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Concourse Labs, a company that accelerates enterprise digital transformation through automated cloud governance, has emerged from stealth mode and announced $15.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ForgePoint Capital, with existing investors 83North and Capri Ventures participating. The company plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing efforts, scale operations, and broaden and accelerate product development.

Posted June 12, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced new and improved features to its APM Suite of SaaS-based infrastructure and application performance management (APM) solutions.

Posted June 12, 2020

Cloudera has introduced Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud (CDP Private Cloud). According to Cloudera, CDP Private Cloud, built on Red Hat OpenShift, completes its vision of an enterprise data cloud with a hybrid architecture, powered by Kubernetes, that separates compute and storage for greater agility, ease of use, and efficient use of private and public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 12, 2020

Pure Storage, a provider of storage as-a-service, has announced Purity 6.0 for FlashArray, the latest version of Pure's flagship suite of software. Engineered with the modern organization in mind, these new agile data services provide customers with an efficient way to store, safeguard, manage, access and mobilize their data with strategic consumption models custom-tailored to their needs. 

Posted June 12, 2020

MongoDB, provider of a general purpose database platform, has added products to give developers a better way to work with data—wherever it resides. According to the company, the launch of MongoDB 4.4, general availability of Atlas Data Lake and Atlas Search, and the general availability of MongoDB Realm offer organizations an escape from data silos and fragmented APIs as MongoDB Cloud delivers a developer-optimized, cloud-to-mobile platform. 

Posted June 12, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 12, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto.

Posted June 11, 2020

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems, make decisions, or extend offers has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently that technologies were available to address the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session titled "Enabling Real-Time Analytics," covered real-world strategies for leveraging data when and where it is needed.

Posted June 11, 2020

Modernization is driving many of today's enterprise data strategies—and cloud stands out as the primary vehicle for attaining this modernization. However, many enterprises are struggling with data quality issues, as well as integrating cloud-based and on-premise data.

Posted June 10, 2020

Here's one big advantage to moving to Microsoft Azure SQL Database—you never have to patch. That's all well and good, but most of the SQL Server installed license base is still on-premise. If you're in this category, then it is essential that you keep up with patching and security fixes regularly. The information in this article is the sort that experienced SQL Server DBAs keep close at hand. So, let's take a few minutes to walk through the details of how to do that.

Posted June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided most of us with more disruption and change in a few months than we have experienced in decades. The short-term effects of lockdown, health tragedies, and severe economic downturn are all too apparent. But we all know that there will be a post-COVID world, and it makes sense to try and predict what role technology will play in that recovery.

Posted June 10, 2020

Security has not always been as big an issue as it is now. In the past, DBAs were more focused on performance, high availability, or scalability. Today, security is an issue at the forefront of every IT project. Security should come by design and by default, so developers need the right tools to help make that happen. Recently, François Pons, senior principal product manager at Oracle, provided a video overview of the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT), which helps identify areas where a database configuration, operation, or implementation introduces risks and also recommends changes and controls to mitigate those risks.

Posted June 10, 2020

Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats. Whether cloud-based or on-premise and open source or proprietary, there are many options for data management and analytics. Spanning the spectrum of well-established and cutting edge, the DBTA 100 list recognizes companies that are innovating and preparing for the future.

Posted June 10, 2020

Alcomtec is a Rocket Software partner based in Lima, Peru. The company builds a wide range of technology tools that help businesses solve their critical problems and grow their revenues. Alcomtec launched Fudtrak and Fudtraker, two digital tools that are powering the food truck industry by enabling owners to manage everything from inventory to orders to payments in a single app—both underpinned by Rocket technology.

Posted June 10, 2020

The second day of free Data Summit Connect webinars began with a keynote titled, "The Secret to a Data-Driven Enterprise with Apache Cassandra," by presenter Bryan Kirschner, vice president, strategy, DataStax.

Posted June 10, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and HVR are releasing a joint solution that enables real-time data replication and data transformation for the cloud. Ideal for organizations looking to execute digital transformation and cloud data warehouse modernization strategies, the joint solution combines HVR's real-time Change Data Capture (CDC) with Matillion's data transformation capabilities.

Posted June 10, 2020

Organizations are constantly looking to innovate without completely cutting their purse strings. What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced AI platform without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal data scientist team?

Posted June 09, 2020

Data Summit Connect opened up on June 9 with a keynote from Lee Rainie, director, internet and technology research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System," who discussed how the current pandemic is affecting data collection and privacy.

Posted June 09, 2020

The starting point in developing and launching an enterprise data and analytics strategy is to understand the interrelationships that are necessary to deliver analytics capabilities. John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, held a workshop titled, "Build An Actionable Roadmap For Enterprise Data And Analytics" during Data Summit Connect.

Posted June 08, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed open source data technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect, enabling seamless data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems at scale.

Posted June 08, 2020

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management platform, is acquiring SovLabs, enabling CloudBolt to better serve its growing base of global customers and the thousands of VMware vRealize customers as enterprises increasingly adopt new tools like HashiCorp Terraform, Kubernetes, ServiceNow, and more.

Posted June 05, 2020

Cloudian today is releasing HyperIQ, a monitoring and observability solution for efficiently managing Cloudian storage and related infrastructure across on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. HyperIQ features intelligent storage and user analytics, along with health checks, that enable predictive maintenance, enhanced security, and resource optimization.

Posted June 05, 2020

Navisite has acquired Privo, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). According to Navisite, Privo will expand Navisite's AWS and cloud services with a broad range of capabilities, from cloud assessment and planning through migration, cost optimization and managed DevOps.

Posted June 04, 2020

The world of database management is changing. Cloud adoption is accelerating, along with automation, offering a path for companies to increase their database capabilities while keeping costs in line. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility and supporting new use cases are all key drivers.

Posted June 04, 2020

IT teams are under Increasing pressure to ensure data security and availability but are lacking skillsets and integrated tools (i.e. inability to keep environment patched & standardized) to ensure the availability and security of a growing database estate. DBTA recently held a webinar with Chris Paap, solutions marketing manager, Nutanix, who discussed how using Nutanix can secure DBs from vulnerabilities, backing up databases, and provide high availability.

Posted June 04, 2020

Core Scientific, a provider of AI and blockchain cloud infrastructure and software solutions, and SQream, are partnering to bring accelerated analytics of massive data to the GPU Cloud for data scientists. This partnership aims to provide cost effective accelerated analytics based on GPU computing for machine learning and deep learning used by telecom operators, financial services, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

Posted June 04, 2020

Cutting-edge startups are constantly emerging to address new challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these young, innovative companies have fresh approaches that tap into blockchain, quantum computing, advanced analytics, AI, DevOps methodologies, containerization, and data security advancements. To shine a spotlight on some of the ways innovation in IT is being reflected today, here, DBTA presents 28 companies we think are worth watching in 2020.

Posted June 04, 2020

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting.

Posted June 03, 2020

erwin, a data governance software company, and Snowflake, provider of a cloud data platform, are partnering to help enterprises accelerate cloud migration and ensure proper data governance for their projects. "Snowflake customers want to quickly and safely move the data from their legacy systems to our cloud data platform while ensuring the quality and overall governance of that data," said Kent Graziano, chief technical evangelist at Snowflake.

Posted June 03, 2020

Real-time access to key data and the resulting insights from such data have been extremely useful for making key decisions. And these data points are streaming in from all types of data sources including IoT sensors. DBTA recently held a webinar with Charles Boicey, co-founder and CIO at Clearsense and Cindy Maike, VP of industry solutions at Cloudera, who discussed how the edge has evolved across multiple industry verticals, key challenges that every IoT implementation struggles with, and more.

Posted June 03, 2020

Oracle has announced the release of the Oracle Visual Builder Platform, an integrated environment for development teams to develop and deliver cloud-native applications. The Visual Builder Platform integrates the features of Oracle Visual Builder and Oracle Developer Cloud Service to cover the full development lifecycle from planning all the way to delivery and hosting.

Posted June 03, 2020

Delphix, provider of the Delphix DataOps Platform, has announced the completion of its original mission to provide a comprehensive data platform—from Kubernetes to mainframes—to accelerate digital and customer experience transformation for global enterprises. 

Posted June 03, 2020

Morpheus Data, a multi-cloud management platform company, is making a variety of network security and hybrid cloud updates to its unified orchestration and automation software.

Posted June 03, 2020

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on organizations of all types. Recently, John Pocknell of Quest Software, talked with DBTA about trends in database management before and after the new crisis-forced shift to remote work and how DBAs' roles are being affected. As part of his responsibilities as senior market strategist at Quest, Pocknell looks at emerging challenges and speaks to customers to understand where future problems and opportunities may lie ahead to help map the company's database solutions to those needs. Before the crisis, DBA roles were undergoing radical change and that is only accelerating now, Pocknell says.

Posted June 03, 2020

Rancher Labs, creator of a Kubernetes management platform, has announced the general availability of Longhorn, an enterprise-grade, cloud-native container storage solution. According to Rancher, Longhorn directly answers the need for an enterprise-grade, vendor-neutral persistent storage solution that supports the easy development of stateful applications within Kubernetes.

Posted June 02, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 02, 2020

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced GridGain Control Center, a tool for managing, monitoring, and developing applications for the GridGain and Apache Ignite in-memory computing platforms.

Posted June 02, 2020

Arcserve, a data and ransomware protection provider, has expanded its alliance with Sophos, a provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions, to introduce cyber and data protection for infrastructures with on-premise, cloud, and SaaS-based workloads. This expanded collaboration is aimed at eliminating the complexity of discrete cybersecurity and data protection with the first solution suite to combine anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies with immutable backup and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for protection from cyberattacks, major disasters, human error, or other unplanned outages.

Posted June 02, 2020

Clumio, a provider of SaaS for enterprise backup, has launched the Clumio Research and Development Center in Bengaluru to begin operations in India. The startup, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., was co-founded in 2017 by Poojan Kumar, Kaustubh Patil and Woon Jung, and to date has raised $186 million in funding through Series A, B, and C.

Posted June 02, 2020

Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important. Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important.

Posted June 01, 2020

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management platform provider, is releasing CloudBolt 9.3, offering features including improved user navigation, expanded support for Microsoft Azure, and deep integrations with Veeam, SolarWinds, and Cisco UCS.

Posted May 29, 2020

Docker has extended its strategic collaboration with Microsoft to simplify code to cloud application development for developers and development teams by more closely integrating with Azure Container Instances (ACI). The deeper collaboration, which also includes tighter integration with Visual Studio Code (VS Code), will allow developers to quickly start new language-specific projects (Node.js, Python, .NET Core/C#), leverage new functionality around the Compose Specification and streamline how they switch from local development to a serverless cloud container service while remaining in the Docker CLI user interface or from within VS Code.

Posted May 28, 2020

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, is adding thin provisioning to its KumoScale storage software based on NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology. Thin provisioning joins KumoScale software's growing list of advanced storage functions that allow for the virtualization and management of high-performance flash at data center scale.

Posted May 28, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing Progress MOVEit 2020, a secure, automated Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution that can be deployed on-premises and in the cloud. The new release comes equipped with MOVEit Mobile 2.0, as well as enhanced cloud, integration and performance capabilities.

Posted May 28, 2020

erwin, Inc. is releasing the latest version of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI), enabling users to utilize enterprise data governance faster and give business users more knowledge about available data assets to facilitate sound decision-making. This release enhances erwin DI's automation capabilities, including new AI/ML, a data lineage analyzer, data model integration and compliance-driven asset classification. It also provides an enhanced UI for the business user portal.

Posted May 28, 2020

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