Cloud Blogs

http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/

http://blogs.citrix.com/

http://blog.cloudera.com/

http://www.rackspace.com/blog/

https://developers.facebook.com/blog/

http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/net/

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.in/

http://googledevelopers.blogspot.in/

http://developer-blog.cloudbees.com/

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MongoDB

http://www.drdobbs.com/database/mongodb-with-c/240151668

Creating online questionnaires

Creating online questionnaires

Creating a Google form

Competing Cloud Infrastructures

http://aws.amazon.com/

Microsoft = Window’s Azure
Rackspace = OpenStack (IaaS)

CloudFoundary = Pivotal (VMware)

RedHat = OpenShift (PaaS)
VMWare = vSphere
Google = GAE ( Google App Engine)
Salesforce.com
Amazon EC2 and S3 – Amazon Cloud service

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios.

Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

Hadoop

hadoop is a framework for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware. The Hadoop framework transparently provides applications both reliability and data motion. Hadoop implements a computational paradigm named map/reduce, where the application is divided into many small fragments of work, each of which may be executed or re-executed on any node in the cluster. In addition, it provides a distributed file system that stores data on the compute nodes, providing very high aggregate bandwidth across the cluster. Both map/reduce and the distributed file system are designed so that node failures are automatically handled by the framework.

Good article – covering a lot of Hadoop terminology.

http://www.zdnet.com/hadoop-how-it-became-big-datas-lynchpin-and-where-its-going-next-7000016894/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539

 

 

Windows Cloud

Azure Platform
Introducing Windows Azure
What does Windows Azure mean for Developers?
Developing Java with Azure

Chrome OS

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=21004 – Interesting to watch the “clash of the titans”

  • It will run with a Linux kernel as its base
  • It will boot directly into the Chrome Web browser
  • It will be aimed primarily at netbooks
  • It will run on both x86 and ARM processors
  • It will not be designed to have local storage; all data will be stored in the cloud
  • Google will not entice developers to build software to run on the Chrome OS; instead, they want them to build Web apps that will run on any standards-based browser
  • The three most important features will be “speed, simplicity and security,” according to Google
  • Google will release the software to the open source community before the end of 2009
  • Announced Chrome OS hardware partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.
  • Netbooks running Chrome OS will be available in the second half of 2010