dotCloud, San Francisco based platform services company letting you build your own platform stack across three data centers, yesterday announced that they are ramping up their platform stack support with support for web sockets, MongoDB 2.0 and vertical scaling. After being relatively quiet for sometime (at least, I didn’t hear much about them), they are now ramping up to compete in the hyper competitive PaaS market by differentiating themselves as a solution that lets users build their own stack. Yesterday’s announcement is just a small step in offering more choices for their users.
The features announced yesterday by dotCloud are:
- Support for websockets which establishes direct connection between the browser and the backend. This will be very useful to developers building real time applications (who doesn’t build one these days?)
- Support for MongoDB 2.0. They have been supporting MongoDB, the runaway leader in the NoSQL space among the developers, for a long time and now they add support for v2.0 with backwards compatibility
- The third feature is something which may not be inspiring to native cloud developers but still needed for certain large memory applications. It is vertical scaling. With this addition, dotCloud supports both vertical and horizontal scaling
PaaS is going to be the future of cloud services and we are seeing slow, but rising, adoption of PaaS among the enterprises and this trend is only going to accelerate in the coming years. The market is hyper competitive with so many players around. It will be interesting to see how dotCloud shapes up in the coming years.
- Open PaaS DotCloud Adds Support For WebSockets, Vertical Scaling And More (techcrunch.com)
- DotCloud adds vertical scaling to its PaaS offering (infoworld.com)
- dotCloud now supports MongoDB 2.0 (dotcloud.com)
- Now scale vertically (or horizontally) on dotCloud (dotcloud.com)