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Hexaware Technologies, a global technology consulting and solutions company, is now a Premier Services Partner of Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, recognizing Hexaware's commitment to delivering accelerated outcomes through its proprietary Amaze  for Data & AI platform at scale and speed on Snowflake's Data Cloud.

Posted February 16, 2022

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, is releasing Retrospect Backup 18.5, featuring new anomaly detection, customizable filtering and thresholds, and enhanced ransomware protection. With deeper Microsoft Azure Blob integration for Immutable Backups and integrated cloud bucket creation, Retrospect Backup 18.5's anomaly detection and ransomware protect bolsters StorCentric's data-centric security approach to organizations' critical infrastructure, according to the vendor.  

Posted February 16, 2022

Panasonic has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to upgrade its technology infrastructure and drive innovation as it enters a new phase of growth. With Oracle Cloud ERP and Oracle Cloud EPM, Panasonic is working to streamline business operations, gain deeper financial insights, and position the company for a new era of expansion.

Posted February 16, 2022

Oracle is enhancing Oracle Cloud Lift Services with new capabilities that make it easier for customers to design and migrate their data lakehouse and AI-enabled application environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 16, 2022

Oracle has announced the general availability of a new API for Autonomous JSON Database—the Oracle Database API for MongoDB. The announcement was made in an Oracle Database Insider blog post by Roger Ford, principal product manager, Oracle.

Posted February 16, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted February 16, 2022

Cloudentity, a provider of application identity and authorization software, has released GraphQL support capabilities that secure GraphQL application programming interfaces (APIs). According to Cloudentity, GraphQL adoption continues to double year-over-year within the developer community, and it's estimated that millions of developers will use GraphQL for projects over the next few years. This widespread adoption is spurred by the user-friendly description of data in APIs that GraphQL provides. However, the company contends, while GraphQL APIs accelerate application development, save time and resources, and improve the developer experience, they also create new security risks and challenges for API data leakage. 

Posted February 15, 2022

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is releasing a variety of features for the Industrial Data and Internet of Things (IoT) space. InfluxData is releasing key features to expedite IoT and Industrial IoT application building. New capabilities deliver a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and deliver better data processing for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization, operational technology, smart offices, smart homes, and more, according to the vendor.

Posted February 15, 2022

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented data services and management platform Kyligence Cloud, is releasing the beta version of its intelligent data cloud platform on Google Cloud. "This is a significant step in the evolution of both the Kyligence Cloud and the Google Cloud ecosystem," said Li Kang, vice president, North America, Kyligence. "Having Kyligence's cloud platform available on Google Cloud, makes it even more seamless for customers around the world to leverage Kyligence to unlock insights faster from big data."

Posted February 15, 2022

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of distributed data cloud architecture for data warehousing, is forming a strategic partnership with Nippon Information and Communication Corporation (NI+C), advancing Yellowbrick's global expansion strategy to offer the cloud experience across private and public deployments or at the edge for mission-critical applications in Japanese markets.

Posted February 14, 2022

IBM has announced new capabilities designed to modernize applications across hybrid cloud environments. These include plans to deliver IBM Z as-a-service on IBM Cloud for development and test in the second half of 2022, as well as additional tools for developing hybrid applications. According to the IBM Institute for Business Value study, "Application Modernization on the Mainframe," 71% of responding executives say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy.

Posted February 14, 2022

NetApp is offering its latest update for Astra Control, now enhanced to support cloud block storage providers (Microsoft Azure Disk Storage and Google Persistent Disk) and new Kubernetes platforms (Rancher Kubernetes Engine and community Kubernetes).

Posted February 14, 2022

Advanced, an international provider of application modernization solutions, is partnering with Google Cloud, to drive innovation, increase agility, and reduce operational costs for customers by shifting workloads to Google Cloud.

Posted February 11, 2022

D2iQ, a provider of open enterprise-grade Kubernetes management for hybrid multi-cloud environments, is partnering with Kong Inc., the cloud connectivity company, to provide a comprehensive solution for building, deploying, and scaling cloud native applications in Day 2 operations.

Posted February 11, 2022

Teradata has announced the results of one of the largest-scale cloud analytic tests ever undertaken in the industry. "As critical analytic workloads increasingly move to the cloud, we recognize the need to provide our largest enterprise customers with a single system to manage all of their complex analytics," said Hillary Ashton, chief product officer at Teradata.

Posted February 10, 2022

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users.

Posted February 09, 2022

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended the Dynatrace platform's observability and advanced AIOps capabilities to all major serverless architectures. In addition to existing support for AWS Lambda, this includes Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, as well as managed Kubernetes environments, messaging queues, and cloud databases across all major cloud providers. Separately, the company also announced it is delivering software intelligence, including observability, application security, and advanced AIOps capabilities, as code.

Posted February 09, 2022

Data management has never been so unfettered—and yet so complicated at the same time. An emerging generation of tools and platforms is helping enterprises to get more value from their data than ever. These solutions now support and automate a large swath of structural activities, from data ingestion to storage, and also enhance business-focused operations such as advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and continuous real-time intelligence.

Posted February 08, 2022

As business has become more digital, data has become the most valuable asset of many organizations. But protecting that data has also become much more compli­cated as organizations increasingly migrate it to a mix of public and private cloud infra­structures, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud. With most businesses today operating in a multi-cloud environment, it's no longer possible to sim­ply lock up precious data in the proverbial vault and guard the perimeter.

Posted February 08, 2022

As an industry, we've been talking about the promise of data lakes for more than a decade. It's a fantastic concept—to put an end to data silos with a single repos­itory for big data analytics. Imagine having a singular place to house all your data for analytics to support product-led growth and business insight.

Posted February 08, 2022

Last year picked up where 2020 left off. Though pandemic restrictions have eased, 2022 looks to be another uncertain year with the rise of the omicron variant. As we begin 2022, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 08, 2022

In early November 2021, Microsoft announced the private preview of its flagship database product, SQL Server 2022. At some point in 2022, we will see SQL Server 2022 released as a general availability (GA) product, but the specific release date has not yet been disclosed. We can expect to see a variety of the announced features in the next major release deployed to Azure SQL customers. Microsoft has a long history of deploying new features to the Azure cloud far in advance of the on-prem products.

Posted February 08, 2022

Most database administrators know database servers didn't initially come in a cloud or cluster. Once upon a time, DBAs had to reconfigure disk files and handle data manually. Now, with virtualization and the shift toward the cloud, the evolution of database administration yields more opportunities to automate tasks and fewer reasons for DBAs to get their hands dirty.

Posted February 08, 2022

Oracle Autonomous Database is a fully managed cloud service. It is a combination of Exadata infrastructure automation, Oracle Database 19c automation, and automated data center operations and machine learning. During Quest Experience Week 2021, Gerald Venzl, distinguished product manager at Oracle, shared how Oracle Autonomous Database simplifies the management of operational and analytical database workloads and how innovation continues to improve analyst, data scientist, and developer productivity.

Posted February 08, 2022

The old Chinese expression "May you live in interesting times" has never been more applicable in my lifetime than in 2020 and 2021. The global pandemic combined periods of great anxiety with long stretches of mind-numbing lockdown boredom. But it certainly kept our attention!

Posted February 08, 2022

Folks relate to physical tables; even the most non-relational-minded person can picture a fixed structure file and equate that to a table and its columns. The spreadsheet image is ubiquitous. DBMS-defined views are logically similar to tablesand in usage are certainly interchangeable with tables.

Posted February 08, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is releasing major features to its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform, CloudCasa, enabling advanced migration and recovery to restore data across clusters, regions, cloud accounts, and cloud providers. CloudCasa protects cloud-native applications across IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), DigitalOcean, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Red Hat OpenShift, SUSE Rancher, and VMware Tanzu.

Posted February 08, 2022

VAST Data, the storage software company, announced it is broadening its international expansion plans, continuing to disrupt and modernize the legacy storage infrastructure market. VAST has opened up operations in the UK, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Czech Republic, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Korea. These will now be followed by further expansion across EMEA with Benelux, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Nordics, and in Asia with Japan.

Posted February 08, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted February 08, 2022

There's been a lot of hype recently around the concept of a data lakehouse, and for good reason. Essentially, it is a new data management paradigm that combines the capabilities of data warehouses and data lakes, changing the way data teams operate together. This new architecture represents a significant fundamental shift in the way we work with data.

Posted February 08, 2022

Panzura is introducing Data Flex, a set of new hyper-converged cloud capabilities for users of the company's flagship global file system Panzura CloudFS. The new features are designed to provide more flexible access, management, and visibility of unstructured data across an entire hybrid multi-cloud environment, under a single pane of glass using Panzura solutions.

Posted February 07, 2022

Exasol announced that its high-performance analytics database is now available through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model on Amazon Web Services (AWS), strengthening Exasol's position as the performance bridge to the cloud for businesses with a cloud-first strategy.

Posted February 07, 2022

IBM said it plans to introduce a new mainframe during its conference call on fourth-quarter 2021 earnings. The new IBM Z introduction will occur late in the first half of 2022.

Posted February 07, 2022

NVIDIA announced that its AI Enterprise 1.1 is now generally available, bringing new updates including production support for containerized AI with the NVIDIA software on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, which was previously only available on a trial basis. Now, enterprises can run accelerated AI workloads on vSphere, running in both Kubernetes containers and virtual machines with NVIDIA AI Enterprise to support advanced AI development on mainstream IT infrastructure.

Posted February 07, 2022

Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, and Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P., have entered into a deal to acquire Citrix in an all-cash transaction valued at $16.5 billion. Vista and Evergreen intend to combine Citrix and TIBCO Software, one of Vista's portfolio companies. The companies say this union will create one of the world's largest software providers, serving 400,000 customers, including 98% of the Fortune 500, with 100 million users in 100 countries.

Posted February 07, 2022

More data is being collected than ever before from online interactions, apps, and smart devices. With cyberattacks, ransomware, and a variety of data breach risks on the rise, industry leaders took the opportunity presented by Data Privacy Day to reflect on the current state of data security and the business damage that can be sustained if data is not handled effectively.

Posted February 07, 2022

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security provider, is adding a variety of key features to its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), helping time-strapped security, DevOps, and IT practitioners to assess their cloud native security risks and respond to attacks in real-time.

Posted February 04, 2022

Foresite Cybersecurity, a cyber security innovator, is acquiring Cyber Lantern, absorbing the company's solutions into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions. Now integrating support for more than 160 of the most important compliance standards, Foresite offers the most comprehensive SaaS solution for small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) looking to automate the management of their security, risk, and compliance initiatives.

Posted February 04, 2022

Keepit, a provider of cloud backup and recovery with a  blockchain-based cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection, is including support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) in its recent platform update. This upgrade adds comprehensive Azure AD support to Keepit's multi-cloud backup and recovery solution.

Posted February 03, 2022

SolarWinds, a provider of secure IT management software, is offering its database performance monitoring products—SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), SolarWinds SQL Sentry, and SolarWinds Database Insights for SQL Server—on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Organizations can now fulfill their license subscriptions for SolarWinds database performance management products with their Azure consumption commitment benefit under their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC).

Posted February 03, 2022

Syntax, a provider of multi-cloud and mission-critical application managed services and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has increased its investment in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud strategy and will accelerate the transformation of Oracle E-Business Suite to the cloud.

Posted February 02, 2022

Oracle has announced the availability of its first cloud region in Africa to meet the rapidly growing demand for enterprise cloud services on the continent. The Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region will boost cloud adoption across Africa while also helping businesses achieve better performance and drive continuous innovation. The opening marks Oracle's 37th cloud region worldwide with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.

Posted February 02, 2022

Oracle has achieved FedRAMP High Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) for an expanded set of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services.

Posted February 02, 2022

Teradata is forming a global partnership with Microsoft to integrate the Teradata Vantage data platform with Microsoft Azure, enabling businesses seeking to modernize their data analytics workloads to leverage the technology of both companies. Teradata Vantage on Azure is already heavily integrated with the Azure ecosystem, including more than 60 Azure data services.

Posted February 02, 2022

Directus, a software company democratizing the future of data management, is releasing Directus 9, an Open Data Platform that can power any data driven app or digital experience. With a new codebase built on Node.js and Vue.js 3, Directus 9 achieves  higher performance than previous versions for near-instant SQL query responses, whether browsing vast datasets in the Directus app or performing deeply nested relational API requests, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2022

DataOps.live, a software company dedicated to helping enterprise companies build and lifecycle manage data applications and data products using Snowflake, announced it has secured $10.3 million in Seed funding, enabling the company to scale-up rapidly, attract even more talent, expand further into North America.

Posted February 01, 2022

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