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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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EnterpriseDB (EDB), the accelerator of Postgres in the enterprise, is launching EDB Postgres Distributed (PGD) 5.0, introducing extreme high availability for PostgreSQL—up to 99.999%+ availability via active-active technology, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2023

Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider, is releasing its Multi-Tenant Cloud (MTC), a powerful virtual data center solution providing the ability to deploy virtual machines, virtual appliances, and other services in a multi-tenant environment using a consumption-based billing model. According to the company, Aptum's MTC was designed with today's businesses' needs in mind, regardless of their size.

Posted March 01, 2023

It's time to submit nominations 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 users. The nominations period has been extended through Wednesday, March 15, 2023, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted March 01, 2023

Digital Realty, a provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it will offer connectivity to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect point-of-presence (PoP) within the newly launched Oracle Cloud Chicago Region.

Posted March 01, 2023

Observability by definition is a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of its external outputs. In other words, a system's behavior is determined from its outputs—information obtained by certain measures. Though observability as a term has been used for many years, the modern understanding originates in software observability, which is the ability to collect data about program execution, internal states of modules, and communication between components.

Posted March 01, 2023

DBTA held a webinar, "Rethinking Data Management for Microservices and Cloud-Native Apps," to highlight a variety of modern data management approaches that will accommodate the world of cloud-native applications that form today's data-driven businesses.

Posted February 27, 2023

SolarWinds, a provider of secure IT management software, is expanding the global reach of its full-stack, software as a service (SaaS) SolarWinds Observability solution with the opening of a new data center in Europe. Located in Germany, the data center will allow more Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to access SolarWinds Observability so they can manage highly complex hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments.

Posted February 27, 2023

IBM announced that it is committed to continuing to strategically invest in three operating environments on IBM Power: AIX, IBM i, and Linux. For example, IBM just rolled out the availability of Hyper Protect Crypto Services for AIX and Linux on Power Virtual Server.

Posted February 27, 2023

IBM Security released its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, reporting that while ransomware's share of incidents declined only slightly (4%) from 2021 to 2022, defenders were more successful detecting and preventing ransomware. Despite this, attackers continued to innovate with the report showing the average time to complete a ransomware attack dropped from 2 months down to less than 4 days.

Posted February 27, 2023

A recent report by IBM found that workers are having difficulties pursuing roles related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across different industries. At the same time, online training and digital credentials are emerging as a recognized pathway to opportunity as respondents plan to seek new jobs in the year ahead.

Posted February 27, 2023

OneStream, the provider of corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, is launching new capabilities for Sensible ML, the time series ML solution for improving forecasting accuracy and efficiency.

Posted February 23, 2023

Baffle, Inc. is releasing Baffle Multi-Tenant Data Security, making SaaS applications and their underlying databases even easier to protect with record-level encryption. According to the company, this solution ensures that any SaaS provider meets the most stringent privacy regulations and gives their customers complete protection and control of their data. As a result, the SaaS vendor gains a competitive advantage and the ability to monetize enhanced data security.

Posted February 23, 2023

Acceldata, the data observability company, is announcing its $50 million Series C funding, led by March Capital, with participation from Sanabil Investments, Industry Ventures, and Insight Partners.

Posted February 23, 2023

Next Pathway Inc., the automated cloud migration company, is announcing SHIFT Cloud's SaaS offering on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, extending its automatic code translation product reach.

Posted February 23, 2023

Discussing their data mesh strategies in DBTA's webinar, "The Road to Data Mesh: BlaBlaCar's Journey to Self-Serve Data Analytics," experts at BlaBlaCar, moderated by Neil Gleeson, customer success at Monte Carlo, explained how they crafted their data mesh to be conducive to both reliability and domain-oriented data ownership, while focusing on their organizational use cases and knowledge needs.

Posted February 22, 2023

SAP is releasing the SAP Signavio Process Explorer solution, offering the organization and centralization of collective knowledge from thousands of transformation projects delivered by SAP and its partner ecosystem. According to SAP, customers will be able to execute more quickly and with greater confidence by referencing more than 7,000 process models, capability maps for 20 business domains, value accelerators for 13 industries with more to come, and process metrics and product recommendations.

Posted February 22, 2023

SAP and Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is expanding their partnership to significantly increase SAP's use of and support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This collaboration aims to enhance intelligent business operations, support cloud transformation across industries, and drive holistic IT innovation, according to the vendors.

Posted February 22, 2023

In 2023, companies will live and die by their data strategies. Massive increases in information generation, the cloud, and innovative technologies will be top of mind for database managers, all while an uncertain economy continually threatens budgets. For companies to build and maintain exciting applications that customers love while increasing the bottom line, they need to plan, adapt, and execute effective strategies for their data and databases.

Posted February 22, 2023

Coalesce.io, the data transformation company, is announcing its extended partnership efforts with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, through its participation in the Snowflake Partner Connect program.

Posted February 21, 2023

Code Climate, the engineering management platform, is unveiling new DORA metrics, built for accuracy, now integrated within the enterprise's Velocity Analytics module.

Posted February 21, 2023

A short treatise on three mistakes organizations commonly make when designing or extending governance programs. Loosely inspired by discussions about (but not written by) ChatGPT. Decision rights—who needs to make what decisions—are the crux of governance. Success is not determined by the seniority of your governance council(s) or how many data stewards you have. Successful governance hinges on understanding how decisions are effectively made and made effective.

Posted February 16, 2023

Veza, the authorization platform for identity-first security, is launching an access permissions integration with GitHub to enhance security enterprise IP.

Posted February 14, 2023

Siren, provider of the Investigative Intelligence Platform, is announcing its recent strategic partnership with DarkOwl, a threat intelligence company specializing in dark web data.

Posted February 14, 2023

Torii, creator of the distributed SaaS Management Platform (SMP), is launching a series of advancements that invites collaborative, streamlined SaaS management while reducing financial drains in licensing and other application costs.

Posted February 13, 2023

DBTA recently held a webinar, "Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2023," to discuss the new technologies and approaches for cultivating an excelsior data architecture that holistically addresses the myriad of modern data architecture needs.

Posted February 13, 2023

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is unveiling the latest updates to its platform targeted toward increasing performance speeds while simultaneously making data more easily consumable, accessible, and discoverable.

Posted February 13, 2023

Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in core, edge, and multi-cloud network infrastructure, announced the close of a fresh financing round that brings $50 million in total capital raised since the last venture financing round. The new funds will be used to grow Arrcus' global go-to-market presence, in addition to strengthening engineering and R&D talent.

Posted February 13, 2023

DBTA held a webinar, "Building a Next-Generation Data Architecture: Key Capabilities and Strategies," to uncover the ways in which IT decision-makers and data processionals pilot their data architectures to best maintain a market edge in the thick of infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 09, 2023

It's time to submit nominations 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 users.

Posted February 09, 2023

Cloudian, provider of data management software for the hybrid cloud, is announcing availability of its Cloudian HyperStore for AWS Outposts servers on the AWS Marketplace.

Posted February 08, 2023

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

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