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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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Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important. Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important.

Posted April 08, 2020

We live in a business world that craves instantaneous response times, especially in terms of the responsiveness of modern transactional applications. Customers expect to make a money transfer, pay a bill, or buy a product online in a matter of seconds. This insatiable desire for speed to customer parallels the need to increase speed to market for these modern apps. With development activity accelerating through DevOps, do we ever stop to consider the increased demands this is putting on batch processing?

Posted April 08, 2020

To get a full appreciation for the incredible pace of change in business technology, look at the past 6 years. In 2014, IDC published a report that said that, by 2020, the digital universe would contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe, and the data we create and copy annually would reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Guess what? It's 2020. And it turns out IDC was correct in assuming that we were about to endure a data deluge.

Posted April 08, 2020

With $3.6 trillion in mergers and acquisitions completed in 2019 alone, M&A activity has been booming. However, a merger or acquisition isn't just a business decision and a business process. It's also a massive undertaking on the IT side, as you figure out how to migrate and integrate business applications and business data.

Posted April 08, 2020

The hype around DevOps and its potential to drive greater ROI across a wide range of enterprise operations increased substantially in the last decade. However, as these expectations carry into 2020, organizations will start to take a more sober approach to DevOps implementations. While DevOps was initially seen as a widespread solution to all sorts of enterprise IT issues, the implementation of DevOps approaches is now shaping up to become more strategic and focused, with much of the emphasis on how to maximize the ultimate return on investment.

Posted April 08, 2020

DevOps, DataOps, AI, and containers all lead to one important innovation for enterprises seeking to be more data-driven—and that is greater automation. Data-driven enterprises cannot function if data resources and applications are in any way being manually administered, deployed, remediated, or upgraded.

Posted April 08, 2020

When it comes to DevOps, developers increasingly recognize databases to be code sets that require ongoing integration and deployment. They are "another code deployment which can and should be managed, tested, automated, and improved with the same robust, reliable methodologies applied to application code," according to the authors of a recent survey of 2,000 developers.

Posted April 08, 2020

Cutting-edge startups are constantly emerging to address new challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these young, innovative companies have fresh approaches that tap into blockchain, quantum computing, advanced analytics, AI, DevOps methodologies, containerization, and data security advancements. To shine a spotlight on some of the ways innovation in IT is being reflected today, here, DBTA presents 28 companies we think are worth watching in 2020.

Posted April 08, 2020

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is launching Neo4j for Graph Data Science, a data science environment built to harness the predictive power of relationships for enterprise deployments. Neo4j for Graph Data Science helps data scientists leverage highly predictive, yet largely underutilized relationships and network structures to answer unwieldy problems.

Posted April 08, 2020

Talend, a provider of in cloud data integration and data integrity, is bolstering its partnership with Databricks. With the Winter '20 release of Talend Data Fabric, including Stitch Data Loader for data ingest, Talend now supports Delta Lake. The comprehensive support enables data ingestion into lakehouse environments where data warehouse management features are combined with low-cost storage.

Posted April 08, 2020

Talend is joining the fight against COVID-19 by collaborating with developers from the Singer open source community and Bytecode to create an ETL tool for COVID-19 datasets. Talend standardizes the data, augments it with metadata, then routes the results to a data warehouse or data lake: Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Delta Lake for Databricks, or Google BigQuery.

Posted April 07, 2020

SQream, provider of SQream DB, is offering free licenses of SQream DB to qualified healthcare and government organizations on the frontlines of the push to defeat COVID-19. SQream DB enables organizations to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data which is being mined to find a better means of diagnosis and a potential treatment, vaccine, and cure. 

Posted April 07, 2020

Google is launching its Memorystore platform for Memcached, an open source, in-memory data store that is a caching layer for databases. In a blog post by Gopal Ashok, product manager for Memorystore, the company highlights the announcement.

Posted April 06, 2020

Koch Industries has completed the acquisition of the remaining portion of Infor from Golden Gate Capital. Infor, a global provider of business cloud software specialized by industry, has been a key component of Koch's technological transformation. The acquisition brings new key capabilities to Koch to accelerate digital transformation, while providing Infor with resources and industry knowledge to continue growing its expertise in mission-critical software for industries such as manufacturing, retail and distribution, among others.

Posted April 06, 2020

More than 25,000 students competed in the 15th annual Master the Mainframe Student Developer Competition, powered by AngelHack and sponsored by IBM. The competition is intended to promote a positive sentiment of mainframes to Gen Z, and was presented in three parts, with various recognition and prizes awarded at the completion of each.

Posted April 06, 2020

Compuware, provider of software for mainframe DevOps, has announced new capabilities that enable application development teams to automate performance tests early in the development lifecycle, helping large enterprises speed time-to-market and improve application performance. "DevOps teams simply must accelerate mainframe software development and delivery and drive more innovation—it's a competitive mandate," said Chris O'Malley, CEO of Compuware.

Posted April 06, 2020

Hazelcast, a provider of an in-memory computing platform, is releasing Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a low-latency deployment of Hazelcast software as a managed service. "With the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, we now offer simplicity, scalability, and freedom for organizations to develop their applications in a manner that can be deployed where they best serve the end user, whether that is AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or on-premises," said Enes Akar, CTO for Hazelcast Cloud.

Posted April 06, 2020

Element Critical, a provider of IT infrastructure with data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia, has formed a partnership with multi-cloud networking platform provider, Pureport. "Integrating Pureport's platform into our data centers will allow customers to quickly and cost-effectively connect to the top cloud providers of their choice," said Mike Frank, vice president of product at Element Critical.

Posted April 06, 2020

The White House has announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world's most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. The public-private consortium, spearheaded by the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and IBM, includes government, industry, and academic leaders who have volunteered free compute time and resources on their machines.

Posted April 06, 2020

Lightstep, a provider of observability software for organizations adopting microservices and serverless, is releasing release its observability solution to help developers better understand the health of systems and services.

Posted April 02, 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is launching a series of initiatives to help customers and support business continuity during COVID-19. HPE is releasing a more powerful virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, and offering flexible financing terms and new pre-configured solutions to increase flexibility and accelerate delivery for customers as the company recognizes the growing need to deploy or scale remote workforce infrastructure.

Posted April 02, 2020

Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects including Grafana and Loki, is releasing Cortex v1.0, enabling users to streamline real time queries. Cortex enables high-performance Prometheus queries, allowing users to run real time queries against tens of billions of data points.

Posted April 02, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is recieving $112.5 million in funding at a post-money valuation of $2.3 billion, to continue growing its suite of products. This brings the company's total venture funding to $345.5 million.

Posted April 02, 2020

DataStax is releasing code for an Apache Cassandra Kubernetes operator to help enterprises and users succeed with scale-out, cloud-native data. This Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra, cass-operator, is now available and ready for use by the community.

Posted April 02, 2020

Commvault, an enterprise software provider of the management of data across cloud and on-premise environments, is making its latest product innovations widely available. New improvements include new cloud and on-premise data management capabilities.

Posted April 01, 2020

PlanetScale, creator of PlanetScaleDB, database-as-a-service built on Kubernetes and Vitess, is launching a multi-cloud database, enabling companies to deploy, run, and manage databases that span multiple cloud providers simultaneously. PlanetScaleDB is built on two trusted technologies: MySQL, which powers millions of applications, and Vitess, a cloud-native computing foundation (CNCF) hosted open source graduated project that serves massive-scale production traffic at companies such as YouTube, Slack, and Square.

Posted March 31, 2020

The amount of data needed for real-time, customer-facing applications is impossible to operationalize when managed through software alone, according to Prasanna Sundararajan, CEO and co-founder of rENIAC.

Posted March 30, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed solutions for scalable open source technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Elasticsearch, expanding expands Instaclustr's one-stop destination for deploying, managing, analyzing, optimizing, and monitoring all components of enterprises' data layer and related infrastructure.

Posted March 30, 2020

RiskSense, provider of risk-based vulnerability management and prioritization, is introducing Full Spectrum RBVM (Risk-based Vulnerability Management) that automatically discovers, analyzes, scores, and prioritizes both internal and external-facing security threat exposures.

Posted March 30, 2020

The Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence Act was recently introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) with the goal of establishing a 13-member Congressional Commission that will ensure facial recognition does not produce bias or inaccurate results.  Recently, Suraj Amonkar of Fractal Analytics, an AI and analytics company, shared his views on the proposed legislation and the issues it addresses.

Posted March 27, 2020

Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Digital Outcomes Now to help the Global Telecommunications Industry convert their massive data volumes into positive outcomes. Yellowbrick's data warehouse enables enterprises to run workloads on-premise, in the cloud - or both, while achieving the best economics in the industry.

Posted March 27, 2020

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations platform, has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform, allowing Unravel to simplify and optimize modern data apps wherever they exist. Cloudera Data Platform manages data in any environment, including multiple public clouds, bare metal deployments, private clouds, and hybrid clouds.

Posted March 27, 2020

With this release, Akamai ushers in a new era of high-speed deployments and configurations by putting greater control in the hands of developers and thorough integration with existing CI/CD workflows.

Posted March 27, 2020

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform software-defined perimeter (SDP) and availability software, has announced that it will be offering its DxOdyssey networking software free-of-charge to anyone seeking to access their work computer (applications and information) from home.

Posted March 26, 2020

Storj Labs is launching its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, a decentralized cloud object storage service backed by enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) with boosted security. Tardigrade offers decentralized cloud object storage that's S3 compatible, highly performant, easily implemented, exceptionally durable, and highly available, according to the vendor.

Posted March 26, 2020

IBM is now offering Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, enabling Ansible users to automate IBM Z applications and IT infrastructure. The Certified Content will be available in Automation Hub, with an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy.

Posted March 26, 2020

Alluxio, developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has introduced Alluxio Structured Data Service (SDS) featuring a data Catalog Service and Transformation Service, two new major architectural components of its Data Orchestration Platform. With the new components, Alluxio now provides just-in-time data transform of data to be compute-optimized, independent of the storage format for OLAP engines, such as Presto and Apache Spark, said Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio.

Posted March 26, 2020

Portshift, a provider of cloud-native workload protection, is releasing Kubei Open Source container scanning software, enhancing security and remediation. Kubei is an open source Kubernetes runtime images scanning solution, presented to invite developer collaboration for the hardening of runtime environments.

Posted March 26, 2020

WaveMaker, an enterprise low-code platform, is entering its next phase of integration with SpotCues to provide customers with a seamless application delivery mechanism for mobile applications.

Posted March 26, 2020

Dremio, the data lake engine company, is closing on $70 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to fuel its growth and expand its products. The round was led by new investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Cisco Investments, Lightspeed Venture Partners,  Norwest Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. Teddie Wardi, managing director, Insight Partners will also join the Dremio Board of Directors.

Posted March 26, 2020

Accedian, a provider of performance analytics and end user experience solutions, is adding new capabilities to its cloud-native performance monitoring and analytics platform, Skylight. This release combines full stack end user experience visibility with deep passive and active network infrastructure insights.

Posted March 25, 2020

As priorities shift and companies deploy database changes weekly or more frequently, Redgate Software is releasing a new SQL Monitor that ensures that DevOps teams can monitor and track deployments at all times.

Posted March 25, 2020

LogDNA, a provider of multi-cloud log management solutions, has introduced performance and usability updates that enable developers to more easily query, filter, and gain insight from their log data. "The complexity of developing, deploying, and scaling applications is exponentially more complicated today than even just a few months ago, and the amount of data even small teams deal with on a daily basis is becoming untenable," said Peter Cho, vice president of product management at LogDNA.

Posted March 25, 2020

Pulsiam is a public safety software company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Pulsiam has installed the SafetyNet suite of public safety software at more than 90 locations worldwide, serving nearly one hundred million people. With the assistance of Rocket Software, Pulsiam has been able to expand its operations and update existing infrastructure for years, according to Henry Unger, CEO of Pulsiam.

Posted March 25, 2020

As phone technology evolves, so does MultiValue and Bluefinity is providing various options and features for a new era of smart phones and devices. Evoke provides the flexibility for SQL and MV companies to choose how they want to deploy their apps now with the option to change direction as conditions or circumstances change.

Posted March 25, 2020

With a new year and a new decade just beginning, MultiValue leaders are anticipating new opportunities for this well-established technology. There are many issues to consider, including what customers are currently looking for in their MV solutions, whether MV is ready for AI, and the impact of cloud, security, and privacy concerns. In this annual MultiValue Special Report, DBTA asks MV executives this two pronged question: As we enter 2020, what will spark the next set of trends in the MultiValue space for the decade ahead, and is your MV platform ready to address new demands?

Posted March 25, 2020

SAP is launching a new digital learning initiative offering educational content to support students, professionals, and anyone interested in remote learning. This initiative is based on three educational pillars - massive open online courses (MOOCs), learning journeys for universities, and the SAP Young Thinkers program - as part of SAP's comprehensive learning and enablement program.

Posted March 25, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAP is making several platforms available immediately, at no cost, to facilitate supply chains and remote working. Remote Work Pulse by Qualtrics helps organizations understand how their employees are doing and what support they need as they adapt to new work environments. Remote Work Pulse is designed to help employees, companies, educational institutions, communities, and governments stay connected and move forward.

Posted March 25, 2020

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