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Microsoft announced it is collaborating with Brookfield Asset Management to invest more than $10 billion to develop renewable energy capacity to power the growing demand for artificial intelligence and data centers. Brookfield will deliver 10.5 gigawatts of renewable energy for Microsoft between 2026 and 2030 in the U.S. and Europe under the agreement. The companies described the deal as the largest single electricity purchase agreement signed between two corporate partners.

Posted May 06, 2024

IBM is introducing new storage capabilities that give clients choice and control in the data center to maximize performance. A new IT life cycle management option called IBM Storage Assurance provides access to IBM FlashSystem hardware and software innovations to help protect clients' investments from day one. IBM Storage Assurance supports the new IBM FlashSystem 5300 also announced today, as well as the FlashSystem 7300 and FlashSystem 9500.

Posted May 06, 2024

IBM and HashiCorp Inc., a leading multi-cloud infrastructure automation company, announced IBM will acquire HashiCorp for $35 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $6.4 billion. HashiCorp's suite of products provides enterprises with extensive Infrastructure Lifecycle Management and Security Lifecycle Management capabilities to enable organizations to automate their hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Posted May 06, 2024

IBM is announcing a massive expansion of its software portfolio to 92 new countries in the AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors (ISVs) that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This global expansion helps democratize IBM products that drive innovation all over the world, making procurement easier, more streamlined, and highly efficient.

Posted May 06, 2024

Data insights have never been more vital to business operations than they are today. Line-of-business (LOB) teams rely on data insights to drive sustainable growth, lead business operations, and understand cus­tomer behaviors and needs. The growing demand for data analytics has spurred a flourishing $31 billion-plus industry of established and emerging tech companies—but is the data analytics tech stack working for enterprises? Despite years of investment and effort, research indicates that 95% of businesses still strug­gle with operational challenges around data and analytics, leaving only 5% with the competitive advantage data-driven decision making delivers.

Posted May 06, 2024

Portkey.ai, a leading provider of AI gateway and observability solutions, is unveiling a strategic partnership with F5, Inc., a global leader in multicloud application security and delivery, with the goal of increasing the efficiency, reliability, and security of deploying, managing, and monitoring large language model (LLM) apps. 

Posted May 03, 2024

Solodev, the cloud platform for developers, is debuting Solodev AI, a cloud platform engineered to accelerate developer workflows by offering a central location to build, train, and host custom AI apps and foundation models. As generative AI (GenAI) continues to be the main focus of innovation for nearly every enterprise, Solodev AI aims to help businesses start their AI journeys with customizable apps from an AI marketplace or host their existing AI apps in a secure, scalable cloud environment, powered by AWS. 

Posted May 03, 2024

Illumio, Inc., the Zero Trust Segmentation company, is announcing its partnership with Wiz, a leading cloud security provider, enhancing the Wiz Integration (WIN) Platform—the platform that enables bi-directional sharing of security findings across the cloud security ecosystem to reduce risk, improve efficiency, and enable an open cloud security ecosystem, according to Wiz. This newfound partnership and integration recognizes the gaps in cloud security and aims to increase the visibility and reaction times associated with cloud breaches, further increasing overall security efficiency. 

Posted May 01, 2024

CData Software, a leading provider of data connectivity solutions, is announcing the launch of CData Sync Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tool for the ETL/ELT market, re-envisioning cloud ETL pricing models by bringing a fixed-price, CData-hosted solution to the cloud market.

Posted May 01, 2024

Oracle is introducing new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX) to help marketers, sellers, and service agents accelerate deal cycles. The new AI capabilities will help organizations generate more sales faster by automating time-consuming tasks and enabling front office professionals to target, engage, and serve buyers more precisely.

Posted May 01, 2024

Oracle is expanding its commitment to create a safer and more secure healthcare ecosystem by launching the Autonomous Shield initiative to simplify and accelerate Oracle Health EHR migrations to OCI at no additional cost. In the nearly two years since the Cerner acquisition, Oracle has invested tens of thousands of engineering hours and millions of dollars to enhance its core clinical applications and improve cybersecurity for its customers in the healthcare industry.

Posted May 01, 2024

Oracle announced that NVIDIA AI Enterprise on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Supercluster is now available in the Oracle U.S. Government Cloud region to help address sovereign AI. Building on the expansion of their partnership, Oracle and NVIDIA are helping U.S. government customers train and deploy AI solutions with access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's more than 100 services, including its generative AI services running on high-performance accelerators such as NVIDIA H100 and NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, as well as ultra-low-latency networking, and secure storage.

Posted May 01, 2024

Cycode, a provider of Application Security Posture Management (ASPM), announced it has finalized its acquisition of Bearer, an AI-powered SAST and API discovery company, empowering Cycode to deliver a comprehensive suite of new application testing capabilities that ensures safer, accurate, and frictionless code security management.

Posted April 30, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and supplier of Graph Database technology for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph Solutions, is releasing AllegroGraph 8.1, a Neuro-Symbolic AI Platform that incorporates ChatStream, a natural language query interface for querying a neuro-symbolic application. 

Posted April 29, 2024

Global security leader Forcepoint is introducing Forcepoint Data Security Posture Management (DSPM), driven by artificial intelligence (AI), delivering real-time visibility, easing privacy compliance, and minimizing risks for data stored in multi-clouds and networks, including endpoints. According to the company, Forcepoint DSPM harnesses innovative AI-mesh technology to swiftly identify data risks, such as obsolescence, improper access, and misplaced files.

Posted April 29, 2024

Fortanix, a leader in data-first cybersecurity and pioneer of Confidential Computing, is releasing Key Insight, helping organizations proactively manage data exposure risks due to a lack of visibility and control of their cryptographic posture. According to the company, Key Insight delivers visibility of keys across multi-cloud environments and enables organizations to identify risks and future-proof data security against the looming threat of the post-quantum computing era.  

Posted April 29, 2024

At Data Summit 2024, you'll hear the innovative approaches the world's leading companies are taking to solve today's key challenges in data management. The 11th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 7, 2024. The program is now available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.

Posted April 29, 2024

JFrog Ltd. the Liquid Software company and creators of the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform, is offering a new machine learning (ML) lifecycle integration between JFrog Artifactory and MLflow, an open source software platform originally developed by Databricks. 

Posted April 26, 2024

MetaRouter, the trailblazers in Server-Side Tag Management, is releasing Advanced Consent Enforcement, aiming to address the critical challenge of aligning consent categories with data collection and routing strategies. With the proliferation of services and tooling designed to leverage visitor traffic data, enforcement of user consent assertions across a siloed technology landscape continues to challenge organizations' compliance and IT teams alike, according to the company.

Posted April 26, 2024

Satori, the industry's leading data security platform, announced further integrations with Collibra, a leading data intelligence platform, providing users with unified and cohesive data management and governance, compliance, and security so that organizations are AI-ready. Integrating Satori and Collibra accelerates secure data access for Collibra users and relieves the burden on data teams by automating tasks such as locating sensitive data and applying security policies, according to the companies.  

Posted April 25, 2024

Cisco, the leader in security and networking, revealed a new approach to securing data centers and clouds in response to the increasing demands the AI revolution has put on IT infrastructure—introducing Cisco Hypershield. According to the company, with this unprecedented innovation, Cisco is tipping the scales in favor of defenders, building on its recent announcements to accelerate AI infrastructure with Cisco's ethernet switching, silicon, and compute portfolio.

Posted April 25, 2024

Qdrant, the high-performance, open-source vector database provider, is debuting the industry's first native vector database offered as a managed hybrid cloud model. The new Qdrant Hybrid Cloud offering is a run-anywhere, self-service solution designed to empower enterprises to deploy and manage vector databases in any cloud provider, on-premise, or edge location. This technological feat capitalizes on the increasing demand for vector databases—particularly as it relates to supporting AI and generative AI (GenAI) initiatives—while offering utmost deployment flexibility and control over sensitive data.

Posted April 25, 2024

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is debuting the availability of the VAST Data Platform with Google Cloud, now supporting AI workflows within the Google Cloud environment. Additionally, enterprises are now able to deploy multi-node VAST clusters either independently with Google Cloud or in concurrence with on-prem VAST clusters—bringing the entirety of VAST's platform capabilities to both hybrid and native Google Cloud environments.

Posted April 25, 2024

Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is introducing a strategic realignment of the organization designed to accelerate the company's growth plan, including its ability to respond to market opportunities with a focus on hybrid cloud and generative AI.

Posted April 25, 2024

Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, is debuting a state-of-the-art large language model (LLM) specifically designed to be the most open, enterprise-grade LLM available today: Snowflake Arctic. This innovation from Snowflake leverages a Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture—designed by a composition of industry-leading researchers—to deliver advanced intelligence and efficiency at scale.

Posted April 24, 2024

Qlik, a global leader in data integration, in an effort to make AI more approachable, is launching the AI Accelerator, designed as an introduction for companies looking to explore the possibilities AI and AI-driven analytics can offer. Qlik's AI Accelerator, available to new and existing customers, offers a direct path for rapid integration, simplifying businesses' initial forays into AI.

Posted April 24, 2024

ScienceLogic, a leader in automated IT operations, is introducing updates to its SL1 AIOps platform that enable operations teams to rapidly identify and respond to issues within hybrid cloud application stacks, accelerating mean time to repair (MTTR). Fueled by customer requests for a more streamlined and customizable operator experience than currently available on the market, the updated SL1 interface brings mission-critical information front and center to streamline operations in high-pressure situations, according to the company.

Posted April 24, 2024

SAP announced that Churchill Downs Incorporated has selected the GROW with SAP solution to support the company's financial technology transformation. CDI has chosen cloud solutions from SAP to serve as its technology foundation for the financial systems across its portfolio of 27 properties in 14 states, including Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Posted April 24, 2024

SAP is deploying AI advancements in its supply chain solutions that will unleash a transformative wave of productivity, efficiency, and precision in manufacturing. AI-driven insights from real-time data will help companies use their own data to make better decisions across supply chains, streamline product development, and improve manufacturing efficiency, according to SAP.

Posted April 24, 2024

Protera Technologies (Protera), a global provider of SAP and cloud managed services, is acquiring Managecore, deepening Protera's commitment to SAP and bringing strong expertise in Google Cloud Platform to complement Protera's long-standing partnerships with AWS and Azure.

Posted April 24, 2024

Avantra, provider of a leading AIOps platform for automating SAP operations, is releasing Avantra 24.1, providing greater operational efficiency through expanded automation and monitoring options to further improve the transparency of SAP operations. 

Posted April 24, 2024

AI talent is in high demand; AI reveals brain oscillations for memory and disease; AI may allow us to talk to whales; AI can help plan meals and other tasks; an AI platform for dentistry just raised $53 million. That was the tip of the AI news iceberg—in one day. Has technology ever garnered so much interest, so widely, so fast? Amid the hype lies the incalculable promise of AI—and the fear of getting left behind by competitors that figure it out first. It's no wonder that organizations are rushing to implement AI, ready or not. The trouble is, many are not ready.

Posted April 24, 2024

Kore Technologies is now offering webPayment, a fully-branded online payments solution designed to help you get paid faster. Previously only offered as a part of Kore's KommerceServer eCommerce Suite, webPayment has now been repackaged to allow it to operate as a stand-alone, fully-operational solution. Additional features have also been added such as support for multiple credit card gateways and ACH transactions.

Posted April 24, 2024

With the latest version of Informer on the horizon, Entrinsik is holding a webinar on May 7 with Randall Williams, director of Informer training and curriculum development, to highlight the new features. Whether you're looking to enhance security, improve integration, streamline your workflow, or gain more control over your data environment, these features represent significant strides forward for Informer users, according to the company.

Posted April 24, 2024

Rocket Software announced it has published a new paper titled, "Protecting Your Business, A Practical Guide to System Recovery using Rocket jBASE Transaction Journaling" after recognizing a pressing need for resilience and recoverability. With businesses relying heavily on digital systems for operations, finance, and customer engagement, any disruption can have far-reaching consequences.

Posted April 24, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is adding a passphrase generator to Keeper Web Vault—with support on mobile and for the browser extension coming soon—along with an update to the existing password generator to provide users with new options to meet specific password requirements.

Posted April 23, 2024

Tricentis, a global provider of continuous testing and quality engineering, is updating the company's AI offerings with the launch of Tricentis Copilot, a suite of solutions leveraging generative AI to enhance productivity throughout the entire testing lifecycle.

Posted April 23, 2024

Ali Ahmadi, solutions engineer at Cinchy, and Shiva Nathan, CEO at Onymos, joined DBTA's webinar, How to Build Effective Data Products with DataOps, to explore how DataOps, data-as-a-product thinking, and data fabric architectures are interdependent approaches that fuel data consumers with fast access to reliable, high-quality data and analytics products.

Posted April 22, 2024

Clazar, the company powering software businesses to sell and grow revenue through cloud marketplaces (AWS, Azure, and GCP), announced it has raised a $10 million Series A funding round, enabling the company to expand its GTM teams and continue driving new customer growth. Clazar follows a philosophy of building not just for but also with its customers. Fresh funds will enable the business to invest in R&D and product innovation, helping it continue to expand offerings alongside a rapidly growing customer base and meet its demands.

Posted April 22, 2024

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Monday, June 10.

Posted April 22, 2024

IBM unveiled its new Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Montreal, Quebec, designed to help clients address their evolving regulatory requirements and leverage technology such as generative AI with a secured, enterprise cloud platform. Building on the opening of IBM Cloud's Toronto MZR in 2021 and existing data centers in Montreal, the opening of the new Montreal MZR is planned for the first half of 2025.

Posted April 22, 2024

OmniOn Power is expanding its Edge data center power architecture (Edge) with a new three-phase, 200/208/240-volt (V) low-line version to help address the power demands of data center companies around the world. Combined with the company's 480V Edge power architecture, OmniOn can now provide a comprehensive offering for global data center companies, regardless of region or available AC utility power feed. 

Posted April 22, 2024

CIQ, the company building the next generation of software infrastructure for enterprises, is releasing fully supported, upstream stable kernels for Rocky Linux via the CIQ Enterprise Linux Platform—providing enhanced performance, hardware compatibility, and security. The new offering from CIQ was built to meet the ultra-high performance, compatibility, and security needs of the most advanced customers, and is now available to everyone.

Posted April 22, 2024

SolarWinds, the provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, is debuting an innovative consultative offering designed to empower organizations to achieve successful IT service management (ITSM) without the IT complexity. As a free online evaluation and assessment tool, the SolarWinds ITSM Maturity Model aims to simplify the process of day-to-day IT operations by supplying enterprises with the necessary information to understand, evaluate, and advance their technical strategies.

Posted April 19, 2024

SAS is expanding the capabilities of the SAS Viya flagship data and AI platform, also making SAS Viya Workbench generally available. Targeted to developers and modelers, Viya Workbench is a self-service, on-demand compute environment for conducting data preparation, exploratory data analysis, and developing analytical and machine learning models.

Posted April 19, 2024

Illumio, Inc., the Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS) company, is unveiling a variety of new AI and automation capabilities for its ZTS Platform, each designed to ease and accelerate the processes of securing hybrid environments and achieving Zero Trust.

Posted April 19, 2024

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