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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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Occasionally one may hear that a data model is "over-normalized," but just what does that mean? Normalization is intended to analyze the functional dependencies across a set of data. The goal is to understand which data elements relate to what other data elements. The context of a normalization exercise is the semantically constructed reality within a chosen organization.

Posted July 13, 2023

To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted July 13, 2023

Now that we're emerging from the pandemic and the dust is starting to settle, organizations are taking a good, hard look at their digital transformation and modernization priorities moving forward. To shed light on the adoption and maturity of trending data architectures and where the industry is headed, Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, partnered with Radiant Advisors to field the latest survey, "Market Study: 2023 Modern Data Architecture Trends," sponsored by Cambridge Semantics, Informatica, Kinetica, Teradata, and Vertica.

Posted July 13, 2023

All eyes are on AI this year, with the space heating up as generative AI arrived on the scene with the popularity of ChatGPT technologies, along with new tools for automation and ease of use allowing companies to gain deeper insights into their analytics and better serve their customers.

Posted July 12, 2023

Kinetica, the database for time and space, is unveiling a completely free iteration of Kinetica Cloud, enabling anyone to experience real-time data analysis capabilities by simply signing-up—no credit card needed. Kinetica Cloud Free Forever offers the full extent of its services, for free, for up to 10GB of data.

Posted July 12, 2023

Baffle, Inc. is unveiling Data Protection for Analytics, offering a single data security solution that provides end-to-end controls for data ingestion and consumption to make it easier for analytics and data science professionals to meet compliance requirements. According to the company, Baffle Data Protection for Analytics promises to secure analytics while meeting increasingly stringent compliance mandates.

Posted July 12, 2023

Bionic, the Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) platform, is debuting two new product features that enable its platform to further aid engineers in dealing with the abundance of security vulnerabilities facing them today.

Posted July 12, 2023

Deci, the deep learning company harnessing AI to build AI, is releasing DataGradients, a free, open-source tool for profiling computer vision datasets and distilling critical insights. According to the company, using DataGradients, data scientists can easily analyze the health of their data with one line of code, swiftly identifying problems such as corrupted data, distributional shifts between train and test sets, duplicate annotations, among many others.

Posted July 12, 2023

Landing AI, the data-centric AI company, is unveiling its newfound partnership with Snowflake, bringing AI models and compute closer to data. By extending the power of computer vision to unstructured data located within a Snowflake account, models can now be trained within the Landing AI platform to then be deployed into Snowflake as User-Defined Functions (UDFs), along with pre-trained, industry-standard models offered by Landing AI.

Posted July 11, 2023

Qlik is expanding its platform to deliver a comprehensive best-in-class approach to accessing, transforming, and delivering trusted quality data for analysis and action into Snowflake's Data Cloud. The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted July 11, 2023

Matillion, a provider of data productivity solutions, is offering a Productivity Platform for Data Teams, empowering the entire data team to move, transform, and orchestrate data pipelines, regardless of technical capability. The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted July 10, 2023

Timescale, the PostgreSQL++ database company, is announcing that its cloud platform will now operate on a usage-based pricing model, charging customers only for the actual data stored within Timescale services.

Posted July 10, 2023

Keepit is debuting its latest data protection solution, the Azure DevOps backup and recovery service, engineered to centralize team culture around protection by safeguarding workloads against massively detrimental disasters.

Posted July 10, 2023

StreamSets, a Software AG company and Premier Snowflake Partner, is debuting the latest iteration of Transformer for Snowflake, StreamSets' data transformation service for the Snowflake Data Cloud.

Posted July 07, 2023

The need for trustworthy data is growing daily and to address this Manta is partnering with Teclever solutions to bring automated data lineage to businesses around the world, expanding the reach of Manta's data lineage platform. Teclever Solutions is a value-added reseller (VAR) and systems integrator (SI) that will extend Manta's reach within the APAC market.

Posted July 07, 2023

New Relic, the all-in-one observability platform for every engineer, is releasing New Relic APM 360, the industry's next evolution of application performance monitoring (APM). APM 360 correlates all essential telemetry data across the application stack and development cycle, such as deployment changes, key transactions, service-level objects (SLOs), logs, infrastructure, errors, security, debugging, and more.

Posted July 06, 2023

PingCAP, the company behind TiDB, is debuting TiDB Serverless, an offering of the database as a fully managed, autonomous Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS),designed to provide reliable scalability while mitigating the necessity of tedious manual labor tasks for developers, allowing them to focus on what matters most, according to the company.

Posted July 06, 2023

Leostream, a leading Remote Desktop Access Platform provider, is offering features designed to improve high-performance computing (HPC) and sophisticated imaging/video workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The move aims to deliver secure, performant, cost-effective resources to users of virtual machines, according to the vendor.

Posted July 06, 2023

Yugabyte is unveiling the public availability of YugabyteDB Managed on Microsoft Azure, enabling the deployment of YugabyteDB as a fully managed Database-as-a-Service on all three major public cloud vendors—AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure.

Posted July 06, 2023

Brad Culberson, principal architect of data apps and field CTO office at Snowflake, join DBTA's webinar, Terraform 101: How To Manage Snowflake Account Objects With Code, to explore basic Terraform usage, how to create users, roles, databases, and more, enabling anyone to build a repository containing a Terraform project that manages Snowflake account objects through code.

Posted July 05, 2023

Daasity, a data and analytics platform built for omnichannel consumer brands, announced that its SuiteApp has achieved the "Built for NetSuite" status. The new SuiteApp, built using the Oracle NetSuite SuiteCloud Platform, helps organizations centralize, visualize, analyze, and report on all brand data, according to the company.

Posted July 05, 2023

Oracle is launching the latest generation of the Oracle Exadata platforms, the X10M, to deliver unrivaled performance and availability for all Oracle Database workloads. According to the company, starting at the same price as the previous generation, these platforms support higher levels of database consolidation with more capacity and offer dramatically greater value than previous generations.

Posted July 05, 2023

Many companies have been focusing on AI this year as new technologies and solutions have emerged that promise to leave organizations in the dust if they aren't paying attention. Behind all the wonders that AI brings, however, is the workhorse that must be attended behind the scenes—databases and associated data environments.

Posted July 05, 2023

CTERA, a provider of secure edge-to-cloud file services, announced a strategic sourcing agreement with Hitachi Vantara allowing CTERA offerings to be sold under the Hitachi brand, further advancing secure, multi-cloud unstructured data services, and seamless data management from edge-to-core-to-cloud.

Posted July 03, 2023

SAS, a leader in analytics, announced it can now provision SAS Viya AI and decisioning capabilities securely in the Snowflake Data Cloud with Snowpark Container Services (private preview). The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted July 03, 2023

According to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global mainframe market was estimated at $2.09 billion in 2017, and is expected to hit $2.90 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018-2025. Growth in demand for high-performance computing, development of IoT landscape, and rise in adoption of the mainframe as a service fuel the growth of the global mainframe market. On the other hand, lack of mainframe skilled professionals and high costs restrain the growth to certain extent.

Posted July 03, 2023

Amazon and Ohio state Governor Mike DeWine announced new investment plans that will AWS invest an estimated $7.8 billion by the end of 2029/2030 to expand its data center operations in Central Ohio. Numerous localities in Central Ohio are reportedly under consideration for the new data center campuses, and final site selections will be decided at a later date.

Posted July 03, 2023

VIRTEL, a provider of innovative mainframe solutions and creator of the original browser-based 3270 emulation Virtel Web Access, is launching Virtel Screen Redesigner (VSR), a cutting-edge tool designed to transform and modernize mainframe 3270 screens. As organizations strive to enhance user experience, increase productivity, and adapt to evolving technologies, the need to revitalize legacy mainframe applications becomes critical.

Posted July 03, 2023

IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners to purchase Apptio Inc., a leader in financial and operational IT management and optimization (FinOps) software, accelerating the advancement of IBM's IT automation capabilities and enable enterprise leaders to deliver enhanced business value across technology investments.

Posted July 03, 2023

Qlik is releasing a suite of OpenAI connectors that will help customers securely bring Generative AI content into Qlik, providing support for a wide range of cloud analytics and automation use cases. Expanding Qlik's robust set of native artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities, Qlik's OpenAI connectors deliver the power of Generative AI directly within Qlik, bringing back rich contextual content through a ChatGPT experience to enhance data and insights in Qlik applications and automations, according to the company.

Posted June 30, 2023

Ajay Gollapalli, ecosystem solution director at Informatica, joined DBTA's webinar, Unlock Automation and AI with Microsoft and Informatica, guided viewers through how to tap into data sources to acquire real-time business insights, specifically by leveraging the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) and the Microsoft Fabric.

Posted June 30, 2023

MongoDB, Inc. is launching five new products and introducing new features to its developer data platform, MongoDB Atlas, making it faster and easier for customers to build modern applications, for any workload or use case. According to the company, these new features for MongoDB Atlas enable businesses to dramatically improve operational efficiency and speed up their pace of innovation by standardizing many types of workloads on a single developer data platform across the enterprise.

Posted June 30, 2023

Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company, and NVIDIA are partnering to provide businesses with an accelerated path to create customized generative AI applications using their own proprietary data, all securely within the Snowflake Data Cloud. The announcement was made at Snowflake Summit 2023. According to the companies, with the NVIDIA NeMo platform for developing large language models (LLMs) and NVIDIA GPU-accelerated computing, Snowflake will enable enterprises to use data in their Snowflake accounts to make custom LLMs for advanced generative AI services, including chatbots, search, and summarization.

Posted June 30, 2023

Census, provider of a data activation and reverse ETL platform, announced the launch of new features, Powered by Snowflake, that empower users to activate data using Python to run complex data transformation models on Snowflake. The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted June 29, 2023

RisingWave Labs, the company behind the distributed SQL streaming database built for the cloud, is debuting RisingWave Cloud, a fully managed SQL stream processing platform.

Posted June 29, 2023

Tamr, Inc., a leader in data products, is launching Smart Curation, a Snowflake Native App on Snowflake Marketplace that allows data teams to monitor their data products seamlessly and proactively. The announcement was made at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted June 29, 2023

ClickHouse Inc. is unveiling the general availability of ClickHouse Cloud on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), expanding ClickHouse's accommodation of clients' cloud platform of choice.

Posted June 29, 2023

MemVerge, a cloud automation provider, is launching Memory Machine Cloud Essentials, Pro, and Enterprise built on the company's Cloud Automation 2.0 technology, offering a transformative portfolio for analytic application users that empowers millions of users who are non-cloud experts to take advantage of cloud computing.

Posted June 29, 2023

Oracle's new EU Sovereign Cloud is now available, and it aims to help private and public sector organizations across the European Union gain more control over data privacy and sovereignty requirements. One of the first cloud offerings designed to address the EU's emerging regulatory landscape, Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud gives customers the services and capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's (OCI) public cloud regions with the same prices, support, and service level agreements (SLAs) to run all workloads, according to the vendor.

Posted June 29, 2023

Immuta, a data security leader, is making key enhancements to its Data Security Platform for Databricks, enabling data teams to leverage Immuta's full platform capabilities to unlock value from data, reduce costs, and speed up innovation while maintaining strong data security posture.

Posted June 28, 2023

Cloudera is unveiling the expansion of its Open Data Lakehouse offerings, now providing support for Apache Iceberg for CDP-Private Cloud.

Posted June 28, 2023

RelationalAI, the industry's first AI coprocessor for cloud platforms and language models, is announcing that its cloud native, AI coprocessor—compatible with the Snowflake Data Cloud—is available for preview at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted June 28, 2023

Redpanda Data announced it has raised $100 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to infuse this capital into data-intensive applications with new foundational capabilities that are beyond the scope of legacy streaming data platforms. The funding round was led by returning investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with GV and Haystack VC. The company now has $165 million in funds secured to date.

Posted June 28, 2023

Bain & Company is forming a global partnership with SAP SE, the German-headquartered enterprise resource planning (ERP) software giant, developing a strategic approach to drive successful cloud business transformations, including ERP. The approach pairs Bain's expertise in C-suite advisory and strategic implementation with SAP's market-leading software and cloud solutions.

Posted June 28, 2023

Parkovyi DC announced that it has achieved an SAP certification for outsourcing partners in cloud and infrastructure operations. This SAP certification further strengthens PARKOVYI's capabilities and portfolio to offer managed services in Ukraine for cloud and infrastructure operations.

Posted June 28, 2023

KINEXON Industries, a provider of innovative industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions, is partnering with SAP to bring KINEXON OS - Order Tracking and Process Management into the SAP supply chain solution portfolio, enabling customers to automate operations, improve efficiency, and drive sustainability. KINEXON OS provides Order Tracking and Process Management, a comprehensive solution that enables businesses to streamline and automate shop floor processes, resulting in significant improvements in productivity. A particular focus of the cloud-based software is real-time tracking of all moving assets and the management of logistics and production orders.

Posted June 28, 2023

Intel and SAP are forming a strategic partnership to deliver more powerful and sustainable SAP software landscapes in the cloud. Designed to help customers derive greater scalability, agility, and consolidation of existing SAP software landscapes, the collaboration deepens Intel's focus on delivering extremely powerful and secure instances for SAP, powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Posted June 28, 2023

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