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Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is welcoming g2o to the company's partner program, ensuring that customers in the East North Central U.S. can deploy cloud data warehouse solutions at scale. g2o and Yellowbrick are aligned to deliver a balanced, end-to-end solution that reduces time to answers, improves business decisions, and increases market competitiveness for enterprises.

Posted February 05, 2021

Axway, a provider of API management software, is further building on its technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the company joins the AWS ISV Accelerate Program. AWS ISV Accelerate is a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The program helps drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating independent software vendors with the AWS Sales organization.

Posted February 04, 2021

LicenseFortress has announced the availability of a new e-book titled "The Completely Un-Authorized Oracle ULA Guidebook." The book is targeted at helping IT pros navigate their way through Oracle Unlimited License Agreements and provides information on the options and mistakes to avoid.

Posted February 04, 2021

Oracle has added new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). The last year tested supply chains to a breaking point and exposed the limitations of older, on-premises systems that don't provide the flexibility organizations need to run efficient logistics operations, said Chris Cunnane, research director, supply chain management, ARC Advisory Group. "Oracle Cloud SCM's latest update adds new artificial intelligence, machine learning, and integrated IoT features to improve real-time monitoring of shipments and enhance the efficiency of trade and logistics processes."

Posted February 03, 2021

Government customers can now deploy applications from a library of Oracle and third-party independent software vendors (ISVs) to help support their organizational goals and serve the needs of constituents. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is now available for U.S. government customers, enabling agencies to fully automate the deployment of certified solutions directly on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 03, 2021

Commvault, a data management software vendor, has announced a new partnership with Skytap to expand data protection and migration for IBM i (AS/400) workloads hosted in Skytap on Microsoft Azure. Commvault is partnering with Skytap to offer a solution that backs up, recovers, and migrates data on IBM i that is hosted and running in Skytap for Azure cloud data centers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Veeam Software, backup solutions provider that delivers cloud data management, is expanding its public cloud support with the general availability of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform. This completes the company's support for all three major public cloud providers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation, and HCL Technologies, a global technology company, have formed a strategic alliance to help companies succeed in their analytics automation and digital transformation priorities. As part of this strategic engagement, HCL has also been named an Alteryx Elite Alliance Partner. The companies say this alliance is driven by the large and growing market opportunity for enterprise-wide data analytics, data science, and process automation.

Posted February 03, 2021

ALTR, provider of advanced data security for data-driven enterprises, is releasing ALTR Cloud Integration for Snowflake, delivering direct cloud-to-cloud data security. ALTR extends Snowflake's built-in security with the simplicity of ALTR's real-time data consumption governance capabilities for observing, detecting and responding to threats and anomalies, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2021

vFunction is emerging from stealth, offering a platform purpose-built to automatically, efficiently, and intelligently transform complex, monolithic Java applications into microservices with a scalable, repeatable factory model. vFunction is a cloud modernization platform that enables the enterprise to modernize legacy Java applications and realize the true benefits of the cloud: elasticity, reduced cost, and restored engineering velocity.

Posted February 02, 2021

Databricks has announced a $1 billion investment. The Series G funding, led by new investor Franklin Templeton, puts Databricks at a $28 billion post-money valuation.

Posted February 02, 2021

Kin + Carta, a global digital transformation consultancy, is acquiring Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a focus on data science, supporting the expansion of Kin + Carta's data transformation practice. Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data visualization.

Posted February 01, 2021

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 01, 2021

Rapid7, a provider of security analytics and automation, has acquired Alcide.IO Ltd., a provider of Kubernetes security based in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is the second acquisition Rapid7 has made in the cloud security market in the past 9 months, having acquired DivvyCloud, a provider of software for cloud security posture management (CSPM) this past April. Together, these acquisitions will enhance Rapid7's ability to provide a cloud-native security platform to its customers and facilitate continuous management of risk and compliance across their cloud environments.

Posted February 01, 2021

Thundra.io, the developer platform for pre-production environments, is launching its Sidekick IntelliJ IDEA Plugin, enabling developers to deliver the best-in-class cloud applications. Thundra eliminates the need for multiple tools for pre-production environments. Developers who embrace DevOps and are motivated to solve the pains of pre-production issues in cloud applications.

Posted January 29, 2021

Clumio is now offering a new Splunk App that allows users to gain greater insight and visibility into Clumio's audit logs. The Clumio App for Splunk delivers insightful and comprehensive views and analysis with drill-down capabilities, according to the vendor.

Posted January 29, 2021

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is releasing Neo4j Aura Enterprise, a fully managed cloud database for organizations building high-performance graph applications. Aura Enterprise speeds time to value, enabling customers to get to production faster than the equivalent on-premises option, according to the vendor. Organizations can now focus entirely on building performant, graph-powered applications quickly, without worrying about infrastructure or maintenance.

Posted January 28, 2021

Reltio has announced the availability of Reltio Identity 360, a free cloud-native service to provide a single source of truth for identity data about customers, contacts, and other persons such as patients, sales representatives, and employees in real-time and at-scale. According to the company, Reltio Identity 360 eliminates the common problem of inconsistent, duplicate, incomplete, and fragmented customer data by consolidating, deduplicating, enriching, and validating customer profiles.

Posted January 28, 2021

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Posted January 28, 2021

At Data Summit Fall Connect 2020, Quest Software's Clay Jackson broke down data from Flexera's 2020 "State of the Cloud" report on the current distribution of cloud initiatives.

Posted January 28, 2021

It is safe to say that when data and analytics leaders built their data management and data analytics strategies in late 2019, they did not foresee the macroeconomic impacts of 2020. The upheaval of many of the best-laid plans touched all industries as executives looked to data to provide insight into how to withstand the fallout and course correct. While enterprises have long understood the need to migrate to the cloud, the COVID-19 pandemic served as the catalyst for quick plans to get started right away.

Posted January 28, 2021

Classiq, enabling the development of quantum algorithms and applications, announced it has secured $14.5 million in funding that will enable the company to accelerate the development of quantum computing software. The $10.5 million Series A financing round was led by Team8 and Wing Venture Capital, with additional participation from Entrée Capital, OurCrowd, and IN Venture, the corporate venture arm of Sumitomo Corporation in Israel, and follows a $4 million seed financing round from Entrée Capital.

Posted January 27, 2021

ARMO, developers of a platform that inherently secures cloud-native workloads with in-memory protection coupled with built-in visibility and control, is emerging from stealth after securing $4.5 million in seed funding, from Pitango First. The company plans to use the funds to expand its go-to-market efforts and commercial offering of its technology. 

Posted January 27, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider in data protection, availability and insights, is launching Veritas NetBackup 9, delivering new features to provide customers with additional choices for deployment across edge, core and cloud, while increasing operational simplicity.

Posted January 27, 2021

SAP and DNV GL, an independent management and quality assurance expert, are partnering to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle a major problem facing the integrity of oil and gas plants. The solution uses intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence and advanced analytics, to create compelling user experiences and to digitalize and automate operations.

Posted January 27, 2021

DockMaster, a producer of software for the marine and marina industries, partnered with Zumasys to move its hosted clients to a more modern MultiValue database. DockMaster chose jBASE to deliver faster reporting and processing speeds to customers while improving its ability to scale its cloud environment.

Posted January 27, 2021

JFrog, the DevOps company enabling organizations to realize the vision of Liquid Software, is forming a partnership with Docker, a leading provider of collaborative application development platforms for development teams, providing developers unlimited (for SaaS users), high-performance premium access to quality and trusted application components on Docker Hub. The agreement also provides dedicated support mechanisms for mutual customers.

Posted January 26, 2021

Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted January 25, 2021

OpenDrives, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions, announced it has raised up to $20 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue growing and accelerate product development.

Posted January 25, 2021

Platform9, providers of open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds, is offering new features to provide operational efficiencies for its freedom, growth, and enterprise managed Kubernetes products.

Posted January 25, 2021

IBM, the consistent leader in U.S. patents, topped the U.S. Top 50 with 9,130 grants, down 1% from 2019. IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership.

Posted January 25, 2021

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is releasing the Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments. Hitachi Kubernetes Service enables customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on premises. This empowers developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice, and eliminates vendor lock-in, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2021

Grafana Labs is making new changes to Grafana Cloud, making it both free and easy to have a real, composable observability solution. The new plans make Grafana Cloud more flexible than ever, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2021

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented analytics platform Kyligence Cloud, has announced the availability of Kyligence Cloud 4, its new cloud-native distributed big data analytics platform. Kyligence Cloud 4 offloads processing from cloud data warehouses and data lakes by employing distributed aggregate indexes—a cloud-native successor to OLAP cubes.

Posted January 21, 2021

Infosys has launched the Infosys Cobalt offering, an applied AI cloud, built on NVIDIA DGX A100 systems. The new Infosys applied AI cloud will be an AI center of excellence for the company, enabling developers and project teams at Infosys to access AI hardware and software stacks, across both private and public clouds, to build contextualized services that deliver AI-first business processes for enterprises.

Posted January 20, 2021

Delphix, provider of programmable data infrastructure, is offering new capabilities that close critical data gaps against ransomware attacks. "You can drive a truck through the holes in legacy ransomware solutions," said Jedidiah Yueh, CEO of Delphix. "Once-a-day backups are insufficient. Companies can't afford to lose a day's worth of transactional data. In addition, closed-box backup approaches fail to safeguard against undetected attacks, sometimes for months. Companies need an open-box detection approach, especially for mission-critical data." 

Posted January 20, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is launching the Splice Machine Feature Store, helping more companies operationalize machine learning by reducing the complexity of feature engineering.

Posted January 20, 2021

Oracle Database 21c is now available on Oracle Cloud, including the Always Free tier of Oracle Autonomous Database. The new release contains more than 200 new innovations, including immutable blockchain tables, in-database JavaScript, native JSON binary data type, AutoML for in-database machine learning (ML), and persistent memory store, as well as enhancements for in-memory, graph processing performance, sharding, multitenant, and security. "Oracle Database 21c continues our strategy of delivering the world's most powerful converged database engine," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, database server technologies, Oracle.

Posted January 20, 2021

Navisite has acquired Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global cloud managed service provider. Velocity's cloud managed services products include cloud managed infrastructure, databases, disaster recovery, data lakes, and managed container support. The company is an AWS Premier Partner, certified as both a migration and MSP supporting Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle applications, as well as an Oracle Platinum Partner and certified MSP.

Posted January 20, 2021

Octopai, provider of automated data lineage and discovery solutions, announced its support of Microsoft Azure Data Factory as part of Octopai's continued commitment to empowering organizations and their data users with advanced intelligence. Octopai is the first BI Intelligence platform to analyze Azure Data Factory in hybrid BI environments, providing automated data lineage and discovery and will continue to announce the early support of more platforms as part of an overall strategy to have one centralized view of the entire BI landscape, according to the vendor.

Posted January 19, 2021

Digibee, a leader in a holistic and agile approach to integration, is releasing Digibee Capsules, a solution that packs common integration steps into reusable components that can be safely shared across organizations to accelerate digital transformation.

Posted January 19, 2021

As Charles Darwin famously posited, it is not strength but rather the ability to adapt that is critical for survival. We see examples of this all around.

Posted January 18, 2021

Indexing is a critical part of database optimization. Indexing can dramatically increase query speed. However, DBAs still struggle with finding optimal indexes or optimal SQL plans. DBTA held a webinar with Gary Jerep, solutions consultant, Quest Software, who discussed insights that regarding why query and index performance tuning gets so difficult on relational databases, and what and how a productivity solution called Toad can help.

Posted January 18, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite distributed database, has announced GridGain 8.8, a new release that provides enhanced support for GridGain's multi-tier database engine, which scales up and out across memory and disk. The changes enable customers to leverage the disk tier of the database to query much larger datasets, reduce total cost of ownership, and secure sensitive or personal data at rest. This will enable them to use GridGain for a greater number of production use cases, ranging from complex real-time analytics to mission-critical transactional workloads.

Posted January 18, 2021

The tectonic technology shifts we saw with the advent of Hadoop will not be seen again for quite a long time, but don't get too comfortable because the development of new tools and technologies to support the data science space isn't slowing down any time soon.

Posted January 18, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation has formed a partnership with Snowflake that further integrates Alteryx analytics automation and data science capabilities with Snowflake's platform. The combination provides customers with automated data pipelining, faster data processing and speeds analytics outcomes at scale.

Posted January 14, 2021

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