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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.



Data Center Management Articles

ScaleOut Software is releasing its Digital Twin Streaming Service, a SaaS solution harnessing in-memory cloud computing to provide real-time analytics. By creating "real-time digital twins" that simultaneously analyze telemetry from thousands of streaming data sources, this solution enables customers to take advantage of deeper introspection and better real-time decision-making without waiting to query data at rest in data lakes.

Posted May 28, 2020

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, is adding thin provisioning to its KumoScale storage software based on NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology. Thin provisioning joins KumoScale software's growing list of advanced storage functions that allow for the virtualization and management of high-performance flash at data center scale.

Posted May 28, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing Progress MOVEit 2020, a secure, automated Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution that can be deployed on-premises and in the cloud. The new release comes equipped with MOVEit Mobile 2.0, as well as enhanced cloud, integration and performance capabilities.

Posted May 28, 2020

erwin, Inc. is releasing the latest version of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI), enabling users to utilize enterprise data governance faster and give business users more knowledge about available data assets to facilitate sound decision-making. This release enhances erwin DI's automation capabilities, including new AI/ML, a data lineage analyzer, data model integration and compliance-driven asset classification. It also provides an enhanced UI for the business user portal.

Posted May 28, 2020

As companies have evolved toward digital business models and undertaken digital transformation initiatives, they have increasingly faced two challenges. First, the data they need to drive their real-time business processes is typically spread across multiple, siloed datastores. Second, their existing applications often cannot scale to address the increase in end-user demands for real-time engagement.

Posted May 28, 2020

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is releasing RedisAI and RedisGears, transforming Redis Enterprise into a low-latency, real-time data platform for infinite processing capabilities. RedisAI (co-developed by Redis Labs and Tenserwerk) is the answer to the challenge every architect or developer faces as they attempt to design and implement AI in their production applications: the time spent outside the AI inference engine to collect and prepare the reference data.

Posted May 27, 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 27, 2020

PagerDuty, Inc., a provider of digital operations management, is introducing new automation and intelligence capabilities to its Dynamic Service Directory, Business Response and Intelligent Triage solutions. The advances in the PagerDuty platform are designed to equip teams with proactive response capabilities to prevent outages, and gain predictive insights so they can automate repetitive work and improve collaboration across virtual teams.

Posted May 27, 2020

Datrium, a provider of cloud-native disaster recovery with ransomware protection solutions, has announced that Xello Australia is the newest reseller and first Melbourne-based company to join its growing Global Partner Network in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Posted May 27, 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 May 27, 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 May 27, 2020

SAP-backed data privacy firm BigID is introducing its enterprise Privacy Portal for helping organizations manage consumer data subject rights and privacy preferences for privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR.

Posted May 27, 2020

Kobelco Systems Corporation, an IT services provider based in Japan, is implementing SAP Fieldglass solutions to help transform the management of its skilled external workforce. To help increase productivity and reduce risk, Kobelco Systems needed a solution that provided visibility into all external workers and enabled active management of this key workforce segment. The company implemented SAP Fieldglass solutions in late 2019 to satisfy these requirements.

Posted May 27, 2020

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of intelligent application availability, is releasing SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5 clustering software. The release features advanced automation and application-aware monitoring and failover orchestration that make creating and managing HA clusters in complex SAP S/4HANA environments easy and error free for enterprises, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and cloud providers.

Posted May 27, 2020

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is creating an integration with SAP that will help streamline businesses journeys to the cloud by adopting SAP's data and analytics cloud portfolio and Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services. This new integration will strengthen the partnership between SAP and Informatica.

Posted May 27, 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 May 27, 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 May 27, 2020

Business and IT have, in the past, used times of crisis to adapt and transform themselves for the better. While the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably had a devastating effect on business, and life itself, it may also be a catalyst for change, compelling organizations to rethink their long-term operations and spending amidst the short-term crisis brought on by the health emergency. Industry leaders recently discussed what "the new normal" may look like.

Posted May 27, 2020

Quest Software has announced new feature updates for its KACE solution offerings. According to Quest, as new devices continue to proliferate company networks, the complexity of managing and security multi=platform environments and endpoint device management increases.

Posted May 20, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is releasing Matillion ETL for Azure Synapse to enable data transformations in complex IT environments, at scale. Empowering enterprises to achieve faster time to insights by loading, transforming, and joining together data, the release extends Matillion's product portfolio to further serve Microsoft Azure customers.

Posted May 20, 2020

As companies shop for a cloud-based solution, it's critical to understand that there are some major differences in business practices among cloud software vendors. Some of these practices could have deep impact on the company's overall business operations—costing more time, money, and resources in the end.

Posted May 19, 2020

Grafana Labs is releasing Grafana 7.0, introducing enhancements to simplify the development of custom plugins and increase the power, speed, and flexibility of visualization.

Posted May 19, 2020

It is a matter of when, not if, your organization will confront a never-before-seen data source—a source that, if managed improperly, could result in catastrophic consequences to your brand and bottom line. In some cases, that data will be imported from outside your four walls. In others, the data will spring from new business processes or the fertile minds of your employees manipulating existing assets to create altogether new analytic insights,

Posted May 19, 2020

As data sizes have grown over the last decade, so has the amount of time it takes to run ETL processes to support the myriad downstream workloads. A decade ago, most people were only thinking about making their KPI dashboards faster. As time rolled forward, they started to think about getting more intelligent analytics out of their data, and the data sizes quickly grew from gigabytes to terabytes.

Posted May 18, 2020

Syncsort is rebranding as Precisely as a result of the company's acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software and data business in December. Precisely delivers accuracy and consistency in data by spanning the breadth of the data integrity spectrum, with leading data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products.

Posted May 18, 2020

Humio is now part of the IBM Edge Application Manager Ecosystem, an initiative designed to help enterprises capture the opportunities of edge computing with a variety of solutions built on IBM's technology. Humio collects machine data from edge devices, gateways, and servers to monitor the health of the entire infrastructure, detect security incidences, and reveal insights into the customer experience.

Posted May 18, 2020

Pure Storage is releasing Purity//FB 3.0 for FlashBlade, the next generation of the industry's most advanced storage software for unstructured data. The latest updates to FlashBlade enable real-time performance that allow application workflows to take center stage - resulting in a Modern Data Experience that replaces complexities and antiquated systems with fast, flexible and agile solutions built to fit modern needs.

Posted May 18, 2020

We live in a business world that craves instantaneous response times, especially in terms of the responsiveness of modern transactional applications. Customers expect to make a money transfer, pay a bill, or buy a product online in a matter of seconds. This insatiable desire for speed to customer parallels the need to increase speed to market for these modern apps. With development activity accelerating through DevOps, do we ever stop to consider the increased demands this is putting on batch processing?

Posted May 18, 2020

DevOps, DataOps, AI, and containers all lead to one important innovation for enterprises seeking to be more data-driven—and that is greater automation. Data-driven enterprises cannot function if data resources and applications are in any way being manually administered, deployed, remediated, or upgraded.

Posted May 18, 2020

OpenLegacy, provider of digital-driven integration for legacy and core systems, is partnering with GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, empowering GigaSpaces users to leverage their existing legacy stack in a modern microservices architecture to reduce time-to-market for new digital initiatives.

Posted May 15, 2020

MariaDB Corporation is introducing MariaDB SkySQL Power, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that lets enterprises customize options and configurations to fit their distinct requirements. Built on top of SkySQL's Foundation, which delivers the complete MariaDB Platform experience in the cloud, Power adds important benefits such as the ability to customize instance types to maximize efficiency and resource utilization for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and the ability to meet specific enterprise security, high availability or disaster recovery requirements.

Posted May 15, 2020

Aerospike, a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions, has unveiled Aerospike Database 5, featuring breakthroughs in Multi-Site Clustering that combine strong consistency with support for large-scale, globally distributed transactional applications that require very low latency.  

Posted May 14, 2020

Deep-tech company Dathena, a provider of AI-powered data protection and privacy management for global enterprises, is closing on a $12 million Series A round, allowing the company to continue its global expansion.

Posted May 14, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is unveiling SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise, a new solution to help enterprises manage IT complexity, scale IT support services, and increase security within the service desk. SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise offers advanced ITSM capabilities that meet the heightened security expectations of modern enterprises and improve key service management processes for employees.

Posted May 14, 2020

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing solutions, is releasing the HC3250DF, the first of a new class of HC3 appliances designed to enhance support for performance-intensive use cases such as database analytics and high density Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

Posted May 13, 2020

Franz Inc., supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for knowledge graph solutions, is introducing Gruff 8, a browser-based graph visualization software tool for exploring and discovering connections within enterprise knowledge graphs.

Posted May 13, 2020

One creates the potential for some interesting anomalies when building a star schema wherein the fact table contains future-dated metrics and any of the dimensions are Type 2.  A Type 2 dimension tracks changes to the data items contained within it. Effectively, each dimension contains a surrogate key, a natural key with a start and stop date, and additional descriptor columns. If any of the descriptor column values change, the existing dimension row has the stop date populated while a new row is inserted with the same natural key, new start date, and new descriptor values. 

Posted May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work and BlueFinity is assisting companies with the transition. Its Evoke product allows citizen developers (the company's existing staff) to build business apps using low-code, drop and drag, point and click; and option select methods.

Posted May 13, 2020

GoodData, a provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, is releasing a new web-based logical data model (LDM) modeler, bringing new capabilities and tooling to enables the simplification of data modeling. The web-based LDM modeler compliments the recently released GoodData data source management interface, which enables easy connection to Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, or a CSV file.

Posted May 12, 2020

Nokia is collaborating with Microsoft as part of the SONiC initiative, an open source network operating system based on Linux that has been production-hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers.

Posted May 12, 2020

MemSQL, the No-Limits Database for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, is receiving $50 million in new capital after signing a debt facility agreement with Hercules Capital, the largest non-bank venture debt provider with more than $2.4 billion in total assets, who served as underwriter for the financing.

Posted May 11, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has introduced Progress OpenEdge 12.2. "In a time when business continuity and customer confidence are top priorities," said John Ainsworth, senior vice president, Core Products, Progress, "Progress continues to deliver, whether through the assurance that mission-critical business applications will run effectively or by providing a complete portfolio of solutions that address business needs—from network monitoring to secure file transfer, data connectivity, unprecedented website capabilities, and more."

Posted May 06, 2020

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