Earlier this morning on #c9d9 we talked about the drivers for using cloud resources along the different stages of your pipeline. We also talked about some of the challenges and best practices for streamlining your processes when using the cloud to empower developers to go fast, while ensuring governance and control.
AppZero has launched a new version of its application migration tool that features an optional, high performance architecture that accelerates the migration of Windows Server applications over wide area or high latency network connections, typically found between geographically remote datacenters and public cloud onboarding projects. Available immediately, AppZero 6.2 drastically reduces the migration times for applications with large data footprints and for database servers such as SQL Server 2005. Customers can download the upgrade at: https://helpdesk.appzero.com/login.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON’s 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
Unlearning is hard to do. Let me explain. Here’s what I need you to do. Do whatever you need to do, DO NOT think about Pink Flying Horses. You will now find that the thought of Pink Flying Horses cannot escape your mind and no matter what you do, you just cannot stop thinking of Pink Flying Horses. Similar to this idea, asking you to not think about something is just going to make it more impossible. However for the sake of moving forward, we do need to take a step back from what we know and really, I mean really UNLEARN a few key things about some key technology areas.
Oracle has recently acquired StackEngine, a Texas based startup that creates tools that aid in utilization of Docker containers. All StackEngine employees will work in Oracle’s Public Cloud unit. Terms of the deal were not released.
Docker containers popularity has increased in the past year, and the trends are looking to continue. The addition of Docker containers allows Oracle to compete with cloud giants that support Docker containers like Amazon Web Services. Docker containers join Oracle’s extensive cloud portfolio, which includes Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Safra Catz, Oracle co-CEO, has stated that SaaS and PaaS grew sixty eight percent this quarter, following a seventy percent growth from the previous quarter. Oracle sales grew approximately thirty percent year to year, to $652 million.
StackEngine describes its Container Application Center as a path for businesses to be able to “transition from the costs and inefficiencies of virtualization to the flexibility, mobility and freedom of containerization.” Many StackEngine employees have previously worked at CopperEgg, an Austin based startup acquired in 2013 by Idera. CopperEgg specialized in keeping track of the efficiency of applications run through the cloud.
Oracle plans to construct a next generation technology campus in Austin, Texas that focuses on cloud computing. The employee base in Austin is expected to grow by fifty percent over a span of a few years. A majority of the jobs at this Austin location will be related to the cloud. Oracle will follow its tradition of hiring young college graduates and those just starting their careers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a major topic of discussion in the tech industry. Many people want to know: how is the IoT influencing me already? That’s one of the themes of this week’s conversation between Electric Cloud CTO Anders Wallgren and Software Engineering Daily Host Jeff Meyerson.
IoT continues to grow, with the proliferation of smart homes, wearables, smart cars, mHealth devices and more. For example, new cars today come pre-wired with hundreds of millions of lines of code already, and much of the embedded software is already connected to the Internet. This always-on connectivity offers manufacturers the ability to automatically update software and firmware on IoT devices and can greatly increase the rate of new feature updates, and the usability and usefulness to end users.
“In the DevOps area there are a lot of people looking to adopt more and new efficient processes and that’s worked well for us and the technology we provide,” explained Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
“Mobility is really important in today’s business. Businesses should be on the go as mobile devices are everywhere. Mobile and cloud work together and are connected with what we do,” explained Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 17th Cloud Expo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives aren’t the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There’s a huge opportunity for “industrial IoT” and “Smart Cities” to impact the world in the same capacity – especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as soon as they are needed to take action.
In today’s rapidly changing IT world, database experts who wish to remain relevant must keep up-to-date on all kinds of technology – both database-related and other.
DBAs should understand new data-related technologies but also other newer technologies that interact with database systems. Don’t ignore industry and technology trends simply because you cannot immediately think of a database-related impact. Many non-database-related “things” eventually find their way into DBMS software and database applications. An example for that is Agile methodologies, such as DevOps and Continuous Delivery which until recently were not thought of as part of the database eco-system.
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