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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.



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Oracle business strategist Lee Levitt laments the lack of data-driven organizations in today's business world in this clip from his keynote at Data Summit 2019.

Posted December 10, 2019

Processing big data in real-time for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things poses significant infrastructure challenges. Whether it is for autonomous vehicles, connected devices, or scientific research, legacy NoSQL solutions often struggle at hyperscale. They've been built on top of existing RDBMs and tend to strain when looking to analyze and act upon data at hyperscale - petabytes and beyond.

Posted December 09, 2019

Prior to 2008, whatever your database question, the answer was always,"Oracle"—or sometimes, "MySQL" or, "SQL Server." The relational database management system (RDBMS) model—really a triumvirate of technologies combining Codd's relational data model, the ACID transaction model, and the SQL language—dominated database management systems completely.

Posted December 09, 2019

Compuware has announced the findings of a global survey of 400 IT leaders, which reveals that manual testing practices, still in widespread use, are one of the biggest challenges large organizations face as they attempt to accelerate digital innovation. The survey examined the processes that organizations have in place to deliver innovation on the mainframe as quickly as in their distributed environments—which are highly reliant on the mainframe.

Posted December 09, 2019

IBM mainframe customers would prefer a single unified authentication system that lets users securely access both mainframe and non-mainframe applications, a new survey suggests. The research finds that this would encourage more mainframe customers to move away from relying solely on passwords in favor of stronger protection such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). Mainframe professionals also recognize that it is easier and more cost effective to deploy the same MFA solution across mainframe and other environments such as Microsoft Windows.

Posted December 09, 2019

Syncsort has completed the acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software and data business, creating a data management software company with more than 11,000 enterprise customers, $600 million in revenue and 2,000 employees worldwide. The combined portfolio brings together capabilities in location intelligence, data enrichment, customer information management and engagement solutions with data integration and optimization software.

Posted December 09, 2019

Sixgill, LLC, a provider of data automation and authenticity products and services, is offering Sixgill Integrity 1.0 for blockchain-enforced data authenticity. Sixgill Integrity fulfills the critical enterprise need for end-to-end, real-time data authenticity assurance with robust capabilities to monitor and guarantee the veracity of any data stream, including today's sensors emitting time-series data in any form.

Posted December 09, 2019

Oracle has announced that Oracle Cloud has joined the IO500. "Our HPC file server solution opens up tremendous opportunities for manufacturing, energy, and other R&D-heavy customers," said Vinay Kumar, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. "Customers can tackle their toughest workloads at some of the best price-performance ratios in the market."

Posted December 04, 2019

Banzai Cloud, a cloud software startup, is releasing a secure application platform, Pipeline 2.0, now integrated with Cloud Fusion. Pipeline 2.0 is a hybrid multi-cloud application platform based on Cloud Native technologies that provides a productive foundation for containerized application deployment as well as integrated solutions for Day One and Day Two operations.

Posted December 04, 2019

Syniti, a global data management solution provider, is releasing the Syniti Data Replication 9.6 software solution, a flexible platform that provides fast up-to-the-minute data replication with real-time change data capture. Available on-premise or in the cloud, Syniti Data Replication enables successful management of data growth, faster synchronization and integration, and analysis of data. 

Posted December 04, 2019

KALEAO is rebranding itself as Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM server architecture designed to power the next generation of sustainable data centers. In addition to the rebrand, the company has closed a $4.5 million pre-Series A funding round led by Seraphim Capital. The new funding will be used to bring to market the only server designed to give hyperscale performance with ten times the density of today's Intel-based servers.

Posted December 03, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching GreenLake Central, an edge-to-cloud portfolio as-a-service that provides customers with a consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data. Building on the momentum of HPE GreenLake, HPE's IT as-a-Service offering, HPE GreenLake Central gives customers a simple, unified, digital experience across public and private clouds, the data center and edge workloads.

Posted December 03, 2019

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is releasing Matillion Data Loader, a free Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data integration solution that empowers data analytics professionals and business users to load and migrate data.

Posted December 03, 2019

Mullins Consulting president and principal consultant Craig S. Mullins recently discussed the challenges that DBAs face in DevOps environments. Understanding the trends occurring now and on the horizon, he says, is critical to being prepared for the rapidly changing data landscape.

Posted December 03, 2019

Business leaders understand the value of quality and consistent web experiences. Their customers demand it; and, in today's always-on, digital world, it can make all the difference between keeping a customer and losing one.

Posted December 02, 2019

You've probably heard of ETL, or heard somebody talk about "ee-tee-elling" their data. It's a technology from the days of big iron for extracting data from many relational databases, transforming it to a corporate standard schema, and loading it into another unified relational database. That target database, the enterprise data warehouse (EDW), was intended to be a "single source of truth" for the enterprise. It included all the data that IT deemed fit (and available) for decision makers to use.

Posted December 02, 2019

Let's cut right to the chase. Today, "big data" is just data, and the majority of organizations recognize the importance of being data-driven. But data, of whatever size, is only valuable if it's accessible, trustworthy, and usable.

Posted December 02, 2019

MySQL can be the perfect answer for fast-growing, highly-performant and geographically-distributed database environments, but in order to function as a business-critical system with immediate response times, the ubiquitous database server needs a little help.

Posted December 02, 2019

Whether you are reading the news, going to the store, dealing with customer service or sending a package, it has become apparent that AI is becoming part of our daily lives. We can see this on more of a macro level with the automotive industry and its adoption of AI to improve the overall driving experience, as well as the healthcare industry as it uses the technology to automate the process of identifying and ultimately diagnosing high-risk patient groups. Even the agriculture industry is taking advantage of AI to improve operating efficiency and assist with the automation of essential farming processes.

Posted December 01, 2019

Weaveworks is partnering with Intuit to create Argo Flux, an open source project to drive GitOps application delivery for Kubernetes via an industry-wide community. Argo Flux combines the Argo CD project led by Intuit with the Flux CD project driven by Weaveworks, two well known open source tools with strong community support.

Posted November 27, 2019

ServerFarm, a data center developer and operator, is joining the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, connecting service providers and enterprises with AI-ready facilities.

Posted November 27, 2019

Companies are constantly looking for ways to make solutions work better and smarter, accomplishing this by tracking the performance of each of the components underlying its solution. All this critical performance data has a time stamp and a value - also known as time series data.

Posted November 26, 2019

Confluent is unveiling ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka, reducing the complexity for developers looking to build real-world stream processing applications.

Posted November 25, 2019

IBM has announced Cloud Pak for Security, featuring innovations to connect with any security tool, cloud or on-premise system, without moving data from its original source. The new platform includes open source technology for hunting threats, automation capabilities to help speed response to cyberattacks, and the ability to run in any environment.

Posted November 25, 2019

Dynatrace has doubled the capacity of a Dynatrace cluster, now scaling to 50k hosts while maintaining system performance. In addition, Dynatrace now supports the clustering of clusters, including cross-cluster distributed tracing, analytics and management to deliver AI-powered observability, automation and intelligence for customers operating even the largest multi-cloud environments.

Posted November 25, 2019

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, has introduced an intelligence-enriched, integrated IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Operations Management (ITOM) platform with BMC Helix. Building on cognitive service management (CSM) capabilities, BMC Helix now includes both ITSM and ITOM capabilities, enabling organizations to proactively and predictively discover, monitor, optimize, remediate, and deliver an omni-channel service experience for IT and line-of-business.

Posted November 25, 2019

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is partnering with Tableau Software, a leading analytics platform, to provide businesses with access to accurate, secure, real-time data.

Posted November 25, 2019

HyScale is making its app delivery automation tool open-source for development teams looking to deploy to Kubernetes. The open-source move underlines HyScale's commitment to the app development community that wants to adopt Kubernetes but has to follow a script-heavy, error-prone deployment process.

Posted November 21, 2019

Zumasys is continuing to see interest in the MultiValue space as its latest endeavor, revealed in the spring, attracts young developers. This past spring, Zumasys introduced a new open website for the PICK MultiValue industry that is designed to help companies train young developers.

Posted November 20, 2019

Zumasys is introducing jBASE 5.7.4, now including object-oriented programming, JSON support, enhanced security, and more. Object and JSON support updates allow users to parse JSON strings into a jBASE, debug applications quicker, and enhance support application with Dynamic Objects.

Posted November 20, 2019

SAP is adding a Cyber Fusion Center to its headquarters, enabling the company to invest and innovate in new security functions. The center will serve as a hub for new cyber defense capabilities for the company and bring new security functions like analytics, defensive automation, cyber intelligence and cloud security to better assist SAP and its customers against security threats.

Posted November 20, 2019

SAP and Accenture are co-innovating and co-developing the new SAP Cloud for Utilities solution to help companies more effectively manage business processes and customer experiences. The initiative aims to elevate energy transition and customer experiences, helping companies quickly adapt and thrive in changing times.

Posted November 20, 2019

SAP is releasing the latest version of S/4HANA that includes new integrations, better product design, and more. With the 1911 release, an initial integration is delivered between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics). With this integration, SAP now becomes an experience management-driven company as we allow selected customers to share their SAP S/4HANA cloud software experience with SAP.

Posted November 20, 2019

SnapLogic, provider of an integration platform, is introducing a new integration with SAP that aims to help enterprises quickly and easily ingest, prepare, and deliver data from hundreds of applications and data sources into the new SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution.

Posted November 20, 2019

Kinetica's Active Analytics Platform now incorporates NVIDIA RAPIDS, a GPU-acceleration boost for machine learning, to deliver precision business predictions across the entire enterprise. The platform can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud via a broad ecosystem, including strategic partners such as NVIDIA, Dell Technologies, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted November 20, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced the HPE Container Platform, an enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based container platform designed for both cloud-native applications and monolithic applications with persistent storage. With the HPE Container Platform, the company says, enterprise customers can accelerate application development for new and existing apps—running on bare-metal or virtualized infrastructure, on any public cloud, and at the edge.

Posted November 18, 2019

FilesAnywhere is releasing Global Compliance File Server, providing secure global file sharing as the company continues to help businesses meet growing data storage compliance requirements in regions around the world. The new data storage solution ensures organizations are GDPR and CCPA ready. Companies can select international regions to store their cloud data securely, while connecting locally with users in Europe, Asia, Canada, the Middle East, Australia, and all major countries.

Posted November 14, 2019

Today, more than ever, businesses rely on data to deliver a competitive edge. However, as applications continue to grow in scale and complexity, so does the challenge of supporting them. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Shivani Gupta, principal product manager, Couchbase; Rick Golba, product marketing manager, Percona; and Craig Chaplin, senior product manager, Magnitude Software, who discussed new data management technologies and techniques for meeting the speed and scalability requirements of modern applications.

Posted November 13, 2019

Time series analytics can provide game-changing insights for the business, allowing organizations to forecast and predict the future. Extracting high-quality insight from time series data can be challenging because it is multi-dimensional, complex, huge in scale, and often driven by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Posted November 12, 2019

Neo4j, a provider of graph database service, is releasing Neo4j Aura, a fully-managed native graph database as a service. Neo4j Aura lets users take advantage of a graph database via a frictionless service in the cloud. Neo4j Aura is the ideal database as a service for understanding how people, processes, locations and systems are interrelated, according to the vendor

Posted November 12, 2019

Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, is providing a range of cloud offerings and integrations with the latest Alluxio version 2.1, as well as strengthening of partnerships with Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.

Posted November 11, 2019

Redgate is releasing a major upgrade for its popular tool, SQL Prompt, helping developers increase the speed and quality of their SQL coding and take advantage of the most recent improvements in SQL Server.

Posted November 11, 2019

Fastly's Compute@Edge gives developers the freedom to push complex logic closer to end users, and reduces the time to innovate by allowing developers to focus on strategy that drives their companies forward.

Posted November 11, 2019

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) software, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carbonite, a provider of cloud-based subscription data protection, backup, disaster recovery and end-point security solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses and consumers. "Cloud platforms and secured, smart end-points are essential information management technologies as businesses transform into Industry 4.0," said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO.

Posted November 11, 2019

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