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Google Wants to Take the Cloud in New Directions

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by Angela Guess Computerworld contributor Sharon Gaudin recently wrote, “Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that’s OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data. ‘It’s not about catching up to [Amazon],’…

Amazon Ups Its NoSQL Game

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Amazon Web Services (AWS) is stepping up its presence in the NoSQL database market, and the competition with MongoDB, by adding support for JSON documents to its already-popular DynamoDB service. JSON is the preferred format for data generated by many web applications and other situations where…

Semantic Web Job: Software Development Engineer

Amazon Web Services is looking for a Software Development Engineer. The job description states, “Every day customers are moving complex workloads and applications to harness the power, availability, and scalability of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Being very customer focused, AWS wants to provide as friction-less a migration path to AWS as possible, to that end…

DigitalOcean is Growing Faster Than AWS

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Cloud computing provider DigitalOcean is now growing faster than Amazon Web Services. Our December 2013 Web Server Survey showed a month-on-month gain of 6,514 web-facing computers at DigitalOcean; Amazon, meanwhile, grew by an almost as huge 6,269 web-facing computers. Together, the two companies accounted for more than a third of…

SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition Now Available on the Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of SAP reports that the company’s Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition is now available in the cloud. The article states, “In addition to the ASE Developer Edition available for download (http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/oltp-db), you can now use Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition on Amazon Web Services. The one available…

Google Brings a “NoSQL-Like” Database to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, ” It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features…

Netflix Relies on NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Andrew Lampitt of InfoWorld reports, “Netflix is the big Kahuna of a Web media businesses, with 33 million subscribers in more than 40 countries. As Netflix’s “watch now” streaming service has grown, the company has had to rethink its data and storage strategies to cope with ballooning workloads managed in the cloud.…