Pivotal have announced ‘moves to establish [an] open governance model for Cloud Foundry’ by creating a Cloud Foundry Foundation. EMC, HP, IBM, Rackspace, SAP and VMware have expressed a desire to join the foundation as platinum sponsors. ActiveState and CenturyLink will join as gold level sponsors.
Enhancements in Orion 5 include: syntax highlighting for several languages, content assist for several Node.js libraries and databases, better syntax validation, cloud deployment and others.
Last Thursday, Pivotal released Spring 4.0, the first major release since 2009. The new release supports Java 8 with expression of callbacks using lambdas, JSR 310 Date and Time API, and parameter name discovery.
This week, Pivotal released version 1.0 of its project Reactor for general availability. Reactor provides low-level abstractions for an event-driven, reactive programming model, and is a component member of the Spring IO Platform in its "IO Foundation" layer.
Today, Pivotal announced the availability of Pivotal CF, an enterprise cloud platform based on Cloud Foundry, along with a number of Pivotal One services such as an Apache Hadoop and Analytics service. A reply of the announcement is available from gopivotal.com
Russ Miles recently shared some thoughts and ideas about the needs for adaptability in a system and how his implementation of the Hexagonal Architecture can help in achieving this. He used a Java and Spring based application to exemplify how such a system can be implemented.
VMware launched new networking and storage capabilities for its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) at the opening keynote of VMworld 2013, delivering products it promised a year ago.
Most users of Amazon EC2 use the service inefficiently with only a 15% utilization of the infrastructure. The most effective way to use EC2 is by running many applications in large memory reserved instances. James Watters describes how the new architecture of Cloud Foundry uses Linux Control Groups to optimise efficiency and reduce costs by up to a factor of 10.
This month’s release of the Java EE 7 platform includes a specification for a batch processing programming model that is heavily derived from Pivotal’s Spring Batch project.
Cloud Foundry has announced the deprecation of its current service and planned launch of Cloud Foundry V2. The new service will become a paid service along with a new architecture and new features including a web console, team development and buildpacks for customizing languages and runtime environments. There will also be support for custom domains and a services marketplace.
After nearly four years the popular Spring Framework is getting ready for an upgrade from version 3 to version 4.
SpringSource has released Spring for Apache Hadoop 1.0. Spring for Apache Hadoop allows developers to write Hadoop applications under the Spring Framework. It also allows easily integration with Spring Batch and Spring Integration. Spring for Apache Hadoop is a subproject of the Spring Data umbrella project, and is released under the open source Apache 2.0 license.
EMC Greenplum has announced Pivotal HD, a new Hadoop distribution including a fully compliant SQL MPP database running on HDFS and being “hundreds of times faster than Hive”.
A CAST report discloses that JEE enterprise software has lower quality when using Spring or Struts than using just Hibernate. Also, the quality degrades when Java is mixed with C or C++.
VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.