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Hortonworks Announces Hadoop Data Platform

by Abel Avram on  Nov 01, 2011

Hortonworks, a company created in June 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, has announced the Technical Preview Program of Data Platform based on Hadoop. The company employs many of the core Hadoop contributors and intends to provide support and training.

AppDynamics Lite 2 Released - Adds Monitoring Support for Free

by Fabian Lange on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Application Performance Measurement (APM) vendor AppDynamics has released AppDynamics Lite version 2.0, bringing new features from their commercial product into the free version.

Enterprises Can Now Create Google+ Accounts

by Abel Avram on  Oct 28, 2011 1

Google+ is now available to businesses wanting to expand collaboration and data sharing between their users. Hangouts with Extras bring secured audio/video sessions integrated with document and screen sharing.

Using Windows Server 8 to Build an IaaS Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Oct 12, 2011

Small and large enterprises will be able to create their own clouds with Windows Server 8. A Microsoft whitepaper presents the details of building such an IaaS platform with the upcoming server OS from Redmond.

A New Cloud Has Appeared on the Horizon: Oracle Public Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Oct 06, 2011

Oracle Public Cloud offers two solutions: SaaS, including Fusion CRM, Fusion HCM, and Social Network, and PaaS, including Java and Database services.

Google Adjusts GAE Pricing Terms Based on User Reaction

by Abel Avram on  Sep 13, 2011

Google has reacted to recent developments regarding the increase in GAE prices which took developers by surprise, making a number of adjustments to the pricing plan, the most important being: the new billing is delayed until November 1st and the number of free Instance-Hours is raised from 24/day to 28/day.

New Relic Offers Real-time Performance Monitoring for Heroku Java users

by Charles Humble on  Sep 13, 2011 2

New Relic is bringing its well-regarded web application performance service to Java applications running on Heroku's PaaS. The add-on is offered in two versions, a free standard version, and a professional subscription service currently costing $0.06 per dyno hour. New Relic have also announced Python support for their stand-alone product.

Google App Engine Price Rises Shock Developers

by Charles Humble on  Sep 05, 2011 7

Google has announced that its cloud computing service, App Engine, will officially lose its "preview" tag in the second half of September. At the same the company is raising prices, presumably in an effort to turn the product into another profit centre for the company.

Amazon Releases Services To Lure Enterprises to the Cloud

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 15, 2011

Amazon.com formally added three new capabilities to its cloud computing portfolio with the introduction of Direct Connect and the updates to the Virtual Private Cloud and Identity and Access Management services. These offerings are targeted at organizations looking to construct hybrid or private clouds on the Amazon Web Services platform.

Thoughtworks Technology Radar July 2011

by Dilip Krishnan on  Aug 11, 2011 4

ThoughtWorks recently published its Technology Radar; a report to help technology leaders understand emerging technologies, identify strategic platforms and tools and prepare their organizations for them.

Ephemeralization or Heroku's Evolution to a Polyglot Cloud OS

by Michael Hunger on  Aug 10, 2011

Heroku recently announced its new Cedar stack and the addition of Node.js and Clojure as new deployment languages. InfoQ spoke with Heroku Co-Founder Adam Wiggins about this recent development, underlying principles and future plans. He compares a PAAS to an Operating System for the Cloud built atop of the combination of powerful, existing tools.

Accelerating Cloud Computing Standards with Use Cases

by Manuel Pais on  Aug 03, 2011

A set of key cloud computing use cases focused on cloud management, portability, interoperability and security has been developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) as an on-going contribution for the definition of open standards for cloud computing.

QConSF November: Speakers, Sessions Update, Attendance up 100%

by Floyd Marinescu on  Jul 28, 2011

Our 5th QCon San Francisco takes place on Nov 14-18, 2011. Last year QConSF sold out early, and this year we are already 100% above last year’s registrations at this time! Registration is open and all 16 track themes have been announced. Most of the conference sessions are still in development and have not been posted online yet. Save $550 by registering before July 29th.

Adrian Cole Announces JClouds 1.0 Release

by Rick Hightower on  Jul 27, 2011

The goal of the new JClouds 1.0 release is to provide a common interface for managing compute nodes and storage nodes across many vendors, providers, frameworks and APIs from IaaS to PaaS, says JClouds founder Adrian Cole.

Google Code Gets Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 15, 2011 5

Google Code has finally released support for Git repositories on Google Code, adding to the existing DVCS support with Mercurial and the CVCS support of Subversion. The only remaining player not to fully move towards Git repositories is now Apache, which has its own read-only copies of a writable Subversion repository.

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