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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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IBM announced an agreement to acquire Octo, a U.S.-based IT modernization and digital transformation services provider exclusively serving the U.S. federal government, including defense, health, and civilian agencies. Upon the close of the acquisition, Octo's approximately 1,500 employees will join IBM Consulting's U.S. public and federal market organization.

Posted December 12, 2022

MANTA brings intelligence to metadata management by providing a data lineage platform that automatically scans your data environment to build a powerful map of all data flows and deliver it through a native UI and other channels to both technical and non-technical users. With MANTA, everyone gets full visibility and control of their data pipeline.

Posted December 12, 2022

Today's data environments are highly diverse—residing on many platforms and requiring a variety of approaches to ensure data resiliency and availability. Delivering technology alone will not be enough in 2023. 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 08, 2022

The British royal family safeguards its crown jewels—the treasures held by the English monarchy comprising more than 100 objects estimated to be worth billions—with world-class security systems, including two-ton steel doors and bomb-proof glass. When the crown jewels are transported or moved, such as for a royal wedding or the recent coronation ceremony, they are guarded closely by elite, ex-military members at all times—with access restricted to only a few security-cleared individuals.

Posted December 08, 2022

Modern applications have increasingly leveraged Kubernetes as the "OS of the cloud" because of its ability to abstract the underlying cloud platform and coordinate the activities of multiple docker containers. Kubernetes does indeed radically simplify the deployment and administration of multi-service distributed applications. However, it has a significant learning curve, and maintaining a largescale Kubernetes cluster can be daunting.

Posted December 08, 2022

Readers of this column sometimes ask me questions about databases and database administration, which I welcome. And at times I will take the opportunity to answer particularly intriguing questions in print. One intriguing question I have been asked more than once is: "What metrics and measurements are useful for managing how effective your DBA group is?"

Posted December 08, 2022

Often data is categorized into very high-level groupings of structured or unstructured. Generally, structured data is considered data that conforms to an easily identifiable pattern and as part of this conforming, that data may be easily loaded into a relational database table "as is." Examples of this might be fixed-format files, or comma-separated files having an agreed upon pattern to each record within it. Unstructured data supposedly cannot be loaded "as is" into a relational table. Unstructured data is, by name, lacking an identifiable structure to make sense of the data, right? Not exactly.

Posted December 08, 2022

In the ever-shifting markets professionals work in today, companies must have the ability to remain agile and flexible throughout their business operations. To combat the uncertainties of the marketplace and customer demands for fast service, businesses have turned to open-source technology over the past decade. Open-source technologies provide IT and development teams with the agility to implement innovative tools and practices—such as DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

Posted December 08, 2022

Cybersecurity and threat detection continues to be top of mind moving into 2023. Data breaches and the capture of sensitive information remain concerns for organizations large and small. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead as companies seek the best resources to secure data and thwart bad actors.

Posted December 07, 2022

CoreStack, a global multi-cloud governance provider and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that its NextGen Cloud Governance platform has achieved "Powered by Oracle Cloud" Expertise and is now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The CoreStack platform enables AI-powered cloud governance and management to provide customers with data-driven actionable intelligence into various business-critical facets of cloud.

Posted December 07, 2022

Twelve Labs, the video search and understanding company, announced several product advances along with closing on a $12 million seed extension round, following its initial seed fundraise last spring. To help ensure that speed and quality are not compromised, Twelve Labs has chosen Oracle to provide the AI cloud infrastructure capacity required to bring its foundation AI model to market.

Posted December 07, 2022

Quest Software creates and manage software that makes the benefits of new technology real while empowering users and data, streamlining IT operations, and hardening cybersecurity from the inside out. Looking ahead to a new year several experts at Quest are offering their predictions for 2023.

Posted December 07, 2022

The call for speakers is open for the 10th annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 10-11, 2023, with pre-conference workshops on May 9, 2023. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Data Management, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Architecture, and Emerging Technologies.

Posted December 06, 2022

ClickHouse, Inc, creator of an online analytical processing (OLAP) database management system, announced the general availability of their newest offering, ClickHouse Cloud. The platform promises a lightning-fast cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises.

Posted December 06, 2022

Striim, Inc., announced the availability of Striim Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving users access to a fully-managed, unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for real-time streaming data integration and analytics from both on-premise or hybrid cloud mission-critical applications.

Posted December 05, 2022

comforte AG is offering a new Secure Data Analytics solution designed to empower organizations to leverage cloud-based analytics tools without compromising security or compliance. Comforte's new Secure Data Analytics solution helps organizations to optimize their use of cloud-based analytics in a fully secure and compliant fashion.

Posted December 05, 2022

A renewed interest in data-centric AI is driving increased model outcome accuracy and introducing the concept to new applications. Data-centric AI is gaining momentum as engineers working with AI shift their focus from models to data. Whereas engineers previously took a model-centered approach to improve the prediction outcomes and accuracy of a model, current dynamics are causing many to look to the quality of input data to improve outcomes.

Posted December 01, 2022

Global technology solutions company Unisys Corporation and multi-cloud data services company Faction announced they will jointly offer an end-to-end solution for fully-managed data protection, cyber recovery, and business continuity services in both on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Posted December 01, 2022

AI continues to fuel a hotbed of activity from automating mundane tasks to enhancing decision making, and progress in this area looks to heat up even more in 2023. Here, IT leaders share their perspectives on where AI is headed and what can be expected to change in 2023.

Posted November 30, 2022

Synatic, a provider of data integration and automation, announced it has secured an additional $2.5 million in a seed extension funding round, enabling the company to expand its market reach in the United States in preparation for Series A funding early in 2023.

Posted November 30, 2022

Databricks is releasing MLflow 2.0, building upon MLflow's strong platform foundation and incorporating extensive user feedback to simplify data science workflows and deliver innovative, first-class tools for MLOps. Features and improvements include extensions to MLflow Recipes (formerly MLflow Pipelines) such as AutoML, hyperparameter tuning, and classification support, as well modernized integrations with the ML ecosystem, a streamlined MLflow Tracking UI, a refresh of core APIs across MLflow's platform components, and much more.

Posted November 29, 2022

Comet, provider of an MLOps platform for machine learning (ML) teams from startup to enterprise, is releasing a new product: Kangas, open sourced to democratize large scale visual dataset exploration and analysis for the computer vision and machine learning community. Kangas helps users understand and debug their data in a new and highly intuitive way, according to the company.

Posted November 29, 2022

Collibra is introducing a wave of new innovations designed to make data intelligence easy and accessible to more data users, including new capabilities for Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud that enhance search, collaboration, business process automation, and analytics as well as brand new products that support customers with data access governance and data quality and observability in the cloud.

Posted November 22, 2022

d-Matrix, a provider of high-efficiency AI-compute and inference, is partnering with Microsoft to use its low-code reinforcement learning (RL) platform, Project Bonsai, enabling an AI-trained compiler for d-Matrix's digital in memory compute (DIMC) products. The user-friendly Project Bonsai platform accelerates time to value, with a product-ready solution that cuts down on development efforts using an AI-based compiler that leverages ultra-efficient DIMC technology from d-Matrix, according to the vendor.

Posted November 21, 2022

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1, the latest version of the enterprise Linux platform. Along with the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, these minor versions add and refine capabilities for a wide range of enterprise IT needs, from helping to streamline complex infrastructure environments to improving the security stance of containerized applications.

Posted November 21, 2022

Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI), a leader in data center, power, and cooling infrastructure solutions, is collaborating with Iceotope, the global leader in precision immersion cooling, and nVent, a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. The alliance is beneficial to enterprise data centers, high-performance and edge computing, smart manufacturing, content delivery, telemedicine, AI, and virtual reality.

Posted November 21, 2022

IBM Research and PyTorch are partnering to enable foundation models with billions of parameters to easily run on standard cloud networking infrastructure, such as Ethernet networking. Researchers at IBM have been working with the distributed team within PyTorch, the open-source machine learning platform run by the Linux Foundation, to find a way to train large AI models on affordable networking hardware.

Posted November 21, 2022

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 21, 2022

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is releasing Rubrik Cyber Recovery to help organizations improve their cyber readiness and recover faster. Available as part of Rubrik Security Cloud, Rubrik Cyber Recovery delivers two new capabilities to help organizations better prepare for attacks and minimize operational downtime. It provides a simple way to test, validate, and document the success of an organization's cyber recovery plans. It also provides businesses a way to instantly recover the last known clean copy of data into production while performing forensic investigations out-of-band in an isolated recovery environment.

Posted November 17, 2022

Talend, a global provider of data integration and data management, it is partnering with Passerelle and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to provide new vertical solutions for delivering healthy data to organizations worldwide. Built on Talend Data Fabric and Snowflake's Data Cloud, Passerelle's Data Rocket provides a scalable architecture that delivers governed data ingestion, trusted stewardship, cloud-based storage, and on-demand visual analytics based on the foundation of healthy data. New Data Rocket vertical solutions will be tailored for key vertical markets, beginning with financial services.

Posted November 17, 2022

In the summer of 2010, I sat down with my son and had a serious conversation with him about what he wanted to become in life. He was at a point in his education where the classes he decided to take in the present would determine what kind of studies he could pursue in the future.

Posted November 17, 2022

TigerGraph, provider of an advanced analytics and ML platform for connected data, is unveiling updates to TigerGraph Cloud, the native parallel graph database-as-a-service: TigerGraph Insights and ML Workbench.

Posted November 17, 2022

When it comes to automation in the workplace, the initial natural tendency for many people is to avoid it out of fear that it will replace their jobs. However, this has turned out not to be the case. Automation instead has proven to aid people, helping them learn and develop new skills that are more valuable to their organizations and their own careers. The intent is not to replace jobs; the intent is to allow businesspeople to shift focus away from tedious tasks and more on rewarding and innovative tasks to help businesses excel and grow. Humans are meant to do innovative work, and automation is meant to do tedious and repetitive tasks.

Posted November 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2022

NVIDIA announced broad adoption of its next-generation H100 Tensor Core GPUs and Quantum-2 InfiniBand, including new offerings on Microsoft Azure cloud and more than 50 new partner systems for accelerating scientific discovery. H100, Quantum-2, and the library updates are all part of NVIDIA's HPC platform—a full technology stack with CPUs, GPUs, DPUs, systems, networking, and a broad range of AI and HPC software—that provides researchers the ability to efficiently accelerate their work on powerful systems, on premises or in the cloud.

Posted November 16, 2022

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is boosting the Dataiku Partner Network to help partners build joint offerings and go-to-market capabilities for co-sales, service delivery, and resell routes to market to serve companies on their AI journey better.

Posted November 16, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is releasing version 2.9 of its Data Orchestration Platform, delivering support for a scale-out, multi-tenant architecture with a new cross-environment synchronization feature. Additional updates include enhanced manageability with significant improvement in the tooling and guidelines for deploying Alluxio on Kubernetes, and improved security and performance with a strengthened S3 API and POSIX API.

Posted November 16, 2022

Gavdi A/S, a Gavdi Group company, announced that its archiving solution Easy Archives is now available on the SAP Store, enabling HR professionals to significantly speed up HR processes by converting business documents into digital records that can be electronically archived, efficiently managed, and easily accessed.

Posted November 16, 2022

SAP released 14 new and updated Security Notes, including four HotNews Notes and three High Priority notes. ORL detected that the application allows an unauthenticated attacker to craft a legitimate looking URL, which redirects the victim to a malicious site when clicked. This can result in disclosure or modification of the victim's information. 

Posted November 16, 2022

SAP announced new innovations, milestones, and areas of focus in spend management—highlighting successful partnerships this year and in the years to come. Government agencies and highly regulated industries in the United States have access to SAP's market-leading spend management and business network solutions, deployed with enterprise-grade security.

Posted November 16, 2022

Avantra, provider of an AIOps platform for SAP operations automation, is releasing Avantra 23, delivering updates that improve service quality for SAP operations with ready-to-use workflow automation templates, including SAP system refresh, automated SAP security analysis, and much more.

Posted November 16, 2022

Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Northeast and seventh largest nationwide, announced it selected Oracle NetSuite to ensure a seamless shopping experience for its customers. With NetSuite, Raymour & Flanigan will be able to take advantage of an integrated business system to increase efficiency, gain real-time insights into its business, and adapt its operations so that it can continue to stay ahead of the rapid changes in the retail industry, according to the company.

Posted November 16, 2022

Kaleyra, Inc., a rapidly growing omnichannel business communications platform and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced that many of its upcoming services launched in late-2022 will be powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This deeper partnership will also allow Kaleyra to extend its existing partnership with Oracle to reach thousands of customers more effectively.

Posted November 16, 2022

Oracle is introducing Oracle Public Safety Services, a new technology platform for law enforcement and first responders that offers a unified hardware and software suite that is designed to remove data silos, eliminate manual busy work, and empower first responders with real-time information and situational awareness to help them make more objective decisions. The suite includes dispatch command center, law enforcement records, and jail management software, as well as body worn devices and real-time video communication tools.

Posted November 16, 2022

Rocket Software is releasing the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) 1.4.0, improving the installation and upgrade process. The Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) is a free performance monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse. It has a short learning curve so users can quickly pinpoint and address Rocket UniVerse performance Issues.

Posted November 16, 2022

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