Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison has announced a cloud pricing programme that includes what the supplier calls “bring your own licence to PaaS” and “universal credits”. The new suite of commercial arrangements for Oracle products delivered over the internet is said to “lower costs by delivering increased automation and flexibility” as well as “enabling customers to get more value” from on-premise software they have already bought.
Ahead of its annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle has declared first quarter 2017-18 revenue of $9.2bn, up 7% this time last year. Cloud revenue was $1.5bn, up 51% on the same quarter last year, and representing 16% of the total. Full year 2016-17 cloud revenue was 12% of the annual total of $37.7bn, 4% less than the most recent quarter. The 2016 acquisition of small to medium-sized enterprise-focused cloud applications company NetSuite will have swelled the cloud coffers.
The UK government has joined forces with Newcastle University to set up a £30m centre for big data. Half the money will come from each party. The centre, whose funding was confirmed today (14 September 2017) by minister for digital Matt Hancock, is tasked with joining up academics with IT suppliers and the public sector. Its goal is to solve “real-world problems using advances in data science”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".