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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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IBM has announced COBOL for Linux on x86 1.1, bringing IBM's COBOL compilation technologies and capabilities to the Linux on x86 environment. "COBOL for Linux on x86 1.1 is the latest addition to the IBM COBOL compiler family, which includes Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and COBOL for AIX. COBOL for Linux on x86 is a productive and powerful development environment for building and modernizing COBOL applications," IBM said.

Posted April 14, 2021

Kyndryl will be the name of the new, independent company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business, which is expected to occur by the end of 2021. Kyndryl will be headquartered in New York City. 

Posted April 12, 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 12, 2021

In an era of rapid digital transformation, companies that fail to effectively manage and leverage their data assets will find themselves falling behind. Speed, scalability and flexibility are critical tenets of modern data strategies and require technologies and processes that are responsive to the business.

Posted April 09, 2021

Cloud adoption is accelerating, alongside automation, offering companies a path to increase their database capabilities in ways not possible before. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility, and supporting new use cases are all key drivers. Moreover, since heterogeneity still rules the day at most enterprises, it's no surprise that hybrid, mult-icloud architectures are quickly becoming the go-to strategy.

Posted April 08, 2021

Astadia has announced the Migration Factory to automate the assessment and transformation of mainframe applications and databases, with the goal of more rapidly moving these applications to any of the popular cloud platforms. The combination of Astadia's re-platforming and refactoring capabilities offers a complete mainframe migration roadmap.

Posted April 07, 2021

Oracle has announced that it is launching the E4 platform based on third-generation AMD EPYC processors. The E4 platform includes both bare metal and flexible virtual machines (VMs). The announcement was made in an Oracle blog post by Rajan Panchapakesan, director of product management, OCI Compute.

Posted April 07, 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 06, 2021

The world changed over the last year. Future historians will complete their theses focusing on different quarters or even specific months of 2020. But one of the most overused cliches in thinking about this period of time has been the idea that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Let's consider sports in 2020. Major League Baseball had a 60-game season, the NBA finals were played in October, and cardboard cutouts took the place of fans in every sport. However, the Lakers won the NBA finals, the Dodgers won the World Series with the Yankees playing deep into the playoffs, and Tom Brady went to his 10th Super Bowl. The more things change …

Posted April 05, 2021

Since its emergence, many companies have made great strides with DevOps, advancing their development processes. However, for DevOps to continue transforming enterprises, it must evolve to address longstanding challenges, take advantage of new opportunities, and spread beyond its comfort zone.

Posted April 05, 2021

ASG Technologies, a provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, has unveiled new capabilities for its DevOps value stream management platform, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator 4.2. The release further enables infrastructure and operations and DevOps teams to visualize, orchestrate, and automate development and operational value streams spanning mainframe to cloud.

Posted April 05, 2021

The latest release of Red Hat Integration is now available and includes an expanded list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. The announcement was made in a Red Hat blog post.

Posted April 05, 2021

SunTec, a relationship-based pricing and billing company, has announced that its award-winning platform Xelerate is now available on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE, allowing large banks that host much of their applications and operational data on IBM Z to rapidly and non-intrusively enhance the capabilities of their legacy core systems, to deliver contextual and hyper-personalized customer experience and offerings.

Posted April 05, 2021

IBM has announced a series of new and updated capabilities for developers designed to deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline.

Posted April 05, 2021

The first step to defending against both privileged credential hijacking and insider threats is using role-based access control (RBAC). RBAC enables companies to grant privileges that are absolutely needed, and only for a specific time. However, not all RBAC is created equal and it's imperative to take security to the next level with functional access control (FAC).

Posted April 05, 2021

Conventional data management systems are fundamentally ill-suited for the world of data as it exists today. These systems, based with few exceptions on the relational data model, are broken because they integrate based on data location at the storage layer. While this approach worked reasonably well for the past 25 years, the world today has far too much data to use data location in storage as the basic lever.

Posted April 02, 2021

Data may be at the heart of all digital engagements, but most enterprises are still behind the curve when it comes to effectively identifying and managing it. That's the takeaway from the latest survey of 419 enterprise executives from BARC, which finds continuing challenges with identifying and surfacing the data assets needed to succeed in today's digital economy.

Posted April 02, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing several new offerings and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios.

Posted April 01, 2021

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, is releasing the publication of its annual "Data Storage Outlook" report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses, and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories.

Posted April 01, 2021

Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. and provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has partnered with Red Hat and Seagate Technology to deliver its DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The Penguin Computing DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage is built upon capacity and workload-optimized server and storage building blocks and software-defined storage technologies to provide a scale-out, data-resilient solution that can quickly grow with expanding data requirements.

Posted March 30, 2021

Astadia has announced the acquisition of Anubex, resulting in the combination of Astadia's Replatforming solutions and the Anubex Refactoring capabilities to offer a complete mainframe migration road map. Astadia says it now offers all solution sets required to enable organizations to migrate from any IBM Z Series or Unisys ClearPath platform to the cloud platform of their choice.

Posted March 30, 2021

Diamanti, the company that streamlines Kubernetes applications and data management for global enterprises, is offering support for the Diamanti Ultima data plane on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Diamanti Spektra 3.2, enabling users to unleash the full value of hybrid cloud Kubernetes on GCP.

Posted March 29, 2021

From hybrid and multicloud, to real-time analytics and AI, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's goals. Greater speed, flexibility and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities. DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Danny Sandwell, director of product marketing, erwin, Inc.; Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion; and Michael Distler, senior Director of Product Marketing, Qlik, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2021.

Posted March 26, 2021

Vertica and Dell EMC have announced the general availability of Vertica in Eon Mode for Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), delivering data-driven organizations more freedom to leverage cloud innovation for analytics. According to the companies, this combined predictive analytics offering gives data-driven organizations the ability to leverage cloud innovation for analytics wherever their data resides, supporting hybrid deployments and on-premises data center use cases.

Posted March 25, 2021

Sourcegraph, a provider of Universal Code Search, is introducing Batch Changes, a solution that allows enterprises to automate and track large-scale code changes across all repositories and code hosts. With Batch Changes, enterprises can now automate large-scale code refactors, security fixes, and migrations across thousands of repositories.

Posted March 24, 2021

Openprise, a provider of data orchestration solutions, is releasing Openprise App Factory, a solution that enables RevOps teams to quickly create custom applications to search, report, graph, edit, share, and load data without writing any code.

Posted March 23, 2021

Overcoming travel challenges, Data Summit Connect 2021, presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is a virtual event that will run May 11-12 and include provocative sessions, exhibits, and opportunities to network. In addition, preconference workshops will be held on May 10.

Posted March 22, 2021

Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, is introducing Magic WAN with Magic Firewall along with forming new strategic partnerships with major networking and data center providers as part of Cloudflare One, its cloud-based network-as-a-service solution.

Posted March 22, 2021

GT Software has formed a partnership with Denodo, through which it will serve as a technology partner for Denodo's customers, enabling them to connect to mainframe legacy non-relational data sources (IMS, VSAM, Sequential Files, Adabas, IDMS, and Datacom) as relational tables and combine them with Denodo's more than 150 data source adapters as a single logical database.

Posted March 22, 2021

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP), an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, has announced the addition of ASG Technologies, BMC Software, and High School Technical Services, as well as COBOL Check and ConzoleZ to its global community.

Posted March 22, 2021

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is being acquired by Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Clearlake") and TA Associates.

Posted March 22, 2021

Amplifi, a leading strategy and information management consultancy, is acquiring Comma Group, an award-winning London-based international management consultancy exclusively focused on connecting people and data to improve commercial results.

Posted March 19, 2021

BigPanda, Inc., a provider of Event Correlation and Automation solutions powered by AIOps, is releasing Automatic Incident Triage, a new platform component that significantly reduces the manual toil associated with the triage phase of incident management.

Posted March 18, 2021

EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, is releasing Edge Anywhere in response to heightened capacity requirements and custom location demands stemming from the pandemic. 

Posted March 17, 2021

Our new industrial era poses a paradox for every manufacturer. The increased revenues driven by high consumer demand often conceal the pressure felt on margins due to rising material costs and constant labor shortages. Consequently, many manufacturers seek supply-chain innovations to optimize their asset utilization, reduce production waste, minimize re-work, and produce reliable lead times. However, none of these efficiencies are possible without a modern data infrastructure.

Posted March 16, 2021

Datadobi, a provider of unstructured data management software, has added support for Azure Blob storage in DobiProtect 5.11. Using Datadobi, organizations can now maintain protection copies of their file data in Azure Blob Storage, to address the risk of data loss from cyberthreats, ransomware, accidental deletions, and software vulnerabilities.

Posted March 16, 2021

LoginID, a FIDO-certified authentication provider, is receiving $6 million in a round of seed funding to accelerate the adoption of passwordless security. LoginID's unique approach adds secure, FIDO-certified biometrics to any website, application or e-commerce, or banking brand.

Posted March 15, 2021

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to automate, accelerate, and simplify the migration of on-premises Hadoop analytics workloads to Snowflake's data platform.

Posted March 12, 2021

VMware has announced portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure, including new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 to help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready.

Posted March 09, 2021

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