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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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Grant Fritchey, DevOps advocate, Redgate Software, believes that DevOps is all about a cultural change to how you manage your IT resources. The biggest challenge when implementing DevOps is learning all the necessary tooling in support of automation. During his Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Automating AWS Database Deployments," he showed the tools and mechanisms needed to get databases deployed through AWS, with additional steps and tools within AWS to expand the complexity and functionality of the database deployment process.

Posted May 12, 2021

Graph-powered machine learning and analytics are enabling unprecedented benefits, Victor Lee, head of product strategy and developer relations at TigerGraph, who cited Gartner's statement that "Graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions after the design of data capture." At Data Summit Connect 2021, Lee drilled down on what graph technology can offer organizations and why they should be using them now.

Posted May 11, 2021

Many research reports on data usage echo the same message: Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics, explored why customers and employees are not engaging with data products and services and suggested that this is because, often, they weren't designed around user needs, wants, and behavior.

Posted May 11, 2021

Modern data platforms are built to serve a variety of purposes, from securing sensitive corporate data assets to answering the questions of technically unsophisticated users. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Emma McGrattan, SVP, Actian, outlined the key traits of a winning modern data architecture.

Posted May 11, 2021

The data management world is not standing still; it is constantly evolving as new technologies and new requirements emerge. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Inessa Gerber, director of product management, Denodo, and Ruben Ugarte, data strategist, Practico Analytics discussed data virtualization, the logical data fabric, and how they both mix during their presentation, "Modernizing Data Management with Logical Data Fabric".

Posted May 11, 2021

Migrating a large-scale Hadoop cluster to the cloud is challenging, especially when the cluster is very active and downtime during the migration is not an option. Tony Velcich, senior director, product marketing, WANdisco, and Ken Seier, chief architect, data and AI, Insight discussed the challenges involved in such a migration during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Considerations for Large Scale Hadoop Data Migration to the Cloud."

Posted May 11, 2021

To maximize the value of their data, organizations are building large data teams with both supply-side functions that provide analytics-ready data from across the enterprise, and demand-side teams that analyze, transform, model, and commercialize data.

Posted May 11, 2021

PingCAP announced its fully managed Database as a Service, TiDB Cloud, is now available through Public Preview.TiDB is a MySQL compatible, open source, scalable, distributed SQL database that can handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads. With TiDB Cloud, customers can now easily use TiDB on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to quickly build modern, mission critical applications, according to the vendor.

Posted May 11, 2021

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), is introducing a host of new features and functionality in Altair One, a fully integrated platform that brings together the company's entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Altair One offers the ability to provision turnkey, scalable appliance clusters across all major cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud Platform, in just a few mouse clicks.

Posted May 10, 2021

When it comes to building a data strategy, plans are useless but planning in invaluable, said data management authority and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Peter Aiken. Aiken held a workshop titled, "Building a Data Strategy" during Data Summit Connect 2021. It should be concise, actionable, and understandable by business and IT, he said.

Posted May 10, 2021

Cloud adoption in the enterprise continues to accelerate as more and more businesses seek opportunities to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve agility. Right now, close to three quarters of DBTA subscribers are planning digital transformation projects focused on cloud solutions.

Posted May 07, 2021

IBM recently announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. IBM says the new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing growing demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency.

Posted May 07, 2021

Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions, is acquiring Cyberinc, bringing customers intelligent remote browser isolation (RBI) technology that gives administrators granular control that enables them to minimize risk without impeding user productivity. 

Posted May 06, 2021

Sumo Logic has announced Sumo Organizations, a new multi-account management solution that enables managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), and managed detection and response (MDRs) providers to increase visibility and control of observability and security intelligence across their managed operations, departments and teams.

Posted May 05, 2021

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5. "This release has been in the making for over a year and represents major breakthroughs in monitoring and management automation for Oracle environments," said Mughees Minhas, product management vice president, enterprise and cloud manageability, Oracle.

Posted May 05, 2021

StorageOS, a leader in cloud native storage management, is releasing Version 2.4 of its persistent container storage platform, delivering a range of powerful enhancements. Key features of StorageOS V2.4 include the provision of Encryption at Rest, a capability designed for organizations that are dependent on encrypted data as a requirement for Kubernetes workloads using persistent storage.

Posted May 04, 2021

Observable, the collaborative data visualization company, is launching the beta version of Observable Plot, an open-source JavaScript library that enables developers to create visual representations for exploring and interpreting data.  

Posted May 04, 2021

Red Hat has introduced the open source StackRox community as well as the Konveyor open source project, targeted at  helping in Kubernetes adoption. The StackRox community is the upstream project that will work to open source and manage the code that powers Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes. Konveyor is aimed at helping to modernize and migrate applications for open hybrid cloud deployments.

Posted May 04, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board as a platinum member, supporting CNCF's mission of making cloud-native computing ubiquitous by providing governance, thought leadership, and engineering resources.

Posted May 04, 2021

ReleaseHub, maker of Environments-as-a-Service, is receiving a seed round of $2.7 million to continue growing its platform. The investing round was led by Sequoia, with participation from Y Combinator, Rogue VC, Liquid Capital, and other angel investors. ReleaseHub is also announcing general availability of its Environments-as-a-Service platform, which allows organizations to quickly and easily deploy, manage, and reproduce production-replica environments.

Posted May 03, 2021

Privacera, a cloud data governance and security leader, announced its successful completion of System and Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit for PrivaceraCloud. A recognized technical audit, SOC 2 requires companies to establish and follow strict information security policies and procedures, encompassing the security, availability, processing, integrity, and confidentiality of customer data.

Posted May 03, 2021

IBM has a definitive agreement to acquire Turbonomic, an application resource management (ARM) and network performance management software provider based in Boston. The acquisition will provide businesses with full stack application observability and management to assure performance and minimize costs using AI to optimize resources—such as containers, VMs, servers, storage, networks, and databases. This will ensure they can efficiently assess and manage the performance of any application, anywhere. 

Posted May 03, 2021

IBM announced first-quarter 2021 earnings results. The company announced GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $1.06, Operating (non-GAAP) EPS of $1.77, and revenue of $17.7 billion. Systems (including Systems Hardware and Operating Systems Software) had revenues of $1.4 billion, up 4.3% (up 2.2% adjusting for currency), led by IBM Z.

Posted May 03, 2021

IBM has announced innovations across its storage portfolio, including the revamped model ESS 5000, now delivering 10% greater storage capacity, and the new ESS 3200 which offers double the read performance of its predecessor.

Posted May 03, 2021

Yellowbrick Data has announced Yellowbrick Manager which gives customers unified control of data warehouses across distributed clouds, and general availability of its new Andromeda optimized instance for customers with data sovereignty or high-performance requirements. "Data is becoming more distributed across private data centers, multiple clouds, and the network edge, creating significant data sovereignty and gravity challenges," said Yellowbrick CEO Neil Carson.

Posted April 30, 2021

AtScale, a provider of semantic layer solutions for BI and data science teams, has added native support for Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), a formula expression language used in Analysis Services, Microsoft Power BI, and Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel.

Posted April 29, 2021

Today's data environments are becoming more flexible and portable than their more rigid, siloed predecessors, thanks to emerging approaches. Strategies that are the building blocks of portability, adaptability, and rapid delivery—containers, microservices, DevOps, and DataOps—are transforming the way data is managed.

Posted April 29, 2021

If you're looking for proof of the hybrid, multi-platform nature of today's data environments, look no further than many SQL Server sites. Linux—not too long ago seen as a competitive platform to all things Microsoft—has become a platform of choice now supporting many SQL Server environments.

Posted April 29, 2021

Setting up a distributed MongoDB cluster by hand is a complex and error-prone process. However, MongoDB provides a Kubernetes operator, which allows such a deployment to be established within a Kubernetes cluster amazingly easily. The "operator" is a controller program that runs within the Kubernetes cluster and contains the MongoDB-specific logic for establishing MongoDB cluster topologies. One need only supply the operator with a configuration file, and the operator will do the rest—creating and configuring MongoDB nodes, setting up best-practice security, and handling the connectivity between nodes.

Posted April 29, 2021

The next update to Entrinsik's Informer platform is coming soon, according to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management. In a recent blog post, she outlined some of the new features to bolster data governance and business workflows that customers can expect from the upcoming release.

Posted April 29, 2021

Zumasys is releasing the latest version of jBASE, making it easier than ever to modernize MultiValue applications. With the release of jBASE 5.8, licensing options now include flexible CPU and SaaS-based models, the migration routes from other PICK databases have been vastly simplified, and the in-line operating system approach means even more scalability, speed, and stability.

Posted April 29, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a graph analytics platform, announced that the company has now attained broad support across all cloud providers, becoming accessible with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and now, GCP. Additionally, the company is offering new connectors for Snowflake and Tableau, meaning users can access relationship analytics directly from their Snowflake and Tableau dashboards.

Posted April 29, 2021

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and a leader in intelligent data analytics, announced the company has closed $70 million in Series D funding to continue powering its global expansion and rapid customer adoption. With this investment, Kyligence will keep fueling its rapid growth in research and development of its products to support innovative cloud-native and machine learning advances.

Posted April 29, 2021

Dataiku, a provider of leading AI and machine learning platforms, announced a new investment from Snowflake Ventures, the venture arm of Snowflake, further deepening the companies' partnership. Together, Dataiku and Snowflake deliver enterprise-ready AI capabilities that enable customers to easily and quickly build, deploy, and monitor all types of data science projects, including machine learning and deep learning, according to the vendors.

Posted April 29, 2021

Oracle has announced that ServiceNow now supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), enabling customers to access and manage OCI resources via their existing ServiceNow Service portal and the ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM) Visibility application.

Posted April 29, 2021

It's time to cast your vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, our readers.

Posted April 29, 2021

Innovative enterprise tech startups are emerging to tackle both new and longstanding challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these companies have fresh approaches to accelerate digital transformation, expand AI and analytics initiatives, streamline DevOps, improve data observability, and more. Here are 16 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2021.

Posted April 29, 2021

Qlik is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by launching a collaborative solution that will help enterprises drive more value from SAP data with cloud analytics. Customers can now seamlessly and easily leverage Qlik Data Integration to deliver real-time, analytics-ready data from their SAP systems into AWS, accelerating and enabling cloud data warehousing, data lakes, and machine learning initiatives.

Posted April 28, 2021

IBM and SAP continue to assist companies through their digital transformations, upping their commitment to clients more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP and IBM look to continue to co-create and enhance solutions as businesses operate in this new normal, complementing their collaboration on cloud and RISE with SAP.

Posted April 28, 2021

SAP is introducing new service components of the SAP HANA Cloud database that allow customers to handle ever-growing amounts of transactional and analytical data in data-intensive, highly regulated industries. The new services in SAP HANA Cloud are a core component of SAP Business Technology Platform aimed at providing users with a high-performance, cloud-native data management environment that supports increased scalability and flexibility, on-demand provisioning, and consumption-based pricing.

Posted April 28, 2021

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, is advancing it partnership with SAP by announcing the certification and support for SAP's database-as-a-service offering and key component of SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP HANA Cloud. With this capability, Esri and SAP are accelerating customer adoption of cloud-based location intelligence platforms with a high-performance environment that scales to the largest enterprises.

Posted April 28, 2021

Rocket Software, a provider of enterprise modernization and optimization solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ASG Technologies. The acquisition expands Rocket's portfolio of enterprise software solutions focused on expanding the value of legacy platforms across the technology domains of core infrastructure, security, data & AI, application development, open source, and hybrid cloud.

Posted April 28, 2021

From machine learning and automation to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, technology trends continue to reshape the practice of database management. As a result, database professionals face new challenges and opportunities. Today, the average database team is tasked with managing more databases, bigger databases, and a greater variety of databases—from the ground to the cloud.

Posted April 27, 2021

Actian has announced the availability of its Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse on the Google Cloud Marketplace. The Avalanche data warehouse is delivered as a turnkey, fully managed service that utilizes Google Kubernetes to deploy in minutes and is easy to scale up and down based on business need.

Posted April 27, 2021

Automox, a cloud-native endpoint management provider, announced it has secured $110 million in Series C funding to accelerate its vision to modernize IT operations with a comprehensive, cloud-native platform. The new funding will be used to expand the enterprise functionality of Automox's platform and build out its sales go-to-market function. The company also expects to add over 100 new roles over the course of the calendar year.

Posted April 27, 2021

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, is releasing RMM Central, a unified remote monitoring and management solution for managed service providers (MSPs).

Posted April 27, 2021

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