Talking to Nodeable CEO Dave Rosenberg (think Twitter for machines)

October 26, 2011

Yesterday I was out in the bay area to help moderate a Hackeratti shindig on Sand Hill road.  One of my fellow moderators was Dave Rosenberg former CEO and founder of MuleSoft.   Dave who is also an active contributor to cnet has recently started a new endeavor, Nodeable.  This new venture, which Stephen O’Grady of Redmonk called “twitter for machines” also features former Canonical VP of corporate services, Neil Levine.

Before we began our moderating duties, I sat down with Dave to learn a little more about his cool new venture.

Some of the ground Dave covers:

  • Just what is Nodeable
  • (0:40) The rise of the cloud developer and the profile of the developer that Nodeable is targeted at.
  • (2:10) Kicking off  their private beta and heading to a public beta in Q4
  • (2:48) What part of Nodeable is open source and which part is the secret sauce
  • (3:26) Nodeable’s architecture and the languages its written in
  • (4:00) Where does Dave hope to see Nodeable a year from now

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…

Animoto – The Poster Child for AWS & EC2

March 25, 2009

At SXSW interactive I came across the booth for the cloud-based app Animoto.  I was intrigued since I have seen a couple of Amazon Web Services presentations and both held up Animoto as a great example of an application that would have been impossible to deliver any other way.

Animoto, which creates videos for consumers and corporations, relies on a huge amount of processing power and has had gigantic spikes in usage (e.g. going from 70 servers to 8,500 servers in 5 days).   You can say they put the “elastic” in Amazon’s “Elastic Compute Cloud.”

Here is an interview I did with Animoto co-founder and President Jason Hsiao.

To watch in High Quality: after clicking play, click the “HQ” button that will appear on the bottom.

Some of the things Jason talks about:

  • Total number of servers owned by Animoto = 0
  • The most expensive piece of equipment in the office is the espresso machine.
  • How the enterprise side of the business has taken off.
  • Why they’re based in New York and where the founders came from.
  • How their extreme processor intensiveness allows them to work extra closely with Amazon.
  • See how he deftly avoids the question about what feature he is looking forward to seeing from Amazon, they must be working on something 😉

Extra-credit reading:

Pau for now…

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