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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.



Cloud Computing Articles

ScaleFlux, Inc., a provider deploying SSDs with computational storage at scale, is introducing its ScaleFlux Partner Program, giving customers broad access to the easiest approach to coping with data growth.

Posted May 23, 2022

Push Technology, a provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing Diffusion 6.8, adding new features that include the Diffusion Gateway Framework, expanded data wrangling calculations and conditionals, and journal logging.

Posted May 20, 2022

Thrive, a leading Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), is upgrading its 24x7x365, eyes-on-glass Security Operation Center (SOC) by integrating a Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) engine. The SOAR capabilities will enable the Thrive global security team to better navigate complex, risk-laden environments for clients via tool aggregation and coordinated response, unified operations, reduced alert fatigue, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Posted May 19, 2022

As the world becomes increasingly data-driven, AI/ML algorithms are being incorporated in most business applications. Historically, data in AI architectures was moved to a central location to perform both model training and inference. This centralized approach is becoming untenable due to cost, performance, and privacy reasons.

Posted May 18, 2022

As sensor technology becomes more affordable, companies of all sizes will have the ability to embrace IoT strategies to build innovative products and services and establish new revenue streams. Yet, as with any promising technology, challenges remain. At Data Summit 2022, Paul Scott-Murphy, CTO, WANdisco discussed "Solving the IoT Data Management Puzzle With Gateways to the Cloud."

Posted May 18, 2022

Companies now collect more data than ever before, but challenges remain for accessing and analyzing them. David Armlin, VP solution architect and customer success, ChaosSearch, discussed "Learn, Unlearn, Relearn: Embracing the Future of Cloud Analytics," during his Data Summit 2022 session.

Posted May 18, 2022

Wednesday's Data Summit 2022 keynotes opened with Laura Sebastian-Coleman, data quality director, Prudential Financial, who discussed "Data Quality Deniers & What We Learn From Them." One of the biggest organizational obstacles to data quality management is basic pessimism about the possibility of managing the quality of data. This is due to lack of clarity—the goals and processes for data quality management have not been defined or have not been understood—and disbelief that the quality of data could be subject to control.

Posted May 18, 2022

According to Kathy Schneider, chief marketing officer, Kx, the definition of "real time" is changing as the window of opportunity for making decisions is shrinking. It is widely accepted that insights-driven businesses perform better than others, and how fast they can use those insights is more critical than ever.

Posted May 18, 2022

Infobip, a global cloud communications company and current member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that it will enable Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) customers to orchestrate powerful consumer interactions using Oracle Digital Assistant. The Oracle Digital Assistant has integrated Infobip's WhatsApp solution, so businesses can manage incoming and outgoing messages, send rich media, and input location.

Posted May 18, 2022

Oracle announced it has updated Oracle Service to embed data from Oracle Unity Customer Data Platform (CDP), helping customer service agents gain a complete view of the customer, improve agent efficiency, and enhance service quality. Part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle Service and Oracle Unity CDP leverage artificial intelligence to help organizations deliver more personalized, informed, and efficient customer service engagements, according to the vendor.

Posted May 18, 2022

AlmaLinux OS Foundation, the nonprofit that stewards the community owned and governed open source CentOS replacement AlmaLinux, announced that AlmaLinux is now available on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) marketplace. It is focused on long-term stability and delivering a robust production-grade platform.

Posted May 18, 2022

No other subject seems to capture the attention of IT leaders right now like database migrations. If there were an IT theme for 2022, it would be: Enterprises migrate from legacy data warehouses to the cloud. And it is no longer just the "early adopters" but the entire customer base that is looking to make the move to cloud-based systems. Let's examine the three most common problems that hamper the execution of migration projects and what can be done to avert migration disasters.

Posted May 18, 2022

To turn data into insights and leverage the wealth of information that they are collecting, organizations need to ensure that their data is up-to-date and trustworthy. There is no magic answer. It's a combination of technology and processes. Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti, and Phil Fersht, CEO and chief analyst at HFS Research, discussed data value research conducted with Global 2000 C-level executives during their Data Summit 2022 presentation, "Every Problem Is a Data Problem: How Bad Data Is Killing Your Business."

Posted May 17, 2022

"Every company is a data company," Keith Alsheimer, head of marketing, Unravel Data during his Data Summit 2022 presentation. Alsheimer and Chris Santiago, VP solutions engineering, Unravel Data, discussed DataOps and how it can solve big data problems during the presentation. The annual Data Summit conference returned in-person to Boston, May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16.

Posted May 17, 2022

Data projects that are completed on time, address changing requirements, and deliver value in the real world require a combination of skills and technologies, as well as the right people, according to Marilyn Moise Rousseau, corporate manager database operations, Baptist Health South Florida, who spoke at Data Summit 2022.

Posted May 17, 2022

There are so many new buzzwords lately, including the data lakehouse, data mesh, and data fabric, just to name a few. But what do all these terms mean, and how do they compare to a data warehouse? This presentation covers all of them in detail and explains the pros and cons of each, with suggested use cases so attendees can see what approach will really work best for their big data needs.

Posted May 17, 2022

Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. It's not new news, but it still reflects on how powerfully design affects speed, scale, and usage. At Data Summit 2022, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics presented his session, "Technically Right, Effectively Wrong: How to Avoid Creating the ML or Analytics Application No Customer Wants to Use."

Posted May 17, 2022

In order to develop and launch a successful enterprise data and analytics strategy that addresses the pain points of an organization it is necessary to understand the business, including the skills and roles of everyone who works with data, from business executives to business analysts to data scientists, according to Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, a consultancy and research firm focused on data and analytics.

Posted May 16, 2022

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. At Data Summit 2022, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Sara Nash, senior consultant, data and information management, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC presented an "Introduction to Knowledge Graphs" during their workshop session.

Posted May 16, 2022

Just as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and Cocoanut Grove fires have had long-term effects on public safety and building regulations and caused the overall cost of doing business to rise, recent cybersecurity breaches will also impact the regulatory system. Technology providers should be prepared to live in a fishbowl where customers will ask very detailed questions about the technology they deploy, the suppliers they use, the insurance they carry, and their internal cybersecurity practices.

Posted May 16, 2022

Microservices architecture is increasingly the technical strategy businesses are using as part of their current transformation projects—breaking down existing monolithic applications into self-contained, independently developed and deployed services. In fact, in a recent O'Reilly study of software engineers and technical professionals, more than three-fifths (61%) of respondents have been using microservices for a year or more. The same report found finance and banking lead the way in using microservices—but many other industries are following suit, including retail/ecommerce, telecom, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

IBM and Red Hat have announced they are part of a 5-year collaboration to modernize the U.S. Department of Education's G5 grants management system with open hybrid cloud technologies. The joint effort, led by Innosoft Corp. and including technology from Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS), with industry expertise from IBM, will replace the current G5 system with an open and flexible cloud-based system in line with the department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Using open, hybrid cloud technologies, the department will be able to modernize its operations while reducing complexity.

Posted May 16, 2022

The case for increased data automation is clear. "Data teams are spending significant amounts of time on service requests like infrastructure, user provisioning, and incident coordination and communication," said Tina Huang, CTO and founder of Transposit. "Teams today are often manually creating tickets, Slack channels, and Zoom meetings, plus communicating with stakeholders. Data teams must ensure internal customers using data have access to the data they need and real-time updates about interferences with that data." Other tasks ripe for automation include log parsing, correlation, permissions and access, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

Privacera, a SaaS-based data security and governance platform provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, has announced the release of Privacera Platform 6.3 and PrivaceraCloud 4.3 to offer complete data governance automation and expanded support across the cloud partner ecosystem. "Our latest releases not only help organizations use data effectively and responsibly, but also accelerate digital transformation by helping organizations safely migrate data to the cloud, while minimizing compliance risk," said Privacera CEO Balaji Ganesan.

Posted May 12, 2022

Talend, a global provider of data integration and management, is releasing the Spring ‘22 version of Talend Data Fabric, adding advanced capabilities to Talend Trust Score including aggregation and historical views into the health of any dataset. These new features will help businesses analyze combined data quality metrics to evaluate data trust at macro and micro levels, including across all datasets, groups of datasets, or individual datasets, according to the vendor.

Posted May 11, 2022

Druva Inc. is signing a multi-year global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to accelerate customer migration and provide an added layer of cyber resiliency to the already secure AWS Cloud. Built on the existing relationship between Druva and AWS, this agreement underscores both companies' commitment to delivering a cloud-native data protection solution on AWS, and supporting enterprises during critical phases of the cloud journey, including support for workload migration and deployments.

Posted May 11, 2022

D2iQ, an enterprise Kubernetes provider for smart cloud-native applications, has introduced version 2.0 of Kaptain AI/ML, an enterprise-ready distribution of open source Kubeflow that enables organizations to develop, deploy, and run AI and machine learning (ML) workloads in production environments. 

Posted May 10, 2022

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management software, has announced the general availability of Cohesity FortKnox—a software as a service (SaaS) data isolation and recovery solution, adding to the company's Data Management as a Service portfolio of offerings that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Posted May 10, 2022

Couchbase has announced version 7.1 of Couchbase Server, a new release that delivers advancements in performance, storage capacity, and workload breadth, including expanded operational analytics support with direct Tableau integration-all while reducing deployment cost. According to Couchbase, with 7.1, enterprise architects and development teams reduce the cost of building and running applications while gaining operational efficiency. "More organizations are experiencing the drawbacks of deploying first-generation cloud architectures, and one of the main disadvantages is the cost of cloud instance sprawl," said Ravi Mayuram, chief technology officer at Couchbase.

Posted May 10, 2022

vFunction, providers of a platform to apply AI to application modernization, is releasing the vFunction Assessment Hub, using AI to accurately calculate the effect of technical debt across applications, their negative impact on innovation, predict the benefits of refactoring, and then integrate seamlessly into an automated refactoring platform.

Posted May 10, 2022

Immuta, a provider of data access and data security, is expanding its partnership with Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, to address growing data access control and security demands for modern data architectures.

Posted May 10, 2022

Dell Technologies revealed it will deliver new cloud experiences, an expanded ecosystem, and offerings to help customers manage and protect applications across data centers and multi-cloud environments. These new offerings are designed to help organizations easily store, protect, and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations, according to the vendor.

Posted May 09, 2022

Domino Data Lab, provider of a leading enterprise MLOps platform is introducing Domino 5.2, continuing Domino's progress towards helping enterprises become model-driven.

Posted May 09, 2022

Siren, a provider of Investigative Intelligence analytics, is releasing Siren 12.1, introducing several enhancements and improvements including 360 degrees data visibility, downloadable and editable reports, and data model scalability. The latest iteration of the Siren platform pushes forward what is achievable in the investigative world, launching new capabilities which have been developed in line with rapidly changing investigators requirements to generate insights at machine speed and scale, according to the vendor.

Posted May 09, 2022

OccamSec, a cybersecurity provider, is releasing the Incenter platform, identifying the security weaknesses an organization has in real-time and helping teams develop insights and communicate business context from a security perspective. Incenter combines the functionality of a range of security services in one single solution. The platform provides, in real time, where an organization is vulnerable, and just as critically, what the impact will be if an attack occurs.

Posted May 05, 2022

Teleport, a provider of Identity-based Infrastructure Access Management, announced it has raised $110 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to expand its go-to-market organization to serve its fast-growing, global customer base. Teleport will also bolster its R&D organization to solve the most complex security challenges faced by organizations of all sizes.

Posted May 04, 2022

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, is introducing the first round of multiple updates to the Syniti Knowledge Platform this year.

Posted May 04, 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 2.8 of its Data Orchestration Platform, featuring enhanced interface support for the Amazon S3 REST API; security improvements for sensitive applications with strict encryption compliance and regulatory requirements; and strengthened automated data movement functionality across heterogeneous storage systems.

Posted May 04, 2022

The 9th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 17-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Pre-conference workshops will take place on May 16, 2022. The program is available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.

Posted May 04, 2022

BlueFinity is giving users the option of developing a native or web app with Evoke. With a low-code platform, such as Evoke from BlueFinity, the developer can generate and deploy native (as well as web apps) to run on all devices, operating systems and browsers, all from the same app design and code.

Posted May 04, 2022

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M. With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations. In addition, when upgrading from X8M to X9M, organizations can reduce costs by consolidating hundreds of OTLP, analytics, and mixed database workloads onto a single cloud service.

Posted May 04, 2022

It is well known that a database is the fundamental building block for any data-based initiative. Databases are used when collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing data. A database is the silent component that drives business decisions and operational improvements or simply keeps track of inventory. As much as the database should be the almost invisible part of these processes, it is crucial to make the right choice. While it might look easy to select a suitable database, there are a few things to evaluate when making a decision.

Posted May 04, 2022

Equalum, a best-in-class provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is releasing its Continuous Data Integration Platform (CDIP) Version 3.0, available for on-prem, hybrid, or cloud-based operations. The platform supports real-time streaming use cases as well as batch ETL, replication, and tier one change data capture.

Posted May 04, 2022

Having access to the latest version of open source databases is important to optimize your workloads for availability, performance, security, and more. In February 2022, AWS launched MariaDB version 10.6 for Amazon RDS for MariaDB alongside a number of other exciting capabilities.

Posted May 03, 2022

Knowledge graphs are driving industry disruption and business transformation by bringing together previously disparate data, using connections for decision support, and adding context to AI applications. DBTA recently held a webinar with Dr. Maya Natarajan, senior director, knowledge graphs, Neo4j and Dr. Jesus Barrasa, senior director, sales engineering, Neo4j who discussed why knowledge graphs are on the rise, how they work, and what the most popular use cases are for enterprises.

Posted May 03, 2022

Many organizations are working hard to move to the cloud, but find that with a migration there is also complexity. Recently, Derek Swanson, CTO of Silk, offered advice on what to evaluate to successfully take advantage of all cloud has to offer, the issues to consider when determining what infrastructure will best serve each workload, and the risks of going to the cloud with the wrong strategy.

Posted May 02, 2022

A product-led approach, the hot trend where you deliver your value proposition to customers primarily through your products, could be the next generation of everything-as-a-service (XaaS). Traditionally, most software companies have tended to be sales-led and, therefore, they spend a fair amount of money on mar­keting to fill their sales pipelines. Today, due to several technology trends such as the use of cloud as a delivery mechanism, new sales models have begun to emerge.

Posted May 02, 2022

Google is unveiling a new $750 million data center in Nebraska, on the way to fulfilling its promise of spending $9.5 billion on new Google data centers and offices in 2022. The massive new Google campus in Omaha will consist of four buildings totaling more than 1.4 million square feet as the demand for Google Cloud services and infrastructure rises.

Posted May 02, 2022

As part of its efforts to enable hands-on learning experiences with Linux, open source, and mainframes, the Open Mainframe Project has announced the launch of the 2022 Summer Mentorships, which kick off in June and go through August. The announcement was made in a blog post on the Open Mainframe Project website.

Posted May 02, 2022

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