Database & System Software News
Expert Says New Microsoft Volume Licensing Program Could Be 'Major Departure'
5:00 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
Microsoft is wrapping up all its many volume licensing programs into a single agreement covering all customers and products. Sounds like a great idea, but details at this point are scarce.
The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2013
4:00 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Some of the most innovative work in the IT industry is taking place in the big data arena. Here's what we think were the coolest new big data products in 2013.
Amazon Testing Private Cloud Waters With Cloud Storage Hardware Appliance
3:35 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Fresh off its CIA private cloud win over IBM, Amazon is testing out a cloud storage hardware appliance that would let enterprises use the AWS cloud for backup and disaster recovery.
Report: Government Picks HP Over Verizon Terremark To Run Healthcare.gov Website
9:20 PM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
Fresh off fourth quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations, HP has reportedly been awarded a web hosting contract for the troubled Healthcare.gov website.
Falken Tire Partner IMT Builds Data Center From Ground Up
2:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Integrated Media Technologies helped Falken Tire, which took advantage of the real estate downturn to acquire a new headquarters building, with the design and deployment of a new data center.
5 Ways To Keep Big Data From Going Bad
4:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Big data has potential societal benefits, but, left unchecked, the information could be used for nefarious purposes.
CEO Benioff Says Former Oracle Sales VP Doing 'Phenomenal' Job At Salesforce
4:39 PM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
Keith Block, the longtime Oracle sales exec who famously trashed Sun's hardware, has been doing a bang-up job at Salesforce, says Marc Benioff.
Salesforce's Benioff: More APIs Will Spark Mobile Development Frenzy
5:47 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
In his annual Dreamforce keynote, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks about how the company's new upgraded platform will help both developers and customers get more business done using mobile devices.
8 Startups That Stood Out At Amazon's AWS re:Invent Show
12:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
CRN walked the expo hall at Amazon's recent AWS re:Invent conference in search of innovative products and services that work with its public cloud. Here's what we found.
Salesforce Expands APIs, Rolls Out New Platform For Mobile Developers
5:02 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Salesforce.com has been courting mobile developers for a while, but now it's getting serious by casting its SaaS system as a platform for ISVs and developers.
VMware To Amazon: Welcome To The Virtual Desktop Market, Frenemy
8:15 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
With Amazon Web Services taking aim at the virtual desktop market, VMware and Citrix say they're happy to see the newcomer. But VMware is also going to be competing with AWS.
Amazon Unveils 'Kinesis' Big Data Service, Expands Tools For Cloud Developers
4:44 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
On day two of Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels brings out the heavy artillery with new tools and services for mobile and cloud developers.
Amazon Web Services Chief Pokes Fun At IBM, Says CEO Bezos Bullish On AWS Cloud
8:21 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
IBM took to Las Vegas, where Amazon is holding its AWS Re:Invent conference, and plastered signage to try and steal Amazon's thunder and pitch IBM's cloud as enterprise-ready, but one AWS exec used Wednesday's keynote to dish the competitive rhetoric right back.
Pivotal Tries To Steal Amazon's Thunder With Commercial Cloud Foundry Launch
10:33 AM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
As Amazon holds its annual developer conference, Pivotal launches its commercial version of the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service for building cloud apps.
7 Things The Judge Didn't Like About IBM's CIA Cloud Legal Battle With Amazon
10:15 AM EST Tue. Nov. 12, 2013
As the dust settles from Amazon's eight-month legal battle with IBM over a prized CIA cloud contract, the judge in the case calls out IBM for the legal tactics it employed.
10 Hot Technology Startups For November
10:00 AM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
This month's crop of young companies includes startups developing advanced analytics software, storage technology for virtualized environments, mobile device service software and sales tax management applications.
CA Technologies Promotes Former Cloud GM To Channel Chief Role
9:30 AM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
CA's new channel chief Adam Famularo said he wants to build on the software maker's recent channel progress and help partners embrace cloud opportunities.
IBM Takes Shots At Amazon Web Services In New Cloud Marketing Campaign
3:16 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
IBM lost its battle with Amazon over a $600 million cloud contract for the CIA, but it's keeping the pressure on AWS with a new cloud marketing campaign.
9 Things You Might Have Missed From Oracle's Annual Shareholder Meeting
2:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
Oracle executives fielded a wide range of questions during the company's annual meeting with shareholders. Here are some points that were made in the Q&A that warrant further attention.
Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Discounts To Keep Customers Away From Amazon
6:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 04, 2013
Microsoft officially takes wraps off new Windows Azure discounts for customers that sign three-year volume licensing agreements. Will that be enough to keep Amazon at bay?
Oracle Shareholders Think Larry Ellison, Other Execs Are Overpaid
7:11 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
Oracle shareholders re-elect all current board members but vote down a non-binding measure on executive pay packages for the second consecutive year.
13 Hot Big Data Products From This Week's Hadoop World
10:00 AM EST Thu. Oct. 31, 2013
Drowning in big data? Here's some new and updated technologies being shown at this week's O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World show in New York that could help.
Microsoft Launches Hortonworks Hadoop Service On Windows Azure Cloud
8:23 PM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
Microsoft launches Hortonworks Hadoop on Windows Azure after bringing it to Windows Server in May, in the latest advancement of its big data strategy.
Amazon Wins $600 Million CIA Cloud Deal As IBM Withdraws Protest
6:39 PM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
IBM and Amazon's eight-month legal tussle over a 10-year, $600 million cloud contract is now over, after IBM drops its appeal in response to government concerns about further delays.
Big Data: The Key To Better Health Care?
11:43 AM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
Experts at the TechAmerica Foundation's Big Data Roadshow discuss how big data solutions can lower health-care costs and improve patient care.
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