When did they first release/launch?



  • Technologies and when they first launched, appeared, or founded.

    The information was obtained from Wikipedia and other sources. Where the initial release date could not be obtained, The date when the company was founded is used.

    This is by no means a concise list but most of the usual suspects are there. Additional entries will be made from time to time.

    Notes:

    • Includes traditionally used and more recent technologies. Traditional technologies listed here are still relevant and widely used.
    • Cloud platforms like AWS, GCP and ACP, encompass many services under them and not included here.
    • Some software may have more than one function.

    Web Server.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Apache Software Foundation HTTP Server (Apache) 1995
    Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 1999
    Lighttpd Team Lighttpd March 2003
    Nginx Nginx October 2004

    Configuration Management.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Puppet Puppet 2005
    Chef Chef January 2009
    Saltstack Saltstack March 2011
    Redhat Ansible February 2012
    Hashicorp Packer 2012
    Hashicorp Terraform July 2014

    Data/Database.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Apache Software Foundation Zookeeper 2008
    Apache Software Foundation Cassandra July 2008
    MondoDB MongoDB February 2009
    Redis Team Redis May 2009
    Hashicorp Consul Company founded 2012
    Open source CNCF Etcd June 2013

    Source Code Management.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Git Team Git April 2005
    Github Inc, part of Microsoft Github February 2008

    Orchestration.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Jenkins Team + Cloudbees Jenkins February 2011

    Metrics/Monitoring.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Splunk Splunk Company Founded 2003
    Part of Cisco AppDynamics Founded 2008
    New Relic New Relic, + Founded 2008
    Orbitz Graphite 2008
    Elastic Elasticsearch February 2010
    Sumo Logic Sumo Logic Founded 2010
    Sensu Team + Commercial Sensu 2013
    Prometheus Team Prometheus November 2012
    Grafana Labs Grafana 2014

    Messaging & Brokers.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Pivotal Sofware RabbitMQ 2008

    Clustering/Cluster Management.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Veritas Veritas Changed hands but, 1983
    Hashicorp Nomad 2012
    Apache Software Foundation Apache Mesos July 2013
    Mesosphere Mesosphere DC/OS April 2016

    Programming.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Perl Team Perl December 1987
    Free Software Foundation Bash June 1989
    Python Software Foundation Python 1990
    Zend Technologies PHP 1995
    Oracle Corp. Java May 1995
    Netscape Communications Corp, Mozilla Foundation, Ecma Intl. Javascript December 1995
    Yukihiro Matsumoto Ruby 1995
    Apache Software Foundation Maven July 2004
    Microsoft Powershell November 2006
    Gradle Inc. Gradle 2007
    Go Team Go November 2009

    Web Frameworks.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    W3C & WHATWG HTML 1993
    Bootstrap Core Team Bootstrap August 2011
    Håkon Wium Lie, Bert Bos, & W3C CSS 1996

    Security.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    The OpenSSL Project OpenSSL 1998
    The OpenBSD Project OpenSSH December 1999
    Hashicorp Vault 2012

    Cloud Platforms.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Amazon AWS March 2006
    Google GCP April 2008
    Microsoft ACP February 2010
    OpenStack Foundation OpenStack October 2010

    Operating Systems.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Hewlett Packard HP-UX 1982
    IBM AIX 1986
    Oracle Corp. Solaris June 1992
    IBM,Redhat Redhat, RHEL OS February 2000
    SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise August 2000
    Alpine Linux Team Alpine Linux August 2010
    Canonical Ltd + Community Ubuntu October 2004

    Virualization - Containers.

    Company Product Initial Release/First Launch Date
    Linux Foundation XEN 2003
    Oracle Corp.(Started at Sun Microsystems) VirtualBox January 2007
    Open Virtualization Alliance Linux KVM built into OS February 2007
    QEMU Team QEMU 2009
    VMware part of Dell VMware vSphere May 2009
    IBM,Redhat Redhat OpenShift May 2011
    Hashicorp Vagrant 2012
    Docker Inc. Docker March 2013
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes June 2014
    Rancher Labs Rancher 2014


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