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Introducing Drizzle – a lightweight SQL database for cloud and web

Drizzle is a lightweight SQL database for cloud and web, it’s community-driven open source project that is forked from the popular MySQL database.

SoftElegance is attended in Drizzle project. At the moment we investigate the possibilities to participate at the project. Considering SoftElegance’s core technology is .NET Framework we could brig some new experience into the project.

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Drizzle is an offshoot of MySQL for cloud computing and Web application duties: They stripped away features not needed for these tasks, reorganized the codebase into a microkernel architecture and rewrote the code using C++, all in the hopes of speeding the performance of the database system.

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Windows Azure. The new cloud platform from Microsoft

Microsoft’s Windows Azure Platform is a cloud computing platform offering that “provides a wide range of Internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the Internet”. That’s what the official Azure’s website says. And we see that Microsoft is moving to cloud computing like Google Apps, Amazon, SalesForce and some other already does. Azure is a PaaS or “Platform as a Service” and it used to be free to use but now (starts from June 28 there is some additional charges for computing time, storage and data transferring).

Some words about cloud computing. Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information, are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like the electricity grid. Cloud computing layers could describe this architecture the best and shows the difference from client-server (client – application server – server) architecture. Cloud computing layers are:

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