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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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Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is going on this week. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using the wealth of data your company is collecting for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 has something for you!

Posted October 20, 2020

IBM Security has announced new and upcoming capabilities for Cloud Pak for Security, including a data security solution that allows companies to detect, respond to, and protect against threats to their most sensitive data across hybrid cloud environments. According to IBM, as cloud adoption and trend toward remote work have dispersed the traditional IT perimeter, security response teams can benefit from deeper insights into security across hybrid cloud environments. User behavior, identities, and data security have traditionally been siloed from threat management.

Posted October 19, 2020

IBM has announced that it will separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company ("NewCo"), creating two companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value. The separation is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Posted October 19, 2020

Couchbase, the creator of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, is releasing version 2.8 of Couchbase Lite and Couchbase Sync Gateway for mobile and edge computing applications. The updates give organizations the power to take full advantage of a distributed cloud architecture, creating always-fast, always-on applications that guarantee business uptime even in a disconnected computing environment, according to the vendor.

Posted October 16, 2020

AtScale, a software provider for advanced analytics, is releasing the AtScale 2020.4 platform, extending cloud online analytical processing (OLAP) capabilities for cloud data platforms, including Snowflake and analytics applications like Microsoft Excel and Tableau.

Posted October 16, 2020

Syniti, an Enterprise Data Management company, is further deepening its strategic collaboration with SAP Data Management and Landscape Transformation (DMLT) Services for customers moving to SAP S/4HANA via selective data transition (SDT). This strategic collaboration between DMLT leveraging SDT and Syniti's certified software, provides customers the best of greenfield and brownfield approaches for accelerating SAP S/4HANA deployments for any application environment with a trusted, flexible and fast way to migrate.  

Posted October 15, 2020

Idera, Inc. has acquired Qubole, a provider of open data lake solutions. Qubole will join Idera's Database Tools business unit that includes AquaFold, IDERA, Webyog, and WhereScape, expanding the breadth and depth of the company's cross-platform data-centric solutions.

Posted October 15, 2020

Accurics has announced $20 million across seed and series A financing raised over the past 6 months, with Intel Capital leading the Series A and ClearSky leading the seed. According to the company, its technology programmatically detects and mitigates risks before infrastructure is provisioned, monitors the infrastructure in runtime for changes by authorized or malicious users, and programmatically mitigates a variety of risks.

Posted October 14, 2020

Tellius, the decision intelligence company, announced that the Tellius platform is available in AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to try, purchase, and deploy Tellius within their AWS account. Tellius offers a decision intelligence platform for business and analytics teams to make smarter decisions from their enterprise data using AI-driven Guided Insights.

Posted October 13, 2020

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, is making a variety of new solution enhancements including providing the general availability of the Sumo Logic Observability solution for DevSecOps, and introducing additional enhancements to its cloud-native, security intelligence solution.

Posted October 12, 2020

Confluent, Inc., an event streaming provider, is introducing new capabilities in Confluent Cloud that protect event data from threats and vulnerabilities across the entire Apache Kafka ecosystem. Through Project Metamorphosis, Confluent is adding new capabilities like role-based access control (RBAC), audit logs, customer control of encryption keys, and additional private networking connectivity options to Confluent Cloud to make it even easier to secure sensitive events and harness the full power of cloud-native Kafka.

Posted October 12, 2020

Gitpod, an open source developer platform that automates the provisioning of ready-to-code development environments, is receiving $3 million in seed funding, enabling the company to to further refine its platform for development environment automation, as well as expand Gitpod's open source community and relevant ecosystem partnerships.

Posted October 09, 2020

While the cloud can offer an organization a wide array of benefits—including a reduction in infrastructure costs, greater flexibility to deploy regionally, and more—it's not always an organization's first choice when it comes to building out an SAP landscape, where high availability (HA) is essential. If you're invested in real-time analytics or building out AI services that depend on uninterrupted access to your SAP landscape, you don't want to find yourself unable to access the data and services you need.

Posted October 08, 2020

At the heart of the latest wave of tool consolidation in enterprise software delivery is data—and getting all that precious information into one place. By creating a single platform experience to help software delivery teams at largescale organizations plan and track all work from ideation to operation, tool vendors hope to support customers in this goal by providing faster, more accurate knowledge- sharing between teams and tools in real time to accelerate the planning, building, and delivering of products. Obtaining one source of truth to create business-centric IT reports helps organizations understand whether investments are paying off and improve decision making.

Posted October 08, 2020

This may be the era of the data-driven enterprise, but only a handful of organizations report they are ready for it. There is a growing volume of "dark data" that remains obscure to IT managers and decision makers. This period unfolding before us will be driven by several technology initiatives, from 5G wireless and IoT to AI.

Posted October 08, 2020

Both data warehouses and data lakes offer robust options for ensuring that data is well-managed and prepped for today's analytics requirements. However, the two environments have distinctly different roles, and data managers need to understand how to leverage the strengths of each to make the most of the data feeding into analytics systems.

Posted October 08, 2020

"It's yours, free. Just pay shipping and handling!" claims the infomercial host. We've all seen them, the advertisements for home maintenance, gardening equipment, or even cooking products that promise the world but end up costing a lot of money. Whether it's through shipping fees or the need to sign up for long contracts that are hard to break, unfortunately, most deals that seem "too good to be true" usually are not what they seem.

Posted October 08, 2020

Database administration includes responsibility for ensuring the ongoing operational functionality and efficiency of an organization's databases and the applications that access those databases. Traditionally, for the DBA, this has meant becoming an expert about "all things" related to a particular database management system (DBMS), such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM Db2, and others, and that the DBMS was installed on-premise on physical servers.

Posted October 08, 2020

Employers today look for a broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. Here's a look at skills that any DBA should have and also those that a DBA should look to obtain and nurture, regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Posted October 08, 2020

For several years, digital sales have been steadily expanding year over year by 12%-15% and gradually taking more and more of the overall share of retail sales, but that expansion was quickly accelerated this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Historical sales data is inconsequential this year, and there is not a handbook for the types of challenges we've faced so far. In times of uncertainty, a business's greatest asset is the flexibility to be ready for whatever may happen. The truth is, no one knows what the future of this market will bring.

Posted October 08, 2020

As technologies evolve and become more sophisticated each year, the world is becoming increasingly data-driven. Large volumes of data inject macro- and micro-level insights into our behaviors, opinions, and preferences, which in turn power business opportunities for revenue growth, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction.

Posted October 08, 2020

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance, the goal of this designation is to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security. Find out what data governance and security leaders think about the state of data security today.

Posted October 08, 2020

Zumasys has made a distribution arrangement with Phocas Software, provider of a business intelligence solution for worldwide manufacturers, distributors, and retailers running ERP systems. Phocas and Zumasys have partnered to bring a turnkey solution to the PICK MultiValue market. By combining Phocas with MVConnect RESTful APIs and with Zumasys' data extraction, flattening, and mapping services, customers benefit from an enterprise analytics and visualization solution without the typical cost and complexity.

Posted October 08, 2020

Oracle is expanding the Oracle Government Cloud with the addition of National Security Regions for U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

Posted October 07, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the first of two planned second-generation cloud regions in the UAE. The addition of the Dubai cloud region marks the availability of 26 Oracle cloud regions worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle's plan to have 36 cloud regions by July 2021.

Posted October 07, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones. With Oracle Maximum Security Zones, Oracle can activate security policy enforcement of best practices automatically from day one so customers can prevent misconfiguration errors and deploy workloads securely.

Posted October 07, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted October 07, 2020

Teradata, the cloud data analytics platform company, is offering Teradata Vantage on Google Cloud, providing deployment flexibility across all three of the top public clouds.

Posted October 06, 2020

Commvault, a global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is releasing the Metallic Cloud Storage Service. Metallic Cloud Storage Service brings together technology from Commvault and Microsoft Azure for security and scale, with single pane of glass management through the Commvault Command Center.

Posted October 06, 2020

Veeam Software, a provider of a backup and data management platform for cloud, virtual, and physical environments, has acquired Kasten, a provider of Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery technology, in a cash and stock transaction valued at $150 million. With the Kasten K10 Data Management Platform, Veeam will now be able to offer enterprise operations teams a scalable and secure system for Kubernetes backup and application mobility with operational simplicity.

Posted October 06, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, is offering a new integration with Collibra, combining data intelligence with privacy preservation to accelerate access to safe data. Through the API-based integration, users can democratize access to sensitive data across an organization.

Posted October 05, 2020

MicroAge is acquiring Semaphore, Co, a cloud-services organization based out of Atlanta, Georgia, to expand cloud, connected workplace, security, and modern data center technology services. As tech leaders acknowledge the enduring impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they require innovative long-term approaches to centralize data storage, bolster cybersecurity, connect employees, and move at the speed of disruption.

Posted October 05, 2020

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5, delivering Kubernetes-based data services for modern, cloud-native applications across the open hybrid cloud. Tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 is designed to help organizations enable a more seamless data services architecture for applications.

Posted October 05, 2020

Solo.io, the modern API infrastructure company delivering application networking from the edge to service mesh, has raised $23 million in Series B round of financing, enabling the company to continue offering cloud-native community innovation. Solo.io delivers API infrastructure that helps enterprises adopt, secure, and operate modern application networks from the edge to the service mesh.

Posted October 02, 2020

IT Glue, a Kaseya company and industry standard for IT documentation, is introducing several new product features and integrations, focusing on providing managed service providers (MSPs) and internal IT teams with easier access and greater functionality with their most critical asset - IT documentation.  

Posted October 02, 2020

Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (ABI), has achieved Elite status as a Technology Partner in the Snowflake Partner Network (SPN), making governed data available to business teams for customers on Snowflake‘s cloud data platform.

Posted October 02, 2020

Digital Realty, a provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, is launching Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts. The Data Hub solution removes data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly deploy critical Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure at centers of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL.

Posted October 01, 2020

From data lakes and data warehouses to hybrid and multicloud environments, the world of analytics continues to evolve to meet growing demands for fast, easy, and wide-ranging data access. In a recent survey of DBTA subscribers, 20% indicated plans to move their analytics to the cloud with another 27% considering this idea. At the same time, concerns about security, governance and performance linger, and there are other success factors to consider, including the strengths and weaknesses of different cloud providers and integration scenarios.

Posted September 30, 2020

Actifio, a pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, has announced an OEM agreement with Dell Technologies enabling the companies to offer two new solutions to help customers accelerate digital transformation. The new solutions are aimed at database cloning, cloud connectivity, and DevOps initiatives.

Posted September 30, 2020

Ionir is releasing a container native software defined storage and data management platform, designed to support Kubernetes production workloads in private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud deployments. The Ionir enterprise software defined storage platform delivers Data Teleport, an instant mobility capability for persistent volumes that allows stateful applications to be copied or moved instantly between Kubernetes clusters.

Posted September 30, 2020

At VMworld 2020, VMware and NVIDIA announced a partnership to deliver both an end-to-end enterprise platform for AI and a new architecture for data center, cloud, and the edge that uses NVIDIA DPUs (data processing units) to support existing and next-generation applications. "We are partnering with NVIDIA to bring AI to every enterprise; a true democratization of one of the most powerful technologies," said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. "We're also collaborating to define a new architecture for the hybrid cloud—one purpose built to support the needs and demands of the next generation of applications."

Posted September 29, 2020

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, is introducing a spectrum of enhancements to its hybrid cloud solutions across the VMware portfolio, enabling any enterprise to focus on innovation rather than infrastructure. New solution enhancements from Pure help enterprises maximize their VMware investments, delivering agility and efficiency for modern applications across on-premises and cloud environments. Customers will have improved availability of their data services, enabling them to meet demanding Service-level Agreements (SLAs).

Posted September 29, 2020

Actian, a provider of hybrid cloud data warehousing and data integration software, has formed a strategic partnership with enterprise data protection provider Sotero. "Enterprises are also looking for secure data migration between environments as they move from on-premise to a hybrid or multi-cloud environment. The partnership between Sotero and Actian provides customers with the industry's first solution to address these requirements with zero impact on performance," said Marc Potter, chief revenue officer, Actian.

Posted September 29, 2020

Green House Data, a provider of digital transformation consulting and managed IT services, is rebranding to unify its recently acquired companies and nine locations throughout North America under one brand name—Lunavi. The new name reflects the company's growth and ability to provide end-to-end solutions that span from migrating legacy infrastructure to the cloud to enabling cloud native, modern application development, according to the vendor.

Posted September 29, 2020

Qlik is deepening its strategic partnership with Google Cloud by providing a new joint offering focused on enabling customers to increase the value of their SAP data with Google BigQuery. Optimized to support SAP data on Google Cloud and Google BigQuery, and reinforced with Qlik's new ‘SAP on Google Cloud Expertise' designation, Google Cloud customers now have an integrated solution they can confidently deploy with Qlik Data Integration to help drive more use and value from all their data.

Posted September 29, 2020

TrueCue, an analytics products and services brand, is entering into a strategic partnership with Simpson Associates, a data analytics consultancy, to enable its customers to access TrueCue's scalable SaaS data warehouse automation solution. Simpson Associates has a strong ecosystem of technology vendor relationships, which enables it to deliver complete data analytics solutions designed to meet the individual needs of its customers.

Posted September 28, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is launching the first Flexential Local Edge solution by working with American Tower, a wireless tower communications infrastructure provider. Flexential Local Edge is a remote data center providing colocation services and access to the FlexAnywhere platform, making connectivity easy for edge applications.

Posted September 28, 2020

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