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…

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…

Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall

Microsoft has announced a bunch of new enterprise cloud solutions coming this fall. On October 18th, the company will release Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 for businesses to create data centers, as well as Visual Studio…

DataStax Raises New $45 Million Round Of Funding

Datastax announced this week that it has completed a $45 million series D round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners, and new investors DFJ Growth…

Teradata Announces Teradata Intelligent Memory

Teradata has introduced a new database technology called Teradata Intelligent Memory, which the company says “creates the industry’s first extended memory space beyond cache that significantly increases query performance and enables organizations to leverage in-memory technologies with big, diverse data.”…

Airbnb Forgoes SQL In Favor Of Memcached

Airbnb recently shared an engineer Q&A talking about building its Airbnb Neighborhoods feature. Here’s a look at the feature if you’re unfamiliar: Introducing Airbnb Neighborhoods from Airbnb on Vimeo. Basically, it shows users pages about neighborhoods in cities, so they…

Rackspace Acquires MongoDB DBaaS Provider ObjectRocket

Rackspace announced today that it has entered an agrement to acquire Object Rocket, a MongoDB DBaaS provider. A Rackspace spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Every web application requires a database to store customer behavior and other critical data. With this open source-based…

Idera Launches Three New SQL Server Tools

Idera announced the availability of three new free tools for SQL Server DBAs and IT administrators: Server Backup Free, SQL Backup Status Reporter and SQL Permissions Extractor Free. Idera CEO Rick Pleczko says, “Idera has made a commitment to providing…