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Cloud Computing Articles

Aerospike, a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions, has unveiled Aerospike Database 5, featuring breakthroughs in Multi-Site Clustering that combine strong consistency with support for large-scale, globally distributed transactional applications that require very low latency.  

Posted May 14, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is unveiling SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise, a new solution to help enterprises manage IT complexity, scale IT support services, and increase security within the service desk. SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise offers advanced ITSM capabilities that meet the heightened security expectations of modern enterprises and improve key service management processes for employees.

Posted May 14, 2020

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing solutions, is releasing the HC3250DF, the first of a new class of HC3 appliances designed to enhance support for performance-intensive use cases such as database analytics and high density Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

Posted May 13, 2020

Franz Inc., supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for knowledge graph solutions, is introducing Gruff 8, a browser-based graph visualization software tool for exploring and discovering connections within enterprise knowledge graphs.

Posted May 13, 2020

Business and IT have, in the past, used times of crisis to adapt and transform themselves for the better. While the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably had a devastating effect on business, and life itself, it may also be a catalyst for change, compelling organizations to rethink their long-term operations and spending amidst the short-term crisis brought on by the health emergency. Industry leaders recently discussed what "the new normal" may look like.

Posted May 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, several companies have been instrumental in providing tools to promote remote workplace safety. Rocket Software is among the organizations that reacted swiftly when shelter in place orders were announced.

Posted May 13, 2020

Nokia is collaborating with Microsoft as part of the SONiC initiative, an open source network operating system based on Linux that has been production-hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers.

Posted May 12, 2020

MemSQL, the No-Limits Database for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, is receiving $50 million in new capital after signing a debt facility agreement with Hercules Capital, the largest non-bank venture debt provider with more than $2.4 billion in total assets, who served as underwriter for the financing.

Posted May 11, 2020

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is creating an integration with SAP that will help streamline businesses journeys to the cloud by adopting SAP's data and analytics cloud portfolio and Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services. This new integration will strengthen the partnership between SAP and Informatica.

Posted May 08, 2020

Ermetic, the cloud access risk security company, is emerging from stealth mode today and is releasing an analytics-based solution that prevents cloud data breaches. The platform automates the detection and remediation of identity and access risks in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings from Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

Posted May 06, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has introduced Progress OpenEdge 12.2. "In a time when business continuity and customer confidence are top priorities," said John Ainsworth, senior vice president, Core Products, Progress, "Progress continues to deliver, whether through the assurance that mission-critical business applications will run effectively or by providing a complete portfolio of solutions that address business needs—from network monitoring to secure file transfer, data connectivity, unprecedented website capabilities, and more."

Posted May 06, 2020

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing an expanded set of production machine learning capabilities for MLOps, now available in Cloudera Machine Learning (CML). Organizations can manage and secure the ML lifecycle for production machine learning with CML's new MLOps features and Cloudera SDX for models.

Posted May 06, 2020

Datrium, providers of cloud-native disaster recovery with ransomware protection, is extending its Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS solution to support Edge environments. Datrium DRaaS for Edge is a new, easy to use, cost-effective SaaS solution for data protection and disaster recovery (DR) for VMware workloads in Edge environments and remote office/branch office (ROBO) implementations.

Posted May 06, 2020

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-Government Cloud has achieved FedRAMP High Authorization. "Government customers rely on Oracle Cloud to run their most critical workloads. With FedRAMP High and Impact Level 5 authorizations, we are able to support the highest levels of security standards for unclassified workloads across local, state, and federal government, as well as the Department of Defense," said Scott Twaddle, vice president, Regulated Markets, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted May 06, 2020

PlanetScale, creator of PlanetScaleDB, database-as-a-service built on Kubernetes and Vitess, is launching a multi-cloud database, enabling companies to deploy, run, and manage databases that span multiple cloud providers simultaneously. PlanetScaleDB is built on two trusted technologies: MySQL, which powers millions of applications, and Vitess, a cloud-native computing foundation (CNCF) hosted open source graduated project that serves massive-scale production traffic at companies such as YouTube, Slack, and Square.

Posted May 06, 2020

Yellowbrick Data, providing a data warehouse for hybrid cloud, and Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, are collaborating to accelerate the migration of complex on-prem workloads to the Yellowbrick Data hybrid cloud data warehouse.

Posted May 05, 2020

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is forming a strategic partnership with Talend, a leader in data integration and data integrity, enabling customers to integrate their data for a complete view of business operations and analytics.

Posted May 05, 2020

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is receiving $86.6 million in series D funding to further grow investments in R&D to better support customers looking to move to the cloud. The funding round was co-led by Altimeter Capital and BOND with participation from Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Tiger Capital. This round brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $195 million.

Posted May 05, 2020

Dremio has announced the free availability of the Dremio AWS Edition, a self-service data lake engine highly optimized for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and available in AWS Marketplace. "Dremio brings interactive BI and data science to Amazon S3, and with our new AWS Edition we are dramatically lowering the cost per query and making data lake insights accessible to data consumers in organizations of any size," said Tomer Shiran, chief product officer, Dremio.

Posted May 05, 2020

Pure Storage is releasing Purity//FB 3.0 for FlashBlade, the next generation of the industry's most advanced storage software for unstructured data. The latest updates to FlashBlade enable real-time performance that allow application workflows to take center stage - resulting in a Modern Data Experience that replaces complexities and antiquated systems with fast, flexible and agile solutions built to fit modern needs.

Posted May 04, 2020

Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions, and Wipro Limited, an information technology, consulting, and business process services company, are partnering to offer a database optimizing solution.

Posted May 04, 2020

Red Hat has announced new offerings to help organizations optimize, scale, or just protect IT operations in the face of shifting global dynamics. According to Red Hat, these advancements are not contingent on a single piece of hardware or a sole cloud provider, as Red Hat delivers innovation fully across hybrid and multi-cloud footprints, including: Support for multiple computing architectures, including x86, IBM Power and mainframes.

Posted May 04, 2020

Dynatrace is ‘In Process' to attain Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization at a moderate impact level, positioning the company to work with more government agencies. "Initiatives including FedRAMP and Cloud Smart, the federal government's cloud computing strategy, demonstrate the U.S. government's commitment to digital transformation. The adoption of hybrid technology environments, built on cloud-native architectures spanning multiple data centers, is at the heart of this transformation," said Steve Tack, SVP of product management at Dynatrace.

Posted May 04, 2020

VAST Data, a storage company, is releasing Version 3 of its Universal Storage architecture, introducing more than 20 new features - including support for Windows and MacOS applications, cloud data replication, and native encryption. These latest Universal Storage updates allow enterprises to now marry all-flash performance with archive economics and scale to enable mission-critical and data-intensive enterprise production environments to consolidate their workflows and bring the power of flash storage and fast access to all of their data.

Posted May 01, 2020

MemSQL is now certified and available through Red Hat Marketplace, making it easier for developers to discover and access certified software for container-based environments, across all clouds and on-premises.

Posted May 01, 2020

Actian, a provider of hybrid cloud data warehousing and data integration, has introduced its Avalanche Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse Solution with support for AWS and Azure cloud platforms. The Actian hybrid solution offers integration capabilities natively built into the product, enabling enterprises to harness diverse data sources for use in high performance analytics.

Posted April 30, 2020

Alluxio, a developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, is creating a solution in collaboration with Intel that offers an in-memory acceleration layer with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem).

Posted April 30, 2020

Rapid7, a provider of security analytics and automation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DivvyCloud Corporation, a cloud security posture management (CSPM) company. DivvyCloud enables deep visibility, combined with automated prevention and real-time remediation of risk to deliver continuous security and compliance for cloud environments.

Posted April 30, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing a new open source tool called Insomnia Designer, offering a collaborative API design editor. Building on Insomnia Core, which Kong acquired in 2019, the software works natively with Insomnia's testing capabilities to accelerate the development, performance and stability of REST and GraphQL services, the communications backbone of the modern applications and services people rely on each day.

Posted April 30, 2020

dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is launchg dotData AI-FastStart, a new bundle of technology and services that includes a one year license to a fully-hosted version of dotData's autoML 2.0 platform, along with training and support.

Posted April 29, 2020

LOGIQ, creator of LOGIQ Insights, is releasing LOGIQ Insights 1.2, enabling self-service observability on the Kubernetes platform along with many features built for Kubernetes environments and workloads.

Posted April 29, 2020

Sigma Computing, a provider of cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is extending the power of Sigma to be used throughout the cloud data analytics stack.

Posted April 28, 2020

John Murphy, senior vice president, products, EnterpriseDB recently reflected on the impact of COVID-19, including the shift in business practices and the renewed attention to what is really important. "The impact of the pandemic has enterprises laser-focused in three areas: the flexibility of their technology infrastructure; cost, obviously more than ever; and their people's talent," said Murphy.

Posted April 28, 2020

Verizon Media is unveiling  three new resources that developers and data teams can use to organize and better understand publicly available COVID-19 data. The resources include a dataset, API, and dashboard that help engineers analyze and navigate COVID-19 data.

Posted April 28, 2020

NVIDIA has completed the acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., enabling customers to achieve higher performance, greater utilization of computing resources, and lower operating costs.

Posted April 27, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, is offering next-generation Managed Public Cloud and Managed Container Orchestration services to automate cloud infrastructure, application deployment, and increase speed to market. Flexential's Managed Public Cloud solution, for AWS and Microsoft's Azure cloud platforms, offers a white-glove turnkey service with ongoing 24x7 operational support of a company's public cloud environment, including management of the hyperscale cloud platform, services, and instances within.

Posted April 24, 2020

Core Scientific, a provider of AI and blockchain cloud infrastructure and software solutions, and SQream, are partnering to bring accelerated analytics of massive data to the GPU Cloud for data scientists. This partnership aims to provide cost effective accelerated analytics based on GPU computing for machine learning and deep learning used by telecom operators, financial services, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

Posted April 23, 2020

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, is releasing GigaSpaces 15.2, doubling performance and introducing the GigaOps Stack for DataOps functionality that simplifies and streamlines modern application development and deployment. Version 15.2 increases the velocity, reliability, and security of data processing and analytics in alignment with business goals, while freeing enterprises to develop and deploy modern time-sensitive and data-driven applications that support their digital transformation initiatives.

Posted April 22, 2020

SAP is launching "Bridge-IT," an app created using SAP and Qualtrics technology that empowers employees and customers with accurate real-time facts on COVID-19. Created to support employees and combat inaccurate news, the app will collate information from trustworthy sources including The World Health Organization (WHO), and combine it with specific country data, local government guidance, travel information, and relevant company policies, to provide localized information for users.

Posted April 22, 2020

SAP is making several update to its Schedule a Manager and Ask an Expert Peer services, among others, to better focus on the customer support experience and enable customer success. Based on AI and machine learning technologies, SAP has further developed existing functionalities with new, automated capabilities such as the Incident Solution Matching service and automatic translation.

Posted April 22, 2020

Pure Storage, a provider of storage-as-a-service IT solutions, has achieved the platinum level in the SAP PartnerEdge program and is an SAP global technology partner. This enables Pure Storage's FlashArray product to provide significant value to customers and service providers running mission critical SAP workloads.

Posted April 22, 2020

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is now certified by SAP for integration with SAP HANA. The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that HVR Software 5.6 integrates with SAP HANA using SAP standard integration technologies to load data into SAP HANA database.

Posted April 22, 2020

To get a full appreciation for the incredible pace of change in business technology, look at the past 6 years. In 2014, IDC published a report that said that, by 2020, the digital universe would contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe, and the data we create and copy annually would reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Guess what? It's 2020. And it turns out IDC was correct in assuming that we were about to endure a data deluge.

Posted April 22, 2020

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