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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

ionir, a provider of Kubernetes Data Services, is collaborating with Zensar, a leading experience engineering and technology solutions company, to offer customers data mobility solutions for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. 

Posted March 01, 2022

Knoa Software, the provider of Employee User Experience Analytics for Oracle Cloud, and Namos Solutions, a certified Oracle OPN Modernized Partner, are forming a partnership to provide Global organizations with a comprehensive solution of software and services.

Posted March 01, 2022

Ahana, offering SaaS for Presto, is adding new security features its Ahana Cloud for Presto managed service, introducing multi-user support for Presto and Ahana, fine-grained access control for data lakes with deep Apache Ranger integration, and audit support for all access. These are in addition to the recently announced one-click integration with AWS Lake Formation, a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in a matter of hours.

Posted February 28, 2022

Veritas Technologies, a provider of multi-cloud data management software, is releasing the latest version of NetBackup powered by Cloud Scale Technology, laying the foundation for Autonomous Data Management and multi-cloud data protection at scale.

Posted February 28, 2022

Rubrik, The Zero Trust Data Security Company, is extending its ransomware warranty to include the company's isolated cloud vault service for critical data. Now, customers using Rubrik Cloud Vault, built on Microsoft Azure, can benefit from the assurance that Rubrik will pay up to $5 million dollars in recovery-related costs, in the event Rubrik is unable to recover secured data.

Posted February 25, 2022

Vendr, a SaaS buying platform, announced it is acquiring Blissfully, a leading SaaS management platform that enables high-growth organizations to manage their suppliers, unlock visibility into their SaaS stack, and identify potential cost savings all from one system of record.

Posted February 25, 2022

BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise (ADE), is entering a multi-year agreement with Google to deliver BMC Helix service and operations management solutions on Google Cloud. Customers get a secure, low-latency cloud infrastructure, and streamlined access to Google Cloud capabilities that give companies of all sizes access to an enterprise-grade solution on their journey to become an ADE, according to BMC.

Posted February 25, 2022

Striim, Inc. is launching Strim Cloud, delivering real-time data and insights to power business intelligence and decision-making. Striim Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for real-time streaming data integration and analytics.

Posted February 24, 2022

Zadara, a recognized leader in edge cloud services, is partnering with mass data storage infrastructure solutions provider, Seagate Technology Holdings, to deploy zCompute, its elastic, enterprise-grade, expert-managed compute infrastructure, in Seagate's storage-as-a-service (STaaS) Lyve Cloud platform.

Posted February 24, 2022

NetApp is offering its latest update for Astra Control, now enhanced to support cloud block storage providers (Microsoft Azure Disk Storage and Google Persistent Disk) and new Kubernetes platforms (Rancher Kubernetes Engine and community Kubernetes).

Posted February 24, 2022

Advanced, an international provider of application modernization solutions, is partnering with Google Cloud, to drive innovation, increase agility, and reduce operational costs for customers by shifting workloads to Google Cloud.

Posted February 24, 2022

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended the Dynatrace platform's observability and advanced AIOps capabilities to all major serverless architectures. In addition to existing support for AWS Lambda, this includes Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, as well as managed Kubernetes environments, messaging queues, and cloud databases across all major cloud providers. Separately, the company also announced it is delivering software intelligence, including observability, application security, and advanced AIOps capabilities, as code.

Posted February 24, 2022

As business has become more digital, data has become the most valuable asset of many organizations. But protecting that data has also become much more compli­cated as organizations increasingly migrate it to a mix of public and private cloud infra­structures, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud. With most businesses today operating in a multi-cloud environment, it's no longer possible to sim­ply lock up precious data in the proverbial vault and guard the perimeter.

Posted February 24, 2022

As an industry, we've been talking about the promise of data lakes for more than a decade. It's a fantastic concept—to put an end to data silos with a single repos­itory for big data analytics. Imagine having a singular place to house all your data for analytics to support product-led growth and business insight.

Posted February 24, 2022

Teradata is forming a global partnership with Microsoft to integrate the Teradata Vantage data platform with Microsoft Azure, enabling businesses seeking to modernize their data analytics workloads to leverage the technology of both companies. Teradata Vantage on Azure is already heavily integrated with the Azure ecosystem, including more than 60 Azure data services.

Posted February 24, 2022

thatDot, Inc., a provider of complex event stream processing software, is debuting Quine, a unique approach that combines graph data and streaming technologies into a modern, developer-friendly open source software package. Developers and data pipeline engineers use Quine to rapidly build high volume, real-time, complex event processing workflows at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted February 23, 2022

Satori, creator of a DataSecOps platform for cloud-based data stores and infrastructure, has announced the release of Satori Data Access Controller (DAC) Manager. Satori DAC Manager enables companies to secure access to sensitive data stored in customer-hosted Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) and automatically apply updates and upgrades with no downtime. With this release, Satori offers secure data access across any deployment environment, including multi-region and multi-cloud.

Posted February 23, 2022

Treasure Data is introducing Treasure Data Journey?Orchestration, a new, omnichannel-first solution enabling marketers and customer experience (CX) managers to create relevant, high-converting customer experiences at scale that cut across channels, campaigns, and business units.

Posted February 23, 2022

Couchbase, Inc., provider of a modern database for enterprise applications, is releasing Couchbase Mobile 3, an edge-ready data platform that empowers mobile developers and edge architects to build fully native, modern applications anywhere with the framework or platform of their choice.

Posted February 23, 2022

oXya, a Hitachi Group company, announced it has earned the SAP on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization designation, signaling that, as a Microsoft Partner, oXya has demonstrated its deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success at implementing SAP solutions on Azure.

Posted February 23, 2022

SAP is releasing SAP Process Automation, offering a simpler and faster way to enhance business efficiency and agility. Previewed at SAP TechEd 2021, SAP Process Automation combines the capabilities of SAP Workflow Management and SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation in an easy-to-use, no-code AI-powered experience, according to the company.

Posted February 23, 2022

Ensono, an end-to-end managed services provider, announced it has earned the SAP on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a services partner's deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success at implementing SAP solutions on Azure.

Posted February 23, 2022

IBM is working with SAP to provide technology and consulting expertise to make it easier for clients to embrace a hybrid cloud approach and move mission-critical workloads from SAP solutions to the cloud for regulated and non-regulated industries. 

Posted February 23, 2022

By utilizing Entrinsik Informer Dashboards, Canadore College found an effective solution for visualizing its data. Informer is making faculty much more receptive to data, as it is allowing them to not only be more involved in the decisions being made around their programs but shows them exactly why decisions are being made.

Posted February 23, 2022

Rocket Software recently assisted SMC transform its business with the help of the Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Focused on the mission of advancing automation for its clients, SMC also needed to automate transactions and provide real-time access to its ERP system to improve employee productivity and customer experiences.

Posted February 23, 2022

Last year picked up where 2020 left off. Though pandemic restrictions have eased, 2022 looks to be another uncertain year with the rise of the omicron variant. As we begin 2022, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 23, 2022

According to the "IBM Cyber Resilient Organization" study, 46% of respondents have experienced a ransomware attack over the past 2 years. To help companies better detect and recover quickly from ransomware and other cyberattacks, IBM recently unveiled IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault. The company also announced new FlashSystem storage models—based on IBM Spectrum Virtualize to provide a single and consistent operating environment—that are designed to increase cyber resilience and application performance within a hybrid cloud environment.

Posted February 22, 2022

IBM has announced new capabilities designed to modernize applications across hybrid cloud environments. These include plans to deliver IBM Z as-a-service on IBM Cloud for development and test in the second half of 2022, as well as additional tools for developing hybrid applications. According to the IBM Institute for Business Value study, "Application Modernization on the Mainframe," 71% of responding executives say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy.

Posted February 22, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is releasing major features to its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform, CloudCasa, enabling advanced migration and recovery to restore data across clusters, regions, cloud accounts, and cloud providers. CloudCasa protects cloud-native applications across IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), DigitalOcean, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Red Hat OpenShift, SUSE Rancher, and VMware Tanzu.

Posted February 22, 2022

Data management has never been so unfettered—and yet so complicated at the same time. An emerging generation of tools and platforms is helping enterprises to get more value from their data than ever. These solutions now support and automate a large swath of structural activities, from data ingestion to storage, and also enhance business-focused operations such as advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and continuous real-time intelligence.

Posted February 22, 2022

Shoreline.io, the Incident Automation company, is releasing its platform on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), building on existing GA support for AWS. Customers can now seamlessly remediate issues across their multi-cloud environments as if they were working on a single box, according to the vendor.

Posted February 17, 2022

Amazon Web Services has announced the completion of its first 16 AWS Local Zones in the U.S. and plans to launch new AWS Local Zones in 32 new metropolitan areas in 26 countries around the world.

Posted February 17, 2022

Hexaware Technologies, a global technology consulting and solutions company, is now a Premier Services Partner of Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, recognizing Hexaware's commitment to delivering accelerated outcomes through its proprietary Amaze  for Data & AI platform at scale and speed on Snowflake's Data Cloud.

Posted February 16, 2022

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, is releasing Retrospect Backup 18.5, featuring new anomaly detection, customizable filtering and thresholds, and enhanced ransomware protection. With deeper Microsoft Azure Blob integration for Immutable Backups and integrated cloud bucket creation, Retrospect Backup 18.5's anomaly detection and ransomware protect bolsters StorCentric's data-centric security approach to organizations' critical infrastructure, according to the vendor.  

Posted February 16, 2022

Panasonic has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to upgrade its technology infrastructure and drive innovation as it enters a new phase of growth. With Oracle Cloud ERP and Oracle Cloud EPM, Panasonic is working to streamline business operations, gain deeper financial insights, and position the company for a new era of expansion.

Posted February 16, 2022

Oracle is enhancing Oracle Cloud Lift Services with new capabilities that make it easier for customers to design and migrate their data lakehouse and AI-enabled application environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 16, 2022

Oracle has announced the general availability of a new API for Autonomous JSON Database—the Oracle Database API for MongoDB. The announcement was made in an Oracle Database Insider blog post by Roger Ford, principal product manager, Oracle.

Posted February 16, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted February 16, 2022

Cloudentity, a provider of application identity and authorization software, has released GraphQL support capabilities that secure GraphQL application programming interfaces (APIs). According to Cloudentity, GraphQL adoption continues to double year-over-year within the developer community, and it's estimated that millions of developers will use GraphQL for projects over the next few years. This widespread adoption is spurred by the user-friendly description of data in APIs that GraphQL provides. However, the company contends, while GraphQL APIs accelerate application development, save time and resources, and improve the developer experience, they also create new security risks and challenges for API data leakage. 

Posted February 15, 2022

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is releasing a variety of features for the Industrial Data and Internet of Things (IoT) space. InfluxData is releasing key features to expedite IoT and Industrial IoT application building. New capabilities deliver a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and deliver better data processing for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization, operational technology, smart offices, smart homes, and more, according to the vendor.

Posted February 15, 2022

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented data services and management platform Kyligence Cloud, is releasing the beta version of its intelligent data cloud platform on Google Cloud. "This is a significant step in the evolution of both the Kyligence Cloud and the Google Cloud ecosystem," said Li Kang, vice president, North America, Kyligence. "Having Kyligence's cloud platform available on Google Cloud, makes it even more seamless for customers around the world to leverage Kyligence to unlock insights faster from big data."

Posted February 15, 2022

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of distributed data cloud architecture for data warehousing, is forming a strategic partnership with Nippon Information and Communication Corporation (NI+C), advancing Yellowbrick's global expansion strategy to offer the cloud experience across private and public deployments or at the edge for mission-critical applications in Japanese markets.

Posted February 14, 2022

D2iQ, a provider of open enterprise-grade Kubernetes management for hybrid multi-cloud environments, is partnering with Kong Inc., the cloud connectivity company, to provide a comprehensive solution for building, deploying, and scaling cloud native applications in Day 2 operations.

Posted February 11, 2022

Teradata has announced the results of one of the largest-scale cloud analytic tests ever undertaken in the industry. "As critical analytic workloads increasingly move to the cloud, we recognize the need to provide our largest enterprise customers with a single system to manage all of their complex analytics," said Hillary Ashton, chief product officer at Teradata.

Posted February 10, 2022

It's time to submit nominations 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, the users.

Posted February 09, 2022

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