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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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Fugue, a cloud security SaaS company, is offering Fugue IaC, a unified platform for securing infrastructure as code (IaC) and cloud runtime environments using a single set of policies. Powered by a Unified Policy Engine, Fugue IaC saves cloud teams significant time and ensures consistent policy enforcement that eliminates the security gaps and wasted effort that come with using separate policies for IaC security and cloud security posture management (CSPM), according to the company.

Posted October 01, 2021

Pure Storage, which delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has unveiled a progression of the company vision of modernizing how customers work with data—by modernizing infrastructure, operations, and applications. "Since our founding, Pure has delivered simplicity and reliability at scale—what organizations need more than ever as they increasingly adopt cloud native architectures and modern applications like AI/ML and advanced analytics," said Charles Giancarlo, chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. "Our new software innovations further our goal of making infrastructure invisible to developers, using it as simple as calling an API, and delivering it as a service."

Posted September 30, 2021

TIBCO has announced a series of innovations to its Predict portfolio that reduce time to data-driven insights, fueling the pervasive use of analytics and data science capabilities. "Organizations require insights at everyone's fingertips, no matter where they are on their digital business journey," said Mark Palmer, senior vice president, engineering, TIBCO. "We designed all our latest enhancements to be immersive, smart, and real time, with an ongoing mission to help everyone leverage the limitless power of data, yielding insights at the speed of thought."

Posted September 30, 2021

StreamSets, a provider of data integration for modern analytics, has announced StreamSets DataOps Platform Summer ‘21. The Summer ‘21 release is an end-to-end data integration platform to build, run, monitor and manage smart data pipelines to deliver continuous data. Summer ‘21 lets any data engineer build and deploy streaming, batch or CDC pipelines to any platform via an easy-to-use cloud service.

Posted September 30, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect. This recognizes Flexential for following best practices and having proven success delivering AWS services to end customers.

Posted September 30, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Build on AWS, a new benefit of the Activate Console. Build on AWS provides a collection of pre-built architecture templates covering a wide variety of solutions to help startups build their infrastructure on AWS.

Posted September 30, 2021

Sumo Logic, a provider of software cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and IBM have announced the availability of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence Platform on Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace for container-based software. Sumo Logic will offer its cloud-native security and observability solutions for companies running on the Red Hat OpenShift platform, with the goal of helping them to deploy faster and achieve insights into their cloud and hybrid infrastructures, applications, and services.

Posted September 30, 2021

Dynatrace and Microsoft have expanded their strategic collaboration. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will be available as native SaaS on Microsoft Azure. In addition, the Dynatrace platform will be available natively in the Microsoft Azure Portal, making Dynatrace set-up automatic while also streamlining procurement and simplifying the user experience.

Posted September 30, 2021

C3 AI and Google Cloud have announced a partnership to help organizations across multiple industries accelerate their application of AI solutions. "Combining the innovation, leadership, scale, and go-to-market expertise of Google Cloud with the substantial business value delivered from C3 AI applications, this partnership will dramatically accelerate the adoption of enterprise AI applications across all industry segments," said Thomas M. Siebel, C3.ai CEO. 

Posted September 30, 2021

A solid data protection strategy is required for optimum knowledge management that safeguards critical company content. Recognizing that today more than ever, an organization's data can always be threatened by cybercrime, lost by accident, or damaged through natural disasters, off-site data protection becomes an indispensable component of every enterprise's data protection strategy.

Posted September 30, 2021

A multi-cloud approach can provide a number of benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, optimizing cost performance, and increasing reliability by distributing resources in the event of an IT disaster. These advantages have many organizations racing to adopt multi-cloud as the solution to their infrastructure needs. However, an unsuccessful transition can cost businesses significant time, resources, and money. Moving to multi-cloud requires deep planning and knowledge of each ecosystem to ensure a smooth transition.

Posted September 30, 2021

Sisu, a Decision Intelligence Engine, announced it has raised $62 million in a Series C funding round, accelerating the company's continued growth and investment in closing the gap between data that is collected and data that is used in decision-making. The funding round was led by Green Bay Ventures and with participation from existing investors a16z and NEA and new investor Geodesic Capital. The new funding brings Sisu's total capital raised to more than $128 million.

Posted September 29, 2021

Rockset, the real-time analytics company, is adding enhancements to its cloud native, real-time analytics database that delivers best-in-class enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities. Additionally, with this launch Rockset is proud to announce it has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification, the most thorough and widely valued of the three SOC reports.

Posted September 29, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-Founder Barr Moses identifies and shows viewers how to tally the labor costs, the compliance risks, and opportunity costs of data downtime during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted September 29, 2021

IBM and Linux Foundation AI and Data (LFAI and Data) have joined together to create a "one-stop shop" for trusted data and AI artifacts in order to reduce duplication across teams when creating assets, as well as mitigate traceability, governance, risk management, lineage tracking, and metadata collection issues.  

Posted September 28, 2021

Vertica is releasing its new unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Vertica Accelerator, delivering high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning while running on AWS.  Vertica Accelerator runs on AWS public cloud infrastructure in a customer's own AWS account, providing the ability to preserve all negotiated pricing and committed spend while automating the setup and management of the Vertica environment.

Posted September 28, 2021

Hazelcast announced version 5.0 of the Hazelcast platform is now available for general release, merging IMDG and Jet solutions along with introducing a host of new features. In a blog post, Matko Medenjak, engineering manager at Hazelcast, reports that after the beta release of 5.0, Hazelcast has made an effort to make the product adhere to the stability and production-ready standards which are expected from any Hazelcast release.

Posted September 28, 2021

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle Exadata X9M platforms, the latest version of its systems for running Oracle Database. The new Exadata X9M offerings include Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M and Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M—a platform that runs Oracle Autonomous Database in customer data centers. "For X9M we adopted the latest CPUs, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver dramatically faster performance," said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle.

Posted September 28, 2021

Appsian Security, a provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has released a unified GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) platform designed to automate ERP access governance, identity governance, user provisioning/de-provisioning, and segregation of duties.

Posted September 28, 2021

The pandemic has shown clearly that the risk of doing nothing in digital is exceeding the risk of doing something. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to become the next digital rainmaker.

Posted September 27, 2021

Unlike their historical ancestors who carried out their acts during a violent war, these pirates of the information superhighway hone their skills so that they can attack remotely when war is imminent or whenever else they wish. They can use these cyberskills to disrupt key infrastructure such as a gas pipeline, a hospital, or other critical facets of an ever-narrowing and fragile supply chain. While they do not carry letters of marque, we know many are state-sponsored.

Posted September 27, 2021

The amount of data associated with networks is massive, especially when compared to the percentage of traffic that is actually malicious. There is just too much data to analyze in a single day, and this problem is compounded on a daily basis. Threat tactics are constantly changing, with events occurring at a higher frequency, which is forcing the network security industry to prepare for and react to any questionable situation. To make matters worse, cybersecurity specialists are in very high demand, and there is a limited pool of talent from which to draw.

Posted September 27, 2021

Today's data-driven organizations demand capabilities that adapt to the enterprise and open new paths of innovation to business users. Achieving leadership in today's economy requires identifying and preparing for the emerging technologies and methodologies that deliver transformation.

Posted September 27, 2021

TIBCO has announced updates to its Connect portfolio and an evolution of TIBCO Cloud, including enhanced features that provide digital leaders a unified, self-service, modern digital platform to run and adapt how the business operates. Innovative updates to integration, API management, and messaging offerings further empower users to connect, compose, and deliver any application, data source, and device.

Posted September 27, 2021

Immuta, a leader in universal cloud data access control, announced its SaaS deployment option received Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 2 certification, further validating the company's solution as providing robust data security and privacy for its growing customer base.

Posted September 27, 2021

Oracle recently announced the availability of Java 17, the latest version of the programming language and development platform. Java 17 delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security updates, as well as 14 JEPs (JDK Enhancement Proposals) to further improve the Java language and platform to help developers be more productive.

Posted September 27, 2021

Panzura is offering Panzura Guarantee, a new complementary program to ensure peace-of-mind and ease across every stage of the customer journey and throughout the lifetime of a Panzura implementation. The program is designed to accelerate hybrid-cloud adoption so organizations can quickly and securely accrue the benefits of cloud-based data management using Panzura's technology.

Posted September 27, 2021

Matillion, a leading cloud data integration platform, announced it has secured $150 million in Series E funding, empowering the company to continue to grow its cloud analytics, AI, and machine learning for large global enterprises. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Posted September 23, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing, is adding new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

Posted September 23, 2021

From data ingestion to data modeling and governance, more and more organizations are looking towards automation to accelerate and improve data management and analytics processes. And at a time when data environments continue to expand in size and complexity while IT staff sizes remain relatively flat, it's easy to understand the appeal. Business leaders are hungry for fast, actionable insights. Manual tasks are error prone and time consuming. For many enterprises, the traditional approach to data management is no longer sustainable, particularly when it comes to enabling modern data analytics strategies.

Posted September 23, 2021

ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider, is releasing its Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS) solution to help privacy and compliance teams quickly identify, inventory, and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Data across all types of repositories, ActiveNav's Inventory product discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others.

Posted September 22, 2021

Paige Roberts, Vertica open source relations manager,  provided a contemporary definition of the data warehouse and its "deploy anywhere" orientation during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.      

Posted September 22, 2021

ReleaseOwl, a native DevOps platform for SAP applications built on-premise and cloud, is extending its capabilities into the infrastructure monitoring space with its ReleaseOwl Infrastructure Monitor for SAP Solutions. The Infrastructure Monitor platform is an SAP native monitoring solution (bundled along with the ReleaseOwl DevOps Platform) which SAP customers can use to monitor their HANA infrastructure of critical applications and business processes hosted on Azure or AWS.

Posted September 22, 2021

Cloudingo, by Symphonic Source, a provider of solutions that ensure data quality integrity between Salesforce and other applications, is partnering with Boomi, a provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Through this partnership, Cloudingo's intelligent data quality engine can be integrated with the Boomi AtomSphere Platform connectors to deliver seamless data quality between Salesforce and other applications including Oracle Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.

Posted September 22, 2021

Zumasys is offering a video training series on PICK MultiValue Dictionaries. The most recent virtual session features Pete Schellenbach, author of AccuTerm. Additionally, AccuTerm Enterprise is available for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) or environments with hundreds of users.

Posted September 22, 2021

Rocket, in partnership with Pick Cloud, is hosting virtual, hands-on, instructor-led Rocket MVIS workshops. "We created these free hands-on workshops for customers to allow them to get familiar with the product, RESTful services, and APIs," said Hernando Borda, MV senior product manager at Rocket. "People seem to be really excited."

Posted September 22, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of the Enterprise MLOps platform, is making upgrades to its model monitoring capabilities, allowing companies to place greater trust in the models they deploy. This and other enhancements—including Domino Model Monitor (DMM) support for AWS, GCP, and Azure— are part of Domino 4.6.

Posted September 21, 2021

D2iQ, an independent Kubernetes platform, is releasing version 2.0 of the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP), empowering organizations to more easily deploy, manage and scale Kubernetes workloads. DKP 2.0 is underpinned by the industry-leading adoption of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Cluster (CNCF) Cluster API (CAPI) open-source standard.

Posted September 21, 2021

Yugabyte has announced the general availability of Yugabyte Cloud, Yugabyte's public database-as-a-service offering. As a fully managed offering of YugabyteDB, Yugabyte Cloud combines the benefits of distributed SQL with the ease of use of a cloud database service. 

Posted September 21, 2021

DataRobot is launching DataRobot AI Cloud, a unified environment built for the next generation of intelligent business that serves as a single platform to accelerate delivery of AI to production for every organization. DataRobot also announced new features and capabilities for DataRobot AI Cloud to enhance operations in production and build AI-powered applications to deliver critical business insights.

Posted September 20, 2021

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of  Visual COBOL 7.0 and Enterprise Suite 7.0, providing flexible application, process and infrastructure modernization solutions for COBOL and mainframe systems. According to Micro Focus, as organizations seek to deliver on IT strategies through modernization and digital transformation initiatives, Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite 7.0 represent a decade of sustained investment that builds on the company's more than 40 years of experience in modernizing business-critical applications running on the mainframe or distributed environments.

Posted September 20, 2021

With the goal of helping companies modernize to meet consumer demand, Atos and IBM said they will support financial services clients through the creation of a new Atos Cloud Center of Excellence. The center of excellence will offer technology and financial services expertise for clients backed by dedicated Atos professionals trained on IBM Cloud for Financial Services, IBM Cloud Paks, and Red Hat OpenShift, providing local language assistance.

Posted September 20, 2021

IBM is introducing the new IBM Power E1080 server, the first in a new family of servers based on the new IBM Power10 processor, designed specifically for hybrid cloud environments. The IBM Power10-equipped E1080 server is engineered to be one of the most secured server platforms and is designed to help clients operate a secured, frictionless hybrid cloud experience across their entire IT infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Posted September 20, 2021

Last year, organizations around the world, across all industries, were forced to leverage new technologies on multiple fronts to accommodate a new normal. The adoption of AI and machine learning saw exponential growth to bring about the changes needed to keep up with the shift to remote working. AI and ML technologies found their way into everything from advanced medical diagnostic systems to quantum computing systems, and from virtual assistants to smart homes. According to Algorithmia's 2021 Enterprise Trends in Machine Learning report, 50% of enterprises plan to spend more on AI and ML in 2021, with 20% saying they will be significantly increasing their budgets.

Posted September 16, 2021

Document-oriented databases are one of the fastest growing categories of NoSQL databases, and the primary reason is the flexibility of schema or logic design. Document databases make it easier for developers to store and query data in a database by using the same document-model format they use in their application code. The flexible, semi-structured, and hierarchical nature of documents and document databases allows them to evolve with applications' needs.

Posted September 16, 2021

It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.

Posted September 16, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted September 16, 2021

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