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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

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

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 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

Fiddler, a provider of Model Performance Management (MPM) solutions, is debuting a set of capabilities in analytics, diagnostics, and vector monitoring to help monitor, explain, analyze, and improve trustworthy models. The company has also introduced a free 14-day trial and new pricing plans, making it easy for users to quickly realize the benefits of the Fiddler MPM platform and pay for only what they use.

Posted February 16, 2023

A short treatise on three mistakes organizations commonly make when designing or extending governance programs. Loosely inspired by discussions about (but not written by) ChatGPT. Decision rights—who needs to make what decisions—are the crux of governance. Success is not determined by the seniority of your governance council(s) or how many data stewards you have. Successful governance hinges on understanding how decisions are effectively made and made effective.

Posted February 16, 2023

Logz.io, provider an observability platform based on open source, is expanding its AI-driven insight into the optimization of cloud applications and infrastructure through the integration of generative AI to reduce mean time to remediation (MTTR). Through integration of generative AI, the Open 360 platform gains more powerful capabilities to recommend improvement steps for engineering, DevOps, and ITOps teams to optimize their cloud applications and infrastructure.

Posted February 15, 2023

Oracle is introducing a new Oracle Utilities Network Management System feature to help utilities navigate the fast-evolving energy grid and rapidly expanding distributed energy resources (DERs). New automated grid management and built-in AI will enable utilities to better orchestrate and control DER and grid-edge devices, boost network visibility with real-time insights, and provide a unified user experience across multiple platforms, according to Oracle.

Posted February 15, 2023

Oracle and Uber Technologies, Inc., are forming a seven-year strategic cloud partnership to accelerate Uber's innovation, help deliver new products to market, and drive increased profitability. As Uber continues to grow and enter new markets, it is increasingly important for the business to focus resources on its core strengths and strategic initiatives. By migrating some of the company's most critical workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Uber will be in a position to modernize its infrastructure while also accelerating its path to profitability, according to the vendors.

Posted February 15, 2023

dbt Labs, a provider of analytics engineering, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transform, the innovator behind the modern data stack's semantic layer, enabling dbt Labs to accelerate development of the dbt Semantic Layer to provide greater flexibility to organizations of all sizes seeking metric consistency across their stack.

Posted February 14, 2023

InfluxData, the creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is disclosing the result of its Series E funding round, having raised $51 million for a total of $81 million in capital funding and $171 million in total equity funding.

Posted February 13, 2023

DBTA recently held a webinar, "Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2023," to discuss the new technologies and approaches for cultivating an excelsior data architecture that holistically addresses the myriad of modern data architecture needs.

Posted February 13, 2023

Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in core, edge, and multi-cloud network infrastructure, announced the close of a fresh financing round that brings $50 million in total capital raised since the last venture financing round. The new funds will be used to grow Arrcus' global go-to-market presence, in addition to strengthening engineering and R&D talent.

Posted February 13, 2023

IBM and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center announced a collaboration to use IBM's artificial intelligence (AI) technology to discover new insights in NASA's massive trove of Earth and geospatial science data. The joint work will apply AI foundation model technology to NASA's Earth-observing satellite data for the first time.

Posted February 13, 2023

IBM is acquiring StepZen Inc, developer of a GraphQL server with a unique architecture that helps developers build GraphQL APIs quickly and with less code. The acquisition of StepZen's innovative technology for GraphQL API creation complements the innovations IBM is driving in API Connect to enable businesses to build better digital experiences for their clients, according to IBM.

Posted February 13, 2023

Dataiku is releasing version 11.3 of its platform, delivering brand-new features for data analysts, data scientists, and ML engineers and operators.

Posted February 10, 2023

DBTA held a webinar, "Building a Next-Generation Data Architecture: Key Capabilities and Strategies," to uncover the ways in which IT decision-makers and data processionals pilot their data architectures to best maintain a market edge in the thick of infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 09, 2023

MindsDB, an open source applied machine learning (ML) platform, announced it has secured a $16.5M Series A investment from Benchmark, enabling the company to extend its machine learning technology into more applications. This new investment follows MindsDB's latest integrations with Hugging Face and OpenAI, which allow anyone to easily bring state-of-the-art natural language processing and generative AI models into their database with only a few lines of SQL, according to the vendor.

Posted February 09, 2023

During Database & Technology Week 2022, an event sponsored by the Quest Oracle Community, Marc Sewtz, senior director of software development for Oracle APEX, shared the new features in Oracle APEX's release 22.2. Oracle APEX is an enterprise low-code application platform that allows developers to quickly create and deploy cloud or on-premises apps that solve real problems and provide immediate value.

Posted February 09, 2023

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