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Cloud Computing Articles

Fastly's Compute@Edge gives developers the freedom to push complex logic closer to end users, and reduces the time to innovate by allowing developers to focus on strategy that drives their companies forward.

Posted November 11, 2019

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) software, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carbonite, a provider of cloud-based subscription data protection, backup, disaster recovery and end-point security solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses and consumers. "Cloud platforms and secured, smart end-points are essential information management technologies as businesses transform into Industry 4.0," said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO.

Posted November 11, 2019

At VMworld Europe 2019, IBM announced an extended partnership with VMware to accelerate hybrid cloud innovation and adoption across global enterprises. Through new and updated technology offerings, IBM aims to make it easier for enterprises to more securely move VMware workloads to the cloud and leverage open technologies to modernize their business operations.

Posted November 11, 2019

Datameer, a provider of data preparation and exploration, is releasing Neebo, a new platform that enables analytics and data science teams to utilize information assets in hybrid landscapes. 

Posted November 06, 2019

The data warehouse and data lake each solve different business problems and impose their own unique challenges.Organizations shouldn't write off data warehouses—as they evolve, they are taking on new roles in digital enterprises. Data lakes may add a great deal of flexibility to an enterprise data strategy, but they are supported by fast-breaking technologies that require constant vigilance.

Posted November 06, 2019

Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects including Grafana and Loki, is recieving $24 million in Series A funding, which will be used to further invest in the open source community and accelerate the creation of an open and composable observability platform. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Lead Edge Capital. The company also announced new executive appointments including Douglas Hanna, chief operating officer, Dave Kranowitz, vice president of global sales, and Ryan McKinley, vice president of applications.

Posted November 01, 2019

Dotscience is offering new platform advancements that make deploying and monitoring machine learning models on Kubernetes clusters simple and accessible to data scientists. New Dotscience Deploy and Monitor features dramatically simplify the act of deploying ML models to Kubernetes and setting up monitoring dashboards for the deployed models with cloud-native tools Prometheus and Grafana.

Posted November 01, 2019

A microservices architecture is very conducive to continuous development and deployment iterations. As the DevOps environment becomes more focused on rapid deployment, adaptability and growth, microservices are the perfect tool to build versatile systems that allow for continuous improvement and scaling with little to no down time for the user. By breaking down a large suite of features into discrete functions, where each runs as its own service that is not tied to any specific server or dependencies, developers are able to create a loosely coupled system of independent functionalities. In all, each microservice can do one or a few things very well.

Posted October 31, 2019

Today, data is critical to every organization and every department within every organization. Yet, all the disparate systems for handling it are creating new challenges. Joe Caserta, founder and president of Caserta, a technology consulting and implementation firm focused on data and analytics strategies and solutions, recently discussed the current state of data integration and what is needed to overcome today's problems.

Posted October 31, 2019

Despite the failed promises of the data lake, the concept retains some resonance in larger enterprises, and so MongoDB has chosen to leverage the term for one of its latest offerings. MongoDB's Atlas Data Lake bears only superficial similarity to Hadoop-powered data lakes. Nevertheless, it's a useful feature that stands to see significant uptake.

Posted October 31, 2019

There is a sea change underway in enterprise architecture. Just a few years ago, enterprise administrators were fearful of the security implications of trusting an outside provider to protect their data assets. Although security is still a cloud concern—one which predominates at the time of cloud migration, and even grows stronger post-implementation—the use of cloud platforms has gained widespread acceptance.

Posted October 31, 2019

Okera has introduced Okera Spotlight for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a solution to provide real-time and continuous audit of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) data lakes. Okera Spotlight applies tagging rules to automatically identify sensitive data and provides access patterns across the data lake. This enables data lake owners and stewards to get actionable insights to mitigate risks associated with data breaches and evolving privacy regulations.

Posted October 31, 2019

The call for speakers 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.

Posted October 31, 2019

StreamSets, a provider of a DataOps data integration platform, is partnering with Databricks, a provider of unified data analytics, to support data teams with rapid, no-code development using Apache Spark and Delta Lake. With the combined approach, the two companies say, they are enabling more data to be delivered faster to drive analytics.

Posted October 31, 2019

Machines have created valuable products, and, sometimes, these machines have replaced the very people who produced the same products because they did it less expensively and with higher quality. Throughout the next centuries, the first Industrial Revolution, the 19th and 20th century thinkers and think tanks, politicians and purveyors of science fiction, doomsayers and religious leaders have feared (or profited from the fear) that machines would quite simply "replace us all."

Posted October 31, 2019

Syncsort has introduced enhancements to Ironstream for ServiceNow that deliver the industry's first product to enable IT to integrate mainframe and IBM i environments into ServiceNow Event Management. The new capabilities build upon Ironstream support for ServiceNow Discovery to help increase IT productivity, proactively eliminate service outages, and resolve critical issues across the enterprise, to deliver greater value for customers with the cloud-based Now Platform.

Posted October 28, 2019

OZ, a global consulting, services, and solutions provider, has announced a partnership with erwin, a data governance company, to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation efforts in analytics and AI, automation, IoT, and cloud services.

Posted October 25, 2019

Teradata has announced new Vantage capabilities to help organizations simplify analytics ecosystems and allow them to move from analytics to answers, wherever they are on their cloud journey. As part of the new offerings, Teradata has launched a Hadoop Migration Program, which provides a collection of tools, processes, and services to help companies move away from Hadoop

Posted October 25, 2019

SIOS Technology, a provider of IT resilience through intelligent application availability, and its platforms SIOS LifeKeeper 9.4 and SIOS DataKeeper 9.4, sold as SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, have achieved SAP certification (S/4-HA-CLU 1.0) for SAP S/4HANA. This certification recognizes that SIOS provides proven technology and deep expertise in delivering High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for SAP in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. 

Posted October 23, 2019

MarkLogic, provider of a NoSQL, multi-model database platform, announced that it has become one of the first independent software vendors to certify container images built on Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI). Red Hat certification on UBI makes it easier to deploy MarkLogic.

Posted October 22, 2019

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is launching CockroachCloud, a self-service distributed SQL database. By using CockroachCloud, organizations can provision, scale, and manage a highly available distributed SQL database.

Posted October 21, 2019

itopia, a cloud infrastructure automation solution for Google Cloud, is releasing its newest feature set, Collection Pools with Dynamic Server Uptime and Nearest Point Connection. With the latest release, itopia customers gain the flexibility to support multi-region teams with low latency and intelligent resource balancing.

Posted October 18, 2019

Oracle has announced plans to hire nearly 2,000 employees worldwide to work on its growing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure business. Oracle says the new positions in areas such as software development, cloud operations, and business operations, will support its expanding infrastructure customer base, and come as the company rolls out new product innovations and opens cloud regions around the globe.

Posted October 16, 2019

IBM has introduced a new integrated supply chain suite, embedded with Watson AI and IBM Blockchain and open to developers, to help organizations make their supply chains smarter, more efficient and better able to make decisions to adjust to disruptions and opportunities in an era when globalization has made supplier networks more complex and vulnerable than ever.

Posted October 15, 2019

Data continues to grow in volume, variety, and velocity, resulting in new data management technologies. Recently, Deepti Srivastava, product manager for Cloud Spanner at Google Cloud, discussed how database requirements are evolving and how Google's Cloud Spanner is advancing a relational-NoSQL-convergence approach by giving customers the combined benefits of relational database structure with non-relational horizontal scale.

Posted October 15, 2019

The cloud, ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy, and compliance were some of the topics that attendees were concerned about at Strata Data NY as data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 24 - 26.

Posted October 15, 2019

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

Posted October 15, 2019

dotData, a company focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has been selected as a qualified partner in Microsoft for Startups. Microsoft for Startups selects organizations developing innovative enterprise-ready technology solutions that run on Microsoft Azure.

Posted October 14, 2019

Syncsort, the provider o of big iron to big data software, is making enhancements to Ironstream for ServiceNow that enable IT to integrate mainframe and IBM i environments into ServiceNow Event Management. The new capabilities build upon Ironstream support for ServiceNow Discovery to help increase IT productivity, proactively eliminate service outages, and quickly resolve critical issues across the enterprise, delivering even greater value for customers with the cloud-based Now Platform.

Posted October 14, 2019

GoodData, provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, announced it is now leveraging Amazon Redshift, a cloud data warehouse by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the combination of GoodData and Amazon Redshift can change the way in which enterprise and product teams are making business decisions. Namely, the trend toward integrating analytics into business applications so every customer, partner, and team member becomes empowered with data and insights at the point of work.

Posted October 11, 2019

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is releasing Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure, offering a secure and scalable Integration Platform-as-a-Service for collecting, transforming and cleaning data. With embedded data quality and native integration performance, Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure delivers the trusted data companies need to make real-time business decisions, accelerate advanced analytics, and meet regulatory compliance requirements.  

Posted October 11, 2019

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is making platform-wide upgrades to improve access to critical data and hasten time to insight. The new release introduces machine learning enhancements to Collibra Catalog and marks the availability of Collibra Privacy & Risk, a sustainable approach to compliance with modules for CCPA and GDPR.

Posted October 09, 2019

Instana, a provider of automated application performance management (APM) solutions for microservice applications, is extending the monitoring and tracing capabilities for applications using GraphQL as part of their infrastructure, including deep inspection of GraphQL queries. With this latest extension, Instana says it is the first APM provider to monitor GraphQL and the applications making use of the unique data query engine.

Posted October 08, 2019

Building on Oracle and Microsoft's cloud interoperability partnership, Oracle has announced the availability of an integration between Oracle Digital Assistant and Microsoft Teams. Enterprise customers can now access Oracle Cloud Applications through an AI-powered voice experience in Teams. "Using Oracle Digital Assistant, business users can simply and conversationally interact with business applications directly from their Microsoft Teams interface just as they would collaborate with their fellow employees or other productivity tools," said Suhas Uliyar, vice president, AI and Digital Assistant, Oracle.

Posted October 02, 2019

Oracle and VMware have expanded their partnership. With this new solution, customers will be able to migrate VMware vSphere workloads to Oracle's Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure. As part of this partnership, Oracle will also provide technical support for Oracle software running in VMware environments both in customer on-premise data centers and Oracle-certified cloud environments.

Posted October 02, 2019

The most important benefits from autonomous systems will come from eliminating human errors. In cars, this can mean avoidance of errors that can cause accidents, and in technology, it can mean eliminating common user errors that can expose data to hackers. The combination of Oracle database, infrastructure, and other IT services result in systems that are more secure, reliable, flexible, and cost-efficient than competing cloud services, according to Oracle.

Posted October 02, 2019

As the name implies, Object Storage is OCI's cloud object store and is comparable to Amazon's S3 storage service or Microsoft's Azure Storage. Object Storage can be accessed through myriad interfaces and tools including the OCI web portal, a command-line interface, a REST API, an Amazon S3-compatible API, a Swift API, and a number of SDKs. This article will be limited to using the web portal and the Swift API, which is used by Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) to interact with the Object Storage service.

Posted October 01, 2019

Digital transformation. Infrastructure modernization. Global data center demands. All these forces and more are driving enterprises around the world to seek out next generation cloud-based technologies for a wide range of applications—even those most critical to their business. In reality, however, migrating to the cloud or any other modern architecture is not as easy as it sounds.  

Posted October 01, 2019

Zumasys is updating the AccuTerm platform with security upgrades, a new UI, and the ability to run the platform through a web browser. AccuTerm8 features dozens of new features that give users access to their PICK system when and where they need it.

Posted October 01, 2019

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company that enables SQL on NoSQL data, is introducing the capability to analyze raw events from Apache Kafka in real time. Kafka, backed by Confluent, is a distributed streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day.

Posted September 30, 2019

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