writes: The OpenStack Foundation is set to officially release its Icehouse release on April 17, providing a long list of new features including: live compute node updates, object storage replication improvements and federated cloud identity options. In terms of new projects, only one new effort is being directly integrated with Icehouse and that's the Trove Database-as-a-Service project that originally was known as Project Red Dwarf.
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"Pretty much every application today has a database," Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, told eWEEK. "Creating a standard way to provision and manage the lifecycle of those databases is a really useful and important feature to have in OpenStack."