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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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The 9th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 17-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Pre-conference workshops will take place on May 16, 2022. The program is available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.

Posted May 04, 2022

BlueFinity is giving users the option of developing a native or web app with Evoke. With a low-code platform, such as Evoke from BlueFinity, the developer can generate and deploy native (as well as web apps) to run on all devices, operating systems and browsers, all from the same app design and code.

Posted May 04, 2022

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M. With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations. In addition, when upgrading from X8M to X9M, organizations can reduce costs by consolidating hundreds of OTLP, analytics, and mixed database workloads onto a single cloud service.

Posted May 04, 2022

It is well known that a database is the fundamental building block for any data-based initiative. Databases are used when collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing data. A database is the silent component that drives business decisions and operational improvements or simply keeps track of inventory. As much as the database should be the almost invisible part of these processes, it is crucial to make the right choice. While it might look easy to select a suitable database, there are a few things to evaluate when making a decision.

Posted May 04, 2022

Equalum, a best-in-class provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is releasing its Continuous Data Integration Platform (CDIP) Version 3.0, available for on-prem, hybrid, or cloud-based operations. The platform supports real-time streaming use cases as well as batch ETL, replication, and tier one change data capture.

Posted May 04, 2022

Having access to the latest version of open source databases is important to optimize your workloads for availability, performance, security, and more. In February 2022, AWS launched MariaDB version 10.6 for Amazon RDS for MariaDB alongside a number of other exciting capabilities.

Posted May 03, 2022

Knowledge graphs are driving industry disruption and business transformation by bringing together previously disparate data, using connections for decision support, and adding context to AI applications. DBTA recently held a webinar with Dr. Maya Natarajan, senior director, knowledge graphs, Neo4j and Dr. Jesus Barrasa, senior director, sales engineering, Neo4j who discussed why knowledge graphs are on the rise, how they work, and what the most popular use cases are for enterprises.

Posted May 03, 2022

Many organizations are working hard to move to the cloud, but find that with a migration there is also complexity. Recently, Derek Swanson, CTO of Silk, offered advice on what to evaluate to successfully take advantage of all cloud has to offer, the issues to consider when determining what infrastructure will best serve each workload, and the risks of going to the cloud with the wrong strategy.

Posted May 02, 2022

A product-led approach, the hot trend where you deliver your value proposition to customers primarily through your products, could be the next generation of everything-as-a-service (XaaS). Traditionally, most software companies have tended to be sales-led and, therefore, they spend a fair amount of money on mar­keting to fill their sales pipelines. Today, due to several technology trends such as the use of cloud as a delivery mechanism, new sales models have begun to emerge.

Posted May 02, 2022

Google is unveiling a new $750 million data center in Nebraska, on the way to fulfilling its promise of spending $9.5 billion on new Google data centers and offices in 2022. The massive new Google campus in Omaha will consist of four buildings totaling more than 1.4 million square feet as the demand for Google Cloud services and infrastructure rises.

Posted May 02, 2022

As part of its efforts to enable hands-on learning experiences with Linux, open source, and mainframes, the Open Mainframe Project has announced the launch of the 2022 Summer Mentorships, which kick off in June and go through August. The announcement was made in a blog post on the Open Mainframe Project website.

Posted May 02, 2022

Recent cyberattacks have made customers aware that every external vendor they use is a link in their supply chain. Supply chains are only as strong as the weakest link and, in the modern era, consolidated vertical industries have very narrow supply chains.

Posted May 02, 2022

Riverbed unveiled a broad strategy to bring industry-leading unified observability to customers worldwide and accelerate growth by expanding its unified observability portfolio, which will unify data, insights, and actions. The company is also launching a new brand identity, including the introduction of Alluvio by Riverbed (for Unified Observability), reflecting the evolution of the company and technology, according to the vendor.

Posted May 02, 2022

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon MSK Serverless, a new serverless option for Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) that instantly scales resources to meet an application's demand, vastly simplifying real-time data ingestion and streaming. MSK Serverless also provides additional secure features out of the box, such as private connectivity, so that the traffic doesn't leave the AWS backbone, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access control, and encryption of data at rest and in transit, which keeps it secure.

Posted May 02, 2022

Credo AI, the company behind a comprehensive and contextual governance solution for AI, is introducing its Responsible AI Platform, a SaaS-product that empowers organizations with tools to standardize and scale their approach to responsible AI. The Responsible AI platform helps companies operationalize responsible AI by providing context-driven AI risk and compliance assessment wherever they are in their AI journey, according to the vendor.

Posted April 29, 2022

Ocient, a hyperscale data analytics solutions company, is releasing version 19 of the Ocient Hyperscale Data Warehouse, enabling organizations to execute previously infeasible workloads in interactive time. With Ocient, organizations can tackle CPU-intensive workloads with ease, including large-scale joins and full-table scans with extreme I/O performance, returning results in seconds or minutes versus hours or days, according to the vendor.

Posted April 29, 2022

LogDNA, a leading observability data platform, is introducing several platform capabilities that empower companies to get more out of log data while maintaining control over costs. Enterprise users can now access Variable Retention and Enterprise Organizations, while all users benefit from new log control features, including Log Data Restoration, Usage Quotas, and Index Rate Alerting.

Posted April 29, 2022

Arcion is partnering with Databricks offer preconfigured, validated data replication for users of Databricks through that company's new Partner Connect program. Arcion's product enables faster, more agile analytics and AI/ML by empowering enterprises to integrate mission-critical transactional systems with their Databricks Lakehouse in real time, at scale, and with guaranteed transactional integrity, according to the vendor.

Posted April 28, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is unveiling HPE Swarm Learning, a breakthrough AI solution to accelerate insights at the edge, from diagnosing diseases to detecting credit card fraud, by sharing and unifying AI model learnings without compromising data privacy.

Posted April 28, 2022

Cloud networking provider Alkira is releasing Cloud Insights, a free tool to improve the networking and security of enterprise cloud deployments. "Many organizations dramatically increased their cloud deployments at the beginning of Covid to support remote work and digital transformation," said Amir Khan, CEO and founder of Alkira. "Because the shift was so sudden, many organizations' initial focus was on just making things work; the deployments were far from optimized. Alkira Cloud Insights allows businesses to do what equates to a bit of ‘spring cleaning' for their environments. The tool helps to streamline cloud deployments, improve security posture and eliminate costly waste."

Posted April 28, 2022

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing its cloud service for data movement in the U.S. "With Airbyte Cloud, we remove the headache of building and maintaining custom data infrastructure by providing a simple, economical way for enterprises to move data as needed," said Michel Tricot, co-founder and CEO, Airbyte.

Posted April 28, 2022

Talend, a global leader in data integration and management, is acquiring Gamma Soft, a market innovator in change data capture (CDC), adding Gamma Soft's enterprise-class change data capture technologies will help customers streamline their data modernization initiatives, including cloud migrations, and support advanced, real-time analytics use cases across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. 

Posted April 28, 2022

Google unveiled a variety of new services and innovations that allow customers to work with limitless data, across all workloads, and extend access to everyone. These new enhancements were revealed during its Data Cloud Summit.

Posted April 28, 2022

Ascend.io, the Data Automation Cloud, announced it has received $31 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to scale go-to-market efforts and expand into new geographies, as well as extend Ascend's Data Automation Cloud to support full multi-cloud data mesh automation.

Posted April 28, 2022

Sumo Logic, the SaaS analytics platform to enable reliable and secure cloud-native applications, is introducing a new milestone in innovation for Sumo Logic Observability with the release of Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distro Collector (OT Distro). The OT Distro Collector is designed to simplify and democratize the collection of logs, metrics, traces, and metadata from modern cloud applications.

Posted April 28, 2022

Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, is launching Alteryx Analytics Cloud, its first unified end-to-end analytics automation platform.The availability of new Alteryx solutions in the cloud means users only need a browser to gain access to insights, with a setup that can be done in minutes instead of days.

Posted April 28, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted April 28, 2022

Digital.ai is unveiling the latest release of its industry-leading AI-Powered DevOps Platform, dubbed Ascension, empowering both private and public sector organizations to unify, secure, and generate predictive insights across the software lifecycle. The Ascension release further enables technology leaders to scale their distributed workforce and connect agile development at the portfolio, team, and individual levels.

Posted April 27, 2022

Rollbar, provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, is offering new and updated software development kits (SDKs) and capabilities. These SDKs keep Rollbar current on both older, but very significant, platforms like .Net, PHP, and Laravel and also the fastest-moving platforms like Apple iOS, React, Typescript, and Flutter.

Posted April 27, 2022

Aerospike Inc. is releasing Aerospike Database 6, a significant new update of the core engine that powers Aerospike Real-time Data Platform, giving developers an environment that supports multiple programming models to build real-time applications with a predictable performance at any scale.

Posted April 27, 2022

SAP is simplifying its services and support portfolio by pivoting to focus heavily on customer adoption and consumption. The portfolio is built for the cloud and designed to help customers realize value quickly and achieve lasting success. The cloud-based portfolio offers SAP customers new experiences, extensions, and services to address their individual needs and makes it easier for them to engage with SAP at their own pace. Customers can take advantage of project-specific services as well as proactive and mission-critical support within the portfolio.

Posted April 27, 2022

Fivetran, a provider of modern data integration solutions, now supports the Google Cloud Cortex Framework and announced that it is a Launch Partner for the new Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery program. For Google Cloud customers moving SAP data, they then can leverage the numerous predefined data models and content available with Google Cloud Cortex Framework, which helps users to kickstart insights and reduce time-to-value.

Posted April 27, 2022

Microsoft announced it has begun migrating its internal SAP systems to S/4HANA under the RISE with SAP umbrella, making SAP responsible for the licensing, technical management, hosting, and support of its SAP applications under a single SLA. The migration to S/4HANA will serve a dual purpose for Microsoft: modernizing its legacy SAP systems before the end of mainstream support in 2027 and demonstrating to customers that it is capable of hosting and running one of the largest and most complex SAP installations in the world within the RISE framework.

Posted April 27, 2022

Google and Pick Cloud's partnership continues to benefit members of the MultiValue community by investing in the planet and reducing carbon footprints. Google data centers are already carbon neutral. Each Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center. They deliver six times as much computing power for the same amount of electrical power, compared to five years ago, according to the vendor.

Posted April 27, 2022

Cloudreach, an Atos company and multi-cloud services provider, is launching Sunstone, a breakthrough software platform designed to accelerate the modernization of in-cloud environments. Through the use of AI and machine learning technologies, Sunstone automates the continuous modernization of in-cloud applications to drive innovation, boost performance, increase security, and reduce costs, according to the vendor.

Posted April 26, 2022

D2iQ, an enterprise Kubernetes provider for smart cloud-native applications, is offering its newest release of the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) with customer-led updates that give enterprises more control and visibility when deploying and managing Kubernetes deployments in any environment.

Posted April 26, 2022

SOOS, the software security company on a mission to make risk remediation affordable and accessible to all, is releasing its new Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tool, making cybersecurity accessible to more businesses. In a field dominated by expensive, cumbersome options, SOOS is committed to providing simple, straightforward, and effective tools, according to the vendor.

Posted April 26, 2022

At AWS Summit San Francisco, AWS announced that Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 is generally available for both Aurora PostgreSQL and MySQL. Aurora Serverless is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora that allows a database to scale capacity up or down based on your application's needs.

Posted April 21, 2022

Oracle has announced that Oracle MySQL HeatWave now supports in-database machine learning (ML) in addition to the previously available transaction processing and analytics. MySQL HeatWave ML fully automates the ML lifecycle and stores all trained models inside the MySQL database, eliminating the need to move data or the model to a machine learning tool or service. Eliminating ETL reduces application complexity, lowers cost, and improves security of both the data and the model. HeatWave ML is included with the MySQL HeatWave database cloud service in all 37 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) regions.

Posted April 20, 2022

Quest Software has announced the launch of Foglight 6.1, a monitoring and optimization platform for the hybrid enterprise. Foglight enables businesses to confidently manage their IT infrastructure and databases by providing them with the tools for deep-dive database workload optimization and cloud cost management. New features include notification management for IT alert configuration, gMSA account integration for password security, and execution plan analysis for MySQL.

Posted April 20, 2022

It's no secret that businesses have become more data-driven in recent years, with powerful big data analytics increasingly deliv­ering on the promise of adding business value. As a result, the quality and enrichment of data have become top priorities for business leaders on a global scale. In fact, according to a recent survey of chief data officers, 88% have started building auto­mation into their data management processes to help manage data quality.

Posted April 20, 2022

Are you a developer who is using Oracle Database and is interested in learning more about Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)? At Quest's INSYNC conference, Anil Nair, prod­uct manager at Oracle, presented "A Developer's Guide to Oracle RAC." The session covered tips and tricks to ensure that develop­ers can benefit from features such as session failover and load balancing with minimal effort.

Posted April 20, 2022

TIBCO Software has announced the release of TIBCO WebFOCUS 9.0.0, which adds new capabilities such as TIBCO WebFOCUS Container Edition and a Hub for a personalized user experience, along with enhancements for TIBCO WebFOCUS Designer. "Valuable data and AI/ML algorithms flow through absolutely every corner of an organization. The use of visual discovery and improved data management enables users and developers to turn that raw data into truly meaningful insights," said Mark Palmer, senior vice president, engineering, TIBCO.

Posted April 20, 2022

Privitar has formed a strategic partnership with Denodo. The companies' goal is to advance modern data provisioning and put safe data at the core of any data mesh and logical data fabric powered by data virtualization. "Our partnership with Privitar will enable organizations to automatically and transparently allow sensitive data to be consistently governed while remaining protected and compliant with legislation," said Suresh Chandrasekaran, executive vice president, Denodo.

Posted April 20, 2022

As organizations accelerate cloud adoption and build diverse data stacks to maximize the value of best-of-breed cloud platforms like Databricks and Snowflake, one often overlooked challenge is managing access and privacy controls as systems scale.

Posted April 19, 2022

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