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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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IBM announced its expanded offering in collaboration with Cloudflare, the Internet security, performance, and reliability company, is now available to Enterprise Premier Plan users. Both IBM and Cloudflare continue to have a mission of delivering solutions that will address these potentially costly security threats, without hindering Internet speed or business innovation, according to the companies.

Posted August 14, 2023

IBM announced it has completed its acquisition of Apptio Inc. after receiving all required regulatory approvals, giving clients the ability to derive additional value through the combination of Apptio and IBM. This acquisition brings together Apptio's FinOps offerings, including ApptioOne, Cloudability, and Targetprocess, and IBM's automation portfolio of Turbonomic, AIOps, and Instana to give clients a "virtual command center" for managing, optimizing, and automating technology spending decisions.

Posted August 14, 2023

Data experts joined DBTA's webinar, Modernizing Data Integration and Governance for the Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Era, to discuss innovative approaches toward overcoming data silos while simultaneously ensuring both effective governance and access.

Posted August 10, 2023

For more and more organizations, real time is not only the right time—it's the only time that matters. No longer can decision makers afford to only understand the material events affecting their businesses a month, a day, or even just a few hours after the fact. They need a sense of what is happening in the moment to be able to predict and adjust for events that are arising. The value of real-time data "is that it provides needed information to accelerate business insights so teams can make better informed decisions and avoid the issues around using older data," said Tarun Chopra, vice president of product management for data and AI at IBM.

Posted August 10, 2023

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate and has fundamentally changed the role of database administrators (DBAs). Traditionally, DBAs have been responsible for the installation, maintenance, and management of on-prem databases. However, in the age of cloud computing, DBAs are required to adapt to new technologies, methodologies, and tools.

Posted August 10, 2023

Data is the cornerstone of the modern digital business. IT teams, database professionals, and business leaders use data to make informed decisions, increase efficiency, and stay ahead of business objectives. Applications also need data to run efficiently to ensure teams don't encounter any bottlenecks.

Posted August 10, 2023

At BLUEPRINT 4D 2023, in Dallas, Oracle's Alexandre Lima shared how Oracle's product, GoldenGate, can help manage data integration, availability, and migrations across multiple platforms. After acquiring the application, Oracle invested heavily in improving GoldenGate. This has made the GoldenGate family of products reliable, consistent, secure, and fast-moving.

Posted August 10, 2023

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards, which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted August 09, 2023

Torq, the hyperautomation cybersecurity provider, is debuting Torq Socrates, a Tier-1 analysis AI agent designed to hyperautomate security processes for enterprises bogged down by overwhelming security workloads and a small talent pool.

Posted August 09, 2023

VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI era, is unveiling its data computing platform, engineered to underpin the burgeoning world of AI that rivals the capabilities of other existing data platforms.

Posted August 09, 2023

Synopsys, Inc is launching the Synopsys Software Risk Manager platform, a powerful new application security posture management (ASPM) solution that enables security and development teams to simplify, align, and streamline their application security testing across projects, teams, and application security testing (AST) tools.

Posted August 08, 2023

AttackIQ is delivering "testing for everyone" via AttackIQ Flex, AttackIQ Ready! and AttackIQ Enterprise product offerings. Users anywhere in the world can now use AttackIQ's advanced adversary emulation capabilities to test with any budget, with a simplified testing experience, and with comprehensive risk visibility, in minutes, according to the company.

Posted August 04, 2023

Normalyze, the cloud data security company, is unveiling new additions to its data security posture management platform (DSPM), extending its area of coverage to protect hybrid cloud deployments and on-premises environments.

Posted August 03, 2023

Nasuni Corporation, a provider of file data services, is announcing a new feature integrated with the Nasuni Ransomware Protection Service that enriches the proactive detection and recovery of ransomware attacks.

Posted August 03, 2023

CloudCasa by Catalogic, the enterprise providing multi-cloud application resilience and mobility for Kubernetes, is debuting the availability of CloudCasa for Velero in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Posted August 03, 2023

Abbey Labs, an innovator in identity and access management (IAM), is announcing its recent seed funding round results, raising $5.25 million toward envisioning a future of better data system access control.

Posted August 01, 2023

Protect AI, the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) security company, announced it has closed a $35M Series A round of funding, enabling the company to scale sales and marketing, go to market activities, R&D, and customer success initiatives.

Posted August 01, 2023

Bfore.AI, a predictive security solution, is releasing its signature PreCrime solution suite, expanding predictive threat intelligence and reinforcing proactive digital risk protection (DRP) to accelerate early identification and remediation, optimize security operations, and take preemptive actions against online fraud.

Posted July 31, 2023

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is announcing the continued expansion of its collaboration with Microsoft, manifesting as the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Azure Stake HCI.

Posted July 31, 2023

Wallaroo.AI, the company scaling production machine learning (ML) from the cloud to the edge, and Ampere, the modern semiconductor company, are announcing their strategic collaboration, aimed toward creating optimized hardware and software solutions that innovate on efficiency, sustainability, and lower cost per inference for cloud AI.

Posted July 27, 2023

BMC is releasing a variety of innovations for the BMC AMI portfolio centered on hybrid cloud integration with an open borders approach to mainframe computing, creating consistent, complementary experiences not only for mainframe professionals, but for the customers they serve, too. The new BMC AMI Cloud suite of solutions empowers organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy for mainframe data management. Integration of mainframe data with the hybrid cloud enables organizations to choose the on-premises, private cloud, or public cloud strategy that is best suited for their needs. This provides an efficient and high-preforming alternative to replace or augment proprietary mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) systems.

Posted July 27, 2023

Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes management and operations, is announcing the integration of a brand new capability designed for the company's Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) which eases the management burden of large Kubernetes clusters throughout various environments—including data centers, popular public clouds such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, as well as at the edge.

Posted July 26, 2023

Postman, the API platform company, is announcing the completed acquisition of Akita Software, the system behavior monitoring and observation accessibility company, with plans to integrate Akita's robust API monitoring and discovery capabilities within the Postman platform.

Posted July 25, 2023

Danny Higgins, global practice lead for Oracle databases at Pure Storage, joined DBTA's webinar, Modern Non-Disruptive Approaches to Oracle Disaster Recovery Drills, to discuss the ways in which Oracle teams can adopt certain best practices and technologies to reduce the time, complexity, cost, and risk of Oracle disaster recovery drills.

Posted July 21, 2023

ThoughtSpot, the AI-powered analytics company, is announcing the recent completion of its acquisition of Mode Analytics, the modern business intelligence (BI) platform that brings data teams and business teams together to drive impact.

Posted July 19, 2023

CodeSee, provider of the first code visibility platform, is announcing the latest feature to join its robust platform—generative AI-powered codebase understanding.

Posted July 19, 2023

Occasionally one may hear that a data model is "over-normalized," but just what does that mean? Normalization is intended to analyze the functional dependencies across a set of data. The goal is to understand which data elements relate to what other data elements. The context of a normalization exercise is the semantically constructed reality within a chosen organization.

Posted July 19, 2023

Experts in next-generation solutions and architectures joined DBTA's webinar, The Race to Unified Analytics: Next-Gen Data Platforms and Architectures, to examine both the business potential of new technologies, as well as its common hurdles—such as data silos, complex data and analytic systems, remaining legacy technologies, integration, and governance and security—that prevent the fruition of a modern, data-accessible enterprise.

Posted July 18, 2023

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity, and data protection, is unveiling plans to significantly grow capacity on its national FlexAnywhere Platform this year, with the construction of a new 36MW phased development at its Atlanta-Douglasville, Georgia campus.

Posted July 17, 2023

IBM announced that it is one of four organizations selected to support the Internal Revenue Services' (IRS) seven-year, $2.6B Enterprise Development Operations Services (EDOS) contract vehicle—modernizing existing IRS IT systems, improving cybersecurity, and expanding advanced analytics capabilities.

Posted July 17, 2023

According to PWC's "Future of Experience" survey, 73% of respondents view customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions. Nevertheless, understanding the customer journey can be a difficult and lengthy process for many product developers. Outdated software, the lack of a customer-focused culture, and data silos all contribute to a negative experience.

Posted July 13, 2023

OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) provides integrated foundational and advanced services that work together to accomplish more faster in categories of compute, storage, network, and security. Foundational services include metric, log/logging analytics, alarms, traces, and Ops insights repository. As metrics, logs, and traces are popular discussion topics for today's world, these services are especially significant.

Posted July 13, 2023

As a database administrator, you know that the field is constantly evolving. New technologies are emerging all the time, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends. And almost every new technical trend and advancement tends to interact with data. So, DBAs need to be "in the know" and regularly update their knowledge of what's new. That's where industry conferences come in.

Posted July 13, 2023

Now that we're emerging from the pandemic and the dust is starting to settle, organizations are taking a good, hard look at their digital transformation and modernization priorities moving forward. To shed light on the adoption and maturity of trending data architectures and where the industry is headed, Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, partnered with Radiant Advisors to field the latest survey, "Market Study: 2023 Modern Data Architecture Trends," sponsored by Cambridge Semantics, Informatica, Kinetica, Teradata, and Vertica.

Posted July 13, 2023

Bionic, the Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) platform, is debuting two new product features that enable its platform to further aid engineers in dealing with the abundance of security vulnerabilities facing them today.

Posted July 12, 2023

Keepit is debuting its latest data protection solution, the Azure DevOps backup and recovery service, engineered to centralize team culture around protection by safeguarding workloads against massively detrimental disasters.

Posted July 10, 2023

Tabnine is announcing the expansion of its platform with the addition of Tabnine Chat, an AI code assistant that combines large language models (LLMs) with codebase familiarity, capable of answering queries backed by an organization's codebase.

Posted July 06, 2023

According to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global mainframe market was estimated at $2.09 billion in 2017, and is expected to hit $2.90 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018-2025. Growth in demand for high-performance computing, development of IoT landscape, and rise in adoption of the mainframe as a service fuel the growth of the global mainframe market. On the other hand, lack of mainframe skilled professionals and high costs restrain the growth to certain extent.

Posted July 03, 2023

Amazon and Ohio state Governor Mike DeWine announced new investment plans that will AWS invest an estimated $7.8 billion by the end of 2029/2030 to expand its data center operations in Central Ohio. Numerous localities in Central Ohio are reportedly under consideration for the new data center campuses, and final site selections will be decided at a later date.

Posted July 03, 2023

VIRTEL, a provider of innovative mainframe solutions and creator of the original browser-based 3270 emulation Virtel Web Access, is launching Virtel Screen Redesigner (VSR), a cutting-edge tool designed to transform and modernize mainframe 3270 screens. As organizations strive to enhance user experience, increase productivity, and adapt to evolving technologies, the need to revitalize legacy mainframe applications becomes critical.

Posted July 03, 2023

Oracle's new EU Sovereign Cloud is now available, and it aims to help private and public sector organizations across the European Union gain more control over data privacy and sovereignty requirements. One of the first cloud offerings designed to address the EU's emerging regulatory landscape, Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud gives customers the services and capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's (OCI) public cloud regions with the same prices, support, and service level agreements (SLAs) to run all workloads, according to the vendor.

Posted June 29, 2023

Immuta, a data security leader, is making key enhancements to its Data Security Platform for Databricks, enabling data teams to leverage Immuta's full platform capabilities to unlock value from data, reduce costs, and speed up innovation while maintaining strong data security posture.

Posted June 28, 2023

RelationalAI, the industry's first AI coprocessor for cloud platforms and language models, is announcing that its cloud native, AI coprocessor—compatible with the Snowflake Data Cloud—is available for preview at Snowflake's annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2023.

Posted June 28, 2023

LicenseFortress, a provider of software license management solutions, is updating its ArxPlatform in response to the challenges posed by the recent Oracle Java licensing changes. According to the company, these enhancements will provide organizations with comprehensive solutions to navigate the evolving Java licensing landscape and mitigate the risks associated with rising Java audits.

Posted June 27, 2023

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