Analysis of Elastra, a vendor of cloud computing software and services initially focused on the database market. Related subjects include:

                                                    May 6, 2011

                                                    Elastra sinks into the dead pool

                                                    Elastra is an ex-company. I’m not surprised, except by the fact that it took so long.

                                                    August 7, 2008

                                                    Some Elastra numbers

                                                    GigaOm reports that Elastra just raised $12 million, and that it has 40 paying customers, up from 13 around the time of Elastra’s March launch.

                                                    March 25, 2008

                                                    Elastra launched today

                                                    At Elastra’s request, I didn’t write further about them back when I was interested in doing so. But you can go find out about them yourself. Basically, their secret sauce is that they write deployment instructions in a few hundred lines of two proprietary markup languages. They have ambitions beyond DBMS, and beyond the Amazon cloud.

                                                    According to their slides, they have 13 paying customers.

                                                    February 14, 2008

                                                    EnterpriseDB on Elastra, early stages

                                                    I finally caught up with Bob Zurek about EnterpriseDB’s foray into the Elastra cloud. Here are some highlights:

                                                    January 30, 2008

                                                    EnterpriseDB joins Elastra in the Amazon cloud

                                                    When Elastra announced their service to host MySQL and PostgreSQL in the Amazon S3/EC2 cloud, I immediately told my dear darling clients at EnterpriseDB they should do the same. Whereupon they told me it would happen soon. However, they neglected to tell me when it was actually announced. So I know no more than can be found in this Computerworld article.

                                                    But I’ll say this — it’s a very tempting option, both for new web-based applications or businesses, or simply as a development platform pending later redeployment.

                                                    December 18, 2007

                                                    Elastra – somewhat more sensible Amazon-based DBMS option

                                                    Elastra is a startup offering MySQL and PostgreSQL SaaS instances in the Amazon S3/EC2 cloud. On their board is John Hummer, which I generally regard as a good thing, although it’s hardly a guarantee of success.* High Scalability raises some doubts about Elastra’s pricing, but I think that may be missing the point. Read more

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