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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

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

With $3.6 trillion in mergers and acquisitions completed in 2019 alone, M&A activity has been booming. However, a merger or acquisition isn't just a business decision and a business process. It's also a massive undertaking on the IT side, as you figure out how to migrate and integrate business applications and business data.

Posted April 08, 2020

The hype around DevOps and its potential to drive greater ROI across a wide range of enterprise operations increased substantially in the last decade. However, as these expectations carry into 2020, organizations will start to take a more sober approach to DevOps implementations. While DevOps was initially seen as a widespread solution to all sorts of enterprise IT issues, the implementation of DevOps approaches is now shaping up to become more strategic and focused, with much of the emphasis on how to maximize the ultimate return on investment.

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

When it comes to DevOps, developers increasingly recognize databases to be code sets that require ongoing integration and deployment. They are "another code deployment which can and should be managed, tested, automated, and improved with the same robust, reliable methodologies applied to application code," according to the authors of a recent survey of 2,000 developers.

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

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is launching Neo4j for Graph Data Science, a data science environment built to harness the predictive power of relationships for enterprise deployments. Neo4j for Graph Data Science helps data scientists leverage highly predictive, yet largely underutilized relationships and network structures to answer unwieldy problems.

Posted April 08, 2020

Talend, a provider of in cloud data integration and data integrity, is bolstering its partnership with Databricks. With the Winter '20 release of Talend Data Fabric, including Stitch Data Loader for data ingest, Talend now supports Delta Lake. The comprehensive support enables data ingestion into lakehouse environments where data warehouse management features are combined with low-cost storage.

Posted April 08, 2020

Talend is joining the fight against COVID-19 by collaborating with developers from the Singer open source community and Bytecode to create an ETL tool for COVID-19 datasets. Talend standardizes the data, augments it with metadata, then routes the results to a data warehouse or data lake: Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Delta Lake for Databricks, or Google BigQuery.

Posted April 07, 2020

DataStax has released DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 6.8, adding new capabilities for enterprises to advance bare-metal performance, support more workloads, and enhance developer and operator experiences with Kubernetes. "DataStax Enterprise 6.8 has made significant advancements in performance, ops management, and Cassandra workloads, but most importantly it adds a Kubernetes operator. This will help enterprises succeed with mission-critical, cloud-native deployments irrespective of the scale, infrastructure, or data model requirements," said Ed Anuff, chief product officer at DataStax.

Posted April 07, 2020

Okera has raised $15 million in new funding to help provide enterprises with secure data access for modern analytic platforms. The new funding will be used to expand Okera's investment in engineering, sales, and marketing. In line with the new funding, Okera also announced that Nick Halsey, who most recently served as president and CEO of Zoomdata, has joined Okera as CEO and board member.

Posted April 07, 2020

Google is launching its Memorystore platform for Memcached, an open source, in-memory data store that is a caching layer for databases. In a blog post by Gopal Ashok, product manager for Memorystore, the company highlights the announcement.

Posted April 06, 2020

Koch Industries has completed the acquisition of the remaining portion of Infor from Golden Gate Capital. Infor, a global provider of business cloud software specialized by industry, has been a key component of Koch's technological transformation. The acquisition brings new key capabilities to Koch to accelerate digital transformation, while providing Infor with resources and industry knowledge to continue growing its expertise in mission-critical software for industries such as manufacturing, retail and distribution, among others.

Posted April 06, 2020

Hazelcast, a provider of an in-memory computing platform, is releasing Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a low-latency deployment of Hazelcast software as a managed service. "With the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, we now offer simplicity, scalability, and freedom for organizations to develop their applications in a manner that can be deployed where they best serve the end user, whether that is AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or on-premises," said Enes Akar, CTO for Hazelcast Cloud.

Posted April 06, 2020

Element Critical, a provider of IT infrastructure with data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia, has formed a partnership with multi-cloud networking platform provider, Pureport. "Integrating Pureport's platform into our data centers will allow customers to quickly and cost-effectively connect to the top cloud providers of their choice," said Mike Frank, vice president of product at Element Critical.

Posted April 06, 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is launching a series of initiatives to help customers and support business continuity during COVID-19. HPE is releasing a more powerful virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, and offering flexible financing terms and new pre-configured solutions to increase flexibility and accelerate delivery for customers as the company recognizes the growing need to deploy or scale remote workforce infrastructure.

Posted April 02, 2020

MariaDB has announced the immediate availability of MariaDB SkySQL, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for transactions, analytics, or both, and optimized with cloud-native architecture. "The universal need for accessible yet robust database services has never been higher—for around-the-clock critical operations and simplified analytics for a changing world," said Michael Howard, CEO, MariaDB Corp.

Posted April 02, 2020

Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects including Grafana and Loki, is releasing Cortex v1.0, enabling users to streamline real time queries. Cortex enables high-performance Prometheus queries, allowing users to run real time queries against tens of billions of data points.

Posted April 02, 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

DataStax is releasing code for an Apache Cassandra Kubernetes operator to help enterprises and users succeed with scale-out, cloud-native data. This Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra, cass-operator, is now available and ready for use by the community.

Posted April 02, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the NoSQL Database Cloud Service on the Oracle Cloud as a pay-as-you-go, server-less, and fully managed service, running on the latest Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI Gen 2).

Posted April 01, 2020

Commvault, an enterprise software provider of the management of data across cloud and on-premise environments, is making its latest product innovations widely available. New improvements include new cloud and on-premise data management capabilities.

Posted April 01, 2020

PlanetScale, creators of PlanetScaleDB, is launching a multi-cloud database, enabling companies to deploy, run, and manage databases that span multiple cloud providers simultaneously.

Posted March 31, 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

IronOrbit, provider of virtualization and cloud services for businesses, is successfully helping transition major companies to work-from-home powerhouses through the use of its customized cloud offerings.

Posted March 30, 2020

Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Digital Outcomes Now to help the Global Telecommunications Industry convert their massive data volumes into positive outcomes. Yellowbrick's data warehouse enables enterprises to run workloads on-premise, in the cloud - or both, while achieving the best economics in the industry.

Posted March 27, 2020

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations platform, has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform, allowing Unravel to simplify and optimize modern data apps wherever they exist. Cloudera Data Platform manages data in any environment, including multiple public clouds, bare metal deployments, private clouds, and hybrid clouds.

Posted March 27, 2020

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform software-defined perimeter (SDP) and availability software, has announced that it will be offering its DxOdyssey networking software free-of-charge to anyone seeking to access their work computer (applications and information) from home.

Posted March 26, 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

Oracle has announced a new Developer Associate certification for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The Developer Associate certification is intended for developers who have 6 months of experience in developing and maintaining applications. With this addition, Oracle now offers five distinct certifications for architects, operators, and developers on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted March 26, 2020

Organizations have progressively pushed more infrastructure from on-premise data centers into cloud data centers. Some of this is driven by the desire to reduce costs, but more often than not, organi­zations are realizing that the infrastruc­ture required for the level of connectiv­ity, data growth, and analytics needed for success in a modern organization is well beyond the reach of homegrown infrastructure.

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

Accedian, a provider of performance analytics and end user experience solutions, is adding new capabilities to its cloud-native performance monitoring and analytics platform, Skylight. This release combines full stack end user experience visibility with deep passive and active network infrastructure insights.

Posted March 25, 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

Pulsiam is a public safety software company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Pulsiam has installed the SafetyNet suite of public safety software at more than 90 locations worldwide, serving nearly one hundred million people. With the assistance of Rocket Software, Pulsiam has been able to expand its operations and update existing infrastructure for years, according to Henry Unger, CEO of Pulsiam.

Posted March 25, 2020

With a new year and a new decade just beginning, MultiValue leaders are anticipating new opportunities for this well-established technology. There are many issues to consider, including what customers are currently looking for in their MV solutions, whether MV is ready for AI, and the impact of cloud, security, and privacy concerns. In this annual MultiValue Special Report, DBTA asks MV executives this two pronged question: As we enter 2020, what will spark the next set of trends in the MultiValue space for the decade ahead, and is your MV platform ready to address new demands?

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

One of the primary objectives of any high-availability architecture is to ensure that any single points of failure are eliminated, such as cluster nodes connecting to a single SAN. If you are running SAP in the cloud, you can take advantage of your cloud provider's availability zones, which may exist in different geographic regions. Although a high-availability cluster can be deployed within a single zone, the zone itself is a single-point-of-failure. If the zone becomes unavailable, end users may lose access to the entire cluster.

Posted March 25, 2020

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 March 25, 2020

Aptum, a global hybrid cloud and managed services provider, is releasing Hybrid Cloud Manager, powered by HyperGrid, giving customers full control of their costs and simplify the management of single, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. Hybrid Cloud manager is a management platform that enables customers to assess, monitor, optimize, provision and govern private and hyperscale public cloud environments through a single interface.

Posted March 24, 2020

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