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Data Center Management

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

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. As a result, it's no surprise that the biggest priorities for database teams this year are improving database performance, database upgrades, and data integration.

Posted August 08, 2018

Providing an integrated environment that simplifies software development, these solutions are valued for their ability to improve database development with an end-to-end approach that helps developers stay on top of the latest technology innovations and build modern applications. For database development teams, maximizing competence, performance, adaptability, and readiness, will help simplify development and allow automation to achieve repeatable processes, all while avoiding potential risks that create downtime.

Posted August 08, 2018

Database downtime can inflict a fatal wound on the life of a business and having a trusted backup solution that can ensure that databases can be back up and running quickly in the event of an outage is critical. With long downtimes simply unacceptable, organizations seek solutions with capabilities such as the ability to manage backups seamlessly, manage and monitor backups, ensure data integrity, scale efficiently restore quickly to any point in time, and provide security features to stay in compliance with local geographic and industry mandates.

Posted August 08, 2018

Today's database administration solutions help to improve DBA productivity while simplifying repetitive administrative tasks, helping to locate and alleviate performance bottlenecks, and optimizing code. Businesses are utlizing highly complex, data environments with multiple data platforms across physical data centers and the cloud, managing systems and processes manually is no longer sufficient. What is needed is the ability to manage and monitor business-critical assets with automated precision.

Posted August 08, 2018

Companies are increasingly looking for the right database for the data storage need at hand. That might mean NoSQL, NewSQL, in-memory databases, and cloud databases—also known as database as a service—approaches. 

Posted August 08, 2018

Storage solutions provide critical services for backup and archiving, content storage and distribution, big data analytics, and disaster recovery. Increasingly also there are smarter storage solutions, enabling greater efficiency and cost reduction through data compression, information lifecycle management, and tiered storage strategies.

Posted August 08, 2018

While the data growth rate, number of database instances, and number of platforms that each DBA must support has not changed radically in the last few years, the database infrastructure has become more complicated. Two key factors are at play in the increasing complexity.

Posted August 08, 2018

The data governance market is expected to grow from $1.31 billion in 2018 to $3.53 billion by 2023, increasing by a CAGR of 22%, according to a recent ResearchandMarkets.com report. What is driving that growth? It is a combination of factors, the research shows, including rapidly increasing data volumes, new regulatory and compliance mandates, and the need to enhance strategic risk management and decision making as well as greater business collaboration.

Posted August 08, 2018

As a key component to data integration best practices, change data capture (CDC) is based on the identification, capture, and delivery of the changes made to enterprise data. CDC helps minimize access to both source and target systems. It also supports the ability to keep a record of changes for compliance, and is a key component of many data processes.

Posted August 08, 2018

The votes have been counted and the results are in. Now, it's time to offer congratulations as Database Trends and Applications magazine unveils the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards winners. Many of the vendors and products are well-known with market-leading positions established over many years.  However, there are also newer names in the mix, representing the rapidly evolving nature of information technology solutions and services.

Posted August 08, 2018

During a presentation at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, in which Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison unveiled the company's latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, he also sought to alleviate concerns that database automation will eliminate the jobs of longstanding Oracle database administrators.  "I have got some bad news for you: No early retirement," he said. "A lot of the tedious things you were doing—allocating disk storage and upgrading the OS—you don't have to do.  However, there is a lot more to do."

Posted August 08, 2018

Redgate Software is adding Nexus Technology to its worldwide partner roster to help organizations successfully introduce DevOps to their database development. Redgate's software is already used by 91% of companies in the Fortune 100, and the new partnership with Nexus now means companies in the Channel Islands are in the ideal position to explore how too they can take advantage of database DevOps.

Posted August 07, 2018

Instana, a provider of application monitoring for containerized microservice applications, is releasing a set of customization features across their solution, creating a personalized APM experience for users. The new capabilities, called Application Perspectives, go beyond traditional custom dashboarding to deliver an automated personal guided APM experience.

Posted August 07, 2018

Today, data is understood to be the fuel that propels companies' growth and success. As a result, safeguarding that valuable resource is more important—but also harder—than ever.

Posted August 07, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Jeff Fried, director of product management at InterSystems, discussed how to create and maintain both polyglot and multi-model databases in his session, "Polyglot Persistence Versus Multi-Model Databases."

Posted August 07, 2018

OneLogin, provider of Unified Access Management solutions, is making platform enhancements that advance Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) adoption in the enterprise. The updates include a new login experience and the release of OneLogin Protect 4.0 authenticator, providing increased security and customization for both administrators and end users.

Posted August 06, 2018

EnterpriseDB, developer of a Postgres-based database platform, is releasing the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, an automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform.

Posted August 02, 2018

The way that many organizations approach the backup process has failed them, as evidenced by the hundreds of millions of dollars they have spent on ransomware to retrieve their data.

Posted August 02, 2018

SAP is deepening its partnership with Google and Intel to offer GCP virtual machines supporting the upcoming Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for SAP HANA workloads. These GCP VMs will be powered by the future Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) thereby expanding VM resource sizing and providing cost benefits for customers.

Posted August 01, 2018

Silwood Technology Ltd., provider of self-service metadata discovery software, is entering a global reseller agreement with IDERA, a provider of database productivity tools. Through this agreement, IDERA will market and resell Safyr to complement its ER/Studio data modeling and architecture product suite.

Posted July 31, 2018

These days migrating from on-premise to cloud-based architectures are a no brainier. However, even though this process increases IT agility, it also increases business risk. DBTA recently held a webinar with Brian Walters, director of solution engineering, Percona, who discussed best practices for managing this balance and mitigating risk as much as possible.

Posted July 31, 2018

It has just been announced that the University of Canberra, a public university that is located in Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, is launching a 3-year "Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology" program for aspiring computing professionals, with the incentive they can graduate debt-free, with virtually guaranteed employment.

Posted July 30, 2018

Compuware has announced a product acquisition, enhancements to Topaz for Total Test, and a partnership that together are intended to improve the ability of large enterprises to embrace Agile and DevOps on their mainframes through the broader use of simplified, automated unit testing.

Posted July 30, 2018

Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, is partnering with Google Cloud to develop new AI-powered SaaS solutions. The new solutions on GCP will help organizations analyze their vast physical and digital information and data repositories, unlock insights, improve decision making, and create new revenue streams. Iron Mountain expects to deliver these new subscription services built on GCP this September.

Posted July 30, 2018

Hitachi Vantara plans to acquire REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider, and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning, and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.

Posted July 30, 2018

Machine learning continues to grow with the advent of new technologies and solutions. It has emerged as a truly revolutionary technology innovation across all verticals and industries; according to analyst firm IDC, spending on machine learning will grow from $12B to $57.6B by 2021.

Posted July 30, 2018

Insight Engines is launching the company's version 3.0 product, combining two key components: Insight Investigator and Insight Analyzer. Together, these offerings use natural language processing, machine learning, and expert knowledge to detect data gaps, ask high-value questions, and give recommendations based on industry intelligence and activities.

Posted July 27, 2018

At Data Summit 2018 in Boston just 2 days before GDPR went into effect, Kristina Podnar, digital policy consultant, NativeTrust Consulting, LLC, presented a talk on what you need to know to become compliant with the new regulation—and maintain compliance. In her presentation, Podnar cut through the legal and regulatory noise, taking the 99 articles of GDPR and distilling them into 10 key areas so attendees could identify the things that they really need to deal with—and those that do not apply.

Posted July 25, 2018

Magnitude Software, Inc., a provider of unified application data management, is acquiring Every Angle Software Solutions, a provider that enables users of SAP-run organizations to optimize their operational performance. Every Angle's self-service solution works on any SAP system (ECC and HANA) and hides the complexity of SAP's data structure, allowing end users to quickly identify and resolve key business issues.

Posted July 25, 2018

There's a new generation of technologies reshaping data management as we know it. To explore some of the game-changing technologies or approaches that are having the most profound impact on today's enterprises, DBTA asked industry experts and leaders to cite what they see as having the most positive impact. The following are eight areas effecting the most change.

Posted July 25, 2018

MemSQL is updating its flagship platform, advancing its performance along with adding capabilities to accelerate time to insight. MemSQL 6.5 delivers an integrated database for data capture, management, and operations that integrates seamlessly with existing systems, infrastructure, and employee skills. This allows customers to get faster time to value and reduces cost and complexity.

Posted July 25, 2018

Syncsort has introduced new additions to its Syncsort Assure family of products that can be used to help address compliance challenges faced by IT leaders. The new capabilities in Syncsort's IBM i security products can help IT leaders streamline compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and strengthen security with multi-factor authentication.

Posted July 24, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Chris Reuter, North America data warehousing sales leader, IBM, presented a keynote focused on the major trends in IT today and what organizations must do to advance their organizations. Critical to future success for most organizations will be a hybrid data management strategy that incorporates a greater amount of data, a greater number of data management approaches, and makes the data accessible to more users, he said.

Posted July 24, 2018

Sumo Logic, provider of a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform is unveiling 11 new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) applications as well as integration with Google Cloud's open source machine learning library, TensorFlow. The applications will enable real-time collection and analytics of machine data emitted by all major GCP services.

Posted July 23, 2018

By automating the centralization process, organizations can ensure that data is up-to-date and accurate, improving their customer experience and paving the road for GDPR compliance.

Posted July 23, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is launching SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion, a new, powerful log management tool for on-premises IT environments. Fully integrated with the SolarWinds Orion Platform, Log Manager is designed to provide the essential components an IT operations team needs for improved log monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance management.

Posted July 19, 2018

Pure Storage, provider of an all-flash storage platform, has introduced FlashStack with FlashBlade to accelerate data warehouses. The company also announced that AIRI and AIRI Mini, AI-ready infrastructure solutions from Pure Storage and NVIDIA, are now available with Cisco Nexus ethernet switches

Posted July 18, 2018

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, is extending its log management capabilities of its security information and event management (SIEM) solution to the cloud. Available immediately, Log360 Cloud allows IT administrators to store and manage log data collected from on-premises environments on Zoho's secure cloud platform, giving enterprises insight on critical aspects of their network without having to worry about storage infrastructure.

Posted July 18, 2018

Dell EMC has announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing converged data protection to help mid-size organizations transform IT while alleviating data sprawl and complexity. In addition, integration with VMware native tools, Oracle RMAN, and SQL Server Management Studio enables application administrators to leverage protection features within familiar user interfaces.

Posted July 18, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted July 18, 2018

BlueData, provider container-based software for AI and Big Data workloads, will undertake a new open source Kubernetes initiative: BlueK8s. The company also introduced the first open source project in the BlueK8s initiative, Kubernetes Director (aka KubeDirector), for deploying and managing distributed stateful applications with Kubernetes.

Posted July 17, 2018

Splice Machine is releasing a plugin for Apache Ranger to provide centralized security administration for its customers on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The Apache Ranger plugin will provide Splice Machine customers with a framework for central administration of security policies, and the monitoring of user access and security-related administrative actions within all of the components of Splice Machine. It also provides enhanced support for various authorization methods, such as role-based access control, attribute-based access control and more.

Posted July 17, 2018

In a new study, IBM Security and Ponemon Institute found that the average cost of a data breach globally is now $3.86 million, representing a 6.4% increase from the 2017 report. Much of it comes from hidden costs in data breaches—lost business, negative impact on reputation and employee time spent on recovery—which are difficult and expensive to manage.

Posted July 16, 2018

Broadcom is acquiring CA Technologies for a sum of $18.9 billion. Broadcom, a U.S.-based corporation headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a designer, developer, and global supplier of a range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and other.

Posted July 16, 2018

IBM and Cegid, a provider of performance-enhancing cloud management solutions, announced an enterprise services agreement to enhance Cegid's service delivery in a hybrid IBM Cloud environment. Under the new agreement, IBM will provide hybrid cloud IT infrastructure as a service and will give Cegid access to its cloud resources and capabilities, including providing services running on IBM's data center in Paris, France.

Posted July 16, 2018

With so many layers that may be vulnerable to attack, securing an ERP system involves much more than just one piece of cybersecurity software.

Posted July 16, 2018

Companies are committed to delivering higher levels of customer satisfaction for their online services. To create a path to continuous service delivery optimization, you need to start with a review of your current approach and toolset against your business needs.

Posted July 13, 2018

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