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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

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

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 15, 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

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 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

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 08, 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

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 May 06, 2020

Yellowbrick Data, providing a data warehouse for hybrid cloud, and Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, are collaborating to accelerate the migration of complex on-prem workloads to the Yellowbrick Data hybrid cloud data warehouse.

Posted May 05, 2020

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is forming a strategic partnership with Talend, a leader in data integration and data integrity, enabling customers to integrate their data for a complete view of business operations and analytics.

Posted May 05, 2020

New Relic, a cloud-based observability platform built to help customers create more perfect software, is introducing New Relic Edge with Infinite Tracing. The new offering is a fully managed, cloud-native, tail-based distributed tracing solution built to empower software engineering teams to rapidly diagnose issues and latency across complex environments.

Posted May 05, 2020

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is receiving $86.6 million in series D funding to further grow investments in R&D to better support customers looking to move to the cloud. The funding round was co-led by Altimeter Capital and BOND with participation from Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Tiger Capital. This round brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $195 million.

Posted May 05, 2020

To aid the transition to remote work, RapidFire Tools, a Kaseya company and provider of business-building IT technologies, is releasing the Network Detective Work from Home (WFH) solution.

Posted May 04, 2020

Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions, and Wipro Limited, an information technology, consulting, and business process services company, are partnering to offer a database optimizing solution.

Posted May 04, 2020

Red Hat has announced new offerings to help organizations optimize, scale, or just protect IT operations in the face of shifting global dynamics. According to Red Hat, these advancements are not contingent on a single piece of hardware or a sole cloud provider, as Red Hat delivers innovation fully across hybrid and multi-cloud footprints, including: Support for multiple computing architectures, including x86, IBM Power and mainframes.

Posted May 04, 2020

Commvault has announced the launch of NetApp Scale-out Data Protection (SDP) to offer expanded rapid recovery support for critical data across NetApp's hybrid-enabled storage systems. NetApp SDP takes advantage of the NetApp portfolio and is powered by Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery software to provide snapshot management, backup, and disaster recovery functionalit

Posted May 04, 2020

Following up on its announcement 4 years ago on May 4, 2016 of the first quantum computer that could be programmed over the cloud, using IBM Quantum Experience, IBM has launched the IBM Quantum Challenge with four exercises.

Posted May 04, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, FairCom Corp. is offering a COBOL modernization solution for non-mainframe COBOL systems for free for 1 year to government entities. "Due to increased demands caused by COVID-19, COBOL systems are under unprecedented levels of strain because of the need to provide critical relief checks to millions, support the high number of unemployment requests and fulfill many other essential tasks. Also adding to the problem is the decreased number of available COBOL programmers," Alysha Brown, chief officer of operations, FairCom.

Posted May 04, 2020

Dynatrace is ‘In Process' to attain Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization at a moderate impact level, positioning the company to work with more government agencies. "Initiatives including FedRAMP and Cloud Smart, the federal government's cloud computing strategy, demonstrate the U.S. government's commitment to digital transformation. The adoption of hybrid technology environments, built on cloud-native architectures spanning multiple data centers, is at the heart of this transformation," said Steve Tack, SVP of product management at Dynatrace.

Posted May 04, 2020

The mainframe is continuing to grow in importance—so much so that the deployment frequency of new mainframe application features is set to surpass that of non-mainframe application features in 2020, according to a new global survey. "Given the increasingly crucial role the mainframe plays in innovation, continuously improving the quality, velocity, and efficiency of software development and delivery on the platform should no longer be a wishful IT aspiration—it's an urgent strategic imperative," said Chris O'Malley, CEO, Compuware.

Posted May 04, 2020

VAST Data, a storage company, is releasing Version 3 of its Universal Storage architecture, introducing more than 20 new features - including support for Windows and MacOS applications, cloud data replication, and native encryption. These latest Universal Storage updates allow enterprises to now marry all-flash performance with archive economics and scale to enable mission-critical and data-intensive enterprise production environments to consolidate their workflows and bring the power of flash storage and fast access to all of their data.

Posted May 01, 2020

Alluxio, a developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, is creating a solution in collaboration with Intel that offers an in-memory acceleration layer with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem).

Posted April 30, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing a new open source tool called Insomnia Designer, offering a collaborative API design editor. Building on Insomnia Core, which Kong acquired in 2019, the software works natively with Insomnia's testing capabilities to accelerate the development, performance and stability of REST and GraphQL services, the communications backbone of the modern applications and services people rely on each day.

Posted April 30, 2020

dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is launchg dotData AI-FastStart, a new bundle of technology and services that includes a one year license to a fully-hosted version of dotData's autoML 2.0 platform, along with training and support.

Posted April 29, 2020

Franz, a provider of semantic graph database technology for knowledge graph solutions, has introduced AllegroGraph 7. With this release, the patented distributed knowledge graph solution adds innovations that address the fact that large enterprises have knowledge graphs that are so large that no amount of vertical scaling will work. "Large enterprises have knowledge graphs that are so big that no amount of vertical scaling will work," said Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz.

Posted April 29, 2020

LOGIQ, creator of LOGIQ Insights, is releasing LOGIQ Insights 1.2, enabling self-service observability on the Kubernetes platform along with many features built for Kubernetes environments and workloads.

Posted April 29, 2020

Sigma Computing, a provider of cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is extending the power of Sigma to be used throughout the cloud data analytics stack.

Posted April 28, 2020

Verizon Media is unveiling  three new resources that developers and data teams can use to organize and better understand publicly available COVID-19 data. The resources include a dataset, API, and dashboard that help engineers analyze and navigate COVID-19 data.

Posted April 28, 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 April 28, 2020

NVIDIA has completed the acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., enabling customers to achieve higher performance, greater utilization of computing resources, and lower operating costs.

Posted April 27, 2020

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