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Paradigm4 puts oncology in the cloud with Onco-SciDB

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Boston-based cloud database specialist Paradigm4 has launched a new system designed to speed up the process of cancer research among biopharmaceutical companies.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft launches cloud based Blockchain tech for would be bitcoin traders

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Microsoft has launched a cloud-based ledger system for would-be bitcoin traders. The Azure service provider aims to ease traditional bankers and financial service companies into a new increasingly legitimised market as it gains currency in the world’s finance centres.

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.

SAP unveils new powers within Analytics in the Cloud


SAP has unveiled a new user-friendly analytics service for enterprises which it claims will give better insights by offering an ‘unparalleled user experience’.

Amazon Web Services makes aggressive customer acquisition play

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At its Amazon re:Invent event Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a number of products and initiatives designed to make it easier for potential customers to move their business to the AWS Cloud.

MapR claims JSON IoT development breakthrough

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Enterprise software vendor MapR has unveiled plans to slash the workload of IoT developers and administrators by cutting the complexity of managing its NoSQL databases.

Microsoft selects Ubuntu for first Linux-based Azure offering


Microsoft has announced plans to simplify Big Data and widen its use through Azure.