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The database world is in tumult these days. There are new requirements and new capabilities that organizations are adopting and integrating into their data persistence infrastructure all the time. The world is no longer relational/SQL-only. Organizations are adopting NoSQL database systems to support specific use cases and types of workloads. This is increasing the complexity of how data is managed. But it is not just NoSQL that is driving organizations to run multiple DBMSs. Many organizations have more than one relational DBMS. They may run Db2 on the mainframe and Linux, Oracle on UNIX, and SQL Server on Windows, and perhaps have a few MySQL instances, too. And DBAs are managing a lot of different database instances.

Posted September 02, 2020

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Innovation Week, William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Database product management, outlined  the newest features and updates to Oracle Database. His presentation included a reminder of recent updates—particularly 19c—and an explanation of the features in the preview release of Oracle Database 20c. Each of the latest features fits into Oracle's new mission statement: To help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.

Posted September 02, 2020

Domino Data Lab, provider an open enterprise data science management platform, is releasing Domino 4.3, adding support for the Red Hat OpenShift distribution of Kubernetes and improving model monitoring capabilities. Domino offers a data science management platform that centralizes predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) research and development based on an open ecosystem that lets data scientists choose their preferred tools and algorithms while reducing the burden on IT.  

Posted September 01, 2020

LimaCharlie, a provider of delivering Information Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS), has secured $500,000 in seed funding to accelerate growth and support its information security solutions. The funding was led by Lytical Ventures. LimaCharlie delivers general purpose, component-driven (or a-la-carte), cloud-based information security tools and infrastructure.

Posted September 01, 2020

Druva, Inc., a provider of cloud data protection and management, is entering a new distributor partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator. Leveraging Tech Data's presence in more than 100 countries, 125,000 IT reseller customers, and 45 years of industry expertise, Druva Compass is positioned for rapid expansion by bringing more partners and businesses together to support digital transformation initiatives.

Posted August 28, 2020

Rockset, the real-time indexing database company, is releasing a new ecosystem of developer tools that integrate with industry-standard workflows to increase developer velocity for real-time analytics projects. Rockset enables real-time analytics at cloud scale, without operational burden, and was founded by the creators of open source RocksDB.

Posted August 27, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is extending its Software Intelligence Platform to support all services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that publish metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. According to Dynatrace, combining Amazon CloudWatch metrics with the data already captured by the Dynatrace platform will provide customers with richer context and more precise answers for their dynamic AWS and hybrid-cloud environments, helping to drive faster cloud adoption and accelerate their digital transformation.

Posted August 27, 2020

Cloudian will provide support for container-based applications via a new Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator, offering a self-service tool for developers to provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage. IT managers can now modernize their storage infrastructure with a Kubernetes-enabled private cloud solution that employs the industry-standard S3 API to maximize application portability.

Posted August 27, 2020

Qlik is acquiring the assets and IP of Knarr Analytics, an innovative start-up that provides real-time collaboration, data exploration, and insight capture capabilities, to complement Qlik's cloud data and analytics platform. Acquiring Knarr Analytics advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain.

Posted August 27, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing and updated version of Kong Enterprise that enables DevOps-driven automation for running APIs and microservices across multiple clouds and data centers. Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud, multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and reduce operational costs.

Posted August 26, 2020

Cohesity is making software advancements to Cohesity DataPlatform that bring modern data management capabilities to all-flash solutions from key alliance partners Cisco and HPE. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes new I/O Boost technology that drives even greater data consolidation, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and delivers incredibly fast performance for backing up, accessing, and deriving insights from data in all-flash environments.

Posted August 26, 2020

FileZilla users can now use Storj Labs' Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage as the storage service for their files. FileZilla is a fast, secure, and reliable file transfer tool, making it a great pairing with Tardigrade, according to the vendors. Because Tardigrade is decentralized, all data stored on the service is private by default through end-to-end encryption, ensuring data confidentiality.

Posted August 26, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, is extending its portfolio of solutions for EiPaaS by announcing Boomi aXis for SAP, enabling users to easily and quickly exchange SAP data on a single platform to swiftly facilitate business decisions. An EiPaaS solution for the SAP ecosystem, Boomi aXis for SAP seamlessly extracts and updates data from/to the SAP ecosystem, leveraging predefined configurations, and shortening process time by removing resource constraints.

Posted August 26, 2020

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, introducing a new joint go-to-market initiative to accelerate analytics with BigQuery and SAP on Google Cloud. IICS can now be used to develop, execute, and govern SAP data integration to BigQuery from on-premises and cloud-based SAP sources. Using IICS provides SAP customers with a fast, secure way to integrate SAP data into BigQuery.

Posted August 26, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a new series of Progress DataDirect data connectors, bridging the gap between disparate back-office applications.

Posted August 26, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 26, 2020

MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities that are affecting the IT landscape by continuing to add new features and integrate with other platforms and services, helping their loyal and committed customers to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends.

Posted August 26, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted August 26, 2020

Sumo Logic has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. Sumo Logic has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "SUMO."

Posted August 25, 2020

Snowflake, the cloud data platform, has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.

Posted August 25, 2020

IBM has announced the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm (nanometer) form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.

Posted August 24, 2020

Launched in June during the COVID-19 crisis, Ahana is a Presto-based analytics company founded by Steven Mih and Dipti Borkar, experts in open source and distributed data systems. Recently, Mih and Borkar discussed the analytics challenges data professionals are facing now and their involvement with the Presto Foundation.

Posted August 24, 2020

GT Software has formed a strategic partnership with Sydney, Australia-based Strategic Consulting Partnerships (SCP). The partnership will allow SCP to provide banks, financial institutions, and federal government departments in Australia and New Zealand with a no-code way to connect their IBM Z mainframes to third-party apps and services, including enterprise or cloud, through GT Software's Ivory Suite.

Posted August 24, 2020

IBM has made enhancements to the IBM DS8900F and IBM TS7770 storage families. The new capabilities are designed to contribute to a comprehensive portfolio of storage for IBM Z solutions.

Posted August 24, 2020

As hybrid cloud models evolve into the new standard for enterprise storage and the ability to quickly and easily extract value from digital assets becomes ever-more important, storage expertise remains critical. According to Gartner, by 2025, 40% of workloads will reside in the public cloud, 30% at the edge and 30% on-premise—compared to the 80% on-premise in 2019. However, storage managers must move beyond their traditional roles in response to this changing landscape—a challenge that many are embracing.

Posted August 24, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of Big Data Performance solutions, has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), giving users the flexibility to manage complex workloads across platforms. The Pepperdata solution provides real-time visibility for troubleshooting, debugging and planning and continuously tunes applications and infrastructure for optimal performance across the big data stack.

Posted August 20, 2020

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is offering Neo4j Aura for Google Cloud Platform as a fully integrated graph database service on the Google Cloud Marketplace. Cloud-native and built specifically for data relationships, Neo4j Aura is the simplest way to deploy, manage and scale a graph database.

Posted August 20, 2020

RackTop Systems, a provider of CyberConverged data security, is introducing key features in the BrickStor Security Platform (SP) to facilitate data security and protection for distributed workforces and hybrid clouds. BrickStor SP is ideal for customers who need to securely protect unstructured data, both on premises and in the cloud, without the complexity or security vulnerabilities inherent to integrating existing legacy storage systems with loosely coupled third-party tools, according to the vendor.

Posted August 19, 2020

Oracle has announced its San Jose Cloud Region, marking the company's 25th Cloud Region worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle's plan to add 11 Cloud Regions by July 2021, bringing its total to 36. Now, North American customers and partners on the west coast have regional access to all of the company's cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Autonomous Linux, as well as Oracle Cloud Applications. The San Jose site also houses the sixth multi-cloud interconnection between Oracle and Microsoft Azure.

Posted August 19, 2020

Magnitude Software, provider of enterprise application data management and analytics solutions, has introduced Noetix 7, a major update to the company's operational reporting and process analytics platform for Oracle business applications. The latest version of Noetix adds integrations for Oracle Cloud Applications, provides support for cloud data warehouses, and unifies the Noetix suite around an intuitive new user interface, giving customers operational reporting and rapid insights across a broad range of on-premise and cloud Oracle applications from a single portal.

Posted August 19, 2020

Carbon Relay, a startup focused on app efficiency in Kubernetes environments, has announced a free and self-service edition of Red Sky Ops, its AIOps platform for automatically configuring and continuously optimizing containerized applications.

Posted August 18, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Elliott Ning, cloud advisor, Google, discussed pre-requisites for AI deployments and best practices for implementing them.

Posted August 17, 2020

Grafana Labs has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Lead Edge Capital, both existing investors. Grafana Labs has also created the Grafana Accelerator Program (GAP) to encourage early stage companies and side projects that are innovating in the wider Grafana ecosystem.

Posted August 17, 2020

The growth of global online business transactions is pressuring data architects to re-think their legacy relational, mainframe, and NoSQL data platforms. Customers expect their online business experience to never fail, to deliver immediate results, and ensure data is never lost. Until now, data architects have been forced to make trade-offs between strong consistency, performance and being globally distributed.

Posted August 14, 2020

TrueFort, the application detection and response company, is forming a partnership with airloom to establish its presence in Australia and New Zealand, further extending its visibility and security platform. airloom is cyber security consulting firm that provides advisory, design, build and managed security services, and is the only Elite CrowdStrike partner in Australia.

Posted August 14, 2020

Eplexity, a cloud managed services company and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner, is collaborating with CloudCheckr, a public cloud governance platform, to provide a comprehensive cloud governance program that enables companies to quickly save on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure costs.

Posted August 14, 2020

Matillion, the leading provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs),is releasing its free data ingestion tool, Matillion Data Loader, within Snowflake, the cloud data platform, through Snowflake's Partner Connect. Matillion Data Loader enables companies to easily load data into Snowflake from popular data sources including Microsoft SQL Server, Salesforce, Google Analytics, Marketo, and more.

Posted August 13, 2020

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, and Cohesity, the modern data management company, are collaborating  to create Pure FlashRecover, Powered by Cohesity. This offering is a jointly-engineered solution designed to meet the most demanding business continuity requirements and enable new opportunities for data-driven organizations.

Posted August 12, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is further expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to offer Collibra as a managed service on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Collibra and Google Cloud provide a cloud and source-agnostic data governance solution that directly interfaces with Google Cloud security primitives as a managed service on GCP, allowing data governance policies to be natively enforced.

Posted August 12, 2020

The annual Data Summit conference went digital earlier this year, becoming Data Summit Connect. The online event in June featured live presentations by executives from leading IT organizations who engaged attendees with compelling presentations and spirited discussions on a variety of topics including data analytics and privacy, knowledge graphs, and AI and machine learning. The following are key points distilled from the 3-day webinar series.

Posted August 11, 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 August 11, 2020

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is releasing Acronis SCS backup and disaster recovery solutions. The integration of Scale Computing HC3 infrastructure with Acronis SCS backup software solutions is more critical in today's world than ever before. As more and more organizations have adopted remote work policies in response to COVID-19, related cyberattacks have jumped 30%, and the number of ransomware attacks on public sector entities is back on the rise.

Posted August 11, 2020

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