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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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Innovation is not without complexity; to address the ongoing obstacles preventing effective machine learning adoption—including data quality, integration, and governance—DBTA hosted a webinar, "Data Management Best Practices for Effective Machine Learning Projects," gathering experts in the field to offer their insight.

Posted January 30, 2023

Next Pathway Inc., the automated cloud migration company, is unveiling SHIFT Cloud, a self-service approach to legacy code translation.

Posted January 26, 2023

KX, maker of kdb+, and EnterpriseWeb, a provider of telecom virtualization and automation solutions, are partnering to deliver network observability and automation solutions for performance-critical systems. Bringing together highly complementary technologies, KX and EnterpriseWeb offer an incredibly flexible and powerful closed-loop control mechanism that can be deployed on any system or distributed network, according to the vendors.

Posted January 26, 2023

Tricentis, a global leader in enterprise continuous testing, is announcing the launch of Tricentis Test Automation, now generally available as a cloud-based test automation solution that eases test creation, orchestration, and scalable test execution.

Posted January 26, 2023

Lee Atchison, cloud strategist and author of Architecting for Scale, and Andrew Marshall, VP of product marketing and developer relations at Cockroach Labs, gathered for DBTA's webinar, "How to Architect Highly Available Apps for Scale in the Cloud," to explore the ways in which modern applications are challenged by real-time needs, as well as how to adapt to these complicated requirements.

Posted January 26, 2023

Forward Networks announced that it has secured $50 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue investing in its digital twin network modeling software that delivers security, reliability, and agility to large enterprise networks. The funding round, led by MSD Partners, L.P., includes new investors Section 32 and Omega Venture Partners as well as existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), Threshold Ventures, A. Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz. Additionally, Victor Hwang, managing director and co-head of MSD Growth, joins the Forward Networks board of directors.

Posted January 25, 2023

Amazon.com Inc's cloud services division said is planning to invest another $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. AWS aims to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia.

Posted January 23, 2023

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., is partnering with Model9, a leader in cloud data management for mainframe, to offer greater access, visibility, and value from critical data for enterprises with mainframes as their core business platform. This partnership is key for enterprises that utilize hybrid cloud environments, according to the vendors.

Posted January 23, 2023

The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), IBM's thought leadership think tank, published its Security in the Quantum Era report, detailing the steps needed to secure data in the Quantum Era. This in-depth analysis of the quantum security landscape unveils the need for "quantum-safe" strategies today to maintain the integrity and security of highly sensitive data in the future.

Posted January 23, 2023

Couchbase, Inc., the cloud database platform company, is announcing the availability of Couchbase Capella, the company's database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering, on Azure.

Posted January 19, 2023

Introduced in a DBTA webinar, "Exploring Amazon DocumentDB Elastic Clusters," Vin Yu, senior technical product manager at AWS, highlighted DocumentDB's new elastic clusters feature which allows users to quickly scale and support massive read and writes workloads, all while mitigating cost and alleviating menial administrative labor.

Posted January 19, 2023

Shane Murray, field CTO at Monte Carlo, and Samia Rahman, director of enterprise data strategy and governance at Seagen, gathered for a DBTA webinar, "2023 Predictions: Challenges and Opportunities for Data Engineering Teams," to discuss their predictions for the most critical challenges and opportunities facing data engineering teams in the coming year.

Posted January 19, 2023

NS1, a provider of authoritative DNS solutions, is releasing DNS Insights, a DNS observability solution that unlocks improved reliability, real-time analysis, and cost control by collecting DNS and network metrics at the edge to empower networking professionals as they troubleshoot and optimize infrastructure at scale.

Posted January 18, 2023

TDengine, the provider of an open source data platform purpose-built for time-series data, is unveiling a brand new data-sharing feature for TDengine Cloud.

Posted January 17, 2023

Cisco and Intel are releasing the 7th generation of UCS C-Series and X-Series servers that will be powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, providing customers with greater flexibility and more performance for modern workloads with new C-Series and X-Series servers.

Posted January 17, 2023

Provider of container technology and services for performance-intensive workloads, Sylabs, is unveiling the availability of SingularityCE within the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

Posted January 13, 2023

DiffusionData, the provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, formerly known as Push Technology, is unveiling the latest update to their intelligent data platform: Diffusion 6.9.

Posted January 12, 2023

Uncertain economic conditions, skills shortages, rising automation, increasing regulation, and digital disruption—all add up to a stew of both challenges and opportunities for data managers in the year ahead. Emerging technologies—and new attitudes—are reshaping the look and scope of the information management landscape, with implications for overall business strategies and individual careers alike.

Posted January 12, 2023

data.world, the enterprise data catalog for the modern data stack, is announcing its partnership with Databricks, marking an enterprise-wide commitment toward visibility and accessible data.

Posted January 09, 2023

Awake AI, an optimization platform for port bound cargo flow and port ecosystem building, is announcing their recent AWS Foundational Technical Review Certification, affirming its quality software.

Posted January 09, 2023

Hivelocity, Inc, an IaaS and Bare Metal Cloud company, announced it is acquiring U.K.-based Heficed, an established network infrastructure solutions and cloud provider. "This acquisition represents a fantastic opportunity for our clients old and new," said Mike Archietto, CEO and co-founder at Hivelocity. "By combining Heficed's impressive list of data center locations and VPS hosting options with our own global network of data centers and premium bare metal hosting, our world-class infrastructure solutions will now reach an even wider audience of users."

Posted January 09, 2023

Broadcom Inc., a market leader in enterprise software for critical infrastructure, is releasing a new solution that enables enterprises to store their mainframe data anywhere they choose, including the cloud. Broadcom's CA 1 Flexible Storage solution provides secure, cost-effective mainframe data storage options for hybrid IT environments, making it possible for customers to achieve dramatic cost savings and protect against ransomware, according to the vendor.

Posted January 09, 2023

Data centers are only gaining more prominence in importance as our lives continue becoming more and more digital. Last year saw many enterprises dealing with how to climate proof IT operations from disaster. This year looks to be the same. Here, experts in the IT space offer their predictions for the data center in 2023.

Posted January 09, 2023

In the ever-shifting markets professionals work in today, companies must have the ability to remain agile and flexible throughout their business operations. To combat the uncertainties of the marketplace and customer demands for fast service, businesses have turned to open-source technology over the past decade. Open-source technologies provide IT and development teams with the agility to implement innovative tools and practices—such as DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

Posted January 09, 2023

A special registration period for Data Summit 2023 is now open. Take advantage of the best deal of the year with Super Early Bird savings off your pass. While we finalize the program, you can save big with $300 off the regular rate of our most popular passes. Preferential pricing is offered to attendees who register before January 20. Additionally, worry free registration is available through February 10.  

Posted January 06, 2023

Hasura, a data accessibility company, is announcing the beta release of its GraphQL Data Connector for Snowflake, a new database integration that allows Hasura users to instantly generate a unified GraphQL API that runs read-only queries throughout the users' Snowflake data. The integration aims to resolve excessive time and labor expenditures for API builds, as well as underpin users' analytical applications with data from Snowflake.

Posted January 03, 2023

Rezonate, the innovator behind the Cloud Identity Protection Platform (CIPP), is announcing their emergence from stealth, backed by $8.7 million in financing. The funding is directed toward benefiting the development and production of Rezonate's CIPP, which empowers security and DevOps teams to effectively prevent access risk and cloud infrastructure breaches.

Posted January 03, 2023

Joining together for DBTA's webinar, "Unlock Your Data's Full Potential: Healthcare & Life Sciences Edition," experts from Immuta, Snowflake, and Radiant explored modern data security strategies in healthcare and life sciences industries that can maintain rigorous compliance while mitigating risk and driving productivity.

Posted December 21, 2022

From cloud to AI and onto new technologies and methodologies such as DataOps, another year means more solutions to choose from. Here, executives of leading companies provide predictions for what's ahead in 2023 for big data. Plans for 5G deployments, new AI technologies like the metaverse or digital twins, and the rise of data fabric and data mesh are just some of the latest trends experts see coming to fruition in 2023.

Posted December 20, 2022

ClearML, the innovator behind its open-source, end-to-end MLOps platform, is announcing its partnership with Ultralytics, a vision AI company, uniting key ClearML tools with Ultralytics' YOLOv5 AI to boost experiment tracking, remote training, and automated execution.

Posted December 15, 2022

Acceldata, provider of data observability solutions, is unveiling the open source iteration of its data platform, granting accessibility to enterprises seeking Acceldata capabilities at a lower cost.

Posted December 15, 2022

In a roundtable webinar hosted by DBTA, experts in data management and analytics joined to examine the best practices and tools for adapting to the needs of modern data while keeping in mind the needs of modern enterprises.

Posted December 15, 2022

Zyte, the provider of reliable web data extraction for business and enterprises, is unveiling Zyte API, the company's latest web data extraction service imagined as a self-service API. By streamlining its web scraping technology, Zyte brings a simplistic yet powerful, "all-in-one" solution for web data extraction.

Posted December 14, 2022

To say the past year has been interesting for data managers and professionals is an understatement. Intensifying efforts to achieve data-driven processes, escalating security issues, shifts toward graph and cloud databases, and supply chain turbulence have dominated data teams' task lists. The coming year will be no different.

Posted December 13, 2022

Opaque Systems, provider of secure, multi-party analytics and AI for Confidential Computing, is launching its flagship platform—the Opaque platform—to expand the use cases for Confidential Computing and empower data scientists' use of existing skills to combat current data analytics challenges.

Posted December 13, 2022

Iron Mountain, a leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, is expanding its North American data center footprint with the purchase of a 10 acre land parcel and more than 50 MVA (expandable to more than 100 MVA) substation in Phoenix, Arizona to develop a 36 megawatt, 230K square foot data center (AZP3).

Posted December 12, 2022

IBM, as part of its continued efforts toward prioritizing its ecosystem partners, is announcing new SaaS offerings, consulting capabilities, and expanded mainframe application modernization in collaboration with AWS to enhance the experiences of both partner and client alike.

Posted December 12, 2022

TriggerMesh, a cloud native integration platform provider, is launching Shaker, its latest open-source AWS EventBridge alternative project. Shaker captures, transforms, and delivers events from many out-of-the-box and custom event sources within a single, unified experience.

Posted December 12, 2022

MANTA brings intelligence to metadata management by providing a data lineage platform that automatically scans your data environment to build a powerful map of all data flows and deliver it through a native UI and other channels to both technical and non-technical users. With MANTA, everyone gets full visibility and control of their data pipeline.

Posted December 12, 2022

Today's data environments are highly diverse—residing on many platforms and requiring a variety of approaches to ensure data resiliency and availability. Delivering technology alone will not be enough in 2023. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents, to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 08, 2022

The British royal family safeguards its crown jewels—the treasures held by the English monarchy comprising more than 100 objects estimated to be worth billions—with world-class security systems, including two-ton steel doors and bomb-proof glass. When the crown jewels are transported or moved, such as for a royal wedding or the recent coronation ceremony, they are guarded closely by elite, ex-military members at all times—with access restricted to only a few security-cleared individuals.

Posted December 08, 2022

Modern applications have increasingly leveraged Kubernetes as the "OS of the cloud" because of its ability to abstract the underlying cloud platform and coordinate the activities of multiple docker containers. Kubernetes does indeed radically simplify the deployment and administration of multi-service distributed applications. However, it has a significant learning curve, and maintaining a largescale Kubernetes cluster can be daunting.

Posted December 08, 2022

Readers of this column sometimes ask me questions about databases and database administration, which I welcome. And at times I will take the opportunity to answer particularly intriguing questions in print. One intriguing question I have been asked more than once is: "What metrics and measurements are useful for managing how effective your DBA group is?"

Posted December 08, 2022

Often data is categorized into very high-level groupings of structured or unstructured. Generally, structured data is considered data that conforms to an easily identifiable pattern and as part of this conforming, that data may be easily loaded into a relational database table "as is." Examples of this might be fixed-format files, or comma-separated files having an agreed upon pattern to each record within it. Unstructured data supposedly cannot be loaded "as is" into a relational table. Unstructured data is, by name, lacking an identifiable structure to make sense of the data, right? Not exactly.

Posted December 08, 2022

Cybersecurity and threat detection continues to be top of mind moving into 2023. Data breaches and the capture of sensitive information remain concerns for organizations large and small. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead as companies seek the best resources to secure data and thwart bad actors.

Posted December 07, 2022

DH2i, provider of multi-platform software-defined perimeter (SDP) and smart high availability (HA) clustering software for Windows and Linux, is announcing general availability of DxEnterprise (DxE) version 22. This launch, with its new container sidecar, allows application-level HA clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes (K8s).

Posted December 07, 2022

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