Stories by Joab Jackson

Amazon takes on MySQL with Aurora

After nine months of testing, Amazon Web Services is now offering its Aurora database as a full commercial service, positioning it as a high-performance alternative to the widely used open source MySQL database.

Written by Joab Jackson28 July 15 15:05

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the Cloud

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

Written by Joab Jackson27 July 15 23:04

Blackberry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase

BlackBerry continues to shift its focus from selling mobile phones to securing them -- as well as other portable devices, and increasingly connected items that are part of the Internet of things.

Written by Joab Jackson24 July 15 06:11

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software -- and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

Written by Joab Jackson23 July 15 02:54

Five arrested in JPMorgan US hacking case

U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.

Written by Joab Jackson22 July 15 08:43

Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise

Now enterprise administrators can catch a bit of the magic that Google seemingly uses to smoothly run large Web scale applications. The company has released a production-ready version its Kubernetes software that manages virtual containers.

Written by Joab Jackson22 July 15 00:51

Microsoft Visual Studio understands a world beyond Windows

Once devoted chiefly to developing desktop and server Windows applications, the Microsoft Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) is increasingly resembling a Swiss Army Knife, able to support myriad computing platforms, languages and runtime environments.

Written by Joab Jackson21 July 15 02:15

WPC 2015: Microsoft rallies partners around Cloud, mobile, Windows 10

Following what has become a tradition for Microsoft's Worldwide Partners Conference, chief operating officer Kevin Turner did some old-fashioned fiery preaching in his closing keynote, this year condemning cloud-service competitors like Google for not respecting customers' privacy as they chase profits.

Written by Joab Jackson16 July 15 05:17