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iboss, a leading name in Zero Trust, is releasing its latest groundbreaking capability, the Azure Cloud Security Gateways, providing security directly within Azure to transform how businesses manage and safeguard their digital ecosystems. According to the company, the Azure Cloud Security Gateways by iboss provide instant security within Azure and its private Virtual Networks.

Posted September 21, 2023

Telmai, the AI-driven data observability platform built for open architecture, is launching its latest release featuring seven category-defining features designed to simplify and accelerate data observability adoption. According to the company, Telmai's release empowers data engineers/architects and product owners to harness powerful time travel features, build multi-attribute data contracts, conduct in-depth root cause analysis of data failures, and gain greater control over data privacy and residency via its new private cloud offerings.

Posted September 20, 2023

The boom in generative AI interest serves as a visible tipping point in the yearslong journey of the enterprise embracing the power of data interaction through natural language processing (NLP). In recent years, NLP has undergone significant changes that have made it increasingly easier for users at all skill levels to handle and explore data without being a data scientist.

Posted September 20, 2023

My fascination with AI began in 2009, when the tech­nology was yet to gain mainstream traction. Today, the recent ChatGPT boom has made AI a normal topic of conversation, and there is no denying that it has become an integral part of our daily lives. From person­alized social media recommendations to autonomous vehicles, many more people are aware of AI's potential to enhance our quality of life.

Posted September 14, 2023

As the world slowly transitions to a post-covid landscape, organizations are looking at what the "new normal" is shaping up to be. To support organizations in navigating through new challenges and a rapidly evolving big data ecosystem, Big Data Quarterly presents 2023's "Big Data 75," a list of companies driving innovation and expanding what is possible in terms of collecting, storing, and extracting value from data.

Posted September 13, 2023

XponentL Data (XponentL), a leading data products solution provider, and Tamr, Inc. (Tamr), a cloud-native data mastering solution, are partnering to deliver cutting-edge data product solutions. According to the companies, this collaboration brings together two industry-leading companies with a shared vision of empowering clients to unlock the full potential of their data.

Posted August 17, 2023

Redis, Inc. is introducing the unified release of Redis 7.2 across the company's complete portfolio, including open source, source-available, commercial cloud, software, and Kubernetes distributions. Redis Enterprise 7.2 cloud and software products preview a scalable search feature which delivers greater performance for query and search use cases, including vector similarity search (VSS).

Posted August 16, 2023

Code42 Software, Inc., the Insider Risk Management (IRM) leader, is partnering with Tines—the no-code automation platform for security teams—to release Incydr Flows, powered by Tines to enable security teams to simplify manual, error-prone, and cross-functional workflows.

Posted August 15, 2023

PEAK:AIO, a provider of a transformative software defined storage platform, is partnering with Stormgrid, a provider of cutting-edge hybrid artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, offering state-of-the-art AI infrastructure to enhance performance and scalability for Stormgrid's burgeoning customer base.

Posted August 14, 2023, a leading AI-powered DevSecOps platform, is adding AI capabilities across its solutions that provide customers with enhanced software delivery capabilities and insights for better decision making.'s AI-Powered DevSecOps Platform reflects enterprise demand to use AI to improve decision making, help govern and orchestrate the release of software created and optimized by generative AI tools, and automate software delivery workflows further with AI, according to the company.

Posted July 19, 2023

Qlik is expanding its platform to deliver a comprehensive best-in-class approach to accessing, transforming, and delivering trusted quality data for analysis and action into Snowflake's Data Cloud. The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted July 11, 2023

Matillion, a provider of data productivity solutions, is offering a Productivity Platform for Data Teams, empowering the entire data team to move, transform, and orchestrate data pipelines, regardless of technical capability. The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted July 10, 2023

Ah, those comprehensive, yet amazingly unclear terms and conditions (T&C). You know the ones. They include a minimum of 10 pages of scrolling text detailing the company's rights and obligations. Of course, the critical bits regarding your data or rights are beyond the point at which even young eyes go blurry.

Posted June 19, 2023

In April, I was at Hannover Messe, one of the world's largest trade fairs for industrial technology, which is held annually in Hannover, Germany. Due to COVID-19, the event was canceled for a few years, but this year, it was back, and, I'm happy to report, nearly at full scale. I had forgotten how massive it is. The sheer size of the event, with thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world attending each year, was truly mind-blowing. You need to have been there to understand.

Posted June 16, 2023

On April 20, 2009, Oracle announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems. With the purchase of Sun, Oracle entered the hardware business and obtained the Java programming language. It took a decade for Oracle to realize the monetizing potential of Java.

Posted June 15, 2023

The technology pendulum has long been swinging between centralization versus decentralization. Is it better to have a mainframe or distributed systems and data across Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms? Is it better to have these server farms or consolidate things with a cloud provider? Now, the action is moving away from the cloud, toward edge and Internet of Things (IoT) configurations. The enterprise market for edge computing will grow by 22% over the coming year, mainly for hardware, according to estimates from Deloitte Global. By contrast, enterprise networking equipment expenditures will grow by 4%, while overall enterprise IT spending is projected to rise by 6%.

Posted June 14, 2023

Often, enterprise data management falls into two strategies: offensive and defensive. While defense entails mitigating risk, being offensive unlocks new opportunities. Organizations must incorporate both sides to remain competitive. To achieve this, companies can embrace data-centric architectures.

Posted June 13, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most discussed hot topic of the moment, but the true impact on our society and the potential impact for enterprises are still unknown. While we may not fully understand its potential impact quite yet, we do understand how AI functions as well as the base level of what it could be capable of. We're already seeing how AI, along with other forms of machine learning (ML) or deep learning, has the potential to revolutionize how organizations function across all industries by doing seemingly small things such as automating repetitive tasks and accelerating outcomes. Those seemingly small things add up and create a big impact.

Posted June 12, 2023

Democratizing data use within an organization empowers employees, fosters greater collaboration, and enables them to make more informed, data-driven decisions. By giving data and analytics tools and solutions to the many, companies can take accurate and timely decision making out of the hands of the few, resulting in improved productivity, increased efficiency, and enhanced business outcomes.

Posted May 18, 2023

Timescale, the cloud data platform company, is making a strategic move to reposition itself in the market, reflecting a significant transformation taking place within the organization that includes a refreshed visual identity, an updated website, and product restructuring.

Posted May 18, 2023

ServiceNow and NVIDIA are collaborating to develop powerful, enterprise-grade generative AI capabilities that can transform business processes with faster, more intelligent workflow automation. According to the company, using NVIDIA software, services, and accelerated infrastructure, ServiceNow is developing custom large language models trained on data specifically for its ServiceNow Platform, the intelligent platform for end-to-end digital transformation.

Posted May 17, 2023

The Zero Trust model has emerged as a game-changing approach to data backup and security. With the proliferation of cyberattacks in recent years, traditional security measures are no longer sufficient. In 2023 alone, it is projected that cybercrime will cost businesses around the world over $8 trillion. This staggering figure underscores the urgent need for companies to adopt a more comprehensive approach to data protection.

Posted May 17, 2023

Veza announced that its Veza Authorization Platform is now available on the Snowflake Data Cloud, enabling joint customers to manage access permissions and secure their sensitive data at scale. By leveraging the Snowflake Data Cloud, Veza is joining Snowflake in mobilizing the world's data to help organizations secure access to sensitive data and achieve continuous compliance, according to the vendor.

Posted May 16, 2023

Low-code and no-code development has become a critical component of enterprise technology landscapes. Gartner predicts that within the next 3 years, developers outside IT departments will account for at least 80% of the userbase for low-code development tools, up from 60% in 2021. Low- and no-code offers opportunities to offload coding and integration work to business users, relieving burdened IT departments.

Posted April 20, 2023

Do you think of your IoT projects in maturity curves? If yes, I applaud you for it. Thinking in maturity curves helps organizations to reduce complexity and to navigate through the unknown. It is a natural behavior and a sound strategy; it is the answer to how to eat an elephant.

Posted April 19, 2023

I'm going to question this Beatlemania-like hysteria that recently hovered over Taylor Swift concert tickets as if Paul McCartney himself hadn't recently delivered, most likely, his last concert in North America. If I were cynical (LOL), I would ask how many bots it would take to create demand which exceeds a sufficient mathematical panic threshold so that actual fans would become so emotionally distraught that they would effectively pay any amount to acquire tickets. How does a monopoly music concert delivery system realize exponentially higher prices than conceivable, weeks before? What exactly does this witchcraft of "dynamic pricing" do? I need to go no further than to examine a similar situation myself. Self-reflection is a wonderful exercise of discovery.

Posted April 19, 2023

The volume of visual data in the world is simply exploding. Consider these facts: Over 1 billion surveillance cameras are estimated to have been installed worldwide. The global self-driving cars market, which uses AI and integrated cameras to perform driving tasks, is projected to grow from over 20 million units in 2021 to more than compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 62 million units by 2030, at a CAGR of 13.3%. Even the average person is estimated to create 1.7 MB of data per second.

Posted April 18, 2023

The world is becoming increasingly digital every day and, as a result, even more data-driven. The datasphere is experiencing stunning growth, with 90% of all data being created over just the past two years. This explosive growth is something that will only continue in the future, and it's clear that as companies begin to amass more and more data, they need to take a hard look at their data management practices.

Posted March 16, 2023

Census, provider of the Data Activation platform that syncs customer data from data warehouses to key business tools, announced a new integration and partnership with Datadog, the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. By adding Datadog monitoring, Census customers can track the health of real-time reverse ETL syncs using custom alerts and dashboards, according to the vendor.

Posted March 16, 2023

AI is advancing at a faster clip this year with the debut of several technologies boosting its usage. Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT), for example, is the large-scale natural language technology that uses deep learn­ing to produce human-like text. AI expert and Erudit's chief science officer and co-founder, Ricardo Michel Reyes, discussed the growing use of AI in programming and whether or not its advance­ment is something that programmers should fear when it comes to their job security.

Posted March 15, 2023

In IT, few names are more significant than SAP and AWS. Countless organizations rely on SAP's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for running their mission-critical systems, while AWS holds an astonish­ing 33% share of the cloud services hosting market.

Posted March 15, 2023

UiPath, an enterprise automation software company, announced that data science teams using Amazon SageMaker, an end-to-end machine learning (ML) service, can now connect to UiPath to quickly connect new ML models into business processes without the need for complex coding. The UiPath Business Automation Platform makes it simple for data scientists, ML engineers, and business analysts to automate deployment pipelines, reducing the cost of experimentation, and increasing the pace of innovation, according to the vendor.

Posted March 15, 2023

Fiddler, a provider of Model Performance Management (MPM) solutions, is debuting a set of capabilities in analytics, diagnostics, and vector monitoring to help monitor, explain, analyze, and improve trustworthy models. The company has also introduced a free 14-day trial and new pricing plans, making it easy for users to quickly realize the benefits of the Fiddler MPM platform and pay for only what they use.

Posted February 16, 2023

A short treatise on three mistakes organizations commonly make when designing or extending governance programs. Loosely inspired by discussions about (but not written by) ChatGPT. Decision rights—who needs to make what decisions—are the crux of governance. Success is not determined by the seniority of your governance council(s) or how many data stewards you have. Successful governance hinges on understanding how decisions are effectively made and made effective.

Posted February 16, 2023

Accenture announced it has acquired Morphus, a privately held Brazil-based cyber defense, risk management and cyber threat intelligence services provider, expanding its footprint in Brazil and Latin America. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Accenture's portfolio and marks the launch of a cyber industry practice in Latin America led by seasoned former CISOs from Morphus.

Posted February 14, 2023

Dataiku is releasing version 11.3 of its platform, delivering brand-new features for data analysts, data scientists, and ML engineers and operators.

Posted February 10, 2023

Kintent, the programmatic, predictive Trust Assurance platform, is releasing its new TrustShare application, allowing software companies to pass security reviews quickly with AI-powered security questionnaire responses while also offering a dynamic trust portal to share security and privacy compliance status with prospects and partners.

Posted January 19, 2023

NS1, a provider of authoritative DNS solutions, is releasing DNS Insights, a DNS observability solution that unlocks improved reliability, real-time analysis, and cost control by collecting DNS and network metrics at the edge to empower networking professionals as they troubleshoot and optimize infrastructure at scale.

Posted January 18, 2023

Cisco and Intel are releasing the 7th generation of UCS C-Series and X-Series servers that will be powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, providing customers with greater flexibility and more performance for modern workloads with new C-Series and X-Series servers.

Posted January 17, 2023

Data mesh is all the rage. The objective? To eliminate artificial roadblocks and extend the means of data production across the enterprise—thereby expanding the scope of data products the organization generates. And, ultimately, increasing the value and use of data in decision making and operational practice.

Posted December 15, 2022

Ellen Mary Challans, better known by her pen name Mary Renault, was attributed with saying, "There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare." The early years of the second decade of the 21st millennium have been scarred by the consequences of willful negligence cascading throughout the world due to the inconvenience of nonchalantly ignoring unexpected inevitabilities.

Posted December 15, 2022

To say the past year has been interesting for data managers and professionals is an understatement. Intensifying efforts to achieve data-driven processes, escalating security issues, shifts toward graph and cloud databases, and supply chain turbulence have dominated data teams' task lists. The coming year will be no different.

Posted December 13, 2022

A renewed interest in data-centric AI is driving increased model outcome accuracy and introducing the concept to new applications. Data-centric AI is gaining momentum as engineers working with AI shift their focus from models to data. Whereas engineers previously took a model-centered approach to improve the prediction outcomes and accuracy of a model, current dynamics are causing many to look to the quality of input data to improve outcomes.

Posted December 01, 2022

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is releasing Rubrik Cyber Recovery to help organizations improve their cyber readiness and recover faster. Available as part of Rubrik Security Cloud, Rubrik Cyber Recovery delivers two new capabilities to help organizations better prepare for attacks and minimize operational downtime. It provides a simple way to test, validate, and document the success of an organization's cyber recovery plans. It also provides businesses a way to instantly recover the last known clean copy of data into production while performing forensic investigations out-of-band in an isolated recovery environment.

Posted November 17, 2022

Talend, a global provider of data integration and data management, it is partnering with Passerelle and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to provide new vertical solutions for delivering healthy data to organizations worldwide. Built on Talend Data Fabric and Snowflake's Data Cloud, Passerelle's Data Rocket provides a scalable architecture that delivers governed data ingestion, trusted stewardship, cloud-based storage, and on-demand visual analytics based on the foundation of healthy data. New Data Rocket vertical solutions will be tailored for key vertical markets, beginning with financial services.

Posted November 17, 2022

In the summer of 2010, I sat down with my son and had a serious conversation with him about what he wanted to become in life. He was at a point in his education where the classes he decided to take in the present would determine what kind of studies he could pursue in the future.

Posted November 17, 2022

When it comes to automation in the workplace, the initial natural tendency for many people is to avoid it out of fear that it will replace their jobs. However, this has turned out not to be the case. Automation instead has proven to aid people, helping them learn and develop new skills that are more valuable to their organizations and their own careers. The intent is not to replace jobs; the intent is to allow businesspeople to shift focus away from tedious tasks and more on rewarding and innovative tasks to help businesses excel and grow. Humans are meant to do innovative work, and automation is meant to do tedious and repetitive tasks.

Posted November 17, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is releasing version 2.9 of its Data Orchestration Platform, delivering support for a scale-out, multi-tenant architecture with a new cross-environment synchronization feature. Additional updates include enhanced manageability with significant improvement in the tooling and guidelines for deploying Alluxio on Kubernetes, and improved security and performance with a strengthened S3 API and POSIX API.

Posted November 16, 2022

Anonos, provider of technology that resolves the conflict between data use and protection, announced it has raised $50 million in growth financing, enabling the company to scale customer success and expand partnerships, sales, and marketing for its Data Embassy software platform that powers secure data processing in untrusted environments with cleartext accuracy and speed for faster insights to achieve enterprise goals.

Posted October 19, 2022

Every organization, from the smallest nonprofit entities to the trillion-dollar behemoths dominating the historic landscape south of San Francisco, recognizes that tomorrow is not guar­anteed. In the early days of this decade, the world's governments put the world economy into existential peril as they attempted to "lock down" public interaction, resulting in the world's econo­mies shutting down. Even when the most destructive restrictions were loosened, there was a considerable amount of less onerous restrictions which lingered on for many months.

Posted October 04, 2022



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