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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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Oracle announced that the University System of Georgia (USG) has joined Oracle Academy to advance technology education and help students develop career-ready expertise in cloud, software development, and business applications. Oracle Academy will work with USG to provide curriculum, cloud technology and professional development across the university system's 26 public colleges and universities serving over 334,000 students.

Posted March 15, 2023

AT&T Mexico is moving critical IT and business processes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to expand the benefits of mobile internet to more than 21 million subscribers and business customers. The move will impact customers in industries such as education, health, and banking nationwide. With OCI, the company will be able to manage OSS/BSS workloads, analytics, and databases more efficiently in the cloud, according to the company.

Posted March 15, 2023

This month, I want to take a higher-level view of database performance concepts and introduce a few themes that will likely follow you throughout your career working with database systems and applications. These themes should be viewed as guiding principles to keep in mind when confronted with database performance issues.

Posted March 15, 2023

Armory, the continuous deployment (CD) company, is releasing several plugins for Spinnaker that are designed to make the platform faster and more secure. Spinnaker can help teams deploy software quickly, safely, and reliably. However, the platform presents technical and cost challenges when managing the growing number of accounts, configurations, credentials, resources and infrastructure overhead required for deployments at scale.

Posted March 14, 2023

Google Cloud and MongoDB significantly expanding their joint commitment to powering data-driven transformations with a multi-year extension of their partnership. The partnership expansion includes plans to double the scope of Google Cloud infrastructure that MongoDB needs to support accelerating adoption of Atlas.

Posted March 14, 2023

The EY organization (EY) and IBM are collaborating to focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions that aim to help organizations accelerate business transformation with value-led sustainability. EY and IBM teams will pursue innovative offerings that help integrate sustainability with business strategy, support the operationalization of their programs with speed and scale, and transform how value is created for their business, their stakeholders, their people, and the planet.

Posted March 13, 2023

Lonestar Data Holdings announced it has raised $5 million in seed funding for furthering its plan to establish lunar data centers. Lonestar's initial data center, the size of a hardback novel, will be followed by a series of larger data centers offering data storage and edge processing.

Posted March 13, 2023

IBM and Cohesity are collaborating to address the critical need organizations have for increased data security and resiliency in hybrid cloud environments. Combining data protection, cyber resilience, and data management capabilities from both companies, IBM will launch its new IBM Storage Defender solution which will include Cohesity's data protection as an integral part of the offering.

Posted March 13, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is offering key new features to enable customers to create their data lakehouses more easily by performantly loading data into Apache Iceberg tables, query and federate across more data sources with Dremio Sonar, automatically format SQL queries in the Dremio SQL Runner, and securely connect Microsoft PowerBI using single sign-on (SSO).

Posted March 13, 2023

SolarWinds, a provider of powerful and secure IT management software, announced SolarWinds Observability is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, empowering SolarWinds customers to take advantage of the Azure cloud platform. In addition, SolarWinds expanded customer availability across the Asia-Pacific region to the company's software as a service (SaaS)-delivered observability offering designed to help businesses gain visibility into modern and distributed digital services.

Posted March 10, 2023

Ontotext, a global provider of enterprise knowledge graph (EKG) technology and semantic database engines, is releasing GraphDB 10.2, empowering users to oversee system health and diagnose problems easier. The solution also includes support for X.509 client certificate authentication, which provides greater flexibility when accessing a secured GraphDB instance.

Posted March 10, 2023

pgEdge is emerging from stealth with the launch of its fully open, fully distributed database optimized for the network edge and based on the open source PostgreSQL database.

Posted March 09, 2023

Rocket Software will present its roadmap for Q2 2023 during an upcoming livestream highlighting its MultiValue products. The livestream will include updates on Rocket UniVerse, Rocket UniData, Rocket D3, jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MultiValue tools including the MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS) and the MV Experiences (MVX) as well as new e-Learning.

Posted March 09, 2023

Organizations rely heavily on SAP systems and applications to run crucial business processes; securing these systems against cyber-attacks is vital. While several cybersecurity frameworks exist to manage cyber risks, they use generic wording that is hard to apply to application security and lack specific guidance to cover SAP environments. As a result, organizations must select the right frameworks to enhance their security posture and streamline complex security operations to safeguard critical assets from attacks.

Posted March 09, 2023

Evoke from BlueFinity allows MultiValue technologists to create native and web apps that are as modern as any app on a phone, tablet, or desktop. Evoke enables users to integrate MV data and legacy code, meaning faster to market with lower development cost and easier enhancement and modification, according to the vendor. Users can utilize tools such as chatbots, AI, ChatGPT, graphs, signature panels, retail card views, component libraries and much, much more without becoming a specialist in those technologies.

Posted March 09, 2023

Entrinsik is releasing Informer 5.7, adding a new user interface that simplifies Informer with intuitive ways to navigate, design, and utilize the tool from the home screen. Also, Informer 5.7 features an enhanced workflow which has been redesigned to feel natural and provide a consistent experience, increasing the ease and effectiveness of accessing, analyzing, sharing, and automating data.

Posted March 09, 2023

A long, long time ago—in the early 90s—I first worked as a DBA with responsibility for enterprise databases. I will never forget how surprised and disappointed I was to discover that the data in the database files were completely unencrypted.  A system administrator with access to the database files could read the data in those files, even if they didn't have a database username and password.

Posted March 09, 2023

Across database structures, dates are ubiquitous: sales date; order date; shipment date; receipt date; created date; last updated date. You might think that with such an abundant presence, dates would be well understood. Sadly, dates hide in the shadows—and many are confused over how dates work. People run a query, get a result, and seem to expect that what one sees, is what one gets. If they see a two-digit year, they believe that is exactly how the data is stored.

Posted March 09, 2023

Rocket Software announced it will launch the first of its new MultiValue (MV) eLearning modules. Available in late February, the first module is an MV Foundation path that covers eight topics: querying files and records; editing records and fields; creating files; describing files, records, and fields with a dictionary; creating interactive (I-type) fields; manipulating selections of data with select lists; writing a simple program with prompts and conditional logic in a paragraph; and increasing performance with hashed files and indexes.

Posted March 09, 2023

The Rocket Software MV team announced the release of UniVerse 11.3.5, increasing supportability, stability, and performance. UniVerse 11.3.5 contains a total of 70 bug fixes and 15 enhancements encompassing audit logging, Python, replication, security, encryption, and more.

Posted March 09, 2023

Logpoint is releasing AgentX, an endpoint agent for Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Cloud deployments that accelerates threat detection and investigation on endpoints to ensure fast response capabilities. According to the company, in addition to gathering telemetry, AgentX adds interrogation, compliance checks, and vulnerability management capabilities to Logpoint's security operations platform, converging SIEM, SOAR, and UEBA technologies, to improve overall security posture significantly.

Posted March 08, 2023

Sometime during the pandemic, I stopped carrying a wallet when leaving the house. Almost all shops supported—often insisted on—touchless payments, so there was no need to carry around paper money, and since my phone was fully able to perform touchless payments, my phone became all I needed to navigate the commercial world. I'm sure most of you have had a similar experience.

Posted March 08, 2023

MSRcosmos is launching an SAP modernization-in-a-box solution, powered by Microsoft Azure, the solution aims to transform the SAP landscape into an agile and intelligent enterprise architecture by extracting full capabilities of cloud, data and AI, and intelligent automation.

Posted March 08, 2023

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is introducing the Rubrik Transform Partner Program to empower partners to become trusted data security advisors and help improve the cyber readiness, resilience, and recovery for their customers. Rubrik Transform leverages a points-based scoring system and customizable incentive plan to reward top-performing partners, equipping them with important resources to win in the ongoing battle against modern cyber threats, according to the vendor.

Posted March 07, 2023

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity provider, is releasing its new Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) module for Cortex XSIAM, enabling customers to ingest user identity and behavior data and deploy state of the art AI technology to detect identity-driven attacks. The module further strengthens XSIAM's ability to consolidate multiple security operations capabilities into a unified, AI-driven security operations center (SOC) platform, according to the vendor.

Posted March 07, 2023

The OpenNMS Group, Inc., a subsidiary of NantHealth, Inc., is launching OpenNMS Meridian 2023, an open source Meridian product now updated with a myriad of new features and capabilities to assist in scaling workloads, consistent deployment, manage network device configuration, and more.

Posted March 06, 2023

Digibee, an enterprise integration platform as a service (eiPaaS) company, is partnering with Orasi, a DevSecOps innovator, joining Orasi's strong partner community that brings enterprise customers full development and delivery lifecycle support for market-driven products. Digibee will provide, through the Digibee Enterprise Integration Platform (eiPaaS), the ability to connect and integrate disparate legacy and cloud-based systems as part of Orasi's expert guidance, services, and tools that accelerate the maturation of secure, high quality applications.

Posted March 06, 2023

Ermetic, the cloud infrastructure security company, is offering automated capabilities that enable customers to discover and fix misconfigurations, compliance violations, and risky or excessive privileges in Kubernetes clusters through its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP).

Posted March 06, 2023

immudb, the immutable enterprise-scale database with cryptographic verification and unit of Codenotary, is announcing the release of new connectors that make data tamper-proof—essential for industries such as judicial, auditing, and forensic—which was an otherwise complex process until now, according to the vendor.

Posted March 06, 2023

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, is making enhancements to the the infrastructure performance management (IPM) capabilities of Virtana Platform, focusing on proactive enterprise IT management.

Posted March 03, 2023

Fivetran, the global leader in automated data movement, is releasing three new offerings that extend the Fivetran Data Movement Platform to give users options for all deployment types for secure, real-time, and high-volume database replication. Trusted by thousands of market-leading companies such as Autodesk, Conagra Brands, Lionsgate, Morgan Stanley and Ziff Davis, Fivetran's fully managed service helps companies power mission-critical workloads and drive data-informed business decisions.

Posted March 03, 2023

Qlik is launching Connector Factory, its strategy to continually expand access to and delivery of data from hundreds of SaaS applications and data sources for enterprise cloud analytics and data integration needs. Connector Factory is an evolution in Qlik's continued focus on connecting and unlocking data from key enterprise sources for analysis and action, according to the vendor.

Posted March 02, 2023

EnterpriseDB (EDB), the accelerator of Postgres in the enterprise, is launching EDB Postgres Distributed (PGD) 5.0, introducing extreme high availability for PostgreSQL—up to 99.999%+ availability via active-active technology, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2023

Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider, is releasing its Multi-Tenant Cloud (MTC), a powerful virtual data center solution providing the ability to deploy virtual machines, virtual appliances, and other services in a multi-tenant environment using a consumption-based billing model. According to the company, Aptum's MTC was designed with today's businesses' needs in mind, regardless of their size.

Posted March 01, 2023

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users. The nominations period has been extended through Wednesday, March 15, 2023, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted March 01, 2023

TigerGraph, provider of an advanced analytics and ML platform for connected data, is releasing the latest version (3.9) of TigerGraph Cloud, the native parallel graph database-as-a-service. TigerGraph Cloud 3.9 includes new security, advanced AI, and machine learning capabilities that meet the demands of its rapidly growing customer base and streamline the adoption, deployment, and management of the most scalable graph database platform, according to the company. The underlying parallel native graph database engine is also available for on-prem or self-managed cloud installation.

Posted March 01, 2023

Kaleyra, Inc., a rapidly growing omnichannel business communications platform, announced it has launched its global messaging services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), accelerating innovation in the CPaaS space and further capitalize on the two companies' long-standing relationship to drive the future of business communications and customer engagement.

Posted March 01, 2023

Digital Realty, a provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it will offer connectivity to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect point-of-presence (PoP) within the newly launched Oracle Cloud Chicago Region.

Posted March 01, 2023

KDDI Corporation, one of Japan's top three telecommunications carriers and the operator of the "au" mobile phone service, announced it has chosen Oracle Database to modernize its online payment brand, au PAY, and customer loyalty program, au Ponta Points Program. By working with Oracle, au Pay payment processing is now five times faster than before, while au Ponta Points Program's processing performance has improved by 200%, according to the company. In addition, Oracle helps KDDI meet changing customer needs by enabling it to develop new services and applications 30% faster.

Posted March 01, 2023

Observability by definition is a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of its external outputs. In other words, a system's behavior is determined from its outputs—information obtained by certain measures. Though observability as a term has been used for many years, the modern understanding originates in software observability, which is the ability to collect data about program execution, internal states of modules, and communication between components.

Posted March 01, 2023

Talend, a provider of data integration and management, is making updates to Talend Data Fabric, its end-to-end platform for data discovery, transformation, governance, and sharing. In the Winter '23 release, Talend introduces advanced capabilities and enhancements to simplify and automate cloud migrations and data management, expand data connectivity, and improve data visibility, quality, control, and access.

Posted February 28, 2023

DBTA held a webinar, "Rethinking Data Management for Microservices and Cloud-Native Apps," to highlight a variety of modern data management approaches that will accommodate the world of cloud-native applications that form today's data-driven businesses.

Posted February 27, 2023

ScaleOut Software, the in-memory computing and streaming analytics software provider, is launching new capabilities for its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, a cloud and on-premises digital twins solution for live streaming analytics and simulation.

Posted February 27, 2023

SolarWinds, a provider of secure IT management software, is expanding the global reach of its full-stack, software as a service (SaaS) SolarWinds Observability solution with the opening of a new data center in Europe. Located in Germany, the data center will allow more Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to access SolarWinds Observability so they can manage highly complex hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments.

Posted February 27, 2023

IBM announced that it is committed to continuing to strategically invest in three operating environments on IBM Power: AIX, IBM i, and Linux. For example, IBM just rolled out the availability of Hyper Protect Crypto Services for AIX and Linux on Power Virtual Server.

Posted February 27, 2023

IBM Security released its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, reporting that while ransomware's share of incidents declined only slightly (4%) from 2021 to 2022, defenders were more successful detecting and preventing ransomware. Despite this, attackers continued to innovate with the report showing the average time to complete a ransomware attack dropped from 2 months down to less than 4 days.

Posted February 27, 2023

A recent report by IBM found that workers are having difficulties pursuing roles related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across different industries. At the same time, online training and digital credentials are emerging as a recognized pathway to opportunity as respondents plan to seek new jobs in the year ahead.

Posted February 27, 2023

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