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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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IBM, the leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, is debuting its latest innovation towards marrying business operations and sustainability: the IBMLinuxONE Emperor 4 server. As a scalable Linux and Kubernetes-based platform, this enhancement to IBM's LinuxONE server aims to reduce energy consumption for clients as the world becomes increasingly eco-aware in a plethora of industries simultaneously looking to scale. 

Posted September 13, 2022

Milesight IoT, provider of worldwide optimizations for business operation with both efficiency and sustainability, is announcing its partnership with Actility, provider of Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions. The goal of said partnership is to facilitate deployment of IoT use cases for smart buildings like indoor air quality (IAQ), smart offices, smart cities, and smart agriculture, according to the enterprises. The collaboration is cemented in both technical and business cooperation, as well as coupled promotion of Milesight LoRaWAN Gateway and Actility's ThingPark IoT platform.

Posted September 12, 2022

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, announced a partnership between its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa and Ondat, a Kubernetes-native data platform provider, offering customers a unified solution to run stateful applications on Kubernetes without worrying about availability, performance, protection, or the recovery of data. 

Posted September 12, 2022

HYCU, Inc., an enterprise backup as a service (BaaS) company specializing in hybrid and multi-cloud data protection as a service, and Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, are forming a new strategic relationship to combat the rise of ransomware attacks. Combined with HYCU, customers can protect their applications and achieve rapid, application centric recovery to avoid costly egress charges, according to Wasabi.

Posted September 12, 2022

Collaboration between MariaDB Corporation, provider of pluggable, propose-built storage engines for specialized workloads, and Qlik, an enterprise focused on offering real-time data integration and analytics solutions, ushers in efficient data migrations with Qlik's data integration platform from legacy database architectures to MariaDB's database solutions. Migration destinations such as MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB Xpand distributed SQL database, or MariaDB SkySQL cloud database service are available for workloads locked in legacy database sources, such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

Posted September 09, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is launching the Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake, offering departments and organizations of all sizes to start cataloging data on Snowflake's platform. The new offering, launched in partnership with Snowflake, makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organizations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data objects, and support use cases like cloud data migration for less than $100k, according to the vendors.

Posted September 09, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, announced new Kubernetes strategy that will deliver container support across the full portfolio of Virtana Platform solutions. This strategy aims to deliver actionable infrastructure insights for optimal performance, cost, and capacity of business applications, according to the vendor.  

Posted September 08, 2022

Privacera, the unified data access governance provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is offering its AWS Lake Formation integration in private preview. This solution offers complete data governance automation and fine-grained data access for AWS services including Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS.

Posted September 08, 2022

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.

Posted September 08, 2022

In previous columns, we've noted that the SQL language is in the ascendant. New SQL native databases such as CockroachDB and Yugabyte are showing robust adoption, while non-relational (NoSQL) databases increasingly provide SQL interfaces to their data. In light of this increasing trend, it's no surprise to see the introduction of a new SQL capability within the latest release of MongoDB—the Atlas SQL framework. 

Posted September 08, 2022

An aging MultiValue talent pool has companies scrambling to retain and retrain programming talent. According to BlueFinity, low-code/no-code development is a game changer in this space. A major benefit of low-code/no-code development is its ability to allow almost anyone with a working knowledge of computer applications to create apps for the digital economy.

Posted September 08, 2022

Entrinsik is releasing the latest version of Informer, building upon the platform's ease of use, and continued fulfilling of user requests. The company debuted 5.6 during a webinar showcasing all the new features. "We're all really excited about this release," said Evan Culler, Informer senior software engineer. "We've been listening to your feedback on how to advance the product, add new workflows, and make things easier."

Posted September 08, 2022

In building a logical data model, some entities are considered strong, other entities are considered weak. Strong entities are the most foundational elements within a nascent Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) and comprise the list of objects that would likely come to mind first. Strong entities are independent in that they exist all on their own and can be created without having to meet any pre-conditions.

Posted September 08, 2022

Establishing agreed upon services levels for database applications is of the utmost importance for assuring that performance meets required criteria. Without pre-determined, negotiated service level agreements in place, database and application performance can become a never-ending game of blind man's bluff, where DBAs blindly and constantly seek an unspoken goal. Instead, active service level management should be the standard.

Posted September 08, 2022

Rocket is releasing MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS) 1.3.1 with new features that give users more control, improving ease of use to expose MultiValue data and introducing business logic as RESTful APIs. Updates include enhanced Vanity URL support with pass-through capabilities that give MV developers full control of format and content of output payloads.

Posted September 08, 2022

Digital transformation has accelerated more than ever before because of the intersecting confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change. With more data being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the 2022 Readers' Choice Awards which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 08, 2022

BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing new cloud data services and open-source integrations for Control-M, providing IT operations with the ability to enable secure, automated self-service experiences for non-IT business partners.

Posted September 07, 2022

Leading API platform, Postman, is launching its Ecosystem Partner Program for joint solution construction on the Postman API Platform for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Ecosystem Partner Program promises enterprise advantage via developer efficiency and increased visibility within Postman's user base—one that consists of over 20 million API professionals.

Posted September 07, 2022

Global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp, is announcing an expansion of their continued global alliance with VMware, Inc., a provider of multi-cloud services for all applications. As a partnership spanning over 20 years of alliance, the enterprises maintain their commitment towards mitigating cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing workloads in multi-cloud environments via various solutions and go-to-market strategies.

Posted September 07, 2022

Rapid direct connections to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) are now available to help Internet2 member institutions make a move to the cloud. Through an Internet2 Cloud Connect dedicated network connection, institutions can utilize their existing Internet2 connections to extend their data center to OCI in a matter of days for no additional fee from Internet2 for up to 5Gbps.

Posted September 07, 2022

Emplifi, a customer experience (CX) platform and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that its Social Commerce Cloud now integrates with Oracle Commerce and is available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Emplifi's new integration with Oracle Commerce helps B2B and B2C brands achieve increased revenue across increasingly popular social media shops while leveraging an existing ecommerce ecosystem to increase return on investment.

Posted September 07, 2022

Alithya Group announced it has successfully implemented Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management (SCM), Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), and Oracle Cloud Payroll for Inspira Health. The adoption will support its core financials, materials management, human resource management, employee and manager self-service, and payroll business processes.

Posted September 07, 2022

The cryptocurrency ecosystem strikes as being in a perpetual state of boom and bust, though the long-term trend is an increasing valuation for crypto assets. Within the crypto space, NFTs are particularly bubbly. Individual NFTs have sold for as much as $67 million, while total NFT sales reached $40 billion in 2021.

Posted September 07, 2022

NoSQL databases, also referred to as non-relational, continue to grow in popularity both on-premises and in the cloud. Of the 395 different database management systems tracked by site DB-engines, more than half are non-relational. These include key-value, document, graph, time series, and many more database models that fall into the NoSQL category. As more organizations modernize their applications or develop new applications from scratch, they adopt a microservices-based architecture that allows them to take advantage of the benefits of NoSQL databases

Posted September 06, 2022

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database service that supports transactional processing and analytics. With a 30-plus year history, SQL Server has been a mainstay at many organizations. Now, however, open-source technologies like PostgreSQL, have become increasingly popular for customers. More and more customers are migrating to them from overpriced, restrictive commercial databases that lock them in. With an increasing array of choices, the same organizations are looking for lower cost options, including low-cost, cloud-native, fully managed database services like Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, as this lowers total cost of ownership while providing the desired performance.

Posted September 06, 2022

Aerospike, the provider of the NoSQL real-time data platform for multi-cloud, large-scale JSON and SQL use cases, is launching Aerospike Database 6.1. This release builds upon previous iterations and is designed to improve support for complex queries and supply expanded secondary index features.

Posted September 06, 2022

AWS, a leading cloud platform, is debuting its latest addition to Amazon QuickSight: Fine-Grained Visual Embedding. This feature provides users with individualized visualizations from Amazon QuickSight dashboards for embedding within high-traffic web pages and applications. Increased visibility is supplied to end-users through Fine-Grained Visual Embedding, without requiring server or software setup, or infrastructure management.

Posted September 06, 2022

IBM is launching a subscription model for IBM i, enabling clients to get their entire IT solution as-a-service for less than $55 per user per month at the IBM i P05 license level. The IBM i System Subscription is designed to make planning easier for small and midsize clients. With consistency in annual payments over the term of the subscription, IT infrastructure planning becomes a lot simpler.

Posted September 06, 2022

Cologix, Inc., North America's network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, announced its next investment in the Columbus Region with a more than $150 million expansion to its existing campus, pending local approvals. The company plans to create an additional 15 jobs in the Region, once construction is complete. The expansion at its existing Worthington Woods Boulevard campus will include a newly built data center, adding 36MW of power to its total capacity in the Region that enables Cologix to meet the surge in demand for cloud connectivity.

Posted September 06, 2022

VMware Inc., provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, and IBM, global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, are announcing an expansion of their 20-plus year partnership with the aims of aiding global customers and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and accelerate time to value in hybrid cloud environments, according to the companies. The partnership expansion takes shape in IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, as well as in jointly engineered solutions and development to add to their previous jointly developed technologies such as data encryption in motion and in use. With relevance spanning multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public sector, the ecosystem partnership invites solutions with reduced cost, complexity, and risk for cloud migration of mission-critical workloads.

Posted September 06, 2022

While document-based databases are increasing in relevancy due to their optimizations for performance and scalability, employing a set of practices aimed at best using document databases for your enterprise's particular needs is critical for its utilization. Document databases are great but need solid architecture practices to become even greater.

Posted September 01, 2022

Apollo GraphQL, the supergraph company, and MongoDB, Inc., are partnering to empower app developers to build richer experiences faster, and reduce technical debt with a graph-native data layer. The partnership aims to make it easier for developers and teams to directly connect any supergraph powered by Apollo to a MongoDB Atlas database, according to the vendor.

Posted September 01, 2022

As a provider of digital performance monitoring, Apica Systems is debuting improved functionality for their platform, newly renamed to Apica Ascent. These enhancements are made with the enterprise's Web 3.0 vision in mind—allowing for optimized data consumption, wherever convenient for the user, with reduced friction in dashboarding.

Posted August 31, 2022

Leading platform for environments-as-a-service, Quali, is announcing its recent partnership with Interas Labs, a software engineering company that specializes in container orchestration, cloud-native architecture, microservices transformation, and GitOps. This collaboration improves engineering roadmap facilitation—with Interas Labs' optimizations and Quali's power in orchestration.

Posted August 30, 2022

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, is debuting VantageCloud Lake— the first product from Teradata that is built on a new, next-generation, cloud-native architecture. Leveraging the advantages of Teradata Vantage, renamed to VantageCloud Enterprise, VantageCloud Lake aims to bring a flexible, low-cost object store solution to its users.

Posted August 30, 2022

StarTree, Inc. announced it is receiving $47 million in a Series B funding round, accelerating product development, expanding sales and marketing, and continuing to drive fast adoption of its real-time analytics platform.The funding round was led by Series A investor GGV Capital, with additional investment from new investor Sapphire Ventures and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and CRV. StarTree has raised a total of $75 million to date.

Posted August 29, 2022

What is DevOps, and why is it so important for data management?As a relatively young concept, DevOps revolves around provisioning data quickly and synchronizing application data in database changes. It is easier said than done, however; challenges in data automation, slow components, application modernization, and team environments require solutions for optimal DevOps functionality.

Posted August 29, 2022

InfluxData, the enterprise behind time-series platform InfluxDB, is debuting new enhancements to its InfluxDB Cloud service. With new serverless capabilities, InfluxDB Cloud sees an acceleration of time-series data collection and processing, as well as an increase to storage capacity. The introduction of InfluxDB Native Collectors brings developers to the forefront with the ability to subscribe to, process, transform, and store real-time data from messaging and other public and private brokers and queues at the click of a button, according to the vendor. Native Collectors eliminate the need for additional software or new code while migrating data from third parties into the InfluxDB Cloud, increasing efficiency and decreasing resource waste.

Posted August 26, 2022

OpenText announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Micro Focus, implying an enterprise value of approximately $6.0 billion on a fully diluted basis. This merger would create one of the largest software and cloud businesses that enables digital transformations.

Posted August 26, 2022

Push Technology, provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions for networks, is debuting improvements to Diffusion Cloud, the enterprise's intelligent event-data platform. Diffusion Cloud distributes real-time data so that developer teams can decrease traffic load on backend systems, increasing performance and mitigating infrastructure requirements. The most notable enhancements include a REST adapter and a boost in data monitoring within the platform.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudify, an open-source DevOps automation platform, is launching its version 6.4 release for the platform, further connecting applications to their cloud environments. The latest release brings to the forefront its simplistic strategies for aiding platform engineering teams convert their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service format with efficiency and speed. 

Posted August 25, 2022

Kubernetes has fundamentally changed the way organizations manage and deploy software. At its core, Kubernetes provides a unified API for infrastructure that abstracts differences between cloud providers and their underlying infrastructure so that Kubernetes users can focus on defining their application workloads. By popularizing declarative management of resources, Kubernetes has transformed the IT landscape, particularly through "GitOps" workflows. Kubernetes is also extensible, enabling users to build their own APIs through custom resource definitions and controllers.

Posted August 25, 2022

Today's enterprises need to be more agile to improve their customer's experience, respond to changes quickly, and have the freedom to innovate. As part of their digital transformation journey in the cloud, these businesses need the ability to connect more devices to their applications, faster than ever—from smartphones to connected cars, from manufacturing plants to smart devices in our homes. Therefore, these applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, have global availability, manage large volumes of data, and provide ultra-fast response times for customers.

Posted August 25, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudera, a hybrid data organization, is debuting its Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) One, an all-in-one data lakehouse SaaS, promising accelerated and accessible self-service analytics and exploratory data science on any data type. According to the company, CDP One delivers enterprise security and machine learning (ML) without requiring staff, resulting in lower TCO and reduced risk. CDP One is for customers who desire a low-code, self-service solution in conjunction with CDP One, which was not previously offered.

Posted August 25, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

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