Oracle GoldenGate Monitoring on Amazon AWS for $2 per hour

The Golden Gate bridge

Delivering a powerful range of functionality, Oracle GoldenGate is widely acknowledged as a market-leading data migration and Integration tool, by Gartner. Its credentials are solid and proven – but for many organisations there’s a significant cost challenge.

GoldenGate – the cost of management and monitoring

In addition to a GoldenGate license, users need additional management and monitoring packs to get the full benefits of the solution. As these are based on a...

BT signs five-year deal with AWS as cloud provider for internal apps

A BT shop.

BT’s Digital unit has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) to be its preferred internal apps cloud provider as part of its drive to transform legacy infrastructure and internal applications to a new cloud-first architecture.

The effort will help accelerate BT’s plans to build and innovate faster on a new suite of digital products and services and reduce costs in IT maintenance, delivering more value for its Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach customers.

This...

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and AWS transform experiences for Canadian sports fans

Toronto Maple Leafs player.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) are innovating together to transform how some of Canada’s best-known sports franchises create and deliver extraordinary sports moments and enhanced fan engagement.

The sports franchises include Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Football Club (FC) and Toronto Argonauts. MLSE selected AWS as its official cloud provider and official provider of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),...

Cloud infrastructure market grew to £131bn in 2021, up 37%

Floating Boats

The cloud infrastructure market grew by 37% from £95 billion in 2020 to £131 billion in 2021, according to Synergy Research data.

Focusing in on the final quarter, enterprise spending clocked out at £37 billion, marking a similar 36% increase over the previous year.

Amazon, Microsoft, and Google continued to grow at astonishing rates considering the maturity of the market at this point.

John Dinsdale, a chief analyst at Synergy Research, said: “It is a...

PFH acquires Dublin cloud consultancy TerraAlto to create 100 Irish jobs

Guinness, Dublin

Irish ICT and managed services provider, PFH Technology Group, has acquired Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner, TerraAlto.

The purchase of the Dublin-based cloud consultants will create a hundred new jobs across Dublin, Cork and Galway.

As an AWS partner in advanced consulting and managed services, TerraAlto helps clients through their digital transformation journeys by providing AWS services to bring their IT platform and applications to the...

AWS outage takes down Coinbase, Netflix, Disney+

Amazon Offices

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered an outage on December 7 that knocked out a number of websites and services, including Coinbase, Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon’s own e-commerce site.

AWS’ website notified users that it was experiencing issues with a number of APIs and the AWS Management Console. Problems were confined to AWS’ main US-East-1 region, which is hosted in North Virginia, so many customers may not have experienced issues.

Amazon first commented on the...

AWS unveils new Graviton and machine learning chips at re:Invent

Processor Chip

At this year’s re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its latest Graviton processor chip and a new machine learning chip called Trainium.

The Graviton 3 is the newest generation of Amazon’s ARM-based processor and is designed to compete with Intel and AMD central processors.

Heralded as 25 percent faster than the last generation, AWS promises the new chip has 2x faster floating-point performances, a 3x speedup for machine-learning workloads, all...

JEDI: Oracle and Google enter the bidding war for Pentagon cloud contract

Pentagon

The prolonged JEDI war - between Amazon and Microsoft, not Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker - for the $10 billion contract to modernise the US Department of Defence's (DoD) cloud infrastructure has entered a new saga.

Microsoft won the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract back in 2019, although its victory was short-lived when Amazon filed for and won an injunction due to potential presidential interference in 2020.

Since then, the Pentagon ruled that...

AWS Skills Centre launches in Seattle as part of cloud training initiative

Skills Training

Amazon Web Services is opening its AWS Skills Centre in downtown Seattle to break down barriers to entry into the cloud computing industry.

Described as an “in-person cloud learning space”, the AWS Skills Centre will provide free training, career networking, and job placement events for anyone curious about a future career in the cloud industry. It opens to the public on November 22.

The centre, which is set to be the first of many across the US and eventually the...

Calgary to see $4.3bn in investment from new Amazon Web Services hub

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Canada’s fourth largest city, is set to receive billions of dollars of investment over the next two decades as Amazon Web Services (AWS) sets up its second Canadian cloud server hub in the area.

The data centre will see $4.3 billion (£2.55bn) of investment and create 950 direct and indirect jobs throughout Canada by 2037.

Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney has described the investment as a “game-changer” and “the largest technology investment in...