Percona's acquisition of database company Tokutek, announced today, gives it a foot in both the MySQL and NoSQL camps with distributions and services.
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Microsoft has purchased cross-platform, mobile business-intelligence vendor Datazen Software, a Toronto-based company, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft is working on a new set of Azure 'mobile first/cloud first' microservices for business users, an effort some at the company say could become another billion-dollar business.
Microsoft's AzureDB NoSQL database service and a related new open-source data-migration tool, are generally available.
The company behind the open-source MariaDB MySQL branch has unveiled its spring release database offering, which it says is tuned for better performance.
Microsoft officials confirm the company will deliver the second tech preview of Windows Server 2016 in May.
The figures are from the Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report by UK-based security firm Avecto, in which the company pulled data from every Patch Tuesday issued by Microsoft in 2014.
Microsoft has bought another productivity company. This time it's LiveLoop, a vendor of collaboration plug-ins and tools for Microsoft Office.
Apple has snapped up a small database company that specialises in high-availability distributed environments.
Sonny Hashmi leaves the General Services Administration to join the cloud storage company as its new managing director for government.
Microsoft warned of "attempts to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks," but reports quickly began to pin blame on the company.
The increasing popularity of SSDs and flash-based storage have created a big problem for Windows, and that problem is getting worse as OEMs shrink storage on cheap tablets to save costs. To address the problem, Microsoft is making some radical changes in Windows 10.
Former LinkedIn and Microsoft executive Tony Ward has been picked to head up SurveyMonkey's Australian and New Zealand operations, as the company works to ramp up its enterprise growth.
A Reuters report today says Microsoft is working on a major update to its Cortana personal assistant technology. The report also cites unnamed sources predicting the company will release Cortana as a standalone app for other platforms. But you might have a long wait.
VCE, now an EMC portfolio company, set up a path forward that offers VMware's software defined networking software.
IDC analysts said Dell and IBM wound up "in a statistical tie," as each held roughly nine percent a piece.
Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?
Samsung has announced that it has begun production of its new Universal Flash Storage chips, which the company claims have a random reading speed up to 28 times faster than external memory cards.
Microsoft is giving away 100GB of free storage to Dropbox users across the globe, although it's not being as generous with free storage as it has been for US Bing Rewards members.
Starting with Office for iOS, Microsoft is enabling its new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps to access third-party cloud-storage services, including Apple's iCloud.
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