Sapphire Now brought some insight on SAP's multi-cloud plans, but details were hard to come by. Dick Hirsch goes on a post-Sapphire deep dive to explore what multi-cloud means for SAP customers.
The world is awash in data but most of it buried away in hard to find or inaccessible places—researchers’ hard drives, private servers or obscure web sites—or it is in formats that are difficult to work with. data.world aims to change that one dataset at a time.
Sometimes a good argument brings its own rewards. Such was the case with database management vendor Severalnines, who sent me a sharply-worded pitch about a database-as-commodity debate I started with MariaDB. Severalnines CEO Vinay Joosery brought a different take, questioning the revenge of SQL and raising the issue of cloud lock-in.
The SAP Cloud Platform is quietly going through a multi-cloud evolution. Perhaps not so quietly, now that Dick Hirsch has put his research chops to the test. In this special Sapphire Now tech preview, Hirsch shares what he's uncovered, and why the SCP multi-cloud approach - properly realized - could give SAP an edge.
For those businesses starting out on the job of transitioning their IT to a cloud-based environment, the news and business information provider advises that a Tapas approach, rather than an all-in, 4-burger pig-out, is the way to digest the job.
The appearance – in telecast form – of information liberator-in-chief, Edward Snowden, at the OpenStack Summit raised more applause than hackles, and his views on the role of the open source community as a collective protector of people and defence against government and corporate actions, struck some loud bells with many in the audience.
Private clouds have had a mixed reception from the enterprise community, not least because they are still an on-premise environment with all that is then entailed. But now the trend is to make it a real cloud service delivered by third party specialists, which could give it a new lease of life.
At M|17, MariaDB‘s first user conference, we heard plenty about the virtues of open source. The story of Singapore-based DBS Bank stood out, in part due to their scale. But I especially liked how they tied digital change/customer experience into their DevOps and microservices ambitions. Here's what I learned during our sit down after the keynote.
Sharing public health care data sounds straightforward. But when you're trying to do it visually at massive scale, that's another matter entirely. At the MariaDB user conference, I got the inside view of how IHME powers its interactive health visualizations from Andrew Ernst. It's a story of open source tools, including MariaDB ColumnStore, and the attempt to turn data into lasting change.
MariaDB's first annual user conference in New York City found MariaDB CEO Michael Howard in a confident mood. I decided to push issues, like whether "the revenge of relational databases" favors the incumbents, and see if I could find any cracks. I didn't get those, but I got some spicy/illuminating responses. I also learned why MariaDB thinks its "open source mandate" will carry the day.
One of the best things about MariaDB's first annual user conference (M|17) was hearing from open source advocates who flew in from APAC countries to tell their stories. Alibaba presented on how they use open source at monster cloud scale. I also got some interesting views on why some open source database projects are a lot better than others.
Ticketmaster is shifting from private cloud and siloed operations to becoming more agile, cross-functional and cloud native.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation believes that cloud native gives companies speed, trust and freedom in their computing architectures.