Basho, a leader in distributed systems software, has announced the version 1.4 release of Riak CS and Riak CS Enterprise cloud storage software. The new version of Riak CS includes the integration with OpenStack and improvements to the Riak CS Users API.
Yahoo has just released a major update to YQL, the Yahoo Query Language platform they first launched late last year as part of their Yahoo Open Strategy. YQL is a SQL-like programming interface to all Yahoo data that can also support non-Yahoo data as well (think of queries that look like: select id from flickr.photos.search where text='car'). This week's release adds a set of new features called Yahoo Execute which begin putting in place more pieces of a powerful cloud-based development platform.