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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.



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Oracle has released a free and open API and developer kit for its Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) in SPARC processors through its Software in Silicon Developer Program. "Through our Software in Silicon Developer Program, developers can now apply our DAX technology to a broad spectrum of previously unsolvable challenges in the analytics space because we have integrated data analytics acceleration into processors, enabling unprecedented data scan rates of up to 170 billion rows per second," said John Fowler, executive vice president of Systems, Oracle.

Posted March 16, 2016

As more businesses leverage applications that are hosted in the cloud, the lines between corporate networks and the internet become blurred. Accordingly, enterprises need to develop an effective strategy for ensuring security. The problem is, many of today's most common approaches simply don't work in this new cloud-based environment.

Posted March 16, 2016

Tesora has upgraded its DBaas platform. The new release, Tesora DBaaS Platform Enterprise Edition 1.7, gives IT and database managers the ability to update OpenStack database guest images in real time, automates patch management, and provides more control over database replica placement.

Posted March 16, 2016

Available now, Talend says its Integration Cloud Spring '16 release adds enhancements to help IT organizations execute big data and data integration projects running on AWS Redshift or AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR) with greater ease - using fewer resources, and at a reduced cost.

Posted March 16, 2016

TIBCO Software Inc. is releasing an upgraded version of its TIBCO Spotfire data analytics platform, assisting users in their quest to discover insights quickly.

Posted March 15, 2016

Percona, a provider of MySQL and MongoDB support, consulting, remote DBA, training, and software development, will host its annual Live Data Performance Conference, formerly known as the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo, in Santa Clara, California April 18-21.

Posted March 15, 2016

Analytics and the platforms that support big data are constantly evolving, being shaped by the need to deliver data faster to users and gain effective insights throughout the organization. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and the cloud are some of the technologies that can handle the demand the future will bring, according to Kevin Petrie, senior director at Attunity.

Posted March 14, 2016

Attivio is receiving $31 million in investment financing that will help expand the company as it accelerates its offerings into the big data market.

Posted March 09, 2016

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, is extending its product portfolio by adding Embarcadero Technologies' ER/Studio and DB PowerStudio tools, allowing organizations to rely on a single vendor for all their database lifecycle needs.

Posted March 09, 2016

In a new book titled "Next Generation Databases," Guy Harrison, an executive director of R&D at Dell, shares what every data professional needs to know about the future of databases in a world of NoSQL and big data.

Posted March 08, 2016

As more and more data comes into the enterprise, companies are looking to build real-time big data architectures to keep up with an increased amount of information.

Posted March 07, 2016

Oracle has introduced the StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) 7 System, which provides mainframe and heterogeneous storage combined with the additional capability for automated tiering to the public cloud.

Posted March 07, 2016

As election season continues to roll on SAP SE is partnering with Reuters to power its digital transformation and give journalists tools for covering the 2016 presidential election.

Posted March 04, 2016

EnterpriseDB (EDB), an enterprise Postgres database company, is collaborating with Google Inc. to release EDB Postgres Enterprise in Google Cloud Launcher, promoting greater efficiency and workflow for developers. Google Cloud Launcher is designed to make developers more efficient by removing operational deployment and configuration tasks so developers can build enterprise applications.

Posted March 03, 2016

The world of IT operations has always had a big data problem. Instrumentation of end users, servers, application components, logs, clickstreams, generated events and incidents, executed notifications and runbooks, CMDBs, Gantt charts—you name it, people in the IT operations area have had to cope with mountains of data. And yet the scope of the problem has been enlarged once again, thanks to industry-wide trends such as bring-your-own-device, the Internet of Things, microservices, cloud-native applications, and social/mobile interaction.

Posted March 03, 2016

Microsoft first truly disrupted the ETL marketplace with the introduction of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) back with the release of SQL Server 2005. Microsoft has upped the ante yet again by bringing to market powerful ETL features to the cloud via the Azure Data Factory, which enables IT shops to integrate a multitude of data sources, both on-premises and in the cloud, via a workflow (called a "pipeline) that utilizes Hive, Pig, and customized C# programs.

Posted March 03, 2016

To spread the word on the best information management solutions in the marketplace, Database Trends and Applications has launched the 2016 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards, a program in which the winners will be selected by the experts whose opinions count above all others - you. Time is running out so make your nomination now.

Posted March 02, 2016

Ravello Systems has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Oracle. The acquisition was announced in a blog post by Rami Tamir, CEO of Ravello Systems on the company's website. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and industry estimates placed the deal at anywhere from $400 million to $500 million.

Posted March 02, 2016

ForeScout Technologies Inc., a provider of agentless cybersecurity, is partnering with FireEye, Inc. to give users the intelligence and expertise to detect cyber threats efficiently. By combining ForeScout and FireEye endpoint security capabilities, customers can isolate endpoints that have a high probability of being compromised and initiate defensive responses.

Posted March 01, 2016

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native data analytics service, is extending security monitoring support for several cloud applications along with forging a partnership with ThreatStream.

Posted March 01, 2016

SUSE is releasing an updated solution that will make it simple and easy to deploy and manage SAP applications on x86 hardware. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 will offer high availability features for the public cloud and updated optimization for SAP HANA.

Posted February 24, 2016

Certified Security Solutions (CSS) Inc., a provider of secure digital identity and access solutions, will partner with SAP to provide a platform for the Internet of Things.

Posted February 24, 2016

SAP SE is acquiring the Roambi suite of solutions, further accelerating cloud innovations on the SAP HANA platform and increasing predictive capabilities and mobile business intelligence.

Posted February 24, 2016

SAP SE is introducing new predictive capabilities within its platforms with the release of SAP HANA Cloud Platform predictive services 1.0 and SAP Predictive Analytics 2.5.

Posted February 24, 2016

Cloud-borne data is becoming commonplace—at least at the edges of the enterprise. Organizations are relying, both formally and informally, on cloud-based services for supplemental storage, file sharing, and content management. The challenge now is to bring core enterprise data into the cloud, to render data ranging from financials to sales to performance analytics as services.

Posted February 24, 2016

There is no denying the fact that cloud-based software and computing services are now accepted as the norm. This change has profound implications on how software applications are architected, delivered, and consumed. This change has ushered in a new generation of technology and an entirely new category in data integration. Today, there are 10 new requirements for an enterprise data integration technology:

Posted February 24, 2016

SnapLogic is unveiling its Winter 2016 release of its flagship platform, further connecting users to flexible Spark capabilities and reliable big data integration solutions.

Posted February 23, 2016

It is hard to think of a technology that is more identified with the rise of big data than Hadoop. Since its creation, the framework for distributed processing of massive datasets on commodity hardware has had a transformative effect on the way data is collected, managed, and analyzed - and also grown well beyond its initial scope through a related ecosystem of open source projects. With 2016 recognized as the 10-year anniversary for Hadoop, Big Data Quarterly chose this time to ask technologists, consultants, and researchers to reflect on what has been achieved in the last decade, and what's ahead on the horizon.

Posted February 18, 2016

TIBCO Software, a provider of solutions for integration, analytics and event processing, has added new features to its TIBCO Jaspersoft embedded analytics and reporting software. Jaspersoft 6.2 provides new collaborative functionality that allows casual users to build and customize their own reports. If desired, the same reports can also be routed to IT for refinement, where greater complexity can be edited at the API-level.

Posted February 18, 2016

Every company is undoubtedly concerned about keeping outside attackers away from its sensitive data, but understanding who has access to that data from within the organization can be an equally challenging task. The goal of every attacker is to gain privileged access. An excessively privileged user account can be used as a weapon of destruction in the enterprise, and if a powerful user account is compromised by a malicious attacker, all bets are off.

Posted February 17, 2016

Currently, the IT industry is the midst of a major transition as it moves from the last generation - the internet generation - to the new generation of cloud and big data, said Andy Mendelsohn, Oracle's EVP of Database Server Technologies, who recently talked with DBTA about database products that Oracle is bringing to market to support customers' cloud initiatives. "Oracle has been around a long time. This is not the first big transition we have gone through," said Mendelsohn.

Posted February 17, 2016

Oracle has expanded its cloud offerings in the UK with the introduction of new PaaS and IaaS technologies to be hosted in its Slough data center. The new services include Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Dedicated Compute Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. The facility currently serves more than 500 UK and global customers with SaaS and IaaS offerings tailored for private corporations and public sector customers.

Posted February 17, 2016

Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark, has announced the beta release of Databricks Community Edition, a free version of the cloud-based big data platform. First available as an invite-only beta rollout, accessibility to the Databricks Community Edition by the broader community will be made possible over the coming months, with general availability planned for late Q2 2016.

Posted February 17, 2016

Over the last half decade, we've watched SQL purists butt heads with NoSQL upstarts, Hadoop triumphalists clash with Hadump pessimists, database geeks war with application developers, and so on. In the midst of all this warring, we've tried to fit—and, in many cases, to cram—the new into the old, the old into the new, with the result that at one time or another, we've asked the impossible of all of the components in our ever-expanding technology portfolios.

Posted February 16, 2016

Addressing the shift toward business-user-oriented visual interactive data preparation, Trillium Software has launched a new solution that integrates self-service data preparation with data quality capabilities to improve big data analytics.

Posted February 16, 2016

Glassbeam, a machine data analytics company, has introduced two product enhancements for the IoT analytics market. The new capabilities are aimed at automating the transformation of unstructured machine data into business insights and also providing a lighter footprint for Glassbeam at the edge.

Posted February 16, 2016

The Data Summit 2016 conference schedule of sessions and speakers is now available online. Presented by Database Trends and Applications and Big Data Quarterly, the 2-day event (Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11) will bring together IT managers, data architects, application developers, data analysts, project managers, and business managers for a deep dive into the key technologies and strategies for becoming a data-informed business.

Posted February 12, 2016

The Internet of Things holds great promise for everything from better healthcare to decreased traffic accidents and more efficient manufacturing processes. Michael Morton is currently CTO at Dell Boomi, which he joined in 2013 after a career with IBM where he became an IBM Master Inventor and worked directly with Fortune 100 companies. Recently, Morton talked with BDQ about some of the opportunities and challenges and the role that Boomi plays in the emerging IoT market.

Posted February 11, 2016

Say what you will about Oracle, it certainly can't be accused of failing to move with the times. Typically, Oracle comes late to a technology party but arrives dressed to kill.

Posted February 10, 2016

The ability to stand up and voice your opinion about a solution or technology that will not solve a business problem is critical. At times, choices are made for budgetary reasons, and other times, it may be organizational pressure. But regardless of the reason, as IT professionals, we need to be courageous and do the right thing, whatever that is.

Posted February 10, 2016

Storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds, and more organizations are turning to cloud computing to manage the load. However, cloud isn't necessarily seen as the best approach to data storage bursting—rather, it's mainly being used for backup and for hosting development and test environments, according to a new survey.

Posted February 10, 2016

Oracle has a new PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program that is aimed at helping organizations accelerate the growth of their Oracle Cloud business. Providing technical and go-to-market support, Oracle says the new four-tier program will provide Oracle partners with the tools they need to help Oracle customers navigate their transition to the cloud.

Posted February 10, 2016

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