Sophos Suffers Data Exposure Incident

Security firm Sophos has informed customers it suffered a data breach as a result of a misconfigured database.

Financial Network, Inc. Leaves Oracle In Favor Of MariaDB SkySQL

Financial services firm Financial Network, Inc. (FNI) is leaving Oracle’s platform in favor of MariaDB SkySQL.

Microsoft Error Exposes Database Containing 250 Million Service Records

Microsoft has announced in a blog post that a database containing 250 million service records was left exposed due to a configuration error. According to security firm Comparitech, a “security research team led by Bob Diachenko uncovered five Elasticsearch servers,…

Oracle Announces Additional Hiring to Boost Cloud Services

Oracle is boosting its cloud efforts with an announcement that it is hiring some 2,000 new employees. While Amazon, Microsoft and, to some extent, Google have dominated the cloud market, Oracle sees ongoing opportunity to expand. Oracle has been making…

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…