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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.



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When organizations move their SAP applications to a cloud provider, what they are really doing is placing their mission-critical application into someone else's hands—this exacerbates the need for more cybersecurity monitoring to ensure the provider is handling it with care. Beware, some cloud service providers offer a monitoring service, but the customer also needs to have a process in place to understand what activities are ongoing in the hosted SAP system. 

Posted June 22, 2022

LeanIX is expanding its partnership with SAP to accelerate digital transformation journeys, announcing its Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) solution is now an SAP Endorsed App, available on the SAP Store. The solution helps companies map their critical business processes to their enterprise architecture, SaaS, and microservices landscapes, providing greater process transparency and control.

Posted June 22, 2022

Syniti is introducing a new offering with IBM—the IBM Data Readiness Assessment with Syniti Knowledge Platform—to help accelerate digital transformation for their joint customers preparing to transition to SAP S/4HANA. The new offering helps further the common goal of accelerating digital transformations and driving continuous innovation by starting with a clean and quality data foundation.

Posted June 22, 2022

invenioLSI, a company with decades of experience as an SAP integrator offering cloud solutions, in partnership with RISE with SAP, is now building intelligent business operations for the public sector with advanced solutions like AI and robotics. invenioLSI's focus on diversifying their global AMS and cloud portfolio offers RISE with SAP for customers interested in migrating legacy or ERP applications to SAP cloud solutions.

Posted June 22, 2022

As we advance deeper into the digitally roaring 2020s, data executives and profession­als are seeing change on a scale never seen before in their careers. A new generation of technologies that often build on previous solutions means new ways of working and ensuring performance for today's increasingly data-driven enterprises. We asked industry leaders for their views on what technology is enhancing enterprises' ability to compete on data.

Posted June 22, 2022

Traceable AI, a leading API security and observability company, is introducing an enhanced API Catalog solution, enabling organizations to overcome their challenges with API discovery and risk assessment.

Posted June 21, 2022

Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, announced it is receiving an investment from Snowflake Ventures, the venture capital arm of Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, along with the introduction of Snowflake-powered capabilities in Domino 5.2. The announcement was made during the 2022 Snowflake Summit.

Posted June 20, 2022

Aerospike, Inc., a real-time data platform provider, is introducing Aerospike SQL Powered by Starburst, enabling customers to run massively parallel, complex SQL queries on petabyte-scale data stored in the Aerospike real-time Data Platform. A hardened solution built on top of open-source Trino platform, the Aerospike SQL Powered by Starburst solution gives data analysts and data scientists a single point of access to federated data using existing SQL analytic tools such as Tableau, Qlik, Power BI, and others.

Posted June 16, 2022

Collibra has announced Collibra Protect with Snowflake, a new offering to help teams securely and quickly access data to drive better decision making. Collibra Protect enables users to create policies that mask sensitive data via a no-code interface, so they don't have to rely on technical resources. Users can apply policies and ensure data is protected across Snowflake. Collibra additionally provides teams with context about data to ensure that tailored policies can be put in place to protect personal information and drive better decision making. 

Posted June 16, 2022

iboss, a provider in Zero Trust Edge, is expanding its relationship with Microsoft by joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), giving joint customers the benefit of secure, fast access to resources from anywhere. MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) and managed security service providers (MSSP) that have integrated their security products and services with Microsoft's security products.

Posted June 15, 2022

Snowflake announced a series of significant updates to its product portfolio, with new capabilities for developers, data professionals, and analytics teams to gain insights on real-time transactional data and build products and apps faster. These announcements were made during the company's annual conference, Snowflake Summit.

Posted June 15, 2022

Incorta, provider of a platform for real-time operational analytics on raw business data, has announced new capabilities and enhancements, including Delta Sharing compatibility and several new data apps to make it easier for customers to get operational data from source systems and make it ready for business analysis. The newly released data apps offer prebuilt business schemas and dashboards for Oracle EBS, Oracle ERP and EPM Clouds, NetSuite, SAP, and others.

Posted June 15, 2022

As organizations across industries, from financial services to retail, move mission-critical workloads to the cloud, they must defend against security vulnerabilities from inside and outside the firewall that are resulting in more breaches and exposed data. To help customers protect their cloud applications and data against emerging threats, Oracle is expanding the built-in security services and capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted June 15, 2022

Okera has announced the immediate availability of Okera on Snowflake,, a new software as a service (SaaS) offering for the Snowflake Data Cloud. Leveraging the new SaaS solution, non-technical data stakeholders in business, security, and compliance can collaborate with a significantly smaller data engineering team to define data access control policies, validate that data policies are implemented as intended, and self-serve their own data privacy compliance reports and real-time analytics.

Posted June 14, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is offering the newest version of its ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator (AEO) DevOps value stream orchestration platform. The update enables IT teams to visualize, automate, and coordinate end-to-end development and operations tasks needed to deliver solutions across operating systems, platforms, and business applications.

Posted June 14, 2022

After releasing version 2.0 of its open source DataOps platform infrastructure, Meltano announced it has raised an additional $8.2 million in funding to further extend the project's capabilities. This brings its total Seed Round funding to $12.4 million. The funding round was led by Venrock, with additional participation by Alphabet's GV, Uncorrelated Ventures, Data Tech Fund and numerous angel investors.

Posted June 14, 2022

Snow Software, a provider of technology intelligence, and Anodot, the business monitoring company, are forming a new strategic partnership to help organizations solve the urgent challenge of managing rapidly growing and increasingly complex cloud costs. Snow and Anodot will bridge the disciplines of IT asset management (ITAM) and finance operations (FinOps) together to address evolving issues associated with cloud cost management.

Posted June 13, 2022

Kaizen Analytix LLC, a provider of data, analytics, and technology solutions, is releasing its new Anomaly Detection Engine that systematically searches through all segments of a company's data to quickly identify outliers which lead to fraud, customer churn, revenue leakage, and other issues.

Posted June 13, 2022

According to AWS, many customers in a variety of industries want to modernize their mainframe-based applications to take advantage of the cloud but, to do so, they need to go through a lengthy and complex process. To make it faster and easier for customers to modernize mainframe-based workloads by moving them to the cloud, AWS has announced the general availability of AWS Mainframe Modernization, a new service.

Posted June 13, 2022

With greater automation and more robust cloud services, today's data professionals are seeing their roles elevated, working more closely with their businesses to deliver data-driven capabilities. At the same time, they, too, are feeling the effects of "The Great Resignation," reporting higher-than-usual turnover and increased pressure on overworked staffs.

Posted June 13, 2022

MariaDB Corporation and MindsDB, a provider of in-database machine learning, are partnering on a solution that makes machine learning predictions easy and accessible to cloud database users. By using MindsDB in SkySQL, MariaDB's fully managed cloud database service, data science and data engineering teams can increase their organization's predictive capabilities to plan for and address real-world business issues, according to the vendors.

Posted June 09, 2022

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, is introducing innovations and solutions to provide enterprises with more simplicity, more security, and more flexibility for their hybrid multicloud environments. These new capabilities include improved ransomware protection, hybrid cloud storage in a single subscription, unified management in a single user interface, and close collaboration with VMware to help transition workloads to the cloud.

Posted June 08, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is unveiling HPE Swarm Learning, a breakthrough AI solution to accelerate insights at the edge, from diagnosing diseases to detecting credit card fraud, by sharing and unifying AI model learnings without compromising data privacy.

Posted June 08, 2022

Vertica, a Micro Focus line of business, has released version 12 of the Vertica analytical database, which includes new features and enhancements for analytics and machine learning across multi-cloud, hybrid on-prem and cloud, and multi-regional deployments.

Posted June 07, 2022

Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is introducing new agentless scanning for workloads, providing organizations with comprehensive and frictionless visibility into vulnerability risks across all active hosts, containers, and application language libraries in their environment.

Posted June 07, 2022

Coalesce, the data transformation company, is forming partnerships with Fivetran and Snowflake to make data teams more efficient and productive, delivering faster results than any other data transformation tool on the market. The partnership with Coalesce allows Snowflake customers to automate the data transformation process, cutting down on time and resources spent preparing data to get the most out of Snowflake. Without Coalesce, the process is manual and time consuming, according to the vendors.

Posted June 07, 2022

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is introducing CockroachDB 22.1, delivering updates across the entire application lifecycle that empower developers and architects to accomplish more, with less effort.

Posted June 03, 2022

Clumio, a cloud data protection vendor, has introduced a new air gap ransomware protection solution, Clumio SecureVault Lite for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Posted June 03, 2022

DryvIQ, an enterprise data management (EDM) provider, has announced the availability of its latest migration and governance solutions that enable organizations to intelligently understand and protect enterprise content. "Enterprises have massive volumes of unstructured data, and many of them struggle to safely move, manage, and protect it. It's a significant problem that's not going away," says Sean Nathaniel, president of DryvIQ.

Posted June 03, 2022

Rivery, the SaaS ELT, announced a new funding round of venture capital, receiving $30 million that will enable the company to expedite its growth across all teams in New York and Tel Aviv HQ including R&D, Product, and Sales, as well as expanding on EMEA where a London office has been launched to focus on the regional market.

Posted June 03, 2022

Broadcom Inc., a global technology provider that designs, develops, and supplies semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, announced it is acquiring VMware, Inc., an innovator in enterprise software. Broadcom will acquire all of the outstanding shares of VMware in a cash-and-stock transaction that values VMware at approximately $61 billion, based on the closing price of Broadcom common stock on May 25, 2022. In addition, Broadcom will assume $8 billion of VMware net debt.

Posted June 02, 2022

Entrinsik is offering native support for jBase, enabling users to speak directly to their target database in the appropriate query language. Entrinsik already provides native support for UniData and UniVerse.

Posted June 02, 2022

Zumasys is acquiring the assets of PPI Information Systems, a PICK software house located in St. Louis, Missouri. PPI is a proven provider of software services offering programming services in PICK and Microsoft .NET using SQL or Universe as databases.

Posted June 02, 2022

Rocket Software is introducing the Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code 1.6.0 extension, now available on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace. Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) allows BASIC developers to edit, compile, and now debug their BASIC applications in Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Posted June 02, 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 June 02, 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 June 02, 2022

Microsoft has recently released a powerful new DMV specifically to help with memory issues, sys.dm_os_out_of_memory_events. It is currently available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Man­aged Instances. This DMV consolidates and simplifies telemetry from SQL Server ring buffers, applies heuristics, and provides a result set. The DMV stores a record for each out-of-memory (OOM) event that occurs within the database, providing details about the OOM root cause, the memory consumption of database engine components at that point in time, potential sources of memory leaks, and more.

Posted June 02, 2022

PlanetScale, the serverless database provider powered by MySQL and Vitess, is offering a number of new innovations that accelerate delivery of "The Future Database," with new Insights providing granular performance visibility, Portals for multi-region deployment, and Connect enabling expansive analytics platform integrations.

Posted June 02, 2022

Nokia has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to consolidate and replace its human resources systems in the cloud as part of its global digitalization program. Nokia will use a worldwide deployment of Oracle Cloud HCM to manage all HR processes, including recruitment, compensation, and performance management, for the company's global workforce in its 130 countries of operation.

Posted June 01, 2022

In a new Oracle blog post, Leo Leung, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, provided an update on Oracle's Interconnect for Azure strategy.

Posted June 01, 2022

Data Intensity recently announced its deepened commitment to accelerate and transform Oracle-powered workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), combining a strategic partnership with its own migration and lifecycle management portfolio of expert technical and functional support services.

Posted June 01, 2022

Redgate Software's SQL Data Catalog now provides a simple, policy-driven approach to data protection. Along with automatically scanning columns within databases and using intelligent rules to make recommendations about how they should be classified, the platform now auto-generates static data masking sets from the classification metadata that can be used to protect the databases.

Posted May 31, 2022

Deepnote, an early-stage startup backed by Accel and Index Ventures, is emerging from beta with version 1.0, opening up to the general availability of collaborative data science notebooks to data teams worldwide. Since the company's Series A announcement in Jan 2022, Deepnote has added many features going into the 1.0 launch. Most notably is the addition of Deepnote Workspaces, which empowers data teams to organize and surface data projects, notebooks, and apps in one place.

Posted May 31, 2022

Cloudian's HyperStore object storage platform is now integrated and validated to work with Microsoft SQL Server 2022, a relational database management system that supports a wide variety of transaction processing, business intelligence, and analytics applications.

Posted May 31, 2022

IBM and SAP announced their partnership has reached a new milestone as IBM undertakes one of the world's largest corporate transformation projects based on SAP ERP software, designed to fuel the company's growth and better support its clients.

Posted May 31, 2022

Apollo GraphQL is offering supergraph, a network of a company's data, microservices, and digital capabilities that empowers product and engineering teams to quickly create incredible experiences for their customers. A supergraph acts as a composition layer facilitating collaboration between backend data and services, and frontend apps and devices.

Posted May 26, 2022

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management, is partnering with Palo Alto Networks to integrate its Cohesity Helios next-gen data management platform with Palo Alto Networks' Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform for improved ransomware detection and recovery.

Posted May 26, 2022

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