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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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We are at the start of a new year and a new decade and technology is poised for fast change. Recently, Ram Chakravarti, CTO at BMC Software offered his predictions for an autonomous digital enterprise, edge computing and IoT solutions, ITSM, AIOps—and more.

Posted January 09, 2020

To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve—both architecturally and technologically—to deliver the agility, scalability, and flexibility that business need to thrive in today's data-driven economy. Alongside new architectural approaches, a variety of technologies have emerged as key ingredients of modern data warehousing, from data virtualization and cloud services, to Hadoop and Spark, and machine learning and automation.

Posted January 09, 2020

Today's enterprise clouds are evolving, and businesses need to evolve with them by embracing the next-generation cloud model. As a new year—and a new decade—unfolds, here are 5 predictions from Oracle on how new technologies and business models are changing.

Posted January 08, 2020

Oracle and Microsoft have expanded their cloud interoperability partnership with the addition of a new interconnect location that enables enterprises to build workloads that interoperate between Microsoft and Oracle cloud regions in Canada. According to Oracle, 80% of enterprises use a combination of Microsoft and Oracle software to run their businesses, and, as cloud computing becomes ubiquitous, and businesses rely more on multiple cloud providers, the partnership is helping to make managing important cloud workloads significantly easier

Posted January 08, 2020

There are many ways to get messages and notifications from a secure instance in OCI—by using third-party programs, local agents through a proxy, and even using native OCI services—but there are cases ?when an email has to be sent directly from the server.

Posted January 08, 2020

Accenture has agreed to acquire Symantec's Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in March 2020.

Posted January 07, 2020

GoodData, a provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, is extending its new Freemium tier pricing to more users via support of cloud data warehouses Snowflake and Big Query, along with the previously announced Amazon Redshift.

Posted January 07, 2020

VMware has completed the acquisition of Pivotal Software, a cloud-native platform provider. Following the acquisition, Pivotal's Class A common stock was removed from listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Pivotal will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of VMware. The transaction represented an enterprise value for Pivotal of approximately $2.7 billion.

Posted January 06, 2020

When I was a young man—a long, long time ago now—I worked as an Oracle DBA (Oracle version 6, if you must know). I remember my astonishment at finding out that information in the database was stored in plain text within the database files. That meant if I could gain read access just to those files, I could read all the information in the database. It didn't matter what security controls I, as the DBA implemented at the database level—an attacker who could gain read access to the files on disk could read everything.

Posted January 02, 2020

Data is the lifeblood of all organizations in today's era of digital business transformation. Because it is, the corporate spotlight is especially bright on DBAs who are tasked with ensuring users and applications always have access to the data on which they depend. Considering the hit to a company's bottom line, and potentially to its reputation in the market, when infrastructure and information becomes unavailable, it's easy to see how important it is for these DBAs to have access to the highest-quality, expert technical support professional when help is needed.

Posted January 02, 2020

Rocket Software is looking ahead to the future and with it, Andy Youniss, president and CEO of Rocket, says he sees there is room to grow. "The things MV did 30 years ago still function today," he said. "What's important to customers and partners is they know Rocket will continue to innovate to deliver modern technology that customers deserve and demand."

Posted January 02, 2020

With the closing of one year comes another and this time a whole new decade awaits. Every year Database Trends and Applications magazine looks for offerings that promise to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and do so with higher levels of security. Key data management trends have emerged that are shaping the capabilities of IT products and services for 2020 and beyond.

Posted January 02, 2020

2019 was a banner year for cybersecurity crime, with hackers targeting consumers, government agencies, and private corporations alike. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, and 80% of U.S. businesses expect that they will have had a critical breach this year. These numbers are not only sizable; they're alarming.

Posted December 30, 2019

The cloud was on everyone's mind this past year; with so many questions rising surrounding how to secure cloud environments to what type of cloud is best for the organization. Cloud computing has revealed countless new dimensions to IT. There are public clouds, private clouds, distributed clouds, and hybrid, multi-cloud architectures.

Posted December 24, 2019

The Internet of Things has connected different facets of the enterprise in ways that were previously only imagined. Now companies and customers demand to see results and understand those results in real time or near-real time. IoT can connect enterprise assets to gain real-time insights, which improve decision making, drive efficiency, empower employees, and create better customer experiences. Here, executives of leading companies offer 6 predictions for what's ahead in 2020 for the IoT space.

Posted December 24, 2019

For many, governance remains a dirty word: It's bureaucratic, restrictive, and slows things down. This perception is diametrically opposed to data governance's true objective, which is to enable rapid yet appropriate exploitation of enterprise data assets.

Posted December 23, 2019

Dotscience, a provider of DevOps for Machine Learning (MLOps) solutions, is forming partnerships with GitLab and Grafana Labs, along with strengthening integrations with several platforms and cloud providers. The company is deepening integrations to include Scikit-learn, H2O.ai and TensorFlow; expanding multi-cloud support with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure; and entering a joint collaboration with global enterprises to develop an industry benchmark for helping enterprises get maximum ROI out of their AI initiatives.

Posted December 18, 2019

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is joining the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program. The Unravel platform is designed to accelerate the adoption of big data workloads in AWS. By supporting Amazon EMR, Unravel allows users to connect to a new or existing Amazon EMR cluster with just one click.

Posted December 18, 2019

The next decade is just around the corner and enterprises in and around the big data space are preparing to pounce upon the next set of trends the new year will bring. The cloud is primed to continue making waves, along with other digital disruptions to improve user experiences. Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2020. 

Posted December 18, 2019

Syniti, a global data management solution provider, is releasing the Syniti Data Replication 9.6 software solution, a flexible platform that provides fast up-to-the-minute data replication with real-time change data capture. Available on-premise or in the cloud, Syniti Data Replication enables successful management of data growth, faster synchronization and integration, and analysis of data. 

Posted December 18, 2019

Prior to 2008, whatever your database question, the answer was always, "Oracle"—or sometimes, "MySQL" or, "SQL Server." The relational database management system (RDBMS) model—really a triumvirate of technologies combining Codd's relational data model, the ACID transaction model, and the SQL language—dominated database management systems completely.

Posted December 18, 2019

IDERA, an Idera, Inc. company, has introduced SQL Diagnostic Manager for MySQL v8.9, which adds new features that strengthen the query analysis and enterprise security of SQL Diagnostic Manager for MySQL to monitor databases in the cloud and on-premise with a single tool. SQL Diagnostic Manager for MySQL was previously known as Monyog, which was part of Webyog's database administration and management products that Idera, Inc., acquired in April 2018.

Posted December 18, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has acquired VividCortex, a provider of SaaS-delivered database performance management with an emphasis on databases commonly used in cloud-native applications designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. SolarWinds plans to add the VividCortex product to its IT operations management portfolio beginning in Q4 2019. The SaaS-based offering will complement SolarWinds' Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), an on-premise and cloud-deployed product.

Posted December 18, 2019

AppNeta, a provider of network performance monitoring, has added product updates. The latest round of improvements provides multi-path visibility into the largest, most complex and dynamic networks in the world, combined with new abilities around API monitoring, easier integration, advanced configuration, and enhanced route alerting, have led to faster time to value across the entire customer base.

Posted December 17, 2019

The big data ecosystem has changed. No longer is it true that people just want to store massive quantities of data. Action is not only needed but must be taken to sustain the viability of an organization. While some say big data is dead, the concept isn't going anywhere. Instead, it is the notion of inaction on big data that is dead. In addition, the technologies that were built to store and process big data are not loved by the industry; they are merely tolerated and are often maligned. They have been difficult to put into production, to maintain, manage, and even find people with the skills to do all the work.

Posted December 16, 2019

Accenture is acquiring Clarity Insights, a U.S.-based data consultancy with deep data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) expertise. The acquisition will add nearly 350 employees, along with a strong portfolio of accelerators, which can help organizations more quickly realize value from their data, to Accenture's Applied Intelligence business. These additions will further equip clients with leading capabilities to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI, analytics, and automation solutions.

Posted December 13, 2019

As the urgency to compete on analytics continues to revolutionize the business world, more and more organizations are moving their data to the cloud to reduce infrastructure costs, increase efficiencies and improve time-to-value. At the same time, there are many success factors to consider, from the strengths and weaknesses of different cloud providers, to integration hurdles, data latency challenges and governance problems.

Posted December 12, 2019

Dynatrace announced the company has created Keptn, an open source pluggable control plane to advance the industry movement toward autonomous clouds. Keptn provides the automation and orchestration of the processes and tools needed for continuous delivery and automated operations for cloud native environments.

Posted December 12, 2019

dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). Achieving APN Advanced Technology Partner status is recognition of dotData's ability to deliver data science automation and machine learning (ML) automation on AWS.

Posted December 12, 2019

Google Cloud has developed a new software service that helps organizations accomplish large-scale, online data transfers. The goal is to help take the complexity out of data transfers and move data faster than existing online tools like gsutil. "In migrating to the cloud, enterprises can realize the full value of their data—building new apps and experiences faster and accessing analytics and machine learning solutions to generate new insights," Ash Ahluwalia, product manager at Google Cloud, told 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted December 12, 2019

Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company, has acquired AI and machine learning company AlgoTrace, marking the first step of Qualitest's growth strategy following an investment from Bridgepoint earlier this year.

Posted December 11, 2019

DataKitchen has announced the release of the latest edition of the DataOps Cookbook, a guide to understanding and implementing DataOps. The DataOps methodology is gaining traction, said Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef at DataKitchen, who noted it has arisen out of a recognition that data and analytics projects and initiatives are not working, both in terms of meeting business requirements and in terms of timeliness.

Posted December 10, 2019

Prior to 2008, whatever your database question, the answer was always,"Oracle"—or sometimes, "MySQL" or, "SQL Server." The relational database management system (RDBMS) model—really a triumvirate of technologies combining Codd's relational data model, the ACID transaction model, and the SQL language—dominated database management systems completely.

Posted December 09, 2019

"I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down and still somehow, it's cloud's illusions I recall, I really don't know clouds at all." These are lyrics from a song created in the late 1960s by Joni Mitchell. It's doubtful that the songwriter envisioned computer systems in the clouds, yet the words somehow ring true today. Cloud computing has revealed countless new dimensions to IT. We have public clouds, private clouds, distributed clouds, but most importantly, we have hybrid, multi-cloud architectures. However, the idea of "the cloud" remains as elusive as the artist who wrote the song.

Posted December 09, 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 December 09, 2019

Oracle has announced that Oracle Cloud has joined the IO500. "Our HPC file server solution opens up tremendous opportunities for manufacturing, energy, and other R&D-heavy customers," said Vinay Kumar, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. "Customers can tackle their toughest workloads at some of the best price-performance ratios in the market."

Posted December 04, 2019

Banzai Cloud, a cloud software startup, is releasing a secure application platform, Pipeline 2.0, now integrated with Cloud Fusion. Pipeline 2.0 is a hybrid multi-cloud application platform based on Cloud Native technologies that provides a productive foundation for containerized application deployment as well as integrated solutions for Day One and Day Two operations.

Posted December 04, 2019

KALEAO is rebranding itself as Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM server architecture designed to power the next generation of sustainable data centers. In addition to the rebrand, the company has closed a $4.5 million pre-Series A funding round led by Seraphim Capital. The new funding will be used to bring to market the only server designed to give hyperscale performance with ten times the density of today's Intel-based servers.

Posted December 03, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching GreenLake Central, an edge-to-cloud portfolio as-a-service that provides customers with a consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data. Building on the momentum of HPE GreenLake, HPE's IT as-a-Service offering, HPE GreenLake Central gives customers a simple, unified, digital experience across public and private clouds, the data center and edge workloads.

Posted December 03, 2019

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is releasing Matillion Data Loader, a free Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data integration solution that empowers data analytics professionals and business users to load and migrate data.

Posted December 03, 2019

You've probably heard of ETL, or heard somebody talk about "ee-tee-elling" their data. It's a technology from the days of big iron for extracting data from many relational databases, transforming it to a corporate standard schema, and loading it into another unified relational database. That target database, the enterprise data warehouse (EDW), was intended to be a "single source of truth" for the enterprise. It included all the data that IT deemed fit (and available) for decision makers to use.

Posted December 02, 2019

Let's cut right to the chase. Today, "big data" is just data, and the majority of organizations recognize the importance of being data-driven. But data, of whatever size, is only valuable if it's accessible, trustworthy, and usable.

Posted December 02, 2019

MySQL can be the perfect answer for fast-growing, highly-performant and geographically-distributed database environments, but in order to function as a business-critical system with immediate response times, the ubiquitous database server needs a little help.

Posted December 02, 2019

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