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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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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

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

Posted November 11, 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

The prospect of managing data across the data center and public cloud platforms can be daunting to enterprises. There are concerns about hybrid latency affecting analytic workloads and many companies can't store data in a public cloud due to a variety of legal and regulatory concerns. However, the cloud offers flexibility, elasticity, and scalability benefits that are hard to beat, making migration of at least some workloads highly desirable. Recently, Haoyuan Li, founder, chairman, and CEO at Alluxio, Inc., shared his views on what's at stake now and how organizations can overcome hybrid and multi-cloud challenges to take advantage of cloud migration for cost benefits and agility.

Posted November 04, 2020

LicenseFortress, provider of an Oracle software license compliance solution, has announced the addition of services by specialized legal advisors to its licensing and technology teams. LicenseFortress is partnering with Beeman & Muchmore, LLP, a law firm delivering software auditing and licensing counseling, with the goal of helping customers to stay in compliance with software licensing.

Posted November 04, 2020

IBM has announced expanded capabilities to provide clients with the flexibility to choose where to deploy workloads, from on-premise to the IBM public cloud, and drive forward their journey to the hybrid cloud.

Posted November 02, 2020

IBM is introducing new services, partnerships, and capabilities designed to help clients accelerate their hybrid cloud journeys and deploy and run SAP software workloads wherever they choose—from the IBM public cloud to on-premises. These new offerings expand on IBM and SAP's global alliance partnership to help clients optimize their SAP software workloads.

Posted November 02, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced an enhanced, bi-directional, and automatic integration between the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform and the ServiceNow Platform. With precise topology and service mapping for dynamic multicloud environments, joint customers can increase efficiency through intelligent automation and reduce the risk of disruptions with predictive problem identification and automatic remediation, giving BizDevOps teams more time to innovate and accelerate digital transformation, according to the vendors.

Posted November 02, 2020

Protegrity, a global provider of data security, is transforming the Protegrity Data Protection Platform, offering enterprises the flexibility to easily secure sensitive data across cloud environments from a single platform. Built for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud serverless computing, Protegrity's latest platform enhancements allow companies to deploy and update customized policies across geographies, departments, and digital transformation programs.

Posted November 02, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, and StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, are forming a new partnership and native product integration designed to help organizations accelerate access to data-driven insights. Through the new native integration, users can leverage StreamSets to design and run data pipelines to their data science and data analytics applications, seamlessly applying Privitar's data privacy policies across all of their execution environments.

Posted October 30, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Toad for Oracle 14.0, a tool for developers and database administrators that reduces cost and risks. The newest release of Toad for Oracle, a solution within the newly unified Information Systems Management (ISM) business portfolio, allows individual users and small organizations to take advantage of a new Base Edition Subscription offering which provides a desktop subscription that features pushed auto-update, auto-renew, and license management alerts.

Posted October 29, 2020

CloudBolt Software, a provider of cloud management and integration solutions, is releasing OneFuse 1.1, a codeless integration platform for automating, extending, and integrating hybrid cloud technologies. This release provides new capabilities to help IT to simplify integration complexity across their cloud management, infrastructure-as-code, and automation platforms including VMware vRealize Automation and HashiCorp Terraform.

Posted October 29, 2020

StorCentric, a global provider of data management solutions, is launching its Data Mobility Suite (DMS), the first StorCentric branded software solution, enabling data migration, replication, and synchronization across mixed deployments. DMS empowers customers to eliminate data silos and move data to the platform and/or environment best suited to meet their IT, business, and budgetary requirements, thereby dramatically simplifying data management while ensuring maximum ROI on all current and future storage investments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 29, 2020

Sumo Logic Founding VP Bruno Kurtig discussed the role of real-time operational, security, and business intelligence in real-world business decisions in this clip from his keynote at Data Summit Fall Connect 2020.

Posted October 29, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, data management expert Craig S. Mullins delivered a presentation titled, "The Changing Requirements of Database Administration."  Mullins, who is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, an IBM Gold Consultant, and a longtime DBTA columnist, looked at the industry trends and issues that are impacting DBAs and fundamentally transforming the duties associated with their jobs. Mullins was joined in the session by John Pocknell, senior market strategist, database solutions at Quest, whose presentation titled, "Tools for a Cross-Platform DBA," covered tools for monitoring and management.

Posted October 29, 2020

The last day of Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 opened with Clay Jackson, senior database systems sales engineer, Quest Software, who discussed tools and techniques that will make any organizations' journey to the cloud simpler and easier. As customers with existing data consider moving that data and applications to "the cloud," it rapidly becomes apparent that, just as in real estate, it's all about location.

Posted October 29, 2020

Hudi (Hadoop Upserts Deletes and Incrementals) is a storage abstraction library that improves data ingestion. Nishith Agarwal, engineering manager, Uber, explained what Hudi offers and why it is needed during his Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 session titled, "Building Large-Scale, Transactional Data Lakes using Apache Hudi."

Posted October 29, 2020

As technologies evolve and become more sophisticated each year, the world is becoming increasingly data-driven. Large volumes of data inject macro- and micro-level insights into our behaviors, opinions, and preferences, which in turn power business opportunities for revenue growth, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction.

Posted October 29, 2020

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is receiving $86.6 million in series D funding to further grow investments in R&D to better support customers looking to move to the cloud. The funding round was co-led by Altimeter Capital and BOND with participation from Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Tiger Capital. This round brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $195 million.

Posted October 29, 2020

OpenLegacy, a pioneer in digital-driven integration for legacy and core systems, is creating an OEM Partner Program in support of independent software vendors (ISVs) and solution providers. Companies looking to expand their product line and footprint to reach and integrate their enterprise customers' legacy data sources will benefit the most from this program.

Posted October 28, 2020

While the cloud can offer an organization a wide array of benefits—including a reduction in infrastructure costs, greater flexibility to deploy regionally, and more—it's not always an organization's first choice when it comes to building out an SAP landscape, where high availability (HA) is essential. If you're invested in real-time analytics or building out AI services that depend on uninterrupted access to your SAP landscape, you don't want to find yourself unable to access the data and services you need.

Posted October 28, 2020

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