Beanstalk, Gogrid and HBase

Top 3 News items from scalebig

  • The big news is that Amazon has got into PAAS big time. I predicted it only a couple of days ago ( I said they will launch within next 1 year ). With beanstalk they plan to provide containers into which users can upload code to and let AWS manage rest of the complexities of things around it. They are starting with a tomcat based container for now and have mentioned plans to build other containers. Read more about it at “All things distributed
  • As weird as would sound, GoGrid is building the private cloud over public infrastructure. They are doing this just to let let CIO claim that they own the servers. This allows CIOs claim to be on two boat at the same time. At some point though CIOs will have to make a call and abandon one. BTW, this is not very different from managed infrastructure, with the exception that there now exists a virtualization toolkit to manage VMs on this managed infrastructure.
  • Hbase 0.90.0 is released. Lots of interesting improvements which a lot of people were waiting for. Alex has some observations here.