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Docker Ecosystem Mapped out

Docker, the open source Linux containers, is fast becoming an industry standard due to the mindshare it has been receiving in the industry. From developers using Docker for their app dev needs to startups and bigger companies investing resources on the project, it is fast emerging as a standard for application containers. A vibrant ecosystem is developing around the project and I have been mapping it out for my own educational purposes. Since I have a decent collection of projects around docker in the Mindmap, I am sharing it with the public. Check it out as Mindmap here or the image below. If you know of any other Docker based tool, please add a comment below or let me know @krishnan. … [Read More...]

When Open Source Foundation Makes Sense

Ever since open source took off in the enterprise market, we are seeing more and more vendors using open source as a marketing tool. One of the recent marketing strategies is to talk up the idea of open source foundations. Let me make it clear before I get beaten up on this statement. I am not saying that all the open source foundations are meaningless but I am arguing that more and more vendors are using the idea of a foundation as a way to gain open source credibility in today's enlightened world. There is nothing wrong with what they are doing. In a free market, anything is acceptable as long as it is not illegal. At the same time, free market works well when there is no information … [Read More...]

MBaaS and PaaS: Different Dance On The Same Data

For a long time I have been advocating that a good Platform as a Service offering should have MBaaS component. I have got push back from folks saying that it is not the case. I never argued that MBaaS is a feature of PaaS but it complements PaaS to make a complete application platform. There are some misconceptions that MBaaS abstracts away PaaS just like PaaS abstracts away IaaS. Rather, I see PaaS and MBaaS as peer services and together they make a good enterprise developer platform. MBaaS is fast becoming a hot market segment with more and more players jumping in to compete with upstarts like Parse, Kinvey, Appcelerator, etc.. Part of the reason for this boom is the mobile first … [Read More...]