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TigerGraph Cloud is now available on all three major cloud marketplaces, AWS, Azure and GCP, the only distributed and scalable graph database-as-a-service available on all three. With the choice of public Cloud vendors, businesses are able to significantly reduce the friction of getting started with Graph Analytics projects on the vast ecosystems built by the major cloud platforms, according to the vendor.

Posted August 10, 2021

Actian SVP Emma McGrattan explained how to build a cloud-based data architecture tailored to your specific business needs rather than peak workload during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 10, 2021

IBM and SAP are forming a partnership that will allow SAP to onboard finance and data management solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping companies address the industry's stringent compliance, security, and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.

Posted August 09, 2021

IBM is bringing advanced data protection capabilities to the IBM FlashSystem family of all-flash arrays to help companies better plan for—and recover quickly from—ransomware and other cyberattacks. According to cybersecurity firm SonicWall, ransomware attacks rose to 304.6 million in 2020, up 62% over 2019, mainly due to the highly distributed workforces caused by the pandemic. In fact, through May of 2021, the group reported 226.3 ransomware attacks already, up 116% year to date over 2020.

Posted August 09, 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 August 09, 2021

VMware is continuing to build out its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform, introducing new capabilities to make it easier for IT to manage Horizon deployments wherever they may be, on-premises or in the cloud.

Posted August 06, 2021

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. As a result, new solutions have emerged to deliver key capabilities in areas including visualization, self-service and real-time analytics. Along with the rise of DataOps, greater collaboration and automation have been identified as key success factors.

Posted August 05, 2021

Confluent is rolling out an all-new website dedicated to Apache Kafka, event streaming, and associated cloud technologies. The site is called Confluent Developer and compiles all the information users need in one place, from first steps in event streaming right through to more complex topics including: microservice architectures, data pipelines, and company-wide systems for data in motion.

Posted August 05, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration innovator, is releasing version 3.0 of its data analytics platform, now delivering at-scale big data analytics users who rely on the power of indexing to extract insights from massive, unstructured data sets.

Posted August 05, 2021

A Distributed SQL database, such as CockroachDB, delivers effortless and elastic cloud scale while guaranteeing transactions. It is a database that reimagines the execution and storage layers while still allowing developers to still use familiar SQL syntax.

Posted August 04, 2021

The University of California Merced has successfully implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to support its rapid growth. "With some uncertainty still ahead for the upcoming academic year, universities require real-time visibility into their operations," said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Oracle. "With Oracle, UC Merced‘s staff will be able to play a more strategic role in the university's growth and student development, rather than spending time on manual administrative tasks."

Posted August 04, 2021

Accenture has acquired Cloudworks, a Toronto-based Oracle Cloud implementation service provider across North America. According to Accenture, the deal further enhances its capabilities to deliver Oracle solutions to clients on their journeys to the cloud.

Posted August 04, 2021

Rafay Systems is launching a set of fleet automation and monitoring enhancements to its flagship Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC), expanding the scope and scale of mission-critical Kubernetes (K8s) deployments across global enterprise environments.

Posted August 03, 2021

Saltworks, an application security (AppSec) company, is forming a partnership with attack surface management (ASM) provider Bit Discovery, enabling the company to integrate advanced ASM capabilities into SaltMiner. Saltworks customers can now benefit from fast and efficient ASM features that capture, inventory, and monitor external digital assets that can be easily viewed and managed in the SaltMiner dashboard.

Posted August 03, 2021

Agio, a leading hybrid cybersecurity and managed IT organization, is debuting a new AI-enabled service platform, AgioNow, to support a full range of managed IT and cybersecurity services. Agio's new algorithms use applied AI to help predict, find, and fix issues faster, according to the vendor. This represents a shift from the traditionally reactive role of IT and cybersecurity support to Agio's proactive focus on complex, preventative solutions.

Posted August 02, 2021

NVIDIA has introduced the North American availability of the NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a hosted AI development hub that provides enterprises with instant access to computing infrastructure wherever their data resides. "As enterprise AI adoption grows, so does demand for faster access to the world-leading infrastructure offered by NVIDIA and our partners," said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA.

Posted August 02, 2021

The global pandemic has forced companies to pivot over the past year in significant ways. Whether it was transition­ing to a remote workforce or reimagining how to interact with customers, digital transformation initiatives within businesses were happening tenfold. As part of that, the pan­demic notably accelerated corporate planning for cloud computing.

Posted August 02, 2021

To meet the needs of the digital economy of the 2020s, data architecture has evolved into a dif­ferent animal than it was 10, or even 5, years ago. Most notably, there are three trends that have changed the way enterprises look at and design their data architectures.

Posted August 02, 2021

One of the challenges of working with Hadoop environments has been maintaining the infrastruc­ture for big data projects. That's where cloud makes things easier and, increas­ingly, has served as the underlying infra­structure platform of choice for Hadoop initiatives. At the same time, not every­thing has moved to the cloud just yet for big data environments. Many IT managers expect to live in a hybrid environment. They are planning for multi-cloud data management to deliver business value and are also still relying on old-school approaches and manual tools to support their data environments.

Posted August 02, 2021

Over the last few years it has been fascinating to see how organizations evolve their data management and application development environments.  Traditionally, companies depended on monolithic architectures that initially served them well, however today's on-demand business environment calls for a model that can support a more flexible, microservices-driven approach, and facilitate the pace of innovation.  Why is this trend towards microservices and a DevOps approach becoming so pervasive?  The answer relates to a higher-level trend: the push towards on-demand IT, as the focus has shifted to prioritize the developer experience, and the specific technologies they are using.

Posted August 02, 2021

Rocket Software is gearing up to release the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: P), a system monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse enabling users to understand and enhance UniVerse performance. Simply put, MVX: P helps users identify and escalate performance-impacting events. Escalated events include possible resolutions and a snapshot of contextually relevant data captured when the event triggered, allowing users to easily track the source of the issue and address it.

Posted August 02, 2021

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 August 02, 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 August 02, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is extending Smartscape, the Dynatrace platform's real-time and continuously updated topology, to bring Dynatrace's AIOps and analytics capabilities to more open source services, including OpenTelemetry, FluentD, and Prometheus.

Posted July 30, 2021

CLEVR, the company that helps enterprises accelerate their digital transitions through low-code and no-code development solutions, is launching its international expansion of the CLEVR brand and unveiling the company's business model. When Mansystems and Flowfabric, two leading Mendix partners, merged to create a superpower in services and software development, they named the combined company CLEVR.

Posted July 30, 2021

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is expanding its Partner Program, which includes new features and benefits to its fast-growing portfolio of global partners. Delphix and MariaDB will join the growing list of HVR's notable partners, including Snowflake, AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, Databricks, and more.

Posted July 30, 2021

Following the close of its IPO, Couchbase has announced the general availability of Couchbase Server 7, which the company is calling a landmark release for its ability to bridge the best aspects of relational databases like ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern database. "With Couchbase Server 7, the relational versus NoSQL database debate is over. Modern developers no longer have to struggle with having multiple databases—a relational database for transactionality, and a NoSQL database for flexibility and scale," said Ravi Mayuram, senior vice president of engineering and CTO, Couchbase.

Posted July 29, 2021

Logz.io, a leading open source observability platform for modern DevOps teams, is forming a new strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure to streamline monitoring and observability workflows for cloud developers.

Posted July 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted July 21, 2021

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