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Inc. magazine announced RDM Infinity has once again made its annual 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list. Boasting a median revenue growth of 163% from 2020 to 2022, RDM stands alongside 72 other regional businesses that represent a unique look at the most successful companies within the Rocky Mountain economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Posted March 27, 2024

AI and the cloud revolution have brought about a seismic shift in the realm of database administration, transforming traditional roles and presenting unprecedented opportunities. To assist DBAs, Rocket Software offers the MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance), a tool that empowers DBAs with unparalleled capabilities in monitoring and optimizing performance.

Posted March 27, 2024

Entrinsik Informer AI is now available, offering new possibilities for data analysis and interaction. Informer AI offers real-time assistance with Help Center AI, enhances scripting and querying capabilities through Copilot AI, and empowers users to create digital assistants in seconds. Uniquely adept at handling both structured and unstructured data, these assistants can visualize data, print templates, and connect to APIs, integrating seamlessly with datasets, PDFs, and documents.

Posted March 27, 2024

Database administration is a very technical discipline, but it is also a discipline in which the practitioner is very visible politically within the organization. DBAs should be armed with a proper attitude and sufficient technical knowledge before attempting to practice database administration. This column usually covers the many diverse technology issues with which DBAs must deal. But for this month, we are going to take a short diversion and discuss some high-level guidance for DBAs to follow that can make their job easier to deal with.

Posted March 27, 2024

Bigeye, the developers of the data observability platform designed for data people, by data people, is announcing the availability of Bigeye Dependency Driven Monitoring, an addition to the Bigeye data observability platform that empowers business leaders to trust the data fueling their dashboards.

Posted March 26, 2024

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is releasing its Rubrik Enterprise Proactive Edition (EPE), combining DSPM with recovery designed for complete cyber resilience, wherever data lives. Rubrik EPE allows organizations to secure mission-critical data for comprehensive protection, recovery, and resilience against cyberattacks, whether in a cloud, SaaS, or on-premises environment, according to the company.

Posted March 26, 2024

Redis, a leading real-time data platform, is acquiring Speedb, one of the world's fastest data storage engines, to bolster a broad array of enterprise applications and use cases with diverse performance requirements. According to the company, Redis will leverage Speedb to enhance real-time data processing and power low-latency user experiences, all while guaranteeing unmatched cost performance for all applications where speed is critical, including generative AI applications.

Posted March 26, 2024

Redpanda is introducing Redpanda Serverless, a fully managed, pay-as-you-go edition of its cost-effective streaming data platform that empowers developers to get started with streaming data in seconds and to automatically scale the service up or down to match their data workloads. As with all Redpanda products, Redpanda Serverless is fully Apache Kafka API-compatible, ensuring it works with the complete Kafka ecosystem without requiring changes to application code. 

Posted March 25, 2024

HEAVY.AI, innovator in advanced analytics, is releasing HeavyIQ, bringing groundbreaking Large Language Model (LLM) capabilities to the GPU-accelerated HEAVY.AI analytics platform. This solution enables organizations to interact with their data through conversational analytics.

Posted March 25, 2024

IBM is augmenting IBM Power with IBM Power Virtual Server, helping enterprises by providing a flexible, scalable, and secured platform to run mission-critical workloads, including AI, that extends on-premises environments to the cloud. With a flexible-as-a-service offering, IBM is helping clients with frictionless workload migration and modernization from on-premises to the cloud. This is possible because of architectural parity between IBM Power and IBM Cloud that helps our clients achieve growth while adopting innovative AI and hybrid cloud technologies.

Posted March 25, 2024

IBM is acquiring Pliant, a leading provider of network and IT infrastructure automation products, adding essential capabilities to automate network and IT infrastructure tasks and abstract these functions to the application layer. These optimizations include infrastructure resource provisioning and management, traffic management, and configuration management for both traditional network and IT infrastructure and public clouds.

Posted March 25, 2024

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, and Cloudflare, Inc., a leading connectivity cloud company, are extending their partnership, forming the Global Strategic Alliance to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.

Posted March 25, 2024

CalypsoAI, a leader in AI security and enablement, is introducing the CalypsoAI Platform, an advanced SaaS-based security and enablement solution for generative AI applications within the enterprise. With the new model-agnostic SaaS platform, technology, innovation, and security leaders can harness the power of generative AI and large language models (LLMs) across their enterprise safely and securely, according to the company.  

Posted March 22, 2024

Kong Inc., a leading developer of cloud API technologies, is releasing Kong Gateway Operator (KGO) 1.2—making this version the first open source release of KGO, continuing Kong's long history of supporting the open source community. In addition, this latest version introduces a new era for deploying and managing the Kong Gateway in a Kubernetes-native manner, offering unprecedented ease and flexibility for Kubernetes platform teams, according to the company.

Posted March 22, 2024

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is adding network incident detection and response tools to the Cato SASE Cloud platform, enabling advanced AI algorithms instantly identify outages in customer networks and conduct root cause analysis. With Network Stories for Cato XDR, NOC and SOC teams now have a common platform for improved collaboration and channel partners can quickly bring NOC-as-a-service (NOCaaS) offerings to market, according to the company.

Posted March 21, 2024

IONIX is adding a force multiplier to its Attack Surface Management (ASM) platform, introducing a centralized Threat Center to accelerate security teams' response to newly disclosed zero-days. According to the company, IONIX Threat Center delivers up-to-the-minute detailed insights into exposures posed by the latest zero-day vulnerabilities, identifying specific assets that are exposed or potentially exposed to the zero-day exploit along with alerting customers and highlighting suggested remediation actions.

Posted March 20, 2024

Synopsys, Inc. is introducing Synopsys fAST Dynamic, a new application security testing (DAST) offering on the Synopsys Polaris Software Integrity Platform that enables development, security, and DevOps teams to quickly find and fix security vulnerabilities in modern web applications.

Posted March 20, 2024

DBOS, Inc., the developer of a prominent cloud-native operating system, is debuting its first product offering on the heels of its seed funding results led by Engine Ventures and Construct Capital, with participation from Sinewave and GutBrain Ventures. Backed by $8.5 million in funding, DBOS is releasing DBOS Cloud, a solution born from the idea of building database-oriented infrastructure in the cloud.

Posted March 20, 2024

One configures SQL Server for high availability (HA) in anticipation of some event that will cause a critical application to go offline unexpectedly—a software glitch that causes an app to freeze or a fault in storage that brings down a disk, for example. A well-designed HA solution will cause a secondary instance of your application and database infrastructure—running in a nearby but geographically distinct data center—to assume your critical loads and keep your operations running smoothly, with no loss of data.

Posted March 20, 2024

Microsoft Corp. and Oracle are expanding their partnership to meet growing customer demand for Oracle Database@Azure, expanding the platform to five more regions—expanding the availability footprint to 15 regions globally. Customers can now place orders for Oracle Database@Azure in the Microsoft Azure Germany West Central region in Frankfurt. This marks the debut of Oracle Database@Azure in Europe, and the second region after Microsoft Azure East U.S. general availability in December 2023.

Posted March 20, 2024

After Linux kernal support ended in January, OpenELA announced its commitment to providing a platform for developers to collaborate on the maintenance of the 4.14 Linux kernel. The OpenELA kernel-lts project is a repository that contains a continuation of long-term maintenance kernel releases hosted on kernel.org. This continuation follows all the upstream stable rules, does not target specific hardware, vendors, or users, and the patches are primarily selected from ongoing upstream stable kernels, according to the association.

Posted March 20, 2024

QMware, a leading hybrid quantum computing company that provides cloud services, is collaborating with NVIDIA and Oracle to test and develop a new state-of-the-art hybrid quantum computing service for enterprise customers. QMware will use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU clusters, as well as the NVIDIA CUDA Quantum open-source hybrid quantum computing platform.

Posted March 20, 2024

According to Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, generative AI (GenAI) has reached the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." What does this mean in simple terms? Essentially, right now people's expectations of what the technology can do doesn't align with reality. As such, companies can make costly mistakes if they let hype or FOMO lead their GenAI strategy and investment. That said, even as GenAI is generating a lot of hype, it can also generate tremendous value if businesses do it right.

Posted March 19, 2024

CloudCasa by Catalogic, a leader in multi-cloud application resilience and mobility for Kubernetes, is releasing the newest edition of its CloudCasa platform, adding new migration and replication workflows to simplify key Kubernetes use cases. Also released are new cloud integration and manageability features, extending and improving the backup, restore, and disaster recover capabilities of CloudCasa, as well as its ability to centrally manage Velero installations in large and complex environments, according to the company.

Posted March 19, 2024

Pathlock, a provider of identity and application access governance, is releasing Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM), a product within the Pathlock Cloud Platform that encompasses control management, risk quantification, and change monitoring to streamline control mechanisms from various frameworks into one centralized, automated system.

Posted March 19, 2024

InfluxData, creator of the leading time series platform InfluxDB, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver Amazon Timestream for InfluxDB, allowing users to quickly build and run time series applications on managed infrastructure with AWS's scalability, reliability, and security without the overhead of self-management.

Posted March 18, 2024

MinIO, the leader in high-performance object storage for AI, is launching the MinIO Enterprise Object Store, the company's latest product engineered to empower the creation and management of exabyte-scale data infrastructure for commercial customers. Optimized for performance and scale challenges associated with AI workloads, the MinIO Enterprise Object Store offers six key features: the MinIO Enterprise Catalog, Data Firewall, Key Management Server, Cache, Observability, and Enterprise Console.

Posted March 18, 2024

RestorePoint.AI is releasing its cloud-delivered Secure Managed Data Service (SMDS), enabling midsize organizations to securely take advantage of new analytics and Generative AI (GenAI) driven technologies, and extract business intelligence from their data. The RestorePoint.AI SMDS addresses the growing need for secure data management as a service among businesses that lack the resources to build and manage their own analytics and GenAI integrations, according to the company.

Posted March 15, 2024

Wipro Limited, a leading technology services and consulting company, and Nutanix, Inc., a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, are launching a new Nutanix-focused business unit to help they mutual clients accelerate their digital and hybrid multi-cloud journeys. The new business unit will combine the industry expertise of Wipro FullStride Cloud with Nutanix Cloud Platform to enhance joint solution engineering and expand go-to-market strategies.

Posted March 15, 2024

Domino Data Lab is introducing the Domino AI Gateway, enabling companies to manage access to commercial LLMs from OpenAI, Anthropic, and more—enhancing security by holding LLM API keys. The Domino AI Gateway can help teams access large language models securely and responsibly. It provides enterprise security to ensure that only approved users can see and use model endpoints from commercial providers.

Posted March 14, 2024

Regulations are constantly evolving, becoming more punitive with larger fines and penalties every year. As a result, there is a collective industry movement toward the continuous improvement of cybersecurity in business and their ecosystem. This includes understanding what policies and processes must be implemented to remain compliant.

Posted March 14, 2024

By now, I'm sure most of us have spent quality time with generative AI systems such as ChatGPT and have been amazed at how convincingly they mimic human intelligence. Furthermore, it's just as easy to integrate generative AI into application code as it is to interact manually. However, when it comes to adding generative AI capabilities to enterprise applications, we usually find that something is missing—the generative AI programs simply don't have the context to interact with an application's users or a company's customers.

Posted March 14, 2024

As disheartening as it may sound to new graduates, even when you leave school never to return, you still must continue to learn. There are always new tasks to comprehend, and new tools to drive. And when one serves as a data modeler, one is always going to be exposed to new data. Fortunately, if one has a good foundation, acquainting with new data can be easily managed. Every new conceptual or logical data model is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding about another subject area within an organization.

Posted March 14, 2024

Zumasys recently held an informational webinar about modernizing PICK MultiValue applications with the Rover Business Suite by Zumasys. Learn how Rover Business Suite maintains the integrity and functionality of your current PICK MultiValue applications while bringing them into the modern era.

Posted March 14, 2024

Rocket Software is enhancing the Rocket Product Documentation Portal, giving customers the ability to quickly find and understand the answers to their questions. Rocket Software, as it continues to improve the customer experience when accessing critical information, recently implemented three AI-based features to the Rocket Documentation Portal.

Posted March 14, 2024

Alkira, a provider of agentless multi-cloud networking, and RestorePoint.AI, the Secure Managed Data as a Service company, are partnering to deliver cloud-based data management services running on a private secure network. The announcement was made at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, FL.

Posted March 13, 2024

Casper Labs, the enterprise blockchain software and services provider, and IBM Consulting are partnering to help clients leverage blockchain to gain greater transparency and auditability in their AI systems. Together, Casper Labs and IBM Consulting plan to develop a new Casper Labs solution, designed with blockchain and built leveraging IBM watsonx.governance, that establishes an additional analytics and policy enforcement layer for governing AI training data across organizations, according to the companies.

Posted March 13, 2024

The remarkable and rapid uptake of ChatGPT and similar large language model (LLM)-based AIs may be driving the biggest increase in demand for computing power since the advent of the internet. The neural networks that power LLM AI solutions, such as ChatGPT, rely on massively parallel processing. This processing is similar in some respects to the massively parallel graphics processing that was demanded in the past by computer games.

Posted March 13, 2024

fuseproject, Yves Béhar's multidisciplinary design firm, and startup Functionland are partnering to offer FxBlox, a physical hardware device that allows users to store fully encrypted data, files, and photos—tapping into secure, user-owned, decentralized storage.

Posted March 13, 2024

Aporia, an AI control platform and provider of real-time hallucination mitigation, is expanding the Aporia Labs, its innovative research and development center, enabling Aporia Labs' team of elite ML engineers, cybersecurity, and AI experts to focus on identifying and implementing AI risk prevention policies to protect generative AI (GenAI) applications.

Posted March 12, 2024

Janis Griffin, senior technical consultant at Quest Software, and Paul Lewis, chief technology officer at Pythian, joined DBTA's webinar The Role of the DBA in 2024: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities, to identify the ways in which IT decision makers and database professionals can meet the demands of their adaptive ecosystems with ease.

Posted March 12, 2024

Cloudera, the data company for trusted enterprise AI, is introducing the next phase of its open data lakehouse on private cloud, making enhancements that revolutionize on-premises data experiences for trusted analytics and AI at scale. By delivering Apache Iceberg for private clouds, Cloudera is empowering every organization to overcome these issues and quickly scale enterprise AI deployments to generate greater value, according to the company.

Posted March 11, 2024

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA are releasing StarCoder2, a family of open-access large language models for code generation, aiming to set new standards for performance, transparency, and cost-effectiveness. StarCoder2 was developed in partnership with the BigCode Community, managed by ServiceNow and Hugging Face, where the machine learning community collaborates on models, datasets, and applications, according to the vendors.

Posted March 11, 2024

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is offering the major release of the Alation Data Intelligence Platform, introducing a next-generation user interface and business lineage capabilities built for data and analytics teams. Additionally, a new Alation Expert Services offering empowers both business and data leaders to measure and strengthen their organization's data culture with an emphasis on four foundational pillars: data search and discovery, data governance, data literacy, and data leadership. 

Posted March 11, 2024

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