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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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While change has always been a part of the database credo, the growing emphasis on data-driven decision making in today's economy has resulted in a dizzying plethora of technologies and methodologies entering the market. The number and scope of game-changing technologies are too numerous to mention, and one thing is certain: Database management will never be the same. We have identified some of the most promising technology initiatives, based on discussions with and input from data experts from across the industry spectrum, gathering their views on the key technologies—well-known or under the radar—that are worth watching.

Posted June 10, 2019

IT executives and their business counterparts understand the importance of a strong data strategy and its value to their businesses, and most are starting to get the key pieces in place to drive transformation through next-generation technologies and processes. One in four enterprises now regards real-time data as critical to their ongoing operations—and another one in four is actively preparing to introduce real-time data capabilities into their infrastructures, according to a new Unisphere Research survey.

Posted June 10, 2019

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 beta is now available. The beta release was announced in a Red Hat blog post by Chris Baker.The latest update to the stable and more secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform marks the final release in the Full Support Phase (formerly known as "Production Phase 1") of the RHEL 7 lifecycle as described in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Lifecycle.

Posted June 10, 2019

Db2 version 11.5 has added drivers for leading AI languages to help ease AI app dev with Db2; new natural language querying and visualization capabilities designed to help speed data search; an updated common SQL engine to make Db2 more accessible to more data sources.

Posted June 10, 2019

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is partnering with AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Oracle Cloud, Digital Ocean, and Openshift to enable customers to deploy hybrid/multi-cloud databases that take advantage of the industry-leading advances in consistency, scalability, resilience and data locality delivered by CockroachDB.

Posted June 10, 2019

Data lake adoption is on the rise. Right now, 38% of DBTA subscribers have data lakes deployed to support data science, data discovery and real-time analytics initiatives, and another 20% are considering adoption. Today, most data lakes are on-premises. However, the cloud is becoming an increasingly attractive location as well. While data lakes have evolved and matured over the past few years of enterprise use, many challenges still exist.

Posted June 06, 2019

Arcserve, a data protection provider, is updating the Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA), adding full system high availability for Linux. With this release the platform also extends its full system support of Windows and Linux workloads to Azure, and provides a number of enhancements including performance and usability improvements and new platform certifications.  

Posted June 06, 2019

DBTA's next Data Summit conference will be held May 19-20, 2020, with pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 18. The conference will return to the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Posted June 06, 2019

AtScale, the data warehouse virtualization company, is releasing AtScale 2019.1, featuring updates such as native multi-dimensional support for Microsoft Power BI, data warehouse platform support for Teradata and PostgreSQL, and more. Following recent innovations announced in Q1 2019, including AtScale's integration with Snowflake's cloud-built data warehouse, AtScale 2019.1 further enables enterprises to modernize operational analytics and business intelligence data across on-premise, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.

Posted June 06, 2019

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is recieving $35 million in its latest funding round. The investment will allow Matillion to capitalize on its leading category position while continuing to deliver accelerated growth, and extend the capabilities of its flagship product line, Matillion ETL.

Posted June 06, 2019

Google LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics, in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.

Posted June 06, 2019

Many enterprises running Oracle as their database of record are looking to migrate their implementations to the public cloud, to escape from the age-old problems with in-house system deployment: large capital outlays, time consuming infrastructure deployment and management, and lack of elasticity and adaptability. The benefits of migrating to a cloud environment are compelling, and the message is getting through to enterprises: According to a recent cloud usage survey conducted by data virtualization company Denodo, 36% of organizations are currently in the process of migrating their data infrastructure to the cloud, while nearly 20% are in advanced stages of implementation.

Posted June 05, 2019

In 2017, The Economist declared that the world's most valuable resource is no longer oil but is instead data, said Lee Levitt, business strategist at Oracle, during a keynote at Data Summit 2019. Information is driving huge advantage, said Levitt, noting that extensive use of customer analytics has a large impact on corporate performance, and successful companies outperform their competitors across the full customer lifecycle.

Posted June 05, 2019

Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is integrating its product offering with Google Cloud Platform. Snowflake on Google Cloud is set to launch in preview in fall 2019, with general availability scheduled for early 2020.

Posted June 05, 2019

Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is introducing the Snowflake Data Exchange, an all-new shared data experience. The Data Exchange is a free-to-join marketplace that enables Snowflake customers to connect with data from providers to seamlessly discover, access, and generate insights from data.

Posted June 05, 2019

Microsoft and Oracle have announced a cloud interoperability partnership to enable customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. According to Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, with this partnership, joint Oracle and Microsoft customers will be able to migrate their entire set of existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect anything, and have the ability to preserve the large investments they have already made.

Posted June 05, 2019

Trifacta, a leader in data preparation, is releasing a new native integration for Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud. Trifacta's visual and machine learning guided interface empowers data teams to collaboratively explore, clean, structure and enrich data at the scale and agility provided by Snowflake.

Posted June 04, 2019

OwnBackup, a backup and recovery vendor, is closing a $23.25 million Series C round of financing that will be used to meet escalating market demand for the company's solutions. This round is being co-led by Insight Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures. Existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Oryzn Capital and Salesforce Ventures also participated in the round.

Posted May 30, 2019

DataOps is still a relatively new concept, it combines people, processes, and technology to build and enhance data analytics. At Data Summit 2019 Kevin Petrie, Senior Director of Marketing, Attunity, Inc., explored the the five key steps necessary to be successful with DataOps, including the process and cultural shift required during his session, "Five Key Requirements for DataOps Success."

Posted May 30, 2019

Container usage is now being adopted by organizations of all sizes, from small startups to companies with huge, established microservices platforms. At Data Summit 2019 Jeff Fried, director of product management, Intersystems and BA Insight, MIT, and Joe Carroll, product specialist, InterSystems, presented their session, "Understanding Database Containerization," focusing on helping practitioners navigate the minefield of database containerization and avoid some of the major pitfalls that can occur.

Posted May 30, 2019

It was hard enough to manage IT infrastructures when everything was on-premise only. But today, with combined on-premise deployments, say Michael Corey, co-founder, LicenseFortress, and Don Sullivan, system engineer database specialist, VMWare. In their Data Summit 2019 presentation, "Straight Talk on the Cloud License Landscape," Corey and Sullivan walked attendees through the steps to take to help stay compliance with software licensing rules, how to avoid and audit, and what to do if it happens.

Posted May 30, 2019

The world of data management and administration is rapidly changing as organizations digitally transform. In a presentation at Data Summit 2019, Craig S. Mullins, Craig S. Mullins, president & principal consultant, Mullins Consulting, Inc., looked at how database management systems are changing and adapting to modern IT needs.

Posted May 30, 2019

Enterprise agility isn't a single initiative but rather a collection of activities and technologies that lead toward that goal. This includes adoption of microservices, containers, and Kubernetes to increase the flexibility of systems, applications, and data by releasing them from underlying hardware. In addition, practices such as DevOps are helping to increase the level of collaboration possible for fast-moving enterprises.

Posted May 30, 2019

Pivotal Software, Inc., a cloud-native platform provider, is releasing Pivotal Spring Runtime, a comprehensive support package for Java environments. Pivotal Spring Runtime supports Java workloads running on Linux and Windows server environments including server-side apps running on bare metal, VMs, containers, or Kubernetes. Pivotal Application Service includes Pivotal Spring Runtime, so Java workloads running on the app platform are already covered.

Posted May 28, 2019

JetStream Software Inc., a provider of cloud data protection, is receiving Series A funding of $7.7 million to advance the company's unique technologies. The company's platform enables managed service providers (MSPs) and cloud service providers (CSPs) to deliver disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and continuous data protection to enterprise customers, government agencies, and research and educational organizations.

Posted May 28, 2019

Following up on IBM's announcement of Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z, John McKenny, VP of Strategy for ZSolutions Optimization at BMC, commented on the significance of the new offerings in a BMC blog post. BMC supports the new Tailored Fit Pricing model because it will help an increasing number of enterprises continue to grow and build new services on top of their mainframes as well as re-ignite interest in using the platform as an integral part of today's hybrid cloud strategies, McKenny noted.

Posted May 28, 2019

IBM has unveiled new services and capabilities for IBM Z, which, the company says, will further position it as a center point of a secured hybrid cloud strategy. According to Ross Mauri, general manager for IBM Z, who made the announcement in an IBM Infrastructure blog post, the new offerings include three major elements. IBM sees "secured hybrid and multicloud as the future of enterprise IT, and IBM Z is at the center," said Mauri.

Posted May 28, 2019

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification for the Insight Edge In-Memory Computing Platform. Red Hat OpenShift's cloud-agnostic support combined with GigaSpaces multi-region and cloud replication module can improve the efficiency of enterprises' cloud and multi-cloud migration initiatives by helping to optimize bandwidth and reduce data transfer costs between regions and cloud providers. 

Posted May 28, 2019

NetApp, a provider of hybrid cloud data services, is releasing NetApp ONTAP 9.6, the new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 storage system and an expanded portfolio of services.

Posted May 28, 2019

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is providing support for Red Hat OpenShift 4, the next generation of Red Hat's enterprise Kubernetes platform. Dynatrace's Software Intelligence platform automatically monitors and analyzes containers and the microservices running inside of them across the entire Red Hat OpenShift 4 Kubernetes environment and underlying multi-cloud infrastructure with no blind spots. Dynatrace

Posted May 28, 2019

Red Hat is contributing to Microsoft KEDA, a new open source project aimed at providing an event-driven scale capability for any container workload. Using KEDA, Red Hat puts Azure Functions on top of its OpenShift Container Platform in Developer Preview. It is designed to behave the same way it does when running on Azure as a managed service, but now running anywhere OpenShift runs, which means on the hybrid cloud and on-premises.

Posted May 28, 2019

As Data Summit 2019 comes to a close, John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, looked at lessons learned from this year's conference during his closing keynote. Companies are not lacking in technology options; in most cases, more advanced technologies exist than can be absorbed into the organization all at once.

Posted May 23, 2019

Syncsort, the provider of Big Iron to Big Data software, is introducing Connect CDC, a new real-time change data capture and data replication product that enables organizations to stream application data. By making all mission-critical application data accessible in real time, organizations can empower business users across the enterprise to make decisions based on information when it's most relevant and valuable.

Posted May 23, 2019

Accenture and SAP are co-developing and co-innovating to accelerate the development of the SAP C/4HANA platform. The initiative, called Project Elevate, includes the formation of industry consortia with key market leaders in automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM), business-to-business component manufacturing and utilities to help define and design these industry-specific experiences.

Posted May 22, 2019

SAP is introducing new SAP HANA Cloud services, aiming to bring the power and performance of the SAP HANA database to the cloud. SAP HANA Cloud Services and SAP Cloud Platform aim to provide customers access to all SAP and third-party application data, reduce data duplication and offer a single point for security and governance.

Posted May 22, 2019

OpenText, a provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions, is offering new OpenText content services that will be delivered through SAP Cloud Platform and other SAP solutions. Delivered through the SAP Cloud Platform, OpenText content services are planned to become available for applications such as SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP C/4HANA Cloud, and SAP SuccessFactors.

Posted May 22, 2019

Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, is launching QuikDeploy, an IP-driven approach to helping customers maximize their use of the SAP Solution Manager. This flexible industry accelerator is tailor-made to rapidly deploy SAP S/4HANA into Microsoft Azure cloud.

Posted May 22, 2019

When it comes to cloud technology, more and more businesses are realizing the benefits that cloud can provide them and are beginning to seek more cloud computing options to conduct their business activities. And obviously, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, IBM, and Oracle plan to capture this spend by providing a dizzying array of IaaS and PaaS offerings to help enterprises build and run their services.

Posted May 22, 2019

There are new technologies that contribute to speed and scale of a modern data platform. But as data size and complexity increase with Big Data, data quality and data integration issues must still be addressed. At Data Summit 2019 Prakriteswar Santikary, VP & Global Chief Data Officer, ERT discussed how to create the architecture of a modern, cloud-based, real-time data integration and analytics platform that ingests any type of clinical data (structured, unstructured, binary, lab values, etc.) at scale from any data sources, during his presentation, "Designing a Fast, Scalable Data Platform."

Posted May 22, 2019

At Data Summit 2019, Jay Benedetti, global solutions director of CloverDx, explained the importance of achieving a 360-degree view of the customer and how that begins with a  successful integration strategy. Benedetti shared two different case studies, one in B2B and another in B2C that CloverDX worked on, helping organizations to achieve a panoramic view of the customer  to achieve their business goals and enabling them to bring in more data as they grow in the future.

Posted May 22, 2019

DataOps is an emerging set of practices, processes, and technologies for building and enhancing data and analytics pipelines to better meet the needs of the business. The list of failed big data projects is long. They leave end users, data analysts, and data scientists frustrated with long lead times for changes.

Posted May 22, 2019

The second day of Data Summit 2019 opened up with "Data and Donuts," a presentation featuring Paul Wolmering, VP worldwide sales engineering, Actian Corporation. His discussion focused on next-generation cloud data warehousing and what it takes to deliver insights from real-time data economically and at scale with hybrid data regardless of location, in the cloud, on-premises or both.

Posted May 22, 2019

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