“Legacy MySQL does not scale well on a single node, which forces granular sharding and explicit application code changes to make them sharding-aware and results in low utilization of severs”– Dr. John Busch, Schooner Information Technology A super-set of MySQL suitable for Big Data? On this subject, I have interviewed Dr. John Busch, Founder, Chairman, [...]
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Red Hat’s $136m acquisition of open source storage vendor Gluster marks Red Hat’s biggest buy since JBoss and starts the fourth quarter with a very intersting deal. The acquisition is definitely good for Red Hat since it bolsters its Cloud Forms IaaS and OpenShift PaaS technology and strategy with storage, which is often the starting point for enterprise and service provider cloud computing deployments. The acquisition also gives Red Hat another weapon in its fight against VMware, Microsoft and others, including OpenStack, of which Gluster is a member (more on that further down). The deal is also good for Gluster given the sizeable price Red Hat is paying for the provider of open source, software-based, scale-out storage for unstructured data and also as validation of both open source and software in today’s IT and cloud computing storage.
Red Hat acquires Gluster. Adobe acquires PhoneGap. Oracle does Hadoop. And more.
# Adobe announced its agreement to acquire Nitobi, creator of PhoneGap.
# Oracle unveiled its Oracle Big Data Appliance, including Apache Hadoop and Oracle NoSQL database.
# ODF 1.2 has been approved as an OASIS …[Read more]
MapR and Funambol raise funding. VMware virtually supports PostgreSQL. And more.
# MapR raised $20m series B for its Hadoop distribution from Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and NEA.
# Funambol raised $3m in funding from previous investors HIG Ventures, Pacven Walden Ventures and Nexit Infocom.
# VMware launched vFabric Postgres as part of vFabric Data Director database-as-a-service launch.
# Citrix released a new edition of CloudStack, …[Read more]
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