Cutting the Cord: How ChemAxon Technology Inspired and Enabled our Liberation into the Cloud

presentation · 6 years ago
by Steven Muskal (Eidogen-Sertanty)
JChem Web Services

Cloud computing offers the promise of lower cost, scalable, 'utility' computing. While many of us have had growing use and in some cases a dependence on cloud-based compute power, the thought of cutting the cord completely from ALL of local and/or co-located servers is very unsettling. Putting aside the emotional"fear-factor, many of us have legacy systems that can not be readily migrated into the cloud. A registry system which is older than a few years, by definition has legacy dependence. With people routinely using a registry system, it falls into the umbrella - 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Our internal, distributed content curation system, for example, has been one such system - previously relying on older web-based application environments like webLogic, older Oracle RDBMS systems, and now out-dated relational database cartridges supporting structure search and registration. We will discuss how ChemAxon's Web Services, JChem and Instant JChem (IJC) have helped pave a migration pathway into the cloud. If all goes well, we expect to be completely 'airborne' with no local server dependence by mid-2013.

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