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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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Security has not always been as big an issue as it is now. In the past, DBAs were more focused on performance, high availability, or scalability. Today, security is an issue at the forefront of every IT project. Security should come by design and by default, so developers need the right tools to help make that happen. Recently, François Pons, senior principal product manager at Oracle, provided a video overview of the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT), which helps identify areas where a database configuration, operation, or implementation introduces risks and also recommends changes and controls to mitigate those risks.

Posted July 01, 2020

Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is entering into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft. The partnership tightly integrates go-to-market, engineering, and sales of Commvault's Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 30, 2020

Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, is releasing the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub. These free PrestoDB offerings make it easier for data platform teams to get started with Presto in the cloud particularly for interactive, ad hoc analytics on S3 data lakes and other popular data sources like AWS RDS, Redshift, Amazon's Elasticsearch service, and others.

Posted June 30, 2020

Today, with a quick screen tap on a personal handheld processor, people seeking a ride can open a cloud-based app and connect with a drivers who can pinpoint an exact pick-up location via GPS, arrange a dropoff, and make a payment without the need to physically exchange cash or card.  Who would have imagined this reality when just 40 years ago, before the internet was mainstream, the only computing interface was conducted on a green-screen "dumb terminal" limited to display and data entry? Nevertheless, this current moment is the reality for only a fleeting period of time before a new, transformative—and disruptive—technological era begins.

Posted June 30, 2020

Aiven, a technology company combining open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, is releasing Kafka MirrorMaker 2 as a stand-alone service, enabling enterprises to access the Apache Kafka ecosystem more easily. With Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect, and now MirrorMaker 2 as a service, Aiven customers can specialize their workloads, reducing dependency while increasing resilience.

Posted June 29, 2020

Hadoop has evolved into a major part of the data management landscape over the last decade. Yet for some organizations, Hadoop has required many more resources than originally planned, both for implementation and for management. DBTA recently held a webinar with David Leichner, CMO, SQream and Arnon Shimoni, Product Manager and Solution Architect, SQream, who discussed the future of Hadoop along with strategies for companies using the technology.

Posted June 29, 2020

OpenLegacy, a provider of digital-driven integration for core legacy systems, is partnering with Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, to provide easy, superior legacy connectivity to help Boomi's enterprise customers access data in legacy systems. Boomi's integration platform as a service (iPaaS) covers a broad range of customer use cases and connectivity, and OpenLegacy complements Boomi by providing API-driven access to metadata and data from legacy assets such as AS/400, IMS, VSAM.

Posted June 29, 2020

CCPA took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following the May 25, 2018, launch of the landmark global compliance regulation GDPR. When California begins enforcing CCPA on July 1, 2020, any for-profit entity doing business in California that collects, shares, or sells California consumers' personal data will be governed by CCPA.

Posted June 29, 2020

Dynatrace has extended its observability capabilities to cloud and data center environments running on the Linux ARM platform. The enhancements to Dynatrace reflect increasing demand from enterprise IT teams for containers and microservices, as well as their growing adoption of ARM-based servers as a platform for cloud-native environments.

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has announced the availability of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (Wazi Workspaces). The environment addresses common challenges for developers who are new to the mainframe, and, in the process, makes cloud-native development on IBM Z a reality, according to Willie Tejada, GM & chief developer advocate at IBM, who provided information about Wazi Workspaces in an IBM developer blog post.

Posted June 29, 2020

The IBM Virtual Data Pipeline, powered by Actifio, is getting an update, the company announced, with the addition of Cloud Pak for Data 3.0. Actifio, a provider of multi-cloud copy data management software, provides its patented Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) technology as part of IBM's ecosystem of data and AI services. 

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spanugo, a U.S.-based provider of cloud cybersecurity posture management solutions. To further meet the security demands of its clients in highly regulated industries, IBM will integrate Spanugo software into its public cloud.

Posted June 29, 2020

The CCPA deadline has come and gone. And, while the California attorney general won't enforce the act until July 1, just 5 months before its effective date, a recent survey revealed that only slightly more than one in 10 business owners and executives were aware of whether the law even applied to their business. Alarmingly, almost half had never heard of the regulation.

Posted June 26, 2020

Oracle is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open source software in Coherence Community Edition. Oracle Coherence is an in-memory data grid solution that enables organizations to predictably scale mission-critical applications by providing fast access to frequently used data.

Posted June 25, 2020

Teradata has announced that its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering is now available on Vantage on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Vantage on Microsoft Azure. Teradata DRaaS is a standardized disaster recovery service in which an on-premise customer receives a Teradata-managed environment in the public cloud, ready to be spun up quickly in case of downtime of customers' onsite analytic systems.

Posted June 25, 2020

Immuta, the automated data governance company, is receiving $40 million in funding to further grow its automated data governance and privacy solutions. The Series C round was led by new investor Intel Capital, with participation from new investor Ten Eleven Ventures and existing investors DFJ Growth, Dell Technologies Capital, Greycroft, Drive Capital and Citi Ventures.

Posted June 25, 2020

LiveAction, a supplier of network performance management, is introducing new cloud monitoring capabilities that will extend network and application visibility into Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 25, 2020

The cloud is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for data analytics at enterprises today. Looking to capitalize on the promise of reduced costs and greater scalability and flexibility, more and more organizations are adopting hybrid and multicloud strategies to break down data silos, increase collaboration and equip decision-makers with faster access to actionable business insights.

Posted June 25, 2020

CommScope is releasing RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) to easily manage a converged wired and wireless network. Aided by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.

Posted June 25, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 25, 2020

Copado, a provider of a native DevOps platform for Salesforce, is releasing its Summer 20 updates to accelerate, optimize, and measure innovation delivery on the Salesforce platform. Summer 20 is a milestone release that includes a complete DevOps Analytics suite.

Posted June 24, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of performance and capacity optimization software, has introduced managed autoscaling in the cloud with Pepperdata Capacity Optimizer version 6.3. Capacity Optimizer augments autoscaling to ensure all nodes are fully utilized before additional nodes are created, helping to decrease waste and reduce cost.

Posted June 24, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the world, Rocket Software is offering users and partners a virtual way to continue getting acclimated to MultiValue tools and solutions. Rocket has created a virtual series of deep tech training to connect the dots to new technologies so people understand how it relates to cloud, containers, and more. Dubbed MultiValue University, the virtual program includes demonstrations, seminar type training, interactive Q&A, and exercise examples.

Posted June 24, 2020

Pick Cloud recently assisted All Vend in moving the corporation's D3 application from on-premise to cloud with ease. All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.

Posted June 24, 2020

SAP is making significant enhancements to SAP App Center, where customers can discover, try and buy trusted partner apps based on SAP solutions. SAP also unveiled the SAP Endorsed Apps initiative, designed to help customers solve key business challenges and become best-run intelligent enterprises.

Posted June 24, 2020

Honeywell and SAP are partnering to create a joint cloud-based solution based on Honeywell Forge, the company's enterprise performance management offering. The SAP Cloud Platform will streamline and combine operational and business data to support better decision-making and drive greater efficiencies.

Posted June 24, 2020

SAP is introducing new capabilities, enhancements, and further unifying the Business Technology Platform portfolio to help companies transform data into business value. SAP's Business Technology Platform enables developers and business users to access integrated, end-to-end services and tools to realize value along three critical areas of IT: data excellence, process integration, and extensions.

Posted June 24, 2020

In a world ruled by data, it is frightening to think how few people take protecting their information seriously. While it has become easy to share everything from an email address and mobile number to more sensitive personal information, what are the consequences of not safeguarding data?

Posted June 24, 2020

Immuta for Databricks, a new, native offering for Databricks customers, is aimed at enhancing data engineering productivity and data security by automating fine-grained access control and privacy protection natively within Databricks and Delta Lake.

Posted June 23, 2020

IT teams face an uphill battle in managing the deluge of apps that now populate enterprise networks. A big reason for this is that employees have access to a wide array of SaaS and cloud-delivered platforms—both business-critical tools and otherwise—that they can deploy in just a few clicks. This puts the onus on network teams to lay out specific policies about what kind of tools they'll allow on the network, as apps that could pose a threat to network performance are now increasingly common and easier than ever to deploy.

Posted June 23, 2020

Cybersecurity attacks have been increasing at an exponential rate. In 2018 alone, more than 2,000 data breaches were reported. The impact of these attacks has been calculated at more than $6 trillion. Given these statistics, the security of data lakes is of paramount importance. We all understand the value of a cloud data lake.

Posted June 22, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a set of new data connectors to improve the integration of analytics and reporting within the DevOps process. Complementing an expansive collection of pre-built, high-performing, standards-based data connectors, Progress has introduced connectors for TeamCity, GitHub, Aha!, and Jira.

Posted June 19, 2020

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of graph-driven data integration and analytics software, is adding geospatial analytics to its AnzoGraph DB, combining the power of scalable location analytics with the power of relationships and analytics in a graph database.

Posted June 19, 2020

The message on the business landscape is clear: Vulnerabilities are everywhere. They're in software, in hardware, in processes, and even in people. It only takes a small, unguarded threat vector for hackers to attack, invade, steal data, and wreck reputations.

Posted June 19, 2020

Dark data is a hot topic in the field of data management. Many perceive it as scary and aren't sure where to start in making it something of value. To back up, dark data is defined as data collected during business operations that otherwise goes unused. This unmanaged content is difficult to monitor, meaning it's hard to notice when information has been replicated, leaked, tampered with, lost, or stolen. It's easy to understand the ominous nature of the discussion around it.

Posted June 18, 2020

Privacera, a cloud data governance and security leader founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is releasing the latest version of the Privacera Platform, an enterprise data governance and security solution for machine learning and analytic workloads in the public cloud.

Posted June 17, 2020

Alation, provider of data catalog software, is partnering with Databricks, provider of a unified analytics platform for data and AI, to help accelerate data science-led innovations. As data teams move to the cloud the new collaboration helps organizations to identify and prioritize mission-critical data for migration and diminish storage redundancies.

Posted June 17, 2020

Oracle announced fiscal 2020 Q4 and fiscal 2020 full year results. Oracle announced fiscal 2020 Q4 and fiscal 2020 full year results. "In Q4, we launched a vastly improved version of our Exadata Cloud@Customer service," said Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and CTO. "Exadata Cloud@Customer now enables our existing on-premise database customers to run the Oracle Autonomous Database in their own data center; previously, the Oracle Autonomous Database was only available in Oracle's Gen2 Public Cloud.  Enabling all our on-premise database customers to upgrade and run Oracle's latest and best database technology in their own data center should dramatically accelerate the rate of adoption of the Oracle Autonomous Database … especially by our largest customers, including banks and governments that are not currently planning to move their largest and most critical systems to a public cloud."

Posted June 17, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp. has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers compute and networking performance and a portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain.

Posted June 17, 2020

According to Accenture's ninth annual Cost of Cybercrime study, the number of cyberattacks continues to rise and take more time to resolve. Organizations participating in the study saw an average of 145 attacks in 2018, up from 130 in 2017. The good news in the report was that prioritizing technologies to improve cybersecurity protection can reduce the consequences of attacks and "unlock future economic value as higher levels of trust encourage more business from customers."

Posted June 17, 2020

Oracle has helped the State of Oklahoma deal with new work-from-home challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.Before COVID-19, the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise IT desk fielded about 500 support calls a month, but that number quickly escalated to more than 1,500 calls per day, said Jerry Moore, CIO, State of Oklahoma.

Posted June 17, 2020

DBAs have always been central to how organizations manage, store, and use data. First, they were gatekeepers, limiting access to production environments and carefully shepherding database changes through to avoid the risk of data loss or system downtime.

Posted June 16, 2020

Ontotext and Semantic Web Company have formed a strategic partnership to meet the requirements of enterprise architects such as deployment, monitoring, resilience, and interoperability with other enterprise IT systems and security.

Posted June 16, 2020

FogHorn, a developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is creating Lightning Health & Safety Solutions, aiming to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Posted June 16, 2020

ScaleGrid, a database-as-a-service provider, has announced support for its MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis solutions on DigitalOcean, in addition to current DigitalOcean support for MongoDB. ScaleGrid provides a fully managed DBaaS solution used by thousands of developers, startups, and enterprise customers, including UPS, Polaris, and Adobe. The ScaleGrid platform now supports MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, and PostgreSQL on both public and private clouds, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and VMware.

Posted June 16, 2020

Sigma Computing, a provider of cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is updating its signature platform, introducing new interactive dashboards to transform the A&BI process by enabling seamless collaboration between business users and data experts.

Posted June 16, 2020

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