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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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As many tools and platforms have evolved to solve niche problem areas, they are fairly disconnected, creating more confusion for data leaders to decide what tools and platforms are needed to support end-to-end business needs. In simple terms, XOps can be broken down to "X" related to data, infrastructure, business intelligence (BI), and machine learning (ML) models, and "Ops" is the automation via code. The individual component has existed for years, but the difference now is they are interconnected to drive agility and innovation by removing silos.

Posted January 05, 2022

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently when new technologies emerged that the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics could be addressed both technically and cost-effectively by organizations on a large scale.

Posted January 04, 2022

For many of today's top enterprises, the ability to get the most out of their data has become a top priority. Turning data into insights, though, is easier said than done. Organizations need a data intelligence engine that will harness the power of their data, ensure it can be trusted, and empower their data consumers with the right data at the right time.

Posted January 03, 2022

The ability to create connected datasets is becoming one of the biggest competitive differentiators in enterprise operations. But with the rapid growth of the API economy and SaaS applications, this is easier said than done. Today's data teams must find an alternative to the limited selection of third-party connectors or the maintenance burdens of self-hosted solutions.

Posted January 03, 2022

Today, businesses want data to help them get deep, dynamic, and even real-time insights into their customers, markets, and supply chains, often via machine learning models. They want to make better predictions both of day-to-day realities and longer-term trends. They want data to help them create better, unique experiences for their customers. And they need fast access to data to support the rapid innovation that will let them thrive in the new hyper-competitive environment. Businesses can no longer afford to wait for the old data mills' wheels to turn.

Posted January 03, 2022

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 January 03, 2022

Software AG is forming a strategic partnership with Silver Lake, a leader in technology investing, anchored by a Silver Lake investment of €344 million in Software AG. Following three years of successful transformation and with the benefit of Silver Lake's unique expertise, going forward, Software AG will look to accelerate growth, supported by its cloud-native product set, further strengthening and extending its position in North America, and executing a strategic program of value-creating M&A.

Posted December 21, 2021

SnapLogic is introducing a series of new innovations to its Intelligent Integration Platform, enabling users across the organization to fully embrace self-service development, integration, and automation. The latest improvements include self-service for API consumers, enabling organizations to build applications and microservices faster and manage their entire API ecosystem more efficiently with upcoming support for third party APIs; the ability to build data products faster and accelerate analytics projects with enhanced support for leading data warehouse tools; and added features for SnapLogic Flows, the company's self-service user interface for non-technical business users.

Posted December 21, 2021

Over the past year, enterprise digital transformation efforts have accelerated dramatically with a substantial focus on not only how data is managed and stored, but how data is leveraged to deliver business insights. DataOps continues to gain a foothold at organizations hungry for speed, agility, and innovation. The adoption of machine learning and complementary technologies, such as knowledge graphs, is on the rise.

Posted December 20, 2021

Tellius, the AI-driven decision intelligence platform, is introducing Live Insights, a new capability for users to quickly generate powerful data analysis within their cloud data warehouses. This new feature leverages the compute power of cloud data platforms for automated generation of advanced insights without requiring data to be extracted from these systems, fueling faster, better decision making, according to the vendor.

Posted December 20, 2021

Oracle and Cerner have jointly announced an agreement for Oracle to acquire Cerner through an all-cash tender offer for $95 per share, or approximately $28.3 billion in equity value. The transaction is expected to close in calendar year 2022. Oracle also said that Cerner will be its anchor asset to expand into healthcare.

Posted December 20, 2021

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Barclays has selected HPE GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform. The bank has signed a strategic cloud partnership, in which the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will be integral to Barclays' hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation across Barclays' global businesses.

Posted December 17, 2021

Vivanti—the enterprise technology consultancy delivering impactful cloud experiences and data-driven innovations with a client-first ethical framework—is officially launching in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, with locations in Manhattan and Washington DC, Vivanti offers advisory, consulting, and managed services across all major cloud platforms, including Snowflake, HashiCorp, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and more.

Posted December 17, 2021

DataRobot is introducing DataRobot Core, a comprehensive offering that broadens its AI Cloud platform for code-first data science experts. Additionally, DataRobot also announced its latest platform release, extending the capabilities of AI Cloud for all users with broader and more sophisticated analytical capabilities for data scientists, enhanced decision intelligence, and new features to manage and scale operations in production.

Posted December 17, 2021

SQream Technologies, provider of a GPU-based data analytics platform, is acquiring Panoply, a no-code cloud data platform, to expand its cloud offerings—enabling the companies to become the leading powerhouse in future-ready data analytics platforms.

Posted December 16, 2021

Redgate Software, a provider of Database DevOps solutions, is joining other business software providers such as Microsoft, Sage, and Adobe, in moving to a subscription-first model. From January 2022, the majority of its product portfolio will be offered on a subscription-first basis, rather than solely under a perpetual license agreement.

Posted December 16, 2021

Sisense, providing an AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is offering Sisense Notebooks, a new code-first functionality within Sisense Fusion Analytics that empowers data analysts with the tools they need to conduct advanced analysis using Structured Query Language (SQL) and Python.

Posted December 16, 2021

Enterprises walk a knife edge when it comes to digital transformation. They must scale their operations on the cloud, but somehow minimize complexity and disruptions. The discipline of cloud operations (CloudOps) aims to strike the right balance by intelligently provisioning resources, utilizing capacity, and mitigating issues-all with the help of cloud log analytics.

Posted December 16, 2021

Since the emergence of cloud computing more than a decade ago, many have been waiting for a completely cloud-based, elastic database that could expand (and even contract) its footprint dynamically and would eliminate the significant opera­tional effort of maintaining a production database system.

Posted December 16, 2021

Following the announcement of becoming an independent company, Kyndryl has expanded its cloud capabilities and commitment to delivering SAP services with its recent SAP certification for global cloud and infrastructure operations. "SAP certifications show our commitment to investing in our partnership and success for our mutual customers," said Nicolas Sekkaki, general manager, applications data and AI at Kyndryl. "This also helps Kyndryl provide quality SAP services and focus on continuous innovation at scale for our customers."

Posted December 16, 2021

IBM has announced the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specializing in cloud applications, cloud platforms and cloud cybersecurity. SXiQ will join IBM Consulting's Hybrid Cloud Services business, helping IBM capitalize on a rapidly growing cloud professional services market which is projected to surpass $200 billion globally by 2024.

Posted December 16, 2021

Matillion, provider of an enterprise cloud data integration platform, has announced the preview of Matillion Data Loader Version 2.0, a data loader that offers no-code connector creation, a single unified experience across batch and change data capture pipelines, and a hybrid SaaS architecture that gives enterprises control to create high-security data pipelines. Access to the new user experience is now available in public preview.

Posted December 16, 2021

Cloud usage in all its forms continues to grow in importance. However, in 2022, despite the ease of use, there will be a greater focus on portability and connectivity, on reining in the cost of these elastic services, and on a rebalancing of cloud versus on-prem workloads. Here, IT leaders share their perspectives on where cloud services are headed and what can be expected to change in 2022. From the impact of the Great Resignation to the possibility of a cloud vendor making its services available on another public cloud, find out what these leaders are thinking.

Posted December 16, 2021

Veritone, Inc., creator of aiWARE, is partnering with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, offering enterprises with visibility and actionable insights into their data whether structured, semi-structured, or unstructured.

Posted December 15, 2021

The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.

Posted December 15, 2021

Coveo Solutions Inc., a provider of relevance platforms that transform search, recommendations, and personalization, is offering its Search and Recommendations solution for SAP Commerce Cloud on SAP Store. Coveo's solution integrated with SAP Commerce Cloud delivers AI-powered search, recommendations, and personalization into commerce storefronts, including powering customers like Phillips and Fiskars.

Posted December 15, 2021

Sierra Digital, Inc., Houston-based specialists in digital transformation, is launching APPRISE, an Accelerated Productivity Platform designed to speed and automate SAP's signature digital transformation program called RISE. RISE delivers business transformation as a service in a unified package to help change the mindset of business users, redesign business processes, and reduce internal complexity.

Posted December 15, 2021

SAP is rolling out new products and services that empower citizen and professional developers to accelerate digital transformation. SAP's announcements tackle the talent gap with new tools, integrations, embedded AI, and learning programs to help both employees and applicants build new skills for the cloud-first era.

Posted December 15, 2021

As the year comes to a close, Oracle shared its views on the trends and challenges that will shape 2022.

Posted December 15, 2021

The past 2 years have been defining ones for enterprises seeking to become data-driven. There have been changes wrought by COVID-19, of course, but, even before the pandemic, companies were already on a path to better leverage the data that was streaming in from all corners of their orga­nizations. With this heightened focus, new roles have been emerging for the caretakers of data, including database administrators, data engineers, data analysts, data scientists, and developers.

Posted December 15, 2021

Organizations that use MySQL or MariaDB databases for business-critical functions may struggle with direct attached storage (DAS) limitations for these deployments. Typically these platforms can accelerate access to data, increase business agility, and deliver business breakthroughs.

Posted December 15, 2021

Avo Automation, provider of a solution for automated software testing and intelligent process automation, announced that its test automation solution—Avo Assure 3.0—has achieved Oracle certification as integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted December 15, 2021

Unisys Corporation, a global IT solutions company, is acquiring cloud solutions provider CompuGain for $87.3 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, empowering the company to booster its cloud offerings. CompuGain's capabilities include application modernization, cloud-native agile application development and cloud and hybrid cloud data management, including its designation as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner. The company brings more than 400 engineers, cloud solution architects and developers.

Posted December 14, 2021

Ascend.io, the Data Automation Cloud, announced that customers of Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company, can now put workloads on autopilot with a single platform—Ascend's Data Automation cloud. Ascend's Data Automation Cloud unifies the core capabilities a data engineer needs—data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability—into a seamless experience.

Posted December 14, 2021

StorCentric, provider of a portfolio of secure data management solutions, is releasing Nexsan Unity software version 7.0, adding important enhancements to power enterprise-class security, compliance, and ransomware protection. The new Unity software now supports Object (S3) protocol, and data-centric security features such as immutable snapshots and object locking.

Posted December 14, 2021

IBM has unveiled the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center, a digital front door to training, resources and ecosystem partners to help IBM Z clients accelerate the modernization of their applications, data and processes in an open hybrid cloud architecture.

Posted December 13, 2021

Industry experts believe that businesses that deliver essential services—such as data centers and cloud providers—will continue to be targeted by cyberthreats. Here, they provide perspectives on data governance and security in data center and cloud environments.

Posted December 13, 2021

MuleSoft, provider of an integration and API platform, is releasing new universal API management capabilities that enable IT teams to securely create, manage, and govern any API across any environment and technology. The universal API management capabilities—including Anypoint Flex Gateway, API Manager, API Experience Hub, API Designer with event-driven capabilities, and API Governance—are built directly on Anypoint Platform, MuleSoft's unified platform for integration, API management, and automation.

Posted December 09, 2021

Now more than ever, companies are facing staffing and skills challenges. DBAs and managers are under pressure to deliver high-performing and responsive systems that can scale with the business.

Posted December 08, 2021

Mainstream New Zealand began in 1992 as a virtual business providing freight services between Auckland and Christchurch. Suppliers, customers, and staff leverage the company's internally developed freight management system (FMS) to manage consignments, and its warehouse management system (WMS) to automate warehouse pick, pack, and dispatch processes. Both proprietary systems utilize Rocket UniVerse to deliver the capabilities both the business and their customers need to succeed.

Posted December 08, 2021

Entrinsik Informer earned top marks from the BARC BI & Analytics Survey 22, scoring in 45 top rankings and 75 leading positions in 6 different peer groups. Informer was top-ranked in various peer groups for price-to-value, distribution of reports, performance satisfaction, operational BI, project success, vendor support, implementer support, customer satisfaction, functionality, ease of use, sales experience, data preparation, competitive win rate, product satisfaction, and ad hoc query.

Posted December 08, 2021

Kore Technologies and Ad Astra are collaborating to improve data integration capabilities for institutions using Ellucian Colleague. This partnership allows both companies to focus on their value propositions while providing increased value to clients.

Posted December 08, 2021

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