Hardware makers should prepare for growth in the amount of bottom-of-the-line, commodity-level pizza box servers they sell to service providers, according to new research from IDC. Server sales to public cloud
Pie charts in the cloud
Objectivity Software and GoGrid have launched what might be a data geek's dream, InfiniteGraph. The new service, free to some developers and "qualified startups," takes loads of data and presents it in quick-change graphic form. Upload a moldy old customer database, for instance, and InfiniteGraph will let you point and click and play with it until you see something that you might have missed before.
The InfiniteGraph server images apparently operate on a distributed-architecture model, something like a massively multi-parallel (MPP) database, and are available on GoGrid for free to the anointed. Objectivity says that developers can try it for two months and a startup must have less than $1 million in revenues to qualify, but don't get too excited: the software is free, but GoGrid's platform fees still apply.