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Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, is releasing Knoa Analytics, a new component of Knoa UEM, which is also sold by SAP as SAP User Experience Management (SAP UEM) by Knoa. This new analytics platform extends and complements the current product offering with a new set of analytical capabilities geared towards accelerating adoption on enterprise software such as SAP, increasing user productivity, and offering more intuitive insights into business performance, as well as team-level and project-based collaboration.

Posted July 21, 2020

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based provider of IT infrastructure monitoring and intelligence software has made enhancements to its AIOps early warning system, which detects warning signs and symptoms that precede issues, helping enterprises prevent outages.

Posted July 16, 2020

Zaloni, a provider of data management solutions, is rebranding its platform formerly known as the Zaloni Data Platform (ZDP), to Arena. The Arena platform provides innovative DataOps capabilities and a new user-interface as the product advances to reflect market shifts and customer-driven innovation.

Posted July 16, 2020

TigerGraph has launched TigerGraph Cloud on Microsoft Azure in addition to AWS. The distributed native graph database-as-a-service helps enterprises harness the power of the graph, enabling organizations to build and run applications that work with highly connected and complex datasets.

Posted July 16, 2020

MemSQL, The Database of Now for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, is expanding its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by joining the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP). By participating in this program, which helps AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology and Consulting Partners migrate independent software vendor (ISV) workloads to AWS via a repeatable migration process, MemSQL will accelerate the customer journey to the cloud for operational analytics.

Posted July 16, 2020

Syniti, a global data solution provider, is acquiring Virtyx Technologies, Inc., an innovative start-up that provides end-to-end AI-powered automatic monitoring and analytics for data transformation. The asset purchase, which encompasses the acquisition of Virtyx technology and the retention of the key Virtyx Engineering talent, will integrate Virtyx's industry-leading cloud-native and AI technology with Syniti's Knowledge Platform — creating a knowledge-driven software suite and enhancing Syniti's development and Engineering team.

Posted July 16, 2020

Privacera, a cloud data governance and security provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is receiving $13.5 million in Series A funding to support the increasing demand for automated data security, privacy, and governance in the cloud. Co-founded by Balaji Ganesan and Don Bosco Durai, Privacera empowers enterprises to balance the dual mandate of data governance and security with data discovery, access control, and analytics.

Posted July 15, 2020

VMware has announced new capabilities to expand access and lower the costs for organizations of all sizes to migrate and modernize VMware-based enterprise applications to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Posted July 15, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is welcoming MANTA to the company's partner program, together offering a robust solution spanning data analytics, data governance, and digital transformation. Yellowbrick and MANTA share a commitment to helping enterprises get the most out of their data and data infrastructures.

Posted July 15, 2020

NetApp, the leader in cloud data services, has completed its acquisition of Spot, a provider of compute management and cost optimization in the public clouds, helping to expand cloud services.Spot by NetApp delivers application-driven infrastructures (ADIs), cloud infrastructures that use analytics and machine learning to continuously adapt to the needs of applications, to help drive cloud resource optimization in real time, for both compute and storage.

Posted July 14, 2020

RapidFire Tools, a Kaseya company and provider of business-building IT technologies, is releasing the Network Detective Microsoft Cloud Assessment Module, a comprehensive Microsoft Cloud assessment solution.

Posted July 14, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, is introducing Boomi Blueprint, a framework to ensure that customers' digital ambitions are realized and implemented effectively and efficiently, thus enabling them to achieve faster ROI. The framework includes leadership guidance, design practice, and implementation practices.                                  

Posted July 13, 2020

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of Visual COBOL 6.0 and Enterprise Suite 6.0 to provide versatile application, process, and infrastructure modernization solutions for enterprise developers. "With Micro Focus Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite 6.0, we are giving our customers the modernization solutions to innovate faster with less risk by building on the core strengths of their COBOL and mainframe applications," said Neil Fowler, general manager of application modernization and connectivity at Micro Focus.

Posted July 13, 2020

SUSE, an independent open source company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cupertino-based Rancher Labs, an open source company that provides a Kubernetes management platform. SUSE says this acquisition of Rancher represents the first step in SUSE's inorganic growth strategy since becoming a fully independent software company in March 2019.

Posted July 13, 2020

VMware announced the company intends to acquire Datrium, expanding the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium's cost-optimized DRaaS solution. In a blog post by John Gilmartin, senior vice president and general manager, cloud platform business unit, VMware, he explained that this move will help customers build hybrid clouds by combining the consistent infrastructure and operations of VMware Cloud with Datrium DRaaS to reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity.

Posted July 13, 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 July 13, 2020

NITOROM Inc., a global provider of next-generation IT infrastructure monitoring software, is launching NiTO, a SaaS-based and affordable integrated infrastructure monitoring solution. Designed to work out-of-the-box, NiTO's platform ensures IT teams spend less time guessing and more time resolving problems.

Posted July 10, 2020

Circonus, provider of a machine data intelligence platform built to handle the volume and frequency of data seen in today's global IT infrastructure and IoT deployments, is now offering a free, no commitment 45-day trial of its Kubernetes monitoring solution. Organizations can install the solution in minutes, and turnkey health and performance dashboards instantly auto-populate.

Posted July 08, 2020

Aiven, a technology company combining open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, is launching Karapace, an open- source tool that serves as a drop-in replacement for Confluent's Kafka REST and Schema Registry. With the addition of Karapace, customers can use the tool to store Kafka schemas in a central repository and access their version history, serialize and deserialize messages, interface RESTfully with Kafka clusters, and perform administrative tasks on their cluster, such as produce and consume messages.

Posted July 08, 2020

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is acquring Compact Solutions LLC, expanding metadata management capabilities for the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, powered by the CLAIRE AI engine. The acquisition strengthens Informatica's abilities in metadata-driven AI and automation and extends capabilities that enable Informatica customers to catalog and govern virtually all types of enterprise data, including complex enterprise systems (e.g. mainframe), multi-vendor ETL, hand-coded scripts, and BI tools, in addition to databases, applications, data warehouses, and data lakes.

Posted July 07, 2020

dotData, a provider of full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing dotData Stream, a new containerized AI/ML model that enables real-time predictive capabilities for dotData users. dotData Stream was developed to meet the growing market demand for real-time prediction capabilities for use cases such as fraud detection, automated underwriting, dynamic pricing, industrial IoT, and more.

Posted July 07, 2020

SolarWinds is updating its IT operations management portfolio to better meet the needs of IT professionals operating in hybrid IT realities and responding to economic pressures. With these enhancements, SolarWinds says, it is extending its commitment to supporting the IT pro community by offering the ability to monitor, manage, and secure IT across hybrid and multi-cloud environments of any scale and size.

Posted July 07, 2020

Fauna, the data API for client-serverless applications, is receiving $27 million in new funding, enabling the company to grow its ecosystem and help developers build better software faster. The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from ADDITION and GV. S. Somasegar, Managing Director at Madrona, who will join the Fauna board of directors. Also joining this round are developer tools leader Tom Preston Werner, database pioneer Roger Bamford and existing institutional investors including CRV and Quest Ventures.

Posted July 02, 2020

OCP TECH, a provider of integral technological solutions, is forming a strategic partnership with Oracle, enabling OCP TECH to grow its operations in the United States. The alliance is part of the tech company's larger strategy to build the growing demand for its services, and to meet its clients' evolving needs in this new international scenario on the path to the digital transformation, already underway.

Posted July 02, 2020

Push Technology, a leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing a new Service API capability for Diffusion Cloud, Push's Real-Time API Management Cloud Platform. The new Service API provides a REST interface for publishing and requesting data, making Diffusion available to any programming language that can make an HTTP request—there's no longer a need to install an SDK and developers can immediately start publishing from a command line. 

Posted July 02, 2020

Fivetran, a provider of automated data integration software, has raised $100 million in Series C financing, enabling the company to accelerate global expansion, drive adoption in the enterprise market, and continue building out the depth and breadth of its data connectors.

Posted July 02, 2020

It has never been easier for businesses to collect significant amounts of data about their customers, their business, and their operations. However, there must be proper processes and systems in place to streamline the approach of making sense of all this data. Otherwise, it can be a needle in a haystack type of situation, limited by time and bandwidth even though the answer is in there.

Posted July 01, 2020

As hybrid cloud models evolve into the new standard for enterprise storage and the ability to quickly and easily extract value from digital assets becomes ever-more important, storage expertise remains critical. According to Gartner, by 2025, 40% of workloads will reside in the public cloud, 30% at the edge and 30% on-premise—compared to the 80% on-premise in 2019. However, storage managers must move beyond their traditional roles in response to this changing landscape—a challenge that many are embracing.

Posted July 01, 2020

This year, an in-person MongoDB World conference in New York City was inconceivable. With NYC and the world still in various levels of COVID-19 lockdown, MongoDB World was held in the cloud as a virtual event—MongoDB.Live—in the first week of June. Holding the annual conference in the cloud is quite apt in many ways.

Posted July 01, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the world, Rocket Software is offering users and partners a virtual way to continue getting acclimated to MultiValue tools and solutions. Rocket has created a virtual series of deep tech training to connect the dots to new technologies so people understand how it relates to cloud, containers, and more. Dubbed MultiValue University, the virtual program includes demonstrations, seminar type training, interactive Q&A, and exercise examples.

Posted July 01, 2020

Pick Cloud recently assisted All Vend in moving the corporation's D3 application from on-premise to cloud with ease. All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.

Posted July 01, 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 July 01, 2020

Yellowbrick Data, the Hybrid cloud data warehouse company, is releasing its Cloud Disaster Recovery service, as well as introducing new database replication and enhanced backup/restore features to its platform. These new offerings provide the speed, granular control, and effortless management that businesses need to back up and restore big datasets.

Posted July 01, 2020

Diamanti, creators of a bare-metal hyperconverged platform for Kubernetes and containers, is releasing Diamanti Spektra 3.0. With Diamanti Spektra 3.0, enterprise customers have one flexible solution to deploy, replicate, and migrate cloud-native applications across bare metal and public cloud infrastructures.  With Spektra 3.0, enterprises can easily manage their hybrid cloud deployments and migrations with one seamless solution. 

Posted July 01, 2020

Oracle is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open source software in Coherence Community Edition. Oracle Coherence is an in-memory data grid solution that enables organizations to predictably scale mission-critical applications by providing fast access to frequently used data.

Posted July 01, 2020

Oracle has announced two new solution-centric certifications for application developers who are interested in learning more about using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to build modern enterprise workloads and high-performance applications: Enterprise Workloads and HPC and Big Data Solutions.

Posted July 01, 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 July 01, 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 July 01, 2020

Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is entering into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft. The partnership tightly integrates go-to-market, engineering, and sales of Commvault's Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 30, 2020

Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, is releasing the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub. These free PrestoDB offerings make it easier for data platform teams to get started with Presto in the cloud particularly for interactive, ad hoc analytics on S3 data lakes and other popular data sources like AWS RDS, Redshift, Amazon's Elasticsearch service, and others.

Posted June 30, 2020

Today, with a quick screen tap on a personal handheld processor, people seeking a ride can open a cloud-based app and connect with a drivers who can pinpoint an exact pick-up location via GPS, arrange a dropoff, and make a payment without the need to physically exchange cash or card.  Who would have imagined this reality when just 40 years ago, before the internet was mainstream, the only computing interface was conducted on a green-screen "dumb terminal" limited to display and data entry? Nevertheless, this current moment is the reality for only a fleeting period of time before a new, transformative—and disruptive—technological era begins.

Posted June 30, 2020

Aiven, a technology company combining open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, is releasing Kafka MirrorMaker 2 as a stand-alone service, enabling enterprises to access the Apache Kafka ecosystem more easily. With Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect, and now MirrorMaker 2 as a service, Aiven customers can specialize their workloads, reducing dependency while increasing resilience.

Posted June 29, 2020

Hadoop has evolved into a major part of the data management landscape over the last decade. Yet for some organizations, Hadoop has required many more resources than originally planned, both for implementation and for management. DBTA recently held a webinar with David Leichner, CMO, SQream and Arnon Shimoni, Product Manager and Solution Architect, SQream, who discussed the future of Hadoop along with strategies for companies using the technology.

Posted June 29, 2020

OpenLegacy, a provider of digital-driven integration for core legacy systems, is partnering with Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, to provide easy, superior legacy connectivity to help Boomi's enterprise customers access data in legacy systems. Boomi's integration platform as a service (iPaaS) covers a broad range of customer use cases and connectivity, and OpenLegacy complements Boomi by providing API-driven access to metadata and data from legacy assets such as AS/400, IMS, VSAM.

Posted June 29, 2020

CCPA took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following the May 25, 2018, launch of the landmark global compliance regulation GDPR. When California begins enforcing CCPA on July 1, 2020, any for-profit entity doing business in California that collects, shares, or sells California consumers' personal data will be governed by CCPA.

Posted June 29, 2020

Dynatrace has extended its observability capabilities to cloud and data center environments running on the Linux ARM platform. The enhancements to Dynatrace reflect increasing demand from enterprise IT teams for containers and microservices, as well as their growing adoption of ARM-based servers as a platform for cloud-native environments.

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has announced the availability of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (Wazi Workspaces). The environment addresses common challenges for developers who are new to the mainframe, and, in the process, makes cloud-native development on IBM Z a reality, according to Willie Tejada, GM & chief developer advocate at IBM, who provided information about Wazi Workspaces in an IBM developer blog post.

Posted June 29, 2020

The IBM Virtual Data Pipeline, powered by Actifio, is getting an update, the company announced, with the addition of Cloud Pak for Data 3.0. Actifio, a provider of multi-cloud copy data management software, provides its patented Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) technology as part of IBM's ecosystem of data and AI services. 

Posted June 29, 2020

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