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Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted March 02, 2021

Redis Labs has announced the general availability of Redis Enterprise-powered tiers on Azure Cache for Redis, enabling companies to more effectively optimize for low-latency data access in their most critical applications.

Posted March 02, 2021

Adlumin has announced a new sensor for the IBM i platform, the latest addition to its core banking monitoring suite. This new addition will help to expand customers' access to and understanding of their network within the platform.

Posted March 02, 2021

The new APM Integrated Experience helps reduce the complexity associated with modern APM by streamlining visibility into critical application and infrastructure performance and empowering tech pros with faster, easier troubleshooting. 

Posted March 02, 2021

Technology innovator Pliops announced it has closed a $65 million oversubscribed funding round to deliver game-changing value for enterprise and cloud customers. The investment will be used to bring the new levels of scale, speed, and cost effectiveness promised by Pliops' storage processor to more customers in more ways.

Posted February 26, 2021

Grafana Labs, the company behind the open and composable observability platform, is releasing the unified Grafana Enterprise Stack. Enterprise Stack includes data source plugins for visualizing other commercial tools in Grafana, such as  Oracle, Splunk, New Relic, MongoDB, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and more.

Posted February 24, 2021

Pariveda Solutions' Ryan Gross discussed how to build an agile data management team and apply data governance at Data Summit Fall Connect 2020.

Posted February 24, 2021

SAP is acquiring AppGyver Oy, a provider of no-code development platforms that enable users with no coding skills to build applications for Web and mobile uses. With the acquisition, SAP is better able to help customers and partners adapt their IT systems efficiently to their specific needs and optimize the usability of their applications.

Posted February 24, 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

VigiTrust, provider of Integrated Risk Management SaaS solutions, is introducing Asset Register, Risk Register, and Dynamic Assessment features on its flagship platform, VigiOne. Organizations can now assess the risks to their assets before determining how they line up with legal, industrial, and security standards, and take steps to meet all relevant regulations. 

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

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

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

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 will conclude on Wednesday, March 10, 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

New Relic, Inc., a leader in Observability, is introducing New Relic Explorer, a reimagined full-stack observability experience that delivers innovative new visualizations and capabilities. With zero configuration required, New Relic Explorer brings together an organization's telemetry data from across applications and infrastructure to provide an essential live view of an entire software system's health and performance.

Posted February 10, 2021

Slow is the new broke. But things don't have to be slow to be broke. A poor user experience with your online ordering system will hurt your bottom line.

Posted February 10, 2021

One of the most momentous movements reshaping the data technology space in recent years is the push to real-time capabilities. The ability of systems to read and react to situations as they happen is the most compelling competitive advantage of the digital era.

Posted February 10, 2021

Log-On Software, an IBM Business Partner and developer of software solutions for IBM Z, has announced Log-On APL2, with general availability planned for April 7, 2021. APL2 is a programming language offering an array processing capabilities, and is well-suited to complex engineering, scientific and financial computations. Users of APL2 include professional programmers, scientists, engineers, financial analysts, forecasters, actuaries, and statisticians.

Posted February 08, 2021

Rocket Software has completed its acquisition of Netherlands based, Uniface, a pioneer in accelerating innovation through its low-code application platform. Uniface, its employees, and its products are now part of Rocket, which already has significant operations in the Netherlands.

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

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

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

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

Clumio is now offering a new Splunk App that allows users to gain greater insight and visibility into Clumio's audit logs. The Clumio App for Splunk delivers insightful and comprehensive views and analysis with drill-down capabilities, according to the vendor.

Posted January 29, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider in data protection, availability and insights, is launching Veritas NetBackup 9, delivering new features to provide customers with additional choices for deployment across edge, core and cloud, while increasing operational simplicity.

Posted January 27, 2021

Rocket Software recently announced the release of UniObjects for Python (UOPY), a new MultiValue (MV), client-side Python API that can be used to access any Rocket UniVerse and Rocket UniData database. Helping organizations modernize with innovative technology is a top priority for the Rocket MultiValue Team, said Christine Rizza, Rocket's MultiValue product manager.

Posted January 27, 2021

JFrog, the DevOps company enabling organizations to realize the vision of Liquid Software, is forming a partnership with Docker, a leading provider of collaborative application development platforms for development teams, providing developers unlimited (for SaaS users), high-performance premium access to quality and trusted application components on Docker Hub. The agreement also provides dedicated support mechanisms for mutual customers.

Posted January 26, 2021

OpenDrives, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions, announced it has raised up to $20 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue growing and accelerate product development.

Posted January 25, 2021

Rocket Software, a global software leader for IBM Z and IBM i, has announced the availability of Rocket Terminal Emulator. The new release, the company said, is the culmination of decades of investment in a critical and often-overlooked technology space. "Our years of investment in terminal emulators have delivered a feature-rich, highly configurable solution that enhances host access for users while keeping costs low," said Christopher Wey, president of the Rocket business unit that develops cross-platform utilities. "We are offering this software upgrade at no cost to every Rocket terminal emulation customer, including BlueZone and Passport users, ensuring all Rocket customers have exceptional access to critical systems."

Posted January 25, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is launching the Splice Machine Feature Store, helping more companies operationalize machine learning by reducing the complexity of feature engineering.

Posted January 20, 2021

Navisite has acquired Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global cloud managed service provider. Velocity's cloud managed services products include cloud managed infrastructure, databases, disaster recovery, data lakes, and managed container support. The company is an AWS Premier Partner, certified as both a migration and MSP supporting Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle applications, as well as an Oracle Platinum Partner and certified MSP.

Posted January 20, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, has announced the acquisition of erwin, Inc.  The deal adds data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling solutions to the Quest portfolio, providing customers with end-to-end capabilities to better understand and govern data.

Posted January 20, 2021

Octopai, provider of automated data lineage and discovery solutions, announced its support of Microsoft Azure Data Factory as part of Octopai's continued commitment to empowering organizations and their data users with advanced intelligence. Octopai is the first BI Intelligence platform to analyze Azure Data Factory in hybrid BI environments, providing automated data lineage and discovery and will continue to announce the early support of more platforms as part of an overall strategy to have one centralized view of the entire BI landscape, according to the vendor.

Posted January 19, 2021

While many companies are using IoT for reasons numbers one and two, few have embraced it for reason number three—disrupting with new business models. Despite top management stating that digital is important (20% of all top strategic initiatives in annual reports now include the word "digital")—and that IoT is one of the most disruptive and necessary technologies to shape their markets—in reality, they are mainly using it to manage costs by improving efficiencies and enhancing customer experience by augmenting existing products. This is severely limiting organizations' ability to gain new value.

Posted January 18, 2021

As Charles Darwin famously posited, it is not strength but rather the ability to adapt that is critical for survival. We see examples of this all around.

Posted January 18, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite distributed database, has announced GridGain 8.8, a new release that provides enhanced support for GridGain's multi-tier database engine, which scales up and out across memory and disk. The changes enable customers to leverage the disk tier of the database to query much larger datasets, reduce total cost of ownership, and secure sensitive or personal data at rest. This will enable them to use GridGain for a greater number of production use cases, ranging from complex real-time analytics to mission-critical transactional workloads.

Posted January 18, 2021

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was until recently when new technologies emerged that the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics could be addressed both technically and cost-effectively by organizations on a large scale. DBTA held a roundtable webinar with Jamison Shaver, senior director, product management, Swim; Rob Hedgepeth, director, developer evangelist, MariaDB; and Rick Negrin, VP, product management, SingleStore, who discussed the key capabilities for succeeding with real-time analytics today.

Posted January 14, 2021

To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve—both architecturally and technologically—to deliver the agility, scalability, and flexibility that business need to thrive in today's data-driven economy. DBTA held a webinar with Clive Bearman, director of content, product and marketing strategy, Qlik; David Leichner, CMO, SQream; and Felipe Hoffa, data cloud advocate, Snowflake who discussed the must-have capabilities for modern data warehousing.

Posted January 11, 2021

BMC has announced several new capabilities and enhancements for the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware portfolios that enable BMC mainframe customers to protect uptime and availability, defend the mainframe against cybersecurity threats, and advance enterprise DevOps. "Our customers tell us they want to innovate and modernize faster in their mainframe environments while also improving business resiliency and platform security," said John McKenny, senior vice president and general manager of ZSolutions at BMC.

Posted January 11, 2021

Red Hat has announced plans to acquire StackRox, a provider of container and Kubernetes-native security. By bringing StackRox's Kubernetes-native security capabilities to Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat's enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat says it will further its vision to deliver a single, holistic platform that enables users to build, deploy and securely run nearly any application across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.

Posted January 11, 2021

IBM Security is offering a new service that allows companies to experiment with fully homomorphic encryption (FHE)—an emerging technology designed to allow data to remain encrypted even while being processed or analyzed in cloud or third-party environments. Building on groundwork and tools developed IBM Research and IBM Z, the new IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services provide a scalable hosting environment on IBM Cloud, along with consulting and managed services to help clients begin learning about and designing prototype solutions which can take advantage of FHE.

Posted January 11, 2021

When was the last time you ran across a single-vendor data shop? With the proliferation of multiple database engines for multiple purposes, enterprises now take advantage of a range of database types—not to mention an increasing abundance of cloud services. The difficulty is managing these diverse environments—security, provisioning, and access—in a centralized fashion.

Posted January 11, 2021

MariaDB Corporation is releasing the MariaDB Connector/R2DBC, exposing a non-blocking API that interacts with MariaDB databases, including MariaDB SkySQL, to create fully reactive solutions. Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) is a new, emerging standard in the Java world. R2DBC enables applications to benefit from reactive programming by using a stream-oriented approach to interact with relational databases.

Posted January 08, 2021

Cloud data lakes benefit from an open and loosely-coupled architecture that minimizes the risk of vendor lock-in as well as the risk of being locked out of future innovation. However, the many benefits of cloud data lakes are negated if data is duplicated into a data warehouse and then again into cubes, BI extracts and aggregation tables. Because of this, many organizations are now striving to find the right balance between their data warehouse and data lake investments.

Posted January 08, 2021

Over the past several years, open source technology adoption has steadily increased in the enterprise space. Because of the impact it can have on the business, choosing the right open source technology—specifically a database—is a critical decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Posted January 08, 2021

Dremio, a provider of data lake transformation, has raised $135 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to expand its engineering centers around the globe, grow its customer-facing organization, contribute to open-source initiatives, and invest heavily in educating and enabling a growing community of data lake practitioners.

Posted January 07, 2021

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