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Joyent taps Clustrix for cloud SQL, app performance analytics

Joyent is partnering with Clustrix to offer the latter's database service and improve application performance

Infrastructure as a service provider Joyent announced a partnership with Clustrix Thursday that will see the public cloud provider deploy ClustrixDB to add SQL database capabilities and real-time application monitoring analytics for customers.

AWS AppStream launches as cloud stacks become more service-specific

AWS pushes AppStream live as cloud providers race to consolidate around niche cloud services

Public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general release of AppStream, an application infrastructure built on top of the company’s recently released G2 instances that enables high-fidelity applications on low-end devices. The service goes live as cloud service providers target niche cloud services – where the next race in the cloud game is set to take place.

SAP HANA gets subscription pricing, becomes in-memory engine for apps

SAP rolled out HANA as a cloud service Thursday, including an application ecosystem and platform as a service placing HANA at the heart of new applications

German software company SAP announced Thursday that it is offering cloud subscription pricing models for its in-memory computing platform, SAP HANA, and will start offering an application ecosystem built atop the platform. SAP executive board member and innovation head Vishal Sikka said the move was a response to the changing ways even the most persistent databases and high-capacity computing services are consumed today.

Red Hat and Hortonworks double down on big data

Red Hat and Hortonworks are extending their Hadoop-focused partnership

Linux heavyweight Red Hat and big data tech developer Hortonworks announced plans to redouble efforts to jointly develop and market big data innovations based on Apache Hadoop. The move will see further integration of both companies’ product lines and expand on a partnership announced last summer.

UK National Archives drafts MongoDB for WWI cloud database

UK National Archives is enlisting MongoDB for its WWI diary digitisation project

The UK National Archives have enlisted MongoDB to set up a new database of WWI diaries that will bring order to about 1.5 million pages of war diaries, which will be released throughout the year by the heritage organisation in commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of the Great War.

Cloudera and Koverse join forces on Apache Accumulo

Clouder and Koverse are partnering to develop commercial offerings based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-store project originally developed by the NSA

Integrator Cloudera has teamed up with big data specialist Koverse in a bid to co-develop innovations based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-value store project built on top of Hadoop.

Verizon to offer Oracle Fusion, DBaaS

Database as a Service revenue forecast according to 451Research

Pushing forward into the database as a service space Verizon Terremark and Oracle have entered into an agreement that will see the former offer the latter’s database on its global cloud platform.

Google said to be mulling move from Intel to custom ARM chips

Google is said to be mulling a shift from Intel's X86 to ARM-based architecture

According to multiple reports Google is said to be considering designing its own ARM-based chips to power the company’s datacentres, which currently use servers featuring Intel’s X86 processors.

Oracle joins OpenStack, integration to follow

Oracle plane

Following Oracle’s announcement in September that the company will integrate Oracle Exalogic with OpenStack’s APIs, the company joined the OpenStack Foundation Tuesday and said it plans to integrate the open source platform’s management components into a range of Oracle appliances and services.

Salesforce folds Cloudconnect into Heroku

Salesforce will fold Cloudconnect into Heroku, one of the company's PaaSes

Fresh off the launch of its mobile-focused CRM platform as a service suite, Salesforce quietly has acquired cloud database integration specialist Cloudconnect. While the deal is light on details, it is clear the company’s technology will be folded into Salesforce revamped Heroku platform.