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Cloud Computing Articles

CA Technologies, a provider of business automation software, is upgrading its CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), introducing major new features for enhanced performance. The new release makes the solution easier to own and manage to help users provide that critical applications and businesses processes run smoothly and continuously.

Posted March 08, 2018

Two key areas of technology that Oracle is innovating in are blockchain and IoT, according to Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development.  Kurian spoke during the company's CloudWorld keynote in New York, which focused largely on demonstrating the benefits of cloud, automation, and artificial intelligence.

Posted March 07, 2018

Cloudera has announced Cloudera Altus with SDX, a machine learning and analytics platform-as-a-service (PaaS), built with a shared data catalog providing the business context of that data.

Posted March 07, 2018

MapR Technologies has extended advanced containers integration into the MapR Converged Data Platform. The company is enabling the deployment of stateful applications with its Data Fabric for Kubernetes providing persistent storage and full Kubernetes support with volume access. The persistent storage for stateful containers is a well-known problem in the container world, said Jack Norris, SVP of Data & Applications, MapR, noting that MapR is providing an "elegantly simple way" to solve that problem that is scalable, fast, and secure.

Posted March 06, 2018

Red Hat, a provider of enterprise open source solutions, introduced a decision management platform and low-code development tool intended to simplify the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is the next generation of the company's business rules management offering, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and is designed to enable organizations to quickly build applications that automate business decisions.

Posted March 05, 2018

Cisco and Rackspace announced a collaboration to deliver Rackspace cloud customers advanced protection against evolving sophisticated threats. Rackspace is deploying high volumes of Cisco's Next-Generation Firewalls and integrating them directly into its services, helping enable its customers to manage their hosted environments more efficiently and securely.

Posted March 05, 2018

Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries' time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, the 11th Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report finds. 

Posted March 05, 2018

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure, eliminating operational data management tasks and allowing enterprises to focus on innovative projects. DataStax Managed Cloud is the always-on data layer available on public cloud with secure, expert managed services, powered by Apache Cassandra. Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

Posted March 02, 2018

iguazio, a data platform powering data-driven applications by extending the cloud experience at the edge and on premises, is launching a global Channel Partner Program and further extending its global reach. As part of the new program, which is open to systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and OEMs, iguazio has already formed partnerships with key channel leaders.

Posted March 02, 2018

Bedrock Data has launched Fusion, SaaS software that reduces the time and cost associated with unifying customer data across cloud applications. According to Bedrock, the resulting Fused Database enables comprehensive analytics, business intelligence and real-time dashboards by eliminating the delays of data preparation.

Posted March 01, 2018

SAP unveiled a new consumption-based commercial model for customers to easily acquire and engage SAP Cloud Platform, the company's platform as a service (PaaS). Other updates include the next-generation SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, which allows customers to extend enterprise apps and processes to mobile devices.

Posted February 28, 2018

SUSE is extending its partnership with Infosys, naming the company a global Solution Partner in the top tier of the SUSE Partner Program. In addition, Infosys has chosen SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications as its preferred platform for SAP HANA Transformation Programs.

Posted February 28, 2018

SAP is introducing the latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, 1802, including advanced and more intelligent functionality in machine learning, in-memory analytics, in-context collaboration and more.This, combined and enriched by SAP's digital assistant, is enhancing new innovations for the finance, manufacturing, sales, procurement, and professional services industries.

Posted February 28, 2018

Cleaning data is no different from many types of maintenance - just as disorganization creates disruptions in life, working with unclean data can be a recipe for disaster for an enterprise. Wasting time searching for clean data, making bad decisions, inefficiently processing functions, and receiving regulatory fines are just a few of the mishaps that can confront an organization with dirty data.

Posted February 28, 2018

Private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners acquired erwin Data Modeler software from CA Technologies in April 2016. Since then, operating as erwin, Inc. and led by IT industry veteran Adam Famularo, the company has rebranded itself as "the data governance company," launched new products, and made a number of strategic acquisitions—including most recently Rome-based A&P Consulting. Famularo spoke with BDQ about the changes at erwin over the past 2 years and shared his views on where the IT market overall is headed.

Posted February 28, 2018

Syncsort is expending integration between DMX-h and Cloudera Navigator, enabling data governance practitioners to view detailed data lineage information on enterprise-wide data as well as changes to the data both outside and within the Hadoop cluster.

Posted February 27, 2018

MariaDB Corporation is creating a research division that tackles the most extreme challenges in the database field and will partner with Intel on its inaugural initiative. Dubbed MariaDB Labs, the division will bring together world-class experts and industry leaders to make discoveries that spawn new use cases.

Posted February 26, 2018

Reltio, provider of the Reltio Self-Learning Data Platform, has announced Reltio Cloud 2018.1, the newest version of its native cloud platform that organizes enterprise data for continuous self-learning. The new release includes the next evolution of Reltio IQ (formerly Reltio Insights) which takes advantage of advanced analytics and machine learning for day-to-day operations and applications. A key feature of Reltio IQ is the ability to derive IQ scores or recommendations for efficient data organization (e.g., data quality) and for business insight (e.g., churn risk), and to embed them back into customer, account or product profiles for easy segmentation and operational execution. 

Posted February 22, 2018

Cambridge Semantics, provider of a universal semantic layer for big data management and connected data analytics solutions, is previewing AnzoGraph, a native graph-based parallel query engine available for analyzing data from Amazon Neptune, the new graph database service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Posted February 22, 2018

Veritas Technologies, a provider of multi-cloud data management, is releasing Veritas CloudPoint 2.0, which is now certified by Veritas for the Google Cloud Platform and adds enhancements for Google Cloud native snapshot capabilities.  Veritas CloudPoint 2.0 is an enterprise-grade solution built natively for the cloud that automates discovery and protection of Google cloud workloads.

Posted February 22, 2018

Qubole, which provides cloud big data-as-a-service, and Snowflake Computing, which provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, are partnering to enable customers to use Apache Spark in Qubole with data stored in Snowflake.

Posted February 22, 2018

Oracle says it plans to significantly expand its modern cloud infrastructure footprint with 12 new data center regions and to increase the breadth and depth of Oracle Cloud services available across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Posted February 22, 2018

At its Modern Finance Experience 2018 in New York, Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud. Part of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, the new offering will help customers manage important metadata structures related to their financial applications to avoid misalignment and lack of consistency, said Hari Sankar, group vice president, EPM product management, Oracle. 

Posted February 21, 2018

Blockchain technology is being leveraged in various markets to deliver governance, collaboration, and intelligent understanding around digital assets.

Posted February 20, 2018

Oracle has announced general availability of the newest release of its flagship core banking application, Oracle FLEXCUBE V14.  With FLEXCUBE V14, banks now have the choice of either deploying a pre-configured offering for a comprehensive solution or updating one line of business at a time.

Posted February 20, 2018

Fluree has introduced FlureeDB, a scalable, blockchain cloud database, for public beta use. According to the company, the new offering combines the interoperability and features of traditional graph and document databases with immutable, decentralized blockchain technology to provide enterprise-grade, developer-ready, cloud-hosted database tools.

Posted February 20, 2018

Qubole, the cloud big data-as-a-service company, is teaming up with Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, enabling organizations to use Apache Spark in Qubole with data stored in Snowflake. With the new integration between cloud services, data teams are able to build, train, and put in production machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models in Spark using information stored in Snowflake.

Posted February 14, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is acquiring privately held IndependenceIT (IIT) to automate the deployment of applications, data, and workspaces in the cloud. The combined synergy will drive increased margins, efficiency, and revenue opportunities for IT service providers globally.

Posted February 13, 2018

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, has launched its GDPR Prescriptive Model, a new best practices approach to help organizations prepare for the May 25, 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, as well as build a foundation to support ongoing data privacy initiatives.

Posted February 13, 2018

Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), and iTrellis, a custom software and systems integration consultancy based in Seattle, have formed a partnership to orchestrate the transition of business IT applications to cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure.

Posted February 09, 2018

Oracle has announced the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) to help organizations assess the security configuration of their databases, identify sensitive data, and evaluate database users for risk exposure.  

Posted February 07, 2018

As the president of the Independent Oracle Users Group I often get asked for advice about which Oracle event to attend—COLLABORATE or Oracle OpenWorld. Sometimes it's just, "What is COLLABORATE?" or even, "Isn't COLLABORATE just a mini Oracle OpenWorld?" These two events are very different, and, depending on your role, one may be better for you than the other.

Posted February 07, 2018

Cisco, Apple, Aon, and Allianz have announced a new cyber risk management solution for businesses, comprised of evaluation services from Aon, technology from Cisco and Apple, and options for enhanced cyber insurance coverage from Allianz. 

Posted February 07, 2018

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is acquiring Datos IO to extend its reach into cloud applications and databases adopted by application and DevOps teams. By bringing together the two companies' complementary product portfolios, Rubrik accelerates its mission to become the premier cloud platform for enterprises to orchestrate application data across datacenter and public cloud.

Posted February 07, 2018

Cisco announced a turnkey production-grade software container platform intended to address companies' need to have applications seamlessly run the same way on premises and in public clouds. The Cisco Container Platform is designed to help simplify and accelerate how application development and IT operations teams configure, deploy, and manage container clusters based on 100% upstream Kubernetes.

Posted February 05, 2018

An astounding array of new technologies and approaches have emerged on the database scene over the past few years that promise to turn the next 12 months into a time of unprecedented transformation for the database landscape. There are new developments, along with reinforcement of tried-and-true technologies, some of which may help make the jobs of data managers just a bit easier.

Posted February 01, 2018

Based in Saddlebrook, N.J., Riverside Cemetery maintains public records for burials, private records on families, maintains billing, and oversees all the work done to burial plots in addition to taking care of monuments and records relating to them, and other tasks associated with running the business. The 1980s brought dramatic changes to Riverside. This technological transition in 1980 was aided by WinWin Solutions, parent company of Revelation Software. Initially using Revelation Software's DOS-based Advanced Revelation, and then migrating to the Windows-based OpenInsight platform, Riverside has evolved technologically while remaining a traditional cemetery serving the community with warmth, compassion, and professionalism.

Posted February 01, 2018

MemSQL, provider of real-time data warehouse solutions, is receiving Amazon Web Services (AWS) Big Data Competency status, recognizing MemSQL's efforts of helping customers reach their goals on the cloud platform. This designation recognizes that MemSQL has demonstrated success helping customers evaluate and use the tools, techniques, and technologies of working with data productively, at any scale successfully achieving their big data goals on AWS.

Posted February 01, 2018

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), is releasing a Hazelcast Go Client for client-server deployments of Hazelcast IMDG, allowing Go applications to integrate and share large datasets. Go (often referred to as Golang) is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Go's concurrency and networking features, and its high degree of portability, make it well-suited for building cloud-native applications.

Posted January 31, 2018

InterSystems, a provider of information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, has released InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, a data platform for delivering multi-workload and multi-model data management, native interoperability, and open analytics in a single product.

Posted January 31, 2018

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