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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

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 12, 2019

RDX, an independent cloud, database, and application managed service provider, is acquiring Navisite from Charter Communications. The Navisite acquisition increases the depth of RDX's customer base, expands its global network of data centers, and adds hundreds of certified experts in cloud-based infrastructure and application managed services.

Posted September 11, 2019

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 capturing, storing, protecting, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 11, 2019

Skytap, provider of a global public service purpose-built for migrating and running traditional applications in the cloud, has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft to bring its purpose-built cloud service for legacy applications, including IBM POWER-based solutions, to Microsoft Azure. The service will provide support for heterogeneous application stacks, including native support for POWER workloads running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux. Skytap will preview its service on a new class of Microsoft Azure bare metal this year.

Posted September 10, 2019

Cloudreach, a cloud solutions provider, is releasing the next evolution of its cloud management software platform, Cloudamize, enabling the solution to support the entire cloud journey, from initial cloud assessment and migration through ongoing cost optimization and management, across single and multi-cloud environments.

Posted September 10, 2019

Virtual Instruments, a provider of hybrid infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads, is introducing the latest version of VirtualWisdom, a comprehensive hybrid IT infrastructure management and AIOps platform. By leveraging WisdomAI-powered analytics and an application-centric approach to infrastructure management, VirtualWisdom 6.2 enables enterprises to proactively gain full control over the performance, availability, capacity and efficiency of infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications across their hybrid data centers.

Posted September 09, 2019

According to Cloudera, the addition of Arcadia Data will help to accelerate time-to-insight for Cloudera customers, and drive the future of the enterprise data cloud for businesses that need to solve complex data management and analytic use cases. 

Posted September 06, 2019

The new offering from Unravel leverages AI to enable Azure Databricks customers to improve performance of Spark jobs while providing visibility into runtime behavior, resource usage, and cloud costs.

Posted September 06, 2019

Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud now supports deployments on Microsoft Azure, now providing managed service users with more cloud provider options. Organizations that have standardized on Azure will now be able to enjoy the convenience of a fully managed Elasticsearch service, from the creators of Elasticsearch, on their preferred cloud platform — something that was not previously possible.

Posted September 06, 2019

EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, is expanding its worldwide partner program and adding resources for partners. The new program is called GlobalConnect and features pricing incentives, plus a completely refreshed partner portal that is more efficient for handling deal registrations, referrals, lead distribution, training, and collateral, along with a news feed customized by region.

Posted September 06, 2019

Redgate is releasing SQL Monitor 9.1, with new features including an expanded API to help fine-tune alerting through Microsoft PowerShell and a unique permissions function. These updates support tightened security and compliance by providing a drill-down view of who has access to monitored databases and servers, and their permissions level.

Posted September 05, 2019

The Media Rating Council (MRC) has accredited Oracle's Contextual Intelligence for Property-Level Ad Verification under the MRC and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Guidelines for the Conduct of Ad Verification. Developed via technology from its Grapeshot acquisition, Contextual Intelligence's accredited database offers property-level categorization and can be used by marketers and agencies to avoid unsafe and brand inappropriate content, based not simply on keywords but also on the context in which they appear.

Posted September 04, 2019

An autonomous database is a cloud database that uses machine learning to eliminate the human labor associated with database tuning, security, backups, updates, and other routine management tasks traditionally performed by database administrators

Posted September 04, 2019

The big cloud vendors tout many reasons for running IT infrastructure in the cloud. A very prominent benefit is "accelerated innovation and delivery." That's a powerful selling point because every IT manager I have ever known wants to deliver better results, faster, and at lower cost. However, it seems that the less IT managers know about doing actual hands-on IT work, the more demanding they are.

Posted September 03, 2019

MultiValue databases continue to impress users with new updates and modern functionality. Three solutions have been chosen as the best of the best in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. Each year, Database Trends and Applications presents the Readers' Choice Awards, providing a unique opportunity to recognize companies whose products are selected by experts whose opinions carry more weight than any others—you, the readers.

Posted September 03, 2019

IBM plans to provide "quantum-safe" cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020. Additionally, IBM cryptographers have prototyped what the company calls the "world's first quantum computing-safe enterprise-class tape." At the current rate of progress in quantum computing, IBM says, it is expected that data protected by the asymmetric encryption methods used today may become insecure within the next 10-30 years. Acknowledging that this is a significant time away, IBM however cautions that data can be harvested today, stored, and decrypted in the future with a powerful enough quantum computer.

Posted September 03, 2019

Expanding its commitment to open source, IBM announced at The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit that it will be contributing implementation rights to key technologies to the open community. IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation have also announced that OpenPOWER will move under the Linux Foundation, and will operate consistently with the Linux Foundation's open governance principles.

Posted September 03, 2019

California-based BleuPelikan provides software products and services that revolve around Revelation Software to business and consumers. Launched in 2004, the company has focused on software for business transformation strategies that revitalize and invigorate companies since 2010.

Posted September 03, 2019

Solace is launching "Event Horizon," a program that will address the complex challenges around widespread adoption of event-driven architecture - essential for the future of IoT and mobile services. The initiative will deliver the first event management platform, support the developer community with training and thought leadership, form strategic partnerships with enterprise-scale market leaders. and contribute to open source development frameworks like AsyncAPI and Spring Cloud Stream.

Posted August 30, 2019

Naveego, a provider of cloud-first distributed data accuracy solutions, is introducing the next generation of its Complete Data Accuracy Platform, providing self-service Master Data Management (MDM) and Golden-Record-as-a-Service (GRaaS) for non-technical business users.

Posted August 29, 2019

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, is introducing Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis, popular open source relational and in-memory databases, respectively. These offerings eliminate the complexity involved in managing, scaling, and securing database infrastructure, and instead allow developers to focus on building apps.

Posted August 29, 2019

A critical aspect of migrating on-premise appliances to the cloud is converting existing schemas to take advantage of cloud innovation which can quickly become expensive even in proof of values. With this joint offering from Azure and Informatica, customers receive free code conversion for both the proof of value phase and when fully migrating to the cloud, as well as a SQL Data Warehouse subscription for the duration of the proof of value (up to 30 days)

Posted August 29, 2019

We've reached the point where hybrid cloud arrangements have become commonplace in enterprises, and with this trend come implications for databases and data management. The rise of both hybrid and multi-cloud platforms means data needs to be managed in new ways, industry experts point out. And, there are lingering questions about which data should go into the cloud, and which should stay on-premise.

Posted August 29, 2019

Each year, Database Trends and Applications presents the Readers' Choice Awards, providing a unique opportunity to recognize companies whose products are selected by experts whose opinions carry more weight than any others—you, the readers. Here we present the top three vote-getters in each category. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted!

Posted August 29, 2019

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is introducing the Unravel Partner Program, bringing together world-leading technology innovators to simplify the way businesses optimize the performance of their modern data applications and the complex pipelines that power those applications.

Posted August 29, 2019

Signals from IoT-enabled devices represent an opportunity for organizations to better manage, interpret, and leverage data, and the organizations that have the ability to integrate device data into their business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions.

Posted August 29, 2019

Cloudian is releasing its HyperStore Xtreme object storage solution, powered by Seagate, this new platform offers storage density, scalability, and economics for private cloud infrastructures. HyperStore Xtreme combines Cloudian's fully S3-compatible object storage software with Seagate's newest high-density storage systems to deliver limitless scalability, real-time data access and industry-leading economics for large-scale private cloud buildouts.

Posted August 28, 2019

SAP and Discovery Health, a South African medical insurance administrator, are partnering to combine data-driven insights, insurance, and healthcare products with a customer-centric engagement platform to enable health insurance businesses to transform into intelligent healthcare enterprises.

Posted August 28, 2019

SAP is releasing the S/4HANA Cloud 1908 update, integrating intelligent enterprise resource planning (ERP) into line-of-business capabilities to streamline end-to-end processes. With the 1908 release, SAP is incorporating intelligent RPA into many new capabilities across SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Posted August 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, will provide support for Liquibase 3.7, empowering millions of software professionals who use the open source project for managing database schema changes. Additionally, Datical is investing in strategic partnerships with database vendors including Cassandra, Cockroach Labs, Couchbase, and SAP HANA, among others, to increase community contribution.

Posted August 28, 2019

Zadara Storage is adding critical enhancements to its fully managed enterprise STaaS (storage-as-a-service) platform - including NVMe. With these new features, Zadara is removing barriers to the adoption of new technologies - and delivering significant economic benefits.

Posted August 27, 2019

Platform9, a provider of a SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, is receiving $25 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue expanding its global salesforce, product, and marketing teams, as well as continue delivering new capabilities for cloud-native hybrid cloud infrastructure management.

Posted August 27, 2019

Florida Blue's Padmesh Kankipati offers a primer on Hadoop node types, services, and configurations in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 27, 2019

VMware has introduced new and expanded cloud offerings to help customers meet the unique needs of traditional and modern applications. The offerings are intended to address the rise of hybrid cloud scenarios. According to VMware, nearly two-thirds of cloud buyers are seeking a cloud model that spans the data center, cloud, and edge, and increasingly, IT organizations are turning to hybrid cloud to deliver the optimal environment for all their applications.

Posted August 26, 2019

Datrium, a provider of a secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise, is introducing Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. Built on Datrium's popular workload orchestrator, ControlShift, this new SaaS solution provides the world's first production support of fully automated failover to the VMware Cloud on AWS based on snapshots held in AWS S3.

Posted August 26, 2019

Okera, an active data management company for data lake security and governance, has announced the Okera Policy Builder, a new feature of the company's data lake security and governance platform that enables data stewards and governance teams to easily create and manage fine-grained access control (FGAC) policies.

Posted August 21, 2019

Oracle has announced general availability of four new cloud regions across four key geographies. Following launches completed this year in Toronto, Tokyo, and Seoul, Oracle has just launched a region in Mumbai, India, and will shortly be going live in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Zurich, Switzerland.

Posted August 21, 2019

Limitations in data management can prevent Oracle application owners and database administrators (DBAs) from doing their jobs effectively. Oracle application owners are burdened by slow access to data, missed SLAs, and lengthy development processes.

Posted August 21, 2019

In previous articles, we looked at creating and managing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) database and compute instances through the web UI. The UI is ideal for a new user and occasional management of a cloud environment. When a cloud administrator is managing and automating dozens or hundreds of instances, manually clicking through the UI becomes untenable. Oracle supports and maintains a number of developer tools to solve this problem.

Posted August 21, 2019

Rockset, a serverless search and analytics company, has announced the availability of real-time SQL on NoSQL data from Amazon DynamoDB. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their key-value and document database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, Internet of Things (IoT) and other applications that need low-latency data access at any scale.

Posted August 20, 2019

ECI Software Solutions, a provider of cloud-based business management solutions, has announced the availability of Cognytics, a cloud-based analytics and data visualization platform that can be delivered as a stand-alone application or embedded seamlessly in the applications business professionals use most.

Posted August 20, 2019

Athena IT Solutions managing partner Richard Sherman provides a whirlwind tour of today's predominant database technologies in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 20, 2019

Red Hat, which was recently acquired by IBM, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, the final Full Support Phase release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform. As hybrid and multicloud computing helps to transform enterprise IT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 delivers enhanced consistency and control across cloud infrastructure for IT operations teams while also providing a suite of modern, supported container creation tools for enterprise application developers.

Posted August 19, 2019

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