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It’s no secret that Google App Engine has suffered from reliability issues. Google is attempting to address some of its issues by making a new datastore option available: the High Replication Datastore.

“The High Replication Datastore provides the highest level of availability for your reads and writes, at the cost of increased latency for writes and changes in consistency guarantees in the API,” writes Kevin Gibbs in the announcement. “API. The High Replication Datastore increases the number of data centers that maintain replicas of your data by using the Paxos algorithm to synchronize that data across datacenters in real time.” A detailed comparison of the two datastore options is available in App Engine documentation.

The price for the new datastore is starting out at three times the cost of the Master/Slave option, but the pricing will likely change in the future.

For the time being, the traditional Master/Slave datastore will remain the default configuration option. The datastore cannot be changed after an application is created, so existing applications can’t be switched to the High Replication Datastore. However, Google is providing some migration tools.

There’s a new option in the admin console that allow users to put their applications in read-only mode so that data can be reliable copied between applications. Google is also providing a migration tool with the Python SDK that allows code to be copied from one application to another. The documentation for the migration tools can be found here.




In a world where real-time data streams are becoming much more common, and with the volume of that data continuing to increase, it makes sense that a framework would be developed to increase the ease at which that data can be processed. Yahoo! S4 isn’t the first such framework to be concieved, or even open sourced, but it is likely to massively increase awareness that such frameworks exist, what problems they may help solve and get developers thinking about how they could use the technology and potentially increase the likelihood of somebody moving S4-like capabilities into the cloud and offering it as as service.

The requirement for a “distributed stream computing platform” came about for Yahoo! in order to be able to process thousands of search queries per second, from potentially millions of users per day,  to facilitate the generation of highly personalized adverts for web search. A new framework was required because Yahoo! felt that MapReduce, which is commonly used to process large datasets in batch jobs, was “hard to apply to stream computational tasks”.

Yahoo! describe the S4 framework using a number of terms that have become common place in the world of cloud computing:

S4 is a general-purpose, distributed, scalable, partially fault-tolerant, pluggable platform that allows programmers to easily develop applications for processing continuous unbounded streams of data.

Yahoo! S4 is yet another powerful real-time component now available to the Programmable Web. It opens up a number of possibilities for developers to start building exciting data-centric applications, mashups or hosted services which could integrate with other components such as real-time APIsreal-time client push services and DaaS services.

Atlantic.Net, a private hosting solutions provider, recently announced the launch of “Atlantic Net Cloud Servers” which is proclaimed to be an industrial standard, hugely scalable, completely secure and strong platform for cloud computing.

Atlantic.Net provides many types of easily installed cloud products, including public cloud for self-serve provisions, private and secured cloud for different companies. Hybrid solutions are also offered by mixing most advanced web technologies with cloud. Cloud Servers curb the hassle of constant up-gradation of cycles and also reduce investment capital input for big companies. This allows computing services to measure up to demand or come down to it.

Atlantic.Net Cloud Servers provides organizations of any scale to easily build, test and organize Windows or Linux servers immediately and relax with the additional benefits of pay-as-you-go payment system and free installation.

The Director of Data Centre Services, John Simon states that the team studied any information available to make it into the next generation of computing. He proclaims to have introduced features not offered by any other platform. This is also proven by the infrastructure that operates at 40 GB per second, with a speed that is 400 times faster than competitors


!ndia based Cloud computing service providers

!ndia based Cloud computing service providers

Interestingly, India is a global leader in providing IT services but the implementation of IT in its burgeoning domestic market is still lagging. This may be a boon in disguise as they have an opportunity to lap up the latest Cloud Computing technologies.

Here’s the list of India based Cloud Computing Service Providers, in random order.

Zenith InfoTech

Base Location: Mumbai, India
Cloud Offering: PROUD
Cloud Type: IaaS
An IT product development and innovation company. With an investment of INR 175-crore, this is considered as India’s one of the most ambitious R&D efforts in IT. The company is expecting 2,000 – 3,000 clients of Proud in next 2 years.

Wolf Frameworks

Base Location: Bangaluru, India
Cloud Offering: Wolf PaaS
Cloud Type: PaaS
Founded in 2006, it provides affordable cloud service with 99.97% Service Level Assurance. Wolf is a browser based On Demand Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for rapidly designing and delivering database driven multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. One can get started without writing any piece of code whatsoever. Coding only comes in when you need custom templates or specific integration Business Rule actions


Base Location: Chennai, India
Cloud Offering: OrangeScape Cloud
Cloud Type: PaaS

The experience of building business applications of varying complexity across industries has made OrangeScape the most comprehensive PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering in the market. You can transform your idea into a SaaS application and can showcase them to your investors, partners and potential customers. It has an impressive list of customers viz. Ford, Pfizer, Geojit, Sify etc.


Base Location: India
Cloud Offering: ITaaS
Cloud Type: IaaS+SaaS
ITaaS is a Nano in software. ITaaS framework is a one-stop shop for total end-to-end IT and hardware solutions. It includes hardware, network, bandwidth & business software. Currently ITaaS is available for 5 sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Education and Professional Services.

Cynapse India

Base Location: Mumbai, India
Cloud Offering: Cyn.in
Cloud Type: IaaS + on Demand SaaS
Cyn.in on demand is a cloud hosted service and is the quickest way to get your own cyn.in server, without the hassles of having to set it up. With a Cyn.in on-demand system, you get a dedicated virtual server running a Cyn.in appliance that is maintained & updated by Cynapse and hosted by Amazon, ensuring an infrastructure-free and worry-free Cyn.in experience.

Wipro Technologies

Base Location: India
Cloud Offering: Wipro w-SaaS
Cloud Type: SaaS
Wipro has built w-SaaS, a platform for rapid SaaS enablement and deployment on cloud, using some of the commonly accepted trends in software engineering and open standards. Wipro chose Oracle (Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Application Server and Oracle VM) as the deployment platform for w-SaaS enabled applications. The software vendor can deploy the same application on-premise or on the cloud using w-SaaS and Oracle.

Netmagic Solutions

Base Location: Mumbai, India
Cloud Offering:
Cloud Type: IaaS

Netmagic looks like a dedicated cloud provider in Indian market with a potential to become a big player in near future.

Reliance Data Center (a division of Reliance Communications)

Base Location: India
Cloud Offering: Reliance Cloud Computing Services
Cloud Type: IaaS+SaaS+PaaS
A hosted infrastructure service based on the Microsoft platform for Enterprises and SMBs – geared to deliver India’s largest cloud infrastructure.

Infosys Technologies

Base Location: Bangalore, India.
Cloud Offering: Cloud based Solution for Auto Sector.
Cloud Type: SaaS ( ? )
Infosys’ Cloud Computing Consulting and Service offerings enable organizations to adopt the Cloud Computing platform selectively and effectively. But brand Infosys, the most recognized IT brand from India has to put significant efforts to catch up with other cloud providers.


Base Location: Mumbai, India.
Cloud Offering: DeskAway
Cloud Type: SaaS
A Web company delivering software as a service (SaaS) over the Internet to the global audience. DeskAway is the flagship product of Synage, based on a monthly or yearly subscription model, requiring zero-installation, and powered by a cutting-edge user interface, It’s the future of project & team collaboration software.

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