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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

HCLTech, a leading technology company, announced that its digital manufacturing solution for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, Base90, has been recognized as an SAP-qualified partner-packaged solution. HCLTech Base90 for A&D production engineering and operations (PEO) leverages SAP software and innovations and helps to accelerate the implementation of SAP S/4HANA, SAP's leading ERP solution that allows companies to perform transactions and analyze business data.

Posted December 20, 2023

SAP.iO announced it has surpassed the 125-mark for AI-powered startup partner solutions in the SAP partner ecosystem. These solutions are fully integrated with SAP and available via SAP Store for immediate adoption by SAP customers. The encompassing solutions range across lines of business and industries, including finance, HR, supply chain, and customer experience.

Posted December 20, 2023

SAP announced it has expanded its integration with financial services company, PayPal, through the creation of a digital payments plug-in for the PayPal Braintree platform built on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). According to the company, SAP BTP brings together data and analytics, artificial intelligence, application development, automation, and integration into one unified environment.

Posted December 20, 2023

As 2024 comes more into focus, JG Chirapurath, chief marketing and solutions officer at SAP, offers his predictions for what's on the horizon including trends in AI and more.

Posted December 20, 2023

When one hears the term "degenerate dimension," thoughts of teenagers, leather jackets, motorcycles, and petty crime may come to mind. After all, the word "degenerate" is associated with something that is "below normal" or "corrupt." Science tries to rehabilitate degenerate's meaning by using it for a manner of simplification.

Posted December 20, 2023

Entrinsik announced Informer has once again demonstrated its leadership in the business intelligence sector, achieving outstanding results in The BI & Analytics Survey 24. For the fourth consecutive year, Informer excelled, securing 37 top rankings and 32 leading positions across various peer groups.

Posted December 20, 2023

Rocket Software is introducing innovative MultiValue video shorts focusing on transforming the way users acquire knowledge, enabling them to learn efficiently and effectively in bite-sized portions. "MultiValue Learning Video Shorts are concise, targeted videos designed to deliver specific information or skills in a concentrated format," said Jason Huggins, director, enablement and education for Rocket Software.

Posted December 20, 2023

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 December 20, 2023

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is releasing Foglight Cloud, a new managed-monitoring and optimization platform built on top of the Foglight suite. According to the company, the platform helps businesses manage, monitor, and control their data and IT infrastructure.

Posted December 19, 2023

SingleStore, the company behind a database that empowers users to transact, analyze and contextualize data in real time, announced that SingleStoreDB will available as a Snowflake Native App in the Snowflake Data Cloud, enabling organizations to vectorize and perform hybrid searches as part of generative AI applications without having to move or copy data outside of the Snowflake governance boundary.

Posted December 19, 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 18, 2023

Data, the potent fuel powering the AI-driven enterprise, is always on the move, as are the tools, technologies, and techniques being employed to manage and deliver it. With the intense emphasis on AI and machine learning these days, it's urgent to ensure that data is available, timely, accurate, and relevant. That means no letup with efforts to ensure data pipelines are flowing unimpeded. With so much at stake, we canvassed industry leaders and experts on what challenges lie ahead and how to address them. Here are some leading issues:

Posted December 18, 2023

IBM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Software AG, a company majority owned by Silver Lake, to purchase StreamSets and webMethods, Software AG's Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) enterprise technology platforms, for €2.13 billion in cash. StreamSets and webMethods are among the technology leaders in application integration, API management, and data integration.

Posted December 18, 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 18, 2023

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, a leading research institute and innovation partner, is collaborating with Intel, to support the Infrastructure and Cloud research and test Environment (ICE), which is a data center testbed, with Thermal Test Vehicles, chip heat flux emulators.

Posted December 18, 2023

Qmulos, a next-generation compliance, security, and risk management automation provider, is releasing Q-Compliance V4.4.0 and Q-Audit V3.7.0, two of the company's flagship technology platforms, adding workflow and ticketing capabilities. According to the company, the latest releases of both products enable customizable processes for organization-specific security and compliance investigations, escalations, and approvals.

Posted December 15, 2023

Breaches and cyberattacks are growing more sophisticated each year despite a growing call for the implementation of more stringent security measures. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead in cybersecurity for 2024.

Posted December 14, 2023

For most of the last few decades, AI has over-promised and under-delivered. However, behind the scenes, very significant advances in deep learning technologies have had a revolutionary impact within important but narrow domains. In 2022 these technologies became generally usable with the release of ChatGPT-3.

Posted December 14, 2023

Finding a needle in a haystack is next to impossible—so much so, it's become shorthand for the frustration of a fruitless search. Now, imagine you've been told there may be a needle in the haystack, or one could appear at any time, even in a place you already searched. You spend the most valuable hours of your day searching for the needles, but in our case the needle is performance or reliability anomalies. Meanwhile, the haystack grows larger by the second, as more and more is added to the overflowing pile.

Posted December 14, 2023

ScaleOut Software is releasing an open-source version of its digital twin APIs and development workbench for its ScaleOut Digital Twins hosting platform. Digital twin APIs allow developers to build powerful applications for real-time monitoring and simulating large systems. The workbench enables fast development and testing of digital twin applications before deployment.

Posted December 13, 2023

The use of real-time data has become common in industries such as finance, retail, and healthcare. This has optimized everything from fraud detection to personalized online shopping, even ensuring that hospitals are staffed with appropriately skilled workers and supplies at the right time. Not only is the use of the technology spreading across industries and companies of all sizes and types, it's evolving to integrate streaming event-based data with historical data to provide contextualized (and more intelligent) insight for actions.

Posted December 13, 2023

Although overshadowed by the buzz around generative AI in 2023, work on the next generation of Web3 apps and technologies continues. Here, experts in the field share their predictions for blockchain in 2024.

Posted December 13, 2023

CAST, a leader in software intelligence technology, is enhancing the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in its application development and maintenance (ADM) platform. According to the company, this new development will unlock unprecedented value for IT organizations regarding their critical custom-built applications. The goal is to address maintenance and modernization of existing software, a key ADM challenge that enterprises face. 

Posted December 12, 2023

The cloud offers a variety of advantages, including scalability, flexibility, cost effectiveness, and security. But today's enterprise cloud initiatives have become more strategic in nature, requiring the public cloud to become its new "hub of innovation."

Posted December 12, 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 11, 2023

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Graph Database technology for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph Solutions, is introducing AllegroGraph 8.0, a Neuro-Symbolic AI Platform that incorporates Large Language Model (LLM) components directly into SPARQL along with vector generation and vector storage for a comprehensive AI Knowledge Graph solution.

Posted December 11, 2023

Lenovo and Microsoft are partnering to help organizations operate more securely across their devices, users, apps, data, networks, and cloud services through a subscription-based Cyber Resiliency as a Service (CRaaS) offering. According to the companies, the offering enables Lenovo to build next generation security solutions and services directly on Microsoft technology including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Defender, and Microsoft Sentinel to simplify security deployments and enhance security posture to help prevent, detect, and recover from potentially disruptive cyber events. 

Posted December 11, 2023

Investment in the cloud shows no signs of stopping despite the recent uptick in organizations rushing to adopt AI and other rising solutions. According to Gartner, business needs and emerging technologies including GenAI will drive cloud model innovation. Here, tech leaders share their predictions for cloud in 2024.

Posted December 08, 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 07, 2023

Insight Enterprises, a global Solutions Integrator, is acquiring SADA, a leading cloud business and technology consultancy and six-time Google Cloud Partner of the Year. According to the company, the acquisition advances Insight's strategy and further strengthens its unique position as a leading Solutions Integrator offering market-leading multi-cloud solutions at scale.

Posted December 07, 2023

Fluree, provider of a knowledge graph database and semantic data pipeline toolset for secure and trusted data sharing, is offering its latest version, a new JSON-LD database, which is now in public preview with extensive cloud management support.

Posted December 07, 2023

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. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 06, 2023

Securiti, the pioneer of the Data Command Center, is unveiling its strategic partnership with Databricks, the data and AI company and provider of the Data Lakehouse and Unity Catalog, in an effort to centralize enterprise data and AI management across all data systems.

Posted December 06, 2023

Oracle has been named a Leader for the fifth consecutive time in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises for Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Oracle's Fusion Cloud ERP's placement as highest in its "ability to execute" and furthest right for "completeness of vision" reflects a strength of product offering as well as a continued commitment to innovation, said Rondy Ng, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle.

Posted December 06, 2023

Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is unveiling several updates to the platform—including expanded multi-cloud support and operationalized risk management with new integrations—that enable Lacework customers to do more in the cloud, securely, according to the company.

Posted December 06, 2023

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely. Customers will now have the capability to replicate IBM i series data to AWS in near real-time.

Posted December 04, 2023

Global data center market revenue is expected to reach $342.10 billion by 2023, up from $321.37 billion in 2022, according to Statista. The data center market was valued at $316.30 billion in 2021, up 6% from $298.30 billion in 2020. The continued explosion in AI and ML has not surprisingly placed new strain on data center power and processing resources. Looking ahead to 2024, data center operators are in the midst of an exciting time that presents both challenges and opportunities.

Posted December 04, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is adding generative AI, low-code/no-code development, and contextual tooling to the BMC Helix Service Management solution, helping enterprise customers strengthen their security posture and elevate ways of working.

Posted December 04, 2023

IBM announced that it has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the general availability of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2, a fully managed cloud offering designed to make it easier for database customers to manage data for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

Posted December 04, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is introducing AI-powered data discovery capabilities that accelerate and simplify data contextualization and description for analytics, along with improved capabilities that extend its analytics engine for Apache Iceberg.

Posted December 01, 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the next series of its AI-native and hybrid cloud offerings for machine learning development, data analytics, AI-optimized file storage, AI tuning and inferencing, and professional services. The announcements were made at HPE Discover Barcelona 2023.

Posted December 01, 2023

Caylent, a leading cloud services company helping businesses build competitive IP, is unveiling MeteroAI by Caylent, a proprietary generative AI (GenAI) framework underpinned by Caylent's platform, process, and practice expertise in developing GenAI apps. Built on AWS, MeteorAI merges the power of both Caylent and the AWS ecosystem to ensure that enterprises building GenAI apps do so with powerful data and an expedited experimentation cycle.

Posted November 30, 2023

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration, is introducing a new set of Apache Airflow integrations to accelerate LLMOps (large language model operations) and support AI use cases. Modern, data-first organizations are now able to connect to the most widely-used LLM services and vector databases with integrations across the AI ecosystem, including OpenAI, Cohere, pgvector, Pinecone, OpenSearch, and Weaviate.

Posted November 30, 2023

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