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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has announced that the AWS Database Migration Service, a fully managed service that allows customers to migrate their production Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases from on-premises datacenters to AWS with virtually no downtime, is now available to all customers. Customers, including global enterprises and startups from a range of industries, used the AWS Database Migration Service preview to move more than 1,000 databases to the AWS Cloud since January 1, 2016. Many of these customers also used the AWS Schema Conversion Tool to switch database engines and break free from the cost and complexity of old guard commercial databases. To learn more about the AWS Database Migration Service, visit https://aws.amazon.com/dms. Customers migrating their databases to the cloud have faced a difficult choice: either take... (more)

ESG Benchmark: Superior Performance on AWS Exhibited by ClustrixDB | @CloudExpo @Clustrix #Cloud

Clustrix unveiled the results of its benchmark test performed by ESG. Tested against two competing database services, the firm found that ClustrixDB delivered the best performance handling high-value transaction volumes. This offers particular benefits to organizations that anticipate high growth and/or have a high financial stake in their database's ability to process thousands of simultaneous transactions accurately - such as those in ad tech, gaming, e-commerce or IoT. ESG Lab compared the performance of ClustrixDB to two other cloud databases owned by an industry-leading clo... (more)

AWS Automation | @CloudExpo @Datapipe #AWS #IoT #Microservices

AWS Automation - A Technical Discussion of Practical Applications Automating AWS environments is important for all businesses as it simplifies creation and setup of cloud resources, facilitates otherwise complex processes, and streamlines management. The benefits of automation are clear: accelerate execution, reduce human error and unwanted consequences, and increase the enterprise's ability to rapidly adapt, all while reducing the overall cost of IT operations. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Patrick McClory, Director of Automation and DevOps at Datapipe, delved deep into th... (more)

Amazon’s IoT Strategy | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #InternetOfThings

Amazon's IoT Strategy - The Force Is Strong in that One Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, will explain how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, Replenishment Services... (more)

Tune into the Cloud – Ghost Town | @CloudExpo #AWS #SaaS #BigData

Tune into: Hybrid While American Idol finalist Adam Lambert’s “My heart is a Ghost Town” is slowly moving down the international hit rankings, enterprises see something else slowly but surely turning into a ghost town. Namely their data centers. For many IT managers, this is still a bit of a shock. Sure, most companies stopped a long time ago featuring their data center on a raised floor behind glass, right next to their reception area, but for many IT professionals a trip to the company data center still feels a little bit like coming home. I can still remember the disappointm... (more)

Cloud BI & Amazon VPC

Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica.  One of the bigger objections to cloud BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission critical data to a public insecure cloud? With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at Amazon as they are in your data center.  Why wouldn’t you use the cloud for your BI needs? ... (more)