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Get ready for the next big disruption in the cloud: serverless computing

In the process of sending more than 1.5 billion messages a day and interacting with more than 1 billion consumers a month, Braze Inc. uses a lot of …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft’s Cloud Proves It’s Worth the Big Price

Record investment drives record gains for the software giant’s growing cloud service<p>By<p>Dan Gallagher<p>Dan Gallagher<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Microsoft ’s MSFT 1.79% cloud trip has been expensive but is proving to be worth the price.<p>The software giant’s fiscal fourth-quarter results reported late …

Satya Nadella

Amazon’s Matt Wood on the major takeaways from AWS Summit 2018

On Wednesday, just days ahead of Google’s Cloud Next conference, Amazon hosted its annual Amazon Web Services cloud computing conference, AWS Summit, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. It didn’t hold back.<p>SageMaker, the Seattle company’s full-stack machine learning platform, …

Machine Learning

Opinion: It’s long past time for Apple to fix its three biggest iCloud problems

My colleague Bradley Chambers recently wrote that his single biggest disappointment with WWDC was that Apple made no move to announce an upgrade to the 5GB free iCloud tier.<p>One of our readers, Sahil Malik, made a wry comment on the $6,699 maximum cost of the new MacBook Pro:<p>I hope it still includes …

MacBook Pro

Report: Why Amazon crashed on Prime Day and how it responded

We may have answers as to why Amazon experienced glitches on Prime Day on Monday.<p>The e-commerce giant didn't have enough servers to handle all the traffic on its site during one of its biggest sales days of the year, according to internal documents obtained by CNBC. That led the company to launch a …

Cloud Computing

IBM Stakes an Early Claim on 'Blockchain-as-a-Service'

Big Blue is betting big on blockchain.<p>In an earnings report Wednesday, (IBM) reported $20 billion in revenue, representing growth of 4%, but 2% when …

IBM

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project

Here’s something of a curveball for your brain: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have teamed up for a new open source project that would make it easier to transfer your data between online services.<p>The Data Transfer Project (DTP) was officially founded last year, and there have been …

Cambridge Analytica

Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing

Just a few years ago, Thomas M. Siebel often faced skepticism when encouraging big companies to adopt internet-style cloud computing. Many companies, he said, had qualms about relying on the faraway data centers.<p>Now his customers have a different concern: One cloud service isn’t enough.<p>“They don’t …

General Electric

How Facebook configures its millions of servers every day

When you’re a company the size of Facebook with more than two billion users on millions of servers, running thousands of configuration changes every day involving trillions of configuration checks, as you can imagine, configuration is kind of a big deal. As with most things with Facebook, they face …

Linux

The Cloud-Era Of Computing Is Just About Over, So What's Next?

Most technology startups founded in the past decade are either building software for the cloud or running their applications in the cloud. It has become so trendy that many venture investors will simply not invest in any “tech” that is not “cloud-based.” With the cloud as popular as ever, it may …

Artificial Intelligence

What serverless architecture actually means, and where servers enter the picture

If you think the term "cloud" obscures the technology behind interoperable network platforms, consider "serverless:" A style of programming for cloud …

Cloud Computing

1 Big Catalyst for Microsoft's Cloud Computing Business

Connected cars seem ready to fire up results in this segment.<p>Cloud computing is one of <b>Microsoft</b>'s (NASDAQ:MSFT) biggest catalysts. The software giant …

Autonomous Cars

Google Cloud Goes Down & People Act Like It’s The End Of The World – Tweets

Even Google has it’s off days! The search engine experienced issues with it’s Google Cloud Platform causing several apps like Snapchat and Spotify to …

Google Cloud Platform

A Short Guide to Hard Problems

What’s easy for a computer to do, and what’s almost impossible? Those questions form the core of computational complexity. We present a map of the …

Mathematics

Oracle takes wraps off its new blockchain platform

Oracle exec discusses partner opportunities.

Blockchain

Walmart Moves to Microsoft's Cloud

In the ongoing fight with Amazon for online and offline shopping dollars, Walmart decides to embrace Microsoft and move its online operations to the …

eCommerce

Amazon May Seek Cloud Computing Partner Among Cisco, Arista, Juniper

Shares in <b>Arista Networks</b> (ANET) and <b>Cisco Systems</b> (CSCO) rebounded Monday amid recent speculation that <b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) may dive into their networking …

Networking

Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today. This isn’t exactly a surprise, given that Google had previously announced a July launch for the region, but it’s a big step for Google, which now boasts five cloud regions in the United States. It was only three …

Northern California

​Seven cloud vendors lining up for government security clearance

After Microsoft's contentious addition to the Certified Cloud Services List, the Australian Signals Directorate has revealed it is working with …

Surveillance

The Networking Industry Is Merely Collateral Damage In Amazon's Potential Push Into Network Switches

Amazon’s potential move into the networking space has very little to do with addressing a $14bn market and everything to do with increasing the appeal of AWS.<p>Shares of Cisco, Juniper et al. all had a wobble on Friday as the possibility that Amazon will enter the market for network switches was …

Networking

Amazon Web Services might be courting hybrid cloud customers in an interesting way

There are lots of companies that understand the benefits of cloud computing but, for a variety of good reasons, can’t move everything in one fell …

Amazon Web Services

Snowflake Brings Its Data Warehouse To Microsoft Azure

Snowflake Computing Inc., a San Mateo-based company, announced the availability of its data warehousing platform on Microsoft Azure.<p>The evolution of the public cloud has disrupted the traditional software industry. During the last decade, almost every mainstream enterprise software platform became …

cloud

Stack Overflow data could reveal Google's hidden weapon against Amazon in the cloud

By digging deeper into Stack Overflow page view data, one can uncover a unique advantage Google has in data science tools.<p>There are many different …

Stack Overflow

A $2.7 billion rival to Oracle and Microsoft has signed on 1 million developers to learn how to use its databases better

More than 1 million people have registered for courses teaching how to use MongoDB, the database company that's gaining traction with developers even as it gains ground on Oracle and Microsoft.<p>The company told Business Insider on Thursday that MongoDB University, a series of free online courses …

Databases

Top Microsoft chip researcher shifts to mysterious new Azure hardware division

When Microsoft shuffled the deck of cards that makes up its Azure cloud computing division a few months ago, it appears to have created a new …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Is Smoking Amazon In The Cloud

Amazon's AWS (AMZN) has remained the downright leader in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) space for many years …

SQL Servers

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud eye Chinese IoT market

TechTarget<p>Follow:<p>German industrial giant Siemens and cloud bigwig Alibaba Cloud have tied up to develop industrial internet of things (IoT) offerings …

Manufacturing

The US may have just pulled even with China in the race to build supercomputing’s next big thing - MIT Technology Review

There was much celebrating in America last month when the US Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer. Now the race is …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Snowflake expands beyond Amazon to Azure cloud

Snowflake, the cloud data warehouse, announced a partnership with Microsoft today to expand their offering to the Azure cloud. The new product is still in Preview for now.<p>Given that Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia worked at Microsoft for more than 20 years, it’s certainly not surprising that Microsoft is …

Microsoft Azure