Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joomla! 3.4.7 security issue

The Joomla! project has just released a new version that fixes a session hardening issue and SQL injection.

Version 3.4.7 addresses these two reported security vulnerabilities and includes security hardening of the MySQLi driver to help prevent object injection attacks.

If you want to read more information about the issue you can check the Joomla! release news.

We have released Bitnami Joomla! 3.4.7 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, Oracle, VMware vCloud Air, DigitalOcean and Azure cloud images that fix these issues.

Have questions about Bitnami Joomla! or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Bitnami Ruby Stacks

We have just released new versions of the Bitnami Ruby stack, which fixes the CVE-2015-7551 security issue in all of the versions below.

  • Ruby 2.0.0-p648 
  • Ruby 2.1.8 
  • Ruby 2.2.4 

In case you are not familiar with the Bitnami Ruby Stack, it includes the base Ruby runtime/libraries, and the most popular gems for building Rails applications such as Passenger, Nokogiri, Rake, RMagick, Thin and more. It also includes the latest stable versions of Rails, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Git, Sphinx, PHP, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin.

We have released new versions of the Bitnami Ruby Stack native installers for Linux, OS X, Windows, virtual machines and cloud images for Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, vCloud Air, Digital Ocean and Oracle cloud platform.

If you have any question about Bitnami RubyStack you can check our quick start guide or you can create a new post in our community forums.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Optimize MySQL and MariaDB Performance in Real Time with the Bitnami MONyog Stack

Software developers and DBAs are constantly on the lookout for new tools that help them address the twin concerns of application performance and data security. That's where the Bitnami MONyog Stack comes in: it provides an enterprise-grade monitoring and performance optimization tool for MySQL and MariaDB, designed to give developers and DBAs deep insight into how to squeeze the most out of their database servers.

The Bitnami MONyog Stack includes replication and deadlock monitoring, historical and trend analysis of performance data and a unified dashboard that aggregates data from multiple MySQL/MariaDB deployments. The coolest thing about MONyog, though, is its real-time monitoring feature. This real-time monitor lets developers and DBAs watch database activity in real time to identify long-running or problem queries, pinpoint areas for improvement, and deliver faster, more optimized applications.

To use the real-time monitor, simply log in to MONyog and click the "Real-Time" tab in the top navigation bar. Select the server you wish to monitor and start a new monitoring session. The MONyog interface will rapidly fill up with a graph indicating database activity, color-coded by type of query. This lets you easily identify, for example, if the proportion of writes (INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE queries) outweighs the proportion of reads (SELECT queries). You can also zoom in to specific time ranges in the graph for more in-depth analysis.

If you're looking for optimization targets, the monitor provides a list of the most-used tables and databases, as well the top 200 most frequently-executed queries. You can also view slow queries, deadlocks and locking queries. If you're tasked with ongoing product maintenance, this lets you regularly target the most common problem queries and continuously enhance page load times.

Sounds interesting? Read more about real-time monitoring here, visit MONyog's homepage, or spin up a MONyog server instantly and try it for yourself!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Amazon T2.Nano Instances Now Supported

Amazon recently announced their new T2.Nano instances. Bitnami has been working behind the scenes with Amazon on the technical preparations and is happy to now announce our support for T2.Nano instances, effective immediately.

T2.Nano instances come with 1 vCPU and 512 MB of memory and are especially well-suited for PHP or other applications that can take benefit from burstable performance via CPU credits. In addition we’ve made a number of configuration tweaks to the images to improve their performance.

The first set of images includes Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla. We expect more images to follow in the weeks ahead.

Take them for a test drive and let us know what you think.

Want to Join the Excitement? We’re Hiring!

There are many exciting things that are happening at Bitnami, so we are getting a head start on growing our team for the next year!

This past year we have almost doubled, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If you enjoy clouds, containers and all things startup, we would love to talk to you!

We spend a majority of our time working with all the major cloud providers while also creating new Docker container solutions such as Stacksmith. In our spare time, we get to enjoy perks such as two team trips a year to surprise locations, exciting monthly team events, and even more fun birthday competitions!

Want to join our awesome team? Apply now for any of the positions below.

Director of Engineering (US)
DevOps/Stack Engineer (US and Spain)


Partner Marketing Manager (US)
Marketing Operations Manager (US)


Senior Recruiter (US)
Administrative Accountant (Spain)

Business Development
    Program Manager (US)

Don’t see the position for you? Make sure to check out our open positions regularly for any new or updated job openings.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Joomla! 3.4.6 security issue

The Joomla! project has just released a new version that fixes multiple vulnerabilities including one that is considered a high priority. You can find more information about these issues on the Joomla! blog post.

Due to these security issues, we have released Bitnami Joomla! 3.4.6 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, Windows Azure, Oracle, Digital Ocean and VMware Air cloud images that fix these issues. If you already have a running version of Bitnami Joomla!, you can update it from the administration panel.

Have questions about Bitnami Joomla! or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Node.js 5.1.1 and 4.2.3 Security Release

The nodejs project has just released a new version due to a security issue. Node.js version 5.1.1 & 4.2.3 fixes an important bug, CVE-2015-8027, a Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability. The Node.js team strongly encourages their users to update to this version. For more details please check the official announcement.

We have released Bitnami Node.js 5.1.1 and 4.2.3 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, VMware vCloud Air, Azure and Oracle cloud images that fix these issues. We also released the popular MEAN stack and other Node.js based applications: Cloud9, Ghost, Let's Chat and Sharelock.

Have questions about Bitnami Node.js or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

PHP 7 has been released: Installers, VMs, Images, and Containers

PHP 7.0.0 has been released, and you can now find it included in updated versions of WAMP, MAMP, and LAMP in the Bitnami Library. This is a great choice if you want to run a local install, a virtual machine, or deploy to the cloud (options vary by stack).

Want to create a container-based  PHP 7.0.0 runtime and framework stack? Try it out with Bitnami Stacksmith!

This new version includes many bug fixes such as various stability improvements for it's database and other functionalities, and most importantly twice as fast as the last version. 

PHP 7.0.0 also comes with a new version of the Zend Engine which includes:
  • Significantly reduced memory usage 
  • Abstract Syntax Tree 
  • Consistent 64-bit support 
  • Improved Exception hierarchy 
  • Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions 
  • Secure random number generator 
  • Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions 
  • The null coalescing operator
  • Return and Scalar Type Declarations 
  • Anonymous Classes 
  • Zero cost asserts 
We'd love to hear how you like PHP 7 and what improvements or problems you've seen so far. Sound off in the comments below or connect to us on Twitter with your feedback.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Odoo 9 now available in Bitnami!

We're happy to announce a new version of Bitnami Odoo Stack.

Odoo is an enterprise resource platform from which you can manage all of your business operations – from supply chain and project management, to accounting and HR.

Some of the major changes in this new version are:

  • Customer Portal for eCommerce
  • New WYSIWYG Editor for website builder
  • Recurring Contracts for contract management
  • Recurring invoices for Subscrition Management
  • New Interface, clean, faster, full Mobile
  • Dashboards for Accounting
  • VOIP Integration, with plan calls, Dial Queue
  • Point of sale, with Restaurant, Customer Management
  • Odoo Slides, with Docs, Slides and Videos private or Public

And many more features that you can find on the Odoo Website.

Odoo 9 Apps

With Bitnami, you can deploy a ready-to-run Odoo 9 Stack with just one click. It can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Linux, Windows and MacOSX), virtual machines and Cloud Images for Amazon EC2, Azure, Digital Ocean, vCloud, Oracle and Google Cloud Platform.

Do you have any questions about Bitnami Odoo 9? Post to our community forum, and we'd be happy to help you.