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Monthly TechNews Roundup: Oracle boosts Exadata Cloud Infrastructure with X9M, Banks ask RBI to allow cloud adoption & more

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Clover Infotech brings to you a curated round-up of important technology updates of the month April’22.

1. Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, the latest generation of the most powerful Oracle Database platform in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations….

2. Banks ask RBI to allow cloud adoption, list the dos & don’ts

Battling onslaught from fintech firms, high-street banks want the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to lay down the rules that allow them to store and analyse data on Cloud which, they believe, is at the heart of digital transformation…

3. Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud End-User Spending to Reach Nearly $500 Billion in 2022

Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.4% in 2022 to total $494.7 billion, up from $410.9 billion in 2021, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. In 2023, end-user spending is expected to reach nearly $600 billion…

4. Oracle Fuses Machine Learning with Database: Announces MySQL HeatWave ML

Oracle Corp. is adding more wood to the MySQL database fire that it started with the introduction of HeatWave in 2020. The company has announced that Oracle MySQL HeatWave now supports in-database machine learning (ML) in addition to the previously available transaction processing and analytics — the only MySQL cloud database service to do so…

5. Emirates to launch NFTs and experiences in the metaverse for its customers and employees

UAE Airliner Emirates unveiled its plans to soon launch Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and exciting immersive experiences in the metaverse for its customers and employees. The airline has already started working on the first project which are expected to launch in the coming months…

6. AWS launches new $30M accelerator program aimed at minority founders

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today launched a new program, AWS Impact Accelerator, that will give up to $30 million to early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders. The Amazon company claims that the three-year initiative will help recipients build successful businesses while “accelerating” growth in their respective markets. But critics contend that AWS Impact Accelerator doesn’t go far enough in supporting historically marginalized entrepreneurs…

7. SAP India, Amul team-up for digital transformation of rural

In order to provide digital literacy and skilling at grassroots, SAP India and Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (Amul) announced a joint community outreach programme aimed at transforming lives of children, adolescents, youth, women and farmers…

8. 95% of Indian workers need more digital skills to adapt to job changes due to Covid-19: Study

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, released findings from a new research report showing that the need for digital skills training became more acute during the pandemic, with 95 per cent of workers in India reporting they need more digital skills – the ability and knowledge to apply digital technologies for tasks in the workplace – to cope with changes in their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic…

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