Red Hat Announces General Availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.1

red-hat-enterpriseOpen source solutions vendor Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, the second iteration of Red Hat’s comprehensive suite of web development tools, dynamic languages and open source databases.

Delivered on a separate life cycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections puts the latest stable open source runtime components, as tested and verified by Red Hat on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the hands of developers faster, accelerating the creation and deployment of modern web hosting applications.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 includes:

– The latest stable versions of popular dynamic languages and platforms, including:

  • Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8
  • Python 2.7 and 3.3
  • PHP 5.4 and 5.5
  • Perl 5.16.3
  • Node.js 0.10 as a Technology Preview

– Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4.0, featured as individual collections, enabling developers to install an updated version of Ruby without necessarily having to install Rails.

– The latest stable versions of open source databases, including:

  • MySQL 5.5 and PostgreSQL 9.2, popular open source databases for web applications
  • MariaDB 5.5, an easy-to-adopt alternative to MySQL
  • MongoDB 2.4, a high performance document database that would provide high availability and easy scalability.

– Two open source HTTP server options, with full support for Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and a Technology Preview of Nginx 1.4.4.

– Thermostat 1.0, a useful tool for monitoring JVM instances on multiple hosts.

Organizations seeking to leverage the open hybrid cloud would also benefit from Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, as applications built using Red Hat Software Collections can be deployed across multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift by Red Hat, providing flexibility across physical, virtual and cloud hosting environments.

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