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Fauna, the data API for client-serverless applications, is receiving $27 million in new funding, enabling the company to grow its ecosystem and help developers build better software faster. The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from ADDITION and GV. S. Somasegar, Managing Director at Madrona, who will join the Fauna board of directors. Also joining this round are developer tools leader Tom Preston Werner, database pioneer Roger Bamford and existing institutional investors including CRV and Quest Ventures.

Posted July 02, 2020

VMware announced the company intends to acquire Datrium, expanding the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium's world-class cost-optimized DRaaS solution. In a blog post by John Gilmartin, senior vice president and general manager, cloud platform BU, VMware, he explains that this move will help customers build hybrid clouds by combining the consistent infrastructure and operations of VMware Cloud with Datrium DRaaS to reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity.

Posted July 02, 2020

OCP TECH, a provider of integral technological solutions, is forming a strategic partnership with Oracle, enabling OCP TECH to grow its operations in the United States. The alliance is part of the tech company's larger strategy to build the growing demand for its services, and to meet its clients' evolving needs in this new international scenario on the path to the digital transformation, already underway.

Posted July 02, 2020

Push Technology, a leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing a new Service API capability for Diffusion Cloud, Push's Real-Time API Management Cloud Platform. The new Service API provides a REST interface for publishing and requesting data, making Diffusion available to any programming language that can make an HTTP request—there's no longer a need to install an SDK and developers can immediately start publishing from a command line. 

Posted July 02, 2020

Fivetran, a provider of automated data integration software, has raised $100 million in Series C financing, enabling the company to accelerate global expansion, drive adoption in the enterprise market, and continue building out the depth and breadth of its data connectors.

Posted July 02, 2020

This year, an in-person MongoDB World conference in New York City was inconceivable. With NYC and the world still in various levels of COVID-19 lockdown, MongoDB World was held in the cloud as a virtual event—MongoDB.Live—in the first week of June. Holding the annual conference in the cloud is quite apt in many ways.

Posted July 01, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the world, Rocket Software is offering users and partners a virtual way to continue getting acclimated to MultiValue tools and solutions. Rocket has created a virtual series of deep tech training to connect the dots to new technologies so people understand how it relates to cloud, containers, and more. Dubbed MultiValue University, the virtual program includes demonstrations, seminar type training, interactive Q&A, and exercise examples.

Posted July 01, 2020

Pick Cloud recently assisted All Vend in moving the corporation's D3 application from on-premise to cloud with ease. All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.

Posted July 01, 2020

Yellowbrick Data, the Hybrid cloud data warehouse company, is releasing its Cloud Disaster Recovery service, as well as introducing new database replication and enhanced backup/restore features to its platform. These new offerings provide the speed, granular control, and effortless management that businesses need to back up and restore big datasets.

Posted July 01, 2020

Diamanti, creators of a bare-metal hyperconverged platform for Kubernetes and containers, is releasing Diamanti Spektra 3.0. With Diamanti Spektra 3.0, enterprise customers have one flexible solution to deploy, replicate, and migrate cloud-native applications across bare metal and public cloud infrastructures.  With Spektra 3.0, enterprises can easily manage their hybrid cloud deployments and migrations with one seamless solution. 

Posted July 01, 2020

Oracle is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open source software in Coherence Community Edition. Oracle Coherence is an in-memory data grid solution that enables organizations to predictably scale mission-critical applications by providing fast access to frequently used data.

Posted July 01, 2020

Oracle has announced two new solution-centric certifications for application developers who are interested in learning more about using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to build modern enterprise workloads and high-performance applications: Enterprise Workloads and HPC and Big Data Solutions.

Posted July 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided most of us with more disruption and change in a few months than we have experienced in decades. The short-term effects of lockdown, health tragedies, and severe economic downturn are all too apparent. But we all know that there will be a post-COVID world, and it makes sense to try and predict what role technology will play in that recovery.

Posted July 01, 2020

Security has not always been as big an issue as it is now. In the past, DBAs were more focused on performance, high availability, or scalability. Today, security is an issue at the forefront of every IT project. Security should come by design and by default, so developers need the right tools to help make that happen. Recently, François Pons, senior principal product manager at Oracle, provided a video overview of the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT), which helps identify areas where a database configuration, operation, or implementation introduces risks and also recommends changes and controls to mitigate those risks.

Posted July 01, 2020

Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is entering into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft. The partnership tightly integrates go-to-market, engineering, and sales of Commvault's Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 30, 2020

Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, is releasing the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub. These free PrestoDB offerings make it easier for data platform teams to get started with Presto in the cloud particularly for interactive, ad hoc analytics on S3 data lakes and other popular data sources like AWS RDS, Redshift, Amazon's Elasticsearch service, and others.

Posted June 30, 2020

Today, with a quick screen tap on a personal handheld processor, people seeking a ride can open a cloud-based app and connect with a drivers who can pinpoint an exact pick-up location via GPS, arrange a dropoff, and make a payment without the need to physically exchange cash or card.  Who would have imagined this reality when just 40 years ago, before the internet was mainstream, the only computing interface was conducted on a green-screen "dumb terminal" limited to display and data entry? Nevertheless, this current moment is the reality for only a fleeting period of time before a new, transformative—and disruptive—technological era begins.

Posted June 30, 2020

Aiven, a technology company combining open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, is releasing Kafka MirrorMaker 2 as a stand-alone service, enabling enterprises to access the Apache Kafka ecosystem more easily. With Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect, and now MirrorMaker 2 as a service, Aiven customers can specialize their workloads, reducing dependency while increasing resilience.

Posted June 29, 2020

Hadoop has evolved into a major part of the data management landscape over the last decade. Yet for some organizations, Hadoop has required many more resources than originally planned, both for implementation and for management. DBTA recently held a webinar with David Leichner, CMO, SQream and Arnon Shimoni, Product Manager and Solution Architect, SQream, who discussed the future of Hadoop along with strategies for companies using the technology.

Posted June 29, 2020

OpenLegacy, a provider of digital-driven integration for core legacy systems, is partnering with Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, to provide easy, superior legacy connectivity to help Boomi's enterprise customers access data in legacy systems. Boomi's integration platform as a service (iPaaS) covers a broad range of customer use cases and connectivity, and OpenLegacy complements Boomi by providing API-driven access to metadata and data from legacy assets such as AS/400, IMS, VSAM.

Posted June 29, 2020

CCPA took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following the May 25, 2018, launch of the landmark global compliance regulation GDPR. When California begins enforcing CCPA on July 1, 2020, any for-profit entity doing business in California that collects, shares, or sells California consumers' personal data will be governed by CCPA.

Posted June 29, 2020

Dynatrace has extended its observability capabilities to cloud and data center environments running on the Linux ARM platform. The enhancements to Dynatrace reflect increasing demand from enterprise IT teams for containers and microservices, as well as their growing adoption of ARM-based servers as a platform for cloud-native environments.

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has announced the availability of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (Wazi Workspaces). The environment addresses common challenges for developers who are new to the mainframe, and, in the process, makes cloud-native development on IBM Z a reality, according to Willie Tejada, GM & chief developer advocate at IBM, who provided information about Wazi Workspaces in an IBM developer blog post.

Posted June 29, 2020

The IBM Virtual Data Pipeline, powered by Actifio, is getting an update, the company announced, with the addition of Cloud Pak for Data 3.0. Actifio, a provider of multi-cloud copy data management software, provides its patented Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) technology as part of IBM's ecosystem of data and AI services. 

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spanugo, a U.S.-based provider of cloud cybersecurity posture management solutions. To further meet the security demands of its clients in highly regulated industries, IBM will integrate Spanugo software into its public cloud.

Posted June 29, 2020

The CCPA deadline has come and gone. And, while the California attorney general won't enforce the act until July 1, just 5 months before its effective date, a recent survey revealed that only slightly more than one in 10 business owners and executives were aware of whether the law even applied to their business. Alarmingly, almost half had never heard of the regulation.

Posted June 26, 2020

Teradata has announced that its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering is now available on Vantage on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Vantage on Microsoft Azure. Teradata DRaaS is a standardized disaster recovery service in which an on-premise customer receives a Teradata-managed environment in the public cloud, ready to be spun up quickly in case of downtime of customers' onsite analytic systems.

Posted June 25, 2020

Immuta, the automated data governance company, is receiving $40 million in funding to further grow its automated data governance and privacy solutions. The Series C round was led by new investor Intel Capital, with participation from new investor Ten Eleven Ventures and existing investors DFJ Growth, Dell Technologies Capital, Greycroft, Drive Capital and Citi Ventures.

Posted June 25, 2020

LiveAction, a supplier of network performance management, is introducing new cloud monitoring capabilities that will extend network and application visibility into Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 25, 2020

The cloud is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for data analytics at enterprises today. Looking to capitalize on the promise of reduced costs and greater scalability and flexibility, more and more organizations are adopting hybrid and multicloud strategies to break down data silos, increase collaboration and equip decision-makers with faster access to actionable business insights.

Posted June 25, 2020

CommScope is releasing RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) to easily manage a converged wired and wireless network. Aided by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.

Posted June 25, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 25, 2020

Copado, a provider of a native DevOps platform for Salesforce, is releasing its Summer 20 updates to accelerate, optimize, and measure innovation delivery on the Salesforce platform. Summer 20 is a milestone release that includes a complete DevOps Analytics suite.

Posted June 24, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of performance and capacity optimization software, has introduced managed autoscaling in the cloud with Pepperdata Capacity Optimizer version 6.3. Capacity Optimizer augments autoscaling to ensure all nodes are fully utilized before additional nodes are created, helping to decrease waste and reduce cost.

Posted June 24, 2020

SAP is making significant enhancements to SAP App Center, where customers can discover, try and buy trusted partner apps based on SAP solutions. SAP also unveiled the SAP Endorsed Apps initiative, designed to help customers solve key business challenges and become best-run intelligent enterprises.

Posted June 24, 2020

Honeywell and SAP are partnering to create a joint cloud-based solution based on Honeywell Forge, the company's enterprise performance management offering. The SAP Cloud Platform will streamline and combine operational and business data to support better decision-making and drive greater efficiencies.

Posted June 24, 2020

SAP is introducing new capabilities, enhancements, and further unifying the Business Technology Platform portfolio to help companies transform data into business value. SAP's Business Technology Platform enables developers and business users to access integrated, end-to-end services and tools to realize value along three critical areas of IT: data excellence, process integration, and extensions.

Posted June 24, 2020

In a world ruled by data, it is frightening to think how few people take protecting their information seriously. While it has become easy to share everything from an email address and mobile number to more sensitive personal information, what are the consequences of not safeguarding data?

Posted June 24, 2020

Immuta for Databricks, a new, native offering for Databricks customers, is aimed at enhancing data engineering productivity and data security by automating fine-grained access control and privacy protection natively within Databricks and Delta Lake.

Posted June 23, 2020

IT teams face an uphill battle in managing the deluge of apps that now populate enterprise networks. A big reason for this is that employees have access to a wide array of SaaS and cloud-delivered platforms—both business-critical tools and otherwise—that they can deploy in just a few clicks. This puts the onus on network teams to lay out specific policies about what kind of tools they'll allow on the network, as apps that could pose a threat to network performance are now increasingly common and easier than ever to deploy.

Posted June 23, 2020

Cybersecurity attacks have been increasing at an exponential rate. In 2018 alone, more than 2,000 data breaches were reported. The impact of these attacks has been calculated at more than $6 trillion. Given these statistics, the security of data lakes is of paramount importance. We all understand the value of a cloud data lake.

Posted June 22, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a set of new data connectors to improve the integration of analytics and reporting within the DevOps process. Complementing an expansive collection of pre-built, high-performing, standards-based data connectors, Progress has introduced connectors for TeamCity, GitHub, Aha!, and Jira.

Posted June 19, 2020

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of graph-driven data integration and analytics software, is adding geospatial analytics to its AnzoGraph DB, combining the power of scalable location analytics with the power of relationships and analytics in a graph database.

Posted June 19, 2020

The message on the business landscape is clear: Vulnerabilities are everywhere. They're in software, in hardware, in processes, and even in people. It only takes a small, unguarded threat vector for hackers to attack, invade, steal data, and wreck reputations.

Posted June 19, 2020

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