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QuerySurge has announced that its enterprise data validation and testing solution is now on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, allowing customers to take advantage of the Azure platform.  

Posted March 19, 2021

OpenText announced that that OpenText Migrate (formerly Carbonite Migrate) has achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that OpenText Migrate has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments.

Posted March 19, 2021

BigPanda, Inc., a provider of Event Correlation and Automation solutions powered by AIOps, is releasing Automatic Incident Triage, a new platform component that significantly reduces the manual toil associated with the triage phase of incident management.

Posted March 18, 2021

New Relic, Inc., the observability company, is offering new capabilities in New Relic Applied Intelligence to help engineers detect, understand, and resolve incidents faster than before. This latest update to New Relic One allows engineers to uncover anomalies automatically, now enabled by default and available for free to all users.

Posted March 17, 2021

Global cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp is releasing Spot Wave and extending Spot Ocean's support of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service. Together, these products provide customers with leading solutions for simple, scalable, and efficient infrastructure for cloud-native applications.

Posted March 17, 2021

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software that helps businesses maximize ROI for major software deployments, has announced its UEM product for Oracle Cloud applications. The solution is available now under an early access program, with GA scheduled for June. 

Posted March 17, 2021

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us—from baby monitors and home security cameras to smart vehicles, smart power grids, and even the emergence of smart cities. In recent years, the IoT has, and continues to transform how we, as individuals, live and work.

Posted March 17, 2021

Our new industrial era poses a paradox for every manufacturer. The increased revenues driven by high consumer demand often conceal the pressure felt on margins due to rising material costs and constant labor shortages. Consequently, many manufacturers seek supply-chain innovations to optimize their asset utilization, reduce production waste, minimize re-work, and produce reliable lead times. However, none of these efficiencies are possible without a modern data infrastructure.

Posted March 16, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its strategic collaboration with Microsoft, now delivering its observability platform for purchase through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Posted March 16, 2021

Datadobi, a provider of unstructured data management software, has added support for Azure Blob storage in DobiProtect 5.11. Using Datadobi, organizations can now maintain protection copies of their file data in Azure Blob Storage, to address the risk of data loss from cyberthreats, ransomware, accidental deletions, and software vulnerabilities.

Posted March 16, 2021

Accedian, a provider of performance analytics, cybersecurity threat detection, and end user experience solutions, is adding new decryption technology to its cloud-native performance monitoring and analytics platform, Skylight. The technology supports all Transport Layer Security versions, including TLS 1.3, allowing customers to maintain the privacy and security of encryption while still gaining valuable insight into network traffic for performance monitoring and threat detection.

Posted March 15, 2021

Machine learning is becoming the go-to solution for greater automation and intelligence. A recent study fielded amongst the subscribers of DBTA found that 48% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% considering adoption. At the same time, most projects are still in the early phases. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Gaurav Deshpande, VP of marketing, TigerGraph; Santiago Giraldo, director of product marketing data engineering and machine learning, Cloudera; and Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, who discussed key technologies and strategies for maximizing machine learning's impact.

Posted March 12, 2021

The latest product release from Panzura, CloudFS 8 Defend, is now available, providing seamless integration with the Varonis Data Security Platform, which protects enterprise data from unauthorized access and cyber-threats both on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted March 12, 2021

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to automate, accelerate, and simplify the migration of on-premises Hadoop analytics workloads to Snowflake's data platform.

Posted March 12, 2021

IntegrationWorks Australia, the company that specializes in data connectivity for enterprise applications, infrastructure, and cloud environments, is forming a new partnership with SnapLogic, providing IntegrationWorks customers with the ease and self-service nature of SnapLogic.

Posted March 11, 2021

A new book called "MongoDB Performance Tuning" takes a deep dive into MongoDB performance optimization. "We wanted to bring a 'floor-to-ceiling' approach to tuning, covering every aspect from the design of the document schema," said database expert Guy Harrison, who co-authored the book with Michael Harrison.

Posted March 11, 2021

Ben Sharma, co-founder and chief product officer of Zaloni, spoke with BDQ about the challenges companies are facing in their efforts to gain value from data.

Posted March 11, 2021

ionir is expanding the availability of its Kubernetes native storage platform, eliminating complexity in Kubernetes data and storage management. Based on a simple yet revolutionary concept, ionir gives data the same agility that Kubernetes offers applications.

Posted March 10, 2021

Vertica and Dell EMC have announced the general availability of Vertica in Eon Mode for Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), delivering data-driven organizations more freedom to leverage cloud innovation for analytics. According to the companies, this combined predictive analytics offering gives data-driven organizations the ability to leverage cloud innovation for analytics wherever their data resides, supporting hybrid deployments and on-premises data center use cases.

Posted March 10, 2021

VMware has announced portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure, including new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 to help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready.

Posted March 09, 2021

Navisite announced it is now a Google Cloud Partner, a designation that recognizes the company as an authorized managed services provider on Google Cloud. As a Google Cloud Partner, Navisite not only demonstrates the required knowledge and expertise to successfully migrate customers to Google Cloud but also the commitment and partnership with Google Cloud to help customers maximize business growth, innovation, and profitability.

Posted March 09, 2021

VMware is making a variety of portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure along with boosting its partnership with NVIDIA. The new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 will help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready; scales without compromise; boosts infrastructure and data security; and simplifies operations.

Posted March 09, 2021

Kinetica, the streaming data warehouse, is releasing the Kinetica Developer Edition, giving developers, data engineers, and data architects the ability to create ideas and small-scale proof-of-concepts without worrying about license expiration.

Posted March 09, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of the real-time AI platform built on a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing version 3.1 of its database, introducing new features and functionality to support enterprises with real-time AI projects.

Posted March 09, 2021

Elastic and Grafana Labs are forming a partnership to deliver the best possible experience of both Elasticsearch and Grafana. Through joint development of the official Grafana Elasticsearch plugin, users can combine the benefits of Grafana's visualization platform with the full capabilities of Elasticsearch.

Posted March 08, 2021

Akash Network, a project out of Overclock Labs, is releasing Akash MAINNET 2, an open-source and viable decentralized cloud alternative to centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Posted March 08, 2021

Siemens, IBM, and Red Hat have announced a new collaboration. Through the joint initiative, Siemens Digital Industries Software will apply IBM's open hybrid cloud approach, built on Red Hat OpenShift, to extend the deployment flexibility of MindSphere, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens. This will enable customers to run MindSphere on-premise, unlocking speed and agility in factory and plant operations, as well as through the cloud for seamless product support, updates and enterprise connectivity.

Posted March 08, 2021

ScaleOut Software is joining the Digital Twin Consortium to help define and advance the use of digital twin technologies across various industries.

Posted March 05, 2021

Kin + Carta (KTC), the global digital transformation consultancy, is launching Kin + Carta Data Labs, a statically conceived hub of data-related innovation and expertise.  

Posted March 04, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, is releasing its Maverics Identity Orchestrator platform for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), enabling organizations to migrate applications to the cloud without rewriting them. In addition, Strata allows companies to modernize on-premises apps by extending Azure AD authentication and access control capabilities to them with no code changes. 

Posted March 04, 2021

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is being acquired by Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Clearlake") and TA Associates.

Posted March 03, 2021

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Operational Database on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. CDP Operational Database is a fully managed cloud-native operational database that offers unparalleled scale, performance, and reliability. Optimized to be deployed anywhere, on any cloud platform, CDP Operational Database aligns with the cloud infrastructure strategy best suited for the business, according to the vendor.

Posted March 03, 2021

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is acquiring Airbrake, a developer-centric application error and performance monitoring company.The acquisition will extend LogicMonitor's ITIM platform into developer environments and will enable customers to gain visibility into continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) workflows to ensure that every code release delivers a flawless customer experience. 

Posted March 03, 2021

Kalypso, a professional services firm helping clients discover, create, make and sell better products with digital, is partnering with AVATA, a services provider for Oracle Cloud, ERP, SCM, and ERP solutions. The partnership is aimed at helping clients to accelerate digital transformation initiatives with Oracle's suite of cloud applications.

Posted March 03, 2021

Oracle has announced that Northwell Health, one of the largest health systems in New York, turned to Oracle Analytics Cloud to optimize patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We realized we needed a better way to calculate staffing needs and manage our search for staff so we could maximize patient safety," said Elina Petrillo, assistant vice president, HR Technology, Northwell Health.

Posted March 03, 2021

Grafana Labs, the company behind the open and composable observability platform, is releasing the unified Grafana Enterprise Stack. Enterprise Stack includes data source plugins for visualizing other commercial tools in Grafana, such as  Oracle, Splunk, New Relic, MongoDB, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and more.

Posted March 03, 2021

Akash Network, provider of a decentralized cloud computing marketplace and the first DeCloud for DeFi, has developed and is set to launch the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) Relayer timed to Interchain Foundation's launch of IBC. IBC enables various blockchain protocols to communicate and transact with each other independently, providing a framework to connect the global economy to the blockchain.

Posted March 02, 2021

Today's organizations often have more information at their disposal than they know what to do with. From products and apps to processes, departments, data, and more, there's so much that should be considered every time a business takes on a new change project, considers a new solution, or begins a major digital transformation. Before organizations embark on any of those journeys, they must understand how to get from their current state to where they ultimately want to end up.

Posted March 02, 2021

Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted March 02, 2021

Oracle Database 21c is now available on Oracle Cloud, including the Always Free tier of Oracle Autonomous Database. The new release contains more than 200 new innovations, including immutable blockchain tables, in-database JavaScript, native JSON binary data type, AutoML for in-database machine learning (ML), and persistent memory store, as well as enhancements for in-memory, graph processing performance, sharding, multitenant, and security. "Oracle Database 21c continues our strategy of delivering the world's most powerful converged database engine," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, database server technologies, Oracle.

Posted March 02, 2021

JFrog has announced that its DevOps Platform tools?JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray—are available with native deployment templates for customers using AWS GovCloud (US) and Azure Government clouds. Regulated industries and customers who use Government Clouds' secured environments can use these deployment options along with their existing JFrog self-hosted license.

Posted March 02, 2021

Redis Labs has announced the general availability of Redis Enterprise-powered tiers on Azure Cache for Redis, enabling companies to more effectively optimize for low-latency data access in their most critical applications.

Posted March 02, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra serverless, an open, multi-cloud serverless database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that delivers  a combination of pay-as-you-go data together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source.DataStax Astra builds upon the Apache Cassandra open source database and introduces a modern, microservices-based architecture that separates compute from storage, enabling database resources to scale up and down on demand to match application requirements and traffic independent of compute resources.

Posted March 02, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is offering enhanced capabilities within the SHIFT Migration Suite and Crawler360, allowing enterprises to automatically migrate from Apache Hadoop to their desired cloud solution.

Posted March 02, 2021

Itential, a provider of network and cloud automation, is releasing the latest updates to its low-code automation platform, including new configuration management capabilities for simplifying device configuration, compliance, and remediation across physical, virtual, and cloud-native networks.

Posted March 01, 2021

Sisu, providers of an augmented intelligence solution, is introducing a new analytics experience designed to accelerate the exploration of cloud-scale data. Informed by months of research, the redesigned product enables data teams to streamline their workflow, answer critical questions quickly, and get the complete picture behind changing metrics without cumbersome manual exploration, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2021

In 2020, we endured the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on health and life, and we also saw  multitudes of businesses and organizations collapse. One of those casualties was PASS, also known as the Professional Association for SQL Server.

Posted March 01, 2021

To be successful, business users need clarity into data definitions, synonyms, business attributes and usage to develop quality data intelligence. As a result, a data catalog must enable business users to understand and leverage data as an asset. By tracking data lineage to understand data's origins and transformations, businesses provide an audit trail throughout the data's lifecycle.

Posted March 01, 2021

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