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Percona challenges Oracle with alternate MySQL release

Percona continues to nip at Oracle's heels, releasing a free version of the open-source MySQL 5.6 database with advanced features similar to ones in Oracle's paid enterprise edition.

NSA data center meltdowns delayed opening more than a year, report says

A massive data center being built by the National Security Agency in Utah has been plagued by "chronic electrical surges" that have destroyed equipment and delayed its opening for a year, according to a report Monday.

EU agrees in principle to new data-protection oversight

Under a proposed rule, when personal data is processed by a company in more than one member state, one single supervisory authority should be responsible for monitoring the activity.

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NSA encryption-defeating efforts will backfire, privacy advocates say

The NSA has defeated encryption through a variety of means, including through reported backdoors in online services and covert compromises in encryption standards, according to news reports last month.

SAP seeks an edge from NSA surveillance worries

SAP may build a second data center in Australia in order to meet customer demand for locally delivered cloud services in the wake of revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.

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EMC bets big on flash storage

The vendor gets aggressive about enterprise flash arrays, but faces challenges in the data center.

Intel partners to expand app-level energy management

Intel has partnered with startup TSO Logic in a move that should give more companies tools to track how much power their server applications consume.

France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations

France's privacy watchdog took issue with several areas of Google's data policies, in particular how the company stores and uses people's data.

Oracle pushes into database-as-a-service

Oracle's new 12c database is hyped as faster and more powerful.

Oracle makes 'big data' push even bigger

Oracle is doubling down on "big data" with a number of new products and enhancements to existing ones, in hopes that customers looking to analyze massive amounts of information for business insights will in turn invest further in Oracle.