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MySQL at Cloud Expo Oracle has engaged in constructive discussions with the European Commission regarding the concerns expressed by the Commission about the Oracle/Sun Microsystems transaction, and in particular the maintenance of MySQL as a competitive force in the database market. In order further to reassure the Commission, Oracle hereby publicly commits to the following: 1. Continued Availability of Storage Engine APIs. Oracle shall maintain and periodically enhance MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture to allow users the flexibility to choose from a portfolio of native and third party supplied storage engines. MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture shall mean MySQL's current practice of using, publicly-available, documented application programming interfaces to allow storage engine vendors to "plug" into the MySQL database server. Documentation... (more)

Perforce Swarm profitiert vom Trend zu Continuous Delivery

Große Nachfrage bei Unternehmenskunden, da verteilte Teams mit dem Collaboration-Tool für Softwarecode ihre Produkte schneller und besser liefern können Wokingham, UK, 13 Mai 2014 - Perforce Swarm, die Plattform für Peer-Review und gemeinsames Arbeiten an Softwarecode von Perforce Software, erfährt durch die steigende Popularität der Entwicklungsmethode Continuous Delivery einen Nachfrageschub und ersetzt zunehmend Altsysteme in Unternehmen. Der Grund: Continuous Delivery macht eine schnellere Codeprüfung und eine verbesserte Zusammenarbeit unter den Entwicklern notwendig. Swarm bietet dank eines kürzlich veröffentlichten Updates eine vollständige Unterstützung für Git und wird von tausenden Entwicklern in Unternehmen wie Salesforce.com, Samsung Research America, Playground Games, Toshiba Medical Research Institute, Leica Biosystems Aperio, WMS Gaming, u-blox und ... (more)

NComputing Sponsors eLearning Africa 2014 to Showcase African Success in Educational ICT

Updates on how African educators are accelerating e-learning in schools, colleges and universities with cutting edge, affordable and simple to manage client virtualisation solutions London, UK - May 19, 2014 - NComputing, a leader in client virtualisation solutions, today announced its participation in the 9th international conference on ICT in education and training eLearning Africa held in Kampala, Uganda. NComputing is a gold sponsor of the event and will be showcasing how its latest technology is helping even more African schools, colleges and universities widen access to elearning and improve the quality of education and training. Jochen Polster, VP EMEA at NComputing, will be speaking at the conference's plenary session on Thursday, 29th May, and will explore how client virtualization solutions are an engine for education and development in Africa. He will b... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

New Force.com VAR Program Gives Resellers a Path to Success in the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the new Force.com value-added reseller (VAR) program. The new program enables VARs to resell Force.com, the industry-leading cloud computing platform for custom application development. The first cloud program of its kind, the Force.com VAR program will help resellers build a business developing and delivering custom applications in the cloud for their clients. The program is free to join, and gives partners the opportunity to create recurring revenue as well as manage contract renewals. Initial partners that have joined the program include American Data Company, Appiphony, Aptaria, Centerstance, Echo Lane, EDL Consulting, ForceBrain.com, Lexnet Consulting Group, MK Partners, Red Sky Solutions, Reside, Silvertree Systems, Stone C... (more)

Vision Solutions to Exhibit Latest Products in Paris at Microsoft TechDays

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/03/12 -- Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets, will be exhibiting in Paris at Microsoft Tech Days, Europe's largest and most popular technical event. The event, which runs February 7, 8 and 9, features over 300 technology experts presenting the latest Microsoft technologies and discussing IT challenges. Topics include: Cloud Computing, BigData, Apps, HTML5, Multi Screen, Green IT, interoperability and security of IT. During the three-day event, Vision representatives will be on hand at booth 93 in the Infrastructure section to demonstrate and discuss the latest technologies for data backup, management and disaster recovery including high-availability and recovery for Hyper-V virtual servers and Exchange... (more)

Persistent Systems Announces Strategic Solutions With IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), a leader in outsourced software product development services, announced today strategic solutions around Email Analytics and Social Media Analytics that run on top of IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights. Persistent Systems is an IBM Business Partner, providing professional services and solutions leveraging IBM's Big Data platform. IBM's Big Data platform allows enterprises of all sizes to cost effectively manage and analyze the massive volume, variety and velocity of data that consumers and businesses create every day. Enterprises have amassed large amounts of digital data which contain a wealth of information that can provide insights into their business and the market. However, this information often resides in untapped data sources in an unstructured, semi-structured ... (more)

ScaleOut StateServer® 5.0 Introduces Cloud-ready Performance and Scalability Breakthroughs for Enterprise Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory data grids (IMDGs), today announced the immediate availability of ScaleOut StateServer® Version 5.0 beta. IMDGs provide distributed, in-memory storage which scales application performance and enables powerful query and analysis of stored data. Version 5.0 introduces an innovative new architecture designed to run in cloud infrastructures and easily scale to hundreds of servers. This version also adds the ability to transparently combine multiple IMDGs into a single virtual data grid and other key innovations. "Distributed, in-memory data grids are being rapidly adopted for both on-premise and cloud use," said Dr. William L. Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software. "Enterprise applications increasingly require immediate access to data globally from a variety of ... (more)

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache ACE as a Top-Level Project

FOREST HILL, Md., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache ACE has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the Project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101020/DC84911LOGO ) Apache ACE is a software distribution framework for managing and distributing modular software components, configuration data, and other artifacts to OSGi-based and related target systems. Comprising a set of OSGi bundles, Apache ACE allows developers to easily manage the dependencies, deployment, and feedback of installed software components. This proves particularly useful ... (more)

Virtual Bridges Executives to Speak at IBM Pulse 2012

Virtual Bridges, Inc. announced that two of its senior executives will speak at the 2012 IBM Pulse Conference, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on March 4-7. The sessions will discuss today’s desktop transformation and showcase how on-demand virtual desktops and VDI Gen2 are solving desktop management challenges that have hindered organizations for years. More than 8,000 IBM clients, prospects, business partners and employees are expected to attend Pulse, engaging in conversation about how to fundamentally and cost-effectively change the economics of IT and speeding the delivery of innovative products and services. Information about the two sessions is below. Pushing the Limits of Cloud Service Providers to Enable On-demand Virtual Desktops Monday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Presenter: Jim Curtin, CEO of Virtual Bridges Cloud computing is expanding in almost... (more)

CeBIT: Software AG Announces its Strategy for the In-memory Management of Big Data

HANOVER, Germany, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations will be able to transform their businesses by taking maximum advantage of the volume, velocity and variety of Big Data Together, speed and scalability will support entirely new business processes and faster business decisions Central to the strategy is a platform to provide low latency, in-memory access to huge volumes of data from any source Through the integration of in-stream event processing, Software AG will provide the ability to act on business events moving at internet speeds Software AG today announced its strategy for the next generation of Big Data management, up to 1,000 times faster than current technologies. This will give customers real-time access to the huge amounts of business information in Big Data, driving faster business decisions. Real-time visibility into operational business activi... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...