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Big Data

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 that it is launching a $500 million venture fund to invest in a range of AI companies—from early-stage to hyper-growth startups—focused on accelerating generative AI technology and research for the enterprise. According to the company, with a differentiated model and strategy consisting of domain expertise from across IBM and a dedicated portfolio development team, the IBM Enterprise AI Venture Fund will invest in current and future AI leaders that are helping businesses around the world realize the potential of AI for business.

Posted November 13, 2023

The original intention of surrogate keys across multidimensional database designs was to help optimize joins by keeping all keys, used for joining between facts and dimensions, both numeric and single-columned. Often such surrogates were generated as simple sequential numbers, 1, 2, 3…. Early versions of many relational database products had sub-optimal performance when joining data together via character strings—especially large quantities of data.

Posted November 13, 2023

CAST, the software intelligence leader, is upgrading CAST Imaging, a software imaging system, adding a suite of "Advisors" to provide personalized recommendations to help companies accelerate and de-risk application modernization and cloud migration. According to the company, these Advisors serve as guiding beacons for software architects and developers as they embark on significant transformations within their applications.

Posted November 10, 2023

Datadog, the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, enabling Google Cloud customers to proactively observe and secure their cloud-native and hybrid applications within Datadog's unified platform.

Posted November 10, 2023

Flip AI is debuting its observability intelligence platform, Flip, powered by a large language model (LLM) that predicts incidents and generates root cause analyses in seconds. In addition to the company's launch, Flip AI announced $6.5 million in seed funding led by Factory.

Posted November 09, 2023

To offer partners the simplest and most scalable solutions to help customers get their infrastructure AI-ready, Cisco is collaborating with leading ecosystem partners—including NVIDIA, Intel, AMD, NetApp, Nutanix, Pure Storage and Red Hat—on Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) for AI use cases. This announcement was made at Cisco Partner Summit 2023.

Posted November 09, 2023

I can't remember the first time a database or storage vendor told me, "Disk is cheap," but it was probably in the 1990s.  Vendors like to say disk is cheap because it helps them sell more of it and to encourage bigger deployments. The fact is that data storage is getting cheaper all the time. When I entered the business, one GB of storage cost about $1000. Today, it's more like 10 cents—10,000 times less!

Posted November 09, 2023

An age-old question when it comes to staffing a DBA group is how to determine the right number of DBAs required to keep your organization's databases online and operating efficiently. Many organizations try to operate with the minimal number of DBAs that they can. The general idea here is that the fewer staff members you hire, the lower overall cost will be. However, that assumption is probably not entirely true. An overworked DBA staff can make mistakes that cause downtime and operational problems far in excess of the salary requirements of an additional DBA.

Posted November 09, 2023

Entrinsik is announcing the launch of Informer AI, a game-changing solution that promises to revolutionize how users interact with Informer by leveraging artificial intelligence. According to the company, utilizing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, Informer AI automates tasks, simplifies workflows, and offers real-time analytics and trend analysis.

Posted November 09, 2023

Absolute Software, a provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, is releasing Absolute Application Health, empowering digital enterprises to strengthen cyber resilience and boost end user productivity with resilient application health monitoring capabilities.

Posted November 02, 2023

TigerGraph, provider of an ML and AI graph analytics platform, is releasing TigerGraph graph database v 3.9.3, introducing extended support for workload management, Kubernetes, and OpenCypher. Developed in collaboration with TigerGraph customers, this latest release builds on TigerGraph's existing enterprise readiness in the areas of fine-grained access control, activity monitoring, security, and data integrity, according to the company.

Posted November 01, 2023

Straive, a leader in helping organizations operationalize the data, insights, knowledge, AI value chain, is acquiring Gramener, a design-led data science company. Straive is owned by BPEA EQT, part of EQT, a purpose-driven global investment organization focused on active ownership strategies.

Posted November 01, 2023

VMware, Inc. announced that VMware Cross-Cloud services are available to customers through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, enabling VMware customers the ability to take advantage of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to migrate and operate applications on OCI more efficiently, innovate faster, and improve resiliency.

Posted November 01, 2023

Oracle announced that NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an enterprise-grade software that accelerates data science and streamlines development and deployment of production-ready AI, and the NVIDIA DGX Cloud AI supercomputing platform are now available through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Posted November 01, 2023

What if you could free up 1% of your day? Would one small improvement make a difference in the life of your business?With Oracle Autonomous Database even the smallest tweaks in efficiency (powered by data) can lead to huge advancements. At Quest's BLUEPRINT 4D Conference in May 2023, Sean Stacey, director of database product development at Oracle, shared how Oracle Autonomous Database can complete and simplify your data management. 

Posted November 01, 2023

Graylog, the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management company, announced it has secured $39 million in funding to help continue its significant growth momentum along with accelerating product development and differentiation, scale global go-to-market operations, and bridge to profitability.

Posted October 31, 2023

Denodo, a leader in data management, is enhancing the Denodo Platform, helping organizations to democratize data usage across the enterprise using generative AI, enforcing consistent security and cost management policies, and enabling self-service for business users, so they can create their own data products.

Posted October 31, 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an ambitious executive order on artificial intelligence that aims to balance the needs of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights, creating an early set of guardrails that could be fortified by legislation and global agreements. The order is an initial step that is meant to ensure that AI is trustworthy and helpful, rather than deceptive and destructive. The order—which will likely need to be augmented by congressional action—seeks to steer how AI is developed so that companies can profit without putting public safety in jeopardy.

Posted October 31, 2023

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is expanding its partner ecosystem with the addition of Monte Carlo, Sigma Computing, and ThoughtSpot, extending Alation's connectivity to new data sources, building upon more than 100 existing connectors that enable organizations to gain insight across the modern data stack.

Posted October 30, 2023

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, is launching its public beta of Semgrep Secrets, a product for detecting and securing sensitive credentials during the software development process. Semgrep is designed for engineers—software and security alike—who need to maintain a fast cadence of software development and solve the root causes of security issues, according to the company.

Posted October 27, 2023

Digital.ai, a provider of AI-powered software delivery solutions for the enterprise, is releasing Denali, the latest version of its AI-powered DevSecOps platform, exemplifying its commitment to delivering an open platform tailored to the needs of the modern enterprise.

Posted October 27, 2023

Acorn Labs is launching the public beta availability of its cloud developer platform Acorn, a service that makes it simple for anyone to run software in their own cloud sandbox and easily share their creations. From the creators of Rancher and k3s, Acorn aims to make cloud computing accessible, collaborative, and delightful for developers, according to the company.

Posted October 26, 2023

Stacklet, creators and lead maintainers of CNCF's Cloud Custodian project, is unveiling Jun0, a powerful new assistant powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to help teams speed up cloud governance tasks, reporting, and initiatives using simple text-based queries.

Posted October 26, 2023

According to Gartner, global spending on the public cloud is expected to increase by approximately 20.7% to reach $591.8 billion (about $1,800 per person in the U.S.) in 2023. The advantages of migrating to the cloud are widely recognized. By adopting cloud-first models, businesses can move away from traditional, fixed-cost methods of managing IT infrastructure. Cloud migration allows for controllable, agile, and secure operations that can easily scale as needed while optimizing costs.

Posted October 26, 2023

Databricks, the Data and AI company, is acquiring Arcion, a Databricks Ventures portfolio company that helps enterprises quickly and reliably replicate data across on-prem, cloud databases, and data platforms. According to the company, this move will enable Databricks to provide native solutions to ingest data from various databases and SaaS applications into the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. The transaction is valued at over $100 million, inclusive of incentives.

Posted October 26, 2023

Deep Instinct, the prevention-first cybersecurity company, is releasing Deep Instinct Prevention for Storage (DPS), applying a prevention-first approach to storage protection, wherever data is stored—Network Attached Storage (NAS), hybrid, or public cloud environments. The solution seamlessly integrates into existing environments to deliver unparalleled efficacy and accuracy along with enterprise-grade scalability, according to the company.

Posted October 26, 2023

Dynatrace, a leader in unified observability and security, is releasing its latest core innovations for customers running the Dynatrace platform on Microsoft Azure, tightening cross-team collaboration and enabling more people within an organization to make data-backed decisions.

Posted October 25, 2023

Acceldata, provider of enterprise data observability, announced the company has received a $10 million Series C funding addition from new investor Prosperity7 Ventures to fuel its go-to-market expansion. The investment brings the company's total capital raised to over $100 million as it reports significant corporate momentum fueled by customer growth, product innovation, global expansion, and the acquisition of Bewgle, according to the company.

Posted October 25, 2023

SAP announced that Tata Projects Limited—one of the fastest growing technology, engineering, procurement, and construction companies in India—is accelerating its business transformation journey by leveraging the RISE with SAP solution and surrounding cloud solutions. Choosing SAP S/4HANA Cloud, through RISE with SAP, Tata Projects now will have access to SAP's latest cloud innovations in augmented analytics and intelligence to modernize its IT landscape.

Posted October 25, 2023

Deloitte announced it is expanding its practices for SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) to build and deliver generative AI solutions to clients. Deloitte's approach of Clean Core + Edge Innovation relies on cloud application development and embedding AI capabilities and data-driven insights to help cloud ERP clients deliver real business value while limiting technical debt.

Posted October 25, 2023

Digitate, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise software for IT and business operations, today released a study conducted in partnership with ASUG, America's largest network of SAP customers, partners, and professionals, focusing on the issues that are at the forefront in the mind of SAP users.

Posted October 25, 2023

KaarTech, a global Digital Transformation Consulting company, is acquiring Dunn Solutions Group Inc., a leading Customer Experience Solutions Consultancy headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. This strategic acquisition facilitated by Eiliant Advisors, a Bangalore based Investment Banking Firm, marks a watershed moment for KaarTech as it combines its extensive SAP domain expertise, especially in SAP S/4HANA, with Dunn Solutions' prowess in Digital Customer Experience.

Posted October 25, 2023

Database performance can be a complex and difficult task, but there are some high-level maxims that can help to sim­plify optimizing the performance of your databases and applica­tions. Let's look at some of these guiding rules of thumb. You should always keep in mind the business objectives of the databases and applications you manage. It is wise to manage performance based on the expectations and budget of the busi­ness users.

Posted October 25, 2023

Zumasys is introducing Rover Pay, a unified payment processing service specifically designed with the needs of wholesale distributors in mind. Rover Pay leverages credit card processing technology to link each transaction to your payment processing network. This innovative solution not only saves money on monthly bills but streamlines the entire process, according to Zumasys.

Posted October 25, 2023

Rocket Software is on a mission to demonstrate that MultiValue products power the applications that support us all. A new Rocket Software infographic tells the story of a family's weekend "to do" list and how they interact with MV-based applications as they check off items on their list.

Posted October 25, 2023

DataGPT, a provider of conversational AI data analytics software, is emerging from stealth and launching DataGPT AI Analyst, uniting the creative, comprehension-rich side of a large language model (LLM) with the logic and reasoning of advanced analytics techniques. According to the company, this combination makes sophisticated analysis accessible to more people without compromising accuracy and impact.

Posted October 24, 2023

Redgate Software, the provider of end-to-end database DevOps, announced that its SQL Server database monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now supports Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL as well as PostgreSQL on-premises. According to the company, the release enables enterprises to move beyond the built-in but limited monitoring capability of Amazon Aurora and provides a rich and comprehensive set of alerts, performance metrics, statistics, and instantly accessible advice.

Posted October 23, 2023

News agency Jiji reported that SoftBank is looking to invest $40-60 billion yen ($266-400 million) in developing "one of Japan's largest data centers" in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. Details are sparse, but the company is reportedly looking to launch the facility in 2026. SoftBank is said to be targeting a new facility in the northern island of Hokkaido to address concerns around energy consumption amid the growing demands of generative AI.

Posted October 23, 2023

IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are expanding their partnership to help more mutual clients operationalize and derive value from generative artificial intelligence (AI). As part of this expansion, IBM Consulting aims to deepen and expand its generative AI expertise on AWS by training 10,000 consultants by the end of 2024; the two organizations also plan to deliver joint solutions and services upgraded with generative AI capabilities designed to help clients across critical use cases.

Posted October 23, 2023

IONOS, a digitalization partner for small and midsize businesses, announced a new U.S. location for its cloud platform in the IONOS-owned data center in Lenexa, Kansas. The Lenexa Data Center is the third U.S. data center supporting the investment, success, and expansion of the IONOS Cloud platform in the United States, according to the company.

Posted October 23, 2023

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, is adding a next-generation antivirus (NGAV) capability in its unified endpoint management (UEM) solution,?Endpoint Central, positioning it as an endpoint protection platform (EPP).

Posted October 20, 2023

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is transforming its existing data storage portfolio to address critical challenges facing IT leaders with the introduction of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One a single hybrid cloud data platform.

Posted October 19, 2023

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style. This timeless principle not only applies to fashion, but also to software development. The technology preferences in the industry have been swinging between bespoke solutions and platform-based solutions due to emerging technologies and their challenges. As someone who has been in the industry since the 1990s, I've witnessed these shifts firsthand.

Posted October 19, 2023

Recently, companies such as Dropbox, Amazon, Lyft, and Meta, as well as Apple, have used the draconian and cruel layoff approach to economic optimization. Yet while the "R" word is bantered around, the "mainstream media" continues to claim that a recession has not yet arrived. This is despite the academic definition of "recession," that is, consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth, as was the case in the first half of 2022.

Posted October 19, 2023

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