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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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Before talking about its impact, it makes sense to first define what is meant by the term "regulatory compliance." There are two components: regulatory and compliance. Regulatory refers to regulations, which are governmental, and business rules and laws. Regulations may exist for specific industries, countries, jurisdictions, and practices. Compliance refers to following the directives of the regulations as they apply to your business operations.

Posted February 08, 2024

The remarkable and rapid uptake of ChatGPT and similar large language model (LLM)-based AIs may be driving the biggest increase in demand for computing power since the advent of the internet. The neural networks that power LLM AI solutions, such as ChatGPT, rely on massively parallel processing. This processing is similar in some respects to the massively parallel graphics processing that was demanded in the past by computer games.

Posted February 08, 2024

RDM Infinity, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Rocky Mountain region, announced that industry veteran Tim Rude will join its team of MultiValue developers to help attract emerging MV developer talent. "Tim doesn't just know MultiValue software—he helped bring it to where it is today," said Brandon Robinson, head geek at RDM Infinity. "He has years of hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience as one of the chief developers behind the most important tools in our industry. And our growing team will see the benefits." 

Posted February 08, 2024

Deloitte is acquiring the operations of OpTeamizer, an AI, generative AI, and accelerated computing company specializing in the development and implementation of AI solutions running on NVIDIA accelerated computing. With the acquisition, Deloitte expands its high-performance computing engineering capabilities, helping clients harness the power of generative AI, supercomputers, and edge AI to increase automation, optimize business processes, and realize greater business value, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2024

Now you can submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users. The nominations period is open through March 6, 2024, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted February 07, 2024

To meet the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services across Africa, and as part of its global cloud infrastructure, Oracle is planning to open a public cloud region in Nairobi, Kenya. OCI's cloud architecture enables Oracle to offer its full suite of more than 100 hyperscale cloud services. The Government of Kenya and private sector can leverage this to increase ease of doing business in Kenya, according to Oracle.

Posted February 07, 2024

Oracle is announcing the general availability of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Generative AI service, along with introducing new innovations that make it easier for enterprises to take advantage of the latest advancements in generative AI. OCI Generative AI service is a fully managed service that integrates large language models (LLMs) from Cohere and Meta Llama 2 to address a wide range of business use cases, according to Oracle.

Posted February 07, 2024

SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (SmarTone) announced it has chosen Oracle to transform its Business Support Systems (BSS). By upgrading its legacy solutions to bring prepaid charging and postpaid billing onto one unified, cloud native platform, Oracle Cloud Scale Charging and Billing will enable SmarTone to efficiently launch and scale differentiated offerings, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of knowledge graph technology for Neuro-Symbolic AI applications, is introducing Gruff 9, a web-based advanced knowledge graph visualization tool that offers LLM integration and unique RDF* (RDFStar) features for building next-generation AI applications. 

Posted February 06, 2024

PlainID, the leading global provider of Identity Security, is announcing new product additions to its portfolio after capping off a successful 2023. In 2024, PlainID plans to launch several new SaaS-based authorizers designed to improve the manageability and overall security posture of SaaS-based applications via policy orchestration, including authorizers for Zscaler, Snowflake, and Google Big Query.

Posted February 05, 2024

iboss, a provider of cloud-delivered cybersecurity, is releasing its ChatGPT Risk Module, an innovative addition to its Zero Trust Security Service Edge (SSE) solution specifically designed to monitor and secure user interactions with ChatGPT, a leading artificial intelligence technology, to ensure unparalleled data security and compliance.

Posted February 05, 2024

Graylog, a provider of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management solutions, is providing a free version of Graylog API Security, making API security accessible to enterprises of all sizes at a time when API-related attacks are on the rise.

Posted February 02, 2024

fuseproject, Yves Béhar's multidisciplinary design firm, and startup Functionland are partnering to offer FxBlox, a physical hardware device that allows users to store fully encrypted data, files, and photos—tapping into secure, user-owned, decentralized storage.

Posted February 01, 2024

Qumulo, the simple way to manage exabyte-scale data anywhere, is releasing Superna Data Security Edition for Qumulo, making Superna's industry-leading Ransomware Defender solution available to automate real-time detection of malicious behaviors, false-positives, and other events consistent with ransomware access patterns for both SMB and NFS files.

Posted February 01, 2024

Kubecost, the comprehensive solution for monitoring, managing, and optimizing Kubernetes spend at scale, is launching Kubecost 2.0, providing new tools and capabilities purpose-built to monitor and optimize Kubernetes-related cloud expenses even more easily and significantly.

Posted January 31, 2024

TELUS International, a digital customer experience (CX) innovator, today announced a strategic partnership with Morpheus Data, a pioneer in software for hybrid cloud management and platform operations, strengthening TELUS International's robust suite of cloud management solutions to further elevate end-to-end digital transformations for its clients.

Posted January 31, 2024

Zilliz Inc., a trailblazer in vector database technology, is unveiling the latest version of Zilliz Cloud, aiming to set a new standard for real-time AI applications. As a fully managed vector database, leveraging the cloud-native open-source Milvus vector database, Zilliz Cloud now redefines the essence of speed, performance, and developer satisfaction.

Posted January 30, 2024

Coxwave, the analytics infrastructure empowering builders to create AI-native products, announced it has raised $3.5 million from a recent funding round, equipping the company to invest heavily in building its core analytics infrastructure platform, Align AI, while enabling it to serve global customers.

Posted January 30, 2024

Deep Instinct, the prevention-first cybersecurity company, is releasing Deep Instinct Prevention for Applications (DPA) v3.0, adding enhanced file upload protection and application storage security capabilities in disconnected or air-gapped environments.

Posted January 30, 2024

Hitachi Vantara is partnering with Kyndryl in a strategic move aimed at advancing data storage offerings to provide customers the top-tier solutions that meet today's evolving digital landscape. Hitachi Vantara has taken the next step in its ongoing collaboration with Kyndryl, reaching a significant milestone with the addition of its technology to Kyndryl's Private Cloud Services portfolio. This allows Hitachi Vantara to offer storage platforms to Kyndryl customers seeking data center technology, according to the company.

Posted January 26, 2024

Google Cloud and Hugging Face are forming a new strategic partnership that will allow developers to utilize Google Cloud's infrastructure for all Hugging Face services, and additionally will enable training and serving of Hugging Face models on Google Cloud. 

Posted January 26, 2024

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is expanding the Cato SASE Cloud platform with threat detection and incident response, introducing Cato XDR—a SASE-based, extended detection and response (XDR) solution. Available immediately, Cato XDR utilizes the functional and operational capabilities of the Cato SASE Cloud to overcome the protracted deployment times, limited data quality, and inadequate investigation and response experience too often associated with legacy XDR solutions, according to the company.

Posted January 25, 2024

Anomalo, the complete data quality platform company, announced it has raised $33 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue to advance its platform and scale both engineering and go-to-market teams to support record demand for its platform.

Posted January 25, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of graph database technology, is launching AllegroGraph Cloud, a hosted version of Franz's Neuro-Symbolic AI platform. According to the company, AllegroGraph Cloud provides users a convenient and easy on-ramp to build advanced AI applications.

Posted January 25, 2024

Commvault is introducing its latest platform enhancements, offering "true cloud cyber resilience" to protect sensitive data. Commvault Cloud offers a multi-layered approach to enabling cyber resilience, safeguarding businesses from a wide spectrum of threats, including ransomware, malware, and natural disasters. According to the company, with Commvault Cloud, businesses can rest assured that their data is safe, secure, and recoverable, empowering them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Posted January 25, 2024

Cohesity announced it is offering new capabilities to protect an organization's data in Microsoft Azure. Cohesity Cloud Services now supports the backup and recovery of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure SQL databases, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft 365 data. In addition, Cohesity Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure is available in multiple regions around the world.

Posted January 25, 2024

Cybersecurity is more crucial than ever, especially for enterprise applications running the SAP platform. Why put a spotlight on SAP platforms? Because SAP platforms are used by 99 of the Fortune 100 companies and have more than 280 million cloud subscribers worldwide. Many companies run SAP ERP, SAP SRM, and SAP HCM environments while simultaneously moving SAP implementations to the cloud. Due to the massive scaling of SAP systems, organizations are losing track of their vulnerability as hyperscalers, SaaS models, on-prem, and cloud-based systems continue to expand the attack surface.

Posted January 25, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is introducing support for hardware security keys as a single Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method. This is the latest enhancement to Keeper's solutions, on the heels of announcing Granular Sharing Enforcements for its platform.

Posted January 24, 2024

Catchpoint, The Internet Resilience Company, is releasing Test Suite for Google Cloud, a tool designed to ease the end-to-end monitoring of Google Cloud services from different endpoints including customer premises, other public clouds, and Internet endpoints. According to the company, this suite is specifically developed to streamline the configuration and management of cloud service tests, thereby providing immediate benefits in operational performance and user experience.

Posted January 24, 2024

SAP is enhancing the partner experience, offering curated SAP Learning Journeys, exclusive access to events and subject matter experts, plus the opportunity to earn valuable credentials. The partner experience on SAP Learning can provide hands-on interaction designed to help build skills using practical scenarios. Additionally, the newly launched platform can give SAP partner learners access to the right resources for a significantly reduced price per user per year—including certifications. 

Posted January 24, 2024

McKinsey and SAP are partnering on a new generative AI collaboration that expands on its long-standing strategic alliance. The new offering, the Generative Enterprise, aims to unlock synergies between SAP Business AI and QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey to help leaders bring the Generative Enterprise to life and build sustainable, resilient, and adaptive businesses, according to the companies.

Posted January 24, 2024

SAP is offering new AI-driven capabilities to help retailers optimize business processes and drive profitability and customer loyalty. These innovative capabilities, from planning to personalization, will provide retailers with holistic customer insights and data analysis to adapt and thrive amid rapid market changes, according to SAP.

Posted January 24, 2024

Knoa Software announced it is SAP Signavio's new Solution Extension (SOLEX) partner, further solidifying SAP's dedication to meeting the dynamic demands of the market. SAP User Experience Management by Knoa is a solution that, in combination with SAP Signavio solutions, provides end-to-end visibility into process execution.

Posted January 24, 2024

Rocket Software is releasing jBASE 6.1.1, introducing new security features and more than 22 bug fixes. The Rocket jBASE solution is an object-oriented integrated database and application development environment designed for transactional and analytical database applications.

Posted January 24, 2024

Zumasys is introducing a new AI feature to its Rover ERP and Rover Business Suite (RBS), offering instant access to a specialized in-house expert, always ready to assist with a wide range of tasks. Rover AI is the new innovative AI assistant for Rover ERP and RBS. It acts as a personal expert, available at a moment's notice to answer questions, synthesize information, generate reports, and more.

Posted January 24, 2024

Earlier in 2023, we discussed The Importance of Metadata here in the DBA Corner column. And, indeed, metadata is more important than ever before because it helps us to understand our data. Data without metadata lacks meaning, making it difficult to be used. Metadata gives data its form and makes it usable by your organization.

Posted January 24, 2024

Keepit, a global provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions, is debuting the Keepit Partner Network, reinforcing its commitment to a "partner first" approach, and evolving it into "partner only" strategy. According to the company, this move is a testament to Keepit's successful growth trajectory, reflecting its stability, and dedication to empowering partners for unparalleled success.

Posted January 23, 2024

Ontotext, a semantic knowledge graph provider, announced that its flagship product, GraphDB, is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, enabling enterprises to streamline the global deployment of graph databases and facilitating the migration of on-premises data to Azure and other prominent public cloud platforms.

Posted January 23, 2024

Chronosphere, a leading cloud native observability platform, is acquiring Calyptia, a provider of observability pipeline solutions, to integrate Calyptia's core technology, which provides log transformation and optimization capabilities, into the company's cloud native observability platform.

Posted January 23, 2024

Cohesity is increasing data resilience with its latest Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) partnerships. Cohesity recently entered into a partnership with seven leading DSPM vendors to help organizations increase resilience for their most critical data. These organizations include including our long-standing partner BigID, as well as Cyera, Dig Security, Normalyze, Sentra, Securiti, and Concentric AI.

Posted January 22, 2024

Oleria, a company providing adaptive and autonomous identity security solutions, announced it has secured $33 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to increase hiring to accelerate its product innovation, including AI capabilities, as well as its go-to-market strategy. This latest investment, which brings the company's total funding to over $40 million, is led by Evolution Equity Partners with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Tapestry VC, and Zscaler.

Posted January 22, 2024

Seagate Technology, a provider of sustainable mass-data storage solutions, is launching the Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform—which incorporates Seagate's trailblazing implementation of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology. According to the company, this is a milestone release that marks a new era in the storage industry. The launch heralds unparalleled areal densities of 3TB+ per platter—and a roadmap that will achieve 4TB+ and 5TB+ per platter in the coming years.

Posted January 22, 2024

IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire application modernization capabilities from Advanced, bringing a combination of talent, tools, and knowledge to enhance IBM Consulting's mainframe application and data modernization services. The planned acquisition will further enable IBM to support clients' mainframe application modernization journeys, marking another important step forward in IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy, according to the company.

Posted January 22, 2024

Flexential, a provider of secure and scalable data center solutions, is unveiling Flexential Fabric, a next generation solution designed to deliver advanced, software-defined interconnection services. According to the company, Flexential Fabric supports both IP transit and private transport through a single port, marking it the first in the industry with dual capabilities seamlessly integrated into one port.

Posted January 22, 2024

When I was in high school, a little German lady would show up as a substitute teacher for almost any subject. Apparently, she had a very broad skill set. As I mentioned this was high school, eventually we students would become disruptive, unruly, loud—generally annoying—and our substitute teacher would give us "the speech," spending what I recall as far too much time explaining to us that "knowledge is power" and how we would be better served by changing our attitudes. At the time I did not believe her exhortations had any impact on 15-or-so year old me, but over the years it turns out she did.

Posted January 22, 2024

Experts in data and the AI era joined DBTA's webinar, Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy for the AI Era, to examine the ways in which IT leaders and data management teams can effectively implement advanced tech in cloud computing, analytics, and AI in the face of the growing size and complexity of their data ecosystems.

Posted January 19, 2024

Third Wave Innovations, a risk solutions provider for network and security operations, is partnering with Precision Computer Services (PCS), a nationally recognized IT systems integrator, to provide integrated, holistic cybersecurity services. Through this new partnership, PCS will be offering Third Wave Innovations Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and Attack Surface Management (ASM) to its growing portfolio of clients.

Posted January 19, 2024

Synopsys is entering a definitive agreement to acquire Ansys, bringing together Synopsys' pioneering semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) with Ansys' broad simulation and analysis portfolio to create a leader in silicon to systems design solutions. Combining Synopsys' EDA technology with Ansys' established simulation and analysis capabilities can provide customers a comprehensive, powerful, and system-focused approach to innovation, according to the companies.

Posted January 18, 2024

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