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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.



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Crate.io, developer and supplier of CrateDB, is releasing CrateDB Edge, allowing Crate.io customers to capture and analyze data at the data source, regardless of geographical location or whether there is cloud or internet accessibility. CrateDB Edge brings the capabilities of CrateDB Cloud—Crate.io's managed database-as-a-service8to edge locations for the first time.

Posted April 15, 2021

Dell Technologies has announced plans to spin off its 81% equity ownership interest in VMware, resulting in two standalone companies. Dell Technologies said it is poised to further capitalize on the rebound in infrastructure and PC spend, new cloud operating models driving as-a-service growth, compute moving to the edge, and customers' longer-term digital transformation initiatives.

Posted April 15, 2021

Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, is releasing version 2.5 of its Data Orchestration Platform featuring access via POSIX and S3 interfaces, enabling data platform teams to accelerate data pipelines for both business intelligence and model training.

Posted April 15, 2021

As IoT devices and applications continue to proliferate, the centralized, cloud-based model used by many enterprises is taking a back seat in favor of moving data and processes closer to the edge to increase their flexibility, agility, and accessibility. With more and more organizations adopting real-time capabilities and 5G networks on the rise, 2021 is poised to be a banner year for digital transformation opportunities. However, challenges remain, from the well-tread issues of speed and scalability, to data security and governance.

Posted April 14, 2021

Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) today announced that QCI's Qatalyst constrained optimization is now available as a Software as a Service (SaaS) on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), for both classical and quantum computers. The SaaS service eliminates the need for complex quantum programming. It empowers subject matter experts (SMEs) to submit their complex optimization problems to Qatalyst, which leverages the power of quantum-ready computational software on classical processors to provide solutions.

Posted April 14, 2021

Privacera has announced a technology partnership with Dremio aimed at helping joint customers have rapid, self-service analytics across all cloud data lakes with consistent access control policies and rich audits of data usage to comply with industry and privacy regulations.

Posted April 13, 2021

Meroxa is releasing its real-time data Platform as a Service, the Meroxa platform, designed to empower data teams with the tools they need to build real-time infrastructure in minutes, not months. By reducing complexity and enabling self-service capabilities, Meroxa frees teams to spend less time on mundane tasks and more time focusing on impactful projects.

Posted April 13, 2021

Streamlit, providers of the framework for machine learning and data science, is introducing Streamlit for Teams, the company's first commercial product, allowing data scientists to instantly deploy and share apps with teammates, clients and other stakeholders. 

Posted April 12, 2021

Time-series databases show much promise for developers looking to collect, visualize, process, and alert time series data. Yet several questions remain such as: why do you need a specialized database for time-series data, what should you consider when looking for a time-series database, and how to get started with a minimal amount of time and effort? DBTA held a webinar with Al Sargent, senior director of product, InfluxData, who discussed how to evaluate the various time series databases on the market and get started fast.

Posted April 12, 2021

Rocket Software, a provider of enterprise modernization and optimization solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ASG Technologies. The acquisition expands Rocket's portfolio of enterprise software solutions focused on expanding the value of legacy platforms across the technology domains of core infrastructure, security, data & AI, application development, open source, and hybrid cloud.

Posted April 12, 2021

Digitate, an autonomous enterprise software provider, is releasing ignio AIOps for Azure in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, enabling customers to drive their digital transformation on cloud with Azure. ignio AIOps for Azure offers more efficiency and observability to Azure cloud, making it a necessity for managing activity and overall productivity, according to the vendor.

Posted April 12, 2021

In an era of rapid digital transformation, companies that fail to effectively manage and leverage their data assets will find themselves falling behind. Speed, scalability and flexibility are critical tenets of modern data strategies and require technologies and processes that are responsive to the business.

Posted April 09, 2021

In the future, 2021 may be viewed as a sharp turning point when companies recovered from the dramatic changes of 2020 and moved from surviving to thriving. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, spoke with BDQ about the challenges and opportunities for organizations as they emerge from the seismic shifts of the past year.

Posted April 09, 2021

Swarm64, a provider of database acceleration solutions for the PostgreSQL open source database, is forming a partnership with EDB, a leading contributor to PostgreSQL, to help companies reduce IT costs. Swarm64 DA has successfully completed the EDB GlobalConnect Technology Partner certification process for use with EDB Postgres Advanced. 

Posted April 08, 2021

Securiti, a provider of AI-powered data privacy and security, is partnering with Cisco Investments to work with Cisco and help their customers solve the challenge of multi-cloud and edge security, privacy and compliance. The move comes after Cisco Investments gave funding to Securiti.

Posted April 08, 2021

Cloud adoption is accelerating, alongside automation, offering companies a path to increase their database capabilities in ways not possible before. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility, and supporting new use cases are all key drivers. Moreover, since heterogeneity still rules the day at most enterprises, it's no surprise that hybrid, mult-icloud architectures are quickly becoming the go-to strategy.

Posted April 08, 2021

Astadia has announced the Migration Factory to automate the assessment and transformation of mainframe applications and databases, with the goal of more rapidly moving these applications to any of the popular cloud platforms. The combination of Astadia's re-platforming and refactoring capabilities offers a complete mainframe migration roadmap.

Posted April 07, 2021

To ease the cost and effort of cloud migration. Oracle has announced new Oracle Cloud Lift Services that give Oracle customers expanded access to technical tools and cloud engineering resources to quickly migrate workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). "Our customers want a seamless path to the cloud with the right guidance, solution architecture, and hands-on help we can provide," said Vinay Kumar, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted April 07, 2021

Oracle has announced that it is launching the E4 platform based on third-generation AMD EPYC processors. The E4 platform includes both bare metal and flexible virtual machines (VMs). The announcement was made in an Oracle blog post by Rajan Panchapakesan, director of product management, OCI Compute.

Posted April 07, 2021

Alluxio, a developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has introduced a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel to offer an in-memory acceleration layer with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem) 200 series. The solution enables high performance analytics and AI pipelines at a massive scale while minimizing the TCO by more seamlessly managing data in local storage tiers close to compute.

Posted April 07, 2021

Google Cloud has announced that Database Migration Service (DMS) is generally available to support enterprises migrating their business infrastructure, and their databases, to the cloud. "We're excited to announce that Google Cloud's Database Migration Service (DMS) is generally available, supporting MySQL and PostgreSQL migrations from on-premises and other clouds to Cloud SQL. Later this year we will introduce support for Microsoft SQL Server," said Shachar Guz, product manager.

Posted April 07, 2021

MarkLogic, a provider of cloud data integration and data management software, has announced the general availability of a custom connector for AWS Glue, a fully-managed, serverless data integration service to create, run, and monitor data integration pipelines.

Posted April 07, 2021

Redis Labs has closed $110 million in financing led by a new investor, Tiger Global, which brings the company's valuation to more than $2 billion. The company's Series G round also includes participation from another new investor, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and existing Redis Labs investor TCV. Additionally, Tiger, SoftBank, and TCV acquired additional ownership as part of a $200 million secondary transaction.

Posted April 07, 2021

ScaleOut Software is releasing the on-premises version of its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, providing all of the analytics and visualization tools available from its Azure-hosted cloud version. Dubbed ScaleOut StreamServer DT, this new software solution lets organizations develop and deploy streaming analytics applications on servers hosted within their infrastructure.

Posted April 07, 2021

WhiteSource, a provider in open source security and management, has raised $75 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue to grow its automated open source security solutions. This round of funding also reflects the pace and scale with which WhiteSource has been adopted globally, enabling it to become strategically self-sufficient in financing its own growth.

Posted April 07, 2021

It's time to cast your vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, our readers.

Posted April 06, 2021

Action Technology, a Midlothian Virginia company, chose Pick Cloud to aid in their transition from on-premise to the cloud. "Pick Cloud really saved our bacon," says Sharon Daniel, VP, and CFO of Action Technology. "If it weren't for Mark's team we wouldn't be in the position we are today after our server crashed."

Posted April 06, 2021

Ellucian Colleague offers a versatile higher education ERP to make processes more effective and keep students, faculty, and staff informed. Entrinsik Informer works natively with Colleague's UniData database for easy ad hoc reporting.

Posted April 06, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions, is launching version 1.3 of the new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Additionally, the platform is now available at no cost to maintenance partners and customers on the Rocket UniVerse and UniData components of the MultiValue application platform.

Posted April 06, 2021

After a wild and turbulent 2020, the new year has ushered in a renewed commitment to establishing or improving corporate governance. Yet, positive energy aside, our traditional approach to endorsing governance of data, analytics, or AI remains fraught. As a result, governance initiatives springing from an earnest desire to do right (e.g., responsible AI), as well as the need to not do wrong (e.g., regulatory/compliance), struggle to enlist broad coalitions of the willing.

Posted April 05, 2021

The full potential for companies that digitally transform is predicted to be $100 trillion by 2025. This astonishing value would be reached through the combination of digital technologies—mobile, cloud, AI, sensors, and analytics, among others. These are accelerating progress exponentially, said the World Economic Forum, but this growth can be realized only if there is collaboration between business, policymakers, and non-governmental organizations.

Posted April 05, 2021

As the world of data analytics continues to evolve and reshape after a tumultuous 2020, the need for agility is rapidly driving a new era in data culture in which it is imperative to handle data immediately and at scale. While emphasis on self-service data and analytics has been top-of-mind for some time now, the shift to self-sufficiency is held back by culture, not technology. With the new year pushing more robotics process automation at all levels of the business—and for all data users—organizations are becoming more acutely aware that true enablement isn't just about tools and tech. It's about people.

Posted April 05, 2021

The world changed over the last year. Future historians will complete their theses focusing on different quarters or even specific months of 2020. But one of the most overused cliches in thinking about this period of time has been the idea that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Let's consider sports in 2020. Major League Baseball had a 60-game season, the NBA finals were played in October, and cardboard cutouts took the place of fans in every sport. However, the Lakers won the NBA finals, the Dodgers won the World Series with the Yankees playing deep into the playoffs, and Tom Brady went to his 10th Super Bowl. The more things change …

Posted April 05, 2021

Jumio, a provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, is partnering with Microsoft for the rollout of its Azure Active Directory (Active AD) verifiable credentials to help provide self-service enrollment and fast onboarding of remote users.

Posted April 05, 2021

Since its emergence, many companies have made great strides with DevOps, advancing their development processes. However, for DevOps to continue transforming enterprises, it must evolve to address longstanding challenges, take advantage of new opportunities, and spread beyond its comfort zone.

Posted April 05, 2021

Matillion, a leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, is releasing Matillion ETL for Delta Lake on Databricks, enabling data professionals across the business to aggregate and share data in a single environment. Through the powerful, scalable combination of Matillion ETL and Databricks, enterprises access insights from large, dynamic datasets on a unified platform, empowering data teams to take full advantage of modern lakehouse architecture, according to the vendors.

Posted April 05, 2021

ASG Technologies, a provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, has unveiled new capabilities for its DevOps value stream management platform, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator 4.2. The release further enables infrastructure and operations and DevOps teams to visualize, orchestrate, and automate development and operational value streams spanning mainframe to cloud.

Posted April 05, 2021

The latest release of Red Hat Integration is now available and includes an expanded list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. The announcement was made in a Red Hat blog post.

Posted April 05, 2021

IBM has announced a series of new and updated capabilities for developers designed to deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline.

Posted April 05, 2021

Today, the idea of picking up the phone to call a travel agent to plan out a vacation seems archaic. It used to be that everyone used a travel agent, but nowadays it's an occupation that caters mainly to the wealthy. Yet there was something about it that was uniquely valuable, something that the legions of vacation-planning websites and travel-booking apps—powered by oceans of data and cutting-edge algorithms—haven't been able to fully replicate.

Posted April 05, 2021

Multi-cloud is changing the way we manage data. It's seen as a way to build a more resilient diversity of services while ensuring a greater degree of independence from a single vendor. At the same time, it takes skill to get everything aligned. In recent years, multi-cloud has become a popular approach, with 93% of enterprises using a multi-cloud strategy, according to the latest Flexera/RightScale survey on cloud adoption. The survey found that respondents use an average of 2.2 public and 2.2 private clouds.

Posted April 02, 2021

Striim announced the company has received $50 million in Series C financing, allowing Striim to strengthen its go-to-market capabilities to meet the exploding global demand for transitioning data to the cloud.

Posted April 02, 2021

Denodo, a leader in data virtualization, is releasing Denodo Standard, a new data integration solution available on leading cloud marketplaces that leverages Denodo's modern data virtualization engine to deliver superior performance and productivity.

Posted April 02, 2021

Conventional data management systems are fundamentally ill-suited for the world of data as it exists today. These systems, based with few exceptions on the relational data model, are broken because they integrate based on data location at the storage layer. While this approach worked reasonably well for the past 25 years, the world today has far too much data to use data location in storage as the basic lever.

Posted April 02, 2021

Data may be at the heart of all digital engagements, but most enterprises are still behind the curve when it comes to effectively identifying and managing it. That's the takeaway from the latest survey of 419 enterprise executives from BARC, which finds continuing challenges with identifying and surfacing the data assets needed to succeed in today's digital economy.

Posted April 02, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing several new offerings and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios.

Posted April 01, 2021

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, is releasing the publication of its annual "Data Storage Outlook" report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses, and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories.

Posted April 01, 2021

Sumo Logic is partnering with AWS for the launch of Amazon CloudWatch Metric Streams, a fully managed, scalable, and low latency service that streams Amazon CloudWatch metrics to partners via Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. AWS and Sumo Logic customers now have a fully managed and reliable solution for streaming CloudWatch metrics into Sumo Logic to help simplify the monitoring and troubleshooting of AWS infrastructure, services, and applications.

Posted April 01, 2021

Graylog, a global provider of next-generation log management solutions, is releasing Graylog Cloud, offering choices to customers who want seamless data collection, rapid search, flexible analysis, and greater affordability without the hassle of maintaining and updating the systems it runs on.

Posted March 31, 2021

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