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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


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


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


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


Facebook friends Apache with $40,000

Facebook becomes a "gold" sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, noting that Apache provides the optimal development environment for the social-networking giant.

By January 12, 2010


Amazon's in-cloud database gets MySQL option

The Net retailer's cloud-computing effort is getting more sophisticated with the arrival of a database service with which more people will be familiar.

By October 27, 2009


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


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


Java makes Google App Engine more mainstream

As cloud computing gathers steam, Google gives programmers what they've been asking for by gracing its App Engine with support for Java programs.

By April 8, 2009


Polluting the cloud with incompatible ideas and applications

For the cloud to reach its full potential new application development and deployment technologies will be required.

By August 25, 2008