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Rubrik is offering a new integration to ServiceNow, increasing the protection of digital services by allowing joint customers to automatically discover, classify, and map Rubrik protection with ServiceNow ITOM Visibility. Through the ITOM Visibility product, ServiceNow provides a best-in-class automated, scalable way of cataloging assets and infrastructure across hybrid-cloud environments.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM and Delta Air Lines have formed a multi-year agreement under which IBM will help lead Delta to the public cloud in order to increase its agility, speed to market, and innovation capabilities around digital transformation. As part of the expanded relationship, IBM will provide technology and industry expertise to modernize and migrate Delta's applications to the public cloud.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM and Palantir Technologies have announced a new partnership consisting of IBM's hybrid cloud data platform designed to deliver AI for business, with Palantir's next-generation operations platform for building applications. A new product as a result of the partnership, Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data, is planned for general availability in March of 2021 and is designed to help businesses in retail, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and telecommunications use AI to make more informed business decisions and automate outcomes.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM has launched new high-speed, entry-level flash storage systems, as well as hybrid cloud and container-centric updates. "As the world moves more rapidly to hybrid cloud, modernized data storage is at the foundation," said Denis Kennelly, general manager, IBM Storage.

Posted February 22, 2021

Octopai, a leader in automated data lineage and data discovery, announced its support and analysis of Snowflake, one of the fastest-growing cloud-based databases in the industry, empowering BI and analytics groups with advanced intelligence in hybrid and  complex BI environments.

Posted February 19, 2021

The new release improves the balance between performance and cost and enhances an organization's ability to deploy and manage new services with benefits for all InsightEdge portfolio platforms.

Posted February 17, 2021

Zadara, the edge cloud and in enterprise storage-as-a-service provider, is acquiring NeoKarm, provider of highly flexible multi-cloud hybrid platforms. With this acquisition, Zadara obtains NeoKarm technology including the former Stratoscale software IP, which enables MSPs to offer an on-demand private cloud built and fully-managed by Zadara.

Posted February 17, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, announced it has raised $105 million in Series C funding, empowering the company to innovate to better support its customers. According to the vendor, this is the largest funding round to date within the graph database and analytics market. The round was led by Tiger Global and brings TigerGraph's total funding raised to over $170 million.

Posted February 17, 2021

Oracle has expanded its hybrid cloud portfolio with Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure, a new offering that brings core infrastructure services to the edge with Roving Edge Devices (REDs)—ruggedized, portable, scalable server nodes. Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure enables customers to operate cloud applications and workloads in the field, including machine learning inference, real-time data integration and replication, augmented analytics, and query-intensive data warehouses.

Posted February 17, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the event streaming pioneer, announced Confluent's Premium Connector for Oracle Change Data Capture (CDC) Source, a bridge for one of the most common and critical sources of enterprise data to connect to Apache Kafka. It is now possible to identify and capture data that has been added to, updated, or removed from Oracle databases and make those events available in real time across a business.

Posted February 17, 2021

The worldwide cloud services market is forecast to grow more than 6% this year to a total of $257.9 billion, with software-as-a-service (SaaS) remaining the largest segment at $104.7 billion. Furthermore, more than $1.3 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to the cloud by 2022. In this environment, what must an organization keep in mind to ensure a successful cloud migration?

Posted February 17, 2021

Radiant Advisors' John O'Brien explained modern data architecture at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, announced it has closed an $11 million Series A round of financing, allowing the company to use the funds to scale research and development, go-to-market, sales, marketing, and customer success for its Maverics platform.

Posted February 16, 2021

Matillion, providers of a cloud data integration platform, is receiving $100 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue growing to meet the exploding demand for cloud data integration for global enterprise organizations such as Amazon, Siemens, Subway, Novartis, Slack, and Accenture.

Posted February 16, 2021

Emerging tech strategist Andy Thurai walked attendees through the process of future-proofing IT Ops teams and infusing AI into their operations during his presentation at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Yugabyte, provider of open source distributed SQL databases, is releasing YugabyteDB 2.4 with hardened enterprise-grade security features, enhanced multi-region deployment capabilities, and performance improvements. The newest iteration of Yugabyte's open source database improves on the existing high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease-of-use characteristics of YugabyteDB, furthering the company's mission of providing the default distributed SQL database for cloud-native applications in a multi-cloud world, according to the vendor.

Posted February 12, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.1, providing optimizations for deeply complex queries across FedShard deployments. AllegroGraph with FedShard offers a solution that allows infinite data integration through a patented approach unifying all data and siloed knowledge into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution for Enterprise scale analytics.

Posted February 12, 2021

Monte Carlo, the data reliability company, has raised $25 million in new funding to spearhead the emerging Data Observability category and help organizations achieve more reliable data. This Series B will allow Monte Carlo to continue to pioneer and lead the new Data Observability category, foster their fast growing community of users, and help organizations accelerate the adoption of data and analytics.  

Posted February 12, 2021

LyteLoop, an emerging data storage company, is closing its receiving $40 million from its latest private funding round, allowing the company to expand its team which is developing an advanced data storage network to address the inefficiencies of existing land-based data storage. Ultimately, LyteLoop will have the ability to store hundreds of petabytes (and even exabytes) of data in space—an amount equivalent to a data center containing thousands of servers, without the added cost of building and maintaining large, energy-intensive, ground-based centers, according to the vendor.

Posted February 11, 2021

SingleStore, The Database of Now for cloud-native modern applications, announced Connected Data Group is now a SingleStore value-added reseller (VAR) partner. This partnership makes it easier for organizations in the Benelux and EMEA regions to get started with SingleStore. 

Posted February 11, 2021

Dremio, a provider of data lake transformation solutions, is offering support for Apache Arrow Flight, an open source data connectivity technology co-developed by Dremio that improves data transfer rates. As a result, client applications can now communicate with Dremio's data lake service more than 10 times faster than using decade-old technologies, such as Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), according to the vendor.

Posted February 11, 2021

Qlik is offering its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, creating a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom. The Professor Ambassador Program is an extension of the Qlik Academic Program, which helps universities improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, while helping students advance their analytical and data literacy proficiency within every academic discipline with Qlik.

Posted February 11, 2021

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program. The 2021 nominating process has been extended to Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2021 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted February 10, 2021

GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing platforms that drive digital transformation, is releasing GigaSpaces InsightEdge Portfolio version 15.8. The update offers new advanced functionality to significantly reduce memory footprint for optimizing infrastructure costs, turbo boost SQL query and BI performance, and increase the organization's agility with cloud native lifecycle management, introducing Kubernetes Operator support.

Posted February 10, 2021

DataStax is unveiling Stargate support for its signature platform, enabling users to utilize REST, GraphQL, and schemaless Document APIs in addition to CQL when building applications on top of DSE. These APIs are available for use with DSE 6.8. Stargate is an open source data gateway with built-in extensibility. It allows users to integrate APIs of their choice with any persistence layer.

Posted February 10, 2021

Today's organizations often have more information at their disposal than they know what to do with. From products and apps to processes, departments, data, and more, there's so much that should be considered every time a business takes on a new change project, considers a new solution, or begins a major digital transformation. Before organizations embark on any of those journeys, they must understand how to get from their current state to where they ultimately want to end up.

Posted February 10, 2021

With the shift to remote work, companies have had to implement adjustments to their operational strategies, including increasing security, tapping into the cloud, and more. Last year was a time of fast-moving transformation. In 2021, the pace of change shows no sign of slowing down in the MultiValue markeet segment.

Posted February 10, 2021

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is offering a public beta release of its first-ever fully managed platform, Starburst Galaxy. The cloud-native service empowers users with fast access to all data, and easier ways to manage it, wherever it resides, according to the vendor. Starburst Galaxy will remove the complexity of data movement and copies and accelerate data-driven decision making.

Posted February 09, 2021

CloudBolt Software, the enterprise cloud management leader, is releasing its "Winter" platform update that features enhancements to help enterprises accelerate their hybrid cloud and IT automation journeys.

Posted February 08, 2021

"Cloud" is no longer just a buzzword; it is fundamental to business, and today's businesses have cloud in their DNA. But the real value of cloud lies not just in its ability to reduce infrastructure costs, but in the opportunities it presents to rethink the business. However, many companies use a lift-and-shift approach to cloud that does not fully harness its power.

Posted February 08, 2021

GitLab, provider of an application for the DevOps lifecycle, has announced a strategic partnership with IBM that places GitLab into the IBM Cloud and Cognitive businesses Cloud Pak. GitLab for IBM Cloud Pak will streamline team collaboration and increase team productivity with a complete DevOps platform. According to the companies, AI via IBM Watson in combination with the ability of GitLab IBM Cloud Pak to drive DevOps maturity and transformation will enable customers to develop and deploy applications securely to the cloud environment of their choosing.

Posted February 08, 2021

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Posted February 08, 2021

Cloudian announced that VMware customers will be able to use Cloudian's fully S3-compatible object storage software, all managed in VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu. Integrated with the new VMware vSAN Data Persistence platform, Cloudian's HyperStore object storage delivers massive scalability, military-grade security, and multi-tenancy while reducing infrastructure complexity and enabling new efficiencies and cost savings.

Posted February 05, 2021

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is welcoming g2o to the company's partner program, ensuring that customers in the East North Central U.S. can deploy cloud data warehouse solutions at scale. g2o and Yellowbrick are aligned to deliver a balanced, end-to-end solution that reduces time to answers, improves business decisions, and increases market competitiveness for enterprises.

Posted February 05, 2021

Axway, a provider of API management software, is further building on its technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the company joins the AWS ISV Accelerate Program. AWS ISV Accelerate is a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The program helps drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating independent software vendors with the AWS Sales organization.

Posted February 04, 2021

LicenseFortress has announced the availability of a new e-book titled "The Completely Un-Authorized Oracle ULA Guidebook." The book is targeted at helping IT pros navigate their way through Oracle Unlimited License Agreements and provides information on the options and mistakes to avoid.

Posted February 04, 2021

Oracle has added new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). The last year tested supply chains to a breaking point and exposed the limitations of older, on-premises systems that don't provide the flexibility organizations need to run efficient logistics operations, said Chris Cunnane, research director, supply chain management, ARC Advisory Group. "Oracle Cloud SCM's latest update adds new artificial intelligence, machine learning, and integrated IoT features to improve real-time monitoring of shipments and enhance the efficiency of trade and logistics processes."

Posted February 03, 2021

Government customers can now deploy applications from a library of Oracle and third-party independent software vendors (ISVs) to help support their organizational goals and serve the needs of constituents. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is now available for U.S. government customers, enabling agencies to fully automate the deployment of certified solutions directly on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 03, 2021

Commvault, a data management software vendor, has announced a new partnership with Skytap to expand data protection and migration for IBM i (AS/400) workloads hosted in Skytap on Microsoft Azure. Commvault is partnering with Skytap to offer a solution that backs up, recovers, and migrates data on IBM i that is hosted and running in Skytap for Azure cloud data centers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Veeam Software, backup solutions provider that delivers cloud data management, is expanding its public cloud support with the general availability of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform. This completes the company's support for all three major public cloud providers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation, and HCL Technologies, a global technology company, have formed a strategic alliance to help companies succeed in their analytics automation and digital transformation priorities. As part of this strategic engagement, HCL has also been named an Alteryx Elite Alliance Partner. The companies say this alliance is driven by the large and growing market opportunity for enterprise-wide data analytics, data science, and process automation.

Posted February 03, 2021

ALTR, provider of advanced data security for data-driven enterprises, is releasing ALTR Cloud Integration for Snowflake, delivering direct cloud-to-cloud data security. ALTR extends Snowflake's built-in security with the simplicity of ALTR's real-time data consumption governance capabilities for observing, detecting and responding to threats and anomalies, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2021

vFunction is emerging from stealth, offering a platform purpose-built to automatically, efficiently, and intelligently transform complex, monolithic Java applications into microservices with a scalable, repeatable factory model. vFunction is a cloud modernization platform that enables the enterprise to modernize legacy Java applications and realize the true benefits of the cloud: elasticity, reduced cost, and restored engineering velocity.

Posted February 02, 2021

Databricks has announced a $1 billion investment. The Series G funding, led by new investor Franklin Templeton, puts Databricks at a $28 billion post-money valuation.

Posted February 02, 2021

Kin + Carta, a global digital transformation consultancy, is acquiring Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a focus on data science, supporting the expansion of Kin + Carta's data transformation practice. Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data visualization.

Posted February 01, 2021

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 01, 2021

Rapid7, a provider of security analytics and automation, has acquired Alcide.IO Ltd., a provider of Kubernetes security based in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is the second acquisition Rapid7 has made in the cloud security market in the past 9 months, having acquired DivvyCloud, a provider of software for cloud security posture management (CSPM) this past April. Together, these acquisitions will enhance Rapid7's ability to provide a cloud-native security platform to its customers and facilitate continuous management of risk and compliance across their cloud environments.

Posted February 01, 2021

Thundra.io, the developer platform for pre-production environments, is launching its Sidekick IntelliJ IDEA Plugin, enabling developers to deliver the best-in-class cloud applications. Thundra eliminates the need for multiple tools for pre-production environments. Developers who embrace DevOps and are motivated to solve the pains of pre-production issues in cloud applications.

Posted January 29, 2021

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