Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Rackspace Hosting Thursday open sourced the specifications for its Cloud
Servers and Cloud Files APIs under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution
It says it worked with developers in an open community to create the
specifications and they can now copy, implement and modify the specs, which
Rackspace figures should help enable a "truly open cloud."
Of course Eucalyptus already offers an open source cloudware.
Eucalyptus Systems CTO Rich Wolski said he welcomed Rackspace's decision to
provide its client-side tools as open source because it will help achieve
Rackspace is also making its Cloud Files language bindings for Java, PHP,
Python, C# and Ruby available under the MIT license.
The source code is up on GitHub, a public software versioning system, at
http://github.com/rackspace, where external developers can con... (more)
GridGain Systems has upgraded its namesake Java-based open source middleware
platform for real-time Big Data processing.
Unlike complex, decade-old SQL, ERP or Hadoop ETL systems that use dead data
for batch offline processing, the new GridGain 4.0 will process live data so
businesses can get meaningful results faster from low-latency real-time
transactional and analytical processing.
By comparison GridGain CEO Nikita Ivanov claims Hadoop is only good for
long-term historical storage. GridGain is more like "Big Data 2.0."
Anyway, the widgetry has added:
Big Data Anywhere capabil... (more)
Tech Crunch got it from Extreme Tech which got it from Phoronix which got it
from a source at the big FOSDEM open source conference in Brussels that
Microsoft - which is reportedly planning to release Office for Android, a
Linux distribution, this year - is taking a "meaningful look" at releasing a
full native Linux port of Office next year. The source is presumed to be one
of Microsoft's open source developers. Most open source adherents probably
couldn't be persuaded to use Office for any amount of money, but Microsoft
supposedly thinks Linux has "commercial viability" and may ... (more)
Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has
announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform
dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services.
Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important
product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the
de facto commerce engine for the cloud.”
With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the
company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on
driving revenue from cloud computing.
It figures there... (more)
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the
cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called
OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a
reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official code drop
The milestone is called Austin - they're doing this alphabetically so
presumably they have a ways to go - and it includes the all-important Amazon
EC2-challenging OpenStack Compute provisioning engine that's supposed to
blend the best of the Rackspace Cloud Servers widgetry that ... (more)