The Google Cloud SQL SDK by Google is a resource to create projects on Google Cloud Platform, counting App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, BigQuery, Cloud SQL, and Cloud DNS. The SDK works with Windows, Mac, and Linux. Requires Python 2.7.x. and in some cases (like in App Engine), Java 1.7+
By 2015 SAP aims to have has one billion people interact with some piece of the company’s software. The folks at SAP are not saying where there are now in terms of achieving that goal, but as part of achieving that goal SAP has been releasing a raft of applications that one would not normally associate with a provider of enterprise applications.
One of the challenges with testing applications in the cloud is that it’s difficult to replicate the production environment where those applications will ultimately run. No matter how big the cloud is, the data center where those applications are tested usually bears little resemblance to the data center where the applications will actually end up running.
Microsoft recently announced Open Service Mesh (OSM). OSM is a lightweight and extensible cloud native service mesh. OSM runs on Kubernetes and was built for that community. OSM is an open source project and Microsoft has already proposed to donate OSM to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.