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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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MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudera, a hybrid data organization, is debuting its Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) One, an all-in-one data lakehouse SaaS, promising accelerated and accessible self-service analytics and exploratory data science on any data type. According to the company, CDP One delivers enterprise security and machine learning (ML) without requiring staff, resulting in lower TCO and reduced risk. CDP One is for customers who desire a low-code, self-service solution in conjunction with CDP One, which was not previously offered.

Posted August 25, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

TDengine, an open-source data platform purpose-built for time-series data in IoT applications, is debuting TDengine 3.0, the latest update for the enterprise's time-series data management solution. As a database with caching, stream processing, and data subscription compiled into its open-source solution, TDengine 3.0 is now formatted with a cloud-native architecture for Kubernetes deployments, optimizing scale and simplicity of deployment and management. The release tackles major pain points for users with increasing amounts of data resulting from large-scale IoT deployments, according to the company.

Posted August 23, 2022

Prefect Technologies, developer of the open-source data workflow automation platform Prefect, is announcing its recent partnership with Databricks, the Data and AI enterprise, providing data workers automation technology for dataflow, regardless of data intensity. The partnership aims to increase performance, reliability, and visibility regarding data workflows for overall confidence and security in enterprise data management.

Posted August 23, 2022

Pinecone, innovator of vector databases for building high-performance vector search applications, is debuting its latest enhancements to vector search that address ongoing challenges for the system. Issues such as determining type and size of index needed for data and performance needs, supporting high throughput, and scaling up indexes without interruption are no longer pain points for Pinecone users. These improvements take shape in features like vertical scaling, collections storage, and p2 pods for optimized vector search usage.

Posted August 23, 2022

Cloudify, an open-source DevOps automation platform, is launching its version 6.4 release for the platform, further connecting applications to their cloud environments. The latest release brings to the forefront its simplistic strategies for aiding platform engineering teams convert their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service format with efficiency and speed. 

Posted August 23, 2022

BigPanda, Inc., an AIOps platform for IT data insights and action, is announcing an extension of its funding round, which was previously announced in January. The extension is a result of consumer demand for BigPanda, enabling an accumulation of new investments from current customers UBS and Wells Fargo; these investments are made through UBS Next, UBS's venture and innovation unit, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Posted August 23, 2022

Amid a rise in cybercrime and digital transformation, Xtel Communications, a provider of telecommunications, cloud and network security solutions, is launching its third data center in the New York market. The addition of this new facility allows Xtel to expand its serviceable footprint of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) via fiber-optic connections.

Posted August 22, 2022

iM Data Centers, a manufacturer of modular data centers shaping the future of IT infrastructure, announced it is joining the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord (ICA), becoming part of a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

Posted August 22, 2022

Render, a unified cloud services platform for engineering teams, is launching early access for its latest monorepository feature, available to active Render customers. The tool merges customer code into a single repository, eliminating the need to manage numerous smaller repositories simultaneously.

Posted August 19, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

As machine learning (ML) becomes the norm of the data industry, it's clear that its potential is limited within current data structures. Tabular data strategies have decreased in efficiency, as they lack the ability to acknowledge relationships interconnecting various data points. Data models create complexities as they become scaled by data scientists, constructed by different code languages for different data pipelines, yielding low productivity and high development times. Leaders in ML and data consumption look towards improving data science strategies to widely increase data value and data model efficiency.

Posted August 17, 2022

Pliops, a provider of data processors for cloud and enterprise data centers, announced it has closed a $100 million Series D funding round, enabling the company to address the broad market opportunity for the Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP). This latest investment brings the total investment in the company to more than $200 million since its founding in 2017. This round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT)—with SK hynix, Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman of Walden International, and State of Mind Ventures Momentum, in addition to previous investors also participating in the round.

Posted August 17, 2022

Arcion, a provider of a cloud-native, CDC-based data replication platform, is launching its latest product release to further extend their platform's capability to cater towards ease of use and increased performance for data migration and access. The launch continues to address the issue of data trapped in transactional data silos, like Oracle, as well as migration of that data into a variety of cloud data warehouses. The product's release comes after four years of development, adding dramatic depth to their products that help differentiate their service from anyone else on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted August 17, 2022

Verge.io, the company that virtualizes data centers, is adding new features to its Verge-OS software to give users the performance of GPUs as virtualized, shared resources. This move creates a cost-effective, simple, and flexible way to perform GPU-based machine learning, remote desktop, and other compute-intensive workloads within an agile, scalable, secure Verge-OS virtual data center, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Reltio, a cloud-native, SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) enterprise, is announcing the launch of the Reltio Connected Data Platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, integrating Reltio streamlined deployment and management properties with the advantages of the Azure cloud platform. The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store which offers cloud applications and services for use on Azure, which assures Reltio customers that the integration will yield the trust associated with industry giants in the market.

Posted August 16, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Zerto, is announcing its integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) ISV Workload Migration Partner Program, offering AWS workload migration drive and delivery, as well as expedited adoption of its cloud data management and protection solutions. As a platform, Zerto aims to eliminate risk in cloud data management and protection while adapting to the modernization of cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments.

Posted August 15, 2022

Airbyte, producers of an open-source data integration platform, is launching the company's Postgres source connector, now generally available. Postgres connector support by Airbyte allows users to efficiently migrate data from Postgres storage to other locations, improving analytic capabilities.

Posted August 12, 2022

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.

Posted August 10, 2022

Quali, a provider of Environments-as-a-Service infrastructure automation and management solutions, announced updates to its Torque platform for accelerated infrastructure delivery speeds, and increased cost accountability and management with limited risk. With enhanced end-to-end control plane capabilities for multi-cloud, laC, virtual, and container environments, Torque is able to prioritize and unify infrastructure orchestration for development operations practitioners within a single platform.

Posted August 10, 2022

NetSPI, an enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management company, is releasing two new open-source tools for identity and access management (IAM) and security operations center (SOC) groups. These tools, PowerHuntShares and PowerHunt, will aid information security teams discover vulnerable network shares and improve detections overall.

Posted August 09, 2022

Kyligence, an open source Online Analytical Processing platform (OLAP) for big data, is announcing its completion of System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification, meaning it now adheres to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).This is preceded by their completion of SOC Type I in 2021, assuring Kyligence's continued compliance through third-party auditing office, Ernst & Young.

Posted August 09, 2022

Next Pathway is announcing an exciting partnership with Microsoft for expedited legacy data warehouse and data lake migration to Microsoft Azure through SHIFT Migration Suite. The suite is composed of several programs which allow for efficient and comprehensive legacy data migration into Azure, according to the vendor. Next Pathway's automated code translation will eradicate challenges for companies with cloud application transitions.

Posted August 08, 2022

Canonic Security is launching AppTotal API, providing security teams the means for Canonic App Access & Vulnerability automation and integration within their workflows, pre-existing app vetting, and governance systems. AppTotal, an independent index of SaaS add-ons and integrations, is being configured with this API layer to improve automation without the risk of security breaches for app-to-IT-system connectivity. 

Posted August 08, 2022

More than ever, people are concerned for their data privacy. This modern problem has ramifications for industries regarding data management, generating an important question: how do you responsibly leverage data in a world concerned about data privacy and safety? As risk and concern continues to increase surrounding data management, innovations towards legal and ethical management tools and standards intend to make way for establishing trust between company and data subjects.

Posted August 08, 2022

365 Data Centers announced it will acquire a majority of Sungard's U.S. colocation and networking business. This year saw Sungard's U.K., U.S., and Canadian operations file for bankruptcy, with most of the UK operation being sold off to U.K. telco Daisy Group and MSP Redcentric. Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) announced that, subject to court approval, it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with 365 DC. Bloomberg reports 365 has bid $52.5 million for the business.

Posted August 08, 2022

IBM Security released the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, finding costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the report, the findings suggest these incidents may also be contributing to rising costs of goods and services.

Posted August 08, 2022

Tresata is launching its Digital Business Platform (DBP) to aid businesses in delivering functional data to initialize digital transformations exclusively for data clouds. Through leverage of data exabytes in the cloud, DBP will be able to utilize enterprise data that would otherwise be abandoned to an unused data percentage. Automation of this utilization eradicates the need for extensive time and resources dedicated to monitoring and managing usable data.

Posted August 04, 2022

Flow Security is announcing its $10M seed round that facilitated the launch of a data security system that can locate and protect data, both at rest and in motion. Led by Amiti and backed by industry leaders like CyberArk CEO Udi Mokady, Demisto CEO, and co-founder Slavik Markovich, Flow Security's funding tackles data sprawl and security issues resulting from the industry shift towards cloud systems for data management.

Posted August 04, 2022

The continuous deployment (CD) company, Armory.io, is launching its CD Self-Hosted and Managed 2.28 product release for development teams seeking to continuously deploy software at a variety of scales in a trusted and straightforward mode. According to the vendor, a large focus of this product release is to aid elite developer teams execute code seamlessly. Upon deployment of the code, CD Self-Hosted and Managed will handle processes like testing, staging, and production.

Posted August 04, 2022

dbt Labs is debuting its dbt Labs Technology Partner Program, offering its users extended dbt capabilities and partners closer proximity to its users and their needs. The launch also provides direction from dbt regarding cloud integration, further assisting data teams with the ever-increasing transition towards cloud data platforms.

Posted August 03, 2022

Relativity has announced its partnership with Veritas Technologies to provide an integrated customer experience for users of RelativityOne, Relativity Server, Enterprise Vault, eDiscovery Platform, Veritas Advanced Discovery, and Discovery Accelerator. This partnership will provide its collective user base with Relativity's AI-driven communication surveillance platform (Relativity Trace) backed by Veritas' data archiving systems and search platform.

Posted August 02, 2022

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is introducing a lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Region and providing a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services, bringing more than 100 OCI public cloud services into customers' data centers. These new services will help customers meet strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernization efforts.

Posted July 28, 2022

Cloudian announced that HyperStore object storage is now validated to work with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, giving Azure Stack HCI customers the scalability and flexibility benefits of public cloud in a secure and cost-effective, cloud-native storage platform within their own data centers.

Posted July 26, 2022

Schneider Electric announced it is making a series of updates to its vendor-agnostic and CPD-accredited digital education platform, Schneider Electric University, to address the data center sector skills gap. Available in 14 languages and accessible globally for free online, the dedicated professional development platform helps industry stakeholders upskill and stay up to date with the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives affecting the data center sector.

Posted July 25, 2022

Augtera Networks, a provider of AI/ML-powered Network Operations platforms, is introducing a holistic Network AIOps Data Center solution, addressing the pain points, use cases APIs, ITSM integrations, equipment/vendor integrations, data types, and constructs specific to data centers.

Posted July 25, 2022

Model9, a provider of cloud data management for the IBM Z mainframe, announced it will participate in The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative with 20 programs and working groups that enable collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources.

Posted July 25, 2022

IBM is expanding its Power10 server line with the introduction of mid-range and scale-out systems to modernize, protect, and automate business applications and IT operations. The new Power10 servers combine performance, scalability, and flexibility with new pay-as-you-go consumption offerings for clients looking to deploy new services quickly across multiple environments.

Posted July 25, 2022

NVIDIA is releasing a unified computing platform for speeding breakthroughs in quantum research and development across AI, HPC, health, finance, and other disciplines. The NVIDIA Quantum Optimized Device Architecture, or QODA, aims to make quantum computing more accessible by creating a coherent hybrid quantum-classical programming model.

Posted July 18, 2022

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, interconnection, and managed services, is partnering with Corsa Security, a provider in automating firewall virtualization, to deploy, scale, and optimize its Palo Alto Networks ML-powered VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls with speed, simplicity, and savings.

Posted July 13, 2022

According to a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com the "Hyperscale Data Center Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027," the global data center support infrastructure market is set to reach $75.8 billion by 2024, registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% over the analysis period. Growth in the global market is being fueled by the rapidly rising volumes of data that needs to be stored and processed in a reliable and efficient manner.

Posted July 11, 2022

Optimizing the performance of operational databases and the applications that access them is a constant battle for DBAs. Of course, writing efficient SQL is the most important aspect of ensuring optimal database performance but no amount of SQL-tweaking or system-tuning can optimize the performance of queries run against a poorly designed or disorganized database. Therefore, time must be spent on tuning and optimizing the design, parameters, and physical construction of database objects, specifically tables and indexes, and the files in which their data is stored. The actual composition and structure of database objects must be monitored continually and changed accordingly if the database becomes inefficient.

Posted July 07, 2022

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