Microsoft Windows Azure cloud is mostly about .NET. This week, Java in-memory data grid pioneer GigaSpaces announced tools that take complex Java application and integration software as-is and places it on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

Known as Cloudify for Azure, the software prepares applications by providing a Groovy-based domain-specific language for bundling deployment scripts, as well as basic out-of-the-box patterns for launching Java-on-the-cloud elements that can include the Apache server, Cassandra distributed database, the Spring framework, the XAP in memory data grid and others.

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