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Neo4j, a leader in graph technology, announced it is receiving a $325 million investment as part of a Series F funding round that will allow the company to continue to innovate its graph platform for a variety of use cases.

Posted June 17, 2021

Vertica, the core analytical platform within the Micro Focus software portfolio, has announced that its analytics-as-a-service offering, the Vertica Eon Accelerator, is now available via an early access program. To further support ongoing advancements of the Eon Accelerator, the company also has acquired long-time strategic partner and Vertica-as-a-service provider Full360.

Posted June 16, 2021

Sisense, a leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, in addition to achieving premier Status in the Snowflake Partner Connect Program with its optimized real-time live connector.

Posted June 16, 2021

DataKitchen, a DataOps consultancy and platform provider, has released the third book in its DataOps series. "In this book, we share all of the insight that we've gained from our own experiences coaching data analytics professionals on the best way to lead organizational change," said Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef of DataKitchen.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle and Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, have announced Ubuntu support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Ampere A1 Compute. Combining the benefits of Ubuntu, a popular cloud operating system, with the performance of Oracle's new offering, the companies say, enterprises can now run traditional workloads in a cost-optimized fashion.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle has announced the addition of 13 more Always Free services to Oracle Cloud Free Tier, enabling developers and operators to learn, try out, and deploy workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted June 16, 2021

dotData, a leader in full-cycle enterprise AI automation solutions, in partnership with Snowflake, is releasing the dotData Platform with Snowflake, a leading Cloud Data Platform that streamlines and simplifies the movement of data between both vendors.

Posted June 15, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra Streaming, a highly-scalable, multi-cloud messaging and event streaming platform built on Apache Pulsar and integrated with DataStax's marquee serverless database, Astra DB, to deliver a multi-cloud solution for managing both data in motion and data at rest.

Posted June 15, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection products, has updated its Enterprise Data Services Platform to extend ransomware protection to every part of the enterprise. Veritas' flagship NetBackup solution delivers ransomware protection for containerized environments, immutability for Amazon S3, and integrated anomaly detection. Further enhancements include the launch of the NetBackup Flex 5350 appliance, which offers data immutability, expands performance, and completes the upgraded Veritas family of ransomware-hardened data protection appliances.

Posted June 15, 2021

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sensu, a provider of source monitoring software. The acquisition will accelerate Sumo Logic's observability strategy by providing customers with an affordable, extensible, and scalable end-to-end solution for infrastructure and application monitoring.

Posted June 14, 2021

Couchbase is releasing its Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (CAO) Version 2.2, offering an automated cloud-native database experience. One of the key new capabilities of this release is the Auto-scaling Couchbase services feature. Couchbase's auto-scaling feature monitors the user's cluster and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady and predictable performance, based on pre-defined thresholds for all Couchbase services.

Posted June 14, 2021

Infoworks.io, a leading data fabric company, is partnering with Hitachi Solutions America, enabling the companies to leverage Infoworks' comprehensive automated solution for enterprise data operations and orchestration to augment and accelerate Hitachi's delivery of customer solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 14, 2021

With new "data models" and types of database systems purported to be better than relational, it seems that the industry is all too ready to stick a fork in relational. So, is relational technology outdated? There are all sorts of pretenders to the throne for data management including Hadoop, XML, and the various types of NoSQL database products. But why? Are there truly any shortcomings in the relational way that require its wholesale replacement?

Posted June 14, 2021

DataOps is becoming the solution enterprises are choosing to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, this new methodology is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle. DBTA held a webinar with Susan Cook, CEO, Zaloni; Dan Potter, VP of product marketing, Qlik; and Chris Bergh, CEO, DataKitchen, who discussed emerging DataOps best practices and solutions.

Posted June 11, 2021

Confluent is offering its latest platform update, Confluent Platform 6.2, and is introducing Health+ to provide users with the tools and visibility needed to ensure the health of data in motion. Health+ helps reduce risk of downtime and data loss with intelligent alerts to identify potential issues before they occur and avoid business disruption.

Posted June 10, 2021

We're still at the start of the 2020s, and already, things look very different from the preceding decade. For data executives and profession­als, the years ahead may mean change on a scale never seen before in the IT industry. Promising new technologies—as well as redesigned and repurposed older ones—are reshaping the data center and analytics shops in new and exciting ways. We asked industry leaders for their views on what is enhancing the ability of enterprises to compete on data.

Posted June 10, 2021

With cloud-based enterprise software becoming the norm, set against a back­drop of businesses having to adapt their processes and operations in a highly volatile economic environment, Kuber­netes-supported software deployments are a perfect fit. Those C-level executives responsible for business change and devel­opment should not ignore the power of Kubernetes and its ability to ensure their business has the digital foundation to adapt in a safe, secure, and efficient man­ner for years to come. 

Posted June 10, 2021

Oracle has a history of delivering the data management solu­tions of choice for managing customers' operational and ana­lytical workloads on-prem and in the cloud. Oracle's strategy is to continue delivering unique and innovative products and services to meet and exceed customers' requirements. At the recent INSYNC 21 virtual conference, Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president of database prod­uct management at Oracle, presented a keynote on Oracle's data management strategy.

Posted June 10, 2021

AIOps is the application of machine learning (ML) methods to sift through incoming data and identify the critical information allowing for more effective management of IT Operations. In many cases, AIOps can identify a problem before it impacts the end users of the application. This is especially important for revenue-generating applications.

Posted June 10, 2021

Traditional DBAs who have spent a lot of time with all the nerd knobs at their disposal need to think more about the movement of data. Instead of thinking in terms of data administration—and running the risk of becoming redundant—they should become more familiar with how data moves in and out of their enterprises.

Posted June 10, 2021

SolarWinds has expanded its database performance management portfolio with the launch of SolarWinds Database Insights for SQL Server. Uniting the features and functionality of the SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) and SolarWinds SQL Sentry (formerly the flagship product of SentryOne) into a new, single licensed product, Database Insights for SQL Server provides the in-depth performance and environmental data that teams need to optimize the performance of Microsoft SQL Server and other leading database platforms running on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments.

Posted June 09, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing a significant update of its platform, aiming to help enterprise customers streamline the transition to containers and simplify the adoption of infrastructure-as-code. "It has become virtually impossible for IT teams to manage an increasingly complex set of cloud services, container platforms, and automation tools," said Brad Parks, chief marketing officer at Morpheus Data. "Customers are flocking to Morpheus because we eliminate technology silos and bring order to cloud, container, and automation chaos."

Posted June 09, 2021

PagerDuty, a leader in digital operations management, is releasing new integrations with JFrog, the liquid software company, allowing customers to observe their entire software delivery lifecycle, understand any changes, and identify security issues throughout the process.

Posted June 08, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud computing, announced it created the Nutanix Elevate Service Provider Program, extending the benefits of the Elevate Partner Program to now include service providers. According to the vendor, the program empowers service provider partners—including managed and cloud service providers—to build highly-differentiated hybrid and multi-cloud services delivering increased profitability and faster time-to-market.

Posted June 08, 2021

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management provider, is releasing the Spring '21 version of its platform, offering powerful new capabilities to help enterprises optimize public cloud costs, enhance governance and compliance, and streamline integrations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Posted June 08, 2021

ExtraHop, a provider of cloud-native network detection and response, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners in a transaction valued at $900 million.

Posted June 08, 2021

Sigma Computing, the cloud analytics and business intelligence innovator, is launching Sigma Workbooks, combining spreadsheets with charts and data narratives in a single collaborative canvas. Sigma Workbooks accelerates data-driven decisions by putting the power of analytics across billions of rows of live data directly into the hands of marketers, analysts, product managers, and other cross-functional business team members, according to the vendor.

Posted June 07, 2021

Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced it has received $2.5 million in a seed round in conjunction with a private beta launch for developers. This recent round of funding, led by Zetta Venture Partners, will go toward growth and the expansion of a developer community around Golioth.

Posted June 03, 2021

Cloudera has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and KKR in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.3 billion. The transaction will result in Cloudera becoming a private company and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. The agreement also includes a 30-day "go-shop" period expiring on July 1, 2021.

Posted June 03, 2021

The Premier League has chosen Oracle as its official cloud provider. In teaming with Oracle, the Premier League will be able to provide in-match statistics that enable a deeper understanding of the live action on the pitch. Oracle's data and analytics and machine learning technologies will deliver these statistics in real time to a global audience of billions each season.

Posted June 02, 2021

To support growing customer demand for cloud services in Brazil, Oracle has opened the Vinhedo cloud region. The new region follows the launch of its São Paulo cloud region last year, making Brazil Oracle's latest country offering dual cloud regions. The opening marks Oracle's 30th cloud region worldwide and is part of Oracle's global plan to operate 38 cloud regions by the end of 2021. The digital transformation efforts in Brazil have been accelerated by the global pandemic and Oracle is working with organizations across Brazil to help them move to the cloud securely and in compliance with data sovereignty regulations.

Posted June 02, 2021

Today's data environments are becoming more flexible and portable than their more rigid, siloed predecessors, thanks to emerging approaches. Strategies that are the building blocks of portability, adaptability, and rapid delivery—containers, microservices, DevOps, and DataOps—are transforming the way data is managed.

Posted June 02, 2021

oak9 is debuting its infrastructure as code security platform, backed by a seed round of $5.9 million, that will  accelerate the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security. Oak9 will use the capital to continue to invest in R&D, further define the IaC security landscape, and acquire additional customers.

Posted June 02, 2021

The events of early 2020 resulted in cataclysmic changes that interrupted many companies' data analytics programs. The economic upheaval caused by the global pandemic will have a lasting impact for many companies.  For some, strategies like cloud migrations have been accelerated, while others have turned to self-service data analytics to save the day. In the final keynote of Data Summit Connect 2021, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, looked ahead to a post-pandemic future and what it will bring.

Posted June 02, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted June 02, 2021

NVIDIA is unveiling the NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a cloud-hosted development hub that lets enterprises quickly move their AI projects from prototypes to production. The software is designed for large-scale, multi-user, and multi-team AI development workflows hosted either on premises or in the cloud.

Posted June 01, 2021

SnapLogic has announced the latest release of its SnapLogic Fast Data Loader. With the SnapLogic Fast Data Loader, users can load data from SaaS applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Coupa, as well as cloud databases, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, into a cloud data warehouse.

Posted June 01, 2021

Crypto4A Technologies Inc. (C4A), is debuting its next generation of hybrid multi-cloud capable trust infrastructure for identity based digital transformations with its QxCloud and QxCloud as a Service. QxCloud provides a suite of next generation capabilities that modernize traditional HSM, PKI, and CA capabilities for crypto-agility in cloud, zero trust, and remote working environments.

Posted June 01, 2021

BM has announced plans to acquire Waeg, a Salesforce consulting partner in Europe. "Trust is the new currency of customer and employment engagement, and every touchpoint is an opportunity to personalize the relationship," said Mark Foster, senior vice president, IBM Services and Global Business Services.

Posted June 01, 2021

IBM recently announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. IBM says the new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing growing demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency.

Posted June 01, 2021

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, is unveiling multiple new innovations and capabilities to its Predict portfolio of products, delivering smart, scalable analytics across the enterprise. Enhancements to TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Streaming, and TIBCO Data Science are now available in a single platform.

Posted May 28, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is introducing a series of new product innovations and community initiatives to help engineers make observability a data-driven approach to how they plan, build, deploy, and run software. New Relic is launching its new Kubernetes experience, powered by Auto-Telemetry with Pixie, which integrates with New Relic One to deliver instant Kubernetes observability without requiring users to update code or sample data.

Posted May 28, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite, is releasing an enhanced version of GridGain Control Center that is available as a cloud service. GridGain Control Center SaaS is another step by GridGain to move more of its solutions to the cloud to support accelerated cloud migration by customers, according to the vendor.

Posted May 28, 2021

Immuta, a leading provider of cloud data access control, is adding enhanced integrations with Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, Databricks SQL Analytics, and Trino (formerly PrestoSQL). These new integrations—combined with existing support for Databricks, Snowflake, Google BigQuery and Starburst—enable Immuta to provide universal cloud data access control across all popular data lakehouse technologies, according to the vendor.

Posted May 27, 2021

Styra, Inc., the founder of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader in cloud-native authorization, announced it raised $40 million in a Series B funding round to continue driving the reinvention of policy and authorization for cloud-native applications. From a product perspective, the company plans to utilize this funding to enhance Styra DAS with new policy-as-code use cases across the cloud-native stack, and expand integrations with key technology partners.

Posted May 27, 2021

DataStax is partnering with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open source Apache Cassandra clusters.  As part of this partnership, the two companies worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

Posted May 27, 2021

At the recent Percona Live Online Open Source Database Conference 2021, Percona showcased its open source database as a service (DBaaS). As an alternative to public cloud and large enterprise database vendor DBaaS offerings, this on-demand self-service option provides users with a way to deploy databases quickly. Plus, the company says, using Percona Kubernetes Operators means it is possible to configure a database once, and deploy it anywhere.

Posted May 27, 2021

At Google Cloud's inaugural Data Cloud Summit, the company announced three new solutions across its database and data analytics portfolio to provide organizations with a unified data platform. With the preview availability of Dataplex, Analytics Hub, and Datastream, organizations can securely predict business outcomes, empower users, and make informed, real-time decisions in today's dynamic digital environment.

Posted May 26, 2021

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