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July 24, 2015  9:49 AM

Fanatical elasticity: ObjectRocket by Rackspace adds managed Elasticsearch

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ObjectRocket, Open source, Rackspace

The company known for its 'fanatical' approach to managed cloud services support, Rackspace, has added managed Elasticsearch technology to its cadre. More specifically, Rackspace's managed database platform ObjectRocket is expanding its database service portfolio to include fully-managed instances...

June 1, 2015  11:59 AM

ObjectRocket by Rackspace: this one’s dedicated to you, MongoDB

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ObjectRocket, Open source, Rackspace

This week sees MongoDB World 2015 (#mongodbworld ) held in New York. In case you need reminding, MongoDB is an open source NoSQL cross-platform document-oriented database company favouring dynamic schemas. Also in attendance and only second to Teradata in its sponsorship of this event is...


July 1, 2014  7:51 AM

BYO-LHC: Bring Your Own Large Hadron Collider

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Rackspace, Virtual Reality

Rackspace's involvement with OpenStack and CERN at the Large Hadron Collider surfaced again late last month when the cloud hosting provider staged a London-based gathering to discuss what, when and where its cloud hosting intelligence is being deployed. 1 CERN_LHC_tunnel.jpg


June 2, 2014  7:32 PM

Do you know your OpenStack history?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, NASA, Open source, OpenStack, Rackspace

True open source cloud aficionados know their subject matter back to front; they know the history of cloud, the history of open cloud standards and (most of all) they know the history of OpenStack. 1nstack-cloud-software-vertical-large.png


March 13, 2014  9:23 AM

Rackspace #bigdatabreakfast, you had me at bacon and cloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, cloud, EMC, Rackspace

Rackspace describes itself as the 'open cloud' company no less. Open enough then to host a cloud-enriched big data breakfast in London this month. awordlebacon.png


February 5, 2014  9:16 AM

Rackspace: so open, employees can compete with Rackspace

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Rackspace

NOTE: Read to the end for the payoff on the title punch line, it might just surprise you. Progressive technology firms are known for their practice of formalising (formalizing if you're in 'the valley' area) their innovation policies. Google famously used its Pareto-derived 80:20...


January 23, 2014  7:26 AM

MongoDB-as-a-Service from UK datacentre

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
MongoDB, Rackspace

Rackspace is now set to offer its NoSQL MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) from the firm's UK datacentre. Acquired from (and still known as) ObjectRocket, this open source-based MongoDB is built on hardware optimised specifically for


December 10, 2013  10:29 AM

What big data did next (in 2014)

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Big Data, cloud, Data Management, Database, Rackspace

What the hell is happening with big data then? It's the end of 2013 and big data (as a piece of terminology) has been around for somewhere around a decade and a half. The etymology and origins of the term big data are sketchy -- and that in itself may speak volumes i.e. the industry is so fond of...


February 27, 2013  12:43 PM

Rackspace acquires ObjectRocket open source MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS)

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
MongoDB, Rackspace

Rackspace has been on a shopping spree and made a move to expand its open cloud platform by acquiring ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider. NOTE: MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database written in C++ and...


February 20, 2013  8:43 AM

Rackspace Python IP master fights patent trolls

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Rackspace

Open cloud company Rackspace has appointed an open source industry guru to its VP of intellectual property position. While the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog does not typically cover appointments, Van Lindberg (no missing first name) has been named by the American Bar Association Journal...


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