Cloud computing news digest – 28 Nov 2011

Alastair Aitken 28 November 2011 0




Ubuntu ditches CouchDB, the NoSQL database http://ow.ly/7GRnl

CouchDB’s popularity doesn’t appear to be growing as quickly as its NoSQL rival, MongoDB. NetTuts has a great tutorial for getting started with MongoDB http://ow.ly/7GS0M

Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest http://ow.ly/7GRyD

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Although still in beta, AppFog, the rebranded PHP Fog, has launched its first paid plans for its Cloud Foundry service http://ow.ly/7GRMQ

InfoQ has a preview of the new IDE features in Visual Studio 11. One of the touted features is project round tripping which is used for project backward compatibility http://ow.ly/7GS5M

Heroku, one of the pathfinders for the Platform-as-a-Service business model, has made its SQL Database-as-a-Service available to all-comers, not just Heroku customers. Based on PostgreSQL, features include a new web interface, automated health checks and databases on demand http://ow.ly/7GShd

Whilst Amazon Web Services already has a data centre in south east Asia, it looks set to increase its reach into the Australian market by developing an Australian data centre http://ow.ly/7GSyI

Data-as-a-Service provider, InfoChimps, has changed CEOs. Co-founder Nick Ducoff steps down in lieu of current COO Joe Kelly until a permanent replacement is found http://ow.ly/7GSCg




Alastair Aitken (124 Posts)

As a contract developer and manager I’ve worked in a wide range of enterprises in a variety of countries where I’ve encountered everything from great work, awful work, bizarre work, all the way down to quasi-legal work. If you think that you recognise your own organisation within my articles then you’re undoubtedly wrong, where you work isn’t that unique.

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