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    Google slashes prices for cloud platform, throws down gauntlet to Amazon

    James Bourne

    Google has cut prices for its cloudy infrastructure across the board, aiming to “blend IaaS and PaaS” as well as change the outlook of the cloud pricing wars.

    About 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, IaaS, Industry, PaaS
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    IBM couches NoSQL strategy with Cloudant acquisition

    Ovum StraightTalk

    IBM has taken another step to ramp up its cloud presence with the acquisition of Cloudant, a five-year-old company that offers a managed NoSQL cloud database. The acquisition adds a data layer to IBM’s growing portfolio of web/mobile application developer-oriented cloud platforms, such as WorkLight, and is a good complement to SoftLayer, the managed cloud service provider that IBM acquired last year.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Data, Developers, IaaS
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    IBM rebrands as a cloud company, moves $1bn of investments into hybrid play

    James Bourne

    It’s official. IBM is now a cloud company. Big Blue has announced it is to push $1bn (£597.6m) of its resources and investments into cloud, including a developer-friendly platform as a service (PaaS) offering called BlueMix. The Armonk giant also revealed it was to push SoftLayer into a variety of new zones, including making Watson available on the platform.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, Hybrid, IaaS, PaaS
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    Informatica 9.6 aims to attract business users and lower cost

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Informatica claims to have raised the bar for data integration and quality following the release of its PowerCenter and Data Quality 9.6 platform. This release scores points with Ovum because it mirrors much of the functionality that our enterprise clients are inquiring about and looking for – notably, business-friendly governance features, seamless integration and management of data across cloud and on-premise systems, and quicker integration cycles.

    About 1 month, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Developers
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    The path to good cloud architecture uses SOA

    LogicWorks

    What does SOA bring to cloud computing?  Most of those who design cloud architecture and build cloud-based systems don’t understand the answer to that question.  However, certain patterns are emerging that prove SOA is a best practice to define good cloud architecture…even though it may not be called SOA. Many enterprises are just tossing things...

    About 1 month, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Developers, Enterprise
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    Microsoft introduces Power BI in the cloud

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Microsoft is betting heavily on the cloud for delivering self-service BI capabilities. Power BI builds on existing Microsoft Excel building blocks, including Power Query and Power View, to provide a single self-service client based on the familiar Excel spreadsheet as the user interface. It is a welcome simplification of Microsoft’s often confusing BI product stack that includes overlapping capabilities.

    About 2 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Data, Developers, Microsoft
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    IDC predicts value migration from IaaS to PaaS in 2014, cites IT “third platform”

    James Bourne

    It’s that time of year again, with every analyst firm falling over themselves to predict what will happen in IT during the next 12 months. IDC is no different, issuing the first of its 2014 predictions earlier this week with a straightforward claim: all the big players will make increased investment in cloud, mobile and big data because of the huge emergence of the “third platform” for IT management.

    About 4 months, 2 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Developers, Forecasts, IaaS, PaaS, Trends
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    Google seriously joins the IaaS party as Compute Engine goes live

    James Bourne

    Google has announced general availability of its Compute Engine IaaS platform, with the search giant aiming to play alongside the likes of Amazon and Microsoft in infrastructure as a service. Back in May, CloudTech reported how the service was available to developers and as a preview for companies to sign up. Now, it’s been fully launched – and the Mountain View giant hasn’t set the bar too high with a 99.95% SLA.

    About 4 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Developers, Enterprise, IaaS
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    What are the big data and predictive analytics market trends for 2014?

    David @BTR

    Senior executives have been waiting for actionable insight from the mass of information that their IT departments already gather about their customers. But many have become very impatient -- because they want to see results, now. Do you anticipate that data analytics and real-time visualization will advance next year?

    About 4 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Developers, Research, Strategy
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    MySQL needs to retain open source roots to keep developer base, survey shows

    James Bourne

    Nine in 10 respondents claim the primary reason their company uses the MySQL database is because of its open source nature, according to a survey from SkySQL. And there’s bad news attached to that statement: a whopping 94% admitted they would move to MariaDB if MySQL lots its open source power.

    About 4 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Developers
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