Relational databases are enterprise staples as customers continue to pay up for Oracle and proprietary software. AWS launches Aurora to offer proprietary features at open source prices.
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Oracle will likely pitch its database, content management tools and analytics packages to Front Porch customers such as A&E Television, BBC, Discovery and Nascar.
Because of the number of firms using its databases, Oracle has high hopes for its in-memory database architecture.
The chipmaker said the new suite of services orchestrates the full stack — from physical, virtual servers, networks, storage and databases, to the middleware and the application layer.
On track with April's planned cloud announcements, Oracle released two enterprise-grade products that it says supports the adoption of hybrid cloud platforms.
Caching algorithms seem pretty arcane, but are very important for the overall performance of networks, databases and storage systems as a whole. Unfortunately, few understand how important they are. Fusion-IO's Lee Caswell talks about an update to the company's ioTurbine and its importance to accelerating virtualized environments.
Organizations often think about using virtualization to make their processing, storage and networks disaster tolerant. DH2i believes that deploying application virtualization is a better way to make databases highly available than using virtual machines.
In-memory databases are hot, but tiered storage may be our cooler destination.
Ellison declared that this in-memory option means databases can process billions of rows and columns at "ungodly speeds."
Having seen the benefits from server virtualization, enterprises are now asking for virtualization to move into networking and storage, says VMware's Asia-Pacific head.
Most IT resources security today are plugged into protecting networking equipment from hackers and breaches. Not a bad idea, surely? But most enterprises are now recognizing that the goods hackers want the most are in databases and storage servers.
The move was plugged last week by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who also noted deals would be announced with Salesforce and NetSuite.
Oracle touted its cloud strategy as well as its hardware products, but the sales miss won't do much to allay concerns that the company is having trouble battling companies like Workday and Salesforce as well as open source databases.
Hardware, Mark Hurd, open source databases and cloud computing are among the big question marks that need to be answered for Oracle.
Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala have migrated from Oracle to an enterprise edition of Apache Cassandra. DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth argues more companies and developers will follow.
Salesforce is acquiring a laundry list of databases: NoSQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Oracle, however, is rumored to have landed a nine figure deal from Salesforce. Ouch.
Oracle is combining two of its security products into a single software appliance-based platform intended to audit both Oracle-made and third-party databases.
With SAP's claims that HANA enables companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours, the vendors of old legacy traditional databases are facing a major challenge, most notably the king of them all, Oracle.
Oracle president Mark Hurd talks emerging markets, the company's strategy, R&D, storage costs associated with big data and the cloud plan.
As hybrid cloud adoption grows, enterprises see increasing importance of optimized, cost-efficient storage placement to realize benefits of going to cloud, says EMC exec.
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