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With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 16, 2021

Domo is introducing Sandbox, a new development and testing environment built on the Domo platform, to help customers create and promote content into production across the enterprise. With Sandbox, data professionals and business users have a safe and governed space to collaborate before unleashing new BI-related content into production, ensuring a smoother roll out and a higher level of trust and satisfaction.

Posted September 16, 2021

Leostream, a provider of secure high-performance remote access solutions, is offering the Leostream RESTful API, supporting Managed Solutions Providers (MSPs) and enterprise organizations that are increasingly adopting DevOps processes into their remote access environments. The pandemic underscored the need for DevOps teams to build remote access at scale while also creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Leostream is meeting these needs with the debut of the Leostream RESTful API, according to the vendor.

Posted September 16, 2021

AnalyticsIQ, a provider of predictive marketing data, has expanded its relationship with Snowflake, provider of a data platform as a cloud service. AnalyticsIQ will now make its B2C and B2B data available through the Snowflake Data Marketplace.

Posted September 16, 2021

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium, has announced that its blockchain platform, built in partnership with Oracle, Microsoft, AntChain, and Alibaba Cloud, has officially gone live to accelerate digital transformation in the global trade sector. To build the underlying blockchain network for its global trade operating system, GSBN partnered with Oracle to harness its Oracle Blockchain platform in Oracle Cloud, which, GSBN noted, is recognized as one of the leading distributed ledger platforms for building an enterprise-grade, permissioned blockchain.

Posted September 15, 2021

Oracle will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training and OCI certification testing for free worldwide with a new program  that includes Oracle's entire OCI learning curriculum for all skill levels and various IT roles. Through this program, learners have access to all OCI courses, delivered digitally, on-demand, and available in 13 languages. Oracle is also offering Oracle Autonomous Database and other certification exams free for a limited time.

Posted September 15, 2021

LicenseFortress has unveiled the next generation of its SAM (software asset management) managed service powered by the new Arx Platform, which gives customers a streamlined and more responsive user interface. "For LicenseFortress clients, the fortified Arx Platform is the command center to ensure the optimization of software licenses and defend against software giants launching audits and costly fines for license violations," said Dr. Michael Corey, co-founder and chief operating officer of LicenseFortress.

Posted September 15, 2021

It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.

Posted September 15, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Build on AWS, a new benefit of the Activate Console. Build on AWS provides a collection of pre-built architecture templates covering a wide variety of solutions to help startups build their infrastructure on AWS.

Posted September 15, 2021

Progress, a provider of products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact business applications, is releasing Progress Sitefinity DX 14.0, allowing organizations to create an ideal digital experience platform (DXP) tailored to their unique needs and objectives. The solution offers new capabilities for low-code integration and chat-driven engagement, as well as enhanced headless content delivery.

Posted September 15, 2021

Sumo Logic, a provider of software cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and IBM have announced the availability of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence Platform on Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace for container-based software. Sumo Logic will offer its cloud-native security and observability solutions for companies running on the Red Hat OpenShift platform, with the goal of helping them to deploy faster and achieve insights into their cloud and hybrid infrastructures, applications, and services.

Posted September 15, 2021

Aerospike is delivering optimizations with its 5.7 release, boosting the real-time data platform to deliver queries on larger, more mission-critical datasets.

Posted September 15, 2021

Cloudingo, by Symphonic Source, a provider of solutions that ensure data quality integrity between Salesforce and other applications, is partnering with Boomi, a provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Through this partnership, Cloudingo's intelligent data quality engine can be integrated with the Boomi AtomSphere Platform connectors to deliver seamless data quality between Salesforce and other applications including Oracle Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.

Posted September 15, 2021

Seth Earley identified data quality, testing, and web analysis reports as three key sources of product data metrics and described what they track and reveal during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.          

Posted September 15, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is releasing a governance suite for streaming data that delivers a simple, self-service experience to discover, understand, and trust the real-time data that flows throughout modern businesses. Offered as a fully managed cloud solution, distributed teams now have quick, easy access to the data that's critical to developing more real-time applications and business operations, all while maintaining data security and privacy.

Posted September 14, 2021

Octopai, a leader in metadata management automation, is releasing a new automated data catalog that is designed for the hybrid world to unify data citizens across any organization. The catalog is fully integrated with the complete multidimensional data lineage platform. Octopai's new data catalog self-creates and self-updates to create consistency for business and technical teams and is easy to implement and maintain in a sometimes remote, always complex, and multi-layered BI environment, according to the company.

Posted September 13, 2021

Materialize, the streaming SQL database company, is announcing an open beta for Materialize Cloud, offering a standard SQL interface for streaming data. Materialize Cloud makes it simple for any business to understand streaming data, answer complex questions, and build intelligent applications without needing specialized skills, according to the vendor.

Posted September 13, 2021

IBM is introducing the new IBM Power E1080 server, the first in a new family of servers based on the new IBM Power10 processor, designed specifically for hybrid cloud environments. The IBM Power10-equipped E1080 server is engineered to be one of the most secured server platforms and is designed to help clients operate a secured, frictionless hybrid cloud experience across their entire IT infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Posted September 13, 2021

ALTR, a provider of enterprise data control and protection software, has made enhancements to its platform to make it more accessible. Updates include new automated data usage visualizations, the launch of a free plan with unlimited consumption intelligence, and full-featured data governance and easy access to ALTR's platform through integration into Snowflake's Partner Connect portal.

Posted September 13, 2021

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, announced that Vantage is now able to operationalize externally created predictive models, also known as model sharing or bring your own model (BYOM). Businesses will now be able to quickly realize a greater return on investment (ROI) in developing analytical models through increased model operationalization, expanded analytic use cases, and a streamlined approach to data-driven decision-making.

Posted September 10, 2021

Dynatrace and Microsoft have expanded their strategic collaboration. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will be available as native SaaS on Microsoft Azure. In addition, the Dynatrace platform will be available natively in the Microsoft Azure Portal, making Dynatrace set-up automatic while also streamlining procurement and simplifying the user experience.

Posted September 09, 2021

The Call for Speakers is now open for Data Summit 2022 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16, 2022. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.

Posted September 09, 2021

Today, organizations need data-driven insights to advance decision making at all levels and digital transformation is a key component of those efforts. Supporting data-driven insights and digital transformation takes an ever-growing range of services, products, and tools from forward-thinking companies that are working to help their customers deliver the right insights to the right people at the right time.

Posted September 08, 2021

Enterprises are embracing modern data integration patterns to fuel digital transformation. Not just cost and performance but also agility, scalability, and productivity are on the list of key requirements for enterprise architectures. For long-term benefits, your architectural strategy should be fluid and dynamic to support changing business needs. By adopting a comprehensive data platform, you can gain flexibility, build repeatable processes, and future-proof your technology stack—all at once.

Posted September 08, 2021

SingleStore, the single database for all data-intensive applications, announced it raised $80 million in primary capital funding in its Series F round, empowering the company to continue to innovate; expand its footprint and team of experts to provide customers with more resources and greater choice; and garner industry recognition.

Posted September 08, 2021

Jairo Gomez, ACAMS Senior Manager, discussed survey data on the current state of data quality and the frequency and extent of cleanup efforts during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.         

Posted September 08, 2021

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted September 08, 2021

Everest, a regulated fin-tech company with blockchain solutions for biometric identification, custodian, and banking services, collaborates with Oracle Financial Services to enable customers to use Everest's Application Programming Interface (API) and adopt identity verification and biometric identification services provided by Everest. Everest's technology provides Oracle the ability to bring identification verification and validation services to major financial institutions across more than 180 countries.

Posted September 08, 2021

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 September 08, 2021

Provectus, a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, is releasing UI for Apache Kafka v0.2, with new features including support for switching read direction of topic messages, running KSQL queries directly from UI, and producing messages on Kafka topics. These new features enable developers to efficiently monitor data flows and find and troubleshoot issues in data while delivering optimal performance, according to the vendor.

Posted September 07, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended its Application Security Module to applications running on .NET, the framework used by more than 5 million developers worldwide. This builds on Dynatrace's existing support for Java, Node.js, and Kubernetes. As a result, more organizations can leverage Dynatrace Application Security to gain visibility in production and pre-production environments, automatically and continuously prioritize alerts, eliminate false positives, and deliver precise answers about the source, nature, and severity of vulnerabilities.

Posted September 07, 2021

To meet the needs of the digital economy of the 2020s, data architecture has evolved into a dif­ferent animal than it was 10, or even 5, years ago. Most notably, there are three trends that have changed the way enterprises look at and design their data architectures.

Posted September 07, 2021

Riverbed is offering more critical cloud visibility and reporting capabilities in its industry-leading end-to-end visibility solutions—adding support of Azure NSG and AWS VPC flow logs.

Posted September 03, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, is releasing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time.

Posted September 03, 2021

Dynatrace, in partnership with Microsoft, is offering a new integration that provides full application data transparency into applications deployed on Azure Spring Cloud.

Posted September 02, 2021

BlockApps, an enterprise blockchain platform provider, recently announced a collaboration with Houston-based energy consortium Blockchain For Energy, creating a blockchain-based Seismic Entitlement Platform to provide a decentralized solution for more efficient and traceable transactions.

Posted September 02, 2021

Backblaze is entering a new partnership with Vultr—a privately-owned, global hyperscale cloud—to serve developers and businesses with infrastructure as a service that's easier to use. With the Backblaze + Vultr combination, developers now have the ability to connect data stored in Backblaze B2 with virtualized cloud compute and bare metal resources in Vultr—providing a compelling alternative to Amazon S3 and EC2, according to the vendors.

Posted September 01, 2021

C3 AI and Google Cloud have announced a partnership to help organizations across multiple industries accelerate their application of AI solutions. "Combining the innovation, leadership, scale, and go-to-market expertise of Google Cloud with the substantial business value delivered from C3 AI applications, this partnership will dramatically accelerate the adoption of enterprise AI applications across all industry segments," said Thomas M. Siebel, C3.ai CEO. 

Posted September 01, 2021

Databricks, the Data and AI company, announced it received $1.6 Billion in a new round of funding to accelerate innovation and adoption of the data lakehouse. Driven by open standards, cloud adoption and the continued rise of machine learning applications, the company intends to build on its lead by investing in innovations that further simplify AI, preserve choice and flexibility across all major public clouds, and establish the lakehouse as a modern replacement to the legacy data warehouse.

Posted September 01, 2021

KPMG Australia has signed an agreement to acquire Certus APAC. According to the company, this move, which will provide additional Oracle specialist skills to KPMG's digital transformation and cloud services capabilities, comes at a critical time for clients challenged with navigating their organizations through COVID.

Posted September 01, 2021

Oracle has announced the Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform. It runs on top of Kubernetes—on-premise and in the cloud?and enables users to deploy container applications to any of the Kubernetes clusters where Verrazzano is installed. "Technically speaking, Oracle Verrazzano is a container deployment and management platform that embodies the core requirements and design principles of cloud-native application development," said David Cabelus, a product manager in the OCI Developer Service group, with a focus on OKE add-ons and hybrid cloud, in a recent blog post.

Posted September 01, 2021

BlueFinity is updating its Evoke low-code app development platform with an integrated and adaptable 360-degree imaging virtual tour capability. This is a multi-purpose feature that provides for the searching, browsing and inspection of any store, venue, property, or utility through an integrated feature of an app. According to the company, the results are sophisticated, full-function web and mobile apps that can be fully integrated with any database (Db2, SQL, Oracle, MultiValue, etc.).

Posted September 01, 2021

SUSE, a global provider of enterprise-grade open source solutions, is launching SUSE Rancher 2.6, the latest release of SUSE's open source enterprise Kubernetes management platform. SUSE Rancher 2.6 features major updates across the platform that will help enterprise customers better manage their growing Kubernetes environments.

Posted August 31, 2021

Opsera, the Continuous Orchestration platform for DevOps, is collaborating with HashiCorp, a leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, to offer strong multi-cloud security options. "Security is a top priority and challenge for any company using SaaS, especially when entrusting an externally hosted platform with the keys to their mission-critical infrastructure," said Kumar Chivukula, CTO and co-founder of Opsera. "With the technology integration with HashiCorp Vault, we are pleased to offer customers choice and flexibility when it comes to protecting their secrets."

Posted August 31, 2021

eGain Corporation, a leading cloud platform provider for customer engagement automation, is offering its solution for knowledge management—eGain Knowledge Hub—on the SAP Store.  eGain Knowledge Hub integrates with SAP Service Cloud and can be embedded in the agent desktop for easy, contextual access at the point of customer interaction, according to the vendor.

Posted August 31, 2021

SambaNova Systems, the company building advanced software, hardware, and services to run AI applications, is partnering with ORock Technologies, Inc, a high-performance cloud services provider, to deliver powerful and secure cloud-based AI solutions.

Posted August 30, 2021

Cloudian's HyperStore object storage platform is now certified with VMware Tanzu Greenplum, a massively parallel processing data warehouse, offering scalability, robust security, and cost efficiency needed to support modern enterprise analytics applications in VMware Tanzu Greenplum environments.

Posted August 30, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity solutions, is releasing Flexential Cloud Fabric—an on-demand connectivity platform that allows customers to provision and deploy private cloud connectivity to leading public cloud service providers.

Posted August 30, 2021

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