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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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Hazelcast, a provider of an in-memory computing platform, is releasing Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a low-latency deployment of Hazelcast software as a managed service. "With the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, we now offer simplicity, scalability, and freedom for organizations to develop their applications in a manner that can be deployed where they best serve the end user, whether that is AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or on-premises," said Enes Akar, CTO for Hazelcast Cloud.

Posted March 31, 2020

PlanetScale, creator of PlanetScaleDB, database-as-a-service built on Kubernetes and Vitess, is launching a multi-cloud database, enabling companies to deploy, run, and manage databases that span multiple cloud providers simultaneously. PlanetScaleDB is built on two trusted technologies: MySQL, which powers millions of applications, and Vitess, a cloud-native computing foundation (CNCF) hosted open source graduated project that serves massive-scale production traffic at companies such as YouTube, Slack, and Square.

Posted March 31, 2020

The amount of data needed for real-time, customer-facing applications is impossible to operationalize when managed through software alone, according to Prasanna Sundararajan, CEO and co-founder of rENIAC.

Posted March 30, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed solutions for scalable open source technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Elasticsearch, expanding expands Instaclustr's one-stop destination for deploying, managing, analyzing, optimizing, and monitoring all components of enterprises' data layer and related infrastructure.

Posted March 30, 2020

RiskSense, provider of risk-based vulnerability management and prioritization, is introducing Full Spectrum RBVM (Risk-based Vulnerability Management) that automatically discovers, analyzes, scores, and prioritizes both internal and external-facing security threat exposures.

Posted March 30, 2020

Commvault, an enterprise software provider of the management of data across cloud and on-premise environments, is making its latest product innovations widely available. New improvements include new cloud and on-premise data management capabilities.

Posted March 30, 2020

The Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence Act was recently introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) with the goal of establishing a 13-member Congressional Commission that will ensure facial recognition does not produce bias or inaccurate results.  Recently, Suraj Amonkar of Fractal Analytics, an AI and analytics company, shared his views on the proposed legislation and the issues it addresses.

Posted March 27, 2020

Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Digital Outcomes Now to help the Global Telecommunications Industry convert their massive data volumes into positive outcomes. Yellowbrick's data warehouse enables enterprises to run workloads on-premise, in the cloud - or both, while achieving the best economics in the industry.

Posted March 27, 2020

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations platform, has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform, allowing Unravel to simplify and optimize modern data apps wherever they exist. Cloudera Data Platform manages data in any environment, including multiple public clouds, bare metal deployments, private clouds, and hybrid clouds.

Posted March 27, 2020

With this release, Akamai ushers in a new era of high-speed deployments and configurations by putting greater control in the hands of developers and thorough integration with existing CI/CD workflows.

Posted March 27, 2020

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform software-defined perimeter (SDP) and availability software, has announced that it will be offering its DxOdyssey networking software free-of-charge to anyone seeking to access their work computer (applications and information) from home.

Posted March 26, 2020

Storj Labs is launching its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, a decentralized cloud object storage service backed by enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) with boosted security. Tardigrade offers decentralized cloud object storage that's S3 compatible, highly performant, easily implemented, exceptionally durable, and highly available, according to the vendor.

Posted March 26, 2020

IBM is now offering Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, enabling Ansible users to automate IBM Z applications and IT infrastructure. The Certified Content will be available in Automation Hub, with an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy.

Posted March 26, 2020

Alluxio, developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has introduced Alluxio Structured Data Service (SDS) featuring a data Catalog Service and Transformation Service, two new major architectural components of its Data Orchestration Platform. With the new components, Alluxio now provides just-in-time data transform of data to be compute-optimized, independent of the storage format for OLAP engines, such as Presto and Apache Spark, said Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio.

Posted March 26, 2020

Portshift, a provider of cloud-native workload protection, is releasing Kubei Open Source container scanning software, enhancing security and remediation. Kubei is an open source Kubernetes runtime images scanning solution, presented to invite developer collaboration for the hardening of runtime environments.

Posted March 26, 2020

WaveMaker, an enterprise low-code platform, is entering its next phase of integration with SpotCues to provide customers with a seamless application delivery mechanism for mobile applications.

Posted March 26, 2020

Dremio, the data lake engine company, is closing on $70 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to fuel its growth and expand its products. The round was led by new investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Cisco Investments, Lightspeed Venture Partners,  Norwest Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. Teddie Wardi, managing director, Insight Partners will also join the Dremio Board of Directors.

Posted March 26, 2020

Accedian, a provider of performance analytics and end user experience solutions, is adding new capabilities to its cloud-native performance monitoring and analytics platform, Skylight. This release combines full stack end user experience visibility with deep passive and active network infrastructure insights.

Posted March 25, 2020

As priorities shift and companies deploy database changes weekly or more frequently, Redgate Software is releasing a new SQL Monitor that ensures that DevOps teams can monitor and track deployments at all times.

Posted March 25, 2020

LogDNA, a provider of multi-cloud log management solutions, has introduced performance and usability updates that enable developers to more easily query, filter, and gain insight from their log data. "The complexity of developing, deploying, and scaling applications is exponentially more complicated today than even just a few months ago, and the amount of data even small teams deal with on a daily basis is becoming untenable," said Peter Cho, vice president of product management at LogDNA.

Posted March 25, 2020

Pulsiam is a public safety software company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Pulsiam has installed the SafetyNet suite of public safety software at more than 90 locations worldwide, serving nearly one hundred million people. With the assistance of Rocket Software, Pulsiam has been able to expand its operations and update existing infrastructure for years, according to Henry Unger, CEO of Pulsiam.

Posted March 25, 2020

As phone technology evolves, so does MultiValue and Bluefinity is providing various options and features for a new era of smart phones and devices. Evoke provides the flexibility for SQL and MV companies to choose how they want to deploy their apps now with the option to change direction as conditions or circumstances change.

Posted March 25, 2020

With a new year and a new decade just beginning, MultiValue leaders are anticipating new opportunities for this well-established technology. There are many issues to consider, including what customers are currently looking for in their MV solutions, whether MV is ready for AI, and the impact of cloud, security, and privacy concerns. In this annual MultiValue Special Report, DBTA asks MV executives this two pronged question: As we enter 2020, what will spark the next set of trends in the MultiValue space for the decade ahead, and is your MV platform ready to address new demands?

Posted March 25, 2020

SAP is launching a new digital learning initiative offering educational content to support students, professionals, and anyone interested in remote learning. This initiative is based on three educational pillars - massive open online courses (MOOCs), learning journeys for universities, and the SAP Young Thinkers program - as part of SAP's comprehensive learning and enablement program.

Posted March 25, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAP is making several platforms available immediately, at no cost, to facilitate supply chains and remote working. Remote Work Pulse by Qualtrics helps organizations understand how their employees are doing and what support they need as they adapt to new work environments. Remote Work Pulse is designed to help employees, companies, educational institutions, communities, and governments stay connected and move forward.

Posted March 25, 2020

SAP is enhancing its app experience to enterprise Mac users with the release of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS version 5.0. With support now for Mac Catalyst, the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS enables SAP and Apple customers to build, deploy, and run employee apps across iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Posted March 25, 2020

One of the primary objectives of any high-availability architecture is to ensure that any single points of failure are eliminated, such as cluster nodes connecting to a single SAN. If you are running SAP in the cloud, you can take advantage of your cloud provider's availability zones, which may exist in different geographic regions. Although a high-availability cluster can be deployed within a single zone, the zone itself is a single-point-of-failure. If the zone becomes unavailable, end users may lose access to the entire cluster.

Posted March 25, 2020

Pure Storage, a data solutions provider delivering a modern data experience, is releasing its third-generation all-NVMe FlashArray//X, providing customers with higher performance. With Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage model, customers can enjoy access to continuous innovation from Pure Storage that includes these and future updates to its product and solutions suite. 

Posted March 25, 2020

Aptum, a global hybrid cloud and managed services provider, is releasing Hybrid Cloud Manager, powered by HyperGrid, giving customers full control of their costs and simplify the management of single, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. Hybrid Cloud manager is a management platform that enables customers to assess, monitor, optimize, provision and govern private and hyperscale public cloud environments through a single interface.

Posted March 24, 2020

Element Critical, a provider of IT infrastructure with data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia, has formed a partnership with multi-cloud networking platform provider, Pureport. "Integrating Pureport's platform into our data centers will allow customers to quickly and cost-effectively connect to the top cloud providers of their choice," said Mike Frank, vice president of product at Element Critical.

Posted March 24, 2020

Competition these days is no longer just about cost or quality; it is about companies offering entirely new digital business models and better customer experiences that are based on insights. How do organizations compete on that basis? They do it by unlocking the various data sources that are imprisoned within IT and business departments, systems, and databases.

Posted March 24, 2020

The White House has announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world's most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. The public-private consortium, spearheaded by the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and IBM, includes government, industry, and academic leaders who have volunteered free compute time and resources on their machines.

Posted March 23, 2020

FalconStor Software, a data protection company, is unveiling StorSafe, an enterprise-class persistent data storage container that provides integration with legacy backup and archive software and processes. StorSafe leverages modern industry-standard software container technology that uses virtualization at the application layer versus the systems layer, and allows the disaggregation of the data from the system-level storage components.

Posted March 23, 2020

NetApp, a provider of cloud data services, is acquiring Talon Storage, a provider in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enabling users to centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

Posted March 23, 2020

For data managers, AI and machine learning not only offer new ways of delivering rapid insights to business users but also the promise of improving and adding intel­ligence to their own operations. While many AI and machine learning efforts are still works in progress, the technol­ogies hold the potential to deliver more enhanced analytic capabilities through­out enterprises.

Posted March 23, 2020

To democratize data and analytics is to make them available to everyone. It is an admirable goal and one with its roots in the earliest days of the self-service movement. If an organization is to truly be data-driven, it follows that all key decisions—from tactical operational priorities to strategic vision—must be data-informed. So where is democratization going wrong?

Posted March 20, 2020

In response to the current pandemic, NVIDIA is sharing tools with researchers that can accelerate their efforts to understand the novel coronavirus and help inform a response.NVIDIA has announced that it is providing a free 90-day license to Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome Analysis Toolkit, Parabricks uses GPUs to accelerate by as much as 50x the analysis of sequence data.

Posted March 19, 2020

Paragon Software, a file systems and storage management provider, and Sagemcom Broadband, are partnering to embed Paragon into Sagemcom's Linux-based series of routers. exFAT driver for Linux provides fast and transparent read and write access to exFAT volumes from Linux systems, with additional performance optimization for modern Linux kernels and lower CPU memory consumption.

Posted March 19, 2020

Eventador.io, the streaming data engine for building applications, is releasing an updated version of the Eventador Platform, tackling the complex problem of providing a queryable, time-consistent state of streams via materialized views.

Posted March 18, 2020

SoftIron Ltd., a provider of purpose-built and performance-optimized data center appliances, has announced the availability of the HyperSwitch, its next-generation top-of-rack switch built to maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud), an open source network operating system built by Microsoft for scale-out performance networking.

Posted March 18, 2020

Oracle last week announced strong results for fiscal 2020 Q3. Total revenues were $9.8 billion, up 2% in USD and 3% in constant currency compared to Q3 last year. Cloud services and license support revenues were $6.9 billion, up 4% in USD and 5% in constant currency. "Subscription revenues, made up of cloud services and license support revenues, grew 5% in constant currency. These consistently growing and recurring subscription revenues now account for 71% of total company revenues," said Safra Catz, Oracle CEO.

Posted March 18, 2020

Kinetica, the provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform for the modern digital economy, is releasing Kinetica Cloud, allowing users to utilize the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment.

Posted March 18, 2020

Platform9 is now offering new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service.

Posted March 17, 2020

Alfresco Software, an open source content services provider, is moving to acquire long term partner, Technology Services Group (TSG), a Chicago based Enterprise Content Management software and services firm.

Posted March 17, 2020

As more and more organizations migrate database management and integration to the cloud, various use cases and best practices are beginning to take shape around the timing, cost, and extent to which workloads are moved.

Posted March 17, 2020

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