Big Data

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) announced that the latest version of its data platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, has been released to manufacturing. The company also disclosed additional details regarding its plans to release an Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure. Read More

Amplidata Closes $8M Funding Round

High-performance storage specialist Amplidata, which makes object storage solutions for “big data,” has completed an $8 million round of funding from investors Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision, Intel Capital and Swisscom. Read More

Oracle OpenWorld Highlights New Hardware

Oracle's then CEO Larry Ellison speaking at one of the past Oracle Open World conferences in San Francisco. (Photo: Oracle Corp.)

At Oracle OpenWorld, hardware is a key focus. “When we first bought Sun, a lot of people said we would get out of the hardware business,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “I guess we didn’t get the memo.” Read More