Cloud and data center trends roundup 2016: Machine learning, hybrid cloud and Google’s enterprise ambitions

A decade on from the launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud market is continuing to evolve quickly. What was once seen as a toy for test and development purposes now hosts mission-critical workloads for some of the largest companies in the world, while vendors work on the next generation of cloud services, such as those around machine learning.

Business demand clearly shows no sign of abating. Gartner claimed the overall cloud market was valued at $ 208.6 billion in 2016, amounting to a 17.2 percent increase from $ 178 billion the year before.

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CIO Cloud Computing

Azure Roundup: New high-performance compute instances and more

August was a slow month for tech news, but Microsoft continued to update its Azure cloud platform with a variety of new features, including a new type of instance for high-performance computing. Here’s the breakdown of all the features you need to know about:

A new instance type powered by Nvidia Tesla GPUs

Microsoft announced the private beta of a set of new compute instance types to power applications that need a lot of parallel processing. The new N-series virtual machines are powered by Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs and built for high-performance computing.

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Computerworld Cloud Computing

AWS Roundup: Now you can query streaming data with SQL

The dog days of summer are over, and it’s time to get back to work. While you were out enjoying the sunshine and sipping margaritas, Amazon continued to update its cloud platform with new services like Kinesis Analytics, which lets users query streaming data with SQL. 

There were also a ton of updates to existing services, with the company’s load balancer service moving up the stack, hourly billing coming to virtual desktops and support for customers bringing their own encryption keys for Amazon to manage. 

Here’s the detailed breakdown:

Kinesis Analytics is here to query streaming data with SQL

Amazon launched a new product to help users process and gain insights from large amounts of streaming data as it’s coming in, rather than waiting to process it when it hits a database. Kinesis Analytics lets users set up SQL queries to run on batches of data as it arrives in Amazon’s cloud.

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Computerworld Cloud Computing

Watson Offers Macy’s AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup

Watson’s AI will help you find shoes at Macy’s, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
InformationWeek: Cloud

Spark Summit Preview, Tableau Comes To Android: Big Data Roundup

The Spark Summit heads to San Francisco. Tableau is bringing its mobile client to Android. Microsoft Ventures eyes machine learning startups. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended June 5, 2016.
InformationWeek: Cloud

SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup

Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We’ve got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
InformationWeek: Cloud

Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google’s Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup

Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
InformationWeek: Cloud

FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup

Real-time open source data projects gain momentum, FICO updates its predictive analytics suite, Samsung introduces new devices for IoT, and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016.
InformationWeek: Cloud

LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR’s Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup

LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
InformationWeek: Cloud

Hortonworks Makes Waves, BI Benchmark Breakthrough: Big Data Roundup

Hortonworks updates its platforms and teams up with HPE for Spark, LinkedIn contributes more to the Apache Software Foundation, Business Intelligence software talks to Hadoop, and more in this edition of the Big Data Roundup.
InformationWeek: Cloud

Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup

Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here’s our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
InformationWeek: Cloud

IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup

IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
InformationWeek: Cloud

Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – October 14, 2011

Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – October 14, 2011
The suite incorporates a web server, database and programming frameworks. It also integrates with WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Umbraco. Cloud cost management solution provider Cloud Cruiser (www.cloudcruiser.com) is offering a guarantee to CIOs and
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Windows Server 8 Reporting for Cloud Duty
While details were not as forthcoming as they were with the Windows 8 client, Microsoft did whet our server whistle just a bit. It seems every Microsoft presentation has to be peppered liberally with the word "cloud" these days, and Windows Server 8
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VMworld Roundup: Project Octopus, MokaFive, Arkeia, and More

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VMworld Roundup: Project Octopus, MokaFive, Arkeia, and More
This release also allows customers to migrate to Microsoft SQL server from the embedded (Derby) database, adds Mac OS X Lion support, and improves the BareMetal Player with support for Intel's SandyBridge CPUs. The BareMetal solution is probably one of
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Trend Micro Teams With VMware
A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud
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Uniserve Now Accepting Users for Its Free Uniserve Cloud Beta Offering
(TSX VENTURE:USS) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting users for its Free Uniserve Cloud Beta offering. Targeted at anyone who runs a computer for a server, the Uniserve Cloud Beta will give users two free months of access to one of the top
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