As we look at 2015, we cannot help but see x86 chips in the crystal bowl. And those will be a really interesting challenge for us all. How are we going to refit all of our development, QA, and production systems with copies of our new infrastructure? Or are we? It turns out that virtually all of your current native Itanium code will build and run on the x86 platform. That is good, right? Absolutely. It means you can keep developing at a breakneck pace – no waiting, no stalling, this is NonStop people – and then when your x86 machines show up, switch the build settings in ECLIPSE over to the new target and get right into integration testing. But wait, what if you are not in ECLIPSE yet?
Fortunately, you have some pretty awesome partners out there to help with this effort, including us. This includes people who know how to migrate off of code 100 compilers to workstation development including, yes, BASE24. We know, because we are one of them. We have been building ECLIPSE-based solutions for NonStop since 2004.
But the question came up a few months back: Whyever did you pick NonStop, of all platforms? Interesting but long story. A shorter one would be: Why did you stay with NonStop? That is a good one. Thanks for asking. NonStop represents the Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) a class of systems that is the future of Big Data. Without architectures like ours, we could not possibly hope to deal with the imminent BrontoBytes of data that are headed our way. The multi-core per logical processor structure further affords a strong measure of reliability for extended-mission-critical applications. Most imporant to us is the strong operational discipline that exists on NonStop for always-available management of which other platforms only dream. That means Bigger, Stronger, Faster! But there are really only three critical success factors to keeping systems running: Process, process, and process. That is why we are here.
Savings comes from moving to workstation development.
Process is why we do what we do. Nexbridge started with a strong process focus, and our original services reflected that. We stayed with NonStop and build products around a significant gap in sound processes, that still exists – how do you build large-scale reliable production hardened applications using (now 2015) technology while reducing price-points? Everyone wants to save money, and that savings comes from moving to workstation development. Yet, the risks from inappropriate source-code visibility to deployment errors to simply a lack of technology presents challenges to NonStop. Solving that is also why we are here.
Whether you need products or OSS and workstation development services, we are here.
By adding SQL/MX Auto-Tune to our ECLIPSE suite, we have made SQL performance evaluation simple for C, C++, and Java developers, architects, and managers. Use it to evaluate how plans change over time or between different database; compare statement efficiencies; and try different performance options without having to modify your code.
Don’t forget our ECLIPSE Pathway Plug-In, which provides definition, management, and monitor of Pathway subsystems.
And for those heavily into the original NonStop DDL, our ECLIPSE DDL compiler allows you to preserve your investment and move into workstation development quickly and efficiently.