Amazon plugs MySQL into its cloud offerings

Amazon officially launched RDS — Relational Data Services — as the latest item on the menu at Amazon Web Services. This offering can be seen as a step up from Simple DB which Amazon has been offering for hosted databases that needed little more than indexing and query tools. RDS provides a complete MySQL engine […]

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Linux distribution will provide a direct path to public cloud platform

Cloud computing in the open source environment receives a boost later this week with the inclusion of direct support for a cloud platform within one of the most popular Linux distributions. Linux Ubuntu 9.10 will ship on Thursday with software from Eucalyptus, which runs a host platform compatible with Amazon’s EC2, S3 and EBS interfaces. […]

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