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Cloud Computing Articles

Oracle University has launched an initiative to train business professionals on more than 50 technology job roles that are becoming more important to nearly every company. The new initiative is meant to address a growing problem as more businesses seek to accelerate their own digital transformations.

Posted September 15, 2020

Never have charts and graphs been more prominent in the collective public consciousness. The increased focus on data-driven insights has, just as so much in life, been both positive and negative.

Posted September 14, 2020

Infoworks.io, a provider of Enterprise Data Operations and Orchestration (EDO2) systems, is making  a significant update to its flagship offering, Infoworks DataFoundry, extending data source connectivity to support over 190 different source types. Infoworks customers can now use DataFoundry's enterprise-grade automation to onboard data quickly and easily into the cloud from practically any data source.

Posted September 14, 2020

CenturyLink is rebranding as the company shifts to a new purpose, becoming Lumen Technologies, or simply Lumen. The company aims to help lead enterprises through the challenges and opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution - a time when smart, connective devices are everywhere.

Posted September 14, 2020

Oracle has won the bidding for the U.S. operations of TikTok, according to news reports from the The Wall Street Journal and others.

Posted September 14, 2020

Oracle announced fiscal 2021 Q1 results. Total quarterly revenues were up 2% year-over-year in USD and in constant currency to $9.4 billion compared to Q1 last year. "Q1 was fantastic with total revenue beating guidance by more than $150 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share beating guidance by $0.07," said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz.

Posted September 11, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is introducing dedicated Hosted Private Cloud - vCenter Access capabilities, enabling organizations to use industry-leading third-party tools to manage workloads and data protection requirements.

Posted September 11, 2020

No matter where you live in the world, your life has been impacted by the technology and innovation conceived of in Silicon Valley. The wealth that has been created has been enormous. A popular British newspaper once published an article suggesting that if Silicon Valley were a country, it would be among the richest on Earth.

Posted September 11, 2020

When talking about data science, most people feel as if they are in one of two camps as far as data size. The first is really small data—hundreds of megabytes to a few gigabytes. The second is gigabytes to terabytes. Notice I didn't say "big data," nor did I say "petabytes." The source datasets may start at petabyte-scale, but keep in mind that data is often very raw, and most of it is ignored.

Posted September 11, 2020

Big data has been around in one form or another for a long time, but lately, due to current events and intensified pressure, there has been greater attention focused on data-driven approaches to manage operations and understand customers. Recognizing that value has shifted to the digital realm, businesses have been looking to technologies that will take them to the next level.

Posted September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has presented some new hurdles—but they are ones that many innovative companies are actively working to overcome. Forward-looking companies aren't sitting the year out waiting for the business climate to improve. They are actively seeking ways to expand their reach and take advantage of new opportunities.

Posted September 10, 2020

DataStax is releasing Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI), fundamentally advancing indexing in Apache Cassandra. Storage-Attached Indexing is a highly scalable, globally-distributed index for Apache Cassandra available on Astra and DataStax Enterprise (DSE).

Posted September 10, 2020

It will take time for many organizations to resume "busi­ness as usual"—making it more important than ever for them to think fast, but strategically, about their digital transformation efforts and which tools and solutions will best help them succeed.

Posted September 10, 2020

LicenseFortress, provider of an Oracle software license compliance solution, has announced the addition of services by specialized legal advisors to its licensing and technology teams. LicenseFortress is partnering with Beeman & Muchmore, LLP, a law firm delivering software auditing and licensing counseling, with the goal of helping customers to stay in compliance with software licensing.

Posted September 09, 2020

Even the best DevOps initiatives can fall victim to data bottlenecks, from challenges provisioning data quickly and easily, to synchronizing application and database changes and, in some cases, a serious lack of cooperation between developers and database administrators.

Posted September 09, 2020

Major trends in technology are reshaping the role of the DBA at many organizations. The size and complexity of database systems continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. DBAs are under constant pressure in a constantly evolving environment—fighting fires to keep the lights on while navigating the impact of cloud and automation on their daily jobs.

Posted September 09, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted September 09, 2020

Tamr, Inc., the provider of cloud-native data mastering solutions, is offering its cloud-native capabilities on Microsoft Azure, allowing companies to master their enterprise data using Tamr while taking advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and security of Microsoft Azure.

Posted September 09, 2020

Hazelcast, a leading open source in-memory computing platform, is introducing a new major feature and a number of enhancements to its in-memory data grid (IMDG), Hazelcast IMDG. Among the updates are preview support for managing distributed data using SQL, out-of-the-box support for Kerberos, additional tuning options for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules, and quicker cluster rebalancing.

Posted September 09, 2020

EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and IBM have announced an enhanced, global multi-year alliance to help organizations accelerate digital transformation and improve client outcomes, including leveraging the hybrid cloud capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift, as well as IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and IBM's 5G and edge technologies. "Expanding this global alliance bolsters our ability to bring our hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to clients," said Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO.

Posted September 09, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp. has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers compute and networking performance and a portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain.

Posted September 09, 2020

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps), is partnering with Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, to streamline incident management and help prevent outages for Orange enterprise customers. A new virtual network operations center (NOC) solution based on the Moogsoft AIOps Platform allows IT teams within Orange customers' organizations to operate virtually and collaboratively.

Posted September 08, 2020

IPinfo, a trusted source for IP address data, is partnering with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, becoming an IP address data provider on the Snowflake Data Marketplace. Businesses that leverage Snowflake as their cloud data platform can now use IPinfo for geolocation data for all public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Posted September 08, 2020

Red Hat has announced updates to its portfolio of developer tools, bringing new capabilities that further equip customers to build, deploy and manage applications in Kubernetes-based environments. According to Red Hat, with tools optimized for Red Hat OpenShift, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, developers gain the benefits of Kubernetes—including speed, consistency, portability, and scale—without extending development time or complexity.

Posted September 08, 2020

The database world is in tumult these days. There are new requirements and new capabilities that organizations are adopting and integrating into their data persistence infrastructure all the time. The world is no longer relational/SQL-only. Organizations are adopting NoSQL database systems to support specific use cases and types of workloads. This is increasing the complexity of how data is managed. But it is not just NoSQL that is driving organizations to run multiple DBMSs. Many organizations have more than one relational DBMS. They may run Db2 on the mainframe and Linux, Oracle on UNIX, and SQL Server on Windows, and perhaps have a few MySQL instances, too. And DBAs are managing a lot of different database instances.

Posted September 08, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted September 08, 2020

iProov is releasing a system of global threat intelligence for biometric assurance, protecting organizations and individuals from the growing threat of AI-driven cyber-attacks, including deepfakes. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) combines technology, process and people to monitor and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of biometric cyber-crime.

Posted September 04, 2020

Zyter, a digital health and IoT-enablement platform, is launching Zyter Smart Universities, an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform designed specifically for school campuses. Zyter Smart Universities transforms student life both on and off campus through smart classroom-based teaching, enhanced communication and collaboration via secure remote learning, as well as wayfinding, navigation, and other personalized engagement options, all using familiar mobile devices.

Posted September 02, 2020

Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premise, high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan relies on a digital product design process to make quick and critical design decisions to improve the fuel efficiency, reliability and safety of its cars. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan expects to be able to speed the design and testing of new cars.

Posted September 02, 2020

Oracle has introduced the availability of Autonomous JSON Database—a new developer-friendly database service. Autonomous JSON Database stores JSON documents in a native tree-oriented binary format. This native JSON format is optimized for fast reads and partial updates. The result is a document database providing low latency CRUD operations and full ACID consistency; native document API for application development and full SQL support for applications; native JSON storage and scalable, parallel, in-memory query optimizations. 

Posted September 02, 2020

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Innovation Week, William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Database product management, outlined  the newest features and updates to Oracle Database. His presentation included a reminder of recent updates—particularly 19c—and an explanation of the features in the preview release of Oracle Database 20c. Each of the latest features fits into Oracle's new mission statement: To help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.

Posted September 02, 2020

Domino Data Lab, provider an open enterprise data science management platform, is releasing Domino 4.3, adding support for the Red Hat OpenShift distribution of Kubernetes and improving model monitoring capabilities. Domino offers a data science management platform that centralizes predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) research and development based on an open ecosystem that lets data scientists choose their preferred tools and algorithms while reducing the burden on IT.  

Posted September 01, 2020

LimaCharlie, a provider of delivering Information Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS), has secured $500,000 in seed funding to accelerate growth and support its information security solutions. The funding was led by Lytical Ventures. LimaCharlie delivers general purpose, component-driven (or a-la-carte), cloud-based information security tools and infrastructure.

Posted September 01, 2020

Druva, Inc., a provider of cloud data protection and management, is entering a new distributor partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator. Leveraging Tech Data's presence in more than 100 countries, 125,000 IT reseller customers, and 45 years of industry expertise, Druva Compass is positioned for rapid expansion by bringing more partners and businesses together to support digital transformation initiatives.

Posted August 28, 2020

Rockset, the real-time indexing database company, is releasing a new ecosystem of developer tools that integrate with industry-standard workflows to increase developer velocity for real-time analytics projects. Rockset enables real-time analytics at cloud scale, without operational burden, and was founded by the creators of open source RocksDB.

Posted August 27, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is extending its Software Intelligence Platform to support all services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that publish metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. According to Dynatrace, combining Amazon CloudWatch metrics with the data already captured by the Dynatrace platform will provide customers with richer context and more precise answers for their dynamic AWS and hybrid-cloud environments, helping to drive faster cloud adoption and accelerate their digital transformation.

Posted August 27, 2020

Cloudian will provide support for container-based applications via a new Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator, offering a self-service tool for developers to provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage. IT managers can now modernize their storage infrastructure with a Kubernetes-enabled private cloud solution that employs the industry-standard S3 API to maximize application portability.

Posted August 27, 2020

Qlik is acquiring the assets and IP of Knarr Analytics, an innovative start-up that provides real-time collaboration, data exploration, and insight capture capabilities, to complement Qlik's cloud data and analytics platform. Acquiring Knarr Analytics advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain.

Posted August 27, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing and updated version of Kong Enterprise that enables DevOps-driven automation for running APIs and microservices across multiple clouds and data centers. Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud, multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and reduce operational costs.

Posted August 26, 2020

Cohesity is making software advancements to Cohesity DataPlatform that bring modern data management capabilities to all-flash solutions from key alliance partners Cisco and HPE. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes new I/O Boost technology that drives even greater data consolidation, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and delivers incredibly fast performance for backing up, accessing, and deriving insights from data in all-flash environments.

Posted August 26, 2020

FileZilla users can now use Storj Labs' Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage as the storage service for their files. FileZilla is a fast, secure, and reliable file transfer tool, making it a great pairing with Tardigrade, according to the vendors. Because Tardigrade is decentralized, all data stored on the service is private by default through end-to-end encryption, ensuring data confidentiality.

Posted August 26, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, is extending its portfolio of solutions for EiPaaS by announcing Boomi aXis for SAP, enabling users to easily and quickly exchange SAP data on a single platform to swiftly facilitate business decisions. An EiPaaS solution for the SAP ecosystem, Boomi aXis for SAP seamlessly extracts and updates data from/to the SAP ecosystem, leveraging predefined configurations, and shortening process time by removing resource constraints.

Posted August 26, 2020

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, introducing a new joint go-to-market initiative to accelerate analytics with BigQuery and SAP on Google Cloud. IICS can now be used to develop, execute, and govern SAP data integration to BigQuery from on-premises and cloud-based SAP sources. Using IICS provides SAP customers with a fast, secure way to integrate SAP data into BigQuery.

Posted August 26, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a new series of Progress DataDirect data connectors, bridging the gap between disparate back-office applications.

Posted August 26, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 26, 2020

MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities that are affecting the IT landscape by continuing to add new features and integrate with other platforms and services, helping their loyal and committed customers to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends.

Posted August 26, 2020

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