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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

3 responses to “Paradigm Shifts and Market Trends”

  1. shykes


    > Finally, Google App Engine is already ported to Amazon EC2.
    > Their argument about vendor lock-in is plain wrong.

    Last time I checked, nobody bothered going beyond hacking the AppEngine SDK on top of a flat-file storage.

    AppEngine’s SDK might be open-source, but until someone implements the corresponding stack (BigTable included) with competitive features, reliability and pricing, there will be zero alternative to Google for hosting such an app.

    So I believe there is some merit to the “lock-in” argument, at least in practice.

  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    I agree that there is no big table implementation from the open source side. However, I was just trying to point out that the data is not completely locked in as the author of the report wants us to believe.