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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 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 August 26, 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 August 26, 2021

In today's interconnected, data-driven world, secure data sharing is paramount to inter-company data sharing and driving new revenue sources by monetizing essential data assets. But with organizations adopting multiple cloud data platforms to enable self-service data access, adhering to data sharing rules and agreements while maintaining universal cloud data access control is often complicated and uncertain.

Posted August 26, 2021

Virtana, the AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, is expanding its offering of the Virtana Platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Offering end user customers a unified SaaS platform on Marketplace, which leverages a ‘know before you go' approach with high-definition data collection on-premises, delivers precision observability, reduces cloud costs, and de-risks public cloud migration to AWS.

Posted August 26, 2021

TigerGraph Cloud is now available on all three major cloud marketplaces, AWS, Azure and GCP, the only distributed and scalable graph database-as-a-service available on all three. With the choice of public Cloud vendors, businesses are able to significantly reduce the friction of getting started with Graph Analytics projects on the vast ecosystems built by the major cloud platforms, according to the vendor.

Posted August 26, 2021

Actian SVP Emma McGrattan explained how to build a cloud-based data architecture tailored to your specific business needs rather than peak workload during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 26, 2021

The global pandemic has forced companies to pivot over the past year in significant ways. Whether it was transition­ing to a remote workforce or reimagining how to interact with customers, digital transformation initiatives within businesses were happening tenfold. As part of that, the pan­demic notably accelerated corporate planning for cloud computing.

Posted August 26, 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 August 25, 2021

Avantra, a leading AIOps and Automation platform for SAP, is joining the ServiceNow Service Graph Connector Program by integrating Avantra with Service Graph. The move helps customers quickly, easily, and reliably load third-party data into the system to enable data quality, timeliness, and scalability.

Posted August 25, 2021

SIOS Technology Corp., an industry leader in application high availability and disaster recovery, is releasing the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5.2 clustering software, featuring enhanced automation and application failover orchestration that makes creating and managing high availability (HA) clusters in complex SAP S/4HANA environments easier and more reliable for enterprises.

Posted August 25, 2021

SNP, a world-leading provider of software solutions for digital transformation processes and automated data migrations in the SAP environment, announced it has created new move-to-cloud software for IBM Cloud migrations. "Cloud Move for IBM" is part of SNP's data transformation platform CrystalBridge which offers automated solutions for IT and business transformations including cloud projects.

Posted August 25, 2021

IBM and SAP are forming a partnership that will allow SAP to onboard finance and data management solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping companies address the industry's stringent compliance, security, and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.

Posted August 25, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted August 25, 2021

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 August 25, 2021

Aerospike has unveiled the results of a petabyte-scale benchmark that illustrates its real-time data platform delivering 4 million to 5 million transactions per second (TPS) with sub-millisecond latencies for read-only and mixed workloads on a 20-node Amazon Web Services (AWS) cluster fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors.

Posted August 23, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, a fully managed, Redis-compatible, in-memory database. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis enables customers to achieve ultra-fast performance with high availability and durability for their most business-critical applications that require sub-millisecond response times, according to the vendor.

Posted August 23, 2021

Hybrid cloud computing continues to grow in popularity—offering enterprises a "best of both worlds" approach to increasing the flexibility and scalability of their IT infrastructure while maintaining control over the business-critical applications and data they want to keep behind the company firewall.

Posted August 23, 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 August 23, 2021

Postman, a leading API platform, announced it has secured $225 million in a Series D round, enabling the company to expand its teams and continue to invest in its community of developers across the globe, support students through innovative API literacy programs, and contribute toward open source projects to foster a strong and thriving API ecosystem.

Posted August 19, 2021

To help customers improve operational efficiency and successfully reduce costs, Oracle has introduced updates to Oracle Procurement. According to Oracle, as organizations chart their paths to post-pandemic growth, cost reduction remains a top priority.

Posted August 18, 2021

Oracle has announced availability of MySQL Autopilot, a new component of MySQL HeatWave service, the in-memory query acceleration engine for MySQL Database Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted August 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching the Confluent Q3 '21 Release, featuring developments that help organizations reliably share data between different environments, seamlessly integrate with business-critical applications, and cost-effectively store data needed for next-generation, digital customer experiences and data-driven backend operations.

Posted August 17, 2021

The AI-Powered Enterprise author Seth Earley offered best practices for a successful product data metrics rollout during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted August 17, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is releasing the next version of SHIFT Tester, engineered with enhanced data validation and test automation capabilities. The Software-as-a-Service solution automatically tests the three core areas that require validation as part of any cloud migration project: data, data quality, and ETLs (extract, transform, load).

Posted August 13, 2021

Qlik announced the acquisition of NodeGraph, a customizable metadata management solution, helping expand its analytics data pipeline capabilities with interactive data lineage, impact analysis and governance, and drive "explainable BI." Acquiring NodeGraph advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date, and trusted data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain, according to the vendor.

Posted August 12, 2021

KX is adding Google BigQuery integration to KX Insights, its cloud-first real-time streaming analytics platform, empowering customers to gain real-time insights from streaming data through KX enriched with context from historical data sitting in Google Cloud's multi-cloud data warehouse.

Posted August 12, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leader in AIOps solutions, is forming a new strategic partnership with Verge.io, a leader in Software Defined Datacenter solutions, to combine solutions that provide complete data center transformation for enterprise and channel service provider (CSP) organizations.

Posted August 12, 2021

Talend, a provider of data integration and integrity software, has announced the addition of new innovations to Talend Data Fabric, a complete integration and governance platform designed to manage the health of corporate information. According to Talend the enhancements provide data professionals with high-performance integrations to cloud intelligence platforms, a self-service API portal, collaborative data governance capabilities, and private connections between Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure to ensure data security.

Posted August 11, 2021

Redis Labs has announced the company is now registered as Redis, dropping "Labs" from its name. According to the company, the change signals the maturation of the company and the Redis open source project, which it has contributed to since 2011 and sponsored since 2015. In addition, the company says, the name change also reflects the company's mission to continue the growth of Redis as a real-time data platform.

Posted August 11, 2021

With ransomware attacks on the rise and facing the constant risk of operational failures and natural disasters, backup and recovery are a must. However, long gone are the days of just making copies of your data that you put on the shelf just in case you need to use it in the future. Today's enterprises need fast, self-service access to data that is always available to keep pace with their business.

Posted August 10, 2021

IBM is bringing advanced data protection capabilities to the IBM FlashSystem family of all-flash arrays to help companies better plan for—and recover quickly from—ransomware and other cyberattacks. According to cybersecurity firm SonicWall, ransomware attacks rose to 304.6 million in 2020, up 62% over 2019, mainly due to the highly distributed workforces caused by the pandemic. In fact, through May of 2021, the group reported 226.3 ransomware attacks already, up 116% year to date over 2020.

Posted August 09, 2021

According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 71% of executives surveyed say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy; and in 3 years, the percentage of organizations leveraging mainframe assets in a hybrid cloud environment is expected to increase by more than 2x. Addressing these trends, IBM has announced IBM z/OS V2.5, the next-generation operating system (OS) for IBM Z, designed to accelerate client adoption of hybrid cloud and AI and drive application modernization projects.

Posted August 09, 2021

VMware is continuing to build out its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform, introducing new capabilities to make it easier for IT to manage Horizon deployments wherever they may be, on-premises or in the cloud.

Posted August 06, 2021

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. As a result, new solutions have emerged to deliver key capabilities in areas including visualization, self-service and real-time analytics. Along with the rise of DataOps, greater collaboration and automation have been identified as key success factors.

Posted August 05, 2021

Confluent is rolling out an all-new website dedicated to Apache Kafka, event streaming, and associated cloud technologies. The site is called Confluent Developer and compiles all the information users need in one place, from first steps in event streaming right through to more complex topics including: microservice architectures, data pipelines, and company-wide systems for data in motion.

Posted August 05, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration innovator, is releasing version 3.0 of its data analytics platform, now delivering at-scale big data analytics users who rely on the power of indexing to extract insights from massive, unstructured data sets.

Posted August 05, 2021

A Distributed SQL database, such as CockroachDB, delivers effortless and elastic cloud scale while guaranteeing transactions. It is a database that reimagines the execution and storage layers while still allowing developers to still use familiar SQL syntax.

Posted August 04, 2021

The University of California Merced has successfully implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to support its rapid growth. "With some uncertainty still ahead for the upcoming academic year, universities require real-time visibility into their operations," said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Oracle. "With Oracle, UC Merced‘s staff will be able to play a more strategic role in the university's growth and student development, rather than spending time on manual administrative tasks."

Posted August 04, 2021

Accenture has acquired Cloudworks, a Toronto-based Oracle Cloud implementation service provider across North America. According to Accenture, the deal further enhances its capabilities to deliver Oracle solutions to clients on their journeys to the cloud.

Posted August 04, 2021

Rafay Systems is launching a set of fleet automation and monitoring enhancements to its flagship Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC), expanding the scope and scale of mission-critical Kubernetes (K8s) deployments across global enterprise environments.

Posted August 03, 2021

Saltworks, an application security (AppSec) company, is forming a partnership with attack surface management (ASM) provider Bit Discovery, enabling the company to integrate advanced ASM capabilities into SaltMiner. Saltworks customers can now benefit from fast and efficient ASM features that capture, inventory, and monitor external digital assets that can be easily viewed and managed in the SaltMiner dashboard.

Posted August 03, 2021

Agio, a leading hybrid cybersecurity and managed IT organization, is debuting a new AI-enabled service platform, AgioNow, to support a full range of managed IT and cybersecurity services. Agio's new algorithms use applied AI to help predict, find, and fix issues faster, according to the vendor. This represents a shift from the traditionally reactive role of IT and cybersecurity support to Agio's proactive focus on complex, preventative solutions.

Posted August 02, 2021

NVIDIA has introduced the North American availability of the NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a hosted AI development hub that provides enterprises with instant access to computing infrastructure wherever their data resides. "As enterprise AI adoption grows, so does demand for faster access to the world-leading infrastructure offered by NVIDIA and our partners," said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA.

Posted August 02, 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 August 02, 2021

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