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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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Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Posted June 16, 2017

BlueData, provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software, is releasing an enhanced version of BlueData EPIC, providing increased scalability, enhanced networking, and significant security and performance optimizations. With BlueData EPIC 3.0, enterprises can quickly and easily deploy large-scale production environments for big data analytics and data science running in Docker containers - either on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid architecture.

Posted June 16, 2017

As data continues to impact every facet of every business more and more Global 2000 companies are choosing NoSQL databases to power their Digital Economy applications.

Posted June 15, 2017

The Internet of Things continues to grow exponentially, continuing to disrupt markets, and causing enterprises to grapple with more data than ever before. Without the right data management strategy, investments in IoT can yield limited results. DBTA recently held a webinar featuring John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO of Radiant Advisors, and Vijay Raja, solutions marketing lead, IoT, at Cloudera, who discussed key drivers and patterns for IoT adoption across industries.

Posted June 15, 2017

Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Continuum, provider of an IT management platform for managed IT service providers (MSPs), from Summit Partners. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted June 15, 2017

The world of data management is constantly changing. Each year, the DBTA 100 spotlights the companies that are dealing with evolving market demands through innovation in software, services, and hardware.

Posted June 15, 2017

Looker, provider of a cloud data platform, has announced Instant Insight, a new feature that allows users to analyze their data without waiting for help from an analyst.

Posted June 14, 2017

MarkLogic, has announced that its enterprise NoSQL database is now available on Microsoft Azure. According to MarkLogic, offering its database platform on Azure gives customers the flexibility they need by providing a single, actionable 360-degree view of their data in the cloud, whether on Azure or in a hybrid cloud environment, allowing them to seamlessly build and deploy applications, drive digital transformation projects, or set up short-term cloud deployments. The MarkLogic platform on Azure also enables customers to scale apps and projects up or down without downtime and with optimal deployment and transactional consistency, giving customers maximum operational efficiency

Posted June 13, 2017

IBM and Hortonworks are expanding their partnership focused on extending data science and machine learning to more developers and across the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. The companies are combining the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Big SQL into new integrated solutions designed to help users better analyze and manage data for better decision making.

Posted June 13, 2017

Addressing the rise of hybrid deployments, Hortonworks has introduced a new software support subscription to provide seamless support to organizations as they transition from on-premise to cloud. Separately, Hortonworks also announced the general availability of Hortonworks Dataflow (HDF) 3.0, a new release of its open source data-in-motion platform, which enables customers to collect, curate, analyze and act on all data in real-time, across the data center and cloud.

Posted June 12, 2017

MicroStrategy Incorporated, a provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, is releasing the MicroStrategy platform on AWS, enabling users with instant access to on-demand business intelligence solutions. MicroStrategy on AWS represents an optimized version of the MicroStrategy 10 platform built specifically for deployment on AWS.

Posted June 09, 2017

Redgate Software has announced that the latest version of SQL Backup Pro now includes automatic integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), making it easier for users to store their SQL Server backups in the cloud. With the new capabilities in SQL Backup Pro, Redgate says it is retiring its own Hosted Storage service for SQL Backup Pro, originally launched in 2013, and is supporting customers migrating to Amazon S3.

Posted June 08, 2017

A new era of computing is unfolding with big data, cloud, and cognitive all converging at once. This confluence will transform how we do business and it's impacting all industries.

Posted June 07, 2017

Building on its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle has announced a series of developments that enhance the portfolio's machine learning, artificial intelligence and contextual awareness technologies. The latest round of enhancements include Adaptive Access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service intended for dynamic application access controls, advanced risk monitoring by leveraging machine learning engines, and the expansion of Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help support Oracle SaaS solutions with automated threat detection.

Posted June 07, 2017

Against the backdrop of WannaCry ransomware attacks targeting mission-critical computer systems globally, Data Summit 2017 introduced the Data Security Forum, a track dedicated to cybersecurity. Every day, thousands of entities have their computer networks breached, their systems hacked and their data stolen, degraded or destroyed, noted Robert Pearl, president, Pearl Knowledge Solutions, who offered a presentation on emerging cyber threats as part of the program.

Posted June 07, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management software, has introduced the second enhancement pack for OpenText Release 16, the company's digital information platform that helps customers to digitize business processes and manage information flows across the digital enterprise. Supporting the flow of information inside and outside of the enterprise, the extended ECM platform offers stronger integrations within the OpenText Platform as well as with leading applications such as Archiving for Oracle EBS, and SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C), SuccessFactors, and Hybris Marketing.

Posted June 07, 2017

The demand for speed and agility are among the key drivers of the growing DevOps movement, which seeks to better align software development and IT operations. Yet, challenges still exist.

Posted June 07, 2017

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of software for integration, API management, and analytics, has announced the new TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration.

Posted June 06, 2017

Databricks has introduced a new offering to simplify the management of Apache Spark workloads in the cloud. "Databricks Serverless" is a managed computing platform for Apache Spark that allows teams to share a pool of computing resources and automatically isolates users and manages costs. The new offering aims to remove the complexity and cost of users managing their own Spark clusters.

Posted June 06, 2017

Syncsort, a provider of data integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new solutions that bring together its industry-leading big data integration and recently acquired Trillium data quality software to address data governance and customer 360 initiatives within data lakes.

Posted June 06, 2017

PremiumSoft has announced the release of Navicat Version 12 with a brand new interface for its Navicat family of products. Navicat develops the database management and development software. Its flagship product, Navicat Premium, allows users to access up to six databases all-in-one, including MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, eliminating workflow disruption to leverage users' time and increasing productivity and efficiency.

Posted June 06, 2017

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a converged data platform that integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, has announced MapR-XD, a cloud-scale data store to manage files and containers. As part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-XD supports any data type from the edge to the data center and multiple cloud environments with automatic policy-driven tiering from hot, warm or cold data to enable customers to create global data fabrics which are ready for analytical and operational applications.

Posted June 06, 2017

IBM Security announced an initiative to help address the projected 1.8 million-person cybersecurity worker shortage through programs and partnerships that promote a "new-collar" cybersecurity workforce strategy. As part of this initiative, IBM is sponsoring alternative education models at the high school level, while defining new workforce approaches to reach a broader pipeline of employees based on skills, experience and aptitudes as opposed to traditional hiring models which focus on degrees alone. In fact, nearly 20% of IBM Security professionals hired in the U.S. since 2015 fall into this category of "new-collar" employees.

Posted June 05, 2017

Qubole, a data platform provider, is building an autonomous data platform designed to automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective. The next-generation data platform includes three new products: Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents.

Posted June 05, 2017

IBM Security and Cisco announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work together across products, services and threat intelligence for the benefit of customers.

Posted June 05, 2017

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is launching the Spring '17 Wrangler Enterprise release, focusing on accelerating the expansion of data wrangling projects in enterprise environments. With the Spring '17 release, Trifacta now provides enhanced features that meet the growing needs for deploying data wrangling solutions at enterprise-wide scale.

Posted June 01, 2017

Dataguise is preparing users for new data privacy requirements by offering a full range of data-centric auditing and protection capabilities. GDPR, which was passed to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU, requires organizations to take technical and organizational measures in the orchestration of industry-standard information security frameworks.

Posted June 01, 2017

NTT DATA, a global IT-services provider headquartered in Tokyo, has made a strategic capital investment in enterprise NoSQL database provider, MarkLogic Corp. The companies say they will also be expanding their existing strategic business alliance to develop new go-to-market strategies with emphasis on joint customer development in Europe, North America, South America and Japan.

Posted June 01, 2017

New England Water Heater is a plumbing services company specializing in water heater repair and installation based in North Waltham, MA. The company provides a centralized service through a network of geographically dispersed plumbing companies in the surrounding region, including its own company, Home Services of New England (HSNE) Plumbing. As a longtime Revelation Software customer, NEWH uses a system on Revelation's OpenInsight 9.4 for business processes such as document management, phone calls, and customer support.

Posted June 01, 2017

In the last few years, a frequent topic of conversation within some of the largest corporations in the world has been the move to the cloud—how to prepare for it, how to address it, and how to benefit from it. Yet over the past several months, some are also talking about a more ambitious goal: to be cloud-only by 2025.

Posted June 01, 2017

Although Java and JavaScript are the most popular all around programming languages today, the C programming language remains the language of choice for high performance computing after almost 45 years of mainstream use. However, where runtime performance considerations are paramount, Go and Rust are emerging as valid successors to C.

Posted June 01, 2017

Resources used to be expensive. Resources used to be scarce. Resources used to take a long time to provision. As such, it made sense to put resource consumption at the top of the list when talking about database performance. Those days are gone. With more than 80% of databases running in virtual environments, where hardware is more commoditized every day, access to physical resources—CPU, memory, network, and disk—whenever needed is much easier. In fact, Moore's Law predicts that technology advancements will double every 2 years. Well, most physical resources are certainly on pace with that, or better.

Posted June 01, 2017

With data increasingly recognized as a highly valuable enterprise asset, data protection is understandably becoming a higher priority. To explore the issues surrounding data protection, including the role of people, processes, and technology in creating a proactive security stance, Database Trends and Applications is introducing the Cybersecurity Sourcebook.

Posted June 01, 2017

After recently attending the Zumapalooza conference, Kore's Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business development, says the company is seeing more interest in real-time integrations with MultiValue products. "Moving data to the cloud and hosting was a central theme, along with data security," Lambert said. "Extending and modernizing MultiValue applications, and finding other technology partners was important to visitors."

Posted June 01, 2017

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully-managed service of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data platform, making it easier and faster for enterprises to deliver cloud applications at scale. DataStax Managed Cloud eliminates the time spent on data management operations and allows customers to focus on their core business. DataStax Managed Cloud also provides customers with deployment flexibility in achieving real-time data management at scale in the cloud.

Posted May 31, 2017

Cloudera has launched Altus, a new PaaS offering aimed at making it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud. The initial Altus service helps data engineers use on-demand infrastructure to speed the creation and operation of elastic data pipelines that power sophisticated, data-driven applications.

Posted May 31, 2017

Pythian, a technology services provider, is launching a customized analytics solution that integrates multiple data types from both internal and external sources. The new solution, "Kick Analytics As A Service" (Kick AaaS), gathers multi-source, multi-format data together in the cloud, and adds advanced analytics, machine learning and visualizations to ensure business users and business systems get the insights they need when they need them

Posted May 31, 2017

Software AG has announced its GDPR Framework to help organizations address the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The European Union (EU) GDPR regulation mandates that all companies and institutions are legally bound to rules aimed at protecting personal data and for upholding the data privacy rights of individuals residing in the EU.

Posted May 30, 2017

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company , is building an autonomous data platform that will include Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents. The solution can intelligently automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective.

Posted May 26, 2017

It's imperative businesses plan strategically ahead for the future. Combine that with the myriad of choices a database professional or arcitecht has when it comes to future proofing their business. Mike King, enterprise technologist of big data at Dell EMC, covered a variety of databases, unique advantages and disadvantages of each, usage, tidbits, strategy, and more during his presentation titled "Crafting Your Database Strategy for the Future" at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 26, 2017

Data management is going through a paradigm shift—again, said Joe Caserta, president of Caserta Concepts, who delivered a keynote titled, "Architecting Data for the Modern Enterprise," at Data Summit 2017 in NYC.

Posted May 25, 2017

The world demands us to be available 24/7 and businesses are asking the same of their analytics. Apache Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Kudu, and others are modernizing the data platform, providing real-time analytics and insights. Shant Hovsepian, CTO and co-founder of Arcadia Data, discussed strategies for enabling a real-time enterprise during his session, titled "Four Ways to Scale Interactive Analytics and BI for Real-Time Insights" at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 25, 2017

BI and analytics are at the top of corporate agendas. Competition is intense, and, more than ever, organizations are demanding faster access to insights about their customers, markets, and internal operations to make better decisions. However, they are also facing challenges in powering real-time business analytics and systems of engagement. Analytic applications and systems of engagement need to be fast and consistent, but traditional database approaches, including RDBMS and first-generation NoSQL solutions, can be challenging to maintain, and costly, according to Aerospike CTO and co-founder Brian Bulkowski in a presentation at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 25, 2017

As many organizations begin to look to the cloud to increase the efficiency and availability of their databases and applications while reducing costs and complexity, one of the reasons for pause is concern about security. This year at Data Summit 2017, Michael Corey, director, cloud computing evangelist, Spectrum Enterprise Navisite, and Don Sullivan, product line marketing manager for Business Critical Applications, VMware, engaged in an entertaining conversation on the topic of cloud security.

Posted May 25, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released a flash portfolio update with new products and data protection solutions. According to HPE, the adoption of flash storage continues to gain pace, with 51% of customers predicting that they will have an All-Flash Data Center within 5 years, while IT teams seek deeper integration across servers, storage, networks, and automation tools to maximize value from investments.

Posted May 25, 2017

The Amazon experience completely changed the way consumers buy books and now providing a catalogue type experience for enterprises could shape the way their businesses access data. At Data Summit 2017 Stan Christiaens, CTO at Collibra, explored how data cataloguing can enable enterprises to uncover insights and drive innovation with his presentation "The Amazonification Approach to Data."

Posted May 25, 2017

Tableau Software, a provider of software for visual analytics, has announced four key new features in Tableau 10.3, which will be released next week.

Posted May 25, 2017

With the recently unleashed WannaCry ransomware attacks that targeted computer systems globally fresh in attendees' minds, a number of Data Summit 2017 sessions looked at the need for smarter approaches to data governance and data security.

Posted May 24, 2017

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