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CA Technologies is enabling companies to integrate security into the earliest stages of development and assure security in deployment - an emerging practice that the company calls "DevSecOps." CA said it is positioned to deliver new capabilities to customers in the CA Automic, CA Veracode, and Continuous Delivery portfolios.

Posted November 20, 2017

IBM says that customers will have access to its first commercially available quantum computing systems before the year is out. The company announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantum hardware. The first IBM Q systems available online to clients will have a 20 qubit processor, featuring improvements in superconducting qubit design, connectivity and packaging. Coherence times (the amount of time available to perform quantum computations) average 90 microseconds, and enable high-fidelity quantum operations.

Posted November 20, 2017

Broadcom Limited, a semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, has completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade's common stock will now cease to be traded on NASDAQ. Brocade will operate as an indirect subsidiary of Broadcom.

Posted November 20, 2017

Intel has announced the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series, a data center solid state drive, now available in a new 750GB capacity in both half-height, half-length add-in card and a hot-swappable 2.5-inch U.2 form factor. Both form factors and capacities will be broadly available this month.

Posted November 20, 2017

Oracle has announced the general availability of new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute options to provide customers with high compute performance based on its recently announced X7 hardware.

Posted November 20, 2017

Veeam Software has extended its portfolio of availability solutions to support Oracle Solaris and IBM AIX and operating environments, enabling enterprise customers to replace their legacy backup solution with a comprehensive data protection and availability solution to protect mission-critical applications, systems and data.

Posted November 20, 2017

Citus Data, a provider of a platform for scaling out Postgres databases, is unveiling new features for its Citus Cloud product, making it easier for fast-growing SaaS businesses to scale out without having to re-architect their application. Citus Cloud's suite of new features close the gap with NoSQL and are all about empowering developers from migration tools like Citus Warp, to the zero-downtime shard rebalancer, to offering fork and followers features in a distributed database.

Posted November 17, 2017

Google has announced that the Google Cloud Platform's BigQuery Data Transfer Service is now publicly available. First introduced at Cloud Next, the Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service was created to automate data movement from SaaS applications to BigQuery on a scheduled, managed basis.

Posted November 16, 2017

Arcadia Data, a provider of a native visual analytics software for big data, has launched a new partner program to support resellers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and systems integrators (SIs) who work with Arcadia Data and joint customers to develop solutions.

Posted November 16, 2017

Raytheon and MetTel have announced a global security alliance aimed at protecting government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the Internet of Things (IoT). The companies plan to provide cybersecurity offerings and support the migration from legacy technologies to ensure cybersecurity is designed into the government's telecom infrastructure.

Posted November 16, 2017

Compuverde, a provider of software-defined storage, is partnering with Data Dynamics, a provider of intelligent file management. The combination of Data Dynamics' StorageX solution and Compuverde provides a modern platform to manage data assets from migration to file tiering to archival. The goal is to offer enterprise customers the freedom to choose their future storage and cloud direction, eliminating technology lock-in while supporting business transformation with greater speed and agility.

Posted November 16, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics technologies has acquired Alpine Data, a cloud-based data science and social collaboration platform. TIBCO says the addition will bolster its data science technology and analytics portfolio, complementing solutions such as Statistica, Spotfire, and StreamBase to help companies accelerate insights and action.

Posted November 16, 2017

Oracle recently announced that its Financial Services Transaction Filtering product is now widely available. The solution, which integrates with Oracle Financial Crime and Compliance Management (FCCM), enables compliance with current legal and regulatory requirements with the ability to filter against key watch lists—such as the U.S. treasury, European Union and United Nations—via pre-integrated Oracle architecture.

Posted November 15, 2017

Attunity is working with Microsoft to offer a new product, Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations, which is designed to facilitate and accelerate migrations from various database systems - including Oracle - to the Microsoft data platform.

Posted November 15, 2017

If I were to ask if your database load profile is good, bad, or ugly, how would you reply? If you are unsure about how to answer that, you are not alone. There are a lot of factors that come into play—one of the biggest being, "Compared to what?" Most people would agree that having a historic baseline or profile of database activity is important. So, let's move beyond that and get into why it's important and what we can do with those historic datapoints.

Posted November 15, 2017

Dataiku is unveiling Dataiku 4.1, providing a new and improved platform suite that will help users to prototype, build, scale, deploy, and manage advanced data science products. Dataiku 4.1 has been designed to accelerate scalable deployment while maintaining its powerful core functionalities such as point-and-click interfaces for data preparation and analysis, customizable tools to facilitate cutting-edge and efficient data science, and straightforward solutions for deploying, monitoring, and governing models in production.

Posted November 14, 2017

Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, has expanded its partnership with Runner Technologies (Runner EDQ), a provider of integrated address verification solutions and Platinum level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). Together,, the two firms are rolling out CLEAN_Address, an Oracle-validated, integrated address verification solution for PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and E-Business Suite platforms.

Posted November 14, 2017

erwin, Inc. has introduced erwin DG, a SaaS solution that expands data governance beyond IT, to enable all organizational stakeholders to discover, understand, govern, and socialize data to mitigate risk, improve organizational performance and accelerate growth. The solution is aimed at helping to mitigate a wide range of risks, from GDPR to cybersecurity, in order to protect customer trust and prevent reputational damage.

Posted November 14, 2017

Waterline Data is releasing the Smart Data Catalog (SDC) 4.03, the latest version of its solution designed to help enterprises with multiple petabytes of data mange it. SDC 4.03 is offers Multi-petabyte scalability, native support for critical cloud, RDBMS, and big data platforms along with featuring the rapid expansion of support for new partner integrations and data sources.   

Posted November 13, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, has acquired all outstanding shares of Restlet SAS, a cloud-based API design and testing platform. Restlet uses the cloud to provide API design, documentation, testing, and hosting capabilities to developers.

Posted November 13, 2017

Salesforce is integrating Einstein Analytics and the Alation Data Catalog to create seamless collaboration and automation. With this integration, Alation's AI-powered data catalog automatically inventories how hundreds to thousands of users in an organization are using analytics today.

Posted November 13, 2017

Fluree has introduced FlureeDB, a scalable, blockchain cloud database, for public beta use. According to the company, the new offering combines the interoperability and features of traditional graph and document databases with immutable, decentralized blockchain technology to provide enterprise-grade, developer-ready, cloud-hosted database tools.

Posted November 13, 2017

Oracle recently announced that its Financial Services Transaction Filtering product is now widely available. The solution, which integrates with Oracle Financial Crime and Compliance Management (FCCM), enables compliance with current legal and regulatory requirements with the ability to filter against key watch lists—such as the U.S. treasury, European Union and United Nations—via pre-integrated Oracle architecture.

Posted November 09, 2017

To meet increasing demands for cloud archiving, compliance and analytics, Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, has acquired privately held Sonian, a provider of public cloud archiving and business insights.

Posted November 09, 2017

IBM is releasing new offerings to its Watson Data Platform, introducing data cataloging and data refining capabilities designed to make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and prepare enterprise data for AI applications. By improving data visibility and helping to better enforce data security policies, users can now connect and share data across public and private cloud environments.

Posted November 08, 2017

MongoDB has announced the release of MongoDB 3.6. With this release it is now easier and faster to build always-on applications that react in real time to changes in data streamed across distributed systems, said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, MongoDB.  And, he added, with the addition of new and enhanced management and security features, "developers get the freedom and confidence to run MongoDB in the most demanding environments to support mission-critical applications."

Posted November 08, 2017

Big data-as-a-service vendor Qubole has closed a $25 million strategic round of funding led by Singtel Innov8 and Harmony Partners with participation from existing investors Charles River Ventures (CRV), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).

Posted November 08, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is introducing the HPE Superdome Flex enabling enterprises of any size to process and analyze massive amounts of data and turn it into real-time business insights. PE Superdome Flex has a unique modular design that scales seamlessly so enterprises can keep pace with evolving data demands, while unmatched reliability capabilities provide a resilient platform that safeguards critical workloads.

Posted November 06, 2017

Software AG is releasing Terracotta DB, a distributed, in-memory database platform that delivers high-speed performance for combined operational and analytical processing. Terracotta DB can work with any application that creates new, rapidly changing data types—structured, semi-structured, unstructured, and polymorphic data—as well as large volumes of data, or scale beyond the capacity constraints of existing systems.

Posted November 06, 2017

BMC, a provider of data center solutions, announced the results of its 12th annual Mainframe Research Report, highlighting the power and value of the mainframe for digital business. The survey of 1,000 enterprises finds even as many organizations continue to adopt multi-cloud technologies as part of their dramatic transformation, the mainframe remains a relevant and growing data center hub for many. The survey highlights that organizations are committed to the mainframe, as respondents are modernizing their operations and technologies, have a more positive attitude toward the mainframe, and are changing their workforce to ensure the right staffing and skills are on board.

Posted November 06, 2017

Parasoft, a provider of automated software testing solutions, announced the latest release of Parasoft SOAtest and Virtualize with expanded support for continuous integration (CI) platforms. To support continuous testing, new plug-ins for continuous integration enable users to parse test results from automated test executions back into common CI platforms such as Bamboo, Jenkins, Microsoft VSTS, and Team City.

Posted November 06, 2017

OpenStack community leaders announced a plan to overcome the hardest problem in open source today: integrating and operating open source technologies to solve real-world problems. The OpenStack Foundation and community are investing significant financial and technical resources in a four-part strategy to address integration of OpenStack and relevant open source technologies: documenting cross-project use cases, collaborating across communities, including upstream contributions to other open source projects, fostering new projects at the OpenStack Foundation, and coordinating end-to-end testing across projects.

Posted November 06, 2017

IBM announced a new IBM Cloud Private software platform to help companies unlock billions of dollars in technology investment in core data and applications and extend cloud-native tools across public and private clouds. IBM Cloud Private software is designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds to accelerate app development.

Posted November 06, 2017

Periscope Data unveiled a new platform that meets the unique needs of professional data teams, allowing them to address the complete analytics life cycle. Periscope's Unified Data Platform enables teams to ingest, store, analyze, visualize and report on data.

Posted November 03, 2017

VMware has signed an agreement to acquire VeloCloud Networks, Inc., provider of cloud-delivered software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology for enterprises and service providers. The transaction is expected to close in VMware's fiscal Q4 2018.

Posted November 02, 2017

At the recent OpenWorld conference, Oracle announced the next-generation Oracle Exadata X7 with hardware and software enhancements in overall performance, storage capacity, network bandwidth, and automation.  Exadata can be deployed on-premises, in Oracle Cloud, or using Oracle's Cloud at Customer. 

Posted November 01, 2017

A new Oracle study reveals that enterprises view in-application communications technologies as critical to enhancing customer experiences and gaining a competitive edge and higher growth. While 65% of enterprise IT decision makers polled noted that embedded communications will become the dominant way of communicating with employees, suppliers and customers moving forward, nearly half (46%) noted they lack the expertise to deploy new communications technologies. 

Posted November 01, 2017

Normally, for this column, I would write a technical article or something on leadership. However, recently, I have been dealing with some career choices and I thought it might be interesting to write about my decision-making process.  Most of us have had at least one job change. What do you do when you are trying to figure it out? Do you talk to others? Do you think it to death? Is it just a flip of a coin? Below I'm going to highlight my process.

Posted November 01, 2017

Attunity and Microsoft have formed an expanded strategic partnership for enabling data migration and replication initiatives. With this partnership, Attunity is working with Microsoft to offer a new product, Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations, which is designed to facilitate and accelerate migrations from various database systems to the Microsoft data platfor

Posted November 01, 2017

Pure Storage, provider of an all-flash data platform, has announced a new Copy Automation Tool (CAT) for SAP systems that allows customers to automate the entire SAP database copy, clone, and refresh process, including database, pre- and post-copy tasks.

Posted November 01, 2017

CData Software, a provider of standards-based drivers and data access solutions for real-time data integration has introduced new ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET drivers for Redis, the in-memory data store used as a database, cache, or message broker. The new Redis drivers offer connectivity to any data structure stored in Redis open source and Redis Enterprise through industry standard driver interfaces

Posted November 01, 2017

Silwood Technology Ltd., a U.K.-based supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced the availability of a GDPR Starter Pack for SAP to give users of the ERP software a kick-start in identifying the precise location of personal data fields in any SAP system.

Posted November 01, 2017

ZL Technologies, Inc., a provider of governance, e-discovery, compliance, and analytics solutions, has introduced a suite of products to help organizations meet the requirements of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted November 01, 2017

Stratifyd, a provider of a data science and big data analytics platform, has introduced Stratifyd 3.0.  With this release, the Charlotte-based company is adding functions to manage broader datasets and handle increasingly complex structured and unstructured data.

Posted October 31, 2017

CorpInfo, an IT services company has announced the formation of Onica, with a $20 million growth equity investment from Sunstone Partners. Onica will focus solely on the growth of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting and managed services business.

Posted October 31, 2017

Hortonworks, which recently announced DataPlane Service (DPS), a product designed to address the new paradigm of data management, has announced the first generally available extensible service that DPS will support—Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). DLM 1.0 is a hybrid cloud-focused solution that offers disaster recovery and replication with auto-tiering and backup and restore.

Posted October 31, 2017

Dell Technologies is embarking on a new Internet of Things (IoT) vision and strategy, creating an IoT division as well as IoT-specific products, labs, partner program, and consumption models. This announcement, the company says, underscores its commitment to helping customers realize their digital future by safely navigating the complex and often fragmented IoT landscape.

Posted October 30, 2017

Cisco and Google Cloud are forming a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that helps customers maximize their investments across cloud and on-premises environments. Together the companies will provide a unique and open hybrid cloud offering that enables applications and services to be deployed, managed, and secured across on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform. The solution delivers cloud speed and scale, with enterprise-class security.

Posted October 27, 2017

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is releasing a new version of its specialized data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, modernizing IT environments and how data is protected. This newest version improves data availability - a requirement for transforming an organization into a modern digital enterprise - by supporting always-on service objectives.

Posted October 27, 2017

Thales is releasing two new capabilities that will meet security compliances and help safeguard platforms against outside threats. The company is introducing CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager for support of Microsoft Azure Key Vault and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Key Management Service (KMS) bring your own key (BYOK) capabilities.

Posted October 27, 2017

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