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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 has a history of delivering the data management solu­tions of choice for managing customers' operational and ana­lytical workloads on-prem and in the cloud. Oracle's strategy is to continue delivering unique and innovative products and services to meet and exceed customers' requirements. At the recent INSYNC 21 virtual conference, Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president of database prod­uct management at Oracle, presented a keynote on Oracle's data management strategy.

Posted June 10, 2021

AIOps is the application of machine learning (ML) methods to sift through incoming data and identify the critical information allowing for more effective management of IT Operations. In many cases, AIOps can identify a problem before it impacts the end users of the application. This is especially important for revenue-generating applications.

Posted June 10, 2021

Traditional DBAs who have spent a lot of time with all the nerd knobs at their disposal need to think more about the movement of data. Instead of thinking in terms of data administration—and running the risk of becoming redundant—they should become more familiar with how data moves in and out of their enterprises.

Posted June 10, 2021

With new "data models" and types of database systems purported to be better than relational, it seems that the industry is all too ready to stick a fork in relational. So, is relational technology outdated? There are all sorts of pretenders to the throne for data management including Hadoop, XML, and the various types of NoSQL database products. But why? Are there truly any shortcomings in the relational way that require its wholesale replacement?

Posted June 10, 2021

SolarWinds has expanded its database performance management portfolio with the launch of SolarWinds Database Insights for SQL Server. Uniting the features and functionality of the SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) and SolarWinds SQL Sentry (formerly the flagship product of SentryOne) into a new, single licensed product, Database Insights for SQL Server provides the in-depth performance and environmental data that teams need to optimize the performance of Microsoft SQL Server and other leading database platforms running on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments.

Posted June 09, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing a significant update of its platform, aiming to help enterprise customers streamline the transition to containers and simplify the adoption of infrastructure-as-code. "It has become virtually impossible for IT teams to manage an increasingly complex set of cloud services, container platforms, and automation tools," said Brad Parks, chief marketing officer at Morpheus Data. "Customers are flocking to Morpheus because we eliminate technology silos and bring order to cloud, container, and automation chaos."

Posted June 09, 2021

PagerDuty, a leader in digital operations management, is releasing new integrations with JFrog, the liquid software company, allowing customers to observe their entire software delivery lifecycle, understand any changes, and identify security issues throughout the process.

Posted June 08, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud computing, announced it created the Nutanix Elevate Service Provider Program, extending the benefits of the Elevate Partner Program to now include service providers. According to the vendor, the program empowers service provider partners—including managed and cloud service providers—to build highly-differentiated hybrid and multi-cloud services delivering increased profitability and faster time-to-market.

Posted June 08, 2021

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management provider, is releasing the Spring '21 version of its platform, offering powerful new capabilities to help enterprises optimize public cloud costs, enhance governance and compliance, and streamline integrations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Posted June 08, 2021

ExtraHop, a provider of cloud-native network detection and response, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners in a transaction valued at $900 million.

Posted June 08, 2021

Sigma Computing, the cloud analytics and business intelligence innovator, is launching Sigma Workbooks, combining spreadsheets with charts and data narratives in a single collaborative canvas. Sigma Workbooks accelerates data-driven decisions by putting the power of analytics across billions of rows of live data directly into the hands of marketers, analysts, product managers, and other cross-functional business team members, according to the vendor.

Posted June 07, 2021

Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced it has received $2.5 million in a seed round in conjunction with a private beta launch for developers. This recent round of funding, led by Zetta Venture Partners, will go toward growth and the expansion of a developer community around Golioth.

Posted June 03, 2021

Cloudera has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and KKR in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.3 billion. The transaction will result in Cloudera becoming a private company and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. The agreement also includes a 30-day "go-shop" period expiring on July 1, 2021.

Posted June 03, 2021

The Premier League has chosen Oracle as its official cloud provider. In teaming with Oracle, the Premier League will be able to provide in-match statistics that enable a deeper understanding of the live action on the pitch. Oracle's data and analytics and machine learning technologies will deliver these statistics in real time to a global audience of billions each season.

Posted June 02, 2021

To support growing customer demand for cloud services in Brazil, Oracle has opened the Vinhedo cloud region. The new region follows the launch of its São Paulo cloud region last year, making Brazil Oracle's latest country offering dual cloud regions. The opening marks Oracle's 30th cloud region worldwide and is part of Oracle's global plan to operate 38 cloud regions by the end of 2021. The digital transformation efforts in Brazil have been accelerated by the global pandemic and Oracle is working with organizations across Brazil to help them move to the cloud securely and in compliance with data sovereignty regulations.

Posted June 02, 2021

Today's data environments are becoming more flexible and portable than their more rigid, siloed predecessors, thanks to emerging approaches. Strategies that are the building blocks of portability, adaptability, and rapid delivery—containers, microservices, DevOps, and DataOps—are transforming the way data is managed.

Posted June 02, 2021

oak9 is debuting its infrastructure as code security platform, backed by a seed round of $5.9 million, that will  accelerate the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security. Oak9 will use the capital to continue to invest in R&D, further define the IaC security landscape, and acquire additional customers.

Posted June 02, 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 June 02, 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 June 02, 2021

NVIDIA is unveiling the NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a cloud-hosted development hub that lets enterprises quickly move their AI projects from prototypes to production. The software is designed for large-scale, multi-user, and multi-team AI development workflows hosted either on premises or in the cloud.

Posted June 01, 2021

SnapLogic has announced the latest release of its SnapLogic Fast Data Loader. With the SnapLogic Fast Data Loader, users can load data from SaaS applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Coupa, as well as cloud databases, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, into a cloud data warehouse.

Posted June 01, 2021

Crypto4A Technologies Inc. (C4A), is debuting its next generation of hybrid multi-cloud capable trust infrastructure for identity based digital transformations with its QxCloud and QxCloud as a Service. QxCloud provides a suite of next generation capabilities that modernize traditional HSM, PKI, and CA capabilities for crypto-agility in cloud, zero trust, and remote working environments.

Posted June 01, 2021

BM has announced plans to acquire Waeg, a Salesforce consulting partner in Europe. "Trust is the new currency of customer and employment engagement, and every touchpoint is an opportunity to personalize the relationship," said Mark Foster, senior vice president, IBM Services and Global Business Services.

Posted June 01, 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 June 01, 2021

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, is unveiling multiple new innovations and capabilities to its Predict portfolio of products, delivering smart, scalable analytics across the enterprise. Enhancements to TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Streaming, and TIBCO Data Science are now available in a single platform.

Posted May 28, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is introducing a series of new product innovations and community initiatives to help engineers make observability a data-driven approach to how they plan, build, deploy, and run software. New Relic is launching its new Kubernetes experience, powered by Auto-Telemetry with Pixie, which integrates with New Relic One to deliver instant Kubernetes observability without requiring users to update code or sample data.

Posted May 28, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite, is releasing an enhanced version of GridGain Control Center that is available as a cloud service. GridGain Control Center SaaS is another step by GridGain to move more of its solutions to the cloud to support accelerated cloud migration by customers, according to the vendor.

Posted May 28, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2021

At Google Cloud's inaugural Data Cloud Summit, the company announced three new solutions across its database and data analytics portfolio to provide organizations with a unified data platform. With the preview availability of Dataplex, Analytics Hub, and Datastream, organizations can securely predict business outcomes, empower users, and make informed, real-time decisions in today's dynamic digital environment.

Posted May 26, 2021

Polyglot persistence, the practice of selecting the best database for the job, is on the rise. The days of the one-size-fits-all approach are gone as companies strongly embrace a range of NoSQL/NewSQL and relational, cloud and on-prem, and proprietary and open source options. With this trend, comes the opportunity to choose the right database for the job but also greater complexity.

Posted May 26, 2021

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

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

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

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

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