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Immuta, the automated data governance company, is receiving $40 million in funding to further grow its automated data governance and privacy solutions. The Series C round was led by new investor Intel Capital, with participation from new investor Ten Eleven Ventures and existing investors DFJ Growth, Dell Technologies Capital, Greycroft, Drive Capital and Citi Ventures.

Posted June 25, 2020

LiveAction, a supplier of network performance management, is introducing new cloud monitoring capabilities that will extend network and application visibility into Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 25, 2020

The cloud is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for data analytics at enterprises today. Looking to capitalize on the promise of reduced costs and greater scalability and flexibility, more and more organizations are adopting hybrid and multicloud strategies to break down data silos, increase collaboration and equip decision-makers with faster access to actionable business insights.

Posted June 25, 2020

CommScope is releasing RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) to easily manage a converged wired and wireless network. Aided by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.

Posted June 25, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 25, 2020

Copado, a provider of a native DevOps platform for Salesforce, is releasing its Summer 20 updates to accelerate, optimize, and measure innovation delivery on the Salesforce platform. Summer 20 is a milestone release that includes a complete DevOps Analytics suite.

Posted June 24, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of performance and capacity optimization software, has introduced managed autoscaling in the cloud with Pepperdata Capacity Optimizer version 6.3. Capacity Optimizer augments autoscaling to ensure all nodes are fully utilized before additional nodes are created, helping to decrease waste and reduce cost.

Posted June 24, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the world, Rocket Software is offering users and partners a virtual way to continue getting acclimated to MultiValue tools and solutions. Rocket has created a virtual series of deep tech training to connect the dots to new technologies so people understand how it relates to cloud, containers, and more. Dubbed MultiValue University, the virtual program includes demonstrations, seminar type training, interactive Q&A, and exercise examples.

Posted June 24, 2020

Pick Cloud recently assisted All Vend in moving the corporation's D3 application from on-premise to cloud with ease. All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.

Posted June 24, 2020

SAP is making significant enhancements to SAP App Center, where customers can discover, try and buy trusted partner apps based on SAP solutions. SAP also unveiled the SAP Endorsed Apps initiative, designed to help customers solve key business challenges and become best-run intelligent enterprises.

Posted June 24, 2020

Honeywell and SAP are partnering to create a joint cloud-based solution based on Honeywell Forge, the company's enterprise performance management offering. The SAP Cloud Platform will streamline and combine operational and business data to support better decision-making and drive greater efficiencies.

Posted June 24, 2020

SAP is introducing new capabilities, enhancements, and further unifying the Business Technology Platform portfolio to help companies transform data into business value. SAP's Business Technology Platform enables developers and business users to access integrated, end-to-end services and tools to realize value along three critical areas of IT: data excellence, process integration, and extensions.

Posted June 24, 2020

IBM has announced the availability of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (Wazi Workspaces). The environment addresses common challenges for developers who are new to the mainframe, and, in the process, makes cloud-native development on IBM Z a reality, according to Willie Tejada, GM & chief developer advocate at IBM, who provided information about Wazi Workspaces in an IBM developer blog post.

Posted June 24, 2020

In a world ruled by data, it is frightening to think how few people take protecting their information seriously. While it has become easy to share everything from an email address and mobile number to more sensitive personal information, what are the consequences of not safeguarding data?

Posted June 24, 2020

Immuta for Databricks, a new, native offering for Databricks customers, is aimed at enhancing data engineering productivity and data security by automating fine-grained access control and privacy protection natively within Databricks and Delta Lake.

Posted June 23, 2020

IT teams face an uphill battle in managing the deluge of apps that now populate enterprise networks. A big reason for this is that employees have access to a wide array of SaaS and cloud-delivered platforms—both business-critical tools and otherwise—that they can deploy in just a few clicks. This puts the onus on network teams to lay out specific policies about what kind of tools they'll allow on the network, as apps that could pose a threat to network performance are now increasingly common and easier than ever to deploy.

Posted June 23, 2020

Cybersecurity attacks have been increasing at an exponential rate. In 2018 alone, more than 2,000 data breaches were reported. The impact of these attacks has been calculated at more than $6 trillion. Given these statistics, the security of data lakes is of paramount importance. We all understand the value of a cloud data lake.

Posted June 22, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a set of new data connectors to improve the integration of analytics and reporting within the DevOps process. Complementing an expansive collection of pre-built, high-performing, standards-based data connectors, Progress has introduced connectors for TeamCity, GitHub, Aha!, and Jira.

Posted June 19, 2020

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of graph-driven data integration and analytics software, is adding geospatial analytics to its AnzoGraph DB, combining the power of scalable location analytics with the power of relationships and analytics in a graph database.

Posted June 19, 2020

The message on the business landscape is clear: Vulnerabilities are everywhere. They're in software, in hardware, in processes, and even in people. It only takes a small, unguarded threat vector for hackers to attack, invade, steal data, and wreck reputations.

Posted June 19, 2020

Dark data is a hot topic in the field of data management. Many perceive it as scary and aren't sure where to start in making it something of value. To back up, dark data is defined as data collected during business operations that otherwise goes unused. This unmanaged content is difficult to monitor, meaning it's hard to notice when information has been replicated, leaked, tampered with, lost, or stolen. It's easy to understand the ominous nature of the discussion around it.

Posted June 18, 2020

Privacera, a cloud data governance and security leader founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is releasing the latest version of the Privacera Platform, an enterprise data governance and security solution for machine learning and analytic workloads in the public cloud.

Posted June 17, 2020

The IBM Virtual Data Pipeline, powered by Actifio, is getting an update, the company announced, with the addition of Cloud Pak for Data 3.0. Actifio, a provider of multi-cloud copy data management software, provides its patented Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) technology as part of IBM's ecosystem of data and AI services. 

Posted June 17, 2020

Alation, provider of data catalog software, is partnering with Databricks, provider of a unified analytics platform for data and AI, to help accelerate data science-led innovations. As data teams move to the cloud the new collaboration helps organizations to identify and prioritize mission-critical data for migration and diminish storage redundancies.

Posted June 17, 2020

Oracle announced fiscal 2020 Q4 and fiscal 2020 full year results. Oracle announced fiscal 2020 Q4 and fiscal 2020 full year results. "In Q4, we launched a vastly improved version of our Exadata Cloud@Customer service," said Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and CTO. "Exadata Cloud@Customer now enables our existing on-premise database customers to run the Oracle Autonomous Database in their own data center; previously, the Oracle Autonomous Database was only available in Oracle's Gen2 Public Cloud.  Enabling all our on-premise database customers to upgrade and run Oracle's latest and best database technology in their own data center should dramatically accelerate the rate of adoption of the Oracle Autonomous Database … especially by our largest customers, including banks and governments that are not currently planning to move their largest and most critical systems to a public cloud."

Posted June 17, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp. has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers compute and networking performance and a portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain.

Posted June 17, 2020

According to Accenture's ninth annual Cost of Cybercrime study, the number of cyberattacks continues to rise and take more time to resolve. Organizations participating in the study saw an average of 145 attacks in 2018, up from 130 in 2017. The good news in the report was that prioritizing technologies to improve cybersecurity protection can reduce the consequences of attacks and "unlock future economic value as higher levels of trust encourage more business from customers."

Posted June 17, 2020

Oracle has helped the State of Oklahoma deal with new work-from-home challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.Before COVID-19, the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise IT desk fielded about 500 support calls a month, but that number quickly escalated to more than 1,500 calls per day, said Jerry Moore, CIO, State of Oklahoma.

Posted June 17, 2020

DBAs have always been central to how organizations manage, store, and use data. First, they were gatekeepers, limiting access to production environments and carefully shepherding database changes through to avoid the risk of data loss or system downtime.

Posted June 16, 2020

Ontotext and Semantic Web Company have formed a strategic partnership to meet the requirements of enterprise architects such as deployment, monitoring, resilience, and interoperability with other enterprise IT systems and security.

Posted June 16, 2020

FogHorn, a developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is creating Lightning Health & Safety Solutions, aiming to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Posted June 16, 2020

ScaleGrid, a database-as-a-service provider, has announced support for its MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis solutions on DigitalOcean, in addition to current DigitalOcean support for MongoDB. ScaleGrid provides a fully managed DBaaS solution used by thousands of developers, startups, and enterprise customers, including UPS, Polaris, and Adobe. The ScaleGrid platform now supports MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, and PostgreSQL on both public and private clouds, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and VMware.

Posted June 16, 2020

Sigma Computing, a provider of cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is updating its signature platform, introducing new interactive dashboards to transform the A&BI process by enabling seamless collaboration between business users and data experts.

Posted June 16, 2020

Microsoft and SAS are forming an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership, enabling customers to easily run their SAS workloads in the cloud, expanding their business solutions and unlocking critical value from their digital transformation initiatives.

Posted June 16, 2020

Data security is one of the most persistent issues facing federal, state, and local governments as well as commercial enterprises today, and often is one of the most alarming.

Posted June 15, 2020

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has announced the general availability of its sixth generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with three new instances powered by AWS-designed, Arm-based Graviton2 processors. The sixth generation Amazon EC2 instances include R6g instances which are designed for workloads that process large datasets in memory, such as open source databases (MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL) or in-memory caches (Redis, Memcached, and KeyDB), and real-time big data analytics.

Posted June 15, 2020

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting.

Posted June 15, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 15, 2020

Delphix, provider of the Delphix DataOps Platform, has announced the completion of its original mission to provide a comprehensive data platform—from Kubernetes to mainframes—to accelerate digital and customer experience transformation for global enterprises. 

Posted June 15, 2020

Concourse Labs, a company that accelerates enterprise digital transformation through automated cloud governance, has emerged from stealth mode and announced $15.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ForgePoint Capital, with existing investors 83North and Capri Ventures participating. The company plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing efforts, scale operations, and broaden and accelerate product development.

Posted June 12, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced new and improved features to its APM Suite of SaaS-based infrastructure and application performance management (APM) solutions.

Posted June 12, 2020

Cloudera has introduced Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud (CDP Private Cloud). According to Cloudera, CDP Private Cloud, built on Red Hat OpenShift, completes its vision of an enterprise data cloud with a hybrid architecture, powered by Kubernetes, that separates compute and storage for greater agility, ease of use, and efficient use of private and public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 12, 2020

Pure Storage, a provider of storage as-a-service, has announced Purity 6.0 for FlashArray, the latest version of Pure's flagship suite of software. Engineered with the modern organization in mind, these new agile data services provide customers with an efficient way to store, safeguard, manage, access and mobilize their data with strategic consumption models custom-tailored to their needs. 

Posted June 12, 2020

MongoDB, provider of a general purpose database platform, has added products to give developers a better way to work with data—wherever it resides. According to the company, the launch of MongoDB 4.4, general availability of Atlas Data Lake and Atlas Search, and the general availability of MongoDB Realm offer organizations an escape from data silos and fragmented APIs as MongoDB Cloud delivers a developer-optimized, cloud-to-mobile platform. 

Posted June 12, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto.

Posted June 11, 2020

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems, make decisions, or extend offers has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently that technologies were available to address the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session titled "Enabling Real-Time Analytics," covered real-world strategies for leveraging data when and where it is needed.

Posted June 11, 2020

Modernization is driving many of today's enterprise data strategies—and cloud stands out as the primary vehicle for attaining this modernization. However, many enterprises are struggling with data quality issues, as well as integrating cloud-based and on-premise data.

Posted June 10, 2020

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