Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of a new version of its Azure SQL database before year-end which is aimed at simplifying the move of database applications to the cloud.
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Voice recognition technology is good enough for almost all your dictation and PC control needs, although Nuance's desktop software still has the odd rough edge.
Oracle's summer of product launches continues as Database 12c becomes generally available. Will all applications go in-memory?
Oracle's 12c database with in-memory option, cloud offerings and applications have analysts upbeat -- for now.
The OpenStack Icehouse release includes Trove for supporting Database as a Service. Tesora is stepping forward with its database virtualization engine to make deploying database applications easy.
The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
Microsoft has opened up to testers the limited preview of the premium tier of its Windows Azure SQL database for business-critical applications.
Citrix is merging its Branch Repeater, which delivers PC applications to virtual desktops with CloudBridge, which connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and data centers.
A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.
The German Enterprise software behemoth brings its core applications to its HANA in-memory database.
Apple's software subsidiary is positioning its database as another way small businesses can create smartphone or tablet applications for internal use.
The IT industry has decades of experience with traditional database engines that were designed to support transactional applications. Now the industry is exploring non-traditional database engines, such as hadoop, for web scale management of huge amounts of rapidly changing data. Hugely scalable transactional systems need something new. What do those requirements look like?
SAP plans to move its applications to its own Sybase-powered database platform, and mix in a heavy dose of HANA in-memory technology. The game plan: push long-time database partner Oracle out of the way, and take a bigger chunk of the enterprise IT-spending pie.
One way IT can hasten their responsiveness to business requirements is in their ability to deliver applications to PC faster, better and cheaper.
Companies have developed and deployed thousands of applications designed for Windows. What do they do now that staff and customers are using Smartphones and Tablets and expect the same applications will be available. Gizmox thinks that it has the answer.
Bringing together a smart thin-client and a mainframe-based, highly secure, well managed, virtualized industry standard system environment is the goal of this consortium. Customers needing military grade security while deploying popular PC applications ought to take notice.
Once you try out the improved mouse and keyboard controls in the Consumer Preview you may find you don't dislike the Metro interface at all. Take a look at the average consumer PC and the desktop is covered side to side, top to bottom with shortcuts to applications and documents; Metro tidies that up, makes it as wide a screen as you want and adds live tiles for glanceable information like weather reports and calendar information - just what desktop gadgets always promised.
The scalable managed NoSQL database service moves Amazon Web Services further into the platform-as-a-service arena, where it will compete with Salesforce, Oracle and others to attract developers of large web applications
Personal voice assistants (PVAs) such as Apple's Siri could represent the next big thing in the tech industry, but lack of defined use case, and difficulty in collating all of the world's spoken languages into a database, mean widespread uptake of the tech is unlikely to be soon, observers have noted.
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