Topic: saas

SD Times news digest: TIBCO acquires Scribe, H2O.ai and IBM’s AI partnership, and Apache Pulsar 2.0

TIBCO has announced it is acquiring the cloud-based integration service Scribe Software. According to the company, Scribe helps businesses connect SaaS apps and automate data flows with a browser-based approach. The acquisition will combine Scribe’s capabilities with TIBCO Cloud Integration’s SaaS and hybrid integration features. “By strengthening TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence Cloud with Scribe’s unique data … continue reading

Chef announces new solution for cloud native architectures

Chef is building on top of its application automation solution with the release of a new SaaS-based service. Habitat was first announced last year as a way to give apps the ability to self-organize and self-configure throughout their lifecycle. Today’s announcement of Habitat Builder adds to that technology by enabling modern application development teams to … continue reading

Apache JMeter updated to version 3.3, mix and match cloud services with Manifold and more — SD Times News Digest: September 21, 2017

Apache JMeter 3.3 released Open source software foundation Apache has released Apache JMeter 3.3, the latest version of their application testing software, bringing new features and bug fixes to the utility. Highlighted changes to JMeter include support for decompression of the Brotli format in the HTTP Sampler, complete support for Vary headers in the CacheManager, … continue reading

Flexera’s bringing software suppliers, buyers together to tackle SAM challenges

Traditional processes for buying and managing software require a customer to “prove” to a vendor what they are entitled to use in case they are audited. Often times this is dysfunctional, and leads to disagreements between the supplier and buyer as to how much software has been used, and how much is owed. There needs … continue reading

Guest View: Subscription models fuel innovation

With the immense success of cloud platforms and Software–as-a-Service (SaaS) models on one hand and the increase of subscription services on the other, it’s clear that software offered as a subscription is becoming the new standard. In fact, as early as 2015, Gartner estimated that by 2020, 80 percent of vendors would adopt a subscription … continue reading

Avoid these mistakes when transitioning to an XaaS model

Through cloud adoption and cloud migration, many companies are realizing the benefits of adopting anything-as-a-service (XaaS). There are real cost benefits to XaaS, but software experts notice enterprises are running into the same challenges and making the same mistakes when it comes time to adopt these models. For these companies, it’s their management practices, their … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Get insight into application usage

Developers building SaaS applications have many analytics options that can help them understand feature usage, but they struggle to do the same thing with their on-premises software.  Yet, collecting usage data from existing on-premises software is critical for their SaaS roadmap and initiatives. Revulytics bridges the gap by providing insight into packaged software, allowing developers … continue reading

CA Technologies to acquire Veracode for $614 million

CA Technologies announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode for approximately US$614 million in cash, in order to increase speed and security from app development to production. This agreement follows CA’s acquisition of BlazeMeter in October 2016, as well as its January acquisition of Automic. BlazeMeter was added to build out … continue reading

Bugsee comes out of stealth, Google tests Android Instant Apps, and Zephyr releases ZAPI add-on—SD Times news digest: Jan. 24, 2016

A newly launched company, Bugsee, wants to help developers build and maintain bug-free apps. As part of its launch, it announced a bug reporting and crash analytics tool for mobile app developers that captures video of user interactions so developers can see what leads to bugs or crashes. “We think of Bugsee as the flight … continue reading

Guest View: SaaS security: Getting it right the first time

In my previous article, “Why developers are struggling with SaaS,” I talked about the three most important building blocks of software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture: security, performance, and data backup and recovery. Now I want to dive deep into SaaS security. In order to be relevant in today’s dynamic cybersecurity climate, SaaS applications must be hyper-focused on … continue reading

Tizen .NET developer preview available, Tor Project refreshes Android phone prototype, and Weaveworks announces Weave Cloud—SD Times news digest: Nov. 17, 2016

Samsung has announced the first preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen. The new release will enable .NET developers to build Tizen apps for smart TVs, wearables and IoT devices. The official release is expected sometime next year, and will ship on Samsung devices. In addition, Samsung is collaborating with Microsoft on .NET Core, Xamarin.Forms, … continue reading

Guest View: Why developers are struggling with SaaS

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is fast becoming the established way of selling software. Companies as big as Google and Microsoft are focusing on the SaaS model due to the many ways in which it opens up new revenue streams. Many of the biggest software IPOs to have in the last few years have been SaaS-related. However, there … continue reading

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