Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company’s ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday. Google Cloud Platform is one of the fastest-growing lines of revenue across Alphabet, the parent company that includes Google and other… Continue reading Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company’s ad business

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

I’ve heard many times that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not making progress. If that’s true, we’re seeing a lot of progress made this year in cloud migrations! Here are the three errors that I see enterprises repeatedly committing. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source… Continue reading The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

IBM adds API tools to Bluemix serverless framework

Most every major cloud now offers some kind of serverless computing option: AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk. APIs are one common use case for serverless, but few people want to build APIs on a system that doesn’t provide higher-order management functions for them. To read this article in full… Continue reading IBM adds API tools to Bluemix serverless framework

MapD SQL database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability

MapD, the SQL database and analytics platform that uses GPU acceleration for performance orders of magnitude ahead of CPU-based solutions, has been updated to version 3.0. The update provides a mix of high-end and mundane additions. The high-end goodies consist of deep architectural changes that enable even greater performance gains in clustered environments. But the mundane things are no… Continue reading MapD SQL database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability

MapD database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability

MapD, the SQL database and analytics platform that uses GPU acceleration for performance orders of magnitude ahead of CPU-based solutions, has been updated to version 3.0. The update provides a mix of high-end and mundane additions. The high-end goodies consist of deep architectural changes that enable even greater performance gains in clustered environments. But the mundane things are no… Continue reading MapD database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability

Security-as-a-service model gains traction

With mid-market companies feeling an increasing need to devote time and resources to network security, the security-as-a-service model is gaining traction, according to new research released yesterday by 451 Research. “The security challenge for mid-tier businesses is multi-dimensional,” Daniel Cummins, analyst at 451 Research, said in a statement. “For these businesses, everything seems to be… Continue reading Security-as-a-service model gains traction

Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Linkerd, providing an enterprise-level open source service mesh for cloud-native applications, has moved to a 1.0 release. Offered by cloud software provider Buoyant, the mesh adds service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication. [ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to… Continue reading Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Prometheus 2.0 shoots for Kubernetes scale

Prometheus, the cloud monitoring service under the aegis of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), has a major makeover coming for its 2.0 revision. A blog post at the CNCF discusses the original 1.x design for Prometheus’s data storage layer and its bottlenecks. That’s bad news for a monitoring system that needs to work at… Continue reading Prometheus 2.0 shoots for Kubernetes scale

Box revises platform pricing to ease developer adoption

Box is trying to give developers who want to use its platform more pricing consistency with a new  announced Tuesday. Customers will now pay on the basis of how much active use they’re getting out of the Box Platform, which offers cloud storage and content management capabilities for third-party applications. Companies can purchase packages from… Continue reading Box revises platform pricing to ease developer adoption