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Joyent, Cloudant Launch Database Service Atop SmartOS

March 21st, 2013

The database as a service market is heating up, as cloud providers look to court application developers with promising offerings. The latest such move is the result of a deepening partnership between Joyent and Cloudant. Cloudant is now available on the Joyent high-performance cloud platform, and the two today came out today with a multi-tenant Cloudant cluster running in Joyent’s Jubilee data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Dedicated Cloudant clusters running on Joyent will be available this… Read More ›

Joyent tools up for Amazon battle

March 18th, 2013

After almost a year of continuous technical development, Cloudant is taking the wraps off of a database-as-a-service product served out of data centers operated by Joyent – a product that looks to be technically superior to its nearest as-a-service rival, Amazon's DyanamoDB. The deal was announced on Thursday and will see Cloudant make its CouchDB-based distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) available on top of Joyent's cloud. Read More ›

The 25 Most Creative People In Tech

March 15th, 2013

In 2005, at age 31, Bryan Cantrill set the IT world on fire by inventing something called "DTrace" a realtime way to test software problems that changed diagnostics forever. He was working for Sun Microsystems at the time. After Oracle acquired Sun, Cantrill moved to cloud company Joyent. There he became the face of "node.js" another technology setting the programming world on fire. Read More ›

Startup Strongloop brings supported Nodejs to Red Hat

March 11th, 2013

As Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman once told GigaOM, Node.js is a very good way to write high-performance servers that need to handle APIs and facilitate very fast data ingress and egress. Those are attributes that might come in handy for enterprise developers. Read More ›

VMware confirms public cloud plans via Twitter -- then backtracks

March 11th, 2013

The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market is already packed with a variety of providers, though, most notably Amazon Web Services, along with a bevy of competitors like Rackspace, Joyent, Terremark, HP, Google and Savvis, just to name a few. Read More ›

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