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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 data lake has been the subject of more than its fair share of critics since its inception. Pundits claim it's a source of chaos and risk. Analysts often slam the concept, calling it a "data swamp" or "data dump." As a result of this scrutiny, the definition and understanding of the definition of the data lake are rather murky.

Posted March 24, 2016

The rise of big data technologies in enterprise IT is now seen as an inevitability, but adoption has occurred at a slower pace than expected, according to Joe Caserta, president and CEO of Caserta Concepts, a firm focused on big data strategy consulting and technology implementation. Caserta recently discussed the trends in big data projects, the technologies that offer key advantages now, and why he thinks big data is reaching a turning point.

Posted March 23, 2016

SAP SE is releasing an Internet of Things (IoT) foundation bundle for SAP HANA, partnering with Vodafone to provide device connectivity management. The goal of this collaboration is to allow enterprises to connect and manage devices using Vodafone's IoT connectivity platform and to collect and move data from the devices into the SAP HANA platform to support predictive maintenance as well as other use cases.

Posted March 23, 2016

eLogic, a consulting firm that delivers business solutions, is releasing integration solutions by Scribe that will allow users to leverage Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SAP ERP Central Component (ECC).

Posted March 23, 2016

SAP SE's newest in memory query engine, SAP HANA Vora, is now generally available, equipping enterprises with contextual analytics across all data stored in Hadoop, enterprise systems, and other distributed data sources.

Posted March 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2016

Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers.

Posted March 23, 2016

Oracle recently announced its Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) InfiniBand Fabric, which will be available in Q2 2016. The new software-defined networking-enabled, converged fabric has been introduced to increase application performance so customers can more quickly respond to changing business demands.

Posted March 23, 2016

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has represented the voice of Oracle technologists and professionals for more than 20 years, and we are so proud of how our community has not just grown but maintained its adaptive approach that centers on peer-to-peer education and know-how. We hope that you share our sense of pride as we celebrate the technology community's marquee event: COLLABORATE 16-IOUG Forum.

Posted March 23, 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 March 23, 2016

Data discovery should drive BI in order to support data-driven competencies for evolving data-centric organizations. However, organizations often struggle with bottlenecks and excessive friction while retrieving meaningful insights.

Posted March 22, 2016

Quest International Users Group supports customers using JD Edwards or PeopleSoft ERP, as well as related Oracle edge applications—products that are important to the success for many companies in today's challenging business environment. At COLLABORATE 16 and throughout the year, Quest is your top resource!

Posted March 21, 2016

The OAUG volunteers planning COLLABORATE 16: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community (April 10-14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) are themselves Oracle users and technologists, understanding innately the myriad options and challenges faced by the wider user community in a period of rapid change and transformation. With participation and contributions from all corners of the user community, COLLABORATE offers the information and perspective to make sense of it all.

Posted March 21, 2016

It's an opportunity that comes around only once a year. COLLABORATE is the single event that delivers the full range of Oracle applications and technology presented by three independent Oracle users groups: the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group, and the Quest International Users Group.

Posted March 21, 2016

Enterprises shouldn't be lulled into thinking that security is uniform and standardized among cloud hosting companies, said Haseeb Budhani, CEO and co-founder Soha Systems. Writing in the latest online edition of Database Trends & Applications, he observed that "security offerings, as well as support for them, vary across all vendors."

Posted March 21, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will be shipping a cloud-optimized storage server, part of an infrastructure portfolio with compute, networking and storage server offerings. HPE is also adding enhancements to HPE Cloudline servers and HPE Altoline network switches for service providers.

Posted March 21, 2016

Plexxi, a provider of data center infrastructure tools, plans to introduce a suite of new product integrations through its Plexxi Connect Open Integration Platform. The integrations are aimed at delivering a programmable network fabric for converged infrastructure and storage environments. Plexxi products are intended to be building blocks for cloud systems builders.

Posted March 21, 2016

With well over a hundred open source projects now part of the Hadoop ecosystem, it can be hard to know which technologies are best for which requirements. To help users get started with Hadoop and understand their technology choices, James Casaletto will present "Harnessing the Hadoop Ecosystem" at Data Summit 2016 in NYC. Casaletto is a solutions architect for MapR, where he develops and deploys big data solutions with Apache Hadoop.

Posted March 17, 2016

Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers.

Posted March 16, 2016

When it comes to the latest in Big Data, 12c, Cloud, business analytics and all things Oracle tech, COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum is the only place to find real-world solutions. From a week of Hands-on Labs to incredibleexpert-led sessions, COLLABORATE is guaranteed to advance your career and help you prepare for the changing role of the DBA.

Posted March 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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