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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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Microsoft has announced Host Integration Server 2020 (HIS 2020), which offers technologies and tools enabling enterprise IT organizations to integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages, and data efficiently and securely with new Azure and Windows applications. 

Posted June 15, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 15, 2020

BMC has announced the close of its acquisition of Compuware, a provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and performance solutions. Compuware is now a part of the BMC ZSolutions organization that serves the mainframe industry. BMC said it was one of the largest acquisitions in its history and the company's third acquisition in less than 2 years.

Posted June 15, 2020

Concourse Labs, a company that accelerates enterprise digital transformation through automated cloud governance, has emerged from stealth mode and announced $15.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ForgePoint Capital, with existing investors 83North and Capri Ventures participating. The company plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing efforts, scale operations, and broaden and accelerate product development.

Posted June 12, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced new and improved features to its APM Suite of SaaS-based infrastructure and application performance management (APM) solutions.

Posted June 12, 2020

Cloudera has introduced Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud (CDP Private Cloud). According to Cloudera, CDP Private Cloud, built on Red Hat OpenShift, completes its vision of an enterprise data cloud with a hybrid architecture, powered by Kubernetes, that separates compute and storage for greater agility, ease of use, and efficient use of private and public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 12, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 12, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, to accelerate enterprise deployment of data-streaming applications and help enterprises get better insights, faster.

Posted June 12, 2020

From data quality issues to architecting and optimizing models and data pipelines, there are many considerations to keep in mind with regard to machine learning. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session, titled "Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning," provided a close look at the challenges involved in using machine learning, as well as the enabling technologies, techniques, and applications required to achieve your goals. As part of the session, Rashmi Gupta, director data architecture, KPMG LLC, explained how to use tools for orchestration and version control to streamline datasets in a presentation, titled "Operationalizing of Machine Learning Data." Adding to the discussion, Andy Thurai, thought leader, blogger, and chief strategist at the Field CTO (thefieldcto.com), shared how infusing AI into operations can lead to improvements with his presentation, "AIOps the Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted June 11, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto.

Posted June 11, 2020

BitBox USA, LLC, providers of the BitBox IoT platform, and EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, will deepen their partnership to meet the global surge in internet connectivity needs. Integrating the BitBox IoT Platform as the unified solution to monitor and manage distributed infrastructure enables EdgeMicro's micro data centers' (MDCs) rollout to hundreds of sites in North America and thousands of locations globally.

Posted June 11, 2020

Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats. Whether cloud-based or on-premise and open source or proprietary, there are many options for data management and analytics. Spanning the spectrum of well-established and cutting edge, the DBTA 100 list recognizes companies that are innovating and preparing for the future.

Posted June 10, 2020

Alcomtec is a Rocket Software partner based in Lima, Peru. The company builds a wide range of technology tools that help businesses solve their critical problems and grow their revenues. Alcomtec launched Fudtrak and Fudtraker, two digital tools that are powering the food truck industry by enabling owners to manage everything from inventory to orders to payments in a single app—both underpinned by Rocket technology.

Posted June 10, 2020

Using the RESTful services in jBASE, Pennsylvania-based wholesale electrical distributor Scott Electric has been able to transform itself by providing online sales directly to its customers. Despite COVID-19, March was the company's strongest month for online orders.

Posted June 10, 2020

Zumasys is acquiring Total Computing Solutions (TCS), bringing a new set of platform capabilities for the MultiValue space. Zumasys plans to bring the TotaLink credit card processing software, which is well suited for MultiValue applications, to the general marketplace.

Posted June 10, 2020

The second day of free Data Summit Connect webinars began with a keynote titled, "The Secret to a Data-Driven Enterprise with Apache Cassandra," by presenter Bryan Kirschner, vice president, strategy, DataStax.

Posted June 10, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and HVR are releasing a joint solution that enables real-time data replication and data transformation for the cloud. Ideal for organizations looking to execute digital transformation and cloud data warehouse modernization strategies, the joint solution combines HVR's real-time Change Data Capture (CDC) with Matillion's data transformation capabilities.

Posted June 10, 2020

New approaches are available to modernize, streamline, and accelerate data management processes. It is critical to stay up-to-date with the latest ways to extract value from data with a modern data strategy. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, Seth Earley, CEO, Earley Information Science, and Ralph Aloe, director, Enterprise Information Management, Prudential Financial, offered strategies for smarter data management in a session, titled "Winning With A Modern Data Strategy."

Posted June 10, 2020

Organizations are constantly looking to innovate without completely cutting their purse strings. What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced AI platform without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal data scientist team?

Posted June 09, 2020

Data Summit Connect opened up on June 9 with a keynote from Lee Rainie, director, internet and technology research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System," who discussed how the current pandemic is affecting data collection and privacy.

Posted June 09, 2020

The starting point in developing and launching an enterprise data and analytics strategy is to understand the interrelationships that are necessary to deliver analytics capabilities. John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, held a workshop titled, "Build An Actionable Roadmap For Enterprise Data And Analytics" during Data Summit Connect.

Posted June 08, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed open source data technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect, enabling seamless data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems at scale.

Posted June 08, 2020

Cloudian today is releasing HyperIQ, a monitoring and observability solution for efficiently managing Cloudian storage and related infrastructure across on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. HyperIQ features intelligent storage and user analytics, along with health checks, that enable predictive maintenance, enhanced security, and resource optimization.

Posted June 05, 2020

The world of database management is changing. Cloud adoption is accelerating, along with automation, offering a path for companies to increase their database capabilities while keeping costs in line. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility and supporting new use cases are all key drivers.

Posted June 04, 2020

IT teams are under Increasing pressure to ensure data security and availability but are lacking skillsets and integrated tools (i.e. inability to keep environment patched & standardized) to ensure the availability and security of a growing database estate. DBTA recently held a webinar with Chris Paap, solutions marketing manager, Nutanix, who discussed how using Nutanix can secure DBs from vulnerabilities, backing up databases, and provide high availability.

Posted June 04, 2020

BMC, which just completed the purchase of Compuware, has unveiled BMC AMI Operational Insight, an AI-driven solution that uses machine learning to detect anomalies and maximize lead time for remediation to mitigate mainframe issues before they become business problems.

Posted June 04, 2020

Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company, has entered into a partnership with IBM Watson Health that is intended to help each company better serve its customers in areas including performance benchmarking, strategic planning, and clinical and operational performance. "By leveraging data, insights, and emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, Watson Health is working to provide solutions and services designed to help improve clinical decision making and simplify administrative processes, with the goal of a better overall patient experience," says Barbara Hayes, general manager, payer and provider, IBM Watson Health.

Posted June 04, 2020

Fluree, a startup that provides a data-centric technology stack, is launching the Fluree Partner Network (FPN) providing enabling technology for ISVs, Sis, and VARs to build and deliver the Web3 applications. 

Posted June 04, 2020

Core Scientific, a provider of AI and blockchain cloud infrastructure and software solutions, and SQream, are partnering to bring accelerated analytics of massive data to the GPU Cloud for data scientists. This partnership aims to provide cost effective accelerated analytics based on GPU computing for machine learning and deep learning used by telecom operators, financial services, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

Posted June 04, 2020

Cutting-edge startups are constantly emerging to address new challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these young, innovative companies have fresh approaches that tap into blockchain, quantum computing, advanced analytics, AI, DevOps methodologies, containerization, and data security advancements. To shine a spotlight on some of the ways innovation in IT is being reflected today, here, DBTA presents 28 companies we think are worth watching in 2020.

Posted June 04, 2020

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting.

Posted June 03, 2020

Real-time access to key data and the resulting insights from such data have been extremely useful for making key decisions. And these data points are streaming in from all types of data sources including IoT sensors. DBTA recently held a webinar with Charles Boicey, co-founder and CIO at Clearsense and Cindy Maike, VP of industry solutions at Cloudera, who discussed how the edge has evolved across multiple industry verticals, key challenges that every IoT implementation struggles with, and more.

Posted June 03, 2020

Morpheus Data, a multi-cloud management platform company, is making a variety of network security and hybrid cloud updates to its unified orchestration and automation software.

Posted June 03, 2020

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on organizations of all types. Recently, John Pocknell of Quest Software, talked with DBTA about trends in database management before and after the new crisis-forced shift to remote work and how DBAs' roles are being affected. As part of his responsibilities as senior market strategist at Quest, Pocknell looks at emerging challenges and speaks to customers to understand where future problems and opportunities may lie ahead to help map the company's database solutions to those needs. Before the crisis, DBA roles were undergoing radical change and that is only accelerating now, Pocknell says.

Posted June 03, 2020

Rancher Labs, creator of a Kubernetes management platform, has announced the general availability of Longhorn, an enterprise-grade, cloud-native container storage solution. According to Rancher, Longhorn directly answers the need for an enterprise-grade, vendor-neutral persistent storage solution that supports the easy development of stateful applications within Kubernetes.

Posted June 02, 2020

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced GridGain Control Center, a tool for managing, monitoring, and developing applications for the GridGain and Apache Ignite in-memory computing platforms.

Posted June 02, 2020

Arcserve, a data and ransomware protection provider, has expanded its alliance with Sophos, a provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions, to introduce cyber and data protection for infrastructures with on-premise, cloud, and SaaS-based workloads. This expanded collaboration is aimed at eliminating the complexity of discrete cybersecurity and data protection with the first solution suite to combine anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies with immutable backup and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for protection from cyberattacks, major disasters, human error, or other unplanned outages.

Posted June 02, 2020

Nautilus Data Technologies has announced the closing of a multi-draw, senior secured debt facility with Orion Energy Partners, L.P. for the commissioning of a 6.0MW colocation data center located in Stockton, California (Stockton I) and construction of additional data center projects in the Nautilus pipeline. Nautilus is a provider of data centers, using a sustainable water-based cooling process to achieve power usage effectiveness and improvements in environmental performance.

Posted June 01, 2020

IBM has announced new services and solutions backed by anecosystem of partners to help enterprises and telecommunications companies speed their transition to edge computing in the 5G era. This effort combines IBM's experience and expertise in multi-cloud environments with Red Hat's open source technology, which became part of IBM last year.

Posted June 01, 2020

DataKinetics, a provider of mainframe performance and optimization solutions, is expanding its relationship with IBM to deliver Z systems mainframe innovation and new business value to the global Z community. "Our customers demand highly-focused IBM mainframe innovation to solve their most complex and mission critical business challenges—an undertaking that we have embraced for 40-plus years that has become the defining factor in our global success," said Allan Zander, CEO of DataKinetics.

Posted June 01, 2020

Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important. Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important.

Posted June 01, 2020

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management platform provider, is releasing CloudBolt 9.3, offering features including improved user navigation, expanded support for Microsoft Azure, and deep integrations with Veeam, SolarWinds, and Cisco UCS.

Posted May 29, 2020

DefinedCrowd, a data provider for artificial intelligence, is receiving $50.5 million in a Series B funding round, which will support DefinedCrowd's vision to create seamless interaction between people and machines. With this investment, DefinedCrowd plans to expand its existing solutions, launch new subscription-based offerings, and expand its global reach.

Posted May 28, 2020

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