Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities. FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is seen on mobile telephone in London, Britain, September […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Data Center Automation and the Software-Defined Database

If you take a step back for a moment and think about airplane flight, it turns out that something rather extraordinary is happening. Most of the time the plane is being flown by an autopilot and the pilot is actually kind of a “meta pilot” – a minder that watches to ensure that the autopilot […] Read more »

Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Microsoft has fired a shot heard around the globe, so to speak, in data management with the debut of Azure Cosmos DB at the recent Microsoft Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle. The cloud database is positioned for elasticity and globally available data, supported on the Azure cloud. The project was founded in 2010 by […] Read more »

Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Microsoft has fired a shot heard around the globe, so to speak, in data management with the debut of Azure Cosmos DB at the recent Microsoft Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle. The cloud database is positioned for elasticity and globally available data, supported on the Azure cloud. The project was founded in 2010 by […] Read more »

Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Open source has never been more important or, ironically, irrelevant. As developers increasingly embrace the cloud to shorten time to market, they’re speeding past open source, making it even harder to build an open source business.  After all, if open source were largely a way for developers to skirt legal and purchasing departments to get […] Read more »

SAP aims to simplify innovation with update to HANA in-memory database

SAP wants businesses struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation in its HANA in-memory database to relax as it readies a new version, to be known as HANA 2. Since introducing HANA in 2010, SAP has been releasing updates twice a year, providing customers with new capabilities but also pushing them to keep […] Read more »

Microsoft improves security for Azure SQL Database

Microsoft is giving database administrators working with Azure SQL Database a new suite of security tools to check out. A new Always Encrypted feature will be available as a public beta by the end of the month. It allows users to encrypt sensitive data within an application using their own keys without relinquishing those keys […] Read more »

Amazon cuts cost of running Oracle’s database in its cloud

Amazon Web Services now lets companies run Oracle’s database for about 3 cents per hour, while at the same time adding more options for enterprises that want to move high-performance workloads to the cloud. The offering that makes this possible is Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service), which aims to offer cheap and resizable capacity, and […] Read more »

Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s Presto database

Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb has open sourced a tool called Airpal that the company built to give more of its employees access to the data they need for their jobs. Airpal is built atop the Presto SQL engine that Facebook created in order to speed access to data […] Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s […] Read more »

Microsoft to Offer New Database Consolidation Appliance, Enhances Cloud Services

Microsoft to Offer New Database Consolidation Appliance, Enhances Cloud Services By Justin Lee, October 14, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — In his keynote address at PASS Summit 2011 (www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011), Quentin Clark, corporate vice president of Microsoft SQL Server Database Systems Group, discussed the company's … Read more on Web Host Industry Review Cloupia Extends […] Read more »