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What can you learn from the structure of an email and what really constitutes as a "good" post? What kinds of data can you grab to create the best marketing campaign? Matt Laudato will address those questions during his presentation, titled "Supercharging Your Marketing with Big Data," at Data Summit 2016 in NYC.

Posted March 31, 2016

Denodo, a provider of data virtualization software, is releasing Denodo Platform 6.0, further accelerating its "fast data" strategy. "It's a major release for us," said Ravi Shankar, Denodo CMO. There are three important areas that nobody else is focusing on in the industry, he noted. "This, we hope, will change how data virtualization, and in a broader sense, data integration will shape up this year."

Posted March 31, 2016

AtScale is unveiling an upgraded platform that introduces new innovations to enterprise security and performance.

Posted March 30, 2016

NoSQL databases were born out of the need to scale transactional persistence stores more efficiently. In a world where the relational database management system (RDBMS) was king, this was easier said than done.

Posted March 29, 2016

MapR is now available as part of Bigstep's big data platform-as-a-service, supporting a wide range of Hadoop applications.

Posted March 29, 2016

Ryft, a provider of big data analytics solutions, has introduced the Ryft ONE Cluster, which builds on the speed and efficiency of the Ryft ONE appliance to enable service providers to improve the performance and availability capabilities their customers require in analytics.

Posted March 29, 2016

Reltio is releasing an enhanced version of Reltio Cloud 2016.1, adding new analytics integration, collaboration, and recommendation capabilities to help companies be right faster.

Posted March 29, 2016

IBM says it is making it easier and faster for organizations to access and analyze data in-place on the IBM z Systems mainframe with a new z/OS Platform for Apache Spark. The platform enables Spark to run natively on the z/OS mainframe operating system.

Posted March 29, 2016

Teradata has introduced a new "design pattern" approach for data lake deployment. The company says its concept of a data lake pattern leverages IP from its client engagements, as well as services and technology to help organizations more quickly and securely get to successful data lake deployment.

Posted March 28, 2016

The digital economy promises to redefine nearly every aspect of a company's operations—from raw material procurement through post-sale services. Yet, some of the most dramatic changes will be seen in how companies evolve their product portfolios and leverage digital capabilities.

Posted March 25, 2016

There is a lot of misinformation about cloud technologies, according to Michael Corey, who will present a session at Data Summit 2016 titled "Cloud Trends and Lessons Learned When Choosing a Cloud Provider."

Posted March 25, 2016

One of the most common challenges organizations face when developing an enterprise data governance program is the presence of data silos or pockets of data initiatives scattered throughout the company with little to no association or collaboration of efforts. While many describe their data systems as "siloed," the disjunction is less about the underlying technology and far more about the division created between lines of business.

Posted March 25, 2016

To help organizations that are being held back from moving enterprise workloads to a public cloud because of business, legislative, or regulatory requirements that restrict where and how they handle data, Oracle has launched a new set of offerings. Introduced at Oracle CloudWorld in Washington, DC, by Thomas Kurian, president, Oracle, "Oracle Cloud at Customer" enables organizations to get the benefits of Oracle's cloud services but in their own data center.

Posted March 24, 2016

The data lake has been the subject of more than its fair share of critics since its inception. Pundits claim it's a source of chaos and risk. Analysts often slam the concept, calling it a "data swamp" or "data dump." As a result of this scrutiny, the definition and understanding of the definition of the data lake are rather murky.

Posted March 24, 2016

The rise of big data technologies in enterprise IT is now seen as an inevitability, but adoption has occurred at a slower pace than expected, according to Joe Caserta, president and CEO of Caserta Concepts, a firm focused on big data strategy consulting and technology implementation. Caserta recently discussed the trends in big data projects, the technologies that offer key advantages now, and why he thinks big data is reaching a turning point.

Posted March 23, 2016

Informatica has launched an end-to-end solution to help customers gain greater insight from big data.

Posted March 23, 2016

SAP SE is releasing an Internet of Things (IoT) foundation bundle for SAP HANA, partnering with Vodafone to provide device connectivity management. The goal of this collaboration is to allow enterprises to connect and manage devices using Vodafone's IoT connectivity platform and to collect and move data from the devices into the SAP HANA platform to support predictive maintenance as well as other use cases.

Posted March 23, 2016

For those whose brackets took a blow after just the first several games of the 2016 NCAA men's basketball championships, this year's tournament may provide a case in point on the value of analytics over sentiment.

Posted March 23, 2016

To spread the word on the best information management solutions in the marketplace, Database Trends and Applications has launched the 2016 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards, a program in which the winners will be selected by the experts whose opinions count above all others - you. Time is running out so make your nomination now.

Posted March 23, 2016

As more businesses leverage applications that are hosted in the cloud, the lines between corporate networks and the internet become blurred. Accordingly, enterprises need to develop an effective strategy for ensuring security. The problem is, many of today's most common approaches simply don't work in this new cloud-based environment.

Posted March 23, 2016

Oracle recently announced its Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) InfiniBand Fabric, which will be available in Q2 2016. The new software-defined networking-enabled, converged fabric has been introduced to increase application performance so customers can more quickly respond to changing business demands.

Posted March 23, 2016

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has represented the voice of Oracle technologists and professionals for more than 20 years, and we are so proud of how our community has not just grown but maintained its adaptive approach that centers on peer-to-peer education and know-how. We hope that you share our sense of pride as we celebrate the technology community's marquee event: COLLABORATE 16-IOUG Forum.

Posted March 23, 2016

Storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds, and more organizations are turning to cloud computing to manage the load. However, cloud isn't necessarily seen as the best approach to data storage bursting—rather, it's mainly being used for backup and for hosting development and test environments, according to a new survey.

Posted March 23, 2016

Data discovery should drive BI in order to support data-driven competencies for evolving data-centric organizations. However, organizations often struggle with bottlenecks and excessive friction while retrieving meaningful insights.

Posted March 22, 2016

For organizations finding that monitoring Oracle Applications/EBS Systems is taking up too many cycles, or that are tired of getting caught off guard with what could have been preventable system outages, a recent DBTA webcast showcased two ways that Splunk can be used to mine KPI data. "It's more of a framework than a specific product," said John Kennan, senior Oracle EBS DBA, Datavail, during a recent DBTA webinar.

Posted March 22, 2016

Quest International Users Group supports customers using JD Edwards or PeopleSoft ERP, as well as related Oracle edge applications—products that are important to the success for many companies in today's challenging business environment. At COLLABORATE 16 and throughout the year, Quest is your top resource!

Posted March 21, 2016

The OAUG volunteers planning COLLABORATE 16: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community (April 10-14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) are themselves Oracle users and technologists, understanding innately the myriad options and challenges faced by the wider user community in a period of rapid change and transformation. With participation and contributions from all corners of the user community, COLLABORATE offers the information and perspective to make sense of it all.

Posted March 21, 2016

It's an opportunity that comes around only once a year. COLLABORATE is the single event that delivers the full range of Oracle applications and technology presented by three independent Oracle users groups: the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group, and the Quest International Users Group.

Posted March 21, 2016

Enterprises shouldn't be lulled into thinking that security is uniform and standardized among cloud hosting companies, said Haseeb Budhani, CEO and co-founder Soha Systems. Writing in the latest online edition of Database Trends & Applications, he observed that "security offerings, as well as support for them, vary across all vendors."

Posted March 21, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will be shipping a cloud-optimized storage server, part of an infrastructure portfolio with compute, networking and storage server offerings. HPE is also adding enhancements to HPE Cloudline servers and HPE Altoline network switches for service providers.

Posted March 21, 2016

Dynatrace, an IT performance tools provider, has released a new version of its data center monitoring toolset. Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) version 12.4 is designed to deliver end-user and transaction-centric performance monitoring for dynamic data centers, which the vendor said will help provide new visibility into software-defined networks. By analyzing performance metrics in the context of the user's experience, DC RUM is intended to enable IT teams to prioritize and solve problems directly impacting their users.

Posted March 21, 2016

Plexxi, a provider of data center infrastructure tools, plans to introduce a suite of new product integrations through its Plexxi Connect Open Integration Platform. The integrations are aimed at delivering a programmable network fabric for converged infrastructure and storage environments. Plexxi products are intended to be building blocks for cloud systems builders.

Posted March 21, 2016

Pure Storage, a solid-state array vendor, announced a new entry-level model of its flagship purpose-built all-flash storage array, the FlashArray//m10. This new addition to the FlashArray//m family, to be released to June, is intended to offer a complete storage solution in one package.

Posted March 21, 2016

TIBCO Software Inc. is releasing an upgraded version of its TIBCO Spotfire data analytics platform, assisting users in their quest to discover insights quickly.

Posted March 15, 2016

Percona, a provider of MySQL and MongoDB support, consulting, remote DBA, training, and software development, will host its annual Live Data Performance Conference, formerly known as the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo, in Santa Clara, California April 18-21.

Posted March 15, 2016

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, is extending its product portfolio by adding Embarcadero Technologies' ER/Studio and DB PowerStudio tools, allowing organizations to rely on a single vendor for all their database lifecycle needs.

Posted March 09, 2016

In a new book titled "Next Generation Databases," Guy Harrison, an executive director of R&D at Dell, shares what every data professional needs to know about the future of databases in a world of NoSQL and big data.

Posted March 08, 2016

As more and more data comes into the enterprise, companies are looking to build real-time big data architectures to keep up with an increased amount of information.

Posted March 07, 2016

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through an open source approach, has expanded its Open Mainframe Project. The expansion will enable further collaboration among industry and academic partners and create areas of focus for advancing Linux on the mainframe for the benefit of the community and industry. Launched just 6 months ago, the Open Mainframe Project is adding four new members, including DataKinetics, East Carolina University, Hitachi Data Systems, and Sine Nomine Associates.

Posted March 07, 2016

Avi Networks, a provider of application delivery and services, announced the launch of an integrated solution with Mesosphere designed to help enterprises build and deploy microservices applications at scale using Docker Containers. The Avi Vantage Platform works with the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) and Docker containers to provide a dynamic service fabric for micro-segmentation, service discovery, graphical application maps, load balancing, and autoscaling capabilities deployed across thousands of DCOS nodes.

Posted March 07, 2016

EMC has added new capabilities for its EMC VMAX and EMC Disk Library for mainframe storage products. VMAX support for mainframe, in both the VMAX3 and the new VMAX All Flash products, enables companies to modernize, automate and consolidate disparate data center technologies within a single data services platform.

Posted March 07, 2016

Syncsort is introducing new capabilities to its data integration software, DMX-h, that allow organizations to work with mainframe data in Hadoop or Spark in its native format, which is necessary for preserving data lineage and maintaining compliance.

Posted March 07, 2016

Oracle has introduced the StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) 7 System, which provides mainframe and heterogeneous storage combined with the additional capability for automated tiering to the public cloud.

Posted March 07, 2016

EnterpriseDB (EDB), an enterprise Postgres database company, is collaborating with Google Inc. to release EDB Postgres Enterprise in Google Cloud Launcher, promoting greater efficiency and workflow for developers. Google Cloud Launcher is designed to make developers more efficient by removing operational deployment and configuration tasks so developers can build enterprise applications.

Posted March 03, 2016

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