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Cloud Computing Articles

Kore is enhancing its flagship MV platform with performance updates and capabilities that that make RESTful integration, application integration, and data warehousing projects faster and easier to complete.

Posted July 28, 2021

BlueFinity is updating its Evoke low-code app development platform with an integrated and adaptable 360-degree imaging virtual tour capability. This is a multi-purpose feature that provides for the searching, browsing and inspection of any store, venue, property, or utility through an integrated feature of an app. According to the company, the results are sophisticated, full-function web and mobile apps that can be fully integrated with any database (Db2, SQL, Oracle, MultiValue, etc.).

Posted July 28, 2021

According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 71% of executives surveyed say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy; and in 3 years, the percentage of organizations leveraging mainframe assets in a hybrid cloud environment is expected to increase by more than 2x. Addressing these trends, IBM has announced IBM z/OS V2.5, the next-generation operating system (OS) for IBM Z, designed to accelerate client adoption of hybrid cloud and AI and drive application modernization projects.

Posted July 28, 2021

The Apache Cassandra Project is launching v4.0 of Apache Cassandra, offering more than 1,000 bug fixes, improvements and new features. As a NoSQL database, Apache Cassandra handles massive amounts of data across load-intensive applications with high availability and no single point of failure.

Posted July 28, 2021

WhiteSource is releasing WhiteSource Cure, a security auto-remediation application designed for custom code that enables organizations to accelerate the delivery of secure software at scale. WhiteSource Cure acts as a developer's personal security expert, speeding up delivery, while simultaneously reducing their workload, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2021

SAP is offering three new services to help customers get the full potential of the cloud using the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). The new offering includes services for exploration, for process optimization and innovation as well as for re-platforming and extension development.

Posted July 28, 2021

Arvato Systems and GBTEC have joined forces with process mining service Apromore to develop a process mining connector to SAP, providing greater transparency to businesses that use SAP systems. The SAP interface provides standard transfers for crucial end-to-end processes along with top IT and data security and supports end-to-end processes that include order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and record-to-report.

Posted July 28, 2021

Syntax, a multi-cloud and multi-ERP managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications, is now an AWS SAP Competency Partner, demonstrating technical proficiency and proven success in SAP implementation, including best practices to streamline cloud migration and/or transformation.

Posted July 28, 2021

OpenText is providing expanded local support for OpenText solution extensions for SAP applications in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region on Google Cloud. Leveraging public cloud infrastructure to extend the OpenText private cloud, OpenText now offers customers increased choice and flexibility for in-region deployment of information management solutions for the SAP ecosystem, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2021

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is partnering with IBM to help organizations adopt an edge computing strategy. Scale Computing HC3 Edge Computing solutions are designed to provide customers with an autonomous infrastructure that can run modern containerized applications alongside legacy applications as virtual machines.

Posted July 26, 2021

According to "Government Index for IT Modernization," a new study of current and former U.S. government IT decision makers, commissioned by IBM, nearly 70% of those surveyed view security risks as the top barrier when migrating to modern cloud platforms.

Posted July 26, 2021

Advanced, a provider of mainframe and legacy modernization solutions, has released its "2021 Mainframe Modernization Business Barometer Report," which examines the current mainframe market, the associated challenges facing large enterprises worldwide, and the impact Covid-19 has and will continue to have on modernization planning.

Posted July 26, 2021

Styra, Inc., the founders of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and providers of cloud-native authorization, is releasing new cloud infrastructure support via Terraform, extending Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) guardrails to storage, network, and compute resource configuration in public clouds including AWS, GCP and Azure.

Posted July 21, 2021

Oracle has attained FedRAMP High Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Impact Level 5 (IL5) accreditation for IaaS and PaaS, which include an extended set of cloud services for government customers to leverage, including Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, to boost efficiency without straining budgets or compromising security.

Posted July 21, 2021

Oracle recently announced new updates to Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, as well as customer wins with TTX, Office Depot Europe, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Posted July 21, 2021

Everest, a regulated fin-tech company with blockchain solutions for biometric identification, custodian, and banking services, collaborates with Oracle Financial Services to enable customers to use Everest's Application Programming Interface (API) and adopt identity verification and biometric identification services provided by Everest. Everest's technology provides Oracle the ability to bring identification verification and validation services to major financial institutions across more than 180 countries.

Posted July 21, 2021

Latency is the new outage: It's a phrase that's being thrown around the networking industry—a mantra if you will. It used to be that experience was measured in uptime and downtime. Is Google down right now? Is AWS experiencing an outage in Asia? Can anybody log on to Salesforce? Those days are over. Being up and running is not enough. Applications need to be fast, and the expectation is that every retailer—from Target to the mom-and-pop store down the street—needs to have a digital omni-channel presence with experiences that rival Amazon—a nearly half-a-trillion-dollar global brand.

Posted July 21, 2021

Auvik, a provider of cloud-based network management software, announced it has secured a $250 million investment that will help accelerate Auvik's mission by funding product development, segment expansion, geographic reach, and other strategic growth initiatives.

Posted July 16, 2021

Aerospike, provider of real-time data platforms, has expanded its Accelerate Partner Program for systems integrators, independent software vendors, cloud service providers, value-added resellers, and other hardware and software platform providers.

Posted July 16, 2021

With the rise of new, cloud-native technologies, large organizations with enterprise-grade data needs are facing complex challenges when attempting to adopt and implement analytics within their existing architecture. The GoodData and Vertica offering is designed to simplify the process and provide a way to deploy cloud-native, self-service analytics with GoodData on top of the Vertica data warehouse within minutes.

Posted July 16, 2021

MinIO, a provider of high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage, announced that MinIO hybrid cloud object storage has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification and is now available through Red Hat Marketplace and the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog.

Posted July 16, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is continuing to meet customer demand by making significant enhancements to its product line and expanding its strategic global partnerships.

Posted July 15, 2021

More organizations are realizing the importance of responding to queries in real-time with the right data sets. At the same time, however, there is a constant need to do more with less. That's where InfluxDB Cloud comes in, a leading time series data platform. It's more than a database—InfluxDB Cloud is your all-in-one observability platform including data ingestion tools, dashboarding engine, and real time alerting capability.

Posted July 15, 2021

Today's best-in-class applications can provide new or improved capabilities for your MultiValue system. Often these are cloud-based or even mobile applications that can modernize specific areas of your organization. The good news is that Kore Technologies provides a real-time integration platform called Kourier REST that is designed for this purpose.

Posted July 15, 2021

The business uses for cognitive computing and related technologies, including AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and robotic processing automation, are becoming more widespread than ever. To help readers gain a greater understanding about this emerging area of information technology, the solutions available, and their role in handling real-world challenges, DBTA and Big Data Quarterly present the list of Cool Companies in Cognitive Computing.

Posted July 15, 2021

Rocket Software continues to make strides with its MultiValue suite of products, driven by customer demand and satisfaction. With the goal of attracting and retaining new developer talent, modernization, and improving productivity, Rocket is issuing some maintenance releases for Rocket UniData, Rocket UniVerse, Rocket D3, and introducing Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code.

Posted July 15, 2021

Today, data is driving business success. Downtime is a killer and even slow response time can be hazardous to business health. But how do organizations achieve the performance and speed that is required today amid growing complexity and rapid data growth?

Posted July 15, 2021

Spanning the spectrum of approaches, the DBTA 100 showcases forward-looking companies that are improving and expanding upon existing technologies and processes to help their customers use data more effectively. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted July 15, 2021

By taking a proactive stance on the importance of rapid decision making, flexibility, and scalability today, you can future-proof your applications—and operations—by building on top of a data platform that's designed for the mod­ern world and capable of data ingestion to action in under 10 milliseconds. That's the new demand and the new reality. 

Posted July 15, 2021

Hazelcast, the real-time intelligent applications platform, is introducing the new Hazelcast Platform, enterprise software capable of serving as a single platform for transactional, operational, and analytical workloads. The Hazelcast Platform combines the capabilities of a real-time stream processing engine with in-memory computing to deliver a simplified architecture that is highly performant, scalable, and reliable, according to the vendor.

Posted July 14, 2021

AttackIQ, an independent vendor of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, announced it has secured $44 million in a Series C funding round, empowering the company to continue its investment in cybersecurity.

Posted July 13, 2021

Qlik is offering a new Cloud Services track to help partners navigate shifting technology needs, new customer buying behaviors, and evolving partner ecosystems through a collaborative engagement with Qlik.

Posted July 13, 2021

SchemaHero, an open-source database schema migration tool, is now offering support for CockroachDB, making it easier for developers to deploy schema updates to the popular database. Written as both a CLI utility and a Kubernetes Operator, SchemaHero makes database schemas declarative, eliminates the task of creating and managing sequenced migration scripts, and is compatible with all environments in which an application is running.

Posted July 12, 2021

Kyndryl, the independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business, has announced its set-up to bring its mission-critical technical expertise to a broader set of core digital technology environments. Plans are on track for the spin-off to be completed by the end of the year, IBM said.

Posted July 12, 2021

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing a variety of new innovations and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (BMC AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios. These additions are designed to improve threat detection and response and expand access to mainstream DevOps tools to modernize mainframe applications and increase developer productivity.

Posted July 12, 2021

IBM is introducing a new solution that simplifies the integration, scaling, and acceleration of complex multi-step analytics and machine learning pipelines on the hybrid multi-cloud. Dubbed CodeFlare, the platform is an open source framework for simplifying the integration and efficient scaling of big data and AI workflows onto the hybrid cloud built on top of Ray, an emerging open source distributed computing framework for machine learning applications. CodeFlare extends the capabilities of Ray by adding specific elements to make scaling workflows easier.

Posted July 12, 2021

Airbyte, creators of a fast-growing open-source data integration platform, is releasing an open source data integration for data lakes, enabling AWS users to replicate data from anywhere to their Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) account. Companies are now able to leverage Airbyte's 75-plus pre-built connectors, or build their own custom connectors within two hours using Airbyte's Connector Development Kit (CDK), in order to replicate their data to S3.

Posted July 09, 2021

International Cyber-Security Firm GLESEC is releasing its Ransomware Protection Solution, addressing the rising risk of ransomeware and cyber security attacks. The combination of advanced technologies and expert personnel and the integration of a wealth of information that provides actionable context allows GLESEC to address and mitigate this threat around the clock 365 days a year, according to the vendor.

Posted July 09, 2021

Fauna, the data API for modern applications, is now offering Region Groups to help application developers maintain the performance and reliability of databases in their applications while ensuring that data residency regulations are met. Fauna customers will now have access to distinct Region Groups where users can keep their data resident to a specific, major region of the globe.

Posted July 08, 2021

Google AI/ML Ops specialist Skander Hannachi makes the case against MLOps verticalization in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted July 08, 2021

Silk, the database supercharger, announced it has secured $55 million in an oversubscribed Series B round of financing, enabling the company to accelerate its sales and marketing efforts and expand engineering development.

Posted July 07, 2021

Oracle has expanded its commitment to the U.K. Government with the update of an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Oracle, as well as a new commitment to enhance Oracle's Government Centre of Excellence. The updated MOU will ensure that central, local and devolved governments, as well as all public service departments and agencies, such as NHS Trusts, are able to make continued use of Oracle Cloud.

Posted July 07, 2021

Oracle has a history of delivering the data management solu­tions of choice for managing customers' operational and ana­lytical workloads on-prem and in the cloud. Oracle's strategy is to continue delivering unique and innovative products and services to meet and exceed customers' requirements. At the recent INSYNC 21 virtual conference, Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president of database prod­uct management at Oracle, presented a keynote on Oracle's data management strategy.

Posted July 07, 2021

Sauce Labs Inc., a provider of continuous testing solutions, is acquiring Backtrace, a provider of best-in-class error monitoring solutions for software teams. Backtrace enables organizations to mitigate application risk and improve digital quality by empowering development teams to rapidly deploy code with the confidence that they can quickly identify and remediate bugs across their environments including production, according to the vendor.

Posted July 06, 2021

Today's enterprises face several challenges in keeping their data safe, and for the IT teams charged with this mission, it's only getting harder. Data volumes are exploding and spreading across on-premises and cloud, making data protection increasingly complex.

Posted July 06, 2021

WiteSand, the company bringing enterprise networking to the cloud, is emerging from stealth mode to offer a cloud-native, multi-tenant solution that provides asset discovery, NAC, wired and wireless provisioning, monitoring, and flow analytics. With WiteSand, all of the functionality that was previously contained within other tools is now available in a single cloud-based interface, and only the physical switches and access points remain on-premise.

Posted July 06, 2021

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