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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.



Data Center Management Articles

NVIDIA is releasing NVIDIA Mellanox UFM Cyber-AI platform, minimizing downtime in InfiniBand data centers by harnessing AI-powered analytics to detect security threats and operational issues, as well as predict network failures.

Posted June 22, 2020

Cybersecurity attacks have been increasing at an exponential rate. In 2018 alone, more than 2,000 data breaches were reported. The impact of these attacks has been calculated at more than $6 trillion. Given these statistics, the security of data lakes is of paramount importance. We all understand the value of a cloud data lake.

Posted June 22, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a set of new data connectors to improve the integration of analytics and reporting within the DevOps process. Complementing an expansive collection of pre-built, high-performing, standards-based data connectors, Progress has introduced connectors for TeamCity, GitHub, Aha!, and Jira.

Posted June 19, 2020

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of graph-driven data integration and analytics software, is adding geospatial analytics to its AnzoGraph DB, combining the power of scalable location analytics with the power of relationships and analytics in a graph database.

Posted June 19, 2020

The cloud is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for data analytics at enterprises today. Looking to capitalize on the promise of reduced costs and greater scalability and flexibility, more and more organizations are adopting hybrid and multicloud strategies to break down data silos, increase collaboration and equip decision-makers with faster access to actionable business insights.

Posted June 19, 2020

The message on the business landscape is clear: Vulnerabilities are everywhere. They're in software, in hardware, in processes, and even in people. It only takes a small, unguarded threat vector for hackers to attack, invade, steal data, and wreck reputations.

Posted June 19, 2020

CommScope is releasing RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) to easily manage a converged wired and wireless network. Aided by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.

Posted June 18, 2020

Dark data is a hot topic in the field of data management. Many perceive it as scary and aren't sure where to start in making it something of value. To back up, dark data is defined as data collected during business operations that otherwise goes unused. This unmanaged content is difficult to monitor, meaning it's hard to notice when information has been replicated, leaked, tampered with, lost, or stolen. It's easy to understand the ominous nature of the discussion around it.

Posted June 18, 2020

Privacera, a cloud data governance and security leader founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is releasing the latest version of the Privacera Platform, an enterprise data governance and security solution for machine learning and analytic workloads in the public cloud.

Posted June 17, 2020

Alation, provider of data catalog software, is partnering with Databricks, provider of a unified analytics platform for data and AI, to help accelerate data science-led innovations. As data teams move to the cloud the new collaboration helps organizations to identify and prioritize mission-critical data for migration and diminish storage redundancies.

Posted June 17, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp.has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. CoreSite's cloud-enabled data center campuses now offer low-latency connectivity to each of the Oracle Cloud regions in the U.S. located in Ashburn, Virginia, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Posted June 17, 2020

According to Accenture's ninth annual Cost of Cybercrime study, the number of cyberattacks continues to rise and take more time to resolve. Organizations participating in the study saw an average of 145 attacks in 2018, up from 130 in 2017. The good news in the report was that prioritizing technologies to improve cybersecurity protection can reduce the consequences of attacks and "unlock future economic value as higher levels of trust encourage more business from customers."

Posted June 17, 2020

DBAs have always been central to how organizations manage, store, and use data. First, they were gatekeepers, limiting access to production environments and carefully shepherding database changes through to avoid the risk of data loss or system downtime.

Posted June 16, 2020

FogHorn, a developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is creating Lightning Health & Safety Solutions, aiming to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Posted June 16, 2020

Sigma Computing, a provider of cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is updating its signature platform, introducing new interactive dashboards to transform the A&BI process by enabling seamless collaboration between business users and data experts.

Posted June 16, 2020

Microsoft and SAS are forming an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership, enabling customers to easily run their SAS workloads in the cloud, expanding their business solutions and unlocking critical value from their digital transformation initiatives.

Posted June 16, 2020

Data security is one of the most persistent issues facing federal, state, and local governments as well as commercial enterprises today, and often is one of the most alarming.

Posted June 15, 2020

In a modern data center, companies find themselves surrounded by a lot of metrics and systems that require attention, monitoring, alarms, and event management. DBTA recently held a webinar with Jorge de la Cruz, systems engineer, Veeam, who discussed how to create beautiful and meaningful dashboards from vSphere's most critical assets.

Posted June 15, 2020

BMC, which just completed the purchase of Compuware, has unveiled BMC AMI Operational Insight, an AI-driven solution that uses machine learning to detect anomalies and maximize lead time for remediation to mitigate mainframe issues before they become business problems.

Posted June 15, 2020

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting.

Posted June 15, 2020

Microsoft has announced Host Integration Server 2020 (HIS 2020), which offers technologies and tools enabling enterprise IT organizations to integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages, and data efficiently and securely with new Azure and Windows applications. 

Posted June 15, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 15, 2020

BMC has announced the close of its acquisition of Compuware, a provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and performance solutions. Compuware is now a part of the BMC ZSolutions organization that serves the mainframe industry. BMC said it was one of the largest acquisitions in its history and the company's third acquisition in less than 2 years.

Posted June 15, 2020

Concourse Labs, a company that accelerates enterprise digital transformation through automated cloud governance, has emerged from stealth mode and announced $15.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ForgePoint Capital, with existing investors 83North and Capri Ventures participating. The company plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing efforts, scale operations, and broaden and accelerate product development.

Posted June 12, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced new and improved features to its APM Suite of SaaS-based infrastructure and application performance management (APM) solutions.

Posted June 12, 2020

Cloudera has introduced Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud (CDP Private Cloud). According to Cloudera, CDP Private Cloud, built on Red Hat OpenShift, completes its vision of an enterprise data cloud with a hybrid architecture, powered by Kubernetes, that separates compute and storage for greater agility, ease of use, and efficient use of private and public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 12, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 12, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, to accelerate enterprise deployment of data-streaming applications and help enterprises get better insights, faster.

Posted June 12, 2020

From data quality issues to architecting and optimizing models and data pipelines, there are many considerations to keep in mind with regard to machine learning. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session, titled "Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning," provided a close look at the challenges involved in using machine learning, as well as the enabling technologies, techniques, and applications required to achieve your goals. As part of the session, Rashmi Gupta, director data architecture, KPMG LLC, explained how to use tools for orchestration and version control to streamline datasets in a presentation, titled "Operationalizing of Machine Learning Data." Adding to the discussion, Andy Thurai, thought leader, blogger, and chief strategist at the Field CTO (thefieldcto.com), shared how infusing AI into operations can lead to improvements with his presentation, "AIOps the Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted June 11, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto.

Posted June 11, 2020

BitBox USA, LLC, providers of the BitBox IoT platform, and EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, will deepen their partnership to meet the global surge in internet connectivity needs. Integrating the BitBox IoT Platform as the unified solution to monitor and manage distributed infrastructure enables EdgeMicro's micro data centers' (MDCs) rollout to hundreds of sites in North America and thousands of locations globally.

Posted June 11, 2020

Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats. Whether cloud-based or on-premise and open source or proprietary, there are many options for data management and analytics. Spanning the spectrum of well-established and cutting edge, the DBTA 100 list recognizes companies that are innovating and preparing for the future.

Posted June 10, 2020

Alcomtec is a Rocket Software partner based in Lima, Peru. The company builds a wide range of technology tools that help businesses solve their critical problems and grow their revenues. Alcomtec launched Fudtrak and Fudtraker, two digital tools that are powering the food truck industry by enabling owners to manage everything from inventory to orders to payments in a single app—both underpinned by Rocket technology.

Posted June 10, 2020

Using the RESTful services in jBASE, Pennsylvania-based wholesale electrical distributor Scott Electric has been able to transform itself by providing online sales directly to its customers. Despite COVID-19, March was the company's strongest month for online orders.

Posted June 10, 2020

Zumasys is acquiring Total Computing Solutions (TCS), bringing a new set of platform capabilities for the MultiValue space. Zumasys plans to bring the TotaLink credit card processing software, which is well suited for MultiValue applications, to the general marketplace.

Posted June 10, 2020

The second day of free Data Summit Connect webinars began with a keynote titled, "The Secret to a Data-Driven Enterprise with Apache Cassandra," by presenter Bryan Kirschner, vice president, strategy, DataStax.

Posted June 10, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and HVR are releasing a joint solution that enables real-time data replication and data transformation for the cloud. Ideal for organizations looking to execute digital transformation and cloud data warehouse modernization strategies, the joint solution combines HVR's real-time Change Data Capture (CDC) with Matillion's data transformation capabilities.

Posted June 10, 2020

New approaches are available to modernize, streamline, and accelerate data management processes. It is critical to stay up-to-date with the latest ways to extract value from data with a modern data strategy. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, Seth Earley, CEO, Earley Information Science, and Ralph Aloe, director, Enterprise Information Management, Prudential Financial, offered strategies for smarter data management in a session, titled "Winning With A Modern Data Strategy."

Posted June 10, 2020

Organizations are constantly looking to innovate without completely cutting their purse strings. What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced AI platform without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal data scientist team?

Posted June 09, 2020

Data Summit Connect opened up on June 9 with a keynote from Lee Rainie, director, internet and technology research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System," who discussed how the current pandemic is affecting data collection and privacy.

Posted June 09, 2020

The starting point in developing and launching an enterprise data and analytics strategy is to understand the interrelationships that are necessary to deliver analytics capabilities. John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, held a workshop titled, "Build An Actionable Roadmap For Enterprise Data And Analytics" during Data Summit Connect.

Posted June 08, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed open source data technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect, enabling seamless data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems at scale.

Posted June 08, 2020

Cloudian today is releasing HyperIQ, a monitoring and observability solution for efficiently managing Cloudian storage and related infrastructure across on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. HyperIQ features intelligent storage and user analytics, along with health checks, that enable predictive maintenance, enhanced security, and resource optimization.

Posted June 05, 2020

The world of database management is changing. Cloud adoption is accelerating, along with automation, offering a path for companies to increase their database capabilities while keeping costs in line. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility and supporting new use cases are all key drivers.

Posted June 04, 2020

IT teams are under Increasing pressure to ensure data security and availability but are lacking skillsets and integrated tools (i.e. inability to keep environment patched & standardized) to ensure the availability and security of a growing database estate. DBTA recently held a webinar with Chris Paap, solutions marketing manager, Nutanix, who discussed how using Nutanix can secure DBs from vulnerabilities, backing up databases, and provide high availability.

Posted June 04, 2020

Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company, has entered into a partnership with IBM Watson Health that is intended to help each company better serve its customers in areas including performance benchmarking, strategic planning, and clinical and operational performance. "By leveraging data, insights, and emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, Watson Health is working to provide solutions and services designed to help improve clinical decision making and simplify administrative processes, with the goal of a better overall patient experience," says Barbara Hayes, general manager, payer and provider, IBM Watson Health.

Posted June 04, 2020

Fluree, a startup that provides a data-centric technology stack, is launching the Fluree Partner Network (FPN) providing enabling technology for ISVs, Sis, and VARs to build and deliver the Web3 applications. 

Posted June 04, 2020

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