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Contract dispute with HPE costs Oracle $3bn

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Oracle has released a statement declaring it will appeal a jury decision to side with HPE in a long-running contract dispute worth $3 billion.

Alibaba and Softbank launch SB Cloud for Japanese market

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Alibaba and Softbank have announced the establishment of SB Cloud Corporation, a new joint venture launch cloud computing services in Japan.

Microsoft announces general availability of SQL Server 2016

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Microsoft has announced the SQL Server 2016 will hit general availability to all customers worldwide as of June 1.

IBM expands flash storage portfolio in continued transition to cloud positioning

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IBM has announced the expansion of its flash storage portfolio, to bolster its position in the cognitive computing and hybrid cloud market segments.

Overcoming the data integration challenge in hybrid and cloud-based environments

Vivo, the Brazilian subsidiary of Spanish telco Telefónica deployed TOA Technologies' cloud-based field service management softawre

Industry experts estimate that data volumes are doubling in size every two years, creating an increasingly difficult value-chain for IT leaders to manage and capitalize on.

AWS expands reach of Database Migration Service

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Amazon Web Services has expanded the availability of its Database Migration Service to nearly all its territories worldwide.

Google launches Dataproc after successful beta trials

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Google has announced that its big data analysis tool Dataproc is now on general release. The utility, which was one of the factors that persuaded Spotify to choose Google’s Cloud Platform over Amazon Web Services is a managed tool based on the Hadoop and Spark open source big data software.

IBM Watson Health buys Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B

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IBM Watson Health has announced an agreement to acquire cloud based big data specialist Truven Health Analytics.

IBM and Microsoft race to develop Blockchain-As-A-Service

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IBM has made 44,000 lines of code available to the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project in a bid to speed the development of a Blockchain ledger for secure distributed online financial transactions.

MapR gets converged data platform patented

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California-based open source big data specialist MapR Technologies has been granted patent protection for its technique for converging open source, enterprise storage, NoSQL and other event streams.

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