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  • First look: Oracle NoSQL Database

    For the last few years, the world of NoSQL databases has been filled with exciting new projects, ambitious claims, and plenty of chest beating. The hypesters said the new NoSQL software packages offered tremendous performance gains by tossing away all of the structure and paranoid triple-checking that database creators had lovingly added over the years. Reliability? It's overrated, said the new programmers who didn't run serious business applications for Wall Street banks but trafficked in trivial, forgettable data about people's lives. Tabular structure? It's too hidebound and limiting. If we ignore these things, our databases will be free and insanely fast.

  • CSIRO to mesh Azure Cloud with HPC infrastructure

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced plans to integrate Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud with its high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure.

  • Red Hat adds app lifecycle tools to PaaS preview

    Red Hat has outfitted its OpenShift hosted application platform with a set of application development lifecycle tools to simplify deployment on the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), the company announced Tuesday.

  • Cloud service Syncplicity adds file sharing for Android

    Cloud storage provider <a href="">Syncplicity today announced</a> it has enabled file-sharing capabilities on <a href="">Android</a> OS <a href="">smartphones</a> and tablets.

  • Amazon Web Services adds supercomputing service to its cloud

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to attract more high-performance computing users to its cloud and has launched a public beta of Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large, its most powerful cloud service yet.

  • Arista again looks to buck Cisco, others in data center

    Arista Networks this week has rolled out four switches and enhanced software designed to address the scalability, resilience and density requirements of <a href="">cloud computing</a>.

  • Google+ will gain enterprise social collaboration features

    Google plans to release to customers in the future a version of Google+, already in use internally at the company, that has features designed specifically for workplace collaboration.

  • Apprenda updates software for private PaaS

    Apprenda, the developer of software for creating private platform-as-a-service clouds, is adding features that offer users better control over applications running on the platform.

  • to buy cloud computing services company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Model Metrics, a cloud computing consulting and services company, with practices in the areas of mobile computing and social technologies, it said Monday.

  • Huawei wows Global Forum

    Brussels, Belgium -- The 20th annual Global Forum last week highlighted the growing power of Asian information industries, plus the formidable technology challenges facing IT professionals who grapple with increasingly urgent integration requirements as systems converge and people become more mobile.

  • Apple launches iTunes Match track-matching service

    Two weeks late, Apple today launched its iTunes Match service.

  • CA takes to the Cloud for identity management

    CA Technologies has gotten its feet wet with Cloud-based security before, but now the company is moving further in with a package of Cloud-based identity and access control services.

  • Symantec's cloud-based security service supports Microsoft Lync

    Symantec today widened its cloud-based <a href="">security</a> service to include Lync, <a href="">Microsoft</a>'s latest instant-messaging client, so that enterprises using Lync can do anti-malware filtering and exert security controls for blocking inappropriate content along with basic data-loss prevention.

  • Cerf calls Internet governance critical issue in high tech

    Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the fathers of the Internet, said Monday that Internet governance is one of the most critical issues in the high-tech world.

  • Google adds 24x7 phone support for all Apps business customers

    Addressing a major source of complaints with its Apps suite, Google has announced that it will now offer around-the-clock phone support for the core components in the Apps for Business version of the hosted collaboration and communication suite.