Bringing a glass of ice-cold water to companies stuck in the raging hot hell of data warehouses built for the pre-cloud era, Snowflake's cloud-purposed data warehouses are really, really cool.
Acronis Backup 12.5 is an easy-to-use, yet still powerful multi-platform back-up solution with an all-important active protection against ransomware.
These are the tools I depend on, both when establishing a new SQL Server or encountering one in the wild.
FileMaker 15, a new release of the application development system for OS X, Windows, iOS and the web, delivers new or improved features in the areas of mobility, automation and integration, ease of use, security, and performance.
Third-party developers can now exploit the performance of the SQL coprocessors built into Oracle's Sparc M7 chip.
Hackers are manipulating SEO (search engine optimisation) rankings to impact an organisations revenue and reputation.
Oracle's latest hardware announcements feature the new SPARC M7 processor.
Australian users of the Tableau analytics and visualisation software seem keen to get their hands on the next major release.
Is there an enterprise data hub in your IT future?
Oracle has announced SQL access to data stored in an Oracle Big Data Appliance, initially from Exadata systems, but over time from other models in its Engineered Systems family and then from Oracle Database generally.
Database and analytics vendor Actian has added its X100 SQL engine to Hadoop, making big data repositories more accessible to business users and reducing processing times.
Big Data is 'crossing the chasm' from technically oriented organisations to mainstream businesses, a Teradata executive told iTWire.
A new edition of EMC's Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) handles structured and unstructured data in a single appliance.
It is a truism that what gets measured gets improved. One important function of the CIO is to ensure strategic information is delivered to executive management as a basis for steering the company. Here is a simple C# app to easily publish results of SQL queries as Excel spreadsheets.
Quest Software - now a Dell subsidiary - is famous for its database tools such as Toad for Oracle. The newly released Toad for Oracle 11.6 makes it easier for database administrators to work remotely.
Microsoft is previewing several new features of Windows Azure, including the ability to run Linux on Azure virtual machines.
A modestly priced version of Actian's high-performance Vectorwise database aims to help smaller organisations into the world of Big Data.
Microsoft has rolled out a number of changes to its Windows Azure platform, including a "truly free" 90-day trial plus new price caps on large databases.
The term 'big data' is generally associated with science and a very few specialised areas of business. But one database company is predicting it will find a home in a much broader range of activities.
As expected, Microsoft and Adobe have released a hefty batch of security updates for their products.
Thanks for posting this - quite straightforward via myGov
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