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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud approaches as well as services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are being embraced for cost efficiency, scalability, and consolidation. Hypervisor technologies, Open Source versus Proprietary Hypervisor technologies, Security, Open Standards, Interoperability, High Availability, and Backup & Recovery are among the issues that are critical to consider when evaluating a move to the cloud.



Cloud Computing Articles

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, has announced that NetApp ONTAP, an enterprise storage and data management platform, has achieved Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) validation for a data-at-rest (DAR) capability package. With this, organizations across the globe can benefit from NetApp ONTAP's security capabilities to protect customers' information on-prem and in remote locations from foreign actors, ransomware attacks or other data loss threats they may face.

Posted January 24, 2022

Ensono, an end-to-end managed services provider, has acquired ExperSolve, a mainframe modernization company. The addition of ExperSolve further expands Ensono's mainframe optimization and modernization services. "Whether its modernizing applications so they can continue to be supported on existing infrastructure, or migrating them to a cloud platform, our goal is to have a robust set of end-to-end or lifecycle solutions that help our clients meet their business outcomes," said said Larry Goldberg, senior vice president, advisory and consulting, at Ensono.

Posted January 24, 2022

Coalesce, the data transformation company, is emerging from stealth with the launch of the Coalesce Data Transformation platform, simplifying the modeling, cleansing, governance, and documentation of data. The Coalesce platform dramatically increases data engineer productivity and insights to tackle today's data-intensive architectures—enabling data transformations at enterprise scale, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2022

Deci, a deep learning development company harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build AI, is releasing SuperGradients, an "all-in-one" deep learning training library for computer vision models. SuperGradients enables developers to train PyTorch-based models for the most common computer vision tasks, including object detection, image classification, and semantic segmentation with just one training script.

Posted January 21, 2022

Cloudastructure, a cloud video surveillance provider, announced it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the IoT cybersecurity company IPG, adding an important new layer of cybersecurity to Cloudastructure's expanding physical and cybersecurity platform and a key offering for enterprise customers as they embrace new IoT technologies.

Posted January 20, 2022

Cloudian is integrating its HyperStore object storage with the WEKA Data Platform for AI, providing high-performance, exabyte-scalable private cloud storage for processing iterative analytical workloads. The combined solution unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps, all easily managed under a single namespace. In addition, the new solution reduces the storage TCO associated with data analytics by a third, compared to traditional storage systems, according to the vendor.

Posted January 20, 2022

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, announced the Confluent Q1 ‘22 Launch, including new additions to fully managed data streaming connectors, new controls for cost-effectively scaling massive-throughput Apache Kafka clusters, and a new feature to help maintain trusted data quality across global environments.

Posted January 19, 2022

Oracle has launched Oracle Cloud for Telcos, a set of cloud solutions built on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), which is available around the world in 36 public cloud regions, as well as in a distributed cloud architecture. The announcement was made in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure blog post by Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Engineering.

Posted January 19, 2022

To fast-track new businesses, Xerox has chosen an integrated set of Oracle Cloud solutions. This "Oracle-in-a-box" approach gives its businesses all they need to get up and running: an online storefront in Oracle Commerce, finance and accounting in Oracle NetSuite, budgeting and financial planning in Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and integration in every direction via Oracle Integration, a key component of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted January 19, 2022

Now more than ever, companies are facing staffing and skills challenges. DBAs and managers are under pressure to deliver high-performing and responsive systems that can scale with the business.

Posted January 19, 2022

IT environments are exploding. There is more data than ever before, in more places than ever before. Unfortunately, managing backup and recovery with legacy tools has proven complex and often lacks the visibility and security needed for IT teams to keep pace with their business. DBTA held a webinar with Frank Schwaak, senior solution architect, Oracle and SAP, and Vigyan Jain, data management solutions architect, Asia Pacific and Japan, from Rubrik who discussed the importance of unifying backup and recovery with SaaS and what it means for the business.

Posted January 18, 2022

The noted motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar was quoted as saying, "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there." This sentiment rings truer today than ever. In the past 21 months, companies across every industry have had to alter their "go-to-market" strategies to simply survive. For the local diner, this may have initially meant relying on take-out orders, then finding ways to create outdoor seating areas, and later dealing with the weather inconveniently imposing itself on outdoor patrons. For much of corporate America, changing their company's direction to reach their goals has meant converting traditional workforces to remote employees.

Posted January 18, 2022

The ultimate goal of almost all enterprise technology is to automate manual activities into digital processes. BPM (business process management) and workflow systems have been used for decades, and, under the cover of most business applications, sit complex process, task, and workflow management. It is hard to define the sheer scale and breadth of process automation other than to say that it is pervasive. Indeed, although industry analysts love to slice and dice technologies into quadrant and wave silos, doing so with process automation technology is difficult and often, though not deliberately, misleading.

Posted January 17, 2022

From data warehouses to data lakes, there is a growing array of choices when it comes to cloud platforms, deployment models, and features. At the same time, challenges remain, including data integration and governance, performance, and management and monitoring. DBTA held a roundtable webinar featuring Anand Rao, director, product marketing, Qlik; Lewis Carr, senior director, product marketing, Actian; and Thomas Hazel, founder, CTO, and chief scientist, ChaosSearch, who discussed key solutions and best practices for succeeding with modern analytics today.

Posted January 17, 2022

AI-native project and resource management platform, Forecast, is releasing the Advanced Analytics (AvA) platform, powered by business intelligence and data analytics software, Sisense. AvA uses data intelligence to help businesses fuel growth, by providing tailored, customizable reports, dashboards and visualizations specific to individual commercial needs, using Forecast's vast and accurate data as the foundation.

Posted January 14, 2022

Jitterbit, the API transformation company, is acquiring PrimeApps, a Turkey-based innovator in low-code application development, combining Jitterbit's API integrator with PrimeApps to offer an end-to-end platform that allows non-technical people to easily build and deploy business apps with enterprise-grade features that can connect to any system, all via a low-code, custom design interface.

Posted January 14, 2022

Quali, a provider of Environments-as-a-Service infrastructure automation solutions, is releasing its Torque platform on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, improving the productivity of DevOps teams by providing a self-service platform that enables application developers to access complete cloud environments.

Posted January 12, 2022

Combining all your data from disparate sources is the first step in turning it into business value, according to Informatica. The company recently held a special webinar focused on leading trends in modern data architecture and integration. Part of the "Back to Basics Webinars: Data Integration" series, Makesh Renganathan, principal product manager, R&D cloud, Informatica, and John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, discussed what's next in XOps (DataOps, MLOps, etc.), the impact of data fabric, autonomous data integration and serverless processing, and more.

Posted January 12, 2022

SADA, a business and technology consultancy and Google Cloud Premier Partner, is releasing SADA POWER, a new services product line that leverages Google Cloud's technology and SADA's expertise to deliver valuable cloud services and solutions. Designed to align with programs and incentives from Google Cloud and SADA's Alliance partners, SADA POWER delivers customized solutions that enable businesses to navigate their cloud journeys with confidence.

Posted January 11, 2022

Aerospike has announced the availability of Aerospike Kubernetes Operator 2.0. According to Aerospike, the Operator provides a solid base for automation when deploying and managing the Aerospike database on Kubernetes platforms, both in the public cloud (AKS, EKS, and GKE) and on-prem.

Posted January 10, 2022

SaaS Management Platform Zluri announced it raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding, enabling the company to use the additional capital to continue its growth momentum and further strengthen its product's capabilities. The funding round was led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital. Zluri had previously raised $2 million, from Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital, in its seed round in January 2021. The company also plans to double down the teams in core markets, in Asia and North America.

Posted January 10, 2022

Software AG has joined the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center, a "digital front door" comprised of tools, training, and ecosystem partners to help IBM Z clients accelerate the modernization of their applications, data and processes in an open hybrid cloud architecture. According to the companies, the aim of the collaboration is to remove barriers to mainframe modernization for clients by using APIs to connect mainframe applications to the cloud without altering any code.

Posted January 10, 2022

Micro Focus has announced plans to build a secure and compliant government cloud for U.S. Government customers. According to Micro Focus, as the federal government accelerates digital transformation and smart adoption of highly secure cloud platforms to help protect mission-critical information, this effort will allow for them to leverage Micro Focus' IT capabilities to compose service offerings for advanced cases in IT Operations Management and DevSecOps.

Posted January 10, 2022

IBM has announced the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specializing in cloud applications, cloud platforms and cloud cybersecurity. SXiQ will join IBM Consulting's Hybrid Cloud Services business, helping IBM capitalize on a rapidly growing cloud professional services market which is projected to surpass $200 billion globally by 2024.

Posted January 10, 2022

Modernizing applications means delivering an architecture that is flexible and scalable. NoSQL databases, such as document databases, support a flexible schema and scale out architecture. When deployed in a microservices environment, teams are empowered for rapid application development, and can build applications that meet the performance requirements of their customers.

Posted January 07, 2022

HEAL Software Inc., provider of an AIOps preventive healing space, is introducing a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for its flagship HEAL product. HEAL is an artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) software that enables IT teams to find and fix problems before they happen.

Posted January 06, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is introducing its newest pricing structure and feature set for its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa, supporting all leading Kubernetes distributions, managed services, and cloud database services.

Posted January 05, 2022

Anomalo, provider of a data quality platform, is partnering with Snowflake to help customers trust the data they use to make decisions and build products. The combination provides customers with a way to monitor the quality of the data in any table in Snowflake's platform without writing code, configuring rules, or setting thresholds.

Posted January 05, 2022

Oracle has announced the opening of two new European cloud regions in Milan and Stockholm. Oracle now has 36 regions worldwide with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, marking one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.

Posted January 05, 2022

Oracle and Cerner have jointly announced an agreement for Oracle to acquire Cerner through an all-cash tender offer for $95 per share, or approximately $28.3 billion in equity value. The transaction is expected to close in calendar year 2022. Oracle also said that Cerner will be its anchor asset to expand into healthcare.

Posted January 05, 2022

As many tools and platforms have evolved to solve niche problem areas, they are fairly disconnected, creating more confusion for data leaders to decide what tools and platforms are needed to support end-to-end business needs. In simple terms, XOps can be broken down to "X" related to data, infrastructure, business intelligence (BI), and machine learning (ML) models, and "Ops" is the automation via code. The individual component has existed for years, but the difference now is they are interconnected to drive agility and innovation by removing silos.

Posted January 05, 2022

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently when new technologies emerged that the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics could be addressed both technically and cost-effectively by organizations on a large scale.

Posted January 04, 2022

For many of today's top enterprises, the ability to get the most out of their data has become a top priority. Turning data into insights, though, is easier said than done. Organizations need a data intelligence engine that will harness the power of their data, ensure it can be trusted, and empower their data consumers with the right data at the right time.

Posted January 03, 2022

The ability to create connected datasets is becoming one of the biggest competitive differentiators in enterprise operations. But with the rapid growth of the API economy and SaaS applications, this is easier said than done. Today's data teams must find an alternative to the limited selection of third-party connectors or the maintenance burdens of self-hosted solutions.

Posted January 03, 2022

Today, businesses want data to help them get deep, dynamic, and even real-time insights into their customers, markets, and supply chains, often via machine learning models. They want to make better predictions both of day-to-day realities and longer-term trends. They want data to help them create better, unique experiences for their customers. And they need fast access to data to support the rapid innovation that will let them thrive in the new hyper-competitive environment. Businesses can no longer afford to wait for the old data mills' wheels to turn.

Posted January 03, 2022

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted January 03, 2022

Software AG is forming a strategic partnership with Silver Lake, a leader in technology investing, anchored by a Silver Lake investment of €344 million in Software AG. Following three years of successful transformation and with the benefit of Silver Lake's unique expertise, going forward, Software AG will look to accelerate growth, supported by its cloud-native product set, further strengthening and extending its position in North America, and executing a strategic program of value-creating M&A.

Posted December 21, 2021

SnapLogic is introducing a series of new innovations to its Intelligent Integration Platform, enabling users across the organization to fully embrace self-service development, integration, and automation. The latest improvements include self-service for API consumers, enabling organizations to build applications and microservices faster and manage their entire API ecosystem more efficiently with upcoming support for third party APIs; the ability to build data products faster and accelerate analytics projects with enhanced support for leading data warehouse tools; and added features for SnapLogic Flows, the company's self-service user interface for non-technical business users.

Posted December 21, 2021

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. A variety of pass options are being offered and special pricing is available for attendees who register early.

Posted December 21, 2021

Over the past year, enterprise digital transformation efforts have accelerated dramatically with a substantial focus on not only how data is managed and stored, but how data is leveraged to deliver business insights. DataOps continues to gain a foothold at organizations hungry for speed, agility, and innovation. The adoption of machine learning and complementary technologies, such as knowledge graphs, is on the rise.

Posted December 20, 2021

Tellius, the AI-driven decision intelligence platform, is introducing Live Insights, a new capability for users to quickly generate powerful data analysis within their cloud data warehouses. This new feature leverages the compute power of cloud data platforms for automated generation of advanced insights without requiring data to be extracted from these systems, fueling faster, better decision making, according to the vendor.

Posted December 20, 2021

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Barclays has selected HPE GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform. The bank has signed a strategic cloud partnership, in which the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will be integral to Barclays' hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation across Barclays' global businesses.

Posted December 17, 2021

Vivanti—the enterprise technology consultancy delivering impactful cloud experiences and data-driven innovations with a client-first ethical framework—is officially launching in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, with locations in Manhattan and Washington DC, Vivanti offers advisory, consulting, and managed services across all major cloud platforms, including Snowflake, HashiCorp, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and more.

Posted December 17, 2021

DataRobot is introducing DataRobot Core, a comprehensive offering that broadens its AI Cloud platform for code-first data science experts. Addditionally, DataRobot also announced its latest platform release, extending the capabilities of AI Cloud for all users with broader and more sophisticated analytical capabilities for data scientists, enhanced decision intelligence, and new features to manage and scale operations in production.

Posted December 17, 2021

SQream Technologies, provider of a GPU-based data analytics platform, is acquiring Panoply, a no-code cloud data platform, to expand its cloud offerings—enabling the companies to become the leading powerhouse in future-ready data analytics platforms.

Posted December 16, 2021

Redgate Software, a provider of Database DevOps solutions, is joining other business software providers such as Microsoft, Sage, and Adobe, in moving to a subscription-first model. From January 2022, the majority of its product portfolio will be offered on a subscription-first basis, rather than solely under a perpetual license agreement.

Posted December 16, 2021

Sisense, providing an AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is offering Sisense Notebooks, a new code-first functionality within Sisense Fusion Analytics that empowers data analysts with the tools they need to conduct advanced analysis using Structured Query Language (SQL) and Python.

Posted December 16, 2021

Enterprises walk a knife edge when it comes to digital transformation. They must scale their operations on the cloud, but somehow minimize complexity and disruptions. The discipline of cloud operations (CloudOps) aims to strike the right balance by intelligently provisioning resources, utilizing capacity, and mitigating issues-all with the help of cloud log analytics.

Posted December 16, 2021

Since the emergence of cloud computing more than a decade ago, many have been waiting for a completely cloud-based, elastic database that could expand (and even contract) its footprint dynamically and would eliminate the significant opera­tional effort of maintaining a production database system.

Posted December 16, 2021

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