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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

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

Working with databases causes friction. On one side, nontechnical managers want data pros to skip the jargon and clearly describe their needs. On the other side, data pros wish their managers had a deeper understanding of the tech involved. Nontechnical managers may think they need to understand the technology better and get into the weeds to close this inherent trust gap. But this isn't the case—managers are busy tracking resource allocations, Gantt charts, project plans, and punch lists. They must also fill open slots, upskill employees, and keep people from falling prey to the Great Resignation.

Posted August 11, 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 August 11, 2022

In science fiction movies, the word "entity" pops up when discussing an as-yet-unseen but at least suspected alien presence, presumed evil (or sometimes evil presence, presumed alien). This entity is not named until half the cast has vanished, then we might hear, "It's Cthulhu's daughter and she's angry!" But not all entities are evil or angry.

Posted August 11, 2022

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Assuring data quality should be one of the most important goals for IT professionals. This is truer today than it has ever been as organizations rely on data to power their AI and machine learning algorithms. Accurate, quality data is required if you want to make accurate decisions. And that is true, whether the data is being analyzed by a human or a computer algorithm.

Posted August 11, 2022

Oracle Database is a converged multi-model, multi-workload data platform. A converged database is a database that has native support for all modern data types and the latest development paradigms built into one product. Oracle Database an example of a converged database, as it provides support for Machine Learning, Blockchain, Graph, Spatial, JSON, REST, Events, Editions, and IoT Streaming as part of the core database.

Posted August 11, 2022

Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.

Posted August 10, 2022

Kyligence, an open source Online Analytical Processing platform (OLAP) for big data, is announcing its completion of System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification, meaning it now adheres to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).This is preceded by their completion of SOC Type I in 2021, assuring Kyligence's continued compliance through third-party auditing office, Ernst & Young.

Posted August 09, 2022

With IBM z16, application developers can preserve the future integrity of critical documents by implementing dual-signing schemes using the lattice-based cryptographic algorithm CRYSTALS-Dilithium, selected by NIST for standardization. The algorithms are designed for two of the main tasks for which public-key cryptography is typically used—public key encapsulation (which is used for public-key encryption and key establishment) and digital signatures (which are used for identity authentication and non-repudiation).

Posted August 08, 2022

365 Data Centers announced it will acquire a majority of Sungard's U.S. colocation and networking business. This year saw Sungard's U.K., U.S., and Canadian operations file for bankruptcy, with most of the UK operation being sold off to U.K. telco Daisy Group and MSP Redcentric. Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) announced that, subject to court approval, it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with 365 DC. Bloomberg reports 365 has bid $52.5 million for the business.

Posted August 08, 2022

IBM Security released the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, finding costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the report, the findings suggest these incidents may also be contributing to rising costs of goods and services.

Posted August 08, 2022

Tone Software Corporation, a global provider of management and productivity solutions for IBM Z mainframes, is acquiring the JES2Mail, JES2FTP, Mail2ZOS, and CICS2PDF host output transformation and delivery products from CASI Software, Inc. Effective June 1, 2022, the acquisition of the CASI JES2Mail suite will expand Tone's OMC z/OS Output Management offerings for mainframe shops seeking to deliver the right information to the right users, in the most cost effective format for the business. 

Posted August 08, 2022

What's the hardest part of managing a merger, acquisition, or divestiture? The answer may seem to be getting lawyers and regulators to sign off on the deal or handling the business restructuring that follows. But here's another hairy M&A and divestiture challenge which executives too often underestimate: migrating massive amounts data, most of it unstructured, between entities.

Posted August 08, 2022

Dremio is extending its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), announcing that Dremio Cloud is now available to purchase in the AWS Marketplace. Dremio Cloud, being available to purchase in AWS Marketplace, provides businesses with the freedom and flexibility to use their preferred procurement vehicle to adopt the open lakehouse platform, according to the vendor.

Posted August 04, 2022

Telit, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and Thales, a global leader in Aerospace, Defense, Security and Digital Identity, have entered into an agreement under which Telit intends to acquire Thales' cellular IoT products. The intended transaction includes Thales' portfolio of cellular wireless communication modules, gateways, and data (modem) cards, ranging from 4G LTE, LPWAN to 5G.

Posted August 04, 2022

Traceable AI, a provider of API security and observability solutions, is adding extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) data to its platform, helping CISOs, DevSecOps, and DevOps teams obtain deeper observability and visibility into APIs without additional instrumentation or latency.

Posted August 03, 2022

ManageEngine is releasing Analytics Plus, an IT analytics product that is structured to consolidate analytics deployment onto a singular platform through a newly available SaaS option. Users will be able to easily deploy analytics on either public or private clouds in under 60 seconds, according to the vendor. The program will have the capability to be deployed in on-premises servers, Docker, or cloud platforms like Google Cloud and Azure.

Posted August 03, 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 August 03, 2022

People.ai is joining Oracle Fusion Sales, enabling customers to drive revenue transformation. "Oracle and People.ai share a vision for how revenue intelligence can help transform B2B selling and drive stronger revenue operations performance. We are excited to partner with People.ai to bring action-oriented cross-functional revenue insights across the entire B2B lifecycle to our mutual customers," said Des Cahill, group vice president global product marketing, Oracle Customer Experience Cloud.

Posted August 03, 2022

Oracle and Microsoft announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, allowing Microsoft Azure customers to easily provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with a familiar experience.

Posted August 03, 2022

Ask a data engineer why they got into the field, and they'll likely share how they looked forward to bringing concepts to life or solving complex challenges; or they wanted to share their expertise in a collaborative, agile environment; or they simply wanted to provide better visibility into the way products work for end users—and how it could be improved.

Posted August 03, 2022

Hazelcast, Inc., home of the real-time data platform, is introducing the beta release of a new serverless offering under its Viridian cloud portfolio, dubbed Hazelcast Viridian Serverless. The platform enables companies to take immediate action on real-time data by speeding app development, simplifying provisioning, and enabling flexible and robust integration of real-time data into applications, according to the vendor.

Posted August 02, 2022

CircleCI has announced its collaboration with GitLab Inc. in order to provide native support for customers seeking accessibility between GitLab Inc., The One DevOps Platform for software innovation, and CircleCI. As a result, customers will have access to tools available in all the aforementioned systems, allowing for greater choice and flexibility in software innovation processes.

Posted August 01, 2022

Acceldata has announced an alternative method for long-term data platform independence that will be available for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Cloudera Data Hub (CDH) customers. This alternative choice will streamline data platform usage by offering customers the option to stay on-premises with the current Hadoop release or migrate to a selected cloud data platform, eliminating forced migration.

Posted August 01, 2022

Melissa, a provider of global data quality and address management solutions, is partnering with innoscale DATAROCKET to integrate Melissa's address validation, auto-completion, geocoding, and sanctions list checking capabilities into the innoscale DATAROCKET Core master data management (MDM) platform. 

Posted July 29, 2022

Avertium is releasing Fusion MXDR, a new service the security partner is providing for Microsoft Security customers, providing threat intelligence, attack surface monitoring, NIST CSF framework, and vulnerability management as part of a cyber maturity program for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Sentinel.

Posted July 29, 2022

Mason, innovator a fully managed infrastructure for developing and delivering dedicated smart devices, is debuting the Mason X-Ray, a fully integrated device management and observability platform for remote debugging and resolution of issues on IoT smart devices.

Posted July 29, 2022

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, is releasing Spot Security, delivering a solution for continuous assessment and analysis of cloud security posture. Spot Security enables DevOps and SecOps teams to easily collaborate to identify misconfigurations, reduce their potential attack surface, and ensure compliance. 

Posted July 28, 2022

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is introducing Snyk Cloud, a comprehensive cloud Security Solution designed by and for developers. Thoughtfully designed with global DevSecOps teams in mind, Snyk's Cloud Security solution unites and extends existing products Snyk Infrastructure as Code and Snyk Container with Fugue's leading cloud security posture management (CSPM) capabilities, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2022

CData Software, a provider of data connectivity and integration solutions, is offering an all-new AWS Glue client connector for CData Connect Cloud, expanding access to hundreds of data sources and destinations for AWS Glue customers. CData now offers cloud-native connectivity solutions that seamlessly integrate with the applications and systems previously unavailable within AWS Glue.

Posted July 28, 2022

D2iQ, an enterprise Kubernetes provider for smart cloud-native applications, is partnering with Aqua Security, a pure-play cloud-native security company, to enable organizations to create a seamless DevSecOps experience that accelerates the deployment of secure smart cloud-native applications.

Posted July 28, 2022

Striim, Inc. is expanding its existing agreement with Microsoft to meet increasing customer demand for real-time analytics and operations by enabling customers to leverage Striim Cloud on Microsoft Azure. This move allows for continuous, streaming data integration from on-premises and cloud enterprise sources to Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI, taking full advantage of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform.

Posted July 28, 2022

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is introducing a lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Region and providing a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services, bringing more than 100 OCI public cloud services into customers' data centers. These new services will help customers meet strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernization efforts.

Posted July 28, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its long-time partner, Red Hat, is joining the HPE GreenLake ecosystem, enabling the companies to work together to combine new service offerings with Red Hat's open source technologies, such as Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, all deployed on the HPE GreenLake platform.

Posted July 28, 2022

BigID, provider of a data intelligence platform, is introducing security and privacy aware access control for AWS Cloud infrastructure to reduce risk and automate role-based policies across AWS including S3, Redshift, Athena, EMR, and more with extended integrations. By using BigID, AWS customers can automate intelligent access control to enable and restrict access to their sensitive data—while creating business policies based on data sensitivity and context, according to the vendor.

Posted July 27, 2022

SAP released 27 new and updated Security Notes, including six High Priority notes, during its July patch release. Onapsis Research Labs (ORL) supported SAP in patching a Missing Authorization Check vulnerability in the highly sensitive SAP Enterprise Extension Defense Forces & Public Security application.

Posted July 27, 2022

GFOS mbH announced that its modular HR software, gfos 4.8, is certified by SAP to integrate with cloud solutions from SAP, helping organizations extract employee data from SAP SuccessFactors solutions to further process the information within the gfos software.

Posted July 27, 2022

OutSystems, a global leader in high-performance application development, announced it is now an official member of the SAP PartnerEdge program, with a Build focus, underscoring its commitment to providing high-value low-code to businesses using SAP solutions. While twice as many OutSystems customers connect to SAP technologies as any other system of record, the new relationship will make it even easier for additional businesses within the SAP ecosystem to discover and connect with OutSystems.

Posted July 27, 2022

SAP is acquiring Askdata, a startup focused on search-driven analytics, to help organizations make better-informed decisions by leveraging AI-driven natural language searches. With this acquisition, users are empowered to search, interact, and collaborate on live data to maximize business insights, according to the vendor.

Posted July 27, 2022

The pandemic has expedited businesses' need to digitally transform. Surging digital demands paired with talent shortages while using legacy technologies have made it nearly impossible for businesses to keep pace with change, innovate, and stay ahead of the competition. To meet these challenges, organizations need technologies that make it easier to build applications and streamline workflows. The answer? Low code development.

Posted July 27, 2022

Modernization is now becoming a crucial part of the strategy for many companies and BlueFinity has worked with many MV customers on the successful modernization of their previously static MultiValue systems. For a fast-growing number of companies, the introduction of apps that provide complete integration with a company's existing MultiValue systems and databases has proved to be a successful way of modernizing.

Posted July 27, 2022

Whether users are delaying the move to Informer 5 due to a lack of migration and IT resources, the thought of transitioning reports, or other projects, Entrinsik wants to help facilitate the migration with some best practices and migration resources. Entrinsik provides users with a Migration Guide that has tools for a successful migration. The Data Gathering Workbook can collect and document the information needed during the Informer 4 to Informer 5 migration to keep track of its progress.

Posted July 27, 2022

Rocket Software is offering a series of livestreams featuring its product roadmap for the future. The Rocket MultiValue product roadmap outlines the vision, direction, priorities, and progress of a product over time. It represents the plan of both short and long-term goals for Rocket's products.

Posted July 27, 2022

Cloudian announced that HyperStore object storage is now validated to work with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, giving Azure Stack HCI customers the scalability and flexibility benefits of public cloud in a secure and cost-effective, cloud-native storage platform within their own data centers.

Posted July 26, 2022

MANTA, the data lineage platform, is launching Release 37, offering new enhancements to data lineage platform that include modeling tool and scanner upgrades to offer efficient data lineage experiences for customers. With Release 37, MANTA further upgrades its platform to meet the modeling requirements of users scanning new properties into MANTA Flow to infer end-to-end data lineage.

Posted July 26, 2022

Schneider Electric announced it is making a series of updates to its vendor-agnostic and CPD-accredited digital education platform, Schneider Electric University, to address the data center sector skills gap. Available in 14 languages and accessible globally for free online, the dedicated professional development platform helps industry stakeholders upskill and stay up to date with the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives affecting the data center sector.

Posted July 25, 2022

Augtera Networks, a provider of AI/ML-powered Network Operations platforms, is introducing a holistic Network AIOps Data Center solution, addressing the pain points, use cases APIs, ITSM integrations, equipment/vendor integrations, data types, and constructs specific to data centers.

Posted July 25, 2022

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