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Cloud Computing Articles

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

As the demand for digital transformation continues to accelerate, the majority of new projects and initiatives rolling out of enterprise IT departments today involve the use of cloud solutions and services. For many organizations, cloud is increasingly becoming a central component of corporate data strategies and driving discussions not only around brands, features and migration strategies, but core IT issues like performance, flexibility, and security.

Posted July 02, 2021

Yellowfin, a leading and innovative analytics vendor, is releasing version 9.6 of its platform with new enhancements and capabilities that unify actionable dashboards, automated business monitoring, and data storytelling. Yellowfin Stories, introduced in Yellowfin 8, enables the creation of data narratives that generate a consistent understanding across an enterprise.

Posted July 02, 2021

DigitalOcean, offering the cloud for developers, startups and SMBs, is partnering with MongoDB to offer Managed MongoDB, a new, fully-managed database as a service (DBaaS). "We are very excited, MongoDB is a database loved by modern developers for building scalable, robust, infrastructures for data applications," said Raman Sharma, VP product marketing, DigitalOcean. "Now developers can focus entirely on developing apps."

Posted July 02, 2021

LogicMonitor, a leading cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is acquiring Dexda, a big data and machine learning predictive fault identification company, accelerating the company's artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enhancements across its product portfolio.

Posted July 01, 2021

Unisys Corporation is joining the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program as a Google Cloud and Google Workspace Resell Partner, enabling the company to both provide its complete suite of Cloud and Infrastructure services and Digital Workplace Services, as well as sell Google Cloud and Google Workspace solutions.

Posted July 01, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, is expanding its partner ecosystem in the United States, Europe, and Asia to help meet the growing demand for its platform. The company has added an array of global systems integrators, technology vendors, and fulfillment companies to its partner roster.

Posted June 30, 2021

Dremio, the SQL Lakehouse company, is providing a new native Dremio connector for Tableau, available with the release of Tableau 2021.2. The native connector extends Tableau's support of Dremio and enhances ease of use and accelerated time-to-insight by allowing customers to perform BI workloads directly on the data lake. 

Posted June 30, 2021

Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is offering a newly enhanced customer portal, the Flexential Xperience Platform(FXP), providing improved user experience and functionality and enabling the end-to-end visibility and control that modern organizations require to maximize IT system performance.

Posted June 30, 2021

Datometry, a provider of database virtualization, has announced support for Oracle applications in its flagship product Datometry Hyper-Q, a database virtualization platform that makes databases and applications fully interoperable. Datometry Hyper-Q for Oracle will enable enterprises to run their business-critical applications, originally written for Oracle, on additional platforms without having to perform a database migration.

Posted June 29, 2021

Tableau, provider of the leading analytics platform, is bringing data analytics and AI enhancements together in a suite of new and expanded augmented analytics features. Tableau's latest release will empower more people with the right technology to make smarter and faster decisions regardless of their role and skill level, according to the vendor.

Posted June 29, 2021

SingleStore, a fast unified database for data-intensive applications, announced that SingleStore Managed Service is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, providing Microsoft customers with an easy way to procure SingleStore technology.

Posted June 29, 2021

Marvell is introducing its new OCTEON 10 DPU designed to accelerate and process a broad spectrum of security, networking, and storage workloads required by demanding 5G, cloud, carrier, and enterprise datacenter applications.

Posted June 28, 2021

VoltDB, provider of an enterprise-grade data platform built to enable fast-data decisioning, is releasing V10.2 of its data platform, adding important improvements that allow enterprises to take full advantage of 5G, cloud, and edge technologies.

Posted June 28, 2021

NVIDIA is partnering with Google Cloud to establish an AI-on-5G Innovation Lab, enabling network infrastructure players and AI software partners to develop, test, and adopt solutions that will help accelerate the creation of smart cities, smart factories, and other advanced 5G and AI applications.

Posted June 28, 2021

IBM has closed on its acquisition of Turbonomic, Inc., an application resource management and network performance management software provider based in Boston. IBM said the acquisition complements its recent acquisition of Instana for application performance monitoring and observability, and the launch of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to automate IT Operations using AI.

Posted June 28, 2021

A year after it added partners to its financial services-ready cloud, IBM has announced that the platform is now backed by more than 100 ecosystem partners that have committed to help customers accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation throughout the financial services industry. IBM Cloud for Financial Services is designed to help banks host mission-critical workloads while adhering to their security and compliance regulations.

Posted June 28, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection products, has updated its Enterprise Data Services Platform to extend ransomware protection to every part of the enterprise. Veritas' flagship NetBackup solution delivers ransomware protection for containerized environments, immutability for Amazon S3, and integrated anomaly detection. Further enhancements include the launch of the NetBackup Flex 5350 appliance, which offers data immutability, expands performance, and completes the upgraded Veritas family of ransomware-hardened data protection appliances.

Posted June 28, 2021

With cloud-based enterprise software becoming the norm, set against a back­drop of businesses having to adapt their processes and operations in a highly volatile economic environment, Kuber­netes-supported software deployments are a perfect fit. Those C-level executives responsible for business change and devel­opment should not ignore the power of Kubernetes and its ability to ensure their business has the digital foundation to adapt in a safe, secure, and efficient man­ner for years to come. 

Posted June 28, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of the leading enterprise MLOps platform, is releasing Domino 4.4, adding enhancements that re-imagine the data science workbench. Domino 4.4 introduces several new features, including Durable Workspaces and CodeSync, which support a more productive way for data scientists to work.

Posted June 25, 2021

Edge Delta, helping corporations unlock the value of their data, announced it has secured $15 million in Series A funding round, enabling the company to support its analytics solutions at the edge. The funding round was led by Menlo Ventures and Tim Tully, the former CTO of Splunk. Previous investors, MaC Venture Capital and Amity Ventures, participated as well.

Posted June 25, 2021

dotData, a leader in full-cycle enterprise AI automation solutions, in partnership with Snowflake, is releasing the dotData Platform with Snowflake, a leading Cloud Data Platform that streamlines and simplifies the movement of data between both vendors.

Posted June 24, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing a significant update of its platform, aiming to help enterprise customers streamline the transition to containers and simplify the adoption of infrastructure-as-code. "It has become virtually impossible for IT teams to manage an increasingly complex set of cloud services, container platforms, and automation tools," said Brad Parks, chief marketing officer at Morpheus Data. "Customers are flocking to Morpheus because we eliminate technology silos and bring order to cloud, container, and automation chaos."

Posted June 24, 2021

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management provider, is releasing the Spring '21 version of its platform, offering powerful new capabilities to help enterprises optimize public cloud costs, enhance governance and compliance, and streamline integrations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Posted June 24, 2021

ExtraHop, a provider of cloud-native network detection and response, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners in a transaction valued at $900 million.

Posted June 24, 2021

Hasura, the data access infrastructure company, is adding cross database joins to the Hasura GraphQL Engine, allowing the ability to access data across databases at the API layer. The company also added schema sharing capabilities and git-based CI/CD workflows. These features are available in preview and will be generally available later this year.

Posted June 24, 2021

According to a 2020 analysis by Gartner, 75 % of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022. But moving database workloads, such as Oracle and SQL, can be complex and expensive. There are typically two options, 'lift and shift' or pivot to a new architecture. DBTA recently held a webinar with Peter Elliman, director, product marketing, Druva and Jesse Kachapis director, solution architecture, Druva, who discussed how Druva offers direct-to-cloud data protection for databases running on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted June 24, 2021

Assured Data Protection, a prominent IT managed services provider for cloud data protection solutions, is offering new features for ProtectView that allows enterprises to raise, update, and report specific incidents and service requests directly through the ProtectView platform to help better manage Rubrik estates. 

Posted June 24, 2021

OpenText is offering several SAP Solution Extensions, complementing RISE with SAP and empowering businesses on their journey to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud. "There has never been a greater need for immediately accessible information and processes than during this global pandemic—putting cloud-based solutions front and center," said Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO and CTO at OpenText.

Posted June 23, 2021

At SAP's most recent event, its global SAPPHIRE NOW conference, the company announced new innovations to help customers transform business processes and drive improved performance.

Posted June 23, 2021

SAP intends to create a larger business network for business communities to connect and improve business outcomes, better navigate changing economic and geopolitical conditions, and enhance sustainability contributions. SAP unveiled the first step toward creating the world's largest business network with SAP Business Network, which will bring together Ariba Network, SAP Logistics Business Network, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network. Over 5.5 million organizations will benefit from being members of this connected community, according to the vendor.

Posted June 23, 2021

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