What’s the point: Pivotal swings behind OpenJDK, Azure targets changes AND NetApp, Elastic App Search hits beta

What's the point

Pivotal has thrown its weight behind OpenJDK following developer unease over Oracle’s changes to Java licensing earlier this year. In a blog yesterday, VP of Engineering for Pivotal’s Application Platform group Ryan Morgan wrote that Pivotal’s response, was “official support of OpenJD via Pivotal Spring Runtime, [meaning] comprehensive support for all your Java environments.” So, the latest version of the runtime will include Pivotal’s OpenJDK distribution, as well as support for Spring and Apache Tomcat.

Azure tracks app ch-ch-ch-changes…

Azure has launched a preview of Application Change Analysis for Azure Monitor, a tool designed to trace the cause of issues in web apps, particularly where multiple teams are involved. The troubleshooting tool detects resource manager changes, web app configuration setting changes, and web app deployment file changes. The tool leverages Microsoft’s Azure Resource Graph.

And GA’s Azure NetApp Files

Microsoft has announced general availability of Azure NetApp files. The company described NetApp Files as a first-party service for migrating and running demanding enterprise file-workloads in the cloud including databases, SAP, and high-performance computing applications with no code changes. The service launches with full Azure portal integration, and access via REST API and Azure SDKs, with Azure CLI and PowerShell support to come. Azure said the service provides FIPS-140-2-compliant data encryption at rest, role-based access control (RBAC), Active Directory authentication (enabled for SMB), and export policies for network-based access control.

Elastic App Search 5 finds its way to beta

Elastic has released a beta of Elastic App Search 5. The latest iteration of the self-managed, on-prem tool for developers wanting to add search to their apps adds self-signed SSL certifications and optional telemetry. It is also compatible with Elasticsearch 7.1.0. The company promised “we are very close to general availability”.