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For years, if not decades, database managers have been struggling with the challenges of providing as much access as possible to corporate informa­tion assets while at the same time protect­ing these crown jewels. All of this work, of course, has had to take place within the confines of relatively tight budget and resource constraints. Now, a new generation of solutions and platforms holds great promise in releasing profes­sionals from the more mundane aspects of their jobs to devote more time to the activities that matter to their businesses. However, even with database automation and cloud resources abundantly available on the market, many database managers still spend inordinate amounts of time on low-level tasks.

Posted February 10, 2020

As part of Quest Experience Week 2019, Richard Evans, database security prod­uct management at Oracle, spoke about the top 10 security features you might not be using.

Posted February 10, 2020

Kore Technologies is releasing version 4.7 of the Kourier Integrator platform, increasing performance times across the board. This latest release includes the Package Execution Manager (PEM), improving the overall performance, execution, and transparency of Kourier generated Microsoft SSIS packages, and provides a stable and fault tolerant environment in which to run them.

Posted February 10, 2020

CHO, a producer of olive oil, is using IBM Blockchain to provide traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil across eight quality assurance checkpoints, including the orchard where the olives were grown, the mill where olives were crushed, and the facilities where the oil was filtered, bottled, distributed, and more.

Posted February 10, 2020

IBM inventors received 9,262 U.S. patents in 2019, achieving a milestone of most patents ever awarded to a U.S. company, and marking the company's 27th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. In 2019, IBM led the industry in the number of U.S. patents granted across key technology areas such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing, quantum computing and security.

Posted February 10, 2020

Arvind Krishna has been elected as the CEO of IBM and a member of its board of directors. In this role, Krishna succeeds Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, IBM chairman, president, and CEO, who will continue as executive chairman of the board and serve through the end of the year, when she will retire after almost 40 years with the company. Announcing the executive changes on January 30, IBM said that Krishna, who is currently IBM SVP for Cloud and Cognitive Software, and was a principal architect of the company's acquisition of Red Hat, would assume the job on April 6, 2020. James Whitehurst, IBM SVP and CEO of Red Hat, was also elected by the board as IBM president, effective April 6, 2020

Posted February 10, 2020

Whether you are reading the news, going to the store, dealing with customer service or sending a package, it has become apparent that AI is becoming part of our daily lives. We can see this on more of a macro level with the automotive industry and its adoption of AI to improve the overall driving experience, as well as the healthcare industry as it uses the technology to automate the process of identifying and ultimately diagnosing high-risk patient groups. Even the agriculture industry is taking advantage of AI to improve operating efficiency and assist with the automation of essential farming processes.

Posted February 10, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding digital experience management capabilities, including advanced analytics and segmentation of mobile app user sessions, auto-instrumentation for additional mobile platforms and technologies, and enhancements to its explainable AI engine, Davis, including insights from third-party mobile app components.

Posted February 07, 2020

Incorta, provider of a unified data analytics platform powered by direct data mapping, is releasing the latest version of its platform, Incorta 4.6, providing new features, capabilities, and performance enhancements.

Posted February 07, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is adding Database Performance Monitor (DPM) to its IT operations management (ITOM) portfolio, enabling customers to manage on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-native databases through a single provider, and with both on-premises and SaaS delivery.

Posted February 05, 2020

Aiven, a startup that combines the open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, has raised $40 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to add new integrations and innovations.

Posted February 05, 2020

Oracle has announced the addition of five new cloud regions in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Australia (Melbourne), Japan (Osaka), Canada (Montreal), and The Netherlands (Amsterdam).

Posted February 05, 2020

Oracle Retail is offering Consumer Insights, a new offering to help retailers understand the characteristics of their best customers and then extend those traits to find similar potential customers among the petabytes of third-party consumer data in Oracle Data Cloud. This enables retailers to optimize customer acquisition campaigns with more relevant, targeted products and offers. 

Posted February 05, 2020

Splice Machine, a provider of a SQL database, has formed a partnership with Heirloom Computing. The partnership leverages Heirloom's technology to automatically re-platform mainframe applications so they execute on any cloud, while preserving critical business logic, user interfaces, data integrity, and systems security.

Posted February 04, 2020

Looker, a data platform company, is introducing the Looker Certification program for people to get "Looker Certified." The program is launching with two exams that are available now - a LookML Developer Certification and a Business Analyst Certification - with additional exams to be rolled out over time.   

Posted February 04, 2020

dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning (ML) Competency status, reaching the milestone after 8 months of joining the AWS Partner Network.

Posted February 04, 2020

InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, InfluxDB Cloud is now on Google Cloud, offering developers and businesses unified billing, support, and integration with other Google Cloud services. InfluxDB Cloud on Google Cloud is a serverless, purpose-built time series database-as-a-service with advanced analytics that provide real-time observability into IoT and DevOps workloads.

Posted February 04, 2020

Rockset, a real-time database built for the cloud, is ushering in new growth with several industry partnerships and continued product innovation. The company is entering several new partnerships and implementing technology integrations, including adding DynamoDB to search and analyze database change streams, Apache Kafka to analyze raw events in real time, and Tableau to visualize live data from a variety of sources.

Posted February 03, 2020

StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, is supporting and integrating its platform for Microsoft's recently announced SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters. With this integration, SQL users are empowered to design and operationalize data pipelines for big data workloads without the complexities of coding for big data systems.

Posted January 30, 2020

Yellowbrick Data, provider of a modern analytical data warehouse built for the hybrid cloud, is partnering with MicroStrategy, enabling a new integration of a Yellowbrick Data warehouse and MicroStrategy 2020, MicroStrategy's flagship enterprise analytics platform.

Posted January 30, 2020

Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge platform and Kinetic Edge Exchange (KEX), announced Cloudflare will be rolling out its cloud services on the Kinetic Edge platform, nationwide. Additionally, Vapor IO has completed its Series C financing, raising a total of $90 million to build out its Kinetic Edge platform in 36 U.S. markets by the end of 2021.

Posted January 30, 2020

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is collaborating with Google and Microsoft on the OpenTelemetry project to shape the future of open standards-based observability.

Posted January 30, 2020

Insight Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veeam Software,  a provider of in backup solutions that deliver data management for the cloud. Under the ownership of Insight Partners, Veeam will become a U.S. company, with a U.S.-based leadership team, while continuing its global expansion from offices in 30 countries and with customers in over 160 countries.

Posted January 30, 2020

Today's enterprise clouds are evolving, and businesses need to evolve with them by embracing the next-generation cloud model. As a new year—and a new decade—unfolds, here are 5 predictions from Oracle on how new technologies and business models are changing.

Posted January 30, 2020

LightStep, a provider of observability software, today announced the release of its Service Health for Deployments solution to help developers quickly and easily identify and remediate service health issues during and after a deployment. With LightStep's solution, developers can monitor performance regressions to their services during and after a deployment, gaining visibility into the latency, error ratio, and throughput changes to their operations.

Posted January 29, 2020

Portshift, a provider of identity-based workload protection for cloud-native applications, today introduced a simplified and intuitive pod security policy (PSP) implementation for Kubernetes.

Posted January 29, 2020

SAP is joining the CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge, issued by Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri pledging to support global business in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In the transition to new sustainable business models, SAP has a team of innovation services and solutions professionals focused on enabling customers to embrace disruption and transform their business through innovation using intelligent technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and advanced data analytics

Posted January 29, 2020

Oracle has announced that a new cloud region in Osaka, Japan is now available. The region name is ap-osaka-1. The region key is KIX. This region has one availability domain.

Posted January 28, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has released the results of a survey of application owners, developers, and support teams, whose roles span cloud operations, DevOps, monitoring engineering, and site reliability engineering (SRE).

Posted January 28, 2020

SIOS Technology Corp. has introduced SIOS AppKeeper, an out-of-the-box solution to automatically respond to service outages on Amazon EC2 instances, protecting applications from service interruptions and downtime while eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming manual intervention. SIOS AppKeeper was first introduced in the Japanese market in early 2017 by sister company Japan-based SIOS Technology, Inc.

Posted January 28, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is launching Collibra Lineage, enabling organizations to better understand where data comes from and how it flows and transforms as it moves across the enterprise. The launch also marks the integration of SQLdep, the automated technical lineage provider that Collibra acquired in July 2019.

Posted January 27, 2020

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label was announced with the initial goal to decarbonize data centers in Switzerland and reduce their overall energy consumption. "We are witnessing a paradigm shift in IT, whereby conventional silicon technologies that historically resulted in doubling in chip density and efficiency every 2 years for 5 decades have reached their physical limits," said Babak Falsafi, professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences and founding director of the EcoCloud, an industrial/academic consortium at EPFL. "As a result, sustained IT performance growth can only come from building more infrastructure."

Posted January 27, 2020

Delta Air Lines is embarking on a multi-year collaborative effort with IBM - including joining the IBM Q Network—to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for customers and employees. Through the IBM Q Hub at NC State University, Delta will have access to the IBM Q Network's fleet of universal hardware quantum computers for commercial use cases and fundamental research, including the recently-announced 53-qubit quantum computer, which, the company says, has the most qubits of a universal quantum computer available for external access in the industry, to date.

Posted January 27, 2020

Red Hat has introduced Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4 to provide an integrated, multi-cloud experience to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform users. Enhanced with Multi-Cloud Object Gateway from Red Hat's 2018 acquisition of NooBaa, Red Hat says that OpenShift Container Storage 4 enables greater abstraction and flexibility so customers have the freedom to choose data services across multiple public clouds, while still operating from a unified Kubernetes-based control plane for applications and storage.

Posted January 27, 2020

Unravel Data has announced that its platform has earned the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type II certification from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The platform provides visibility and AI-powered recommendations to drive more reliable performance in modern data applications. The SOC 2 certification process is governed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Posted January 24, 2020

Confluent, Inc., an event streaming platform provider, is releasing Confluent Platform 5.4, helping organizations make event streaming the central nervous system of their business. With Confluent Platform 5.4, organizations now have the security, resilience, and storage they need to extend what's possible with their event streaming platform for their business and customers.

Posted January 23, 2020

Databricks, a provider of unified data analytics, has announced that Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF). With HITRUST, organizations can measure and benchmark compliance using a standardized compliance framework, assessment, and certification process. HITRUST offers three degrees of assurance and Azure Databricks has met all of the requirements for CSF certification for the highest degree of assurance. 

Posted January 22, 2020

AquaFold, an Idera, Inc. company, that provides of cross-platform database productivity tools, has released Aqua Data Studio version 20.5 with enhanced functionality for both relational and NoSQL environments.

Posted January 22, 2020

CentriLogic, a global managed IT transformation solutions provider headquartered in Toronto, has acquired Chicago-based ManageForce, a cloud, ERP, and data solutions provider focused on Oracle and Microsoft applications and databases. The combination of CentriLogic and ManageForce enables CentriLogic to significantly strengthen its application and database management service capabilities and accelerate its strategy of delivering full-stack solutions to global customers

Posted January 22, 2020

Oracle is making enhancements to its enterprise management platform in order to help customers easily move Oracle Databases to the cloud and simplify management of hybrid cloud environments. The new release adds functionality that automates database migration and provides a single dashboard that improves visibility, control, and management for hybrid IT environments.

Posted January 22, 2020

Circonus, provider of a machine data intelligence platform, is receiving $6.8 million in a Series A1 investment to continue advancing its machine data intelligence platform and meet market demand for machine data intelligence across multiple industries.

Posted January 21, 2020

AtScale, the intelligent data virtualization provider for advanced analytics, is launching its Adaptive Analytics 2020.1, providing a leap in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud analytics, data platform flexibility and more. Delivering on the promise of a single enterprise view of all analytics data, AtScale's enhanced autonomous data engineering alleviates the performance and scale challenges of traditional data federation, manual data engineering and reliance on query caches.

Posted January 15, 2020

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