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Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is receiving $100 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to expand upon its single point of access mission. This recent financing bringing the three-year-old company's total to $164 million and valuation to $1.2 billion. The financing round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Salesforce Ventures, as well as existing investors Coatue and Index Ventures.

Posted January 06, 2021

The rise of cloud platforms is changing how enterprises are thinking about data management and architecture. With the promise of greater speed, scalability, and flexibility—as well as reduced CapEx costs—cloud adoption continues to accelerate.At the same time, many enterprises are finding that traditional data management approaches are inadequate to handle the growing size and complexity of hybrid, multicloud environments.

Posted January 05, 2021

Modern BI tools present vast opportunities for organizations, allowing businesses to unearth new insights, efficiencies, and innovations, and become more proactive in carrying out daily operations. According to experts in this space, BI is prime for a paradigm shift in 2021. Here IT leaders predict key changes they see shaping up for BI in 2021.

Posted January 04, 2021

Truera, providers of a Model Intelligence platform, has raised $12 million in Series A funding that will accelerate recruiting, product development, and sales and marketing. The round was led by Wing VC with participation from returning investors Conversion Capital and Greylock and new investors Data Community Fund, B Capital Group via the firm's Ascent Fund, and Harpoon Ventures. This brings Truera's total funding to date to $17.3M.

Posted December 28, 2020

Artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to make waves in the industry, and 2021 looks to further that trend. Experts in the field see humans and machines working together to eliminate biases in algorithms while making work easier to manage through the automation of simple tasks and more. Here IT leaders reflect on the changes that 2020 has brought and the key changes they see shaping up for 2021.  

Posted December 22, 2020

StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, is receiving new certifications that grow its cloud presence for modern data integration in the enterprise. StreamSets' recent cloud growth amplifies the value it offers to customers looking to continuously flow big, streaming, and traditional data to their data science and data analytics applications.

Posted December 21, 2020

Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, is releasing Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response. Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics, and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), announced the availability of Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift and Matillion Data Loader on the Amazon Redshift Integration Console. The availability of both products will enable users to load data into Amazon Redshift, join together disparate datasets, and transform data into an analytics-ready state, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

NTT Corporation and SAP SE are forming a strategic alliance that creates a holistic partnership in which both companies serve as each other's customers, suppliers, and co-innovators. The deeper relationship enables SAP and NTT to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises.

Posted December 16, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its partnership with SAP, positioning Dynatrace as a strategic observability partner for SAP Commerce Cloud. This means Dynatrace's digital experience monitoring capabilities, including real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring, and precise answers from its AI-engine, Davis, are now available for SAP Commerce Cloud, digital experience monitoring, which customers can subscribe to via the online SAP Store.

Posted December 16, 2020

This past year has been a whirlwind for everyone, driven by the Coronavirus pandemic as it pushed IT trends in 2020. For 2021 COVID-19 continues to be a central story and a galvanizing force behind this year's forecast.  Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2021.

Posted December 16, 2020

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of great upheaval-forcing companies to quickly adapt or succumb to the changing tide of digital transformation. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products.

Posted December 16, 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 December 16, 2020

It's been widely observed that COVID-19 has caused a dramatic acceleration of companies' digital transformation priorities, compressing dramatic changes that would have spanned years into just a few months. To better understand current trends in data management, including the impact of COVID-19 on IT budgets and innovation, as well as digital transformation and cloud priorities, Unisphere Research, the research arm of Database Trends and Applications, recently conducted a survey, in partnership with Aerospike, Inc., a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions for any scale.

Posted December 15, 2020

The primary role of database ‘custodian' continues to be the main emphasis of their jobs but increasingly, DBAs are expected to take on additional responsibilities.

Posted December 14, 2020

The year 2020 has been extremely eventful on many levels. Time­lines for digital transformation—supported by data analytics—suddenly had to accelerate from 5-year horizons to overnight implementations. Expect more of this continuing velocity in the year ahead, as companies fast-track their plans for initiatives ranging from AI to edge computing. These all require enor­mous volumes of quality data, meaning data managers will be quite busy in the months ahead. DBTA spoke to leaders across the industry to gain their perspec­tive on what to expect.

Posted December 10, 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 December 10, 2020

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital.

Posted December 09, 2020

Einblick, a visual data computing platform provider, based on years of research at MIT and Brown University, announced it has secured $6 million in Seed funding along with launching its visual data computing platform. The funding round was lead investor Amplify Partners with participation from top-tier investors Flybridge and Samsung Next.

Posted December 09, 2020

Qlik is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), debuting Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS in the AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can now purchase Qlik's modern data analytics platform, with Qlik's unique associative engine and artificial intelligence (AI), to enable enterprise-wide analytics in the cloud leveraging AWS.

Posted December 09, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, is releasing the lasts version of The Privitar Data Privacy Platform, including new Right to be Forgotten functionality and enhanced enterprise-ready features. Through Privitar's Right to be Forgotten capabilities, customers are able to use their de-identified data for analysis while complying with the Right to be Forgotten article in GDPR.

Posted December 03, 2020

erwin, Inc., has introduced a new version of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI), including enhancements to the user interface (UI), plus new AI and self-service data discovery capabilities. The goal with the improvements is to make it easier for organizations to tailor the solution to meet the unique needs of their data governance frameworks, identify and socialize the most valuable data assets, and expand metadata scanning and sensitive data tracking.

Posted December 03, 2020

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to help customers implement cloud-based data platforms for advanced analytics. This service will support use of the Databricks platform from implementation throughout the entire customer journey.

Posted December 01, 2020

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

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