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Cloud Computing Articles

Oracle NetSuite has announced SuiteLife, a partner engagement initiative aimed at enabling new partners to start selling and delivering NetSuite to customers in 90 days, and providing existing partners with new offerings to expand their NetSuite practices.

Posted April 17, 2019

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is introducing Pipeline Designer to Talend Cloud, a unified, comprehensive, and highly scalable integration platform as-a-service (iPaaS). Talend's new web-based graphical designer dramatically simplifies the creation of end-to-end data pipelines, giving customers the ability to preview live data and transform it with ease.

Posted April 16, 2019

Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, is forming a strategic partnership with Snowflake, Inc., the data warehouse built for the cloud. The partnership aims to simplify and speed loading of real-time data to Snowflake, accelerating data-driven analytics in the cloud.

Posted April 16, 2019

A new survey report on mainframe security reveals that organizations know that mainframe security is important, but they're not taking actions that reflect their priorities. Even though 95% of respondents say they're concerned about the potential of customer data breaches on the mainframe, 67% admit that only sometimes or rarely are they factoring security into mainframe decisions, putting the most critical IT systems at significant risk.

Posted April 15, 2019

IBM has announced enhancements and new features across its Storwize storage systems. According to Eric Herzog, VP, product marketing and management, IBM Storage Systems, the systems are designed to address customers' need for higher levels of performance, security, flexibility, and functionality from their IT infrastructure, despite limited IT budgets.

Posted April 15, 2019

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is extending its AI-powered platform to include IBM Z support for CICS, IMS, and middleware. The aim is to give customers precise information about the performance of digital services across hybrid environments; from modern cloud applications to the mainframe.

Posted April 12, 2019

Cloudian, an object storage provider, is releasing a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cloudian HyperStore on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) platform. The CVD reflects the companies' expanded collaboration in providing best-of-breed infrastructure solutions for modernizing enterprise data centers, including accelerating the transition to hybrid cloud.

Posted April 11, 2019

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform, is releasing a new bi-directional integration for Atlassian Opsgenie. This new offering provides DevOps teams with full visibility across the entire incident management lifecycle for improved monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting when responding to service interruptions.

Posted April 11, 2019

Cloud computing—and everything that goes with it—is dramatically changing the roles and aspirations of database administrators. No longer do DBAs need to be chained to their databases, wrestling with managing updates, applying security patches, and dealing with capacity issues. Moving to a cloud data environment is steadily shifting DBAs' roles from hands-on database overseers to value-drivers for their businesses—and enabling a range of career advancement opportunities not seen since the dawn of relational databases.

Posted April 11, 2019

Qubole, provider of a cloud-native data platform for analytics and machine learning, has expanded its partnership and product integration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Posted April 10, 2019

Fauna, provider of a distributed OLTP database, FaunaDB, has announced expansion of its query interface with standard APIs to further boost developer productivity. Developers using FaunaDB will now be able to manipulate data directly using query languages such as GraphQL for web applications, as well as CQL for key-value access and SQL for relational workloads.

Posted April 10, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is expanding its clckwrk Ltd., an RDX company, to provide more Oracle-database-to-AWS-Cloud migration tools. Clckwrk is an online marketplace for Oracle database to AWS Cloud migration tools.

Posted April 10, 2019

Navigating Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Services can be a little overwhelming at first. However, creating Compute and Database Instances in OCI is relatively easy as Oracle has limited many of the options available when configuring an Oracle Database system. Some of the terminology may be unfamiliar but it should not be difficult to master for a seasoned Oracle DBA transitioning to a cloud database architect.

Posted April 09, 2019

Enterprise agility isn't a single initiative but rather a collection of activities and technologies that lead toward that goal. This includes adoption of microservices, containers, and Kubernetes to increase the flexibility of systems, applications, and data by releasing them from underlying hardware. In addition, practices such as DevOps are helping to increase the level of collaboration possible for fast-moving enterprises.

Posted April 09, 2019

Data-driven attributes that businesses are relying on for growth in the digital economy—AI, machine leading, and the Internet of Things—require databases that are robust and flexible. However, many enterprises are encumbered by the licensing and support issues that typically accompany database systems, resulting in potentially high and unexpected costs, as well as skills shortages.

Posted April 09, 2019

To ease the transition for Google customers wishing to move applications to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Softwatch, a provider of application usage analytics, is launching OptimizeIT Enterprise for GCP. The new OptimizeIT Enterprise for GCP leverages the patented Softwatch technology that allows companies to obtain in-depth usage information for any application and enhances this offering by including additional layers of actionable data, such as CPU and bandwidth analysis on every user for every application in every location.

Posted April 09, 2019

Teradata, the Pervasive Data Intelligence company, is adding three new offerings for its Teradata Vantage platform, reflecting Teradata's commitment to offering as-a-service capabilities to meet the needs of their customers. These capabilities provide choice and flexibility for customers operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, private cloud, or hybrid cloud environments.

Posted April 08, 2019

RackWare, Inc., a provider of cloud computing management in the enterprise, is releasing a hybrid cloud platform designed to unify functionality and leverage it across three solution areas: cloud migration, disaster recovery and backup, and hybrid cloud management. RackWare's Hybrid Cloud Platform is a distributed software solution that helps cloud service providers enable enterprises to increase and maximize cloud use.

Posted April 08, 2019

Qumulo, a provider of hybrid cloud file storage, is expanding its cloud portfolio by including the two new products Qumulo CloudStudio and Qumulo CloudContinuity. Media and entertainment organizations of any size can scale production into the public cloud with Qumulo CloudStudio.

Posted April 04, 2019

Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, has announced general availability of Rancher 2.2, introducing new features to simplify the provisioning of Kubernetes by IT operators and giving developers more control over their applications.

Posted April 02, 2019

Dell Boomi is releasing the first in a series of solution accelerators that follow the NetSuite SuiteSuccess methodology for industry cloud solutions. The first accelerator available is the Boomi Integration Accelerator for NetSuite and Shopify, enabling customers to manage omnichannel commerce, including simple automation of critical data such as orders, inventory, and billing information.

Posted April 01, 2019

Dell EMC has announced the results of the third Global Data Protection Index revealing an explosive growth rate of data of 569% and a jump in data protection "adopters" of nearly 50 percentage points since 2016.

Posted April 01, 2019

Pepperdata, a provider of big data Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is partnering with Cloudwick, a provider of digital business services and solutions, to offer a platform migrating big data to Amazon Web Services (AWS).Pepperdata provides Cloudwick with a baseline of on-premises performance, maps workloads to optimal static and on-demand instances, diagnoses any issues that arise during migration, and assesses performance after the move to ensure the same or better performance and SLAs.

Posted March 29, 2019

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing a new portfolio of capabilities that help customers plan, migrate, and manage modern data applications running on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. This release leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics to baseline on-premises big data deployments. It can then determine which apps are the best candidates to move to the cloud based on customer defined criteria. Unravel can also help validate the success of a cloud migration and predict capacity based on the customers' application workloads.

Posted March 28, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is releasing HPE Right Mix Advisor, a platform that helps businesses develop their hybrid cloud strategies. HPE Right Mix Advisor recommends which workloads and applications are ideal to move to public clouds, or keep in private clouds, and how to migrate those workloads to achieve the right mix of hybrid cloud according to each business's specific need.

Posted March 28, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is acquiring ClearDB, further expanding RDX's Database-as-a-Service platform capabilities. Based in Plano, Texas, ClearDB is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider that has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is a private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

Posted March 28, 2019

Eighty-two percent of cloud users have experienced security events due to confusion over the shared responsibility model.  While 91% have formal methodologies for cloud usage, 71% are confident these policies are being violated by employees, leading to instances of malware and data compromise.

Posted March 28, 2019

SAP is partnering with Camelot ITLab GmbH to co-develop a solution to bring the demand-driven adaptive enterprise (DDAE) model into the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution. This offering will aim to help companies drive a more nimble and adaptive supply chain management process to directly address the challenges of increasingly volatile business landscapes.

Posted March 27, 2019

SAP has chosen Widener University's School of Business Administration and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) SBDC's Success Lab as a SAP Next-Gen Lab for design thinking and analytics. The lab is an innovative space where students, faculty and business consultants gather to find solutions to help clients start or grow their businesses.

Posted March 27, 2019

SAP is making enhancements to the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, boosting augmented analytics, business intelligence (BI), enterprise planning workflows, and data integration capabilities. Building on the augmented analytics capabilities already available, users can add new machine learning and artificial intelligent capabilities to existing business intelligence and planning workflows.

Posted March 27, 2019

Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies Business, will assist the FMC Corporation to migrate and manage its mission critical, global suite of SAP applications. FMC turned to Virtustream to complete a multi-year effort to consolidate its infrastructure and migrate its SAP applications to a new S/4HANA environment on Virtustream Enterprise Cloud.

Posted March 27, 2019

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is introducing more than 150 new features and AI-driven innovations across five key segments in its platform, enabling enterprises to unleash the power of their intelligent data at scale and accelerate their digital transformations. The innovations, built on a unified, modular, and microservices-based platform powered by the Informatica CLAIRE engine, provide enterprise-wide collaboration across business and IT and in serverless, multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

Posted March 27, 2019

It's easy to see when the emperor has no clothes, just as it's easy to spot a truly bad technology. What's much harder is spotting an overhyped technology—one that has great promise that hasn't been fulfilled yet, or one that is great for a given purpose, but positioned as the cure for world hunger.

Posted March 27, 2019

DataBank, provider of an enterprise-class data center, connectivity, managed services, and cloud solutions, is expanding its data protection services through a partnership with Veeam Software. DataBank's Veeam Cloud Connect solution allows for compliant offsite data replication from on-premise locations to the DataBank cloud mitigating the risk of local storage or facility failure without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining offsite infrastructure.

Posted March 26, 2019

TigerGraph is releasing an updated version of its signature platform, combining graph pattern matching with real-time deep link analytics -- a unique mix ideal for fraud and money laundering detection, security analytics, personalized recommendation engines, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Posted March 25, 2019

Morpheus Data is making a series of enhancements which will help enterprise customers reduce cloud costs and simplify management of hybrid cloud deployments. As cloud management matures, standalone cloud optimization products are giving way to comprehensive approaches such as Morpheus which help enterprises get cloud spend under control while also providing the governance to eliminate future problems.

Posted March 25, 2019

Axway Software is acquiring Streamdata.io, a software publisher specializing in event-driven API Management, accelerating the execution of its strategy by strengthening both its API Management offer and the technological capabilities of its hybrid integration platform, AMPLIFY. Axway acquired 100% of the share capital of Streamdata.io, a software publisher based in France and the United States specializing in real-time data distribution. Streamdata.io's expertise strengthens the capabilities of Axway's AMPLIFY hybrid integration platform, notably the API Management offering, by providing new technology capabilities and methodology.

Posted March 25, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is introducing machine learning-enabled database anomaly detection and an automated management API in the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). The company is also refreshing its IT operations management portfolio, collectively designed to improve support for monitoring critical IT services and extend support for monitoring private cloud and converged infrastructures.

Posted March 20, 2019

Every day, more technology surrounds us.  Things that were once fiction, are now everyday occurrences.  None of this is by accident or happenstance, this is only through the work of many professionals and even amateurs in the fields of engineering, electronics, and computer science.

Posted March 20, 2019

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, is partnering with Tableau Software, allowing users to easily locate and analyze Tableau reports and dashboards within Collibra Catalog and Collibra On-the-Go. The partnership combines the efficiency of Tableau's self-service analytics with the transparency and trust Collibra's software brings to data.

Posted March 19, 2019

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company, is releasing a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks. Rockset's serverless data backend that continuously ingests raw data as it is generated and delivers real-time SQL queries at scale.

Posted March 19, 2019

Actian, a hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, is launching the Actian Avalanche cloud data warehouse, a fully managed service solution available on the AWS cloud platform. This third-generation, cloud data warehouse delivers breakthrough levels of speed, flexibility, and economics designed to make it easier for companies to deploy and scale data analytics services in the cloud.

Posted March 18, 2019

Pepperdata, a provider of big data Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is releasing its new Big Data Cloud Migration Cost Assessment for enterprises looking to migrate their big data workloads to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or IBM Cloud. By analyzing current workloads and service level agreements, the detailed, metrics-based assessment enables enterprises to make informed decisions, helping minimize risk while ensuring SLAs are maintained after cloud migration.

Posted March 18, 2019

In a post-GDPR world, the attention rests on which companies will be impacted by data breaches, what the total fines will be, and what the public scrutiny will entail. Though the impact of the fines—4% of a company's annual worldwide revenue or €20 million ($22.9 million) (whichever is greater)—is certainly eye-catching, a data  breach could leave a company destabilized for years afterwards.

Posted March 18, 2019

SUSE, a provider of enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions, has announced the completion of the company's acquisition from Micro Focus by growth investor EQT and its status as a standalone business.

Posted March 15, 2019

With COLLABORATE 2019 on the horizon the Oracle Applications Users Group is starting off the year with a new president at the helm who aims to take the group into a transformative period as they evolve with the needs of the Oracle market. The OAUG, an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers' investment in Oracle and partner solutions, will be led by Douglas Manning who currently leads a section of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) technical and functional professionals at Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory.

Posted March 15, 2019

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