Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

With Microsoft’s strong numbers and Google’s continued progress, Amazon Web Services must realize it’s in a three-cloud race By David Linthicum | InfoWorld Good news for Microsoft: “Strong sales of cloud products to businesses helped lift…

SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud

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The companies are also integrating SAP’s Business Objects with Microsoft’s BI software By Chris Kanaracus | IDG News Service Microsoft and SAP’s long-standing partnership is being strengthened with the pending certification of SAP’s ERP (enterprise resource…

Amazon wants to run your high-performance databases

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The company’s new R3 instances have up to 262GB of RAM By Mikael Ricknäs | IDG News Service Amazon Web Services is making a pitch for enterprises’ high-performance databases to run on its infrastructure, launching new…

Open source Hoodie is tailored for quick app dev

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The platform for building Web and iOS apps can accommodate users with few development skills By Paul Krill | InfoWorld A quick option for building Web and iOS apps is on the horizon from a group…

Microsoft’s new open source ASP.Net can run on Linux, OS X

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Programmer shows Microsoft’s ASP.Net vNext Web framework can run on Linux and OS X — with some work By Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorldFollow For proof of how radically Microsoft has evolved, especially in terms of its…

Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

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An InfoWorld Test Center overview of the nuts and bolts of Cassandra: A free, open source NoSQL datastore that supports rapid and massive growth By Rick Grehan Apache Cassandra is a free, open source NoSQL database…

Microsoft Azure Embraces Outside Technologies

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Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers. Joab Jackson, IDG News Service (New York Bureau) April 03, 2014 As it rolled out tools and…

LinkedIn Mobile Stack

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Recently released LinkedIn feature on the iPhone, Android, and mobile web platforms contains a step-by-step guided flow to the LinkedIn ecosystem for our new members. This onboarding experience removes the uncertainty of how to…

Microsoft Taking Exchange to the Cloud via Office 365

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Microsoft recently announced plans to offer Office 365 as part of GoDaddy’s Web hosting service. The move is one small part in the company’s strategy of getting Exchange customers more fully into the cloud,…

Full speed ahead: Oracle to ship Java 8 in March, even with bugs

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Company to focus on ‘showstopper’ bugs between now and then in JDK 8, and wait to fix lesser bugs later. By Paul Krill | InfoWorld Oracle plans to ship JDK (Java Development Kit) 8 on March…