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Microsoft acquires Metanautix with Quest for intelligent cloud


Microsoft has bought Californian start up Metanautix for an undisclosed fee in a bid to improve the flow of analytics data as part of its ‘intelligent cloud’ strategy.

Cloud is growing up: from cost saving to competitive advantage


The last decade witnessed one of, if not the most transformational waves of technological change ever to break on the shores of IT – cloud computing.

Google upgrades Cloud SQL, promises managed MySQL offerings

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Google has announced the beta availability of a new improved Cloud SQL for Google Cloud Platform – and an alpha version of its much anticipated Content Delivery Network offering.

Red Hat helps eMedlab share supercomputer in the cloud

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A cloud of bioinformatics intelligence has been harmonised by Red Hat to create ‘virtual supercomputers’ that can be shared by the eMedlab collective of research institutes.

MapR claims world’s first converged data platform with Streams

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Apache Hadoop system specialist MapR Technologies claims it has invented a new system to make sense of all the disjointed streams of real time information flooding into big data platforms.

Splunk CEO quits while ahead after 2% revenue growth


As big data pioneer Splunk reported better than expected quarterly revenues and shares surged by 2%, its leader for the last seven years has announced his retirement.

Veritas warns of ‘databerg’ hidden dangers

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Backup specialist Veritas Technologies claims European businesses waste billions of euros on huge stories of useless information which are growing every year. By 2020 it claims the damage caused by this excessive data will cost over half a trillion pounds (£576bn) a year.

IBM adds Universal Behavior Exchange into its Marketing Cloud


IBM says the new Universal Behavior Exchange (UBE) in its Marketing Cloud will help businesses to understand their customers better.

IBM to create HPC and big data centre of excellence in UK


IBM and the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have jointly announced they will create a centre that tests how to use high performance computing (HPC) for big data analytics.

New Egnyte service promises to impose strict version in the cloud


Cloud file service provider Egnyte has launched a Smart Reporting and Auditing service which promises to impose order on the way content is created, edited, viewed and shared.