But Luke Wheeler thought now was a good time to revisit how other companies are competing strongly in a few specific areas of services, some that AWS doesn't even provide. Wheeler has some really good distillations of each company's focus and how they differentiate themselves...
MongoDB doesn't really bring much new stuff to the table. Whereas Cassandra has an innovative consistency protocol, Redis has "crazy data structures," and Hadoop has powerful batch data-processing abilities, MongoDB has mmap. But that's okay.
Large-scale legacy replacement might be the hardest job in the entire IT industry. Let Brandon Byars share his experiences with nonpublic APIs, and lessons learned from doing large scale RESTful integration across multiple teams.
With the release of Docker, the conversation about application portability containers is heating up. Now Rackspace is introducing their own take on virtualization containers with a technology called ZeroVM. They've recently taken the reigns on this existing project, which is a hypervisor designed specifically for the cloud.
It goes by many names: Cloud, Platform as a Service, Computing Platform. It comes down to this: give developers the right interfaces to their operations to make them as productive as possible -- and all the while keep everything running smoothly.
Learn from FoundationDB co-founder, Dave Rosenthal, about the history of NoSQL, problems that have arisen due to a lack of data consistency in NoSQL, his views on the CAP Theorem and where it's all headed.