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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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Major trends in technology are reshaping the role of the DBA at many organizations. The size and complexity of database systems continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. DBAs are under constant pressure in a constantly evolving environment—fighting fires to keep the lights on while navigating the impact of cloud and automation on their daily jobs.

Posted September 09, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted September 09, 2020

Tamr, Inc., the provider of cloud-native data mastering solutions, is offering its cloud-native capabilities on Microsoft Azure, allowing companies to master their enterprise data using Tamr while taking advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and security of Microsoft Azure.

Posted September 09, 2020

Ivory Service Architect, GT Software's mainframe integration tool, is now available through Red Hat Marketplace. According to GT Software, Ivory solves the problem of complex legacy integration by creating a secure middle abstraction layer between modern cloud applications and the mainframe. It provides a runtime environment that lets users generate APIs through a no-code, drag-and-drop platform that does not require mainframe development skills.

Posted September 09, 2020

Hazelcast, a leading open source in-memory computing platform, is introducing a new major feature and a number of enhancements to its in-memory data grid (IMDG), Hazelcast IMDG. Among the updates are preview support for managing distributed data using SQL, out-of-the-box support for Kerberos, additional tuning options for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules, and quicker cluster rebalancing.

Posted September 09, 2020

BurstIQ, a provider of blockchain-enabled secure data exchange services, is releasing the BurstChain User Interface Software Developer Kit, a set of key accelerator tools that allow application developers to rapidly deploy blockchain-enabled web applications and services.

Posted September 09, 2020

Oracle has announced an update to the Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service. According to Oracle, its blockchain customers are increasingly moving their applications into production, and existing production customers are scaling up their deployments and ramping up their transaction volumes. This new release responds to their needs.

Posted September 09, 2020

EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and IBM have announced an enhanced, global multi-year alliance to help organizations accelerate digital transformation and improve client outcomes, including leveraging the hybrid cloud capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift, as well as IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and IBM's 5G and edge technologies. "Expanding this global alliance bolsters our ability to bring our hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to clients," said Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO.

Posted September 09, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp. has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers compute and networking performance and a portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain.

Posted September 09, 2020

Even the best DevOps initiatives can fall victim to data bottlenecks, from challenges provisioning data quickly and easily, to synchronizing application and database changes and, in some cases, a serious lack of cooperation between developers and database administrators.

Posted September 08, 2020

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps), is partnering with Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, to streamline incident management and help prevent outages for Orange enterprise customers. A new virtual network operations center (NOC) solution based on the Moogsoft AIOps Platform allows IT teams within Orange customers' organizations to operate virtually and collaboratively.

Posted September 08, 2020

IPinfo, a trusted source for IP address data, is partnering with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, becoming an IP address data provider on the Snowflake Data Marketplace. Businesses that leverage Snowflake as their cloud data platform can now use IPinfo for geolocation data for all public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Posted September 08, 2020

Red Hat has announced updates to its portfolio of developer tools, bringing new capabilities that further equip customers to build, deploy and manage applications in Kubernetes-based environments. According to Red Hat, with tools optimized for Red Hat OpenShift, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, developers gain the benefits of Kubernetes—including speed, consistency, portability, and scale—without extending development time or complexity.

Posted September 08, 2020

IBM has unveiled a new milestone on its quantum computing road map, achieving the company's highest Quantum Volume to date. To achieve this milestone, the company focused on a new set of techniques and improvements that used knowledge of the hardware to optimally run the Quantum Volume circuits.

Posted September 08, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted September 08, 2020

iProov is releasing a system of global threat intelligence for biometric assurance, protecting organizations and individuals from the growing threat of AI-driven cyber-attacks, including deepfakes. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) combines technology, process and people to monitor and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of biometric cyber-crime.

Posted September 04, 2020

Infragistics is introducing Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, providing new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities, and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.

Posted September 03, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Lee Rainie, Director, internet and technology Research, Pew Research Center, discussed how public distrust of technology companies—particularly along political lines—has undermined their faith in the reliability of information and data. People are becoming increasingly wary—and sometimes for political reasons—about the performance of data collection companies. "The public is not convinced that technology companies can prevent misuse of their platforms in this election," Rainie said.

Posted September 02, 2020

Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premise, high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan relies on a digital product design process to make quick and critical design decisions to improve the fuel efficiency, reliability and safety of its cars. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan expects to be able to speed the design and testing of new cars.

Posted September 02, 2020

Domino Data Lab, provider an open enterprise data science management platform, is releasing Domino 4.3, adding support for the Red Hat OpenShift distribution of Kubernetes and improving model monitoring capabilities. Domino offers a data science management platform that centralizes predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) research and development based on an open ecosystem that lets data scientists choose their preferred tools and algorithms while reducing the burden on IT.  

Posted September 01, 2020

LimaCharlie, a provider of delivering Information Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS), has secured $500,000 in seed funding to accelerate growth and support its information security solutions. The funding was led by Lytical Ventures. LimaCharlie delivers general purpose, component-driven (or a-la-carte), cloud-based information security tools and infrastructure.

Posted September 01, 2020

Mendix, a Siemens business and provider of low-code application development for the enterprise, is launching its expanded all-in-one low-code platform. This release extends the reach of low-code into new domains, empowering developers of all skill sets to solve an ever-increasing set of business problems.

Posted September 01, 2020

Druva, Inc., a provider of cloud data protection and management, is entering a new distributor partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator. Leveraging Tech Data's presence in more than 100 countries, 125,000 IT reseller customers, and 45 years of industry expertise, Druva Compass is positioned for rapid expansion by bringing more partners and businesses together to support digital transformation initiatives.

Posted August 28, 2020

Cloudian will provide support for container-based applications via a new Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator, offering a self-service tool for developers to provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage. IT managers can now modernize their storage infrastructure with a Kubernetes-enabled private cloud solution that employs the industry-standard S3 API to maximize application portability.

Posted August 27, 2020

Qlik is acquiring the assets and IP of Knarr Analytics, an innovative start-up that provides real-time collaboration, data exploration, and insight capture capabilities, to complement Qlik's cloud data and analytics platform. Acquiring Knarr Analytics advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain.

Posted August 27, 2020

Amazon Web Services is releasing io2, the next generation Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The new io2 volume is designed for 100x higher volume durability (99.999%) when compared to the 99.9% durability offered by io1 Amazon EBS volumes, according to AWS.

Posted August 26, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing and updated version of Kong Enterprise that enables DevOps-driven automation for running APIs and microservices across multiple clouds and data centers. Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud, multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and reduce operational costs.

Posted August 26, 2020

Cohesity is making software advancements to Cohesity DataPlatform that bring modern data management capabilities to all-flash solutions from key alliance partners Cisco and HPE. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes new I/O Boost technology that drives even greater data consolidation, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and delivers incredibly fast performance for backing up, accessing, and deriving insights from data in all-flash environments.

Posted August 26, 2020

FileZilla users can now use Storj Labs' Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage as the storage service for their files. FileZilla is a fast, secure, and reliable file transfer tool, making it a great pairing with Tardigrade, according to the vendors. Because Tardigrade is decentralized, all data stored on the service is private by default through end-to-end encryption, ensuring data confidentiality.

Posted August 26, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, DataStax VP Bryan Kirschner explained the consequences for organizations that generate and store data without developing a plan to leverage it. 

Posted August 26, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, is extending its portfolio of solutions for EiPaaS by announcing Boomi aXis for SAP, enabling users to easily and quickly exchange SAP data on a single platform to swiftly facilitate business decisions. An EiPaaS solution for the SAP ecosystem, Boomi aXis for SAP seamlessly extracts and updates data from/to the SAP ecosystem, leveraging predefined configurations, and shortening process time by removing resource constraints.

Posted August 26, 2020

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, introducing a new joint go-to-market initiative to accelerate analytics with BigQuery and SAP on Google Cloud. IICS can now be used to develop, execute, and govern SAP data integration to BigQuery from on-premises and cloud-based SAP sources. Using IICS provides SAP customers with a fast, secure way to integrate SAP data into BigQuery.

Posted August 26, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a new series of Progress DataDirect data connectors, bridging the gap between disparate back-office applications.

Posted August 26, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 26, 2020

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. DBTA recently hosted a special roundtable webinar featuring Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, VP of AI and data, Appen; Doug Freud, SAP platform and technology global center of excellence, VP of data science; and Robert Stanley, senior director, special projects, Melissa Informatics, who discussed new technologies and strategies for expanding data science and machine learning capabilities.

Posted August 26, 2020

MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities that are affecting the IT landscape by continuing to add new features and integrate with other platforms and services, helping their loyal and committed customers to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends.

Posted August 26, 2020

Sumo Logic has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. Sumo Logic has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "SUMO."

Posted August 25, 2020

Syniti, an enterprise data solution provider, has formed a strategic reseller agreement with IBM. The agreement includes IBM's ability to resell Syniti software and services worldwide, and initiates further collaboration between the companies.Under the new agreement, IBM Services will use the Syniti Knowledge Platform, alongside its data management solutions.

Posted August 24, 2020

The mainframe is the most important IT asset for many organizations today, keeping operations up and running and providing the performance and number crunching required by essential technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence. Yet, the security of the mainframe is often taken for granted, especially by modern CIOs or CISOs who typically cut their teeth in the world of distributed networking.

Posted August 24, 2020

IBM has announced the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm (nanometer) form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.

Posted August 24, 2020

GT Software has formed a strategic partnership with Sydney, Australia-based Strategic Consulting Partnerships (SCP). The partnership will allow SCP to provide banks, financial institutions, and federal government departments in Australia and New Zealand with a no-code way to connect their IBM Z mainframes to third-party apps and services, including enterprise or cloud, through GT Software's Ivory Suite.

Posted August 24, 2020

IBM has made enhancements to the IBM DS8900F and IBM TS7770 storage families. The new capabilities are designed to contribute to a comprehensive portfolio of storage for IBM Z solutions.

Posted August 24, 2020

As hybrid cloud models evolve into the new standard for enterprise storage and the ability to quickly and easily extract value from digital assets becomes ever-more important, storage expertise remains critical. According to Gartner, by 2025, 40% of workloads will reside in the public cloud, 30% at the edge and 30% on-premise—compared to the 80% on-premise in 2019. However, storage managers must move beyond their traditional roles in response to this changing landscape—a challenge that many are embracing.

Posted August 24, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of Big Data Performance solutions, has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), giving users the flexibility to manage complex workloads across platforms. The Pepperdata solution provides real-time visibility for troubleshooting, debugging and planning and continuously tunes applications and infrastructure for optimal performance across the big data stack.

Posted August 20, 2020

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