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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.



Cloud Computing Articles

FileWave, a multi-platform endpoint management solution for apps, is launching its North American channel partner program, providing resellers with the ability to give customers technology for managing macOS, iOS, Windows, Chrome OS, and Android devices. Resellers can sign on in different tiers based on sales volume, geographies and vertical markets, enabling them to add FileWave's industry-leading solutions to their portfolios immediately.

Posted March 14, 2019

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, has raised $10 million in a Series A financing, led by Bow Capital, that will allow it to accelerate product development and revenue growth by further expanding its engineering and sales teams to more heavily support its customers and community in the U.S. The company will continue to build-up community support, marketing, human resources as well as sales in Silicon Valley. The main software and product development will continue to be driven from Cologne, Germany.

Posted March 14, 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 13, 2019

C3, an enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation, is introducing the C3 Integrated Development Studio (IDS), a low-code/no-code environment for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications. IDS provides data ingestion, data modeling, machine learning feature engineering and model lifecycle management, and a metadata-driven UI development tool. The hybrid, multi-cloud distributed architecture of C3 IDS enables secure, highly available, and rapidly scalable application development.

Posted March 13, 2019

VAST is partnering with CloudHealth by VMware, provider of the leading multi-cloud management platform, enabling VAST customers to manage cloud and virtual resources across platforms and environments. VAST will use the CloudHealth platform to help customers optimize cloud costs and implement best practices and automation for security, compliance, and governance.

Posted March 12, 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 12, 2019

From April 7-11th, Oracle users from across the world will gather in San Antonio for the largest user-led, user-focused event where they'll get the real story about Oracle products and experience in-depth education and networking to take their Oracle product impact to the next level.

Posted March 12, 2019

One week is all you need. One week at COLLABORATE 19: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community equips Oracle users with expertise and insight to accelerate performance and maximize Oracle investments. At COLLABORATE 19, April 7-11 in San Antonio, Texas, the OAUG delivers expert on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the Cloud so users can innovate with their current Oracle solutions and strategically plan for the future. Users share lessons learned from real-life implementations, and solutions providers offer a look at the latest, greatest new products.

Posted March 12, 2019

Vexata, a provider of accelerated data infrastructure, is unveiling VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform, transforming industry standard servers into hyper-scale data platforms that meet the extreme performance at scale demands. Powered by Vexata's patented Accelerated Data Architecture software and FPGA firmware, VX-Cloud eliminates the economic barriers for public cloud providers and on-premise private clouds to provide a unified, multi-petabyte, extreme performance tier allowing data to be flexibly provisioned across multiple consolidated applications.

Posted March 11, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is launching Spotlight Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Now database administrators and developers that use Azure can now directly access and take advantage of Spotlight Cloud to proactively resolve database performance issues, optimize performance, and make the best provisioning choices to ensure high database performance.

Posted March 11, 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 11, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing the latest version of Progress OpenEdge, delivering improvements in database throughput performance and more. The 12.0 release also provides a foundation for application evolution, with advanced features and functionality that give applications the always-on availability, agility, and scale required to support modern applications. 

Posted March 07, 2019

Hazelcast, a computing platform company, is updating its in-memory data grid solution, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12 with new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability, performance-sensitive data storage, and more. Hazelcast now provides both a Consistency (CP) Subsystem for sensitive concurrency structures which favors consistency over availability and an Availability (AP) Subsystem for data storage structures which favor availability over consistency.

Posted March 07, 2019

Enterprise application teams are facing pressure to release applications more quickly, but most enterprises still have a manual process for reviewing, validating, and deploying database changes. This creates a bottleneck for business innovation and improving CX.

Posted March 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 2019

VMware has launched the new VMware Service-defined Firewall, an approach to internal firewalling that reduces the attack surface for on-premise and cloud environments with security that, the company says, is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure. "Intrinsic security is different than integrated security," explained Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security business unit, VMware. "Intrinsic security takes advantage of the unique attributes that are built in to the virtualization platform, allowing us to create very new and unique security services.

Posted March 05, 2019

dcVAST, an IT infrastructure management and support services firm, is rebranding and launching new information technology and cloud management services. Effective immediately, dcVAST is now VAST, an IT services firm that continues to provide managed IT services, along with enterprise hardware and software solutions, and a new cloud management platform, VAST View.

Posted March 05, 2019

BMC has released the Control-M 19 solution, the next evolution of the company's application workflow orchestration product. The new update of Control-M is aimed at helping customers release critical business services and achieve data-driven outcomes faster, and streamline workflows across diverse infrastructures.

Posted March 05, 2019

BMC has expanded its partnership with IBM, building upon a cognitive collaboration introduced in 2017, through which AI technologies from IBM Watson were integrated into BMC Helix, BMC's cognitive service management solution. 

Posted March 04, 2019

In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing as a career choice. However, the role of DBA is changing; it is not going away. In fact, it is becoming even more important.

Posted March 04, 2019

In recent years, an unprecedented numbers of companies have moved to the cloud, which is a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Most companies have moved at least part of their data holdings to the cloud, and many more will follow suit in the next few years, effectively shifting data's center-of-gravity from the data center to the cloud. Many are also leveraging multiple vendors, such as Amazon and Microsoft, as part of a multi-cloud strategy that leverages the best features of multiple offerings. Unfortunately, many of the gains realized by cloud technologies will be lost to downtime during the migration.

Posted March 04, 2019

MongoDB's recent and well-publicized new license—the Server Side Public License (SSPL)—was explicitly designed to prevent cloud vendors such as Amazon from deploying a MongoDB cloud service without paying MongoDB license fees. In early January, Amazon announced DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible cloud database service.

Posted March 04, 2019

At the Cloud Economic Summit in San Francisco, a new consortium called the FinOps Foundation was announced to share best practices for managing the cost of cloud computing. According to the foundation, cloud spending is now a material amount of total IT spend. Similar to the way DevOps ushered in a new way of thinking about development and operations, the foundation says, the FinOps operating model is a combination of systems, best practices, and culture that aims to bring financial accountability to the variable spend model of cloud.

Posted March 04, 2019

Cleo, a provider of ecosystem integration technology, is releasing the Cleo Integration Cloud platform winter 2019. Cleo Integration Cloud is a single-platform ecosystem integration solution available as a service in cloud and on-premise deployments.

Posted March 04, 2019

Zadara, provider of the Zero-Risk Enterprise Data Cloud, is making upgrades to the features and flexibility of its Virtual Private Storage Arrays available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, including companies using VMware Cloud on AWS, via AWS Marketplace.

Posted February 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is receiving $10 million in Series C funding, allowing the company to continue to expand its research and development, customer success capabilities, and sales and marketing functions.

Posted February 28, 2019

Google has announced plans to acquire Alooma, a company that helps organizations streamline database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse

Posted February 28, 2019

At IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, IBM introduced enhancements to IBM Cloud Private to deliver integrated platform management and orchestration capabilities—to help enable a secure private cloud by running the entire private cloud infrastructure on IBM Z.

Posted February 28, 2019

Increasingly, cloud services are seen as a vital resource in the data manager's toolkit. There's good reason why cloud is a preferred option: There are simply not enough on-premise resources to keep up with the growth of data management requirements. Organizations keep evolving, business priorities keep shifting, data compliance requirements keep expanding, and user demands keep growing. Already, one-fourth of corporate data is being maintained by cloud providers, and data managers intend to move as much of their data environments into the cloud as soon as they can. 

Posted February 28, 2019

Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Azure analytics services, including Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2.

Posted February 28, 2019

MariaDB started off their annual conference on February 26, MariaDB OpenWorks 2019, with a bang, making new announcements and embarking on new innovations for 2019. MariaDB OpenWorks took place on February 25 -27 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The company is introducing a new Enterprise Server that will support customers with mission-critical applications by delivering a database engineered for greater reliability and stability.

Posted February 27, 2019

Veeam Software, a provider of backup solutions that enable intelligent data management, is releasing a Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA, a SAP Certified Integration for SAP HANA. Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 provides an SAP-certified backup and recovery solution, allowing enterprise customers to seamlessly integrate native SAP HANA backup with the Veeam Backup & Replication solution, further strengthening the enterprise-readiness of the Veeam Availability Platform.

Posted February 27, 2019

Redgate is releasing an updated version of SQL Monitor, enabling entire SQL Server estates to be managed and monitored from one dashboard whether on premise or in the cloud. After months in development, SQL Monitor v9 gives users the ability to seamlessly monitor hybrid and cloud estates, including both Azure Managed Instances and SQL Database Elastic Pools.

Posted February 21, 2019

Splice Machine, which provides a data platform for operational AI, has closed $16 million in additional funding. The new round brings Splice Machine's total funding to $58 million to date, and follows a year of record growth in which the company tripled its revenues and customer counts since its last financing with customer wins in the financial services, healthcare, supply chain, and energy industries.

Posted February 20, 2019

OneLogin, provider of software for access management, has introduced packaged solutions to manage access to Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Atlassian's Jira and Confluence applications. Now, any company can use the OneLogin Unified Access Management (UAM) system to handle both business-critical cloud apps and most established on-premise applications.

Posted February 20, 2019

Pure Storage has announced ObjectEngine, a data protection platform purpose-built for flash and cloud. Designed to enable data centricity for the enterprise and built on cloud-native technologies from recently acquired StorReduce, ObjectEngine further unifies cloud and on-premise deployments with rapid backup and recovery across both.

Posted February 19, 2019

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) has announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe, is now production-ready less than 6 months after launching. Zowe 1.0 consists of core technologies enabling modern interfaces for web applications on z/OS, a new command line interface and expansion of platform REST API capabilities to help make the  z/OS environment more "cloud-like" and improve integration in hybrid cloud environments.

Posted February 19, 2019

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, is launching Managed Databases, with PostgreSQL as its first offering, allowing developers to create fully managed database instances in the cloud quickly and efficiently.

Posted February 14, 2019

For many companies, designing and implementing a data platform for analytics is a critical task. According to Dremio, a VC-backed firm founded in 2015, by combining capabilities and technologies into a solution that enables access, transformation, security, and governance, data as a service represents a new approach to vexing analytics challenges, delivering data at scale with high performance. Recently, Kelly Stirman, vice president strategy at Dremio, discussed how using open source projects, open standards, and cloud services, companies can deliver data as a service to their data consumers across critical lines of business.

Posted February 12, 2019

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