Despite all the ways enterprises can slice customer data, they’ve struggled mightily to put the pieces together into a coherent customer profile. This past September, Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe announced they’re taking on that unglamorous challenge with their Open Data Initiative. In what’s widely seen as a challenge to Salesforce’s dominance of the customer relationship […]
The Internet of Things is currently an extremely fragmented market, where a thermostat may connect to a smartwatch, but is unable to connect to a Smart TV or connected door lock. To reduce fragmentation and improve security, Chronicled, a smart tag authentication startup, has open sourced a program—based on the Ethereum blockchain—that registers IoT devices […]
How your partners – and your partners’ partners – could put you at risk
Guest author Baron Schwartz, an expert in MySQL, is the founder of VividCortex and the author of “High Performance MySQL.” He has helped build and scale some of the world’s largest web, social, gaming, and mobile properties. The industry is rapidly embracing Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), cloud offering for companies looking to rent access to digital data […]
How “Database-as-a-Service” can ease the heavy back-end load.
Apple’s first business-software acquisition may bolster iCloud and iTunes.
By installing more tollbooths, mostly.
The open source community vilified Oracle for its alleged mismanagement of MySQL, but the facts suggest that might be a bum rap.
PostgreSQL has long been a great database, yet strangely ignored. Now it’s rising in popularity. Why?
Salesforce.com may have used Postgres as a pawn in its negotiations with Oracle, but may itself get pwned.