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There is an old quote attributed to various origins that says, "When I hear the word ‘culture,' I reach for my gun." The saying expresses frustration at a term, in this case "culture" being used, abused, and politicized beyond all forbearance. Even when it was first popularized, it was a line meant to draw laughter from the audience of a play, rather than suggesting anyone carry an actual firearm. And no one is suggesting anyone do so now. "Relational" is a term that, over the last few decades, has undergone its own level of use, abuse, and politicization.

Posted April 11, 2024

Gathid is debuting its new approach to identity and access governance, inspired by the power of gathered identities, the platform pinpoints identity and access anomalies with its patented directed graph model. Designed for rapid deployment, immediate applicability, and smooth integration across complex IT infrastructures, this solution tackles the critical need for scalable and cost-effective identity management, according to the company.   

Posted April 10, 2024

AI—both operational and generative—is knocking on enterprises' doors, forcing data managers to make new architectural choices on what it will take to support these data-hungry initiatives. Data mesh and data fabric are increasingly favored to help organizations get better control of their data, but which is the best option?

Posted April 10, 2024

The market is saturated with thousands of purpose-built database systems. This creates too much noise for analysts and scientists dealing with vital data problems across numerous important application domains: genomics, geospatial, and more. To solve this problem, Stavros Papadopoulos, founder and CEO at TileDB, Inc., is introducing the concept of a universal database, which had heretofore been a missed opportunity in the database community.

Posted April 08, 2024

Bedrock Security, the frictionless data security company, is debuting its comprehensive data security platform, engineered to allow enterprises to manage risk effectively and continuously through the discovery, management, and protection of their most sensitive data. Backed by both Bedrock's advanced AI Reasoning (AIR) Engine as well as $10 million in seed funding led by Greylock, Bedrock's latest platform enables organizations to protect their most valuable assets without impeding data growth or business success.

Posted April 08, 2024

Microsoft and OpenAI are working on plans for a data center project that could cost as much as $100 billion, along with including an artificial intelligence supercomputer called "Stargate" set to launch in 2028, The Information reported. The report said that Microsoft would likely finance the project, which is expected to be 100 times more costly than some of the biggest existing data centers.

Posted April 08, 2024

Cisco and a group of eight leading companies including Accenture, Eightfold, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, as well as six advisors are launching the AI-Enabled Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Workforce Consortium—focused on upskilling and reskilling roles most likely to be impacted by AI.

Posted April 08, 2024

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is launching Open Source Essentials, a certificate and education program targeting the fundamental knowledge open source professionals should have. The learning objectives are designed to cover all major domains that affect Open Source. They include software fundamentals, open source software licenses, open content licenses, open source business models, and project management as well as collaboration and communication.

Posted April 08, 2024

LightEdge, a leading provider of secure cloud and colocation, is acquiring Connectria, a provider of multi-cloud infrastructure and managed hosting solutions, adding six data center locations to LightEdge's existing footprint of 12 highly interconnected facilities across eight U.S. markets.

Posted April 08, 2024

Zilliz, a trailblazer in vector database technology, is releasing Milvus 2.4, introducing a new standard in vector search capabilities with a groundbreaking GPU indexing feature powered by NVIDIA's CUDA-Accelerated Graph Index for Vector Retrieval (CAGRA), part of the RAPIDS cuVS library. Building on Zilliz's commitment to innovation, Milvus 2.4 enhances GPU indexing capabilities since the introduction of GPU IVF-Flat and GPU IVF-PQ indexes last year.

Posted April 05, 2024

To investigate the knowledge and tools needed to develop strong, distributed applications with PostgreSQL, Phillip Merrick, co-founder and CEO at pgEdge, and Curtis Myzie, head of cloud engineering at pgEdge, joined DBTA's webinar, Rapid Deployment of Globally Distributed PostgreSQL for Low Latency and Unbeatable Availability, offering webinar viewers an in-depth foray into the world of distributed PostgreSQL.

Posted April 04, 2024

LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches, is offering its 8th consecutive quarterly release, facilitating seamless dashboard and search import/export to community repositories to bridge the communication gap. Additionally, LogRhythm Axon introduces key features to streamline auditing for compliance standards and enable greater efficiency with security analytics mapped to MITRE ATT&CK use cases.

Posted April 04, 2024

Anais Dotis-Georgiou, lead developer advocate at InfluxData, joined DBTA's webinar, Infrastructure Monitoring Basics with Telegraf, Grafana, and InfluxDB, to provide a comprehensive understanding of infrastructure monitoring, as well as how Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana can be used in tandem to meet modern monitoring needs.

Posted April 03, 2024

Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is introducing a strategic realignment of the organization designed to accelerate the company's growth plan, including its ability to respond to market opportunities with a focus on hybrid cloud and generative AI.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle and NVIDIA are expanding their collaboration to deliver sovereign AI solutions to customers around the world. Oracle's distributed cloud, AI infrastructure, and generative AI services, combined with NVIDIA's accelerated computing and generative AI software, are enabling governments and enterprises to deploy AI factories, according to the companies.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle NetSuite is expanding its generative AI capabilities, introducing Text Enhance that helps users leverage company-specific, relevant data to create and refine contextual and personalized content. Now embedded in more finance and accounting, supply chain and operations, sales and marketing, and customer support processes, NetSuite Text Enhance will help organizations reach their goals faster and more efficiently by increasing productivity, reducing human error, improving consistency, and accelerating business processes, according to Oracle.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle is releasing Java 22, the latest version of the world's number one programming language and development platform, delivering thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements to help developers increase productivity, drive innovation, and accelerate growth across their organizations.

Posted April 03, 2024

As disheartening as it may sound to new graduates, even when you leave school never to return, you still must continue to learn. There are always new tasks to comprehend, and new tools to drive. And when one serves as a data modeler, one is always going to be exposed to new data. Fortunately, if one has a good foundation, acquainting with new data can be easily managed. Every new conceptual or logical data model is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding about another subject area within an organization.

Posted April 03, 2024

Jason Tolbert, senior director, strategic alliances (Microsoft) at Informatica, and Pavan Lakkala, principal program manager at Microsoft, joined DBTA's webinar, Revolutionizing Cloud Data Management for the era of AI, to explore how combining the Microsoft Fabric with Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) can empower enterprises to solve critical, modern data challenges and accelerate their AI and analytics initiatives.

Posted April 02, 2024

Redjack, a provider of cyber resilience solutions, is launching its cyber resilience platform, a paradigm-shifting approach that places a business function lens on asset inventory—empowering organizations to prioritize cybersecurity, compliance, and digital transformation efforts by providing a comprehensive view of assets and dependencies within the context of their business functions.

Posted April 02, 2024

Dremio, the unified lakehouse platform for self-service analytics, announced the general availability of Dremio Cloud on Microsoft Azure, bringing users closer to their data with lakehouse flexibility, scalability, and performance. Dremio Cloud's intuitive unified analytics, high-performance SQL query engine, and lakehouse management service for next-gen DataOps let organizations shift left for a faster time to insight, according to the company.

Posted April 02, 2024

Astronomer, a leader in modern data orchestration, is releasing the latest version of the Astro platform with new features designed to allow users to accelerate innovation while achieving the highest levels of governance and compliance.

Posted April 01, 2024

Domo unveiled a new wave of features for Domo.AI, the company's framework of flexible artificial intelligence (AI) services, introducing capabilities to help ensure each organization's unique AI needs are fulfilled. The new capabilities were announced at Domopalooza: the AI + Data Conference.

Posted April 01, 2024

Matan Libis, VP of product at SQream, Ashwin Rajeeva, co-founder and CTO at Acceldata, and Preeti Kodikal, director of product marketing at Acceldata, joined DBTA's webinar, Building a Next-Generation Data Architecture: Key Capabilities and Strategies, to examine the ways that designing, implementing, integrating, and managing the systems that collect, store, process, and analyze data will successfully support the latest technologies that aim to bring your business to the next level.

Posted March 29, 2024

Abstract Security, crafted by category creators who have consistently redefined the cybersecurity landscape, is emerging from stealth along with unveiling its platform designed to centralize the management of security analytics. Abstract Security's platform correlates data in real-time between data streams and separates compliance and security data to both increase detection effectiveness and lower costs. 

Posted March 29, 2024

CrowdStrike and Rubrik are forming a strategic partnership to accelerate data security transformation and stop breaches before they happen. By unifying rich, data-centric attack context from the Rubrik Security Cloud with the industry-leading AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform, organizations can rapidly detect, investigate, and stop attacks targeting sensitive data, according to the companies.

Posted March 29, 2024

VMware by Broadcom experts joined DBTA's webinar, The Value of VMware Cloud Foundation as the Universal Workload Platform, to examine the various nuances that position VCF as the premiere platform for modernization that combines the powers of several elements: vSphere, NSX, vSAN, and Aria.

Posted March 28, 2024

Observe, Inc., the SaaS observability company reinventing the way machine-generated data is stored, managed, and analyzed, is announcing the completion of its Series B funding round, having raised a total of $115 million.

Posted March 28, 2024

The 11th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 7, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now until April 5. At Data Summit 2024, you'll hear the innovative approaches the world's leading companies are taking to solve today's key challenges in data management. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2024 has something for you!

Posted March 28, 2024

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is releasing its Rubrik Enterprise Proactive Edition (EPE), combining DSPM with recovery designed for complete cyber resilience, wherever data lives. Rubrik EPE allows organizations to secure mission-critical data for comprehensive protection, recovery, and resilience against cyberattacks, whether in a cloud, SaaS, or on-premises environment, according to the company.

Posted March 28, 2024

Synopsys, Inc. is introducing Synopsys fAST Dynamic, a new application security testing (DAST) offering on the Synopsys Polaris Software Integrity Platform that enables development, security, and DevOps teams to quickly find and fix security vulnerabilities in modern web applications.

Posted March 28, 2024

DBOS, Inc., the developer of a prominent cloud-native operating system, is debuting its first product offering on the heels of its seed funding results led by Engine Ventures and Construct Capital, with participation from Sinewave and GutBrain Ventures. Backed by $8.5 million in funding, DBOS is releasing DBOS Cloud, a solution born from the idea of building database-oriented infrastructure in the cloud.

Posted March 28, 2024

Skybox Security, a provider of Exposure Management solutions, is unveiling Skybox 13.2, the latest iteration of the company's Vulnerability and Threat Management solution. Skybox 13.2 delivers effective vulnerability prioritization that leverages customer-specific context to address prioritization and remediation processes with more nuances, according to the company.

Posted March 28, 2024

Foundational, a solution using advanced analysis to identify and prevent data issues in data platforms, is debuting its platform along with announcing $8 million in seed funding. With this funding, Foundational will continue to develop its technology and introduce new and exciting product capabilities that benefit data developers as they build at scale.

Posted March 27, 2024

InterSystems is adding vector search to the InterSystems IRIS data platform to enable efficient and accurate retrieval of relevant information from massive datasets when working with large language models. By converting text and images into high-dimensional vectors, these techniques allow quick comparisons and searches, even when dealing with millions of files from disparate datasets across the organization.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP announced new product and partnership milestones that reimagine travel and expense management experiences along with offering new capabilities powered by generative AI. SAP debuted new business AI capabilities in SAP Concur solutions to help customers save time and improve accuracy when managing business travel and expenses.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP announced that Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, has selected the RISE with SAP solution to accelerate its journey to the cloud. Deutsche Telekom is the first enterprise to implement RISE with SAP through SAP's recently expanded partnership with T-Systems as a premium supplier of RISE with SAP, marking a significant milestone in the relationship between SAP and Deutsche Telekom, according to the companies.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP is releasing a new composable payment solution to help retailers stay ahead of changing customer expectations. The new solution, SAP Commerce Cloud, open payment framework, helps retailers become more agile as new payment options—such as buy now, pay later—gain popularity.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP and NVIDIA announced a partnership expansion focused on accelerating enterprise customers' ability to harness the transformative power of data and generative AI across SAP's portfolio of cloud solutions and applications. The companies are collaborating to build and deliver SAP Business AI, including scalable, business-specific generative AI capabilities inside the Joule copilot from SAP and across SAP's portfolio of cloud solutions and applications—all of which are underpinned by the SAP generative AI hub.

Posted March 27, 2024

Inc. magazine announced RDM Infinity has once again made its annual 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list. Boasting a median revenue growth of 163% from 2020 to 2022, RDM stands alongside 72 other regional businesses that represent a unique look at the most successful companies within the Rocky Mountain economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Posted March 27, 2024

AI and the cloud revolution have brought about a seismic shift in the realm of database administration, transforming traditional roles and presenting unprecedented opportunities. To assist DBAs, Rocket Software offers the MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance), a tool that empowers DBAs with unparalleled capabilities in monitoring and optimizing performance.

Posted March 27, 2024

Entrinsik Informer AI is now available, offering new possibilities for data analysis and interaction. Informer AI offers real-time assistance with Help Center AI, enhances scripting and querying capabilities through Copilot AI, and empowers users to create digital assistants in seconds. Uniquely adept at handling both structured and unstructured data, these assistants can visualize data, print templates, and connect to APIs, integrating seamlessly with datasets, PDFs, and documents.

Posted March 27, 2024

Database administration is a very technical discipline, but it is also a discipline in which the practitioner is very visible politically within the organization. DBAs should be armed with a proper attitude and sufficient technical knowledge before attempting to practice database administration. This column usually covers the many diverse technology issues with which DBAs must deal. But for this month, we are going to take a short diversion and discuss some high-level guidance for DBAs to follow that can make their job easier to deal with.

Posted March 27, 2024

Bigeye, the developers of the data observability platform designed for data people, by data people, is announcing the availability of Bigeye Dependency Driven Monitoring, an addition to the Bigeye data observability platform that empowers business leaders to trust the data fueling their dashboards.

Posted March 26, 2024

Redis, a leading real-time data platform, is acquiring Speedb, one of the world's fastest data storage engines, to bolster a broad array of enterprise applications and use cases with diverse performance requirements. According to the company, Redis will leverage Speedb to enhance real-time data processing and power low-latency user experiences, all while guaranteeing unmatched cost performance for all applications where speed is critical, including generative AI applications.

Posted March 26, 2024

Redpanda is introducing Redpanda Serverless, a fully managed, pay-as-you-go edition of its cost-effective streaming data platform that empowers developers to get started with streaming data in seconds and to automatically scale the service up or down to match their data workloads. As with all Redpanda products, Redpanda Serverless is fully Apache Kafka API-compatible, ensuring it works with the complete Kafka ecosystem without requiring changes to application code. 

Posted March 25, 2024

HEAVY.AI, innovator in advanced analytics, is releasing HeavyIQ, bringing groundbreaking Large Language Model (LLM) capabilities to the GPU-accelerated HEAVY.AI analytics platform. This solution enables organizations to interact with their data through conversational analytics.

Posted March 25, 2024

IBM is augmenting IBM Power with IBM Power Virtual Server, helping enterprises by providing a flexible, scalable, and secured platform to run mission-critical workloads, including AI, that extends on-premises environments to the cloud. With a flexible-as-a-service offering, IBM is helping clients with frictionless workload migration and modernization from on-premises to the cloud. This is possible because of architectural parity between IBM Power and IBM Cloud that helps our clients achieve growth while adopting innovative AI and hybrid cloud technologies.

Posted March 25, 2024

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