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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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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

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 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

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is providing a new bundled offering of its native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa and Ondat, providing customers with a unified solution to run their stateful applications on Kubernetes. According to the vendors, this best-of-breed bundled offering from CloudCasa and Ondat is a cost-effective solution to address Kubernetes Day 2 challenges including storage and infrastructure management, data mobility across different environments, and backup and recovery for Kubernetes workloads.

Posted February 24, 2023

Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is releasing high-fidelity composite alerts on the Lacework Polygraph Platform, built to reduce cost and time expenditures of cloud security processes, as well as increase its effectiveness.

Posted February 24, 2023

StarlingX—an open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low-latency and high-performance applications—is releasing version 8.0 of its platform, combining Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack.

Posted February 24, 2023

Baffle, Inc. is releasing Baffle Multi-Tenant Data Security, making SaaS applications and their underlying databases even easier to protect with record-level encryption. According to the company, this solution ensures that any SaaS provider meets the most stringent privacy regulations and gives their customers complete protection and control of their data. As a result, the SaaS vendor gains a competitive advantage and the ability to monetize enhanced data security.

Posted February 23, 2023

While the emerging constellation of next-generation data architectures—fabric, mesh, and cloud—is extremely appealing, it's still full of unknowns. ­These approaches present opportunities for greater data democratization, but also increased complexity. Understanding the distinctions between data fabric and mesh are also important before moving to this architecture.

Posted February 23, 2023

Next Pathway Inc., the automated cloud migration company, is announcing SHIFT Cloud's SaaS offering on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, extending its automatic code translation product reach.

Posted February 23, 2023

LambdaTest, the continuous quality testing cloud platform, is launching its digital experience testing cloud, which is designed to enable enterprises to deliver world class digital experiences and accelerate their digital transformation.

Posted February 23, 2023

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, announced the general availability of a reimagined KACE Cloud platform to transform endpoint management with automated patching for all devices in the cloud. Available now, this pioneering capability offers businesses an all-in-one solution beyond conventional patching with over 10,000 patches to over 350 third-party applications, including Adobe, Cisco, Google Chrome, and Slack.

Posted February 23, 2023

EnterpriseDB (EDB), accelerator of Postgres in the enterprise, is announcing the global availability of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), enhancing Postgres' security and performance abilities where organizations struggle to meet compliance requirements.

Posted February 22, 2023

SAP is releasing the SAP Signavio Process Explorer solution, offering the organization and centralization of collective knowledge from thousands of transformation projects delivered by SAP and its partner ecosystem. According to SAP, customers will be able to execute more quickly and with greater confidence by referencing more than 7,000 process models, capability maps for 20 business domains, value accelerators for 13 industries with more to come, and process metrics and product recommendations.

Posted February 22, 2023

Hexaware Technologies is expanding its membership in the SAP PartnerEdge program to include the Sell track, with the goal of selling many SAP products, including RISE with SAP. This expansion is in addition to its existing participation in the Service track. Participation in the Sell track will help Hexaware accelerate the sales cycle and deliver more comprehensive SAP portfolio solutions, in a flexible model that will help transform business outcomes, according to the vendor.

Posted February 22, 2023

Medius Sverige AB, a provider of AP automation, announced that its Medius Spend Management solution has achieved SAP certification for integration with RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The integration helps organizations enjoy an autonomous solution to capture and digitize invoices, automatic invoice coding and approval routing using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, with mobile capability to review and approve invoices and payments on the go.

Posted February 22, 2023

SAP and Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is expanding their partnership to significantly increase SAP's use of and support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This collaboration aims to enhance intelligent business operations, support cloud transformation across industries, and drive holistic IT innovation, according to the vendors.

Posted February 22, 2023

In 2023, companies will live and die by their data strategies. Massive increases in information generation, the cloud, and innovative technologies will be top of mind for database managers, all while an uncertain economy continually threatens budgets. For companies to build and maintain exciting applications that customers love while increasing the bottom line, they need to plan, adapt, and execute effective strategies for their data and databases.

Posted February 22, 2023

Though not completely post-Covid, 2023 looks to be an uncertain economic year due to a variety of factors. Businesses continue to deal with a new hybrid reality as employees work remotely or several days in the office, leading to increased security, tapping into the cloud, AI, and more. Some companies lost portions of their workforce or recruited new talent during this upheaval; others are searching for compatible workers.

Posted February 22, 2023

MinIO and Veeam are partnering to support Veeam Backup and Replication v12 features, simplifying backup architectures and operations. It is no longer necessary to maintain two separate storage platforms, one for each Veeam tier. Users don't need anything other than a single MinIO deployment to support Veeam and storage architecture is flattened, with system maintenance becoming easier.

Posted February 17, 2023

Fauna, the distributed document-relational database delivered as a cloud API, is launching the general availability of Fauna logs, providing enhanced visibility into the performance and cost of applications that run on Fauna.

Posted February 17, 2023

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