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Oracle to expand automation capabilities across developer cloud services

Last fall at Oracle OpenWorld, chairman Larry Ellison showed he was a man of the people by comparing the company’s new autonomous database service to auto-pilot on his private plane. Regardless,

Oracle adds AI development service to platform offerings

Oracle came late to the cloud and it’s been playing catch-up in recent years trying to add a wide range of services that customers are going to be demanding from a cloud vendor. To that end, the

WTF is cloud computing?

After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of "the cloud," but most probably only understand a bit of it. That's because the cloud isn't a single concre

What real cloud-native apps will look like

There is much talk of "cloud native" these days, and people are taking liberties with the interpretation -- as they do with everything else associated with the cloud. Cade Metz put it right: “The te

Chef’s new Habitat project wants to make applications infrastructure-independent

Chef today launched Habitat, a new open source project that allows developers to package their applications and run them on a wide variety of infrastructures. Habitat essentially wraps applications

OutSystems Raises $55M For Its Rapid Application Delivery Platform

OutSystems, an Atlanta-based service that helps enterprises quickly build line-of-business apps, today announced that it has raised a $55 million funding round led by North Bridge Growth Equity. Previ

Salesforce AppExchange Revolutionized Software Distribution When It Launched Ten Years Ago Today

The Salesforce AppExchange turned ten years old today and it represents quite a milestone for enterprise software development. In fact, the app store concept that Salesforce developed pre-dated Apple

Oracle StackEngine Acquisition Part Of Expanding Cloud Strategy

After years of ridiculing the cloud, Oracle has been taking it a lot more seriously recently, and it quietly purchased StackEngine last Friday as part of an effort to boost its Platform as a Servi

Google Brings App Engine And Cloud Datastore To Its New East Coast Region

It's only been two weeks since Google first launched some of its core Cloud Platform services in its South Carolina data center (the 'us-east1 region' if you want to be precise). At the time, the two

Rescale Lands $6.4M From Who’s Who of Investors

Rescale, a company that has developed a Platform as a Service for high-end computer simulations, announced a $6.4 million investment from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley investing circl

Hosting Undergoes Massive Changes As Providers Move Towards Platform As A Service

The explosion of infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings has greatly expanded the ways in which hobbyists and professionals deploy web sites and web services. For about the sam

An Interview With Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy

I interviewed Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy today at the AWS re:Invent conference. Before the interview I asked my Twitter followers for questions to ask. I could not use al

OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service, Headed to the Enterprise

Red Hat's OpenShift platform-as-a-service started as a hosted solution for developers. It was, ostensibly, Red Hat dipping its toe into the platform-as-a-service waters. It proved successful enough to

Pagoda Box Is Easier Than Amazon Web Services, But More Customizable Than Heroku

I've had a sense for a while that infrastructure-as-a-service (like Amazon Web Services) and platform-as-a-service (like Heroku) are converging. Developers love the idea of using a PaaS to speed up pr

AppFog And Rackspace Want To Break Your App Out Of Amazon’s Walled Garden

During the great Amazon Web Services outages of April 2011 and June 2012 many users were stuck. They could, in theory, move their apps to another AWS region, or to another cloud provider altogether. B

Why Platform Clouds Need to Be More Like App Stores

The app store model, pioneered by companies like Handango and popularized by Apple, has become the preferred method for distributing software on everything from desktops to post-PC devices. We're also

AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.appfog.com/">AppFog</a> is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for GMail. GMail launched in 2004 by

Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.heroku.com/">Heroku</a>, a platform cloud company owned by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.salesforce.com/">Salesforce.com</a>, released a free <a target=

Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud

<a target="_blank" href="http://nodejitsu.com">Nodejitsu</a> announced a long awaited public beta for its Node.js platform cloud service this week, that runs on Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspac