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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.



Cloud Computing Articles

As restrictions caused by the pandemic begin to ease and a "new normal" for business comes into view, some organizations are emerging as winners. Key to thriving and not just surviving, many experts say, is the ability to use data more effectively, enabled by the well-applied use of the right database technologies and cloud resources as well as automation and AI.

Posted May 26, 2021

As many people in the world pass through the eye of the pandemic storm, aspiring to survive and experience the sun again, another catastrophe looms—albeit barely visible. This potentially devastating problem lurks around the corner from the big-box store that may have just provided their COVID-19 vaccinations, but it is of a very different nature. We are facing a pending tsunami of automation.

Posted May 26, 2021

Smart Data, a leading custom software development company, and CNBS Software, an experienced SAP partner serving enterprise clients, are merging CNBS's capabilities to form an SAP-centric practice within Smart Data. This new practice will include SAP Integration, Fiori Solutions, and Staff Augmentation services and allow CNBS Software to focus on its core offerings of SAP eCommerce and Payment Portals.

Posted May 26, 2021

Accenture and SAP are expanding their decades-long partnership to help companies embed sustainability across the full spectrum of their business operations, empowering users to unlock new value throughout their enterprises and in their value and supply chains.

Posted May 26, 2021

SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, global enterprise transformation software and solutions provider, is releasing three CrystalBridge solution packages for moving SAP workloads to the cloud and for S/4HANA. Addressing customer needs for Cloud and SAP S/4HANA migrations, delayed due to prerequisite projects, delivery risks, and high migration costs, SNP introduced three packaged solutions that compress project timelines, contain fees, and minimize business downtime during cutover for these initiatives.

Posted May 26, 2021

DBTA is hosting a webinar with Kore Technologies on June 10 to provide a deep dive into keeping MV systems fresh and up-to-date with the latest integrations. Mark Dobransky, managing partner, Kore Technologies, and Keith Lambert, VP of marketing and business development, Kore Technologies, will discuss how Kourier REST can extend and modernize MultiValue system via integration to other applications using RESTful Web Services.

Posted May 26, 2021

OnGroup has released MVON4, a platform update that augments MV applications with the ability to horizontally scale implementations of MultiValue. MVON4 gives MultiValue developers the tools to write software in MV, transpile to C# and run it in the .NET Common Language Runtime.

Posted May 26, 2021

Actian, a provider of hybrid data management, analytics, and integration software, has announced the Ingres NeXt initiative, for Ingres users looking to modernize their mission-critical applications while also creating a migration path to the cloud. The announcement features two key components: A new version of Actian's OpenROAD 4GL application development environment and support for Ingres software as a fully managed service in the cloud.

Posted May 25, 2021

Juniper Networks, a provider of networking products, solutions and services, has announced version 4.0 of Apstra software, the intent-based networking solution acquired by Juniper in a deal that closed in January 2021. The new software version builds on the multi-vendor capabilities of the Apstra solution to support VMware NSX-T 3.0 and Enterprise SONiC, in addition to previously supported data center switching from Juniper, NVIDIA (NVIDIA Cumulus), Arista Networks, and Cisco Systems.

Posted May 25, 2021

Immuta, a leading provider of cloud data access control, is adding enhanced integrations with Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, Databricks SQL Analytics, and Trino (formerly PrestoSQL). These new integrations—combined with existing support for Databricks, Snowflake, Google BigQuery and Starburst—enable Immuta to provide universal cloud data access control across all popular data lakehouse technologies, according to the vendor.

Posted May 21, 2021

Styra, Inc., the founder of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader in cloud-native authorization, announced it raised $40 million in a Series B funding round to continue driving the reinvention of policy and authorization for cloud-native applications. From a product perspective, the company plans to utilize this funding to enhance Styra DAS with new policy-as-code use cases across the cloud-native stack, and expand integrations with key technology partners.

Posted May 21, 2021

Data is more critical than ever to the success of every organization. Digital transformation efforts continue to accelerate as enterprises are hungry for greater efficiency, agility, and innovation. This comes in the wake of the challenging conditions of the past year. The world of data management is evolving rapidly, bringing about new challenges and opportunities for businesses and data professionals alike. 

Posted May 21, 2021

DataStax is partnering with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open source Apache Cassandra clusters.  As part of this partnership, the two companies worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

Posted May 20, 2021

Enterprise data is more distributed than ever thanks to the explosion of SaaS tools across organizations. Dealing with this sprawl requires an agile approach that goes well beyond native vendor integrations or unruly hand-code implementations. DBTA recently held a webinar with Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion and Michael Schaefers, senior data engineer, TUI who discussed how to keep pace with enterprise analytics requirements.

Posted May 20, 2021

At the recent Percona Live Online Open Source Database Conference 2021, Percona showcased its open source database as a service (DBaaS). As an alternative to public cloud and large enterprise database vendor DBaaS offerings, this on-demand self-service option provides users with a way to deploy databases quickly. Plus, the company says, using Percona Kubernetes Operators means it is possible to configure a database once, and deploy it anywhere.

Posted May 19, 2021

Kentik, the network observability company, is unveiling Kentik Cloud, a new product suite for public cloud environments that gives enterprise customers increased visibility, improves performance, and better cost control. As part of the Kentik platform, Kentik Cloud fuses traffic and telemetry data with business, security, internet, and cloud metadata.

Posted May 19, 2021

Alteryx, provider of a platform for end-to-end analytics process automation, has announced a series of new innovations in analytics and data science automation, analytics in the cloud, machine learning (ML), and AI. The new products are focused squarely on delivering a simple user experience with a no-code, low-code approach to accelerate business outcomes for all organizations and anyone who wants to upskill, said Suresh Vittal, chief product officer of Alteryx.

Posted May 19, 2021

SNP (Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE), a global leader in enterprise transformation software and solutions, is strengthening its relationship with Google Cloud by entering its collaborative partner program as an official Global Build Partner in North America. The Build Partnership will generate new ideas and new solutions leveraging the advanced technical capabilities of both organizations for customers at any point along their cloud journey.

Posted May 19, 2021

Multi-cloud is changing the way we manage data. It's seen as a way to build a more resilient diversity of services while ensuring a greater degree of independence from a single vendor.

Posted May 19, 2021

Tanium, a provider of endpoint management and security built for demanding IT environments, has turned to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud approach to deliver its flagship SaaS platform, Tanium-as-a-Service (TaaS). "Adopting Oracle as a cloud partner gives our customers an industry-leading, security-first approach to endpoint management," said Orion Hindawi, co-founder and CEO of Tanium.

Posted May 19, 2021

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), is introducing a host of new features and functionality in Altair One, a fully integrated platform that brings together the company's entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Altair One offers the ability to provision turnkey, scalable appliance clusters across all major cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud Platform, in just a few mouse clicks.

Posted May 19, 2021

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is introducing major data security features that enable organizations around the world to easily and accurately assess the impact of ransomware attacks and automate recovery operations. Rubrik's data security provides an important line of defense against these common threats and helps IT teams to answer the most pressing questions regarding their business data: What is the content of the data? What is happening to the data? Who is accessing important business information?

Posted May 18, 2021

Text IQ, an AI company helping organizations manage and mitigate risks in their data, is releasing Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden within enterprise data. Text IQ for Privacy automatically identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information from both structured and unstructured sources, enabling redaction and deduplication before presenting the findings for human review.

Posted May 18, 2021

Cockroach Labs is releasing CockroachDB 21.1, a substantial leap forward for the distributed SQL database that enables users to tie data to specific locations anywhere in the world within a single database—ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing latency, and improving fault-tolerance.

Posted May 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching Confluent for Kubernetes, a platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures. To make it easier and faster to harness the value of data in motion across an entire organization, Confluent drew on its expertise managing thousands of Apache Kafka clusters in Confluent Cloud to offer the same cloud-native experience for on-premises environments, according to the vendor.

Posted May 17, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring Beyond Security, a global leader in vulnerability assessment and management software, expanding HelpSystems' portfolio with cybersecurity capabilities. Beyond Security's cloud-based products enable hundreds of organizations to easily scan their growing, complex environments for network or application vulnerabilities.

Posted May 17, 2021

IBM has introduced a new software as a service (SaaS) version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security, designed to simplify how organizations deploy a zero trust architecture across the enterprise. The company also announced an alliance partnership with leading cloud and network security provider, Zscaler, and new blueprints for common zero trust use cases.

Posted May 17, 2021

IBM has the Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z—Hardware Consumption Solution, which it describes as a more standardized and transparent cloud-like hardware pricing model with combined base capacity and consumption priced capacity. "As customers continue on their journey to hybrid cloud and adopt new types of workloads like confidential computing, digital asset custody, and Red Hat OpenShift, IT teams need to react quickly to sudden changes in demand with even more control and flexibility in order to scale IT as needed," said Tina Tarquinio, director, IBM Z Platform Product Management, IBM Systems, in a blog post announcing the new pricing.

Posted May 17, 2021

Micro Focus has announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft targeted at government clients. According to the companies, the partnership provides a strategy for enabling mainframe applications to run on Microsoft Azure.

Posted May 17, 2021

KX, a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics. The partnership combines the power of Databricks' Lakehouse Platform with KX's low latency streaming analytics, time-series, and edge compute capabilities to jointly address market demand for real-time actionable insights, driven by the explosion of sensors and the accelerated digital transformation of all industry sectors.

Posted May 14, 2021

Amplitude, the Digital Optimization System, is acquiring Iteratively, a leader in data planning and instrumentation. With the addition of Iteratively, Amplitude extends its leading data management offering, now empowering customers with a solution for preparing data for analytics and personalization that pairs with their existing built-in capabilities for resolving identities, integrating data sources, and governing quality and access.

Posted May 14, 2021

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), enabling users to easily build connectors to data sources. The connectors make it possible to move and consolidate data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT).

Posted May 13, 2021

The events of early 2020 resulted in cataclysmic changes that interrupted many companies' data analytics programs. The economic upheaval caused by the global pandemic will have a lasting impact for many companies.  For some, strategies like cloud migrations have been accelerated, while others have turned to self-service data analytics to save the day. In the final keynote of Data Summit Connect 2021, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, looked ahead to a post-pandemic future and what it will bring.

Posted May 13, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted May 12, 2021

What exactly is MLOps, and why does it matter for the business? At Data Summit Connect 2021, Skander Hannachi, AI/ML specialist at Google Cloud, provided an overview of MLOps, how it is used, and why business stakeholders should care.

Posted May 12, 2021

As software infrastructure is stretched between on premise, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software in compliance is a significant challenge. Michael Corey, co-founder, COO, LicenseFortress and Don Sullivan, product line manager, business critical applications, VMware discussed current software license trends, the difference between Oracle policy and your contractual obligations, licensing Oracle on a virtualized environment, and licensing best practices, during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Database Licensing: Best Practices and Pitfalls."

Posted May 12, 2021

Grant Fritchey, DevOps advocate, Redgate Software, believes that DevOps is all about a cultural change to how you manage your IT resources. The biggest challenge when implementing DevOps is learning all the necessary tooling in support of automation. During his Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Automating AWS Database Deployments," he showed the tools and mechanisms needed to get databases deployed through AWS, with additional steps and tools within AWS to expand the complexity and functionality of the database deployment process.

Posted May 12, 2021

Graph-powered machine learning and analytics are enabling unprecedented benefits, Victor Lee, head of product strategy and developer relations at TigerGraph, who cited Gartner's statement that "Graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions after the design of data capture." At Data Summit Connect 2021, Lee drilled down on what graph technology can offer organizations and why they should be using them now.

Posted May 11, 2021

Many research reports on data usage echo the same message: Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics, explored why customers and employees are not engaging with data products and services and suggested that this is because, often, they weren't designed around user needs, wants, and behavior.

Posted May 11, 2021

Modern data platforms are built to serve a variety of purposes, from securing sensitive corporate data assets to answering the questions of technically unsophisticated users. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Emma McGrattan, SVP, Actian, outlined the key traits of a winning modern data architecture.

Posted May 11, 2021

The data management world is not standing still; it is constantly evolving as new technologies and new requirements emerge. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Inessa Gerber, director of product management, Denodo, and Ruben Ugarte, data strategist, Practico Analytics discussed data virtualization, the logical data fabric, and how they both mix during their presentation, "Modernizing Data Management with Logical Data Fabric".

Posted May 11, 2021

Migrating a large-scale Hadoop cluster to the cloud is challenging, especially when the cluster is very active and downtime during the migration is not an option. Tony Velcich, senior director, product marketing, WANdisco, and Ken Seier, chief architect, data and AI, Insight discussed the challenges involved in such a migration during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Considerations for Large Scale Hadoop Data Migration to the Cloud."

Posted May 11, 2021

To maximize the value of their data, organizations are building large data teams with both supply-side functions that provide analytics-ready data from across the enterprise, and demand-side teams that analyze, transform, model, and commercialize data.

Posted May 11, 2021

PingCAP announced its fully managed Database as a Service, TiDB Cloud, is now available through Public Preview.TiDB is a MySQL compatible, open source, scalable, distributed SQL database that can handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads. With TiDB Cloud, customers can now easily use TiDB on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to quickly build modern, mission critical applications, according to the vendor.

Posted May 11, 2021

When it comes to building a data strategy, plans are useless but planning in invaluable, said data management authority and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Peter Aiken. Aiken held a workshop titled, "Building a Data Strategy" during Data Summit Connect 2021. It should be concise, actionable, and understandable by business and IT, he said.

Posted May 10, 2021

Cloud adoption in the enterprise continues to accelerate as more and more businesses seek opportunities to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve agility. Right now, close to three quarters of DBTA subscribers are planning digital transformation projects focused on cloud solutions.

Posted May 07, 2021

IBM recently announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. IBM says the new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing growing demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency.

Posted May 07, 2021

Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions, is acquiring Cyberinc, bringing customers intelligent remote browser isolation (RBI) technology that gives administrators granular control that enables them to minimize risk without impeding user productivity. 

Posted May 06, 2021

Sumo Logic has announced Sumo Organizations, a new multi-account management solution that enables managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), and managed detection and response (MDRs) providers to increase visibility and control of observability and security intelligence across their managed operations, departments and teams.

Posted May 05, 2021

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