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Cloud-based data management provider Reltio scores $10m

Reltio scored $10m, which will be used to expand its sales and marketing efforts

Reltio, a startup founded by Informatica veterans, has secured $10m in its first round of funding and announced the launch of its cloud-based data management platform.

Rackspace adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to managed cloud, DBaaS

Rackspace is adding SQL Server 2014 to its managed cloud and DBaaS lineup

Rackspace announced it will now support Microsoft’s latest SQL Server iteration, which brings in-memory online transaction processing (OLTP) to the company’s managed cloud service and database as a service proftolios.

NewSQL vendor NuoDB boosts EMEA presence with UK HQ

NewSQL is an emerging category that borrows some of the scalability benefits of NoSQL databases for the relational database world

NuoDB, a Massachusetts-based vendor of NewSQL technology has announced the opening of its UK headquarters this week. Martin Gaffney, NuoDB’s newly appointed EMEA regional director told BCN that the rise of NewSQL and cloud combined with the relative lack of innovation in transactional databases has created a perfect storm for the firm.

South Korea’s ACRC partners with IBM on cloud-based mainframe

The ACRC said the cloud-based mainframe would make its contact centre operations more flexible and scalable as it looks to consolidate numerous departments in one IT environment

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) in South Korea said this week that it will be working with IBM to test a hybrid cloud platform in a bid to consolidate numerous national public service phone numbers into one integrated call centre.

IBM buys Aspera to bolster file transfer capabilities

IBM acquired file-transfer specialist Aspera for an undisclosed sum Thursday

Shortly after completing the acquisition of Fiberlink, enterprise tech giant IBM announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Aspera, a company specialising in file transfers containing large volumes of unstructured data. IBM said the move will complement its big data offerings and allow users to very quickly shift large volumes of data to and from the cloud.

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.

EHR opens the door to other cloud services in healthcare

Chad Skidmore, director of network services at INHS

Across the United States, thanks in part to healthcare IT reform initiatives introduced under President Obama, healthcare organisations have flocked to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems, integrating them into larger existing systems in order to improve patient care. Chad Skidmore, director at Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), a healthcare-focused IT service provider, says increased uptake of EHR is also encouraging a broader shift to cloud services. But big legacy integration challenges remain and service providers and medical facilities will have to conquer them before the benefits of cloud can be fully realised.

SAP shows healthy HANA, cloud growth in Q3 results

SAP said its cloud revenues and HANA in-memory database business showed healthy growth, but its traditional software and consulting business slipped for the second quarter in a row

Software giant SAP announced a strong third quarter Monday as it continues to grow its cloud subscriptions and HANA in-memory platform. But the company also noted that sales of traditional software and its consulting business slipped in Q3.