RightScale, which specializes in cloud computing management for the Amazon Web Services platform today announced support for MySQL Enterprise. The service, which goes live July 1, provides automated deployment, management and scaling, coupled with MySQL Enterprise premium-level support for large database applications.
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A couple of weeks ago, I briefly met with Simeon Margolis, co-founder of Utterz. While I like the service as a consumer I said I believed there would be significant business interest if the service allowed for sending Utterz messages direct to preferred groups that could in turn be embedded in community services like Clearspace.
It's only a couple of weeks ago that Neville Hobson introduced me to Animoto. Like he, I made the impulse upgrade to the then premium version.
While a lot of attention has been focused on Twitter with questions about whether Ruby on Rails scales, LinkedIn has been quietly running a RoR application on Facebook that is beating down around 1 billion page view per month. Bumpersticker, a relatively trivial Facebook application that allows you to create a cartoon that you can put on your Facebook friends' sites.
TechCrunch mentions the fact Seesmic has raised another $6 million. My question is why?
Seesmic, the 'video conversation' service now includes threaded conversations in its embeddable player. When a person grabs the embed code of a Seesmic video for inclusion on another site, it automatically includes all the 'replies' to that video.
To Zoli Erdos' tongue in cheek crack at LinkedIn, Technorati and FireFox failures I can confidently add Slideshare. Although it doesn't make the cut for speed of failure following funding, ($3 million raised in May), it is behaving very badly today.
Next week sees the start of Enterprise 2.0 in Boston.
The other evening I started to receive unsolicited (aka spam) requests to hook up with people on Plurk. Spam might be too strong a word since the requests were coming from people with whom I'm already connected through other services.
Following a low profile beta test period, London UK based Aqilla has come out of beta with an on-demand accounting application but with several twists. First up, its dashboard has a similar look and feel to iGoogle.