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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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RiskSense, a risk-based vulnerability management and prioritization solution provider, is releasing a new version of the cloud-delivered RiskSense platform that harmonizes threat analysis, prioritization, and risk scoring. To provide visibility across both infrastructure and application vulnerability risk exposure from development through production, RiskSense aggregates and normalizes outputs from multiple data sources including SAST, DAST, Open Source Software (OSS), containers, pen testing and bug bounty programs.

Posted July 13, 2020

IBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of robotic process automation (RPA) software, WDG Soluções Em Sistemas E Automação De Processos LTDA (WDG Automation). According to IBM, in today's digital era, companies are looking for new ways to create new business models, and deliver new services and lower costs, and that the need to drive this transformation is even greater now given the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Posted July 13, 2020

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of Visual COBOL 6.0 and Enterprise Suite 6.0 to provide versatile application, process, and infrastructure modernization solutions for enterprise developers. "With Micro Focus Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite 6.0, we are giving our customers the modernization solutions to innovate faster with less risk by building on the core strengths of their COBOL and mainframe applications," said Neil Fowler, general manager of application modernization and connectivity at Micro Focus.

Posted July 13, 2020

SUSE, an independent open source company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cupertino-based Rancher Labs, an open source company that provides a Kubernetes management platform. SUSE says this acquisition of Rancher represents the first step in SUSE's inorganic growth strategy since becoming a fully independent software company in March 2019.

Posted July 13, 2020

VMware announced the company intends to acquire Datrium, expanding the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium's cost-optimized DRaaS solution. In a blog post by John Gilmartin, senior vice president and general manager, cloud platform business unit, VMware, he explained that this move will help customers build hybrid clouds by combining the consistent infrastructure and operations of VMware Cloud with Datrium DRaaS to reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity.

Posted July 13, 2020

NITOROM Inc., a global provider of next-generation IT infrastructure monitoring software, is launching NiTO, a SaaS-based and affordable integrated infrastructure monitoring solution. Designed to work out-of-the-box, NiTO's platform ensures IT teams spend less time guessing and more time resolving problems.

Posted July 10, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Thomas Cook, director of sales, Cambridge Semantics, described the laborious process of manually discovering, sorting, cleaning, and conforming silo'd data that consumes the lion's share of data scientists' time, and how new approaches are improving the process.

Posted July 10, 2020

Softbuilder, a French provider of database tools, is offering a free 6-month license for each license bought for its software ERBuilder Data Modeler, a reference for easy data modeling, to assist workers as they do their jobs remotely during COVID-19.

Posted July 09, 2020

Tellius, the Guided Insights platform, is releasing Tellius On-Demand, an on-demand SaaS application for business users and analytics teams to quickly understand why metrics change in their data with machine learning automation.  

Posted July 08, 2020

Circonus, provider of a machine data intelligence platform built to handle the volume and frequency of data seen in today's global IT infrastructure and IoT deployments, is now offering a free, no commitment 45-day trial of its Kubernetes monitoring solution. Organizations can install the solution in minutes, and turnkey health and performance dashboards instantly auto-populate.

Posted July 08, 2020

Aiven, a technology company combining open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, is launching Karapace, an open- source tool that serves as a drop-in replacement for Confluent's Kafka REST and Schema Registry. With the addition of Karapace, customers can use the tool to store Kafka schemas in a central repository and access their version history, serialize and deserialize messages, interface RESTfully with Kafka clusters, and perform administrative tasks on their cluster, such as produce and consume messages.

Posted July 08, 2020

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is acquring Compact Solutions LLC, expanding metadata management capabilities for the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, powered by the CLAIRE AI engine. The acquisition strengthens Informatica's abilities in metadata-driven AI and automation and extends capabilities that enable Informatica customers to catalog and govern virtually all types of enterprise data, including complex enterprise systems (e.g. mainframe), multi-vendor ETL, hand-coded scripts, and BI tools, in addition to databases, applications, data warehouses, and data lakes.

Posted July 07, 2020

dotData, a provider of full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing dotData Stream, a new containerized AI/ML model that enables real-time predictive capabilities for dotData users. dotData Stream was developed to meet the growing market demand for real-time prediction capabilities for use cases such as fraud detection, automated underwriting, dynamic pricing, industrial IoT, and more.

Posted July 07, 2020

SolarWinds is updating its IT operations management portfolio to better meet the needs of IT professionals operating in hybrid IT realities and responding to economic pressures. With these enhancements, SolarWinds says, it is extending its commitment to supporting the IT pro community by offering the ability to monitor, manage, and secure IT across hybrid and multi-cloud environments of any scale and size.

Posted July 07, 2020

Fauna, the data API for client-serverless applications, is receiving $27 million in new funding, enabling the company to grow its ecosystem and help developers build better software faster. The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from ADDITION and GV. S. Somasegar, Managing Director at Madrona, who will join the Fauna board of directors. Also joining this round are developer tools leader Tom Preston Werner, database pioneer Roger Bamford and existing institutional investors including CRV and Quest Ventures.

Posted July 02, 2020

OCP TECH, a provider of integral technological solutions, is forming a strategic partnership with Oracle, enabling OCP TECH to grow its operations in the United States. The alliance is part of the tech company's larger strategy to build the growing demand for its services, and to meet its clients' evolving needs in this new international scenario on the path to the digital transformation, already underway.

Posted July 02, 2020

Push Technology, a leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing a new Service API capability for Diffusion Cloud, Push's Real-Time API Management Cloud Platform. The new Service API provides a REST interface for publishing and requesting data, making Diffusion available to any programming language that can make an HTTP request—there's no longer a need to install an SDK and developers can immediately start publishing from a command line. 

Posted July 02, 2020

Fivetran, a provider of automated data integration software, has raised $100 million in Series C financing, enabling the company to accelerate global expansion, drive adoption in the enterprise market, and continue building out the depth and breadth of its data connectors.

Posted July 02, 2020

As hybrid cloud models evolve into the new standard for enterprise storage and the ability to quickly and easily extract value from digital assets becomes ever-more important, storage expertise remains critical. According to Gartner, by 2025, 40% of workloads will reside in the public cloud, 30% at the edge and 30% on-premise—compared to the 80% on-premise in 2019. However, storage managers must move beyond their traditional roles in response to this changing landscape—a challenge that many are embracing.

Posted July 01, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, and the global pandemic that has ensued, has pushed millions of workers across the globe to work from home. This sudden sea-change in connectivity models and workforce management has left some businesses facing technical difficulties, as IT teams struggle to support hundreds or even thousands of workers on existing network capacity.

Posted July 01, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the world, Rocket Software is offering users and partners a virtual way to continue getting acclimated to MultiValue tools and solutions. Rocket has created a virtual series of deep tech training to connect the dots to new technologies so people understand how it relates to cloud, containers, and more. Dubbed MultiValue University, the virtual program includes demonstrations, seminar type training, interactive Q&A, and exercise examples.

Posted July 01, 2020

Pick Cloud recently assisted All Vend in moving the corporation's D3 application from on-premise to cloud with ease. All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.

Posted July 01, 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 July 01, 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 July 01, 2020

Yellowbrick Data, the Hybrid cloud data warehouse company, is releasing its Cloud Disaster Recovery service, as well as introducing new database replication and enhanced backup/restore features to its platform. These new offerings provide the speed, granular control, and effortless management that businesses need to back up and restore big datasets.

Posted July 01, 2020

Diamanti, creators of a bare-metal hyperconverged platform for Kubernetes and containers, is releasing Diamanti Spektra 3.0. With Diamanti Spektra 3.0, enterprise customers have one flexible solution to deploy, replicate, and migrate cloud-native applications across bare metal and public cloud infrastructures.  With Spektra 3.0, enterprises can easily manage their hybrid cloud deployments and migrations with one seamless solution. 

Posted July 01, 2020

Oracle is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open source software in Coherence Community Edition. Oracle Coherence is an in-memory data grid solution that enables organizations to predictably scale mission-critical applications by providing fast access to frequently used data.

Posted July 01, 2020

dotData, a provider of full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is partnering with Teradata, a cloud data and analytics company, allowing dotData to leverage Teradata's Vantage platform with dotData's autoML 2.0 platform. The collaboration will streamline and simplify the movement of data between Teradata and dotData to help the companies' joint customers derive more value from their AI and machine learning initiatives.

Posted June 30, 2020

Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, is releasing the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub. These free PrestoDB offerings make it easier for data platform teams to get started with Presto in the cloud particularly for interactive, ad hoc analytics on S3 data lakes and other popular data sources like AWS RDS, Redshift, Amazon's Elasticsearch service, and others.

Posted June 30, 2020

Today, with a quick screen tap on a personal handheld processor, people seeking a ride can open a cloud-based app and connect with a drivers who can pinpoint an exact pick-up location via GPS, arrange a dropoff, and make a payment without the need to physically exchange cash or card.  Who would have imagined this reality when just 40 years ago, before the internet was mainstream, the only computing interface was conducted on a green-screen "dumb terminal" limited to display and data entry? Nevertheless, this current moment is the reality for only a fleeting period of time before a new, transformative—and disruptive—technological era begins.

Posted June 30, 2020

Aiven, a technology company combining open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, is releasing Kafka MirrorMaker 2 as a stand-alone service, enabling enterprises to access the Apache Kafka ecosystem more easily. With Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect, and now MirrorMaker 2 as a service, Aiven customers can specialize their workloads, reducing dependency while increasing resilience.

Posted June 29, 2020

Hadoop has evolved into a major part of the data management landscape over the last decade. Yet for some organizations, Hadoop has required many more resources than originally planned, both for implementation and for management. DBTA recently held a webinar with David Leichner, CMO, SQream and Arnon Shimoni, Product Manager and Solution Architect, SQream, who discussed the future of Hadoop along with strategies for companies using the technology.

Posted June 29, 2020

OpenLegacy, a provider of digital-driven integration for core legacy systems, is partnering with Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, to provide easy, superior legacy connectivity to help Boomi's enterprise customers access data in legacy systems. Boomi's integration platform as a service (iPaaS) covers a broad range of customer use cases and connectivity, and OpenLegacy complements Boomi by providing API-driven access to metadata and data from legacy assets such as AS/400, IMS, VSAM.

Posted June 29, 2020

CCPA took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following the May 25, 2018, launch of the landmark global compliance regulation GDPR. When California begins enforcing CCPA on July 1, 2020, any for-profit entity doing business in California that collects, shares, or sells California consumers' personal data will be governed by CCPA.

Posted June 29, 2020

Dynatrace has extended its observability capabilities to cloud and data center environments running on the Linux ARM platform. The enhancements to Dynatrace reflect increasing demand from enterprise IT teams for containers and microservices, as well as their growing adoption of ARM-based servers as a platform for cloud-native environments.

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has announced the availability of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (Wazi Workspaces). The environment addresses common challenges for developers who are new to the mainframe, and, in the process, makes cloud-native development on IBM Z a reality, according to Willie Tejada, GM & chief developer advocate at IBM, who provided information about Wazi Workspaces in an IBM developer blog post.

Posted June 29, 2020

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spanugo, a U.S.-based provider of cloud cybersecurity posture management solutions. To further meet the security demands of its clients in highly regulated industries, IBM will integrate Spanugo software into its public cloud.

Posted June 29, 2020

Compuware Corp., a BMC company and provider of software for mainframe DevOps, has announced Day One support for IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.6. CICS Transaction Server V5.6 delivers new capabilities that improve the developer experience as well as security, resilience, and management enhancements.

Posted June 29, 2020

The CCPA deadline has come and gone. And, while the California attorney general won't enforce the act until July 1, just 5 months before its effective date, a recent survey revealed that only slightly more than one in 10 business owners and executives were aware of whether the law even applied to their business. Alarmingly, almost half had never heard of the regulation.

Posted June 26, 2020

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that MLflow, an open source machine learning (ML) platform created by Databricks, is joining the Linux Foundation.

Posted June 26, 2020

MetalSoft is releasing an intelligent bare metal automation software platform, an infrastructure management tool that will allow enterprises and service providers to better automate and manage their data centers' while solving challenges of running new kinds of workloads.

Posted June 26, 2020

Immuta, the automated data governance company, is receiving $40 million in funding to further grow its automated data governance and privacy solutions. The Series C round was led by new investor Intel Capital, with participation from new investor Ten Eleven Ventures and existing investors DFJ Growth, Dell Technologies Capital, Greycroft, Drive Capital and Citi Ventures.

Posted June 25, 2020

LiveAction, a supplier of network performance management, is introducing new cloud monitoring capabilities that will extend network and application visibility into Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.

Posted June 25, 2020

The cloud is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for data analytics at enterprises today. Looking to capitalize on the promise of reduced costs and greater scalability and flexibility, more and more organizations are adopting hybrid and multicloud strategies to break down data silos, increase collaboration and equip decision-makers with faster access to actionable business insights.

Posted June 25, 2020

CommScope is releasing RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) to easily manage a converged wired and wireless network. Aided by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.

Posted June 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2020

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