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Hachicorp Raises $10M to Advance Open Source DevOps Vision

December 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 OS

December 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 Hadoop

December 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 Security

October 16, 2014

New version of Cloudera Enterprise debuts, along with a new partnership with Linux vendor Red Hat.

Micro Focus Acquiring Attachmate for $2.3B

September 15, 2014

Deal will bring Novell, SUSE and NetIQ under the Micro Focus fold.

MapR Gets Big Money for Big Data

June 30, 2014

$110 million funding round underscores high-value potential for Big Data applications.

Oracle Accelerates Apps In-Memory

June 12, 2014

Migrating enterprise applications from disk to memory comes with some significant performance gains.

Oracle Expands Enterprise Management

June 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 Linux

June 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 Organizations

May 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 5.5

May 6, 2014

With VMware partnership, SAP extends its HANA in-memory database technology for virtualized applications.

Tibco Acquires Jaspersoft for $185 Million

April 29, 2014

How will open-source business intelligence vendor Jaspersoft change under new ownership?

Hadoop Provider Cloudera Raises $160M in New Funding

March 20, 2014

Big Data pioneer Cloudera continues to grow, but is it a profitable business yet?

Red Hat Deepens Big Data Partnership with Hortonworks

February 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 YARN

October 16, 2013

After four years of development, next major milestone of open source Apache Hadoop debuts.

Cloudera Open Sources Sentry Tech to Secure Big Data

July 24, 2013

How do you secure access to Hadoop? Cloudera has an answer.

Oracle Updates Exalytics for Analytics Scale

July 16, 2013

Oracle's new Exalytics engineered system provides more memory, but sticks with the same silicon.

HP Builds New Big Data HAVEn

June 12, 2013

HP's new Big Data solution pairs Hadoop with Autonomy and Vertica.

Crafter Open Source CMS Goes Solo

May 14, 2013

New standalone organization created to support the open source Crafter content management system.

Cloudera Accelerates Big Data with Impala GA

May 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 Linux

March 29, 2013

Big Data technology gets more open, with MapR's move to expand its Linux presence.

Big Data Open Source App Framework Gets Funded

March 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 HANA

February 1, 2013

Dell jumps into the ring to deliver pre-packaged SAP HANA infrastructure solutions.

Oracle Advances Cloud App Plans

January 29, 2013

A lot has happened since Oracle first announced its public cloud plans.

SAP Marks Another 'Best Year Ever' with HANA, Cloud Growth

January 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 Data

January 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 Out

December 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 Funding

November 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 Revenues

November 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 HTML5

November 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 Intelligence

November 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 Data

October 24, 2012

Cloudera's Project Impala could change the way Big Data is used.

Former Yahoo Cloud Chief Aims to Ease Hadoop Development

October 23, 2012

New startup wants to "appify" Hadoop for enterprises with Continuity Application Fabric.

Cisco Tidal Takes on Big Data

October 22, 2012

Cisco adds Hadoop capabilities to the newest version of its Tidal Enterprise Scheduler application automation software.

SAP HANA Comes to Cisco and HP

October 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 6

March 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 SAP

March 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 Analytics

March 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 Kettle

January 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 Desktop

January 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 Hadoop

January 10, 2012

Oracle decides to partner for Hadoop-powered hardware.

Pentaho Business Analytics Gets an In-Memory Boost

November 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 SmartCloud

October 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 Thought

October 3, 2011

Oracle's new in-memory database appliance accelerates data analysis.

JasperSoft Makes Business Intelligence Mobile

September 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 Hardware

September 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 Blessing

September 12, 2011

Linux vendor ramps up software certifications for next-generation enterprise Linux platform.

SAP Under Attack at Black Hat

August 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 Growth

June 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 Intelligence

June 23, 2011

Business intelligence isn't just for an elite few anymore.

Red Hat, SAP Partner in Joint Support Deal

May 17, 2011

Supporting SAP applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is about to get easier.

Oracle Grows Its Apps Business

March 25, 2011

Third-quarter revenues grow at Oracle, thanks in part to strong apps performance.

Pentaho Upgrades Open Source Business Intelligence Software

March 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 Shape

March 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 SAP

February 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 Million

December 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 Service

December 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 Exploits

July 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 Features

July 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 Software

April 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 CRM

August 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, SugarCRM

September 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 CRM

December 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 Help

May 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 Suite

January 31, 2005

The company's Sugar Suite expands customization and wireless integration.

Build, Publish and Analyze Your Own Online Surveys

January 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 DNS

September 9, 2004

From twice a day updates to just minutes for updating name servers.

SMBs Poised to Spend on CRM

June 4, 2004

Forecast from AMI-Partners suggests small and medium sized businesses are more keen on software purchases.

PeopleSoft Upgrades Key Product Lines

May 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 Loyalties

April 27, 2004

SAP disputes Lawson's claim that large business software providers are out of touch with customers.