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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

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 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

Oracle has introduced a new Big Data Preparation Cloud Service. Despite the increasing talk about the need for companies to become "data-driven," and the perception that people who work with business data spend most of their time on analytics, Oracle contends that in reality many organizations devote much more time and effort on importing, profiling, cleansing, repairing, standardizing, and enriching their data.

Posted February 10, 2016

IBM is adding new technology features and collaborations to its LinuxONE family of high-performance Linux systems that are intended to enhance organizations' ability to develop, deploy and manage applications for the cloud.

Posted February 08, 2016

IBM has expanded its Cloud Data Services portfolio with 25 new services now available on the IBM Cloud that are designed to help developers build, deploy, and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud.

Posted February 08, 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 05, 2016

Deep Information Sciences is unveiling a new solution that combines a MySQL-compliant database with cloud- and resource-awareness.

Posted February 04, 2016

Canonical, a gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), is working with Oracle to provide enterprises with flexibility in the way they develop and deploy large-scale workloads on Oracle Cloud. With the partnership, which was announced via an Ubuntu Insights blog post, certified Ubuntu images are now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, providing Oracle enterprise customers with new options for managing and scaling workloads.

Posted February 03, 2016

Cognizant has acquired privately-held KBACE Technologies, Inc., a global consulting and technology services vendor specializing in cloud strategy, implementation, and integration.

Posted February 03, 2016

Oracle continued to hammer home its message on the value of cloud at its CloudWorld event for customers and partners at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Cloud is critical to IT because of a confluence of factors, ranging from business trends to demographics, said Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, in his keynote at the event, repeating a warning he has issued at past Oracle events.

Posted February 03, 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 02, 2016

The business world continues to shortchange a critical step between storing and analyzing the explosion of new data expected over the coming years. A business can quickly move from the old world of siloed, unusable data to a new one where stakeholders around the globe can find information in a few minutes from their local access points. The "findability" of data is particularly important for Global 1000 companies pursuing Industrial Internet-related innovation.

Posted February 02, 2016

Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing company, has formed a technology and go-to-market partnership with Looker, which provides a data exploration and business intelligence platform.

Posted February 01, 2016

To address increasing demands posed by modern applications, Aerospike has released version 3.7 of its NoSQL database with new features that enable more personalized applications, more efficient operations, and greater stability across public and private clouds.

Posted January 28, 2016

Paxata's Winter '15 release allows administrators to deploy the data prep platform in heterogeneous environments including the Hortonworks Data Platform on YARN and with multiple versions of Apache Spark. The latest release also improves the way business analysts find, access, and apply data by delivering additional ease of use capabilities supported by machine learning innovations, and provides enterprise-grade security and a multi-tenant governance model.

Posted January 27, 2016

CenturyLink is signing a global premium supplier partnership agreement with SAP to offer premium supplier services for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, providing an avenue to expand the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud offering. Through this agreement, the companies say, CenturyLink's infrastructure and IT services capabilities will help expand the platform and help customers achieve faster time to market for their transformation projects based on the SAP HANA platform.

Posted January 27, 2016

Rosslyn Analytics Ltd's RAPid Extract Studio 2.0 is now SAP-certified to integrate with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, providing users a rapid approach to obtain data from SAP software. The pre-built solution integrates with SAP solutions, allowing business and IT teams to cut the time and cost of accessing data for analytics projects by enabling them to start to automatically extract SAP data more quickly, according to Rosslyn Analytics.

Posted January 27, 2016

SAP SE and Accenture are teaming up to provide inclusive solutions for Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA). This collaboration aims to accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA as well as business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers' journeys to digital businesses.

Posted January 27, 2016

When it comes to data protection, every business environment has a unique set of requirements and needs, whether they are looking to secure legacy applications, mobile data, cloud apps, virtualized environments, or any number of different workloads. Unique data requires a unique solution, and yet countless vendors are advertising one-stop solutions described as "one-size-fits-all." But buyer beware: When something seems too good to be true, it usually is, and an easy, one-size-fits-all solution may save you some short term time and money, but can result in major headaches and unforeseen costs in the long run.

Posted January 27, 2016

In addition to StretchDB and AlwaysEncrypted, there are two more exciting features in the works for SQL Server 2016: dynamic data masking and row-level security. In the case of these two features, they'll be released first to the cloud platform (Azure SQL Database) and, later, to the on-premises version of SQL Server.

Posted January 27, 2016

IBM released its fourth-quarter and annual revenue numbers for 2015, showing soft business overall. However, the company's cloud, analytics, and mainframes continued to surge forward. Total revenue for the year 2015 was $81.7 billion, down 12% from the previous year, and down almost 24% from a peak of $106.9 billion in 2011.

Posted January 25, 2016

Quantum Corp.'s data storage protection solution is now available as a cloud-based appliance running on top of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace infrastructure. Q-Cloud Protect is available today in the Amazon Public Marketplace, and will soon be available in the AWS GovCloud and C2S environments.

Posted January 25, 2016

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, has begun shipping an update to its open source IT automation framework, designed to bring increased stability, new automation capabilities, and new integrations with a variety of services and providers. The solution, Ansible 2.0, is intended to better support public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, as well as Microsoft Windows environments and network management.

Posted January 25, 2016

To help retailers deliver a consistent experience anywhere customers choose to shop, Oracle introduced a suite of cloud and on-premise solutions embedded with analytics that retailers can use to personalize offers, streamline operations, and increase sales and margins. "For the first time, retailers can use Oracle Cloud services to pinpoint promotions customers want to see, forecast and meet demand for items with unique attributes and manage inventory in a singular, more effective manner across commerce, store and wholesale channels," said Jill Standish (Puleri), senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail.

Posted January 20, 2016

Rackspace has added three key enhancements spanning data storage, security, and DR to the ObjectRocket offering for MongoDB to address requirements in mission-critical enterprise scenarios. The new capabilities were announced in a blog post by Kyle Hunter, product marketing manager for ObjectRocket solutions at Rackspace. The database market is growing strongly and the biggest growth area is open source databases, according to Chris Lalonde, CEO and co-founder of ObjectRocket.

Posted January 19, 2016

Birst, a provider of cloud BI and analytics for the enterprise, is unveiling a host of new capabilities that will enable users to work with data in new and faster ways while maintaining governance. Users will be able "to rapidly access data and they'll be able to use it whether they are online, offline, on their tablet, laptop, in the office or on a train," said Southard Jones, vice president of product strategy at Birst.

Posted January 19, 2016

AT&T and IBM are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to bring businesses a full suite of advanced networking, application and hosting services. Under the agreement, AT&T will transition its managed application and managed hosting services unit to IBM. IBM will then align these managed service capabilities with the IBM Cloud portfolio. IBM will also acquire equipment and access to floor space in AT&T data centers currently supporting the applications and managed hosting operations.

Posted January 11, 2016

IBM is offering a new service on IBM Cloud that enables DevOps teams to rapidly receive and respond to early, critical alerts about potential issues concerning their applications, before their users are affected.

Posted January 11, 2016

Sisense is receiving a substantial amount of Series D funding which will be used to invest in innovation and allow the company to focus on simplifying analytics for large, multi-source datasets, while rapidly expanding business operations in support of Sisense's global growth.

Posted January 07, 2016

Recent shifts are driving the adoption of a number of technologies and tools, including containers, which are garnering big attention from investors. The primary advantage of containers is allowing applications to look uniform as they cross between non-production and production environments, and between on-premise and cloud. However, containers on their own, while critical to speeding adoption of DevOps and hybrid cloud deployment, are not sufficient.

Posted January 07, 2016

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire AddThis, a provider of publisher personalization, audience insight and activation tools that enables audience segment quality, scale and insight.

Posted January 06, 2016

Plan your days at COLLABORATE 16 by previewing the educational sessions that cover themes and product lines that matter most to you with the newly-launched COLLABORATE 16 Session Scheduler. Or follow one of four daily dedicated customer journeys: Big Data, Cloud, Mobility and Security.

Posted January 06, 2016

Though MySQL has evolved into a robust database engine that now handles large-scale operations for mission-critical workloads, the complexity of performance tuning can still prove challenging for DBAs who are increasingly being tasked with managing multiple database platforms in production for larger and complex workloads.

Posted January 06, 2016

Greenwave Systems, an Internet of Things (IoT) software and managed services leader, has raised $45 million in its Series C financing round in two phases. The company's stated mission is to drive mass adoption of IoT by enabling leading brands to use technology in ways that foster deeper customer relationships.

Posted January 05, 2016

We can expect to see every year within the next 5 years be "The Year of IoT." IoT promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. With IoT, physical assets become liquid, easily indexed and tracked, enabling identification of idle capacity or over utilization.

Posted December 22, 2015

Servers.com, provider of cloud servers and cloud storage, is collaborating with Percona to deliver automated deployment of the Percona Server for MySQL database.

Posted December 22, 2015

In 2015, big data, mobility, IoT, expanding requirements for security and real-time analytics and the introduction of the Cognitive Era continued to place greater pressure on IT organizations. Linux and open source technologies are at the center of many of the most innovative software and hardware solutions that are addressing emerging enterprise requirements. Here's a look back at some of the most significant announcements in Linux and open source technology of 2015.

Posted December 16, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016 David Jonker, senior director of big data at SAP, offered six key business and technology trends that will take the market by storm, including a continued interest in in-memory processing, enablement of real-time data and analytics, and an increased focus on advanced analytics and machine learning.

Posted December 16, 2015

SAP is making key updates to its SAP HANA platform, providing new high availability and disaster recovery features along with hardened security and unified administration for cloud and on premise deployments.

Posted December 16, 2015

It is often said that the only constant is change. For data executives and professionals, the coming year will only bring a lot more of it. Developments as diverse as cloud, big data, real time, NoSQL, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to reshape enterprise data operations and opportunities as we know them. Here are 16 trends that will shape the enterprise data landscape in 2016.

Posted December 16, 2015

What's ahead for 2016 in terms of cloud, IoT, big data, analytics, and open source technologies? IT executives gaze into their crystal balls, and weigh in on the upcoming challenges and opportunities ahead in the next year - and beyond.

Posted December 16, 2015

Dataguise, provider of data-centric security solutions for detecting and protecting confidential information, is now securing relational databases such as Oracle and SQL Server, as well as Teradata data warehouses, deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Now Azure users can utilize big data and cloud technologies for improved business intelligence and performance.

Posted December 16, 2015

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