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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.



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IBM and Hortonworks are expanding their partnership focused on extending data science and machine learning to more developers and across the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. The companies are combining the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Big SQL into new integrated solutions designed to help users better analyze and manage data for better decision making.

Posted June 13, 2017

Melissa, a provider of global data quality and identity verification solutions, has achieved certification in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which establishes principles to ensure privacy of customer data shared in the process of transatlantic commerce. According to Melissa, this certification supports Melissa's ongoing commitment to the security, privacy, and availability of customer data for a worldwide clientele.

Posted June 13, 2017

Attunity Ltd., a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is launching a new solution, Attunity Compose for Hive, which automates the process of creation and continuous loading of operational and historical data stores in a data lake.

Posted June 13, 2017

Addressing the rise of hybrid deployments, Hortonworks has introduced a new software support subscription to provide seamless support to organizations as they transition from on-premise to cloud. Separately, Hortonworks also announced the general availability of Hortonworks Dataflow (HDF) 3.0, a new release of its open source data-in-motion platform, which enables customers to collect, curate, analyze and act on all data in real-time, across the data center and cloud.

Posted June 12, 2017

Against the backdrop of WannaCry ransomware attacks targeting mission-critical computer systems globally, Data Summit 2017 introduced the Data Security Forum, a track dedicated to cybersecurity. Every day, thousands of entities have their computer networks breached, their systems hacked and their data stolen, degraded or destroyed, noted Robert Pearl, president, Pearl Knowledge Solutions, who offered a presentation on emerging cyber threats as part of the program.

Posted June 07, 2017

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of software for integration, API management, and analytics, has announced the new TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration.

Posted June 06, 2017

Databricks has introduced a new offering to simplify the management of Apache Spark workloads in the cloud. "Databricks Serverless" is a managed computing platform for Apache Spark that allows teams to share a pool of computing resources and automatically isolates users and manages costs. The new offering aims to remove the complexity and cost of users managing their own Spark clusters.

Posted June 06, 2017

Syncsort, a provider of data integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new solutions that bring together its industry-leading big data integration and recently acquired Trillium data quality software to address data governance and customer 360 initiatives within data lakes.

Posted June 06, 2017

PremiumSoft has announced the release of Navicat Version 12 with a brand new interface for its Navicat family of products. Navicat develops the database management and development software. Its flagship product, Navicat Premium, allows users to access up to six databases all-in-one, including MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, eliminating workflow disruption to leverage users' time and increasing productivity and efficiency.

Posted June 06, 2017

Unravel Data, which provides an APM platform designed for big data, has added integrated support for Cloudera Impala and Apache Kafka into its platform.

Posted June 06, 2017

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced five key enhancements to help customers accelerate data-driven decision making.

Posted June 06, 2017

IBM Security announced an initiative to help address the projected 1.8 million-person cybersecurity worker shortage through programs and partnerships that promote a "new-collar" cybersecurity workforce strategy. As part of this initiative, IBM is sponsoring alternative education models at the high school level, while defining new workforce approaches to reach a broader pipeline of employees based on skills, experience and aptitudes as opposed to traditional hiring models which focus on degrees alone. In fact, nearly 20% of IBM Security professionals hired in the U.S. since 2015 fall into this category of "new-collar" employees.

Posted June 05, 2017

Qubole, a data platform provider, is building an autonomous data platform designed to automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective. The next-generation data platform includes three new products: Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents.

Posted June 05, 2017

Software Diversified Services (SDS), a provider of mainframe software, has acquired the SMA_RT software product from Type80 Security Software, Inc. SMA_RT is a real-time mainframe intrusion detection, SIEM agent, and log-event processing product for z/OS. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Posted June 05, 2017

Seagate Government Solutions, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Seagate, a provider of storage solutions, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a government IT solutions provider, have formed a partnership to distribute Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) to government agencies. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as a public sector distributor for Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification.

Posted June 05, 2017

IBM Security and Cisco announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work together across products, services and threat intelligence for the benefit of customers.

Posted June 05, 2017

In the last few years, a frequent topic of conversation within some of the largest corporations in the world has been the move to the cloud—how to prepare for it, how to address it, and how to benefit from it. Yet over the past several months, some are also talking about a more ambitious goal: to be cloud-only by 2025.

Posted June 01, 2017

There are two types of businesses in the world today: those that run on data and those that will run on data. Data security now sits at the top of nearly every organization's priority list. But with such a high volume of data coming into most businesses every day, how can information security professionals quickly identify which data is the highest priority for protection? After all, security costs time and money, and not all types of data are as sensitive or vulnerable as others.

Posted June 01, 2017

Often, when working with technical people, they get excited over the latest and greatest piece of software or hardware. They try and get their management excited, but it seems as if their management just doesn't "get" how good it is.

Posted June 01, 2017

Although Java and JavaScript are the most popular all around programming languages today, the C programming language remains the language of choice for high performance computing after almost 45 years of mainstream use. However, where runtime performance considerations are paramount, Go and Rust are emerging as valid successors to C.

Posted June 01, 2017

Resources used to be expensive. Resources used to be scarce. Resources used to take a long time to provision. As such, it made sense to put resource consumption at the top of the list when talking about database performance. Those days are gone. With more than 80% of databases running in virtual environments, where hardware is more commoditized every day, access to physical resources—CPU, memory, network, and disk—whenever needed is much easier. In fact, Moore's Law predicts that technology advancements will double every 2 years. Well, most physical resources are certainly on pace with that, or better.

Posted June 01, 2017

With data increasingly recognized as a highly valuable enterprise asset, data protection is understandably becoming a higher priority. To explore the issues surrounding data protection, including the role of people, processes, and technology in creating a proactive security stance, Database Trends and Applications is introducing the Cybersecurity Sourcebook.

Posted June 01, 2017

Cloudera has launched Altus, a new PaaS offering aimed at making it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud. The initial Altus service helps data engineers use on-demand infrastructure to speed the creation and operation of elastic data pipelines that power sophisticated, data-driven applications.

Posted May 31, 2017

Pythian, a technology services provider, is launching a customized analytics solution that integrates multiple data types from both internal and external sources. The new solution, "Kick Analytics As A Service" (Kick AaaS), gathers multi-source, multi-format data together in the cloud, and adds advanced analytics, machine learning and visualizations to ensure business users and business systems get the insights they need when they need them

Posted May 31, 2017

Software AG has announced its GDPR Framework to help organizations address the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The European Union (EU) GDPR regulation mandates that all companies and institutions are legally bound to rules aimed at protecting personal data and for upholding the data privacy rights of individuals residing in the EU.

Posted May 30, 2017

It's imperative businesses plan strategically ahead for the future. Combine that with the myriad of choices a database professional or arcitecht has when it comes to future proofing their business. Mike King, enterprise technologist of big data at Dell EMC, covered a variety of databases, unique advantages and disadvantages of each, usage, tidbits, strategy, and more during his presentation titled "Crafting Your Database Strategy for the Future" at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 26, 2017

Enterprises are grappling with its business content sitting locked in disparate silos of unstructured data across many types of systems. Jeff Fried, CTO at BA Insight, explained how to extract this content, structure it, correlate it, and use it to derive and publish insights during his presentation, titled "Big Data for Line-of-Business Content," at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 26, 2017

Data lakes may not be the panacea everyone thought they would be but if used properly a data lake can be a rejuvenating force within an organization. Vincent Yates, director of analytics engineering at Zillow Group, explained the key tenents to building a successful data lake at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 26, 2017

Data management is going through a paradigm shift—again, said Joe Caserta, president of Caserta Concepts, who delivered a keynote titled, "Architecting Data for the Modern Enterprise," at Data Summit 2017 in NYC.

Posted May 25, 2017

BI and analytics are at the top of corporate agendas. Competition is intense, and, more than ever, organizations are demanding faster access to insights about their customers, markets, and internal operations to make better decisions. However, they are also facing challenges in powering real-time business analytics and systems of engagement. Analytic applications and systems of engagement need to be fast and consistent, but traditional database approaches, including RDBMS and first-generation NoSQL solutions, can be challenging to maintain, and costly, according to Aerospike CTO and co-founder Brian Bulkowski in a presentation at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 25, 2017

Self-service analytics has many benefits, but it's also caused the data landscape within many companies to become like the Wild West, said Jon Pilkington, chief products officer at Datawatch, during a presentation, titled "Revolutionizing Self-Service Data Preparation & Analysis," at Data Summit 2017. The secret to better data and analytics outcomes, he says, is "data socialization."

Posted May 25, 2017

As many organizations begin to look to the cloud to increase the efficiency and availability of their databases and applications while reducing costs and complexity, one of the reasons for pause is concern about security. This year at Data Summit 2017, Michael Corey, director, cloud computing evangelist, Spectrum Enterprise Navisite, and Don Sullivan, product line marketing manager for Business Critical Applications, VMware, engaged in an entertaining conversation on the topic of cloud security.

Posted May 25, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released a flash portfolio update with new products and data protection solutions. According to HPE, the adoption of flash storage continues to gain pace, with 51% of customers predicting that they will have an All-Flash Data Center within 5 years, while IT teams seek deeper integration across servers, storage, networks, and automation tools to maximize value from investments.

Posted May 25, 2017

With the recently unleashed WannaCry ransomware attacks that targeted computer systems globally fresh in attendees' minds, a number of Data Summit 2017 sessions looked at the need for smarter approaches to data governance and data security.

Posted May 24, 2017

The rise of streaming data and IoT and its implications for the enterprise were considered during sessions at Data Summit 2017, an annual conference presented by Big Data Quarterly and Database Trends and Applications, in NYC.

Posted May 24, 2017

Data Summit 2017 was recently held in NYC. New big data technologies, cloud, and analytics were among the key areas scrutinized in educational presentations, keynotes, and hands-on workshops.

Posted May 24, 2017

Businesses need to act now for the arrival of EU GDPR compliance regulations, or risk being among the first to be penalized when the regulations take effect in 12 months' time, according to Commvault, which contends that corporate complacency is one of the biggest barriers to GDPR compliance with many organizations yet to implement suitable processes or technology.

Posted May 24, 2017

IBM has introduced a toolkit on Power Systems optimized for open source databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra, to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.

Posted May 24, 2017

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, is announcing enhancements to its portfolio of SQL Server database management and performance monitoring solutions. "We are announcing multiple enhancements to address the Microsoft SQL Server community and customer base," said Greg Davoll, software products leader, Quest Software. Quest as a company is focused on three sets of capabilities for customers: database performance monitoring; database replication; and database development and management tooling, and these new product enhancements reflect that focus, he added.

Posted May 24, 2017

Informatica, a provider of solutions for enterprise data management, has unveiled a metadata-driven artificial intelligence technology called "CLAIRE" with the latest release of the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform.

Posted May 23, 2017

SignalFx, a provider of monitoring and operational intelligence solutions for the cloud, has announced the general availability of its latest release featuring new alerting capabilities that enable cloud operations teams to better monitor and manage cloud infrastructure, containers, and applications.

Posted May 22, 2017

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has completed the acquisition of Scout Server Monitoring.

Posted May 22, 2017

As IBM's recent announcement shows, blockchain is becoming a serious option for the enterprise. While still in the pilot stages, blockchain may provide the ability to track data and transactions employing the power of networks.

Posted May 22, 2017

CA Technologies has added new data protection enhancements to CA Data Content Discovery and CA Compliance Event Manager that are designed to simplify security management across the enterprise and enable end-to-end protection for data-in-motion from mobile to mainframe.

Posted May 22, 2017

IBM and Nutanix have formed a multi-year initiative to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments. The integrated offering aims to combine Nutanix's Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems, to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged solution targeting critical workloads in large enterprises. The partnership is aimed at delivering a full-stack combination with built-in AHV virtualization for a simple experience within the data center.

Posted May 22, 2017

Syncsort, an analytics platform provider, has announced new integration between its Big Iron to Big Data powerhouse Ironstream, and Compuware's Application Audit software that delivers real-time machine data to Splunk Enterprise Security for Security Information and Event Management. The new integration is intended to help organizations detect threats against mainframe data, correlate them with related information and events, and satisfy compliance requirements.

Posted May 22, 2017

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