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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud approaches as well as services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are being embraced for cost efficiency, scalability, and consolidation. Hypervisor technologies, Open Source versus Proprietary Hypervisor technologies, Security, Open Standards, Interoperability, High Availability, and Backup & Recovery are among the issues that are critical to consider when evaluating a move to the cloud.



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Pure Storage, a data solutions provider delivering a modern data experience, is releasing its third-generation all-NVMe FlashArray//X, providing customers with higher performance. With Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage model, customers can enjoy access to continuous innovation from Pure Storage that includes these and future updates to its product and solutions suite. 

Posted February 28, 2020

Easy-to-understand monoliths are giving way to distributed systems: microservices, serverless, meshes, proxies, and every possible combination. These systems offer developers the freedom to build new features and technology faster, as they are no longer beholden to the elaborate release processes associated with monolithic architecture.

Posted February 27, 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

Eficode, a devOps company, is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and is now a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP).

Posted February 27, 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 February 27, 2020

InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, InfluxDB Cloud is now on Google Cloud, offering developers and businesses unified billing, support, and integration with other Google Cloud services. InfluxDB Cloud on Google Cloud is a serverless, purpose-built time series database-as-a-service with advanced analytics that provide real-time observability into IoT and DevOps workloads.

Posted February 27, 2020

Rockset, a real-time database built for the cloud, is ushering in new growth with several industry partnerships and continued product innovation. The company is entering several new partnerships and implementing technology integrations, including adding DynamoDB to search and analyze database change streams, Apache Kafka to analyze raw events in real time, and Tableau to visualize live data from a variety of sources.

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

SAP is releasing the latest version of the S/4HANA Cloud, introducing new innovations and features across line-of-business editions. SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002 brings more integration into the fold. Sourcing and procurement customers can realize better contract management from integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with the SAP Ariba Contracts solution.

Posted February 26, 2020

SAP's co-innovation project with reinsurance company Swiss Re is adding new features, providing new reporting capabilities to its solution to help financial companies meet upcoming accounting standards, streamline accounting flows, and increase transparency and control.

Posted February 26, 2020

SAP is moving toward more customer-centric operations and introducing processes to successfully support customers in their digital transformation. To deliver both best-of-breed and best-of-suite, SAP is establishing six primary solution areas: SAP Customer Experience, SAP S/4HANA, People (SAP SuccessFactors), Intelligent Spend (inclusive of SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP Concur), SAP HANA & Analytics, and Qualtrics. SAP Cloud Platform will serve as the underlying technology platform for all these areas.

Posted February 26, 2020

Rocket Software is in the midst of a growing period and to better meet the needs of its customers the company is reorganizing to better scale the business. The databases and connectivity team includes the MultiValue businesses and other NoSQL databases, said Gary Gregory, general manager, database business unit.

Posted February 26, 2020

Zadara Storage, a provider of in enterprise storage-as-a-service platforms, is increasing security for object data stored in Zadara Storage through a partnership with Veeam.

Posted February 25, 2020

IBM has announced that the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. According to IBM, the availability of OpenShift for Z and LinuxONE is a major milestone for both hybrid multi-cloud and for enterprise computing. OpenShift supports cloud-native applications being built once and deployed anywhere—and now extends this to on-premise enterprise servers such as IBM Z and LinuxONE. The offering is the result of the collaboration between the IBM and Red Hat development teams and discussions with early adopter clients.

Posted February 24, 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 February 24, 2020

CloudBolt Software, a cloud management platform provider for the enterprise, is releasing CloudBolt 9.2, helping enterprise IT accelerate their hybrid cloud journey with less effort. This new release features comprehensive lifecycle management for Kubernetes, empowers developers through deep Terraform integration, and expands CloudBolt's support with new integrations for IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud for Government, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Red Hat OpenShift.

Posted February 24, 2020

Infoworks.io, a provider of enterprise data operations and orchestration (EDO2) systems, is being selected by Databricks for its Data Ingestion Network. Databricks selected Infoworks DataFoundry for Databricks' Data Ingestion Network, an ecosystem of data integrations launched today featuring partner solutions for the Databricks Unified Data Analytics Platform.

Posted February 24, 2020

Gurucul, a provider of unified security and risk analytics technology, is introducing automated intelligent threat hunting that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to detect behaviors associated with cyber attacks and data breaches.

Posted February 21, 2020

Attivo Networks, a provider of cybersecurity threat detection, is integrating with Microsoft to further enhance detection and response for Azure IoT Edge with the ThreatDefend platform. The integration provides customers a reliable way to quickly and confidently detect, redirect, and respond to in-network attackers.

Posted February 20, 2020

Kinetica, the provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform for the modern digital economy, is releasing Kinetica Cloud, allowing users to utilize the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment.

Posted February 20, 2020

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, currently under construction in Chile, will conduct a vast astronomical survey of our dynamic Universe starting in 2022. They plan to collect 500 petabytes of image data by observing the skies continuously for 10 years and produce nearly instant alerts for objects that change in position or brightness every night.

Posted February 19, 2020

Cloudian is releasing a new solution based on its HyperStore object storage and the new Veeam Availability Suite v10 that provides ransomware protection. The Cloudian-Veeam solution supports S3 Object Lock, enabling customers to make backup data copies immutable and, therefore, invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion.

Posted February 19, 2020

Oracle and Microsoft have extended their cloud partnership with a new cloud interconnect location in Amsterdam. The new Amsterdam interconnect will enable businesses that rely on software from both companies to share data across applications running in Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

Posted February 19, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is adding Database Performance Monitor (DPM) to its IT operations management (ITOM) portfolio, enabling customers to manage on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-native databases through a single provider, and with both on-premises and SaaS delivery.

Posted February 19, 2020

It's time to submit nominations 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. Voting on the nominees will begin in late March.

Posted February 18, 2020

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE, reinforcing the agile cloud-native world of containers and Kubernetes with the security features, scalability, and reliability of IBM's enterprise servers.

Posted February 13, 2020

Clumio's, provider of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup, Enterprise Backup as a Service solution has attained VMware Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS validation, allowing users to scale or move workloads to the cloud.

Posted February 13, 2020

Apps Associates, an Oracle cloud migration and managed services provider, is releasing Apps Pack, a proprietary suite of diagnostic and management tools for comprehensive control over the entire IT environment.

Posted February 13, 2020

Google has completed its acquisition of Looker. "As more organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy, Looker customers and partners can expect continued support of all cloud data management systems like Amazon Redshift, Azure SQL, Snowflake, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Teradata," said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.

Posted February 13, 2020

Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of business decisioning data and analytics, is releasing the D&B Analytics Studio. The platform is a secure, cloud-based analytics platform that will provide clients with a single, integrated solution to explore, synthesize, and operationalize data and analytics in order to remain competitive in the era of digital transformation.

Posted February 12, 2020

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, has announced that InsightEdge as a managed service is available on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Using InsightEdge on GigaSpaces Cloud, services and applications can query data from any source for a real-time 360 view; quickly connecting all structured, semi-structured and unstructured data to gain a holistic view of the business.

Posted February 12, 2020

Domo is launching next generation of the Domo Appstore, which includes a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  This new collaboration with AWS further enhances the ability to leverage data to modernize business processes, according to Domo.

Posted February 12, 2020

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory computing platform, has announced an additional $28.5 million in funding, bringing its total Series D round to $50 million. Hazelcast raised an initial $21.5 million in Series D funding in June but, given the interest from the investor community, the company said, it expanded the round. 

Posted February 11, 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 February 11, 2020

Xerox Holdings Corp. has announced its intention to launch a tender offer on or around March 2, 2020, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of HP Inc. at a price of $24 per share, which will be comprised of $18.40 in cash and 0.149 Xerox shares for each HP share. 

Posted February 10, 2020

While organizations are adopting cloud for some areas of their database estate, very few are migrating totally. DBAs now need to manage hybrid estates that combine on-premises and cloud deployments. No wonder that 23% of respondents see migrating to the cloud and integrating with the cloud as their biggest challenge over the next 12 months. Ensuring they have the ability to monitor their entire estate from a single tool is therefore vital if DBAs are to remain on top of their workloads.

Posted February 10, 2020

What's so special about Azure Arc? The private preview of Azure Arc currently includes support for Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale. But it's not hard to imagine a scenario where you might have a single management system that cov­ers a disparate a selection of computing resources such as on-premise physical servers, Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines, a few old Oracle databases running on Linux, some open source software built on PostgreSQL, a selection of external clusters running on AWS and Google Cloud Platform, and a new installation of Azure Stack.

Posted February 10, 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 February 10, 2020

For years, if not decades, database managers have been struggling with the challenges of providing as much access as possible to corporate informa­tion assets while at the same time protect­ing these crown jewels. All of this work, of course, has had to take place within the confines of relatively tight budget and resource constraints. Now, a new generation of solutions and platforms holds great promise in releasing profes­sionals from the more mundane aspects of their jobs to devote more time to the activities that matter to their businesses. However, even with database automation and cloud resources abundantly available on the market, many database managers still spend inordinate amounts of time on low-level tasks.

Posted February 10, 2020

As part of Quest Experience Week 2019, Richard Evans, database security prod­uct management at Oracle, spoke about the top 10 security features you might not be using.

Posted February 10, 2020

Kore Technologies is releasing version 4.7 of the Kourier Integrator platform, increasing performance times across the board. This latest release includes the Package Execution Manager (PEM), improving the overall performance, execution, and transparency of Kourier generated Microsoft SSIS packages, and provides a stable and fault tolerant environment in which to run them.

Posted February 10, 2020

CHO, a producer of olive oil, is using IBM Blockchain to provide traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil across eight quality assurance checkpoints, including the orchard where the olives were grown, the mill where olives were crushed, and the facilities where the oil was filtered, bottled, distributed, and more.

Posted February 10, 2020

Arvind Krishna has been elected as the CEO of IBM and a member of its board of directors. In this role, Krishna succeeds Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, IBM chairman, president, and CEO, who will continue as executive chairman of the board and serve through the end of the year, when she will retire after almost 40 years with the company. Announcing the executive changes on January 30, IBM said that Krishna, who is currently IBM SVP for Cloud and Cognitive Software, and was a principal architect of the company's acquisition of Red Hat, would assume the job on April 6, 2020. James Whitehurst, IBM SVP and CEO of Red Hat, was also elected by the board as IBM president, effective April 6, 2020

Posted February 10, 2020

Whether you are reading the news, going to the store, dealing with customer service or sending a package, it has become apparent that AI is becoming part of our daily lives. We can see this on more of a macro level with the automotive industry and its adoption of AI to improve the overall driving experience, as well as the healthcare industry as it uses the technology to automate the process of identifying and ultimately diagnosing high-risk patient groups. Even the agriculture industry is taking advantage of AI to improve operating efficiency and assist with the automation of essential farming processes.

Posted February 10, 2020

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