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Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important. Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important.

Posted April 08, 2020

We live in a business world that craves instantaneous response times, especially in terms of the responsiveness of modern transactional applications. Customers expect to make a money transfer, pay a bill, or buy a product online in a matter of seconds. This insatiable desire for speed to customer parallels the need to increase speed to market for these modern apps. With development activity accelerating through DevOps, do we ever stop to consider the increased demands this is putting on batch processing?

Posted April 08, 2020

To get a full appreciation for the incredible pace of change in business technology, look at the past 6 years. In 2014, IDC published a report that said that, by 2020, the digital universe would contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe, and the data we create and copy annually would reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Guess what? It's 2020. And it turns out IDC was correct in assuming that we were about to endure a data deluge.

Posted April 08, 2020

DevOps, DataOps, AI, and containers all lead to one important innovation for enterprises seeking to be more data-driven—and that is greater automation. Data-driven enterprises cannot function if data resources and applications are in any way being manually administered, deployed, remediated, or upgraded.

Posted April 08, 2020

Cutting-edge startups are constantly emerging to address new challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these young, innovative companies have fresh approaches that tap into blockchain, quantum computing, advanced analytics, AI, DevOps methodologies, containerization, and data security advancements. To shine a spotlight on some of the ways innovation in IT is being reflected today, here, DBTA presents 28 companies we think are worth watching in 2020.

Posted April 08, 2020

The White House has announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world's most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. The public-private consortium, spearheaded by the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and IBM, includes government, industry, and academic leaders who have volunteered free compute time and resources on their machines.

Posted April 06, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is recieving $112.5 million in funding at a post-money valuation of $2.3 billion, to continue growing its suite of products. This brings the company's total venture funding to $345.5 million.

Posted April 02, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed solutions for scalable open source technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Elasticsearch, expanding expands Instaclustr's one-stop destination for deploying, managing, analyzing, optimizing, and monitoring all components of enterprises' data layer and related infrastructure.

Posted March 30, 2020

The Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence Act was recently introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) with the goal of establishing a 13-member Congressional Commission that will ensure facial recognition does not produce bias or inaccurate results.  Recently, Suraj Amonkar of Fractal Analytics, an AI and analytics company, shared his views on the proposed legislation and the issues it addresses.

Posted March 27, 2020

Storj Labs is launching its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, a decentralized cloud object storage service backed by enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) with boosted security. Tardigrade offers decentralized cloud object storage that's S3 compatible, highly performant, easily implemented, exceptionally durable, and highly available, according to the vendor.

Posted March 26, 2020

IBM is now offering Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, enabling Ansible users to automate IBM Z applications and IT infrastructure. The Certified Content will be available in Automation Hub, with an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy.

Posted March 26, 2020

WaveMaker, an enterprise low-code platform, is entering its next phase of integration with SpotCues to provide customers with a seamless application delivery mechanism for mobile applications.

Posted March 26, 2020

Dremio, the data lake engine company, is closing on $70 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to fuel its growth and expand its products. The round was led by new investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Cisco Investments, Lightspeed Venture Partners,  Norwest Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. Teddie Wardi, managing director, Insight Partners will also join the Dremio Board of Directors.

Posted March 26, 2020

As priorities shift and companies deploy database changes weekly or more frequently, Redgate Software is releasing a new SQL Monitor that ensures that DevOps teams can monitor and track deployments at all times.

Posted March 25, 2020

SAP is launching a new digital learning initiative offering educational content to support students, professionals, and anyone interested in remote learning. This initiative is based on three educational pillars - massive open online courses (MOOCs), learning journeys for universities, and the SAP Young Thinkers program - as part of SAP's comprehensive learning and enablement program.

Posted March 25, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAP is making several platforms available immediately, at no cost, to facilitate supply chains and remote working. Remote Work Pulse by Qualtrics helps organizations understand how their employees are doing and what support they need as they adapt to new work environments. Remote Work Pulse is designed to help employees, companies, educational institutions, communities, and governments stay connected and move forward.

Posted March 25, 2020

SAP is enhancing its app experience to enterprise Mac users with the release of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS version 5.0. With support now for Mac Catalyst, the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS enables SAP and Apple customers to build, deploy, and run employee apps across iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Posted March 25, 2020

Competition these days is no longer just about cost or quality; it is about companies offering entirely new digital business models and better customer experiences that are based on insights. How do organizations compete on that basis? They do it by unlocking the various data sources that are imprisoned within IT and business departments, systems, and databases.

Posted March 24, 2020

For data managers, AI and machine learning not only offer new ways of delivering rapid insights to business users but also the promise of improving and adding intel­ligence to their own operations. While many AI and machine learning efforts are still works in progress, the technol­ogies hold the potential to deliver more enhanced analytic capabilities through­out enterprises.

Posted March 23, 2020

It takes a minimum of 18 months to develop vaccines and anti-viral drugs. The bureaucracy and the human trials, when combined with the discovery process which involves endless hours of iterative testing, should be the perfect target for the use of the modeling capability of machine learning and the inference capability coming from new AI algorithms.

Posted March 20, 2020

To democratize data and analytics is to make them available to everyone. It is an admirable goal and one with its roots in the earliest days of the self-service movement. If an organization is to truly be data-driven, it follows that all key decisions—from tactical operational priorities to strategic vision—must be data-informed. So where is democratization going wrong?

Posted March 20, 2020

Alfresco Software, an open source content services provider, is moving to acquire long term partner, Technology Services Group (TSG), a Chicago based Enterprise Content Management software and services firm.

Posted March 17, 2020

GPUs fuel AI and machine learning. Initially created for video games, they are used in sports and business analysis by fantasy baseball enthusiasts, oddsmakers, and front office executives who want to enhance their understanding of the hidden value of often obscure players. Other uses of this technology's extreme processing power include the recognition of animals, such as dog breeds or endangered species, to allow biologists to gain a more accurate understanding of species populations in a geographical area.

Posted March 17, 2020

Quantum computing continues to captivate imaginations. The technology takes advantage of quantum mechanics to deliver exponentially faster speeds by being able to process an almost infinite amount of parallel compute threads delivered as qubits and quantum gates. As Jim Clarke, director of quantum hardware for Intel Labs, describes it, "by harnessing quantum mechanics, quantum computing systems promise an unprecedented ability to simulate and analyze natural phenomena, significantly accelerating the ability to process information and answer questions that would require prohibitive amounts of time even for today's supercomputers."

Posted March 17, 2020

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Smart Availability software, announced that its DxEnterprise for SDP-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server Availability Groups (AGs) is now available for Linux on RHEL and Ubuntu in AWS Marketplace.

Posted March 11, 2020

IBM inventors received 9,262 U.S. patents in 2019, achieving a milestone of most patents ever awarded to a U.S. company, and marking the company's 27th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. In 2019, IBM led the industry in the number of U.S. patents granted across key technology areas such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing, quantum computing and security.

Posted March 11, 2020

Today's enterprise clouds are evolving, and businesses need to evolve with them by embracing the next-generation cloud model. As a new year—and a new decade—unfolds, here are 5 predictions from Oracle on how new technologies and business models are changing.

Posted March 11, 2020

The next decade is just around the corner and enterprises in and around the big data space are preparing to pounce upon the next set of trends the new year will bring. The cloud is primed to continue making waves, along with other digital disruptions to improve user experiences. Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2020. 

Posted March 11, 2020

Machine learning (ML) is projected to keep rising as companies look for greater automation and intelligence, with use cases spreading across industries. A recent study fielded among the subscribers of Database Trends and Applications found that 48% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% considering adoption.

Posted March 10, 2020

Syncsort is partnering Databricks to support cloud initiatives for critical mainframe and IBM i data, enabling enterprises to leverage Syncsort Connect products to access, transform, and deliver mainframe data to Delta Lake.

Posted March 09, 2020

SourceCode Technology Holdings, the maker of K2 Software and a provider of intelligent process automation, and Celonis, a provider of AI-enhanced process mining and process excellence software, are forming a partnership. The collaboration will leverage process mining to accelerate digital transformation results for enterprises worldwide that are focused on mission-critical processes.

Posted March 06, 2020

Database administrators juggle multiple responsibilities all day and that load is only getting heavier. DBTA recently held a webinar with Chris Paap, solutions marketing manager, Nutanix, and David Teague, technical marketing engineer, Nutanix, who discussed a day in the life of a Database administrator and the daily challenges they conquer with the Nutanix Database Solution.

Posted March 06, 2020

Voting has opened for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. The competition will end on Friday, May 8, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorite products now.

Posted March 05, 2020

Oracle recently announced the availability of the Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science at the core, helping enterprises to collaboratively build, train, manage, and deploy machine learning models. The goal with Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure Data Science is to improve the collaboration and effectiveness of data science teams with capabilities such as shared projects, model catalogs, team security policies, reproducibility, and auditability.

Posted March 04, 2020

Oracle has been extending its cloud reach with announcements of new partnerships, additional cloud developers and engineers, and more cloud regions. Recently, Steve Daheb, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud, talked with Big Data Quarterly about how the company's cloud strategy has evolved and how customers' use of Oracle technology is changing. Gen 1 of cloud was about moving workloads from on-prem, but the next step will be about how companies can take advantage of new technologies to improve their processes in ways not possible before.

Posted March 04, 2020

From AI and machine learning, to data discovery and real-time analytics, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's data-driven goals. Greater speed, flexibility, and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities.

Posted March 03, 2020

AI is capturing attention as a transformative technology for enterprises. Fundamental to AI is the use of ontologies, says Seth Earley, CEO of Earley Information Science (EIS), a consulting firm focused on organizing information for business impact. His new book "The AI Powered Enterprise: Harness the Power of Ontologies to Make Your Business Smarter, Faster and More Profitable," due out in April, focuses on the importance of ontologies as a foundation for AI success.

Posted March 02, 2020

Like many healthcare organizations, SelectHealth's IT team struggled to move quickly, while building innovative, high-quality experiences for customers, and to bring existing services to scale. To accelerate application development, quickly onboard global partners, and revamp its organizational, regulatory, and compliance policies, SelectHealth pursued a platform-based approach.

Posted March 02, 2020

PASS was confident in its ability to enhance and improve the events, content, and learning opportunities PASS offers, but it had two big concerns with the database. First, making changes to the database was a cumbersome process. Second, the implementation of the EU's GDPR requires new protocols.

Posted March 02, 2020

Zions Bancorporation wanted to ensure that there is continuous software delivery in a fully automated fashion that includes all aspects and layers of the product stack. A key goal was to enable delivery teams to be self-sufficient, without handoffs or silos in other organizations or disciplines.

Posted March 02, 2020

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is introducing the Winter ‘20 release of Talend Data Fabric, unveiling the new Talend Cloud Data Inventory. Talend Cloud Data Inventory automatically calculates the Data Intelligence Score of all data across an organization and presents it in a service-self cloud app for every user.

Posted February 27, 2020

Registration is open for the seventh annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 19-20, 2020, with pre-conference workshops on May 18. Data Summit focuses on both the business and technical aspects of data management and analysis and how it is transforming the business world. Early bird pricing is available now.

Posted February 27, 2020

BitLaunch, an anonymous VPS and Bitcoin VPS provider, is unveiling 3 new datacenter locations in Los Angeles, US, Amsterdam, NL, and London, UK. BitLaunch has been growing by offering straight-forward on-demand cloud computing in exchange for cryptocurrency.

Posted February 26, 2020

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing new migration, cost analytics, and architectural mapping capabilities for Unravel for Azure Databricks.

Posted February 26, 2020

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