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As enterprises make the sweeping move from traditional data centers to cloud computing, a survey by 451 Research shows that some 90 percent of information technology (IT) database managers and executives say their selection of database technologies relates to the suppliers' cloud strategy. The report states that while the initial adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings from cloud providers, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS), have posed a challenge to the incumbent on-premises database vendors, the survey results indicate that those incumbent vendors are likely to maintain their domina nce as adoption of DBaaS moves mainstream. The just released survey, sponsored by Tesora, included more than 200 database managers and IT executives in North America who are large users of databases with nearly 90 percent of respondents having more than 25 databases in ... (more)

Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Released

Over the holidays I actually spent some time reviewing the newly released "Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c". This book is a step-by-step tutorial filled with practical examples which will show readers how to configure and manage IaaS and DBaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager. If you are a cloud administrator or a user of self-service provisioning systems offered by this Oracle product, this book is ideal for you. It will also help administrators who want to understand the available chargeback mechanisms. Cloud computing has really transformed how enterprise software is written and deployed. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c has been designed to work with the cloud platform and reduce downtime, while improving performance and productivity. You can quickly set up, manage, and support enterprise clouds. This prac... (more)

OpenStack & the Balance Between Independence & Compatibility | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Everyone in the OpenStack community has a vested interested in making it work. Vendors and developers, of course, want to sell products or services, while users want a low-cost, convenient means of provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure. While some open source endeavors like Linux are able to maintain tight integration among independently developed tools and systems, others fall prey to the "too many cooks in the kitchen" syndrome. That is, without a strong guiding hand, the open source community runs the risk of becoming so fragmented that compatibility and integration suffer. This is a bigger challenge than most people realize because the line between opens source "customer" and "developer" is very thin. As Gigaom's Paul Miller points out in his latest research report, local configuration changes and code alterations have a way of moving the enterprise in... (more)

Complete Guide to OpenStack Trove Book Now Available | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The definitive book on the OpenStack Trove database as a service, published by APress, is now available from leading booksellers. The 313-page paperback serves as an introduction to OpenStack Trove, along with detailed descriptions of how to operate noSQL and relational databases in public and private clouds. It also provides an in-depth understanding of the Trove architecture. The authors are Amrith Kumar and Douglas Shelley, both active technical contributors to the Trove project, who work at Tesora Corp. "OpenStack Trove" is targeted at a broad spectrum of readers, including software engineers seeking development agility with database-driven applications, devops engineers tasked with operating a database infrastructure with numerous databases, and data analysts looking to improve velocity by being able to quickly provision and release database capacity. It is a... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Why PostgreSQL is the Database for the Cloud

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Today, more enterprises are enabling applications to be deployed on public and private cloud infrastructure. However, to date there have been no PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) options available that have the features, functionality and support that are required for enterprise environments. In her session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Karen Padir, executive vice president of products and engineering at EnterpriseDB, will discuss what enterprises require from a DBaaS and why DBAs should consider PostgreSQL to move database operations to public and private clouds. She will also provide tips and tricks to using PostgreSQL as the back-end database for your hybrid/private/public cloud environments. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Karen Padir is responsible for all things produc... (more)

Rackspace Buys MongoDB DBaaS Start-Up

Rackspace has bought ObjectRocket, a year-old MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) start-up. ObjectRocket's open source MongoDB solution is supposed to broaden the Rackspace OpenStack cloud platform and expand Rackspace's ability to help customers run Big Data in the cloud. The acquisition closed Wednesday on undisclosed terms. The 451 Group projects NoSQL software revenue growing at a CAGR of 82% to reach $215 million by 2015. Rackspace expects ObjectRocket to give it a "strong presence" in the high-growth NoSQL database market. ObjectRocket's software will be available in early March for Rackspace customers in its Chicago facility and will soon be integrated across Rackspace's open cloud portfolio. ObjectRocket leverages AWS Direct Connect to provide low latency and free bandwidth to AWS customers and will continue to be sold as a standalone service. Rackspace... (more)

Cloud Computing: Database as a Service

In cloud computing we all know about Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service; similarly Database as a Service is emerging and is slowly becoming popular among cloud providers. This article is brief overview of database as a service. Databases are widely used as the foundation of many enterprise applications. In most organizations, however, each project that uses a database acquires its own hardware and software and establishes its own hosting and support arrangements for the application. Consequently, there are often a large proliferation of servers and software within a given enterprise that perform the same task - provide database services for applications. Modern databases have advanced in features and functionality to the point where they can be used to provide a larger, shared service to the enterprise as a whole. This shared service allows multiple... (more)

Cloud Expo: Delivering Database as a Service with Oracle Database 12c

Slide Deck: Delivering Database as a Service with Oracle Database 12c IT leaders are turning to the cloud to increase agility and reduce costs. During this session, learn how Oracle offers a complete Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution that delivers on a broad range of requirements including simplified database consolidation, mission-critical deployments and extreme scalability. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Willie Hardie, VP Database Product Management at Oracle, discussed how the new multitenant architecture in Oracle Database 12c lends itself to providing DBaaS, and you'll gain exposure to a number of customer case studies that demonstrate how delivering DBaaS is providing a superior service while lowering CapEx and OpEx costs. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio Willie Hardie is responsible for Oracle... (more)

How to Choose the Right Cloud Database

Big Data Expo Early Bird Savings here! Database as a Service (DBaaS) is cloud database hosted and managed by the cloud service providers that can be accessed through public cloud or the hybrid cloud. The cloud provider takes care of provisioning, configuring, setup, maintenance, backups and patching the database. Customers are expected to export the database and start consuming the service through the pay-as-you-go model. There is a debate on whether Database as a Service (DBaaS) should be considered part of IaaS or PaaS. Though databases are part of almost all PaaS offerings, they are quickly becoming the key building blocks of IaaS. While customers can always launch VMs and set up a database of their choice, the DB service is different because it's set up, configured, managed, and monitored by the infrastructure service provider. Popular databases, including MySQL... (more)

OpenStack and the 'Internet of Things' By @PLUMgrid | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

We Need a Holistic Network Infrastructure: Why Controllers Are Not Cutting It For years, we've relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today's modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dhiraj Sehgal from PLUMgrid will discuss what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable, secure, agile and automated. Speaker Bio Dhiraj Sehgal works in Product and Solution Marketing at PLUMgrid. His focus has been customers, technologies and products and how they interact with each other. He has wealth of experience in data center technologies ranging from compute and networking to sto... (more)

Plug into the Cloud: Your Blueprint to Database as a Service

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to deliver better services to the business faster, at lower cost, and with higher quality of service. Now, there's a new page in the CIO playbook - delivering enterprise Database as a Service. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, David Swanger, Senior Director of Oracle Database Product Marketing at Oracle, will discuss how a Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution delivers on a broad range of requirements including simplified database consolidation and,self-service provisioning. He'll discuss how Oracle's new multitenant architecture provides a superior enterprise database platform with new levels of flexibility, resiliency, and efficiency. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: David Swanger drives product marketing for Oracle Database 12c. Prior ... (more)