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Over recent months, Steven Dickens, Chief Technology Advisor, has observed significant investments in sovereign cloud deployments by major hyperscalers such as Oracle, AWS, and IBM. This trend is driven by a fractious geopolitical landscape where data sovereignty and regulatory compliance have emerged as critical concerns for governments and enterprises, particularly in regions with stringent data protection laws like the EU.
Oracle HeatWave GenAI Meets the Clarion Call from Customers to Build Generative AI Applications Without Data Movement, AI Expertise, or Extra Cost
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Steven Dickens assess why Oracle has done vector processing right with the HeatWave GenAI debut by delivering crystal clear price performance advantages against the competition including relentless vector processing performance that is 30X faster than Snowflake, 18X faster than Google BigQuery, and 15X faster than Databricks, at up to 6X lower cost.
BT ServiceNow Expand Relation to Elevate CX, Vodafone Germany FlyNex Take to the Drone Skies, and Altice Attains Complexity Relief with Google Cloud
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Tom Hollingsworth review the deft recent moves of key CSPs including BT Group and ServiceNow expanding their relation to vastly improve CX and workforce experience, Vodafone Germany and FlyNex taking to the drone skies, and Altice using the Google Cloud Application Integration architecture to surmount legacy-borne complexity.
The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens shares his insights on the announcements from Broadcom and Google at FinOpsX 2024 along with the introduction of FOCUS to standardize interoperability and collaboration in multi-cloud environments.
The Six Five team discusses Oracle Q4FY24 earnings.
Microsoft Scales Back Azure for Operators, Dell and Nokia Bolster Cloud RAN Alliance, and Ericsson Provides Perspective on P5G Boosting Airport Operations
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Tom Hollingsworth assess major 5G ecosystem developments including Microsoft’s dramatic scale back of Azure for Operators unit, Nokia and Dell strengthening their alliance to help accelerate Cloud RAN deployments, and Ericsson spotlight on how P5G can play integral role in streamlining airport operations.
Paul Nashawaty, Practice Lead at The Futurum Group, shares his insights to Pure Storage's Pure//Accelerate 2024 conference.
Lisa Martin, CMO Advisor at The Futurum Group, and Madhukar Kumar, CMO of SingleStore, explore the intersection of MarTech and PLG and its influence on the sales - marketing relationship and the dynamics of creativity and analytics in modern marketing.
The Futurum Group’s Research Brief, Unlocking AI Potential: How HPE Private Cloud AI Accelerates AI Deployment and Innovation, completed in partnership with HPE and NVIDIA, delves into the complexities of AI deployment and the solutions offered by HPE's Private Cloud AI.
Oracle Reported Solid FY Q4 and Full-Year Results with GenAI and Multi-Cloud Fueling Record-Breaking Sales Contracts and Huge Boost in Cloud Revenues
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Steven Dickens review Oracle’s Fiscal 2024 Q4 and Full Year results and how the company is producing competitive groundswells across the global cloud market. The results validate that the company is a vital player in powering innovation and accelerating adoption across the cloud and AI ecosystems as advances in GenAI and multi-cloud move at unparalleled speeds.
Qlik Continues Evolving Data Analytics Into a Data Quality Platform Critical for AI Applications
Dr. Bob Sutor of The Futurum Group reports on the announcements at the Qlik Connect conference in June. He discusses the company’s rich data analytics heritage, product evolution, and increasing incorporation of AI and the cloud.