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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 continued to hammer home its message on the value of cloud at its CloudWorld event for customers and partners at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Cloud is critical to IT because of a confluence of factors, ranging from business trends to demographics, said Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, in his keynote at the event, repeating a warning he has issued at past Oracle events.

Posted February 03, 2016

The development of a functional and practical quantum computing system has been "pending" for some decades now, but there are some real signs that this technology may become decisive soon. The implications of cryptography are encouraging major government investment - both the U.S. and China, in particular, are heavily investing in quantum computing technology. The arms race to develop functional quantum computing has begun.

Posted February 03, 2016

With Hadoop marking its 10th anniversary this year, Sean Suchter, CEO of Pepperdata, recently reflected on his experience with the platform and speculated on what the next 10 years may bring.

Posted February 03, 2016

Oracle has expanded its cloud offerings in the UK with the introduction of new PaaS and IaaS technologies to be hosted in its Slough data center. The new services include Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Dedicated Compute Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. The facility currently serves more than 500 UK and global customers with SaaS and IaaS offerings tailored for private corporations and public sector customers.

Posted February 02, 2016

Teradata is entering a strategic partnership with Alation to provide a data catalog that will help users to take advantage of self-service analytics.

Posted January 28, 2016

The combination of location data with high speed data in VoltDB version 6.0 will allow VoltDB to better support businesses that need to maximize the value of real-time data streams including location data to make personalized offers to customers and improve decision making.

Posted January 28, 2016

Rosslyn Analytics Ltd's RAPid Extract Studio 2.0 is now SAP-certified to integrate with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, providing users a rapid approach to obtain data from SAP software. The pre-built solution integrates with SAP solutions, allowing business and IT teams to cut the time and cost of accessing data for analytics projects by enabling them to start to automatically extract SAP data more quickly, according to Rosslyn Analytics.

Posted January 27, 2016

Synametrics Technologies, a provider of solutions for IT professionals and computer systems developers, is redesigning its WinSQL platform, offering a simplified environment for exploring data. WinSQL is a generic querying tool that connects to any relational database for which an ODBC driver is available.

Posted January 27, 2016

Database performance tuning is a complex but extremely important task. However, it can be difficult to effectively optimize databases when there are other "fires" to put out, limited resources, and an increasing number of databases to look after. But that doesn't mean it's impossible, especially with the right approach.

Posted January 27, 2016

As the largest ticketing agency in America, Ticketmaster is responsible for processing between 150,000 and 300,000 transactions a day, and 5,000 transactions a minute during peak times. To service its customers, Ticketmaster has used Dell's SharePlex for replication and high availability to support its online sales since 2002.

Posted January 27, 2016

When it comes to data protection, every business environment has a unique set of requirements and needs, whether they are looking to secure legacy applications, mobile data, cloud apps, virtualized environments, or any number of different workloads. Unique data requires a unique solution, and yet countless vendors are advertising one-stop solutions described as "one-size-fits-all." But buyer beware: When something seems too good to be true, it usually is, and an easy, one-size-fits-all solution may save you some short term time and money, but can result in major headaches and unforeseen costs in the long run.

Posted January 27, 2016

Rocket Software has announced upgrades to both Rocket SystemBuilder Extensible Architecture (SB/XA) and Rocket CorVu NG.

Posted January 27, 2016

EnterpriseDB has announced the availability of the EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5, which offers enhancements for increased performance, scalability, security and manageability for business critical workloads. The company also unveiled EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager 6.0, which is integrated into Postgres Advanced Server 9.5, and features expanded integration with other infrastructure solutions, new alert functions, and an improved alert user interface.

Posted January 26, 2016

Data Summit, a comprehensive educational experience designed to guide attendees through the key issues in data management and analysis, is coming to the New York Hilton Midtown. Data Summit also features two co-located events: Hadoop Day and Virtualization Day. In addition, the IOUG will participate in Data Summit again this year presenting a track focused on big data in the cloud and the evolution of the data warehouse.

Posted January 26, 2016

Datical, a provider of agile database automation solutions founded in 2012, has added $8 million in Series B funding, led by S3 Ventures with participation from existing investors Mercury Fund and Austin Ventures. According to the vendor, automation at every level is a key element of DevOps, but the database is often overlooked or becomes an afterthought when companies adopt this modern approach to software delivery.

Posted January 26, 2016

IBM released its fourth-quarter and annual revenue numbers for 2015, showing soft business overall. However, the company's cloud, analytics, and mainframes continued to surge forward. Total revenue for the year 2015 was $81.7 billion, down 12% from the previous year, and down almost 24% from a peak of $106.9 billion in 2011.

Posted January 25, 2016

Quantum Corp.'s data storage protection solution is now available as a cloud-based appliance running on top of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace infrastructure. Q-Cloud Protect is available today in the Amazon Public Marketplace, and will soon be available in the AWS GovCloud and C2S environments.

Posted January 25, 2016

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, has begun shipping an update to its open source IT automation framework, designed to bring increased stability, new automation capabilities, and new integrations with a variety of services and providers. The solution, Ansible 2.0, is intended to better support public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, as well as Microsoft Windows environments and network management.

Posted January 25, 2016

Type80 Security Software, Inc., a provider of real-time intrusion detection and response software for the IBM mainframe, announced it has successfully completed validating its products for use with z/OS V2.2, the latest version of IBM's zSeries operating system.

Posted January 25, 2016

IBM's System z is known for its versatility, supporting a range of operating systems and languages. Now, it is reported that Google's open source Go programming language also now runs within the mainframe, opening up new possibilities for a new generation of applications. In the process, the mainframe takes center stage in the digital economy.

Posted January 25, 2016

Following closely on the heels of Oracle's announcement about construction of a technology campus in Austin, Texas, which will increase its team there by more than 50%, the company also shared plans about an additional EMEA recruitment drive to hire 1,400 employees. While the Austin campus is aimed at attracting technical professionals at early stages of their careers in support of cloud expansion, the EMEA effort is designed to recruit sales talent with a range of experience in support of cloud services.

Posted January 20, 2016

Rackspace has added three key enhancements spanning data storage, security, and DR to the ObjectRocket offering for MongoDB to address requirements in mission-critical enterprise scenarios. The new capabilities were announced in a blog post by Kyle Hunter, product marketing manager for ObjectRocket solutions at Rackspace. The database market is growing strongly and the biggest growth area is open source databases, according to Chris Lalonde, CEO and co-founder of ObjectRocket.

Posted January 19, 2016

Rocana has unveiled the latest version of its solution for managing and analyzing event-oriented machine data that introduces new advanced analytics and anomaly detection abilities. In addition to the new features, the platform update also introduces support for Hortonworks along with Cloudera, further deepening the platform's reach.

Posted January 12, 2016

Compuware has formed new partnerships intended to help mainframe enterprises better manage their environments, both with DevOps and with security and compliance.

Posted January 11, 2016

AT&T and IBM are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to bring businesses a full suite of advanced networking, application and hosting services. Under the agreement, AT&T will transition its managed application and managed hosting services unit to IBM. IBM will then align these managed service capabilities with the IBM Cloud portfolio. IBM will also acquire equipment and access to floor space in AT&T data centers currently supporting the applications and managed hosting operations.

Posted January 11, 2016

IBM is offering a new service on IBM Cloud that enables DevOps teams to rapidly receive and respond to early, critical alerts about potential issues concerning their applications, before their users are affected.

Posted January 11, 2016

Dynatrace, a digital performance software company, announced the availability of the Dynatrace Load solution suite, an end-to-end application testing and diagnostic solution that integrates synthetic traffic with in-depth application and transaction analytics and expert test management to drive optimal mobile and web performance, especially during peak times such as the recent holiday shopping season. The new suite enables organizations to deliver highly scalable web and mobile applications with absolute confidence and continuously optimize their performance.

Posted January 11, 2016

Blockchain technology, best known as the foundation of Bitcoin, offers access to a global distributed computing infrastructure that can be applied to corporate applications. The Linux Foundation announced a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology.

Posted January 11, 2016

Join IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike for the third annual Data Summit conference at the New York Hilton, May 9-11, 2016. Discounted pricing is available for a limited time.

Posted January 08, 2016

Recent shifts are driving the adoption of a number of technologies and tools, including containers, which are garnering big attention from investors. The primary advantage of containers is allowing applications to look uniform as they cross between non-production and production environments, and between on-premise and cloud. However, containers on their own, while critical to speeding adoption of DevOps and hybrid cloud deployment, are not sufficient.

Posted January 07, 2016

Data modelers must look at the big picture of an organization's data ecosystem to ensure additions and changes fit in properly. Simultaneously, each data modeler must be focused on the minute details, adhering to naming standards, domain rules, data type practices, still remaining ever vigilant for instilling consistency across everything they do. And while focused on all of the above, their efforts must culminate in a practical model that serves the individual project's requirements while also being implementable, maintainable, and extensible.

Posted January 07, 2016

If you are a working DBA, the actual work you do these days is probably significantly different than it was when you first began work as a DBA. So is the term DBA really accurate any longer? Or has the job grown into something more?

Posted January 07, 2016

MultiValue technology, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, remains an important part of the data management landscape. Here, MultiValue vendors offer their thoughts on the outlook for MultiValue in the future and share predictions 2016.

Posted January 07, 2016

As part of a global hiring initiative to drive Oracle Cloud expansion and attract top talent, Oracle is planning to construct a next-generation technology campus in Austin, Texas. The new Oracle campus will be designed with a special focus on the needs of millennials. Oracle also recently acquired StackEngine, an Austin, Texas-based provider of software to manage and automate Docker applications.

Posted January 06, 2016

In late December, it was quietly announced that StackEngine, an Austin, Texas-based provider of a container operations platform for developers, DevOps and IT teams, had been acquired by Oracle. Separately, in late December, Oracle announced plans to construct a next-generation technology campus in Austin as part of its global hiring initiative to drive Oracle cloud expansion and attract millennial talent.

Posted January 05, 2016

Idera, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has released a new version of SQL Diagnostic Manager, which now seamlessly incorporates issue resolution from IDERA SQL Doctor into the workflow, significantly reducing time to resolution for DBAs. Additionally, with the 10.0 release of 10.0 of Idera's SQL Server database monitoring product, the prescriptive analysis recommendations from SQL Doctor have been updated by Microsoft MVPs to reflect current best practices and the most recent releases of SQL Server.

Posted January 05, 2016

The availability of Apache Spark 1.6 was announced today. The Spark 1.6 release continues the major theme of making Spark easier to use for data applications, said Reynold Xin, co-founder at Databricks, the company behind Spark. "There are lots of improvements and new features - in fact over 1,000 - in this Spark release," said Xin.

Posted January 04, 2016

The continual evolution in technology has allowed for more data sources than previously thought possible. The growth of SaaS tools provides many benefits, but there is a downside as well. Bringing these cloud data sources into a coherent system for reporting is perpetually a challenge for IT and business intelligence teams. A recent DBTA roundtable webcast covered the issues of combining different SaaS applications into a cloud based enterprise data and leveraging the simple data pipe. Presenters included with Sarah Maston, solution architect with IBM Cloud Data Services, and Erin Franz, alliances data analyst with Looker.

Posted January 04, 2016

We can expect to see every year within the next 5 years be "The Year of IoT." IoT promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. With IoT, physical assets become liquid, easily indexed and tracked, enabling identification of idle capacity or over utilization.

Posted December 22, 2015

In 2015, big data, mobility, IoT, expanding requirements for security and real-time analytics and the introduction of the Cognitive Era continued to place greater pressure on IT organizations. Linux and open source technologies are at the center of many of the most innovative software and hardware solutions that are addressing emerging enterprise requirements. Here's a look back at some of the most significant announcements in Linux and open source technology of 2015.

Posted December 16, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016 David Jonker, senior director of big data at SAP, offered six key business and technology trends that will take the market by storm, including a continued interest in in-memory processing, enablement of real-time data and analytics, and an increased focus on advanced analytics and machine learning.

Posted December 16, 2015

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