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IBM's Hot Weather Move, Oracle's Cloud Push: Big Data Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015
Oracle's assertive cloud plans, and big weather plays from IBM and Amazon were among the top stories in big data for the week ending Oct 30. Here's a look at those developments, and other news from Microsoft, SAS, and more.
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
Oracle Users Not Rushing To The Cloud
News  |  10/28/2015
As Oracle OpenWorld focused heavily on cloud, many members of the Oracle Applications User Group are just getting started with hybrid clouds. Here's why on-premises implementations continue to be important to these core organizations.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Oracle CEO Hurd Makes Bold Cloud Predictions
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd said the current IT on-premises operating model is unsustainable and much of IT operations will move to the cloud in the next 10 years.
IBM Cloud Opens To Apache Spark
News  |  10/27/2015
IBM Cloud will support Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix, making it available for BigInsights, IBM's Data Science Workbench, and SPSS Analytics Server and Modeler. Here are the details.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
News  |  10/26/2015
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
Windows Phone Fail, Surface Enterprise Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/24/2015
Microsoft added to its Surface Enterprise Program, released its quarterly earnings, dealt with its Windows Phone failures, and quietly slashed 1,000 more jobs this week.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
News  |  10/20/2015
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
IBM Taps Equinix For Private-Line Cloud Connections
News  |  10/20/2015
IBM SoftLayer joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure in routing connections for privacy-oriented cloud users through Equinix data centers.
Hybrid Cloud: 7 Ways It's The Best Of Both Worlds
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
When choosing which flavor of cloud to go with for your organization, you'll find that a hybrid architecture has some distinct advantages over public and private cloud models. Here's a look at seven benefits of going hybrid.
CenturyLink Accelerates SDN Rollout In Data Centers
News  |  10/19/2015
CenturyLink pushes software-defined networking into its telecom and cloud data centers as the basis for more user-centric services.
Red Hat Acquires Ansible For Hybrid Cloud IT Automation
News  |  10/16/2015
Red Hat said that open source cloud management provider Ansible's technology will enhance its lineup of IT automation tools and help enterprises deploy and manage public, private, and hybrid cloud. Here are the details.
Wal-Mart Open-Sources Its Multi-Cloud Software
News  |  10/16/2015
Was that a swipe at Amazon? Wal-Mart thinks other cloud users should avoid cloud lock-in, just the way it does.
Box Breaks Out Beyond Cloud Storage Toward Content Services
News  |  10/16/2015
Box is betting on developers to turn what began as a storage service into a content platform with its newly unveiled Box Platform.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Open Source, Cloud Disrupt Database Market
News  |  10/16/2015
Incumbents IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have ruled the Gartner Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems for years. But with the rise of open source and cloud, new competition has gained ground. Here's what you need to know.
IBM, Microsoft, AWS Eye India As Next Cloud Hub
News  |  10/15/2015
IBM has announced its second cloud data center in India, two weeks after Microsoft said it had three. AWS is next, arriving in 2016.
IBM Cognitive Colloquium Spotlights Uncovering Dark Data
News  |  10/14/2015
This IBM cognitive computing event champions advances in image recognition, captioning, and deep learning to reveal insights from mushrooming IoT and machine learning data.
VMware Value Lies In Modern Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/13/2015
Some analysts are sounding the death knell for VMware following Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, but don't count out virtualization's stronghold in the enterprise data center.
Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Security Drive ROI, Dell Survey Finds
News  |  10/13/2015
Dell's second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn't invest.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
News  |  10/12/2015
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.
Amazon Re:Invent: AWS Takes The Next Step
News  |  10/12/2015
AWS announced a bunch of new services at Re:Invent, but more noticeable was the revelation of a more assertive Amazon.
Amazon Securing IoT Data With Certificates
News  |  10/9/2015
Amazon launched its IoT at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Oct. 8, and illustrated how it will handle data pouring into its storage systems.
Amazon Urges Proprietary Database Customers To Migrate
News  |  10/8/2015
Amazon Web Services fourth annual Re:Invent conference got underway in Las Vegas this week. Senior vice president Andy Jassy bid directly for Oracle and SQL Server customers.
GE Charges Into IoT, Cloud Analytics Space
News  |  10/8/2015
GE is going full steam ahead in its efforts to become a digital company. This includes new emphasis on IoT and analytics.
Equinix Opens Faster Pipeline To AWS Deployments
News  |  10/7/2015
Equinix is offering bundled tools and services to make it easier to use an Equinix hub as a way station on the road to AWS.
IBM's Cleversafe Acquisition Expands Hybrid Cloud Storage Options
News  |  10/6/2015
Later this year IBM will complete its acquisition of Cleversafe to add an object-based storage system for use on-premises and in the cloud.
US Dominates In Cloud Data Centers, China Second
News  |  10/5/2015
The US and China host 54% of the growing number of cloud data centers around the world, a new report finds. Singapore and Dublin are also significant hubs.
Compliance Project Leads Bakery To An IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
When faced with new compliance requirements, small business owner Cyril Cohen took application development into his own hands. The project ultimately led to a complete revamp of the IT infrastructure for his commercial bakery. See what it's all about, and how this approach could work for your business.
Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/3/2015
Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Released To Public
News  |  10/1/2015
The final public version of Microsoft's Exchange Server 2016, built in the cloud, is now available to on-premises customers.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."


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