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Gartner: 70 Billion App Store Downloads by 2014

According to a forecast released by Gartner last week, App stores and marketplaces will be among the top 10 strategic technologies for enterprises next year.

SQL Server 2012 Offers Testing Capabilities for Amazon Cloud

Amazon and Microsoft have teamed up to give developers a way to test Microsoft's upcoming version of its SQL Server in the Amazon cloud.

Java PaaS Jelastic Supports App Deployment on Nginx Web Server

Hivetext Technologies announced this week that its Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Jelastic will be supporting the Nginx Web server.

Cloud Hoster AppFog Adds Java Support

Cloud-based hosting service AppFog has added Java to the growing list of languages it supports, the company announced this week.

HTML 5 Cloud for Mobile Devs Launched by Sencha

A beta version of Sencha's mobile cloud service, aimed at developers building shared applications, has been released.

Zend Unveils PHP Cloud

Zend Technologies announced Tuesday phpcloud.com, a new platform and partner ecosystem for development and delivery of PHP-based Web applications.

Independent Foundation for OpenStack

Rackspace has announced the birth of an independent foundation that will assume ownership and governance for the open source cloud platform, OpenStack.

Search Vendor Endeca Acquired by Oracle

In an agreement announced today, Oracle will be acquiring Endeca Technologies Inc., a provider of software called MDEX Engine that allows users to gather and analyze unstructured data.

Google Adds MySQL Database to Its App Engine Cloud

Google on Thursday announced a free preview of Google Cloud SQL, which adds a MySQL database Web service to Google's cloud-based App Engine development stack.

Ellison Unveils Oracle's Public Cloud, Social Network; Slams Cloud Competitors

Oracle's new Public Cloud is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) designed to run the company's Fusion Applications, which are now generally available.

Oracle's Plans for Java Unveiled at JavaOne

Just some of the many announcements includes plans to "bridge the gap" between Java ME and Java SE, an approach to modularizing Java SE 8 that will rely on the Jigsaw platform, and a new project that aims to use HTML5 to bring Java to Apple's iOS platform.

Piston Announces OpenStack Cloud Distribution for Enterprises

Piston Computing announced this week a hardened operating system based on the open source OpenStack project for private enterprise clouds

JRuby Now Supported on Engine Yard Cloud

Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Ruby on Rails, now supports JRuby applications on its cloud platform, the company announced Wednesday.

Rackspace Adds OpenStack to Its Infrastructure

Rackspace announced plans this week to deploy the OpenStack open source cloud platform across its entire infrastructure.

Cloudify Deploys Java on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has just rolled out the public beta of its Cloudify for Azure enterprise Java application platform for on-boarding JEE, Spring and big-data apps to Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.

Build, Day 2: Keynote Focuses on Visual Studio 11, MVC Changes, Cloud, More

Microsoft's Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander dove into the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview (and more) in the Wednesday Build keynote.

Salesforce.com's Future Laid out in Keynote by CEO Benoiff

During his Wednesday Keynote at the annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff left no doubt about his company's direction.

VMware Brings the Cloud to Developers' Desktops

VMware has released the beta of Micro Cloud Foundry, a complete version of its Cloud Foundry PaaS designed to run on developers' PCs or Macs.

Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS for Cloud Now Supports Java EE 6

Red Hat announced today that its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).

Microsoft's LightSwitch Released for Visual Studio

Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 on Tuesday -- which is described as a "simplified self-service development tool" that allows for the creation of.NET applications that can be deployed to the desktop, Web or Azure cloud.

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