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SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on

Small companies have some internal work to do before adopting the in-memory computing platform

ScaleBase takes relational databases to web scale in an instant

The relational database was purpose-built for the cloud and is said to be able to scale out easily and cost effectively.


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Twitter's new 'Strategy Statement' gets mocked by the Internet

Twitter's newly published "Strategy Statement" elicited jeers and jokes from the Internet.

Oracle, SAP settle long-standing TomorrowNow lawsuit

SAP will pay Oracle about US$359 million in damages and interest to settle the case

Amazon launches Lambda, an event-driven compute service

Lambda replaces the need to run a separate virtual machine to coordinate multiple AWS services

Microsoft to boost Active Directory protection with Aorato acquisition

The Israeli startup's security product uses machine learning to protect Active Directory servers

With Clutter, Microsoft is less cautious about bringing machine learning to the masses

The research group hasn't always been ready to make such tools available

Tidemark software adds predictive analytics to help CFOs use big data in forecasting, budgeting

CFOs are now being asked to incorporate streaming data sources into sales forecasts, said CEO Christian Gheorghe

KILL: CA Clarity software now reflects the impact of IT budget changes

The story, "CA Clarity software now reflects the impact of IT budget changes," which was posted to the newswire Monday, and for which a correction was issued Tuesday, including a headline change, has now been removed from the wire. A...

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10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world

IBM is investing $1 billion in its IBM Watson Group with the aim of creating an ecosystem of startups and businesses building cognitive computing applications with Watson. Here are 10 examples that are making an impact.

Oracle licensing practices lead to mistrust among customers, says survey

The group behind the survey says it is advocating for manageable licensing terms and isn't against Oracle

AppDynamics now provides intel for business managers

Its new Fall 2014 Release offers real-time insights that business leaders might find useful

Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

The company just went through another round of job cuts

Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

Industry-specific products and tie-ins to IBM's cloud development platform are just some of the companies' plans

HTML5 finalized, finally

HTML5 was designed to move the Web from serving static documents to becoming a full-fledged platform for building applications

EFF rates companies on willingness to fight ‘copyright and trademark bullies’

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday issued a report and scorecard revealing its assessment of how major service providers and social media platforms respond when copyright and trademark holders use those weapons...

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

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