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A new company just emerged from stealth mode yesterday, called Dremio, backed by Redpoint and Lightspeed in a Series A funding of $10m back in 2015. The founders came from MapR, but were active in Apache projects like Drill and Arrow. The same VC’s backed MapR and had the Dremio founders work out of their facilities during the stealth phase. Now the company has around 50 people in their Mountainview, California office. Apache Drill acts as a single SQL engine that, in turn, can query and join data from among several other systems. Drill can certainly make use of an in-memory columnar data standard. But while Dremio was still in stealth, it wasn’t immediately obvious what Drill’s strong intersection with Arrow might be. But yesterday the company launched a namesake product that also acts as a single SQL engine that can query and join data from among several other sy... (more)

We’re NOT Announcing Docker Support By @AppNeta | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker

We’re NOT Announcing Docker Support By Alec Pinkham Towards the end of 2014, Docker expanded support for three major players in the cloud space: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute. Series D funding of Docker reached almost $100 million. With growing adoption, Docker is an important trend for future application architectures. But this isn't new here at AppNeta. We've heard announcements for Docker support, and our customers have asked about it too, but TraceView has always had Docker support. With our focus on the application and distributed transaction tracing, our instrumentation is designed with distributed systems in mind. Let's start with a crazy idea: Application Performance Monitoring should be app-centric. APM should be able to monitor effectively across any architecture, container or otherwise. Other APM tools use a more host or tier-centric user inte... (more)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

Data Platforms as a Service | @CloudExpo @Pythian #SQL #Azure #AWS #AI

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here A Tour of Data Platforms as a Service With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right provider and with the proper expectations. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo,Christo Kutrovsky , Principal Consultant at Pythian, compared the NoSQL and SQL offerings from AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, their similarities, differences and use ca... (more)

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 Released

Percona has announced the availability of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6, the latest release of the company's open source high-availability solution for MySQL, designed to consistently deliver an optimal experience through increased performance, faster recovery from node failure, and greater user control. Percona also announced today it has partnered with Severalnines to launch Percona ClusterControl, which enables subscribers of Percona Support for Percona XtraDB Cluster to access the advanced cluster deployment, monitoring, management, and scaling solutions available from Severalnines. Percona XtraDB Cluster, an open source high availability clustering solution for MySQL, is far less expensive and easier to deploy than MySQL Cluster and much more functional than MySQL replication. Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 integrates Percona Server 5.6, Galera 3, and Percona XtraBack... (more)

Vastly improved Oracle SQL Developer Tool 4.0

This is a great tool if you are working with Oracle and you can do all of this: Develop Administer Model Migrate I have been using SQL Developer tool since 2007 and I find the latest version released this may vastly improved with a rich interface. The latest release 4.0 can be downloaded from here: Oracle SQL Developer 4.0.2 (4.0.2.15.21) http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/index.html The x64 bit version I downloaded came with the required JDK (7.0). Apart from these new features SQL Developer 4.0 it supports Oracle database 12C:Database performance monitoring'Database searchCommand line support now covers reporting and CartCart itself has enhanced features-multiple cart support; export ddl options, etc.Creating and drill -down on Reports with floating Editor and Navigation windowsUI enhancements- Usability enhancementsData modeler is n... (more)

SpikeSource: Automated Open Source Testing and Certification

SpikeSource, a starry Redwood City, California, start-up providing Open Source software testing services, wants to embolden enterprises to use the Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Python/Perl (LAMP) stack (www.spikesource.com). Their goal is to certify the LAMP stack and the applications that use it. At the heart of its value proposition is an automated testing bed, which lets software vendors and Open Source projects upload their applications and verify that there are no conflicts with the stack. SpikeSource provides these tools for free and offers tools to integrate and manage Open Source assets. SpikeSource tools such as Spike Asset Manager (SAM) have been open sourced and are on Sourceforge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/spike-asset-mgr/). These services and software are free but complement the company's for-profit offerings: Update Services - SpikeSource service... (more)

A Sneak Peek at Sun's Cloud Computing Offerings

Sun's role in enabling Cloud Computing is not widely recognized today. However, did you know Sun is playing a big role in this space? Check out this round-up of Sun's Cloud Computing porfolio below and stay tuned for more to come from Sun in this space. MySQL is almost the defacto database of choice powering the web-scale next-generation of database driven web applications in the cloud. Cloud computing solutions for MySQL makes it easy to develop, deploy, and manage your new and existing MySQL-backed applications in a virtual computing environment. The MySQL Enterprise for Amazon EC2 subscription is a comprehensive offering of database software and production support to deliver applications on Amazon EC2 with optimal performance, reliability, security, and uptime. For the first time, organizations can now cost-effectively deliver database driven web-scale computing i... (more)

Oracle-Sun Deal Puts Java Back in the Limelight

"It's almost impossible to overestimate the importance of Java to Oracle," wrote industry commentator Neil McAllister as the first rumors of the Oracle-Sun deal began to surface last week. McAllister referred to Java as "the crown jewel of this deal." So the question reverberating through Javaland now is: does this mean Java is back in the limelight? Or will Oracle's proprietary ways intervene in the open-source trajectory for Java set by Sun? In his internal memo to Sun staffers, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz yesterday wrote that "By acquiring Sun, Oracle will be well positioned to help customers solve the most complex technology problems related to running a business." He added: "A combined Oracle/Sun will be capable of cultivating one of the world's most vibrant and far reaching developer communities, accelerating the convergence of storage, networking and computing... (more)

Oracle Claims Victory Over EC; Says Sun Will Sell Clouds

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another reason Oracle’s going to have a Merry Christmas. Catz took a bunch of Oracle users to an EC hearing a week ago to buttress the company’s claims that the EC had put words in users’ mouths to support the theory of harm it manufactured to try to stop Oracle from getting MySQL. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 The meeting was backed by a write-in campaign from hundreds of users as well as a letter from the US Senate and a public statement from the Justice Department. A grateful Catz said, “I want to thank all of our... (more)

Developers: The New Kingmakers

I just read through "The New Kingmakers," a thought-provoking book by Stephen O'Grady of the small, but influential, analyst firm Redmonk. The thesis of the book is straightforward: technology changes have moved developers, previously of little importance within the world of IT, to a central direction-setting role within companies. O'Grady attributes this change to four factors: Open source, which democratizes both creation and access to software components, enabling developers direct access to useful software without having to obtain budget or endure sales interactions. This accounts for the move to PHP, MySQL, Cassandra, and Cloud Foundry rather than their proprietary equivalents. Cloud computing, which makes infrastructure to run software (especially the just-mentioned open source) available for pennies. Amazon Web Services kicked off this revolution and it is co... (more)