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RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors like Oracle to come up with new features and products....
“DataDirect is focused solely on data connectivity. We will be launching the DataDirect cloud – a one-stop shop for your data connectivity needs,” noted Jesse Davis, Director, DataDirect Research & Development at Progress Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conferenc...
SYS-CON Media has launched SDN Journal on Ulitzer.com featuring over 300 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to networking in which control is decoupled from hardware and given to a software application called a ...
Embarcadero Technologies has just released a new 64-bit C++Builder solution – a linear descendent of Borland’s C++ Builder created more than 15 years ago. It’s supposed to offer a faster way to create high-performance native Windows 8 and Mac OS X PC and laptop applications as well a...
“We are taking all the storage that people usually had in the enterprise and we’re moving it over to look a lot more like what Google, Amazon, and Facebook do, much more like a cloud model,” explained Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference C...
Autonomy is more shopworn than we knew. Michael Dell confided to a reporter from Britain’s Sunday Telegraph this weekend that, like Oracle, he was offered the UK software company before HP bought it. Michael said he quickly passed because it was “overwhelmingly obvious” that it was ...
EMC’s Greenplum Division, which is about to move into EMC and VMware’s new Pivotal Initiative operation, just bought six-year-old More IT Resources Ltd, a privately held Israeli developer whose MoreVRP database control and monitoring platform will be “immediately” integrated with its B...
After “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in USA” tags were spotted on some new iMacs, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed Thursday that production of one of the company’s existing Mac lines is moving to the US. Production will ramp up next year. Apple is investing $100 million to p...
Autonomy’s aggrieved co-founder Mike Lynch, who’s smarting under HP’s stinging accusations of fraud in connection with its overpriced $11.1 billion acquisition of his company, has set up a web site at autonomyaccounts.org to tout his claims about the mess and hit back at HP. Lynch, w...
Late Wednesday right before Thanksgiving Day Apple was ordered to turn over a copy of its recent 10-year licensing deal with HTC – the one that ended all litigation between them – to Samsung. Apple said it didn’t care if Samsung got it but deferred to HTC, which said it didn’t care e...
Gartner says the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market should be worth $1.2 billion this year, up from $900 million last year, and hit $1.5 billion next year on the way to $2.9 billion by 2016. Its calculations include everything from Salesforce.com’s Force.com to discrete application ...
In the already overhyped cloud computing market, hybrid cloud computing is emerging as the next big thing. To get past the hype, IT leaders should assess how hybrid cloud computing fits into their road maps, and determine which of its many forms makes sense (and which don't) for their ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told French daily Le Parisien Monday that sales of the company’s iPad- and Android-challenging Surface tablet had a “modest” start because of limited availability confined to its online retail sites and the few Microsoft stores in the US. Surface tablets are...
Dropbox has doubled the size of its user base to 100 million from a year ago. It also says a billion files are saved in Dropbox every 24 hours. It may be close to $500 million in revenues but rival Workshare, which eschews the freemium model, sniffs that paying users are distinctly dif...
Rackspace says it’s gussied up its free Private Cloud Software, a k a Alamo, boosting remote support capabilities for on premise OpenStack-powered clouds, helping companies to monitor their private clouds, and providing more storage capabilities. It claims that since Alamo launched in...
In OpenNebula, we have a lot to celebrate around here lately, including our fifth anniversary. Although OpenNebula started as a research project more than 7 years ago, it was in november 2007 when we created the OpenNebula open-source project. Since then, 12 stable versions have been r...
Mips Technologies, the RISC chip pioneer, is getting carved up. It’s being acquired for $60 million by UK-based Imagination Technologies, which is partially owned by Apple and Intel and makes GPUs for Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 4 as well as Intel’s CloverTrail-based Windows 8 tablets....
Remember those HP Itanium servers that Oracle didn’t want to write any more software for because Intel secretly planned to end Itanium development? Well, HP’s got new ones based on a new Itanium chip, dubbed the 9500, made by Intel, which claims to be committed to the silicon and its...
In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Thomas Anderson, VP of Field Operations at ManageIQ, will review dynamic, policy-based private and hybrid cloud management and optimization strategies. He will discuss how ManageIQ’s EVM solution enforces policies on IT services, wor...
Clouds have what you need: reliable and highly resilient compute, networks and storage. But achieving true scale and efficiency requires designing and building your cloud from the ground up. In their session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Kedar Poduri, Director of Product Mana...
Well, that’s 3,000 employees HP won’t have to lay off. General Motors is taking IT in-house and has hired them. The idea reportedly was GM CIO Randy Mott’s and Mott was HP’s CIO before short-lived HP CEO Léo Apotheker was fired. HP still means to terminate 29,000 jobs. The carmaker mea...
Today's CIOs and IT directors are facing new challenges in managing electronic content archives. In addition to the demand to meet evolving legal and regulatory requirements, organizations are creating a sea of structured and unstructured content in more formats and sent over more chan...
Aryaka, the WAN Optimization as-a-Service start-up, is now offering what’s called Application Delivery-as-a-Service, which, it says, is purpose-built for the cloud. It lets a company’s expanded circle of users – home office workers, mobile users, customers and partners – get optimize...
Neebula Systems, the only provider of business-level service modeling, management, and automated full-stack discovery and dependency mapping solutions, announces its comprehensive partner program aimed at helping solution providers, system integrators and software makers to deliver mor...
Ever get the feeling that soon there’ll be so many clouds we’ll never see the sun again? Well, here’s another one. It’s called Metacloud. After quietly starting early last year it’s just hit the radar, turning up with an undisclosed investment from Storm Ventures and – according to...
QLogic continues to deliver on its Adaptive Convergence strategy with its next-generation FlexSuite2600 Series adapters, available now through authorized QLogic channel partners. FlexSuite "dual-personality" adapters fit seamlessly into current installations as a 16Gb Fibre Channel ada...
Apple has poached a top chip designer from Samsung, its nemesis as well as its foundry. It’s waltzed off with the guy who was chief engineer at AMD until June of 2011, when he went to work for Samsung down Texas way as chief system architect. Jim Mergard, who was at AMD for 16 year...
Cbeyond Inc. on Monday announced the launch of its new TotalCloud(TM) Data Center managed service. With TotalCloud Data Center, small and medium-sized businesses can now access secure, enterprise-class, customizable cloud services without having to purchase, configure, install and mana...
The OpenNebula Project has just announced a new release, OpenNebula 3.8 Beta (Twin Jet), of its fully open-source, widely-used cloud platform for managing a data center's virtual infrastructure. As in previous releases, the software brings countless valuable contributions from many ind...
Calxeda, the Texas start-up pioneering the use of ARM cellphone chips in scalable low-power servers, has closed a $55 million round, bringing total investment to around $100 million. It calls the investment, led by Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital, the VC arm of Microsoft co-founde...
Compuware Corporation on Tuesday announced Compuware APM for Mainframe, a solution for deep transaction management from the edge through the mainframe. By combining Compuware dynaTrace’s patented PurePath Technology® with Compuware Strobe’s unrivaled mainframe application management ex...
Somebody oughta buy Facebook one of these. SOASTA, a big cheese in cloud and mobile testing, has come out with mPulse. It’s supposed to be the first and only Real User Measurement (RUM) data analysis solution to deliver real-time information based on actual mobile user behavior. Na...
No one disputes cloud computing as a viable resource delivery model. Now the challenge? Deliver the best solution in a world where processor power follows Moore’s Law, storage is bound by the physics of spinning media, and cloud providers need to deliver optimized system level performa...
IBM will be adding another one of its Oracle Exa-like converged PureSystems in a webcast from Boston on October 9. AllThingsD broke the news in a piece that has mysteriously disappeared from the Wall Street Journal’s site. It said the thing – which IBM is advertising as an integrat...
Late Monday Judge Lucy Koh lifted the temporary injunction she ordered in June forbidding Samsung to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. She said the jury that decided Samsung should pay Apple $1.05 billion for infringing its patents didn’t find that it infringed the Apple...
How’s this for turnabout. Lenovo, the now $30 billion Chinese company that bought IBM’s PC operation in 2005 as a path to global glory and is now threatening to replace HP as the world’s largest PC vendor, is going to start making PCs in North Carolina next year after the production ...
Knoa® Software, the leading provider of user experience and performance management software, today announced results of a survey conducted during its recent webinar entitled “Thinking of Application Performance Management? Don’t Do It. Find Out More.” Knoa polled global information tec...
Apple filed papers with the Federal Circuit Tuesday to head off Samsung’s request for the appeals court tell District Court Judge Lucy Koh to lift the injunction on its Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung’s trying to get the remand ahead of Judge Koh overruling the jury and finding that Samsung...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put rumors of a $199 Microsoft Surface RT tablet – that even had Apple biting its nails – to bed in an interview with the Seattle Times in which he suggested the dingus would go for “probably $300” – lower than the price of a New iPad – “to about $700 or $80...
Salesforce.com bought a shadowy three-year-old Israeli data mining start-up called BlueTail in July according to All Things Digital, and made co-founder and CTO Alon Talmor chief data scientist at its Data.com unit. The joint’s other co-founder Koby Ben-Zvi is now VP, product strateg...


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