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Red Hat Offers Popular Open Source Languages, Databases with RHEL

Red Hat has been on a tear building out its cloud computing strategy and delivering tools to expand its Linux and middleware efforts. In addition to a new cloud-friendly release of Red Hat Storage Server, the company has just announced Red Hat Software Collections 1.0. Available via select Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions, Red Hat Software Collections delivers the newest, stable versions of open source runtime components to subscribers. It provides access to newer, updated versions of languages and open source databases with a three-year lifecycle. Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 includes: Programming languages for web application development such as Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8, PHP 5.4, Python 3.3 and 2.7, Perl 5.16.3, and node.js 0.10 (delivered as a Technology Preview); and… Runtime databases, including MariaDB 5.5, MySQL 5.5, and PostgreSQL 9.2 Red Hat is also making components included in Red Hat Software Collections available on OpenShift, Red Hat’s open source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering where they are exposed as services to developers (via the OpenShift cartridge API).  “To deliver a cutting-edge application, organizations must often choose between innovation and stability, a balancing act that frequently leads to chronic instability or feature stagnation," said Jim Totton, vice president and

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