I'm the boards of two companies (Pentaho, Revolution Analytics) that are starting to see a lot of customer traction around Big Data. More and more companies in media, pharma, retail and finance are doing advanced analysis, reporting, graphing, etc with massive data sets. It made me wonder what other areas of the technology stack might evolve with the trend towards Big Data. Obviously, there's new middleware layers like Hadoop and Map Reduce, and we're also seeing the emergence of NoSQL data management layers with Cassandra, MongoDB, MemBase and others. But what …[Read more]
Alfresco launches Activiti project. Funding for NorthScale and Zend. And more.
# Alfresco launched the Apache-licensed Activiti BPM project, led by Tom Baeyens and Joram Barrez.
# NorthScale announced $10m in series B funding, led by the Mayfield Fund, and a new CEO.
# Zend Technologies raised $9m led by Greylock Partners with participation its existing investors.
# Stephen Walli joined the CodePlex Foundation as its technical director. …[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.
# …[Read more]
There has been a significant increase in interest in the Memcached, the open source distributed memory object-caching system, in recent months, as a number of vendors look to exploit its popularity in Web 2.0 and social networking environments.
Like Hadoop, which has become the focus of a number of commercial plays, it would appear that the time is right for commercialization of Memcached. But what is it, here did it come from, and what are the chances for vendors to rake in serious cash? Here are the details.
What is it?
Pronounced mem-cash-dee, Memcached was originally created by Danga Interactive (the developer of LiveJournal, which was acquired by Six Apart in 2005) to speed up the performance of dynamic Web applications by alleviating database load. Memcached has become an industry standard for improving the performance of dynamic websites.
The code is available from the …[Read more]