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.
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.
Data analysis is becoming mainstream thanks to the rise of Hadoop and other big data tools.
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!
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.
Customers of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) find instances of their servers are unavailable for a few hours on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud computing has many benefits, but the risk of being locked-in to a single vendors' platform is very real.