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This post comes from Arthur Cole on the Tesora blog. Time is probably the most valuable commodity in business. "Time is money" is a trite way of saying that those who move the quickest are usually the ones who get the loot. But current database technology is anything but timely. Databases take a long time to build, populate and manage, and more often than not produce valuable results only after hours of number crunching. And with Big Data, social networking, the Internet of Things and other data-intensive workloads on the near horizon, database functionality is likely to become slower still. Unless something new comes along. To many, Database as a Service (DBaaS) is merely one more way in which the enterprise can leverage its growing cloud presence. Those who are at the DBaaS forefront, however, know there is a whole lot more to it than that. Oracle's Alexander Wol... (more)

OpenStack Trove Day to be Held in Boston on August 19, 2014

IT and business line managers, developers and anyone interested in learning more about how to contribute to, build and deploy the OpenStack Trove database as a service project can participate in OpenStack Trove Day, August 19, 2014 in Boston. The day will feature an overview of the Trove project, practical advice on managing both relational and NoSQL databases on Trove platform and real-world discussions of Trove in use at companies including eBay and HP. The day will also touch on other data related topics in OpenStack including the use of Hadoop on OpenStack and a panel discussion of data management in Amazon, OpenStack and traditional IT environments. There will also be a talk on OpenStack from an investor's perspective. Trove is the open source, community-developed database as a service (DBaaS) component of the OpenStack cloud platform. DBaaS is a way for IT ma... (more)

Blue Box To Present at @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley [@BlueBox / #DevOps]

During the first week of November, cloud experts from Blue Box—a Seattle-based provider of on-demand private cloud as a service (PCaaS) on dedicated hardware—will take the dais on two continents to discuss the merits and challenges of deploying OpenStack as a cloud platform. Jesse Proudman, Blue Box founder and CTO, and Craig Tracey, engineering lead for Blue Box Cloud (Blue Box’s PCaaS offering), will present at the OpenStack Summit Paris (booth E33) held November 3-7, in Paris, France. Myles Steinhauser, a software engineer at Blue Box, will present November 4 at the Cloud Expo / DevOps Summit Silicon Valley (booth 811) in Santa Clara, California. The four presentations, with links to the session websites, are shown below in order of occurrence: Ask the Experts: OpenStack as a Service or as a Distribution? Jesse Proudman November 3, 5:10 pm CET OpenStack Summit Proud... (more)

Cloud Service Providers Make OpenStack Database as a Service Available

For the first time, two hosting providers will make available to their customers Tesora's OpenStack Trove-based Enterprise Database as a Service (DBaaS) platform. Blue Box, an on-demand private cloud hosting provider based in Seattle, and Vexxhost, a hosting provider based in Montreal, will offer customers the Tesora DBaaS Platform Enterprise Edition so that database capacity can be delivered on demand. The Tesora DBaaS platform enables customer choice with extensive testing for databases including MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Server, MariaDB, Redis, Couchbase, and Cassandra. "This represents a breakthrough for open source DBaaS and our enterprise platform with adoption by these hosting providers," said Ken Rugg, CEO of Tesora. "We've seen a lot of hard work go into development of Trove to bring this day, which represents the accelerated pace of market adoption and pave... (more)

OpenStack Project Trove From @TesoraCorp Certified By @MirantisIT | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Tesora Announces it is the first and only OpenStack Trove Project Implementation Certified by Mirantis CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Tesora announces it is the first and only OpenStack Trove project implementation certified by Mirantis, ensuring that the company's OpenStack Trove-based Database as a Service (DBaaS) Platform works with the Mirantis OpenStack distribution. In addition, Tesora adds the popular enterprise distribution from Mirantis to the Tesora OpenStack Database Certification Program ensuring compatibility with both NoSQL and SQL database management systems on Trove and eliminating the headache of enterprises having to test integration on their own. "We're providing Mirantis customers with the most production-ready OpenStack Trove implementation, saving the work and time necessary to ensure compatibility," said Ken Rugg, CEO of Tesora. "Working with Mirantis, we... (more)

Survey Finds Database in the Cloud Taking over in Enterprises | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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)

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)

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)

Tesora Announces OpenStack Collaborations With Open Source Leaders, Red Hat and MongoDB

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- Tesora, developers of OpenStack enterprise-class, scalable database as a service (DBaaS) platform, today announced collaborations with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and MongoDB, the leading provider of NoSQL technology, to collaborate on bringing the power and flexibility of the Trove database as a service platform to their customers implementing OpenStack such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. After launching the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network just one year ago at the OpenStack Summit, Portland, Oregon, Red Hat and its partners now make up the world's largest commercial OpenStack partner ecosystem. "We are pleased to have Tesora as an active partner in the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network where we collaboratively test and cer... (more)

The App Economy Will Never Fully Take Flight without DBaaS

Developers are continually upping the ante by creating better, smarter and more valuable apps. However, these apps also have increasingly sophisticated data requirements, and the ability to take them to the next level may be stymied by an archaic approach to databases in which developers are required to either make serious compromises about how they store and query their data, or learn to manage their own data infrastructure. Increasingly sophisticated data requirements Mobile apps, for instance, typically require a great deal of user-provided and contextual data to function, as compared to what a stationary computer would have collected 10 years ago. The data that's being collected is frequently well suited for a particular type of database, but a bad fit for another. While MongoDB, for example, handles most of what a mobile app requires, such as the geodata that a... (more)

@CloudExpo | Embrace #DBaaS to Speed Up Mobile App Development

By Chip Childers As enterprises work to rapidly embrace the mobile revolution, both for their workforce and to engage more deeply with their customers, the pressure is on for IT to support the tools needed by their application developers. Mobile application developers are working with a massive variety of technologies and platforms, but one trend that stands out is the rapid adoption of NoSQL database engines and the use of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platforms and services to run them. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, 20% of enterprises will have their own internal mobile app store, meaning that enterprises are deploying both commercial and custom applications to their workforce at increasing speeds. There’s no denying the massive growth in mobile applications within the enterprise. As for consumers, Portio Research claims that the worldwide mobile app user... (more)