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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

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

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 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

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 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

To enable the building of blockchain networks anywhere, IBM has introduced a new version of the IBM Blockchain Platform software which is optimized to deploy on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat's enterprise Kubernetes platform.

Posted September 30, 2019

IBM has introduced a Kubernetes Operator for Apache CouchDB and support for Apache CouchDB. With this, the company says, it is helping to advance the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies and reinforcing its commitment toopen source technologies.

Posted September 30, 2019

The next wave of mainframe success will depend on the platform's ability to enable faster, higher-performing, and more secure delivery of new and improved business services and applications. Regardless of the survey respondents' ages or roles, security and compliance were cited as top concerns, with 77% of participants saying they have had a finding or potential breach, and 92% reporting being audited every 2 years.

Posted September 30, 2019

Expanding its fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity, IBM has opened a quantum computation center in New York State. Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments.

Posted September 30, 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 September 30, 2019

MemSQL, provider of a databases for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, has announced MemSQL Helios, an on-demand, elastic cloud service; and MemSQL 7.0 Beta, a new version of the company's distributed SQL database. According to the company, both are designed to allow enterprises to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data to better compete and thrive in today's insight-driven economy.

Posted September 27, 2019

Google has announced a strategic partnership with Poland's Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP). As part of this partnership, DCP, which was founded jointly by PKO Bank Polski and the Polish Development Fund, will become a reseller of Google Cloud services in Poland and will build managed services capabilities around Google Cloud.

Posted September 27, 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 September 27, 2019

While on the surface Wall Street may appear conservative and risk-averse, when it comes to IT, the financial services industry has continually led the adoption of new technologies—sometimes out of a drive for innovation, and other times out of necessity.

Posted September 26, 2019

IT executives and line-of-business experts understand the importance of data for their success and are adopting modern technologies to enable the delivery of timely data and insights to enhance decision making. In line with their data-driven goals, organizations are leveraging hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. However, they are also finding that cloud approaches add their own complexity.

Posted September 26, 2019

Multi-cloud offers many benefits—in terms of documented security, compliance, and savings outcomes—but every migration presents challenges. Understanding best practices around how to successfully launch a multi-cloud migration journey is crucial to avoiding the common pitfalls along the way.

Posted September 26, 2019

Has the meaning of big data changed? Many agree that data no longer has to be "big" to meet today's evolving requirements. In particular, open source and cloud tools and platforms have brought data-driven sensibilities into organizations that previously did not have such expertise, making big data more accessible.

Posted September 26, 2019

TigerGraph, a provider of a scalable graph database for the enterprise,  along with receiving $32 million in Series B funding, is releasing TigerGraph Cloud. The investment, led by SIG, will boost TigerGraph's global expansion, fueled by TigerGraph Cloud and its appeal to companies seeking a fast, easy way to harness the power of the graph.

Posted September 26, 2019

Tamr has announced general availability of the Fall 2019 release of the company's data unification system.  The latest release supports  Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure and adds geospatial mapping and additional enhancements to make it faster and easier to unify large numbers of heterogeneous sources.

Posted September 26, 2019

Oracle has announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try its self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. The services are aimed at  encouraging organizations, developers, students, and educators to use the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer—essentials for building complete applications on Oracle Cloud.

Posted September 26, 2019

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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2019

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), delivering self-service analytics across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. DP is an integrated data platform that is easy to deploy, manage, and use, according to the vendor. CDP is a new approach to enterprise data that delivers a full range of analytic capabilities from the Edge to AI.

Posted September 25, 2019

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of next-generation enterprise data warehousing, is releasing the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse.

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP has deployed Totango, a provider of customer success solutions for the enterprise, across the majority of its lines of business. The solution will be used as a single, integrated customer success platform to help SAP evolve, deploy, and expand its execution of customer success initiatives.

Posted September 25, 2019

Splunk, a provider of the data-to-everything platform, is making several advancements to pricing, partner, and investment initiatives designed to help customers make smarter business decisions.

Posted September 25, 2019

Woolpert is launching STREAM:RASTER, a subscription software service that hosts and facilitates access to geospatial imagery in the cloud. Customers can upload raster data to STREAM:RASTER and it creates tile caches of the data that is ready for use in GIS and web mapping software. Customers are then able to manage and control access to their proprietary imagery in STREAM:RASTER, with support and a service level agreement from Woolpert.

Posted September 20, 2019

Marking what it describes as a milestone in its autonomous strategy, Oracle announced its Autonomous Linux, which, the company said, along with its new OS Management Service, provides an autonomous operating environment that eliminates complexity and human error to enable cost savings, security, and availability for customers.

Posted September 18, 2019

Amid a flurry of announcements at its annual OpenWorld conference, Oracle announced the Exadata Database Machine X8M which combines Intel Optane DC persistent memory and 100 gigabit remote direct memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to remove storage bottlenecks and increase performance for the most demanding workloads such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), analytics, IoT, fraud detection, and high frequency trading. 

Posted September 18, 2019

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has achieved FedRAMP Authorization, providing a secure cloud environment for U.S. Government customers. "We are excited to see the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure achieve FedRAMP Authorization," said Brad Gladstone, managing director, Accenture Federal Services Oracle practice. "This provides a strong alternative for our federal government clients to leverage, especially those seeking to move large and complex Oracle-based solutions to the cloud."

Posted September 18, 2019

Oracle Consulting and Deloitte have formed a strategic sales and delivery collaboration called ELEVATE that focuses on accelerating customer innovation by helping them migrate and manage workloads with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted September 16, 2019

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