Benjamin Black, The principal engineer for Amazon infrastructure and co-author of the first documents on what later became EC2 has launched his new startup "Boundary", which aims to provide a real-time, SaaS-based solution for high-volume, high-resolution monitoring of cloud environments and enables ops teams to measure and analyze network and application traffic in any cloud infrastructure, including public cloud providers like Amazon EC2 and private cloud data centers.
Oracle has managed yet another exciting bargain this week buying Endeca just in matter of weeks launching its public cloud and also demonstrating its commitment to Big Data and NoSQL supporint Hadoop. The combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured and unstructured information together. The combination of Oracle ATG Commerce and Endeca InFront is expected to enhance cross-channel commerce, merchandising, and online customer experience management (CXM).
Cloudera has announced launch of Crunch, a Java library that aims to make writing, testing, and running MapReduce pipelines easy, efficient, and even fun. Crunch’s design is modeled after Google’s FlumeJava, focusing on a small set of simple primitive operations and lightweight user-defined functions that can be combined to create complex, multi-stage pipelines. At runtime, Crunch compiles the pipeline into a sequence of MapReduce jobs and manages their execution.
Due to the nature of big data, Andy Mendelsohn, Senior VP of Oracle's server technologies noted that a traditional structured database like the Oracle database is likely not the best solution. Instead he said that NoSQL databases, which can be more scalable for unstructured data, are a better fit. To that end, Oracle is now debuting the Oracle NoSQL database to store big data.
Verizon acquires cloud computing startup CloudSwitch, an innovative provider of cloud software technology, in a deal that will simplify the move to the enterprise cloud and help to boost industry adoption.
Verizon plans to combine CloudSwitch, a privately held company based in Burlington, Mass., with its Terremark IT services subsidiary, further accelerating the company’s global cloud strategy by enhancing Verizon’s hybrid cloud and cloud-to-cloud capabilities.
Eucalyptus, the leading opensource cloud provider has launched third generation of its pioneering private cloud computing software with game changing features like High availability, Identity authroization and management, Active directory integration, Boot from EBS and others. This third generation launch will definitely take Eucalyptus one up over other clouds providers.
SMB's see tremendous value using google apps for enterprise productivity and collaboration. Google apps surely have become a document and file store for many organizations, however according to Gil Zimmerman, CEO of Cloud security and data retention player "CloudLock", google apps lacks some of the data and cloud security controls that documents storage requires.
Jolicloud is a personlized desktop to manage various apps you use in your daily life all at one place and access this desktop from anywhere on the cloud. Although it my sound as simple as a collection of icons, when used in a right way you could end up creating one door to all your internet access including running your small business or create a person network all from one place.
As with the previous Mozy mobile app releases for MozyHome customers, MozyPro users can now access their Mozy backed up files from their mobile device. Additionally, they can download the file and use it with other iOS or Android apps that support that file type.