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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

Some industry pundits have been speculating that with cloud and IT automation, the need for database administrators (DBAs) is going to fade. However, this is far from reality. In fact, the DBA is even more vital than ever to enterprises—and the jobs of DBAs are evolving rapidly to meet new challenges and technology paradigms.

Posted August 10, 2015

Oracle recently rolled out major updates to Oracle Identity Management to help organizations securely manage access to mobile, cloud, and on-premise applications. Jim Taylor, senior director, product management, Oracle, discussed how the data security landscape is being shaped by greater digitization, more demand for access from more devices, and the relentless reports of high-profile data breaches.

Posted August 10, 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 August 10, 2015

Faced suddenly with the challenge of quickly extracting valuable consumer data from a massive file for customer acquisition programs, DX Marketing selected Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud Service to replace its on-premise computing platform.

Posted August 07, 2015

Following up on the April 2014 announcement of Solaris 11.2, a modern cloud platform including a full OpenStack distribution, Oracle now plans to integrate Docker into Oracle Solaris.

Posted August 05, 2015

The Oracle Database In-Memory has been certified by SAP for use with SAP solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver 7.x technology platform. This move continues the longstanding collaboration between Oracle and SAP to enable SAP software to run together with Oracle technologies.

Posted August 05, 2015

Connect with Quest at Oracle OpenWorld, Oct. 25-29, 2015, and learn more about how you could get the answers and solutions you need to solve ERP challenges facing your business. At OpenWorld, you will have many opportunities to connect with the Quest team; from breakout sessions to SIG meetings to various networking opportunities, you'll be able to discover how Quest members leverage the community to achieve a higher satisfaction with their ERP.

Posted August 05, 2015

Each year during Oracle OpenWorld, OAUG Geos and SIGs present more than 50 sessions on Sunday. The user-led SIG sessions feature users and expert consultants sharing their firsthand knowledge and problem-solving tips and suggestions on a range of topics including EBS, Hyperion EPM, OBIEE, BI, and more. In addition, many Geos host Sunday sessions that offer attendees the opportunity to meet peers from their local community.

Posted August 05, 2015

The Independent Oracle Users Group is headed to San Francisco this October to join the Oracle technology community at Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Representing the voice of Oracle technology professionals, IOUG members will present more than 35 sessions on critical Oracle technology topics, including big data, cloud, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, and more. There is a lot to discuss with the Oracle database and technology community, and I am looking forward to connecting with Oracle professionals with similar interests to address challenges and solutions face-to-face.

Posted August 05, 2015

"Big Data," "Cloud," "Mobile," "IoT," "Social," "Real Time"—the stream of buzzwords seems unending. Helping Oracle customers stay on top of the latest technologies, deal with new challenges, and make the most of emerging opportunities, each fall Oracle presents OpenWorld, an event spanning the entirety of Oracle's offerings. The conference attracts tens of thousands of influential attendees who converge in San Francisco to learn about current and future technologies and trends from Oracle and the surrounding ecosystem.

Posted August 05, 2015

The IT industry continues to expand at a brisk pace with a steady influx of innovative products and technologies to help organizations extract value from data, integrate it with new and traditional sources, as well as ensure quality and security.

Posted August 04, 2015

Linux applications have been on the rise for the last four years, according to a 2014 report from The Linux Foundation. What are the reasons behind the decline in Windows deployment and increase in Linux?

Posted August 03, 2015

IBM announced a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. These consist of 50 projects focusing on cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.

Posted August 03, 2015

IBM launched a new program intended to mentor and energize students to innovate using IBM Cloud technologies. The program, called the Academic Initiative for Cloud, will create cloud development curricula using Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, in over 200 universities, reaching more than 20,000 students in 36 countries. The company also announced a series of industry Hackathons reaching tens of thousands of new developers and a set of diversity programs for women coders.

Posted August 03, 2015

Serena Software, a provider of application development and delivery solutions, announced new application definition and development solutions designed to speed application delivery. These include new versions of requirements management and software change and configuration management solutions in use today: Dimensions RM version 12.3 and Dimensions CM 14.2.

Posted August 03, 2015

Virima Technologies, a provider of data center transformation services and software, is offering a bundled services and application offering that provides IT organizations with an inventory of their complex asset environments. The solution, called FastPath Discovery Package, combines Virima's IT asset discovery application and cloud-based configuration management database with the company's asset inventory and data center transformation consultant team.

Posted August 03, 2015

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 / 2 pm 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

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 in early July. 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

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