Sept. 7: What We’re Reading About the Cloud

We came back from the holiday weekend to a lot of predictions about the future of infrastructure and cloud opportunities, including a prediction on data warehousing being the next hot trend in storage, the latest version of Gartner’s cloud hype cycle and how Hurd-gate will impact Oracle.

Storage: More Deals Coming? (From Barron’s) An Oppenheimer analyst predicts which storage vendors might be looking to buy soon. I think he’s onto something in terms of data warehousing being a hot capability.

Quest Sees Opportunity in Cassandra (From MarketWatch) Quest seems to be setting itself up for success among progressive customers. The latest partnership with Riptano around Cassandra comes on the heels of Hadoop integration and the purchase of Surgient.

2010 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle is Here (From Gartner Blog Network) Industry watchers love/hate Gartner’s various Hype Cycles, but we all look at them. Assuming you find some value in the model, what do you think about where the various cloud technologies landed?

IBM Transforms U.S. Open with Cloud Computing (From CIO Update) This is a story every year around U.S. Open time, but now we’re seeing IBM’s newfound analytics focus shining through. The amount of data available makes for a very rich tennis experience.

Oracle’s Hurd for Phillips Swap: What’s the Customer Relations Impact? (From ZDNet)
Speaking of Oracle and Mark Hurd, here’s a take on how Hurd will fare on the customer-relations front compared with Charles Phillips, the man he’s replacing. Looks like it’ll be a wash.

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