Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


GoGrid wants to be your open source alternative to Amazon's cloud databases

Feb 13, 2014, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brandon Butler)

Amazon Web Services is a juggernaut in the infrastructure as a service market, but GoGrid, a midsize IaaS competitor that aims to be the cloud for big data, says it wants to offer an alternative to AWS's platform. And it's hoping to do so through open source databases. AWS is a great platform for running its own custom-built proprietary databases, like DynamoDB, its internally-designed NoSQL database, along with Elastic Map Reduce, its Hadoop-like data service. But GoGrid CEO John Keagy says if an organization wants to use a true open source database, like MongoDB, Basho???s Riak, Hadoop or Cassandra, Amazon is not the place to go. ???We want to be an open source alternative,??? he says. ???If you???re not worried about lock-in then use (AWS). If you???re an enterprise that wants to be able to scale indefinitely and have a flexible architecture then you should identify those needs early and embrace an open source architecture.???

Complete Story