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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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is releasing HPE Right Mix Advisor, a platform that helps businesses develop their hybrid cloud strategies. HPE Right Mix Advisor recommends which workloads and applications are ideal to move to public clouds, or keep in private clouds, and how to migrate those workloads to achieve the right mix of hybrid cloud according to each business's specific need.

Posted March 19, 2019

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, is partnering with Tableau Software, allowing users to easily locate and analyze Tableau reports and dashboards within Collibra Catalog and Collibra On-the-Go. The partnership combines the efficiency of Tableau's self-service analytics with the transparency and trust Collibra's software brings to data.

Posted March 19, 2019

According to Attunity, Compose for Snowflake eliminates the time constraints, complexity, and dependence on scarce resources associated with hand-coded processes, while leveraging the instant elasticity and cost advantages of Snowflake's cloud-built data warehouse.

Posted March 19, 2019

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company, is releasing a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks. Rockset's serverless data backend that continuously ingests raw data as it is generated and delivers real-time SQL queries at scale.

Posted March 19, 2019

Actian, a hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, is launching the Actian Avalanche cloud data warehouse, a fully managed service solution available on the AWS cloud platform. This third-generation, cloud data warehouse delivers breakthrough levels of speed, flexibility, and economics designed to make it easier for companies to deploy and scale data analytics services in the cloud.

Posted March 18, 2019

In many organizations, database professionals are taking on multiple roles, often combining developer and administrator tasks into one job. Ideally businesses should look to invest in a single tool that can simplify database access, management, and development, while also reducing complexity and improving productivity.

Posted March 18, 2019

Pepperdata, a provider of big data Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is releasing its new Big Data Cloud Migration Cost Assessment for enterprises looking to migrate their big data workloads to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or IBM Cloud. By analyzing current workloads and service level agreements, the detailed, metrics-based assessment enables enterprises to make informed decisions, helping minimize risk while ensuring SLAs are maintained after cloud migration.

Posted March 18, 2019

In a post-GDPR world, the attention rests on which companies will be impacted by data breaches, what the total fines will be, and what the public scrutiny will entail. Though the impact of the fines—4% of a company's annual worldwide revenue or €20 million ($22.9 million) (whichever is greater)—is certainly eye-catching, a data  breach could leave a company destabilized for years afterwards.

Posted March 18, 2019

SUSE, a provider of enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions, has announced the completion of the company's acquisition from Micro Focus by growth investor EQT and its status as a standalone business.

Posted March 15, 2019

DBAs already undertake a large load in the enterprise and cloud is the latest factor changing how DBAs operate. As cloud gains momentum and migrations of applications and databases become more common, the question is often asked "Does cloud mean the end of the DBA?" DBTA recently held a webinar with Francisco Munoz Alvarez, director of innovation, Data Intensity, an Oracle partner, who discussed how cloud is bringing about that evolution and what today's DBAs must know to be successful in a cloud-enabled future.

Posted March 15, 2019

With COLLABORATE 2019 on the horizon the Oracle Applications Users Group is starting off the year with a new president at the helm who aims to take the group into a transformative period as they evolve with the needs of the Oracle market. The OAUG, an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers' investment in Oracle and partner solutions, will be led by Douglas Manning who currently leads a section of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) technical and functional professionals at Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory.

Posted March 15, 2019

FileWave, a multi-platform endpoint management solution for apps, is launching its North American channel partner program, providing resellers with the ability to give customers technology for managing macOS, iOS, Windows, Chrome OS, and Android devices. Resellers can sign on in different tiers based on sales volume, geographies and vertical markets, enabling them to add FileWave's industry-leading solutions to their portfolios immediately.

Posted March 14, 2019

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, has raised $10 million in a Series A financing, led by Bow Capital, that will allow it to accelerate product development and revenue growth by further expanding its engineering and sales teams to more heavily support its customers and community in the U.S. The company will continue to build-up community support, marketing, human resources as well as sales in Silicon Valley. The main software and product development will continue to be driven from Cologne, Germany.

Posted March 14, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is introducing machine learning-enabled database anomaly detection and an automated management API in the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). The company is also refreshing its IT operations management portfolio, collectively designed to improve support for monitoring critical IT services and extend support for monitoring private cloud and converged infrastructures.

Posted March 13, 2019

C3, an enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation, is introducing the C3 Integrated Development Studio (IDS), a low-code/no-code environment for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications. IDS provides data ingestion, data modeling, machine learning feature engineering and model lifecycle management, and a metadata-driven UI development tool. The hybrid, multi-cloud distributed architecture of C3 IDS enables secure, highly available, and rapidly scalable application development.

Posted March 13, 2019

VAST is partnering with CloudHealth by VMware, provider of the leading multi-cloud management platform, enabling VAST customers to manage cloud and virtual resources across platforms and environments. VAST will use the CloudHealth platform to help customers optimize cloud costs and implement best practices and automation for security, compliance, and governance.

Posted March 12, 2019

COLLABORATE is where Oracle users and IT decision makers find practical solutions for today and create strategies for tomorrow. This conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking.

Posted March 12, 2019

Every day, more technology surrounds us.  Things that were once fiction, are now everyday occurrences.  None of this is by accident or happenstance, this is only through the work of many professionals and even amateurs in the fields of engineering, electronics, and computer science.

Posted March 12, 2019

From April 7-11th, Oracle users from across the world will gather in San Antonio for the largest user-led, user-focused event where they'll get the real story about Oracle products and experience in-depth education and networking to take their Oracle product impact to the next level.

Posted March 12, 2019

One week is all you need. One week at COLLABORATE 19: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community equips Oracle users with expertise and insight to accelerate performance and maximize Oracle investments. At COLLABORATE 19, April 7-11 in San Antonio, Texas, the OAUG delivers expert on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the Cloud so users can innovate with their current Oracle solutions and strategically plan for the future. Users share lessons learned from real-life implementations, and solutions providers offer a look at the latest, greatest new products.

Posted March 12, 2019

Vexata, a provider of accelerated data infrastructure, is unveiling VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform, transforming industry standard servers into hyper-scale data platforms that meet the extreme performance at scale demands. Powered by Vexata's patented Accelerated Data Architecture software and FPGA firmware, VX-Cloud eliminates the economic barriers for public cloud providers and on-premise private clouds to provide a unified, multi-petabyte, extreme performance tier allowing data to be flexibly provisioned across multiple consolidated applications.

Posted March 11, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is launching Spotlight Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Now database administrators and developers that use Azure can now directly access and take advantage of Spotlight Cloud to proactively resolve database performance issues, optimize performance, and make the best provisioning choices to ensure high database performance.

Posted March 11, 2019

It's no longer enough to analyze numbers; it's about generating meaningful insights from all your data that lead to decisive actions and optimal business outcomes. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Dutcher, VP, Cloud Business Group, Oracle, who discussed recent innovations brought about by Oracle Analytics and what customers are doing now.

Posted March 08, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing the latest version of Progress OpenEdge, delivering improvements in database throughput performance and more. The 12.0 release also provides a foundation for application evolution, with advanced features and functionality that give applications the always-on availability, agility, and scale required to support modern applications. 

Posted March 07, 2019

Hazelcast, a computing platform company, is updating its in-memory data grid solution, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12 with new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability, performance-sensitive data storage, and more. Hazelcast now provides both a Consistency (CP) Subsystem for sensitive concurrency structures which favors consistency over availability and an Availability (AP) Subsystem for data storage structures which favor availability over consistency.

Posted March 07, 2019

From AI and machine learning to data discovery and real-time analytics, creating a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's data-driven goals. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Michael Coburn, product manager, PMM, Percona; Tyler Mitchell, senior product marketing manager, Couchbase; and Max Neunhöffer, senior developer and architect, ArangoDB, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2019.

Posted March 06, 2019

Enterprise application teams are facing pressure to release applications more quickly, but most enterprises still have a manual process for reviewing, validating, and deploying database changes. This creates a bottleneck for business innovation and improving CX.

Posted March 06, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is acquiring ClearDB, further expanding RDX's Database-as-a-Service platform capabilities. Based in Plano, Texas, ClearDB is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider that has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is a private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

Posted March 06, 2019

Eighty-two percent of cloud users have experienced security events due to confusion over the shared responsibility model.  While 91% have formal methodologies for cloud usage, 71% are confident these policies are being violated by employees, leading to instances of malware and data compromise.

Posted March 06, 2019

Every enterprise, regardless of industry or even size, is attempting to manage and draw insights from large volumes of data surging through and between their systems and applications, both within clouds and on-premise data centers. This all needs to be managed appropriately and securely, as well as backed up and made highly available. The key is having the right tools and processes to automate as much as possible.

Posted March 06, 2019

VMware has launched the new VMware Service-defined Firewall, an approach to internal firewalling that reduces the attack surface for on-premise and cloud environments with security that, the company says, is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure. "Intrinsic security is different than integrated security," explained Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security business unit, VMware. "Intrinsic security takes advantage of the unique attributes that are built in to the virtualization platform, allowing us to create very new and unique security services.

Posted March 05, 2019

dcVAST, an IT infrastructure management and support services firm, is rebranding and launching new information technology and cloud management services. Effective immediately, dcVAST is now VAST, an IT services firm that continues to provide managed IT services, along with enterprise hardware and software solutions, and a new cloud management platform, VAST View.

Posted March 05, 2019

BMC has released the Control-M 19 solution, the next evolution of the company's application workflow orchestration product. The new update of Control-M is aimed at helping customers release critical business services and achieve data-driven outcomes faster, and streamline workflows across diverse infrastructures.

Posted March 05, 2019

BMC has expanded its partnership with IBM, building upon a cognitive collaboration introduced in 2017, through which AI technologies from IBM Watson were integrated into BMC Helix, BMC's cognitive service management solution. 

Posted March 04, 2019

In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing as a career choice. However, the role of DBA is changing; it is not going away. In fact, it is becoming even more important.

Posted March 04, 2019

In recent years, an unprecedented numbers of companies have moved to the cloud, which is a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Most companies have moved at least part of their data holdings to the cloud, and many more will follow suit in the next few years, effectively shifting data's center-of-gravity from the data center to the cloud. Many are also leveraging multiple vendors, such as Amazon and Microsoft, as part of a multi-cloud strategy that leverages the best features of multiple offerings. Unfortunately, many of the gains realized by cloud technologies will be lost to downtime during the migration.

Posted March 04, 2019

MongoDB's recent and well-publicized new license—the Server Side Public License (SSPL)—was explicitly designed to prevent cloud vendors such as Amazon from deploying a MongoDB cloud service without paying MongoDB license fees. In early January, Amazon announced DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible cloud database service.

Posted March 04, 2019

At the Cloud Economic Summit in San Francisco, a new consortium called the FinOps Foundation was announced to share best practices for managing the cost of cloud computing. According to the foundation, cloud spending is now a material amount of total IT spend. Similar to the way DevOps ushered in a new way of thinking about development and operations, the foundation says, the FinOps operating model is a combination of systems, best practices, and culture that aims to bring financial accountability to the variable spend model of cloud.

Posted March 04, 2019

Cleo, a provider of ecosystem integration technology, is releasing the Cleo Integration Cloud platform winter 2019. Cleo Integration Cloud is a single-platform ecosystem integration solution available as a service in cloud and on-premise deployments.

Posted March 04, 2019

Zadara, provider of the Zero-Risk Enterprise Data Cloud, is making upgrades to the features and flexibility of its Virtual Private Storage Arrays available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, including companies using VMware Cloud on AWS, via AWS Marketplace.

Posted February 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is receiving $10 million in Series C funding, allowing the company to continue to expand its research and development, customer success capabilities, and sales and marketing functions.

Posted February 28, 2019

Google has announced plans to acquire Alooma, a company that helps organizations streamline database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse

Posted February 28, 2019

At IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, IBM introduced enhancements to IBM Cloud Private to deliver integrated platform management and orchestration capabilities—to help enable a secure private cloud by running the entire private cloud infrastructure on IBM Z.

Posted February 28, 2019

Increasingly, cloud services are seen as a vital resource in the data manager's toolkit. There's good reason why cloud is a preferred option: There are simply not enough on-premise resources to keep up with the growth of data management requirements. Organizations keep evolving, business priorities keep shifting, data compliance requirements keep expanding, and user demands keep growing. Already, one-fourth of corporate data is being maintained by cloud providers, and data managers intend to move as much of their data environments into the cloud as soon as they can. 

Posted February 28, 2019

Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Azure analytics services, including Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2.

Posted February 28, 2019

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