ORACLE: Still Sees Databases as the Cloud’s Mother Lode. Oracle has built a massive enterprise applications business over the decades: It bought PeopleSoft for $10 billion in 2004, Siebel Systems for nearly $6 billion the following year, and closed a $9.3 billion purchase of NetSuite a few months ago. Despite that, the company clearly still sees databases as Oracle’s bedrock, which is why it’s critical that, moving forward, those databases run on Oracle’s nascent cloud infrastructure. Find out more
MICROSOFT: Adds New Service Tier to Azure SQL Database, Increases Storage Limits on Existing Databases. Microsoft is making a series of enhancements to its Azure SQL Database, including a new “Premium RS” tier, as the big public cloud providers roll out new database products and features to attract the growing number of businesses and developers making the shift to the cloud. Find out more
MySQL: Ransomware Attacks Targeted Hundreds of MySQL Databases. In the new attacks, targeted MySQL databases are erased and replaced with a ransom demand for 0.2 bitcoin, which is equal to about $234. Find out more
MS-SQL SERVER: An Introduction to Docker and Containers for SQL Server Developers and DBAs. Containers define a new method of application packaging combined with user and process isolation, for application multi-tenancy. Varied Linux and Windows container implementations have existed for years, but Microsoft’s release of Windows Server 2016 established Docker’s design as the defacto container standard. The Docker API and container format is now supported on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, every Linux distro, and Windows. Docker’s design is elegant and delivers compelling benefits. Find out more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.