OpenStack and Trove – Can’t Get Enough

By Amrith Kumar

Less than one month ago (in August, no less!) in connection with the OpenStack Trove (Juno) mid-cycle meetup, we hosted the first Trove Day. It was a full day in Cambridge, Massachusetts with OpenStack users, developers and vendors that are all part of the Trove community. We shared experiences, challenges and victories in deploying OpenStack and Trove.

While these still are early days for Trove (it was just released as part of IceHouse), the excitement about where DBaaS is going was obvious to everyone. Our initial expectations for the event were something like 50 people, while the actual attendance was closer to 150 people. This is indicative of the kind of groundswell that is building around OpenStack and Trove.

We had partners, like Mirantis helping to sponsor the event, and we had participation from technology companies and enterprise customers who are all helping advance OpenStack and Trove. Attendees also got a glimpse at Trove in production at eBay with software engineers Mat Lowery and Auston McReynolds giving us an inside look at how Trove provides on-demand computing resources for all eBay developers. Follow this link if you want some more details on Trove Day.

We’re looking forward to the Mirantis-sponsored OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 community event on Tuesday, September 16, fittingly enough at the Computer History Museum in San Francisco. We’ll be taking our “Trove show” (so-to-speak) on the road where I’ll be joined on stage by Auston from eBay and Michael Basnight of Rackspace, and Nikhil Manchanda of HP. The four of us, all part of the Trove core team, will share everything you want to know about Trove, where the project is today and where it’s going. Hope to see you there for another engaging session and hopefully a pint afterwards.

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