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Performance, security, and availability

Oracle Aims to Overtake AWS With Simplified Cloud Services Pricing

December 11, 2017

Via: eWeek

Previewing what may well be the biggest news at the company’s Oracle OpenWorld next month, the database giant gave details of its autonomous or “self-driving” database and a simplified pricing scheme for cloud computing customers. During the Sept. 19 briefing […]


Application areas, Other

Redgate Introduces New Capabilities for its SQL Toolbelt Platform

December 11, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

Redgate Software is releasing a new version of SQL Toolbelt, its portfolio of database development software, that will let developers and administrators see database deployment errors. This portfolio addresses a long standing issue that, when database deployments are made, it […]


Performance, security, and availability

What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers

December 8, 2017

Via: Info World

The software we run has never been more difficult to vouchsafe than it is today. It is scattered between local deployments and cloud services, built with open source components that aren’t always a known quantity, and delivered on a fast-moving […]


Application areas, Banking

Bank earnings: ‘lower for longer’ means buybacks will continue

December 8, 2017

Via: Market Watch

When big banks kick off the third-quarter earnings season next week, a familiar theme is likely to dominate: it’s hard to make money in a lower-for-longer world. Analysts expect banks to report tepid growth in nearly all their business lines, […]


Application areas, Other

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

December 7, 2017

Via: Info World

Memcached or Redis? It’s a question that nearly always arises in any discussion about squeezing more performance out of a modern, database-driven web application. When performance needs to be improved, caching is often the first step taken, and Memcached or […]


Performance, security, and availability

How containers and microservices change security

December 6, 2017

Via: Info World

Today organizations large and small are exploring the adoption of cloud-native software technologies. “Cloud-native” refers to an approach that packages software within standardized units called containers, arranges those units into microservices that interface with each other to form applications, and […]


Application areas, Other

Database as a Service: An IT Strategic Direction

December 6, 2017

Via: Database Journal

Many vendors with data centers and cloud storage now offer database as a service (DBaaS) as part of a set of solutions to customers. The typical business will benefit because the vendor handles the installation and upgrade of database management […]


Performance, security, and availability

Safer but not immune: Cloud lessons from the Equifax breach

December 5, 2017

Via: Info World

I’ve stopped covering breaches. First, because clouds are nowhere to be found among them. (The focus of this blog is advice to enterprises that are moving, or have moved, to cloud computing.) Second, because it just seems like piling on […]


Application areas, Finance

Using big data to improve customer experience and financial results

December 5, 2017

Via: Info World

Technology provides businesses across all industries with tools and capabilities that optimize operations in order to maximize revenue and minimize waste. Many industries now have access to up-to-date information on customer experience, product acceptance, and financial transactions. Organizations no longer […]


Performance, security, and availability

Kinetica’s GPU-Accelerated Database Turbo-Charges Geospatial Processing for Real-time Analytics

December 4, 2017

Via: Dataversity

Kinetica today announced at Tableau Conference 2017 the availability of innovations to the industry’s fastest GPU-accelerated database that deliver new geospatial capabilities and enterprise-grade features for better performance and user experience, as well as improved efficiency and utilization to drive […]