SAP CEO: It’s All About the Customer Experience

SAP CEO Bill McDermott, in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg talked about enterprises moving to the cloud, competing with Oracle’s new autonomous database, competing with Salesforce, and its huge business in China.

Google Creates a Technical Guide for Moving to the Cloud

Google has created a guide in the form of a website for companies that are considering a move to their cloud called Google Cloud Platform for Data Center Professionals. “We recognize that a migration of any size can be a…

Amazon Kinesis Analytics Announced for AWS Developers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making available Amazon Kinesis Analytics, enabling continuous querying of streaming data using standard SQL. This allows developers to create SQL queries on live and continuous data for real-time analysis. No new programming skills are needed.…

AWS Database Migration Service Available to All

Amazon announced that over 1,000 databases have migrated to Amazon Web Services since January 1, and that the AWS Database Migration Service is now available to all customers. AWS Database Migration Service is a managed service that lets customers migrate…

Microsoft Extends SQL Server to Linux

Microsoft announced that it will bring SQL Server to Linux, enabling a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux. For now, the core relational database capabilities are in preview (starting immediately) with availability coming mid-2017. “SQL Server on Linux…

Facebook Is Shutting Down Parse

Back in 2013, Facebook acquired Parse, a cloud-based platform for cross-platform apps, which let developers create rich social apps integrated with Facebook across platforms like iOS, Android, HTML5, etc. The company announced late on Thursday that it is shutting Parse…

ScaleArc Announces ACID-Compliant Caching Mechanism For MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle

Database load balancing software provider ScaleArt announced support for automatic cache invalidation, which it calls the world’s first ACID-compliant caching mechanism for dynamic data. According to the company, the feature increases website and app performance by making it safe to…

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will…

IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers…

Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL

Google released Cloud SQL in limited preview back in 2011, and has only just now launched general availability. It was first conceived of as an add-on to Google App Engine, but Google has since launched Compute Engine, and it works…