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  • MongoDB to challenge Oracle's enterprise dominance, says 10gen CTO

    Oracle has long dominated the database market with an appliance-led business model that locks the the customer in. However, enterprises are waking up to the fact that relational databases cannot address all of today?s business requirements, and have started to look at alternative offerings from smaller, more focused companies.

  • Putting the 'where' into your data analytics

    At EDENS, a developer, owner and operator of community shopping centers on the East Coast, blending geographic information systems (GIS) and business analytics has enabled a competitive advantage in a fast-paced, crowded market.

  • Near-Field Communications: beyond mobile payments

    Near-Field Communications (NFC) is the technology supposedly driving the mobile payments revolution, but the capabilities of NFC go far beyond mobile payments, and could play an important role in the enterprise of the future, according to digital identity software specialist Intercede.

  • What's next for Dell?

    Dell's formation of a new software group last week could be the forerunner to a string of acquisitions by the vendor, with some observers predicting a focus on systems management and cloud services provisioning.

  • Five ways you can extend your current storage gear

    Recent flooding in Thailand has affected many hard drive manufacturers, resulting in price hikes for hard drives of as much as 50 to 100 percent. How long this will last is unclear, but in the meantime, you can postpone new purchases of storage gear by implementing these methods to help reduce unnecessary files, reduce the space used on the system, and allow for expansion with existing systems.

  • Wireless sensors drive green data centres

    Enterprise efforts to consolidate data centres and install virtualisation software are taking a big bite out of the number of power hungry application and storage servers required to support enterprise data. But after taking this critical first step, what else can you do to boost efficiency?

  • Brocade's very big switch

    Brocade is announcing its largest, fastest and most flexible switch ever, the DCX, today. This new class of product is designed for datacentres chock full of virtual servers with applications needing access to both file and block data stored both locally and remotely.

  • Is NetApp slowing down?

    NetApp has many competitors who introduce technology ahead of it and many of who are seeking IPOs, suggesting heathy prospects. With recent unexpected poor results is Network Appliance slowing down?

  • HDS thin provisioning limitations

    An EMC blogger points out HDS thin provisioning limitations - but HDS does much more here than EMC does.

  • What DataCore thinks on a few topics

    What DataCore thinks about file virtualisation, VMware, the openness of the SMI-S storage API, storage tiers, filesystems, 3PAR, and Traveler 3.0

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