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Rackspace is entering an agreement with SAP to provide a partner managed cloud for SAP software solutions, allowing customers to enable access to SAP software quickly and easily. Rackspace will offer an affordable, ready-to-use, subscription-based offering of SAP solutions in its private hosted cloud.

Posted October 26, 2017

NVIDIA announced in a blog post recently that Oracle is using NVIDIA's Tesla GPU accelerators for its public cloud. Oracle's cloud customers can access NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators, starting today, and Oracle will expand its cloud offerings to include the Tesla V100 GPUs, which are based on the NVIDIA Volta architecture.

Posted October 26, 2017

Google has launched Cloud Firestore, a fully managed, NoSQL document database that lets developers store, synchronize, and query data for their mobile apps, with offline support, at scale. 

Posted October 26, 2017

Hazelcast, a provider of an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), is releasing an updated version of its platform, enhancing usability, performance, and scalability. Hazelcast IMDG 3.9 expands its near cache abilities to include for all clients including Scala, .Net/C#, C++, Python and Node.js. Enhanced application speed is the key of benefit of using near cache. Near cache is often used to serve a small subset of very hot items with minimal latency.

Posted October 26, 2017

NVIDIA is releasing the NVIDIA GPU Cloud Container registry for AI developers, allowing them to begin deep learning development. The cloud-based service is available immediately to users of the just-announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P3 instances featuring NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs. NVIDIA plans to expand support to other cloud platforms soon.

Posted October 26, 2017

A new Oracle study reveals that enterprises view in-application communications technologies as critical to enhancing customer experiences and gaining a competitive edge and higher growth. While 65% of enterprise IT decision makers polled noted that embedded communications will become the dominant way of communicating with employees, suppliers and customers moving forward, nearly half (46%) noted they lack the expertise to deploy new communications technologies. 

Posted October 26, 2017

SAP is making improvements to the SAP Vora solution that will simplify deployment on a public cloud and increase flexibility when migrating between cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployment models. Additionally, the live customer cloud service on SAP Data Network can now use the distributed computing capabilities SAP Vora offers to efficiently process large data volumes and reveal actionable business insights in near real time.

Posted October 25, 2017

Entrinsik Inc., developer of Informer, is being recognized for its self-service, embedded BI, and ease of use. The company received top rankings in the BI Survey 17, the world‘s largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end users, for these areas.

Posted October 25, 2017

IBM announced revenue of $19.2 billion for the third quarter of 2017, up 11%. The company also announced "strategic imperatives"—from cloud and analytics—revenue of $34.9 billion over the trailing 12 months, up 10%. These imperatives represent 45% of IBM revenue.

Posted October 23, 2017

BMC, a provider of enterprise solutions, introduced new products targeted at multi-cloud management. TrueSight Cloud Cost Control is a cost management solution that analyzes current and future costs and utilization of multi-cloud infrastructure services, providing insight and control over capital and operating expenditures. SecOps Policy Service embeds compliance and security testing into the software development lifecycle, empowering developers to perform critical checks without stalling innovation.

Posted October 23, 2017

Dell Boomi, a provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software, has evolved its B2B and EDI integration platform to adapt to the cloud. Boomi EDI aligns with Boomi's cloud integration technology to deliver a unified cloud platform that orchestrates data, applications and business processes. As part of the company's unified platform capabilities, Boomi offers a low-code solution for easily setting up and managing EDI connections, programmatically onboarding partners, and integrating EDI with business processes and legacy applications.

Posted October 23, 2017

At OpenWorld 2017, Oracle announced the Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, a new platform that brings together Oracle's data integration products into one solution to provide broad data integration capabilities for replicating mission-critical data, profiling, enriching, transforming, cleansing, and matching for all data needs, including for analytics and business solutions.

Posted October 18, 2017

Accenture has launched the Accenture Cloud Suite for Oracle. Part of the Accenture Oracle Business Group, the Cloud Suite consists of a portfolio of cloud-based accelerators, assets and tools that help enable the tailored creation and delivery of the Oracle Cloud portfolio.

Posted October 18, 2017

HTBASE, a composable infrastructure and multi-cloud solution provider, and Google Cloud Platform have announced a partnership to provide users a unified infrastructure between private and Google Cloud Platform that allows  the transfer workloads, including OCH and VMware virtual machines between the Google Cloud and private infrastructure without transformation.

Posted October 18, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, is launching a new version of Talend Integration Cloud (TIC), delivering data-as-a-service 24/7 while allowing IT to maintain governance over enterprise information. Available immediately for trial, Talend Data Preparation Cloud accelerates time-to-insight by 3x so companies can more efficiently utilize data as a strategic asset to improve business performance and competitiveness.

Posted October 17, 2017

Our friends at Quest International Users Group shared tips for a successful cloud strategy from the Oracle Cloud User Community site: "Paraphrasing Jack Welch, creating an IT strategy is in its essence very straightforward. You pick a general direction and then implement vigorously. And so it is with creating a cloud adoption strategy. Business and IT leaders set—or are given—continually evolving business directions and priorities."

Posted October 13, 2017

ATADATA'S ATAmotion, a migration solution purpose-built for mission critical workloads, is now available in AWS Migration Hub, allowing more users to migrate enterprise workloads to AWS. ATAmotion is now in AWS Migration Hub due to its track record of successfully migrating thousands of enterprise workloads to AWS. There is no additional cost for using AWS Migration Hub, and users pay only for the cost of ATAmotion and any resources consumed on AWS.

Posted October 12, 2017

BMC is integrating AI technologies from IBM Watson into its IT Service Management solutions for the digital enterprise.

Posted October 12, 2017

At OpenWorld, Oracle announced its new Blockchain Cloud Service. The distributed ledger cloud platform is aimed at helping customers to increase business velocity, create new revenue streams, and reduce cost and risk by securely extending ERP, supply chain, and other enterprise SaaS and on-premises applications to drive tamper-resistant transactions on a trusted business network.

Posted October 11, 2017

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle announced embedded artificial intelligence capabilities within existing Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud, and the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud applications.

Posted October 11, 2017

In his Sunday night keynote, Oracle's CTO Larry Ellison detailed the benefits of two new offerings: the company's Autonomous Database, and the Highly Automated Cyber Security offerings. 

Posted October 11, 2017

Compuware has announced support for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise to help large enterprises streamline DevOps on their mainframes and orchestrate DevOps across all platforms. In addition, the company said it has made Topaz, its flagship solution for mainframe Agile and DevOps, available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With cloud access to modern mainframe development, enterprises have the option to more quickly deploy agile tools for COBOL and other core codebases.

Posted October 09, 2017

IBM has introduced a new unified data system designed to give users faster and easier access to advanced data science capabilities and the ability to work with their data across private, public or hybrid cloud environments.   

Posted October 09, 2017

At Oracle OpenWorld, TidalScale announced that it has partnered with Oracle to enable Oracle Cloud users to combine multiple bare metal servers into a single logical server instance through TidalScale's inverse hypervisor technology.

Posted October 09, 2017

Data professionals and vendors converged at Strata Data in New York to trade tips and tricks for handling big data. Top of mind for most was the impact of machine learning and how it's continuing to evolve as the "next big thing."

Posted October 05, 2017

FogHorn Systems  has received a Series B round of funding totaling $30 million to support innovation in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) edge computing market segment. This new round brings FogHorn's total funding to $47.5 million and will be used to significantly expand the company's engineering resources and global go-to-market presence.

Posted October 04, 2017

Dremio launched its data analytics platform in July and at Strata Data Conference in New York the company had the opportunity to showcase what the company can do. The company's mission is to cut out the need for traditional ETL, data warehouses, cubes, and aggregation tables, as well as the infrastructure in order to enable users to be independent and self-directed in their use of data, thereby accelerating time to insight.

Posted October 03, 2017

AtScale, which provides a universal semantic platform for BI on big data, has completed a $25 million Series C financing round. Seeking to provide big data access to any data, anywhere, for any employee, AtScale enables enterprises to simplify their business intelligence infrastructure by allowing business users to continue working with the tools they know while providing the enterprise with a universal semantic layer to centrally manage data definitions, performance and security.

Posted October 03, 2017

At the Strata Data conference in New York, Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, showcased the new release of its data integration platform designed to address the changing needs of companies with advanced analytics and data management initiatives. According to Kevin Petrie, senior director and technology evangelist at Attunity, many legacy data integration tools are not able to handle the necessary volume and variety of data feeding to the cloud at the required performance levels.

Posted October 02, 2017

Rackspace has agreed to acquire Datapipe, one of the world's leading providers of managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and colocation. This acquisition, the largest in Rackspace history, brings important new capabilities to Rackspace and will enable the company to better serve customers of all kinds, globally and at scale.

Posted September 28, 2017

Alation has added new capabilities for cataloging data lakes deployed both on-premises and in the cloud, including data lakes built with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).

Posted September 28, 2017

Veriflow has introduced updates to its Continuous Network Verification platform that help enterprises, government agencies, and service providers to reduce downtime and improve protection by eliminating outages and vulnerabilities in the network. Emerging from stealth  in April 2016, and with $8.2 million in series A funding raised in June 2016, Veriflow has pioneered the application of "mathematical network verification."

Posted September 28, 2017

BDNA, a provider of comprehensive technology asset information, is entering an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop BDNA Cloud Asset Insights, a new solution that provides discovery and normalization for commercial software assets deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Posted September 28, 2017

Oracle has made enhancements to the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud. The offering now features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers Digital Twin and Digital Thread capabilities.

Posted September 28, 2017

Alation and Paxata have announced a partnership and integration to simplify the establishment of trust in the data lake.  Alation is a provider of software for collaborative data cataloging to enable analysts and information stewards to search, query and collaborate for faster, more accurate insights. Paxata provides an enterprise-grade, self-service, scalable, intelligent platform that enables business consumers to quickly transform raw data into ready information.

Posted September 28, 2017

BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is enhancing its BlueData EPIC platform and extending the solution to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure. This release adds new innovations and options for running Hadoop, Spark, and other Big Data workloads on Docker containers -- delivering on the requirements from its rapidly growing customer base, including many of the world's largest enterprises across multiple industries.

Posted September 28, 2017

Splice Machine, provider of a Hybrid Database Management System (DBMS), is releasing its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, allowing users to manage a set of powerful applications.

Posted September 28, 2017

SAP is updating its cloud platform to unlock and drive more business agility and business digital transformation, according to Dan Lahl, SAP's vice president of product marketing. "If you think about where cloud platform exists in the SAP portfolio I would use two analogies: either we're the plumbing and electricity that makes the house go or we could be viewed as the glue that holds the house together," Lahl said.

Posted September 27, 2017

IBM is launching new SAP-certified bare metal servers for SAP HANA platform deployments in the IBM Cloud and new configurations for VMware environments that will give enterprises the power and performance they need to manage their mission-critical applications running on SAP HANA. IBM's newest cloud infrastructure for SAP HANA solutions on the IBM Cloud is designed to provide clients with larger and more powerful infrastructure to run memory-intensive applications running on SAP HANA.

Posted September 27, 2017

The "world's first autonomous self-driving database" was announced by Oracle executive chairman of the board and CTO Larry Ellison during a live event at the company's Redwood City headquarters. In addition to the database, which he said he plans to showcase in an Oracle OpenWorld presentation in October, Ellison also discussed Oracle's emphasis on automation in platform services, and the decision to be much more aggressive in simplifying and lowering the pricing of automation around those platform services with two programs—Bring Your Own License to PaaS and Universal Credits.

Posted September 27, 2017

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