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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 recently acquired Zenedge, which helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on-premise, or hybrid hosting environments.

Posted March 21, 2018

Database environments continue to increase in size and complexity while the challenge of maintaining the performance and availability of business-critical systems is also growing. 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.

Posted March 21, 2018

GDPR, the European Union (EU) legislation addressing data security, privacy and use protections, is right around the corner and consumers are starting to pay attention. A recent SAS poll of U.K. citizens found that almost half plan to exercise their rights at some point after the new legislation takes effect in May of 2018. Unfortunately, many companies may not be ready to answer the call.

Posted March 21, 2018

Everything around us today is an outcome of the Industrial Age. The 250-plus years of changes allow a toaster in every house, a car in every driveway, and a computer in every pocket. It's hard to imagine the amount of change that workers have gone through during this period. We are now on the journey through the Information Age, and it continues to change our world every day. The future is not written, but I know who will create it: Those that seek out the change.

Posted March 21, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of "Big Iron to Big Data" software, is releasing new innovations in its Ironstream data integration software. The new updates include the ability to deliver mainframe log and application data in real-time directly to Elastic Logstash.

Posted March 21, 2018

Data is considered the cornerstone of every institution. The premise has been that the more data companies can gather, the more return on investment. However, businesses must now contend with regulations to safeguard that data. Kristina Podnar, digital policy advisor at NativeTrust Consulting, will address the need to govern big data and how to successfully adopt new policies during her Data Summit 2018 session titled, "GDPR: Writing Policy for Big Data."

Posted March 21, 2018

Data strategy is a commonly misunderstood term and everybody defines it differently.  But to really harness the power of your data, you need a solid strategy that incorporates everything—from security to data governance to choosing the right technologies, says Lynda Partner, VP, Marketing & Analytics as a Service, Pythian, who will present a talk at Data Summit 2018 titled "The Business of Data: Defining Your Strategy."

Posted March 20, 2018

Splice Machine is launching a connector that aims to boost IoT and machine learning applications.The solution, Apache Spark DataSource,  provides a fast, native, ACID-compliant datastore for Spark and also opens up Splice Machine's underlying Apache Spark engine to directly use advanced capabilities such as Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib or R (for machine learning).

Posted March 19, 2018

IBM is launching a new data science and machine learning platform along with an elite consulting team to help users accelerate their AI journeys. Powered by a fast in-memory database that can ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, IBM's new Cloud Private for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering, and app building platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

BMC has expanded its Control-M Managed File Transfer offering to include support for all file transfers—internal and external, in the cloud or on-premises—from a single, end-to-end digital business automation platform. With BMC's Control-M solution, companies have instant visibility into the status of file transfers and business application workloads, increasing efficiency and control of business services.

Posted March 19, 2018

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), a workload engine for complex workloads. The new release includes major new features designed for ease-of-use and enhanced performance, together with direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), a workload engine for complex workloads. The new release includes major new features designed for ease-of-use and enhanced performance, together with direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

Software AG has unveiled the latest version of its open, cloud-based Cumulocity IoT platform (Release 9), which builds on a distributed architecture with additional edge processing capabilities. Cumulocity IoT now includes enhanced high availability, multi-cluster deployment options, as well as code-free integration of devices supporting Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies used for long-term low bandwidth remote monitoring, including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Lightweight M2M (LWM2M), and Long Range (LoRa).

Posted March 19, 2018

A new survey from conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient finds that 77% of the firms surveyed lack proper incident response plans; while 69% say that funding for ‘cyber resiliency' is insufficient.

Posted March 19, 2018

Today, the average enterprise is being flooded with data streams as they come in from a variety of endpoints from smart devices and sensor networks, to web logs and financial transactions. DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Brian Bulkowski, co-founder and CTO, Aerospike, and Dan Potter, VP product management and marketing, Attunity, to educate its readers about the key ingredients for success in building a fast data system.

Posted March 16, 2018

OneLogin has announced a new product that allows companies to manage access for on-premises and cloud-based applications with a single identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution.

Posted March 15, 2018

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, has acquired Infinity Storage, a Milan-based pioneer in software-defined file storage solutions.

Posted March 15, 2018

Presented once each year by three major Oracle users groups—Independent Oracle Users Group, Oracle Applications Users Group, and Quest International Users Group—COLLABORATE is one event focused solely on the spectrum of Oracle technologies and solutions that you can count on to get information from experts and fellow users about practical implications, real-world use cases, and how to benefit from new solutions and overcome difficulties you may be having.

Posted March 14, 2018

An abundance of database types are flourishing so much so that those who tout "polyglot persistence" insist that one size cannot fit all and focus on integrating multiple data stores. However, multi-model databases are also on the rise and may be a better fit than using multiple data stores. Jeff Fried, CTO, BA Insight will discuss the pros and cons of both approaches at Data Summit 2018 during his session titled, "Polyglot Persistence Versus Multi-Model Databases."

Posted March 14, 2018

Does this sound familiar? You have a backlog of apps that your workforce is craving, and you simply don't have the team (or the time) to build them. In fact, the demand for apps is growing five times faster than IT's capacity to deliver them. This crunch is probably all too familiar for many, and it's forcing IT teams to find new ways to accelerate app development. The age-old question is, do you build, do you buy, or do you do something in between?

Posted March 13, 2018

TrustArc, a data privacy management company, has added 20 privacy assessment solutions to further accelerate the process by which companies meet the impending May 25th GDPR deadline and maintain compliance afterward.

Posted March 13, 2018

IBM is unveiling an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope, a cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. This repository, currently growing by terabytes per day, can automatically ingest, curate, and seamlessly integrate all forms of geospatial-temporal data.  Large, heterogeneous, and complex datasets are tamed into a tidy aligned and indexed structure designed for efficient retrieval and query. 

Posted March 13, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls.

Posted March 12, 2018

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, is expanding its Control-M Managed File Transfer offering to include support for all file transfers from a single automation platform. With BMC's Control-M solution, companies have instant visibility into the status of file transfers and business application workloads.

Posted March 09, 2018

With data lakes being so new to organizations, an early failure can significantly set back the opportunity to fundamentally transform analytics. However, while the potential for big data innovation is significant, organizations are mired with slow, manual, and time-consuming processes for managing the tasks that turn raw big data into relevant business assets and insights. Without addressing these challenges in a systematic way, organizations find that data lake projects turn into labor-intensive, complex endeavors.

Posted March 08, 2018

Websites and the servers that host them are vulnerable to attack, and so too are the networks that are connected to them. Security holes in sites created by human error or application vulnerabilities are a source of trouble for the entire enterprise.

Posted March 08, 2018

CA Technologies, a provider of business automation software, is upgrading its CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), introducing major new features for enhanced performance. The new release makes the solution easier to own and manage to help users provide that critical applications and businesses processes run smoothly and continuously.

Posted March 08, 2018

Graph databases are increasingly popular. In fact, according to DB-Engines graphs are the fastest growing of any database category since 2013. This growth is fueled in part because many organizations are realizing the value of understanding connections in their data. For companies looking to use a graph database to build behavior and decision-making applications based on real-time evaluation of connected data, there are several key attributes, including integrity, performance, efficiency and scalability.

Posted March 07, 2018

While artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing hold great promise, there are also practical considerations that must be considered in order to leverage its transformative effect, according to Hadley Reynolds, managing director, Cognitive Computing Consortium, who will present a keynote at Data Summit 2018 titled "Capturing Value with Cognitive Computing: Executing on Data Challenges."

Posted March 07, 2018

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. This year, there are 28 categories in which to submit nominations.

Posted March 07, 2018

MariaDB is launching MariaDB Server 10.3.5, adding temporal data processing, Oracle compatibility features, and other improvements in its next candidate release. The announcement was first made during the MariaDB M|18 conference in New York.

Posted March 07, 2018

Take advantage of the many opportunities for peer interaction through panel discussions and provocative talks at this year's Data Summit conference. This unique event brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations.

Posted March 07, 2018

Startups with a mission to address an unanswered problem continue to emerge in the tech sector. These companies tap into new and still emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT, machine learning, containerization, AI, NoSQL, and blockchain to provide fresh solutions that simply were not possible before.

Posted March 07, 2018

data.world is releasing its data collaboration platform for the enterprise, aiming to break down the barriers separating people, data, and business. The platform is launching with integrations with leading enterprise data solutions including Tableau, Microsoft Excel and Power BI, IBM SPSS, MicroStrategy, Google Data Studio, and others.

Posted March 07, 2018

Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, is boosting its Safyr platform with SAP and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) integration. Safyr now provides users of SAP and SAP Business Warehouse greater visibility and intelligence about the data connections between the two products. The company has also enhanced product features for GDPR data discovery.

Posted March 06, 2018

Cambridge Semantics and  CData Software have formed a technology partnership to provide SQL query access to a code-free, graph-based, big data management and analytics environment.  With graph technology becoming increasingly popular in today's data-driven organizations, the partnership opens a new option to SQL users who will be able use their existing query skills and familiar data access tools to access the integration of diverse data sources.

Posted March 06, 2018

Red Hat, a provider of enterprise open source solutions, introduced a decision management platform and low-code development tool intended to simplify the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is the next generation of the company's business rules management offering, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and is designed to enable organizations to quickly build applications that automate business decisions.

Posted March 05, 2018

Cisco and Rackspace announced a collaboration to deliver Rackspace cloud customers advanced protection against evolving sophisticated threats. Rackspace is deploying high volumes of Cisco's Next-Generation Firewalls and integrating them directly into its services, helping enable its customers to manage their hosted environments more efficiently and securely.

Posted March 05, 2018

Intel announced it has begun shipping its Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs, which it claims to be one of the industry's only field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with 58G PAM4 transceiver technology. By integrating the FPGA with 58G PAM4 technology, Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs can double the transceiver bandwidth performance when compared to traditional solutions.

Posted March 05, 2018

Stanford University may be at the epicenter of the digital revolution, but it is also leading the way in lowering the energy footprint that goes with it. The university just announced that its Stanford Research Computing Center uses nearly 40% less energy per square foot than the national median, prevents more than 1,300 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, and outperforms 100% of similar buildings nationwide. The center hosts high-performance computing equipment for Stanford faculty and researchers, and running such an energy-efficient building requires a daily review of the whole facility, looking for issues, leaks, rodents, security problems and energy-wasting situations.

Posted March 05, 2018

Datawatch Corporation is launching Datawatch Monarch Swarm, an intelligent enterprise data preparation and analytics platform that can transform how businesses interact with and leverage their greatest assets. With new and innovative applications of machine learning technology to benefit every user no matter their skill-level, Monarch Swarm empowers every individual, department, and organization with advanced intelligence and insight into how data can be used to drive further team collaboration, socialization, and support of data governance practices.

Posted March 05, 2018

Waterline Data, a provider of data cataloging solutions and applications, is releasing the Waterline Metadata Discovery Platform, designed to help the petabyte enterprise accelerate the discovery, governance, and use of big data. Based on advanced data virtualization technology, the new solution serves as a platform for multiple applications, from data cataloging for analytics to the newly launched GDPR compliance application.

Posted March 05, 2018

A new Unisphere Research survey sponsored by Quest Software looks at the changing role of the DBA in light of new challenges in database administration ("DBAs Face New Challenges: Trends in Database Administration"). For years, DBAs' primary responsibilities have been aimed at ensuring that data is safely, securely, accurately, and appropriately stored, managed, and maintained. However, with the rise of new data types and increasing data volumes, data environments are changing, and so, too, are the roles of DBAs.

Posted March 05, 2018

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure, eliminating operational data management tasks and allowing enterprises to focus on innovative projects. DataStax Managed Cloud is the always-on data layer available on public cloud with secure, expert managed services, powered by Apache Cassandra. Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

Posted March 02, 2018

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