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.
VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.
VMware's SpringSource team has released the GA version of Spring Framework 3.2, exactly one year after 3.1. The new release emphasises the Spring MVC web framework.
Spring Migration Analyzer is a command line utility, that takes as input the binary archive of a JavaEE application (e.g. an EAR file) and creates a report, containing JavaEE technologies used, along with advice on effort required to migrate them to Spring/Tomcat. It attempts to create an easier migration path for those who wish to migrate an existing JavaEE application to the Spring framework.
JetBrains has announced IntelliJ IDEA 12 having a better compiler, support for Java 8, an Android UI Designer, a new look, better Spring and Play 2.0 support, and a large number of enhancements across supported languages and frameworks.
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.
Cloud Foundry Core is a web application that verifies public instances (Cloud Foundry Endpoints) against a common set of runtimes and services. This helps portability across companies that provide Cloud Foundry instances. At the same time a new version Micro Cloud Foundry is released with support for Java 7.0, JRuby, Play 2.0 framework and more.