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It's time to vote 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 27 categories in which to vote—providing plenty of opportunity for the recognition of both well-established products as well as new and cutting-edge technologies.

Posted March 28, 2018

Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison announced the availability of the first service based on the new Oracle Autonomous Database during a presentation at Oracle headquarters. Described as "the world's first self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service," the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud uses machine learning to deliver performance, security, and availability with no human intervention.  

Posted March 28, 2018

On any given day, organizations can collect hundreds of different pieces of data on every person they interact with. Managing and protecting this data, often referred to as personal data, is becoming mission-critical for organizations—particularly since enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins on May 25, 2018.

Posted March 26, 2018

We live in a new world today, with unique challenges heretofore unseen in information technology. To remain at the expected technological apex, organizations should ask themselves these questions.

Posted March 26, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is adding new features and capabilities to its Cloud Workspace WaaS and App Services platform. The newest generation of Cloud Workspace WaaS by CloudJumper reduces the costs and complexity associated with deploying WaaS in businesses ranging from SMBs to the enterprise.

Posted March 22, 2018

Salesforce's announcement that it would purchase MuleSoft, a provider of a platform for building application networks, for approximately $6.5 billion was widely hailed as the most expensive cloud software deal in history.

Posted March 22, 2018

Morpheus Data is enhancing its unified multi-cloud orchestration platform to enable customers to develop new applications faster with less administrative overhead on virtually any cloud or infrastructure. The rapid shift to hybrid IT coupled with increasing pressure from development teams creates a challenge for resource constrained IT departments.

Posted March 22, 2018

With news unfolding about an app that was able to gather 50 million Facebook users' data that was later resold to a political data firm in order to try to influence American voter sentiment, industry leaders are weighing in on what this may mean for the future of governance and regulatory compliance. While not a breach or hack, the use of the data by a third party, and the particular purposes it was collected for, has drawn outrage from lawmakers and Facebook customers, and prompted heightened interest in regulations that could enable individuals to control the use of their data.

Posted March 22, 2018

Oracle recently acquired Zenedge, which helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on-premise, or hybrid hosting environments.

Posted March 21, 2018

Database environments continue to increase in size and complexity while the challenge of maintaining the performance and availability of business-critical systems is also growing. A brand new study fielded among Database Trends and Applications readers and members of the Independent Oracle Users Group reveals that database professionals are being tasked with managing more database instances and platforms, and in greater sizes, than ever before - both on premises and in the cloud.

Posted March 21, 2018

Everything around us today is an outcome of the Industrial Age. The 250-plus years of changes allow a toaster in every house, a car in every driveway, and a computer in every pocket. It's hard to imagine the amount of change that workers have gone through during this period. We are now on the journey through the Information Age, and it continues to change our world every day. The future is not written, but I know who will create it: Those that seek out the change.

Posted March 21, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of "Big Iron to Big Data" software, is releasing new innovations in its Ironstream data integration software. The new updates include the ability to deliver mainframe log and application data in real-time directly to Elastic Logstash.

Posted March 21, 2018

Data is considered the cornerstone of every institution. The premise has been that the more data companies can gather, the more return on investment. However, businesses must now contend with regulations to safeguard that data. Kristina Podnar, digital policy advisor at NativeTrust Consulting, will address the need to govern big data and how to successfully adopt new policies during her Data Summit 2018 session titled, "GDPR: Writing Policy for Big Data."

Posted March 21, 2018

IBM is launching a new data science and machine learning platform along with an elite consulting team to help users accelerate their AI journeys. Powered by a fast in-memory database that can ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, IBM's new Cloud Private for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering, and app building platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

IBM is launching a new data science and machine learning platform along with an elite consulting team to help users accelerate their AI journeys. Powered by a fast in-memory database that can ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, IBM's new Cloud Private for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering, and app building platform.

Posted March 16, 2018

OneLogin has announced a new product that allows companies to manage access for on-premises and cloud-based applications with a single identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution.

Posted March 15, 2018

From April 22 to April 26, 2018, Oracle users from across the world will gather in Las Vegas to attend the largest, user-led, user-focused event where you can get the real story about Oracle products, while experiencing in-depth education and networking to take your Oracle products to the next level.

Posted March 14, 2018

Every organization is unique. So is every Oracle user. Enter COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community (April 22-26 in Las Vegas). Designed to serve the evolving educational needs of today's users, COLLABORATE offers 12,00 informative sessions and events carefully selected by volunteers, Oracle pros themselves, from a global call for content. While there's no "one-size-fits-all," there is something for everyone.

Posted March 14, 2018

Presented once each year by three major Oracle users groups—Independent Oracle Users Group, Oracle Applications Users Group, and Quest International Users Group—COLLABORATE is one event focused solely on the spectrum of Oracle technologies and solutions that you can count on to get information from experts and fellow users about practical implications, real-world use cases, and how to benefit from new solutions and overcome difficulties you may be having.

Posted March 14, 2018

An abundance of database types are flourishing so much so that those who tout "polyglot persistence" insist that one size cannot fit all and focus on integrating multiple data stores. However, multi-model databases are also on the rise and may be a better fit than using multiple data stores. Jeff Fried, CTO, BA Insight will discuss the pros and cons of both approaches at Data Summit 2018 during his session titled, "Polyglot Persistence Versus Multi-Model Databases."

Posted March 14, 2018

IBM is unveiling an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope, a cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. This repository, currently growing by terabytes per day, can automatically ingest, curate, and seamlessly integrate all forms of geospatial-temporal data.  Large, heterogeneous, and complex datasets are tamed into a tidy aligned and indexed structure designed for efficient retrieval and query. 

Posted March 13, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls.

Posted March 12, 2018

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, is expanding its Control-M Managed File Transfer offering to include support for all file transfers from a single automation platform. With BMC's Control-M solution, companies have instant visibility into the status of file transfers and business application workloads.

Posted March 09, 2018

CA Technologies, a provider of business automation software, is upgrading its CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), introducing major new features for enhanced performance. The new release makes the solution easier to own and manage to help users provide that critical applications and businesses processes run smoothly and continuously.

Posted March 08, 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 March 07, 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 07, 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 March 07, 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 March 07, 2018

Startups with a mission to address an unanswered problem continue to emerge in the tech sector. These companies tap into new and still emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT, machine learning, containerization, AI, NoSQL, and blockchain to provide fresh solutions that simply were not possible before.

Posted March 07, 2018

Cloudera has announced Cloudera Altus with SDX, a machine learning and analytics platform-as-a-service (PaaS), built with a shared data catalog providing the business context of that data.

Posted March 07, 2018

MapR Technologies has extended advanced containers integration into the MapR Converged Data Platform. The company is enabling the deployment of stateful applications with its Data Fabric for Kubernetes providing persistent storage and full Kubernetes support with volume access. The persistent storage for stateful containers is a well-known problem in the container world, said Jack Norris, SVP of Data & Applications, MapR, noting that MapR is providing an "elegantly simple way" to solve that problem that is scalable, fast, and secure.

Posted March 06, 2018

Red Hat, a provider of enterprise open source solutions, introduced a decision management platform and low-code development tool intended to simplify the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is the next generation of the company's business rules management offering, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and is designed to enable organizations to quickly build applications that automate business decisions.

Posted March 05, 2018

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

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

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

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