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Microsoft and Red Hat Make Cloud Pact

Microsoft and Red Hat -- a leading provider of the Linux OS and other open source software -- today announced a joint effort to provide more Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure as a means to help enterprise customers move to a hybrid cloud computing model.

Oracle Packages Big Data Services in New Cloud Platform

At its OpenWorld 2015 conference this week, Oracle Corp. added the Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data to its Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

Oracle Turns to JavaScript in New Cloud Dev Tools

While still working to enhance that Java thing, Oracle Corp. is evolving with the times, today adding JavaScript functionality to a bevy of cloud-based development services and products.

New Relic Adds Support for Amazon EC2, Joins AWS Partner Program

New Relic is adding a set of monitoring features to its Software Analytics Cloud specifically designed for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

Latest Open Source Cloud Dev Tool Vendor? Walmart

Watch out, Azure, AWS and Google: Walmart is entering the cloud development market with an open source offering that seeks to eliminate cloud provider lock-in.

AWS Playing Catch-Up with Mobile Hub Back-End

Normally known for being a clear leader in cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services has been a little late to the Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) party, but it's playing catch-up with a new product unveiled at its recent re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

Google Offers Web-Based Data Analytics with Open Source Tool

Google unveiled a Web-based interactive tool for developers to explore and analyze data stored on the company's cloud platform.

Zing JVM Now Available as RHEL AMIs on AWS

Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has made its flagship Zing JVM available as Amazon Machine Images running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Web Services.

Salesforce Previews IoT Cloud, Based on Open Source Components

At its big Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this week, Salesforce unveiled its upcoming IoT Cloud, based on a massively scalable, real-time event processing engine called Thunder that leverages several open source components for Big Data analytics of information collected by the Internet of Things (IoT).

IBM Adds Analytics to Cloud Development Tools

IBM is beefing up its development tools for the Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service with new analytics functionality.

GE To Offer Industrial Data Analytics in the Cloud

GE this week announced it was getting into the cloud services business with a platform designed for industrial data analytics.

Mobile, Web Devs Getting More Database-as-a-Service Options

As nearly all developer products are seemingly getting turned into "X-as-a-Service" offerings, Web and mobile coders are enjoying a growing universe of options from vendors large and small for easily hooking up their apps with back-end databases.

New Foundation for Container Interoperability

The Linux Foundation has formed a new organization to advance the state of the art for building cloud native applications and services.

Free Developer Edition Leads Kony MBaaS Offerings on Amazon Cloud

Mobile Back-End-as-a-Service provides prebuilt developer services on the server side such as API management, identity services, message notifications, data storage and data synchronization.

AWS Debuts New Tools for Cloud Developers

Tools announced during the AWS Summit in New York today include a mobile device testing farm, a back-end service for mobile and Web apps, a code revision control service and a software release automation service.

CloudBees Unveils Jenkins Platform

CloudBees has announced the availability of its new Jenkins Platform, which combines the company's Jenkins Enterprise and Jenkins Operations Center products into a single platform.

New Java Developer Capabilities in the Oracle Cloud Platform

Among more than 24 new cloud-based services unveiled by Oracle are some new capabilities for Java developers, as well as new support for related languages and frameworks.

Oracle 'Completes' Its Cloud Platform

All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.

AWS Cloud Adds Java for Event-Driven Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.

Security Firm Discloses Vulnerabilities in Google App Engine for Java

Researchers at Security Explorations Inc. say there are seven unpatched vulnerabilities within the Google App Engine for Java, including three complete JVM sandbox escapes, which could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on underlying systems or retrieve sensitive information from Google servers.

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