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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud approaches as well as services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are being embraced for cost efficiency, scalability, and consolidation. Hypervisor technologies, Open Source versus Proprietary Hypervisor technologies, Security, Open Standards, Interoperability, High Availability, and Backup & Recovery are among the issues that are critical to consider when evaluating a move to the cloud.



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There are so many new buzzwords lately, including the data lakehouse, data mesh, and data fabric, just to name a few. But what do all these terms mean, and how do they compare to a data warehouse? This presentation covers all of them in detail and explains the pros and cons of each, with suggested use cases so attendees can see what approach will really work best for their big data needs.

Posted May 17, 2022

Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. It's not new news, but it still reflects on how powerfully design affects speed, scale, and usage. At Data Summit 2022, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics presented his session, "Technically Right, Effectively Wrong: How to Avoid Creating the ML or Analytics Application No Customer Wants to Use."

Posted May 17, 2022

In order to develop and launch a successful enterprise data and analytics strategy that addresses the pain points of an organization it is necessary to understand the business, including the skills and roles of everyone who works with data, from business executives to business analysts to data scientists, according to Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, a consultancy and research firm focused on data and analytics.

Posted May 16, 2022

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. At Data Summit 2022, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Sara Nash, senior consultant, data and information management, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC presented an "Introduction to Knowledge Graphs" during their workshop session.

Posted May 16, 2022

Just as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and Cocoanut Grove fires have had long-term effects on public safety and building regulations and caused the overall cost of doing business to rise, recent cybersecurity breaches will also impact the regulatory system. Technology providers should be prepared to live in a fishbowl where customers will ask very detailed questions about the technology they deploy, the suppliers they use, the insurance they carry, and their internal cybersecurity practices.

Posted May 16, 2022

Microservices architecture is increasingly the technical strategy businesses are using as part of their current transformation projects—breaking down existing monolithic applications into self-contained, independently developed and deployed services. In fact, in a recent O'Reilly study of software engineers and technical professionals, more than three-fifths (61%) of respondents have been using microservices for a year or more. The same report found finance and banking lead the way in using microservices—but many other industries are following suit, including retail/ecommerce, telecom, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

IBM and Red Hat have announced they are part of a 5-year collaboration to modernize the U.S. Department of Education's G5 grants management system with open hybrid cloud technologies. The joint effort, led by Innosoft Corp. and including technology from Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS), with industry expertise from IBM, will replace the current G5 system with an open and flexible cloud-based system in line with the department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Using open, hybrid cloud technologies, the department will be able to modernize its operations while reducing complexity.

Posted May 16, 2022

The case for increased data automation is clear. "Data teams are spending significant amounts of time on service requests like infrastructure, user provisioning, and incident coordination and communication," said Tina Huang, CTO and founder of Transposit. "Teams today are often manually creating tickets, Slack channels, and Zoom meetings, plus communicating with stakeholders. Data teams must ensure internal customers using data have access to the data they need and real-time updates about interferences with that data." Other tasks ripe for automation include log parsing, correlation, permissions and access, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

Privacera, a SaaS-based data security and governance platform provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, has announced the release of Privacera Platform 6.3 and PrivaceraCloud 4.3 to offer complete data governance automation and expanded support across the cloud partner ecosystem. "Our latest releases not only help organizations use data effectively and responsibly, but also accelerate digital transformation by helping organizations safely migrate data to the cloud, while minimizing compliance risk," said Privacera CEO Balaji Ganesan.

Posted May 12, 2022

Talend, a global provider of data integration and management, is releasing the Spring ‘22 version of Talend Data Fabric, adding advanced capabilities to Talend Trust Score including aggregation and historical views into the health of any dataset. These new features will help businesses analyze combined data quality metrics to evaluate data trust at macro and micro levels, including across all datasets, groups of datasets, or individual datasets, according to the vendor.

Posted May 11, 2022

Druva Inc. is signing a multi-year global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to accelerate customer migration and provide an added layer of cyber resiliency to the already secure AWS Cloud. Built on the existing relationship between Druva and AWS, this agreement underscores both companies' commitment to delivering a cloud-native data protection solution on AWS, and supporting enterprises during critical phases of the cloud journey, including support for workload migration and deployments.

Posted May 11, 2022

D2iQ, an enterprise Kubernetes provider for smart cloud-native applications, has introduced version 2.0 of Kaptain AI/ML, an enterprise-ready distribution of open source Kubeflow that enables organizations to develop, deploy, and run AI and machine learning (ML) workloads in production environments. 

Posted May 10, 2022

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management software, has announced the general availability of Cohesity FortKnox—a software as a service (SaaS) data isolation and recovery solution, adding to the company's Data Management as a Service portfolio of offerings that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Posted May 10, 2022

Couchbase has announced version 7.1 of Couchbase Server, a new release that delivers advancements in performance, storage capacity, and workload breadth, including expanded operational analytics support with direct Tableau integration-all while reducing deployment cost. According to Couchbase, with 7.1, enterprise architects and development teams reduce the cost of building and running applications while gaining operational efficiency. "More organizations are experiencing the drawbacks of deploying first-generation cloud architectures, and one of the main disadvantages is the cost of cloud instance sprawl," said Ravi Mayuram, chief technology officer at Couchbase.

Posted May 10, 2022

vFunction, providers of a platform to apply AI to application modernization, is releasing the vFunction Assessment Hub, using AI to accurately calculate the effect of technical debt across applications, their negative impact on innovation, predict the benefits of refactoring, and then integrate seamlessly into an automated refactoring platform.

Posted May 10, 2022

Immuta, a provider of data access and data security, is expanding its partnership with Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, to address growing data access control and security demands for modern data architectures.

Posted May 10, 2022

Dell Technologies revealed it will deliver new cloud experiences, an expanded ecosystem, and offerings to help customers manage and protect applications across data centers and multi-cloud environments. These new offerings are designed to help organizations easily store, protect, and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations, according to the vendor.

Posted May 09, 2022

Domino Data Lab, provider of a leading enterprise MLOps platform is introducing Domino 5.2, continuing Domino's progress towards helping enterprises become model-driven.

Posted May 09, 2022

Siren, a provider of Investigative Intelligence analytics, is releasing Siren 12.1, introducing several enhancements and improvements including 360 degrees data visibility, downloadable and editable reports, and data model scalability. The latest iteration of the Siren platform pushes forward what is achievable in the investigative world, launching new capabilities which have been developed in line with rapidly changing investigators requirements to generate insights at machine speed and scale, according to the vendor.

Posted May 09, 2022

OccamSec, a cybersecurity provider, is releasing the Incenter platform, identifying the security weaknesses an organization has in real-time and helping teams develop insights and communicate business context from a security perspective. Incenter combines the functionality of a range of security services in one single solution. The platform provides, in real time, where an organization is vulnerable, and just as critically, what the impact will be if an attack occurs.

Posted May 05, 2022

Teleport, a provider of Identity-based Infrastructure Access Management, announced it has raised $110 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to expand its go-to-market organization to serve its fast-growing, global customer base. Teleport will also bolster its R&D organization to solve the most complex security challenges faced by organizations of all sizes.

Posted May 04, 2022

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, is introducing the first round of multiple updates to the Syniti Knowledge Platform this year.

Posted May 04, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is releasing version 2.8 of its Data Orchestration Platform, featuring enhanced interface support for the Amazon S3 REST API; security improvements for sensitive applications with strict encryption compliance and regulatory requirements; and strengthened automated data movement functionality across heterogeneous storage systems.

Posted May 04, 2022

No other subject seems to capture the attention of IT leaders right now like database migrations. If there were an IT theme for 2022, it would be: Enterprises migrate from legacy data warehouses to the cloud. And it is no longer just the "early adopters" but the entire customer base that is looking to make the move to cloud-based systems. Let's examine the three most common problems that hamper the execution of migration projects and what can be done to avert migration disasters.

Posted May 04, 2022

The 9th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 17-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Pre-conference workshops will take place on May 16, 2022. The program is available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.

Posted May 04, 2022

BlueFinity is giving users the option of developing a native or web app with Evoke. With a low-code platform, such as Evoke from BlueFinity, the developer can generate and deploy native (as well as web apps) to run on all devices, operating systems and browsers, all from the same app design and code.

Posted May 04, 2022

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M. With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations. In addition, when upgrading from X8M to X9M, organizations can reduce costs by consolidating hundreds of OTLP, analytics, and mixed database workloads onto a single cloud service.

Posted May 04, 2022

It is well known that a database is the fundamental building block for any data-based initiative. Databases are used when collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing data. A database is the silent component that drives business decisions and operational improvements or simply keeps track of inventory. As much as the database should be the almost invisible part of these processes, it is crucial to make the right choice. While it might look easy to select a suitable database, there are a few things to evaluate when making a decision.

Posted May 04, 2022

Equalum, a best-in-class provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is releasing its Continuous Data Integration Platform (CDIP) Version 3.0, available for on-prem, hybrid, or cloud-based operations. The platform supports real-time streaming use cases as well as batch ETL, replication, and tier one change data capture.

Posted May 04, 2022

Having access to the latest version of open source databases is important to optimize your workloads for availability, performance, security, and more. In February 2022, AWS launched MariaDB version 10.6 for Amazon RDS for MariaDB alongside a number of other exciting capabilities.

Posted May 03, 2022

Knowledge graphs are driving industry disruption and business transformation by bringing together previously disparate data, using connections for decision support, and adding context to AI applications. DBTA recently held a webinar with Dr. Maya Natarajan, senior director, knowledge graphs, Neo4j and Dr. Jesus Barrasa, senior director, sales engineering, Neo4j who discussed why knowledge graphs are on the rise, how they work, and what the most popular use cases are for enterprises.

Posted May 03, 2022

Many organizations are working hard to move to the cloud, but find that with a migration there is also complexity. Recently, Derek Swanson, CTO of Silk, offered advice on what to evaluate to successfully take advantage of all cloud has to offer, the issues to consider when determining what infrastructure will best serve each workload, and the risks of going to the cloud with the wrong strategy.

Posted May 02, 2022

A product-led approach, the hot trend where you deliver your value proposition to customers primarily through your products, could be the next generation of everything-as-a-service (XaaS). Traditionally, most software companies have tended to be sales-led and, therefore, they spend a fair amount of money on mar­keting to fill their sales pipelines. Today, due to several technology trends such as the use of cloud as a delivery mechanism, new sales models have begun to emerge.

Posted May 02, 2022

Google is unveiling a new $750 million data center in Nebraska, on the way to fulfilling its promise of spending $9.5 billion on new Google data centers and offices in 2022. The massive new Google campus in Omaha will consist of four buildings totaling more than 1.4 million square feet as the demand for Google Cloud services and infrastructure rises.

Posted May 02, 2022

As part of its efforts to enable hands-on learning experiences with Linux, open source, and mainframes, the Open Mainframe Project has announced the launch of the 2022 Summer Mentorships, which kick off in June and go through August. The announcement was made in a blog post on the Open Mainframe Project website.

Posted May 02, 2022

Recent cyberattacks have made customers aware that every external vendor they use is a link in their supply chain. Supply chains are only as strong as the weakest link and, in the modern era, consolidated vertical industries have very narrow supply chains.

Posted May 02, 2022

Riverbed unveiled a broad strategy to bring industry-leading unified observability to customers worldwide and accelerate growth by expanding its unified observability portfolio, which will unify data, insights, and actions. The company is also launching a new brand identity, including the introduction of Alluvio by Riverbed (for Unified Observability), reflecting the evolution of the company and technology, according to the vendor.

Posted May 02, 2022

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon MSK Serverless, a new serverless option for Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) that instantly scales resources to meet an application's demand, vastly simplifying real-time data ingestion and streaming. MSK Serverless also provides additional secure features out of the box, such as private connectivity, so that the traffic doesn't leave the AWS backbone, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access control, and encryption of data at rest and in transit, which keeps it secure.

Posted May 02, 2022

Credo AI, the company behind a comprehensive and contextual governance solution for AI, is introducing its Responsible AI Platform, a SaaS-product that empowers organizations with tools to standardize and scale their approach to responsible AI. The Responsible AI platform helps companies operationalize responsible AI by providing context-driven AI risk and compliance assessment wherever they are in their AI journey, according to the vendor.

Posted April 29, 2022

Ocient, a hyperscale data analytics solutions company, is releasing version 19 of the Ocient Hyperscale Data Warehouse, enabling organizations to execute previously infeasible workloads in interactive time. With Ocient, organizations can tackle CPU-intensive workloads with ease, including large-scale joins and full-table scans with extreme I/O performance, returning results in seconds or minutes versus hours or days, according to the vendor.

Posted April 29, 2022

LogDNA, a leading observability data platform, is introducing several platform capabilities that empower companies to get more out of log data while maintaining control over costs. Enterprise users can now access Variable Retention and Enterprise Organizations, while all users benefit from new log control features, including Log Data Restoration, Usage Quotas, and Index Rate Alerting.

Posted April 29, 2022

Arcion is partnering with Databricks offer preconfigured, validated data replication for users of Databricks through that company's new Partner Connect program. Arcion's product enables faster, more agile analytics and AI/ML by empowering enterprises to integrate mission-critical transactional systems with their Databricks Lakehouse in real time, at scale, and with guaranteed transactional integrity, according to the vendor.

Posted April 28, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is unveiling HPE Swarm Learning, a breakthrough AI solution to accelerate insights at the edge, from diagnosing diseases to detecting credit card fraud, by sharing and unifying AI model learnings without compromising data privacy.

Posted April 28, 2022

Cloud networking provider Alkira is releasing Cloud Insights, a free tool to improve the networking and security of enterprise cloud deployments. "Many organizations dramatically increased their cloud deployments at the beginning of Covid to support remote work and digital transformation," said Amir Khan, CEO and founder of Alkira. "Because the shift was so sudden, many organizations' initial focus was on just making things work; the deployments were far from optimized. Alkira Cloud Insights allows businesses to do what equates to a bit of ‘spring cleaning' for their environments. The tool helps to streamline cloud deployments, improve security posture and eliminate costly waste."

Posted April 28, 2022

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing its cloud service for data movement in the U.S. "With Airbyte Cloud, we remove the headache of building and maintaining custom data infrastructure by providing a simple, economical way for enterprises to move data as needed," said Michel Tricot, co-founder and CEO, Airbyte.

Posted April 28, 2022

Talend, a global leader in data integration and management, is acquiring Gamma Soft, a market innovator in change data capture (CDC), adding Gamma Soft's enterprise-class change data capture technologies will help customers streamline their data modernization initiatives, including cloud migrations, and support advanced, real-time analytics use cases across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. 

Posted April 28, 2022

Google unveiled a variety of new services and innovations that allow customers to work with limitless data, across all workloads, and extend access to everyone. These new enhancements were revealed during its Data Cloud Summit.

Posted April 28, 2022

Ascend.io, the Data Automation Cloud, announced it has received $31 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to scale go-to-market efforts and expand into new geographies, as well as extend Ascend's Data Automation Cloud to support full multi-cloud data mesh automation.

Posted April 28, 2022

Sumo Logic, the SaaS analytics platform to enable reliable and secure cloud-native applications, is introducing a new milestone in innovation for Sumo Logic Observability with the release of Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distro Collector (OT Distro). The OT Distro Collector is designed to simplify and democratize the collection of logs, metrics, traces, and metadata from modern cloud applications.

Posted April 28, 2022

Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, is launching Alteryx Analytics Cloud, its first unified end-to-end analytics automation platform.The availability of new Alteryx solutions in the cloud means users only need a browser to gain access to insights, with a setup that can be done in minutes instead of days.

Posted April 28, 2022

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