Primary new featues include tighter platform integration, single sign-on support, discoverability and the capability for rolling upgrades.
Hadoop connectors are now available for Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery and Cloud Datastore.
SAP plays catch-up to competitors by moving key products such as its HANA in-memory database to cloud-based subscription services.
SAS this week announced updates to its data management software that include Big Data virtualization.
Networking and hardware giant Cisco Systems Inc. this week announced it was investing $1 billion to expand its cloud business by developing an "intercloud" -- a network of clouds.
Continuuity Inc. recently announced it was open sourcing its Loom software used to manage Big Data clusters in the cloud.
Some major investors this week infused Cloudera with $160 million in funding, much of which the company said will be used to invest in engineering resources to extend its Apache Hadoop community contributions.
To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.
NEC Corp. announced version 5.1 of its ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, highlighted by a new Unified Network Coordinator (UNC).
NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.
Recent updates from the open source Apache Software Foundation should help enterprises looking to capitalize on the promise of Big Data analytics.
Those with definite plans to upgrade is half the rate of those planning to move to Windows 7.
Storage growth, lack of qualified management personnel often underestimated.
Service will combine compute and storage infrastructure, new VPN technology.
Enterprises left to determine if discount drops at license renewal for the Platform EA bundle.
Microsoft product manager explains usability improvements due in the next release.
Versions for small businesses, consumers to be offered.
Some -- but not all -- Forefront solutions will be withdrawn from the market on December 1.