Amazon Web Services

Amazon opens access to cloud database service

Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) has officially opened to all users after three years of only being available to chosen Amazon Web Services customers. The service allows users to host MySQL, Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases in the AWS cloud. Payment is charged per month based on the size of the database and the number… Read More


Microsoft to offer Hadoop for Windows Server and Azure

In a surprise show of support for a popular open-source technology, Microsoft says it will offer Hadoop-based distributions for Windows Server and its Windows Azure cloud computing platform — aiming to make it easier to analyze unstructured data, such as web content, along with more traditional business data stored in corporate databases. “We are going… Read More

Frank Artale

Ignition continues blistering pace, leads $14 million round for Couchbase

Another day, another investment by Ignition Partners. The Bellevue venture capital firm today announced that it has led a $14 million investment in Couchbase, a Mountain View, California-based NoSQL database company. Yesterday, Ignition announced a $10 million round in New York cloud computing startup Apprenda, and word is that yet another deal is coming later this… Read More