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Amazon QuickSight now supports Amazon EMR with new Presto and Apache Spark Connectors

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced last week that it has added two new connectors for Presto and Apache Spark. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against datasets ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. Like Presto, Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed processing system commonly used for big data workloads. Amazon QuickSight customers can now connect to Presto and Spark (with LDAP authentication enabled) […]

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QCT launches new offerings based on forthcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable line

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced plans on Thursday to offer later this year a series of servers equipped with the upcoming Intel Xeon processor Scalable family. QCT will be previewing these preliminary systems at Computex starting May 30, at ISC 2017 on June 19, and via sample solutions by request immediately. The Intel Xeon processor Scalable family will deliver increased performance and scalability compared with previous-generation Intel processor families. With […]

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IBM allows developers to connect data to serverless apps using Bluemix OpenWhisk

IBM announced that it has added new capabilities to Bluemix OpenWhisk, an open serverless computing platforms, to help developers connect event-driven programming into outside data streams. This expansion of OpenWhisk allows developers to expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, making it easier and quicker to build IoT and cognitive solutions. This is enabled by a new API Gateway on Bluemix OpenWhisk, which acts as gatekeeper between an […]

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IBM begins four cloud data centers in U.S. to support growing demand for cognitive capabilities

IBM announced Wednesday opening of four new IBM Cloud data centers in the United States to support growing enterprise demand for cloud infrastructure that can provide access to services like IoT, blockchain, quantum computing and cognitive. The opening of two new facilities in Dallas, Texas, and two new facilities in Washington, D.C., is a key part of IBM’s investment to expand its global cloud footprint in 2017. The new U.S. facilities can help enable companies to […]

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Quali CloudShell 8.0 delivers support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack cloud platforms

Quali, a provider of cloud sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, announced Monday general availability of CloudShell 8.0 with second-generation shells which are easier to build and maintain, along with new support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack based cloud platforms. Microsoft Azure is continuing to gain traction as a public cloud platform with a rich developer ecosystem. With the upcoming general availability of Microsoft Azure Stack, it is increasingly […]

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IBM debuts cognitive-powered cloud solution for marketing professionals

IBM announced late Sunday its Watson Marketing Insights with cognitive capabilities that can study the behavior of customers and reason how they might impact the success of the business. Available on the cloud, this insight enables marketers to launch targeted campaigns designed to cultivate customer advocates and enable long-term business success. With Watson Marketing Insights, marketers can predict a customer’s potential response to a new campaign, based on their previous behavior. […]

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Rubrik integrates with Pure Storage on hybrid cloud functionality, simplicity, performance across environments

Rubrik announced on Friday that its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across hybrid cloud environments. Rubrik Cloud Data Management integration across Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M and FlashBlade, delivers high performance backups without compromising application consistency, granularity, or cloud mobility. Users using Rubrik and Pure […]

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Oracle acquires Moat to create a comprehensive cloud platform for marketing data and analytics

Oracle announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire digital measurement cloud company Moat. The combination of Oracle and Moat will connect data to consumer attention for better media experiences and business outcomes. With the Moat acquisition, Oracle Data Cloud now offers brands and publishers a full suite of targeting and measurement solutions to improve the outcome of virtually every type of digital advertising campaign. Moat will […]

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VeloCloud unveils SD-WAN security ecosystem to protect SD-WAN users’ branch, data center, cloud networks

VeloCloud Networks, a cloud-delivered SD-WAN company, introduced Tuesday the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program, along with inaugural partnerships with security enterprises, including IBM Security, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet and Zscaler. VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers and enterprise applications. Global Service Providers are able to increase revenue, deliver […]

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