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My past life involved much coverage of then grid-computing vendors Univa, United Devices and DataSynapse, so I was happy today to see Univa UD (now one company) and the TIBCO-acquired DataSynapse make highly relevant cloud-computing announcements today. The batch and long-term workloads enabled by Univa UD’s software are ideal candidates for Amazon EC2’s new Spot Instances, and we should expect to see similar vendors introducing such capabilities in the months to come. As for DataSynapse, TIBCO was smart to snap it up if only to complement TIBCO’s on-premise tools with tools for building provider-scale service-oriented infrastructures. With its new focus on the cloud, TIBCO might become a bigger cloud player than anyone could have expected a year ago.