0422.sdt-kubernetes

Google’s Kubernetes Project reaches Mesosphere

Users of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System will be pleased to hear that they can begin integrating Google’s Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere DCOS. Kubernetes, which was first announced publicly by Google last … continue reading

Google's Adrian Ludwig

RSA conference highlights changing threats

Software developers still reeling from the constant security failures throughout the open-source stack in 2014 can take at least some comfort from the proceedings at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Most of the solutions, talks and products discussed at the show are not focused on the developer-induced security flaws that caused such a … continue reading

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WANdisco syncs Hadoop installations

WANdisco today announced the availability of WANdisco Fusion, a tool that can distribute data across multiple Hadoop clusters, keeping them up to date and in sync. Fusion uses active replication to bring updated information from one Hadoop cluster to another, regardless of the distances between them. Randy DeFauw, director of product marketing at WANdisco, said … continue reading

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Black Duck 2015 Future of Open Source survey results released

One thousand three hundred enterprise developers responded to Black Duck’s 2015 Future of Open Source survey, and the results point to an easy road ahead for publicly developed software. Chief among the findings was that 78% of those respondents reported taht their company as using open-source software in production, and only 3% said they did … continue reading

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Heroku creates single marketplace for developer add-ons and plug-ins

For the creators of cloud-based applications, standing on the shoulders of giants always saves time when reaching for lofty goals. With this in mind, Heroku, the PaaS company owned by Salesforce.com, has consolidated three types of third-party and user-generated content into a single marketplace known as Heroku Elements. Launched today, Elements includes the already-existing Heroku … continue reading

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Percona acquires Tokutek

Percona yesterday announced its acquisition of Tokutek, maker of TokuDB and TokuMX, storage engines for MySQL and MongoDB, respectively. The move gives Percona a wider focus in the database market, bringing in for the first time NoSQL products to the Percona family. Jim Doherty, chief marketing officer of Percona, said, “Tokutek was a partner of … continue reading

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EngineYard acquisition of OpDemand indicates changing focus

Five years ago, EngineYard was at the forefront of cloud-hosted Ruby-on-Rails solutions. Even Salesforce.com got in on the act and bought its biggest competitor, Heroku. Today, however, Ruby on Rails is just another technology, and EngineYard is shifting its focus, thanks to today’s acquisition of OpDemand. OpDemand is the company behind the growing open-source container … continue reading

GAZOR,MAX

A look at the Hadoop landscape through an investor’s eyes

When it comes to Silicon Valley, it is the venture capitalists that are the big-name Hollywood producers. Convince one of them to get on board, and your dreams of digital riches could come true. That was certainly the case with .NET on Linux and mobile company Xamarin, one of Max Gazor’s first investments when he … continue reading

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Microsoft doubles down on containers

In October, Microsoft announced a partnership with Docker to bring container technology to Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, and ostensibly to the Windows Server platforms. That news was clarified today with the announcement of Hyper-V Containers and Nano Server. Microsoft’s Jeffrey Snover, distinguished engineer and lead architect for Windows Server; Andrew Mason, principal program manager for … continue reading

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Intel hopes RealSense inspires developers

You’re walking down the hallway of a creepy fantasy mansion. You enter an abandoned kitchen, and your view begins to waver and pulse as you become nervous. As your tension grows, the room begins to flood with milk. While this sounds like a strange new game (and it does have some game derivatives), it’s actually … continue reading

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CoreOS shifts from operating system to datacenter operating system

CoreOS has made a name for itself as the small Linux that supports containers, driving server consolidation. Today, however, CoreOS expanded its offerings to include Tectonic, a package that combines CoreOS and Google’s Project Kubernetes to provide a data-center-wide cloud platform that can quickly and reliably scale applications. Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, said, “When … continue reading

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Chef cooks up Delivery for infrastructure life-cycle management

As software developers, you’re keenly aware of your software life cycle, especially if you’re in an enterprise. Chef has long advocated the management of infrastructure in a fashion similar to software: change management, testing, and version control. Today, the company introduced Chef Delivery, a new set of tools for managing Chef cookbooks and recipes alongside … continue reading

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