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Oracle Releases Second Half of Autonomous DB

A lot of people might have thought Oracle's announcement of the autonomous database at last year's OpenWorld and its subsequent release earlier this year were the whole story, but there's a lot more, and this week's webcast featuring Larry Ellison was proof. Ellison must find his CTO role -- since h...

SQL Server 2017 Embraces Linux, Docker

Microsoft on Monday announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017, now with support for Linux, at its Ignite conference in Orlando. The company first announced its plans for the newest iteration of its database software a year and a half ago. This is the first version of SQL Server to run on...

Microsoft Rolls Out Linux Support in SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate

Microsoft has announced the availability of its first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, which includes full support for Linux. SQL Server on Linux improves on earlier previews with several key enhancements, including active directory authentication; transport layer security to encrypt da...

Pivotal Punts Big Data Platform to Open Source

Pivotal on Wednesday announced its decision to open source all of the core components of its big data platform, becoming the first big data industry player to do so. The company also announced its participation in the Open Data Platform, which seeks to encourage more enterprise collaboration, along ...

IBM’s Watson May Change the Face of Business Analytics

IBM on Tuesday announced Watson Analytics, a natural language-based cognitive service designed to provide businesses with instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytics tools. It runs on desktop PCs and mobile devices. Watson Analytics offers self-service analytics including data refinem...

Oracle Plays Catch-Up With In-Memory Database Capabilities

Oracle on Monday announced an in-memory option for Oracle Database 12c that will accelerate analytics, data warehousing, reporting, and online transaction processing for Oracle in-memory applications. These applications "deliver extreme performance on Oracle Engineered Systems," the company said. "T...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Treasure Data’s Hiro Yoshikawa: Taking the Open Road With Big Data

Businesses and government agencies are in a race to gather, quantify and clarify an ever-increasing stream of data. Housing the bits and pieces of their digital treasures can be just as much of a problem as deciding whether to trust traditional relational platforms or adopt more flexible databases d...

ANALYSIS

Using Cloud Analytics to Corral Big Data

Strategic Big Data and Actionable Analytics are two of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013, according to Gartner. Yet only 12 percent have a big data strategy that governs their daily operations, a recent survey of 339 data management professionals by SAS and SourceMedia found. In my vie...

Amazon Launches ‘Profoundly Disruptive’ Data Warehouse

Amazon Web Services on Wednesday launched RedShift, an on-demand data warehouse service that is optimized for the analysis of huge sets of data. RedShift is "profoundly disruptive," said Merv Adrian, research vice president of information management at Gartner. Its success will move the economic bou...

EXPERT ADVICE

Big Data’s Big Challenges for Content Management

As many know, content is getting bigger -- way bigger -- and this is scary to many technologists. At the same time, it's also getting smarter. Applications are growing more complex, challenging IT pros as never before. How will these changes impact content management technologies? It's difficult to ...

PODCAST

Open Source and the Democratization of IT

This podcast discussion centers on how the role and impact of integration has shifted, and how a more comprehensive and managed approach to integration is required, thanks to such major trends as cloud, hybrid computing and managing massive datasets. Moreover, the tools that support enterprise integ...

PODCAST

The IT Infrastructure Renaissance

This latest BriefingsDirect panel discussion on converged infrastructure and data center transformation explores the major news emerging from this month's HP Discover 2011 conference in Las Vegas. HP has updated and expanded its portfolio of infrastructure products and services; debuted a mini, mobi...

CONFERENCE REPORT

For FOSS Firms, Data Means Dollars

"Data" -- it's the new buzzword in the open source world, according to Tuesday's keynote speakers at the Open Source Business Conference, being held in San Francisco. "The kind of data we're collecting today is way harder to store and process than it used to be," said Mike Olson, president and CEO o...

PODCAST

A Big, Fat Enterprise Data Backup Plan

Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series coming to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington, D.C. We're here to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP's ecosystem of customers, partners and developers. Our t...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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