Open Source


Start-Up Eucalyptus Debuts with Hybrid Cloud Services

A research project born at the University of California, Santa Barbara this week jumped into the field of start-ups looking to offer cloud-based computing with an offering that bridges datacenters with public cloud services.

IBM DB2 Will Target Oracle Database Developers

IBM this week announced a new version of its flagship DB2 database with software that will provide compatibility with applications built for Oracle databases.

MySQL Adds Scalability to Open Source Database

A day after Oracle announced plans to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, MySQL, one of Sun's own recent acquisitions, unveiled the next version of its popular open source database.

Oracle's Sun Acquisition Spells Uncertainty for Java, Database Developers

Oracle's agreement to acquire Sun will reshape the landscape of tools and platforms for Java and database developers, but it also means a change in emphasis -- or even the demise -- of some key tools, development platforms and databases.

Terracotta Bolsters Java In-Memory Caching Platform

Terracotta Inc. last week released a higher throughput version of its open source in-memory database caching platform.

Sun To Be Acquired by Oracle

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.

Numerous New Dev Tools at Web 2.0 Expo

The annual Web 2.0 Expo is considered a prominent showcase and launching ground for noteworthy next-generation applications, and last week's gathering in San Francisco was no exception.

Google's New App Engine Adds Java Support

In a significant boost to its year-old App Engine Web-hosting platform, Google this week said it is adding Java support. The new version, dubbed App Engine for Java, will allow developers to build Web apps using standard Java technologies.

Embarcadero Revamps Database Development and Performance Suite

Embarcadero Technologies has released a new suite of tools aimed at developers looking to tune Java and SQL code in data driven applications.

Cost Replacing Functionality as Linux's Appeal

With a shrinking server market, financial services firms are porting more applications to Linux at the expense of Unix and other legacy platforms. While that has been an ongoing trend for many years, the motive has shifted in the past year from adding new functionality to reducing cost.

Zend Releasing Enterprise-Grade PHP Server

Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.

Release of ASP.NET MVC Under Open Source License Draws Mixed Reviews

Microsoft is drawing mixed reactions to the release last week of the source code for its ASP.NET Model View Controller.

Despite Criticism, Microsoft Exec Defends Open Source Progress

As critics continue to question Microsoft's commitment to working with the open source community, a key Microsoft official last week argued the company has made significant progress while defending its right to enforce patents.

Microsoft, IBM Execs Lament IDE Challenges at EclipseCon

The evolution of IDEs is not keeping pace with hardware advances and significant trends like cloud computing, according to two unlikely bedfellows: the lead developers for IBM's Eclipse tools team and Microsoft's Visual Studio organization.

New Tools at EclipseCon Reach for Clouds

Numerous software suppliers last week took the wraps off new Eclipse-based tools, and a few were brought to cloud-based services.

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