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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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Accenture is acquiring Clarity Insights, a U.S.-based data consultancy with deep data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) expertise. The acquisition will add nearly 350 employees, along with a strong portfolio of accelerators, which can help organizations more quickly realize value from their data, to Accenture's Applied Intelligence business. These additions will further equip clients with leading capabilities to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI, analytics, and automation solutions.

Posted December 13, 2019

Dynatrace announced the company has created Keptn, an open source pluggable control plane to advance the industry movement toward autonomous clouds. Keptn provides the automation and orchestration of the processes and tools needed for continuous delivery and automated operations for cloud native environments.

Posted December 12, 2019

dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). Achieving APN Advanced Technology Partner status is recognition of dotData's ability to deliver data science automation and machine learning (ML) automation on AWS.

Posted December 12, 2019

Google Cloud has developed a new software service that helps organizations accomplish large-scale, online data transfers. The goal is to help take the complexity out of data transfers and move data faster than existing online tools like gsutil. "In migrating to the cloud, enterprises can realize the full value of their data—building new apps and experiences faster and accessing analytics and machine learning solutions to generate new insights," Ash Ahluwalia, product manager at Google Cloud, told 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted December 12, 2019

GigaSpaces, the provider of Insight Edge, is releasing GigaSpaces Version 15.0, including updates to the InsightEdge Platform and XAP, to operationalize and optimize machine learning. GigaSpaces Version 15.0 powers machine learning operations (MLOps) initiatives, helping enterprises maximize the business value derived from big data.

Posted December 11, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has acquired VividCortex, a provider of SaaS-delivered database performance management with an emphasis on databases commonly used in cloud-native applications designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. SolarWinds plans to add the VividCortex product to its IT operations management portfolio beginning in Q4 2019. The SaaS-based offering will complement SolarWinds' Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), an on-premise and cloud-deployed product.

Posted December 11, 2019

Oracle OpenWorld, which has for many years been held in San Francisco during the month of September or October, is moving to Las Vegas. "Oracle is excited to offer a modern, state-of-the-art experience for attendees at Oracle OpenWorld and Code One 2020 in Las Vegas," an Oracle spokesperson said in a written statement. "The city and its vast amenities are tailor-made for hosting large-scale events, and we look forward to bringing the industry's most comprehensive technology and developer conference to America's premier hospitality destination."

Posted December 11, 2019

Compuware has announced the findings of a global survey of 400 IT leaders, which reveals that manual testing practices, still in widespread use, are one of the biggest challenges large organizations face as they attempt to accelerate digital innovation. The survey examined the processes that organizations have in place to deliver innovation on the mainframe as quickly as in their distributed environments—which are highly reliant on the mainframe.

Posted December 09, 2019

IBM mainframe customers would prefer a single unified authentication system that lets users securely access both mainframe and non-mainframe applications, a new survey suggests. The research finds that this would encourage more mainframe customers to move away from relying solely on passwords in favor of stronger protection such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). Mainframe professionals also recognize that it is easier and more cost effective to deploy the same MFA solution across mainframe and other environments such as Microsoft Windows.

Posted December 09, 2019

Syncsort has completed the acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software and data business, creating a data management software company with more than 11,000 enterprise customers, $600 million in revenue and 2,000 employees worldwide. The combined portfolio brings together capabilities in location intelligence, data enrichment, customer information management and engagement solutions with data integration and optimization software.

Posted December 09, 2019

Sixgill, LLC, a provider of data automation and authenticity products and services, is offering Sixgill Integrity 1.0 for blockchain-enforced data authenticity. Sixgill Integrity fulfills the critical enterprise need for end-to-end, real-time data authenticity assurance with robust capabilities to monitor and guarantee the veracity of any data stream, including today's sensors emitting time-series data in any form.

Posted December 09, 2019

Oracle has announced that Oracle Cloud has joined the IO500. "Our HPC file server solution opens up tremendous opportunities for manufacturing, energy, and other R&D-heavy customers," said Vinay Kumar, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. "Customers can tackle their toughest workloads at some of the best price-performance ratios in the market."

Posted December 04, 2019

Banzai Cloud, a cloud software startup, is releasing a secure application platform, Pipeline 2.0, now integrated with Cloud Fusion. Pipeline 2.0 is a hybrid multi-cloud application platform based on Cloud Native technologies that provides a productive foundation for containerized application deployment as well as integrated solutions for Day One and Day Two operations.

Posted December 04, 2019

Syniti, a global data management solution provider, is releasing the Syniti Data Replication 9.6 software solution, a flexible platform that provides fast up-to-the-minute data replication with real-time change data capture. Available on-premise or in the cloud, Syniti Data Replication enables successful management of data growth, faster synchronization and integration, and analysis of data. 

Posted December 04, 2019

KALEAO is rebranding itself as Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM server architecture designed to power the next generation of sustainable data centers. In addition to the rebrand, the company has closed a $4.5 million pre-Series A funding round led by Seraphim Capital. The new funding will be used to bring to market the only server designed to give hyperscale performance with ten times the density of today's Intel-based servers.

Posted December 03, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching GreenLake Central, an edge-to-cloud portfolio as-a-service that provides customers with a consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data. Building on the momentum of HPE GreenLake, HPE's IT as-a-Service offering, HPE GreenLake Central gives customers a simple, unified, digital experience across public and private clouds, the data center and edge workloads.

Posted December 03, 2019

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is releasing Matillion Data Loader, a free Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data integration solution that empowers data analytics professionals and business users to load and migrate data.

Posted December 03, 2019

Researchers at Google recently announced they had achieved "quantum supremacy" by performing a non-trivial computation on a quantum computer that decisively outperformed a "classical" computer performing the same task. Although IBM disputed some details of the achievement, this announcement will probably stand as a milestone in the development of quantum computing technology. In minutes Google's quantum computer performed the calculation that would have taken most traditional computers thousands of years.

Posted December 01, 2019

Think about the last time you filled out a paper form and contrast that with how many times you've filled out forms online. We live in an era where everything is digital. Forms are online, every click is captured, and even personal lives are documented on social media. The first wave of digitization led to more BI and better data-driven decisions. But, as we head into 2020, the focus has shifted from BI to operational analytics. Traditional BI was focused on enabling executives to make decisions using historical data. It was accelerated by technologies such as Hadoop, which were built for scale but could not deliver results.

Posted December 01, 2019

Zumasys is continuing to see interest in the MultiValue space as its latest endeavor, revealed in the spring, attracts young developers. This past spring, Zumasys introduced a new open website for the PICK MultiValue industry that is designed to help companies train young developers.

Posted December 01, 2019

Zumasys is introducing jBASE 5.7.4, now including object-oriented programming, JSON support, enhanced security, and more. Object and JSON support updates allow users to parse JSON strings into a jBASE, debug applications quicker, and enhance support application with Dynamic Objects.

Posted December 01, 2019

Whether you are reading the news, going to the store, dealing with customer service or sending a package, it has become apparent that AI is becoming part of our daily lives. We can see this on more of a macro level with the automotive industry and its adoption of AI to improve the overall driving experience, as well as the healthcare industry as it uses the technology to automate the process of identifying and ultimately diagnosing high-risk patient groups. Even the agriculture industry is taking advantage of AI to improve operating efficiency and assist with the automation of essential farming processes.

Posted December 01, 2019

Weaveworks is partnering with Intuit to create Argo Flux, an open source project to drive GitOps application delivery for Kubernetes via an industry-wide community. Argo Flux combines the Argo CD project led by Intuit with the Flux CD project driven by Weaveworks, two well known open source tools with strong community support.

Posted November 27, 2019

ServerFarm, a data center developer and operator, is joining the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, connecting service providers and enterprises with AI-ready facilities.

Posted November 27, 2019

Confluent is unveiling ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka, reducing the complexity for developers looking to build real-world stream processing applications.

Posted November 25, 2019

IBM has announced Cloud Pak for Security, featuring innovations to connect with any security tool, cloud or on-premise system, without moving data from its original source. The new platform includes open source technology for hunting threats, automation capabilities to help speed response to cyberattacks, and the ability to run in any environment.

Posted November 25, 2019

Dynatrace has doubled the capacity of a Dynatrace cluster, now scaling to 50k hosts while maintaining system performance. In addition, Dynatrace now supports the clustering of clusters, including cross-cluster distributed tracing, analytics and management to deliver AI-powered observability, automation and intelligence for customers operating even the largest multi-cloud environments.

Posted November 25, 2019

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, has introduced an intelligence-enriched, integrated IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Operations Management (ITOM) platform with BMC Helix. Building on cognitive service management (CSM) capabilities, BMC Helix now includes both ITSM and ITOM capabilities, enabling organizations to proactively and predictively discover, monitor, optimize, remediate, and deliver an omni-channel service experience for IT and line-of-business.

Posted November 25, 2019

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is partnering with Tableau Software, a leading analytics platform, to provide businesses with access to accurate, secure, real-time data.

Posted November 25, 2019

HyScale is making its app delivery automation tool open-source for development teams looking to deploy to Kubernetes. The open-source move underlines HyScale's commitment to the app development community that wants to adopt Kubernetes but has to follow a script-heavy, error-prone deployment process.

Posted November 21, 2019

SAP is adding a Cyber Fusion Center to its headquarters, enabling the company to invest and innovate in new security functions. The center will serve as a hub for new cyber defense capabilities for the company and bring new security functions like analytics, defensive automation, cyber intelligence and cloud security to better assist SAP and its customers against security threats.

Posted November 20, 2019

SAP and Accenture are co-innovating and co-developing the new SAP Cloud for Utilities solution to help companies more effectively manage business processes and customer experiences. The initiative aims to elevate energy transition and customer experiences, helping companies quickly adapt and thrive in changing times.

Posted November 20, 2019

SAP is releasing the latest version of S/4HANA that includes new integrations, better product design, and more. With the 1911 release, an initial integration is delivered between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics). With this integration, SAP now becomes an experience management-driven company as we allow selected customers to share their SAP S/4HANA cloud software experience with SAP.

Posted November 20, 2019

SnapLogic, provider of an integration platform, is introducing a new integration with SAP that aims to help enterprises quickly and easily ingest, prepare, and deliver data from hundreds of applications and data sources into the new SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution.

Posted November 20, 2019

Kinetica's Active Analytics Platform now incorporates NVIDIA RAPIDS, a GPU-acceleration boost for machine learning, to deliver precision business predictions across the entire enterprise. The platform can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud via a broad ecosystem, including strategic partners such as NVIDIA, Dell Technologies, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted November 20, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced the HPE Container Platform, an enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based container platform designed for both cloud-native applications and monolithic applications with persistent storage. With the HPE Container Platform, the company says, enterprise customers can accelerate application development for new and existing apps—running on bare-metal or virtualized infrastructure, on any public cloud, and at the edge.

Posted November 18, 2019

FilesAnywhere is releasing Global Compliance File Server, providing secure global file sharing as the company continues to help businesses meet growing data storage compliance requirements in regions around the world. The new data storage solution ensures organizations are GDPR and CCPA ready. Companies can select international regions to store their cloud data securely, while connecting locally with users in Europe, Asia, Canada, the Middle East, Australia, and all major countries.

Posted November 14, 2019

Neo4j, a provider of graph database service, is releasing Neo4j Aura, a fully-managed native graph database as a service. Neo4j Aura lets users take advantage of a graph database via a frictionless service in the cloud. Neo4j Aura is the ideal database as a service for understanding how people, processes, locations and systems are interrelated, according to the vendor

Posted November 12, 2019

Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, is providing a range of cloud offerings and integrations with the latest Alluxio version 2.1, as well as strengthening of partnerships with Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.

Posted November 11, 2019

Redgate is releasing a major upgrade for its popular tool, SQL Prompt, helping developers increase the speed and quality of their SQL coding and take advantage of the most recent improvements in SQL Server.

Posted November 11, 2019

Fastly's Compute@Edge gives developers the freedom to push complex logic closer to end users, and reduces the time to innovate by allowing developers to focus on strategy that drives their companies forward.

Posted November 11, 2019

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) software, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carbonite, a provider of cloud-based subscription data protection, backup, disaster recovery and end-point security solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses and consumers. "Cloud platforms and secured, smart end-points are essential information management technologies as businesses transform into Industry 4.0," said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO.

Posted November 11, 2019

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