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Talend delivers v5. Zentyal raises series A. The TCO of OSS. And more.
# Talend announced version 5 of its data integration suite, adding business process management capabilities via an OEM relationship with BonitaSoft. Yves De Montcheuil explained the name changes in version 5.
# Zentyal closed a series A venture capital funding of over $1m by Open Ocean Capital.[Read more...]
Cloudera raises $40m. Accel announces $100m fund. Rackspace takes OpenStack private. And more.
# Accel Partners launched a $100m Big Data Fund to invest in Hadoop- and NoSQL-related vendors.
# Rackspace[Read more...]
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.
The last few weeks have been particularly quiet from me on the blogging front. Behind the scenes things have been quite the opposite so here is a summary of things past, present and future.
If you have read my last ‘Last Week in Drizzle‘ post you will know that Rackspace are no longer supporting Drizzle. They have done a fantastic job so far and have decided to pass the baton to other companies. As for the staff, they wished to redeploy us to other teams which is something I personally was not keen on. I would rather remain within the MySQL/Drizzle sphere which I would have no longer been able to do effectively inside Rackspace any more.
Drizzle itself will go on to do great things without Rackspace, there are a number of companies that announced support for Drizzle during the O’Reilly MySQL[Read more...]
Welcome to this week’s edition of Last Week in Drizzle. Unfortunately I could not write this at the Drizzle Developer Day because it is was much busier than I expected. So this one had to wait until I landed in the UK
Last week was the MySQL Conference which at this point should probably be called the MySQL & friends or the Open Database Conference. We had many talks, great exposure and some fantastic questions and feedback of ideas we had never thought of during the week. I urge anyone who wasn’t there to watch Brian Aker’s keynote on the State of Drizzle.
On the Friday after the conference we had Drizzle[Read more...]
Red Hat grows revenue 20%+. Google withholding Honeycomb source code. And more.
# Red Hat reported Q4 revenue up 25% to $245m, FY revenue up 22% to $909m
# Google is withholding the source code to Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.
# Rick Clark explained why he left Rackspace amid concerns that the company is exerting too much control over OpenStack.
# DataStax launched Brisk, a Hadoop/Hive[Read more...]
As I’m sure all of you know already, today marks the GA release of Drizzle7. But what was the recipe behind Drizzle?
There are many marketing buzzwords which can describe what Drizzle is such as “A lightweight, microkernel fork of MySQL optimized for the web and cloud”. To me such things are pretty meaningless. So, lets start at the beginning…[Read more...]
Digia gets Qt. VMware makes waves. Rackspace launches OpenStack support. And more.
# Digia signed an agreement with Nokia to acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business.
# VMware’s Springsource division acquired Wavemaker.
# Rackspace formally launched services and support for OpenStack via Rackspace Cloud Builders.
# Red Hat defended its move to pre-apply patches to Red Hat[Read more...]
drizzle> select concat(char(0xe299a5,0xe29da4,0xe299a5), ‘ Happy Valentine\’s Day ‘, char(0xe299a5,0xe29da4,0xe299a5)) as Message\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
Message: ♥❤♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥❤♥
1 row in set (0 sec)
I may be British, but I am no MI6 spy (and I’m certainly no Sean Connery). Although the 007 reference is still relevant because we are nearing the first GA release of Drizzle7.
This week is a special week for many reasons. First of all, probably the most obvious, it is Valentine’s day (yes guys, the flower shop is still open, run before she finds out you forgot!).
Probably not quite as important, depending on your relationship status, is Drizzle’s first RC release will be out over the next couple of days. The amount of work that[Read more...]
Nuxeo contributes its Core to Eclipse. Nokia bets its future on Windows Phone. And more.
# Nuxeo is contributing its Nuxeo Core content repository technology to the Eclipse Foundation.
# Nokia adopted Windows Phone as smartphone platform, Symbian becomes a franchise platform, MeeGo reserved for market exploration.
# Rackspace acquired Anso Labs, the developer behind NASA’s contribution to OpenStack.
# The Ada Initiative[Read more...]
CPTN Holdings unmasked. Oracle updates MySQL. And more.
# Florian Mueller reported that the Novell patent acquiring CPTN Holdings is Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle.
# The VAR Guy told the (previously) untold story of Novell’s sale to Attachmate.
# Attachmate committed to support the existing roadmaps and release schedules for Novell and SUSE products.
# Oracle announced that MySQL 5.5 is now[Read more...]
If you want to clear local session status variables this is easy, simply execute FLUSH STATUS. Unfortunately doing the same for global status variables is not as easy.
I created this command to fulfil a Rackspace feature request but it appears this has also been a MySQL feature request in the past. The implementation would be very different in MySQL since the status variables and sessions work differently, but it would certainly be good to see in a future release, and it appears patches already exist for it.[Read more...]
I’d meant to finish writing this way back in July… but I failed at that. Now is a good time to talk about Rookie-O as my again new colleague Andrew Hutchings (Buy his and Sergei’s book on MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development!) just went through the same thing (but in London instead of Hong Kong) given by the same trainer (Hi Eddie!).
Rackspace is the second employer I’ve had that has some kind of new hire training (the first being Sun). I am, of course, not quite counting Salmiakki as new-hire training for MySQL (although I probably should). To quote from the[Read more...]
We continue to see more evidence of the themes we discuss in our latest CAOS special report, Seeding the Clouds, which examines the open source software used in cloud computing, the vendors backing open source, the cloud providers using it and the impact on the industry.
First, as usual, we are seeing consistencies between our own research — which indicates open source is a huge part of today’s cloud computing offerings from major providers like Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Terremark and VMware — and that of code analysis and management vendor Black Duck. In its analysis of code that runs the cloud, Black Duck also found a preponderance of open source pieces, in many cases the same projects we profile in our report.
Indeed, open source software is an[Read more...]
Josh Berkus gave a great talk at linux.conf.au 2010 (the CFP for linux.conf.au 2011 is open until August 7th) entitled “How to destroy your community” (lwn coverage). It was a simple, patented, 10 step program, finely homed over time to have maximum effect. Each step is simple and we can all name a dozen companies that have done at least three of them.
Simon Phipps this past week at OSCON talked about Open Source Continuity in practice – specifically mentioning some open source software projects that were at Sun but have since been abandoned by Oracle and different strategies[Read more...]
Head on over to http://lca2011.linux.org.au/ and check it out!
You’ve got until August 7th to put in a paper, miniconf, poster or tutorial.
Things I’d like to see come from my kinda world:
Cloud Application Architectures
This is a great book on how to build apps in the cloud! I was happy to see how much depth it went into. It’s short — 150 pages plus some appendixes — so I was expecting it to be a superficial overview. But it isn’t. It is thorough. And it is also obviously built on his own experience building very specific applications that he uses to run his business — he[Read more...]
Talend raises $8m. Cisco leaves a TIP. Exit strategies. And more.
# Talend raised $8m Series D from existing investors Balderton Capital, AGF Private Equity and Galileo Partners.
# Cisco promised to open source Telepresence Interoperability Protocol.
# Alfresco Community 3.3 included CMIS 1.0, Google Docs and IBM Lotus integration.
# Exit strategies – secrets of success for open source companies, from the Open Source Think Tank.
# NorthScale[Read more...]
Updating the MPL. Funding for Lucid and eXo. StatusNet. And more.
Funding for Lucid and eXo
# Lucid Imagination raised $10m in series B funding from Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures and Walden International.
# eXo Platform raised $6m from Auriga Partners and XAnge Capital and[Read more...]
A couple of months ago (December 1st for those playing along at home) it marked five years to the day that I started at MySQL AB (http://www.mysql.com) (now Sun, now Oracle). A good part of me is really surprised it was for that long and other parts surprised it wasn’t longer. Through MySQL and Sun, I met some pretty amazing people, worked with some really smart ones and formed really solid and awesome friendships. Of course, not everything was perfect (sometimes not even close), but we did have some fun.
Up until November 2008 (that’s 3 years and 11 months for those playing at home) I worked on MySQL Cluster (http://www.mysql.com/cluster). Still love the product and love how much better we’re making Drizzle so it’ll be the best SQL interface to NDB :)
The ideas behind Drizzle[Read more...]
Shuttleworth steps down as Canonical CEO. Open source at SAP. And more.
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
# Mark Shuttleworth explained why he is stepping down as CEO of Canonical.
# Groklaw published The EU and Microsoft Settle Browser Issue; Interoperability with FOSS Still a Problem.
# Erwin[Read more...]
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