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451 CAOS Links 2011.08.12Matthew Aslett, August 12, 2011 @ 11:22 am ET
Couchbase raises $14m. AppFog raises $8m. Much ado about Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. And more.
# Couchbase raised $14m in series C funding for its NoSQL database.
# AppFog raised $8m series B funding for its PHP-based platform-as-a-service.
# Percona announced its plans to host a Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo on April 10-12, effectively replacing the O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo.
# The announcement sparked some rumblings of discomfort around the MySQL community with Giuseppe Maxia and Sheeri Cabral disputing Baron Schwartz’s claim that “to the best of our knowledge, no one else was planning one” and Monty Widenius stating that he had “personally talked with Percona about this a few weeks ago”.
# SkySQL’s Kaj Arno also called for the community to rally around an event focused on users, while Henrik Ingo welcomed the Percona event and doubted whether plans for a vendor-neutral event had got very far. Roland Bouman also voiced his support for the event.
# Red Hat announced that its Red Hat OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6
# Jaspersoft announced Self-Service Express, offering open source users BI documentation and knowledge base articles.
# Microsoft apparently no longer thinks Linux is a competitive threat to its desktop business.
# Cisco and Twitter joined the Open Invention Network.
# Fabrizio Capobianco asked if there really is room for a third mobile OS.
# Alembic 1.0, the open source computer graphics interchange format jointly developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm was released.
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