5 must read cloud stories for April 6

Survey delves into future of cloud service providers

Databases (57 per cent) email (54 per cent) and business applications (49 per cent) are the three leading application hosting investments enterprise organizations will be spending on in the next two years.

Nearly half of marketing departments will have 60 per cent or more of their applications in the cloud by 2017.

These and more are some of the findings found in Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers. This is a report based on a study 451 Research LLC. The study, which provides insights into the managed services provider and cloud service provider landscape, was commissioned by Microsoft Corp.

Read the full report here

Oracle focuses on marketers’ experience

Oracle has launched several improvements to its Marketing Cloud to help organizations come up with a holistic view of their customers.

The features are the Oracle ID Graph, Rapid Retargeter and App Cloud Connect.

Oracle also announced new integrations between Oracle Marketing Cloud and the company’s Commerce and WebCenter Products.


Find out more here

Why you data could be safer in the cloud

Many firms believe they have more control over keeping their data safe when it is stored in their own on-premises data centre.

However, this recent article on Techcrunch.com point out that every major data breach in the last two years involved on-premises data centres.

Could cloud storage be a much safer place for your data? Find out here

How to cut cloud cost

An optimized multi-platform cloud environment can help your organization reduce cloud computing costs, according to this recent post on Computerworld.com,

Find out how Companion Data Services, a managed services provider for government and insurance organizations, did it here


The rise of Apache Spark

With the price of memory going down fast, many firms are becoming interested in deploying big data applications that run in memory.

Apache Spark, which runs big data applications that run in-memory on top of Hadoop has the potential to dramatically extend the scope and reach of where and how Hadoop gets employed in the platform.

Read more here




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