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Cloud Computing Articles

Red Hat is releasing its latest version of Red Hat Integration, introducing several enhancements including advanced streaming processing applications that are designed to take in more streams and more types of data so customers can gain better insights and ultimately make more effective decisions.

Posted March 25, 2021

Ahana has announced updates to its cloud-native managed service for Presto for Amazon Web Services. The major areas of focus for the new updates are in performance, better cluster management, ease of use, and security.

Posted March 24, 2021

Sage, provider of cloud business management solutions, is releasing its new, cloud-first Sage Data and Analytics service integration for Sage 300 and Sage 100 in the U.S. and Canada. A powerful business intelligence (BI) toolkit with AI and machine learning capabilities, Sage Data and Analytics (SD&A) provides live sales dashboards, graphical cashflow analysis, detailed, trusted P&L reports and much more—all in the cloud.

Posted March 24, 2021

KX is releasing KX Insights, a cloud-first platform for streaming analytics that fully leverages the benefits of cloud architecture natively to deliver fast, scalable real-time data insights. KX Insights has been certified by KX to run natively on all major hyperscale cloud providers including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. This enables organizations to rapidly scale up their real-time decision-making capabilities and implement an operating model of continuous actionable business intelligence.

Posted March 24, 2021

The Aerospike Kubernetes Operator provides a controller that manages a Custom Resource Definition to extend the Kubernetes API for Aerospike clusters. It automates the management of common Aerospike database tasks such as the configuration, provisioning, scaling, and recovery of Aerospike clusters, thereby reducing the complexity of manual deployment and life cycle management.

Posted March 24, 2021

SNP will deepen its collaboration with Microsoft, becoming its preferred partner for SAP on Azure migrations. In turn, Microsoft will be SNP's preferred cloud provider. Microsoft customers planning to move to the cloud can migrate their SAP systems quickly and with minimal risk using the new Cloud Move for Azure software as part of the highly automated CrystalBridge platform while also continuing to benefit from the results of joint development and project work in the future.

Posted March 24, 2021

Qlik is adding multiple new aspects to its set of capabilities that help enterprises drive more use and value from their SAP data. The new capabilities include a unified SAP connector that expands the ability of Qlik's analytics platform to better leverage SAP data for analysis in any SaaS or client-managed environment.

Posted March 24, 2021

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is expanding its partnership with Snowflake, enabling customers to utilize HVR within the Snowflake Data Cloud through Snowflake's Partner Connect. HVR enables Snowflake customers to continuously integrate high volumes of SAP and essential business data into Snowflake's platform, making it accessible for real-time analytics that inform strategic business decisions.

Posted March 24, 2021

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us—from baby monitors and home security cameras to smart vehicles, smart power grids, and even the emergence of smart cities. In recent years, the IoT has, and continues to transform how we, as individuals, live and work.

Posted March 24, 2021

Action Technology, a Midlothian Virginia company, chose Pick Cloud to aid in their transition from on-premise to the cloud. "Pick Cloud really saved our bacon," says Sharon Daniel, VP, and CFO of Action Technology. "If it weren't for Mark's team we wouldn't be in the position we are today after our server crashed."

Posted March 24, 2021

Ellucian Colleague offers a versatile higher education ERP to make processes more effective and keep students, faculty, and staff informed. Entrinsik Informer works natively with Colleague's UniData database for easy ad hoc reporting.

Posted March 24, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions, is launching version 1.3 of the new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Additionally, the platform is now available at no cost to maintenance partners and customers on the Rocket UniVerse and UniData components of the MultiValue application platform.

Posted March 24, 2021

Aiven, a software company that combines the best open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, announced it raised $100 million in its Series C funding round, enabling the company to deepen its investment in open source software and further expand globally. This now brings the company's total investment to $150 million and a valuation of more than $800 million.

Posted March 23, 2021

Overcoming travel challenges, Data Summit Connect 2021, presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is a virtual event that will run May 11-12 and include provocative sessions, exhibits, and opportunities to network. In addition, preconference workshops will be held on May 10.

Posted March 22, 2021

Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, is introducing Magic WAN with Magic Firewall along with forming new strategic partnerships with major networking and data center providers as part of Cloudflare One, its cloud-based network-as-a-service solution.

Posted March 22, 2021

CircleCI, provider of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, is releasing server 3.x, enabling engineering teams to achieve the strictest security, compliance, and regulatory requirements with end-to-end control over their CircleCI installation.

Posted March 22, 2021

Vertica and Dell EMC have announced the general availability of Vertica in Eon Mode for Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), delivering data-driven organizations more freedom to leverage cloud innovation for analytics. According to the companies, this combined predictive analytics offering gives data-driven organizations the ability to leverage cloud innovation for analytics wherever their data resides, supporting hybrid deployments and on-premises data center use cases.

Posted March 22, 2021

VMware is making a variety of portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure along with boosting its partnership with NVIDIA. The new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 will help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready; scales without compromise; boosts infrastructure and data security; and simplifies operations.

Posted March 22, 2021

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is being acquired by Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Clearlake") and TA Associates.

Posted March 22, 2021

QuerySurge has announced that its enterprise data validation and testing solution is now on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, allowing customers to take advantage of the Azure platform.  

Posted March 19, 2021

OpenText announced that that OpenText Migrate (formerly Carbonite Migrate) has achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that OpenText Migrate has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments.

Posted March 19, 2021

BigPanda, Inc., a provider of Event Correlation and Automation solutions powered by AIOps, is releasing Automatic Incident Triage, a new platform component that significantly reduces the manual toil associated with the triage phase of incident management.

Posted March 18, 2021

New Relic, Inc., the observability company, is offering new capabilities in New Relic Applied Intelligence to help engineers detect, understand, and resolve incidents faster than before. This latest update to New Relic One allows engineers to uncover anomalies automatically, now enabled by default and available for free to all users.

Posted March 17, 2021

Global cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp is releasing Spot Wave and extending Spot Ocean's support of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service. Together, these products provide customers with leading solutions for simple, scalable, and efficient infrastructure for cloud-native applications.

Posted March 17, 2021

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software that helps businesses maximize ROI for major software deployments, has announced its UEM product for Oracle Cloud applications. The solution is available now under an early access program, with GA scheduled for June. 

Posted March 17, 2021

Our new industrial era poses a paradox for every manufacturer. The increased revenues driven by high consumer demand often conceal the pressure felt on margins due to rising material costs and constant labor shortages. Consequently, many manufacturers seek supply-chain innovations to optimize their asset utilization, reduce production waste, minimize re-work, and produce reliable lead times. However, none of these efficiencies are possible without a modern data infrastructure.

Posted March 16, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its strategic collaboration with Microsoft, now delivering its observability platform for purchase through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Posted March 16, 2021

Datadobi, a provider of unstructured data management software, has added support for Azure Blob storage in DobiProtect 5.11. Using Datadobi, organizations can now maintain protection copies of their file data in Azure Blob Storage, to address the risk of data loss from cyberthreats, ransomware, accidental deletions, and software vulnerabilities.

Posted March 16, 2021

Accedian, a provider of performance analytics, cybersecurity threat detection, and end user experience solutions, is adding new decryption technology to its cloud-native performance monitoring and analytics platform, Skylight. The technology supports all Transport Layer Security versions, including TLS 1.3, allowing customers to maintain the privacy and security of encryption while still gaining valuable insight into network traffic for performance monitoring and threat detection.

Posted March 15, 2021

Machine learning is becoming the go-to solution for greater automation and intelligence. A recent study fielded amongst the subscribers of DBTA found that 48% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% considering adoption. At the same time, most projects are still in the early phases. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Gaurav Deshpande, VP of marketing, TigerGraph; Santiago Giraldo, director of product marketing data engineering and machine learning, Cloudera; and Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, who discussed key technologies and strategies for maximizing machine learning's impact.

Posted March 12, 2021

The latest product release from Panzura, CloudFS 8 Defend, is now available, providing seamless integration with the Varonis Data Security Platform, which protects enterprise data from unauthorized access and cyber-threats both on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted March 12, 2021

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to automate, accelerate, and simplify the migration of on-premises Hadoop analytics workloads to Snowflake's data platform.

Posted March 12, 2021

IntegrationWorks Australia, the company that specializes in data connectivity for enterprise applications, infrastructure, and cloud environments, is forming a new partnership with SnapLogic, providing IntegrationWorks customers with the ease and self-service nature of SnapLogic.

Posted March 11, 2021

A new book called "MongoDB Performance Tuning" takes a deep dive into MongoDB performance optimization. "We wanted to bring a 'floor-to-ceiling' approach to tuning, covering every aspect from the design of the document schema," said database expert Guy Harrison, who co-authored the book with Michael Harrison.

Posted March 11, 2021

Ben Sharma, co-founder and chief product officer of Zaloni, spoke with BDQ about the challenges companies are facing in their efforts to gain value from data.

Posted March 11, 2021

ionir is expanding the availability of its Kubernetes native storage platform, eliminating complexity in Kubernetes data and storage management. Based on a simple yet revolutionary concept, ionir gives data the same agility that Kubernetes offers applications.

Posted March 10, 2021

VMware has announced portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure, including new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 to help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready.

Posted March 09, 2021

Navisite announced it is now a Google Cloud Partner, a designation that recognizes the company as an authorized managed services provider on Google Cloud. As a Google Cloud Partner, Navisite not only demonstrates the required knowledge and expertise to successfully migrate customers to Google Cloud but also the commitment and partnership with Google Cloud to help customers maximize business growth, innovation, and profitability.

Posted March 09, 2021

Kinetica, the streaming data warehouse, is releasing the Kinetica Developer Edition, giving developers, data engineers, and data architects the ability to create ideas and small-scale proof-of-concepts without worrying about license expiration.

Posted March 09, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of the real-time AI platform built on a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing version 3.1 of its database, introducing new features and functionality to support enterprises with real-time AI projects.

Posted March 09, 2021

Elastic and Grafana Labs are forming a partnership to deliver the best possible experience of both Elasticsearch and Grafana. Through joint development of the official Grafana Elasticsearch plugin, users can combine the benefits of Grafana's visualization platform with the full capabilities of Elasticsearch.

Posted March 08, 2021

Akash Network, a project out of Overclock Labs, is releasing Akash MAINNET 2, an open-source and viable decentralized cloud alternative to centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Posted March 08, 2021

Siemens, IBM, and Red Hat have announced a new collaboration. Through the joint initiative, Siemens Digital Industries Software will apply IBM's open hybrid cloud approach, built on Red Hat OpenShift, to extend the deployment flexibility of MindSphere, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens. This will enable customers to run MindSphere on-premise, unlocking speed and agility in factory and plant operations, as well as through the cloud for seamless product support, updates and enterprise connectivity.

Posted March 08, 2021

ScaleOut Software is joining the Digital Twin Consortium to help define and advance the use of digital twin technologies across various industries.

Posted March 05, 2021

Kin + Carta (KTC), the global digital transformation consultancy, is launching Kin + Carta Data Labs, a statically conceived hub of data-related innovation and expertise.  

Posted March 04, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, is releasing its Maverics Identity Orchestrator platform for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), enabling organizations to migrate applications to the cloud without rewriting them. In addition, Strata allows companies to modernize on-premises apps by extending Azure AD authentication and access control capabilities to them with no code changes. 

Posted March 04, 2021

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