February 28, 2019

News Flashes

Carbonite, a cloud-based data protection provider, and Webroot, a cybersecurity company, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Carbonite will acquire Webroot for approximately $618.5 million in cash.

Increasingly, cloud services are seen as a vital resource in the data manager's toolkit. There's good reason why cloud is a preferred option: There are simply not enough on-premise resources to keep up with the growth of data management requirements. Organizations keep evolving, business priorities keep shifting, data compliance requirements keep expanding, and user demands keep growing. Already, one-fourth of corporate data is being maintained by cloud providers, and data managers intend to move as much of their data environments into the cloud as soon as they can. 

Google has announced plans to acquire Alooma, a company that helps organizations streamline database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse

Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Azure analytics services, including Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2.

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.

Think About It

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.