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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 ›

Bring On The Platform Wars!

March 9th, 2013

Nowadays, though, while the tools and technologies we use have improved enormously…imagine, God forbid, that you’re building some sort of web service. Should you use Ruby on Rails? Node.js? Python and Django? PHP and Drupal? .NET? Any of the panoply of Java servers? Something new and cool like Go or Scala? And how/where will you host your code? Amazon? Heroku? App Engine? Joyent? EngineYard? Force.com? How about your app? You’ll have an app, right? On which platforms? Native code? Hybrid… Read More ›

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