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The phenomenon of connected machines is sometimes called the Internet of Things, the Internet of Anything, the Internet of Everything, or M2M (machine to machine). But no matter what the name, the growth of technology related to objects, which never before were network- and computer-enabled, is projected to have far-reaching technological, societal, and economic impact.

The strongest examples of the impact of the Internet of Things are in the industrial sector. Embedded software, sensors, and network connectivity promises to improve the way factories, data centers, oil wells, and cities, airplanes, cars, and even homes are maintained because data can be collected continuously with alerts issues proactively to prevent failures and outages.

According to Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, up from 2010's 12.5 billion. By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and by 2020, more than one-third of the data produced will live in or pass through the cloud, according to Computer Sciences Corp.



Internet of Things Articles

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations, is unveiling Moogsoft Observe, extending Moogsoft's core AIOps platform capabilities from centralized analytics to the data source. Moogsoft ingests time-series and metrics data in real-time and applies AI to detect incidents at the source of the problem. Observe stores only anomalous and contextual data, giving IT teams highly-advanced, specific knowledge to improve their online services and applications while dramatically lowering data transport, ingestion, and storage costs.

Posted August 30, 2018

C3 IoT is partnering with Google Cloud to accelerate AI and IoT application development for enterprise digital transformation. The companies have developed an integrated solution that delivers the C3 IoT Platform—a platform as a service (PaaS) for developing and operating big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT software applications—on the Google Cloud Platform, leveraging its infrastructure and AI services.

Posted August 30, 2018

DevOps continues to transform the way companies build and deploy applications through agile methodologies, better communication and collaboration, faster feedback loops and greater automation. However, even the best DevOps initiatives can fall victim to data bottlenecks, from challenges provisioning data quickly and easily, to synchronizing application and database changes and, in some cases, a serious lack of cooperation between developers and database administrators.

Posted August 30, 2018

Alteryx is updating its analytics platform (2018.3), introducing new features that will enhance how users prepare, analyze, share and collaborate on data across the organization. The update reveals a new tool called Visualytics that will provide real-time, interactive visualizations across the Alteryx platform, enabling any data worker in an organization to easily visualize and understand their data throughout the entire analytics workflow, generating data-driven insights.

Posted August 29, 2018

Morpheus Data is making major updates to its next generation cloud management platform to help IT operations teams orchestrate software defined networks, multi-cloud high availability, and more. By bringing together over 75 third-party tools under a single out-of-the-box automation engine, Morpheus lets IT quickly provide self-service provisioning to developers and accelerate application deployments by 150x or more.

Posted August 27, 2018

CognitiveScale Inc., a provider augmented intelligence and AI software, is being selected by Dell to help transform customer experience and marketing productivity through AI. Dell chose CognitiveScale and its Cortex 5 software to power and transform the core of their customer journeys.

Posted August 14, 2018

IBM Security has announced X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and ATMs. The new labs are operated by X-Force Red, an autonomous team of veteran hackers within IBM Security, and will be located in Austin, TX; Hursley, England; Melbourne, Australia; and Atlanta, GA.

Posted August 13, 2018

Alation Inc., the data catalog company, is launching the Alation Partner Program which will be dedicated to the successful enterprise-wide deployment of data catalogs. One focus of the partner program is fulfilling the needs of customers to achieve success with enterprise-wide metadata management.

Posted August 09, 2018

This year is an expansive one for the database ecosystems that have evolved around the major platforms. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are now mainstream offerings seen within the constellations of database vendors, partners, and integrators.

Posted August 08, 2018

The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

Posted August 08, 2018

A brand new study fielded among Database Trends and Applications readers and members of the Independent Oracle Users Group reveals that database professionals are being tasked with managing more database instances and platforms, and in greater sizes, than ever before - both on premises and in the cloud. As a result, it's no surprise that the biggest priorities for database teams this year are improving database performance, database upgrades, and data integration.

Posted August 08, 2018

Database downtime can inflict a fatal wound on the life of a business and having a trusted backup solution that can ensure that databases can be back up and running quickly in the event of an outage is critical. With long downtimes simply unacceptable, organizations seek solutions with capabilities such as the ability to manage backups seamlessly, manage and monitor backups, ensure data integrity, scale efficiently restore quickly to any point in time, and provide security features to stay in compliance with local geographic and industry mandates.

Posted August 08, 2018

Companies are increasingly looking for the right database for the data storage need at hand. That might mean NoSQL, NewSQL, in-memory databases, and cloud databases—also known as database as a service—approaches. 

Posted August 08, 2018

Today's data visualization tools go beyond the standard charts and graphs used in Excel spreadsheets, displaying data in more sophisticated ways such as infographics, dials and gauges, geographic maps, sparklines, heat maps, and detailed bar, pie and fever charts. The images may include interactive capabilities, enabling users to manipulate them or drill into the data for querying and analysis.

Posted August 08, 2018

The votes have been counted and the results are in. Now, it's time to offer congratulations as Database Trends and Applications magazine unveils the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards winners. Many of the vendors and products are well-known with market-leading positions established over many years.  However, there are also newer names in the mix, representing the rapidly evolving nature of information technology solutions and services.

Posted August 08, 2018

Experts may disagree on the precise definitions of artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, machine learning (ML), or natural language processing. However, there is no debate about whether the proliferation of sensors and mobile devices, the rapid increase in data volume, and the heightened need for rapid decision making is fueling a demand for smarter solutions and greater automation.

Posted August 08, 2018

Machine learning continues to grow with the advent of new technologies and solutions. It has emerged as a truly revolutionary technology innovation across all verticals and industries; according to analyst firm IDC, spending on machine learning will grow from $12B to $57.6B by 2021.

Posted July 30, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Chris Reuter, North America data warehousing sales leader, IBM, presented a keynote focused on the major trends in IT today and what organizations must do to advance their organizations. Critical to future success for most organizations will be a hybrid data management strategy that incorporates a greater amount of data, a greater number of data management approaches, and makes the data accessible to more users, he said.

Posted July 24, 2018

Panzura, a provider of enterprise hybrid cloud NAS and multi-cloud data management, has launched Panzura Freedom Cloud NAS on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. According to the vendor, Panzura Freedom replaces traditional NAS with scalable and durable cloud attached storage (CAS) without sacrificing performance or re-writing applications running in the data center, allowing customers to consolidate their unstructured data across data islands into "a single source of truth" in GCP.

Posted July 23, 2018

Sumo Logic, provider of a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform is unveiling 11 new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) applications as well as integration with Google Cloud's open source machine learning library, TensorFlow. The applications will enable real-time collection and analytics of machine data emitted by all major GCP services.

Posted July 23, 2018

Telit, a global enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. Working together, the two companies say they will help manufacturers and other businesses to minimize the cost, risk, complexity and lead time of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations.

Posted July 16, 2018

With so many layers that may be vulnerable to attack, securing an ERP system involves much more than just one piece of cybersecurity software.

Posted July 16, 2018

Telit, a global enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. Working together, the two companies say they will help manufacturers and other businesses to minimize the cost, risk, complexity and lead time of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations.

Posted July 12, 2018

The role of the CDO is growing—as are data-based threats to businesses.

Posted July 12, 2018

Oracle has extended its Warehouse Management (WMS) Cloud capabilities. The latest enhancements offer better inventory visibility through yard management and integration with Oracle Inventory Management Cloud, as well as improved extensibility with the addition of new REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Posted July 05, 2018

Microsoft is releasing Azure IoT Edge and introducing robust capabilities to enable enterprise customers to bring their edge solutions to production. The new updates are open and flexible to provide users with greater choice.

Posted July 02, 2018

Expanding its range of services, in 2017, Dell Boomi acquired ManyWho, a provider of a unified cloud and low-code development platform that helps simplify workflow automation. Recently, Steve Wood, chief product officer at Boomi, talked about what's ahead for Boomi, what it means to be a connected business in the new hybrid cloud era, and the importance of low-code development.

Posted July 02, 2018

Big data has changed in the way it is collected, stored, processed, and analyzed—spanning Hadoop MapReduce, cloud—and increasingly multi-cloud—Spark, streaming analytics, the use of AI, the growing importance of edge, and the expanding use of containerization, said Anoop Dawar, senior vice president product management and marketing, MapR. MapR's goal, he said, is to provide a platform that survives and thrives amidst the transitions in technology and deployment going on now and in the future.

Posted June 28, 2018

BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is releasing updates for its BlueData EPIC platform, building upon innovations for large-scale distributed analytics and machine learning (ML) workloads on Docker containers. This summer release is the result of collaboration with BlueData's enterprise customers to develop new functionality in each of these areas to support their Big Data and AI initiatives - as they extend well beyond Hadoop and Spark to a range of different ML / DL and data science workloads, and beyond on-premises infrastructure to public cloud and hybrid architectures.

Posted June 28, 2018

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that enable autonomous capabilities in the Platform Cloud services, Oracle says it is helping organizations to more easily develop new user experiences with chatbot and voice capabilities, to enable business users to perform intelligent data integration tasks, and to expose business logic and data via robust API design/management. 

Posted June 20, 2018

Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, is partnering with Scanovate, a digital identity management platform, to provide mobile identity management. Scanovate empowers businesses to interact with mobile device users, offering frictionless onboarding while meeting compliance concerns as the first step in managing risk.

Posted June 20, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is planning to invest $4 billion in Intelligent Edge technologies and services over the next four years. Specifically, HPE will invest in research and development to advance and innovate new products, services and consumption models across a number of technology domains such as security, AI and machine learning, automation, and edge computing.

Posted June 20, 2018

IBM has acquired Oniqua Holdings Pty Ltd., a global innovator in maintenance repair and operations (MRO) inventory optimization solutions and services focused on mining, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, and other asset-intensive industries. Through the acquisition, IBM seeks to expand its capabilities around reducing and optimizing MRO inventories, predicting when critical parts and equipment might fail so proactive actions can be taken to avoid unplanned downtime.

Posted June 18, 2018

Software AG has acquired a visual data analytics product line for the manufacturing and process industry that is intended to complement Software AG's Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. TrendMiner enables enterprises to recognize patterns and trends in their process data, identify production irregularities, and adapt necessary process adjustments early—without the need for support from IT specialists or data scientists. 

Posted June 18, 2018

At DataWorks Summit, its conference in San Jose this week, Hortonworks is unveiling a major new release of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as well as expanded partnerships with Microsoft, Google, and IBM. A priority for Hortonworks with HDP 3.0 is to make hybrid cloud deployments easier for customers, said Scott Clinton, vice president of product marketing at Hortonworks, who spoke to DBTA before the company's announcement.

Posted June 18, 2018

Innovative vendors are helping to point the way forward with technologies and services to take advantage of the wealth of data that is pouring into companies. This sixth DBTA 100 list spans a wide variety of companies that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services. Some are long-standing companies with well-established offerings that have evolved over time, while others are much newer to the data scene.

Posted June 14, 2018

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology, was explored in a 3-hour Data Summit 2018 presentation led by Paul Tatro, who covered the wide range of blockchain topics including what it is, the differences between public and private blockchains, use cases, and the meaning of terms such as "smart contracts," "blocks," "nonces," "hashes," "oracles," and digital signatures.

Posted June 08, 2018

IBM and partners launched a "Call for Code" initiative, an ambitious effort to bring startup, academic, and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters.

Posted June 04, 2018

Our data capture and retention requirements continue to grow at a very fast rate, which brings new entrants in the SQL and NoSQL market all the time. However, not all data is created equal. Companies recognize that disparate data can and should be treated differently. That means the way we persist that data can be extremely varied. Now, enter applications that need to access all that data across a very heterogeneous landscape, and we get to the point where we're reinventing the data access wheel every time someone needs to spin up another application or introduce another data source.

Posted June 01, 2018

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence, analytics, and data management solutions, has launched an enhanced version of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for real-time data integration and management. New advancements to Information Builders' solution address modern data integration requirements and enable businesses to tap into data from emerging technologies and sources.

Posted May 30, 2018

Looker, a data platform provider, is releasing new tools and integrations to optimize data science workflows. Looker is improving its governed data workflow with an SDK for R and connections for Python, as well as streamed and merged results, Google TensorFlow integrations, and clean, visual recommendations for users.

Posted May 30, 2018

Technology is constantly changing, and IT architects need to keep up with modern developments to ensure that their companies are achieving the best possible return on their IT investment.

Posted May 24, 2018

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