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Data Clouds: Tech’s Next Big Innovation or Just Another Buzzword?

June 10, 2021
The technology industry increasingly is using a new term – data clouds – to describe the fast-emerging world of big-data management and analytics in the cloud.  However, in a market already crowded with database platforms, data warehouses, data lakes, and other technologies, just how new and different are data clouds?  References to data clouds are
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Pinecone Systems CEO Edo Liberty | The Cloud Database Report Podcast

June 7, 2021
In this premiere episode of the Cloud Database Report Podcast, Pinecone Systems founder and CEO Edo Liberty discusses his company’s newly launched vector database. Vector databases are purpose built for machine learning applications. Use cases include recommendations, personalization, image search, and deduplication of records. Pinecone Systems’ technology is available in beta as “similarity search as
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Snowflake Hits Another Milestone: 1 Billion Queries in 24 Hours

June 3, 2021
When Snowflake announced its Q1 FY2022 earnings, one metric stood out as a harbinger of where the cloud database market is heading: Snowflake processed one billion queries in a single day, CEO Frank Slootman revealed during the Q1 review.  Why does that matter? A query is a request to access data from a database. It
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Oracle Unleashes HeatWave on MySQL, Thumps Amazon Redshift & Aurora

May 27, 2021
As businesses surge into the data-powered digital economy, Oracle has enhanced its MySQL cloud database service with a souped-up in-memory query accelerator called HeatWave that gives the Oracle bundle huge price and performance advantages over Amazon’s Redshift and Aurora databases.  For MySQL business users, that means a whole new ballgame for running analytics against transactional
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Databases in Outer Space | Foley on Data

May 18, 2021
With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who's also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech
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Cloud Vendors Confront ‘Highest Risk’ Projects: Database Migration

April 16, 2021
As more businesses move their on-premises databases to the cloud, many face a challenge that may take months or even years to work through. How do they move terabytes, petabytes, and even exabytes of data to the cloud? The issue is one that database administrators and IT pros have long grappled with, but it’s gaining
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Database Migration: One Year or One Click? | Foley on Data

April 15, 2021
With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who's also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech
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10 Reasons Why Low-Code APEX Cloud Service Appeals to Next-Gen Developers

April 1, 2021
As more companies look to enhance their digital prowess via in-house software development, Oracle is betting its new low-code APEX Cloud Service can become enormously popular due to its power, speed, security, and pricing. On top of those attributes, Oracle APEX is already widely used around the world by more than 50,000 customers. So unlike
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Snowflake: 4 Big Steps on Journey to $1 Billion in Data Cloud Revenue

March 5, 2021
Snowflake continued on its high-growth trajectory in its fiscal Q4 ended Jan. 31 with product revenue jumping 116% to $178 million and overall revenue soaring 117% to $190 million.  Revenue for the fiscal year was $592 million. The cloud database provider’s guidance for the current year puts it on track to generate product revenue of
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AWS and Rackspace Lose 700 PostgreSQL Databases to Oracle Autonomous Database

February 25, 2021
A hypergrowth warehouse-management app owned by Oracle has moved 700 PostgreSQL databases from AWS and Rackspace servers and replaced them all with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The move from AWS and Rackspace to Oracle has enabled the warehouse-management business to perform at levels never before possible, allowed it to leverage