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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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Redgate is releasing SQL Monitor 9.1, with new features including an expanded API to help fine-tune alerting through Microsoft PowerShell and a unique permissions function. These updates support tightened security and compliance by providing a drill-down view of who has access to monitored databases and servers, and their permissions level.

Posted September 05, 2019

In order to protect your organization, it is critical to watch over the elements that have been built, keep processes running, and be on top of change. Spend the time and resources necessary to properly maintain the solutions for which you are responsible. The amount spent in such endeavors will be less time than that spent trying to play catch up on too many changes after bad things have resulted.

Posted September 03, 2019

IBM plans to provide "quantum-safe" cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020. Additionally, IBM cryptographers have prototyped what the company calls the "world's first quantum computing-safe enterprise-class tape." At the current rate of progress in quantum computing, IBM says, it is expected that data protected by the asymmetric encryption methods used today may become insecure within the next 10-30 years. Acknowledging that this is a significant time away, IBM however cautions that data can be harvested today, stored, and decrypted in the future with a powerful enough quantum computer.

Posted September 03, 2019

SolarWinds has launched Discovery, an AI solution that produces real-time insights for IT pros to better manage hardware and software assets. The  SaaS-based solution provides organizations with a way to discover, map, and manage assets, and improve service delivery. 

Posted September 03, 2019

Expanding its commitment to open source, IBM announced at The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit that it will be contributing implementation rights to key technologies to the open community. IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation have also announced that OpenPOWER will move under the Linux Foundation, and will operate consistently with the Linux Foundation's open governance principles.

Posted September 03, 2019

The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, is announcing four new members: Phoenix Software, Syncsort, Western University, and Zoss Team LLC; and three new projects: Feilong, zorow, and TerseDecompress.

Posted September 03, 2019

It is well-known that data scientists spend about 90% of their time performing data logistics-related tasks. Anything that a data scientist can do to reduce it is a good use of their time, and a benefit to the organization as a whole. Enter RAPIDS—a data science framework offering support for executing an end-to-end data science pipeline entirely on the GPU.

Posted September 03, 2019

California-based BleuPelikan provides software products and services that revolve around Revelation Software to business and consumers. Launched in 2004, the company has focused on software for business transformation strategies that revitalize and invigorate companies since 2010.

Posted September 03, 2019

Solace is launching "Event Horizon," a program that will address the complex challenges around widespread adoption of event-driven architecture - essential for the future of IoT and mobile services. The initiative will deliver the first event management platform, support the developer community with training and thought leadership, form strategic partnerships with enterprise-scale market leaders. and contribute to open source development frameworks like AsyncAPI and Spring Cloud Stream.

Posted August 30, 2019

Naveego, a provider of cloud-first distributed data accuracy solutions, is introducing the next generation of its Complete Data Accuracy Platform, providing self-service Master Data Management (MDM) and Golden-Record-as-a-Service (GRaaS) for non-technical business users.

Posted August 29, 2019

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, is introducing Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis, popular open source relational and in-memory databases, respectively. These offerings eliminate the complexity involved in managing, scaling, and securing database infrastructure, and instead allow developers to focus on building apps.

Posted August 29, 2019

Signals from IoT-enabled devices represent an opportunity for organizations to better manage, interpret, and leverage data, and the organizations that have the ability to integrate device data into their business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions.

Posted August 29, 2019

Opsview, the company that unifies cloud and infrastructure monitoring, is releasing the Opsview Monitor Splunk Results Exporter, allowing users access to a new toolkit that easily and securely exports high volumes of event data in real time. Using Opsview event data, Splunk and other SIEMs are able to identify unusual activity for data breach detection and expose patterns of inefficient cloud resource usage to reveal opportunities for cost savings.

Posted August 28, 2019

Cloudian is releasing its HyperStore Xtreme object storage solution, powered by Seagate, this new platform offers storage density, scalability, and economics for private cloud infrastructures. HyperStore Xtreme combines Cloudian's fully S3-compatible object storage software with Seagate's newest high-density storage systems to deliver limitless scalability, real-time data access and industry-leading economics for large-scale private cloud buildouts.

Posted August 28, 2019

SAP and Discovery Health, a South African medical insurance administrator, are partnering to combine data-driven insights, insurance, and healthcare products with a customer-centric engagement platform to enable health insurance businesses to transform into intelligent healthcare enterprises.

Posted August 28, 2019

SAP is expanding its joint co-innovation project with insurance giant Swiss Re, which now provides software that goes beyond accounting to include simulation, forecasting and planning capabilities essential to support the business in financial analysis.

Posted August 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, will provide support for Liquibase 3.7, empowering millions of software professionals who use the open source project for managing database schema changes. Additionally, Datical is investing in strategic partnerships with database vendors including Cassandra, Cockroach Labs, Couchbase, and SAP HANA, among others, to increase community contribution.

Posted August 28, 2019

Zadara Storage is adding critical enhancements to its fully managed enterprise STaaS (storage-as-a-service) platform - including NVMe. With these new features, Zadara is removing barriers to the adoption of new technologies - and delivering significant economic benefits.

Posted August 27, 2019

Platform9, a provider of a SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, is receiving $25 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue expanding its global salesforce, product, and marketing teams, as well as continue delivering new capabilities for cloud-native hybrid cloud infrastructure management.

Posted August 27, 2019

Siren, an investigative intelligence platform, is releasing Siren 10.3, launching five new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities: entity resolution, deep learning-based predictive analytics and alerting, deep learning-based times series anomaly detection, real-time topic clustering for textual corpuses and associative model technology for dashboards ("Dashboards 360").

Posted August 27, 2019

VMware has introduced new and expanded cloud offerings to help customers meet the unique needs of traditional and modern applications. The offerings are intended to address the rise of hybrid cloud scenarios. According to VMware, nearly two-thirds of cloud buyers are seeking a cloud model that spans the data center, cloud, and edge, and increasingly, IT organizations are turning to hybrid cloud to deliver the optimal environment for all their applications.

Posted August 26, 2019

Datrium, a provider of a secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise, is introducing Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. Built on Datrium's popular workload orchestrator, ControlShift, this new SaaS solution provides the world's first production support of fully automated failover to the VMware Cloud on AWS based on snapshots held in AWS S3.

Posted August 26, 2019

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, is releasing ArangoDB 3.5, providing new features that allow its growing customer base to more easily query, secure, and search their data sets across multiple data models. ArangoDB 3.5 brings updates to both the Community Edition, which is fully open source under the Apache 2.0 license, as well as the Enterprise Edition, ArangoDB's commercial offering that includes features to help more easily secure and scale ArangoDB across an organization.

Posted August 26, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, is launching SolarWinds Discovery, a SaaS-based solution providing organizations with an accurate, powerful, and cost-effective way to discover, map, and manage their software and hardware assets, and improve their service delivery. 

Posted August 26, 2019

Databricks, a provider of unified analytics and original creators of Apache Spark, is boosting its Unified Analytics Platform with automation and augmentation throughout the machine learning lifecycle.

Posted August 20, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, is making enhancements to its web performance monitoring products, including releasing updates to both the SolarWinds Orion Platform-based Web Performance Monitor (WPM), now WPM 3.0, and its SaaS-based SolarWinds Pingdom solution.

Posted August 20, 2019

Rockset, a serverless search and analytics company, has announced the availability of real-time SQL on NoSQL data from Amazon DynamoDB. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their key-value and document database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, Internet of Things (IoT) and other applications that need low-latency data access at any scale.

Posted August 20, 2019

Toshiba Memory America, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corp., has announced the launch of a new Storage Class Memory (SCM) solution, XL-FLASH. Based on the company's BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology with 1-bit-per-cell SLC, Toshiba says the XL-FLASH offers low latency and high performance for data center and enterprise storage. Sample shipments will start in September, with mass production expected to begin in 2020.

Posted August 19, 2019

Dell EMC has announced DLm release 5.1 for synchronous tape replication between data centers, and Universal Data Consistency between tape and disk using the all-flash, PowerMax 8000. Additionally, Dell EMC is enhancing the long-term retention of tape using cloud-based physical tape replacement powered by Dell EMC Cloud Object Storage (ECS) to address the needs of organizations that want to stretch their tape to cover newer requirements, commit data to the cloud, or simply discontinue using physical tape.

Posted August 19, 2019

Franz Inc., an early adopter of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and provider of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graph Solutions, is now supporting Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification for validating graph-based data against a set of conditions.

Posted August 15, 2019

Melissa, a provider of global name, address, email, phone, and identity verification solutions is releasing Melissa KYC, a unified compliance tool set enabling businesses to verify the identity of their customers easily, securely, and conveniently.

Posted August 15, 2019

Alegion, the Gold Standard Data Labeling Platform for enterprise data science teams, has completed a $12 million Series A-2 round of funding, allowing the company to accelerate the integration of Active Learning and other strategic technologies into its Machine Learning Data Labeling Platform. This funding round was led by RHS Investments. 

Posted August 15, 2019

A relational database is a set of formally described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables. The standard user and application programming interface (API) of a relational database is the Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL statements are used both for interactive queries for information from a relational database and for gathering data for reports.

Posted August 14, 2019

Social media, the Internet of Things, demands for mobile access, and real-time insights are just some of the factors that have increased the pressure on organizations to change how data is managed. And as a result there have never been so many data management choices to deal with it all.

Posted August 14, 2019

With long downtimes simply unacceptable today, organizations seek solutions with capabilities such as the ability to manage backups seamlessly, manage and monitor backups, ensure data integrity, scale efficiently, restore quickly to any point in time, and provide security features to stay in compliance with local geographic and industry mandates.

Posted August 14, 2019

SnapLogic is releasing the August 2019 version of the SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform, delivering several new innovations that drive better productivity, deeper insights, and higher performance for customers. With this release, SnapLogic makes enterprise integration even faster and easier with new AI capabilities that recommend completed pipelines - from within the user's organization or from the SnapLogic Patterns Catalog - improving productivity and time-to-value for both citizen and expert integrators alike.

Posted August 14, 2019

Stardog, a provider of Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology, is releasing Stardog 7, including a new storage engine that is dramatically faster, providing between 10x and 20x improvement for write performance.

Posted August 14, 2019

Start-up Trinity Cyber is closing on $23 million in funding from top institutional investors led by Intel Capital, allowing the company to further invest in preventing cyberattacks.

Posted August 13, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is enhancing the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold platform, introducing network mapping and discovery, improved vCenter support, and enabling a new public REST API.

Posted August 13, 2019

Redgate Software is signing Grupo Babel to its Partner roster to help customers in the region adopt its database DevOps solutions. Based in Costa Rica, Grupo Babel joins a worldwide network of Redgate Partners, all of whom are chosen for their expertise and skills in helping customers get more value out of their IT infrastructure.

Posted August 08, 2019

Instana's automatic Jenkins monitoring capabilities include performance visibility of individual builds and deployments, as well as health monitoring of the Jenkins tool stack itself— including the hosts and JVMs running Jenkins. This gives Agile D\development and DevOps teams the data they need to understand exactly where they can optimize their application delivery process.

Posted August 08, 2019

An effective approach to processing and transforming large datasets is likely comprised of multiple steps. The large data will likely be split apart into several smaller sets, maybe even in a couple of differing fashions with a common and understandable theme. But there should not be too many split-apart variants; rather, as with the three bears, it should be just the right number of smaller datasets. And then, similar to solving a Rubik's Cube, a twist or two at the very end brings all the new and old datapoints together in a complete and organized fashion.

Posted August 07, 2019

Here is a list of common wait types and techniques that every DBA (or wannabe DBA) should know. While there are many more wait types than listed here, understanding these will give you a leg up when it comes to optimizing and tuning your SQL Server database performance.

Posted August 07, 2019

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