Ravi Vadugu

Ravi Vadugu

An IT professional with over 12 years of experience. Project management is what i do. Curious/Interested in upcoming technologies, trends, software methodologies(e.g. Agile) and software tools. Love sharing knowledge with rest of the community.

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acquisitionsNew year is here and an end to increased acquisitions trend is no where to be seen yet. December, 2012 has seen some big named acquisitions involving Dell, Red Hat, Oracle, Adobe and others. Here is a round up of major acquisitions for this month.

oracleOracle revises its big data platform with improved hardware, software, hadoop connectors and a revised Oracle NoSQL Database. The big data platform revision aims at increased performance, flexible Application Development and Tighter Integration with Oracle Database and Hadoop.

openstackOpenStack has been the go to opensource cloud platform last few years and specifically after Rackspace has relinquished its control giving birth to OpenStack Foundation. EMC recently joined the sponsors list and became a corporate level sponsor for OpenStack.

MariaDBThe founders of the most popular databases on the web, Michael Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson announced the formation of the MariaDB Foundation. This Foundation will take the responsibility of carrying forward the open source database MariaDB. According to David Axmark, MariaDB project was started 18 years ago and code maintained by the same dedicated core team. He also says that the time is right for an independent organization to to safeguard the interests of MariaDB users and developers as we head towards MariaDB 10.

sparkleshareCollaboration and file synchronization has been a very aggressive space across 2012. But if you are looking for an opensource, self hosted, and one that can handle multiple hosts, then here is a new product, SparkleShare that is available for public use as version 1.0. The product just about exposes its features for Linux distributions, Mac, and Windows.

Amazon A/B TestingAmazon over the period of years have given businesses many innovative concepts. One of those that can never be rivalled is A/B testing. A testing that compares the effectiveness of multiple versions of a web page, a campaign email or others in order to discover which has better response rate or better sales conversion rate.

Suse Partners InktankInktank and SUSE announced a strategic partnership to jointly provide enterprise-grade support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System as part of SUSE Cloud. Inktank is the only company today providing enterprise-grade, commercial support for Ceph.

Unisys IAA ServiceCloud computing has provided organizations with various options to deliver cost-efficient IT services to their end users. Choosing the right delivery model (public clouds, private clouds and hosted private clouds) and moving their applications to it can be quiet challenging for them. Unisys Corporation announced the Unisys Intelligent Application Alignment Service, a new packaged service that helps organizations dramatically reduce the time needed to migrate key applications to a Cloud-based delivery model.

smartsheetSmartsheet.com Inc., a leading online collaboration provider, this week announced it has secured $26 million from Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group. The company will use the funding to accelerate sales and marketing efforts, advance software development efforts, and expand partnerships. As part of the transaction, Ryan Hinkle, principal at Insight Venture Partners, will join Smartsheet’s Board of Directors.

bityotaBitYota is a startup delivering a warehouse-as-a-service for Big Data Analytics, has come out of stealth mode by unveiling its product at Amazon’S AWS RE:INVENT CONFERENCE. This is the same conference where Amazon itself has announced its similar service Redshift.

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