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Mainframes continue to represent the strong core of Data Center technology, while Virtualization and Cloud are also emerging as important technologies to support efficiency, scalability, and cost containment. Topics critical to Data Center Operations and Computing including hardware and software for Storage, Consolidation, High Availability, Backup & Recovery, and IT Optimization, as well as automated tools that help compensate for the growing Mainframe Skills Shortage.



Data Center Management Articles

Qubole, which provides big data-as-a-service, has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II examination, confirming that Qubole meets stringent guidelines for data security.

Posted March 29, 2017

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has represented the voice of data technologists and professionals for more than 20 years, and we are excited about how our community continues to grow and focus on peer-to-peer education and know-how. With that focus we are excited for our premier yearly event: COLLABORATE 17 - IOUG Forum.

Posted March 29, 2017

There are many points in life where you may ask yourself whether it is better to build or buy. Think of a new house, a business, or an application. Regardless of the object of discussion, answering certain upfront questions can act as a guide to help you along the path to the right solution. Given the increasing importance, complexity, and breadth of database systems, the question of whether to build or to buy database monitoring is an important one to consider.

Posted March 29, 2017

IBM has made additions to the IBM Cloud Object Storage family, and is offering clients new choices for archival data and a new pricing model to more easily apply intelligence to unpredictable data patterns using analytics and cognitive tools. IBM also announced an expanded partnership with NetApp that provides NetApp customers with more ways to take advantage of IBM Cloud.

Posted March 27, 2017

IBM has released a new cloud-based solution that provides workload security for data and applications and automates reporting to assist with regulatory requirements.

Posted March 27, 2017

MicroStrategy is releasing an enhanced version of its signature platform, delivering a new set of APIs that will allow users to connect to almost any data source. MicroStrategy 10.7 also adds integrations with Natural Language Generation (NLG) providers Automated Insights and Narrative Science, letting users add Intelligent Narratives to their dashboards alongside their reports, graphs, and visualizations.

Posted March 27, 2017

Huawei, a global information and communications technology solution provider, has formed a new partnership with Software AG, a data center middleware vendor, to support the increasing demand of companies for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Huawei's Open IoT Platform and Network Infrastructure capabilities are being combined with Software AG's streaming analytics, hybrid enterprise integration and predictive analytics.

Posted March 23, 2017

It all used to be so simple. There were relational databases and they were all on-premises. But today it is an increasingly hybrid world, with virtualization and Hadoop arguably the source of the most dramatic technology shifts of the past 10 years. At Data Summit 2017, Unisphere Research lead analyst and DBTA contributor Joe McKendrick will moderate tracks on these two critical technology trends during Hadoop Day on Tuesday, May 16, and Virtualization Day on Wednesday, May 17.

Posted March 23, 2017

Melissa Data, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, is rebranding as "Melissa" to reflect the company's increased focus on enabling global business intelligence. The change reflects the company's new identity verification services and industry-specific solutions to support Know Your Customer initiatives, risk management, and compliance.

Posted March 20, 2017

COLLABORATE 17: Technology & Applications Forum for the Oracle Community is set for April 2-6 in Las Vegas and, for Oracle users, there is simply nothing like being there. Packed with user-focused education and networking, COLLABORATE creates a welcoming atmosphere where participants can candidly share their ideas, challenges and questions.

Posted March 17, 2017

There is just one event held each year that presents the full array of Oracle Applications and Technology education under one roof from three major Oracle users groups.

Posted March 17, 2017

Three new e-learning courses have been introduced to help foster expertise in big data and analytics, fraud analytics, and credit risk modeling. The courses were developed by Big Data Quarterly columnist Bart Baesens, who is a professor at KU Leuven (Belgium), and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). The courses are being offered in partnership with SAS, but do not focus on the software but, instead, on the general concepts and modeling steps.

Posted March 16, 2017

SAP has announced advancements in the SAP Vora solution to help customers accelerate project implementations and improve their enterprise business analytics.

Posted March 15, 2017

Signals from IoT-enabled devices represent an opportunity for organizations to better manage, interpret, and leverage data, and the organizations that have the ability to integrate device data into their business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions.

Posted March 15, 2017

The rise of big data and the growing popularity of cloud is a combination that presents valuable new opportunities to leverage data with greater efficiency. But organizations also need to be aware of some key differences between on-premise and cloud deployments, says Charles Zedlewski, senior vice president, products, at Cloudera.

Posted March 15, 2017

MapR Technologies has added a small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform to address the need to capture, process, and analyze data generated by IoT devices close to the source. MapR Edge enables secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights on a global basis, and the ability to push intelligence back to the edge for faster business impact.

Posted March 14, 2017

Infoworks.io, Inc., which provides data warehousing on Hadoop, has closed $15 million in a Series B financing which it will use to scale go-to-market and customer success programs to meet customer demand.

Posted March 14, 2017

Impetus Technologies, has announced StreamAnalytix 3.0, which adds support for Apache Spark-based batch processing and enriched online and offline machine learning features. The new capabilities are targeted at helping enterprises improve the performance of their analytical models and achieve more favorable business outcomes. StreamAnalytix 3.0 will be available under a beta program online by the end of April 2017.

Posted March 14, 2017

Zoomdata, the developer of a visual analytics platform for big data, has announced the launch of a new Smart Connector for the Vertica Advanced Analytics database from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Vertica systems integrator, Clarity Insights, will offer customers pre-integrated Zoomdata packages for Vertica as well as other supported data sources.

Posted March 14, 2017

Dell EMC has rolled out DLm release 4.5 for cloud-based physical tape replacement, offered as a substitute for physical tape. This builds on Dell EMC's offerings of Dell EMC VMAX All Flash primary storage and Disk Library for mainframe (DLm) virtual tape.

Posted March 13, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nimble Storage, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid-flash storage solutions. The reported purchase price is $1 billion.

Posted March 13, 2017

IBM has introduced new DevOps tools on Bluemix, its developer platform, intended to enable companies and development teams to continuously and automatically ensure the quality of the code in their apps.

Posted March 13, 2017

Unravel Data, which provides an application performance management (APM) platform designed to simplify DataOps, has unveiled a new set of automated actions for improving big data operations and performance.

Posted March 10, 2017

Teradata is introducing a new platform in the open source space that will deliver unprecedented efficiencies for companies creating data lakes. Teradata is launching Kylo, a data lake management software platform built using the latest open source capabilities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Apache NiFi.

Posted March 09, 2017

GridGain Systems, provider of in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, is releasing GridGain Professional Edition 1.9, improving performance and automated benchmarking. This update version fully supports Apache Ignite 1.9 and introduces Kubernetes support for deploying containerized Ignite clusters, expands support for data manipulation language (DML), and more.

Posted March 09, 2017

Ash Munshi, Pepperdata CEO, recently discussed the need for DevOps for big data, and the role of the Dr. Elephant project, which was open sourced in 2016 by LinkedIn and is available under the Apache v2 License.

Posted March 07, 2017

Big data presents powerful new opportunities for putting data to work, but also thorny questions that affect enterprise data architectures and overall data management. At Data Summit 2017, these issues will be explored in a keynote address to be jointly presented by ZL Technologies' Linda G. Sharp and Drinker Biddle & Reath's Bennett B. Borden.

Posted March 03, 2017

Tableau Software is releasing an updated version of its namesake platform, bringing advanced mapping capabilities to the analytics solution. Tableau 10.2 will make complex geospatial analysis easier, simplify data prep with new ways to combine and clean data, and give enterprises more tools to deliver self-service analytics at scale, according to the company.

Posted March 03, 2017

The Simple Storage Service (S3) outage that took place on Feb. 28 prompted observations and reflections from industry experts about the need for proactive cloud services monitoring, the requirement to diversify with multi-cloud strategies, and even the possibility of "too-big-to-fail" safeguards for large cloud services providers.

Posted March 02, 2017

Registration is open and the program is available for review for DBTA's 2017 Data Summit conference, a unique event that brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike. This year's conference will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown from Tuesday, May 16, to Wednesday, May 17, with preconference workshops on Monday, May 15.

Posted March 02, 2017

OPTO Software, part of iTMS Software Services Pty Ltd., provides manufacturing inventory software, including ERP solutions, to a wide variety of industries. Customers span the fields of manufacturing, mining, civil, fabrication, and engineering as well as distribution, retail and wholesale, construction, and importing and exporting. A key differentiator for iTMS/OPTO is its deep understanding of the nuances of manufacturing. Revelation supports that agility, ensuring that OPTO platform is easily configured.

Posted March 02, 2017

The onslaught of fast data is growing in size, complexity, and speed, spurred by increasing business demands along with the rise of the Internet of Things. Because of this, operationalizing insights at the point-of-action has become a top priority. New technologies are coming to the forefront to facilitate real-time analytics, including in-memory platforms, self-service BI tools, and all-flash storage arrays.

Posted March 02, 2017

Oracle is expanding its Cloud at Customer portfolio with the availability of the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine, allowing organizations to deploy Oracle Exadata as a cloud service inside their own data center, in addition to the Oracle Cloud and in a traditional on-premises environment.

Posted March 01, 2017

Attunity Ltd., a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, has introduced Attunity Compose 3.0, a new version of its agile data warehouse automation solution.

Posted March 01, 2017

Today's successful organizations are data-driven, and many are building, maintaining, and accessing databases that scale well beyond the terabyte range. In fact, many have total data assets that now measure in the petabytes. But it's not just the size of databases that is expanding.

Posted March 01, 2017

Informatica is addressing the increasing need for data security intelligence with the addition of data-focused user behavioral analytics to detect higher sensitive data risk and protect by orchestration of remediation capabilities in its data security offering, Informatica Secure@Source.

Posted March 01, 2017

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics software, is now certified to integrate with MapR technologies, allowing users to tap into converged data applications. Arcadia on MapR provides a catalyst for digital transformation in organizations by enabling data-centric applications in areas such as information security, customer intelligence, financial trade surveillance, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Posted March 01, 2017

SolarWinds, is unleashing its PerfStack dashboard, an entirely new way of visualizing and correlating IT monitoring data. The dashboard will improve troubleshooting of performance issues across the IT environment, from infrastructure to applications, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2017

Redgate Software has released a new database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, which allows copies of SQL Server databases and backups to be created in seconds, using only about 40MB of disk space per instance. According to the vendor, the release aims to resolve two key concerns that DBAs face when provisioning copies of databases or backups for use in test and development environments.

Posted February 27, 2017

To maximize the value of analytics investments, enterprises need to incorporate big data into their enterprise data management strategies - which often still include mainframe or large systems. At a recent DBTA roundtable webinar, Jamie Morgan, senior solutions architect at HPE Security - Data Security, and Kevin Petrie, senior director and technology evangelist at Attunity, advocated the concept of "data-centric" security. By applying format-preserving encryption, users can allow wider access to their data lake. The platform promotes end-to end data movement, offers a breadth of sources and targets, and delivers optimized high performance.

Posted February 27, 2017

Syncsort is making advancements in its big data integration solution, DMX-h, that help organizations to accelerate their business objectives by speeding development, adapting to evolving data management requirements and taking advantage of the rapid innovation in big data technology. The update introduces new workflow capabilities with Spark 2.0 integration to help simplify Hadoop and Spark application development.

Posted February 27, 2017

Kong Yang, head geek at SolarWinds, believes the rise of the mobile workforce and the pressure to implement new technologies means that modern IT professionals must be able to quickly evolve beyond the confines of on-premises and shift into the realm of hybrid IT. Here, Yang reflects on some of the ways that IT professionals can begin that journey.

Posted February 24, 2017

Oracle has expanded the Oracle Cloud Platform's data integration offerings with the launch of Oracle Data Integrator Cloud. The new cloud service is aimed at speeding and simplifying cross-enterprise data integration to support real-time analytics.

Posted February 22, 2017

Are enterprises more or less secure than 5 years ago? That's the big question of the moment, especially with ongoing revelations about state-sponsored hacking, as well as an unending stream of reports about customer and employee data being compromised by even the most seemingly security-conscious organizations. Awareness of data security is running at a fever pitch at the highest levels of government and business organizations. There have been plenty of technology advances, and awareness has grown. Still, the wave of breaches and threats never seems to abate, and likely never will.

Posted February 22, 2017

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