Significant Achievements

Caleb's thought leader, Dean E. Malone has a number of industry firsts and significant achievements to his credit:

  • Chaired three panels on Message-Oriented Middleware (1994-1996) at COMDEX and is thus recognized as a MOM expert.
  • Ported three MOM products to the NonStop platform, always as a thought leader and architect; IBM MQSeries (Chief Architect), XIPC (architect and sole developer) and Seer NetEssential and HPS (senior developer)
  • Wrote the first commercial application to utilize Active NonStop process pairs with the development of XIPC
  • Wrote the first application to leverage fault-tolerant shared memory
  • Implemented the world's first wireless WAN (1994) for the Province of Ontario as the Network Architect and one of two thought leaders in managing the province's Mobile Workstation Project. This was the first solution that utilized TCP/IP tunneled through wireless and integrating multiple back-end server hosts running MVS, NonStop, VMS and UNIX. The Secretary of the Province of Ontario's Management Board Secretariat presented Mr. Malone with a Certificate of Appreciation for his valuable contributions to the project's success.
  • Worked as an architect on several ZLE (Zero-latency Enterprise) deployments.
  • Started a satellite internet/VoIP business in Costa Rica to bring internet and phone service to off-the-grid homes and created a community WAN to distribute this service to multiple homes.
  • Created an architecture to allow the BESS application to transform from a TNS Guardian COBOL / ENSCRIBE / Pathway / Escort application to a Native-mode OSS COBOL / c++ / SQL/MX / NSDEE application utilizing the latest NonStop technologies. He wrote a White Paper describing the whole approach, did a POC using 4 tables and three COBOL servers which were released as part of BESS version 21.5. From there he helped select and mentored a team of nine developers and over the next year, converted over one hundred programs while preserving the core business logic of same. The primary business goals were i) preserve business logic in existing COBOL servers, ii) preserve interface to SCOBOL requesters and iii) eliminate the use of Escort.
  • Created an architecture and verified design for ORBCOMM in 1999 for a linearly-scalable guaranteed-delivery message switch capable of conveying in excess of 1000 messages per second. That same architecture would convey an order of magnitude more throughput on modern hardware.
  • Created fully automated application builds in support of the following goals; i) fully integrated with the enterprise code management system, ii) scheduled builds kicked off nightly, iii) fully automated deployment of built software to QA/test servers, iv) able to "reset" databases to start test state and kick off automated testing, and v) able to send emails to a distribution list to notify of any build or deployment failures. To a greater or lesser extent, this capability was implemented for five clients.
  • Introduced Prognosis to a Fortune 500 corporation by developing a POC and then doing its enterprise deployment. As part of the deployment, created corporate and Web-based dashboards that gave executives and support staff immediate visibility of their NonStop servers. Also created the first fault-tolerant Prognosis clustered Windows (MSCS) repository server to lower the cost of archiving data, created and implemented the entire Prognosis repository schema, summary reports, data consolidations, dashboards and GUI screens to present meaningful and timely monitoring and capacity planning capabilities.