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Past articles by Tony:

Farewell ZDNet: Data remains the lifeblood of innovation

Looking back on the past six years, the headlines may have pivoted to cloud, AI, and the continuing saga of open source. But peer under the covers, and this shift in spotlight has not been away from data, but because of it. → Read More

The state of microservices according to Temporal Technologies

Engineering around node failures is critical for cloud-native apps to continue working. Temporal steals a page from Java history with middleware for state management designed to handle failure. → Read More

Oracle Autonomous JSON Database adds MongoDB support

Ever since Oracle extended its self-driving database and aggressively priced it for JSON developers, we've been wondering when they would come out and meet MongoDB developers where they live. → Read More

Domino Data Lab adds autoscaling to MLOps

Domino Data Lab 5.0 is focusing heavily on the deployment, autoscaling, and monitoring part of the machine learning lifecycle. → Read More

MariaDB announces intent to go public

Going public via a SPAC, MariaDB appears to have secured the financing just as the window for such deals is starting to close. → Read More

Sync Computing aims to pick up where serverless leaves off

Provisioning the right instances for cloud compute jobs has been more art than science. While serverless lifts the chore off customer shoulders, Sync Computing intends to automate the task for more demanding customers. → Read More

SAS Viya is living large on Azure

A year and a half in, there is a critical mass of Viya embedded inside Azure analytics, and existing SAS customers are starting to buy in. By "hiding in plain sight," could Azure make SAS cool again with a new generation of customers? → Read More

Alteryx announces intent to buy Trifacta

It's not just about data prep. The acquisition of Trifacta is designed to accelerate Alteryx's cloud pivot. → Read More

Data 2022 outlook, part two: Reality bytes the data mesh

Data meshes are already drawing vendor attention, leading to renewed interest in data fabrics. → Read More

ImmuDB and Codenotary: It's a database, but the company isn't

Codenotary has created a blockchain-like database that looks a lot like Amazon QLDB or Oracle blockchain tables, but the company's focus is on the DevOps world, not databases. → Read More

Serverless at re:Invent: Where should Amazon Redshift go?

Introduction of the RA3 instance a couple of years ago set the stage for last week's serverless announcement. Separation of storage and compute enabled Redshift to finally match the elasticity of Snowflake and others. But it also provides leapfrog opportunities down the road. → Read More

Can a Machine Learning model tame your cloud costs?

CAST AI is a two-year old startup that claims it can cut your cloud compute bills in half. → Read More

Data Mesh: Should you try this at home?

Over the past year, few topics have drawn more discussion in the data world than data meshes. The question is whether data meshes are ready for prime time. → Read More

Apollo GraphQL expands federation, adopts Elastic license

Can GraphQL scale beyond workgroups or departments? Changes to Apollo GraphQL's federation gateway should make GraphQL better suited for enterprise scale adoption. → Read More

EDB unleashes BigAnimal in the cloud

One of the first PostgreSQL providers is now releasing a full-blown database-as-a-service. → Read More

Instaclustr Elasticsearch cloud service becomes OpenSearch

Instaclustr has joined AWS in offering a managed cloud service for the open-source successor to Elasticsearch. We expect more to join the party soon. → Read More

Informatica IPO: Better the second time around?

It's IPO 2.0 for Informatica. The company is emerging from private equity with a transformed subscription and cloud business. To its credit, Informatica's cloud business has drawn many new logos, but will the existing installed base make the switch? → Read More

Couchbase relaunches cloud service

Fresh off its 7.0 release, Couchbase is rebranding its cloud database-as-a-service offering as "Capella" and introducing a new 'hosted' mode that eliminates the need for customers to have their own VPCs with AWS. → Read More

Cockroach DB introduces a serverless tier

Long associated with NoSQL databases with relaxed requirements for data consistency, Cockroach Labs is joining AWS in introducing serverless to the world of ACID transaction processing. → Read More

Google Cloud Next: Meeting the enterprise where it lives

Google Cloud's original message was about getting enterprises to run like Google. Under CEO Thomas Kurian, we are now seeing solid evidence that Google Cloud is becoming more enterprise-friendly. → Read More