Bye, Bye My Clustered AMIs…A Cloud Tribute to Don McLean | Rational Survivability
@Beaker’s rockin’ tribute to Don McLean, inspired by Amazon’s EC2 woes. [If you aren’t reading Beaker, you are missing out on tremendous cloud knowledge.]
“I started singin’
bye-bye, my clustered AMIs
I tried to launch one
it just sat there, much to my surprise
And them angry devs were telling stories and lies
Singin’ “this public cloud I now despise
“this public cloud, I now despise.””
Column 2 : IBM BPM: Merging the Paths
Sandy Kemsley weighs in on IBM’s BPM release.
“It’s important to look at how the IBM organization has realigned to allow for the new product release: Phil Gilbert, former president and CTO of Lombardi, now has overall responsibility for all of WebSphere BPM – including both the former Lombardi and WebSphere BPM products – plus ILOG rules management. Neil Ward-Dutton referred to this as the reverse takeover of IBM by Lombardi; when I had a chance for a 1:1 with Phil at Impact, I told him that we’d all bet that he would be gone from IBM after a year. He admitted that he originally thought so too, until they gave him the opportunity to do exactly what he knew needed to be done: bring together all of the IBM BPM offerings into a unified offering. This new product announcement is the beginning of that unification, but they still have a ways to go.
Let’s take a look at the product offering, then…”
StreamBase Loves Erlang (The StreamBase Event Processing Blog)
“StreamBase allows business analysts, actuaries, quantitative contributors and developers to share a common language. An event-driven integration whiteboard, if you will, that compiles to efficient optimized native binary code. Add Erlang for development of analytics like MACD and you have a powerful combination.”
…”Learn more by watching Darach’s presentation here, and follow him on Twitter at @darachennis”
Archives for April 2011
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This is just cool. I had a hard time finding the artist in the first shot.
“Liu Bolin camouflage’s himself into any surroundings with paint. It can take him up to 10 hours for a single shot. WOW!”
What we talk about when we talk about NewSQL — Too much information
451 Group on scalable, high performance relational databases. I spoke with ScaleBase at CloudConnect. Interesting approach.
““NewSQL” is our shorthand for the various new scalable/high performance SQL database vendors. We have previously referred to these products as ‘ScalableSQL’ to differentiate them from the incumbent relational database products. Since this implies horizontal scalability, which is not necessarily a feature of all the products, we adopted the term ‘NewSQL’ in the new report.
And to clarify, like NoSQL, NewSQL is not to be taken too literally: the new thing about the NewSQL vendors is the vendor, not the SQL.”
IBM Press room – 2011-04-07 IBM Joins Forces with Over 45 Organizations to Launch Cloud Standards Customer Council for Open Cloud Computing – United States
“IBM has joined more than 45 leading cloud organizations to form the new Cloud Standards Customer Council, which is managed by OMG®. Organizations including Lockheed Martin, Citigroup and North Carolina State University have already joined the Council, which will help advance cloud adoption prioritizing key interoperability issues such as management, reference architectures, hybrid cloud, as well as security and compliance.
The Council will complement vendor-led cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of client–driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments.”
BBC News – Toyota and Microsoft announce technology partnership
“The world’s biggest carmaker and the world’s biggest software company are investing $12m (£7.3m) in Toyota Media Services, a Toyota unit which handles digital information services.
The aim is to provide features like GPS, power-management and multimedia services.
Toyota’s 2012 hybrid vehicles will be the first to get the services.
The carmaker hopes to be able to offer them to customers worldwide by 2015.
The services will use Microsoft’s “cloud computing” – the remote storage and handling of data – system called Azure.”
IBM Unveils Cloud-Computing Initiative Aimed At Large Companies – WSJ.com
“IBM on Thursday announced a new service–dubbed “Smartcloud”–that will enable clients to use a Web-based interface to install applications and configure databases on a platform provided by the company. The initiative is part of IBM’s push to expand into the cloud, one of the fastest growing areas in information technology.”
..”IBM is attempting to differentiate itself from some of the main players who have already made big bets on the cloud. Competitors such as Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Web Services, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Google Inc. (GOOG) employ cloud features that let customers pay for what they use, like a utility, as opposed to plunking down a fixed investment.
IBM says its offering includes more features aimed toward large enterprise customers, such as heightened security, data privacy and the ability to certify the system for regulatory requirements. Moreover, IBM is offering a plethora of options, including public, private and hybrid clouds.”
Dell’s $1B Cloud Efforts Pit it Against Cisco and Amazon: Cloud Computing News «
Big boy cloud week: Dell & IBM.
“Dell is undertaking a sweeping effort to improve its place in the cloud computing market with several new data centers, services and a converged infrastructure system to compete with Cisco’s Unified Computing System.”
Spring in Maine
A leisurely swim…
… toweling off in the snow
Top Cloud Stories for March Podcast
This morning, I joined Dave Linthicum and Bill Russell to exchange our top 3 cloud stories. Well, perhaps “exchange” is the wrong word, since Dave rejected one of my stories. Oops. Check out our lively podcast.