By John | August 20, 2009
These are my links for August 19th from 20:21 to 21:41:
- LXer: Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown – Canonical’s Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Microsoft’s Windows 7 are expected to debut within days of one another in October 2009. Some open source pundits will surely hype a showdown between the two operating systems. But Canonical will need to carefully communicate the broader Ubuntu 9.10 story to media, customers and partners. Here are seven potential steps to success for Canonical and the Ubuntu 9.10 launch.
- Cloudera Announces Hadoop World, and Hadoop Marches On – Today, Cloudera announced the first ever Hadoop World conference, to take place at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on October 2nd, with registration available here. A look at the companies and institutions organizing and participating in the event shows just how far Hadoop has come, and how it has extended well beyond just search applications.
- Two cloud standardization efforts made public | The Wisdom of Clouds – CNET News – The last several days has seen two standardization-related events that I think are worth of note. Standardization, of course, is a critical element to creating fluid markets for compute, development, and application services in the cloud. There are several efforts already under way, including the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Open Cloud Standards Incubator, the Open Grid Forum's Open Cloud Computing Interface working group, and the Storage Network Industry Association Cloud Storage Technical Work Group. A great resource to see the spectrum of cloud standards activity can be found at the OMG's cloud-standards.orgwiki.
- SpringSource Acquires Cloud Foundry And Adds Momentum Towards Widespread Enterprise Adoption | CloudAve – SpringSource, the open source company VMWare acquired recently, appears to be in a mission. Now, they have acquired Cloud Foundry, the little company that helps users deploy Java applications on the cloud. Cloud Foundry is a self service, pay as you go platform which offered complete set of tools to manage the lifecycle of the applications in the cloud.