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Java Reporting Engine Brings Utility Pricing to the Analytics Layer

Open-source business intelligence (BI) vendor Jaspersoft has extended the integration of its reporting and analytics server to include Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service (EMR).

PaaSLane Tool Aims To Migrate .NET and Java Apps to the Cloud

Cloud Technology Partners' newly announced PaaSLane tool aims to remove the process of evaluating software source code to ensure .NET and Java applications can work properly in a cloud environment.

Big Data Gets Big Change with Hadoop 2 Release

The Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Hadoop 2, a major upgrade of the open source cloud computing platform nearly synonymous with Big Data.

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2014 Preview 2

On Wednesday Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Eclipse Java Packages Easily Pushed to the Cloud

Genuitec has updated its SDC Cloud Connect platform that uses a simple push technology to allow Java developers to speed their established Eclipse packages to the cloud.

CloudTest Enhanced with Java Module

SOASTA has updated its automated Web application testing solution, CloudTest, with a new Java Module.

Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS Tools Aimed at Enterprise App Developers

Red Hat this week announced an expansion to its OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) portfolio.

AWS Allowing Limited Modification of Reserved Instances

Amazon announced last week it is letting customers modify their Reserved Instances in a limited capacity.

SaaS Firm Workday Launches Big Data Analytics Module

This week Workday, one of the fastest-growing Software as a Service (SaaS) firms, launched its big data analytics module.

Cloud Veterans Launch Big Data System Management Service

Key VMware employees, including founder Diane Greene, recently launched CloudPhysics -- cloud-based datacenter operations management service.

Java PaaS Provider Jelastic Updates Cloud Hosting Platform

Java-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Jelastic last week announced another update of its rapidly evolving Java and PHP cloud hosting platform.

Cloud Security Alliance's Call for Gov. Surveillance Transparency

A recent roundtable discussion hosted by the CSA discussed how both customers and providers are calling for more insight on federal data collecting programs like PRISM.

Database Startup GenieDB Bringing MySQL to the Cloud

Distributed database startup GenieDB added to the burgeoning “as-a-Service” market this week with the release of a MySQL-based Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS).

IBM and Pivotal To Support the Cloud Foundry Open Source PaaS Project

IBM this week said it is backing the VMware-launched Cloud Foundry initiative.

Google App Engine 1.8.2 Released

Among the improvements in version 1.8.2 is an update of the Google Plugin For Eclipse.

Microsoft & Azul to Build OpenJDK for Azure

The new distro will be freely distributed and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Java PaaS Firm CloudBees Acquires Data Integrator FoxWeave

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company CloudBees today announced the acquisition of FoxWeave, a provider of a cloud-based data integration platform of the same name.

Study: Poor End User Experience Is Top Cloud Concern

Cloud bottlenecks affecting user experience is a major concern when looking into cloud solutions.

Red Hat & Google Partner on Open Source Java Framework for Cloud Apps

The goal of CapeDwarf is an implementation of the Google App Engine (GAE) API that allows Java developers to deploy their applications on Red Hat's JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) unmodified.

Oracle, Salesforce.com Strike Cloud 'Strategic Partnership'

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison held a joint webcast last week to say they have formed a "strategic partnership."