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With cloud, the mainframe just keeps getting smaller and more portable. IBM has announced it will be shipping a new, 19-inch, single-frame mainframe built on IBM z14 technology, capable of processing more than 850 million fully encrypted transactions per day on a single system.  These "skinny mainframes" are designed for easy placement in both public cloud data centers and private cloud deployments. It's the result of IBM working closely with more than 80 clients to create a mainframe that meets their needs.

Posted April 23, 2018

Compuware released a new web interface and mainframe machine-learning tool intended to boost mainframe productivity. Compuware's latest release of ThruPut Manager, a web interface, helps provide mainframe staff with visually intuitive insight into how batch jobs are being initiated and executed, as well as the impact of those jobs on mainframe software licensing costs.

Posted April 23, 2018

Pivotal Software, Inc. announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 37,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share. Pivotal shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol "PVTL."

Posted April 20, 2018

Technologies have advanced so much that the software architect doesn't have to worry about the finer details any longer. The limitless infrastructure and the ever-presence of applications are making solutions feasible that were not even dreamed about a few years ago.

Posted April 19, 2018

LicenseFortress has announced the availability of LicenseFortress Legal Edition on Oracle. Originally part of VLSS, a consultancy founded in 2005 with a focus on Oracle and VMware technologies, LicenseFortress was spun out as a standalone company in October 2017 with a focus on real-time software license compliance and customer alerting.

Posted April 18, 2018

As a DBA, all of my best ideas came out of IOUG. I have spent a lot of time after sessions and during gatherings at COLLABORATE  talking with my peers about things I was working on or stumped on at work. I have often been shocked at how many times someone had an answer so quickly. But I have  figured out that they weren't DBA gods, but rather someone similar to me. They have just had the same issue I had but sooner and had worked on it for hours. I was just getting the benefit of all their time.

Posted April 18, 2018

DBAs can recover a database, tune SQL, and may even know how to write some PL/SQL when push comes to shove. And, yes, those are all great skills to have. But in 2018, DBAs need more, writes Matt Malcheski in a new IOUG SELECT article. Malcheski goes over the "hot topics," including blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things, and notes that DBAs of the future will need to understand not only the technical aspects of these and the other technologies but also must be able understand and add value to the functional data requirements necessary for all-encompassing solutions. "This is characterized in a data point from Gartner: By 2021, 40% of IT staff will be 'versatilists' holding multiple roles, most of which will be business rather than technology related."

Posted April 18, 2018

Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and provider of consulting-led solutions and services, has been named an OPN Cloud Elite partner. Joining a small number of Oracle partners who have attained this designation, Hitachi Consulting earned the status by achieving a set of criteria that demonstrate its full investment in Oracle Cloud solutions.

Posted April 18, 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline quickly approaching in May, many organizations are scrambling to get their customer information systems in order to meet the requirements. Any company that collects and processes the personal data of European citizens and residents—whether it is names, IP addresses, photos, videos, health and biometric info, or other types of data—will be impacted.

Posted April 18, 2018

More and more DBAs are being tasked with taking care of "non-relational" databases. In the past it was just Oracle or SQL Server that DBAs had to worry about. Now, platforms such as MongoDB and Cassandra are coming under the management of IT, requiring a new set of skills for existing teams. Jason Hall, senior systems consultant, Quest Software, explores familiar concepts DBAs are accustomed to, and how these concepts can translate to NoSQL platforms in his Data Summit 2018 session titled, "NoSQL Concepts for the Relational DBA."

Posted April 18, 2018

Special early bird registration pricing for Data Summit 2018 has been extended for 1 week, and will end Friday, April 27. The Data Summit conference is a unique world-class event that brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from top corporations, government agencies, and public institutions to learn about the leading technologies and strategies for succeeding in this increasingly data-driven world.

Posted April 17, 2018

Hortonworks, a provider of global data management solutions, is releasing Hortonworks Data Steward Studio (DSS), a new service that gives enterprises consistent security and governance. With DSS, businesses will be more able to identify and evaluate trust levels of their data, collaborate securely, and democratize data across the enterprise with confidence.

Posted April 17, 2018

NuoDB, the elastic SQL database company for hybrid cloud applications, is releasing NuoDB Insights, a graphical dashboard of database and system metrics to help users understand the overall health of their distributed database domain. Customers can use this information to make decisions about how to optimize and troubleshoot their NuoDB database, its processes, and its associated resources.

Posted April 17, 2018

DataStax, provider of a distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra, has introduced DataStax Enterprise 6 (DSE 6). DSE 6 allows customers to maintain hybrid cloud flexibility with the benefits of a distributed cloud database on any public cloud or on-premises. This new release also increases performance for both reads and writes, which is critical for high-volume data ingestion requirements. With double the performance of Apache Cassandra, DataStax says, DSE 6 delivers twice the responsiveness and the ability to handle twice the throughput on the same infrastructure.

Posted April 17, 2018

LicenseFortress has announced the availability of LicenseFortress Legal Edition on Oracle. Originally part of VLSS, a consultancy founded in 2005 with a focus on Oracle and VMware technologies, LicenseFortress was spun out as a standalone company in October 2017 with a focus on real-time software license compliance and customer alerting.

Posted April 16, 2018

Velostrata, a provider of accelerated enterprise cloud migration and mobility solutions, is partnering with Google Cloud in response to increasing enterprise demand in mass migrating on-premises workloads into the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The GCP-Velostrata-integrated solution takes a holistic approach to TCO reduction by not only being offered free of charge, but also accelerating the speed of cloud migrations.

Posted April 16, 2018

For enterprises storing sensitive data in the cloud, an enhanced security strategy is key to monitoring and protecting that data. In fact, according to Oracle research, 40% of respondents say that detecting and responding to cloud security incidents is now their top cyber security challenge. As part of efforts to address this concern, four in 10 companies have hired dedicated cloud security architects, while 84% say they are committed to using more automation to effectively defend against sophisticated attackers.

Posted April 16, 2018

There's almost unanimous agreement that availability and performance are the most important services data shops can deliver. Big data keeps getting bigger, and growing faster by the year. A new study sponsored by Quest Software finds that databases continue to expand in size and complexity, while at the same time, more enterprises are turning to cloud-based resources to keep information highly available.

Posted April 13, 2018

Tufin, a provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, is introducing Tufin Orca, a cloud-based solution that enables users to extend Tufin's policy-based approach to secure containers and microservices. Tufin Orca is available through an early access program that is now open. The solution integrates with DevOps teams' CI/CD tools to scan for threats, secure containers, and comply with regulations.

Posted April 13, 2018

NGINX, Inc., will partner with IBM to support its solution, NGINX Plus, for the IBM Cloud Private platform. NGINX Plus, the enterprise version of the NGINX open source software already integrated into IBM Cloud Private, allows companies to deliver their applications with a commercially supported Ingress controller along with advanced functionality needed for scaling production Kubernetes environments.

Posted April 13, 2018

Priority Software Ltd., a provider of ERP solutions, is releasing Priority v18.2, enhancing system openness and mobile capabilities, introducing a new document generator, and boosting support for regulations compliance.

Posted April 12, 2018

Couchbase has announced the latest release of its product for mobile data management, Couchbase Mobile 2.0. Available today, the new release offers enterprise developers SQL queries, full-text search, synchronization, and end-to-end security among other features to easily mobilize business applications to create exceptional customer experiences and a more effective workforce.

Posted April 12, 2018

HCL Technologies (HCL), along with Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), a technology and growth-focused private equity firm, have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Actian Corporation. The all-cash deal is valued at $330 million.

Posted April 12, 2018

Blockchain may be the best thing to happen to data management and information security or just the latest tech fad, depending on your point of view. To help IT professionals get up-to-speed, Data Summit 2018 will present a number of sessions on the distributed ledger technology. Data Summit 2018 will take place this year at the Hyatt Regency Boston, May 22-23, with pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 21. Cognitive Computing Summit will also be co-located at the event.

Posted April 11, 2018

IBM has launched three new consulting services offerings, as well as an IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan, a low-cost plan to help clients, developers, and startups to develop, operate, and govern networks on the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Posted April 11, 2018

FundRequest, a decentralized marketplace built for open source collaboration, is partnering with Indorse, a reward-based decentralized professional social network where users can control their data, to certify and reward open source developers on the Blockchain.

Posted April 11, 2018

Startups with a mission to address an unanswered problem continue to emerge in the tech sector. These companies tap into new and still emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT, machine learning, containerization, AI, NoSQL, and blockchain to provide fresh solutions that simply were not possible before.

Posted April 11, 2018

Startups are often encouraged to fail fast, fail often. In the world of AI and big data that philosophy is actually critical to creating successful outcomes, according to Scott Weller, co-founder and CTO, SessionM, who will present a talk, titled "The Role of Failure in Succeeding with Big Data."

Posted April 11, 2018

Based on the history of AI, a term that has been around since 1956, a reasonable skeptic might wonder what is going to be different this time around.  But, given the recent accomplishments in analytics, visualization, and machine learning, AI does indeed have a promising future, according to Todd Sundsted, CTO of SumAll, who will present a talk at Data Summit 2018, titled "Past, Present & Future: What Lies Ahead for AI."

Posted April 10, 2018

HPE is acquiring RedPixie, a UK-based provider of cloud consulting, to further strengthen its hybrid IT capabilities and migration services for enterprises looking to move workloads to the cloud. With this acquisition, HPE will continue to expand its comprehensive hybrid IT portfolio and will be even better positioned to help customers build new digital experiences and drive better business outcomes now and into the future.

Posted April 10, 2018

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, is releasing an enhanced version of its flagship software, boosting mapping capabilities and more. Version 10.11 introduces new out-of-the-box visualizations, intelligent recommendations for content, prompts for dossiers, a native MicroStrategy Library app for smartphones, and more.

Posted April 10, 2018

SentryOne has launched new professional services offerings aimed at helping companies save time and resources in resolving SQL Server performance issues. While SentryOne has always offered service to customers who needed to supplement their internal structure with a deeper level of expertise in deploying monitoring tools, Pro Services formalizes the different levels of engagement options and provides access to the company's database administration experts, said Scott Brooks, SentryOne vice president of customer success.

Posted April 10, 2018

IBM has announced a series of new, industry-specific, machine-readable data sets designed to expedite AI training workflows. The first kits will serve the travel, transportation and food industries, with more to follow. With expected availability in Q2 2018, the kits will initially serve the travel and transportation and food industries with Watson Data Kits for travel points of interest and food menus, respectively.

Posted April 09, 2018

WSO2 is introducing a Spring 2018 release update that will  help enterprises comply with the most recent GDPR standards.WSO2's Spring 2018 Release includes new features and updates across all products, solutions, and services, which together empower organizations to rapidly comply with GDPR. 

Posted April 09, 2018

NGINX, Inc. is releasing new capabilities and major enhancements to its Application Platform - an integrated suite of software technologies that simplify the adoption and deployment of microservices.

Posted April 09, 2018

Businesses must become more competitive than ever in the big data arena. Executives must know where to focus their efforts to capitalize on the growing opportunities of the analytics economy. Anne Buff, advisory business solutions manager at SAS, will discuss how executives can generate substantial business value, internal and external, from the growing analytics economy in her Data Summit 2018 session titled, "Five Executive Imperatives to Compete in the Analytics Economy."

Posted April 09, 2018

ASG Technologies, a provider of solutions for information access, management, and control for the has introduced ASG-TMON Performance Analyzer (TMON PA) 11.0 to help organizations better manage IT resource performance and costs while intelligently planning for the future.

Posted April 09, 2018

WSO2 is introducing a Spring 2018 release update that will  help enterprises comply with the most recent GDPR standards.WSO2's Spring 2018 Release includes new features and updates across all products, solutions, and services, which together empower organizations to rapidly comply with GDPR. 

Posted April 06, 2018

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, is enhancing its RecoveryManager Plus with the ability to periodically back up Windows servers and restore them. Available immediately, the latest version of RecoveryManager Plus helps administrators withstand any attack on or disaster to their Windows servers with its file, folder, and volume-level backup and one-click restoration, providing greater control in managing an organization's data.

Posted April 06, 2018

NGINX, Inc. is releasing new capabilities and major enhancements to its Application Platform - an integrated suite of software technologies that simplify the adoption and deployment of microservices.

Posted April 06, 2018

MariaDB Corporation, provider of an open source database, is acquiring enterprise analytics database company MammothDB, expanding its global presence and engineering team. The move will further strengthen its modern analytics solution, MariaDB AX, and advance its larger Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) strategy, according to the company.

Posted April 05, 2018

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, is launching GridGain Professional Edition 2.4, including a Continuous Learning Framework. The addition of this framework in the latest update includes machine learning and a multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural network that enable companies to run machine and deep learning algorithms against their petabyte-scale operational datasets in real-time.

Posted April 05, 2018

The rise of DevOps, which promises to bring development and operations teams into alignment, is moving database managers and administrators ever closer to the key touchpoints of their businesses. DevOps methodologies "have been the de facto model for startups and born-in-the-cloud organizations for many years," noted Bob Quillin, vice president of the Oracle Container Group. "Now those approaches and techniques are moving to larger teams and organizations based on clear business advantages, cultural benefits, and the emergence of repeatable patterns driven by open source technologies tested at cloud-scale by these early adopters."

Posted April 04, 2018

Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison announced the availability of the first service based on the new Oracle Autonomous Database during a presentation at Oracle headquarters. Described as "the world's first self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service," the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud uses machine learning to deliver performance, security, and availability with no human intervention.  

Posted April 04, 2018

OneLogin has announced a new product that allows companies to manage access for on-premises and cloud-based applications with a single identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution.

Posted April 04, 2018

Meta Networks Ltd., a provider of secure cloud-native networking, is releasing its signature network and security platform - Meta NaaS (Network-as-a-Service). Meta Networks' user-centric platform is delivered as a service to connect people, applications, clouds, and sites within a software-defined perimeter, reducing the possibility of a security breach while improving the overall user experience.

Posted April 04, 2018

SWIM.AI today exited stealth and announced the general availability of its edge software solution. SWIM EDX delivers edge intelligence and real-time business and operational insights. By applying analytics, self-training digital twins and edge computing, SWIM EDX allows manufacturers, infrastructure providers, enterprises, municipalities, and IoT vendors to analyze and take immediate action on fast edge data.

Posted April 04, 2018

JetStream Software Inc., a provider of cloud software, launched a new cross-cloud data management platform to support workload migration, resource elasticity, and business continuity across multi-cloud and multi-data center infrastructures. JetStream Cross-Cloud Platform provides "built for the cloud" data management capability in an all-software, hypervisor-integrated solution for multi-cloud, multi-data center operations.

Posted April 04, 2018

Blockchain may be the best thing to happen to data management and information security or just the latest tech fad, depending on your point of view. To help IT professionals get up-to-speed, Data Summit 2018 will present a number of sessions on the distributed ledger technology. Data Summit 2018 will take place this year at the Hyatt Regency Boston, May 22-23, with pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 21. Cognitive Computing Summit will also be co-located at the event.

Posted April 04, 2018

IBM has launched three new consulting services offerings, as well as an IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan, a low-cost plan to help clients, developers, and startups to develop, operate, and govern networks on the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Posted April 04, 2018

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