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BlueData Delivers Ultimate Flexibility and Choice for Big Data Deployments on Amazon Web Services

BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, announced the general availability of its BlueData EPIC software on Amazon Web Services (AWS). BlueData EPIC on AWS delivers ultimate flexibility and choice for Big Data environments, enterprise-class security and cost controls for multi-tenant deployments, as well as the ability to tap into both Amazon S3 and on-premises storage.

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.

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.

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).

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.”

AWS Announces Availability of New GPU Instances for Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the availability of P2 instances, a new GPU instance type for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) designed for compute-intensive applications that require massive parallel floating point performance, including artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, computational finance, seismic analysis, molecular modeling, genomics, and rendering.

The Evolving Power of Cloud-based Applications

In this contributed article, Kathleen McMaster takes a look at the value of cloud-based applications in terms of its support for big data technologies.

DataScience Inc. Unveils the DataScience Cloud, a Platform That Makes Data Scientists Central to Every Business Function

DataScience, Inc., announced the DataScience Cloud, a platform that enables data scientists to explore varied data sources, build models and algorithms, and seamlessly deploy work throughout their entire organization, regardless of their tech stack and level of engineering support.

Data Warehouses Ascend to the Cloud

Should the data warehouse be deployed on the cloud? IDC addresses this question on a regular basis. As adoption of cloud software increases, organizations of all sizes across industries and geographic regions are evaluating and assessing the opportunities and challenges of deploying software on the cloud. Data warehousing solutions are no exception to this trend.