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The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo begins next Monday and runs April 22-25, 2013. Attendees will see great keynotes from leaders in the industry including representatives from Oracle, Amazon Web Services, HP, Continuent, and Percona. They can also participate in thought provoking Birds of a Feather sessions on Tuesday night and the Wednesday night Community Networking Reception will be fun and entertaining with the presentation of the Community Awards and the Lightning Talks.
If you[Read more...]
DataStax and VoltDB launch their version 3.0s. And more
For 451 Research clients: DataStax adds security and manageability to distributed NoSQL database bit.ly/Vb1IiT
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 18, 2013
For 451 clients: LogiXML serves up fresh cut of BI stack with an eye to more embedded analytics deals bit.ly/SppzsH By Krishna Roy
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 21, 2013
July marks my sixth month working on the OpenStack project for HP. Over the past few years I have had people ask me about my journey to where I am now, especially students working on the Drizzle project. So I decided to write it today.
Back in 2007 I worked as a freelancer developing PHP code, doing DBA work and administering Linux systems. One of my biggest clients was an online magazine called The First Post, I was doing so much work for them they hired me as a full time employee under the title Technical Architect. We made great strides whilst working there and I even got the site running from a MySQL Cluster installation.
Towards the end of 2007 the magazine was in financial difficulty and there was a real risk of everyone losing their jobs over Christmas. As luck would have it one of our biggest fans was a guy called Felix Dennis who owns a magazine empire called Dennis[Read more...]
Jive goes public. webOS goes open source. Cloud Foundry goes .NET. And more.
# Jive Software started IPO at $12 a share, closing the day up nearly 30%.
# HP announced that it plans to release webOS under an open source license. Details are thin on the ground, although Fedora is reportedly an inspiration. Joel West’s post pretty much summed up my thoughts.
# Tier 3[Read more...]
There has been no shortage of reaction to HP’s move to make the Linux-based WebOS open source software. Below, I offer some of my thoughts on the meaning for the different players affected.
*What’s it mean for WebOS?
Moving WebOS to open source was best option for HP. It retains some value in the software depending on its involvement. It is also the best fate for the code, rather then being sold or simmered to its IP and patent value or even used as another weapon in the ongoing mobile software patent wars. Still, the move comes amid huge developer and consumer uncertainty for WebOS. Nevertheless, at least WebOS was already in the market with a compelling products, the Palm the Pre, in the modern smartphone market. WebOS will hopefully have a faster path to open source than Symbian since the former is based on Linux. I still think the greatest opportunity for
OpenStack Foundation. New Pentaho CEO. And more.
# Rackspace announced its intention to form an independent OpenStack Foundation.
# HP has chosen Ubuntu as the lead host and guest operating system for its Public Cloud.
# Pentaho appointed Quentin Gallivan as its new CEO.
# Hortonworks continued the discussion about contributions to Apache Hadoop.
# Bob Bickel explained why CloudBees is not, itself, open source.
Open Cloud Initiative launches. HP joins OpenStack. Oracle releases Java 7. And more.
# The Open Cloud Initiative launched to drive open standards in cloud computing.
# HP announced its support for OpenStack.
# Nebula[Read more...]
I wrote last year about the way Google’s Android mobile operating system was serving as a more open alternative to Apple’s iOS, but not so open that it didn’t leave opportunity for an even more open alternative.
Given that we continue to see software patent-based attacks on Android, as well as swirling FUD around coverage of the attacks and never ending suits and settlements and courtroom developments, it is clear it will be a long time before any of this legal business is ever close to settled, unless ended by settlements first, which is likely.
However, I’m more interested in the technology in the meantime. I also think it’s[Read more...]
Time is flying by so fast, it sure doesn’t seem like it was last year I was blogging about how Android is for real. Well, let me reiterate … Android is for real. The reason I say that and stress that is despite its success, we see a variety of legal threats, accusations and actual lawsuits to come flying at Android as fast as it is growing in the market.
Still, we seem to be able to fairly easily find agreement among vendors, developers and users that Android development is not slowing down, that legal maneuvering will not pave a path to success or that any ruling or action will take Android-based phones out of consumers’ hands. This is not to say that Android faces significant challenges: real fragmentation and version overload; a software development pace that may be too fast[Read more...]
It’s that time of the year again — Oracle OpenWorld time — and it’s my pleasure to announce our regular Oracle bloggers meetup again this year. We all know that Oracle community has grown this year so we expect to see folks from all the different technologies including MySQL, Java, Sun hardware folks in addition to the core Oracle database and apps crowd.
So… all of you Oracle bloggers attending Oracle Open World 2010…
… you are invited to attend this Oracle Bloggers Meetup during OOW 2010 — a chance to meet your online buddies face-to-face in relaxed and informal atmosphere.
When: Wed, 22-Sep-2010,[Read more...]
Recent non-Oracle/EC/MySQL news.
For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask
# Novell reshuffled its Linux business into Security, Management and Operating Platforms business unit.
# HP partnered with Red Hat, Novell and Microsoft to target Sun migrations.
# The US DoJ[Read more...]
Red Hat round-up. EC to review Oracle-Sun. Dedicated Ubuntu support. And more.
Red Hat announcements round-up
Red Hat announced a whole heap of products and projects this week. They should have organized an event to coincide with all the announcements. Or something. The biggest news was probably the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 including KVM and other virtualization capabilities, while Red Hat and HP partnered to optimize Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for HP BladeSystem Matrix. The company also revealed that Red Hat Network
Intalio acquires Jetty. Red Hat updates JBoss platform. $12m funding for Medsphere. And more.
# Intalio acquired Webtide, developer of Jetty application server.
# Medsphere raised $12m to support ongoing development and expansion in open source health IT.
# Xen.org[Read more...]
Monty Widenius dissects MySQL’s dual license. Intuit moves to the EPL. And more.
# Monty Widenius blogged about the apparent changes to the dual licensing of MySQL.
# Intuit announced that its code.intuit.com will be moving from CPL to EPL.
# Matt Asay asked whether Google’s open source advocacy might be a scheme to lower the value of patents.
# Vision Mobile’s Andreas Constantinou explained the differences between open source licenses and governance models.[Read more...]
Red Hat betas Enterprise Virtualization, partners with HP for SOA. And more.
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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”
# Red Hat announced that its Enterprise Virtualization portfolio of products is now available for beta testing.
# Red Hat collaborated with HP on SOA.
# David Megginson published mixing GPL and non-GPL: a different perspective. A new take on the MySQL/MariaDB storage engine debate.
# UK Government CIO shed some light on “G-Cloud” plans and how the new open source policy provides an opportunity.
# WAZI: Freedom and[Read more...]
Why was Teradata able to become the leader of data warehousing at the super high-end (e.g. greater than 25 TB’s)? Why was Netezza only the second pure-play data warehousing company to go public by focusing on the 10 – 25 TB range of opportunities? Why did Oracle after so many years of denial finally announce a joint hardware / software product for data warehousing with HP, the Exadata data warehouse server? Why did Microsoft acquire DATAllegro, one of the earlier data warehousing appliances? Why are there now dozens of data warehouse appliances available on the market today, and – more importantly – how should a customer choose which one to purchase?
In all these cases, the vendors have listened to the market and concluded that the most optimal way to serve the customer is through a true data warehouse appliance. Given that there are so many flavors of appliances, though,[Read more...]
Hold that thought for a moment.announcing the single biggest and most important OEM/distribution agreement Sun's ever signed for the open source Solaris operating system - through [Read more...]
The open source vendor definition debate rumbles on. How open source could save the US government $3.7bn. Red Hat plans MASS migration to JBoss. Open source content management invades the US. Exploiting the attribution loophole in the GPLv3. And more.
Definition debate rumbles on
Roberto Galoppini joined the open source vendor definition debate, with a perspective looking at the impact on community engagement, and also caught up with David Dennis, senior director of product marketing at Groundwork, about the company’s strategy, noting that not all open source core vendors are created equal.
Sun and Sourcefire report Q3 results. SpringSource elected to JCP executive committee. Alfresco launches Enterprise 3.0. How to go from 0 to 700 customers in one year. Open sourcing Jonathan Schwartz’s ponytail. And more.
Sun Microsystems Reports Final Results for the First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Sun Microsystems
Sourcefire Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan Sourcefire[Read more...]
CA and IBM, two of the so-called Big Four in systems management software, announced this week a federated configuration management database (CMDB) system for interoperability of their software. Something like this comoing from two of Big Four (BMC, CA, HP and IBM) wouldn’t normally hold much meaning for open source players such as GroundWork, Hyperic and Zenoss, but it actually does for a couple of reasons.
First, part of the technology that CA and IBM are using to link up their systems management software, which allows it to share information between the two CMDBs, is actually open source software itself from the Eclipse Cosmos Project. CA and IBM said the Eclipse Cosmos software accelerated implementation of the CMDB Federation (CMDBf) specification and the two[Read more...]
A classic Morecambe and Wise comedy sketch from the 1970s sees Andre Previn criticizing Eric for playing all the wrong notes while attempting the Greig Piano Concerto. Morecambe responds that he is in fact “playing all the right notes. But not necessarily in the right order.”
I was reminded of the sketch this morning while reading BusinessWeek’s article on the potential perils facing open source vendors today. It seems to ask all the right questions, but not necessarily in the right way.
The report suggests that while industry giants such as IBM, HP, Oracle and Intel stand to benefit from open source software, investor impatience[Read more...]
Microsoft and Novell extend collaboration to China. IDC sees open source growing in importance with end users. rPath to use SUSE Linux for appliances. (and more)
Microsoft and Novell Extend Reach of Interoperability Collaboration to China, Microsoft / Novell (Press Release)[Read more...]
“The question is not why use open source, but how to best use open source,” wrote Matt Asay earlier this week. It was a throwaway point but one that I think deserves more attention.
It occurred to me that “how” rather than “why” is the most significant question that open source vendors and projects should be answering right now as they try to encourage greater adoption of open source software.
There can’t be a CIO or IT director left on the planet that hasn’t either asked or been told why they should deploy open source software. They are either inclined towards believing the claims of theoretical benefits or they’re not. How many have asked or been told how they can take advantage of open source software?
Certainly those that are[Read more...]
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