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The well-known three Vs of Big Data - Volume, Variety, and Velocity – are increasingly placing pressure on organizations that need to manage this data as well as extract value from this data deluge for Predictive Analytics and Decision-Making. Big Data technologies, services, and tools such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and NoSQL/NewSQL databases and Data Integration techniques, In-Memory approaches, and Cloud technologies have emerged to help meet the challenges posed by the flood of Web, Social Media, Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) data flowing into organizations.



Big Data Articles

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is releasing Snyk AppRisk, a solution designed to empower application security (AppSec) teams with the comprehensive Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) workbench. Snyk AppRisk is an ASPM solution that creates seamless collaboration between developer and security teams to address cybersecurity challenges, while also delivering C-Suite stakeholders visibility into software supply chain risk posture and their overall AppSec program performance, according to the company.

Posted December 18, 2023

Data, the potent fuel powering the AI-driven enterprise, is always on the move, as are the tools, technologies, and techniques being employed to manage and deliver it. With the intense emphasis on AI and machine learning these days, it's urgent to ensure that data is available, timely, accurate, and relevant. That means no letup with efforts to ensure data pipelines are flowing unimpeded. With so much at stake, we canvassed industry leaders and experts on what challenges lie ahead and how to address them. Here are some leading issues:

Posted December 18, 2023

IBM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Software AG, a company majority owned by Silver Lake, to purchase StreamSets and webMethods, Software AG's Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) enterprise technology platforms, for €2.13 billion in cash. StreamSets and webMethods are among the technology leaders in application integration, API management, and data integration.

Posted December 18, 2023

VirtualZ Computing, which provides an out-of-the-box solution to connect mainframes to hybrid cloud for bi-directional data access, announced it raised $2.2 million in seed financing to build out its team and support enterprise innovation with mainframe data.

Posted December 18, 2023

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, a leading research institute and innovation partner, is collaborating with Intel, to support the Infrastructure and Cloud research and test Environment (ICE), which is a data center testbed, with Thermal Test Vehicles, chip heat flux emulators.

Posted December 18, 2023

Neurophos, a spinout from Duke University and Metacept Inc., announced it has raised $7.2M in a seed round to productize a breakthrough in both metamaterials and optical AI inference chips. Neurophos' optical metasurfaces are designed for use in data centers and their approach is already shattering world records in computational energy efficiency. Neurophos plans to use high-speed silicon photonics to drive a metasurface in-memory processor capable of fast, efficient, AI compute. 

Posted December 18, 2023

Database performance and scalability are both important aspects of managing and optimizing databases, but they refer to different characteristics and considerations. Database performance refers to how efficiently a database system can respond to and process queries, transactions, and other operations. It is focused on the speed, responsiveness, and overall efficiency of database operations.

Posted December 18, 2023

Qmulos, a next-generation compliance, security, and risk management automation provider, is releasing Q-Compliance V4.4.0 and Q-Audit V3.7.0, two of the company's flagship technology platforms, adding workflow and ticketing capabilities. According to the company, the latest releases of both products enable customizable processes for organization-specific security and compliance investigations, escalations, and approvals.

Posted December 15, 2023

dotData, a provider of platforms for feature discovery, is releasing dotData Insight, an AI-driven insight discovery engine augmented with generative AI that enables enterprises to uncover unique business hypotheses from data for better analytics-driven decisions.

Posted December 15, 2023

Breaches and cyberattacks are growing more sophisticated each year despite a growing call for the implementation of more stringent security measures. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead in cybersecurity for 2024.

Posted December 14, 2023

When one hears the term "degenerate dimension," thoughts of teenagers, leather jackets, motorcycles, and petty crime may come to mind. After all, the word "degenerate" is associated with something that is "below normal" or "corrupt." Science tries to rehabilitate degenerate's meaning by using it for a manner of simplification.

Posted December 14, 2023

For most of the last few decades, AI has over-promised and under-delivered. However, behind the scenes, very significant advances in deep learning technologies have had a revolutionary impact within important but narrow domains. In 2022 these technologies became generally usable with the release of ChatGPT-3.

Posted December 14, 2023

Finding a needle in a haystack is next to impossible—so much so, it's become shorthand for the frustration of a fruitless search. Now, imagine you've been told there may be a needle in the haystack, or one could appear at any time, even in a place you already searched. You spend the most valuable hours of your day searching for the needles, but in our case the needle is performance or reliability anomalies. Meanwhile, the haystack grows larger by the second, as more and more is added to the overflowing pile.

Posted December 14, 2023

Deci, the deep learning company harnessing AI to build AI, is adding a large language model, DeciLM-7B,  to its suite of innovative generative AI models—setting new benchmarks in accuracy and efficiency. Building upon the success of its predecessor DeciLM 6B, DeciLM-7B stands out for its unmatched performance, surpassing open-source language models up to 13 billion parameters in both accuracy and speed with less computational demand, according to the company.

Posted December 13, 2023

ScaleOut Software is releasing an open-source version of its digital twin APIs and development workbench for its ScaleOut Digital Twins hosting platform. Digital twin APIs allow developers to build powerful applications for real-time monitoring and simulating large systems. The workbench enables fast development and testing of digital twin applications before deployment.

Posted December 13, 2023

The use of real-time data has become common in industries such as finance, retail, and healthcare. This has optimized everything from fraud detection to personalized online shopping, even ensuring that hospitals are staffed with appropriately skilled workers and supplies at the right time. Not only is the use of the technology spreading across industries and companies of all sizes and types, it's evolving to integrate streaming event-based data with historical data to provide contextualized (and more intelligent) insight for actions.

Posted December 13, 2023

Although overshadowed by the buzz around generative AI in 2023, work on the next generation of Web3 apps and technologies continues. Here, experts in the field share their predictions for blockchain in 2024.

Posted December 13, 2023

AWS is offering the preview release of Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) Access Polygon, helping developers to interact with the Polygon blockchain, a high-throughput, low fees, EVM-compatible blockchain, so they can build scalable applications quickly and securely.

Posted December 13, 2023

The mainstream media detractors of blockchains and cryp­tocurrency articulate multiple criticisms of the technol­ogy, but the one with perhaps the greatest legitimate grounds is the environmental impact created by the original incarnations of Bitcoin and Ethereum. In the original Bitcoin white paper, Satoshi Nakamura out­lined the Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm. PoW is the core inno­vation within the Bitcoin blockchain that creates the immutable record of cryptocurrency transactions and supports "trustless" transactions between two parties with­out the need for third-party involvement.

Posted December 13, 2023

CAST, a leader in software intelligence technology, is enhancing the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in its application development and maintenance (ADM) platform. According to the company, this new development will unlock unprecedented value for IT organizations regarding their critical custom-built applications. The goal is to address maintenance and modernization of existing software, a key ADM challenge that enterprises face. 

Posted December 12, 2023

The cloud offers a variety of advantages, including scalability, flexibility, cost effectiveness, and security. But today's enterprise cloud initiatives have become more strategic in nature, requiring the public cloud to become its new "hub of innovation."

Posted December 12, 2023

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Graph Database technology for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph Solutions, is introducing AllegroGraph 8.0, a Neuro-Symbolic AI Platform that incorporates Large Language Model (LLM) components directly into SPARQL along with vector generation and vector storage for a comprehensive AI Knowledge Graph solution.

Posted December 11, 2023

Lenovo and Microsoft are partnering to help organizations operate more securely across their devices, users, apps, data, networks, and cloud services through a subscription-based Cyber Resiliency as a Service (CRaaS) offering. According to the companies, the offering enables Lenovo to build next generation security solutions and services directly on Microsoft technology including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Defender, and Microsoft Sentinel to simplify security deployments and enhance security posture to help prevent, detect, and recover from potentially disruptive cyber events. 

Posted December 11, 2023

Investment in the cloud shows no signs of stopping despite the recent uptick in organizations rushing to adopt AI and other rising solutions. According to Gartner, business needs and emerging technologies including GenAI will drive cloud model innovation. Here, tech leaders share their predictions for cloud in 2024.

Posted December 08, 2023

Insight Enterprises, a global Solutions Integrator, is acquiring SADA, a leading cloud business and technology consultancy and six-time Google Cloud Partner of the Year. According to the company, the acquisition advances Insight's strategy and further strengthens its unique position as a leading Solutions Integrator offering market-leading multi-cloud solutions at scale.

Posted December 07, 2023

Fluree, provider of a knowledge graph database and semantic data pipeline toolset for secure and trusted data sharing, is offering its latest version, a new JSON-LD database, which is now in public preview with extensive cloud management support.

Posted December 07, 2023

Data continues to grow and is poised to double in 2024. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 06, 2023

Oracle has been named a Leader for the fifth consecutive time in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises for Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Oracle's Fusion Cloud ERP's placement as highest in its "ability to execute" and furthest right for "completeness of vision" reflects a strength of product offering as well as a continued commitment to innovation, said Rondy Ng, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle.

Posted December 06, 2023

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely. Customers will now have the capability to replicate IBM i series data to AWS in near real-time.

Posted December 04, 2023

Global data center market revenue is expected to reach $342.10 billion by 2023, up from $321.37 billion in 2022, according to Statista. The data center market was valued at $316.30 billion in 2021, up 6% from $298.30 billion in 2020. The continued explosion in AI and ML has not surprisingly placed new strain on data center power and processing resources. Looking ahead to 2024, data center operators are in the midst of an exciting time that presents both challenges and opportunities.

Posted December 04, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is adding generative AI, low-code/no-code development, and contextual tooling to the BMC Helix Service Management solution, helping enterprise customers strengthen their security posture and elevate ways of working.

Posted December 04, 2023

IBM announced that it has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the general availability of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2, a fully managed cloud offering designed to make it easier for database customers to manage data for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

Posted December 04, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is introducing AI-powered data discovery capabilities that accelerate and simplify data contextualization and description for analytics, along with improved capabilities that extend its analytics engine for Apache Iceberg.

Posted December 01, 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the next series of its AI-native and hybrid cloud offerings for machine learning development, data analytics, AI-optimized file storage, AI tuning and inferencing, and professional services. The announcements were made at HPE Discover Barcelona 2023.

Posted December 01, 2023

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration, is introducing a new set of Apache Airflow integrations to accelerate LLMOps (large language model operations) and support AI use cases. Modern, data-first organizations are now able to connect to the most widely-used LLM services and vector databases with integrations across the AI ecosystem, including OpenAI, Cohere, pgvector, Pinecone, OpenSearch, and Weaviate.

Posted November 30, 2023

Global cloud security leader Trend Micro Incorporated is adding cloud risk management to its flagship cybersecurity platform, enabling organizations to consolidate their cybersecurity efforts and achieve a complete view of cloud security risks across hybrid IT environments.

Posted November 30, 2023

AWS announced a preview of Amazon Aurora Limitless Database is now available—a new capability supporting automated horizontal scaling to process millions of write transactions per second and manage petabytes of data in a single Aurora database. Amazon Aurora read replicas allow users to increase the read capacity of their Aurora cluster beyond the limits of what a single database instance can provide.

Posted November 30, 2023

Data quality is becoming a hot button issue as more and more businesses aggressively move into artificial intelligence (AI)—both generative and operational—which requires massive amounts of accurate and timely data. The rise of large language models (LLMs)—both publicly available as well as contained within enterprises—to support business decision making and customer communications means data is being pressed into service in new and highly demanding ways as training data and real-time streaming feeds.

Posted November 30, 2023

AWS is releasing Amazon ElastiCache Serverless, a new serverless option that allows customers to create a cache in under a minute and instantly scale capacity based on application traffic patterns. ElastiCache Serverless is compatible with two popular open-source caching solutions, Redis and Memcached.

Posted November 29, 2023

AWS announced the availability of the Amazon DynamoDB zero-ETL integration with Amazon OpenSearch Service, enabling users to perform a search on their DynamoDB data by automatically replicating and transforming it without custom code or infrastructure. According to AWS, this zero-ETL integration reduces the operational burden and cost involved in writing code for a data pipeline architecture, keeping the data in sync, and updating code with frequent application changes, enabling users to focus on their application.

Posted November 29, 2023

Aerospike Inc. showcased its superior performance, price, and sustainability gains for real-time applications running on the recently announced Aerospike Database 7 at AWS re:Invent. According to the company, benchmarks of the Aerospike Database and AWS Graviton2 processors show more than 25 million transactions per second at under 1ms—a 1.6x price performance improvement, with 27% lower annual costs and 60% less energy consumption than an equivalent x86 cluster.

Posted November 29, 2023

Rocket Software, a global technology leader driving modernization for the world's largest companies, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Application Modernization and Connectivity business (AMC) of OpenText, which was formerly part of Micro Focus. The total purchase price is $2.275B.

Posted November 29, 2023

KX, a global leader in vector and time-series data management, announced the general availability of KDB.AI Server, a highly-performant, scalable, vector database for time-orientated generative AI and contextual search. Deployable in a single container via Docker, KDB.AI Server offers a smooth setup for various environments, including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid systems, allowing businesses to quickly adopt and utilize its AI capabilities without complex setup processes, according to the company.

Posted November 28, 2023

Qlik is offering new integrations and AI-powered solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help its customers embrace and scale the power of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI. According to the company, with its integration with Amazon Bedrock, Qlik Cloud users can now easily leverage natural language to create new AI-driven insights on AWS with trusted and governed LLMs such as AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, and Meta, Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that makes foundation models (FMs) from leading AI companies accessible via an API to build and scale generative AI applications.

Posted November 28, 2023

Starburst, the data lake analytics platform, is offering new capabilities that enable organizations to build and scale game-changing data applications without compromising on performance or cost. According to the company, new features in Starburst Galaxy will help customers simplify development on the data lake by unifying data ingestion, data governance, and data sharing on a single platform.

Posted November 28, 2023

CircleCI, a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, announced it has implemented a gen2 GPU resource class, leveraging Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G5 instances, to offer the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs, and new images tailored for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) workflows.

Posted November 27, 2023

groundcover, a cloud-native solution that revolutionizes observability with eBPF, is launching its observability platform for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) environments, with a native integration with the Amazon EKS console. According to the company, this important milestone will allow organizations using Amazon EKS to install groundcover on their managed Kubernetes clusters instantly, as an Amazon EKS add-on, verified and managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).            

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM announced the latest investments in its effort to advance environmental sustainability through its social impact programs. A new set of environmental initiatives pioneering water solutions will be scaled through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator to benefit local communities across the globe.

Posted November 27, 2023

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