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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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Datorios, a developer of real-time technology for Apache Flink, is announcing the immediate availability of the Datorios data observability platform—the solution that lets you build, troubleshoot, and deploy data applications faster—for Apache Flink. This latest offering grants greater transparency and insights into stream data processing for Flink pipelines, simplifying the way enterprises manage and audit real-time AI behavior.

Posted April 24, 2024

AI talent is in high demand; AI reveals brain oscillations for memory and disease; AI may allow us to talk to whales; AI can help plan meals and other tasks; an AI platform for dentistry just raised $53 million. That was the tip of the AI news iceberg—in one day. Has technology ever garnered so much interest, so widely, so fast? Amid the hype lies the incalculable promise of AI—and the fear of getting left behind by competitors that figure it out first. It's no wonder that organizations are rushing to implement AI, ready or not. The trouble is, many are not ready.

Posted April 24, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is adding a passphrase generator to Keeper Web Vault—with support on mobile and for the browser extension coming soon—along with an update to the existing password generator to provide users with new options to meet specific password requirements.

Posted April 23, 2024

It's time to 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, the readers. The voting period will be open through Monday, June 3.

Posted April 22, 2024

IBM unveiled its new Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Montreal, Quebec, designed to help clients address their evolving regulatory requirements and leverage technology such as generative AI with a secured, enterprise cloud platform. Building on the opening of IBM Cloud's Toronto MZR in 2021 and existing data centers in Montreal, the opening of the new Montreal MZR is planned for the first half of 2025.

Posted April 22, 2024

OmniOn Power is expanding its Edge data center power architecture (Edge) with a new three-phase, 200/208/240-volt (V) low-line version to help address the power demands of data center companies around the world. Combined with the company's 480V Edge power architecture, OmniOn can now provide a comprehensive offering for global data center companies, regardless of region or available AC utility power feed. 

Posted April 22, 2024

Cisco, the leader in security and networking, revealed a new approach to securing data centers and clouds in response to the increasing demands the AI revolution has put on IT infrastructure—introducing Cisco Hypershield. According to the company, with this unprecedented innovation, Cisco is tipping the scales in favor of defenders, building on its recent announcements to accelerate AI infrastructure with Cisco's ethernet switching, silicon, and compute portfolio.

Posted April 22, 2024

CIQ, the company building the next generation of software infrastructure for enterprises, is releasing fully supported, upstream stable kernels for Rocky Linux via the CIQ Enterprise Linux Platform—providing enhanced performance, hardware compatibility, and security. The new offering from CIQ was built to meet the ultra-high performance, compatibility, and security needs of the most advanced customers, and is now available to everyone.

Posted April 22, 2024

SolarWinds, the provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, is debuting an innovative consultative offering designed to empower organizations to achieve successful IT service management (ITSM) without the IT complexity. As a free online evaluation and assessment tool, the SolarWinds ITSM Maturity Model aims to simplify the process of day-to-day IT operations by supplying enterprises with the necessary information to understand, evaluate, and advance their technical strategies.

Posted April 19, 2024

Digital Equipment Corporation, known as DEC; Peoplesoft; Sun; and now VMware all have something dark in common. At one point, they were all great American companies leading the path toward innovation in the Six Cities of Silicon Valley. They were magnificent leaders in computing innovation, each at different stages of the evolution of Silicon Valley-based technology.

Posted April 18, 2024

Hazelcast, Inc., the company that enables instant action on all data, is announcing the latest iteration of its unified real-time data platform, aiming to empower organizations to rise above workload complexity in the age of AI with unparalleled consistency, performance, and scale. To enable enterprises to move past the "Day 2 problem"—or the data-related challenges the surface after AI model design—Hazelcast Platform 5.4 offers three core innovations: the advanced CP subsystem, the thread-per-core (TPC) architecture, and tiered storage.

Posted April 17, 2024

Innovation in the big data and analytics space continues to blossom, with more companies than ever before riding the high of generative AI. Along with the myriad possibilities of this new sphere of artificial intelligence comes some questions and concerns. Startups are emerging to address challenges and leverage opportunities this new area may bring. Here are 30 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2024.

Posted April 17, 2024

Oracle NetSuite is introducing a series of new product innovations to help businesses in the U.K. optimize finance processes, expand insights, and increase efficiency. The latest updates for customers in the U.K. include new generative AI, enterprise performance management (EPM) and e-invoicing capabilities, and the ability to combine insights from multiple NetSuite instances into a single NetSuite Analytics Warehouse environment.

Posted April 17, 2024

LimaCharlie, creator of the Security Operations (SecOps) Cloud Platform, is offering a new bi-directional integration platform enhancement, allowing for two-way data flows that streamline detection and response processes while eliminating reliance on third-party automation applications.

Posted April 12, 2024

David Loshin, principal consultant at Knowledge Integrity and James Goodfellow, director of product marketing at Progress joined DBTA's webinar, 6 Challenges of Managing Information in a Modernized Hybrid Data Architecture to explore several major roadblocks that enterprises should consider when adapting to a hybrid data landscape and architecture.

Posted April 12, 2024

vFunction, a pioneer of AI-driven architectural observability (AO), is unveiling new features for its Architectural Observability Platform that center its focus on aiding software architects and engineers to manage their technical costs and enhance their engineering velocity. With digital transformation pushing enterprises further and further into technical debt, business domain-based prioritization capabilities and a new integration with OpenRewrite aims to alleviate these mounting pressures.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data insights have never been more vital to business operations than they are today. Line-of-business (LOB) teams rely on data insights to drive sustainable growth, lead business operations, and understand cus­tomer behaviors and needs. The growing demand for data analytics has spurred a flourishing $31 billion-plus industry of established and emerging tech companies—but is the data analytics tech stack working for enterprises? Despite years of investment and effort, research indicates that 95% of businesses still strug­gle with operational challenges around data and analytics, leaving only 5% with the competitive advantage data-driven decision making delivers.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data management needs AI and machine learning (ML), and, just as important, AI/ML needs data management. As of now, the two are connected, with the path to suc­cessful AI "intrinsically linked to modern data manage­ment practices," said Dan Soceanu, senior product manager for AI and data management at SAS. Blazing this path requires "pri­oritizing data quality, accessibility, and governance."

Posted April 11, 2024

The market is saturated with thousands of purpose-built database systems. This creates too much noise for analysts and scientists dealing with vital data problems across numerous important application domains: genomics, geospatial, and more. To solve this problem, Stavros Papadopoulos, founder and CEO at TileDB, Inc., is introducing the concept of a universal database, which had heretofore been a missed opportunity in the database community.

Posted April 08, 2024

Microsoft and OpenAI are working on plans for a data center project that could cost as much as $100 billion, along with including an artificial intelligence supercomputer called "Stargate" set to launch in 2028, The Information reported. The report said that Microsoft would likely finance the project, which is expected to be 100 times more costly than some of the biggest existing data centers.

Posted April 08, 2024

Cisco and a group of eight leading companies including Accenture, Eightfold, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, as well as six advisors are launching the AI-Enabled Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Workforce Consortium—focused on upskilling and reskilling roles most likely to be impacted by AI.

Posted April 08, 2024

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is launching Open Source Essentials, a certificate and education program targeting the fundamental knowledge open source professionals should have. The learning objectives are designed to cover all major domains that affect Open Source. They include software fundamentals, open source software licenses, open content licenses, open source business models, and project management as well as collaboration and communication.

Posted April 08, 2024

LightEdge, a leading provider of secure cloud and colocation, is acquiring Connectria, a provider of multi-cloud infrastructure and managed hosting solutions, adding six data center locations to LightEdge's existing footprint of 12 highly interconnected facilities across eight U.S. markets.

Posted April 08, 2024

CData Software, a leading provider of data connectivity solutions, is announcing its acquisition of Data Virtuality, a global provider of data integration and management solutions. This integration bolsters CData's data management capabilities, now delivering to its customers the ability to support large-scale data virtualization projects.

Posted April 05, 2024

To investigate the knowledge and tools needed to develop strong, distributed applications with PostgreSQL, Phillip Merrick, co-founder and CEO at pgEdge, and Curtis Myzie, head of cloud engineering at pgEdge, joined DBTA's webinar, Rapid Deployment of Globally Distributed PostgreSQL for Low Latency and Unbeatable Availability, offering webinar viewers an in-depth foray into the world of distributed PostgreSQL.

Posted April 04, 2024

Anais Dotis-Georgiou, lead developer advocate at InfluxData, joined DBTA's webinar, Infrastructure Monitoring Basics with Telegraf, Grafana, and InfluxDB, to provide a comprehensive understanding of infrastructure monitoring, as well as how Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana can be used in tandem to meet modern monitoring needs.

Posted April 03, 2024

As disheartening as it may sound to new graduates, even when you leave school never to return, you still must continue to learn. There are always new tasks to comprehend, and new tools to drive. And when one serves as a data modeler, one is always going to be exposed to new data. Fortunately, if one has a good foundation, acquainting with new data can be easily managed. Every new conceptual or logical data model is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding about another subject area within an organization.

Posted April 03, 2024

Jason Tolbert, senior director, strategic alliances (Microsoft) at Informatica, and Pavan Lakkala, principal program manager at Microsoft, joined DBTA's webinar, Revolutionizing Cloud Data Management for the era of AI, to explore how combining the Microsoft Fabric with Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) can empower enterprises to solve critical, modern data challenges and accelerate their AI and analytics initiatives.

Posted April 02, 2024

Matan Libis, VP of product at SQream, Ashwin Rajeeva, co-founder and CTO at Acceldata, and Preeti Kodikal, director of product marketing at Acceldata, joined DBTA's webinar, Building a Next-Generation Data Architecture: Key Capabilities and Strategies, to examine the ways that designing, implementing, integrating, and managing the systems that collect, store, process, and analyze data will successfully support the latest technologies that aim to bring your business to the next level.

Posted March 29, 2024

VMware by Broadcom experts joined DBTA's webinar, The Value of VMware Cloud Foundation as the Universal Workload Platform, to examine the various nuances that position VCF as the premiere platform for modernization that combines the powers of several elements: vSphere, NSX, vSAN, and Aria.

Posted March 28, 2024

The 11th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 7, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now until April 5. At Data Summit 2024, you'll hear the innovative approaches the world's leading companies are taking to solve today's key challenges in data management. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2024 has something for you!

Posted March 28, 2024

DBOS, Inc., the developer of a prominent cloud-native operating system, is debuting its first product offering on the heels of its seed funding results led by Engine Ventures and Construct Capital, with participation from Sinewave and GutBrain Ventures. Backed by $8.5 million in funding, DBOS is releasing DBOS Cloud, a solution born from the idea of building database-oriented infrastructure in the cloud.

Posted March 28, 2024

IBM is augmenting IBM Power with IBM Power Virtual Server, helping enterprises by providing a flexible, scalable, and secured platform to run mission-critical workloads, including AI, that extends on-premises environments to the cloud. With a flexible-as-a-service offering, IBM is helping clients with frictionless workload migration and modernization from on-premises to the cloud. This is possible because of architectural parity between IBM Power and IBM Cloud that helps our clients achieve growth while adopting innovative AI and hybrid cloud technologies.

Posted March 25, 2024

IBM is acquiring Pliant, a leading provider of network and IT infrastructure automation products, adding essential capabilities to automate network and IT infrastructure tasks and abstract these functions to the application layer. These optimizations include infrastructure resource provisioning and management, traffic management, and configuration management for both traditional network and IT infrastructure and public clouds.

Posted March 25, 2024

VIRTEL, innovator in mainframe 3270 access and user interface modernization technologies for over 30 years, is releasing Virtel Web Suite version 4.62, adding features inspired by customer requests. Virtel Web Suite v4.62 is both a roll-up of all software maintenance since v4.61 and the addition of many customer-driven enhancements to security, system administration, performance and mainframe-to-mainframe connectivity.

Posted March 25, 2024

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, and Cloudflare, Inc., a leading connectivity cloud company, are extending their partnership, forming the Global Strategic Alliance to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.

Posted March 25, 2024

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is adding network incident detection and response tools to the Cato SASE Cloud platform, enabling advanced AI algorithms instantly identify outages in customer networks and conduct root cause analysis. With Network Stories for Cato XDR, NOC and SOC teams now have a common platform for improved collaboration and channel partners can quickly bring NOC-as-a-service (NOCaaS) offerings to market, according to the company.

Posted March 21, 2024

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is debuting LLM Cost Guard, a new component of the Dataiku LLM Mesh designed to enable enterprises to monitor and understand their generative AI (GenAI) and large language model (LLM) expenses. As more and more organizations push for GenAI and LLM implementation, LLM Cost Guard will empower these entities to better comprehend their AI spend at a fine-grained level, according to the company.

Posted March 14, 2024

Selector AI, the provider of network-aware AIOps, observability, and multi-domain analytics, is debuting its Spring 2024 release, introducing a variety of innovative technologies designed to enable enterprises to truly understand and take action on their telemetry from a single, streamlined pane of glass, according to the company.

Posted March 13, 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 March 13, 2024

DC BLOX, a premier provider of secure and reliable data centers and fiber network solutions throughout the Southeast, announced the completed expansion of its Birmingham, Alabama data center. This expansion entails a new data hall design, tailored to meet the burgeoning demand for High-Performance Compute (HPC) applications, and marks a significant milestone in DC BLOX's commitment to foster technological growth and innovation in Birmingham and the surrounding region, according to the company.

Posted March 11, 2024

IBM debuted the Mainframe Skills Council during this week's SHARE conference in Orlando, providing a forum where global organizations will foster a skilled, diverse, sustainable workforce for the mainframe platform. In addition to IBM, the council includes organizations spanning IBM clients, IBM partners, academia, user groups, non-profits, and open communities that will collaborate to implement mainframe skills development solutions.

Posted March 11, 2024

To help clients counter threats with earlier and more accurate detection, IBM is announcing new AI-enhanced versions of the IBM FlashCore Module technology available inside new IBM Storage FlashSystem products and a new version of IBM Storage Defender software. These features will help organizations improve their ability to detect and respond to ransomware and other cyberattacks that threaten their data, according to IBM.

Posted March 11, 2024

John O'Brien, principal advisor and industry analyst at Radiant Advisors, and Abhilash Mula, senior manager of product management at Informatica, joined DBTA's webinar, Mastering Generative AI With Intelligent Data Engineering, to explore how to best support GenAI and LLM projects with cost-efficient, precise, and effortless data engineering practices.

Posted March 07, 2024

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