Database

EnterpriseDB Announces Cloud Migration Portal, Product Updates to Run Postgres Everywhere

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EnterpriseDB, developer of the most complete Postgres-based database platform, announced the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, the first fully-automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform.

The Migration Portal is the centerpiece of recent releases that makes it easier for users to run EDB Postgres everywhere - whether an on-premises data center, private or public cloud computing platform. In addition, the company announces new features in EDB Postgres Ark and EDB Postgres Containers that facilitate both on-premises and cloud deployments. The combination of multiple deployment models along with portability to move workloads enables EDB customers to have the same Postgres experience no matter what platform they choose.

 

IBM Unveils New Ways to Use, Develop for Db2 for Greater Data Control

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IBM today announced several key additions and enhancements to its popular database software, IBM Db2, that bring the trusted enterprise-class data management capabilities to global clients in fast, new, easy ways.

The company launched today Db2 Developer Community Edition, a new offering aimed at developers that can be quickly and easily downloaded, at no cost. This new edition, is a full-featured version of Db2 that is designed to enable developers to rapidly build prototypes of applications that leverage all the capabilities of the Enterprise Edition. Whether to desktops or laptops, users can download the complete software and begin uploading and managing their data usually within 15 minutes or less.

"Among many organizations, we're witnessing a shift in influence to a new breed of application developer who is looking for agile ways to create apps that their companies can leverage," said Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics. "Through these Db2 innovations, we're making it easier than ever for developers to get involved with this rich environment and create innovative apps that propel their businesses."

ScaleArc's Database Load Balancing Software Now Compatible with Amazon Aurora

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ScaleArc, a leading provider of database load balancing software, announced today that it has made its software compatible with Amazon Aurora. Customers of Amazon Aurora can now benefit from the seamless failover, faster application performance, and other capabilities of the ScaleArc software. With this update, customers can enhance the performance and availability of their critical applications.

ScaleArc’s database load balancing software deploys between application and Amazon Aurora database servers to direct traffic into the database on behalf of the application. ScaleArc has now engineered its software to work with Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. The ScaleArc software leverages Amazon Aurora’s application programming interfaces (APIs) to apply ScaleArc’s functionality to Amazon Aurora’s environment.

Now Amazon Aurora customers can leverage ScaleArc software to:

Redis Labs Leads a Discussion on Big Data Database Challenges at AWS re:Invent 2016

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Redis Labs, the home of Redis, today announced that Redis Labs' chief marketing officer, Manish Gupta, will be hosting a fireside chat at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 11:00am - noon at the Venetian, Level 1, Room Sands 102. The interactive discussion, "Solving Big Data Database Challenges with Redis," will include George Chiramattel Kunjachan, principal engineer at Intuit, Kyle Oppenheim, VP of engineering at Groupon, and Jacqueline Hufford-Jensen, senior manager, database administration at LifeLock.

Severalnines sidesteps cloud "vendor lock-in

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Severalnines, the provider of database infrastructure management software, today launched its new product, NinesControl. Built on the capabilities of Severalnines’ popular ClusterControl, NinesControl is a database management cloud service that enables developers to easily, uniformly and transparently deploy and manage polyglot databases on any cloud, with no need to install anything.

Today’s cloud infrastructure means there is a kind of new lock-in for IT professionals to overcome: services that are only available in a particular vendor’s cloud. This can be particularly problematic for databases, which are stateful by nature and inherently hard to move. NinesControl offers developers and admins the flexibility to deploy and operate their open source databases on any cloud. NinesControl also delivers maximum uptime to businesses because databases can now be deployed in both standalone and high availability cluster mode.
 

Cloud Computing: How Amazon is disrupting a $34bn database market

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When Amazon launched Aurora in 2014, it was presented as a clear challenge to giants in the $34 billion database market. Today it is Amazon’s fastest-growing product and has already surpassed the growth of Amazon Redshift, which is saying something. Customers of the service are among Amazon’s largest and loudest advocates.

Since the start of 2016, roughly 7,000 databases have been migrated to AWS Aurora — and the rate of adoption has tripled since March 2016. Why is Aurora gaining popularity? As we have come to expect from Amazon, Aurora provides enterprises with the performance and reliability of a commercial product at a fraction of the cost of Oracle or IBM...

Cloud Computing: SAP CEO Bill McDermott - 'It's A Hana World'

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott took center stage today at Sapphire Now 2015 to expand on the enterprise resource planning (ERP)'s company vision of making the world a better place and improving the lives of people by introducing data-driven and seamless solutions into the marketplace.

"Data-driven businesses must be seamless," McDermott told conference attendees. "When you think seamlessly, you can be a champion." With more than 20,000 customers in attendance, Sapphire Now, being held this week in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), promoted the concept of digitally transforming businesses by keeping things simple for its customers, something McDermott harped on during his keynote address last year at SAP Sapphire Now...

Ellison Steps Down as Oracle CEO, Now Chairman; Hurd and Catz to Lead Amid Challenges of Cloud

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Oracle Corp.'s Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive officer of the software maker he founded, making way for a new generation of executives and ending one of the most profitable runs for a leader in business history. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, currently co-presidents of Oracle, were both named CEO to replace Ellison, the company said today.

Hurd will run sales, marketing and strategy, while Catz will remain chief financial officer and oversee legal and manufacturing operations. Ellison will become chairman, replacing Jeff Henley, and also take on the title of chief technology officer. Ellison, who turned 70 last month, guided the Redwood City, California-based company for more than 35 years to make it the world's largest database-software company and one of the biggest providers of business programs...

Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) Market is Expected to Reach $16.1 Billion Globally by 2020

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According to the latest report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS/HDaaS) Market (Deployment Type, End User, Geography) - Industry Analysis, Trends, Share, Opportunities and Forecast, 2013- 2020", the global HaaS market is expected to reach $16.1 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 70.8% from 2014 to 2020. In the current business scenario, HaaS market is majorly constricted to North America. Amazon Elastic Map Reduce was the most prominent service, accounting to nearly 85% of the global market revenue in 2013.

HaaS made a grand ingress in the big data analytic market in last couple of years. The advent of this novel technology is highly appreciated among the data scientists and among the SMEs. The market has doubled itself in 2013 (from 2012) and is now gaining prominence among conventional Hadoop users...

Cloud Computing: MemSQL Named a "Cool Vendor in In-Memory Computing, 2014" by Gartner

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MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors in In-Memory Computing Technologies, 2014"(1) report by Gartner, Inc. According to Gartner, "In-Memory Computing (IMC) technologies support the agility and large-scale, fast data processing needed to succeed in the digital era. Application architecture leaders should master IMC architectures and technologies, or run the risk of undermining their organizations' ability to leverage digital business opportunities."

"IMC technology is increasingly emerging as a key enabler for the digital business by empowering the agility, Web-scale processing and fast decision making needed to respond to the business challenges of the digital era," states the Gartner report. In addition, Gartner recommends that enterprises, "Don't just consider megavendors for your IMC initiatives; small, innovative pure players often provide more cost-effective and/or more technically valid alternatives to large vendors' offerings."...