Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Scaling a relational database isn’t easy. Scaling a relational database out to multiple replicas and regions over a network while maintaining strong consistency, without sacrificing performance, is really hard. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story) InfoWorld Cloud Computing Read more »

Google’s Cloud Spanner melds transactional consistency, NoSQL scale

Earlier this year, Google offered a peek at Cloud Spanner, an automanaged database service that melds features from both conventional relational systems and NoSQL technologies. Today, Google announced Cloud Spanner will be available to the general public later this month. It will compete not only with rival cloud databases, but also up-and-coming open source projects […] Read more »

Google’s Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications. It works by applying software-defined networking to the edge of the tech titan’s network, […] Read more »

Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s cloud biz

Although having a laugh at so-called “enterprise clouds” is a respected pastime in some circles, there’s an argument to be made that they do serve a legitimate purpose. Large-scale public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are cheap, easy and […] Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s […] Read more »