Today in Cloud

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I’m back from my short-lived paternity leave, and what a day it is to get back in the saddle. Oracle probably wanted to hog the spotlight with the OpenWorld kickoff and its rash of announcements — including ExaLogic and an upgraded Exadata — but IBM stole the show by snatching up Netezza. Oracle seems like a prime candidate to capitalize on the Big Data avalanche, but it might need to ramp up its innovation to compete with the ever-active IBM, which has spent billions on analytics R&D and M&A over the past few years. As for ExaLogic, well, it’s a lot of brawn, whether you need it or not.

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