Are we seeing a renaissance in the middleware space? It definitely does seem so. If the recent $6.5 Billion acquisition of Mulesoft by Salesforce is any indicator the middleware space is definitely not dead. I got my middleware creds working for Cast Iron which eventually got acquired by IBM. Cast Iron was founded in the ashes of the dot com ruins. Indeed successful companies have been founded when the dark clouds are swirling, typically those with a disruptive solution offering.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a word was coined in the 60s by John McCarthy, however the fundamental concept of a non living entity’s ability to perform deductive reasoning and hence being “Artificially Intelligent” has been around since the time of Aristotle. AI research in the modern times has been going on since the early days of computers. We have all experienced some form of AI whether it is in Excel spreadsheets ability to magically copy and apply formulas across our
I have been an Amazon customer from the beginning and it is just amazing how far they have come from the humble beginnings of selling books online. Today you can buy everything from baby diapers to high-end electronics and everything in between. They built such a massive infrastructure that they began selling the excess capacity to customers through AWS and built an entire new line of business, which will probably start generating more profits than from sales on their online