Category: Cloud Industry

Facebook’s Syamla Bandla relies on speed and resiliency in male-dominated tech world

Facebook’s Syamla Bandla relies on speed and resiliency in male-dominated tech world

Facebook’s Syamla Bandla relies on speed and resiliency in male-dominated tech world 2
Before running cloud operations for major technology companies such as Dell Technologies Inc., RMS Computer Corp., and Qualys Inc., Syamla Bandla (pictured) learned a very important skill early in her career. She learned how to move fast. Starting with her role as a lead network engineer at Fidelity Investments in 2001, Bandla was responsible for […]

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Sports analytics firm Second Spectrum picks AWS as its preferred cloud infrastructure provider

Sports analytics firm Second Spectrum picks AWS as its preferred cloud infrastructure provider

Sports analytics firm Second Spectrum picks AWS as its preferred cloud infrastructure provider 3
Amazon Web Services Inc. unveiled its latest marquee customer today: sports analytics provider Second Spectrum Inc., which has selected AWS as its preferred cloud, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology provider. Second Spectrum should be a familiar name for sports fans because it’s the official Optical Tracking and Analytics provider for the National Basketball Association, as well as […]

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Business software maker Infor to be acquired by Koch Industries at a reported $13B valuation

Business software maker Infor to be acquired by Koch Industries at a reported $13B valuation

Business software maker Infor to be acquired by Koch Industries at a reported $13B valuation 4
Infor Inc., a major provider of enterprise resource management software that was weighing to go public, has been acquired by Koch Industries Inc. in a blockbuster deal announced today. The companies didn’t disclose the financial details, but sources told Bloomberg and TechCrunch that the transaction values Infor at nearly $13 billion. Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries is an […]

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Data warehouse virtualization startup Datometry raises $17M

Data warehouse virtualization startup Datometry raises $17M

Data warehouse virtualization startup Datometry raises $17M 5
Data warehouse virtualization startup Datometry Inc. today said it has raised $17 million in new funding to accelerate go-to-market activities with its partners Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services Inc. and Google Cloud Platform as well as select systems integrators. The Series B round was led by WRVI Capital and included Nepenthe, Dell Technologies Capital, Redline Capital […]

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Google’s $2.6B Looker acquisition closes after winning UK approval

Google’s $2.6B Looker acquisition closes after winning UK approval

Google’s $2.6B Looker acquisition closes after winning UK approval 6
Google LLC’s acquisition of Looker Data Sciences Inc. has officially closed, a little over eight months after it announced it would acquire the data visualization provider for $2.6 billion. The search giant originally told investors it expected the deal to complete before the end of 2019. However, the plan hit a snag in December when […]

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Google’s $2.6B Locker acquisition closes after winning UK approval

Google’s $2.6B Locker acquisition closes after winning UK approval

Google’s $2.6B Locker acquisition closes after winning UK approval 7
Google LLC’s acquisition of Looker Data Sciences Inc. has officially closed, a little over eight months after it announced it would acquire the data visualization provider for $2.6 billion. The search giant originally told investors it expected the deal to complete before the end of 2019. However, the plan hit a snag in December when […]

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Google’s $2.6B Looker acquisition closes after winning UK approval

Google’s $2.6B Looker acquisition closes after winning UK approval

Google’s $2.6B Looker acquisition closes after winning UK approval 8
Google LLC’s acquisition of Looker Data Sciences Inc. has officially closed, a little over eight months after it announced it would acquire the data visualization provider for $2.6 billion. The search giant originally told investors it expected the deal to complete before the end of 2019. However, the plan hit a snag in December when […]

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NetApp takes a hit as cloud growth fails to offset on-premises equipment sales drop

NetApp takes a hit as cloud growth fails to offset on-premises equipment sales drop

NetApp takes a hit as cloud growth fails to offset on-premises equipment sales drop 9
NetApp Inc. missed analysts’ forecasts for its fiscal third-quarter revenue and profit, sending its stock plunging more than 11% in after-hours trading. Growth of 146% in the company’s still-tiny cloud data services business failed to offset ongoing declines in its hardware business, leading to a 10% drop in overall quarterly revenue. The shrinking business for NetApp, which […]

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