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Push to the Cloud: Five Things to Nail Down Before Making the Switch

In this special guest feature, John Mertic, Director of Program Management for ODPi and Open Mainframe Project at The Linux Foundation, makes the argument that “When it comes to your data in the cloud, there are certain pieces to the technology puzzle you should have nailed down with five baseline things to address – regardless of your IT, data output, cloud provider and security – before making the switch…”

BMC Extends its Digital Service Management Leadership with Cloud-based BMC Innovation Suite for Developers

BMC, a leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, announced the general availability of the new BMC Innovation Suite solution for developers. Initially available on Amazon Web Services, the cloud-based development environment is designed to empower developers as well as business analysts to co-create powerful enterprise apps with stunning user experiences.

Tableau Accelerates Innovation in the Cloud with Tableau Online on Amazon Web Services

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) announced that Tableau Online, the company’s fastest growing product with over 5,000 customer accounts, is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Tableau Online is Tableau’s fully managed SaaS cloud analytics platform that delivers complete data analytics to everyone in the organization. It lets organizations of any size deploy enterprise class analytics at the speed of thought, on any device, with no infrastructure to manage.

Hortonworks Advances Cloud Strategy with Availability of Hortonworks Data Cloud for Amazon Web Services

Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, announced the availability of Hortonworks Data Cloud on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS enables users to harness the agility and elasticity of Apache® Hadoop™ and Apache® Spark™ in the cloud for powering new workloads and analytic applications. The new cloud service, powered by open source, delivers the most popular enterprise-grade capabilities of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) with both hourly and annual billing options available on the AWS Marketplace.

5 Reasons You Should Go Off-Premise and Pick the Cloud

In this contributed article, Yaniv Mor, CEO & co-founder of Xplenty, discusses why companies who are still opting for on-premise infrastructure should look into switching to the cloud, and how it can ultimately pay dividends for their businesses.

Snowflake Announces New Self-Service Data Warehouse

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, announced Snowflake On Demand – a fast and simple sign-up process for data users of any type to get immediate insight from the most affordable and effective data warehouse.

Four Reasons Why Cloud Backend as a Service Are App Developers’ Secret Weapon

In this contributed article, Senthil Krishnapillai, Global VP and Head of Development for Digital Experience Services at SAP provides four indispensable ways that app developers stand to benefit from implementing cloud backend into their workflow (and the opportunities they miss by not doing so).

Datawatch Brings “Data Socialization” to Self-Service Analytics

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) announced its strategic vision and product road map for making “data socialization” a reality for all business users of self-service data preparation.

Talena Enhances Security Features and Expands Cloud Support

Talena, the always-on big data pioneer, enhances its award-winning big data management platform with expanded cloud support and key security features.

Salesforce External Objects for Big Data

The presentation deck below by Sumit Sarkar, Chief Data Evangelist over at our friends Progress Software, is from his recent presentation at Dreamforce about the “largest object ever.”