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The CCIF and it's members have recently focused on creating a common cloud taxonomy and ontology. I find it's starting to sound a lot like semantics, Cloud Semantics. We are in a sense defining what cloud computing is by describing it's "components" and their relationships to one anoth...
The key drivers of a unified cloud interface (UCI) is "One abstraction to Rule them All" - an API for other API's. A singular abstraction that can encompass the entire infrastructure stack as well as emerging cloud centric technologies through a unified interface. What a semantic mod...
Alfresco Software announced the general availability of Alfresco Labs 3 Stable. “This release is designed to be the open source content services platform for all Alfresco and non-Alfresco content applications from document management and web content management to wikis,” said John Newt...
If you Google "AJAX Web 2.0" you'll get over eight million hits, but what technologies will you find in that mix that can truly deliver on the promises of Web 2.0 today? While there's no single definition of Web 2.0, at its heart lays the Internet acting as a platform for social networ...
The open source community includes many early advocates of the recent wave of emerging SOA-related technology projects. Historically, however, open source has sometimes been considered a "late follower," with commercial products first to hit the market, and then followed by "me-too" op...
Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and so...
What sort of cloud computer(s) should we be building or expecting from vendors? Are there issues of lock-in that should concern customers of either SaaS clouds or PaaS clouds? I've been thinking about this problem as the CEO of a PaaS cloud computing company for some time. Clouds shoul...
Microsoft have done far more than simply follow others. They have created a complete new platform that leverages much of what the likes of Amazon, Google, Sales Force, Open Social API, all are doing in their own spaces but bringing them together. While sign-ups are being accepted to te...
Now that a significant number of JSRs are being developed as open source projects, I thought it would be interesting to explore the implications of this for security. First, let's start with the basics. Security is fundamental to the Java platform – it's built in to the Java Language...
CohesiveFT announced an update to its Elastic Server Manager service. Elastic Server Manager is a lightweight administration and monitoring tool that provides a consolidated view of virtual server-related activities such as logs, configurations, administrator permissions, and the abili...
In the last two columns we talked about the emerging platform of the Web, and the use of Web APIs found through directories. Now I have something to show you that lives up to that hype, in essence a layer of technology, on-demand, that lives between the API provider and the API consume...
With a ranking Microsoft ideologue dancing attendance, Sun Wednesday trotted out and open sourced xVM Server, its promised Xen-based bare-metal hypervisor, and xVM Ops Center 2.0, its management update. It will sell support, including patches and updates, at prices ranging from $500 to...
qooxdoo is a comprehensive and innovative AJAX application framework. Leveraging object-oriented JavaScript allows developers to build cross-browser applications. No HTML, CSS or DOM knowledge is needed. It includes a platform-independent development tool chain, a state-of-the-art GUI ...
Eloqua announced the Eloqua Web Services Application Programming Interface (API), a Web Services API for marketing automation. This release further extends the flexibility, functionality and ease-of-use of Eloqua’s demand generation applications. Using the Eloqua Web Services API, orga...
I'm not totally sold on the whether or not cloud computing is ready for a cloud standard just yet. What I do think we need is a reference implementation (Platform & Infrastructure) and common extensible API - "CloudVirt". This API may someday form the basis for a standard, but in the m...
Over the last few weeks I've been engaged in several conversations about the need for a common, interoperable and open set of cloud computing standards. During these conversations a recurring theme has started to emerge. A need for cloud interoperability or the ability for diverse clou...
Comcast Corporation the nation's provider of entertainment, information and communications, announced that they are working with Intel Corporation to bring Internet Protocol (IP) based applications to the television experience set using a new technology co-developed by Intel and called...
ELASTRA announced Elastra Cloud Server support for the Eucalyptus platform. ELASTRA’s products are designed for portability across compute clouds and currently provide support for the Amazon EC2 and S3 compute and storage environments. Because Eucalyptus exposes its virtual machines th...
A new API is supposed to integrate LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 5.2 into environments that haven’t been able to do bare metal provisioning of Windows, Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora or Asianux on physical systems or virtual machines before. The rev also features single-comma...
By producing a popular RIA widget you can distribute your code to millions of users practically overnight. Most widgets are designed to gather data from the web and then present that data to the user. In order to enable this functionality, Google Gadgets for example support a rich prog...
Oracle announced new releases of Oracle Berkeley DB, Oracle Berkeley DB XML and Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition. The new releases and enhancements signify Oracle's commitment to continued innovation across the Oracle Berkeley DB product family, while maintaining the open source dual li...
It only took 15 years but Wine, the open source Windows rewrite, so to speak, that lets Linux run Windows applications natively, has reached its first stable release, Wine 1.0. Compatibility isn't perfect, the Wine folk say, and not everything will run (particularly newer apps) but tho...
Facebook, the social networking site that Microsoft owns a pricey sliver of, says it's going to open source its year-old Facebook Platform so it's easier for developers to build applications on it. It's reportedly calling the effort fbOpen and the move puts it on a collision course wit...
Funambol introduced a new version of its open source BlackBerry push email and personal information management (PIM) sync software. Funambol's BlackBerry software consists of two components. The push email component enables BlackBerries to work with consumer email services such as Yaho...
'This is a nearly inevitable response to Open Social, which is backed by Google, MySpace and Yahoo,' noted Michael Arrington today as he predicted that 'Sometime soon, perhaps this week, Facebook will turn the year-old Facebook Platform into an open source project.' Arrington continues...
Small business owners looking for an affordable alternative to the Microsoft Exchange e-mail platform can look forward to a hosted, cost-effective and feature-rich e-mail and collaboration service, from Network Solutions and Open-Xchange. Open-Xchange and Network Solutions have partner...
Dimdim announced a new release of its web meeting software specifically for the open source community. The new version, called Dimdim Open Source Community Edition Version 3.5, nicknamed 'Eagle,' is completely free and available for download. Dimdim 'Eagle' is a unified communications ...
db4objects has announced that its db4o object database is now optimized for Microsoft's LINQ. With the new support, developers can choose an object-oriented optimized engine without changing the API or compromising performance. db4object's db4o database offers a persistence solution to...
Skyway Software announced a strategic partnership with SpringSource. In this technology partnership, Skyway Software becomes an application-delivery ISV certified by SpringSource and integrates Spring into Skyway Visual Perspectives, its end-to-end application development and delivery ...
As I write this article the 2008 FOSDEM (www.fosdem.org/2008/) (Free and Open Source software Developers European Meeting) is about to start. Of course, by the time you read this the meeting will be long over (that's the name of the game with publishing deadlines). I will not be attend...
Ringside Networks announced the Beta release availability of the Ringside Social Application Server - the open source platform that enables businesses to weave social capabilities into their existing websites while integrating with social networks such as Facebook.
LogLogic announced that software vendors Compliance Spectrum and UpperVision have used LogLogic's Open Log Services API to integrate their offerings with LogLogic's log management and intelligence (LMI) platform. Via LogLogic's Open Log Services, joint customers utilizing LogLogic's se...
Microsoft today attempted to exorcize the interoperability bogeymen that have haunted it since it was first discovered to be using secret APIs 20 years ago, bogeymen that now quote European antitrust law at it and carry writs from the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. To avoid fur...
db4o, an open source object database system with broad industry applicability, belongs to a popular database management systems that has close to 2 million downloads to date. Here we'll illustrate the features and application areas of such a database and compare db4o against relational...
WSO2 announced the debut of the WSO2 Registry, the industry's first registry to combine service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance with Web 2.0 collaboration. The open source WSO2 Registry features a structured registry and repository; Web-based interface; and Web 2.0 community fea...
DataDirect announced the latest release of its DataDirect XQuery engine now supporting the MySQL Enterprise Server database. For the first time, users of the most popular and widely used open-source database can take advantage of the high-performance, scalability and reliability of Dat...
Day Software has expanded its presence in the social media and open source markets with the acquisition of the founders and key innovators of Mindquarry, an open source collaborative software platform provider. Alexander Klimetschek, Alexander Saar and Lars Trieloff, experts in social ...
Hong Kong-based Artificial Life, Inc announced their plans to develop new and innovatively designed games and applications for Google's free and open source mobile platform, Android. The company anticipates that this emerging platform will soon attract handset manufacturers because of ...
XAware has announced the creation of an open source project and the availability of XAware 5, open source data integration software that increases the productivity of development teams. XAware transcends existing data integration offerings with its ability to 'service-enable' data for ...
One of the Google folks working on OpenSocial sent me a message via Facebook asking what I thought about the technical details of the recent announcements. Since my day job is working on social networking platforms for Web properties at Microsoft and I'm deeply interested in RESTful pr...