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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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As the world slowly transitions to a post-covid landscape, organizations are looking at what the "new normal" is shaping up to be. To support organizations in navigating through new challenges and a rapidly evolving big data ecosystem, Big Data Quarterly presents 2023's "Big Data 75," a list of companies driving innovation and expanding what is possible in terms of collecting, storing, and extracting value from data.

Posted September 13, 2023

JFrog, the Liquid Software company and creators of the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform, is announcing a myriad of new capabilities—ranging from machine learning (ML) management to DevOps-centric security and automation—that will be added to its platform.

Posted September 13, 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 September 13, 2023

Cisco, the worldwide technology leader that securely connects everything to make anything possible, is launching Cisco Secure Application (known previously as Security Insights for Cloud Native Application Observability) on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform. With this availability, Cisco customers can merge the efforts of application and security teams to develop and deploy modern applications securely.

Posted September 12, 2023

Sentra, the cloud data security leader, is announcing the integration of large language models (LLMs) into its data classification engine, re-envisioning data security as even more proactive, contextual, and visible. The addition of LLMs into Sentra's data classification engine enables enterprises to preventively reduce the data attack surface—no matter where it exists in the multi-cloud—through a variety of new capabilities.

Posted September 12, 2023

Unisphere and DBTA, in partnership with Radiant Advisors, gathered real-world experts to discuss and evaluate popular data architecture plans in DBTA's recent webinar, 2023 Modern Data Architecture Trends: New Market Research and Guidance, using its latest market study on these innovative strategies and technologies.

Posted September 11, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, released findings from its 18th annual mainframe survey, further reinforcing the value of the mainframe and its continued growth as a platform. According to BMC, a newfound appreciation for the mainframe's resilience and scalability emerged from the heavy reliance on technology through the shifting digital landscape resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted September 11, 2023

Google is building a $600 million data center in Mesa, Arizona, the latest infrastructure project to help support the company's efforts in artificial intelligence and cloud business computing. According to the company, the new data center will help power things like Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Google Cloud, and other products and services.

Posted September 11, 2023

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is acquiring B.O.S., a leading German-based software company that provides data integration solutions. B.O.S.' flagship product, tcVISION, now called Rocket Data Replicate and Sync, will join Rocket Software's portfolio of modernization products that add scale, flexibility, and security to an organization's existing infrastructure.

Posted September 11, 2023

IBM is expanding the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center, a suite of modernized cloud security and compliance solutions designed to help enterprises mitigate risk and protect data across their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads. Research from IBM revealed that more than 77% of global business leaders have adopted a hybrid cloud approach, yet more than half of respondents are still concerned about security and believe compliance in the cloud is too difficult to maintain.

Posted September 11, 2023

Experts from Redis, Quest, and BMC joined DBTA's webinar, Achieving Greater Agility: Emerging Trends in Data Management and DevOps, to explore the ways in which enterprises are successfully adopting and leveraging DevOps and data management in tandem, particularly in the case of utilizing cloud native apps, microservices, and containerization.

Posted September 11, 2023

InfluxData, the creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is unveiling InfluxDB Clustered, the self-managed iteration of the company's time series database for on-premises or private cloud deployments.

Posted September 08, 2023

Qmulos, a next-generation compliance, security, and risk management automation provider, is updating its flagship technology platform, Q-Compliance V4.3.0, an all-in-one solution that optimizes risk management efforts with real-time continuous monitoring. The upgrades introduce new versions of supporting apps and technical add-ons for data onboarding, assessment, and continuous monitoring of controls.

Posted September 07, 2023

Nutanix, the hybrid multi-cloud computing company, is announcing the Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box, a full-stack software-defined AI-ready platform that accelerates AI and machine learning (ML) innovation in the enterprise.

Posted September 06, 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 September 06, 2023

Sida Shen, product marketing manager at CelerData, joined DBTA's webinar, Go Pipeline-Free With Real-Time Analytics, to explore how to build pipeline-free platforms with open source software, regardless of experience level, while still delivering real-time analytics.

Posted August 31, 2023

Google announced it is expanding the Duet AI in Google Cloud preview with new capabilities, offering AI assistance across a wide range of Google Cloud products and services to serve more cloud users—spanning developers, operators, data practitioners, and cybersecurity professionals. Being a critical part of Google's overall AI effort, Duet AI is revolutionizing the way users work with Google Cloud, which helps customers boost their productivity, gain competitive advantages, and ultimately improve the bottom line, according to the company.

Posted August 31, 2023

UnifyCloud, a global ISV and cloud solutions provider focused, is providing an integration with Google Cloud to its CloudAtlas platform, now offering the CloudAtlas platform to partners focused on migrating infrastructure to Google Cloud. UnifyCloud has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage program, offering the CloudAtlas platform to help partners and clients efficiently assess infrastructure, applications, and databases for cloud readiness, options, effort, and cost with comprehensive, best-in-class analyses rapidly generated for Google Cloud.

Posted August 31, 2023

Noname Security, the provider of complete API security solutions, is announcing its integration with the 2023 OWASP API Security Top 10 risk categories, reaffirming its status as a leader in API security, according to the company.

Posted August 30, 2023

GitLab and Google Cloud are announcing their strategic partnership, aimed toward addressing the complexities and security risks associated with multiple point solution environments.

Posted August 29, 2023

LTIMindtree, the global technology consulting and digital solutions company, and CAST AI, a SaaS company specializing in automated cost optimization, are announcing their strategic collaboration aimed toward easing the financial burden of cloud adoption.

Posted August 29, 2023

Rambus Inc., a premier chip and silicon IP provider making data faster and safer, is introducing a suite of Security IP solutions for the FPGA market with state-of-the-art cryptographic, side-channel, and Quantum Safe protections. According to the company, designed to meet the unique needs of FPGAs, the offering secures the broad range of devices from high-performance accelerators for generative AI, to low-power solutions for IoT devices. Rambus security IP protects FPGAs serving applications in the data center, AI/ML, edge, IoT, defense, and beyond.

Posted August 28, 2023

Scala Data Centers, a Latin American firm, is developing a new campus outside Mexico City, Mexico. The DigitalBridge-owned company announced plans to develop SMEXTP01, the company's first data center in the country. Scala's new site is projected to begin operations in Q4 2023 and is already anchored by a "large hyperscale client." The company said it will be investing $80 million in the project.

Posted August 28, 2023

IONOS, a leading digitalization partner for small and midsize businesses, announced it is enabling customers of its Compute Engine cloud platform to deploy vCPU (virtual central processing unit) server instances in their virtual data centers. The vCPU option complements the high-performance dedicated instances previously offered exclusively, and now offered as the Dedicated Core option. Both variants are finely configurable in terms of the number of vCPUs or cores and RAM size. vCPU instances can, however, also be selected in pre-configured T-shirt sizes.

Posted August 28, 2023

IBM is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to help joint clients accelerate the deployment of generative AI—while also delivering a new offering that will provide clients with the expertise and technology they need to innovate their business processes and scale generative AI effectively. IBM Consulting, in collaboration with Microsoft, will focus on helping clients to implement and scale Azure OpenAI Service.

Posted August 28, 2023

IBM is introducing watsonx Code Assistant for Z, a new generative AI-assisted product that will help enable faster translation of COBOL to Java on IBM Z and enhance developer productivity on the platform. According to IBM, this product will be generally available in Q4 2023, and is being designed to help accelerate COBOL application modernization. Watsonx Code Assistant for Z will preview during TechXchange, IBM's premier technical learning event in Las Vegas, Sept 11-13.

Posted August 28, 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 28, 2023

Experts in AI and ML joined DBTA's webinar, Enabling Broader AI and ML Analytics Adoption: Data Platforms, Tools, and Practices, to delve into the myriad of ways that enterprises seeking to implement these wildly popular concepts can do so with agility, governance, integration, automation, and best practices in mind.

Posted August 25, 2023

SAP announced that L3Harris Technologies selected the RISE with SAP solution to help power the aerospace and defense company's enterprise transformation initiative, streamlining its ERP systems. RISE with SAP will support L3Harris' long-term strategy as it moves away from multiple ERP systems to a single platform. This single offering—which includes cloud ERP applications, cloud application services, SAP Business Technology Platform, testing services for SAP solutions and SAP Business Network for Procurement—will help L3Harris move to the cloud with greater confidence.

Posted August 23, 2023

LogicMonitor, a SaaS-based unified observability platform for hybrid IT infrastructure, is debuting a variety of expanded integrations and capabilities for its LM Envision platform, as well as introducing Dexda, an event management solution.

Posted August 21, 2023

MongoDB, Inc. is offering MongoDB Queryable Encryption, a technology that helps organizations protect sensitive data when queried and in-use on MongoDB. According to the company, MongoDB Queryable Encryption significantly reduces the risk of data exposure for organizations and improves developer productivity by providing built-in encryption capabilities for highly sensitive application workflows—such as searching employee records, processing financial transactions, or analyzing medical records—with no cryptography expertise required.

Posted August 18, 2023

Peer Software is releasing a self-hosted analytics engine that enhances storage analytics, observability, and monitoring. PeerIQ provides organizations with a single pane of visibility into heterogeneous hybrid and multi-cloud storage environments—going beyond the limitations of singular vendor storage systems, according to the company.

Posted August 16, 2023

Osano, the data privacy management software provider, is announcing its achievement of a major financial milestone—a $25 million Series B funding round—led by Baird Capital. The funding will serve to boost Osano's team investments as well as propel financing in both research and go-to-market initiatives.

Posted August 15, 2023

XM Cyber, the hybrid cloud exposure management company, is unveiling improvements to its continuous exposure management capabilities, targeting ever-growing hybrid cloud active directory attacks, as well as optimizing the way security teams prioritize and address threats.

Posted August 15, 2023

Veza, the identity security company, is announcing a major financial milestone with strategic investments from Capital One Ventures and ServiceNow Ventures, bringing Veza's total financing to $125 million.

Posted August 14, 2023

365 Data Centers, a provider of network-centric colocation, cloud solutions, and network connectivity, is enhancing its business continuity capabilities to serve customers at its data center facilities in two regional markets: Smyrna/Atlanta, Georgia, and Marlboro/Boston, Massachusetts.

Posted August 14, 2023

The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announced that Zowe will mark its 5-year anniversary this month. Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, will celebrate the milestone by bringing the community together for Zowe Day at SHARE New Orleans on August 14.

Posted August 14, 2023

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

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

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