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Google Cloud and Hugging Face are forming a new strategic partnership that will allow developers to utilize Google Cloud's infrastructure for all Hugging Face services, and additionally will enable training and serving of Hugging Face models on Google Cloud. 

Posted January 26, 2024

Deloitte is announcing its acquisition of Giant Machines, a digital product company with a focus on strategizing, designing, and engineering innovative digital products. This acquisition will directly benefit Deloitte Digital and Deloitte Engineering's mission in delivering its customers the engineering advantage needed to grow and outperform their competitors in an ever-shifting technological landscape.

Posted January 25, 2024

Nihal Mirashi, principal solutions marketing manager at Pure Storage, and Marsha Pierce, global practice lead for databases at Pure Storage, joined DBTA's webinar, Navigating Database Storage Challenges in 2024, to explore a variety of methods and best practices for scaling storage infrastructure to align with the growing demands of data, both as it relates to handling its growth and optimizing its performance.

Posted January 25, 2024

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is expanding the Cato SASE Cloud platform with threat detection and incident response, introducing Cato XDR—a SASE-based, extended detection and response (XDR) solution. Available immediately, Cato XDR utilizes the functional and operational capabilities of the Cato SASE Cloud to overcome the protracted deployment times, limited data quality, and inadequate investigation and response experience too often associated with legacy XDR solutions, according to the company.

Posted January 25, 2024

Anomalo, the complete data quality platform company, announced it has raised $33 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue to advance its platform and scale both engineering and go-to-market teams to support record demand for its platform.

Posted January 25, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of graph database technology, is launching AllegroGraph Cloud, a hosted version of Franz's Neuro-Symbolic AI platform. According to the company, AllegroGraph Cloud provides users a convenient and easy on-ramp to build advanced AI applications.

Posted January 25, 2024

Commvault is introducing its latest platform enhancements, offering "true cloud cyber resilience" to protect sensitive data. Commvault Cloud offers a multi-layered approach to enabling cyber resilience, safeguarding businesses from a wide spectrum of threats, including ransomware, malware, and natural disasters. According to the company, with Commvault Cloud, businesses can rest assured that their data is safe, secure, and recoverable, empowering them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Posted January 25, 2024

Cohesity announced it is offering new capabilities to protect an organization's data in Microsoft Azure. Cohesity Cloud Services now supports the backup and recovery of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure SQL databases, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft 365 data. In addition, Cohesity Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure is available in multiple regions around the world.

Posted January 25, 2024

Cybersecurity is more crucial than ever, especially for enterprise applications running the SAP platform. Why put a spotlight on SAP platforms? Because SAP platforms are used by 99 of the Fortune 100 companies and have more than 280 million cloud subscribers worldwide. Many companies run SAP ERP, SAP SRM, and SAP HCM environments while simultaneously moving SAP implementations to the cloud. Due to the massive scaling of SAP systems, organizations are losing track of their vulnerability as hyperscalers, SaaS models, on-prem, and cloud-based systems continue to expand the attack surface.

Posted January 25, 2024

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is debuting the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for GKE Enterprise, a unified platform for managing hybrid cloud operations developed in partnership with Google Cloud. Designed with Google Distributed Cloud Virtual (GDCV), Hitachi UCP for GKE Enterprise aims to rectify the growing divide between a demand for cloud native platforms operating across several environments and the exponential increase in data generation.

Posted January 25, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is introducing support for hardware security keys as a single Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method. This is the latest enhancement to Keeper's solutions, on the heels of announcing Granular Sharing Enforcements for its platform.

Posted January 24, 2024

Catchpoint, The Internet Resilience Company, is releasing Test Suite for Google Cloud, a tool designed to ease the end-to-end monitoring of Google Cloud services from different endpoints including customer premises, other public clouds, and Internet endpoints. According to the company, this suite is specifically developed to streamline the configuration and management of cloud service tests, thereby providing immediate benefits in operational performance and user experience.

Posted January 24, 2024

SAP is enhancing the partner experience, offering curated SAP Learning Journeys, exclusive access to events and subject matter experts, plus the opportunity to earn valuable credentials. The partner experience on SAP Learning can provide hands-on interaction designed to help build skills using practical scenarios. Additionally, the newly launched platform can give SAP partner learners access to the right resources for a significantly reduced price per user per year—including certifications. 

Posted January 24, 2024

McKinsey and SAP are partnering on a new generative AI collaboration that expands on its long-standing strategic alliance. The new offering, the Generative Enterprise, aims to unlock synergies between SAP Business AI and QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey to help leaders bring the Generative Enterprise to life and build sustainable, resilient, and adaptive businesses, according to the companies.

Posted January 24, 2024

SAP is offering new AI-driven capabilities to help retailers optimize business processes and drive profitability and customer loyalty. These innovative capabilities, from planning to personalization, will provide retailers with holistic customer insights and data analysis to adapt and thrive amid rapid market changes, according to SAP.

Posted January 24, 2024

Knoa Software announced it is SAP Signavio's new Solution Extension (SOLEX) partner, further solidifying SAP's dedication to meeting the dynamic demands of the market. SAP User Experience Management by Knoa is a solution that, in combination with SAP Signavio solutions, provides end-to-end visibility into process execution.

Posted January 24, 2024

RDM Infinity, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Rocky Mountain region, announced that industry veteran Tim Rude will join its team of MultiValue developers to help attract emerging MV developer talent. "Tim doesn't just know MultiValue software—he helped bring it to where it is today," said Brandon Robinson, head geek at RDM Infinity. "He has years of hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience as one of the chief developers behind the most important tools in our industry. And our growing team will see the benefits." 

Posted January 24, 2024

Earlier in 2023, we discussed The Importance of Metadata here in the DBA Corner column. And, indeed, metadata is more important than ever before because it helps us to understand our data. Data without metadata lacks meaning, making it difficult to be used. Metadata gives data its form and makes it usable by your organization.

Posted January 24, 2024

Securiti, the pioneer of the Data Command Center, and Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, are announcing their recent strategic partnership, aiming to unite the companies' two technologies—Lacework's Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) and Securiti's Data Command Center—to empower enterprises to maintain high data security across increasingly complex multi-cloud landscapes.

Posted January 23, 2024

Keepit, a global provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions, is debuting the Keepit Partner Network, reinforcing its commitment to a "partner first" approach, and evolving it into "partner only" strategy. According to the company, this move is a testament to Keepit's successful growth trajectory, reflecting its stability, and dedication to empowering partners for unparalleled success.

Posted January 23, 2024

Ontotext, a semantic knowledge graph provider, announced that its flagship product, GraphDB, is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, enabling enterprises to streamline the global deployment of graph databases and facilitating the migration of on-premises data to Azure and other prominent public cloud platforms.

Posted January 23, 2024

Chronosphere, a leading cloud native observability platform, is acquiring Calyptia, a provider of observability pipeline solutions, to integrate Calyptia's core technology, which provides log transformation and optimization capabilities, into the company's cloud native observability platform.

Posted January 23, 2024

Cohesity is increasing data resilience with its latest Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) partnerships. Cohesity recently entered into a partnership with seven leading DSPM vendors to help organizations increase resilience for their most critical data. These organizations include including our long-standing partner BigID, as well as Cyera, Dig Security, Normalyze, Sentra, Securiti, and Concentric AI.

Posted January 22, 2024

Seagate Technology, a provider of sustainable mass-data storage solutions, is launching the Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform—which incorporates Seagate's trailblazing implementation of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology. According to the company, this is a milestone release that marks a new era in the storage industry. The launch heralds unparalleled areal densities of 3TB+ per platter—and a roadmap that will achieve 4TB+ and 5TB+ per platter in the coming years.

Posted January 22, 2024

IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire application modernization capabilities from Advanced, bringing a combination of talent, tools, and knowledge to enhance IBM Consulting's mainframe application and data modernization services. The planned acquisition will further enable IBM to support clients' mainframe application modernization journeys, marking another important step forward in IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy, according to the company.

Posted January 22, 2024

Flexential, a provider of secure and scalable data center solutions, is unveiling Flexential Fabric, a next generation solution designed to deliver advanced, software-defined interconnection services. According to the company, Flexential Fabric supports both IP transit and private transport through a single port, marking it the first in the industry with dual capabilities seamlessly integrated into one port.

Posted January 22, 2024

When I was in high school, a little German lady would show up as a substitute teacher for almost any subject. Apparently, she had a very broad skill set. As I mentioned this was high school, eventually we students would become disruptive, unruly, loud—generally annoying—and our substitute teacher would give us "the speech," spending what I recall as far too much time explaining to us that "knowledge is power" and how we would be better served by changing our attitudes. At the time I did not believe her exhortations had any impact on 15-or-so year old me, but over the years it turns out she did.

Posted January 22, 2024

Coming off of remarkable momentum in AI and hybrid cloud technologies in 2023, IBM aims to expand its partner initiatives to help organizations meet ramping demands for modernization and automation. Citing the success of IBM's marriage of its robust partner program and cutting-edge technology, the company's introduction of the Service track in Partner Plus seeks to create even more proprietary opportunities for IBM partners and their businesses.

Posted January 22, 2024

Experts in data and the AI era joined DBTA's webinar, Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy for the AI Era, to examine the ways in which IT leaders and data management teams can effectively implement advanced tech in cloud computing, analytics, and AI in the face of the growing size and complexity of their data ecosystems.

Posted January 19, 2024

Third Wave Innovations, a risk solutions provider for network and security operations, is partnering with Precision Computer Services (PCS), a nationally recognized IT systems integrator, to provide integrated, holistic cybersecurity services. Through this new partnership, PCS will be offering Third Wave Innovations Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and Attack Surface Management (ASM) to its growing portfolio of clients.

Posted January 19, 2024

Synopsys is entering a definitive agreement to acquire Ansys, bringing together Synopsys' pioneering semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) with Ansys' broad simulation and analysis portfolio to create a leader in silicon to systems design solutions. Combining Synopsys' EDA technology with Ansys' established simulation and analysis capabilities can provide customers a comprehensive, powerful, and system-focused approach to innovation, according to the companies.

Posted January 18, 2024

Kusari, a software supply chain security startup, announced it raised $8 million through combined investments in pre-seed and seed round funding, empowering the company to increase transparency within the software supply chain. Kusari will use the funding to accelerate and build on its continued momentum in developing software supply chain security solutions that enable organizations to achieve actionable insights, reduce incident response costs, and relieve the burden on security and developer teams.

Posted January 18, 2024

Cockroach Labs is releasing the next version of its signature platform, CockroackDB, introducing new tools and capabilities such as a live database migration service, enhanced disaster recovery, and increased performance through smarter data distribution. Other new CockroachDB 23.2 features include simplified migrations with read committed isolation; physical replication for fast recovery from cloud failures; and added support for Stored Procedures/UDFs.

Posted January 18, 2024

DigitalOcean, the developer cloud optimized for startups and growing digital businesses, is offering the virtualized availability of NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs on its Paperspace platform, providing access to one of the market's powerful GPUs. According to the company, this provides startups and growing digital businesses with state-of-the-art infrastructure crucial for developing the next generation of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) applications.

Posted January 18, 2024

In 2005, "The Terminator," also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger and later "The Governator," uttered the famous catchphrase "I'll be back." Twenty years later, reflecting on the slogan "I'll be back," it could easily be applied to the current legal battle and decades-long saga between Rimini Street and Oracle. Yet it should not be surprising that this battle continues. More importantly, as this battle rages on, your right to use third-party support alternatives from any vendor is under fire.

Posted January 18, 2024

If you already know what your business will look like a year from now—what the market demand will be, how your customers will respond, and the technologies that will be available to serve them—then you can stop reading now. For the rest of you who struggle with delivering the right networking solutions and applications—at the right time, in the right place, and at the best cost—read on!

Posted January 17, 2024

Hammerspace, the company orchestrating the Next Data Cycle, is announcing that its Global Data Environment (GDE) solution—an active global namespace—is now compatible with data on any storage option, including flash, NAS, object, cloud, and—its latest addition—tape.

Posted January 17, 2024

DataStax, the company that powers generative AI applications with real-time, scalable data, is debuting the Data API (formerly known as the JSON API)—a document-centric API that forwards a developer-centric experience optimized for vector development and retrieval augmented generation (RAG) use cases—for AstraDB.

Posted January 17, 2024

Generative AI (GenAI) and large language models (LLMs) burst into the corporate and public consciousness this past year like confetti from a carnival cannon or the glitter from a child's art project. Beyond splashy headlines, discussions of imminent opportunity and threat permeated into every organizational crevasse overnight, or so it seemed from the general public's point of view. And while the technical underpinnings were not all that new, the resultant capabilities of these gargantuan models certainly surprised most.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle announced that more retailers are using Oracle NetSuite to unlock value from their data, increase efficiency, and remain competitive. With NetSuite Analytics Warehouse, NetSuite customers including Feetures, Hudson&Canal, Thread, and many others have gained the insights needed to improve customer experiences and grow their businesses, according to the company.

Posted January 17, 2024

swXtch.io LLC, a provider of multicasting software and a member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced cloudSwXtch is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and can be deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). cloudSwXtch on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace enables advanced features not previously available on cloud networks.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that, when paired with Deloitte's implementation services, can help multinational organizations as they manage upcoming Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pillar Two tax requirements.

Posted January 17, 2024

Qlik is unveiling a completely new brand and website, transforming beyond aesthetics to symbolize the company's evolution at the forefront of data integration, analytics, and AI. According to the company, its new identity encapsulates innovation, clarity, and agility.

Posted January 16, 2024

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, and RackTop Systems, an innovative provider of data security solutions in the cyberstorage market, are collaborating to provide the RackTop BrickStor Security Platform (SP) on Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform).

Posted January 16, 2024

Mila is adding PASQAL, a global leader in neutral atom quantum computing, to its partner community, the first exploratory step toward enhancing generative modeling with quantum computing benchmarking and coupling with tensor networks. Adding to Mila's community of nearly a dozen partners in the quantum space, this collaboration also aims to gather a community of researchers and companies at Mila around the topic of quantum machine learning. This is expected to be the start of future collaborative developments on the enhancement of AI by quantum technologies, according to Mila.

Posted January 12, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, announced that Granular Sharing Enforcements will soon be available for all products in the Keeper platform. Granular Sharing enables administrators to enforce detailed creating and sharing permissions at the user level.

Posted January 12, 2024

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