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Trends in the cloud database market

The cloud holds a large – and growing – percentage of enterprise data. While much of this growth comes from unstructured information, such as documents and media files, enterprises also still depend on structured data, stored in databases.   The global market for databases grew by 12.8% last year, according to analysts at Gartner, and…

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The AMD Computex 2024 Keynote Live Blog (6:30pm PT/01:30 UTC)

Computex keynote season is kicking into high gear this morning with the show’s leading keynote, which is being delivered by AMD. Company CEO Dr. Lisa Su will be presenting a keynote entitled “The future of high-performance computing in the AI era,” and with a run time of 90 minutes, we’re expecting AMD to have a…

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VMware/Broadcom: Prepare for legacy support

Broadcom’s $69bn acquisition of VMware last year follows on from a number of smaller but significant software acquisitions the company has made over the past few years. These all appear to point to the company’s appetite to develop a software business built on acquiring the customers of these businesses. In 2018, Broadcom acquired CA Technologies.…

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How to avoid joining the Dead Java Code Society

How many times have you said to yourself, “I must clear out that shed/loft/garage”? We’ve all said it and our intentions are always good, but the clutter seems to build up, as does the sense of dread knowing that the tidy up will take even longer. Well, that is how most engineering vice presidents feel…

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CMA: AWS and Microsoft deny cloud discounts have anti-competitive effect on market

Cloud customers are failing to see how the offering of committed spend discounts could contribute towards them becoming locked in to hyperscale cloud platforms, according to the interim findings of an anti-trust probe into the inner workings of the UK cloud industry.   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the first of a…

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Embracing Industry 4.0? Don’t overlook Cloud ERP

As the number of connected devices proliferates from offices to factory floors, Industry 4.0 represents the fourth revolution in manufacturing and promises a more connected era where advanced technologies will drive greater efficiencies, innovation, and growth. Estimates from McKinsey and the World Economic Forum predict that the fourth industrial revolution may deliver up to USD…

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SuiteConnect London 2024: GenAI everywhere the refrain

Two of Oracle’s leading executives put forward GenAI ubiquity as a guiding theme of the supplier’s business applications offer in recent customer conference visits to London. Most recently, Evan Goldberg, executive vice-president of Oracle NetSuite, said that we are still at the dawn of the AI age, “nowhere near noon”. In an interview with me…

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Podcast: How to prepare your data for digital transformation

In this podcast with Chris Gorton, EMEA managing director at Syniti, we look at how to optimise data for digital transformation. We talk about how planning is key, in particular to visualise the future needs of the business and the data it will require, then to plan, prepare, transform and migrate data to achieve those…

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AWS cuts several hundred jobs to tackle ‘inefficiency’ as customer cloud cost-cutting continues

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made another round of job cuts, with several hundred tech and sales staff understood to be affected, according to media reports. A report on the GeekWire news site said employees were informed of the decision via email on 3 April by AWS senior vice-president Matt Garman, with individuals working in…

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The Security Interviews: Alex Yampolskiy, SecurityScorecard

If he wasn’t running SecurityScorecard, says Alex Yampolskiy, he would probably be sitting in a park in New York City, playing chess. New York has been his home for many years, since his Russian-Ukrainian family emigrated to the US when he was a teenager. Even as a teen, the chess prodigy had already been bitten…

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