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Cloud Computing Articles

VoltDB, provider of an enterprise-grade data platform built to enable fast-data decisioning, is releasing V10.2 of its data platform, adding important improvements that allow enterprises to take full advantage of 5G, cloud, and edge technologies.

Posted June 28, 2021

NVIDIA is partnering with Google Cloud to establish an AI-on-5G Innovation Lab, enabling network infrastructure players and AI software partners to develop, test, and adopt solutions that will help accelerate the creation of smart cities, smart factories, and other advanced 5G and AI applications.

Posted June 28, 2021

IBM has closed on its acquisition of Turbonomic, Inc., an application resource management and network performance management software provider based in Boston. IBM said the acquisition complements its recent acquisition of Instana for application performance monitoring and observability, and the launch of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to automate IT Operations using AI.

Posted June 28, 2021

A year after it added partners to its financial services-ready cloud, IBM has announced that the platform is now backed by more than 100 ecosystem partners that have committed to help customers accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation throughout the financial services industry. IBM Cloud for Financial Services is designed to help banks host mission-critical workloads while adhering to their security and compliance regulations.

Posted June 28, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection products, has updated its Enterprise Data Services Platform to extend ransomware protection to every part of the enterprise. Veritas' flagship NetBackup solution delivers ransomware protection for containerized environments, immutability for Amazon S3, and integrated anomaly detection. Further enhancements include the launch of the NetBackup Flex 5350 appliance, which offers data immutability, expands performance, and completes the upgraded Veritas family of ransomware-hardened data protection appliances.

Posted June 28, 2021

With cloud-based enterprise software becoming the norm, set against a back­drop of businesses having to adapt their processes and operations in a highly volatile economic environment, Kuber­netes-supported software deployments are a perfect fit. Those C-level executives responsible for business change and devel­opment should not ignore the power of Kubernetes and its ability to ensure their business has the digital foundation to adapt in a safe, secure, and efficient man­ner for years to come. 

Posted June 28, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of the leading enterprise MLOps platform, is releasing Domino 4.4, adding enhancements that re-imagine the data science workbench. Domino 4.4 introduces several new features, including Durable Workspaces and CodeSync, which support a more productive way for data scientists to work.

Posted June 25, 2021

Edge Delta, helping corporations unlock the value of their data, announced it has secured $15 million in Series A funding round, enabling the company to support its analytics solutions at the edge. The funding round was led by Menlo Ventures and Tim Tully, the former CTO of Splunk. Previous investors, MaC Venture Capital and Amity Ventures, participated as well.

Posted June 25, 2021

dotData, a leader in full-cycle enterprise AI automation solutions, in partnership with Snowflake, is releasing the dotData Platform with Snowflake, a leading Cloud Data Platform that streamlines and simplifies the movement of data between both vendors.

Posted June 24, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing a significant update of its platform, aiming to help enterprise customers streamline the transition to containers and simplify the adoption of infrastructure-as-code. "It has become virtually impossible for IT teams to manage an increasingly complex set of cloud services, container platforms, and automation tools," said Brad Parks, chief marketing officer at Morpheus Data. "Customers are flocking to Morpheus because we eliminate technology silos and bring order to cloud, container, and automation chaos."

Posted June 24, 2021

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management provider, is releasing the Spring '21 version of its platform, offering powerful new capabilities to help enterprises optimize public cloud costs, enhance governance and compliance, and streamline integrations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Posted June 24, 2021

ExtraHop, a provider of cloud-native network detection and response, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners in a transaction valued at $900 million.

Posted June 24, 2021

Hasura, the data access infrastructure company, is adding cross database joins to the Hasura GraphQL Engine, allowing the ability to access data across databases at the API layer. The company also added schema sharing capabilities and git-based CI/CD workflows. These features are available in preview and will be generally available later this year.

Posted June 24, 2021

According to a 2020 analysis by Gartner, 75 % of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022. But moving database workloads, such as Oracle and SQL, can be complex and expensive. There are typically two options, 'lift and shift' or pivot to a new architecture. DBTA recently held a webinar with Peter Elliman, director, product marketing, Druva and Jesse Kachapis director, solution architecture, Druva, who discussed how Druva offers direct-to-cloud data protection for databases running on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted June 24, 2021

Assured Data Protection, a prominent IT managed services provider for cloud data protection solutions, is offering new features for ProtectView that allows enterprises to raise, update, and report specific incidents and service requests directly through the ProtectView platform to help better manage Rubrik estates. 

Posted June 24, 2021

OpenText is offering several SAP Solution Extensions, complementing RISE with SAP and empowering businesses on their journey to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud. "There has never been a greater need for immediately accessible information and processes than during this global pandemic—putting cloud-based solutions front and center," said Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO and CTO at OpenText.

Posted June 23, 2021

At SAP's most recent event, its global SAPPHIRE NOW conference, the company announced new innovations to help customers transform business processes and drive improved performance.

Posted June 23, 2021

SAP intends to create a larger business network for business communities to connect and improve business outcomes, better navigate changing economic and geopolitical conditions, and enhance sustainability contributions. SAP unveiled the first step toward creating the world's largest business network with SAP Business Network, which will bring together Ariba Network, SAP Logistics Business Network, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network. Over 5.5 million organizations will benefit from being members of this connected community, according to the vendor.

Posted June 23, 2021

Cloudinary, provider of a media experience platform for many of the world's top brands, has announced the certification of its new SAP Commerce Cloud Extension. The extension for managing, transforming, optimizing, and delivering images and videos at scale makes it easy for brands using SAP Commerce Cloud to create immersive, in-store shopping experiences, according to the vendor.

Posted June 23, 2021

MariaDB Corporation is releasing MariaDB Community Server 10.6 with enhancements that bring significant advancements to the open source MariaDB community. MariaDB Community Server 10.6 adds important features for developers with JSON table functionality, frees users from expensive proprietary ties with expanded PL/SQL compatibility, and adds powerful insurance for bad database days with atomic DDL.

Posted June 23, 2021

GRAX, Inc., a leading SaaS Data Value Platform, is offering a new platform, dubbed History Stream, that allows users to effortlessly stream native SaaS app data stored in their own AWS or Azure cloud data lake into industry-standard tools.

Posted June 23, 2021

Optum SVP Sanji Fernando discusses how rule-based analytics, statistical reasoning, machine learning, and augmented intelligence deliver outcomes in the healthcare system in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted June 23, 2021

GT Software has relaunched as Adaptigent. After more than 35 years as an established presence in the industry, the company says, the new branding, leadership and corporate structure reflect its mission to empower innovation within the modern digital ecosystem and facilitate growth and transformation of the company to better serve customers.

Posted June 23, 2021

Today's best-in-class applications can provide new or improved capabilities for your MultiValue system. Often these are cloud-based or even mobile applications that can modernize specific areas of your organization. The good news is that Kore Technologies provides a real-time integration platform called Kourier REST that is designed for this purpose.

Posted June 23, 2021

Rocket Software continues to make strides with its MultiValue suite of products, driven by customer demand and satisfaction. With the goal of attracting and retaining new developer talent, modernization, and improving productivity, Rocket is issuing some maintenance releases for Rocket UniData, Rocket UniVerse, Rocket D3, and introducing Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code.

Posted June 23, 2021

Spanning the spectrum of approaches, the DBTA 100 showcases forward-looking companies that are improving and expanding upon existing technologies and processes to help their customers use data more effectively. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted June 23, 2021

Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, is making enhancements to its StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management software, allowing the tiering and protection of cloud data, increased security against ransomware, and more.

Posted June 22, 2021

Adaptiv Networks, a leading cloud-native SD-WAN-as-a-Service vendor, is releasing their new My Connect software solution that brings secure SD-WAN access to work-at-home and mobile users as a simple, cost-effective add-on service that eliminates the need for VPN hardware.

Posted June 22, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is extending Snowpark, Snowflake's powerful developer tool, to automatically migrate and run ETLs and ETL pipelines (data workflows) natively in Snowflake. "We are in the midst of a generational shift as organizations are rapidly moving their data to the cloud," said Christian Kleinerman, Snowflake SVP of product. "Our partnership with Next Pathway is essential to helping our customers automate this migration from on-premise solutions to Snowflake's Data Cloud."

Posted June 21, 2021

Today, data is driving business success. Downtime is a killer and even slow response time can be hazardous to business health. But how do organizations achieve the performance and speed that is required today amid growing complexity and rapid data growth?

Posted June 21, 2021

Neo4j, a leader in graph technology, announced it is receiving a $325 million investment as part of a Series F funding round that will allow the company to continue to innovate its graph platform for a variety of use cases.

Posted June 17, 2021

Vertica, the core analytical platform within the Micro Focus software portfolio, has announced that its analytics-as-a-service offering, the Vertica Eon Accelerator, is now available via an early access program. To further support ongoing advancements of the Eon Accelerator, the company also has acquired long-time strategic partner and Vertica-as-a-service provider Full360.

Posted June 16, 2021

Sisense, a leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, in addition to achieving premier Status in the Snowflake Partner Connect Program with its optimized real-time live connector.

Posted June 16, 2021

DataKitchen, a DataOps consultancy and platform provider, has released the third book in its DataOps series. "In this book, we share all of the insight that we've gained from our own experiences coaching data analytics professionals on the best way to lead organizational change," said Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef of DataKitchen.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle and Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, have announced Ubuntu support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Ampere A1 Compute. Combining the benefits of Ubuntu, a popular cloud operating system, with the performance of Oracle's new offering, the companies say, enterprises can now run traditional workloads in a cost-optimized fashion.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle has announced the addition of 13 more Always Free services to Oracle Cloud Free Tier, enabling developers and operators to learn, try out, and deploy workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted June 16, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra Streaming, a highly-scalable, multi-cloud messaging and event streaming platform built on Apache Pulsar and integrated with DataStax's marquee serverless database, Astra DB, to deliver a multi-cloud solution for managing both data in motion and data at rest.

Posted June 15, 2021

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sensu, a provider of source monitoring software. The acquisition will accelerate Sumo Logic's observability strategy by providing customers with an affordable, extensible, and scalable end-to-end solution for infrastructure and application monitoring.

Posted June 14, 2021

Couchbase is releasing its Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (CAO) Version 2.2, offering an automated cloud-native database experience. One of the key new capabilities of this release is the Auto-scaling Couchbase services feature. Couchbase's auto-scaling feature monitors the user's cluster and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady and predictable performance, based on pre-defined thresholds for all Couchbase services.

Posted June 14, 2021

Infoworks.io, a leading data fabric company, is partnering with Hitachi Solutions America, enabling the companies to leverage Infoworks' comprehensive automated solution for enterprise data operations and orchestration to augment and accelerate Hitachi's delivery of customer solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 14, 2021

With new "data models" and types of database systems purported to be better than relational, it seems that the industry is all too ready to stick a fork in relational. So, is relational technology outdated? There are all sorts of pretenders to the throne for data management including Hadoop, XML, and the various types of NoSQL database products. But why? Are there truly any shortcomings in the relational way that require its wholesale replacement?

Posted June 14, 2021

DataOps is becoming the solution enterprises are choosing to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, this new methodology is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle. DBTA held a webinar with Susan Cook, CEO, Zaloni; Dan Potter, VP of product marketing, Qlik; and Chris Bergh, CEO, DataKitchen, who discussed emerging DataOps best practices and solutions.

Posted June 11, 2021

Confluent is offering its latest platform update, Confluent Platform 6.2, and is introducing Health+ to provide users with the tools and visibility needed to ensure the health of data in motion. Health+ helps reduce risk of downtime and data loss with intelligent alerts to identify potential issues before they occur and avoid business disruption.

Posted June 10, 2021

We're still at the start of the 2020s, and already, things look very different from the preceding decade. For data executives and profession­als, the years ahead may mean change on a scale never seen before in the IT industry. Promising new technologies—as well as redesigned and repurposed older ones—are reshaping the data center and analytics shops in new and exciting ways. We asked industry leaders for their views on what is enhancing the ability of enterprises to compete on data.

Posted June 10, 2021

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