10 January, 2014
Salesforce just kicked off its Salesforce1 World Tour, championing its new, mobile-friendly platform to current and potential customers around the country. The first stop…
6 August, 2013
Oracle has introduced a new software package for its Exalytics high-performance analytics appliance that in some cases, will be mandatory.
The new product, Exalytics…
26 November, 2014
Joyent’s former vice president of engineering Mark Cavage is now the senior director and architect of engineering for Oracle’s public cloud. At Joyent, Cavage invented its recently open-sourced Manta object-storage service and was also the lead engineer. This hire shows that Oracle means business when it…
6 October, 2014
At Oracle OpenWorld last week, Oracle CEO — er CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison — once again vowed that his company will be king of cloud — in SaaS, Paas, IaaS — you name it.
That’s a tall order but one coming from a company flush in resources which has shown itself…
25 July, 2014
If Oracle’s licensing terms never struck you as invidious before, here’s something that just might change your mind.
According to The Register, the latest patch set for Oracle Database 12 includes an upgrade to Oracle’s loudly trumpeted in-memory database technology, the company’s implementation of a…
22 July, 2014
A while back there was a flurry of activity around enterprise software giants buying up social media and mobile analytics firms left and right, and the fruits of those deals continue to drop.
The latest one comes from Oracle, which unveiled a new Software-as-a-Service (or rather, “Data…
22 July, 2014
Oracle announced last week that it will open up access to Hadoop and NoSQL data with Oracle Big Data SQL, a feature to be added to the Oracle Big Data Appliance in the third quarter. The new tool has some limitations, as this article describes, but the good news is…
22 July, 2014
This is the second article of a two part series on the rise of multi-channel retailing and how traditional retailers can and are leveraging technology to maintain and/or increase market share.
The first article discussed the rise of ecommerce and looked at how traditional retailers, like Walmart, could…
Publication: SmartData Collective
18 July, 2014
Intel said on Thursday that it has created a customized version of its Xeon E7 x2 processor that is tailored to work with Oracle software. The new chip will supposedly allow for better performing Oracle applications that can handle more tasks than they could previously handle…
16 July, 2014
Organizations are looking for innovative ways to manage more data from more sources than ever before. Although technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL offer specific ways of addressing big data problems, they can introduce data silos that complicate the data access and analysis needed to generate critical insights. To maximize the…
Publication: Big Data News
30 April, 2014
$14.4B was spent worldwide on Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics enterprise software in 2013, increasing 8% from $13.3B in 2012. SAP continues to solidify its market leadership in BI and analytics, generating $3.1B in BI and analytics revenue in 2013, increasing 5.3% from 2012. Oracle was…
16 April, 2014
Oracle, like fellow traditional enterprise vendors such as SAP, is on a journey to transform into a cloud services company. But while the business intelligence giant is already well along its way in transitioning to a software-as-a-service model, CEO Larry Ellison’s plans to diversify his firm…