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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.



Cloud Computing Articles

Today, data management environments are highly complex and often span multiple vendors with deployments across on-premise data centers, clouds, and hybrid installations. In addition to the heterogeneity of systems, the processes surrounding database development and management have also changed. DevOps, a methodology for data scientists, developers, database administrators (DBAs) and others to participate in an Agile workflow, puts a premium on speed and also means that DBAs do not wield the firm control they did in the past.

Posted September 19, 2018

patchVantage has announced the addition of data masking functionality to its suite of Oracle Database and ERP management tools, which includes backup, cloning, patching, penetration testing, and password management. Data masking—a key technology for companies that need to comply with GDPR and other data privacy regulations—allows sensitive data to be hidden or obscured to protect against insider threats. It makes information available only to authorized users, minimizing risk, yet still allowing development and testing by third parties.

Posted September 19, 2018

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. To explore the ways that data-centric companies are managing their data more effectively, DBTA asked industry experts about the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning.

Posted September 18, 2018

BlueData, provider of container-based software platforms for AI and Big Data workloads, is releasing its BlueData EPIC software on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Now BlueData offers the same GA functionality for all three major public providers including AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Posted September 18, 2018

Data lakes are being shaped in a new way and according to Paul Sonderegger, senior data strategist, Oracle, there are three factors driving this. Sonderegger discusses what is driving data lake implementation during Data Summit 2018.

Posted September 18, 2018

Today, organizations everywhere want to become data-driven—directed by business knowledge rather than intuition or experience from the past. But to reach that level of sophistication, they need someone at the helm who is capable of forming a strategy for data usage and governance. Enter the "chief data officer," or CDO. Recently, Big Data Quarterly spoke with Ramesh Nair, North America Financial Services leader at Accenture Applied Intelligence, about why more companies are putting executives in that role.

Posted September 17, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is expanding its Attunity Data Integration platform to include comprehensive support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including Google Cloud Storage and Google Dataproc. The expanded solution supports data movement from major enterprise databases and mainframes, as well as applications such as SAP, to accelerate cloud data lake adoption as well as analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives.

Posted September 17, 2018

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is introducing a new solution for Apache Spark Based Big Data Cloud environments. These new innovations, powered by the CLAIRE engine, enable organizations to stream, ingest, process, cleanse, protect, and govern even more big data with less effort. 

Posted September 17, 2018

Machine learning and AI continue to be the hottest topic at tech conferences around the country and Strata Data was no different. Data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 11 - 13 and the event was humming with the latest talk of how ML and AI will change the future.

Posted September 14, 2018

Identifying new and disruptive technologies, as well as evaluating when and where they may prove useful, is a challenge in the fast-changing big data market. To contribute to the discussion each year, Big Data Quarterly presents the "Big Data 50," a list of forward-thinking companies that are working to expand what's possible in terms of collecting, storing, protecting, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 13, 2018

Trifacta, a provider of data preparation solutions, is partnering with Sumo Logic, a cloud-native machine data analytics platform, to form a joint integration that drives improved business intelligence.

Posted September 13, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of Big Iron to Big Data software, is introducing new functionalities in its Syncsort Integrate family of products, enabling a continuous, real-time data stream from multiple data sources. The new products provide speed, flexibility, and resiliency for the most demanding enterprise IT environments.

Posted September 13, 2018

Pure Storage, provider of an all-flash storage platform, has introduced a data hub to modernize storage architecture for unstructured, data-intensive workloads. Organizational data silos are a universal problem across every industry, but businesses need to realize value from all data, which is impossible without insight into the full picture, explained Matt Burr, GM of FlashBlade, Pure Storage. With the data hub, he noted, Pure Storage has created a central storage system that addresses current and future application requirements with a modern platform.

Posted September 12, 2018

SAP is boosting SAP Analytics Cloud with new machine learning features to uncover correlations in an organization's data and help users make faster and more confident decisions. The announcement was made at the Strata Data Conference held September 12-14 in New York City.

Posted September 12, 2018

StreamSets, provider a DataOps platform for modern data integration, is upgrading its platform with innovations that help companies efficiently build and continuously operate dataflows. New capabilities include data drift handling for cloud data stores for improved pipeline resiliency, continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) automation that brings DevOps-style agility to dataflow pipelines, and the ability to centrally manage in-stream data protection policies for security and compliance.

Posted September 11, 2018

Data lakes are a convenient and cost effective way to store a lot of data with completely diverse structures so that you don't have to build the model ahead of time, explained Paul Sonderegger, senior data strategist, Oracle, during Data Summit 2018. Data lakes are a convenient way and cost effective way to store a lot of data with completely diverse structures so that you don't have to build the model ahead of time, explained Paul Sonderegger, senior data strategist, Oracle during Data Summit 2018.

Posted September 11, 2018

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of integration, API management, and analytics solutions, is enhancing capabilities for the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud (TCIC). The additions to TCIC are intended to provide users with highly customizable and simple-to-use functions, such as business event processing, full lifecycle APIs, and visual analytics.

Posted September 10, 2018

Today, data management environments are highly complex and often span multiple vendors with deployments across on-premise data centers, clouds, and hybrid installations. In addition to the heterogeneity of systems, the processes surrounding database development and management have also changed. DevOps, a methodology for data scientists, developers, database administrators (DBAs) and others to participate in an Agile workflow, puts a premium on speed and also means that DBAs do not wield the firm control they did in the past.

Posted September 06, 2018

Cloudera, Inc., providing machine learning and analytics solutions optimized for the cloud, unveiled the launch of an end-to-end, open source Internet of Things (IoT) architecture in collaboration with Red Hat and Eurotech. This collaboration provides a modern IoT architecture that is scalable, secure, and technologically advanced without vendor lock-in, according to Cloudera.

Posted September 05, 2018

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of integration, API management, and analytics solution, today is enhancing capabilities for the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud (TCIC), further expanding its cloud offerings. The additions to TCIC will provide users with highly customizable and simple-to-use functions, such as business event processing, full lifecycle APIs, and visual analytics.

Posted September 05, 2018

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of integration, API management, and analytics solutions, is debuting TIBCO Data Science on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. TIBCO Data Science, soon to be available in AWS Marketplace, allows data scientists to share and collaborate using big data, machine learning capabilities, while also providing data security and governance.

Posted September 05, 2018

A simple search of the internet for the term "DevOps" reveals many different definitions, writes Tim Boles in a new IOUG SELECT article. "It is hard to just use one or two sentences to convey the meaning of DevOps," he notes, explaining that most definitions go into great detail about the methodology and whys, hows, and hoped-for results of DevOps. "However," says Boles, "they all use words and phrases like 'reduce the time,' 'rapid IT service delivery,' and 'agile.' "

Posted September 05, 2018

The big data landscape is constantly changing and the latest IOUG study is reflecting those changes as organizations continue to flock to the cloud, changing the role and mission of IT teams. DBTA recently held a webinar with Lee Levitt, director, business development, Oracle, who discussed how companies are navigating the change and capitalizing on the benefits cloud brings when it comes to data management and getting more out of analytics.

Posted September 05, 2018

Everyone wants to be part of a data-driven enterprise, and for good reason. Data analytics, when applied in a meaningful way, provides an enormous competitive advantage. There's a catch to this though that frequently gets overlooked amidst the glowing analyst projections and keynote speeches about a limitless future in which systems and machines do all the heavy lifting and thinking for businesses. Data—the right kind, in the right sequence, in the right context—doesn't just magically drop out of the cloud. It needs to be discovered, identified, transformed, and brought together for analysis, management, and eventual storage.

Posted September 04, 2018

Several MultiValue databases have been chosen as the best of the pack for this year's Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards. Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the Readers' Choice Awards, recognizing leading vendors across a variety of segments in the IT industry. Unlike any other awards programs conducted by DBTA, this one is special because the nominees are submitted and the winners are chosen by the experts—whose opinions carry more weight than all others—you, the readers.

Posted September 04, 2018

Informatica, a cloud data management provider, is launching new product innovations that will enhance customer engagement with trusted, governed, and secure data management. The updates transform Informatica Master Data Management (MDM), Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) and Data Privacy, and Protection, enabling enterprises with intelligent hybrid data management to transform customer experience.

Posted August 31, 2018

Cloudian has raised $94 million in a Series E funding, bringing the company's total funding to $173 million, to expand its worldwide sales and marketing efforts to meet the rising demand for its storage solutions. The round includes participation from investors Digital Alpha, Eight Roads Ventures, Goldman Sachs, INCJ, JPIC (Japan Post Investment Corporation), NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. and WS (Wilson Sonsini) Investments.

Posted August 31, 2018

Asigra Inc., a cloud backup, recovery and restore software provide, is introducing Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance, at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week. In partnership with iXsystems, the new backup solution combines Asigra Cloud Backup V14 software with iXsystems' TrueNAS storage, featuring the OpenZFS open source file system and volume management for unprecedented flexibility and data integrity.

Posted August 29, 2018

SAP is making improvements to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, delivering dozens of new AI-powered scenarios that further power the intelligent enterprise. Building on SAP's industry domain expertise to help every customer become a best-run business, these updates will increase customer agility and flexibility, as they adapt to rapidly changing business conditions.

Posted August 29, 2018

Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman recently summarized how data pods ease delivery with virtualized databases during her Data Summit 2018 session, "Making Big Data Bite-Size with DataOps."

Posted August 28, 2018

VMware delivered a series of announcements on new and enhanced capabilities from the VMworld event taking place this week in Las Vegas. The company introduced new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware's software-as-a-service (SaaS) based cloud operations platform included new cloud automation services, VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker, and VMware Code Stream; a new cloud configuration security and compliance service, VMware Secure State; and significant enhancements to Wavefront by VMware.

Posted August 27, 2018

At the SHARE summer 2018 event in St. Louis, the new SHARE president and CEO Justin Bastin reflected on the significance of the new Zowe project, SHARE's leadership in blockchain, compliance, and DevOps, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.

Posted August 27, 2018

JetStream Software Inc., a provider of cloud software development, is releasing JetStream Data Protection. The platform will offer cloud service providers an advanced solution to deliver data availability services to enterprise customers. The JetStream Data Protection software joins the already available solutions, JetStream Accelerate and JetStream Migrate, as part of the JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform.

Posted August 27, 2018

Veritas Technologies, data protection leader, today unveiled Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 with a new and improved user interface that, simplifying access for employees across an organization.

Posted August 22, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced updates to the SolarWinds Orion Platform and its product portfolio. The enhancements span multiple products, including the latest versions of Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), Storage Resource Monitor (SRM), and the new SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor (SCM).

Posted August 21, 2018

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection solutions, has introduced Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 with an improved user interface that simplifies how employees can protect data and modern workloads. The new Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 provides an intuitive interface that enables authorized employees to protect and monitor their own data, on premise or in multi-cloud environments, enabling employees to play an important data management role in their department.

Posted August 21, 2018

C3 IoT is partnering with Google Cloud to accelerate AI and IoT application development for enterprise digital transformation. The companies have developed an integrated solution that delivers the C3 IoT Platform—a platform as a service (PaaS) for developing and operating big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT software applications—on the Google Cloud Platform, leveraging its infrastructure and AI services.

Posted August 21, 2018

Envorso, a provider of business transformation solutions, is entering a strategic partnership with Signafire Technologies, an industry-leading fusion and content analysis company. The partnership will allow Envorso to offer enterprise data fusion solutions.

Posted August 17, 2018

SnapLogic is introducing dedicated DevOps and automation capabilities, including new integration with GitHub and support for Mesosphere in its latest platform update. These new enhancements to the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud provide the company's growing customer base with self-service application and data integration to streamline and accelerate the software development lifecycle.

Posted August 15, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted August 15, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted August 15, 2018

During a presentation at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, in which Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison unveiled the company's latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, he also sought to alleviate concerns that database automation will eliminate the jobs of longstanding Oracle database administrators.  "I have got some bad news for you: No early retirement," he said. "A lot of the tedious things you were doing—allocating disk storage and upgrading the OS—you don't have to do.  However, there is a lot more to do."

Posted August 15, 2018

Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison announced the availability of the company's latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. Leveraging machine learning and automation capabilities, the company says the new transaction processing service delivers cost savings, security, availability, and productivity, and can support a complex mix of high-performance transactions, reporting, batch, IoT, and machine learning in a single database.

Posted August 15, 2018

EnterpriseDB, developer of a Postgres-based database platform, is releasing the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, an automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform.

Posted August 13, 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, unveiled Amazon Aurora Serverless., a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns. Amazon Aurora Serverless offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any servers.

Posted August 10, 2018

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