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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, June 2013

ClouSE 1.0b.1.8 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE Beta version 1.0b.1.8.  This is a minor maintenance release that addresses a couple pain points, while we’re working on a release candidate that will bring the built-in point-in-time recovery and other major features.

Here is the summary of changes:
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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, March 2013

ClouSE 1.0b.1.7 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) for MySQL Beta version 1.0b.1.7.  In this release we added support for a variety of environments to address the platform diversity of our growing customer base.

Here is the summary of changes that are included into 1.0b.1.7:
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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, December 2012

ClouSE version 1.0b.1.6 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE version 1.0b.1.6.  In this release we fixed some of the known ClouSE Beta limitations as well as performance and functional bugs reported by our users.

Here is the summary of changes that are included into 1.0b.1.6:
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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, November 2012

MySQL and WordPress welcome Google Cloud Storage

OblakSoft is pleased to announce that the Cloud Storage Engine for MySQL (ClouSE) now supports Google Cloud Storage.  Using MySQL to store data directly in Google Cloud Storage becomes a simple deployment choice: pick your Google Cloud Storage bucket and migrate any or all of your tables to the cloud.  We would like to thank Google storage team for their support and contributions.

This functionality opens Google Cloud Storage to millions of MySQL-based applications – cloud storage becomes a better alternative to local storage, no matter where you host the application, on premise or in the cloud.  Applications can now store data on Google’s infrastructure, and enjoy high availability, high durability and high scalability of Google Cloud Storage.

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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, October 2012

MySQL on Amazon S3: ClouSE version 1.0b.1.4 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE version 1.0b.1.4.  In this release we fixed some of the known ClouSE Beta limitations that required workarounds in some configurations.

In particular, now the popular BuddyPress WordPress plugin can store its tables in ClouSE without a patch that worked around the missing features.  If you’re using the patched version of BuddyPress 1.6.1 provided by us, you can now upgrade ClouSE and use the original BuddyPress sources.  Thank you for your patience and commitment!

Here is the summary of changes:
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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, August 2012

ClouSE version 1.0b.1.3 and 64bit WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh is released

OblakSoft recommends upgrading ClouSE to the latest version 1.0b.1.3 that fixes an issue with some SELECT statements.  Previously some SELECT statements (e.g. using index_merge w/intersect query execution plans) may mistakenly miss records.

OblakSoft is also pleased to announce that 64-bit AMI of WordPress on S3 / Yapixx is now available.  We’ve got requests from customers who’d like to use the AMI in production, but didn’t want to run a 32-bit AMI, and had to build their own 64-bit AMI using our AMI as a reference.  Now they can use our standard fully configured ready-to-run 64-bit AMI directly as a starting platform for their WordPress on S3 production websites.

The software can be downloaded at http://www.oblaksoft.com/downloads/ for FREE.

The release notes are available here.

OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, June 2012

ClouSE version 1.0b.1.2 and WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE version 1.0b.1.2 and WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh.

This release addresses performances and usability issues reported by our early adopters.  Thank you all for your feedback.

  • Support for MySQL 5.5.25

Now ClouSE supports MySQL thru 5.5.25.  To keep the distribution small, we don’t build binaries for MySQL prior to 5.5.14 anymore.  If you need one, please contact us.

  • Weblob content type improvement

Now the content type for Weblobs is set based on their name.  Previously, the content type for all Weblobs was set to application/octet-stream, which could lead to undesirable Web Browser behavior when the Weblob was downloaded from Amazon S3 directly.  For example, an image file could be downloaded to disk instead of showing in the browser.

  • “WordPress on S3” changes

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“WordPress on Amazon S3″, OblakSoft Cloud Storage Newsletter, May 2012

WordPress on S3: run a beautiful website on Amazon S3 cloud storage

OblakSoft is proud to introduce the 1st ever dynamic WordPress site running on top of Amazon S3: Yapixx.  Now you too can launch your own beautiful website on Amazon S3.

While Yapixx stands for Yet Another Picture Sharing Site, it is actually one of a kind.  Yapixx is WordPress that was moved to run on top of Amazon S3 storage without changing a line of code in the WordPress core engine.

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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Newsletter, March 2012

ClouSE version 1.0b.1.0 released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE version 1.0b.1.0. This release addresses reliability and performance issues that were encountered by our early adopters, as well as it provides new functionality to better align with real life usage scenarios.

  • The weblob URLs now support user-defined file names.
  • The weblobs now has to be of the LONGBLOB type.
  • The AUTO_INCREMENT fields have now have semantics that is similar to InnoDB’s “interleaved” lock mode.

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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Newsletter, January 2012

OblakSoft is ready to fly!

ClouSE v1.0 Beta is now available for public use

ClouSE is the Cloud Storage Engine for MySQL that can utilize cloud storage such as Amazon S3 to store user data. ClouSE provides transactional and ACID-compliant relational data management on top of cloud storage.

Databases powered by ClouSE enjoy all the benefits of cloud storage – scaling cost with usage, high storage availability and reliability, quick and easy disaster recovery, etc.  ClouSE can provide direct cloud storage URLs so content can be served directly from cloud storage relying on its enormous power to make serving the content highly scalable.
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