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IBM and Cegid, a provider of performance-enhancing cloud management solutions, announced an enterprise services agreement to enhance Cegid's service delivery in a hybrid IBM Cloud environment. Under the new agreement, IBM will provide hybrid cloud IT infrastructure as a service and will give Cegid access to its cloud resources and capabilities, including providing services running on IBM's data center in Paris, France.

Posted July 16, 2018

Dell EMC has announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing converged data protection to help mid-size organizations transform IT while alleviating data sprawl and complexity. In addition, integration with VMware native tools, Oracle RMAN, and SQL Server Management Studio enables application administrators to leverage protection features within familiar user interfaces.

Posted July 16, 2018

Periscope Data is launching a new machine learning (ML) solution that leverages Amazon SageMaker as part of a comprehensive offering for data teams looking to solve complex problems. Periscope Data's new functionality with Amazon SageMaker will allow data analysts to tackle ML problems in one seamless workflow, from data prep to model training to reporting.

Posted July 16, 2018

Organizations can significantly reduce threats with basic security hygiene and education for proper user habits since studies show that more than 90% of ransomware attacks start with employees interacting with email.

Posted July 13, 2018

Informatica is partnering with Google Cloud's Apigee product group to provide enterprises with a unified API management and integration solution. The collaboration is intended to allow organizations to leverage data and applications that are deployed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, creating a continuously connected business to drive agility through innovations in AI-driven integrations and APIs.

Posted July 12, 2018

Magnitude Software, Inc., a provider of unified application data management, is acquiring Every Angle Software Solutions, a provider that enables users of SAP-run organizations to optimize their operational performance. Every Angle's self-service solution works on any SAP system (ECC and HANA) and hides the complexity of SAP's data structure, allowing end users to quickly identify and resolve key business issues.

Posted July 12, 2018

Telit, a global enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. Working together, the two companies say they will help manufacturers and other businesses to minimize the cost, risk, complexity and lead time of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations.

Posted July 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is releasing its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview. Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organizations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted Snowflake to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run Snowflake's cloud-built data warehouse.

Posted July 12, 2018

Cloudian and Storage Made Easy (SME) are partnering together to create a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-ready, enterprise-wide file sync-and-share solution. The solution is designed to eliminate the compliance exposure of external cloud-based file sharing services where personal data or company confidential information may reside outside the direct control of the IT organization.

Posted July 11, 2018

Splice Machine is releasing its intelligent application platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud service, giving customers another way to use the data platform while have the choice to deploy on-prem, AWS, or Azure. Splice Machine is a scale-out SQL data platform that can run fast OLTP and in-memory OLAP on the same platform, along with machine learning and streaming.

Posted July 11, 2018

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics and BI software, is launching Arcadia Enterprise to transform modern business intelligence for big data by delivering the power of BI.

Posted July 11, 2018

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM), is releasing a next-generation hybrid-cloud platform that brings together intelligent automation, security, and EIM applications. OpenText OT2 enables developers to rapidly build SaaS applications in the OpenText Cloud.

Posted July 10, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history, write Don Sullivan and Michael Corey in their latest Cloud Currents column for Big Data Quarterly. But, in truth, they note, Silicon Valley spans the continent, as pervasive in historic eastern cities as it is embedded in New Age Pacific-Northwest locations.

Posted July 05, 2018

Oracle has extended its Warehouse Management (WMS) Cloud capabilities. The latest enhancements offer better inventory visibility through yard management and integration with Oracle Inventory Management Cloud, as well as improved extensibility with the addition of new REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Posted July 05, 2018

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 July 05, 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 July 05, 2018

Microsoft is releasing Azure IoT Edge and introducing robust capabilities to enable enterprise customers to bring their edge solutions to production. The new updates are open and flexible to provide users with greater choice.

Posted July 02, 2018

Expanding its range of services, in 2017, Dell Boomi acquired ManyWho, a provider of a unified cloud and low-code development platform that helps simplify workflow automation. Recently, Steve Wood, chief product officer at Boomi, talked about what's ahead for Boomi, what it means to be a connected business in the new hybrid cloud era, and the importance of low-code development.

Posted July 02, 2018

On June 20th, the Microsoft SQL Server team dropped the most recent release of SQL Operations Studio to the public. This is just one of many, many product announcements that demonstrate Microsoft's very serious commitment to interoperability and to meeting the needs of their customers wherever they reside, even if that's outside of the Microsoft ecosystem. One of the hallmarks of SQL Operations Studio, compared to the venerable SQL Server Management Studio, is that it's lightweight and expandable.

Posted July 02, 2018

A distributed cloud database is a database in which operational data is spread across different physical locations—for example, across different data centers, across hybrid clouds (such as private and/or public clouds), different public cloud regions of a public cloud, or even different public clouds.

Posted July 02, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted July 02, 2018

Big data has changed in the way it is collected, stored, processed, and analyzed—spanning Hadoop MapReduce, cloud—and increasingly multi-cloud—Spark, streaming analytics, the use of AI, the growing importance of edge, and the expanding use of containerization, said Anoop Dawar, senior vice president product management and marketing, MapR. MapR's goal, he said, is to provide a platform that survives and thrives amidst the transitions in technology and deployment going on now and in the future.

Posted June 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 27, 2018

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is releasing two new platforms for SAP that will simplify the digital transformation process. The two solutions are OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions, Cloud Edition; and OpenText Archive Center for SAP Solutions, Cloud Edition.

Posted June 27, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted June 27, 2018

At MongoDB World '18 today in New York, MongoDB is announcing new capabilities that build on the core foundations of MongoDB. In total, the new features enhance speed, flexibility, and ease of use, giving organizations the ability to use MongoDB everywhere, and allowing developers to spend their time where it makes sense for the business, said Eric Holzhauer, senior director of product marketing at MongoDB, who spoke to DBTA before the conference.

Posted June 27, 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

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

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

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