Rackspace Cloud Java SDK by Rackspace is an open source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives developers the ability to create applications that are portable across clouds while having the option to use cloud-specific features. Some of the services that this SDK supports are Auto Scale, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud DNS, and Cloud Databases.
While there’s generally a lot of excitement these days for all things Hadoop the simple fact is that there’s not a whole lot of expertise out there in terms of IT people that know how to build, roll out and then manage an instance of Hadoop. That creates a frustrating conundrum for developers looking to build Big Data applications on top of Hadoop at a time when interest in those applications is staring to reach a frenzy in the enterprise.
While it’s clear that enterprise IT organizations are warming up to cloud computing many of them remain uncomfortable with the lack of control they have over the cloud, especially when it comes to relying on cloud service providers that might lock them into a specific platform.