September 17, 2009

First glimpse: Microsoft Office Web Apps

Microsoft's Technical Preview of Web-based editions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint shows that Google is in for a fight

July 23, 2009

Open source Hive: Large-scale, distributed data processing made easy

Thank heaven for Hive, a data analysis and query front end for Hadoop that makes Hadoop data files look like SQL tables

July 2, 2009

Cloud control systems tame the ether

3tera, Enomaly, Kaavo, and RightScale take myriad and mixed approaches to managing virtual servers in the sky

June 15, 2009

VMware upgrade reaches for the clouds

vSphere 4.0 is a massive update to VMware's flagship hypervisor and management toolset

April 23, 2009

First look: Amazon brings MapReduce to the Elastic Cloud

Based on Hadoop, MapReduce equips users with potent distributed data-processing tools

April 21, 2009

Sun Cloud looks beyond Java

Although Java is a key ingredient, Sun promises an all-purpose cloud akin to Amazon Web Services

April 21, 2009

Java in the cloud: Google, Aptana, and Stax

Google App Engine, Aptana Cloud, and Stax for EC2 make it easy to spin up and scale a simple Java Servlet Container, but are still a far cry from the full Java EE

March 24, 2009

NoSQL databases break all the old rules

Amazon SimpleDB, CouchDB, Google App Engine, and Persevere may have a better way of storing data for your Web app

December 15, 2008

InfoWorld preview: Windows Azure Services Platform gives wings to .Net

Microsoft's Community Technology Preview reveals a thoughtfully designed cloud computing architecture where seasoned .Net developers will feel at home

September 2, 2008

Your own private YouTube

Review: Google Video adds easy video-sharing to Google's cloud-based business collaboration tools

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