Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala have migrated from Oracle to an enterprise edition of Apache Cassandra. DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth argues more companies and developers will follow.
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Oracle no doubt got the bang for the big bucks it paid for MySQL via its Sun acquisition. But the original developers of MySQL won't let it die and as developers and customers begin to defect to their increasingly popular MySQL Fork -- MariaDB.
For some developers, security is merely an afterthought when it comes to designing software, and organisations could stand to benefit from militarising their networks, according to Oracle's chief security officer.
The aim of Oracle's foray into infrastructure-as-a-service is not to compete with Amazon for new developers, but rather to protect Oracle from losing existing customers to the Seattle cloud giant.
Developers and London's drivers can find out where congestion is across the capital thanks to real-time information made available by Transport for London on its website and a new twitter feed.The live traffic news website gives people access to the feeds from over 170 cameras across London.
The scalable managed NoSQL database service moves Amazon Web Services further into the platform-as-a-service arena, where it will compete with Salesforce, Oracle and others to attract developers of large web applications
Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications
Oracle has bought Ksplice, a zero downtime Linux upgrade software company to improve its Oracle Linux distribution-to the chagrin of other Linux developers.
A group of open source developers have embarked upon a project called IcedRobot that is building a Java virtual machine for Android based on the GPL-based OpenJDK.Yes, they are concerned about the "implications of Oracle winning its lawsuit against Google," noted IP activist Florian Mueller.
I've just finished a conversation with Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Sun's co-founder, who is in London this week for IP Expo, at which he was speaking about Arista and its high-performance 10 gigabit datacentre switches.Bechtolsheim was happy to speak openly about his regrets over the Oracle acquisition of what was his baby.
Oracle and IBM have unveiled a new collaboration that will allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) reference implementation.
At SAP TechEd Berlin, Vishal Sikka, CTO SAP takes subtle digs at Oracle while painting a vision that developers can understand
As long as they stay updated with evolving patent landscape and utilize codes licensed under established patent registries, open source developers needn't worry about facing lawsuits similar to Oracle-Google Java saga, industry watchers note.
Analysts note that tussles with likes of Oracle will have no short-term impact on phone makers and developers, but one Singapore-based coder believes Google's Android roadmap will be disrupted.
A former Sun/Oracle employee admits that developers created patents in a contest to see who could get the goofiest patent through the system. Now Oracle is using patents from the same folks as the basis for its lawsuit against Google.
Oracle is suing Google over patent and copyright infringements relating to its Android mobile operating system, including one patent written by the "father of Java", James Gosling.
Users seem quite satisfied with the Oracle stewardship of open source Java and mySQL. Developers on the Open Solaris Governing Board, on the other hand, are in revolt.
TfL has been forced to temporarily shelve its live data services after receiving 10 million requests per week from app developers and London commuters
CloudMade last made an appearance on ZDNetUK as part of an OpenStreetMap themed blog back in February of this year when the company’s involvement with the free and editable map of the world project was starting to gain pace. It was at this time that the London, Kiev and Silicon Valley based vendor first started to be recognised as a provider of a commercial-grade platform for developers interested in mapping applications.
Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is a standards proposal designed to help developers working with content across multiple repositories by bringing a much-needed level of interoperability to the party. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and others are behind this initiative, but Alfresco Software is apparently the first to table a product with Verson 1.
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