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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.



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When designing a data center, a recognized set of principles is typically followed. Scalability, resiliency, reliability, and sustainability are all essential, but the most important common feature for data center products may be flexibility. The equipment cabinet should likewise be flexible, but this has not always been the case. There has been a rethinking of the way IT infrastructure, power, and cooling converge—and the data center cabinet is starting to adapt.

Posted November 16, 2022

The enterprise that built the serverless, streamlined data analytics platform based on open source database DuckDB, MotherDuck, is announcing a recent funding milestone of $47.5 million. The initial Series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz, garnered $35 million, further compounded with a $12.5 million seed round led by Redpoint—resulting in a total valuation of $175 million for the company.

Posted November 15, 2022

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, is releasing Wasabi Cloud Sync Manager, a high performing cloud migration tool that allows businesses globally to move their data out of expensive hyperscale cloud environments to Wasabi without egress fees or downtime. The solution also delivers seamless replication and synchronization of data between different Wasabi regions to reduce latency, meet compliance requirements, and foster best practices for data backup and recovery, according to the vendor.

Posted November 15, 2022

Apiiro, a provider of cloud-native application security, announced it has received $100 million in a significant Series B round, allowing the enterprise to accelerate the business and advance the company's mission to empower developers and application security engineers to proactively fix risks before releasing to the cloud. The funding round was led by General Catalyst with participation by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins.

Posted November 11, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, is integrating its flagship Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) solution, VirtualWisdom, into its Virtana Platform. Virtana's IPM integration delivers an industry-leading foundation for Virtana Platform, as evidenced by the product's 5-star ratings across dozens of reviews on the trusted Gartner Peer Insights rating platform, according to the vendor.

Posted November 11, 2022

In the simplest terms, a logical data model is a visual representation of the business rules and requirements covering the universe-of-discourse for a given solution or enterprise, along with some textual support. Keeping this in mind, the logical data model is a metaphor describing the piece of the organization under analysis.

Posted November 10, 2022

In the last Mongo Matters column, we looked at MongoDB's new SQL interface for querying data in MongoDB Atlas. Almost all of the "NoSQL" databases today support some form of SQL interface in order to leverage the multitude of SQL-based BI tools and the wealth of SQL expertise in the data analytics market. This "SQL for NoSQL" usually bemuses SQL aficionados and is often seen as some sort of repudiation of the document database concept.  

Posted November 10, 2022

Last month we looked at various types of database recovery, how they work, and how DBAs need to prepare for recovery scenarios. This month, let's delve a little deeper into the issues and decisions that DBAs need to be prepared to address as they work on database recovery. The first thing that DBAs need to be aware of is the recovery time objectives, or RTOs, for the database objects in question. In an ideal world, RTOs would have been established for each object and the backup procedures would be in place to establish sufficient time for recovering to those objectives.

Posted November 10, 2022

Rocket Software's MV data servers and supporting tools are seeing a boost in releases as the company moves toward a more agile framework to deliver highly anticipated enhancements. "One of the main goals in Rocket MV is to bring our products to the next generation of developers through modern and innovative functionality," said Chris Rizza, product manager, Rocket Software.

Posted November 10, 2022

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is offering its SnykLaunch Fall 2022, providing a number of significant innovations that extend the reach and power of the company's existing Developer Security Platform. This platform update allows more companies to maximize the benefits of DevSecOps and effective collaboration between their developer, operations, and security teams, according to the vendor.

Posted November 10, 2022

Deloitte and Google Cloud are significantly expanding of their alliance by combining Deloitte's deep industry and domain knowledge and modern software engineering capabilities with Google Cloud's market-leading technology. The extensive partnership aims to help enterprises continuously build and evolve industry-leading cloud solutions.

Posted November 10, 2022

Directus, an open source software company focused on democratizing data across the enterprise, announced it raised 7 million in Series A financing, enabling the company to build an open data platform that adds an API and no-code app to any SQL database.

Posted November 10, 2022

Micro Focus announced that its mainframe application modernization solution will tightly integrate with Google Cloud's Dual Run product. This capability means an organization can run its production workload on the mainframe in parallel with running in Google Cloud, where Dual Run can validate that outcomes are the same on both environments.

Posted November 07, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is releasing the newest version of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation (Rocket ILA) for IBM i users. Rocket ILA 10.2.0 provides new features within Rocket Process Insights and will help business analysts, IT managers, developers, and product managers involved in the modernization journey to build smarter, more effective modernization plans.

Posted November 07, 2022

TurnKey Internet, a ColoHouse company, is offering the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors in its dedicated server, new cloud offering in existing locations, Albany, NY; Orangeburg, NY; Colorado Springs, CO, and adding new server footprints into Chicago, IL; Miami, FL and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Posted November 07, 2022

IBM is introducing new software designed to help enterprises break down data and analytics silos so they can make data-driven decisions fast and navigate unpredictable disturbances. IBM Business Analytics Enterprise is a suite of business intelligence planning, budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and dashboard capabilities that provides users with a robust view of data sources across their entire business.

Posted November 07, 2022

Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes management and operations, announced two new services—Service Mesh Manager and Network Policy Manager—to empower platform, developer, and DevSecOps teams to centrally manage transport security and application traffic for cloud-native applications.

Posted November 02, 2022

Qlik is launching Qlik Cloud Data Integration, its Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (eiPaaS) offering to fuel enterprise data strategies through a real-time data integration fabric that connects all enterprise applications and data sources to the cloud.

Posted November 02, 2022

Aerospike, Inc., the real-time data platform leader, is offering the early availability of Aerospike Cloud on AWS, providing developers and development teams the full power of the multi-model Aerospike Database 6 delivered as an on-demand, pay-as-you-go, fully elastic service. Aerospike Cloud offers easy onboarding and a cost-effective way for developers and data architects to build scalable, real-time applications with a fraction of the servers and operational overhead required with traditional data solutions, according to the vendor.

Posted November 02, 2022

Zadara is announcing its strategic partnership with KINX Inc. to supply the Korean market with Zadara's zStorage via KINX's CloudHub.

Posted November 02, 2022

WellSpan Health, a leading integrated healthcare system, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to unify operations and improve business visibility. With Oracle Fusion Applications, WellSpan will be able to integrate its finance, supply chain, and HR processes to improve operational insights, reduce costs, enhance the team member experience, and support its future expansion.

Posted November 02, 2022

Tricentis, a provider of continuous testing and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise for its automated and AI-driven solutions. Tricentis now supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure capabilities and is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Tricentis enables release readiness for rapid feedback from automated business practices for UAT and Data Validation.

Posted November 02, 2022

Cirrus Data Solutions Inc. (CDS) is announcing the availability of Cirrus Migrate Cloud on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, following its integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted November 02, 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 November 02, 2022

Hazelcast Inc. is making additions to the platform's capabilities—notably in regards to joining multiple streams of live data, as well as merging them with large volumes of stored data.

Posted November 01, 2022

Cleveland Clinic and IBM have begun deployment of the first private sector onsite, IBM-managed quantum computer in the United States. The IBM Quantum System is to be located on Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland. The first quantum computer in healthcare, anticipated to be completed in early 2023, is a key part of the two organizations'10-year partnership aimed at fundamentally advancing the pace of biomedical research through high-performance computing, according to IBM.

Posted October 31, 2022

Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of open source solutions, is introducing Red Hat Device Edge, a solution for flexibly deploying traditional or containerized workloads on small devices such as robots, IoT gateways, points of sale, public transport, and more. This latest product in the Red Hat edge portfolio aims to provide a future-proof platform that allows organizations' architecture to evolve as their workload strategy changes, according to the company.  

Posted October 31, 2022

VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI-powered world, is enhancing its Universal Storage software platform, raising the bar for secure, sustainable hyperscale data infrastructure. Built upon its disaggregated and shared-everything (DASE) architecture, the new feature updates (versions 4.4 and 4.5) in Universal Storage enable VAST to power a zero-trust approach to data protection.

Posted October 31, 2022

IBM is extending its comprehensive portfolio of data resilience solutions with the introduction of the IBM Diamondback Tape Library, a high-density archival storage solution that is physically air-gapped to help protect against ransomware and other cyber threats in hybrid cloud environments.

Posted October 31, 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 31, 2022

Delve into the context and best practices of modern data lakehouse management and architecture, based on DBTA's webinar, "Building a Modern Lakehouse".

Posted October 27, 2022

InfluxData is deploying its next-generation time series engine designed to transform InfluxDB to a columnar, real-time data platform optimized for the full range of time series data, able to ingest data at high volumes with unbound cardinality, and support SQL-based queries.

Posted October 27, 2022

Chronosphere, provider of a cloud native observability platform, is offering a new release of its cloud native observability platform that includes new capabilities designed to improve cloud native engineering team efficiency. According to the company, the Chronosphere platform takes a new approach to cloud native observability with a reimagined user workflow tailored to the unique ways engineering and DevOps teams work in today's cloud native environment.

Posted October 27, 2022

Kyndryl is releasing Kyndryl Consult, a culmination of the enterprise's decades of mission critical experience paired with technology integration solutions for guiding existing customers.

Posted October 27, 2022

Oracle is introducing several new distributed cloud offerings to meet customers' diverse needs and the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). These new options include Oracle Alloy, Oracle MySQL HeatWave for Microsoft Azure, and plans to open new public cloud regions in Chicago, Serbia, and Mexico.

Posted October 27, 2022

RisingWave Labs, the streaming database company, announced it has received $36 million in a recent round of funding, allowing the company to meet surging demand for streaming databases that enable users to make real-time decisions based on the most recent data. 

Posted October 27, 2022

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 27, 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 27, 2022

Apollo GraphQL, the supergraph company, is releasing Apollo GraphOS, an end-to-end platform that can build, connect, and scale any supergraph. GraphOS is the execution fabric for the supergraph—a powerful runtime that connects backend and frontend systems in a modular way. It offers self-hosted or cloud-hosted routing, so users can choose to operate the supergraph in the cloud, and build without complex infrastructure setup or configuration, according to the company.

Posted October 27, 2022

OpenText announced plans to integrate OpenText Core Content with Google Workspace, bringing Google Workspace collaboration to the business processes that Core Content supports. The future integration of OpenText Core Content and Google Workspace will allow users to sync content to multiple devices for offline access, digitize and accelerate workflows, and access and edit content within leading business applications like SAP and Salesforce.

Posted October 26, 2022

SAP and Microsoft announced a partnership to take collaboration in SAP S/4HANA Cloud to the next level with the integration of Microsoft Teams. The shift to a hybrid working model in most companies makes collaboration tools and business process efficiency more critical than ever before. Tools that support communication and remote work help build a clear process around collaboration.

Posted October 26, 2022

SIOS Technology Corp., provider of application high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions, announced the SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux clustering software has achieved SAP recertification for integration with both SAP NetWeaver and SAP S/4HANA. This reaffirms SIOS' commitment to providing proven technology and deep expertise in High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for SAP in physical, virtual, and cloud environments, according to the company.

Posted October 26, 2022

IBM announced it's extending the data-resilience capabilities of existing IBM data protection products and introducing new workload-specific solutions for SAP HANA and Salesforce. The IBM Safeguarded Copy capability, which currently enables IBM FlashSystem and IBM DS8000 clients to create cyber-resilient immutable snapshots, is now available to clients running IBM's Spectrum Scale high-performance global data platform, bringing logical air-gapping to unstructured data sets. This solution provides organizations with a consistent approach to safeguarding data, regardless of where it's located or how it scales up or out, according to IBM.

Posted October 26, 2022

Southern Supply is a group of distribution and manufacturing companies headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. The various business units distribute automation and ancillary products to commercial, utility, governmental, and industrial customers throughout the region and manufacture commercial aluminum doors and windows used around the world. Jesse Owsley is the software project manager at Southern Supply and had the idea to utilize Informer to automate the process of submitting required check information to banks

Posted October 26, 2022

As a result of customer demand, BlueFinity is extending of its professional services division with a group which will focus on "Intro Apps." Intro Apps are created by BlueFinity for their customers using the Microsoft centric Evoke low-code/no-code development platform and is a fast and inexpensive way of going live with a modern, fully working app that is integrated with a customer's existing applications.

Posted October 26, 2022

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