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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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dotData, delivering end-to-end data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing Version 1.4 of its dotData Data Science Automation Platform, adding enhancements to the platform and providing users with deeper insights, increased flexibility, ease-of-use, and greater performance to meet their specific business goals.

Posted March 12, 2019

VAST is partnering with CloudHealth by VMware, provider of the leading multi-cloud management platform, enabling VAST customers to manage cloud and virtual resources across platforms and environments. VAST will use the CloudHealth platform to help customers optimize cloud costs and implement best practices and automation for security, compliance, and governance.

Posted March 12, 2019

COLLABORATE is where Oracle users and IT decision makers find practical solutions for today and create strategies for tomorrow. This conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking.

Posted March 12, 2019

Every day, more technology surrounds us.  Things that were once fiction, are now everyday occurrences.  None of this is by accident or happenstance, this is only through the work of many professionals and even amateurs in the fields of engineering, electronics, and computer science.

Posted March 12, 2019

From April 7-11th, Oracle users from across the world will gather in San Antonio for the largest user-led, user-focused event where they'll get the real story about Oracle products and experience in-depth education and networking to take their Oracle product impact to the next level.

Posted March 12, 2019

One week is all you need. One week at COLLABORATE 19: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community equips Oracle users with expertise and insight to accelerate performance and maximize Oracle investments. At COLLABORATE 19, April 7-11 in San Antonio, Texas, the OAUG delivers expert on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the Cloud so users can innovate with their current Oracle solutions and strategically plan for the future. Users share lessons learned from real-life implementations, and solutions providers offer a look at the latest, greatest new products.

Posted March 12, 2019

Vexata, a provider of accelerated data infrastructure, is unveiling VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform, transforming industry standard servers into hyper-scale data platforms that meet the extreme performance at scale demands. Powered by Vexata's patented Accelerated Data Architecture software and FPGA firmware, VX-Cloud eliminates the economic barriers for public cloud providers and on-premise private clouds to provide a unified, multi-petabyte, extreme performance tier allowing data to be flexibly provisioned across multiple consolidated applications.

Posted March 11, 2019

NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox after reaching a definitive agreement, uniting two high-profile companies in high-performance computing (HPC). With the addition of Mellanox, NVIDIA says, it will optimize data center-scale workloads across the entire computing, networking, and storage stack to achieve higher performance, greater utilization, and lower operating cost for customers.

Posted March 11, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is launching Spotlight Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Now database administrators and developers that use Azure can now directly access and take advantage of Spotlight Cloud to proactively resolve database performance issues, optimize performance, and make the best provisioning choices to ensure high database performance.

Posted March 11, 2019

Pepperdata, a provider of big data Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is releasing its new Big Data Cloud Migration Cost Assessment for enterprises looking to migrate their big data workloads to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or IBM Cloud. By analyzing current workloads and service level agreements, the detailed, metrics-based assessment enables enterprises to make informed decisions, helping minimize risk while ensuring SLAs are maintained after cloud migration.

Posted March 11, 2019

While much of the discussion around 5G has centered on consumer devices, enterprises are looking toward the impact the technology can have on their ability to serve customers and the bottom line. Not only are most companies aware of the benefits of 5G, but they are also already planning how they will take advantage of this next generation of wireless connectivity to power core business initiatives from new services, to IoT and smart ecosystems.

Posted March 08, 2019

It's no longer enough to analyze numbers; it's about generating meaningful insights from all your data that lead to decisive actions and optimal business outcomes. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Dutcher, VP, Cloud Business Group, Oracle, who discussed recent innovations brought about by Oracle Analytics and what customers are doing now.

Posted March 08, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing the latest version of Progress OpenEdge, delivering improvements in database throughput performance and more. The 12.0 release also provides a foundation for application evolution, with advanced features and functionality that give applications the always-on availability, agility, and scale required to support modern applications. 

Posted March 07, 2019

Hazelcast, a computing platform company, is updating its in-memory data grid solution, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12 with new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability, performance-sensitive data storage, and more. Hazelcast now provides both a Consistency (CP) Subsystem for sensitive concurrency structures which favors consistency over availability and an Availability (AP) Subsystem for data storage structures which favor availability over consistency.

Posted March 07, 2019

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today released the GridGain Community Edition (GCE). GridGain Community Edition includes the Apache Ignite code base plus patches and additional functionality developed to improve performance, reliability, security, and manageability.

Posted March 06, 2019

From AI and machine learning to data discovery and real-time analytics, creating a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's data-driven goals. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Michael Coburn, product manager, PMM, Percona; Tyler Mitchell, senior product marketing manager, Couchbase; and Max Neunhöffer, senior developer and architect, ArangoDB, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2019.

Posted March 06, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is acquiring ClearDB, further expanding RDX's Database-as-a-Service platform capabilities. Based in Plano, Texas, ClearDB is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider that has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is a private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

Posted March 06, 2019

Every enterprise, regardless of industry or even size, is attempting to manage and draw insights from large volumes of data surging through and between their systems and applications, both within clouds and on-premise data centers. This all needs to be managed appropriately and securely, as well as backed up and made highly available. The key is having the right tools and processes to automate as much as possible.

Posted March 06, 2019

VMware has launched the new VMware Service-defined Firewall, an approach to internal firewalling that reduces the attack surface for on-premise and cloud environments with security that, the company says, is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure. "Intrinsic security is different than integrated security," explained Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security business unit, VMware. "Intrinsic security takes advantage of the unique attributes that are built in to the virtualization platform, allowing us to create very new and unique security services.

Posted March 05, 2019

RackTop Systems, the provider of CyberConverged data security, has closed $15 million in Series A funding, enabling the company to accelerate near-term sales channel and product development expansion. RackTop's secure, high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded access controls, encryption, and compliance can optimize business operations, improve productivity, reduce cost, and strengthen security.

Posted March 05, 2019

BMC has released the Control-M 19 solution, the next evolution of the company's application workflow orchestration product. The new update of Control-M is aimed at helping customers release critical business services and achieve data-driven outcomes faster, and streamline workflows across diverse infrastructures.

Posted March 05, 2019

This, in turn, offers different attack vectors than traditional applications and creates opportunities for cybercriminals seeking to manipulate or monetize the data being shared on the blockchain. X-Force Red is comprised of hackers who can break into blockchain networks using the same tools, techniques, practices and mindsets as criminals would use. Through vulnerability assessments, vulnerability management programs, adversary simulation exercises, and manual penetration testing, X-Force Red can help organizations identify and fix vulnerabilities before criminals find them. 

Posted March 05, 2019

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a GPU-accelerated data warehouse, has formed a new agreement with LG Uplus, a mobile carrier owned by LG Corporation. The collaboration will leverage the IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems AC922 server with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and IBM FlashSystem 9100 storage.

Posted March 05, 2019

Despite the attention given to new big data management technologies, Db2 remains one of the most widely used database management systems in the world and a fundamental component of many enterprise data architectures.  In a new book, titled A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers, Craig S. Mullins, president and principal consultant, Mullins Consulting, provides advice and direction to Db2 application developers and programmers on writing efficient, well-performing programs.

Posted March 04, 2019

Customer adoption of 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 25GbE data center switches increased significantly in 2018, with shipments of each technology more than doubling year-over-year, according to the latest report from Crehan Research Inc.  This increase drove the overall data center Ethernet switch market to its strongest shipment growth since 2015 as well as to record revenue results. Furthermore, as shown in the accompanying figure, annual 100GbE data center switch port shipments surpassed those of 40GbE, a transition that has occurred approximately just three years after initial high-density 100GbE switch silicon-based systems started production shipments.

Posted March 04, 2019

VAST Data has emerged from stealth with a new storage architecture intended to eliminate infrastructure complexity and application bottlenecks. VAST says its exabyte-scale Universal Storage system is built from high-performance flash media and features several innovations that result in a total cost of acquisition that is equivalent to hard drive-based archive systems.

Posted March 04, 2019

BMC has expanded its partnership with IBM, building upon a cognitive collaboration introduced in 2017, through which AI technologies from IBM Watson were integrated into BMC Helix, BMC's cognitive service management solution. 

Posted March 04, 2019

In recent years, an unprecedented numbers of companies have moved to the cloud, which is a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Most companies have moved at least part of their data holdings to the cloud, and many more will follow suit in the next few years, effectively shifting data's center-of-gravity from the data center to the cloud. Many are also leveraging multiple vendors, such as Amazon and Microsoft, as part of a multi-cloud strategy that leverages the best features of multiple offerings. Unfortunately, many of the gains realized by cloud technologies will be lost to downtime during the migration.

Posted March 04, 2019

At the Cloud Economic Summit in San Francisco, a new consortium called the FinOps Foundation was announced to share best practices for managing the cost of cloud computing. According to the foundation, cloud spending is now a material amount of total IT spend. Similar to the way DevOps ushered in a new way of thinking about development and operations, the foundation says, the FinOps operating model is a combination of systems, best practices, and culture that aims to bring financial accountability to the variable spend model of cloud.

Posted March 04, 2019

Franz Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graphs, is releasing AllegroGraph v6.5, supporting the ingestion of JSON and JSON-LD documents, comma separated value (CSV) files, and RDF data.

Posted March 04, 2019

Cleo, a provider of ecosystem integration technology, is releasing the Cleo Integration Cloud platform winter 2019. Cleo Integration Cloud is a single-platform ecosystem integration solution available as a service in cloud and on-premise deployments.

Posted March 04, 2019

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, has obtained certification for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019 for its unified data protection solution Veritas Backup Exec. With the latest certification for Veritas Backup Exec, joint customers can implement a tailored protection with customizable Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019 based environments to further optimize their protection and cost.

Posted March 01, 2019

Zadara, provider of the Zero-Risk Enterprise Data Cloud, is making upgrades to the features and flexibility of its Virtual Private Storage Arrays available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, including companies using VMware Cloud on AWS, via AWS Marketplace.

Posted February 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is receiving $10 million in Series C funding, allowing the company to continue to expand its research and development, customer success capabilities, and sales and marketing functions.

Posted February 28, 2019

Io-Tahoe, a provider of smart data discovery and AI-driven data catalog products, is filing three new patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to continue to transform the data discovery space. The patent filings cover the generation of data signatures that accurately describe data in a human friendly form using advanced NLP (Natural Language Processing) techniques.

Posted February 28, 2019

At IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, IBM introduced enhancements to IBM Cloud Private to deliver integrated platform management and orchestration capabilities—to help enable a secure private cloud by running the entire private cloud infrastructure on IBM Z.

Posted February 28, 2019

MariaDB started off their annual conference on February 26, MariaDB OpenWorks 2019, with a bang, making new announcements and embarking on new innovations for 2019. MariaDB OpenWorks took place on February 25 -27 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The company is introducing a new Enterprise Server that will support customers with mission-critical applications by delivering a database engineered for greater reliability and stability.

Posted February 27, 2019

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. The nominating process will conclude on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now!

Posted February 27, 2019

SAP is introducing new SAP Leonardo Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, helping customers increase productivity, redefine their customer experience, and grow their revenue streams. It will enable customers to embed IoT into line-of-business (LoB) solutions, enhance business applications with IoT technology and develop new business models based on the new data the IoT solutions generate.

Posted February 27, 2019

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organization in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. The organization depends on SAP and Bradmark technologies to power its astronomy technology. The SAP database is at the core of ESO's operations, said John Lockhart, critical applications support group leader, ESO. It currently sits at the center of the dataflow for the current suite of telescopes. 

Posted February 27, 2019

ParallelM, a provider of machine learning operationalization (MLOps) software, has released a new version of MCenter that includes REST-based serving using Kubernetes to create a no-code, autoscaling infrastructure for model serving supporting the leading modeling frameworks.

Posted February 26, 2019

Despite the attention given to new big data management technologies, Db2 remains one of the most widely used database management systems in the world and a fundamental component of many enterprise data architectures, according to Craig S. Mullins, who has written a new book and will be at Data Summit 2019 to present a session on "The New World of Database Technologies.

Posted February 26, 2019

Data Summit brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations. This year, A.M. Turing Award Laureate and database technology pioneer Michael Stonebraker will deliver the opening keynote titled "Big Data, Technological Disruption, and the 800-Pound Gorilla in the Corner."

Posted February 21, 2019

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is receiving $60 million in Series E financing, furthering the company's plans for investment in its platform. With these funds, the company plans to accelerate its global go-to-market execution, invest further in the enthusiastic Redis community, and continue its leadership in delivering the highest performing, most efficient database platform for modern applications.

Posted February 21, 2019

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