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Cisco and Rackspace announced a collaboration to deliver Rackspace cloud customers advanced protection against evolving sophisticated threats. Rackspace is deploying high volumes of Cisco's Next-Generation Firewalls and integrating them directly into its services, helping enable its customers to manage their hosted environments more efficiently and securely.

Posted March 05, 2018

Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries' time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, the 11th Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report finds. 

Posted March 05, 2018

A new Unisphere Research survey sponsored by Quest Software looks at the changing role of the DBA in light of new challenges in database administration ("DBAs Face New Challenges: Trends in Database Administration"). For years, DBAs' primary responsibilities have been aimed at ensuring that data is safely, securely, accurately, and appropriately stored, managed, and maintained. However, with the rise of new data types and increasing data volumes, data environments are changing, and so, too, are the roles of DBAs.

Posted March 05, 2018

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure, eliminating operational data management tasks and allowing enterprises to focus on innovative projects. DataStax Managed Cloud is the always-on data layer available on public cloud with secure, expert managed services, powered by Apache Cassandra. Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

Posted March 02, 2018

iguazio, a data platform powering data-driven applications by extending the cloud experience at the edge and on premises, is launching a global Channel Partner Program and further extending its global reach. As part of the new program, which is open to systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and OEMs, iguazio has already formed partnerships with key channel leaders.

Posted March 02, 2018

Two key areas of technology that Oracle is innovating in are blockchain and IoT, according to Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development.  Kurian spoke during the company's CloudWorld keynote in New York, which focused largely on demonstrating the benefits of cloud, automation, and artificial intelligence.

Posted March 01, 2018

Bedrock Data has launched Fusion, SaaS software that reduces the time and cost associated with unifying customer data across cloud applications. According to Bedrock, the resulting Fused Database enables comprehensive analytics, business intelligence and real-time dashboards by eliminating the delays of data preparation.

Posted March 01, 2018

Cloud makes many things easier. But one thing that has become much more complex is maintaining software license compliance, according to Michael Corey and Dean Bolton, co-founders of LicenseFortress, who will give a Data Summit presentation titled "Straight Talk on the Software License Landscape in the Cloud."

Posted March 01, 2018

Fresh challenges and opportunities in data management and analytics are constantly emerging. A new year brings a renewed focus on addressing challenges head on. As we embark on 2018, some of the issues that are top-of-mind for many companies include compliance with the EU's upcoming GDPR, the need for integration with additional data management frameworks as well as cloud platforms, support for more languages, and stronger security.

Posted February 28, 2018

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. This year, there are 28 categories in which to submit nominations.

Posted February 28, 2018

Registration is now open for Data Summit 2018 presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly. For a limited time, super early bird pricing is also available for the conference which will take place May 22 - 23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Posted February 28, 2018

SAP unveiled a new consumption-based commercial model for customers to easily acquire and engage SAP Cloud Platform, the company's platform as a service (PaaS). Other updates include the next-generation SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, which allows customers to extend enterprise apps and processes to mobile devices.

Posted February 28, 2018

SUSE is extending its partnership with Infosys, naming the company a global Solution Partner in the top tier of the SUSE Partner Program. In addition, Infosys has chosen SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications as its preferred platform for SAP HANA Transformation Programs.

Posted February 28, 2018

SAP is introducing the latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, 1802, including advanced and more intelligent functionality in machine learning, in-memory analytics, in-context collaboration and more.This, combined and enriched by SAP's digital assistant, is enhancing new innovations for the finance, manufacturing, sales, procurement, and professional services industries.

Posted February 28, 2018

Cleaning data is no different from many types of maintenance - just as disorganization creates disruptions in life, working with unclean data can be a recipe for disaster for an enterprise. Wasting time searching for clean data, making bad decisions, inefficiently processing functions, and receiving regulatory fines are just a few of the mishaps that can confront an organization with dirty data.

Posted February 28, 2018

Private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners acquired erwin Data Modeler software from CA Technologies in April 2016. Since then, operating as erwin, Inc. and led by IT industry veteran Adam Famularo, the company has rebranded itself as "the data governance company," launched new products, and made a number of strategic acquisitions—including most recently Rome-based A&P Consulting. Famularo spoke with BDQ about the changes at erwin over the past 2 years and shared his views on where the IT market overall is headed.

Posted February 28, 2018

Syncsort is expending integration between DMX-h and Cloudera Navigator, enabling data governance practitioners to view detailed data lineage information on enterprise-wide data as well as changes to the data both outside and within the Hadoop cluster.

Posted February 27, 2018

MariaDB Corporation is creating a research division that tackles the most extreme challenges in the database field and will partner with Intel on its inaugural initiative. Dubbed MariaDB Labs, the division will bring together world-class experts and industry leaders to make discoveries that spawn new use cases.

Posted February 26, 2018

Reltio, provider of the Reltio Self-Learning Data Platform, has announced Reltio Cloud 2018.1, the newest version of its native cloud platform that organizes enterprise data for continuous self-learning. The new release includes the next evolution of Reltio IQ (formerly Reltio Insights) which takes advantage of advanced analytics and machine learning for day-to-day operations and applications. A key feature of Reltio IQ is the ability to derive IQ scores or recommendations for efficient data organization (e.g., data quality) and for business insight (e.g., churn risk), and to embed them back into customer, account or product profiles for easy segmentation and operational execution. 

Posted February 22, 2018

Cambridge Semantics, provider of a universal semantic layer for big data management and connected data analytics solutions, is previewing AnzoGraph, a native graph-based parallel query engine available for analyzing data from Amazon Neptune, the new graph database service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Posted February 22, 2018

Veritas Technologies, a provider of multi-cloud data management, is releasing Veritas CloudPoint 2.0, which is now certified by Veritas for the Google Cloud Platform and adds enhancements for Google Cloud native snapshot capabilities.  Veritas CloudPoint 2.0 is an enterprise-grade solution built natively for the cloud that automates discovery and protection of Google cloud workloads.

Posted February 22, 2018

Qubole, which provides cloud big data-as-a-service, and Snowflake Computing, which provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, are partnering to enable customers to use Apache Spark in Qubole with data stored in Snowflake.

Posted February 22, 2018

Oracle says it plans to significantly expand its modern cloud infrastructure footprint with 12 new data center regions and to increase the breadth and depth of Oracle Cloud services available across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Posted February 22, 2018

It's no secret that data management has changed dramatically in the nearly 10 years since the onslaught of "big data." A decade ago, the relational database management system (RDBMS) ruled the enterprise.  Today, polyglot persistence is the mandate, and innovative NoSQL and NewSQL databases, cloud services, and data processing technologies have arisen alongside stalwart RDBMSs, data warehouses, and traditional on-premise deployments. However, despite the increasingly challenging data environment, experts agree, opportunities for DBAs abound—provided they are willing to continue learning and growing and to step in to fill gaps where they open up.

Posted February 22, 2018

DBAs may think that machine learning cannot possibly perform all of their tasks and but it is entirely feasible and likely that the machine learning functionalities will perform all of the tasks of an operational DBA - or will very soon, writes Eric Mader in the fourth installment of a six-part article series by editors of IOUG SELECT and Big Data Quarterly on "The Changing Role of the Modern DBA."

Posted February 21, 2018

At its Modern Finance Experience 2018 in New York, Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud. Part of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, the new offering will help customers manage important metadata structures related to their financial applications to avoid misalignment and lack of consistency, said Hari Sankar, group vice president, EPM product management, Oracle. 

Posted February 21, 2018

At CloudWorld in New York, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd provided an overview of the state of the IT market and offered four predictions for the enterprise technology changes that can be expected by 2020-2025.

Posted February 21, 2018

Take advantage of the many opportunities for peer interaction through panel discussions and provocative talks at this year's Data Summit conference. This unique event brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations.

Posted February 21, 2018

DBAs may think that machine learning cannot possibly perform all of their tasks and but it is entirely feasible and likely that the machine learning functionalities will perform all of the tasks of an operational DBA - or will very soon, writes Eric Mader in the fourth installment of a six-part article series by editors of IOUG SELECT and Big Data Quarterly on "The Changing Role of the Modern DBA."

Posted February 21, 2018

A new industry survey shows over three-quarters of enterprises, 79%, want streaming analytics - they now consider high volume, low latency analytics embedded within an application to be important to their businesses. Many businesses - especially small to medium size ones - also seek these capabilities through cloud services. Another important finding: Users are no longer content to wait for IT to prepare reports - they would rather be able to do it by themselves.

Posted February 20, 2018

Blockchain technology is being leveraged in various markets to deliver governance, collaboration, and intelligent understanding around digital assets.

Posted February 20, 2018

Oracle has announced general availability of the newest release of its flagship core banking application, Oracle FLEXCUBE V14.  With FLEXCUBE V14, banks now have the choice of either deploying a pre-configured offering for a comprehensive solution or updating one line of business at a time.

Posted February 20, 2018

Fluree has introduced FlureeDB, a scalable, blockchain cloud database, for public beta use. According to the company, the new offering combines the interoperability and features of traditional graph and document databases with immutable, decentralized blockchain technology to provide enterprise-grade, developer-ready, cloud-hosted database tools.

Posted February 20, 2018

Qubole, the cloud big data-as-a-service company, is teaming up with Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, enabling organizations to use Apache Spark in Qubole with data stored in Snowflake. With the new integration between cloud services, data teams are able to build, train, and put in production machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models in Spark using information stored in Snowflake.

Posted February 14, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is acquiring privately held IndependenceIT (IIT) to automate the deployment of applications, data, and workspaces in the cloud. The combined synergy will drive increased margins, efficiency, and revenue opportunities for IT service providers globally.

Posted February 13, 2018

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, has launched its GDPR Prescriptive Model, a new best practices approach to help organizations prepare for the May 25, 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, as well as build a foundation to support ongoing data privacy initiatives.

Posted February 13, 2018

Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), and iTrellis, a custom software and systems integration consultancy based in Seattle, have formed a partnership to orchestrate the transition of business IT applications to cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure.

Posted February 09, 2018

The worldwide cognitive systems and artificial intelligence revenue has been forecast to grow beyond $47 billion in 2020, changing how we live and work dramatically. Will you be ready? Cognitive Computing Summit is coming to Boston in May to provide a 2-day immersion into the cognitive computing use cases, strategies, and software that every organization should know about now. 

Posted February 09, 2018

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