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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

The desire to compete on analytics is driving the adoption of big data and cloud technologies that enable enterprises to inexpensively store and process large volumes of data. But, building a modern data architecture can be confusing and time-consuming. From NoSQL and in-memory databases, to Hadoop and Spark, technologies are available that offer new and distinct capabilities to the world of enterprise data management.

Posted July 27, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is acquiring nanoscale.io, a provider of microservices technology and tooling. The acquisition extends and enhances TIBCO's leadership in the development of microservices and APIs that connect and integrate with a more expansive on-premises or hybrid cloud environment, and bolster its Connected Intelligence platform.

Posted July 27, 2017

BMC, a provider of enterprise IT solutions, has introduced BMC Digital Workplace, a cloud-based service intended to provide a more highly integrated and digitally capable workplace for IT and other departments. Available both in the cloud and on-premises, BMC Digital Workplace enables IT, HR, Legal, facility management, and any other line-of-business groups to offer employees one-stop-shopping for the tools and information they need to do their work effortlessly.

Posted July 27, 2017

It's been long acknowledged that data is the most precious commodity of the 21st-century business, and that all efforts and resources need to be dedicated to the acquisition and care of this resource. Lately, however, executives have become enamored with the vision of transforming their organizations into "data-driven" enterprises, which move forward into the future on data-supported insights. So, what, exactly, does the ideal "data-driven enterprise" look like?

Posted July 27, 2017

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, is launching a data management partners program to address the explosive growth of data centers. The program combines data management products with Cloudian's scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the program include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, and CTERA Networks.

Posted July 27, 2017

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is boosting its data security portfolio by making it easier for organizations to manage and secure their data in multi-cloud environments. Its advanced data security solutions integrate with the leading cloud service provider platforms from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, allowing users to establish strong safeguards around their sensitive data and applications in the cloud, satisfying compliance requirements and giving them greater control and flexibility.

Posted July 27, 2017

Dataguise, a provider of data-centric audit and protection (DCAP), will exhibit its security platform at the AWS Summit in Chicago. Dataguise will showcase its security and compliance solution for the detection, protection, monitoring, and auditing of sensitive data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Redshift, and all databases supported by RDS.

Posted July 27, 2017

Workiva, a provider of solutions for enterprise productivity and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, has announced data integration between its Wdesk platform and more than 100 cloud, SaaS and on-premise applications, including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud.

Posted July 27, 2017

SAP is launching several new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that boost the new SAP Leonardo Platform as well as all SAP products. Part of the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system, these IoT solutions take advantage of advances in big data and analytics, the ability to connect people, things and business with the SAP Cloud Platform, and technologies such as machine learning to enable IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies across digital logistics, manufacturing, and asset management.

Posted July 26, 2017

OutSystems has announced that its OutSystems 10 low-code rapid application development platform has achieved SAP certification as integrated with SAP S/4HANA and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The solution has been proven to integrate with SAP applications and solutions, enabling enterprises to more rapidly achieve their digital transformation goals and deliver better products and services to their customers.

Posted July 26, 2017

After becoming a platinum sponsor of the Cloud Foundry Summit, the premier event for enterprise app developers, SAP is making it known to users that its Cloud platform can handle any information or infrastructure as a service technology. SAP Cloud Platform leverages the openness of Cloud Foundry to provide customer choice of underlying infrastructure and programming models to shape the next-generation open enterprise platform.

Posted July 26, 2017

The increase in use of digital technology within enterprises is causing a massive influx of the amount of data produced from cloud, mobile, IoT, social media, and more. Because of this deluge, many companies are simply filtering data into holding grounds for native data they haven't had time to process, known as "data lakes," which often go unmanaged. This data that is of unknown origin, quality and context is untrustworthy for use in initiatives to increase revenues, decrease costs, and manage risk. In fact, rather than being a strategic corporate asset it becomes a business liability.

Posted July 26, 2017

Oracle has announced the Oracle Monetization Cloud, a new cloud service that accelerates time to market for digital and subscription-based products and services by enabling the lifecycle of customer onboarding, offer creation, rating and discounting, billing, customized invoicing and reporting.

Posted July 26, 2017

Veritas Technologies, a provider of solutions for multi-cloud data management, has introduced the Integrated Classification Engine, a new technology to enable intelligence into data risks on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted July 26, 2017

Continuing toward architecting a single cloud platform that is tuned for AI and data, IBM announced that it is expanding its network of cloud data centers with four new ones, including two in the UK (London), one in Australia (Sydney) and one in the U.S. (San Jose). The new facilities are designed to help clients build next-generation IoT, blockchain and AI applications by providing cloud infrastructure that is tuned for cognitive and big data.

Posted July 24, 2017

Dremio has announced its launch in the data analytics market with the availability of the Dremio Self-Service Data Platform. According to Dremio, its platform allows users to be independent and self-directed in their use of data, while accessing data from a variety of sources at scale.

Posted July 19, 2017

Oracle has expanded the services available through Oracle Cloud at Customer so the portfolio now spans all of the major Oracle PaaS categories and, for the first time, also features Oracle SaaS services.

Posted July 19, 2017

The data manager now sits in the center of a revolution swirling about enterprises. In today's up-and-down global economy, opportunities and threats are coming in from a number of directions. Business leaders recognize that the key to success in hyper-competitive markets is the ability to leverage data to draw insights that predict and provide prescriptive action to stay ahead of markets and customer preferences. For that, they need to keep up with the latest solutions and approaches in data management. Here are 12 of the key technologies turning heads—or potentially opening enterprise wallets—in today's data centers.

Posted July 19, 2017

IBM and Automation Anywhere are collaborating to help companies drive new efficiencies by delivering solutions that assist employees with routine, data-intensive tasks. As part of the agreement, the two companies plan to integrate Automation Anywhere's Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform, used to create software bots to handle repetitive, task-based business processes, with IBM's portfolio of digital process automation software, including IBM Business Process Manager and Operational Decision Manage

Posted July 17, 2017

IBM has announced the first IBM Watson-based services platform, fully built on the IBM Cloud, designed to augment human intelligence to help improve service provider operations. The IBM Services Platform with Watson's cognitive capability can both predict problems and proactively direct automation to improve quality, as well as provide IT staffs with critical information to help them make faster, data-driven decisions.

Posted July 17, 2017

IBM intends to be the first major cloud provider to launch bare-metal servers powered by next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. New IBM Cloud bare metal servers powered by the Intel Xeon Silver 4110 processor and Intel Xeon Gold 5120 and 6140 processors will be designed to help deliver greater performance and generate faster insights from big data workloads, and will be offered through the IBM Cloud.

Posted July 17, 2017

Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Posted July 14, 2017

Pricchaa has released a free solution for detecting, encrypting, and monitoring sensitive data housed in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Posted July 13, 2017

Extracting the most value of your data through real-time and ad-hoc analytics isn't always as easy as it sounds. Correlating data to various internal and external sources and creating a bridge between structured and unstructured data stores can be a challenge. But, it doesn't have to be a problem with Oracle.

Posted July 07, 2017

To help advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise, IBM has launched a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend, a provider of a reactive application development platform. The companies say that the resulting joint solutions will provide a complete toolchain to help Java and Scala developers build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in both on-premises and cloud environments.

Posted July 06, 2017

CA Technologies has added new solutions and capabilities within its API Management portfolio that are intended to help developers, enterprise architects and digital leaders create and deploy microservices—and manage the APIs that connect and orchestrate microservices.

Posted July 06, 2017

Companies using Cisco UCS servers can now manage their data-intensive workloads on-premises with the IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) System, now available as a VersaStack Solution for Cloud Object Storage. According to IBM, this pre-validated, tested, and supported solution is designed to offer storage for unstructured data for use cases such as active archive, backup, content repository, enterprise collaboration, and cloud application development.

Posted July 06, 2017

Oracle has announced that Bank of America has selected Oracle's cloud-based ERP and financial applications for its international general ledger and broker-dealer systems.

Posted July 05, 2017

Oracle DBAs are inundated with constant work and it's becoming more difficult to keep up with it all. Sometimes, in the rush to balance the workload, an Oracle DBA can forget some fundamental steps which actually might help them stay ahead of the game. Some are tasks to perform just once when the database is initially deployed, others are routine tasks that should be scheduled at regular intervals, and still others are tasks outside the database itself.

Posted July 05, 2017

Pure Storage, an all-flash data platform vendor, has introduced new software and hardware innovations for the FlashArray product line that addresses cloud workload integration.

Posted July 05, 2017

This year's DBTA 100 has arrived and with it several leading MultiValue companies were among the vendors spotlighted. The world of data management is constantly changing. The DBTA 100 is DBTA's way of recognizing vendors who are evolving with the times and leading the charge to address new opportunities and requirements.

Posted July 05, 2017

Kinetica, provider of a GPU-accelerated relational database, has closed $50 million in Series A financing to expand its operational team worldwide.The company will use its new funding to hire additional engineering, sales, and marketing talent as well as open new offices throughout the world.

Posted June 29, 2017

Cloud technology has been around in some shape or form for more than 50 years. How can we make such a claim? Let's compare today's cloud computing to computer timesharing from the 1960s. Timesharing was a computing environment that supported multiple users simultaneously. This sounds suspiciously similar to the modern idea of "the cloud."

Posted June 29, 2017

Dell EMC has announced a new platform for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is aimed at helping organizations standardize on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem and provides automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.

Posted June 29, 2017

Emerging from stealth mode this week, Aparna Systems announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer—providing an open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution. Going beyond "hyperconvergence," Aparna says it provides "ultra-convergence" with the combination of compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. "Hyper-convergence is compute and storage with a hypervisor on it. In our case it is that plus networking. We provide the networking software and networking infrastructure," said Sam Mathan, CEO and co-founder of Aparna.

Posted June 29, 2017

Datos IO has announced a new version of its cloud-scale data management platform, RecoverX 2.0, to help organizations be more agile, enhance productivity, and drive operational efficiency as they deploy their next-generation customer-centric applications in the cloud and scale their traditional applications across hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Posted June 29, 2017

Many organizations are now embracing the cloud in order to help reduce their operational costs, but the notion of migrating an Oracle 12c multi-tenancy database from on-premise to the Oracle Cloud may seem like a daunting proposition.

Posted June 29, 2017

There's a wide and growing acceptance that containers are replacing operating systems as the deployment target for application components. While application modules were previously designed to be installed upon a specific version of an operating system on a particular hardware platform, they are now increasingly being designed to run within a virtualized representation of an operating system—most frequently within a Docker container.

Posted June 29, 2017

Many IT organizations are looking to the cloud to move, create, or extend existing database infrastructure. Perhaps yours is one of them. Yes, the world of the database professional is shifting, this we know. The real questions are how is it shifting, and what can you, as a DBA, do to be successful in this new world?

Posted June 29, 2017

Xcalar, a startup offering business analytic solutions, is releasing version 1.2 of its business analytics platform, enabling the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective access to actionable insights. In addition to the platform update, Xcalar also announced it has secured over $21 million in venture funding to date with its Series A round led by Khosla Ventures. Other investors include industry visionaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Diane Greene, and Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Merus Capital.

Posted June 28, 2017

DataCore is launching its DataCore Cloud Replication software solutions on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to support customers' disaster recovery efforts. Customers with on-premises deployments of SANsymphony software-defined storage and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN can use the Microsoft Azure cloud as an added replication location to safeguard highly available systems.

Posted June 27, 2017

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native machine data analytics platform, is receiving a $75 million funding that will lead to the continued growth of Sumo Logic's business. This recent round is led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from new and existing investors including Accel Partners, DFJ Growth, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and others. Sumo Logic has raised a total of $235 million in funding over 7 years.

Posted June 27, 2017

Hackolade, a Brussels-based provider of data modeling for NoSQL and multi-model databases, has announced the availability of Hackolade version 1.7, a new release of its data modeling software, to support both MongoDB version 3.4 and MongoDB Atlas, its cloud-hosted database as a service. This is one of the first next gen data modeling tools available on the market that helps in proper representation of physical data models for MongoDB collections and views.

Posted June 23, 2017

Snowflake Computing, a provider of cloud data warehouse technology, is extending its concept of the modern data warehouse to what it calls a "data sharehouse."

Posted June 22, 2017

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