This week Microsoft Research released Project Daytona MapReduce Runtime, a developer preview of a new product designed for working with large distributed data sets. Microsoft also has a big data analytics platform that uses LINQ instead of MapReduce called LINQ to HPC.Continue
Will you be at Casual Connect Seattle next week? We will! Inside Network invites you to join us for panel discussions with gaming industry leaders at Casual Connect and afterward, at our Happy Hour at The W Hotel.Continue
The city of Chongqing will be the first in China to see the debut of a "cloud district," or, to give it its official name, an "International Offshore Cloud Computing Special Management District." This area in an industrial city in the southwest is primarily designed to "gain market share of cloud computing technology." But users within the district can access the Internet outside of the traditional Chinese censorship regime. Continue
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Night and day. Science and art. 1s and 0s.
For years now, software development teams and operations/system administrators have maintained this kind of yin and yang duality, pushing each other in opposing, but complementary, directions. Continue
Today Citrix announced that it will launch a new infrastructure-as-a-service based on the OpenStack platform. The new service is called Project Olympus and will be available for as both a public cloud and as a platform for private clouds. The first offering, which will include a "cloud-optimized" version of Xen Server, should be ready later this year.Continue
EMC World is taking place in Las Vegas today. In addition to the announcement of EMC's own Apache Hadoop appliance and distribution, several other companies have announced new products ranging from software integration tools to storage appliances.
We've covered the increasing competition and innovation in the Hadoop market, and those trends show no signs of slowing down.
Erlang was created in 1986 for telephony applications. But oddly enough, it's emerged in recent years as an increasingly useful tool for building Web servers, database servers and real-time Web applications because of its concurrency and support for distributed computing. Continue