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Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release

Aurora combines the high performance of commercial databases, with the familiarity of MySQL

'The cloud is the new normal,' Amazon Web Services executive says

Andy Jassy touts larger customer cloud deployments at the AWS user conference


Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts

Google has embraced the Docker container technology and expanded the Firebase mobile development platform

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How CIOs Can Keep Their Jobs by Picking the Right Vendors

CIOs don't stay in their jobs for long. Messy IT systems, cobbled together over many years, go a long way toward explaining why. To fix this problem, and to give themselves some job security, CIOs would be wise to study their vendors...

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Microsoft Adds IoT, Big Data Orchestration Services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

The company tries to catch up to and surpass Amazon Web Services at TechEd Europe

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

At TechEd Europe, Microsoft announced updates to Office 365, Azure and Intune

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How RMS Put Its Catastrophe Modeling Software in the Cloud

After hosting its software on Amazon Web Services, risk management firm RMS decided to move to a private cloud. The decision paid off, largely because RMS got a little help from its friends.

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Future Points to Healthcare IT as a Service

Adopting social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology should save healthcare providers money in the long run. It should also help them use their EHR systems as a service, according to a joint report from EMC and MeriTalk.

Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

The German airline is selling its IT services business to IBM in an outsourcing deal that could save it €70 million annually

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Microsoft Outlines Vision for Azure With New Services

Microsoft puts the pressure on cloud competitors Amazon and Google with a slate of new Azure offerings, including a 'cloud-in-a-box' hardware appliance geared for on-premises hybrid deployments.

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services

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CIOs Face Cloud Computing Challenges, Pitfalls

What’s the hardest part about migrating to the cloud? Giants talk security, vendor lock-in, shadow IT and other common challenges.

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The Coming War for Developers

The emergence of next-generation social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology has sparked a war for developers able to continue the fast pace of innovation. Enterprises that want to remain in business tomorrow would be wise to make...

Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls

IBM expands Watson's presence across multiple industries

IBM's Watson is being tested by numerous clients in the banking, health care and tourism industries

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Is It Time to Move Your Databases to the Cloud?

Faster time to market increasingly drives firms of all sizes to move their databases to the cloud. Options range from managed services to more of a databases-as-a-service. Even companies used to rolling their own technology solutions...

How Netflix survived the Amazon EC2 reboot

The video streaming service was able to stay online even as its cloud hosting provider rebooted its servers

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

Q&A: Meet Microsoft's new Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich

Russinovich is helping shift Microsoft to a services orientation

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