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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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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

This year is an expansive one for the database ecosystems that have evolved around the major platforms. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are now mainstream offerings seen within the constellations of database vendors, partners, and integrators.

Posted August 08, 2018

Still a relatively new solution coming into its own streaming platforms allow individuals to see data in real-time batches. Streaming solutions can help businesses analyze data in motion, simplify the development of applications, and extend the value of existing systems by integrating with already implemented applications along with supporting both structured and unstructured data.

Posted August 08, 2018

A brand new study fielded among Database Trends and Applications readers and members of the Independent Oracle Users Group reveals that database professionals are being tasked with managing more database instances and platforms, and in greater sizes, than ever before - both on premises and in the cloud. As a result, it's no surprise that the biggest priorities for database teams this year are improving database performance, database upgrades, and data integration.

Posted August 08, 2018

Database downtime can inflict a fatal wound on the life of a business and having a trusted backup solution that can ensure that databases can be back up and running quickly in the event of an outage is critical. With long downtimes simply unacceptable, organizations seek solutions with capabilities such as the ability to manage backups seamlessly, manage and monitor backups, ensure data integrity, scale efficiently restore quickly to any point in time, and provide security features to stay in compliance with local geographic and industry mandates.

Posted August 08, 2018

Today's database administration solutions help to improve DBA productivity while simplifying repetitive administrative tasks, helping to locate and alleviate performance bottlenecks, and optimizing code. Businesses are utlizing highly complex, data environments with multiple data platforms across physical data centers and the cloud, managing systems and processes manually is no longer sufficient. What is needed is the ability to manage and monitor business-critical assets with automated precision.

Posted August 08, 2018

Companies are increasingly looking for the right database for the data storage need at hand. That might mean NoSQL, NewSQL, in-memory databases, and cloud databases—also known as database as a service—approaches. 

Posted August 08, 2018

Today's data visualization tools go beyond the standard charts and graphs used in Excel spreadsheets, displaying data in more sophisticated ways such as infographics, dials and gauges, geographic maps, sparklines, heat maps, and detailed bar, pie and fever charts. The images may include interactive capabilities, enabling users to manipulate them or drill into the data for querying and analysis.

Posted August 08, 2018

Today, data quality solutions are available in the cloud as software as a service as well as on premise, and support the necessary data integrity for critical systems such as customer relationship management, master data management, data governance initiatives, and database management, as well as for regulatory compliance initiatives—including the E.U.'s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted August 08, 2018

The data governance market is expected to grow from $1.31 billion in 2018 to $3.53 billion by 2023, increasing by a CAGR of 22%, according to a recent ResearchandMarkets.com report. What is driving that growth? It is a combination of factors, the research shows, including rapidly increasing data volumes, new regulatory and compliance mandates, and the need to enhance strategic risk management and decision making as well as greater business collaboration.

Posted August 08, 2018

Business agility and reduced cost are leading reasons that companies are adopting cloud technologies and hybrid cloud approaches.  Although security was initially a key obstacle standing in the way, increasingly that concern is dissipating while advantages in agility and cost reduction become leading drivers for the move to the cloud.

Posted August 08, 2018

After many years of relying mainly on relational database management systems in on-premise data centers, organizations are finding viable additional options in the form of cloud computing deployments and newer NoSQL options, a new study finds. Cloud computing options have provided the possibility to host some database-centric applications that typically would be hosted in an on-premises data center.

Posted August 08, 2018

Pick Cloud, Inc. and 3phi Solutions Inc. are forming a strategic partnership to sell phiReport Cloud edition exclusively in North America. phiReport is a suite of reporting tools based on the PICK/MultiValue DBMS. The application is built using AccuTerm GUI, allowing any Windows user with a current AccuTerm terminal emulator to define and generate attractive Excel worksheets from a graphical user interface.

Posted August 08, 2018

At the close of a presentation in which he announced general availability of the company's latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison also previewed new capabilities of Oracle Database 19c. With the upcoming 19c release, machine learning eliminates performance regression testing, and Oracle will offer an additional deployment option.

Posted August 08, 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 unmatched 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 07, 2018

OneLogin, provider of Unified Access Management solutions, is making platform enhancements that advance Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) adoption in the enterprise. The updates include a new login experience and the release of OneLogin Protect 4.0 authenticator, providing increased security and customization for both administrators and end users.

Posted August 06, 2018

The way that many organizations approach the backup process has failed them, as evidenced by the hundreds of millions of dollars they have spent on ransomware to retrieve their data.

Posted August 02, 2018

Oracle Responsys has introduced the SMS Public Aggregator Network (SPAN), a new self-service application within Oracle Marketing Cloud that makes it easier for customers to find, order, and manage SMS services directly from the mobile aggregator of their choice.

Posted August 01, 2018

These days migrating from on-premise to cloud-based architectures are a no brainier. However, even though this process increases IT agility, it also increases business risk. DBTA recently held a webinar with Brian Walters, director of solution engineering, Percona, who discussed best practices for managing this balance and mitigating risk as much as possible.

Posted July 31, 2018

Modern architecture has evolved beyond the traditional data warehouse to include logical data warehouses, data lakes, distribution hubs, data catalogs, analytical sandboxes, and data science hubs, along with both self-service data preparation and BI. At Data Summit 2018, Richard Sherman, managing partner, Athena IT Solutions, reflected on the need to build a data architecture for modern business intelligence and analytics that supports structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources and hybrid integration and data engineering as well as analytical uses by casual information consumers, power users, and data scientists.

Posted July 31, 2018

Kentik, a provider of network analytics, is releasing a product expansion that adds deep visibility into the Google Cloud Platform. With Kentik Detect, enterprises can now get real-time insights from VPC Flow Logs for their Google Cloud Platform environments to optimize network performance, security, and user experience.

Posted July 30, 2018

Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, is partnering with Google Cloud to develop new AI-powered SaaS solutions. The new solutions on GCP will help organizations analyze their vast physical and digital information and data repositories, unlock insights, improve decision making, and create new revenue streams. Iron Mountain expects to deliver these new subscription services built on GCP this September.

Posted July 30, 2018

Hitachi Vantara plans to acquire REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider, and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning, and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.

Posted July 30, 2018

Looker is integrating its platform with Google Cloud BigQuery ML (BQML), accelerating the time-to-value of data science workflows. With Looker and BigQuery ML, data teams can now save time and eliminate unnecessary processes by creating machine learning (ML) models directly in BigQuery via Looker - without the need to transfer data into additional ML tools.

Posted July 27, 2018

Datawatch has announced that Datawatch Swarm, its enterprise data intelligence platform, is offering new deployment options to fuel self-service analytics. The new release aligns with enterprises' needs for collaborative infrastructure and also provides multi-tenancy and SaaS deployment options for Datawatch partners.

Posted July 27, 2018

Insight Engines is launching the company's version 3.0 product, combining two key components: Insight Investigator and Insight Analyzer. Together, these offerings use natural language processing, machine learning, and expert knowledge to detect data gaps, ask high-value questions, and give recommendations based on industry intelligence and activities.

Posted July 27, 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 July 27, 2018

Informatica is partnering with Google Cloud's Apigee product group to provide enterprises with a unified API management and integration solution. The collaboration is intended to allow organizations to leverage data and applications that are deployed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, creating a continuously connected business to drive agility through innovations in AI-driven integrations and APIs.

Posted July 26, 2018

Splice Machine is releasing its intelligent application platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud service, giving customers another way to use the data platform while have the choice to deploy on-prem, AWS, or Azure. Splice Machine is a scale-out SQL data platform that can run fast OLTP and in-memory OLAP on the same platform, along with machine learning and streaming.

Posted July 26, 2018

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM), is releasing a next-generation hybrid-cloud platform that brings together intelligent automation, security, and EIM applications. OpenText OT2 enables developers to rapidly build SaaS applications in the OpenText Cloud.

Posted July 26, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history, write Don Sullivan and Michael Corey in their latest Cloud Currents column for Big Data Quarterly. But, in truth, they note, Silicon Valley spans the continent, as pervasive in historic eastern cities as it is embedded in New Age Pacific-Northwest locations.

Posted July 26, 2018

A distributed cloud database is a database in which operational data is spread across different physical locations—for example, across different data centers, across hybrid clouds (such as private and/or public clouds), different public cloud regions of a public cloud, or even different public clouds.

Posted July 26, 2018

Navigator Business Solutions, an SAP Gold Partner, is releasing turnkey ERP solutions designed specifically for manufacturers and distributors in the consumer packaged goods industry. Built on SAP's cloud-based Business ByDesign platform and based on guidance from industry experts and Navigator's more than 10 years experience implementing consumer packaged goods (CPG) solutions, the CPG Distributors and CPG Manufacturers ERP solutions are intended to serve as a complete suite-in-a-box that enables CPG companies of all sizes to adapt to rapidly changing distribution models, dynamic product lifecycles, and increasingly complex global supply chains.

Posted July 25, 2018

SAP is introducing new financial planning and analysis (FP&A) capabilities in SAP Analytics Cloud that are embedded with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This complete solution for finance includes support for profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow planning and allows for easy data collection with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Posted July 25, 2018

Magnitude Software, Inc., a provider of unified application data management, is acquiring Every Angle Software Solutions, a provider that enables users of SAP-run organizations to optimize their operational performance. Every Angle's self-service solution works on any SAP system (ECC and HANA) and hides the complexity of SAP's data structure, allowing end users to quickly identify and resolve key business issues.

Posted July 25, 2018

Syncsort has introduced new additions to its Syncsort Assure family of products that can be used to help address compliance challenges faced by IT leaders. The new capabilities in Syncsort's IBM i security products can help IT leaders streamline compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and strengthen security with multi-factor authentication.

Posted July 24, 2018

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform availability, disaster recovery (DR), and cost improvement solutions for Windows, Linux, and Oracle databases, and Docker containers, has extended its Technology Partnership Program.  For end clients and channel partners, the company says, this assures that DH2i's DxEnterprise software will deploy and operate successfully in increasingly heterogeneous environments.

Posted July 24, 2018

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