Feeds

Google and SpringSource join hands in the heavens

App Engine eyes MySQL

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Google I/O Google and VMware's SpringSource arm have teamed up to offer a series of development tools for building Java apps that can be deployed across multiple web-based hosting services. That includes Google's own App Engine, VMware-happy infrastructure services, and third-party services such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

In announcing the new partnership this morning at its annual developer conference in San Francisco, California, Google also introduced a new incarnation of App Engine designed specifically for enterprises. Google App Engine for Business includes a central admin console from managing applications across the so-called platform cloud and new pricing designed to be enterprise friendly.

As he unveiled the new App engine, Google technical lead Kevin Gibbs also said that "later this year" Google App Engine will allow devs to use MySQL - a significant step. To date, applications have been limited to Google's distributed database BigTable. BigTable is completely proprietary and it uses a very different data model than other database. This means that it's difficult to build for - for the average developer - and porting apps elsewhere can be a problem as well.

Open-source Java framework specialist SpringSource is offering a rapid app development tool known as Spring Roo, while Mountain View is introducing data presentation widgets for its Google Web Toolkit designed to speed the development of web applications. And with the latest milestone release of Eclipse-based SpringSource Tool Suite - available here - devs can now deploy apps onto their own VMware-based infrastructure, Google App Engine for Business, various VMware-happy services, or third-party services such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

Google has also introduced a new version of its Web Toolkit Speed Tracer designed to identify app performance slowdowns on the server-side as well as on the client and on the network. This involves grabbing server-side time traces from SpringSource's Spring Insight and Google App Engine AppStats. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows
Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android
Freehand input on non-Windows kit for the first time
Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?
Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner
You'll find Yoda at the back of every IT conference
The piss always taking is he. Bastard the.
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.