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DataStax, the company that powers generative AI applications with real-time, scalable data, is debuting the Data API (formerly known as the JSON API)—a document-centric API that forwards a developer-centric experience optimized for vector development and retrieval augmented generation (RAG) use cases—for AstraDB.

Posted January 17, 2024

Generative AI (GenAI) and large language models (LLMs) burst into the corporate and public consciousness this past year like confetti from a carnival cannon or the glitter from a child's art project. Beyond splashy headlines, discussions of imminent opportunity and threat permeated into every organizational crevasse overnight, or so it seemed from the general public's point of view. And while the technical underpinnings were not all that new, the resultant capabilities of these gargantuan models certainly surprised most.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle announced that more retailers are using Oracle NetSuite to unlock value from their data, increase efficiency, and remain competitive. With NetSuite Analytics Warehouse, NetSuite customers including Feetures, Hudson&Canal, Thread, and many others have gained the insights needed to improve customer experiences and grow their businesses, according to the company.

Posted January 17, 2024

swXtch.io LLC, a provider of multicasting software and a member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced cloudSwXtch is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and can be deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). cloudSwXtch on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace enables advanced features not previously available on cloud networks.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that, when paired with Deloitte's implementation services, can help multinational organizations as they manage upcoming Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pillar Two tax requirements.

Posted January 17, 2024

Earlier in 2023, we discussed The Importance of Metadata here in the DBA Corner column. And, indeed, metadata is more important than ever before because it helps us to understand our data. Data without metadata lacks meaning, making it difficult to be used. Metadata gives data its form and makes it usable by your organization.

Posted January 17, 2024

Qlik is unveiling a completely new brand and website, transforming beyond aesthetics to symbolize the company's evolution at the forefront of data integration, analytics, and AI. According to the company, its new identity encapsulates innovation, clarity, and agility.

Posted January 16, 2024

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, and RackTop Systems, an innovative provider of data security solutions in the cyberstorage market, are collaborating to provide the RackTop BrickStor Security Platform (SP) on Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform).

Posted January 16, 2024

Commvault is introducing its latest platform enhancements, offering "true cloud cyber resilience" to protect sensitive data. Commvault Cloud offers a multi-layered approach to enabling cyber resilience, safeguarding businesses from a wide spectrum of threats, including ransomware, malware, and natural disasters. According to the company, with Commvault Cloud, businesses can rest assured that their data is safe, secure, and recoverable, empowering them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Posted January 15, 2024

Mila is adding PASQAL, a global leader in neutral atom quantum computing, to its partner community, the first exploratory step toward enhancing generative modeling with quantum computing benchmarking and coupling with tensor networks. Adding to Mila's community of nearly a dozen partners in the quantum space, this collaboration also aims to gather a community of researchers and companies at Mila around the topic of quantum machine learning. This is expected to be the start of future collaborative developments on the enhancement of AI by quantum technologies, according to Mila.

Posted January 12, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, announced that Granular Sharing Enforcements will soon be available for all products in the Keeper platform. Granular Sharing enables administrators to enforce detailed creating and sharing permissions at the user level.

Posted January 12, 2024

Cohesity announced it is offering new capabilities to protect an organization's data in Microsoft Azure. Cohesity Cloud Services now supports the backup and recovery of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure SQL databases, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft 365 data. In addition, Cohesity Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure is available in multiple regions around the world.

Posted January 11, 2024

Cybersecurity is more crucial than ever, especially for enterprise applications running the SAP platform. Why put a spotlight on SAP platforms? Because SAP platforms are used by 99 of the Fortune 100 companies and have more than 280 million cloud subscribers worldwide. Many companies run SAP ERP, SAP SRM, and SAP HCM environments while simultaneously moving SAP implementations to the cloud. Due to the massive scaling of SAP systems, organizations are losing track of their vulnerability as hyperscalers, SaaS models, on-prem, and cloud-based systems continue to expand the attack surface.

Posted January 11, 2024

When I was in high school, a little German lady would show up as a substitute teacher for almost any subject. Apparently, she had a very broad skill set. As I mentioned this was high school, eventually we students would become disruptive, unruly, loud—generally annoying—and our substitute teacher would give us "the speech," spending what I recall as far too much time explaining to us that "knowledge is power" and how we would be better served by changing our attitudes. At the time I did not believe her exhortations had any impact on 15-or-so year old me, but over the years it turns out she did.

Posted January 11, 2024

In the year ahead, data managers and their enterprises will be at a crossroads. Organizations will be leaning more heavily than ever on data—and the teams that manage it—for success with their customers, markets, and operations. The world of data is changing rapidly, and with it, its role in the business, from sitting on databases in the back end to competitive differentiation. Data is driving everything, everywhere.

Posted January 11, 2024

Data managers, administrators, engineers, and analysts know more than anyone what kind of data is available to enterprises seeking to compete in the AI and analytics age. However, their perceptions of data quality are slipping—even though data quality has increased in importance due to the rise of analytics, AI, IoT, data monetization, and other next-generation initiatives.

Posted January 11, 2024

Data continues to grow and is poised to double in 2024. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. Several MV leaders including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software continue to evolve and again top this list.

Posted January 11, 2024

BlueFinity's Evoke platform can help modernize MV applications with enriched features that offer several advantages to the MultiValue marketplace for application modernization and new app development. The platform is designed to empower organizations with MultiValue (and DB2, Oracle, or SQL Server) database systems to modernize and extend their applications in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.

Posted January 11, 2024

Accenture announced it is entering into an agreement to acquire Navisite, a digital transformation and managed services provider, bolstering Accenture's application and infrastructure managed services capabilities to help clients modernize for the AI era by building a strong digital core and accelerating their hybrid- and multi-cloud transformations.

Posted January 10, 2024

iboss, the cloud security company that redefines network protection, is unveiling its latest capability: the Government Protective DNS Module. In a digital environment where threats continually evolve, and DNS vulnerabilities are routinely exploited, iboss' latest offering ensures that government digital assets are fortified with the gold standard of protective measures, according to the company.

Posted January 10, 2024

AI caught everyone's attention in 2023 but with more eyes on data and analytics than ever before, it's become clear that it's not the only solution on the market that can assist companies in gaining value from their data. Here, data professionals share their data and analytics predictions for 2024.

Posted January 10, 2024

Nerd/Noir, a consulting firm specializing in transforming large-scale, product engineering organizations, is partnering with DX, the trusted platform for measuring and improving developer experience, to accelerate Nerd/Noir's commitment to helping engineering organizations measure and improve developer productivity. The move aims to make organizations more efficient and better situated for long-term success, according to the companies.

Posted January 09, 2024

Coming off of remarkable momentum in AI and hybrid cloud technologies in 2023, IBM aims to expand its partner initiatives to help organizations meet ramping demands for modernization and automation. Citing the success of IBM's marriage of its robust partner program and cutting-edge technology, the company's introduction of the Service track in Partner Plus seeks to create even more proprietary opportunities for IBM partners and their businesses.

Posted January 09, 2024

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is forming a new strategic alliance with Deloitte, a provider of global security consulting services, offering the organizations' shared clients access to both the Snyk Developer Security Platform and Deloitte's Secure by Design solution. According to the companies, the move is to help organizations mature developer security initiatives and improve visibility into enterprise-wide application risks from code to cloud.

Posted January 09, 2024

Radix IoT, LLC is releasing enhanced MQTT support in Mango 5.1, fortifying the company's market leadership as the IoT platform of choice for advanced scalability and monitoring of globally diverse facilities. Building on MQTT's wide adoption as an open-source protocol for data exchange and communication between IoT devices, Mango 5.1 reduces bandwidth usage to enhance the IoT system's resilience, performance, and reliability with unprecedented scalability options, according to the company.

Posted January 09, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and supplier of Common Lisp (CL) development tools and knowledge graph solutions, is introducing Allegro CL v11, including key performance enhancements now available to solve complex problems in the field of AI.

Posted January 08, 2024

IBM is partnering with American Tower, a global digital infrastructure provider, to accelerate the deployment of a hybrid, multi-cloud computing platform at the edge. Through this collaboration, American Tower plans to expand its neutral-host, Access Edge Data Center ecosystem to include IBM Hybrid Cloud capabilities and Red Hat OpenShift.

Posted January 08, 2024

Data Center World, a leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals, is debuting the 2024 conference program, which offers keynote presentations, panel discussions and case studies focused on emerging IT and data center technologies; design, build, operate, control; colocation, hyperscale, and cloud innovation; and sustainability strategies, from power to recycling. 

Posted January 08, 2024

IBM announced that the South Fulton Police Department (SFPD) in South Fulton, GA has engaged IBM to help its officers rapidly access relevant data in the course of their day-to-day work. SFPD will use IBM's watsonx.data capabilities to accelerate the creation of reports and combine disparate data sources to assist officers in searching and discovering relevant information related to a given case.

Posted January 08, 2024

Armada, an edge computing pioneer redefining the future of connectivity, compute, and AI, has recently exited from stealth backed by over $55 million in funding. This funding will aid Armada in achieving its company mission: bridging the global digital divide while empowering enterprises to use all of their data, wherever it's generated, with the most advanced AI technology available today.

Posted January 08, 2024

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is debuting the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for GKE Enterprise, a unified platform for managing hybrid cloud operations developed in partnership with Google Cloud. Designed with Google Distributed Cloud Virtual (GDCV), Hitachi UCP for GKE Enterprise aims to rectify the growing divide between a demand for cloud native platforms operating across several environments and the exponential increase in data generation.

Posted January 05, 2024

Intel Corp. and DigitalBridge Group, Inc., a global investment firm, are creating an independent company offering enterprise customers a full-stack, vertically-optimized and secure generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) software platform. The company, Articul8 AI, Inc. (Articul8), delivers AI capabilities that keep customer data, training, and inference within the enterprise security perimeter. The platform also provides customers the choice of cloud, on-prem, or hybrid deployment, according to Intel and DigitalBridge.

Posted January 03, 2024

Oracle has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Cloud Platform Services, previously known as Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services. Oracle delivers IaaS, PaaS, as well as SaaS services. This enables Oracle to give customers more choice in how and where they run their applications, including across clouds or in a distributed system.

Posted January 03, 2024

Oracle announced that Oracle Health is the latest addition to the RegeneratOR's Innovation Accelerator, located in the Regenerative Medicine Hub (RegenMed Hub), a rapidly growing regenerative medicine ecosystem based in the Innovation Quarter of Winston-Salem. Oracle Health is committed to fostering a human-centric, global healthcare ecosystem by unifying data across an open, secure, cloud-based platform supported by applied AI-enabled clinical, payer, and enterprise applications.

Posted January 03, 2024

North Memorial Health has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to support its mission of helping patients achieve their best health. With Oracle Fusion Applications, North Memorial Health will be able to unify and streamline finance, supply chain, and HR processes to help improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the employee and patient experience, according to the companies.

Posted January 03, 2024

Confluent, the data streaming provider, is unveiling a series of improvements to Confluent Cloud, varying from a new Message Browser to private networking capabilities, global search optimization, and more.

Posted January 02, 2024

AI continues to be a hot topic as we enter 2024, with company's reevaluating the technology's impact and preparing to adapt to the fast-changing landscape. Here, experts share their thoughts on the future of AI for 2024.

Posted January 02, 2024

2023 was a year marked by innovation and change in the enterprise technology landscape. Companies of all sizes continue to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning-powered solutions, including observability tools, to keep up with today's increasingly complex network environments.

Posted December 21, 2023

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is releasing Snyk AppRisk, a solution designed to empower application security (AppSec) teams with the comprehensive Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) workbench. Snyk AppRisk is an ASPM solution that creates seamless collaboration between developer and security teams to address cybersecurity challenges, while also delivering C-Suite stakeholders visibility into software supply chain risk posture and their overall AppSec program performance, according to the company.

Posted December 21, 2023

VirtualZ Computing, which provides an out-of-the-box solution to connect mainframes to hybrid cloud for bi-directional data access, announced it raised $2.2 million in seed financing to build out its team and support enterprise innovation with mainframe data.

Posted December 21, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is unveiling the public preview of Dremio Cloud—an enabler of rapid and scalable query performance for analytics workloads—for Microsoft Azure. The SaaS solution, built on Apache Arrow's columnar foundation, combines self-service analytics with data warehouse functionality and data lake agility to drive data value and reduce overall costs.

Posted December 21, 2023

IBM has announced the general availability of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a multi-cloud networking solution engineered to deliver app-centric connectivity in minutes, whenever and wherever it's needed, according to the company.

Posted December 21, 2023

FusionAuth, the customer identity platform built for developers by developers, is enhancing performance and scalability for webhook signing and search APIs, eliminating barriers for large-size customers by delivering frictionless authentication and user management for any application at any scale.

Posted December 20, 2023

Qlik, a provider of data integration and analytics, is acquiring Mozaic Data (Mozaic), an innovative AI-driven data management technology, marking an advancement in simplifying data handling for businesses, focusing on a data product-oriented approach for better data quality and governance. According to Qlik, integrating Mozaic into Qlik's portfolio brings a transformative approach to managing data as a product.

Posted December 20, 2023

Oracle is opening a second Oracle Cloud Region in Chile, making it the first hyperscaler to have two regions in the country. With the new Oracle Cloud Valparaíso Region and the existing region in Santiago, Oracle will help organizations across all industries in Chile strengthen business continuity while addressing data residency and sovereignty requirements.

Posted December 20, 2023

In 2023, AI dominated the news cycle while companies raced to implement their own versions of ChatGPT or offer AI-embedded solutions. Oracle boosted its cloud infrastructure along with recognizing the new interest in AI, offering its own generative AI service in OCI. Here, Oracle offers its predictions for 2024.

Posted December 20, 2023

Oracle announced that its first Oracle Database@Azure service is now generally available in the Microsoft Azure East U.S. region. Oracle will operate and manage Oracle Exadata Database Service, the first of several planned Oracle database services to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in Azure data centers.

Posted December 20, 2023

Database performance and scalability are both important aspects of managing and optimizing databases, but they refer to different characteristics and considerations. Database performance refers to how efficiently a database system can respond to and process queries, transactions, and other operations. It is focused on the speed, responsiveness, and overall efficiency of database operations.

Posted December 20, 2023

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