Month: June 2014

Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

Oracle has released a framework that allows multiple copies of the MySQL database to work in tandem, making it easier for organizations to easily run live backup databases and scale MySQL across multiple servers. "The Fabric manages a farm of MySQL servers," said Tomas Ulin, Oracle vice president of MySQL engineering. The open-source MySQL Fabric […]

Alibaba is Coming to the North America

Alibaba Group is a privately owned Hangzhou-based group of Internet-based e-commerce businesses including business-to-business online web portals, online retail and payment services, a shopping search engine and data-centric cloud computing services. In 2012, two of Alibaba’s portals together handled 1.1 trillion yuan ($170 billion) in sales, more than competitor’s eBay and combined. The company […]

HP Primes Analytics Software for Real Time

HP launched new analytic software that lets companies to more efficiently query large amounts of information. But HP is bit player in a market dominated by incumbents, say analysts. HP announced new cloud-based analytics as a service built on HP's HAVEn Big Data analytics platform, helping clients solve business problems and create new revenue opportunities. […]

Google In Talks To Buy Skybox Imaging For About $1 Bln

Search engine giant Google Inc. (GOOG) is in talks to buy Skybox Imaging Inc., a satellite company that specializes in recording very detailed landscape pictures and video, for about $1 billion, TechCrunch reported citing people familiar with the matter. The acquisition reportedly will enable the company to use Skybox's technology to improve its Google Maps […]

Wipro and Net Suite Launch Business Process Management Software

Wipro, a leading Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, today announced the launch of its ‘Finance and Accounting Business-Process-as-a-Service’ (F&A BPaaS) solution for enterprises developed in partnership with Net Suite, Wipro’s F&A BPaaS is a comprehensive, end-to-end business process solution that can help improve business agility, user experience and process efficiency…Also -- Bangalore/India and […]

Microsoft, Salesforce Said to Discuss Cloud Partnership

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Inc. (CRM) are close to an agreement that will enable customers of Microsoft’s cloud computing service to use Salesforce’s customer management programs signaling a thaw between two longtime rivals. The partnership will make Salesforce’s program available on Microsoft’s Azure service, said the people, who asked not to be identified because […]

Coming Soon to a Fridge Near you Targeted Ads

Targeted advertisements are headed to smart refrigerators, smart thermostats and other Internet-connected devices, potentially raising new privacy concerns for people who use those products. A financial report filed by Google in December and picked up Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal describes the Internet Company’s intent to deliver ads on almost any IP-enabled device that […]


You've heard the term and probably read stories about smart homes and devices that communicate with each other. But what makes it all connect? There is no agreed-upon definitive definition, but there is a test for determining whether something is part of the Internet of things (IoT): There are lots of questions about IoT. -- […]