Cloud Computing

February 22, 2010

Can Informatica earn a place at the head table?

Informatica might be thought of as the last independent data management company standing. In fact, that used to be Informatica’s main positioning in the market. That has begun to change over the last few years as Informatica can continued to make strategic acquisitions. Over the past two years Informatica has purchased five companies  — the […]

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February 19, 2010

Thanks for Having Me Here! Let’s Talk about Informatica

I’m delighted to join Judith’s blog as a contributing author. My focus is not on clouds, but rather on DBMS, analytic databases (ADBMSs), business analytics, data integration and governance, and the dreaded Big Data. As it happens, all of these are adjacent spaces to cloud watchers, and I’ll do my best to provide content that […]

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November 2, 2009

Why all workloads don’t belong in the cloud

I had an interesting conversation with a CIO the other day about cloud computing. He had a simple question: I have an relatively old application and I want to move it to the cloud. How do I do that? I suspect that we will see a flurry of activity over the coming year where this […]

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October 8, 2009

Is application portability possible in the cloud?

As companies try to get a handle on the costs involved in running data centers. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons that companies are looking to cloud computing to make the headaches go away.  Like everything else is the complex world of computing, clouds solve some problems but they also cause the […]

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September 15, 2009

Public versus private clouds: why one size does not fit all

There has been a lot of discussions these days about private and public cloud. More discussion has been generated because  both Amazon.com and Salesforce.com have added a Virtual Private Network (VPN) option to their public cloud services.  What does this mean in the context of how customers will move to cloud computing? It is clear […]

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April 15, 2009

Does IT see the writing on the cloud wall?

For the last six months or so I have been researching cloud computing. More recently, our team has started writing our next Dummies Book on Cloud Computing. Typically when we start a book we talk to everyone in the ecosystem — vendors big and small and lots of customers.  For example, when we started working […]

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April 6, 2009

Why Sun Microsystems can’t go it alone

Like everyone else, I have been looking what would happen if IBM were to buy Sun Microsystems. I actually thought it sounded pretty good. IBM would get hardware, some database, virtualization, cloud, and operating system software. Oh, and did I mention that they would control Java. But it sounds (at least as I am writing […]

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