A couple of partners for the Sun Cloud have been announced.
TeamDrive is a collaboration software application which keeps the files for a work group secure and private, even when users are working collaboratively between their home office and company.
The software runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, enabling users to work across the Internet. TeamDrive proclaims that it guarantees privacy, with every single file always up-to-date, even when its offline. Users can convert the contents of a folder on their PC or notebook into a secure shared space with three mouse clicks and are able to continue working as usual at their computer. Users can access this shared space in common with any number of personally invited individuals. OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, pdf, photographs, videos and all other file formats can be exchanged.
Security is a primary concern for company's looking to deploy their critical data to the cloud, said Juan Carlos Soto, vice president of Marketing, Cloud Computing at Sun. With TeamDrives built-in encryption technology running on the Sun Cloud, we are providing users with more secure control over their documents and helping to drive security in the cloud.
TeamDrive has been awarded by the ULD (Independent Center for Privacy Protection) with the seal of privacy for IT-products and privacy protection audit for public authorities.
The Vertica Analytic Database for the Cloud 3.0 is a fast columnar database hosted on cloud computing services that allows companies to create large, high-performance analytic data warehouses and business intelligence efforts on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The new cloud version offers all the features and capabilities of the enterprise version of the Vertica Analytic Database, but with the convenience of a hosted offering. It also adds improved Java development capabilities, support for Sun's forthcoming Sun Cloud, and a number of new ease-of-use and management features.
Version 3.0 includes enhanced analytic capabilities, such as support for SQL-99 analytic functions and new data types. SQL analytics enable users to create more powerful queries. It is also the first cloud-based analytic database to automatically analyze and optimize its performance. A new function continuously monitors its workload to determine the best way for the database engine to access the data.
"We're seeing growing demand for analytics in the cloud in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to financial services and marketing analytics," said Omer Trajman, Vertica's Senior Director for Cloud and Virtualization. "And with support for new cloud platforms and enhanced administration and Java development tool integration in Vertica 3.0, we look forward to helping many more customers benefit from the performance and economics of analytic data management in the cloud."
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