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IT executives are struggling to source skills that enable cloud and edge adoption, which has been the largest barrier to deploying cloud-based technologies. To help address the problem, Google announced in October that it will help more than 40 million people build cloud skills. With this pressing issue in mind, Rahul Pradhan, head of cloud products, engineering, Couchbase, recently reflected on the impact the skills shortage is having on DevOps teams, and how organizations can address this issue.

Posted March 31, 2022

MarkLogic has won part of the new $240 million Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's (JAIC) Data Readiness AI Development contract. MarkLogic will work with JAIC to help identify appropriate AI use cases, develop capabilities, and scale data impact across the defense AI marketplace.

Posted March 29, 2022

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Wednesday, May 11. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2022 issue of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted March 28, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is now enabling the integration of NetApp StorageGRID with Alluxio's Data Orchestration Platform. The combined solution will help enterprises accelerate adoption of the cloud and optimize their resource spend for a modern data platform ready for enormous scale, according to the vendors.

Posted March 24, 2022

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, is collaborating with Cisco to release with FlexPod XCS, the evolution of FlexPod providing one automated platform for modern applications, data and hybrid cloud services.

Posted March 24, 2022

Data center downtime and outages are undoubtedly costly—with 40% costing between $100,000 and $1 million each according to a 2020 Uptime Institute report. Ironically, data center management hasn't always been driven by much data. The good news is data center failures are largely avoidable. The bad news is most operators aren't employing the data center analytics solutions needed to proactively predict and prevent downtime. 

Posted March 11, 2022

Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.

Posted March 11, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted March 11, 2022

Software AG has announced an agreement to acquire StreamSets, a provider of data integration for the modern data stack. With this acquisition, Software AG says it is adding a SaaS and subscription business that is growing rapidly. The acquisition is the first in Software AG's M&A strategy which is designed to accelerate growth by opening up access to new parts of its €61 billion total addressable market.

Posted March 09, 2022

Databricks has launched a lakehouse platform customized for the healthcare and life sciences industries. The Databricks Lakehouse for Healthcare and Life Sciences  provides a single platform for data management, analytics and advanced AI use cases like disease prediction, medical image classification, and biomarker discovery so healthcare organizations can deliver on the promise of precision medicine.

Posted March 09, 2022

At a time when business agility is as important as ever, new technology trends in DevOps, cloud, automation, and data management are increasingly merging as organizations look to streamline complex processes and increase the time-to-value of new initiatives. This agile journey is about removing the barriers between the business and its customers, as well as its data and employees, to accelerate the delivery of business value.

Posted March 09, 2022

BlueBarricade Blockchain & AI Technology AB, a software house based in Stockholm, Sweden, has signed an agreement to leverage IBM mainframe computer capacity from HCL Technologies, a global technology company.

Posted March 09, 2022

As business has become more digital, data has become the most valuable asset of many organizations. But protecting that data has also become much more compli­cated as organizations increasingly migrate it to a mix of public and private cloud infra­structures, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud. With most businesses today operating in a multi-cloud environment, it's no longer possible to sim­ply lock up precious data in the proverbial vault and guard the perimeter.

Posted March 09, 2022

The old Chinese expression "May you live in interesting times" has never been more applicable in my lifetime than in 2020 and 2021. The global pandemic combined periods of great anxiety with long stretches of mind-numbing lockdown boredom. But it certainly kept our attention!

Posted March 09, 2022

The most successful organizations view automation as impera­tive to their success. A chief automation officer can serve as a cham­pion at the top that advocates for end-to-end process automa­tion yet knows how to translate business requirements into technical specifications. Rather than relying on a chief information officer or a chief digital officer to spearhead this effort, the narrower scope of a chief automation officer can provide the focus needed to unite all the stakeholders under a common set of goals.

Posted March 08, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted March 07, 2022

Rocket Software has unveiled updated Rocket Open AppDev for Z software, breaking down silos to unify DevOps for all platforms, including the mainframe, in a single pipeline. The enhanced offering provides a comprehensive DevOps/AppDev modernization solution entirely based in open source and updated to incorporate IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Python—meeting market demand for modernization, cost reductions, and enablement of new talent.

Posted March 07, 2022

DataOps is gaining traction due to its ability to help provide more powerful insights to everyone in an organization—not just CTOs and IT teams. Recently, Geir Engdahl, co-founder and CTO of Cognite, and a former Google senior software engineer, explained why he believes adoption of DataOps has become a business imperative and not just a "nice to have"—especially in the heavy asset and manufacturing space.

Posted March 03, 2022

cnvrg.io, an Intel company, is releasing cnvrg.io AI Blueprints to help developers quickly deliver AI applications with easy-to-use ML pipelines that can run on any infrastructure. cnvrg.io AI Blueprints are a curated, verified, and open-source library of ML model APIs and customizable pipelines to enable software developers to easily enhance their applications with AI to solve any business or product problem, according to the vendor.

Posted March 02, 2022

Wipro Limited, a global provider of information technology, is forming a joint go-to market partnership with vFunction, a Palo Alto-based startup that has developed a scalable, AI-based technology platform for modernizing Java applications and accelerating migration to the cloud.

Posted March 02, 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to host Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) missions. This expands on Oracle's growing number of accreditations, currently serving government workloads up to FedRAMP High and DoD Impact Level 5.

Posted March 02, 2022

Hazelcast has announced the latest release of its real-time data platform. The Hazelcast Platform enables enterprises to build business applications that take automated, immediate action on data without the wait times associated with database writes and human intervention. The new release is aimed at increasing the analytical capabilities of a real-time system by enabling greater situational context to event and streaming data as it is created, yielding more meaningful insights.

Posted March 01, 2022

Veritas Technologies, a provider of multi-cloud data management software, is releasing the latest version of NetBackup powered by Cloud Scale Technology, laying the foundation for Autonomous Data Management and multi-cloud data protection at scale.

Posted February 28, 2022

As an industry, we've been talking about the promise of data lakes for more than a decade. It's a fantastic concept—to put an end to data silos with a single repos­itory for big data analytics. Imagine having a singular place to house all your data for analytics to support product-led growth and business insight.

Posted February 24, 2022

thatDot, Inc., a provider of complex event stream processing software, is debuting Quine, a unique approach that combines graph data and streaming technologies into a modern, developer-friendly open source software package. Developers and data pipeline engineers use Quine to rapidly build high volume, real-time, complex event processing workflows at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted February 23, 2022

Treasure Data is introducing Treasure Data Journey?Orchestration, a new, omnichannel-first solution enabling marketers and customer experience (CX) managers to create relevant, high-converting customer experiences at scale that cut across channels, campaigns, and business units.

Posted February 23, 2022

Last year picked up where 2020 left off. Though pandemic restrictions have eased, 2022 looks to be another uncertain year with the rise of the omicron variant. As we begin 2022, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 23, 2022

Data management has never been so unfettered—and yet so complicated at the same time. An emerging generation of tools and platforms is helping enterprises to get more value from their data than ever. These solutions now support and automate a large swath of structural activities, from data ingestion to storage, and also enhance business-focused operations such as advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and continuous real-time intelligence.

Posted February 22, 2022

Panasonic has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to upgrade its technology infrastructure and drive innovation as it enters a new phase of growth. With Oracle Cloud ERP and Oracle Cloud EPM, Panasonic is working to streamline business operations, gain deeper financial insights, and position the company for a new era of expansion.

Posted February 16, 2022

Databricks has announced the Databricks Lakehouse for Financial Services, an open, modern data platform tailored to customer use cases across the banking, insurance, and capital markets sectors.

Posted February 15, 2022

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is releasing a variety of features for the Industrial Data and Internet of Things (IoT) space. InfluxData is releasing key features to expedite IoT and Industrial IoT application building. New capabilities deliver a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and deliver better data processing for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization, operational technology, smart offices, smart homes, and more, according to the vendor.

Posted February 15, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, Inc., announced it has closed $25 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to expand product, sales, and marketing, and to release a free community edition of its machine learning platform. The funding round was led by Microsoft's venture arm, M12. New investors Ridgeline Partners and NSS Advisors joined existing seed investors Boldstart Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures, and Greycroft as part of the round.

Posted February 11, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, a company that helps enterprises deploy, run, and observe ML models in production at scale, has closed $25 million in a Series A round led by Microsoft's venture arm, M12.

Posted February 10, 2022

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users.

Posted February 09, 2022

Most database administrators know database servers didn't initially come in a cloud or cluster. Once upon a time, DBAs had to reconfigure disk files and handle data manually. Now, with virtualization and the shift toward the cloud, the evolution of database administration yields more opportunities to automate tasks and fewer reasons for DBAs to get their hands dirty.

Posted February 08, 2022

IBM and Francisco Partners have signed a definitive agreement under which Francisco Partners will acquire healthcare data and analytics assets from IBM that are currently part of the Watson Health business. The agreement with Francisco Partners is "a clear next step as IBM becomes even more focused on our platform-based hybrid cloud and AI strategy," said Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Software.

Posted February 07, 2022

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