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Syncsort, a provider of enterprise software, has joined Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. As a member, Syncsort will leverage its Syncsort Integrate data integration and data quality software and expertise to help support development of the shared technology resources while accelerating innovation through open source leadership and participation.

Posted October 16, 2018

Following an 8-month beta program with more than 700 registered participants, Fluree PBC has announced the GA release of FlureeDB, a blockchain database built for enterprise-grade applications. "FlureeDB is a product we have been building for 4 years now," said Brian Platz, co-founder and co-CEO at Fluree PBC. "It is a very innovative database in that it incorporates a lot of the features that people want and need today as they are developing apps but also incorporates blockchain capabilities in the core of how it operates."

Posted October 16, 2018

We've all seen the movie about the kidnap victim whose family asks for a "proof of life." The proof is typically a photograph of the victim posed with a current newspaper. Blockchain technology is now allowing us to provide similar proofs for the existence of digital assets. The immutable nature of the blockchain—the fact that it is impossible to overwrite time-stamped blockchain ledger entries—allows us to create "proof of existence" entries for digital assets.

Posted October 10, 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Oracle OpenWorld, with as much change in the event format as there is in the technology. The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will be well represented in the Content Catalog, as over 20 members are scheduled to present on the hot topics for data professionals.

Posted October 03, 2018

Monax Industries, a provider of open-source blockchain technology, is releasing a business process engine written entirely in the Solidity smart contract language. The company is also unveiling a high-level API that allows users to input standardized Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) files and translate them into suitable instructions that can be operated by the full-featured and extensively-tested smart contract-based engine.

Posted September 26, 2018

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, is collaborating with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other technology providers and experts to launch BlockLAB, a new blockchain research laboratory formed to explore and evaluate the technologies and business use cases in blockchains, distributed ledgers, digital transactions and smart contracts.

Posted September 24, 2018

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. Recently, industry experts weighed in on the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning.

Posted September 18, 2018

There's a new generation of technologies reshaping data management as we know it. To explore some of the game-changing technologies or approaches that are having the most profound impact on today's enterprises, DBTA asked industry experts and leaders to cite what they see as having the most positive impact. The following are eight areas effecting the most change.

Posted September 05, 2018

The Bitfury Group has launched "BE BIG," a global education initiative that will advance the adoption of blockchain as the technology of digital trust.

Posted August 15, 2018

Oracle has announced that its Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service allows organizations to build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale.

Posted August 15, 2018

Agorai, an integrated marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and the data assets that fuel them, and Ocean Protocol, a decentralized, blockchain data exchange protocol to unlock data for analytics and AI, are entering a strategic technology partnership. Under the agreement, Agorai will leverage Ocean Protocol's innovative technology to enable fully transparent, completely decentralized and securely validated data services for Agorai's AI and Data Marketplace.

Posted August 15, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted August 15, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted August 15, 2018

ALTR is emerging from nearly four years of stealth to release a platform that unleashes the security benefits of blockchain. The new ALTR platform is built on ALTRchain, the only high-performance, enterprise-grade blockchain technology for ultra-secure data access and storage.

Posted August 15, 2018

CLS, a market infrastructure group delivering settlement, processing, and data solutions, and IBM are collaborating on a proof of concept for LedgerConnect—a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for the financial services industry. The platform is designed to enable banks, buy and sell side firms, FinTechs, and software vendors to deploy, share, and consume services hosted on a shared distributed ledger network.

Posted August 13, 2018

This year is an expansive one for the database ecosystems that have evolved around the major platforms. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are now mainstream offerings seen within the constellations of database vendors, partners, and integrators.

Posted August 08, 2018

CargoSmart Limited, a global shipment management software solutions provider, is developing a blockchain solution for shipment documentation to improve complex supply chain processes. Powered by Oracle's blockchain cloud platform, the solution will establish a digital baseline for trusted shipment documentation management across the shipping and logistics industry.

Posted August 01, 2018

After nearly 4 years, ALTR has emerged from stealth mode to release a commercial software package that provides the security benefits of blockchain. The new ALTR platform is built on ALTRchain, an enterprise-grade blockchain technology for secure data access and storage. The ALTR platform is a data-security solution for organizations to monitor, access, and store critical information. Moving beyond perimeter systems, ALTR says its approach signals a new paradigm in cybersecurity.

Posted July 13, 2018

According to a recent report by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), global spending on blockchain solutions is expected to reach $2.1 billion this year. However, there's a void of blockchain expertise in enterprises. A Gartner Research survey shows that around 60 percent of IT leaders find blockchain interesting, but aren't clear on what exactly they should do with it. Enterprises want to hire developers with blockchain experience, although candidates for those roles are few and far between.

Posted June 04, 2018

IBM and partners launched a "Call for Code" initiative, an ambitious effort to bring startup, academic, and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters.

Posted June 04, 2018

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence, analytics, and data management solutions, has launched an enhanced version of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for real-time data integration and management. New advancements to Information Builders' solution address modern data integration requirements and enable businesses to tap into data from emerging technologies and sources.

Posted May 30, 2018

Accenture has revealed its new "Technology Vision for Oracle" report, forecasting the five key technology trends that will drive Accenture and Oracle's collaboration in the enterprise over the next 3 years. Designed to highlight the strategic shifts companies must make to take advantage of the potential of the intelligent enterprise, the report looks at specific use cases and technologies that are actively reinventing businesses.

Posted May 16, 2018

Blockchain has been one of the most loudly trumpeted new technologies on the enterprise database scene in recent history. However, the concept of a blockchain is not really a new notion. It is more of a repackaging of existing constructs to deliver a new set of benefits to any organization leveraging it for their use cases. It provides the benefit of irrevocable proof, and it reduces friction with information exchange.

Posted May 11, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history. Located south of San Francisco, the name "Silicon Valley" was coined in the early 1970s due to the volume of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the area. Today, the valley is synonymous with technology innovation and venture capital: two mighty forces of change.

Posted May 11, 2018

If blockchain could only be described in one word, that word would be "trust." It is an ideal mechanism to establish trust among multiple parties, demonstrated by its seminal use case as an abstraction for currency. The currency paradigm is instructive because it demonstrates the core concepts that could be leveraged in other use cases.

Posted May 11, 2018

Hortonworks has announced that Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions is leveraging its global data management solutions with machine learning models to alleviate pain points across the transportation and logistics industry. In conjunction with Trimble's new blockchain network, Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) are helping Trimble to increase its customers' efficiency by modernizing transportation industry systems.

Posted April 30, 2018

An astounding array of new technologies and approaches have emerged on the database scene over the past few years that promise to turn the next 12 months into a time of unprecedented transformation for the database landscape. There are new developments, along with reinforcement of tried-and-true technologies, some of which may help make the jobs of data managers just a bit easier.

Posted April 25, 2018

Marsh, a provider of insurance broking and risk management solutions, in collaboration with IBM, ACORD, and ISN, has introduced blockchain capabilities to an important part of the insurance value chain. The blockchain technology is being applied to the certificate of insurance process, intended to enable clients to speed up necessary business functions such as hiring contractors and transferring risk while increasing coverage certainty.

Posted April 23, 2018

DBAs can recover a database, tune SQL, and may even know how to write some PL/SQL when push comes to shove. And, yes, those are all great skills to have. But in 2018, DBAs need more, writes Matt Malcheski in a new IOUG SELECT article. Malcheski goes over the "hot topics," including blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things, and notes that DBAs of the future will need to understand not only the technical aspects of these and the other technologies but also must be able understand and add value to the functional data requirements necessary for all-encompassing solutions. "This is characterized in a data point from Gartner: By 2021, 40% of IT staff will be 'versatilists' holding multiple roles, most of which will be business rather than technology related."

Posted April 18, 2018

Bitcoin was the hot topic in financial and tech circles in 2017. The decentralized digital currency jumped from just under $1,000 at the start of the year to a $20,000 all-time high in December. The real game-changer here isn't Bitcoin, though, but the technology that powers it, known as blockchain. Despite volatility and suspicion marking the crypto-market, the blockchain concept could be a truly revolutionary innovation.

Posted April 12, 2018

IBM has launched three new consulting services offerings, as well as an IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan, a low-cost plan to help clients, developers, and startups to develop, operate, and govern networks on the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Posted April 11, 2018

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