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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

Florida Blue's Padmesh Kankipati offers a primer on Hadoop node types, services, and configurations in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 27, 2019

VMware has introduced new and expanded cloud offerings to help customers meet the unique needs of traditional and modern applications. The offerings are intended to address the rise of hybrid cloud scenarios. According to VMware, nearly two-thirds of cloud buyers are seeking a cloud model that spans the data center, cloud, and edge, and increasingly, IT organizations are turning to hybrid cloud to deliver the optimal environment for all their applications.

Posted August 26, 2019

Datrium, a provider of a secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise, is introducing Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. Built on Datrium's popular workload orchestrator, ControlShift, this new SaaS solution provides the world's first production support of fully automated failover to the VMware Cloud on AWS based on snapshots held in AWS S3.

Posted August 26, 2019

IBM plans to provide "quantum-safe" cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020. Additionally, IBM cryptographers have prototyped what the company calls the "world's first quantum computing-safe enterprise-class tape." At the current rate of progress in quantum computing, IBM says, it is expected that data protected by the asymmetric encryption methods used today may become insecure within the next 10-30 years. Acknowledging that this is a significant time away, IBM however cautions that data can be harvested today, stored, and decrypted in the future with a powerful enough quantum computer.

Posted August 23, 2019

Okera, an active data management company for data lake security and governance, has announced the Okera Policy Builder, a new feature of the company's data lake security and governance platform that enables data stewards and governance teams to easily create and manage fine-grained access control (FGAC) policies.

Posted August 21, 2019

Expanding its commitment to open source, IBM announced at The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit that it will be contributing implementation rights to key technologies to the open community. IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation have also announced that OpenPOWER will move under the Linux Foundation, and will operate consistently with the Linux Foundation's open governance principles.

Posted August 21, 2019

Oracle has announced general availability of four new cloud regions across four key geographies. Following launches completed this year in Toronto, Tokyo, and Seoul, Oracle has just launched a region in Mumbai, India, and will shortly be going live in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Zurich, Switzerland.

Posted August 21, 2019

Limitations in data management can prevent Oracle application owners and database administrators (DBAs) from doing their jobs effectively. Oracle application owners are burdened by slow access to data, missed SLAs, and lengthy development processes.

Posted August 21, 2019

In previous articles, we looked at creating and managing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) database and compute instances through the web UI. The UI is ideal for a new user and occasional management of a cloud environment. When a cloud administrator is managing and automating dozens or hundreds of instances, manually clicking through the UI becomes untenable. Oracle supports and maintains a number of developer tools to solve this problem.

Posted August 21, 2019

Rockset, a serverless search and analytics company, has announced the availability of real-time SQL on NoSQL data from Amazon DynamoDB. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their key-value and document database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, Internet of Things (IoT) and other applications that need low-latency data access at any scale.

Posted August 20, 2019

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, is introducing Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis, popular open source relational and in-memory databases, respectively. These offerings eliminate the complexity involved in managing, scaling, and securing database infrastructure, and instead allow developers to focus on building apps.

Posted August 20, 2019

ECI Software Solutions, a provider of cloud-based business management solutions, has announced the availability of Cognytics, a cloud-based analytics and data visualization platform that can be delivered as a stand-alone application or embedded seamlessly in the applications business professionals use most.

Posted August 20, 2019

Athena IT Solutions managing partner Richard Sherman provides a whirlwind tour of today's predominant database technologies in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 20, 2019

An autonomous database is a cloud database that uses machine learning to eliminate the human labor associated with database tuning, security, backups, updates, and other routine management tasks traditionally performed by database administrators

Posted August 19, 2019

California-based BleuPelikan provides software products and services that revolve around Revelation Software to business and consumers. Launched in 2004, the company has focused on software for business transformation strategies that revitalize and invigorate companies since 2010.

Posted August 19, 2019

Red Hat, which was recently acquired by IBM, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, the final Full Support Phase release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform. As hybrid and multicloud computing helps to transform enterprise IT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 delivers enhanced consistency and control across cloud infrastructure for IT operations teams while also providing a suite of modern, supported container creation tools for enterprise application developers.

Posted August 19, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, will provide support for Liquibase 3.7, empowering millions of software professionals who use the open source project for managing database schema changes. Additionally, Datical is investing in strategic partnerships with database vendors including Cassandra, Cockroach Labs, Couchbase, and SAP HANA, among others, to increase community contribution.

Posted August 19, 2019

We've reached the point where hybrid cloud arrangements have become commonplace in enterprises, and with this trend come implications for databases and data management. The rise of both hybrid and multi-cloud platforms means data needs to be managed in new ways, industry experts point out. And, there are lingering questions about which data should go into the cloud, and which should stay on-premise.

Posted August 15, 2019

A relational database is a set of formally described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables. The standard user and application programming interface (API) of a relational database is the Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL statements are used both for interactive queries for information from a relational database and for gathering data for reports.

Posted August 14, 2019

Social media, the Internet of Things, demands for mobile access, and real-time insights are just some of the factors that have increased the pressure on organizations to change how data is managed. And as a result there have never been so many data management choices to deal with it all.

Posted August 14, 2019

Each year, Database Trends and Applications presents the Readers' Choice Awards, providing a unique opportunity to recognize companies whose products are selected by experts whose opinions carry more weight than any others—you, the readers. Here we present the top three vote-getters in each category. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted!

Posted August 14, 2019

SnapLogic is releasing the August 2019 version of the SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform, delivering several new innovations that drive better productivity, deeper insights, and higher performance for customers. With this release, SnapLogic makes enterprise integration even faster and easier with new AI capabilities that recommend completed pipelines - from within the user's organization or from the SnapLogic Patterns Catalog - improving productivity and time-to-value for both citizen and expert integrators alike.

Posted August 14, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is enhancing the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold platform, introducing network mapping and discovery, improved vCenter support, and enabling a new public REST API.

Posted August 13, 2019

The Cloud Security Alliance(CSA) has released a list of the top threats to cloud computing which it has dubbed "The Egregious Eleven."

Posted August 12, 2019

A critical aspect of migrating on-premise appliances to the cloud is converting existing schemas to take advantage of cloud innovation which can quickly become expensive even in proof of values. With this joint offering from Azure and Informatica, customers receive free code conversion for both the proof of value phase and when fully migrating to the cloud, as well as a SQL Data Warehouse subscription for the duration of the proof of value (up to 30 days)

Posted August 09, 2019

NanoSec's security capabilities will be applied to applications and workloads deployed in containers and Kubernetes and will be integrated into McAfee MVISION Cloud and MVISION Server Protection offerings. These capabilities include continuous configuration compliance and vulnerability assessment as well as runtime application-level segmentation for detecting and preventing lateral movement of threats.

Posted August 09, 2019

Redgate Software is signing Grupo Babel to its Partner roster to help customers in the region adopt its database DevOps solutions. Based in Costa Rica, Grupo Babel joins a worldwide network of Redgate Partners, all of whom are chosen for their expertise and skills in helping customers get more value out of their IT infrastructure.

Posted August 08, 2019

After almost a generation of relative stability, database technology has been rocked over the past decade by two megatrends—the end of the one-size-fits-all RDBMS model and the rise of cloud computing.

Posted August 07, 2019

Maybe you are still getting up-to-speed with the whole concept of cloud computing. If so, I have a lot of sympathy for you because there is so much to learn and because cloud technologies advance so rapidly. Here's one more important concept to add to that pile of things to learn—edge computing.

Posted August 07, 2019

With the emergence of data-intensive activities such AI and the Internet of Things, workloads are getting heavier for data managers. Data managers have seen increases in data volume over the last 3 years and expect this trend to continue. They are also finding it difficult to keep up with this growth. Many DBAs manage more than 10 databases, with some handling hundreds.

Posted August 07, 2019

Oracle has announced the general availability in all commercial regions of Oracle Functions, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's functions-as-a-service (FaaS) platform. The announcement was made in an August 1 blog post by Shaun Smith, who leads serverless product management at Oracle and is a member of the open source Fn Project functions platform team. According to Smith, Oracle Functions is built on the Apache 2.0 licensed Fn Project, which can be used anywhere, from a developer laptop to a cloud compute platform, and customers have the option to operate their own functions service in-house or use the cloud-scale Oracle Functions platform to avoid the costs associated with managing infrastructure.

Posted August 07, 2019

EdgeConneX, a provider of Edge Data Centers, is partnering with Rackspace to deliver a combination of enterprise cloud solutions with the global EdgeConneX data center platform. This partnership delivers edge-based cloud solutions to enterprises worldwide and facilitates cloud migrations with options ranging from dedicated bare metal environments to variable hybrid cloud and multi-cloud solutions from best of breed providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, and more.

Posted August 07, 2019

Percona, a provider of open source database software and services, is releasing the Percona Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative, a series of products that expand support for cloud-native applications and makes it easier for organizations to manage their hybrid multi-cloud environments.

Posted August 07, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired the business assets of Hadoop pioneer MapR, which provides a data platform for AI and analytics applications powered by scale-out, multi-cloud and multi-protocol file system technology.

Posted August 06, 2019

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, is offering the platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace to address speed challenges faced by organizations in their big data stack around latency, ingestion rate, and scale. GigaSpaces InsightEdge provides a powerful, scalable software platform which co-locates business logic, analytics, and data processing in the same memory space, resulting in extreme performance.

Posted August 06, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired the business assets of MapR, a data platform for AI and analytics applications powered by scale-out, multi-cloud, and multi-protocol file system technology. "MapR's file system technology enables HPE to offer a complete portfolio of products to drive artificial intelligence and analytics applications and strengthens our ability to help customers manage their data assets end to end, from edge to cloud," said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Posted August 06, 2019

Cockroach Labs, provider of the distributed SQL database CockroachDB, is receiving $55 million in series C funding, enabling the company to further grow CockroachDB. The round is led by Altimeter Capital, Tiger Global, and existing investor GV, with participation from existing investors Benchmark, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Work-Bench, and brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $108.5 million.

Posted August 06, 2019

Today, the average enterprise has data streaming into business-critical applications and systems from a plethora of endpoints, from smart devices and sensor networks, to web logs and financial transactions. This onslaught of fast data is growing in size, complexity and speed, fueled by increasing business demands and the growth of the Internet of Things.

Posted August 05, 2019

IBM has announced that its software portfolio is now cloud-native and has been optimized to run on Red Hat OpenShift. Enterprises can build mission-critical applications once and run them on leading public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba, and IBM Cloud, as well as on private clouds. 

Posted August 05, 2019

Hitachi Vantara is releasing Pentaho 8.3, introducing a series of features designed to support DataOps initiatives. This latest version delivers improved data agility from customers' edge-to-multicloud environments while facilitating privacy, security, and overall data governance.

Posted August 05, 2019

Google Cloud will begin supporting VMware workloads, said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud. The new solution will leverage VMware software-defined data center (SDCC) technologies, including VMware vSphere, NSX and vSAN software deployed on a platform administered by CloudSimple for GCP.

Posted August 01, 2019

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing a new cloud migration assessment to help organizations move data workloads to Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud faster and with lower cost. Unravel has built a goal-driven and adaptive solution that provides comprehensive details of the source environment and applications running on it, identifies workloads suitable for the cloud and determines the optimal cloud topology based on business strategy, and computes the anticipated hourly costs.

Posted August 01, 2019

Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, is receiving $28 million from a Series B financing round, allowing the company to increase research and development of Spinnaker.This round was led by Insight Partners and included follow-on investments from all existing investors, including Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, YCombinator, and Javelin Venture Partners. This new round brings the company's total funding raised to date to over $42 million.

Posted August 01, 2019

Dgraph Labs, the cloud-native graph database company, is closing a $11.5 million Series A funding round that will enable the company to expand enterprise features and its user base, support next-generation GraphQL applications and build Dgraph-as-a-Service.

Posted July 31, 2019

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