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Cloud Computing Articles

Employers today look for a broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. Here's a look at skills that any DBA should have and also those that a DBA should look to obtain and nurture, regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Posted December 16, 2020

It's been widely observed that COVID-19 has caused a dramatic acceleration of companies' digital transformation priorities, compressing dramatic changes that would have spanned years into just a few months. To better understand current trends in data management, including the impact of COVID-19 on IT budgets and innovation, as well as digital transformation and cloud priorities, Unisphere Research, the research arm of Database Trends and Applications, recently conducted a survey, in partnership with Aerospike, Inc., a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions for any scale.

Posted December 15, 2020

The real value of cloud lies not just in its ability to reduce infrastructure costs, but in the opportunities it presents to rethink the business.

Posted December 14, 2020

The primary role of database ‘custodian' continues to be the main emphasis of their jobs but increasingly, DBAs are expected to take on additional responsibilities.

Posted December 14, 2020

IBM Security has announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as expert consulting and managed security services support.

Posted December 14, 2020

Due to the advent of client/server computing in the 1990s, then internet and web-connectivity driving development, and the more recent growth of NoSQL databases, we are now manag­ing more types of data on more platforms than we ever have before. And that means that managing data is a lot more complex. This also means that DBAs need to possess exper­tise in cross-platform management and administra­tion.

Posted December 14, 2020

When was the last time you ran across a single-vendor data shop? With the proliferation of multiple database engines for multiple purposes, enterprises now take advantage of a range of database types—not to mention an increasing abundance of cloud services. The difficulty is managing these diverse environments—security, provisioning, and access—in a centralized fashion.

Posted December 10, 2020

Over the past 10 years we've seen a proliferation of non-re­lational database systems, usually based around a distributed, fault-tolerant architecture with flexible consistency models—databases such as DynamoDB, Cassandra, and Hadoop. However, in recent years, a new set of cloud-native, SQL-enabled databases have established significant traction.

Posted December 10, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating the drive toward SaaS apps and cloud adoption, and many companies are now adopting a hybrid cloud approach. Most are going about their transforma­tion wisely, with experienced personnel who are measured in their approach. But we've all heard of companies going dark when a cloud provider did the unthinkable and went down: Everything was great until it wasn't.

Posted December 10, 2020

Whether you're already using Oracle or currently considering database solutions for your business needs, Markus Michale­wicz, senior director of product management at Oracle, recently iden­tified five reasons why Oracle Database is the best option.

Posted December 10, 2020

The year 2020 has been extremely eventful on many levels. Time­lines for digital transformation—supported by data analytics—suddenly had to accelerate from 5-year horizons to overnight implementations. Expect more of this continuing velocity in the year ahead, as companies fast-track their plans for initiatives ranging from AI to edge computing. These all require enor­mous volumes of quality data, meaning data managers will be quite busy in the months ahead. DBTA spoke to leaders across the industry to gain their perspec­tive on what to expect.

Posted December 10, 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 December 10, 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 December 10, 2020

IBM and R3, an enterprise software firm, are collaborating to provide blockchain technology solutions that deliver high levels of performance, compliance, and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3's enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.

Posted December 10, 2020

This may be the era of the data-driven enterprise, but only a handful of organizations report they are ready for it. There is a growing volume of "dark data" that remains obscure to IT managers and decision makers. This period unfolding before us will be driven by several technology initiatives, from 5G wireless and IoT to AI.

Posted December 10, 2020

Storj Labs is offering an integration with NEM to accelerate sync times for the NEM Symbol platform, improving the performance of connecting new nodes to the network and analyzing blockchain data. The solution—which was built by NEM partner IoDLT—leverages the native MongoDB integration that allows users to easily store data on the Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage service.

Posted December 10, 2020

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital.

Posted December 09, 2020

Bigstream, a big data solution provider that fuels acceleration of Apache Spark, is releasing its  Hyperacceleration software in AWS Marketplace, along with offering a 30-day free trial of the solution. Bigstream Hyperacceleration enables Spark to optimize the underlying processing platforms and can now be added to Apache Spark on Amazon EMR with just four additional clicks.

Posted December 09, 2020

Einblick, a visual data computing platform provider, based on years of research at MIT and Brown University, announced it has secured $6 million in Seed funding along with launching its visual data computing platform. The funding round was lead investor Amplify Partners with participation from top-tier investors Flybridge and Samsung Next.

Posted December 09, 2020

Qlik is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), debuting Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS in the AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can now purchase Qlik's modern data analytics platform, with Qlik's unique associative engine and artificial intelligence (AI), to enable enterprise-wide analytics in the cloud leveraging AWS.

Posted December 09, 2020

Lightbits Labs has announced advancements to its cloud-native storage solution, enabling customers to confidently scale their private, hybrid, and edge cloud deployments.  

Posted December 09, 2020

The cloud-tipping point for database technology had already occurred by the beginning of 2020, but what was a gradual migration to the cloud is now looking increasingly like a sprint.

Posted December 08, 2020

Whether you are just starting your journey to the cloud, still weighing the benefits, or already knees-deep in several cloud databases or applications, you're probably wondering if other organizations are asking the same questions or facing the same challenges that you are. DBTA recently held a webinar with Dan Russell, senior vice president of cloud strategy and alliances, Datavail, who discussed moving to the cloud.

Posted December 07, 2020

Now, more than ever, enterprises need speed, agility, and insight to navigate today's rapidly-changing business environments. Fast, actionable intelligence is a universal goal. However, making the right data available to the right people at the right time is an ongoing challenge. DBTA recently held a webinar with John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, Radiant Advisors and David Dichmann, director, product marketing, data warehouse, Cloudera, who discussed the three necessities for a modern analytics ecosystem today.

Posted December 07, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity, and data protection, is launching a new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, Flexential DRaaS. Flexential DRaaS is a flexible offering designed to answer the market need for a tailored solution that can protect complex IT infrastructures.

Posted December 07, 2020

Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multicloud computing, is introducing new hybrid cloud capabilities for its unstructured data storage offerings, Objects and Files. With these advanced features, Nutanix customers can now deploy an easy-to-use, scale out storage fabric across their different cloud environments to simplify data management and effectively manage costs - moving IT teams ever closer to a true hybrid cloud operating model, according to the vendor.

Posted December 04, 2020

MayaData and Platform9 are collaborating on the deployment and operation of performance-sensitive stateful workloads on Kubernetes. Through the partnership, users of Platform9's managed Kubernetes offerings are able to deploy and operate MayaData's Kubera Propel, which provides a validated high-performance enterprise edition of the CNCF project OpenEBS.

Posted December 04, 2020

Talend, a global leader in data integration and integrity, is expanding its partnership with Snowflake, provider of the Data Cloud through Snowflake Partner Connect. The platform offers Snowflake customers a two-week trial through which they can experience Talend Data Fabric, including the recently announced Talend Trust Score that enables companies to easily assess and improve data reliability in their cloud environment. 

Posted December 03, 2020

Confluent, Inc., an event streaming provider, is launching new fully managed connectors for Confluent Cloud to seamlessly integrate events across cloud, on-premises, or hybrid environments. Confluent is also releasing ksqlDB pull queries in Confluent Cloud for streamlined processing of event data.

Posted December 02, 2020

Adaptiv Networks, a cloud-native SD-WAN-as-a-Service vendor, is partnering with TeleDynamics, a wholesale supplier of telecommunications products as well as software and services, allowing TeleDynamics to distribute Customer Premise Equipment to Adaptiv Networks' growing customer base and promote Adaptiv Networks' SD-WAN solutions to the ecosystem of TeleDynamics resellers.

Posted December 02, 2020

IBM is releasing a series of cloud services and technologies designed to help clients maintain the highest available level of cryptographic key encryption protection to help protect existing data prepare for future threats in the cloud. Pioneered by IBM Research scientists, the company is now offering quantum-safe cryptography support for key management and application transactions in IBM Cloud, making it the industry's most holistic quantum-safe cryptography approach to securing data available today, according to the vendor.

Posted December 02, 2020

Clarabridge, a provider of AI-powered text and speech analytics and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has announced that Clarabridge Customer Experience Analytics is now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and is integrated into Oracle Cloud CX Service. "Through this partnership, we are expanding our ecosystem, offering more than 150 out-of-the-box dashboards optimized for any industry use case, and providing brands the solutions they need to advance their customer experience strategy and drive overall engagement," said Eric Din, vice president of global alliances and strategy at Clarabridge.

Posted December 02, 2020

Criteo S.A. has announced an integration with Oracle Data Cloud to strengthen its existing brand safety offering. According to Criteo, brand safety continues to gain prominence with advertisers and marketers concerned by the rise of sensitive news topics and misinformation.

Posted December 02, 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 December 02, 2020

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to help customers implement cloud-based data platforms for advanced analytics. This service will support use of the Databricks platform from implementation throughout the entire customer journey.

Posted December 01, 2020

DigitalOcean is releasing its Container Registry, providing users with the ability to securely store and manage private container images, especially for use with DigitalOcean Kubernetes.

Posted December 01, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is making new improvements to the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, enhancing access to critical data designed to help data citizens seamlessly find, access and understand data in more places. Additionally, the company is launching the Collibra Trust Center, where customers can monitor the status of their deployment and find information related to security, compliance, and reliability.

Posted November 30, 2020

OpsRamp, a modern SaaS platform for hybrid infrastructure monitoring, event management, and automation, is launching its Fall 2020 Release, delivering a frictionless user experience with rapid onboarding of cloud infrastructure, curated dashboards, expanded support for containerized applications, and new process automation functionality.

Posted November 30, 2020

EdgeConneX, a pioneer in edge data centers, is partnering with Zenlayer, an edge cloud provider known for its global coverage and on-demand services, to bring powerful new edge cloud and networking solutions to enterprises. 

Posted November 30, 2020

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The aim is to help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Germany, Instana provides businesses with capabilities to manage the performance of complex and modern cloud-native applications no matter where they reside—on mobile devices, public and private clouds, and on-premise, including IBM Z. 

Posted November 30, 2020

As part of IBM's hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformation for clients, IBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire TruQua Enterprises, LLC, an IT services and consulting SAP development partner that specializes in delivering finance and analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies. The acquisition will bolster IBM Services' expertise in financial workflows with SAP and further strengthen the company's hybrid cloud growth agenda.

Posted November 30, 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 30, 2020

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is providing the next generation of its cloud migration planning technology, Crawler360, offering enterprise customers a way to migrate their legacy data warehouses and data lakes to modern cloud platforms.

Posted November 25, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is releasing the 4th generation of its distributed tracing and code-level analysis technology, PurePath. PurePath 4 captures and analyzes end-to-end transactions across multicloud environments, and at near-zero overhead.

Posted November 25, 2020

Datadobi, a global provider of unstructured data management software, is offering support for file data migration to and protection on Microsoft Azure, enabling enterprise customers to migrate and protect their NAS file data in the cloud. Using Datadobi software, enterprises get the best of both worlds by allowing them the flexibility to keep their NAS file data either in their data center, in Azure, or both, according to the vendor.

Posted November 24, 2020

Gravitational, a pioneer in environment-free computing, is rebranding as Teleport, following the release of a new product—Teleport Unified Access Plane. The decision to move forward with Teleport as the company's namesake, also the name of its premier product, is deeply rooted in the company's mission and long-term vision—to give engineers the freedom to do computing anywhere, in any environment and with total trust.

Posted November 24, 2020

ScaleOut Software today is introducing ScaleOut GeoServer Pro, a new software product release that integrates site-to-site data replication with fully coherent data access for its ScaleOut StateServer in-memory data grid (IMDG) and distributed cache.

Posted November 23, 2020

Ingram Micro Cloud is forming a strategic collaboration with nOps, a leading provider of cloud management software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, to expand its offering of tools for reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Leveraging the nOps platform, Ingram Micro partners should be able to better maintain their customers' AWS environments by ensuring continuous alignment with AWS Well-Architected Framework guidelines.

Posted November 23, 2020

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