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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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IBM said Sunday that it is buying Red Hat, a provider of open source cloud software. The companies said they have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion. IBM said that the deal will make IBM the #1 hybrid cloud provider in an emerging $1 trillion growth market.

Posted October 29, 2018

The trend of increasing adoption of open source databases like MySQL, Postgres and flavors of NoSQL isn't going away any time soon.Resistance to the OSDBMS in the enterprise is diminishing as CIOs and IT managers realize that it is indeed a low-cost yet reliable alternative to the proprietary RDBMS, especially with the advent of better management functions and support.

Posted October 26, 2018

The migration of data and analytics to the cloud is offering businesses new capabilities for fast, easy and wide-ranging data access. At the same time, there are many success factors to consider, from the strengths and weaknesses of different cloud providers, to integration hurdles, data latency challenges and governance problems.

Posted October 26, 2018

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. To explore the ways that data-centric companies are managing their data more effectively, we asked industry experts about the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning.

Posted October 24, 2018

Logz.io, a provider of AI-powered log analysis software, has introduced a new security application, Logz.io Security Analytics, built on the open source ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack. The application integrates with core DevOps and security tools such as Kubernetes, AWS, and Wazuh.

Posted October 24, 2018

Tableau Software is releasing new product integrations with industry leading technology providers, from mapping to data cataloging, that extend Tableau's powerful analytics capabilities to better fit customers' needs. Tableau's partner program expansion plans feature new certification and training programs to help increase the number of skilled partner employees, in order to ensure customer success with Tableau.

Posted October 24, 2018

Talend is making major updates to its Talend Data Fabric platform, the company's unified, data platform for data integration across multi-cloud and on- premise environments.

Posted October 24, 2018

SAP is releasing the latest update to SAP Data Hub, helping to build agile, data-driven pipeline applications. SAP Data Hub allows customers to build, execute, orchestrate and govern flow-based pipelines, providing the maximum reuse of existing data developments while encompassing digital innovations.

Posted October 24, 2018

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a provider of end-to-end integration and low-code application development platforms and IT consulting services, has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP S/4HANA, enabling Magic's customers to optimize business processes through automation.

Posted October 24, 2018

Lenovo is releasing a hyperconverged system certified by SAP for SAP HANA HCI. The certification uses Nutanix AHV, the first hypervisor certified for production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

Posted October 24, 2018

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle launched Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud, a new suite of use-case-specific SaaS applications to enhance traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain.

Posted October 23, 2018

Oracle has introduced new cloud security technologies. In addition to the self-securing and self-patching capabilities of Oracle Autonomous Database and with the integration of machine learning and  automation to remediate threats, the new cloud services are aimed at helping customers to improve the security of applications deployed on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted October 23, 2018

SolarWinds—a provider of IT management software, which just began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWI"—has announced the release of the new Application Performance Monitor (APM) powered by AppOptics.

Posted October 23, 2018

SentryOne has introduced the Tableau Report Pack for SentryOne Monitoring, which allows data managers to use the Tableau Software analytics platform to view and analyze monitoring data for SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and Azure SQL databases. With the new SentryOne Report Pack, DBAs and IT managers can view and share database performance insights in Tableau formats familiar to business leaders and data users at organizations around the world.

Posted October 23, 2018

Data security was top of mind for Oracle CTO Larry Ellison when he took the stage to announce Cloud Computing - Generation 2 in his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2018.

Posted October 22, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWI." The company set the initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share. 

Posted October 22, 2018

IBM reported growth in the most recent quarter, much of it led by its cloud computing initiatives. Strategic imperatives revenue over the last 12 months was $39.5 billion, up 13%. Total cloud revenue over the last 12 months was $19 billion, up 20%, with $8.1 billion from hardware, software, and services to enable IBM clients to implement hybrid cloud solutions across public, private and multi-cloud environments, and $10.9 billion delivered as a service. The annual exit run rate for as-a-service revenue increased in the quarter to $11.4 billion, up 21%.

Posted October 22, 2018

IBM has launched an open technology designed to make it easier to manage, move, and integrate apps across different cloud computing infrastructures. IBM's Multicloud Manager provides an operations console for companies building hybrid cloud environments.

Posted October 22, 2018

BMC has announced automated mainframe intelligence(AMI) solutions intended to deliver higher performing, self-managing mainframe environments. BMC AMI solutions combine built-in domain expertise, machine learning, intelligent automation, and predictive analytics to help enterprises automatically manage, diagnose, heal, secure, and optimize mainframe processes.

Posted October 22, 2018

Commvault, provider of backup, recovery, cloud, and data management, is making improvements to its existing portfolio and adding new solutions to its suite of cloud-ready appliances.

Posted October 22, 2018

Organizations that automate disaster recovery programs can cut the daily cost of a data breach by more than half, a new IBM study reveals. Both the cost and frequency of data breaches have been shown to decrease by more than 30% in organizations that embrace proactive recovery programs. Overall, the study shows a distinct competitive advantage in financial results, operational efficiency, and corporate reputation for organizations that deploy automated disaster recovery to maintain business continuity following a data breach.

Posted October 22, 2018

These days, clouds are everywhere, providing today's database managers with an impressive range of options to choose from—including public cloud, private cloud, and, for most, somewhere in between in the hybrid realm. There may be multiple variations within a single organization, and these distinct hybrid environments are constantly evolving as well. These may be "intentional" and "accidental" hybrid environments, but accidental or not, "variety" is the watchword for many hybrid projects.

Posted October 17, 2018

Coined nearly 10 years ago by Patrick Debois, the term "DevOps" is now broadly accepted as a methodology by which software development teams and IT operations teams work collaboratively for a continuous delivery approach.  The methodology puts a premium on speed. With the 10-year anniversary coming up, leading IT executives offer their DevOps predictions for 2019.

Posted October 17, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of enterprise software, has joined Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. As a member, Syncsort will leverage its Syncsort Integrate data integration and data quality software and expertise to help support development of the shared technology resources while accelerating innovation through open source leadership and participation.

Posted October 16, 2018

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is collaborating with Red Hat to make Redis Enterprise available as a hosted and fully-managed database service on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, with built-in support for Kubernetes Operators.

Posted October 16, 2018

Dataguise, a provider of data privacy protection and compliance, is introducing a GDPR solution suite for DgSecure, featuring support for important DBMS applications, new privacy data count reporting, and dashboard upgrades for global GDPR oversight.

Posted October 16, 2018

SentryOne introduced the SentryOne Monitoring Mobile App, which enables data professionals and IT managers to view SQL Server, SSAS, and SentryOne Cloud Sync monitoring data on iOS and Android mobile devices and receive push notifications for specified conditions as they occur.

Posted October 12, 2018

Juniper Networks, a provider of automated, scalable, and secure networks, is releasing a variety of new solutions to accelerate the industry's adoption of automation practices. Juniper is unveiling a collaborative community that includes tools, labs, libraries and an exchange of innovative applications to accelerate automation adoption for companies and individuals.

Posted October 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is closing $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital to help Snowflake execute new and existing strategies. The remainder of Snowflake's existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures.

Posted October 12, 2018

DBmaestro, a DevOps for database solution provider, is releasing DBmaestro DevOps Platform 7.5, enabling CI/CD and release automation for PostgreSQL. DBmaestro's DevOps Platform 7.5 includes database release automation solutions to streamline database changes.

Posted October 11, 2018

Companies are now managing a variety of open source and non-relational databases alongside relational databases like SQL Server and Oracle. While managing these systems involve the same set of challenges most DBAs are used to: ensuring availability, diagnosing performance problems and managing capacity, just to name a few, each database platform has its own set of processes and workflows for collecting and analyzing information.

Posted October 11, 2018

There's a renaissance happening in organizations today. Process automation is now ‘in vogue' again. It's no doubt that robotic process intelligence and artificial intelligence are driving this renaissance, helping to transform the enterprise. But what that transformation looks like is another question entirely.

Posted October 10, 2018

When you mention big data and analytics, the first thing most people think of is Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL. But are these newer technologies required for big data projects? What about the mainframe? Mainframes are not often mentioned in big data articles and advertising. But they should be.

Posted October 10, 2018

Shortly after contracting with a cloud service provider, a bill arrives that causes sticker shock. There are unexpected and seemingly excessive charges, and those responsible seem unable to explain how this could have happened. The situation is urgent because the amount threatens to bust the IT budget unless cost-saving changes are made immediately. But this cloud services sticker shock is often caused by mission-critical database applications, as these tend to be the most costly for a variety of reasons.

Posted October 10, 2018

To stay competitive in today's digitally driven market, the modern enterprise must keep pace with end users' expectations. Customers and employees alike want access to information anytime, anywhere, giving them the flexibility to work, shop, bank, and live on their own terms. While most forward-looking organizations are making strides to deliver this remote access—largely by moving to a hybrid IT model—many are still limited by the state of their back-end infrastructures.

Posted October 10, 2018

Kore recently attended the Eclipse Users Group (UFO) Encounter 2018 where the company showcased its new Eclipse REST APIs and the enhancements offered in the latest releases of Kourier Integrator and KommerceServer eCommerce Suite. The event took place on September 9 -11 in Atlanta, GA. The Eclipse Users Group (UFO) User Friendly Organization is an independent business organization founded to create a strategic alliance with Epicor Eclipse management, developers, and support staff to help direct and enhance the software package to our mutual benefit and satisfaction.

Posted October 10, 2018

Anaconda is enriching its flagship platform with a number of enhancements in Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), GPU resource management, source code control, and numerous bug fixes. One of the biggest new benefits is the addition of Apache Zeppelin notebooks, popular with data engineers and those running database queries on Spark/Hive and JDBC data sources.

Posted October 10, 2018

Looker's is updating its signature platform, designing the latest iteration to be a unified and extensible platform for data that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business. Looker 6 is designed to flex and scale as needs for information change and expand.

Posted October 10, 2018

Commvault, provider of backup, recovery, cloud, and data management, is making a variety of improvements to its existing portfolio and adding new solutions to its suite of cloud-ready appliances.

Posted October 10, 2018

MarkLogic Corporation, a transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, is launching MarkLogic Data Hub Service, providing a fast and cost-effective way for enterprises to integrate, store, harmonize, analyze, and secure mission-critical data in the cloud.

Posted October 09, 2018

Many organizations are still doing traditional data science -- confining themselves to problems that are answerable with traditional statistical methods -- rather than utilizing the broad range of interfaces and techniques available today.

Posted October 09, 2018

Adopting a modern application architecture is critical to business success and a significant driver of profit growth in today's digital economy, according to the results of a survey of 1,087 IT and business executives released by CA Technologies. The study shows eight out of 10 executives feel that software provides critical support in helping them achieve their KPIs.

Posted October 08, 2018

Seagate Technology, a provider of data storage solutions, launched the industry's widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives, now part of the company's enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk, and Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio is designed to help customers consume, manage and use digital data.

Posted October 08, 2018

IBM has introduced Watson solutions and services pre-trained for a variety of industries and professions including agriculture, customer service, human resources, supply chain, manufacturing, building management, automotive, marketing, and advertising. This follows IBM's previous announcement of a new software service that gives businesses more transparency into AI decisions.

Posted October 08, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), a powerful database and query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning tool built for many of today's popular databases.

Posted October 08, 2018

Chef, a provider of continuous automation, is releasing several new offerings to help customers migrate legacy applications to and manage configuration and compliance in their Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Posted October 08, 2018

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