Pivotal has decided to open source core components of their Big Data Suite and has announced the Open Data Platform, an initiative promoting open source and standardization for Big Data.
Following months of speculation, VMware has officially announced plans to transfer many of its tier 2 technologies, including the Spring framework, distributed in-memory data cache GemFire, the Cloud Foundry PaaS, and Hadoop analytics tool Cetas, to parent company EMC as part of a newly formed initiative called Pivotal.
VMware releases SQLFire 1.0 a distributed SQL database geared towards high availability and horizontal scalability which offers table replication, table partitioning and parallel execution of queries.
Around January 2011, Memcached became the number one caching solution based on Java developer job demand. Memcached expanded beyond its LAMP roots. InfoQ caught up with Dustin Sallings, the implementer of Spymemcached the leading Java Memcached client, to get his perspective on the rise of Memcached in the Java world.
VMware vFabric SQLFire is an in-memory distributed SQL-based cache which can work with a traditional database to persist data to disk.
While VMWare offering a new range of products to support its vision of enterprise cloud computing at VMWorld 2010 is interesting from an operations and user perspective, developer focus is on vFabric the Spring platform for developing and running cloud based applications. The goal is to provide the same convenience infrastructure for cloud applications as for spring based enterprise applications.
Gemstone has released Gemfire Enterprise 6.0 featuring a cluster resource controller that continuously monitors resources in the distributed data fabric. GemFire enables applications to sense changing performance patterns and proactively provision extra resources and trigger rebalancing of predictable data access, throughput, and latency without the need to overprovision capacity.
The latest release of GemFire - an in-memory data management product - offers distributed event processing capabilities with the introduction of continuous querying and durable event notifications as well as other new features. InfoQ discussed with Jags Ramnarayan, Chief Architect at GemStone, about these new features and the product's roadmap.
Gemstone last month released its Gemfire distributed data cache offering with native C++ and .NET cache clients. Tangosol last week also released Coherence for .NET which provides a native C# client to access data in Coherences' data grid. Both companies have Java-based distributed cache solutions with .NET support, frequently used by projects with .NET client front-ends with Java backends.
GemStone Systems has introduced GemFire Enterprise 5.0 an enterprise data fabric for JEE, grid, and SOA applications. GemFire supports massive data loads while providing scalability, data integrity, and fail over. Version 5.0 adds features such as enhanced data partitioning and caching event models.