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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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Developed by Oracle University, Oracle's new LaunchPad online learning platform provides "learning paths" and task-focused modules with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. Oracle is also offering SaaS customers free live "Quick Start" learning events and a "Starter Pack" for guided in-app overlays to further accelerate onboarding and end user adoption.

Posted June 26, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is improving the data governance capabilities in its data integration platform to support organizations moving data to clouds and data lakes. Attunity's enhanced metadata and data lineage capabilities are designed to help users understand what the source of the data is, and highlight any modifications or transformations within the Attunity platform that have been applied.

Posted June 25, 2018

Hitachi Vantara has announced the expansion of the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud family of managed private and hybrid cloud "as-a-service" offerings, including new options for deploying cloud-native application environments. In addition, Hitach is introducing storage-as-a-service offerings that are pre-engineered for on-premises. These new as-a-service offerings are aimed at data center modernization and ensuring that customers realize the greatest value with Hitachi technology through outcome-based services.

Posted June 22, 2018

Oracle has announced availability of the Internet Intelligence Map which provides users with a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions. Oracle's Internet Intelligence team frequently publishes data and analysis that informs public understanding of the technical underpinnings of the internet and its effects on topics like geopolitics and e-commerce. With the new availability of the Internet Intelligence Map, Oracle says it is now making core analytic capabilities available to everyone.

Posted June 20, 2018

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that enable autonomous capabilities in the Platform Cloud services, Oracle says it is helping organizations to more easily develop new user experiences with chatbot and voice capabilities, to enable business users to perform intelligent data integration tasks, and to expose business logic and data via robust API design/management. 

Posted June 20, 2018

Oracle recently announced general availability of Oracle Application Express (APEX) 18.1, a low-code rapid application development platform that can run in any Oracle Database and is included with every Oracle Database Cloud Service.  APEX enables users to develop, design, and deploy data-driven desktop and mobile applications using only a browser. 

Posted June 20, 2018

The unprecedented volumes of data now pouring forth from virtualization technologies and cloud-based infrastructure have taxed traditional storage architectures beyond their limits. Organizations want to store their data in an efficient and affordable way that is also flexible. Software-defined storage (SDS) meets these criteria and, therefore, is enjoying a surge in adoption.

Posted June 20, 2018

Immuta revealed it has raised $20 million in Series B funding, which will be used to accelerate global customer growth and extend product leadership. The funding round was led by DFJ Growth, with participation from new investors, Dell Technologies Capital and Citi Ventures, and existing investors, Drive Capital and Greycroft.

Posted June 20, 2018

BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is releasing updates for its BlueData EPIC platform, building upon innovations for large-scale distributed analytics and machine learning (ML) workloads on Docker containers. This summer release is the result of collaboration with BlueData's enterprise customers to develop new functionality in each of these areas to support their Big Data and AI initiatives - as they extend well beyond Hadoop and Spark to a range of different ML / DL and data science workloads, and beyond on-premises infrastructure to public cloud and hybrid architectures.

Posted June 20, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is planning to invest $4 billion in Intelligent Edge technologies and services over the next four years. Specifically, HPE will invest in research and development to advance and innovate new products, services and consumption models across a number of technology domains such as security, AI and machine learning, automation, and edge computing.

Posted June 20, 2018

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics, and integration company, is releasing Actian Vector 5.1 and Actian Vector on Microsoft Azure to bring better security measures to analytics in the cloud. This edition of the analytic database boosts performance and adds new security features, providing customers with fine-grained control and customized protection capabilities to strengthen compliance with core General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Posted June 19, 2018

IBM has acquired Oniqua Holdings Pty Ltd., a global innovator in maintenance repair and operations (MRO) inventory optimization solutions and services focused on mining, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, and other asset-intensive industries. Through the acquisition, IBM seeks to expand its capabilities around reducing and optimizing MRO inventories, predicting when critical parts and equipment might fail so proactive actions can be taken to avoid unplanned downtime.

Posted June 18, 2018

Red Hat has begun shipping Red Hat Fuse 7, the next major release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution, and introduced a new fully hosted low-code integration  platform as a service (iPaaS) offering, Fuse Online.

Posted June 18, 2018

Instana, a provider of APM solutions for monitoring dynamic containerized microservice applications, has announced functional enhancements around code-level visibility and monitoring to help make it faster and easier for DevOps to monitor microservice applications. The enhancements include automatic instrumentation for applications written in PHP, adding to Instana's leading no-configuration, no-restart instrumentation support for Java, .NET, Ruby, Scala, Go, NodeJS and Crystal.

Posted June 18, 2018

Many companies today are relying on at least two cloud platforms for a variety of reasons, including a desire to place workloads where they fit best, cloud locality and regional regulatory requirements, or simply to avoid being locked in with just one vendor, said Scott Clinton, vice president of product marketing at Hortonworks.

Posted June 18, 2018

Innovative vendors are helping to point the way forward with technologies and services to take advantage of the wealth of data that is pouring into companies. This sixth DBTA 100 list spans a wide variety of companies that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services. Some are long-standing companies with well-established offerings that have evolved over time, while others are much newer to the data scene.

Posted June 14, 2018

AtScale has announced AtScale Cloud, a "one-click" solution for running complex big data workloads in the cloud. "In our work with some of the largest global brands, we saw firsthand the need to accelerate and simplify cloud migration across complex multi-faceted environments. It was important to us to enable our customers to make the most of their data, be it on premises, in the cloud, or both," said Dave Mariani, CEO and co-founder of AtScale.

Posted June 14, 2018

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced the beta release of GridGain Cloud.

Posted June 14, 2018

Dataguise and Snowflake have announced that Dataguise's DgSecure software has been integrated into Snowflake's cloud-based data warehousing platform to provide an end-to-end solution for compliance-ready data analytics to joint enterprise customers impacted by high levels of governmental oversight.

Posted June 12, 2018

Boundless, a provider of open and scalable GIS, is releasing Boundless Server Enterprise as a managed cloud service using the most advanced IT infrastructure available. With this release, customers are able to take full advantage of the unmatched geospatial technology of Boundless Server Enterprise, all packaged and ready to support the most complex business challenges immediately.

Posted June 06, 2018

Syncsort has been named to Microsoft's One Commercial Partner program to support customers' Microsoft Azure Cloud initiatives.

Posted June 06, 2018

TIBCO Software has acquired Scribe Software, a cloud-based integration service that helps organizations connect SaaS applications and automate data flows using an browser-based approach. The combination of Scribe's capabilities along with the existing SaaS and hybrid integration features of TIBCO Cloud Integration enables customers to employ a single solution to address a wide range of integration scenarios, including application, data, and API projects, to interconnect everything, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or on billions of edge devices.

Posted June 06, 2018

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire DataScience.com, whose platform centralizes data science tools, projects and infrastructure in a fully-governed workspace.

Posted June 06, 2018

Cloudera, Inc. is introducing new innovations to help businesses operationalize data insights faster by making data scientists and data engineers more productive. New machine learning capabilities make it easier for data scientists to quickly train and deploy models with higher confidence and lower risk.

Posted June 05, 2018

Databricks, founded by the original creators of Apache Spark, has launched new capabilities to lower the barrier for enterprises to innovate with AI. The new capabilities include MLflow for developing an end-to-end machine learning workflow; Databricks Runtime for ML to simplify distributed machine learning; and Databricks Delta for data reliability and performance at scale.

Posted June 05, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is making enhancements across its SolarWinds Cloud portfolio of SaaS-based products, designed to deepen visibility across both cloud infrastructure and applications. These updates boost AppOptics, Pingdom, Papertrail, and Loggly offerings.

Posted June 05, 2018

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire the software development platform GitHub. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year. GitHub's current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will become a Microsoft technical fellow, reporting to EVP Scott Guthrie, to work on strategic software initiatives.

Posted June 04, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is releasing a business-class Streaming App Services platform, offering a flexible application and data delivery for cloud-forward independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs).

Posted June 04, 2018

Data Summit 2018 was recently held in Boston. Big data technologies, AI, analytics, cloud, and software licensing best practices in a hybrid world were among the key areas considered during three days of thought-provoking presentations, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.

Posted June 04, 2018

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, is expanding its partnership with SAP, becoming one of the first global cloud providers to offer the SAP Data Hub solution on the cloud via Virtustream Enterprise Cloud. Customers can now choose to deploy SAP Data Hub, which is a data operations management solution that enables data orchestration, pipelining, governance and agile sharing of all data across a connected data landscape, as an out-of-the-box solution.

Posted June 04, 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has announced general availability of Amazon Neptune, a fully managed graph database service that stores and navigates connected data, allowing developers to create sophisticated, interactive graph applications that can query billions of relationships with millisecond latency.

Posted June 04, 2018

As Hadoop adoption in the enterprise continues to grow, so does commitment to the data lake strategy. DBTA recently held a webinar with Mark Van de Wiel, CTO, HVR, Dale Kim, Sr. director, products/solutions, Arcadia Data, and Rick Golba, product marketing manager, Percona, who discussed unlocking the power of the data lake.

Posted June 04, 2018

Whether you're an Oracle system or database administrator, an IT manager, or executive, or even just an end user or customer, security should be as important to you as almost anything else. We all hear about breaches in the news all too often. From the executive level to the end customer, none of us want to be anywhere near such a breach.

Posted June 01, 2018

With all of the data breaches and accusations of improper data usage in the news these days, the question of who owns data looms large. Understanding who owns which data is a complex question that can't be answered quickly or easily.

Posted June 01, 2018

If you've used Azure in the past, you probably know that there are two main ways to deploy SQL Server on Microsoft's cloud—Azure SQL Database, the PaaS offering; and Azure VMs running SQL Server. Microsoft is now offering a third deployment option in preview which provides full SQL Server engine capability, including SQL Agent, along with native VNet support.

Posted June 01, 2018

It's spring-cleaning season, meaning many diligent homeowners are busy trying to organize their closets and homes in preparation for the spring and summer. Organizations, both small and large, also must keep up with cleaning their virtual dust bunnies on a regular basis, just as one would do within their own home.

Posted June 01, 2018

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and eCommerce solutions, is releasing version 4.5 of Kourier Integrator Data Management, further enhancing cloud capabilities. Users will see new benefits for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The update provides enhanced functionality and higher performance when doing integration and data warehousing with Microsoft SQL Server in the cloud.

Posted June 01, 2018

In an upcoming webinar with DBTA, Revelation Software will present an overview covering the latest updates to OpenInsight. OI 10 has been re-engineered for 64-bit in this new release. Revelation has rewritten nearly every bit of code in the product, from the interface with the user, to the reporting tools, to the speed of the indexing routines.

Posted June 01, 2018

Pure Storage, an all flash storage platform, is releasing portfolio updates, developing a new vision for how businesses can implement a data strategy. Pure Storage is expanding its FlashArray product line to now deliver cost-effective all-NVMe Shared Accelerated Storage for every workload.

Posted May 30, 2018

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a GPU database for analyzing large data stores, has raised $26.4 million in a Series B funding round led by Alibaba Group with participation from existing and new investors, including Hanaco Venture Capital, Sistema.vc, World Trade Ventures, Paradiso Ventures, Glory Ventures, and Silvertech Ventures.

Posted May 30, 2018

At GTC Taiwan today NVIDIA introduced HGX-2, a unified computing platform for both artificial intelligence and high performance computing. According to NVIDIA, the HGX-2 cloud server platform provides unique flexibility to support the future of computing, enabling high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also providing FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. The result is a level of versatility that meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI, according to the company.

Posted May 30, 2018

Cloud-driven automation is creating the need for an evolution throughout IT and the enterprise. DBTA recently held a webcast featuring Joe McKendrick, independent analyst and author, and Maria Colgan, Oracle master product manager, who examined how cloud is driving change and how Oracle can help.

Posted May 25, 2018

Technology is constantly changing, and IT architects need to keep up with modern developments to ensure that their companies are achieving the best possible return on their IT investment.

Posted May 24, 2018

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