Sean Michael Kerner
Salesforce Revenue Hits $1.6B, Benioff Slams CRM RivalsAugust 21, 2015
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has never lacked bravado, and his company's continued financial success is giving him more fuel than ever.
ERP Under Attack at Black Hat [VIDEO]August 11, 2015
Onapsis CTO details risks of legacy protocols and complexity in enterprise applications like SAP's ERP.
IBM Planning on Bringing Native Containers and Pure Apps to Power8July 22, 2015
Doug Balog, general manager of IBM's Power Systems group, discusses his company's plans for more apps and more containers running on Power.
Drupal 8 Nears Finish LineJuly 14, 2015
Popular open source CMS refresh still isn't "done," but it's getting close with announcement of commercial support.
Cloud Is All about Apps, Says Amazon's CTOJuly 9, 2015
It's the apps, stupid. Forget about infrastructure, says CTO of Amazon Web Services, and just build applications.
Why General Catalyst Invested in Runscope [VIDEO]June 17, 2015
APIs are key to future applications, says venture capitalist who invested in Runscope, a provider of API performance management tools.
AppFormix Raises $7M for App Infrastructure ControlJune 11, 2015
Infrastructure control company comes out of stealth in a bid to provide greater visibility and performance for enterprise apps.
Sonatype Facilitates DevOps Approach to App DevJune 1, 2015
Building enterprise apps today requires an understanding of all the components used, which is where Sonatype's new Nexus platform comes in.
Why Walmart Doesn't Have Legacy ITMay 29, 2015
Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell details how the world's largest retailer handles app refreshes and how it views Big Data.
Big Oil, Meet Big Data AnalyticsMay 14, 2015
An early adopter of Big Data analytics, ConocoPhillips makes it fun for employees to experiment with data using a custom data visualization environment.
Appcito Aims to Optimize Docker App DeploymentsApril 17, 2015
SaaS player aims to secure and accelerate Docker app deployments with its cloud services front end.
Komodo IDE 9 Advances Web Development HistoryMarch 27, 2015
After 15 years, application developers are still using ActiveState's Komodo IDE.
Tesora Embraces Oracle Databases for the CloudMarch 18, 2015
OpenStack cloud platform to benefit from expanded database application support in Tesora's latest release.
Hitachi Buys Pentaho to Bolster Big Data BusinessFebruary 11, 2015
Pentaho's CEO says Hitachi's acquisition of his company is the largest deal yet for a Big Data company.
Lightning Strikes at Salesforce with DIY Development PlatformFebruary 5, 2015
Salesforce's new Lightning platform aims to make it easier for ordinary folks to build apps, and leverages open source tech to do so.
MapR Frees Hadoop EducationJanuary 27, 2015
Big Data vendor provides $50M worth of Hadoop training for free.
Distelli Raises $2.8 Million for App Deployment as a Service PlatformJanuary 20, 2015
Making it easier to get applications into the cloud is Distelli's goal.
GraphLab Becomes Dato, Raises $18.5M for Machine Learning TechJanuary 9, 2015
Lead commercial backer of the GraphLab analytics open source project sets a course for the future.
Hachicorp Raises $10M to Advance Open Source DevOps VisionDecember 10, 2014
Developer behind the popular open source Vagrant tool expands with new commercial product and the money to move it forward.
Mesosphere Raises $36M for Application Data Center OSDecember 8, 2014
Lead commercial sponsor behind Apache Mesos project announces new commercial effort that leverages open source components as well as its own 'secret sauce.'
Apache Drills into HadoopDecember 2, 2014
In a big week for Big Data, Apache Drill becomes a top level project as Hadoop 2.6.0 is released.
Cloudera Improves Hadoop Big Data Features and SecurityOctober 16, 2014
New version of Cloudera Enterprise debuts, along with a new partnership with Linux vendor Red Hat.
Micro Focus Acquiring Attachmate for $2.3BSeptember 15, 2014
Deal will bring Novell, SUSE and NetIQ under the Micro Focus fold.
MapR Gets Big Money for Big DataJune 30, 2014
$110 million funding round underscores high-value potential for Big Data applications.
Oracle Accelerates Apps In-MemoryJune 12, 2014
Migrating enterprise applications from disk to memory comes with some significant performance gains.
Oracle Expands Enterprise ManagementJune 4, 2014
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c update aims to better manage software and hardware, including cloud deployments.
SAP HANA Now Supported on Red Hat Enterprise LinuxJune 2, 2014
Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat's announcement that it will support SAP's HANA is good news for SAP and Red Hat hardware partners like Dell and IBM.
Big Data a Big Priority for Most OrganizationsMay 9, 2014
Exclusive research shows that many organizations are interested in Big Data Analytics, though few have deployed it - yet.
SAP HANA Ready for VMware vSphere 5.5May 6, 2014
With VMware partnership, SAP extends its HANA in-memory database technology for virtualized applications.
Tibco Acquires Jaspersoft for $185 MillionApril 29, 2014
How will open-source business intelligence vendor Jaspersoft change under new ownership?
Hadoop Provider Cloudera Raises $160M in New FundingMarch 20, 2014
Big Data pioneer Cloudera continues to grow, but is it a profitable business yet?
Red Hat Deepens Big Data Partnership with HortonworksFebruary 10, 2014
Red Hat is deepening its relationship with Hortonworks. But why isn't the Linux vendor just acquiring the provider of Hadoop technologies?
Hadoop 2.0 Spins New Big Data YARNOctober 16, 2013
After four years of development, next major milestone of open source Apache Hadoop debuts.
Cloudera Open Sources Sentry Tech to Secure Big DataJuly 24, 2013
How do you secure access to Hadoop? Cloudera has an answer.
Oracle Updates Exalytics for Analytics ScaleJuly 16, 2013
Oracle's new Exalytics engineered system provides more memory, but sticks with the same silicon.
HP Builds New Big Data HAVEnJune 12, 2013
HP's new Big Data solution pairs Hadoop with Autonomy and Vertica.
Crafter Open Source CMS Goes SoloMay 14, 2013
New standalone organization created to support the open source Crafter content management system.
Cloudera Accelerates Big Data with Impala GAMay 1, 2013
Hadoop isn't just for batch processing of Big Data queries anymore. Cloudera introduces an open source project that enables real-time queries in Hadoop.
MapR Brings Open Source Hadoop to Github and Ubuntu LinuxMarch 29, 2013
Big Data technology gets more open, with MapR's move to expand its Linux presence.
Big Data Open Source App Framework Gets FundedMarch 20, 2013
Concurrent raises $4 million and gets a new CEO, as it pushes the Cascading open source project used for building Big Data apps into the enterprise.
Dell Accelerates Moves to SAP HANAFebruary 1, 2013
Dell jumps into the ring to deliver pre-packaged SAP HANA infrastructure solutions.
Oracle Advances Cloud App PlansJanuary 29, 2013
A lot has happened since Oracle first announced its public cloud plans.
SAP Marks Another 'Best Year Ever' with HANA, Cloud GrowthJanuary 24, 2013
Buoyed by adoption of HANA, SAP Co-CEO William McDermott calls 2012 the company's best year ever.
Zettaset Raises Millions to Orchestrate Big DataJanuary 22, 2013
Managing and deploying Hadoop for Big Data shouldn't be a Big Problem, says founder of Zettaset, a startup that just completed its B round of financing.
HP Revamps AppSystem for Scale OutDecember 4, 2012
New AppSytem hardware/software approach goes for a 'Lego'-like approach to building scale-out architecture. First up: new Vertica and Big Data Hadoop.
Drupal Sponsor Acquia Brings in $68.5 Million of FundingNovember 29, 2012
New round of funding will help build and expand the operations of open source enterprise content management system vendor Acquia.
Salesforce Keeps Adding New Products, Growing RevenuesNovember 21, 2012
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff isn't worried about Oracle and SAP as his company pushes past the $3 billion annual revenue run rate milestone.
Jaspersoft 5.0 Enables Business Intelligence with HTML5November 14, 2012
Data analysis visualization gets a boost in Jaspersoft's updated business intelligence platform release.
Does Cloudera Have a Big Data Exit Strategy?November 6, 2012
Cloudera's CEO has sold out to Oracle before. Will he do it again? And what are the economics of the Big Data business, anyway?
MicroStrategy Uses Cloud to Deliver Self-serve Business IntelligenceNovember 2, 2012
New MicroStrategy service delivers some advanced business intelligence functionality to mobile and desktop users.
Cloudera Intros Hadoop Real Time Query Engine for Big DataOctober 24, 2012
Cloudera's Project Impala could change the way Big Data is used.
Former Yahoo Cloud Chief Aims to Ease Hadoop DevelopmentOctober 23, 2012
New startup wants to "appify" Hadoop for enterprises with Continuity Application Fabric.
Cisco Tidal Takes on Big DataOctober 22, 2012
Cisco adds Hadoop capabilities to the newest version of its Tidal Enterprise Scheduler application automation software.
SAP HANA Comes to Cisco and HPOctober 10, 2012
Server vendors roll out new hardware to support SAP's HANA in-memory database.
Oracle Database Certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Oracle 6March 23, 2012
Over a year after Oracle released its own flagship Linux release, its namesake database is finally certified to run on it.
Oracle Earnings Grow; Ellison Blasts SAPMarch 21, 2012
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says moving applications to the cloud isn't an all-or-nothing proposition for Oracle. He also says the competition, notably SAP and Salesforce.com, isn't offering the right cloud model.
Pentaho Targets OEMs with Embedded AnalyticsMarch 16, 2012
Is business intelligence analytics a standalone technology? Sure, but it's also a great fit with other enterprise software too.
Salesforce.com Grows on Big Deals (And Small Ones Too)February 24, 2012
Benioff highlights eight- and nine-figure deals, though he says Salesforce remains committed to chasing them all.
Pentaho Open Sources Big Data Capabilities with KettleJanuary 30, 2012
Transforming application data to work with Hadoop and other Big Data frameworks is about to get easier, thanks to Pentaho’s Kettle 4.3 release.
Canonical Brings Apps to Life on Ubuntu Linux DesktopJanuary 27, 2012
Linux vendor could change the way users interact with enterprise applications with its Heads Up Display. The intelligent HUD interface will understand user needs and respond to them.
Oracle's Big Data Powered by Cloudera's HadoopJanuary 10, 2012
Oracle decides to partner for Hadoop-powered hardware.
Pentaho Business Analytics Gets an In-Memory BoostNovember 3, 2011
New release of business analytics suite delivers a new type of hybrid in-memory/on-disk analytics.
IBM Evolves from On Demand to SmartCloudOctober 12, 2011
New IBM application services for cloud include middleware, DB2, SAP services and CRM.
Oracle Exalytics Aims for Business Intelligence at the Speed of ThoughtOctober 3, 2011
Oracle's new in-memory database appliance accelerates data analysis.
JasperSoft Makes Business Intelligence MobileSeptember 30, 2011
Jasper 4.2 includes new mobile capabilities for the open source-based business intelligence suite.
Oracle Grows Software Business, Moves Away from x86 HardwareSeptember 21, 2011
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says Oracle database already supports unstructured data and explains why he's moving away from x86.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Gets SAP BlessingSeptember 12, 2011
Linux vendor ramps up software certifications for next-generation enterprise Linux platform.
SAP Under Attack at Black HatAugust 8, 2011
Security researcher finds serious issues at the heart of SAP, and provides a tool to help users fix the problem.
Oracle's Software, Database Sales Drive GrowthJune 24, 2011
Apps and databases are strong, and CEO Larry Ellison slams rivals for having 'nothing' in key business segments.
Pentaho 4 Improves User-Driven Business IntelligenceJune 23, 2011
Business intelligence isn't just for an elite few anymore.
Red Hat, SAP Partner in Joint Support DealMay 17, 2011
Supporting SAP applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is about to get easier.
Oracle Grows Its Apps BusinessMarch 25, 2011
Third-quarter revenues grow at Oracle, thanks in part to strong apps performance.
Pentaho Upgrades Open Source Business Intelligence SoftwareMarch 16, 2011
Pentaho's latest business intelligence suite ups the ante with guided analysis and interactive dashboards.
Drupal 8 Open Source CMS Starts to Take ShapeMarch 9, 2011
The open source content management system used by Congress and the White House plans its next major release.
Novell Expands Linux Availability for SAPFebruary 22, 2011
Novell expands its relationship with SAP with delivery of a new highly available, optimized Linux platform.
Salesforce Acquires Ruby Cloud Vendor Heroku for $212 MillionDecember 8, 2010
It's not just about Java anymore as the SaaS CRM vendor makes a big move into the open source Ruby language.
SAP Taps Novell for StreamWork Collaboration ServiceDecember 6, 2010
New collaborative decision-making app from SAP takes to the cloud, with Novell's tech under the hood.
Researcher Warns SAP Prone to Back Door ExploitsJuly 29, 2010
Black Hat researcher details how SAP systems remain vulnerable to back door attacks despite the growing number of security fixes the company has been issuing.
SugarCRM 6 Debuts with Open Source and Commercial FeaturesJuly 13, 2010
Users of the newest free open source version will get a different user interface and fewer features than those who buy the commercial version.
SugarCRM 6 Gives a New View on Open Source CRM SoftwareApril 13, 2010
Latest version of open source CRM adds new features and a new look as the project celebrates a major milestone
SugarCRM 5 Pulling Against Closed Source CRMAugust 27, 2007
Some might think the deck is stacked against open source CRM. SugarCRM's John Roberts is out to prove them wrong.
John Roberts, CEO, SugarCRMSeptember 1, 2006
The CEO of the open source company opens up about what it takes to be successful in a market dominated by proprietary solutions.
Sugar 4.5 Gets 'AJAXed'July 31, 2006
The CRM package debuts Windows and Linux versions in its AJAX makeover.
SugarCRM Sweetens Open Source CRMDecember 12, 2005
Version 4.0 set to debut this week, but is the pace of innovation too fast for enterprise users?
Review: Crafty Syntax Live HelpMay 25, 2005
Immediate customer interaction is often the key to increased customer satisfaction and sales. Crafty Syntax Live Help (CSLH) is an open source solution that helps customer interaction with Live help functionality that can be pushed to, or pulled by, the consumer.
SugarCRM Upgrades Core SuiteJanuary 31, 2005
The company's Sugar Suite expands customization and wireless integration.
Build, Publish and Analyze Your Own Online SurveysJanuary 5, 2005
When it comes to e-business, it pays to know what your customers are thinking. WebSurveyor 5.0 makes surveying your patrons easier than ever.
VeriSign Accelerates DNSSeptember 9, 2004
From twice a day updates to just minutes for updating name servers.
SMBs Poised to Spend on CRMJune 4, 2004
Forecast from AMI-Partners suggests small and medium sized businesses are more keen on software purchases.
PeopleSoft Upgrades Key Product LinesMay 18, 2004
Analytics key to three new industry packages from the enterprise software giant, along with a new IBM partnership at its Leadership Summit.
ERP Vendors Debate Customer LoyaltiesApril 27, 2004
SAP disputes Lawson's claim that large business software providers are out of touch with customers.