New Relic sees revenue boost, enterprise growth and mobile-monitoring interest

The application-performance management (APM) world has seen lots of action lately. Providers such as AppDynamics, AppNeta and New Relic have taken on hefty lots of venture funding this year. That’s why it’s no surprise that New Relic — honing in on a public offering as soon as next year, CEO Lew Cirne has said — has strong revenue growth, customer … Continue reading

Heroku says PostGIS support enables smarter mobile app development

In case you hadn’t noticed, mobile app development is where the action is. It’s why Facebook just bought Parse, and why Amazon, Rackspace and are frantically bolstering their mobile app building capabilities. And it’s why Heroku, which is owned by, is now adding PostGIS 2.0 support to its development platform. PostGIS is an extension to the PostgreSQL database … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Jawbone UP Platform, Followgen Asks Twitter For Shutdown and 4 New APIs

Jawbone opens up platform play with UP platform that integrates with health applications. Followgen creator cries foul before Twitter does. Plus: RentPaidOnline launches its Partner API and 4 new APIs. Jawbone announces UP platform Jawbone, the provider of UP, a wristband and application that tracks and analyzes how to sleep. move and eat has launched the UP platform that integrates … Continue reading

466 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Foursquare

Our API directory now includes 466 mapping APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list an amazing 2454 Google Maps mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of 466 APIs. In terms of the technical details, REST and XML lead … Continue reading

Announcing Lower Engine Yard Pricing: Starting at 5¢/hr!

Today, we are announcing new lower prices for Engine Yard Cloud including a promotional >50% reduction to our entry level price.  Now, for just 5¢/hour (or $36/month) you can get started with our complete cloud application platform, allowing you to focus on software innovation while we deploy and scale your app in the Cloud.  This new entry price point is … Continue reading

Stackdriver opens its cloud monitoring service for business

Stackdriver, the Boston startup that wants to bring grown-up monitoring to IT running across public clouds, opened up a public beta of that service on Tuesday. The goal of the Stackdriver Intelligent Monitoring service is to let companies know if there’s a hot spot or a bottleneck that could spell trouble, said Stackdriver co-founder Dan Belcher. “We work in real-time to … Continue reading

Ford Asks Developers To Create Apps That Promote Fuel Efficiency

The need to reduce your carbon footprint is more important that ever before. One of the key areas targeted to help reduce that is to not just ask car drivers to create fuel-efficient cars but also instill a driving discipline that can help drivers save fuel. Ford Motor Company aims to do just that via its Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge, … Continue reading

Big Data at SoftLayer: Riak

Big data is only getting bigger. Late last year, SoftLayer teamed up with 10Gen to launch a high-performance MongoDB solution, and since then, many of our customers have been clamoring for us to support other big data platforms in the same way. By automating the provisioning process of a complex big data environment on bare metal infrastructure, we made life … Continue reading

Managing SEO Clients Is Easy With MySEOTool’s API

In the world of internet marketing, making sure your website is both visible and relevant amongst millions of others is key, and SEO (search engine optimisation) plays an important part in making sure this is the case. MySEOTool is one of the many SEO services around, but the its selling point is that there is a specific focus on the … Continue reading

Introducing flip-flop: a MongoDB Replica Set demonstration and experimentation service

Greetings adventurers! A lot of our users upgrade from single-node databases to replica set clusters without fully understanding how their driver, and therefore their application, will react to failover. In fact, we get so many questions about best practices with MongoDB replica sets that we thought it could be cool to host a replica set that anyone can connect to … Continue reading