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Is Google's BigTable too private?

During a panel discussion at the Structure conference, the issues of lock-in and standards for Google's cloud-computing platform fire up some open-infrastructure conversation.

By June 25, 2008


Is Google bringing BigTable out of the closet?

Google may begin the first phase of becoming an infrastructure provider for external developers by exposing its BigTable data storage system as a Web service.

By April 4, 2008


Who's topping the big data charts?

Data analysis is becoming mainstream thanks to the rise of Hadoop and other big data tools.

By February 28, 2012


Google App Engine meets Amazon EC2

A programmer has got Google App Engine up and running atop Amazon's EC2 cloud computing infrastructure. Sort of. Let the cross-coding games begin!

By April 14, 2008


Microsoft search to be powered by open source

The software giant's long-held and deeply rooted enmity toward open-source software appears to be crumbling, if its new Kumo search technology is any indication.

By May 7, 2009


Amazon computing Web service suffers glitch

Customers of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) find instances of their servers are unavailable for a few hours on Monday.

By April 7, 2008


Google adding Java support to App Engine

The search giant's App Engine is getting an 'early preview' of Java language support, a move that could significantly broaden Google's cloud computing service.

By April 7, 2009


How Google's App Engine stacks up with Amazon's EC2

ZDNet's Dion Hinchcliffe compares Amazon's approach to providing infrastructure services with Google's, and Garett Rogers looks at pros and cons of entrusting applications to Google's cloud.

By April 12, 2008


Avoiding lock-in in the cloud

Cloud computing has many benefits, but the risk of being locked-in to a single vendors' platform is very real.

By June 30, 2008


Google to speed up, host customers' Web sites

With its new Page Speed Service, Google will rewrite your Web page and host it on its own servers. Unlike previous efforts to speed the Web, this one isn't free.

By July 28, 2011