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Icehouse is now live. The ninth release of OpenStack dubbed Icehouse is now available for use. Stability, easy upgrades and install, optimized object storage, a new Database as a service integrated, improved user experience holds key to this release.
Heartbleed has become a superhero and super villain at the same time. Hero because it has received so much publicity that no other vulnerability has ever received. Villain probably is more apt due to the devastating impact it has once a website is impacted using this OpenSSL bug.
Tesora, provider of an open and scalable database as a service (DBaaS) platform on OpenStack, announced the refined Tesora Database Virtualization Engine and established a new customer performance benchmark, posting an 80-fold increase in capacity while providing a dramatic reduction in latency.
There are many questions and posts that i have been through on if testers role has diminished with agile mode of delivery coming into play and if agile teams should be capable of not just developing but testing their code. While this may sound great in theory, my experience working with developers and software testers tells me testing is a skill and cannot be left to a team of developers to test their code.
Performance testing as everyone acknowledges, should no longer be an optional or an after release activity. The enterprises I have worked through have definitely realized this but still seem to commit some basic mistakes surrounding baselines, timing of planning for performance test and many others. LoadStorm team have joined us to air out few common mistakes that enterprises commit doing their performance test of their products or applications.
Atlassian has been doing great deal to simplify developers work from years now and here are two more initiatives that have been announced last week this developer friendly app creator.
A plethora of SaaS applications have rooted up in last five years to a decade simplifying the life of small and large businesses alike. However connecting the integration points over cloud is a market that has not triggered of until recently and is gaining importance. One such start-up that has launched itself is "Azuqua", a service that allows integrating business processes from multiple SaaS applications.
Thrift has been the Holy Grail for Facebook to sort out the communications between various interfaces and applications used within the company for a long time now. While Thrift has been open sourced back in 2007 and Apache has taken the ownership of the project enhancing this as part of its repository, Facebook has been cooking up improvements and features within Thrift separately.
IBM is now trying to put together the pieces of jigsaw with SoftLayer that it acquired early last year, its need to get into PaaS space, the acquisition intent of Cloudant to provide Database as a Service and yaps the $1 billion that it has put aside investing in what it calls capabilities-as-a-service.