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Cloud Computing Articles

Predixion, a developer of cloud-based advanced analytics software, is partnering with PLAT.One to deliver predictive insights for IoT applications.

Posted July 30, 2015

Technology is changing fast, and it's more important than ever to stay on top of the latest developments. To provide information on how these technologies work, the benefits each provides, and how they are being used in the real world, Database Trends and Applications is hosting a special roundtable webcast. Both current users and prospective adopters are invited to "Harnessing the Hadoop Ecosystem." The webcast will take place Thursday, August 13, at 11 am PT/ 2pm ET.

Posted July 29, 2015

AtScale is collaborating with Microsoft to add the AtScale Intelligence Platform to Azure HDInsight, an Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud. By deploying AtScale on HDInsight, customers can connect any business intelligence (BI) tool to Hadoop in minutes, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2015

Let's rephrase the question above: The next ticking time bomb is your database. Regardless of whether you run Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or MySQL, the odds lean toward your organization having a ticking time bomb. The only question to be posed is whether you are going to become collateral damage or diffuse the bomb before the damage happens.

Posted July 28, 2015

Reltio has unveiled a new update to its cloud platform that will enhance the delivery of reliable master data, relevant big data insights, and intelligent recommended actions. "In this release we continue to focus on improving productivity for businesses but at the same time we are focusing on improving productivity and efficiency of IT operations," said Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, vice president of platform product management at Reltio.

Posted July 28, 2015

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has been launched by The Linux Foundation to advance the state-of-the-art for building cloud native applications and services, allowing developers to take full advantage of existing and to-be-developed open source technologies. Cloud native refers to applications or services that are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled and micro services-oriented.

Posted July 23, 2015

To enable the next generation of developers, IBM has introduced the Academic Initiative for Cloud. The new program will create cloud development curricula using Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, in more than 200 universities, reaching more than 20,000 students in 36 countries.

Posted July 23, 2015

IBM has unveiled developerWorks Open, a cloud-based environment for developers to access emerging IBM technologies and technical expertise, and collaborate with a global network to accelerate projects. IBM will release 50 projects to the open source community to speed enterprise adoption and spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.

Posted July 23, 2015

Think administering z/VM will be difficult? Think again. With IBM Wave for z/VM (IBM Wave) with Oracle, IT organizations can unleash the power of z/VM virtualization, improve productivity, simplify management, and accelerate the cloud journey with innovative technology that helps reduce the barriers to management of virtualized environments.

Posted July 23, 2015

SAP is releasing a new way to help enterprises deploy SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, driving quick time value and immediate results. The SAP Activate consumption experience enables partners to extend the ready-to-run business processes shipped by SAP and simultaneously design and continue to update their own custom best practices and co-innovate.

Posted July 22, 2015

SAP has announced an update to SAP SQL Anywhere. Version 17 of the embeddable database technology enables Internet of Things (IoT) systems and data-intensive mobile apps to leverage new remote data synchronization capabilities of SAP SQL Anywhere with the SAP HANA platform to help securely move data between the enterprise and remote locations at the edge of the network.

Posted July 22, 2015

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA is now available in the AWS Marketplace, providing customers with additional deployment options for their big data workloads. "Now with many implementation options, ranging from bare-metal hardware to vast, scalable operations in the cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA can fit nearly every enterprise big-data scenario, from the mundane to the extreme," said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager for the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.

Posted July 22, 2015

Attunity CloudBeam for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new cloud solution from Attunity, enables automated and optimized data loading from enterprise databases into the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The new offering will simplify and accelerate data loading from enterprise databases, making it easier for customers to adopt the new Microsoft data warehouse service and benefit from big data analytics, according to Itamar Ankorion, executive vice president of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted July 22, 2015

Teradici is extending its platform to Microsoft Azure, allowing Microsoft partners to unlock the potential of its cloud-based computing.

Posted July 21, 2015

MicroStrategy is releasing a cloud solution that will combine all the capabilities of the MicroStrategy 10 Platform, plus data integration, validation, warehousing services, and application management support.

Posted July 21, 2015

Talend is partnering with Salesforce to provide companies with a cost-effective way to cleanse, transform, and move big data. "We've been working with Salesforce for a long time," said Ashley Stirrup, CMO at Talend. "But now we are supporting Salesforce Analytics Cloud and allowing customers to bring in all sorts of additional types of data."

Posted July 21, 2015

Designed to help enterprises overcome the obstacles commonly hindering data initiatives, Analytics1, an end-to-end, cloud-based analytics and business intelligence solution, is now available from Data Intensity.

Posted July 21, 2015

No matter what the causes, a series of unfortunate events added up to a lot of bad news for data security and availability during one week earlier this month. In addition to an outage at the New York Stock Exchange, IT issues resulted in the grounding of United Airlines planes for 2 hours on the same day, and new revelations surfaced about a data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Posted July 21, 2015

Data integration requirements are growing more demanding. In today's computing environments, data must often be moved between on-premises systems and public clouds, between private and public clouds, between different hybrid clouds, or between different public clouds. A new report based on a survey conducted by Unisphere Research among 342 IOUG members looks at the current state of data integration in the cloud era, including the key issues, priorities and solutions being adopted by organizations. The "2015 IOUG Data Integration for Cloud Survey" was sponsored by Oracle.

Posted July 21, 2015

IBM is now offering NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators on bare-metal cloud servers. With the new offering, IBM Cloud is bringing high-speed performance to the SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, enabling companies to build supercomputing clusters without having to expand their existing technology infrastructure.

Posted July 20, 2015

To help companies support their complete quote-to-cash process in the Cloud, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud with the addition of two new products, Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud.

Posted July 15, 2015

New additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform were introduced in June. A critical piece of the updated suite, according to Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Cloud Platform at Oracle, is the Oracle Integration Cloud Service, which aims to simplify integration between cloud and on-premises Oracle and third-party applications.

Posted July 15, 2015

Oracle has taken the wraps off Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0, the latest release of the free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software. Now generally available, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on standard x86 desktop and laptop computers, and enables developers and users to create cloud and local applications without the overhead of using a full server environment.

Posted July 15, 2015

Accenture is launching an analytics as a service solution designed to help a range of users, from the C-suite to data scientists, make data-driven decisions that can solve business issues and create new opportunities. "Our interest is really straight-forward and threefold," said John Matchette, managing director at Accenture Analytics.

Posted July 14, 2015

Xplenty, a data integration cloud platform, is releasing a new offering that will enable users to query and analyze data directly on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The new offering, dubbed Analytics-as-a-Service or "A3S," will provide Xplenty users with the capability to use Amazon's object-based storage repository (Amazon S3) on the cloud to quickly access the data through SQL or any other Business Intelligence (BI) or reporting tool.

Posted July 14, 2015

SIOS Technology Corp. has unveiled a new product designed to understand and optimize VMware environments. Dubbed SIOS iQ, the platform applies advanced machine-learning analytics to broad datasets, including application and infrastructure data from-third party tools and frameworks, in order to understand and explain complex behaviors and predict the impact of changes in dynamic virtual environments.

Posted July 14, 2015

Delphix, a provider of data as a service, has announced a $75 million oversubscribed round of funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company. Additional investors include Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, LLC, a fund managed within Credit Suisse Asset Management, The Kraft Group, and existing investors, including Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Icon Ventures.

Posted July 13, 2015

Managed cloud company Rackspace has expanded its service offering for its Microsoft product portfolio with Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. Through the service, Rackspace will work with customers to help them speed their deployment of Azure, minimize costs and optimize performance.

Posted July 13, 2015

The Microsoft data platform team is on fire! It is delivering more updates and features faster and more thoroughly than ever before. If you're a data professional and you're using the Microsoft stack, this is a really exciting time to be involved. Here's a look at the top new capabilities in SQL Server 2016 Public Preview, SSIS Feature Packs For Azure, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Posted July 08, 2015

A lot has happened in the MultiValue database market over the last 50 years. Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, will reflect on 50 years of Pick and what is to come in the future in a presentation at the Zayo Group's (formerly Latisys) data center in Irvine

Posted July 08, 2015

RedPoint Global's two platforms, Interaction and Data Management, are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, giving data-driven marketers access RedPoint's data and campaign management tools on the cloud for the first time. "We want to go into this cloud world with our software and we're changing the paradigm of the way people even buy software and the way they do their processing of their data," said Dale Renner, CEO and founder of RedPoint. "What we're doing is basically allowing our clients to very rapidly deploy solutions where they don't even have to buy all the software."

Posted July 07, 2015

Veritas, Symantec's information management business, has introduced new offerings, which it says, address the needs of rapidly evolving enterprise data centers, and provide significant upgrades to its core portfolio of backup and information management products. A previously announced operational separation of Veritas and Symantec is scheduled for October 2015, with the complete separation to take place by January 2016.

Posted July 07, 2015

IBM has introduced enterprise-class containers to make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments. Containers give developers the flexibility to build once and move applications without the need to rewrite or redeploy their code. Enterprises will now be able to use the combination of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry, and OpenStack to create a new generation of portable distributed applications.

Posted July 06, 2015

Oracle announced more than two dozen new PaaS and IaaS services spanning database, Java, integration, analytics, compute, storage, and networking services. "We are now prepared to call our platform and our infrastructure services complete," said Oracle executive chairman of the board and CTO Larry Ellison during the launch event. A key tenet of Oracle's cloud strategy, said Ellison is to offer the same technology on-premise and in the cloud "so you can easily move your data and applications back and forth."

Posted July 01, 2015

By and large, it seems like today's IT professionals belong to one of two camps: either traditional on-premises IT or the cool, new age cloud. Sometimes, it can even seem like we are talking about two different species. After all, for many of us who come from the client-server era, cloud can be intimidating. Even worse, it can be a source of real anxiety; becoming obsolete is a constant risk in an industry that evolves as fast as ours.

Posted July 01, 2015

Liaison Technologies, a cloud-based integration and data management company, is incorporating MapR technology to offer a platform that will support versatile big data integration and management. "MapR has some very unique operational capabilities and a superior distributed data platform with MapR-FS and MapR-DB," said Brad Anderson, vice president of big data informatics at Liaison Technologies. "They give the ALLOY platform a significant technical advantage."

Posted June 29, 2015

IBM has announced SuperVessel, an initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing's IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now available to the global community of developers who want to participate in the OpenPOWER ecosystem.

Posted June 25, 2015

IBM has acquired Blue Box Group, Inc., a managed private cloud provider built on OpenStack. Blue Box is a privately held company based in Seattle that provides businesses with a simple, private cloud as a service platform, enabling customers to more easily deploy workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

Posted June 25, 2015

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