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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

Immuta, a provider of universal cloud data access control and a premier Snowflake partner, announced it has joined the?Data Governance Accelerated Program?from?Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. This new program provides?joint customers?best-in-class security, access control, auditing, and privacy management, according to the vendor.

Posted November 24, 2021

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is releasing CockroachDB 21.2, delivering improvements that let developers integrate more seamlessly with event-driven data architecture, build against CockroachDB with more schema design and query optimization tools, and operate more easily at a massive scale.

Posted November 24, 2021

Avo Automation, a one solution for automated software testing and intelligent process automation, announced that its test automation solution—Avo Assure 3.0—has achieved Oracle certification as integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted November 24, 2021

PlanetScale, the serverless database powered by Vitess and MySQL, is releasing its enterprise platform to the public, announced as a private beta in May 2021, allowing users to create PlanetScale's cloud database in seconds and grows as its users' needs grow, with no limitations on scalability.

Posted November 23, 2021

Lightbend, a company providing cloud-native microservice frameworks, is releasing Akka Serverless, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that sets a new standard for cloud native application development. Akka Serverless is based on an advanced new architecture that can remove the historical limitations that prevented the development of general-purpose, business-critical applications using the serverless model, according to the vendor.

Posted November 23, 2021

ChaosSearch is providing JSON Flex, a powerful new capability that delivers a scalable, cloud-native solution for analyzing JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) log files. The ChaosSearch Data Lake Platform can now help data engineers reduce the cost, complexity, and time associated with accessing and analyzing complex nested JSON files.  

Posted November 22, 2021

LogicMonitor, a SaaS-based multi-tenant infrastructure monitoring and observability platform for enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs), is offering unlimited log data retention, now available for LM Logs, the company's SaaS-based log management solution.

Posted November 22, 2021

JetStream Software Inc., an innovator in cloud-native disaster recovery (DR), announced its disaster recovery software, JetStream DR, which supports Microsoft Azure VMware Solution, is now generally available through the Azure Marketplace. JetStream Software has integrated its offerings with Azure Portal to deliver new DR capabilities for Azure VMware Solution, employing JetStream DR software along with Azure Blob Storage.

Posted November 22, 2021

Scality announced that its ARTESCA object storage solution is qualified as Veeam Ready Object with Immutability, certifying the platform as ransomware protection-enabled. Scality now provides ransomware protection through ironclad data immutability across its ARTESCA and RING solutions, giving customers the support they need to safeguard their valuable data.

Posted November 19, 2021

DataCore Software, an independent vendor of software-defined Storage solutions, is acquiring MayaData, the original developer of OpenEBS and developer of MayaStor. The move follows a joint venture between the two companies in January 2020 that included funding, technology licensing, transfer of the DataCore container team to MayaData, and seats on the board of director for DataCore's CEO and primary investors. Now, MayaData and its entire San Jose CA-based team become part of DataCore. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Posted November 19, 2021

 Logz.io, an open source observability platform for modern DevOps teams, is making updates to its observability platform, introducing a combination of capabilities including Unified Dashboards, Anomaly Detection, Service Performance Monitoring, and Security Event Management, supported by further adoption of OpenSearch.

Posted November 19, 2021

Aerospike Inc. and AWS are collaborating to offer a new advertising technology (Ad Tech) industry solution designed to accelerate and optimize deployments of the Aerospike real-time data platform on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Posted November 19, 2021

Red Hat recently announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, the latest version of its enterprise Linux platform. The new release provides new capabilities to meet evolving and complex IT needs, from enhanced cloud-native container innovations to extending Linux skills with system roles, on whatever footprint customers require. A new Red Hat Enterprise Linux system role for Microsoft SQL Server makes it easier for IT and DBAs to install, configure, and tune SQL Server to their specific needs in an automated fashion.

Posted November 18, 2021

Vertica has announced a new integration with NetApp StorageGRID to deliver the advantages of cloud-native analytics to on-premise environments. This combined analytics offering enables data-driven organizations to elastically scale capacity and performance as data volumes grow and as analytics and machine learning become a strategic business driver—all from within their enterprise data centers.

Posted November 18, 2021

Ahana, the Presto company, announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data & Analytics ISV Competency status. This designation recognizes that Ahana has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in helping customers evaluate and use the tools, techniques, and technologies of working with data productively, at any scale, to successfully achieve their data and analytics goals on AWS.

Posted November 18, 2021

Cloudian is offering the integration of its HyperStore object storage with the Kasten K10 Kubernetes data management platform. As a Kasten backup target, HyperStore provides modern, cloud-native storage with complete S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, and ransomware protection on-premises or in a hybrid cloud.

Posted November 18, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Quest QoreStor v7.1 to provide customers with enhanced ransomware prevention capabilities and cloud support. With these latest updates, QoreStor extends its cloud capabilities and significantly elevates organizations' ability to provide robust backup storage where they need it most while adding technologies that provide data immutability and retrieval, according to the vendor.

Posted November 18, 2021

Cloud migration benefits center primarily around increased efficiency. The ideal results of a successful cloud migration yield a more intelligent allocation of resources that allows companies to focus on their core competencies. Within that, successful migrations reduce IT costs, improve the end-user experience and increase scalability and security. Once adopted, cloud computing users can reduce capital expenditures and decrease maintenance and operational costs—ensuring maximum results with minimal expenses. However, not every migration is successful, and the process can be complex, leading to mistakes that can hinder the journey and incur negative ramifications.

Posted November 18, 2021

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of application high availability and disaster recovery software, is releasing SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, version 9.6, enhancing data integrity protection in Microsoft Azure and enabling up to five times faster recovery time for SAP HANA databases. 

Posted November 17, 2021

LeanIX, an SAP partner since February 2021, is offering its enterprise architecture management (EAM) platform on the SAP Store, providing transparency for businesses into their existing IT and SAP landscape.

Posted November 17, 2021

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is expanding its relationship with SAP by choosing SAP's business-transformation-as-a-service offering, RISE with SAP, to further the entertainment company's intelligent enterprise journey. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group will upgrade its existing SAP ECC 6.0 environment to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and integrate other modular cloud solutions including SAP Ariba, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Concur software.

Posted November 17, 2021

Syntax, a multi-cloud and multi-ERP managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications, is releasing CxLink, an advanced business application hyperscaler software development kit that enables SAP customers to innovate. With CxLink, SAP users will now have additional capabilities to scale their system architecture as customer demands increase.

Posted November 17, 2021

Mainstream New Zealand began in 1992 as a virtual business providing freight services between Auckland and Christchurch. Suppliers, customers, and staff leverage the company's internally developed freight management system (FMS) to manage consignments, and its warehouse management system (WMS) to automate warehouse pick, pack, and dispatch processes. Both proprietary systems utilize Rocket UniVerse to deliver the capabilities both the business and their customers need to succeed.

Posted November 17, 2021

Entrinsik Informer earned top marks from the BARC BI & Analytics Survey 22, scoring in 45 top rankings and 75 leading positions in 6 different peer groups. Informer was top-ranked in various peer groups for price-to-value, distribution of reports, performance satisfaction, operational BI, project success, vendor support, implementer support, customer satisfaction, functionality, ease of use, sales experience, data preparation, competitive win rate, product satisfaction, and ad hoc query.

Posted November 17, 2021

Kore Technologies and Ad Astra are collaborating to improve data integration capabilities for institutions using Ellucian Colleague. This partnership allows both companies to focus on their value propositions while providing increased value to clients.

Posted November 17, 2021

Appsian Security, a global provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has announced the acquisition of Q Software, a compliance software provider for JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle ERP Cloud. The acquisition provides a strategic opportunity for Appsian Security and Q Software to expand their current capabilities while delivering additional value to their existing customers.

Posted November 17, 2021

Datavail has acquired Skybridge Global, an Atlanta-based Oracle consultancy with expertise in Oracle ERP/CX cloud implementations and support across Oracle's ERP, HCM, SCM and Oracle Cloud CX Suite business applications. "Skybridge and Datavail have long partnered to work with our clients," said Scott Frock, Datavail's CEO. "This official integration strengthens our ability to better offer a full suite of services to our Oracle applications clients and create new ways to deliver sustainable value with a deep understanding of client needs and market challenges to ease their transformational journey into Oracle SaaS-based applications." 

Posted November 17, 2021

IBM Security has announced plans to acquire ReaQta, a provider of endpoint security solutions designed to leverage AI to automatically identify and manage threats, while remaining undetectable to adversaries. IBM also detailed a new suite of XDR offerings under the QRadar brand. Upon closing, ReaQta's offerings will become part of this portfolio, adding expanded native XDR capabilities to IBM's security portfolio aimed at helping clients adopt continuous monitoring and rapid response as part of a zero trust approach.

Posted November 15, 2021

ScaleOut Software is adding extensions to the ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, integrating its Azure-based in-memory computing platform with Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins cloud service.

Posted November 12, 2021

Databricks, the Data and AI company and a provider of data lakehouse architecture, is acquiring the German startup, 8080 Labs, enabling the company to integrate UI-driven capabilities across Databricks' Lakehouse Platform—marking the company's expansion into the low-code/no-code space.

Posted November 12, 2021

vFunction, a platform purpose-built for cloud native modernization, is releasing the vFunction Application Transformation Engine and the expanded vFunction Modernization Platform, offering new advanced capabilities that enable enterprises to automatically assess, analyze, and manage the full modernization and migration process.

Posted November 12, 2021

With heightened pressure to compete on analytics, the purpose and role of data architecture is coming into clearer focus to meet business operating necessities. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor of Radiant Advisors, talked with BDQ about the principles of a resilient enterprise data architecture and the enabling methodologies and technologies.

Posted November 11, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring PhishLabs, a cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets, growing HelpSystems'cybersecurity portfolio. PhishLabs sources intelligence across the internet to find and mitigate digital risks.

Posted November 09, 2021

Virtana, an AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, is offering the Virtana Platform in AWS Marketplace, giving Global 2000 enterprises the precise data-driven ability to identify, de-risk, and prioritize workloads.

Posted November 09, 2021

Octopai, a leader in automated data lineage, data catalog, and data discovery, is now supporting Amazon Redshift, one of the fastest and most widely used cloud data warehouses. The new coverage of Amazon Redshift will further enable enterprises to migrate to the cloud seamlessly and manage complicated BI landscapes from one platform, according to the vendor.

Posted November 08, 2021

MemVerge is introducing its Big Memory Cloud technology, bringing Big Memory Computing to multi-cloud environments. With Big Memory Cloud technology stateful, non-fault-tolerant, and long-running apps can now realize the promise of cloud agility and flexibility, according to the vendor.

Posted November 08, 2021

ionir, a leader in Kubernetes Data Services, is updating its cloud-native data services platform with new capabilities focused on CI/CD acceleration and performance, providing extended support for optimizing DevOps pipelines. ionir's platform, built from the ground up for and optimized to run in Kubernetes, provides essential data persistence, protection and mobility services that enable developers, operations and platform engineers alike to thrive in a DevOps environment.

Posted November 05, 2021

Global cloud-led, data centric software company NetApp is offering NetApp Astra (formerly known as Project Astra), a fully managed application-aware data management service built for Kubernetes workloads. NetApp Astra allows organizations to protect, recover, and move applications deployed on Kubernetes with no software to download, install, manage, or upgrade, thus enabling them to focus on developing and scaling their applications—not on managing infrastructure.

Posted November 05, 2021

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is releasing the LiveData Platform for Microsoft Azure, allowing customers to automate the migration of their on-premises data lake to the cloud without business risk or operational downtime, accelerating time to value from months or years to days.

Posted November 05, 2021

Query.AI, the provider of the market's security investigations control plane for modern enterprises, announced the successful close of an oversubscribed $15 million Series A financing round, enabling the company to provide greater security operations efficacy and efficiency across decentralized cloud, third-party SaaS, and on-prem environments.

Posted November 04, 2021

Talend, a global leader in data integration and data integrity, is introducing its Fall '21 release, offering new service, product, and packaging innovations. With this release, Talend applies data health concepts across its platform to help everyone from business leaders to data professionals realize value from their data quickly.

Posted November 04, 2021

Reltio, a provider of a cloud-native, software-as-a-service (SaaS) data platform used by companies to accelerate the value of their data, has introduced a new simplified integration platform, Reltio Integration Hub, as part of its latest Reltio Connected Data Platform release 2021.3. 'By rapidly integrating data sources and consumers with Reltio's data management offering, customers can speed up time to value from their data assets. It also offers comprehensive capabilities to automate data orchestration and enables activation by distributing trusted data to unlimited decision points in an insight-ready form.

Posted November 03, 2021

NS1, a provider in application traffic intelligence and automation, is releasing its cloud-managed solution for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), delivered through the NS1 Connect platform. NS1 Cloud-Managed DDI enables organizations to deliver core network services across their distributed network footprint with the agility of software-based deployment, the scale of cloud-native operations, and the operating efficiency of SaaS management, according to the company.

Posted November 03, 2021

Immuta's Sumit Sarkar discussed the challenges organizations face with implementing and maintaining cloud data ecosystems—particularly as more cloud data platforms emerge—during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted November 03, 2021

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