Oracle Open World 2017: 9 Announcements to Follow From Autonomous to AI

Oracle highlights machine learning and artificial intelligence for running cloud services, delivering smart applications and driving data-driven decisions. Here’s what’s coming. Oracle’s new Autonomous Database Cloud will be cheaper, faster and, with the addition of the Oracle Cyber Security System, safer than anything from Amazon Web Services (AWS). At least that’s the assertion Oracle Executive […]

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SAP Machine Learning Plans: A Deeper Dive From Sapphire Now

SAP Leonardo will use machine learning to help customers drive automation and innovation. Here’s a closer look at what’s available and what’s coming. When SAP introduced Leonardo on May 18 at its Sapphire Now event in Orlando, executives insisted that “no single technology can deliver digital innovation on its own.” Yet it’s clear that machine learning […]

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Oracle Launches First AI App: Adaptive Intelligent Offers

Oracle demos Adaptive Intelligent Offers app for commerce, marketing. Next up are more CX capabilities as well as ERP, HR and supply chain apps. The biggest reveal at the April 25-27 Oracle Modern Customer Experience (CX) Event in Las Vegas was the debut of Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Offers (AI Offers). It’s the first app in a planned portfolio […]

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Salesforce Takes Apps-First Approach with Einstein AI

Salesforce promises artificial intelligence applications that ‘just work’ out of the box. It’s a contrast to public cloud AI offerings and a lesson learned from Salesforce Wave. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to go around, so Salesforce is counting on automation and an apps-centric approach to bring its Einstein artificial intelligence capabilities […]

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SAP Reportedly Buying Altiscale to Power Big Data Services

SAP needs to address big data, streaming and IoT apps. Altiscale would accelerate efforts to deliver high-scale and high-performance cloud data services. SAP is acquiring Altiscale, VentureBeat reported on August 25. SAP neither confirmed nor denied the report, offering a statement that it “does not comment on market rumors or speculation.” If the acquisition is […]

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Workday Plans for Platfora Revealed

Workday HR and financial analyses stand to benefit, but Platfora customers will lose the on-premises software option in the wake of the pending acquisition. Workday customers stand to gain a deeper understanding of employees, recruits, customers, suppliers, business units and locations, but existing Platfora customers will soon lose the on-premises and public cloud software deployment […]

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