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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)

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)

IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development

By Bob Gourley Note: we have been tracking Cloudant in our special reporting on Analytical Tools,  Big Data Capabilities, and Cloud Computing. We learned about Cloudant from In-Q-Tel, a very forward thinking firm with a great track record for spotting visionary firms. – bg The following press release announces IBM’s intent to Acquire Cloudant: ARMONK, N.Y. – 24 Feb 2014: IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps.   Cloudant will extend IBM’s Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile offerings by further helping clients take advantage of these key growth initiatives. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clients across a variety of industries, including gaming, fi... (more)

DBaaS: The Next Killer App for Cloud Services

By Chip Childers Editor's note: This post by Chip Childers of CumuLogic captures context we believe of special relevance to all enterprise IT professionals, especially those with data to collect/store/process/analyze. He ends with a topic more of us from the technology world should be weighing in on. - bg As public and private cloud adoption continues to skyrocket, it's becoming more and more clear that Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is hugely important to users. This isn't really news, as much as it's a confirmation of what many were seeing much earlier in the cloud industry's maturation. DBaaS is the next killer app for cloud services. As an example, consider that DynamoDB from AWS was, after only five months in production, the fastest growing AWS service all the way back in 2012. Also consider the 451 Research report authored by Matt Aslett back in August of 2013... (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)

Tesora Sees Bright Outlook for Year Ahead with Growing Popularity of OpenStack

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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)

DBaaS: Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss That Process By @TesoraCorp | @CloudExpo

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 & 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)

Red Hat Expands Collaboration with Tesora | @CloudExpo @RedHatNews #OpenStack #DevOps

Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to February 2014 when Tesora was re-launched with the mission to become the market leader in database as a service (DBaaS) and OpenStack Trove. Most recently, the Tesora DBaaS Platform Enterprise Edition added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. Today, Tesora is the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove and ranks among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall as measured by Stackalytics, alongside Red Hat and other Tesora partners. This reflects the transformation of Tesora's development team to focus on the OpenStack DBaaS ... (more)

Database as a Service Platform Improves High Availability | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Database as a Service Platform Improves High Availability, Enhances Support for Oracle and Other Databases No one comes close to Tesora's database as a service platform in terms of the combination of features and choice of 13 different databases. Today the company makes available new features in its database as a service - based on OpenStack Trove - which make it easier for administrators to manage disparate database technologies through their life cycle. IT and database managers can now update OpenStack database guest images in real-time with the newest, enterprise-ready version of the Tesora database as a service (DBaaS) platform. This automates patch management that would otherwise be an intensive, manual exercise. The new Tesora DBaaS Platform Enterprise Edition 1.7 also provides more control over database replica placement ensuring that they are not subject to t... (more)