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Mainframes continue to represent the strong core of Data Center technology, while Virtualization and Cloud are also emerging as important technologies to support efficiency, scalability, and cost containment. Topics critical to Data Center Operations and Computing including hardware and software for Storage, Consolidation, High Availability, Backup & Recovery, and IT Optimization, as well as automated tools that help compensate for the growing Mainframe Skills Shortage.



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Neon, the startup giving Postgres databases serverless capabilities, is enhancing its partnership program, further achieving its mission of bringing Postgres to as many developers as possible across the globe. The company, which recently announced it secured a $46M investment, continues its growth with this latest update, according to the company.

Posted March 04, 2024

Kerlink, an international specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Actility, a recognized global provider in low-power industrial IoT connectivity solutions, are forming a strategic partnership that builds on complementary strengths of their products, along with supporting a plug-and-play, edge computing LoRaWAN ecosystem in a single solution.

Posted March 01, 2024

Veeam Software, the data protection and ransomware recovery provider, is debuting its Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure—the Veeam Data Cloud.

Posted March 01, 2024

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, Succeeding with Generative AI and LLMs in the Enterprise, to discuss how organizations can effectively adopt GenAI and LLM initiatives with key technologies, strategies, and best practices.

Posted February 29, 2024

Informatica is unveiling Informatica Cloud Data Access Management (CDAM), a solution based on Informatica's 2023 acquisition of Privitar, offering an AI-powered solution that is a key component of data access governance, leveraging IDMC's common metadata foundation. According to the company, CDAM revolutionizes how organizations manage, share, and use their data by ensuring compliance with policies and fostering customer trust. It integrates with IDMC to offer secure and automated AI and analytics use cases.

Posted February 29, 2024

Flexera announced that it has completed the acquisition of Snow Software, giving customers the ability to derive more value from their technology investments with unprecedented visibility into their hybrid IT estate.

Posted February 29, 2024

Prosimo, a provider of multi-cloud networking software, is releasing an AI Suite for Multi-Cloud Networking, empowering teams to bring AI workloads to market faster and supercharging AI readiness. Prosimo AI Suite for Multi-Cloud Networking is a full-stack, cloud-native platform that understands connectivity needs across L3 to L7 and enables enterprises to take advantage of cloud-native connectivity designed for AI, according to the company.

Posted February 29, 2024

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, announced general availability and support for C and C++ programming languages in Semgrep Code, aiming to set a new standard for rapidly securing C and C++ codebases without compromising on accuracy or efficiency. Semgrep Code is a fast, customizable, and developer-oriented static application security testing (SAST) solution.

Posted February 28, 2024

Randy May, principal architect at Hazelcast, and Jeremy Saenz, director, developer experience at Synadia, joined DBTA's webinar, Building and Managing a High-Performance Microservices Architecture, to identify the challenges and solutions in adopting microservices architectures while simultaneously incorporating real-time data practices.

Posted February 26, 2024

Apica, the data management and active observability provider, is announcing its recent acquisition of Circonus, the telemetry data company, as well as a new funding round led by Riverside Acceleration Capital (RAC), propelling the company on its mission to deliver a modern approach to data observability and management in the proprietary world.

Posted February 26, 2024

IBM is expanding its enterprise networking portfolio with new offerings for Cisco networking with limited regional availability, including IBM Support and Implementation Services for Software Defined Networking as well as IBM Network Health Check, to help clients build a more integrated networking environment.

Posted February 26, 2024

IBM is releasing the 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index underscoring an emerging global identity crisis as cybercriminals double down on exploiting user identities to compromise enterprises. According to IBM X-Force, IBM Consulting's offensive and defensive security services arm, in 2023, cybercriminals saw more opportunities to "log in" versus hack into corporate networks through valid accounts—making this tactic a preferred weapon of choice for threat actors.

Posted February 26, 2024

Wipro Limited, a leading technology services and consulting company, is launching the Wipro Enterprise Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Ready Platform, a new service that will allow clients to create their enterprise-level, fully integrated and customized AI environments. The Wipro Enterprise AI-Ready Platform leverages the IBM watsonx AI and data platform, including watsonx.ai, watsonx.data, and watsonx.governance and AI assistants, to deliver to clients an interoperable service that helps accelerate AI adoption.

Posted February 26, 2024

Palo Alto Networks is offering a new Cortex platform capability for endpoint security, assisting customers to accelerate "platformization" and improve their endpoint protection. Organizations struggle to prevent, detect, and respond to the continuous advancement of cyberthreats.

Posted February 22, 2024

Permit.io, a full-stack authorization-as- a-service provider, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A funding, with the ultimate goal of ensuring application developers never have to build permissions again. In addition to the funding, the company also unveiled Permit.io Approval Flows to enable enterprises to handle increasingly complex authorizations for access to data, including for AI bots and agents.

Posted February 21, 2024

Couchbase, Inc., the cloud database platform company, is announcing a partnership with Soracom, a provider of cellular network solutions that enable IoT device connectivity using ubiquitous 5G, 4G LTE, and LPWAN cellular networks, to combine the power of Couchbase's cloud database platform with subscriber identity module (SIM)-based edge devices.

Posted February 21, 2024

Oracle is bringing real-time communications to its suite of industry cloud applications with the introduction of the Enterprise Communications Platform (ECP). By connecting Oracle industry applications to networks and IoT devices to extend their value, ECP enables organizations to reimagine how they do business, according to the company.

Posted February 21, 2024

Before talking about its impact, it makes sense to first define what is meant by the term "regulatory compliance." There are two components: regulatory and compliance. Regulatory refers to regulations, which are governmental, and business rules and laws. Regulations may exist for specific industries, countries, jurisdictions, and practices. Compliance refers to following the directives of the regulations as they apply to your business operations.

Posted February 21, 2024

Anais Dotis-Georgiou, lead developer advocate at InfluxData, joined DBTA's webinar, Unleashing the Power of AI in IoT with InfluxDB, to examine how enterprises can create AI-powered solutions engineered for IoT applications with the advanced capabilities of both  InfluxDB and other third-party platforms.

Posted February 20, 2024

Confluent, Inc., the data streaming pioneer, is debuting the Confluent Migration Accelerator, a program designed to help organizations ease the transition from traditional data streaming infrastructures, such as Apache Kafka.

Posted February 20, 2024

ngrok, the secure unified ingress platform for developers, is debuting its next-generation API gateway solution which takes a developer-centric approach to API delivery. Offering advanced capabilities such as JWT authentication and authorization, global rate limiting, and an agile traffic policy engine, ngrok's API gateway-as-a-service is now available in early access.

Posted February 15, 2024

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2024, to examine how the evolving world of data architecture can be harnessed to successfully meet growing demands amid a flood of challenges.

Posted February 12, 2024

AppOmni, provider of SaaS security posture management (SSPM), is establishing a new data center in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This new initiative brings AppOmni's comprehensive SaaS security solutions to any organization—private or public—required to comply with Australia's data sovereignty regulations, including the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles.

Posted February 12, 2024

Cisco and NVIDIA are partnering on plans to deliver AI infrastructure solutions for the data center that are easy to deploy and manage, enabling the massive computing power that enterprises need to succeed in the AI era. Cisco, with its industry-leading expertise in Ethernet networking and extensive partner ecosystem, together with NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU that fueled the AI boom, share a vision and commitment to help customers navigate the transitions for AI with highly secure Ethernet-based infrastructure, according to the companies.

Posted February 12, 2024

IBM announced the release of IBM LinuxONE 4 Express, extending the latest performance, security, and AI capabilities of LinuxONE to small and medium sized businesses and within new data center environments. According to IBM, the pre-configured rack mount system is designed to offer cost savings and to remove client guess work when spinning up workloads quickly and getting started with the platform to address new and traditional use cases such as digital assets, medical imaging with AI, and workload consolidation.

Posted February 12, 2024

The Biden administration officially named a top White House aide as the director of the newly established safety institute for artificial intelligence. Elizabeth Kelly will lead the AI Safety Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which will be part of the Commerce Department. Already several top companies in the AI space are pledging their involvement, joining a new safety consortium to play a part in supporting the safe development of generative AI.  

Posted February 08, 2024

Public cloud has skyrocketed to become the indisputable go-to destination for new IT workloads, especially for data. And while the cloud is full of advantages over on-premises data platforms, cost optimization rarely makes that list. Since modern data professionals' roles encompass building and maintaining this platform, they should also be aware of how to objectively reduce the data platform costs to eliminate this enormous, missed business opportunity.

Posted February 08, 2024

The momentous transformation putting data managers and their systems at the helm of modern enterprises has only begun. Industry leaders and experts agree that it's critical for data managers and team leaders to design today's data architectures to meet the demands of a digital economy, from cloud to real-time streaming to AI.

Posted February 08, 2024

The remarkable and rapid uptake of ChatGPT and similar large language model (LLM)-based AIs may be driving the biggest increase in demand for computing power since the advent of the internet. The neural networks that power LLM AI solutions, such as ChatGPT, rely on massively parallel processing. This processing is similar in some respects to the massively parallel graphics processing that was demanded in the past by computer games.

Posted February 08, 2024

Now you can submit nominations 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, the users. The nominations period is open through March 6, 2024, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted February 07, 2024

To meet the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services across Africa, and as part of its global cloud infrastructure, Oracle is planning to open a public cloud region in Nairobi, Kenya. OCI's cloud architecture enables Oracle to offer its full suite of more than 100 hyperscale cloud services. The Government of Kenya and private sector can leverage this to increase ease of doing business in Kenya, according to Oracle.

Posted February 07, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of knowledge graph technology for Neuro-Symbolic AI applications, is introducing Gruff 9, a web-based advanced knowledge graph visualization tool that offers LLM integration and unique RDF* (RDFStar) features for building next-generation AI applications. 

Posted February 06, 2024

iboss, a provider of cloud-delivered cybersecurity, is releasing its ChatGPT Risk Module, an innovative addition to its Zero Trust Security Service Edge (SSE) solution specifically designed to monitor and secure user interactions with ChatGPT, a leading artificial intelligence technology, to ensure unparalleled data security and compliance.

Posted February 05, 2024

John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor at Radiant Advisors, and Lalit Ahuja, chief product and customer officer at GridGain, joined DBTA's webinar, Modern Data Architectures for Real-Time Analytics, to examine innovative data architectures for real-time analytics.

Posted February 02, 2024

New Relic, the all-in-one observability platform for every engineer, is unveiling New Relic Pathpoint, a business observability solution that brings full transparency between IT and business processes. Designed to provide IT and engineering teams with a single source of truth, New Relic Pathpoint increases the operational efficiency and financial impact analysis, ultimately aligning service performance to business outcomes.

Posted January 31, 2024

Revolent, a Tenth Revolution Group Company and a trusted cloud talent creation and enablement partner, is announcing a collaboration with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to deliver a Data Engineer talent program designed to augment engineering professionals with in-demand skills, driving both career growth and positive business impacts.

Posted January 29, 2024

Hitachi Vantara is partnering with Kyndryl in a strategic move aimed at advancing data storage offerings to provide customers the top-tier solutions that meet today's evolving digital landscape. Hitachi Vantara has taken the next step in its ongoing collaboration with Kyndryl, reaching a significant milestone with the addition of its technology to Kyndryl's Private Cloud Services portfolio. This allows Hitachi Vantara to offer storage platforms to Kyndryl customers seeking data center technology, according to the company.

Posted January 26, 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

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

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

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

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

Ascend.io, the leader in data pipeline automation, is announcing a new integration with dbt, the pioneer of analytics engineering, that addresses the need for a third-party orchestration tool for dbt models.

Posted January 19, 2024

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