Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures publishes an excellent blog called Coding VC. There you can find some excellent posts, such as pitches by analogy, and an algorithm for seed round valuations and analyzing product hunt data. He recently wrote a blog post about a topic near and dear to my heart, Which Technologies do Startups […]
We’ll be publishing a series of posts on OpenStack and Trove over the next few weeks, diving into their usage and purpose. For readers who are already familiar with these technologies, there should be no doubt as to why we are incredibly excited about them, but for those who aren’t, consider this a small introduction to the basics and concepts.
What is Database as a Service (DBaaS)?
In a nutshell, DBaaS – as it is frequently referred to – is a loose moniker to the concept of providing a managed cloud-based database environment accessible by users, applications or developers. Its aim is to provide a full-fledged database environment, while minimizing the administrative turmoil and pains of managing the surrounding infrastructure.
Real life example: Imagine you are working on a new application that has to be accessible from multiple regions. Building and maintaining a large multiregion …[Read more]
Read the original article at AirBNB didn’t have to fail
Today part of Amazon Web Services failed, taking down with it a slew of startups that all run on Amazon’s Cloud infrastructure. AirBNB was one of the biggest, but also Heroku, Reddit, Minecraft, Flipboard & Coursera down with it. Its not the first time. What the heck happened, and why should we care?
1. Root Cause
The AWS service allows companies like AirBNB to build web applications, and host them on servers owned and managed by Amazon. The so-called raw iron of this army of compute power sits in datacenters. Each datacenter is …[Read more]
Harmony disharmony. Microsoft’s Android revenue. And more.
# The Harmony Project released version 1.0 of its templates for standard contributor license agreements prompting comment and criticism from Dave Neary, Stephen Walli, Richard Fontana and Bradley M Kuhn.
# Microsoft reportedly demanded $15 for each Android smartphone handset made by Samsung, while the company …[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]