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Data Center Management

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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Log-On Software has announced Log-On Wave for IBM Z, which simplifies the administration and operation of virtual Linux servers running on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. The result, the company says, is that IT organizations and service providers benefit from an intuitive graphical interface and intelligent functionality that improves productivity by simplifying administration, configuration and management and future-proofs operations by shielding complexity and enabling less experienced administrators to easily manage highly virtualized infrastructures.

Posted November 24, 2020

ScaleOut Software today is introducing ScaleOut GeoServer Pro, a new software product release that integrates site-to-site data replication with fully coherent data access for its ScaleOut StateServer in-memory data grid (IMDG) and distributed cache.

Posted November 23, 2020

Global database technology company FairCom recently announced new versions and rebranding of its major products, which include data solutions for high-speed transactions, Industry 4.0 environments, and legacy system modernization. c-treeRTG V3 is the latest addition to the FairCom "Ready-To-Go" solution dedicated to modernization of core legacy business applications. With its data-centric approach, c-treeRTG modernizes the data management engine underneath without touching the COBOL code.

Posted November 23, 2020

Ingram Micro Cloud is forming a strategic collaboration with nOps, a leading provider of cloud management software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, to expand its offering of tools for reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Leveraging the nOps platform, Ingram Micro partners should be able to better maintain their customers' AWS environments by ensuring continuous alignment with AWS Well-Architected Framework guidelines.

Posted November 23, 2020

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The aim is to help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Germany, Instana provides businesses with capabilities to manage the performance of complex and modern cloud-native applications no matter where they reside—on mobile devices, public and private clouds, and on-premise, including IBM Z. 

Posted November 23, 2020

White Ops, a global leader in collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, will deploy its customer datasets on Snowflake Data Marketplace, providing digital customer journey focused professionals with immediate and scalable access to detailed insights to visualize and stop fraudulent traffic and engagement.

Posted November 20, 2020

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is releasing LM Logs, the company's new cloud-based log intelligence solution. With LM Logs, 100% of an organization's log data is automatically analyzed using machine learning and AIOps algorithms to help IT Operations teams uncover the root causes of alerts and predictively uncover issues before they disrupt the business, according to the vendor.

Posted November 19, 2020

SAP and Qualtrics are releasing Qualtrics XM for Suppliers, a new solution that empowers organizations to identify key areas of improvement across the source-to-pay process. Qualtrics XM for Suppliers combines data from an organization's SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP S/4HANA solutions with real-time supplier insights and AI-driven intelligence from Qualtrics, an SAP company.

Posted November 18, 2020

SAP is continuing to add its tech to the fight against COVID-19 by launching its vaccine collaboration hub (VCH) for organizations to better manage vaccine supply distribution. SAP's VCH is built on SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences. It covers the end-to-end process from manufacturing to controlled distribution to administration and post-vaccine monitoring.

Posted November 18, 2020

SAP has completed the acquisition of Emarsys, a leading omnichannel customer engagement platform provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Emarsys products will be added to the SAP Customer Experience portfolio.

Posted November 18, 2020

Navisite is acquiring Dickinson + Associates, an SAP consulting firm based in Chicago, expanding its SAP service portfolio. As a Premier SAP Gold Partner with over 22 years as a leading SAP systems integrator, Dickinson will enhance Navisite's SAP managed cloud services portfolio with end-to-end SAP business application and platform expertise, proven methodologies, and customized solutions to address unique industry challenges. 

Posted November 18, 2020

COVID-19 is far from over, and consequently, many people find themselves facing extended work-from-home (WFH) timelines. Tech companies, such as Twitter and Square, which in May announced the "work from home forever" option—and Facebook, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated may have as many as half of the company's employees working remotely in the next 5-10 years—are leading the WFH charge.

Posted November 18, 2020

Open source databases like MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, PostgreSQL and others have gained wide adoption in recent years. However, not all companies know if open source is right for them or how to migrate their workloads over. DBTA recently held a webinar with Joe McKendrick, research analyst, Unisphere, and Nihal Mirashi, principal product marketing manager, Pure Storage, who discussed why storage matters and the consequences of mismatched storage options, along with how modern storage can maximize application performance and scalability.

Posted November 18, 2020

Zumasys is making several changes to AccuTerm 8 that will support enhanced MultiValue functions. Additionally, the company has revamped its licensing model for AccuTerm 8 to enable customers to purchase a single license key for the whole company.

Posted November 18, 2020

Revelation is releasing a "Roll Up" patch to OpenInsight version 9.4 that will enhance debug functionalities and improve operations.  This patch was made as a result of user reports and suggestions, said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation.

Posted November 18, 2020

Now more than ever, a strong data strategy is essential to every enterprise's success. As many leaders have realized, a large part of this responsibility requires them to implement new strategies that empower citizen and specialist users with self-service capabilities. To make this possible and accelerate digital transformation, enterprises need to adopt a modern data platform and approach.

Posted November 18, 2020

NVIDIA unveiled the NVIDIA A100 80GB GPU—the latest innovation powering the NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform—with twice the memory of its predecessor, providing researchers and engineers the performance tools to unlock the next wave of AI and scientific breakthroughs.

Posted November 16, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is making a variety of product innovations for optimizing enterprise performance, availability, and security. "Data warehouses are becoming absolutely business-critical," said Neil Carson, CEO of Yellowbrick Data. "Release 5 strengthens our product for demanding fault-tolerant applications, and our new Standard Service Plan extends the power of Yellowbrick to smaller use cases than before. Businesses of all sizes know that real-time data and analytics power their competitive edge. We're committed to their success."

Posted November 16, 2020

Spectra Logic, a provider of data storage and data management solutions, has rolled out enhancements to StorCycle, its software solution for storage lifecycle management. With the latest release, StorCycle 3.2, new improvements ensure that an organization's data is identified, migrated, accessed, and protected on the right tier, at the right time, throughout its lifespan, providing maximum value to organizations that rely on data to drive their business.

Posted November 16, 2020

Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, is expanding its IBM Hybrid Cloud Practice. Supported by technical experts from both organizations, the practice is expected to help Wipro customers modernize their digital operations across hybrid cloud environments by leveraging IBM Cloud Paks, containerized software running on Red Hat OpenShift.

Posted November 16, 2020

Luminex Software is expanding its EMEA operations with the opening of a Manchester-based office location. Luminex UK will function as the new hub for all sales and support activity across the region, including the build and shipment of the CGX, MVT, and MDI appliances, the sourcing of hardware expansion and repair inventory, local time-zone support staff, along with sales management and engineering for partner development and end-user project coordination.

Posted November 16, 2020

ClearBlade, an industrial IoT platform and edge computing software company, plans to collaborate with IBM to deliver Edge IoT asset monitoring for near-real time asset management.

Posted November 16, 2020

Solo.io, the modern service connectivity company delivering API infrastructure from the edge to service mesh, announced it has aligned its product suite under the "Gloo" brand name, along with launching the new Gloo Mesh Enterprise. Solo.io's entire set of product offerings will now be organized under the Gloo API Infrastructure Platform.

Posted November 13, 2020

As applications continue to grow in scale and complexity, so does the challenge of supporting them. From geo-distribution, to high-volume transactions and the processing of new data sources and types, modern applications require speed, scalability and flexibility—whether in the ground or the cloud. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar to educate IT decision-makers and practitioners about the new data management technologies and techniques for speed and scalability.

Posted November 13, 2020

Google Cloud announced its serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) is available in Preview, enabling customers to migrate MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL from on-premises environments or other clouds. Database Migration Service provides a guided experience to make it easy to create and run migration jobs.

Posted November 12, 2020

If 2020 taught us anything, it's that no amount of planning can protect organizations from the unforeseen. As IT leaders look at their 2021 plans, what cloud technologies and trends should be top of mind? Where should they place their bets as they consider their budgets and resources? DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Peter Berry, Navisite's CTO of cloud technologies, who reviewed the top five cloud trends to watch in 2021.

Posted November 12, 2020

Connectria has announced the launch of a new hybrid architecture solution that brings IBM Power Systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) colocation.

Posted November 11, 2020

Involta, a hybrid IT, cloud computing, and data center services company, is streamlining AWS cloud services with its latest release of its Managed Account solution for AWS. By leveraging the power of AWS and Involta's cloud expertise, Managed Account for AWS streamlines AWS workloads while managing compliance, backup and more to ensure fast, flexible access to the cloud, according to the vendor.

Posted November 10, 2020

White Ops, a provider of collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, is releasing its Application Integrity solution on the AWS Marketplace, making it easier for AWS Marketplace customers to procure and adopt White Ops' bot mitigation solution designed to protect against sophisticated bot attacks.

Posted November 10, 2020

Splice Machine, a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing Livewire, its new open source Operational AI platform for industrial IoT use cases.

Posted November 09, 2020

TiG Data Intelligence, a UK-based Microsoft partner and MSP, is partnering with TrueCue, an analytics products and service brand, allowing TiG to access to TrueCue's business intelligence dashboards and data warehousing platform.

Posted November 09, 2020

Mullins Consulting's Craig Mullins discusses the current crop of DBMSs, how organizations are using them, and how they factor into the changing requirements of DBAs in this clip from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted November 04, 2020

Many organizations are building their new applications on Linux rather than the Windows operating system for reasons of security, performance, and manageability. In addition, they are now able to take advantage of avoiding mixed operating system environments in the public cloud. Many of these customers have been longtime Linux users—and although they loved SQL Server, they disliked having to run SQL Server on Windows since they were the only Windows servers in their entire enterprise.

Posted November 04, 2020

Revelation Software is making a variety of enhancements to its OpenInsight platform, driven by customer requests for more mobile and remote work environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have also been reaching out to Revelation to upgrade to the latest version of the OpenInsight platform.

Posted November 04, 2020

Zumasys is enhancing its MultiValue database, OpenQM, with a mix of updates driven by its user community. OpenQM 4.0 introduces Data Integrity Constraints, a community-driven feature and the winning idea from the Zumasys MultiValue Idea Contest.

Posted November 04, 2020

Rocket Software has added a new way for users, customers, and enthusiasts to engage with Rocket MultiValue experts and peers with their recent launch of the official Rocket Forum. "We are very early days, but we are proud of where we are right now," said Jeff Winter, SVP, chief marketing officer, Rocket Software. "Customer centricity is one of the two big pillars here at Rocket."

Posted November 04, 2020

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague!

Posted November 04, 2020

IBM has announced expanded capabilities to provide clients with the flexibility to choose where to deploy workloads, from on-premise to the IBM public cloud, and drive forward their journey to the hybrid cloud.

Posted November 02, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced an enhanced, bi-directional, and automatic integration between the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform and the ServiceNow Platform. With precise topology and service mapping for dynamic multicloud environments, joint customers can increase efficiency through intelligent automation and reduce the risk of disruptions with predictive problem identification and automatic remediation, giving BizDevOps teams more time to innovate and accelerate digital transformation, according to the vendors.

Posted November 02, 2020

BMC has acquired ComAround, a global software company that helps transform the customer experience with, self-service, and AI and NLP-based advanced knowledge management technology. Together, BMC says, the companies will build on their respective self-service, ITSM, and AI market leadership and expertise to provide NLP-based full-context-search knowledge management capabilities.

Posted November 02, 2020

GoodData, a global analytics company, is releasing a new version of the GoodData.UI framework for faster and easier development and delivery of data-driven applications. GoodData also open-sourced its library-making the best practices, principles, and tools available to all application developers.

Posted October 30, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, and StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, are forming a new partnership and native product integration designed to help organizations accelerate access to data-driven insights. Through the new native integration, users can leverage StreamSets to design and run data pipelines to their data science and data analytics applications, seamlessly applying Privitar's data privacy policies across all of their execution environments.

Posted October 30, 2020

StorCentric, a provider of data management solutions, has announced the acquisition of Violin Systems, a software-defined all flash storage solutions.

Posted October 29, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Toad for Oracle 14.0, a tool for developers and database administrators that reduces cost and risks. The newest release of Toad for Oracle, a solution within the newly unified Information Systems Management (ISM) business portfolio, allows individual users and small organizations to take advantage of a new Base Edition Subscription offering which provides a desktop subscription that features pushed auto-update, auto-renew, and license management alerts.

Posted October 29, 2020

CloudBolt Software, a provider of cloud management and integration solutions, is releasing OneFuse 1.1, a codeless integration platform for automating, extending, and integrating hybrid cloud technologies. This release provides new capabilities to help IT to simplify integration complexity across their cloud management, infrastructure-as-code, and automation platforms including VMware vRealize Automation and HashiCorp Terraform.

Posted October 29, 2020

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