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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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Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI), a leader in data center, power, and cooling infrastructure solutions, is collaborating with Iceotope, the global leader in precision immersion cooling, and nVent, a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. The alliance is beneficial to enterprise data centers, high-performance and edge computing, smart manufacturing, content delivery, telemedicine, AI, and virtual reality.

Posted November 21, 2022

IBM Research and PyTorch are partnering to enable foundation models with billions of parameters to easily run on standard cloud networking infrastructure, such as Ethernet networking. Researchers at IBM have been working with the distributed team within PyTorch, the open-source machine learning platform run by the Linux Foundation, to find a way to train large AI models on affordable networking hardware.

Posted November 21, 2022

IBM is unveiling the IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service, a direct result of the ongoing, 20-year partnership between IBM and VMware that elaborates upon their workload modernization and time-to-value acceleration ventures.

Posted November 21, 2022

When designing a data center, a recognized set of principles is typically followed. Scalability, resiliency, reliability, and sustainability are all essential, but the most important common feature for data center products may be flexibility. The equipment cabinet should likewise be flexible, but this has not always been the case. There has been a rethinking of the way IT infrastructure, power, and cooling converge—and the data center cabinet is starting to adapt.

Posted November 21, 2022

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is releasing Rubrik Cyber Recovery to help organizations improve their cyber readiness and recover faster. Available as part of Rubrik Security Cloud, Rubrik Cyber Recovery delivers two new capabilities to help organizations better prepare for attacks and minimize operational downtime. It provides a simple way to test, validate, and document the success of an organization's cyber recovery plans. It also provides businesses a way to instantly recover the last known clean copy of data into production while performing forensic investigations out-of-band in an isolated recovery environment.

Posted November 17, 2022

Talend, a global provider of data integration and data management, it is partnering with Passerelle and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to provide new vertical solutions for delivering healthy data to organizations worldwide. Built on Talend Data Fabric and Snowflake's Data Cloud, Passerelle's Data Rocket provides a scalable architecture that delivers governed data ingestion, trusted stewardship, cloud-based storage, and on-demand visual analytics based on the foundation of healthy data. New Data Rocket vertical solutions will be tailored for key vertical markets, beginning with financial services.

Posted November 17, 2022

In the summer of 2010, I sat down with my son and had a serious conversation with him about what he wanted to become in life. He was at a point in his education where the classes he decided to take in the present would determine what kind of studies he could pursue in the future.

Posted November 17, 2022

Fauna, the distributed document-relational database delivered as a cloud API, is announcing two major innovations that enhance its serverless database; Intelligent Routing and Virtual Private Fauna.

Posted November 17, 2022

Hammerspace is redefining unstructured data architectures with the latest performance capabilities to further empower organizations to leverage any server, storage system, and network that best benefits their decentralized workflows.

Posted November 17, 2022

When it comes to automation in the workplace, the initial natural tendency for many people is to avoid it out of fear that it will replace their jobs. However, this has turned out not to be the case. Automation instead has proven to aid people, helping them learn and develop new skills that are more valuable to their organizations and their own careers. The intent is not to replace jobs; the intent is to allow businesspeople to shift focus away from tedious tasks and more on rewarding and innovative tasks to help businesses excel and grow. Humans are meant to do innovative work, and automation is meant to do tedious and repetitive tasks.

Posted November 17, 2022

The enterprise that built the serverless, streamlined data analytics platform based on open source database DuckDB, MotherDuck, is announcing a recent funding milestone of $47.5 million. The initial Series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz, garnered $35 million, further compounded with a $12.5 million seed round led by Redpoint—resulting in a total valuation of $175 million for the company.

Posted November 17, 2022

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, is releasing Wasabi Cloud Sync Manager, a high performing cloud migration tool that allows businesses globally to move their data out of expensive hyperscale cloud environments to Wasabi without egress fees or downtime. The solution also delivers seamless replication and synchronization of data between different Wasabi regions to reduce latency, meet compliance requirements, and foster best practices for data backup and recovery, according to the vendor.

Posted November 17, 2022

Qlik is launching Qlik Cloud Data Integration, its Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (eiPaaS) offering to fuel enterprise data strategies through a real-time data integration fabric that connects all enterprise applications and data sources to the cloud.

Posted November 17, 2022

Aerospike, Inc., the real-time data platform leader, is offering the early availability of Aerospike Cloud on AWS, providing developers and development teams the full power of the multi-model Aerospike Database 6 delivered as an on-demand, pay-as-you-go, fully elastic service. Aerospike Cloud offers easy onboarding and a cost-effective way for developers and data architects to build scalable, real-time applications with a fraction of the servers and operational overhead required with traditional data solutions, according to the vendor.

Posted November 17, 2022

NVIDIA announced broad adoption of its next-generation H100 Tensor Core GPUs and Quantum-2 InfiniBand, including new offerings on Microsoft Azure cloud and more than 50 new partner systems for accelerating scientific discovery. H100, Quantum-2, and the library updates are all part of NVIDIA's HPC platform—a full technology stack with CPUs, GPUs, DPUs, systems, networking, and a broad range of AI and HPC software—that provides researchers the ability to efficiently accelerate their work on powerful systems, on premises or in the cloud.

Posted November 16, 2022

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is boosting the Dataiku Partner Network to help partners build joint offerings and go-to-market capabilities for co-sales, service delivery, and resell routes to market to serve companies on their AI journey better.

Posted November 16, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is releasing version 2.9 of its Data Orchestration Platform, delivering support for a scale-out, multi-tenant architecture with a new cross-environment synchronization feature. Additional updates include enhanced manageability with significant improvement in the tooling and guidelines for deploying Alluxio on Kubernetes, and improved security and performance with a strengthened S3 API and POSIX API.

Posted November 16, 2022

Gavdi A/S, a Gavdi Group company, announced that its archiving solution Easy Archives is now available on the SAP Store, enabling HR professionals to significantly speed up HR processes by converting business documents into digital records that can be electronically archived, efficiently managed, and easily accessed.

Posted November 16, 2022

SAP released 14 new and updated Security Notes, including four HotNews Notes and three High Priority notes. ORL detected that the application allows an unauthenticated attacker to craft a legitimate looking URL, which redirects the victim to a malicious site when clicked. This can result in disclosure or modification of the victim's information. 

Posted November 16, 2022

SAP announced new innovations, milestones, and areas of focus in spend management—highlighting successful partnerships this year and in the years to come. Government agencies and highly regulated industries in the United States have access to SAP's market-leading spend management and business network solutions, deployed with enterprise-grade security.

Posted November 16, 2022

Avantra, provider of an AIOps platform for SAP operations automation, is releasing Avantra 23, delivering updates that improve service quality for SAP operations with ready-to-use workflow automation templates, including SAP system refresh, automated SAP security analysis, and much more.

Posted November 16, 2022

Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Northeast and seventh largest nationwide, announced it selected Oracle NetSuite to ensure a seamless shopping experience for its customers. With NetSuite, Raymour & Flanigan will be able to take advantage of an integrated business system to increase efficiency, gain real-time insights into its business, and adapt its operations so that it can continue to stay ahead of the rapid changes in the retail industry, according to the company.

Posted November 16, 2022

Kaleyra, Inc., a rapidly growing omnichannel business communications platform and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced that many of its upcoming services launched in late-2022 will be powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This deeper partnership will also allow Kaleyra to extend its existing partnership with Oracle to reach thousands of customers more effectively.

Posted November 16, 2022

Oracle is introducing Oracle Public Safety Services, a new technology platform for law enforcement and first responders that offers a unified hardware and software suite that is designed to remove data silos, eliminate manual busy work, and empower first responders with real-time information and situational awareness to help them make more objective decisions. The suite includes dispatch command center, law enforcement records, and jail management software, as well as body worn devices and real-time video communication tools.

Posted November 16, 2022

Entrinsik announced that Informer is once again top ranked in business intelligence in the BI & Analytics Survey 23 for the third straight year. Entrinsik scored in 35 top rankings and was number one for the third straight year for price to value, customer satisfaction, and ease of use in the BI & Analytics Survey 23.

Posted November 16, 2022

Thrive, a provider of cybersecurity and digital transformation managed services, is announcing its acquisition of Custard Technical Services, a U.K. IT support company, enabling Custard clients to access the full range of advantages that Thrive's next-generation managed cybersecurity, cloud services, and automation platform supplies.

Posted November 15, 2022

Y42, the developers behind the Modern DataOps Cloud, is officially relaunching their product to accommodate critical needs for accessible, governed, and collaborative data operations.

Posted November 14, 2022

Apiiro, a provider of cloud-native application security, announced it has received $100 million in a significant Series B round, allowing the enterprise to accelerate the business and advance the company's mission to empower developers and application security engineers to proactively fix risks before releasing to the cloud. The funding round was led by General Catalyst with participation by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins.

Posted November 11, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, is integrating its flagship Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) solution, VirtualWisdom, into its Virtana Platform. Virtana's IPM integration delivers an industry-leading foundation for Virtana Platform, as evidenced by the product's 5-star ratings across dozens of reviews on the trusted Gartner Peer Insights rating platform, according to the vendor.

Posted November 11, 2022

In the simplest terms, a logical data model is a visual representation of the business rules and requirements covering the universe-of-discourse for a given solution or enterprise, along with some textual support. Keeping this in mind, the logical data model is a metaphor describing the piece of the organization under analysis.

Posted November 10, 2022

In the last Mongo Matters column, we looked at MongoDB's new SQL interface for querying data in MongoDB Atlas. Almost all of the "NoSQL" databases today support some form of SQL interface in order to leverage the multitude of SQL-based BI tools and the wealth of SQL expertise in the data analytics market. This "SQL for NoSQL" usually bemuses SQL aficionados and is often seen as some sort of repudiation of the document database concept.  

Posted November 10, 2022

Last month we looked at various types of database recovery, how they work, and how DBAs need to prepare for recovery scenarios. This month, let's delve a little deeper into the issues and decisions that DBAs need to be prepared to address as they work on database recovery. The first thing that DBAs need to be aware of is the recovery time objectives, or RTOs, for the database objects in question. In an ideal world, RTOs would have been established for each object and the backup procedures would be in place to establish sufficient time for recovering to those objectives.

Posted November 10, 2022

Rocket Software's MV data servers and supporting tools are seeing a boost in releases as the company moves toward a more agile framework to deliver highly anticipated enhancements. "One of the main goals in Rocket MV is to bring our products to the next generation of developers through modern and innovative functionality," said Chris Rizza, product manager, Rocket Software.

Posted November 10, 2022

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is offering its SnykLaunch Fall 2022, providing a number of significant innovations that extend the reach and power of the company's existing Developer Security Platform. This platform update allows more companies to maximize the benefits of DevSecOps and effective collaboration between their developer, operations, and security teams, according to the vendor.

Posted November 10, 2022

Deloitte and Google Cloud are significantly expanding of their alliance by combining Deloitte's deep industry and domain knowledge and modern software engineering capabilities with Google Cloud's market-leading technology. The extensive partnership aims to help enterprises continuously build and evolve industry-leading cloud solutions.

Posted November 10, 2022

Directus, an open source software company focused on democratizing data across the enterprise, announced it raised 7 million in Series A financing, enabling the company to build an open data platform that adds an API and no-code app to any SQL database.

Posted November 10, 2022

Micro Focus announced that its mainframe application modernization solution will tightly integrate with Google Cloud's Dual Run product. This capability means an organization can run its production workload on the mainframe in parallel with running in Google Cloud, where Dual Run can validate that outcomes are the same on both environments.

Posted November 07, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is releasing the newest version of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation (Rocket ILA) for IBM i users. Rocket ILA 10.2.0 provides new features within Rocket Process Insights and will help business analysts, IT managers, developers, and product managers involved in the modernization journey to build smarter, more effective modernization plans.

Posted November 07, 2022

IBM is introducing new software designed to help enterprises break down data and analytics silos so they can make data-driven decisions fast and navigate unpredictable disturbances. IBM Business Analytics Enterprise is a suite of business intelligence planning, budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and dashboard capabilities that provides users with a robust view of data sources across their entire business.

Posted November 07, 2022

Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes management and operations, announced two new services—Service Mesh Manager and Network Policy Manager—to empower platform, developer, and DevSecOps teams to centrally manage transport security and application traffic for cloud-native applications.

Posted November 02, 2022

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