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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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Circonus, a provider of machine data intelligence, is launching its Circonus Platform, a machine data intelligence platform built to provide enterprises with the ability to handle the rapidly increasing data volume. With the Circonus Platform, enterprises can collect, store and analyze all of their machine data - without limits.

Posted October 30, 2019

Datameer, a provider of data preparation and exploration, is releasing Neebo, a new platform that enables analytics and data science teams to utilize information assets in hybrid landscapes. 

Posted October 30, 2019

SHARE, an enterprise IT user group focused on the mainframe ecosystem, and Broadcom, a global technology provider, have formed a strategic partnership focusing on mainframe advocacy and education. SHARE and Broadcom will collaborate on initiatives and share industry insights for the advancement of the community.

Posted October 30, 2019

SolarWinds, provider of IT management software, has announced updates across its IT Operations Management offerings, including the Orion Platform suite of products, and its application performance management suite. The enhancements extend SolarWinds support for organizations investing in Microsoft Azure, and offer technology professionals the ability to monitor, manage, and secure hybrid IT operations. Included are new database performance analysis and recommendations for Azure SQL Database Managed Instances and support for the latest versions of popular databases including Oracle 19, MySQL 8, SQL Server 2019, and MariaDB 10.

Posted October 29, 2019

OpenLegacy, which delivers microservices-based API integration and management for core and legacy systems, is partnering with Compuware, which provides modern and agile mainframe software tools for DevOps, to accelerate mainframe integration with modern apps using APIs and microservices. Now that the OpenLegacy platform can be accessed directly from Topaz Workbench, such integration provides both mainframe and non-mainframe developers with a common framework to create APIs and visualize, understand, debug, and maintain their cross-platform applications.

Posted October 28, 2019

Syncsort has introduced enhancements to Ironstream for ServiceNow that deliver the industry's first product to enable IT to integrate mainframe and IBM i environments into ServiceNow Event Management. The new capabilities build upon Ironstream support for ServiceNow Discovery to help increase IT productivity, proactively eliminate service outages, and resolve critical issues across the enterprise, to deliver greater value for customers with the cloud-based Now Platform.

Posted October 28, 2019

IBM has announced updates to IBM Developer for z/OS, including new automated unit testing capabilities for mainframe developers. For mainframe developers, IBM says, automating testing is an essential component for true agile development.

Posted October 28, 2019

Zumasys' software services team worked closely with Collaborative Classroom to understand their objectives and build a solution from the ground up that could meet the organization's unique requirements—including compliance with stringent federal data privacy regulations such as FERPA, CIPA, and COPPA that relate to children and students.

Posted October 23, 2019

SIOS Technology, a provider of IT resilience through intelligent application availability, and its platforms SIOS LifeKeeper 9.4 and SIOS DataKeeper 9.4, sold as SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, have achieved SAP certification (S/4-HA-CLU 1.0) for SAP S/4HANA. This certification recognizes that SIOS provides proven technology and deep expertise in delivering High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for SAP in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. 

Posted October 23, 2019

SAP is making enhancements to its business technology platform to enable intelligent enterprises to thrive in an experience economy. These updates aim to help customers quickly turn data into business value. By bringing together SAP technology into one "stack" with a single reference architecture, the business technology platform from SAP delivers required services for modern enterprises.

Posted October 23, 2019

Syniti is releasing its Advanced Data Migration by Syniti, central finance edition, software for enterprise customers moving in preparation for adopting S/4HANA. Syniti is partnering with truData Solutions, a technology services provider with a dedicated practice, to bring the solution to customers in North America.

Posted October 23, 2019

BigID has announced a global reseller agreement with SAP, enabling SAP to sell two BigID powered products under the names SAP Privacy Management application by BigID and SAP Data Mapping and Protection application by BigID.

Posted October 23, 2019

Hitachi Vantara has announced major updates to its portfolio of products, solutions, and services to deliver a foundation for DataOps initiatives, a methodology to improve an organization's use of data through better data quality and data management, and shorter cycle times.

Posted October 21, 2019

LevaData is collaborating with IBM to deliver a cognitive analytics and direct procurement sourcing services solution that will give procurement leaders the power to achieve business-changing outcomes through actionable insights. The new offering, DirectSpend IQ, brings together IBM's expert managed services with LevaData's Cognitive Sourcing Platform to deliver insights and recommendations for direct procurement cost savings opportunities and process transformation.

Posted October 21, 2019

Sisu, a diagnostic platform for structured data, has secured $52.5M in a Series B funding round that will fuel Sisu's expansion in the rapidly growing operational analytics market. This round was led by NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, and Green Bay Ventures also participated in the new round. The funding brings Sisu's total capital raised to $66.7M, and coincides with the public launch of Sisu's data analytics platform.

Posted October 18, 2019

itopia, a cloud infrastructure automation solution for Google Cloud, is releasing its newest feature set, Collection Pools with Dynamic Server Uptime and Nearest Point Connection. With the latest release, itopia customers gain the flexibility to support multi-region teams with low latency and intelligent resource balancing.

Posted October 18, 2019

PMM2 provides a single-pane-of-glass to monitor the performance of MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL database environments.

Posted October 16, 2019

IBM has introduced a new integrated supply chain suite, embedded with Watson AI and IBM Blockchain and open to developers, to help organizations make their supply chains smarter, more efficient and better able to make decisions to adjust to disruptions and opportunities in an era when globalization has made supplier networks more complex and vulnerable than ever.

Posted October 15, 2019

The cloud, ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy, and compliance were some of the topics that attendees were concerned about at Strata Data NY as data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 24 - 26.

Posted October 15, 2019

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

Posted October 15, 2019

Elastic N.V., the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is introducing Elastic Endpoint Security, based on Elastic's acquisition of Endgame, a provider of endpoint threat prevention, detection, and response based on the MITRE ATT&CK matrix. Elastic is combining SIEM and endpoint security into a single solution to enable organizations to automatically and flexibly respond to threats in real time, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments. Also announced today, Elastic is eliminating per-endpoint pricing.

Posted October 15, 2019

Advanced analytics software provider Mode today announced the availability of its first instant, responsive data engine, Helix. Helix creates the dual backbone between modern business intelligence and interactive data science. By combining these workflows, data scientists no longer have to choose between shipping fast, one-off answers and building dashboards for broader coverage.

Posted October 14, 2019

dotData, a company focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has been selected as a qualified partner in Microsoft for Startups. Microsoft for Startups selects organizations developing innovative enterprise-ready technology solutions that run on Microsoft Azure.

Posted October 14, 2019

Rocket Software, a global technology provider that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, has announced the acquisition of RSD SA, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Adding to its more than 50 acquisitions since 1990, Rocket says the acquisition of RSD demonstrates its ongoing commitment to acquire, invest in, or partner with other companies to help ensure a vibrant mainframe ecosystem for decades to come.

Posted October 14, 2019

Compuware has announced enhancements to Topaz for Total Test, which provides unit, functional, integration, and regression testing, enabling application leaders to adopt a "shift left" approach to testing to improve application quality and development velocity and efficiency. Compuware is also announcing a partnership with OpenLegacy.

Posted October 14, 2019

Syncsort, the provider o of big iron to big data software, is making enhancements to Ironstream for ServiceNow that enable IT to integrate mainframe and IBM i environments into ServiceNow Event Management. The new capabilities build upon Ironstream support for ServiceNow Discovery to help increase IT productivity, proactively eliminate service outages, and quickly resolve critical issues across the enterprise, delivering even greater value for customers with the cloud-based Now Platform.

Posted October 14, 2019

GoodData, provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, announced it is now leveraging Amazon Redshift, a cloud data warehouse by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the combination of GoodData and Amazon Redshift can change the way in which enterprise and product teams are making business decisions. Namely, the trend toward integrating analytics into business applications so every customer, partner, and team member becomes empowered with data and insights at the point of work.

Posted October 11, 2019

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is releasing Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure, offering a secure and scalable Integration Platform-as-a-Service for collecting, transforming and cleaning data. With embedded data quality and native integration performance, Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure delivers the trusted data companies need to make real-time business decisions, accelerate advanced analytics, and meet regulatory compliance requirements.  

Posted October 11, 2019

DataStax, the company behind a database built on Apache Cassandra, is opening early access to the DataStax Change Data Capture (CDC) Connector for Apache Kafka. The DataStax CDC Connector for Apache Kafka gives developers bidirectional data movement between DataStax, Cassandra, and Kafka clusters. CDC is designed to capture and forward insert, update, and delete activity applied to tables (column families).

Posted October 10, 2019

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is making platform-wide upgrades to improve access to critical data and hasten time to insight. The new release introduces machine learning enhancements to Collibra Catalog and marks the availability of Collibra Privacy & Risk, a sustainable approach to compliance with modules for CCPA and GDPR.

Posted October 09, 2019

Instana, a provider of automated application performance management (APM) solutions for microservice applications, is extending the monitoring and tracing capabilities for applications using GraphQL as part of their infrastructure, including deep inspection of GraphQL queries. With this latest extension, Instana says it is the first APM provider to monitor GraphQL and the applications making use of the unique data query engine.

Posted October 08, 2019

Hard skills, while still valuable, are only part of the necessary skill set to be successful as a data professional. But hard skills have a ceiling. Hard skills can be replaced. Soft skills have no ceiling and offer more value than many hard skills.

Posted October 01, 2019

As more companies continue to rely on interconnected networks, virtualized cloud services, and IoT technologies, the potential for downtime and its costs will only rise. By achieving true network resilience, companies can focus on maintaining their services, removing single points of failure and having a plan to bring the network back up to continue normal operations—before it costs them.

Posted October 01, 2019

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is introducing a series of new products, features, and connectivity that help make agile innovation easier than. Enhancements to the TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform further accelerate TIBCO customers' time-to-action, enabling them to innovate faster and more sustainably, ultimately turning ideas and investments into business value.

Posted October 01, 2019

Ascend, provider an  Autonomous Dataflow Service, is releasing its Structured Data Lake, allowing users to directly connect their existing data processing engines, notebooks, and BI tools to Ascend's optimized data management system. Data scientists, architects, and engineers can build on top of a common data lake that automatically ensures data integrity, tracks data lineage, and optimizes performance.

Posted October 01, 2019

IBM has introduced a Kubernetes Operator for Apache CouchDB and support for Apache CouchDB. With this, the company says, it is helping to advance the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies and reinforcing its commitment toopen source technologies.

Posted September 30, 2019

The next wave of mainframe success will depend on the platform's ability to enable faster, higher-performing, and more secure delivery of new and improved business services and applications. Regardless of the survey respondents' ages or roles, security and compliance were cited as top concerns, with 77% of participants saying they have had a finding or potential breach, and 92% reporting being audited every 2 years.

Posted September 30, 2019

Expanding its fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity, IBM has opened a quantum computation center in New York State. Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments.

Posted September 30, 2019

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 26, 2019

IBM has announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data "business-ready" for AI. Improving data preparation, management and automation are pillars of the DataOps (data operations) principle, which outlines methods for automating and streamlining data flows across an enterprise.

Posted September 26, 2019

Skytap, provider of a global public service purpose-built for migrating and running traditional applications in the cloud, has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft to bring its purpose-built cloud service for legacy applications, including IBM POWER-based solutions, to Microsoft Azure. The service will provide support for heterogeneous application stacks, including native support for POWER workloads running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux. Skytap will preview its service on a new class of Microsoft Azure bare metal this year.

Posted September 26, 2019

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