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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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The General Data Protection Regulation is a set of laws on data protection and privacy for all individuals in the EU. The regulation, which sets a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data, came into effect within the European Union on May 25, 2018. It's been four months since the new regulations have gone into effect and according to research commissioned by Talend, the majority of companies are failing to comply with the rules.

Posted September 17, 2018

Machine learning and AI continue to be the hottest topic at tech conferences around the country and Strata Data was no different. Data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 11 - 13 and the event was humming with the latest talk of how ML and AI will change the future.

Posted September 14, 2018

Identifying new and disruptive technologies, as well as evaluating when and where they may prove useful, is a challenge in the fast-changing big data market. To contribute to the discussion each year, Big Data Quarterly presents the "Big Data 50," a list of forward-thinking companies that are working to expand what's possible in terms of collecting, storing, protecting, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 13, 2018

Zoomdata, a business intelligence company, is launching ZAP! - the Zoomdata Application Partner program. The announcement was made at the Strata Data Conference held September 11-13 in New York City.

Posted September 13, 2018

Pepperdata, a provider of Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, unveiled new enterprise-grade features to its APM suite that include auto-tuning, enhanced recommendations, and management and operational reporting. The company is also introducing a set of services offerings that include best-practices, performance planning, capacity planning, and architecture design for big data success.

Posted September 13, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of Big Iron to Big Data software, is introducing new functionalities in its Syncsort Integrate family of products, enabling a continuous, real-time data stream from multiple data sources. The new products provide speed, flexibility, and resiliency for the most demanding enterprise IT environments.

Posted September 13, 2018

WinMagic, an encryption and key management solution provider, has introduced enterprise-class managed full drive encryption solution for Linux.

Posted September 13, 2018

SAP is boosting SAP Analytics Cloud with new machine learning features to uncover correlations in an organization's data and help users make faster and more confident decisions. The announcement was made at the Strata Data Conference held September 12-14 in New York City.

Posted September 12, 2018

MapR has announced six new data science service offerings to help customers speed time to value from machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, MapR announced the release of a new book, "AI and Analytics in Production," by Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman that examines best practices for maximizing the value of data-driven applications in production.

Posted September 11, 2018

Data lakes are a convenient and cost effective way to store a lot of data with completely diverse structures so that you don't have to build the model ahead of time, explained Paul Sonderegger, senior data strategist, Oracle, during Data Summit 2018. Data lakes are a convenient way and cost effective way to store a lot of data with completely diverse structures so that you don't have to build the model ahead of time, explained Paul Sonderegger, senior data strategist, Oracle during Data Summit 2018.

Posted September 11, 2018

The Open Mainframe Project has announced Zowe, an open source software framework that bridges the divide between modern applications and the mainframe, intended to provide easier interoperability and scalability among products and solutions from multiple vendors. Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS.

Posted September 10, 2018

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of integration, API management, and analytics solutions, is enhancing capabilities for the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud (TCIC). The additions to TCIC are intended to provide users with highly customizable and simple-to-use functions, such as business event processing, full lifecycle APIs, and visual analytics.

Posted September 10, 2018

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations, has announced Moogsoft Observe, intended to provide core AIOps platform capabilities from centralized analytics to the data source. Moogsoft ingests time-series and metrics data in real-time and applies AI to detect incidents at the source of the problem. Observe stores only anomalous and contextual data, providing IT teams specific knowledge to improve their online services and applications. It is targeted at IT generalists, including site reliability engineers and DevOps.

Posted September 10, 2018

Cisco has teamed with Veeam Software to deliver Veeam High Availability on Cisco HyperFlex—a data management platform intended to provide scalability, ease of management, and support for multi-cloud environments through Cisco support services. 

Posted September 10, 2018

Our friends at CA Technologies recently shared some survey results with us: As application containerization adoption continues to rise, new types of challenges emerge. Despite their benefits, containerized application environments have created exponential complexity in cloud-based application management and monitoring. While Docker popularity is rising, more than 50% of organizations surveyed say their use of Docker container technology is "just getting started." Primary use cases at this time include app development and testing. And the business impact of Docker container performance is largely unmeasured today. More than half of executives (56%) said they are not monitoring Docker container performance problems for business impact yet.

Posted September 10, 2018

SQream is releasing an upgraded version of its GPU-accelerated data warehouse for rapidly analyzing massive data stores. SQream DB v3.0 enables enterprises to quickly and easily load massive volumes of data in the range of terabytes to petabytes for analysis.

Posted September 07, 2018

Alation Inc., the data catalog company, and First San Francisco Partners, a business advisory and information management consultancy, are entering a strategic partnership to meet the needs of Chief Data Officers (CDOs). The partnership will focus on delivering new, field-tested methodologies for agile and modern data governance, made possible by data catalog technology.

Posted September 06, 2018

A simple search of the internet for the term "DevOps" reveals many different definitions, writes Tim Boles in a new IOUG SELECT article. "It is hard to just use one or two sentences to convey the meaning of DevOps," he notes, explaining that most definitions go into great detail about the methodology and whys, hows, and hoped-for results of DevOps. "However," says Boles, "they all use words and phrases like 'reduce the time,' 'rapid IT service delivery,' and 'agile.' "

Posted September 05, 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 September 05, 2018

Every year, thousands of data experts and professionals from over 100 different countries converge at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco to discover the newest updates to Oracle's ecosystem of technologies. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand.

Posted September 04, 2018

As the industry embraces artificial intelligence and marches toward autonomous systems, some enterprises will still need to rely on traditional databases that must be managed, tuned, and secured to ensure the best performance. And while not all organizations will be able to make the autonomous transition quickly due to internal processes, there are a few tricks to optimize your old database with terabytes of data at speeds needed for everything from e-commerce to IoT and music streaming services on a global scale.

Posted September 04, 2018

Everyone wants to be part of a data-driven enterprise, and for good reason. Data analytics, when applied in a meaningful way, provides an enormous competitive advantage. There's a catch to this though that frequently gets overlooked amidst the glowing analyst projections and keynote speeches about a limitless future in which systems and machines do all the heavy lifting and thinking for businesses. Data—the right kind, in the right sequence, in the right context—doesn't just magically drop out of the cloud. It needs to be discovered, identified, transformed, and brought together for analysis, management, and eventual storage.

Posted September 04, 2018

Several MultiValue databases have been chosen as the best of the pack for this year's Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards. Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the Readers' Choice Awards, recognizing leading vendors across a variety of segments in the IT industry. Unlike any other awards programs conducted by DBTA, this one is special because the nominees are submitted and the winners are chosen by the experts—whose opinions carry more weight than all others—you, the readers.

Posted September 04, 2018

Informatica, a cloud data management provider, is launching new product innovations that will enhance customer engagement with trusted, governed, and secure data management. The updates transform Informatica Master Data Management (MDM), Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) and Data Privacy, and Protection, enabling enterprises with intelligent hybrid data management to transform customer experience.

Posted August 31, 2018

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations, is unveiling Moogsoft Observe, extending Moogsoft's core AIOps platform capabilities from centralized analytics to the data source. Moogsoft ingests time-series and metrics data in real-time and applies AI to detect incidents at the source of the problem. Observe stores only anomalous and contextual data, giving IT teams highly-advanced, specific knowledge to improve their online services and applications while dramatically lowering data transport, ingestion, and storage costs.

Posted August 30, 2018

JetStream Software Inc., a provider of cloud software development, is releasing JetStream Data Protection. The platform will offer cloud service providers an advanced solution to deliver data availability services to enterprise customers. The JetStream Data Protection software joins the already available solutions, JetStream Accelerate and JetStream Migrate, as part of the JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform.

Posted August 30, 2018

DevOps continues to transform the way companies build and deploy applications through agile methodologies, better communication and collaboration, faster feedback loops and greater automation. However, even the best DevOps initiatives can fall victim to data bottlenecks, from challenges provisioning data quickly and easily, to synchronizing application and database changes and, in some cases, a serious lack of cooperation between developers and database administrators.

Posted August 30, 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, unveiled Amazon Aurora Serverless., a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns. Amazon Aurora Serverless offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any servers.

Posted August 30, 2018

The concepts of Agile methodology and continuous delivery have become popular in software development, yet they are somewhat less mature among DBAs and database developers. Shay Shmeltzer, director of product management for Oracle Cloud Development Tools, discussed how database administrators (DBAs) and SQL developers can take advantage of newer development approaches while also dealing with the unique challenges that exist in the world of database development.

Posted August 30, 2018

Alteryx is updating its analytics platform (2018.3), introducing new features that will enhance how users prepare, analyze, share and collaborate on data across the organization. The update reveals a new tool called Visualytics that will provide real-time, interactive visualizations across the Alteryx platform, enabling any data worker in an organization to easily visualize and understand their data throughout the entire analytics workflow, generating data-driven insights.

Posted August 29, 2018

Asigra Inc., a cloud backup, recovery and restore software provide, is introducing Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance, at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week. In partnership with iXsystems, the new backup solution combines Asigra Cloud Backup V14 software with iXsystems' TrueNAS storage, featuring the OpenZFS open source file system and volume management for unprecedented flexibility and data integrity.

Posted August 29, 2018

SUSE and SAP's partnership over the years continues to pay off, with the company recently teaming up with more than 500 SAP channel partners to deliver SAP Business One. SAP channel partners in the SUSE Partner Program have benefited from high-quality technical training on enterprise Linux, earning industry-recognized certifications.

Posted August 29, 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 29, 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 August 29, 2018

A recent survey by CA Technologies shows consumers and enterprise executives have differing views on digital trust matters. While executives feel they are handling data security in a relatively safe and secure fashion, consumer aren't so sure. In the survey, consumers give relatively weak scores to businesses on their ability to protect sensitive data—a "61" on a scale of 1 to 100. By contrast, cybersecurity professionals assign an average score of 75. There are mismatched perceptions of data security, and customers simply don't trust what businesses are doing with the data they collect.

Posted August 27, 2018

VMware delivered a series of announcements on new and enhanced capabilities from the VMworld event taking place this week in Las Vegas. The company introduced new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware's software-as-a-service (SaaS) based cloud operations platform included new cloud automation services, VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker, and VMware Code Stream; a new cloud configuration security and compliance service, VMware Secure State; and significant enhancements to Wavefront by VMware.

Posted August 27, 2018

At the SHARE summer 2018 event in St. Louis, the new SHARE president and CEO Justin Bastin reflected on the significance of the new Zowe project, SHARE's leadership in blockchain, compliance, and DevOps, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.

Posted August 27, 2018

Dell EMC has introduced its latest Z-series 100GbE fabric switch, the Z9264F-ON, doubling its capacity and delivering a complete set of open solutions for modern enterprise and service provider data centers.

Posted August 27, 2018

As data continues to grow analysts, scientists, and other business users can't always find the insights they are looking for. Worse yet, the quality and level of confidence in these assets are constantly in question.

Posted August 23, 2018

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has released the Progress Spark Toolkit, a set of open source ABL code and recommended best practices to enable organizations to evolve existing applications and extend their capabilities to meet market demands. 

Posted August 21, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced updates to the SolarWinds Orion Platform and its product portfolio. The enhancements span multiple products, including the latest versions of Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), Storage Resource Monitor (SRM), and the new SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor (SCM).

Posted August 21, 2018

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection solutions, has introduced Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 with an improved user interface that simplifies how employees can protect data and modern workloads. The new Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 provides an intuitive interface that enables authorized employees to protect and monitor their own data, on premise or in multi-cloud environments, enabling employees to play an important data management role in their department.

Posted August 21, 2018

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