by Mark Walker, VP, Technical Resources, Scribe Software (@markatscribe)

With no need for infrastructure support, the proliferation of cloud applications has made it easy for Line-of-Business (LOB) managers to implement functional systems without input from IT, swiping a credit card to embrace the promise of immediate process efficiencies. The dark side, [...]

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Oracle OpenWorld, which closed its doors yesterday, gave everyone a surprise when longtime rivals went up the same stage to announce their new partnership. Microsoft and Oracle have decided to put bygones be bygones as they venture into a new enterprise cloud.

This move was fueled by both companies’ desire [...]

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For several years since the rift began, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Oracle’s Larry Ellison always land on the news saying loathsome words to each other, and they never miss a chance to pick a “word fight” on the headlines. But recent developments have turned the tables 180 degrees when they both finally [...]

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In the past, companies have relied on server-client models that depend on cloud-based infrastructures, which tend to source its data from remote devices and locations, before collating and transforming whatever they collect into information that can be used by a wide variety of computing devices. However, there seems to be a major [...]

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It may seem like a surprise, considering that many of their products are direct competitors, but Oracle and Microsoft have recently joined forces, in order to introduce Oracle’s database, application server, Java API, and other products to Microsoft’s Azure [...]

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The former arch enemies Microsoft and Oracle join forces in a new partnership in the field of cloud computing. The partnership will enhance the compatibility of certain Oracle software (including Java, WebLogic Server and Oracle Database) with the Microsoft Windows Azure or Windows Server Hyper-V platform.

 

Did an Alliance Become Necessary? [...]

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Available this May, Oracle has announced the release of new applications which will put the company in close competition with SAP. Taking advantage of in-memory computing, applications available next month include Oracle SCM In-Memory Consumption Driven Planning, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne [...]

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The market for business intelligence (BI) and analytics continue to be one of the fastest growing software markets. According to research firm Gartner, the global market for BI will reach $13.8 billion in revenue worldwide in 2013, up 7 percent from last year. The market is expected to reach over $17 billion [...]

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Amazon Redshift – Review

On February 18, 2013 By

Amazon continues to prove itself as deserving of its spot as one of the driving forces behind the IT sector when they launched the new Amazon Redshift service, which aims to sell data warehousing as a service.

Redshift has given traditional data warehousing players (which include the likes of Continue Reading

Due to a stronger momentum, SAP is expected to grow in double digits this year primarily because of its move towards cloud computing and big data. It is estimating an 11% to 13% increase in revenues for software [...]

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In October 2012, Oracle announced that it is set to introduce infrastructure-as-a-service systems so that organizations can implement in-house IaaS and pay for it monthly. The report said that it is not competing with Amazon Web Services but, instead, the company [...]

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With four out of five Americans now using social networks, the era of social networking clearly has arrived, creating significant implications for enterprises. Today, there are compelling rewards for embracing social networks—and potentially severe penalties for putting it off any longer.

This white paper outlines four key ground rules for engaging with social networks [...]

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Oracle announced an agreement to acquire DataRaker, an analysis platform in the cloud that allows service providers of electricity, gas and water utilities to realize huge amounts of data to optimize operational efficiency and improve the client experience.

DataRaker develops solutions for analyzing energy consumption, electricity and gas, and water. [...]

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Prior to the hybrid cloud, IT determined how an enterprise infrastructure grew. With the introduction of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), lines of business, such as marketing, sales and logistics, can expand the enterprise infrastructure without involving IT by directly purchasing SaaS. Read this whitepaper to become aware of the dangers of the accidental SOA [...]

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If Oracle recently showed improvements in their catalog of integrated systems (specifically in database machine), IBM is now announcing three new systems for the management and analysis of large volumes of information that will be available from late October.

IBM Introduces PureData, a system that allows companies to quickly analyze [...]

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Larry Ellison, Chief Executive Officer ofOracle, recently announced the company’s new offering, a highly sophisticated server with a lot of memory. Oracle also announced an updated database application to compete with its rival SAP, as well as cloud services like database, software, applications, software, and computing [...]

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