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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 March 02, 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 March 02, 2021

JFrog has announced that its DevOps Platform tools?JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray—are available with native deployment templates for customers using AWS GovCloud (US) and Azure Government clouds. Regulated industries and customers who use Government Clouds' secured environments can use these deployment options along with their existing JFrog self-hosted license.

Posted March 02, 2021

Redis Labs has announced the general availability of Redis Enterprise-powered tiers on Azure Cache for Redis, enabling companies to more effectively optimize for low-latency data access in their most critical applications.

Posted March 02, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra serverless, an open, multi-cloud serverless database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that delivers  a combination of pay-as-you-go data together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source.DataStax Astra builds upon the Apache Cassandra open source database and introduces a modern, microservices-based architecture that separates compute from storage, enabling database resources to scale up and down on demand to match application requirements and traffic independent of compute resources.

Posted March 02, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is offering enhanced capabilities within the SHIFT Migration Suite and Crawler360, allowing enterprises to automatically migrate from Apache Hadoop to their desired cloud solution.

Posted March 02, 2021

Itential, a provider of network and cloud automation, is releasing the latest updates to its low-code automation platform, including new configuration management capabilities for simplifying device configuration, compliance, and remediation across physical, virtual, and cloud-native networks.

Posted March 01, 2021

Sisu, providers of an augmented intelligence solution, is introducing a new analytics experience designed to accelerate the exploration of cloud-scale data. Informed by months of research, the redesigned product enables data teams to streamline their workflow, answer critical questions quickly, and get the complete picture behind changing metrics without cumbersome manual exploration, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2021

In 2020, we endured the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on health and life, and we also saw  multitudes of businesses and organizations collapse. One of those casualties was PASS, also known as the Professional Association for SQL Server.

Posted March 01, 2021

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us—from baby monitors and home security cameras to smart vehicles, smart power grids, and even the emergence of smart cities. In recent years, the IoT has, and continues to transform how we, as individuals, live and work.

Posted March 01, 2021

To be successful, business users need clarity into data definitions, synonyms, business attributes and usage to develop quality data intelligence. As a result, a data catalog must enable business users to understand and leverage data as an asset. By tracking data lineage to understand data's origins and transformations, businesses provide an audit trail throughout the data's lifecycle.

Posted March 01, 2021

Avalara, Inc. a provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, is adding new certified integrations to its platform including MultiValue support. These integrations include 10 newly certified integrations with accounting, ERP, ecommerce, point-of-sale, mobile commerce, and CRM software applications, in addition to adding 22 new marketplace customers utilizing Avalara tax technology solutions.

Posted March 01, 2021

It's been 5 years and Royal Papers is still going strong after switching to a Pick Cloud MultiValue system. Royal's MultiValue application is mission-critical and the lifeblood of its business. It handles inventory control, accounts payable, and receivables (and more) and is used for everything except payroll. If it is disrupted in any way, or down for any long period of time, it would be catastrophic.

Posted March 01, 2021

dotData, a provider of full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing dotData Cloud, consisting of a new risk-free, AI-automation software platform and services. The solution was developed specifically to support growing enterprise organizations with small or no data science teams who want to launch or accelerate their data science practice.

Posted February 26, 2021

Profisee, a provider of master data management (MDM) solutions, is offering its platform-as-service (PaaS) multi-domain MDM solution with a new native integration with Microsoft Azure data services.

Posted February 25, 2021

Digital Guardian, a leader in data loss prevention (DLP) and managed detection and response (MDR), is deepening its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through several key initiatives and achievements. Digital Guardian has announced the general availability of their integration with Amazon Macie, a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and provide additional protection for customers' sensitive data in AWS.

Posted February 24, 2021

Grafana Labs, the company behind the open and composable observability platform, is releasing the unified Grafana Enterprise Stack. Enterprise Stack includes data source plugins for visualizing other commercial tools in Grafana, such as  Oracle, Splunk, New Relic, MongoDB, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and more.

Posted February 24, 2021

nOps, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud management platform, announced it has been awarded SOC 2 certification for its SaaS platform, confirming the company applies rigorous internal security policies and procedures as it helps customers optimize their AWS infrastructure.

Posted February 24, 2021

SAP is launching SAP Learning Hub, partner edition, combining all the learning content that partners of the SAP PartnerEdge program require. SAP Learning Hub, partner edition, bundles the necessary learning tools into one affordable solution. It includes access to the entire enablement content portfolio, hands-on practice, and assessments to help partners stay up-to-date on the latest SAP innovations and to keep their certifications current.

Posted February 24, 2021

Beyond Technologies is acquiring Ibridia, a market leader in SAP Solution Manager/SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for SMEs and large enterprises. Adding Ibridia's niche expertise in these areas to Beyond's SAP service offering takes advantage of the S/4HANA momentum while also aligning with its core values by always providing clients with the latest processes, tools, best practices, and services to manage their SAP and non-SAP solutions throughout the entire application lifecycle.

Posted February 24, 2021

The worldwide cloud services market is forecast to grow more than 6% this year to a total of $257.9 billion, with software-as-a-service (SaaS) remaining the largest segment at $104.7 billion. Furthermore, more than $1.3 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to the cloud by 2022. In this environment, what must an organization keep in mind to ensure a successful cloud migration?

Posted February 24, 2021

With the shift to remote work, companies have had to implement adjustments to their operational strategies, including increasing security, tapping into the cloud, and more. Last year was a time of fast-moving transformation. In 2021, the pace of change shows no sign of slowing down in the MultiValue markeet segment.

Posted February 24, 2021

Akash Network, provider of a decentralized cloud computing marketplace and the first DeCloud for DeFi, has developed and is set to launch the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) Relayer timed to Interchain Foundation's launch of IBC. IBC enables various blockchain protocols to communicate and transact with each other independently, providing a framework to connect the global economy to the blockchain.

Posted February 23, 2021

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, announced that it has achieved certification on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), now providing flexibility for organizations to safely use sensitive data for analytics in on-premises, public cloud, and hybrid environments. The integration between The Privitar Data Privacy Platform and Cloudera Data Platform enables organizations to begin realizing the full value of their sensitive data and leveraging the powerful analytical capabilities of CDP while protecting the privacy of their data subjects, according to the vendors.

Posted February 22, 2021

Solo.io, the modern API infrastructure company delivering application networking from the edge to service mesh, is releasing Gloo Mesh Enterprise, an enterprise-grade, Kubernetes-native solution for service mesh management. Gloo Mesh Enterprise provides organizations with a comprehensive and simplified experience for service mesh management based on Istio, the industry standard service mesh, and Envoy, the de-facto industry sidecar proxy data plane.

Posted February 22, 2021

Rubrik is offering a new integration to ServiceNow, increasing the protection of digital services by allowing joint customers to automatically discover, classify, and map Rubrik protection with ServiceNow ITOM Visibility. Through the ITOM Visibility product, ServiceNow provides a best-in-class automated, scalable way of cataloging assets and infrastructure across hybrid-cloud environments.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM and Delta Air Lines have formed a multi-year agreement under which IBM will help lead Delta to the public cloud in order to increase its agility, speed to market, and innovation capabilities around digital transformation. As part of the expanded relationship, IBM will provide technology and industry expertise to modernize and migrate Delta's applications to the public cloud.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM and Palantir Technologies have announced a new partnership consisting of IBM's hybrid cloud data platform designed to deliver AI for business, with Palantir's next-generation operations platform for building applications. A new product as a result of the partnership, Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data, is planned for general availability in March of 2021 and is designed to help businesses in retail, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and telecommunications use AI to make more informed business decisions and automate outcomes.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM has launched new high-speed, entry-level flash storage systems, as well as hybrid cloud and container-centric updates. "As the world moves more rapidly to hybrid cloud, modernized data storage is at the foundation," said Denis Kennelly, general manager, IBM Storage.

Posted February 22, 2021

Octopai, a leader in automated data lineage and data discovery, announced its support and analysis of Snowflake, one of the fastest-growing cloud-based databases in the industry, empowering BI and analytics groups with advanced intelligence in hybrid and  complex BI environments.

Posted February 19, 2021

The new release improves the balance between performance and cost and enhances an organization's ability to deploy and manage new services with benefits for all InsightEdge portfolio platforms.

Posted February 17, 2021

Zadara, the edge cloud and in enterprise storage-as-a-service provider, is acquiring NeoKarm, provider of highly flexible multi-cloud hybrid platforms. With this acquisition, Zadara obtains NeoKarm technology including the former Stratoscale software IP, which enables MSPs to offer an on-demand private cloud built and fully-managed by Zadara.

Posted February 17, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, announced it has raised $105 million in Series C funding, empowering the company to innovate to better support its customers. According to the vendor, this is the largest funding round to date within the graph database and analytics market. The round was led by Tiger Global and brings TigerGraph's total funding raised to over $170 million.

Posted February 17, 2021

Oracle has expanded its hybrid cloud portfolio with Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure, a new offering that brings core infrastructure services to the edge with Roving Edge Devices (REDs)—ruggedized, portable, scalable server nodes. Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure enables customers to operate cloud applications and workloads in the field, including machine learning inference, real-time data integration and replication, augmented analytics, and query-intensive data warehouses.

Posted February 17, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the event streaming pioneer, announced Confluent's Premium Connector for Oracle Change Data Capture (CDC) Source, a bridge for one of the most common and critical sources of enterprise data to connect to Apache Kafka. It is now possible to identify and capture data that has been added to, updated, or removed from Oracle databases and make those events available in real time across a business.

Posted February 17, 2021

Radiant Advisors' John O'Brien explained modern data architecture at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, announced it has closed an $11 million Series A round of financing, allowing the company to use the funds to scale research and development, go-to-market, sales, marketing, and customer success for its Maverics platform.

Posted February 16, 2021

Matillion, providers of a cloud data integration platform, is receiving $100 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue growing to meet the exploding demand for cloud data integration for global enterprise organizations such as Amazon, Siemens, Subway, Novartis, Slack, and Accenture.

Posted February 16, 2021

Emerging tech strategist Andy Thurai walked attendees through the process of future-proofing IT Ops teams and infusing AI into their operations during his presentation at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Yugabyte, provider of open source distributed SQL databases, is releasing YugabyteDB 2.4 with hardened enterprise-grade security features, enhanced multi-region deployment capabilities, and performance improvements. The newest iteration of Yugabyte's open source database improves on the existing high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease-of-use characteristics of YugabyteDB, furthering the company's mission of providing the default distributed SQL database for cloud-native applications in a multi-cloud world, according to the vendor.

Posted February 12, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.1, providing optimizations for deeply complex queries across FedShard deployments. AllegroGraph with FedShard offers a solution that allows infinite data integration through a patented approach unifying all data and siloed knowledge into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution for Enterprise scale analytics.

Posted February 12, 2021

Monte Carlo, the data reliability company, has raised $25 million in new funding to spearhead the emerging Data Observability category and help organizations achieve more reliable data. This Series B will allow Monte Carlo to continue to pioneer and lead the new Data Observability category, foster their fast growing community of users, and help organizations accelerate the adoption of data and analytics.  

Posted February 12, 2021

LyteLoop, an emerging data storage company, is closing its receiving $40 million from its latest private funding round, allowing the company to expand its team which is developing an advanced data storage network to address the inefficiencies of existing land-based data storage. Ultimately, LyteLoop will have the ability to store hundreds of petabytes (and even exabytes) of data in space—an amount equivalent to a data center containing thousands of servers, without the added cost of building and maintaining large, energy-intensive, ground-based centers, according to the vendor.

Posted February 11, 2021

SingleStore, The Database of Now for cloud-native modern applications, announced Connected Data Group is now a SingleStore value-added reseller (VAR) partner. This partnership makes it easier for organizations in the Benelux and EMEA regions to get started with SingleStore. 

Posted February 11, 2021

Dremio, a provider of data lake transformation solutions, is offering support for Apache Arrow Flight, an open source data connectivity technology co-developed by Dremio that improves data transfer rates. As a result, client applications can now communicate with Dremio's data lake service more than 10 times faster than using decade-old technologies, such as Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), according to the vendor.

Posted February 11, 2021

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