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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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Compuware, a provider of software for mainframe DevOps, has completed its acquisition of the assets of INNOVATION Data Processing. The acquisition marks Compuware's sixth mainframe software or services acquisition in the last 4 years, and continues its mission to modernize every aspect of mainframe software delivery.

Posted January 23, 2020

Confluent, Inc., an event streaming platform provider, is releasing Confluent Platform 5.4, helping organizations make event streaming the central nervous system of their business. With Confluent Platform 5.4, organizations now have the security, resilience, and storage they need to extend what's possible with their event streaming platform for their business and customers.

Posted January 23, 2020

Databricks, a provider of unified data analytics, has announced that Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF). With HITRUST, organizations can measure and benchmark compliance using a standardized compliance framework, assessment, and certification process. HITRUST offers three degrees of assurance and Azure Databricks has met all of the requirements for CSF certification for the highest degree of assurance. 

Posted January 22, 2020

CentriLogic, a global managed IT transformation solutions provider headquartered in Toronto, has acquired Chicago-based ManageForce, a cloud, ERP, and data solutions provider focused on Oracle and Microsoft applications and databases. The combination of CentriLogic and ManageForce enables CentriLogic to significantly strengthen its application and database management service capabilities and accelerate its strategy of delivering full-stack solutions to global customers

Posted January 22, 2020

Oracle is making enhancements to its enterprise management platform in order to help customers easily move Oracle Databases to the cloud and simplify management of hybrid cloud environments. The new release adds functionality that automates database migration and provides a single dashboard that improves visibility, control, and management for hybrid IT environments.

Posted January 22, 2020

Circonus, provider of a machine data intelligence platform, is receiving $6.8 million in a Series A1 investment to continue advancing its machine data intelligence platform and meet market demand for machine data intelligence across multiple industries.

Posted January 21, 2020

Access Innovations director of business development Bob Kasenchak discusses how to manage the unique challenges of pre-digital source content in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted January 21, 2020

AtScale, the intelligent data virtualization provider for advanced analytics, is launching its Adaptive Analytics 2020.1, providing a leap in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud analytics, data platform flexibility and more. Delivering on the promise of a single enterprise view of all analytics data, AtScale's enhanced autonomous data engineering alleviates the performance and scale challenges of traditional data federation, manual data engineering and reliance on query caches.

Posted January 15, 2020

Splice Machine, provider of a scalable SQL database, is releasing Splice Machine 3.0, introducing disaster recovery capabilities, enhanced SQL coverage, and more.

Posted January 15, 2020

Apptio, Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions is selecting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the preferred Cloud Services Provider ("CSP") on which to run its own workloads. The two companies are also entering into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement focusing on the marketing and distribution of Apptio's Cloudability and Hybrid Business Management applications, helping customers make intelligent decisions on how to migrate to AWS.

Posted January 15, 2020

Cleo, a provider of ecosystem integration solutions, is releasing an upgraded version of Cleo Integration Cloud. Now, companies can confidently handle B2B integrations any way they choose, and never again have to constrain their business strategy due to the limitations of outdated integration technology.

Posted January 14, 2020

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is collaborating with Google and Microsoft on the OpenTelemetry project to shape the future of open standards-based observability.

Posted January 14, 2020

GroupSense, a digital risk management company, and Cybraics, a security analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, are forming a strategic technology partnership to provide end-to-end security to prevent and remediate cyberattacks.

Posted January 14, 2020

Ontotext is releasing vering 9.1 of GraphDB - a powerful database optimized for the development and maintenance of knowledge graphs.

Posted January 13, 2020

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP), an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, continues to see rapid growth with a new project , Polycephaly, and the addition of new members. The project  (formally zJenkins) is based on IBM IBM Dependency Based Build (DBB) using Groovy script to build z/OS applications with Jenkins and Git, and three academic institutions from China: Beijing Institute of Technology, South China University of Technology, and Xidian University.

Posted January 13, 2020

Accenture has agreed to acquire Symantec's Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in March 2020.

Posted January 13, 2020

One of the great challenges with catastrophic events is that they can come from any number of sources, so business owners must make sure they're prepared for all types of disasters. Preparation is the only way to avert disasters and ensure your operations will continue without significant disruption.

Posted January 13, 2020

To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve—both architecturally and technologically—to deliver the agility, scalability, and flexibility that business need to thrive in today's data-driven economy. Alongside new architectural approaches, a variety of technologies have emerged as key ingredients of modern data warehousing, from data virtualization and cloud services, to Hadoop and Spark, and machine learning and automation.

Posted January 09, 2020

VMware Virtual Volumes has gained increasing adoption from storage vendors since its release. Virtual Volumes can help provide many distinct capabilities for virtualized Tier 1 business critical Oracle workloads that have not been available with traditional storage.

Posted January 08, 2020

erwin, the data governance company, is releasing an updated version of erwin Data Modeler (erwin DM), introducing new innovation across its enterprise modeling and data governance suites.

Posted January 08, 2020

vXchnge, a data-center-as-a-service (DCaaS) provider, announced that Tier4 Advisors is joining its channel program. Tier4 is a vendor agnostic IT sourcing, architecture, and strategy firm. Tier4 will offer vXchnge colocation and other DCaaS solutions throughout the company's service footprint. The partnership allows Tier4 to expand its service portfolio of integrated solutions to customers down to the platform level.

Posted January 07, 2020

There are many scripting languages out there, with the latest being Flux by InfluxData. Flux is a functional data scripting language designed to accommodate a wide array of data processing and analytical operations. DBTA recently held a webinar with Scott Anderson, technical writer, InfluxData, who discussed the origins of Flux, key concepts, basic Flux syntax and more.

Posted January 06, 2020

From data lakes and the cloud, to machine learning and artificial intelligence, the world of big data and analytics continues to evolve. At the same time, the need for improved governance and security practices is also intensifying as data privacy concerns and new regulations like GDPR and CCPA require new approaches for responsible use of data.

Posted January 03, 2020

The big data space is constantly in flux. New and emerging technologies plan to disrupt reliable legacy solutions while others hope to work in harmony with tools in the market. What are the next explosive trends for 2020?

Posted January 03, 2020

When applied implementation efforts are not efficient, more often than not, the inefficiencies are due to the interference of an imp known as "churn," i.e., implementation wheels spinning away and not actually making progress. Churn is bad. Churn is one of the most destructive circumstances for any IT project. Churn may raise its ugly head at any point where a project requirement or need is left unclear.

Posted January 02, 2020

With the closing of one year comes another and this time a whole new decade awaits. Every year Database Trends and Applications magazine looks for offerings that promise to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and do so with higher levels of security. Key data management trends have emerged that are shaping the capabilities of IT products and services for 2020 and beyond.

Posted January 02, 2020

This has been a banner year for cybersecurity crime, with hackers targeting consumers, government agencies, and private corporations alike. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, and 80% of U.S. businesses expect that they will have had a critical breach this year. These numbers are not only sizable; they're alarming.

Posted December 30, 2019

Many organizations are experimenting with AI programs, but most of them face a significant and seemingly intractable problem. Although proof-of-concept (POC) projects and minimum viable products (MVPs) may show value and demonstrate a potential capability, frequently, they are difficult to scale.

Posted December 30, 2019

The cloud was on everyone's mind this past year; with so many questions rising surrounding how to secure cloud environments to what type of cloud is best for the organization. Cloud computing has revealed countless new dimensions to IT. There are public clouds, private clouds, distributed clouds, and hybrid, multi-cloud architectures.

Posted December 24, 2019

The Internet of Things has connected different facets of the enterprise in ways that were previously only imagined. Now companies and customers demand to see results and understand those results in real time or near-real time. IoT can connect enterprise assets to gain real-time insights, which improve decision making, drive efficiency, empower employees, and create better customer experiences. Here, executives of leading companies offer 6 predictions for what's ahead in 2020 for the IoT space.

Posted December 24, 2019

For many, governance remains a dirty word: It's bureaucratic, restrictive, and slows things down. This perception is diametrically opposed to data governance's true objective, which is to enable rapid yet appropriate exploitation of enterprise data assets.

Posted December 23, 2019

There's no doubt that AI has taken center stage in the enterprise data and analytics world, as evidenced by the mass quantities of related headlines, conferences, and vendor marketing. But hype aside, business executives are now discovering how to leverage AI for improved decision making with augmented or assistive intelligence solutions or the competitive advantages in new products and services. AI is proving its viability in the real world, including enterprise data and analytics.

Posted December 23, 2019

In 2019 artificial intelligence and machine learning continued its upward trajectory in the market, promising to change the future as we know it. To help support data management processes and decision making, artificial and augmented intelligence is being infused into products and services. Machine learning sits in the center of all AI conversations, as combining machine learning with AI and cognitive technologies can make it even more effective in processing large volumes of information. Both technologies can lead to automation of tasks inside and outside the enterprise-another subject that promises to make waves in the future.  Here, executives of leading companies offer 10 predictions for what's ahead in 2020.

Posted December 20, 2019

Dotscience, a provider of DevOps for Machine Learning (MLOps) solutions, is forming partnerships with GitLab and Grafana Labs, along with strengthening integrations with several platforms and cloud providers. The company is deepening integrations to include Scikit-learn, H2O.ai and TensorFlow; expanding multi-cloud support with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure; and entering a joint collaboration with global enterprises to develop an industry benchmark for helping enterprises get maximum ROI out of their AI initiatives.

Posted December 18, 2019

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is joining the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program. The Unravel platform is designed to accelerate the adoption of big data workloads in AWS. By supporting Amazon EMR, Unravel allows users to connect to a new or existing Amazon EMR cluster with just one click.

Posted December 18, 2019

Magnitude Software, a provider of unified application data management solutions, is updating Magnitude SourceConnect to help accelerate implementations of SAP S/4HANA for central finance foundation. Leveraging Magnitude's pre-built solution with SAP S/4HANA for central finance foundation, businesses may be able to achieve full finance transformations faster than ever before.

Posted December 18, 2019

SAP is forming a partnership with project44, a global leader in advanced visibility for shippers and logistics service providers, to change the way shippers manage the delivery process. The companies plan to offer a joint solution for key transportation processes, such as receiving and tracking, that will connect, automate, and provide visibility data and insight from project44 within SAP Logistics Business Network.

Posted December 18, 2019

The next decade is just around the corner and enterprises in and around the big data space are preparing to pounce upon the next set of trends the new year will bring. The cloud is primed to continue making waves, along with other digital disruptions to improve user experiences. Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2020. 

Posted December 18, 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 18, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has acquired VividCortex, a provider of SaaS-delivered database performance management with an emphasis on databases commonly used in cloud-native applications designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. SolarWinds plans to add the VividCortex product to its IT operations management portfolio beginning in Q4 2019. The SaaS-based offering will complement SolarWinds' Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), an on-premise and cloud-deployed product.

Posted December 18, 2019

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 18, 2019

AppNeta, a provider of network performance monitoring, has added product updates. The latest round of improvements provides multi-path visibility into the largest, most complex and dynamic networks in the world, combined with new abilities around API monitoring, easier integration, advanced configuration, and enhanced route alerting, have led to faster time to value across the entire customer base.

Posted December 17, 2019

Ontotext is updating its signature platform with new GraphQL interfaces to make it easier for application developers to access knowledge graphs without tedious development of back-end APIs or complex SPARQL. The underlying Semantic Object service implements an efficient GraphQL to SPARQL translation optimized for GraphDB, as well as a generic configurable security model.

Posted December 17, 2019

It is said that form follows function in architecture, and we are seeing something similar in IT, where job titles follow current trends. So move over data scientist. The "contextualist" is here. We have a lot of shifts in IT, and today we are at the dawn of Industrial Revolution Number Four. This revolution started in the communications industry about a decade ago, with advances in mobile technology that helped disrupt the traditional media world by offering online news and entertainment.

Posted December 16, 2019

The big data ecosystem has changed. No longer is it true that people just want to store massive quantities of data. Action is not only needed but must be taken to sustain the viability of an organization. While some say big data is dead, the concept isn't going anywhere. Instead, it is the notion of inaction on big data that is dead. In addition, the technologies that were built to store and process big data are not loved by the industry; they are merely tolerated and are often maligned. They have been difficult to put into production, to maintain, manage, and even find people with the skills to do all the work.

Posted December 16, 2019

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