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SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
Comment: Re: Bad Comparison - D. Henschen - 10/20/2014
Comment: Re: Bad Comparison - D. Henschen - 10/20/2014
IBM Sells Chip Business, Declines Continue
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
IBM pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over chip-manufacturing unit. Revenues and profits from continuing operations slide.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
Comment: Re: Target market? - D. Henschen - 10/16/2014
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
SAP Hana Platform Hits IBM Cloud
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
SAP offers Hana Enterprise Cloud on IBM Cloud infrastructure, opening up a new SAP-managed way to run SAP apps on Hana.
MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
Salesforce.com Speeds App Development With Lightning
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Salesforce1 component framework helps customers build apps in a hurry, but don't confuse it with ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps.
Salesforce.com Unveils Wave Analytics Cloud
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com enters $38 billion analytics market with a NoSQL-based platform that puts five-button data-analysis basics on smartphones.
Comment: Kind of open... - D. Henschen - 10/9/2014
GE Pushes For Bigger Industrial Internet
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
GE Internet of Things portfolio expands as it brings big-data analysis to vending machines, office equipment, bridges, and other new markets.
Comment: IBM Execs In NYC - D. Henschen - 10/8/2014
Microsoft Cloud Bundle Challenges Salesforce.com
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Microsoft bundle of Dynamics CRM, Office 365, and Power BI at $65 per user, per month hits Salesforce.com hard.
IBM Watson: 29 Signs Of Progress
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
IBM's Watson Group touts customer successes, new partners, APIs, and cloud services as it opens headquarters in New York City.
Splunk Expands Amazon Cloud, Mobile Options
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Splunk big data analysis gets easier for business users, Amazon Elastic MapReduce customers, and developers of mobile apps.
Salesforce.com Overhauls Sales, Service Mobile Apps
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Salesforce1 platform yields focused Sales Cloud 1 and Service Cloud1 mobile apps promising better-informed interactions with customers.
HP Split: Why Two Beats One
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
HP has finally pulled the trigger on a split first proposed in 2011. Here's why Meg Whitman's methodical approach makes sense.
HP Plans Split Into 2 Separate Businesses
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Hewlett-Packard will split PC and printer businesses off from enterprise hardware, software, and services. Whitman to lead enterprise unit.
Comment: Re: Our view - D. Henschen - 10/3/2014
IBM Seeks Power Server Revival
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
IBM says aggressive pricing, open source innovation, and new-generation Power8 chips will spark a comeback against x86 hegemony.
Oracle: SQL Best For Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Oracle admits there's a place for Hadoop and NoSQL, but it's sticking with its relational-database-centric view of big data opportunity.
Oracle CTO Ellison Does Demos
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Oracle cloud platform-as-a-service lets you modernize apps while lowering costs, says Larry Ellison in a show-and-tell session at Oracle OpenWorld.
Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
Comment: Re: Margins - D. Henschen - 9/30/2014
Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
Workday Student Debuts With Higher-Ed Recruiting
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Workday steps up competition against Oracle PeopleSoft with Workday Student suite. Recruiting is first of seven components.
Hortonworks Invests In Spark On Hadoop
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Hortonworks improves Hive integration, plans security and performance upgrades for hot Spark in-memory analytics platform.
5 SaaS Myths Busted
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
From "SaaS promotes shadow IT" to "SaaS saves time and money," an InformationWeek survey finds that it's time to retire some old saws.
Comment: Re: MYOB - D. Henschen - 9/24/2014
Salesforce.com Platform Helps Companies Build Mobile Apps
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Salesforce.com introduces ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps to support engaging, marketing-savvy mobile applications.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
SAP $8.3 Billion Concur Buy Caps Pricey Cloud Push
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
SAP's latest cloud deal will add millions of subscribers and narrow the gap with Salesforce.com. But it could slash profits.
Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
Comment: Basho's progress - D. Henschen - 9/17/2014
Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
Comment: Re: Apple Pay - D. Henschen - 9/16/2014
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
Microsoft CRM Releases Give Sales, Marketing Veto Power
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft says coming Dynamics CRM and Marketing apps will let salespeople influence marketing and vice versa. Catching up with Salesforce.com?
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."


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