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Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is launching a new, open-source tool for cloud hunting and security efficacy testing after unveiling its recent Cloud Threat Report. The new tool, known as Cloud Hunter, will help customers keep pace with ever-improving adversarial tradecraft through advanced environmental analysis and improved incident response time.

Posted October 17, 2022

The latest global market research from IBM found that more than 77% of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive digital transformation, yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together.

Posted October 17, 2022

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.

Posted October 17, 2022

Kubernetes is an open source platform, upheld for its extensibility and portable quality for managing containerized workloads and services. While beneficial, there are areas that can be improved when employed—such as instances of deep technology stack troubleshooting, contrasting workload requirements, and efficient database management.

Posted October 13, 2022

Entering the post-pandemic era, and faced with an uncertain economy, many software vendors have been looking for sources of additional revenue, and they have found it—through customer software audits. These software audits have become a big business, serviced by prominent accounting and consulting firms on behalf of vendors, and often incurring millions of dollars of extra charges to customers.

Posted October 12, 2022

The nature of enterprise functions is diverse: various teams, tools, and systems form a successful enterprise, each taking on an individual area of expertise. This necessary miscellany of groups and functions makes for a gap in data handling, where opposing operations can confound and slow productivity. Enter the semantic layer: the business glue that connects BI tools, users, and data through a common language reflected throughout every inch of the enterprise.

Posted October 12, 2022

ArangoDB, the company behind a graph data and analytics platform, is releasing the ArangoGraph Insights Platform, a cloud-based graph data and analytics platform that uncovers insights in data that are difficult or impossible to obtain with traditional SQL, document, or even other graph databases.

Posted October 12, 2022

SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., a provider in enterprise identity security, is offering new innovations infused into the SailPoint Identity Security Cloud to help enterprises move beyond the traditional identity governance approach of looking at access after-the-fact and replacing it with a forward-looking approach to managing access.

Posted October 12, 2022

Endor Labs is officially out of stealth, launching the company with a Dependency Lifecycle Management Platform that helps development and security teams maximize software reuse by safely evaluating, maintaining, and updating dependencies. Additionally, the company also announced that it has raised $25 million in seed financing.

Posted October 10, 2022

Provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, SolarWinds, is launching the SolarWinds Transform Partner Program to empower their global channel partners to accelerate digital transformation for their respective customers via AI-powered SolarWinds observability solutions.

Posted October 07, 2022

Hammerspace, the provider of the Global Data Environment for on-premises data centers and public cloud infrastructures, is debuting their latest ameliorations to the Hammerspace Global Environment, enriching data value and collaboration with the Hammerspace Metadata Plugin, User Initiated File Protection, Automated File Reservation, and Global Audit functionality, each integrated with the Hammerspace Metadata Control Plane.

Posted October 07, 2022

AtScale, a provider of semantic layer solutions for modern business intelligence and data science teams, is expanding its product capabilities for organizations working to accelerate the deployment and adoption of enterprise artificial intelligence (AI). These new capabilities leverage AtScale's position within the data stack with support for common cloud data warehouse and lakehouse platforms including Google BigQuery, Microsoft Azure Synapse, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, and Databricks.  

Posted October 07, 2022

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to leverage ana­lytics focused on a specific topic, look no further. During his BLUEPRINT 4D session, Patrick Wheeler, product management, Oracle Database, showed how to build a cloud data mart in just 20 minutes. So, what is a data mart? A data mart is a sim­ple form of data warehouse focused on a single subject or line of business. With a data mart, teams can access data and gain insights faster because they don't have to spend time searching within a more complex data warehouse or manually aggregat­ing data from different sources.

Posted October 06, 2022

Is it getting easier or more difficult to lock down data in today's digital enterprises? Industry leaders have mixed opinions on the state of that challenge. Cloud vendors promise industrial-grade security for backend applica­tions and data, while at the same time the move to cloud increases complexity.

Posted October 06, 2022

In a Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration (CD/CI) world, most commentary dances around refer­ences to database changes as being a bottleneck, hard, awkward, or even painful. The reasoning supporting this perspective of suffering seems to arise from a desire for all changes to be fairly isolated matters. After all, a new function within an API, driving a new behavior on a screen, can just slip in, start executing, and life continues.

Posted October 06, 2022

As one of the fundamental building blocks of the metaverse, IoT digital twins have moved beyond the realms of simulation to facilitate an understanding of real-world problems. Take the European Union's "Destination Earth" initiative. This is drawing on a host of environmental, socioeconomic, and satellite data to develop digital "twins" of the planet in an effort to combat climate change, but the benefits do not stop there, particularly in the B2B world. For risk-averse companies in asset-intensive industries, digital twin technology is set to bring unparalleled value to mission-critical maintenance tasks and enable the delivery of more immersive product experiences to the end customer.

Posted October 06, 2022

British mathematician Clive Humby famously said in 2006 that "Data is the new oil." In the 16 years since, companies of all sizes have drilled for and stored more and more data about their customers and business operations to drive performance and growth to reach their goals. In conjunction with the increased use of the consumer internet, data creation has exploded in recent years—considering the majority of the world's data collected over the course of human history has occurred in just the last two years alone. As a result, entire businesses and industries have been built solely on having access to unique and useful data.

Posted October 06, 2022

ClickHouse, Inc. is releasing ClickHouse Cloud, a cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises by decoupling storage and compute to scale automatically. The introduction of ClickHouse Cloud, built by the creators of the much-loved open source project, brings enterprise-grade data analytics and lightning-fast insights to the masses, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2022

As technology has rapidly expanded and evolved to its present-day iteration, its own unique challenges have surfaced as well; issues like data ethics and data privacy have cultivated the modern technological landscape, as assaults to those ideals have become wildly relevant to the everyday tech user's digital identity.

Posted October 05, 2022

OwlGaze is introducing Blacklight, a new artificial intelligence (AI) powered software that can detect cybersecurity threats and predict attacks before they happen. Blacklight's next-generation predictive AI threat detection offers British businesses and organizations a robust solution for real-time security detection and monitoring, ushering in a new cybersecurity paradigm.

Posted October 05, 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

During the National HBCU Week Conference convened by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, IBM announced its collaboration with 20 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to help them establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers.

Posted October 03, 2022

The information imbalance between purveyors of AI-enabled systems and their oft unwitting subjects is profound. So much so that leading AI researchers point to this chasm as a critical ethics issue in and of itself. This is due largely to the fact that public perceptions or, more accurately, misperceptions can enable (however unintentionally) the deployment of insidiously invasive or unsound AI applications.

Posted September 29, 2022

DataRobot is releasing DataRobot Dedicated Managed AI Cloud, a dedicated hosted version of AI Cloud managed by DataRobot experts. Dedicated Managed AI Cloud provides the latest DataRobot capabilities to support critical AI and machine learning projects with the advantage of public cloud services, reducing cost and time-to-value in deploying, upgrading, and managing the AI infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Posted September 29, 2022

ClearML, a frictionless, unified, end-to-end MLOps platform, is releasing ClearML for Enterprise, empowering MLOps teams to execute, manage, monitor, audit, and analyze the entire MLOps process from a single fully integrated platform—all with just two lines of code.

Posted September 29, 2022

Provider of enterprise MLOps platform for data science, Domino Data Lab, is announcing its latest solutions in conjunction with NVIDIA ecosystem partners, emphasizing their hybrid MLOps efforts. Domino introduces a joint solution with NVIDIA and NetApp for AI/ML workload management across environments, as well as a NVIDIA-validated, MLOps and on-premises GPU reference architecture built by Domino and NVIDIA to the Domino Data Labs landscape.

Posted September 29, 2022

Is the mainframe still necessary? Well, let's put it this way: If all the world's mainframes shut down, we'd be facing a zombie apocalypse. That's a bit hyperbolic but the underlying point stands: Without mainframes, banks couldn't process financial transactions at ATMs or online, retailers' ecommerce platforms would go dark, and healthcare systems would be unable to access patient records or other vital information. Mainframes are still a vital part of the modern enterprise. If they no longer existed, businesses would lose access to years of records and entire computing systems would crash.

Posted September 28, 2022

The big data world is changing in ways never seen before, particularly when it comes to bringing data together and into situations where it can be actionable for the business. The challenge faced by all enterprises—large and small—is being able to discover, identify, and bring the data needed to build products, deliver services, and understand customers. Data integration itself has been a practice—and challenge—for decades. Now, however, new tools and processes are enabling new ways of bringing enterprises to a state in which it can support sophisticated applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

Posted September 27, 2022

HEAVY.AI, an innovator in advanced analytics, is introducing HeavyRF, an extension of the company's deep analytics platform that uses NVIDIA Omniverse to create digital twins that help telco network operators speed deployments of wireless networks.

Posted September 27, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, developers of a model operations platform for deploying, observing, and managing machine learning in production, is announcing integration of Wallaroo Enterprise Edition with Microsoft Azure Marketplace, as well as the launch of Air Gap Edge Deploy functionality for the Wallaroo platform.

Posted September 26, 2022

The semi-recent history of the digitization of a variety of industries has introduced critical technologies responsible for communications protocols; these technologies, however, have become increasingly outmoded. Their innovations did not account for the modern need of shared information, causing a great clash between operations and IT who are unable to connect effectively.

Posted September 22, 2022

Kyndryl, provider of managed IT services, is unveiling Kyndryl Bridge as the latest in Kyndryl's digital integration initiatives. Through real-time, AI-powered analytics and insights for enterprise IT estates, Kyndryl Bridge enables advanced customization and control over mission critical operations. The aim for the platform is to offer enhanced visibility within an organization's operations to prevent potential issues and act on them before they trickle down to affect business operations. Further, the enterprise aims to provide enhanced observability and analytics for modernizing enterprise functions, positioning businesses to be more competitive in a quickly evolving market.

Posted September 21, 2022

Accredify Pte. Ltd., a leading Asia Pacific verification solutions provider, announced that its Accredify-Verifiable Document Management Platform is now available on SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Built on the SAP Business Technology Platform and integrated with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, the Accredify platform allows customers to generate and verify tamper-proof, verifiable documents and identities.

Posted September 21, 2022

SAP is introducing new advancements to the foundation of the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite aiming to create a powerful way for organizations to execute an integrated talent development strategy and create a future-ready workforce. The latest advancements to the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite bring together data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide organizations with a better understanding of the capabilities within their workforce and actionable talent intelligence to align their people with the needs of the organization.

Posted September 21, 2022

People.ai, responsible for guiding enterprise sales teams on the path to pipeline and revenue generation, is announcing their latest enhancements to their product for optimized sales and operations efficiency, as well as improved customer relationships and insight.

Posted September 21, 2022

SambaNova Systems, provider of software and solutions to run Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning, and foundation model workloads, is releasing its next generation DataScale system. DataScale is a fully integrated hardware-software system that enables organizations to reimagine their approach to AI.

Posted September 15, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

Google recently announced their "Simplicity Sprint" initiative, which focuses on improving efficiencies within their workforce during this uncertain economic environment impacted by the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, and the Great Resignation. However, simplifying and creating a more productive workforce is about more than improving focus, it's about uncovering and solving for increased complexity, brought on by an explosion of data, digital transformation initiatives, and the new reality of hybrid work. It is important for businesses and leaders to understand where these complexities are and what the key drivers are before redefining a new strategy to reduce business complexity.

Posted September 14, 2022

TimeXtender is releasing the next generation of its data estate builder, a low-code data management tool that empowers organizations to ingest and prepare their data for analytics, AI, and machine learning. According to the company, TimeXtender's data estate builder allows organizations to quickly integrate their siloed data into a data lake, model their data warehouse, and define data marts for multiple BI tools and endpoints—all within a simple, drag-and-drop user interface.

Posted September 13, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, announced new Kubernetes strategy that will deliver container support across the full portfolio of Virtana Platform solutions. This strategy aims to deliver actionable infrastructure insights for optimal performance, cost, and capacity of business applications, according to the vendor.  

Posted September 08, 2022

In previous columns, we've noted that the SQL language is in the ascendant. New SQL native databases such as CockroachDB and Yugabyte are showing robust adoption, while non-relational (NoSQL) databases increasingly provide SQL interfaces to their data. In light of this increasing trend, it's no surprise to see the introduction of a new SQL capability within the latest release of MongoDB—the Atlas SQL framework. 

Posted September 08, 2022

In building a logical data model, some entities are considered strong, other entities are considered weak. Strong entities are the most foundational elements within a nascent Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) and comprise the list of objects that would likely come to mind first. Strong entities are independent in that they exist all on their own and can be created without having to meet any pre-conditions.

Posted September 08, 2022

Establishing agreed upon services levels for database applications is of the utmost importance for assuring that performance meets required criteria. Without pre-determined, negotiated service level agreements in place, database and application performance can become a never-ending game of blind man's bluff, where DBAs blindly and constantly seek an unspoken goal. Instead, active service level management should be the standard.

Posted September 08, 2022

BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing new cloud data services and open-source integrations for Control-M, providing IT operations with the ability to enable secure, automated self-service experiences for non-IT business partners.

Posted September 07, 2022

The cryptocurrency ecosystem strikes as being in a perpetual state of boom and bust, though the long-term trend is an increasing valuation for crypto assets. Within the crypto space, NFTs are particularly bubbly. Individual NFTs have sold for as much as $67 million, while total NFT sales reached $40 billion in 2021.

Posted September 07, 2022

InfStones and Oracle are collaborating on integrating InfStones' blockchain development platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to accelerate Web3 development. This collaboration will help deliver important insights that drive the evolution, development, and adoption of Web3 applications worldwide, according to the vendors.

Posted September 07, 2022

OpenText announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Micro Focus, implying an enterprise value of approximately $6.0 billion on a fully diluted basis. This merger would create one of the largest software and cloud businesses that enables digital transformations.

Posted August 26, 2022

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