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  • Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics

    Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.

  • Data opportunity 'enormous' for energy sector: ElectraNet

    Big data analytics will be critical to the future of the electricity industry, according to the senior IT manager of ElectraNet.

  • Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies

    As it rolled out tools and features for coders at its Build developer conference, Microsoft showed that it is ready to embrace technologies and platforms not invented within its walls.

  • VMware: How the hypervisor can be security's savior

    Hypervisors that virtualize the compute, networking and storage tiers provide a unique platform for enforcing security policies, VMware executives argued this week at Interop.

  • How Boeing is using the Cloud

    There's a lot of talk about the Cloud, but how are businesses really using it?

  • Data analytics startup SimpleQL suggests questions

    SimpleQL thinks the best way to bring business intelligence to people who've never drilled into big data is to help them decide what they want to know.

  • Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP

    Salesforce.com is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.

  • Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service

    Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.

  • Interop 2014: Mobile is here, Cloud is next, SDN is coming

    Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.

  • Researchers publicly disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service

    Security researchers released technical details and proof-of-concept code for 30 security issues affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of which could allow attackers to compromise business-critical Java applications deployed on it.

  • Tidemark wants to save European companies from Excel hell, says CEO

    Tidemark is expanding to Europe, where it hopes its cloud-based apps and HTML5-based clients will help wean businesses off their dependency on Excel and email for financial planning and analytics.

  • Amazon super-sizes instances to lure Hadoop users to Web Services

    Amazon Web Services hopes to entice more Hadoop users to its Elastic MapReduce service with new virtual servers, one of which has 262GB of memory and 6.4TB of storage for big-data analytics.

  • Microsoft slashes Azure prices, introduces new basic tier

    Microsoft said Monday it was cutting prices of its Azure cloud services to match the prices of competitor Amazon Web Services in the latest in a price war in cloud services.

  • How Google is reinventing Cloud pricing

    Last week Google released a feature called Sustained Use Discounts, the idea of which is that the more customers use Google's Cloud Platform, the less expensive it becomes.

  • Cross-industry IoT group pushes for gear that works together

    Five IT and equipment companies have formed a group to drive standards for the so-called Internet of Things, a network that would feed data back and forth between computers and all kinds of industrial gear.

  • Driving innovation at Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.7 trillion, and it didn't get there by using yesterday's technology. In fact, the company has a standalone group, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology – more commonly referred to as Fidelity Labs -- whose job it is to take the long view, to examine technologies years before they become mainstream and help the firm get a leg up.

  • TransGrid takes proactive approach to virtual desktop growth

    NSW government-owned electricity network operator TransGrid is preparing to migrate virtual desktops off its SAN and onto Nutanix converged infrastructure appliances.

  • Nine free cloud storage options for small businesses

    Using the cloud can bring advantages that could be extra enticing for a small business. Instead of having to invest in hardware to store your files and applications, why not use the cloud? Instead of emailing documents back and forth, why not centrally store them in the cloud?

  • Amazon's WorkSpaces becomes generally available

    Amazon Web Services' hosted virtual desktops have become generally available, priced from US$35, but the company and its competitors have a lot of hurdles to overcome before this sort of technology is widely used by businesses.

  • Amazon counters Google with its own Cloud price cuts

    The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.

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