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IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The aim is to help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Germany, Instana provides businesses with capabilities to manage the performance of complex and modern cloud-native applications no matter where they reside—on mobile devices, public and private clouds, and on-premise, including IBM Z. 

Posted November 30, 2020

White Ops, a global leader in collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, will deploy its customer datasets on Snowflake Data Marketplace, providing digital customer journey focused professionals with immediate and scalable access to detailed insights to visualize and stop fraudulent traffic and engagement.

Posted November 20, 2020

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is releasing LM Logs, the company's new cloud-based log intelligence solution. With LM Logs, 100% of an organization's log data is automatically analyzed using machine learning and AIOps algorithms to help IT Operations teams uncover the root causes of alerts and predictively uncover issues before they disrupt the business, according to the vendor.

Posted November 19, 2020

SAP and Qualtrics are releasing Qualtrics XM for Suppliers, a new solution that empowers organizations to identify key areas of improvement across the source-to-pay process. Qualtrics XM for Suppliers combines data from an organization's SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP S/4HANA solutions with real-time supplier insights and AI-driven intelligence from Qualtrics, an SAP company.

Posted November 18, 2020

Now more than ever, a strong data strategy is essential to every enterprise's success. As many leaders have realized, a large part of this responsibility requires them to implement new strategies that empower citizen and specialist users with self-service capabilities. To make this possible and accelerate digital transformation, enterprises need to adopt a modern data platform and approach.

Posted November 18, 2020

AI consultant Andy Thurai outlines the essential steps for applying AIOps in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit Fall Connect 2020.

Posted November 17, 2020

NVIDIA unveiled the NVIDIA A100 80GB GPU—the latest innovation powering the NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform—with twice the memory of its predecessor, providing researchers and engineers the performance tools to unlock the next wave of AI and scientific breakthroughs.

Posted November 16, 2020

As applications continue to grow in scale and complexity, so does the challenge of supporting them. From geo-distribution, to high-volume transactions and the processing of new data sources and types, modern applications require speed, scalability and flexibility—whether in the ground or the cloud. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar to educate IT decision-makers and practitioners about the new data management technologies and techniques for speed and scalability.

Posted November 13, 2020

Splice Machine, a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing Livewire, its new open source Operational AI platform for industrial IoT use cases.

Posted November 09, 2020

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague!

Posted November 04, 2020

IBM is introducing new services, partnerships, and capabilities designed to help clients accelerate their hybrid cloud journeys and deploy and run SAP software workloads wherever they choose—from the IBM public cloud to on-premises. These new offerings expand on IBM and SAP's global alliance partnership to help clients optimize their SAP software workloads.

Posted November 02, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced an enhanced, bi-directional, and automatic integration between the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform and the ServiceNow Platform. With precise topology and service mapping for dynamic multicloud environments, joint customers can increase efficiency through intelligent automation and reduce the risk of disruptions with predictive problem identification and automatic remediation, giving BizDevOps teams more time to innovate and accelerate digital transformation, according to the vendors.

Posted November 02, 2020

BMC has acquired ComAround, a global software company that helps transform the customer experience with, self-service, and AI and NLP-based advanced knowledge management technology. Together, BMC says, the companies will build on their respective self-service, ITSM, and AI market leadership and expertise to provide NLP-based full-context-search knowledge management capabilities.

Posted November 02, 2020

StorCentric, a global provider of data management solutions, is launching its Data Mobility Suite (DMS), the first StorCentric branded software solution, enabling data migration, replication, and synchronization across mixed deployments. DMS empowers customers to eliminate data silos and move data to the platform and/or environment best suited to meet their IT, business, and budgetary requirements, thereby dramatically simplifying data management while ensuring maximum ROI on all current and future storage investments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 29, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, data management expert Craig S. Mullins delivered a presentation titled, "The Changing Requirements of Database Administration."  Mullins, who is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, an IBM Gold Consultant, and a longtime DBTA columnist, looked at the industry trends and issues that are impacting DBAs and fundamentally transforming the duties associated with their jobs. Mullins was joined in the session by John Pocknell, senior market strategist, database solutions at Quest, whose presentation titled, "Tools for a Cross-Platform DBA," covered tools for monitoring and management.

Posted October 29, 2020

While the cloud can offer an organization a wide array of benefits—including a reduction in infrastructure costs, greater flexibility to deploy regionally, and more—it's not always an organization's first choice when it comes to building out an SAP landscape, where high availability (HA) is essential. If you're invested in real-time analytics or building out AI services that depend on uninterrupted access to your SAP landscape, you don't want to find yourself unable to access the data and services you need.

Posted October 28, 2020

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is rolling out a self-service version of its SHIFT Migration Suite. Putting SHIFT directly in the hands of customers will ultimately make it faster, easier, and cheaper for enterprises to jumpstart cloud migration projects—including planning, code migration and cutover—with just a few clicks, according to the vendor.  

Posted October 23, 2020

Comprehending natural language text with its first-hand challenges of ambiguity, synonymity, and co-reference has been a long-standing problem in natural language processing. Transfer learning uses some of the models that have been pre-trained on terabytes of data and fine-tunes them based on the problem at hand. It's the new way to efficiently implement machine learning solutions without spending months on data cleaning pipeline. Jayeeta Putatunda, senior data scientist, Indellient US Inc., discussed how to implement language model BERT during his Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 session, "The Power of Transfer Learning in NLP using BERT."

Posted October 22, 2020

Qlik is acquiring Blendr.io, an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure embedded integration and automation platform (iPaaS), expanding Qlik's ability to deliver active intelligence through its end-to-end data integration and cloud analytics platform. Blendr.io's technology enables Qlik to expand the existing breadth of its data integration and data analytics offerings to also include automation to trigger actions and enhance augmented analytics capabilities.

Posted October 22, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, provided guidance about the agile methodology and templates that project delivery teams can follow to build modern data infrastructures (on-prem, hybrid, and multi-cloud). He was followed by Waqas Dhillon, product manager for machine learning, Vertica, whose presentation focused on best practices for scaling analytics workloads.

Posted October 21, 2020

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance, the goal of this designation is to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security. Find out what data governance and security leaders think about the state of data security today.

Posted October 21, 2020

Originally started as automating the IT operations tasks, AIOps has moved beyond the rudimentary RPA, event consolidation, noise reduction use cases into mainstream use cases such as root causes analysis, service ticket analytics, anomaly detection, demand forecasting, and capacity planning. During Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Andy Thurai, emerging tech strategist, AI consultant, thought leader, Field CTO, Forbes Contributor, discussed "AIOps: The Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted October 20, 2020

OpenStack Foundation has announced it will be changing its corporate name to Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF) starting in 2021, reflecting the organization's broader commitment and valuable expertise in driving innovations in open source. OIF's goal is to build an open infrastructure for the next decade by solving infrastructure issues raised by continuing demands in new markets.

Posted October 20, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is going on this week. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using the wealth of data your company is collecting for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 has something for you!

Posted October 20, 2020

BMC has announced the results of its 15th Annual Mainframe Survey. The findings reveal strong support for mainstreaming the mainframe, new strategic priorities, and a resurgence of next-generation mainframe talent. "The IBM Z ecosystem continues to evolve to support a modern, hybrid cloud. But it's more than that, because the practitioners who run IBM Z are shifting as well to represent the modern workforce—with 40% representation from women and over one-third representation from those with less than 5 years experience on the Z platform," said Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Posted October 19, 2020

AtScale, a software provider for advanced analytics, is releasing the AtScale 2020.4 platform, extending cloud online analytical processing (OLAP) capabilities for cloud data platforms, including Snowflake and analytics applications like Microsoft Excel and Tableau.

Posted October 16, 2020

CompassRed, a data analytics and artificial intelligence company, will use its $2 million grant from the CARES Act to fund a Data Innovation Lab to accelerate the use of data insights and intelligence to address COVID-related issues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Posted October 16, 2020

Tellius, the decision intelligence company, announced that the Tellius platform is available in AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to try, purchase, and deploy Tellius within their AWS account. Tellius offers a decision intelligence platform for business and analytics teams to make smarter decisions from their enterprise data using AI-driven Guided Insights.

Posted October 13, 2020

Alation, a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, has formed a partnership with Dataiku, an enterprise AI and machine learning platform, to ensure that sensitive data used to create AI and machine-learning models is properly classified and governed. With the Alation and Dataiku integration, data scientists have immediate access to curated data ingested directly into Dataiku.

Posted October 13, 2020

Knowledge graphs are taking on greater prominence in enterprise information strategies. Joe Hilger, co-founder of the consultancy Enterprise Knowledge, recently explained what's happening and why the technology is now in the spotlight as a critical piece in the information management puzzle. "Any technologies that make it easier to find, share, and collaborate remotely are incredibly valuable," says Hilger.

Posted October 12, 2020

This may be the era of the data-driven enterprise, but only a handful of organizations report they are ready for it. There is a growing volume of "dark data" that remains obscure to IT managers and decision makers. This period unfolding before us will be driven by several technology initiatives, from 5G wireless and IoT to AI.

Posted October 08, 2020

Both data warehouses and data lakes offer robust options for ensuring that data is well-managed and prepped for today's analytics requirements. However, the two environments have distinctly different roles, and data managers need to understand how to leverage the strengths of each to make the most of the data feeding into analytics systems.

Posted October 08, 2020

"It's yours, free. Just pay shipping and handling!" claims the infomercial host. We've all seen them, the advertisements for home maintenance, gardening equipment, or even cooking products that promise the world but end up costing a lot of money. Whether it's through shipping fees or the need to sign up for long contracts that are hard to break, unfortunately, most deals that seem "too good to be true" usually are not what they seem.

Posted October 08, 2020

Employers today look for a broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. Here's a look at skills that any DBA should have and also those that a DBA should look to obtain and nurture, regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Posted October 08, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones. With Oracle Maximum Security Zones, Oracle can activate security policy enforcement of best practices automatically from day one so customers can prevent misconfiguration errors and deploy workloads securely.

Posted October 07, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted October 07, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon Timestream, a new time series database for IoT and operational applications that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day. According to AWS, Amazon Timestream saves customers effort and expense by keeping recent data in-memory and moving historical data to a cost-optimized storage tier based upon user-defined policies, while its query processing gives customers the ability to access and combine recent and historical data transparently across tiers with a single query, without needing to specify explicitly in the query whether the data resides in the in-memory or cost-optimized tier.

Posted October 05, 2020

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5, delivering Kubernetes-based data services for modern, cloud-native applications across the open hybrid cloud. Tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 is designed to help organizations enable a more seamless data services architecture for applications.

Posted October 05, 2020

Actifio, a pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, has announced an OEM agreement with Dell Technologies enabling the companies to offer two new solutions to help customers accelerate digital transformation. The new solutions are aimed at database cloning, cloud connectivity, and DevOps initiatives.

Posted September 30, 2020

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