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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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Data Center World, a leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals, is debuting the 2024 conference program, which offers keynote presentations, panel discussions and case studies focused on emerging IT and data center technologies; design, build, operate, control; colocation, hyperscale, and cloud innovation; and sustainability strategies, from power to recycling. 

Posted January 08, 2024

Armada, an edge computing pioneer redefining the future of connectivity, compute, and AI, has recently exited from stealth backed by over $55 million in funding. This funding will aid Armada in achieving its company mission: bridging the global digital divide while empowering enterprises to use all of their data, wherever it's generated, with the most advanced AI technology available today.

Posted January 08, 2024

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is debuting the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for GKE Enterprise, a unified platform for managing hybrid cloud operations developed in partnership with Google Cloud. Designed with Google Distributed Cloud Virtual (GDCV), Hitachi UCP for GKE Enterprise aims to rectify the growing divide between a demand for cloud native platforms operating across several environments and the exponential increase in data generation.

Posted January 05, 2024

Actility, a French low-power industrial IoT connectivity company, is announcing the results of a recent funding round, having raised €16 million (approximately $17.5 million USD). Driven by the technological potential of massive IoT deployment, this funding will serve Actility's growth efforts in making IoT a ubiquitous—as well as an efficient and sustainable—force in the digital world. 

Posted January 04, 2024

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration, is debuting the latest iteration of the Astro platform which enhances the data pipeline journey through improvements to security, connectivity, and holistic data usage. This release consists of four key capabilities: the Connection Management system, Deployment Rollbacks, Upgrade Utilities, and Scale-to-Zero Development Deployments.

Posted January 03, 2024

AI continues to be a hot topic as we enter 2024, with company's reevaluating the technology's impact and preparing to adapt to the fast-changing landscape. Here, experts share their thoughts on the future of AI for 2024.

Posted January 02, 2024

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu and the provider of open source security, support, and services, is announcing a strategic collaboration with Intel, aimed at closing the gap between ensuring data security at run-time and leveraging open computing systems.

Posted December 28, 2023

VirtualZ Computing, which provides an out-of-the-box solution to connect mainframes to hybrid cloud for bi-directional data access, announced it raised $2.2 million in seed financing to build out its team and support enterprise innovation with mainframe data.

Posted December 21, 2023

Digibee, an integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) company that optimizes developer resources and scales integrations, is announcing the launch of an AI-powered integration importing tool for easing the process of integrating flows from other vendors into Digibee. Initially available for MuleSoft migrations to Digibee, the solution will soon support migrations to Digibee from other legacy integration platforms.

Posted December 20, 2023

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration and the driving force behind Apache Airflow, and Apache are announcing the release of Airflow 2.8. Building off a collection of smaller releases, Airflow 2.8 brings more than 20 new features, over 60 improvements, and over 50 bug fixes. The latest iteration of Airflow buckles down on four major themes: expanding the DAG authoring experience, improving logging, enhancing daily operations, and building a foundation for later releases.

Posted December 20, 2023

Oracle is opening a second Oracle Cloud Region in Chile, making it the first hyperscaler to have two regions in the country. With the new Oracle Cloud Valparaíso Region and the existing region in Santiago, Oracle will help organizations across all industries in Chile strengthen business continuity while addressing data residency and sovereignty requirements.

Posted December 20, 2023

Oracle announced that its first Oracle Database@Azure service is now generally available in the Microsoft Azure East U.S. region. Oracle will operate and manage Oracle Exadata Database Service, the first of several planned Oracle database services to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in Azure data centers.

Posted December 20, 2023

Database performance and scalability are both important aspects of managing and optimizing databases, but they refer to different characteristics and considerations. Database performance refers to how efficiently a database system can respond to and process queries, transactions, and other operations. It is focused on the speed, responsiveness, and overall efficiency of database operations.

Posted December 20, 2023

Silverfort, the Unified Identity Protection provider, is unveiling its expanded Service Account Protection capabilities, which eases the process of automating and scaling the protection of thousands of service accounts.

Posted December 19, 2023

Data, the potent fuel powering the AI-driven enterprise, is always on the move, as are the tools, technologies, and techniques being employed to manage and deliver it. With the intense emphasis on AI and machine learning these days, it's urgent to ensure that data is available, timely, accurate, and relevant. That means no letup with efforts to ensure data pipelines are flowing unimpeded. With so much at stake, we canvassed industry leaders and experts on what challenges lie ahead and how to address them. Here are some leading issues:

Posted December 18, 2023

IBM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Software AG, a company majority owned by Silver Lake, to purchase StreamSets and webMethods, Software AG's Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) enterprise technology platforms, for €2.13 billion in cash. StreamSets and webMethods are among the technology leaders in application integration, API management, and data integration.

Posted December 18, 2023

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, a leading research institute and innovation partner, is collaborating with Intel, to support the Infrastructure and Cloud research and test Environment (ICE), which is a data center testbed, with Thermal Test Vehicles, chip heat flux emulators.

Posted December 18, 2023

Neurophos, a spinout from Duke University and Metacept Inc., announced it has raised $7.2M in a seed round to productize a breakthrough in both metamaterials and optical AI inference chips. Neurophos' optical metasurfaces are designed for use in data centers and their approach is already shattering world records in computational energy efficiency. Neurophos plans to use high-speed silicon photonics to drive a metasurface in-memory processor capable of fast, efficient, AI compute. 

Posted December 18, 2023

Breaches and cyberattacks are growing more sophisticated each year despite a growing call for the implementation of more stringent security measures. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead in cybersecurity for 2024.

Posted December 14, 2023

Experts in real-time analytics joined DBTA's webinar, Enabling Real-Time Data and Analytics: Key Considerations and Best Practices, to examine the platforms, tools, and strategies essential to enabling real-time analytics and its variety of enterprise-wide benefits.

Posted December 12, 2023

Leila Jacob, senior solutions engineer at OneTrust, joined DBTA's webinar, Discovering and De-risking Sensitive Data, to discuss how data discovery can surface crucial data insights while driving context to encourage a truly data-driven business approach.

Posted December 11, 2023

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is announcing the results of its Series E funding, having raised $118 million. The funding round—led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), BOND Capital, and Drive Capital—will serve VAST Data's go-to-market efforts for a new category of infrastructure which puts data at the core of how systems think, react, and discover.

Posted December 08, 2023

Data continues to grow and is poised to double in 2024. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 06, 2023

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely. Customers will now have the capability to replicate IBM i series data to AWS in near real-time.

Posted December 04, 2023

Global data center market revenue is expected to reach $342.10 billion by 2023, up from $321.37 billion in 2022, according to Statista. The data center market was valued at $316.30 billion in 2021, up 6% from $298.30 billion in 2020. The continued explosion in AI and ML has not surprisingly placed new strain on data center power and processing resources. Looking ahead to 2024, data center operators are in the midst of an exciting time that presents both challenges and opportunities.

Posted December 04, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is adding generative AI, low-code/no-code development, and contextual tooling to the BMC Helix Service Management solution, helping enterprise customers strengthen their security posture and elevate ways of working.

Posted December 04, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is introducing AI-powered data discovery capabilities that accelerate and simplify data contextualization and description for analytics, along with improved capabilities that extend its analytics engine for Apache Iceberg.

Posted December 01, 2023

Paul Steinichen, AVP, data and analytics life cycle management at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, and Irem Radzik, senior director of product marketing at Reltio, joined DBTA's webinar, Blue Cross NC's Journey to a Modern Trusted Access Data Platform with Unified Data, to discuss how Blue Cross NC was able to tap into the power of ML and cloud to centralize, standardize, and enrich core business data with efficiency, scalability, and agility at the forefront.

Posted November 30, 2023

Data quality is becoming a hot button issue as more and more businesses aggressively move into artificial intelligence (AI)—both generative and operational—which requires massive amounts of accurate and timely data. The rise of large language models (LLMs)—both publicly available as well as contained within enterprises—to support business decision making and customer communications means data is being pressed into service in new and highly demanding ways as training data and real-time streaming feeds.

Posted November 30, 2023

AWS is releasing Amazon ElastiCache Serverless, a new serverless option that allows customers to create a cache in under a minute and instantly scale capacity based on application traffic patterns. ElastiCache Serverless is compatible with two popular open-source caching solutions, Redis and Memcached.

Posted November 29, 2023

IBM announced the latest investments in its effort to advance environmental sustainability through its social impact programs. A new set of environmental initiatives pioneering water solutions will be scaled through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator to benefit local communities across the globe.

Posted November 27, 2023

Microsoft (MFST) announced that it is set to invest $500 million in expanding its hyperscale cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure in Quebec over the next two years. According to the company, this investment is aimed at reinforcing Quebec's innovation economy, creating high-value jobs and preparing the province for the evolving AI economy.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM and VMware are partnering to bring IBM watsonx to on-premises environments on VMware Private AI and Red Hat OpenShift, helping enable fast, transparent generative AI capabilities. According to the companies, this combination will enable enterprises to access IBM watsonx in private, on-premises infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments as well as hybrid cloud with watsonx SaaS offerings on IBM Cloud.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM is evolving its flagship IBM QRadar SIEM product, redesigning on a new cloud-native architecture, built specifically for hybrid cloud scale, speed, and flexibility. IBM also unveiled plans for delivering generative AI capabilities within its threat detection and response portfolio—leveraging watsonx, the company's enterprise-ready data and AI platform.

Posted November 16, 2023

Business intelligence and data analytics software enable insurance agencies to better their risk assessment and underwriting processes. Entrinsik's MV platform Informer offers a BI tool that can customize dashboards and pinpoint risks. By examining historical data and distinguishing risk indicators, agencies can accurately measure the risks associated with insuring a particular person or company.

Posted November 15, 2023

BlueFinity's Evoke platform can help modernize MV applications with enriched features that offer several advantages to the MultiValue marketplace for application modernization and new app development. The platform is designed to empower organizations with MultiValue (and DB2, Oracle, or SQL Server) database systems to modernize and extend their applications in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.

Posted November 15, 2023

LiquidStack, a global provider in liquid cooling for data centers, is offering its new single-phase liquid cooling solution, providing data centers with a powerful and economical option to shift from air cooling to energy-efficient and sustainable immersion cooling. According to the company, the announcement marks the first step in the company's planned expansion of its DataTank product portfolio to offer a comprehensive range of advanced liquid cooling solutions.

Posted November 13, 2023

IBM is releasing the new IBM Storage Scale System 6000, a cloud-scale global data platform designed to meet today's data intensive and AI workload demands, and the latest offering in the IBM Storage for Data and AI portfolio. According to the company, the new IBM Storage Scale System 6000 seeks to build on IBM's leadership position with an enhanced high performance parallel file system designed for data intensive use-cases. It provides up to 7M IOPs and up to 256GB/s throughput for read only workloads per system in a 4U (four rack units) footprint.

Posted November 13, 2023

I can't remember the first time a database or storage vendor told me, "Disk is cheap," but it was probably in the 1990s.  Vendors like to say disk is cheap because it helps them sell more of it and to encourage bigger deployments. The fact is that data storage is getting cheaper all the time. When I entered the business, one GB of storage cost about $1000. Today, it's more like 10 cents—10,000 times less!

Posted November 09, 2023

At the Snowday 2023 event, Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, launched an extensive series of innovations centered around deriving value from AI and powering a robust data strategy that permeates throughout the rest of the application development process.

Posted November 03, 2023

CAST, the software intelligence leader, is debuting the fall release of CAST Highlight, featuring capabilities for faster, safer cloud migration, continuous optimization, expanded cloud service recommendations, and cloud native services for Oracle Cloud infrastructure.

Posted November 01, 2023

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, is launching its public beta of Semgrep Secrets, a product for detecting and securing sensitive credentials during the software development process. Semgrep is designed for engineers—software and security alike—who need to maintain a fast cadence of software development and solve the root causes of security issues, according to the company.

Posted October 27, 2023

According to Gartner, global spending on the public cloud is expected to increase by approximately 20.7% to reach $591.8 billion (about $1,800 per person in the U.S.) in 2023. The advantages of migrating to the cloud are widely recognized. By adopting cloud-first models, businesses can move away from traditional, fixed-cost methods of managing IT infrastructure. Cloud migration allows for controllable, agile, and secure operations that can easily scale as needed while optimizing costs.

Posted October 26, 2023

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