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Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is making new improvements to the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, enhancing access to critical data designed to help data citizens seamlessly find, access and understand data in more places. Additionally, the company is launching the Collibra Trust Center, where customers can monitor the status of their deployment and find information related to security, compliance, and reliability.

Posted November 30, 2020

OpsRamp, a modern SaaS platform for hybrid infrastructure monitoring, event management, and automation, is launching its Fall 2020 Release, delivering a frictionless user experience with rapid onboarding of cloud infrastructure, curated dashboards, expanded support for containerized applications, and new process automation functionality.

Posted November 30, 2020

EdgeConneX, a pioneer in edge data centers, is partnering with Zenlayer, an edge cloud provider known for its global coverage and on-demand services, to bring powerful new edge cloud and networking solutions to enterprises. 

Posted November 30, 2020

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The aim is to help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Germany, Instana provides businesses with capabilities to manage the performance of complex and modern cloud-native applications no matter where they reside—on mobile devices, public and private clouds, and on-premise, including IBM Z. 

Posted November 30, 2020

As part of IBM's hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformation for clients, IBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire TruQua Enterprises, LLC, an IT services and consulting SAP development partner that specializes in delivering finance and analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies. The acquisition will bolster IBM Services' expertise in financial workflows with SAP and further strengthen the company's hybrid cloud growth agenda.

Posted November 30, 2020

Connectria has announced the launch of a new hybrid architecture solution that brings IBM Power Systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) colocation.

Posted November 30, 2020

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is providing the next generation of its cloud migration planning technology, Crawler360, offering enterprise customers a way to migrate their legacy data warehouses and data lakes to modern cloud platforms.

Posted November 25, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is releasing the 4th generation of its distributed tracing and code-level analysis technology, PurePath. PurePath 4 captures and analyzes end-to-end transactions across multicloud environments, and at near-zero overhead.

Posted November 25, 2020

Datadobi, a global provider of unstructured data management software, is offering support for file data migration to and protection on Microsoft Azure, enabling enterprise customers to migrate and protect their NAS file data in the cloud. Using Datadobi software, enterprises get the best of both worlds by allowing them the flexibility to keep their NAS file data either in their data center, in Azure, or both, according to the vendor.

Posted November 24, 2020

Gravitational, a pioneer in environment-free computing, is rebranding as Teleport, following the release of a new product—Teleport Unified Access Plane. The decision to move forward with Teleport as the company's namesake, also the name of its premier product, is deeply rooted in the company's mission and long-term vision—to give engineers the freedom to do computing anywhere, in any environment and with total trust.

Posted November 24, 2020

ScaleOut Software today is introducing ScaleOut GeoServer Pro, a new software product release that integrates site-to-site data replication with fully coherent data access for its ScaleOut StateServer in-memory data grid (IMDG) and distributed cache.

Posted November 23, 2020

Ingram Micro Cloud is forming a strategic collaboration with nOps, a leading provider of cloud management software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, to expand its offering of tools for reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Leveraging the nOps platform, Ingram Micro partners should be able to better maintain their customers' AWS environments by ensuring continuous alignment with AWS Well-Architected Framework guidelines.

Posted November 23, 2020

Aerospike, provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions, has unveiled cross-data center replication (XDR) expressions in Aerospike Database 5. "Modern decisioning applications require massive amounts of data at a moment's notice. Far too often, organizations try to keep up by duplicating and moving huge amounts of data, increasing complexity and compliance risks—skyrocketing costs," said Srini Srinivasan, chief product officer and founder, Aerospike.

Posted November 23, 2020

StormForge, a leader in Kubernetes optimization and cloud-native performance testing, is launching the StormForge Global Partner Program, assisting customers by mitigating risks, overcoming obstacles, and providing optimized Kubernetes.

Posted November 20, 2020

White Ops, a global leader in collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, will deploy its customer datasets on Snowflake Data Marketplace, providing digital customer journey focused professionals with immediate and scalable access to detailed insights to visualize and stop fraudulent traffic and engagement.

Posted November 20, 2020

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is releasing LM Logs, the company's new cloud-based log intelligence solution. With LM Logs, 100% of an organization's log data is automatically analyzed using machine learning and AIOps algorithms to help IT Operations teams uncover the root causes of alerts and predictively uncover issues before they disrupt the business, according to the vendor.

Posted November 19, 2020

Storj Labs is introducing multiple new integrations to its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, including Velero—a VMware service for data recovery and migration for Kubernetes environments. Tardigrade's Open Source Partner Program (OSPP) allows companies to generate revenue every time their users upload data to the decentralized cloud storage service.

Posted November 19, 2020

Navisite is acquiring Dickinson + Associates, an SAP consulting firm based in Chicago, expanding its SAP service portfolio. As a Premier SAP Gold Partner with over 22 years as a leading SAP systems integrator, Dickinson will enhance Navisite's SAP managed cloud services portfolio with end-to-end SAP business application and platform expertise, proven methodologies, and customized solutions to address unique industry challenges. 

Posted November 18, 2020

Oracle is offering a new cloud-based customer experience (CX) management solution for the communications industry. Oracle Digital Experience for Communications is a suite of industry-specific applications that capture and analyze customer-interaction data from front and back-office operations that helps service providers better understand their customers' unique buying behaviors and preferences so the providers can quickly launch compelling new offers and products, provide better service, and increase sales. 

Posted November 18, 2020

Open source databases like MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, PostgreSQL and others have gained wide adoption in recent years. However, not all companies know if open source is right for them or how to migrate their workloads over. DBTA recently held a webinar with Joe McKendrick, research analyst, Unisphere, and Nihal Mirashi, principal product marketing manager, Pure Storage, who discussed why storage matters and the consequences of mismatched storage options, along with how modern storage can maximize application performance and scalability.

Posted November 18, 2020

Entrinsik, Inc., a provider of intuitive business intelligence, achieved an outstanding 40 top rankings and overall best price to value of all 33 products analyzed in the BI & Analytics 2021 Survey. "The survey results for Informer are fantastic," said Doug Leupen, founder and CEO of Entrinsik. "Our customer first mindset is the key to our success, we put ourselves in their shoes and ask what do they need the software to accomplish, how can we make onboarding easy and what support will they need to be successful."

Posted November 18, 2020

Revelation is releasing a "Roll Up" patch to OpenInsight version 9.4 that will enhance debug functionalities and improve operations.  This patch was made as a result of user reports and suggestions, said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation.

Posted November 18, 2020

Data gravity is the concept that data remains where it is and applications and services (and even more data) are attracted to and use that data. Moving data can be a tricky, time-consuming, and complex process, even on-prem. Now add in the movement of large quantities of enterprise data through the internet to a cloud service provider. Anyone who has managed or used big data, or even moderately large data, will immediately understand the problem.

Posted November 18, 2020

Oracle has announced a second-generation dual-region government cloud for use by public sector organizations. The new dual-region government cloud expands on Oracle's U.K. Government Cloud Region, which has been used for several years by organizations across the U.K. public sector.

Posted November 18, 2020

Now more than ever, a strong data strategy is essential to every enterprise's success. As many leaders have realized, a large part of this responsibility requires them to implement new strategies that empower citizen and specialist users with self-service capabilities. To make this possible and accelerate digital transformation, enterprises need to adopt a modern data platform and approach.

Posted November 18, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is making a variety of product innovations for optimizing enterprise performance, availability, and security. "Data warehouses are becoming absolutely business-critical," said Neil Carson, CEO of Yellowbrick Data. "Release 5 strengthens our product for demanding fault-tolerant applications, and our new Standard Service Plan extends the power of Yellowbrick to smaller use cases than before. Businesses of all sizes know that real-time data and analytics power their competitive edge. We're committed to their success."

Posted November 16, 2020

Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, is expanding its IBM Hybrid Cloud Practice. Supported by technical experts from both organizations, the practice is expected to help Wipro customers modernize their digital operations across hybrid cloud environments by leveraging IBM Cloud Paks, containerized software running on Red Hat OpenShift.

Posted November 16, 2020

Solo.io, the modern service connectivity company delivering API infrastructure from the edge to service mesh, announced it has aligned its product suite under the "Gloo" brand name, along with launching the new Gloo Mesh Enterprise. Solo.io's entire set of product offerings will now be organized under the Gloo API Infrastructure Platform.

Posted November 13, 2020

As applications continue to grow in scale and complexity, so does the challenge of supporting them. From geo-distribution, to high-volume transactions and the processing of new data sources and types, modern applications require speed, scalability and flexibility—whether in the ground or the cloud. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar to educate IT decision-makers and practitioners about the new data management technologies and techniques for speed and scalability.

Posted November 13, 2020

Google Cloud announced its serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) is available in Preview, enabling customers to migrate MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL from on-premises environments or other clouds. Database Migration Service provides a guided experience to make it easy to create and run migration jobs.

Posted November 12, 2020

If 2020 taught us anything, it's that no amount of planning can protect organizations from the unforeseen. As IT leaders look at their 2021 plans, what cloud technologies and trends should be top of mind? Where should they place their bets as they consider their budgets and resources? DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Peter Berry, Navisite's CTO of cloud technologies, who reviewed the top five cloud trends to watch in 2021.

Posted November 12, 2020

Amazon Web Services has introduced AWS Glue DataBrew, a new visual data preparation tool that enables customers to clean and normalize data without writing code. The service allows data exploration and experimentation directly from AWS data lakes, data warehouses, and databases.

Posted November 12, 2020

Instana, a provider of APM and observability solutions for cloud-native and microservice applications, now offers the ability to monitor and trace applications using Google Cloud Run, Pub/Sub, and Storage technologies.

Posted November 12, 2020

Involta, a hybrid IT, cloud computing, and data center services company, is streamlining AWS cloud services with its latest release of its Managed Account solution for AWS. By leveraging the power of AWS and Involta's cloud expertise, Managed Account for AWS streamlines AWS workloads while managing compliance, backup and more to ensure fast, flexible access to the cloud, according to the vendor.

Posted November 10, 2020

White Ops, a provider of collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, is releasing its Application Integrity solution on the AWS Marketplace, making it easier for AWS Marketplace customers to procure and adopt White Ops' bot mitigation solution designed to protect against sophisticated bot attacks.

Posted November 10, 2020

Splice Machine, a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing Livewire, its new open source Operational AI platform for industrial IoT use cases.

Posted November 09, 2020

TiG Data Intelligence, a UK-based Microsoft partner and MSP, is partnering with TrueCue, an analytics products and service brand, allowing TiG to access to TrueCue's business intelligence dashboards and data warehousing platform.

Posted November 09, 2020

Mullins Consulting's Craig Mullins discusses the current crop of DBMSs, how organizations are using them, and how they factor into the changing requirements of DBAs in this clip from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted November 04, 2020

Since the very inception of MongoDB, Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB's CTO and co-founder, has been a consistent and articulate owner of the MongoDB technical vision and the apparent creative force behind MongoDB's architecture and feature set. In appointing replacement CTO Mark Porter, MongoDB has chosen someone with a high degree of "geek cred" that will hopefully satisfy developers who want to hear from someone who can speak their language. However, he also brings experience from the enterprise database and cloud world that will undoubtedly be useful.

Posted November 04, 2020

Many organizations are building their new applications on Linux rather than the Windows operating system for reasons of security, performance, and manageability. In addition, they are now able to take advantage of avoiding mixed operating system environments in the public cloud. Many of these customers have been longtime Linux users—and although they loved SQL Server, they disliked having to run SQL Server on Windows since they were the only Windows servers in their entire enterprise.

Posted November 04, 2020

Oracle has announced the Oracle Cloud Observability and Management Platform, bringing together a comprehensive set of management, diagnostic, and analytics services that help customers eliminate the complexity, risk, and cost associated with today's fragmented approach for managing multi-cloud and on-premise environments.

Posted November 04, 2020

Revelation Software is making a variety of enhancements to its OpenInsight platform, driven by customer requests for more mobile and remote work environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have also been reaching out to Revelation to upgrade to the latest version of the OpenInsight platform.

Posted November 04, 2020

Zumasys is enhancing its MultiValue database, OpenQM, with a mix of updates driven by its user community. OpenQM 4.0 introduces Data Integrity Constraints, a community-driven feature and the winning idea from the Zumasys MultiValue Idea Contest.

Posted November 04, 2020

Rocket Software has added a new way for users, customers, and enthusiasts to engage with Rocket MultiValue experts and peers with their recent launch of the official Rocket Forum. "We are very early days, but we are proud of where we are right now," said Jeff Winter, SVP, chief marketing officer, Rocket Software. "Customer centricity is one of the two big pillars here at Rocket."

Posted November 04, 2020

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague!

Posted November 04, 2020

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