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Kore Technologies and Ad Astra are collaborating to improve data integration capabilities for institutions using Ellucian Colleague. This partnership allows both companies to focus on their value propositions while providing increased value to clients.

Posted December 08, 2021

cnvrg.io, the operating system for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) built by data scientists, announced that Habana's Gaudi AI Accelerator is available on cnvrg.io's Metacloud marketplace of AI infrastructure solutions. 

Posted December 08, 2021

Accenture and UiPath, an enterprise automation software company, are expanding their business collaboration to help companies boost the adoption of enterprise-wide automation, accelerate technology transformation efforts, and create new growth opportunities.

Posted December 08, 2021

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is anticipating supply chain problems, addressing customer concerns with agility, or identifying new opportunities and pouncing quickly, the ability to achieve a comprehensive view of all available information for real-time decision making has become a strong theme. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, here, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products for 2022.

Posted December 08, 2021

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium, has announced that its blockchain platform, built in partnership with Oracle, Microsoft, AntChain, and Alibaba Cloud, has officially gone live to accelerate digital transformation in the global trade sector. To build the underlying blockchain network for its global trade operating system, GSBN partnered with Oracle to harness its Oracle Blockchain platform in Oracle Cloud, which, GSBN noted, is recognized as one of the leading distributed ledger platforms for building an enterprise-grade, permissioned blockchain.

Posted December 08, 2021

BlockApps, an enterprise blockchain platform provider, recently announced a collaboration with Houston-based energy consortium Blockchain For Energy, creating a blockchain-based Seismic Entitlement Platform to provide a decentralized solution for more efficient and traceable transactions.

Posted December 08, 2021

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted December 08, 2021

Everest, a regulated fin-tech company with blockchain solutions for biometric identification, custodian, and banking services, collaborates with Oracle Financial Services to enable customers to use Everest's Application Programming Interface (API) and adopt identity verification and biometric identification services provided by Everest. Everest's technology provides Oracle the ability to bring identification verification and validation services to major financial institutions across more than 180 countries.

Posted December 08, 2021

NetAbstraction, the security by obfuscation company, is creating NetAbstraction NetEnclave, a cloud obfuscation service that offers a veil of secrecy around applications, resources, and data that makes an organization's assets invisible to attackers.

Posted December 07, 2021

Datadobi has released new Starter Packs for DobiMigrate ranging from 1PB up to 7PB. The popular DobiMigrate Starter Packs were originally designed for the lower end of migrations up to 500TB to make it easy for customers to get started quickly on their project. These new Starter Packs will assist customers with larger environments to do the same.

Posted December 07, 2021

Organizations that use MySQL or MariaDB databases for business-critical functions may struggle with direct attached storage (DAS) limitations for these deployments. Typically these platforms can accelerate access to data, increase business agility, and deliver business breakthroughs.

Posted December 06, 2021

Matillion, provider of an enterprise cloud data integration platform, has announced the preview of Matillion Data Loader Version 2.0, a data loader that offers no-code connector creation, a single unified experience across batch and change data capture pipelines, and a hybrid SaaS architecture that gives enterprises control to create high-security data pipelines. Access to the new user experience is now available in public preview.

Posted December 06, 2021

AI and machine learning are continuing their upward trajectory at companies already pushed to the limit from COVID-19 transformation and disruption. However, experts say that as businesses look to leverage AI for a growing number of increasingly sophisticated applications, they need to take a more data-centric approach to development.

Posted December 06, 2021

Ascend.io, the data automation cloud, is providing support for Amazon Redshift Serverless powered on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a fully managed petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse. With support for Amazon Redshift Serverless, data teams can use the highly automated Ascend platform to quickly and seamlessly accelerate data engineering and analytics engineering workflows across their Amazon Redshift Serverless environment.

Posted December 03, 2021

Cybersecurity will continue to be a grave concern in 2022. Malicious and accidental threats from outside and within organizations, coupled with increasingly stringent data regulations, are putting the onus on companies to step up their security and data use precautions. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what's ahead in terms of new dangers to data and the ways to thwart them.

Posted December 03, 2021

The open source enterprise-class database with data immutability at scale, immudb, can now be deployed in cluster configurations for demanding applications that require high scalabilityand high availability. Codenotary's immudb 1.1 update also enables databases to use Amazon's S3 storage cloud so they will never run out of disk space.

Posted December 01, 2021

Qlik is deepening its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with the release of an advanced analytics connector for Amazon SageMaker and integration with Amazon SageMaker Autopilot. These integrations increase the breadth of advanced analytics capabilities already available in Qlik Cloud, providing seamless integration to Amazon's advanced machine learning capabilities all via Qlik's Active Intelligence Platform. 

Posted December 01, 2021

With heightened pressure to compete on analytics, the purpose and role of data architecture is coming into clearer focus to meet business operating necessities. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor of Radiant Advisors, talked with BDQ about the principles of a resilient enterprise data architecture and the enabling methodologies and technologies.

Posted December 01, 2021

Cloudflare, a security, performance, and reliability company, has announced that Oracle is joining the Bandwidth Alliance as the latest cloud provider committing to eliminate unnecessary data transfer fees.

Posted December 01, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in AI and leading supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.2, providing organizations with essential data fabric tools, including graph neural networks, graph virtualization, Apache Spark graph analytics, and streaming graph pipelines.

Posted December 01, 2021

Wondering what's new from the Oracle Database develop­ment team? William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Data­base product management, shared the latest information about features and enhancements and Oracle's database strategy with regard to on-premise, in-cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments.

Posted December 01, 2021

At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. company, unveiled the new Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer Secrets Detector, an automated tool that helps developers detect secrets in source code or configuration files, such as passwords, API keys, SSH keys, and access tokens. The new Secrets Detector tool uses ML to identify hard-coded secrets as part of the code review process, ultimately helping to avoid problems before being merged and deployed. 

Posted November 30, 2021

Cloudreach, an independent multi-cloud services company, is releasing SMART Management, a next-generation managed service fit for the age of true business transformation built on the cloud. SMART Management brings together all of Cloudreach's expertise in cloud professional and managed services, and delivers them as a simple and flexible service designed to help organizations accelerate their cloud transformation projects.

Posted November 30, 2021

PingCAP, a distributed SQL provider, is offering a new Developer Tier for TiDB Cloud, enabling developers to easily launch a small TiDB cluster for free for up to one year.  Through this offering, PingCAP is breaking down the adoption barrier for TiDB, providing the crucial time developers need to experiment first-hand how TiDB and TiDB Cloud can support their mission-critical applications and workloads, while providing decision makers a time frame to properly evaluate and determine where TiDB delivers the highest ROI for their needs, according to the vendor.

Posted November 30, 2021

InsightCyber, a cybersecurity provider applying advanced AI to cyber-physical security, is emerging from stealth mode, announcing a go-to-market date in early 2022 for its service.  InsightCyber's new managed security service continuously monitors an industrial enterprise's production environments and provides a new kind of protection for all assets.

Posted November 29, 2021

Cloud usage in all its forms continues to grow in importance. However, in 2022, despite the ease of use, there will be a greater focus on portability and connectivity, on reining in the cost of these elastic services, and on a rebalancing of cloud versus on-prem workloads. Here, IT leaders share their perspectives on where cloud services are headed and what can be expected to change in 2022. From the impact of the Great Resignation to the possibility of a cloud vendor making its services available on another public cloud, find out what these leaders are thinking.

Posted November 29, 2021

Industry experts believe that businesses that deliver essential services—such as data centers and cloud providers—will continue to be targeted by cyberthreats. Here, they provide perspectives on data governance and security in data center and cloud environments.

Posted November 29, 2021

Red Hat recently announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, the latest version of its enterprise Linux platform. The new release provides new capabilities to meet evolving and complex IT needs, from enhanced cloud-native container innovations to extending Linux skills with system roles, on whatever footprint customers require. A new Red Hat Enterprise Linux system role for Microsoft SQL Server makes it easier for IT and DBAs to install, configure, and tune SQL Server to their specific needs in an automated fashion.

Posted November 29, 2021

Vertica has announced a new integration with NetApp StorageGRID to deliver the advantages of cloud-native analytics to on-premise environments. This combined analytics offering enables data-driven organizations to elastically scale capacity and performance as data volumes grow and as analytics and machine learning become a strategic business driver—all from within their enterprise data centers.

Posted November 29, 2021

Immuta, a provider of universal cloud data access control and a premier Snowflake partner, has joined the Data Governance Accelerated Program from Snowflake. This new program provides joint customers best-in-class security, access control, auditing, and privacy management, according to the vendor.

Posted November 24, 2021

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is releasing CockroachDB 21.2, delivering improvements that let developers integrate more seamlessly with event-driven data architecture, build against CockroachDB with more schema design and query optimization tools, and operate more easily at a massive scale.

Posted November 24, 2021

Avo Automation, provider of a solution for automated software testing and intelligent process automation, announced that its test automation solution—Avo Assure 3.0—has achieved Oracle certification as integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted November 24, 2021

PlanetScale, the serverless database powered by Vitess and MySQL, is releasing its enterprise platform to the public, announced as a private beta in May 2021, allowing users to create PlanetScale's cloud database in seconds and grow as its users' needs grow, with no limitations on scalability.

Posted November 23, 2021

Lightbend, a company providing cloud-native microservice frameworks, is releasing Akka Serverless, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that sets a new standard for cloud native application development. Akka Serverless is based on an advanced new architecture that can remove the historical limitations that prevented the development of general-purpose, business-critical applications using the serverless model, according to the vendor.

Posted November 23, 2021

ChaosSearch is providing JSON Flex, a powerful new capability that delivers a scalable, cloud-native solution for analyzing JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) log files. The ChaosSearch Data Lake Platform can now help data engineers reduce the cost, complexity, and time associated with accessing and analyzing complex nested JSON files.  

Posted November 22, 2021

LogicMonitor, a SaaS-based multi-tenant infrastructure monitoring and observability platform for enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs), is offering unlimited log data retention, now available for LM Logs, the company's SaaS-based log management solution.

Posted November 22, 2021

JetStream Software Inc., an innovator in cloud-native disaster recovery (DR), announced its disaster recovery software, JetStream DR, which supports Microsoft Azure VMware Solution, is now generally available through the Azure Marketplace. JetStream Software has integrated its offerings with Azure Portal to deliver new DR capabilities for Azure VMware Solution, employing JetStream DR software along with Azure Blob Storage.

Posted November 22, 2021

Scality announced that its ARTESCA object storage solution is qualified as Veeam Ready Object with Immutability, certifying the platform as ransomware protection-enabled. Scality now provides ransomware protection through ironclad data immutability across its ARTESCA and RING solutions, giving customers the support they need to safeguard their valuable data.

Posted November 19, 2021

DataCore Software, an independent vendor of software-defined Storage solutions, is acquiring MayaData, the original developer of OpenEBS and developer of MayaStor. The move follows a joint venture between the two companies in January 2020 that included funding, technology licensing, transfer of the DataCore container team to MayaData, and seats on the board of director for DataCore's CEO and primary investors. Now, MayaData and its entire San Jose CA-based team become part of DataCore. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Posted November 19, 2021

 Logz.io, an open source observability platform for modern DevOps teams, is making updates to its observability platform, introducing a combination of capabilities including Unified Dashboards, Anomaly Detection, Service Performance Monitoring, and Security Event Management, supported by further adoption of OpenSearch.

Posted November 19, 2021

Aerospike Inc. and AWS are collaborating to offer a new advertising technology (Ad Tech) industry solution designed to accelerate and optimize deployments of the Aerospike real-time data platform on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Posted November 19, 2021

Ahana, the Presto company, announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data & Analytics ISV Competency status. This designation recognizes that Ahana has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in helping customers evaluate and use the tools, techniques, and technologies of working with data productively, at any scale, to successfully achieve their data and analytics goals on AWS.

Posted November 18, 2021

Cloudian is offering the integration of its HyperStore object storage with the Kasten K10 Kubernetes data management platform. As a Kasten backup target, HyperStore provides modern, cloud-native storage with complete S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, and ransomware protection on-premises or in a hybrid cloud.

Posted November 18, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Quest QoreStor v7.1 to provide customers with enhanced ransomware prevention capabilities and cloud support. With these latest updates, QoreStor extends its cloud capabilities and significantly elevates organizations' ability to provide robust backup storage where they need it most while adding technologies that provide data immutability and retrieval, according to the vendor.

Posted November 18, 2021

Cloud migration benefits center primarily around increased efficiency. The ideal results of a successful cloud migration yield a more intelligent allocation of resources that allows companies to focus on their core competencies. Within that, successful migrations reduce IT costs, improve the end-user experience and increase scalability and security. Once adopted, cloud computing users can reduce capital expenditures and decrease maintenance and operational costs—ensuring maximum results with minimal expenses. However, not every migration is successful, and the process can be complex, leading to mistakes that can hinder the journey and incur negative ramifications.

Posted November 18, 2021

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of application high availability and disaster recovery software, is releasing SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, version 9.6, enhancing data integrity protection in Microsoft Azure and enabling up to five times faster recovery time for SAP HANA databases. 

Posted November 17, 2021

LeanIX, an SAP partner since February 2021, is offering its enterprise architecture management (EAM) platform on the SAP Store, providing transparency for businesses into their existing IT and SAP landscape.

Posted November 17, 2021

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is expanding its relationship with SAP by choosing SAP's business-transformation-as-a-service offering, RISE with SAP, to further the entertainment company's intelligent enterprise journey. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group will upgrade its existing SAP ECC 6.0 environment to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and integrate other modular cloud solutions including SAP Ariba, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Concur software.

Posted November 17, 2021

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