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SaaS
Cloudflare launches instant serverless database for dev teams
"Today we’re announcing our first serverless database which we expect will quickly become one of the largest databases in the world."
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Cloud
SolarWinds expands the reach of database products through Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Microsoft Azure Marketplace users can now use committed Azure spend to streamline the purchase of SolarWinds database performance monitoring products.
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Database
Google Cloud launches new Data Migration Service
"With Database Migration Service, we’re delivering a simplified and highly compatible product experience so that, no matter where our customers are starting from, they have an easy, and secure way to migrate their databases to Cloud SQL.”
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Open source
MindsDB integrates AI & ML into MariaDB open source database
The integration means more database users can now leverage AI and machine learning capabilities within their existing databases.
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Microsoft
Change is coming for popular Windows products
Microsoft wants to ensure that your business is well-supported during the upgrades, which is why it is offering a range of options to help you transition.
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Cloud
Microsoft unveils new 365, Dynamics and Azure features at Ignite
The company talked about it's aiming to enable customers to harness data, AI, hybrid and cloud technologies to evolve business process.
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Cloud
Microsoft fuses AI into its next-generation data platform
Microsoft has unveiled its data platform strategy that aims to “bring intelligence to where the data lives’.
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Cloud
Veeam eyes big data; pushes importance of applications and services
Veeam's global technical evangelist talks big data, ITIL and the importance of applications and services.
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Microsoft
SQL Server 2005 EOL countdown begins – are you ready?
SQL Server 2005 support ends in less than six months and Microsoft is warning companies an upgrade before April is a necessary security decision.
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SQL Server
Are your customers ready for SQL Server 2005 EOL?
There's a new Microsoft upgrade opportunity for resellers, with the vendor ending support for all editions of SQL Server 2005 in less than six months.
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Government
SQL Server's BI features net Ministry of Health deal
The National Costing Collection and Pricing Programme (NCCPP) was established by the Ministry of Health and the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) to produce an annual national price book for hospital services.
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Business Intelligence / BI
SQL Server 2012 available now
Microsoft launches latest platform for tackling the Business Intelligence challenge.
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Trade Me
Trade Me database guru to head Wellington SQL Server group
‘Database Dave’ volunteers to lead forum for developers and IT professionals.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Microsoft BI Summit rolls into town
Free Auckland and Wellington events to cater for business decision makers, IT pros, architects and developers.
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Cloud
Evaluating non-proprietary apps
Mitigate the risks of non-proprietary software in the enterprise, says Cameron Ackbury, General Manager Asia Pacific, Mindjet, listing 10 priority considerations.
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SQL Server
Cyber crime: we’re guilty too
We don’t like cyber crime, but we feel powerless to do anything about it, so generally we don’t report it. And some of the things we do online are probably illegal too, but we feel as though we can get away with it.
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Telecommunications
Isky online tv set to come to New Zealand computer screens
SKY subscribers will soon be able to access content they’ve missed by simply logging onto a SKY account online.
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SQL Server
Facebook launches new groups – and you may already be a member
Facebook has put its foot in it again, in what is shaping up to be a troubled few months for the social network.
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SQL Server
Big brother gets crowd-sourced
A new UK website called InternetEyes has launched which encourages online snoopers to watch streaming CCTV footage and, if they witness a crime, pays them to report it.
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Website
Terms & confusions
Shakespeare once wrote: “We understand everything we know, and everything else is fog.”