This week Opscode, the makers of the enterprise software around open source Chef, received a whopping $19.5M in net Series C funding from Ignition Partners, bringing their total financing to $31M. That's nearly double the financing received by competitor Puppet Labs, who builds software around another config management tool—Puppet.
Today, a developer can work on a platform that integrates Hadoop, Cassandra, and Solr on a single cluster… Hey! Those technologies are used at another major company I've read about… what was their name again?
Ever wanted an easy tool for persisting your App Server's monitoring data with no external dependencies. Well if you use GlassFish you're in luck, because Adam Bien has created a cool tool for that app server called LightFish that will store your monitoring data up in a RDBMS. It then pushes that data to a JavaFX 2 UI in real-time to visualize this data.
The DevOpsDay conference scheduled for April 2-3 2012 in Austin, TX. Several sessions are now up for you to see, and then there's this... song... well, you'll just have to listen for yourself. I laughed long and hard.
CloudStack is an open source cloud orchestration platform that essentially enables service providers to set up on-demand, elastic cloud computing services that function like Amazon EC2. If you've heard of Rackspace's OpenStack, you could consider CloudStack a direct competitor. Here's a TL;DR list of the main strengths of the updated platform.
After 2 hugely successful DZone VIP meetups in Cary, NC (USA) and Colombo, Sri Lanka, a third meetup concluded last month in Sofia, Bulgaria - organized by one of DZone's team members, Jordan Jambazov. See pics and user reflections on the meetup
Today JNBridge announced that they're going to release downloadable kits for various interop scenarios on a continuing basis, and they'll even be taking requests from the Java and .NET communities. The kits will include code and documentation, plus users will be able to build or enhance them but some assembly is required.
Travis CI is a hosted distributed continuous integration for the open source community. It has some features that aren't found anywhere else. It is integrated with GitHub and offers first class support for multiple technologies. Today the project has added support for Java, Scala, and Groovy!