VMware focuses on databases and hires Redis founder

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, March 16th, 2010   |  

vmware logo

Yesterday VMware announced that hired the founder and lead developer of Redis: Salvatore Sanfilippo.

Redis is an open source, journaled key-value data store.
By some degrees it can be considered a database server what can operate in two modes: it can keep its entire dataset in RAM and save it on disc asynchronously from time to time, or it can save every change in the dataset as it happens, using an append file.  

Redis is not yet fault tolerant. It should get clustering capabilities after version 2.0 is released.
It’s written in ANSI C and supported in a number of programming languages, including Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, C# and Java.

The announcement come from Derek Collison, hired in August 2009 as Software Architect for Cloud Services at VMware. Collison is a former Technical Director at Google, and before that he was Senior Vice President and Chief Architect at TIBCO Software.

VMware sees Redis as a key component for future cloud-oriented applications and cloud computing infrastructures, associating this move to the acquisitions of SpringSource (August 2009) and Zimbra (January 2010).
By hiring Sanfilippo, VMware is de facto funding the development of Redis.

At the end of January, the company’s CEO Paul Maritz explicitly declared its interest in middleware technologies, so VMware may act similarly with other projects that fits its new strategy to build a complete software stack.



blog comments powered by Disqus


virtualization.info Newest articles
Microsoft announces next version of Windows Server and System Center – UPDATED

October 1st, 2014

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the new name for its Client Operating System: Windows 10. What was also announced was the upcoming features to be introduced in the next version of Windows…

VMware announces Workstation 11 and Player 7 Pro

October 1st, 2014

VMware today announced the release of its type-2 client hypervisor product Workstation (version 11) and Player Pro (version 7). VMware expects to release both products in December this year. Starting…

Release: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

September 30th, 2014

As announced in august, Citrix has now made available version 7.6 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop and desktop and virtualization product XenApp.
Version 7.6 contains the following…

Lenovo closes acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

September 29th, 2014

While the fact that Lenovo would take over the x86 Server Business line from IBM isn’t new, today Lenovo announced that a definitive agreement has been made effective October 1st….

Release: Pivotal CF 1.3

September 29th, 2014

The Pivotal Initiative is the organization, born in December 2012 from the merge of EMC and VMware cloud application and big data offerings and well known for Pivotal CF…

Paper: IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V (2-node) Reference Architecture

September 29th, 2014

IBM has released a paper titled: "IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V (2-node) Reference Architecture". The paper which contains 50 pages describes a reference architecture for building a 2…

Book: Virtualization 2.0 for dummies

September 29th, 2014

VMware has released a free eBook titled: "Virtualization 2.0 for dummies". The book which contains 88 pages can be downloaded from the VMware website after registration.
The book covers the…

Paper: VMware Virtual SAN Performance with Microsoft SQL Server

September 29th, 2014

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware Virtual SAN Performance with Microsoft SQL Server", the paper which contains 9 pages shows the result of a scalability study running Microsoft SQL Server…

Release: Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux (O3L) 1.0

September 25th, 2014

Oracle has released its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux (O3L). Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is a distribution of the OpenStack (Icehouse) cloud framework integrated with the Oracle Linux Operating…

Paper: VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture

September 24th, 2014

VMware has released a paper titled: "VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture". The paper which contains 53 pages describes a reference architecture for building a VMware Horizon 6 deployment supporting 2,000…

Microsoft releases new Azure Virtual Machine sizes

September 24th, 2014

Microsoft has released new VM sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Web/Worker roles. The new VM sizes are called D-Series offering up to 112 GB in memory with compute…

Citrix releases tech preview of XenDesktop Windows Azure Pack Gallery Image

September 24th, 2014

Citrix has released a technical preview of a Gallery Image containing XenDesktop 7.5 to be used within Microsofts Windows Azure Pack (WAP).
WAP emulates the Windows Azure experience on-premise so…

Oracle Board of Directors appoints ex CEO Larry Ellison as Executive Chairman and CTO

September 23rd, 2014

Oracle has caused a world wide earthquake with the latest news announcing a change in its management, Larry Ellison, one of the founders of the Oracle empire who remained the…

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry

September 19th, 2014

We are living in a mobile world and the future will be more wireless than ever, we are working with technology all the time using our smartphones and tablets, the…

 
Monthly Archive