll be presenting a Webinar along with Jim Holmes from Falafel Software. We’ll cover the following essential topics during this 45-minute event.

  • The importance of using lots of realistic data to test your Web, REST, JMS, and other services
  • Feeding your service tests with data from diverse sources such as spreadsheets, flat files, and relational databases
  • Employing dynamic, data-driven assertions to validate service responses in real-time
  • Querying back-end databases to confirm service and API responses

We’ll illustrate these concepts with practical examples using SmartBear’s Ready! API and SoapUI NG Pro technology. You can sign up here, and even if you can’t make the live event we’ll send you a recording afterwards.

Hadoop Buyers Guide is now available

November 25, 2013 Comments Off on Hadoop Buyers Guide is now available

Choosing a Hadoop platform can be confusing: there are several great alternatives on the market right now. Some of these offerings require you to handle all aspects of installation, configuration, and administration on your own, while others deliver a more comprehensive, innovative, and integrated solution yet are still faithful to Hadoop’s open source heritage.

I recently put together a concise eBook that you can use to help get a better understanding of your options.  You can view the guide here.

‘Optimizing your Database Portfolio’ webcast is now available

June 24, 2013 Comments Off on ‘Optimizing your Database Portfolio’ webcast is now available

I recently hosted a webcast for SAP that explored some of the many changes that are taking place in the database arena.

From the abstract:

In the last five years, the world of databases has become more dynamic and exciting than ever before- which has also made things more confusing than ever. How can you ensure you are developing the right information management strategy?

Find the answer by tuning into this in-depth webcast hosted by technology consultant and author, Robert D. Schneider. Topics covered include:

  • Why the relational database management system (RDBMS) is still essential
  • The rise of extreme online transaction processing (XOLTP)
  • Bigger data volumes and new information categories
  • And how to proceed

You can find the Webcast here

Exploring the Database Forest article is now available

May 2, 2013 Comments Off on Exploring the Database Forest article is now available

SAP asked me to write an article that summarized some of today’s most interesting database trends. Here’s what I cover in the article:

I begin by demonstrating that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ database platform isn’t a good idea given today’s complexities. Next, I describe several of the most intriguing new information management technology categories, followed by an overview of how integrated solutions such as SAP’s Real Time Data Platform can provide a logical, unified approach. Finally, I point out that despite all of the fresh breakthroughs and noteworthy new solutions, transactional databases continue to remain at the heart of the enterprise’s information processing responsibilities. This means that selecting an RDBMS will endure as a vital obligation.

This article also served as the foundation for the recent Webinar that I presented as well.  You can view the article here: Exploring the database forest

Amazon Redshift – interesting new Big Data Warehouse As A Service offering

March 31, 2013 Comments Off on Amazon Redshift – interesting new Big Data Warehouse As A Service offering

A while back, I co-authored a White paper about the various storage options offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In that paper, I described each of the key AWS data management products (e.g. Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), SimpleDB, and so on). I also provided some use cases showing how all of these services can work together.

Amazon continually upgrades and improves its offerings, and they’ve recently announced beta availability for Redshift – a cloud-based service that lets you use the AWS infrastructure to run analytics and business intelligence applications on terabytes – or even petabytes – of information that you upload to Amazon.

In future posts, I’ll be writing more about how these types of hosted solutions have the potential to level the playing field and transform the way Big Data analytics are handled by organizations of all sizes. For now, I encourage you to consider cloud-based products for even the largest business intelligence applications.

Free tutorial on SoapUI JDBC TestStep

February 17, 2013 Comments Off on Free tutorial on SoapUI JDBC TestStep

I’ve been writing an ongoing series of blog posts on making the most of soapUI Pro. Here’s the next installment, which explores how to use the JDBC TestStep to evaluate the contents of your database. This is a very powerful capability, because it lets you use soapUI as a complete, all-encompassing quality assurance platform for testing services, Web sites, and databases.

Interested in SoapUI on-demand training and certification? Learn more here.

Exploring the Database Forest Webinar is now available for on-demand viewing

January 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

I really enjoyed my SAP/Ziff Davis presentation the other day. If you didn’t get to see it live, you can view it at your convenience here

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