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Matillion, a leading cloud data integration platform, announced it has secured $150 million in Series E funding, empowering the company to continue to grow its cloud analytics, AI, and machine learning for large global enterprises. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Posted September 23, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multicloud computing, is providing new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

Posted September 23, 2021

From data ingestion to data modeling and governance, more and more organizations are looking towards automation to accelerate and improve data management and analytics processes. And at a time when data environments continue to expand in size and complexity while IT staff sizes remain relatively flat, it's easy to understand the appeal. Business leaders are hungry for fast, actionable insights. Manual tasks are error prone and time consuming. For many enterprises, the traditional approach to data management is no longer sustainable, particularly when it comes to enabling modern data analytics strategies.

Posted September 23, 2021

ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider, is releasing its Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS) solution to help privacy and compliance teams quickly identify, inventory, and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Data across all types of repositories, ActiveNav's Inventory product discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others.

Posted September 22, 2021

Paige Roberts, Vertica open source relations manager,  provided a contemporary definition of the data warehouse and its "deploy anywhere" orientation during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.      

Posted September 22, 2021

ReleaseOwl, a native DevOps platform for SAP applications built on-premise and cloud, is extending its capabilities into the infrastructure monitoring space with its ReleaseOwl Infrastructure Monitor for SAP Solutions. The Infrastructure Monitor platform is an SAP native monitoring solution (bundled along with the ReleaseOwl DevOps Platform) which SAP customers can use to monitor their HANA infrastructure of critical applications and business processes hosted on Azure or AWS.

Posted September 22, 2021

Cloudingo, by Symphonic Source, a provider of solutions that ensure data quality integrity between Salesforce and other applications, is partnering with Boomi, a provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Through this partnership, Cloudingo's intelligent data quality engine can be integrated with the Boomi AtomSphere Platform connectors to deliver seamless data quality between Salesforce and other applications including Oracle Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.

Posted September 22, 2021

Zumasys is offering a video training series on PICK MultiValue Dictionaries. The most recent virtual session features Pete Schellenbach, author of AccuTerm. Additionally, AccuTerm Enterprise is available for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) or environments with hundreds of users.

Posted September 22, 2021

Rocket, in partnership with Pick Cloud, is hosting virtual, hands-on, instructor-led Rocket MVIS workshops. "We created these free hands-on workshops for customers to allow them to get familiar with the product, RESTful services, and APIs," said Hernando Borda, MV senior product manager at Rocket. "People seem to be really excited."

Posted September 22, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of the Enterprise MLOps platform, is making upgrades to its model monitoring capabilities, allowing companies to place greater trust in the models they deploy. This and other enhancements—including Domino Model Monitor (DMM) support for AWS, GCP, and Azure— are part of Domino 4.6.

Posted September 21, 2021

D2iQ, an independent Kubernetes platform, is releasing version 2.0 of the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP), empowering organizations to more easily deploy, manage and scale Kubernetes workloads. DKP 2.0 is underpinned by the industry-leading adoption of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Cluster (CNCF) Cluster API (CAPI) open-source standard.

Posted September 21, 2021

Yugabyte has announced the general availability of Yugabyte Cloud, Yugabyte's public database-as-a-service offering. As a fully managed offering of YugabyteDB, Yugabyte Cloud combines the benefits of distributed SQL with the ease of use of a cloud database service. 

Posted September 21, 2021

DataRobot is launching DataRobot AI Cloud, a unified environment built for the next generation of intelligent business that serves as a single platform to accelerate delivery of AI to production for every organization. DataRobot also announced new features and capabilities for DataRobot AI Cloud to enhance operations in production and build AI-powered applications to deliver critical business insights.

Posted September 20, 2021

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of  Visual COBOL 7.0 and Enterprise Suite 7.0, providing flexible application, process and infrastructure modernization solutions for COBOL and mainframe systems. According to Micro Focus, as organizations seek to deliver on IT strategies through modernization and digital transformation initiatives, Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite 7.0 represent a decade of sustained investment that builds on the company's more than 40 years of experience in modernizing business-critical applications running on the mainframe or distributed environments.

Posted September 20, 2021

Sumo Logic, a provider of software cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and IBM have announced the availability of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence Platform on Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace for container-based software. Sumo Logic will offer its cloud-native security and observability solutions for companies running on the Red Hat OpenShift platform, with the goal of helping them to deploy faster and achieve insights into their cloud and hybrid infrastructures, applications, and services.

Posted September 20, 2021

With the goal of helping companies modernize to meet consumer demand, Atos and IBM said they will support financial services clients through the creation of a new Atos Cloud Center of Excellence. The center of excellence will offer technology and financial services expertise for clients backed by dedicated Atos professionals trained on IBM Cloud for Financial Services, IBM Cloud Paks, and Red Hat OpenShift, providing local language assistance.

Posted September 20, 2021

IBM is introducing the new IBM Power E1080 server, the first in a new family of servers based on the new IBM Power10 processor, designed specifically for hybrid cloud environments. The IBM Power10-equipped E1080 server is engineered to be one of the most secured server platforms and is designed to help clients operate a secured, frictionless hybrid cloud experience across their entire IT infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Posted September 20, 2021

Last year, organizations around the world, across all industries, were forced to leverage new technologies on multiple fronts to accommodate a new normal. The adoption of AI and machine learning saw exponential growth to bring about the changes needed to keep up with the shift to remote working. AI and ML technologies found their way into everything from advanced medical diagnostic systems to quantum computing systems, and from virtual assistants to smart homes. According to Algorithmia's 2021 Enterprise Trends in Machine Learning report, 50% of enterprises plan to spend more on AI and ML in 2021, with 20% saying they will be significantly increasing their budgets.

Posted September 16, 2021

Document-oriented databases are one of the fastest growing categories of NoSQL databases, and the primary reason is the flexibility of schema or logic design. Document databases make it easier for developers to store and query data in a database by using the same document-model format they use in their application code. The flexible, semi-structured, and hierarchical nature of documents and document databases allows them to evolve with applications' needs.

Posted September 16, 2021

It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.

Posted September 16, 2021

A multi-cloud approach can provide a number of benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, optimizing cost performance, and increasing reliability by distributing resources in the event of an IT disaster. These advantages have many organizations racing to adopt multi-cloud as the solution to their infrastructure needs. However, an unsuccessful transition can cost businesses significant time, resources, and money. Moving to multi-cloud requires deep planning and knowledge of each ecosystem to ensure a smooth transition.

Posted September 16, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted September 16, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 16, 2021

Domo is introducing Sandbox, a new development and testing environment built on the Domo platform, to help customers create and promote content into production across the enterprise. With Sandbox, data professionals and business users have a safe and governed space to collaborate before unleashing new BI-related content into production, ensuring a smoother roll out and a higher level of trust and satisfaction.

Posted September 16, 2021

Leostream, a provider of secure high-performance remote access solutions, is offering the Leostream RESTful API, supporting Managed Solutions Providers (MSPs) and enterprise organizations that are increasingly adopting DevOps processes into their remote access environments. The pandemic underscored the need for DevOps teams to build remote access at scale while also creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Leostream is meeting these needs with the debut of the Leostream RESTful API, according to the vendor.

Posted September 16, 2021

AnalyticsIQ, a provider of predictive marketing data, has expanded its relationship with Snowflake, provider of a data platform as a cloud service. AnalyticsIQ will now make its B2C and B2B data available through the Snowflake Data Marketplace.

Posted September 16, 2021

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium, has announced that its blockchain platform, built in partnership with Oracle, Microsoft, AntChain, and Alibaba Cloud, has officially gone live to accelerate digital transformation in the global trade sector. To build the underlying blockchain network for its global trade operating system, GSBN partnered with Oracle to harness its Oracle Blockchain platform in Oracle Cloud, which, GSBN noted, is recognized as one of the leading distributed ledger platforms for building an enterprise-grade, permissioned blockchain.

Posted September 15, 2021

Oracle will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training and OCI certification testing for free worldwide with a new program  that includes Oracle's entire OCI learning curriculum for all skill levels and various IT roles. Through this program, learners have access to all OCI courses, delivered digitally, on-demand, and available in 13 languages. Oracle is also offering Oracle Autonomous Database and other certification exams free for a limited time.

Posted September 15, 2021

LicenseFortress has unveiled the next generation of its SAM (software asset management) managed service powered by the new Arx Platform, which gives customers a streamlined and more responsive user interface. "For LicenseFortress clients, the fortified Arx Platform is the command center to ensure the optimization of software licenses and defend against software giants launching audits and costly fines for license violations," said Dr. Michael Corey, co-founder and chief operating officer of LicenseFortress.

Posted September 15, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Build on AWS, a new benefit of the Activate Console. Build on AWS provides a collection of pre-built architecture templates covering a wide variety of solutions to help startups build their infrastructure on AWS.

Posted September 15, 2021

Progress, a provider of products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact business applications, is releasing Progress Sitefinity DX 14.0, allowing organizations to create an ideal digital experience platform (DXP) tailored to their unique needs and objectives. The solution offers new capabilities for low-code integration and chat-driven engagement, as well as enhanced headless content delivery.

Posted September 15, 2021

Aerospike is delivering optimizations with its 5.7 release, boosting the real-time data platform to deliver queries on larger, more mission-critical datasets.

Posted September 15, 2021

Seth Earley identified data quality, testing, and web analysis reports as three key sources of product data metrics and described what they track and reveal during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.          

Posted September 15, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is releasing a governance suite for streaming data that delivers a simple, self-service experience to discover, understand, and trust the real-time data that flows throughout modern businesses. Offered as a fully managed cloud solution, distributed teams now have quick, easy access to the data that's critical to developing more real-time applications and business operations, all while maintaining data security and privacy.

Posted September 14, 2021

Octopai, a leader in metadata management automation, is releasing a new automated data catalog that is designed for the hybrid world to unify data citizens across any organization. The catalog is fully integrated with the complete multidimensional data lineage platform. Octopai's new data catalog self-creates and self-updates to create consistency for business and technical teams and is easy to implement and maintain in a sometimes remote, always complex, and multi-layered BI environment, according to the company.

Posted September 13, 2021

Materialize, the streaming SQL database company, is announcing an open beta for Materialize Cloud, offering a standard SQL interface for streaming data. Materialize Cloud makes it simple for any business to understand streaming data, answer complex questions, and build intelligent applications without needing specialized skills, according to the vendor.

Posted September 13, 2021

ALTR, a provider of enterprise data control and protection software, has made enhancements to its platform to make it more accessible. Updates include new automated data usage visualizations, the launch of a free plan with unlimited consumption intelligence, and full-featured data governance and easy access to ALTR's platform through integration into Snowflake's Partner Connect portal.

Posted September 13, 2021

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, announced that Vantage is now able to operationalize externally created predictive models, also known as model sharing or bring your own model (BYOM). Businesses will now be able to quickly realize a greater return on investment (ROI) in developing analytical models through increased model operationalization, expanded analytic use cases, and a streamlined approach to data-driven decision-making.

Posted September 10, 2021

Dynatrace and Microsoft have expanded their strategic collaboration. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will be available as native SaaS on Microsoft Azure. In addition, the Dynatrace platform will be available natively in the Microsoft Azure Portal, making Dynatrace set-up automatic while also streamlining procurement and simplifying the user experience.

Posted September 09, 2021

The Call for Speakers is now open for Data Summit 2022 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16, 2022. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.

Posted September 09, 2021

Today, organizations need data-driven insights to advance decision making at all levels and digital transformation is a key component of those efforts. Supporting data-driven insights and digital transformation takes an ever-growing range of services, products, and tools from forward-thinking companies that are working to help their customers deliver the right insights to the right people at the right time.

Posted September 08, 2021

Enterprises are embracing modern data integration patterns to fuel digital transformation. Not just cost and performance but also agility, scalability, and productivity are on the list of key requirements for enterprise architectures. For long-term benefits, your architectural strategy should be fluid and dynamic to support changing business needs. By adopting a comprehensive data platform, you can gain flexibility, build repeatable processes, and future-proof your technology stack—all at once.

Posted September 08, 2021

SingleStore, the single database for all data-intensive applications, announced it raised $80 million in primary capital funding in its Series F round, empowering the company to continue to innovate; expand its footprint and team of experts to provide customers with more resources and greater choice; and garner industry recognition.

Posted September 08, 2021

Jairo Gomez, ACAMS Senior Manager, discussed survey data on the current state of data quality and the frequency and extent of cleanup efforts during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.         

Posted September 08, 2021

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted September 08, 2021

Everest, a regulated fin-tech company with blockchain solutions for biometric identification, custodian, and banking services, collaborates with Oracle Financial Services to enable customers to use Everest's Application Programming Interface (API) and adopt identity verification and biometric identification services provided by Everest. Everest's technology provides Oracle the ability to bring identification verification and validation services to major financial institutions across more than 180 countries.

Posted September 08, 2021

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