British retail site Not On The High Street has shifted away from a brittle, homegrown data warehouse to Snowflake’s wholly managed, cloud-built solution in a bid to simplify management and save on some hefty compute bills.
As its client workloads grew, so did IT performance and availability problems, making it clear that the ageing mix of servers and SAN was no longer up to the job.
Since the first crop of fitness trackers and wearables launched some years ago, the quantified self movement has continued to grow apace. Today, the latest edition of the Apple Watch integrates such an array of advanced health functions - most notably a heart rate tracker - that it actually qualifies as an FDA-approved medical device. Right now, all this portable health tech is targeted towards healthy, fitness conscious consumers, but will its primary function in future be monitoring health conditions?
IBM is moving its Watson Cognitive Health services to a hybrid cloud model that it said will give customers greater access to a larger pool of payer and health record information for data analytics.
AB InBev has grown from a medieval abbey brewery in southern Belgium into the world's largest beer maker through a series of mergers and acquisitions that left it with a sprawling estate of IT systems spanning 27 different ERP systems and more than 20 Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools.
At Oracle's annual flagship event, the company revealed plans for a next generation of cloud, fueled by intelligent and autonomous technologies.