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September 21, 2011  12:00 PM

Microsoft’s Gordon Frazer comment leads to Dutch rethink on US cloud providers

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cloud, data-centre, Google, Microsoft

On September 5th Dutch Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) responded to questions relating to US cloud companies storing Duth data and the impact of the US Patriot Act. The minister's response has major...

September 19, 2011  2:13 PM

IT Departments as business service brokers

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
cloud, Cloud Computing

In this guest post Dr Katy Ring, director, K2 Advisory looks at how internal IT should refocus, to ensure they make the best use of commodity cloud-based services. She says, "CIOs need to consider to what extent their internal IT department is...


April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...


February 1, 2011  2:29 PM

IBM clarifies Cognos 10 Cloud strategy

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, Business Intelligence, cloud

With all the attention around what applications are moving to the Cloud and how those applications will work, IBM has  clarified its own plans around Cognos. Last month, I said that they were planning to create a Business Intelligence as a Service application. This was based...


January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

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BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.

2010

On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...


January 3, 2011  1:51 PM

IBM unleashes Cognos and then uploads it into the Cloud

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BI, BlackBerry, cloud, Cognos, Collaboration, Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, SME, User experience

IBM unveiled Cognos 10 in Las Vegas late last year and then went on a worldwide press trip to get out its marketing message "Cognos 10: Intelligence Unleashed". As taglines go, it really begs to be slapped around a bit but maybe later.

Cognos 10 is an upgrade to Cognos 8.4. No, that is...


August 4, 2010  12:16 PM

EMC picks Greenplum

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Business Intelligence, cloud, DB2, EMC, Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sybase, Teradata, VMware

At the beginning of July, EMC announced its intention to acquire data warehouse vendor Greenplum. On the 29th July that deal was completed and EMC announced that Greenplum is the foundation of the new EMC Data Computing Product Division.

This  is another step down EMC's...


July 19, 2010  12:59 PM

TIBCO Silver Spotfire pubishes BI to the Cloud

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, cloud

From the smallest home office business to the largest enterprise, the amount of data that businesses accumulate continues to grow. Using that information effectively is often challenging because users do not possess the tools or the knowledge on how to make the most of their data.

Small...


June 11, 2010  2:09 PM

Quest’s TOAD hops onto the Cloud

imurphy Profile: imurphy
cloud, DBA, Quest Software, SQL Azure

Next week Quest Software will announce the release of TOAD for Cloud, extending the reach of its database tools into the Cloud environment. In the first version there will be support for four datasources - Amazon SimpleDB, Microsoft SQL Azure, Apache HBase and any database with an ODBC...


June 10, 2010  3:05 AM

Why databases must follow the applications to the Cloud

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architecture, cloud, Databases

As increasing numbers of applications move to the Cloud architects need to think about the implications for system performance. A key benefit of the Cloud is access to resources on demand so that as applications need more processor, memory or disk space, these can be provisioned on demand.

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