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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud approaches as well as services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are being embraced for cost efficiency, scalability, and consolidation. Hypervisor technologies, Open Source versus Proprietary Hypervisor technologies, Security, Open Standards, Interoperability, High Availability, and Backup & Recovery are among the issues that are critical to consider when evaluating a move to the cloud.



Cloud Computing Articles

Following recent announcements about a new relationship with IBM and expanded service offerings, LogDNA, provider of a multi-cloud log management system, announced it has closed a $25 million Series B investment. The investment round was led by the venture firm Emergence Capital with participation from Initialized Capital, Y Combinator Continuity Growth, and Providence Equity.

Posted January 07, 2019

IBM has formed an agreement with Samsung to manufacture 7-nanometer (nm) microprocessors for IBM Power Systems, IBM Z, and LinuxONE, high-performance computing (HPC) systems, and cloud offerings.

Posted January 07, 2019

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CTO Larry Ellison unveiled Cloud Computing - Generation 2 and put a sharp point on the security characteristics of the Oracle Gen 2 Cloud running the Oracle Autonomous Database. Recently, Kyle York, VP of product strategy on Oracle Gen 2 Cloud, reflected on Oracle's priorities moving forward, including why the company feels the Oracle Autonomous Database is the most important advancement in database management in years and how the DBA role will evolve.

Posted January 04, 2019

For some time now, the majority of open source investment has come from venture capital and mega-corporations. There is good reason to think that this level of patronage will not persist indefinitely. Should VC-funded open source companies fail to return on investment, then VC investment will dry up.  The high-profile companies bolstering open source do so primarily for selfish motives and can't necessarily be relied on to do so forever.  So it's essential that companies that develop and market open source products be able to generate some return on their investment.

Posted January 02, 2019

Big data continues to be top of mind while new technologies are also emerging to reel in and uncover important insights. In 2018, a variety of solutions came to the fore and 2019 is setting the stage for another data explosion. Here, several experts in the big data space offer their predictions for what's ahead in 2019.

Posted January 02, 2019

To help showcase innovative products and services each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine looks for offerings that promise to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and work smarter and more securely.

Posted January 02, 2019

SAP is making updates to its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio that help reduce data landscape complexities by expanding data connectivity and source support. New updates to the SAP Master Data Governance and SAP Agile Data Preparation applications and SAP Data Services software deliver modern and comprehensive capabilities to help enterprises power the entire data governance and data management cycle with ease, trust and security, according to the company.

Posted December 19, 2018

SAP is offering free access to SAP Cloud Platform for SAP partners, allowing them to take advantage of testing, demonstration, and development licensing services. This open platform as a service (PaaS) acts as a single framework for SAP partners to build and extend on existing SAP solutions.

Posted December 19, 2018

Another year is just around the bend and there's already talk about the next big thing on the horizon. Experts at SAP are weighing in on what 2019 has in store, with trends spanning cloud, AI, data management, and more.

Posted December 19, 2018

Accenture has acquired PrimeQ, one of Australia's and New Zealand's top Oracle software as a service (SaaS) cloud implementation service providers. With the addition of PrimeQ, Accenture says it is now the largest Oracle Cloud systems integrator in the region. The acquisition bolsters Accenture's Oracle capabilities and helps deliver new value to clients by accelerating their digital transformation through Oracle Cloud.

Posted December 19, 2018

How fast and far can databases grow, and how can such growth be sustained? That's the question faced by many data managers these days, who deal with growing demands from their businesses for real-time, analytical capabilities, incorporating data-driven initiatives such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. They are responding and keeping up with these requirements through a combination of cloud resources and automation.

Posted December 19, 2018

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions, is releasing GridGain Professional Edition 2.7, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 2.7. GridGain Professional Edition 2.7 introduces TensorFlow integration for enhanced training of deep learning (DL) models. The update also provides enhanced usability, including expanded support for thin clients, as well as Transparent Data Encryption at rest to improve security.

Posted December 14, 2018

In many organizations, data management pros are still challenged by a collection of legacy enterprise data warehouse architectures, Hadoop, and cloud storage (to name just a few). The ever-growing volumes of data that we generate lead us to looking for places to put the data, such as the data lake. It grows and grows with data that may or may not have value, but the prevailing thought is that it may be needed someday.

Posted December 13, 2018

Dell Boomi, an enterprise transformation provider of cloud integration and workflow automation, is releasing the Fall 2018 version of its Boomi platform. Boomi's new features work to improve productivity and efficiency across the entire organization.

Posted December 12, 2018

Dell Boomi, a provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software, is updating its integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with new features that will connect and work with a variety of use cases.                                                

Posted December 10, 2018

In a wide-ranging keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2018, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd presented a picture of the issues shaping change in IT. And, as his become a customary part of his presentations, Hurd shared new predictions for the future.

Posted December 10, 2018

Looker closed a Series E financing round of $103 million that will continue to help boost the company and upcoming innovations. This latest funding round is being led by Premji Invest, with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from Looker's current investors.  Looker has raised a total of $280.5 million since 2013.

Posted December 06, 2018

Amobee, a global digital marketing technology company serving brands and agencies, has expanded its collaboration with Oracle Data Cloud to become one of the first companies to activate third-party data across programmatic and social media through its platform, providing marketers seamless activation across digital channels.

Posted December 05, 2018

C3 is releasing version 7.8 of its platform, delivering improvements for developers, data scientists, and end users. The update introduces a new C3 Integrated Development Studio, (C3 IDS), enhanced security, improved performance and scalability, new model management capabilities, updated machine learning pipelines, local Docker development environments, and other features across the suite of SaaS C3 Applications. In addition, new virtual data lake support enables organizations to use the C3 Platform to connect to multiple, existing local data stores (e.g., Oracle Database, SAP HANA, SQL Server, AWS S3, Azure Blob, Apache HDFS, Apache Hbase, Postgres, Cassandra, AWS DynamoDB, and MongoDB) while providing developers and data scientists a virtual unified data access layer.

Posted December 05, 2018

The 2018 Microsoft Ignite conference was overflowing with attendees this year, as user enthusiasm continues to grow with the advent of CEO Satya Nadella.

Posted December 04, 2018

Pick Cloud is introducing another cloud hosting option that bundles printing and reporting as part of its Google cloud offering. "It is now easier than ever for MultiValue customers to enter the cloud. Those wanting to start their journey securely and affordably can now do so with our cloud starter pack," said Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud.

Posted December 04, 2018

The call for speakers is officially open for the sixth annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 21-22, 2019. Whether you are an IT practitioner or a business stakeholder, we encourage you to consider participating in this exciting conference. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 21, 2018.

Posted December 04, 2018

TigerGraph, a graph analytics platform for the enterprise, is introducing TigerGraph Cloud, a robust way to run scalable graph analytics in the cloud. Users can get their TigerGraph service up and running, tapping into TigerGraph's library of customizable graph algorithms to support key use cases including AI and machine learning.

Posted December 04, 2018

Zendesk, Inc. is launching Sunshine, an open and flexible customer relationship management (CRM) platform built completely in the public cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Zendesk Sunshine enables businesses to connect and understand all their customer data, wherever it lives, and gives their developers the ability to build and deploy customer apps and services faster.

Posted December 03, 2018

At last week's AWS re:Invent event, Amazon Web Services announced eight new storage services and capabilities. The new services include tools and platforms to help optimize costs. "Our customers tell us that storage is foundational to everything they do," said Bill Vass, VP of engineering for AWS.

Posted December 03, 2018

The data lake has become accepted as an important component of a modern data architecture, enabling a wider variety of data to be accessed by users. Yet, challenges persist. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, talked about the cultural transformation underway as companies increasingly realize the power of data, and the tools and technologies helping them to expand what is possible.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is expanding SAP Leonardo's machine learning capabilities based on its upgraded SAP Conversational AI service, enabling companies to build increasingly sophisticated corporate chat bots easily. SAP is also investing in intelligent robotic process automation (RPA) that is intended to help SAP automate repetitive processes across its portfolio. And SAP plans to release smart application design capabilities in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is introducing SAP Cloud Platform innovations that will allow customers to connect their demand chain to their supply chain, meet new privacy and security regulations, and provide an exclusive cloud environment for their critical applications.

Posted November 28, 2018

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Talari Networks, a provider of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology. According to Oracle, Talari's proprietary Failsafe technology enhances the benefits of SD-WAN by adding greater reliability and predictability while maintaining security for site-to-site and site-to-cloud connectivity and application access over any IP network.

Posted November 28, 2018

Oracle DBAs and managers are under pressure to deliver high-performing and responsive systems that can scale with the business. Many enterprises are turning to cloud solutions and automation to reduce costs and increase their agility and capacity. The use of public cloud services among Oracle database sites is increasing, particularly in the area of backup and recovery. At the same time, most transaction environments still remain on-premises today.

Posted November 28, 2018

As cloud adoption gains traction, one of the obvious questions is whether to simply lift and shift or also modernize an application's data tier. Modernization can mean many things. In the simplest form, modernization may involve upgrading to newer versions or incorporating a new feature set such as consolidation in Oracle using the multitenant option. At the other end of the spectrum, it might involve a complete re-envisioning, involving a move to a cloud-native data storage service.

Posted November 28, 2018

Reltio, provider of modern master data management for customer 360, has introduced its newest release, version 2018.3 of Reltio Cloud that includes that Data Quality Confidence Indicator for business users and enhancements for data connectivity and self-service to improve IT productivity.

Posted November 26, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, has launched Attunity for Data Lakes on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a new solution to automate streaming data pipelines on AWS.

Posted November 26, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing new features for its SaaS-based DevOps portfolio consisting of Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly.

Posted November 21, 2018

With new features available in the IBM Cloud Migration Factory, IBM Services is introducing new automation tools to reduce the time of moving and modernizing an organization's infrastructure, data, applications, and workloads. The new services are aimed at helping to accelerate the complex process of migrating and modernizing applications to cloud and adopting a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy.

Posted November 19, 2018

IBM is extending its partnership with ServiceNow to help enterprises simplify the management of their IT resources across multiple cloud environments.  The partnership will bring together the strengths of both companies to provide a standardized approach for managing IT operations across multiple third-party cloud providers.

Posted November 19, 2018

Sigma Computing is launching a better way explore and understand data stored in cloud data warehouses, providing access to Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift and other cloud data warehouses. Despite billions of dollars invested in data analytics tools in recent years, two-thirds of people still use Microsoft Excel to manipulate data. Sigma aims to change that with a better cloud analytics solution.

Posted November 19, 2018

Cloudability, a provider of cloud financial management and operations, is integrating its cloud cost management platform with monitoring and analytics platform provider, Datadog. This integration will help customers achieve cloud excellence by delivering performance efficiency recommendations that are cost optimized, a key requirement of financial cloud management and cloud agility.

Posted November 14, 2018

Arun Murthy—CPO and co-founder of Hortonworks—who will also serve as CPO at Cloudera after the merger is complete—recently shared his thoughts on what's ahead for 2019. According to Murthy, data at the edge, AI, IoT, open source, and cloud will all factor in strongly in organizations' plans for analytics and governance.

Posted November 12, 2018

MarkLogic Corporation, a NoSQL database provider, will offer a complete cloud services portfolio, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The portfolio will give enterprise customers fast, flexible and cost-effective access to operational data hubs and dynamic query services that are essential for breaking down data silos and putting corporate data to work, according to MarkLogic.

Posted November 09, 2018

MapR Technologies has announced a new product release and a free assessment service that provides a comprehensive understanding of a customer's current data environment and the best practices to achieve a clear path to support AI, cloud, containers, and IoT deployments. Additionally, the company has introduced its "Clarity Program."

Posted November 08, 2018

The data lake has become accepted as an important component of a modern data architecture, enabling a wider variety of data to be accessed by users. Yet, challenges persist. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, talked about the cultural transformation underway as companies increasingly realize the power of data, and the tools and technologies helping them to expand what is possible.

Posted November 07, 2018

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