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On April 20, 2009, Oracle announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems. With the purchase of Sun, Oracle entered the hardware business and obtained the Java programming language. It took a decade for Oracle to realize the monetizing potential of Java.

Posted June 15, 2023

Glen Willis, solutions architect at Monte Carlo, joined DBTA's webinar, Operationalizing Data Observability: Best Practices and Critical Strategies, to explore how data observability can be implemented—with best practices, strategies, and tools—to keep data fresh, reliable, and efficient.

Posted June 14, 2023

Granica is emerging from stealth—backed by $45M in funding—and introducing its cloud native AI efficiency platform, built to put valuable, data-centric AI research into the hands of enterprises.

Posted June 14, 2023

Descope is launching product additions that innovate passkeys for developers, streamlining the integration of passkeys to existing applications.

Posted June 13, 2023

Often, enterprise data management falls into two strategies: offensive and defensive. While defense entails mitigating risk, being offensive unlocks new opportunities. Organizations must incorporate both sides to remain competitive. To achieve this, companies can embrace data-centric architectures.

Posted June 13, 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is rolling out a preview of a new sustainability dashboard on the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform as well as introducing a comprehensive portfolio of sustainability services. The offerings, which span technology, services, financing, and asset upcycling programs, are designed to help organizations reduce the carbon footprint associated with their IT estates.

Posted June 12, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most discussed hot topic of the moment, but the true impact on our society and the potential impact for enterprises are still unknown. While we may not fully understand its potential impact quite yet, we do understand how AI functions as well as the base level of what it could be capable of. We're already seeing how AI, along with other forms of machine learning (ML) or deep learning, has the potential to revolutionize how organizations function across all industries by doing seemingly small things such as automating repetitive tasks and accelerating outcomes. Those seemingly small things add up and create a big impact.

Posted June 12, 2023

Airbyte is announcing the launch of three new features—checkpointing, column selection, and schema propagation—designed to improve Airbyte's resource usage, efficiency, and reliability while simultaneously enhancing flexibility when addressing compliance requirements

Posted June 09, 2023

There's no question that this year, we're seeing dramatic upheavals in the data and analytics space. AI, of course, is the subject du jour, but any discussion of AI and its potential must, by necessity, involve the data teams that provide the information that makes AI successful. Here are what industry leaders and experts see as the most important technologies shaping the growth of data-driven enterprises.

Posted June 08, 2023

Western Nevada Supply recently chose RDM Infinity to consolidate a variety of service centers into a state-of-the-art distribution center by modernizing Western Nevada's legacy warehouse management system (WMS). The relationship between RDM Infinity and Western Nevada Supply has been a beneficial collaborative partnership.

Posted June 08, 2023

The need to balance data safety with new data initiatives, deliver business value, and change company culture around data tops this year's list of data and analytics management challenges. To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Spanning the wide range of established legacy technologies from MultiValue to cutting-edge breakthroughs such as Web3, the DBTA 100 is a list of hardware, software, and service providers working to enable their customers' data-driven future.

Posted June 07, 2023

Arcitecta and Spectra Logic are announcing the launch of two new solutions designed to reinvigorate and streamline data lifecycle management and performance—the Arcitecta Mediaflux + Spectra BlackPearl NAS solution and the Arcitecta Mediaflux + Spectra BlackPearl Object Storage solution.

Posted June 07, 2023

To explore best practices and strategies for attaining a successful cloud journey, experts joined DBTA's webinar, Achieving Performance, Scalability, and Security on Your Cloud Journey, offering a discussion around brands, features, and migration techniques, as well as key IT issues such as performance, scalability, and security.

Posted June 07, 2023

Aiven is announcing Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC), a compliance-in-mind solution that allows enterprises to maintain control over their data and simultaneously reduce cloud spend. BYOC enables enterprises to deploy Aiven's managed data services directly to their AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure accounts, presenting a wealth of cost-saving opportunities as well as highly secure data ownership.

Posted June 07, 2023

DBTA held a webinar, Building Invincible Applications with Temporal & Astra DB, featuring development experts to offer their solutions and strategies toward producing cloud-native, invincible apps, fast.

Posted June 05, 2023

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is introducing an expanded set of management capabilities to Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed to help reduce enterprise Linux complexity across the hybrid cloud without slowing innovation.

Posted June 05, 2023

NVIDIA and SoftBank Corp. are collaborating on a pioneering platform for generative AI and 5G/6G applications that is based on the NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, which SoftBank plans to roll out at new, distributed AI data centers across Japan. Paving the way for the rapid, worldwide deployment of generative AI applications and services, SoftBank will build data centers that can, in collaboration with NVIDIA, host generative AI and wireless applications on a multi-tenant common server platform, which reduces costs and is more energy efficient, according to the companies.

Posted June 05, 2023

Teleport is announcing the launch of Teleport 13, designed to reduce operational overhead for DevOps teams while simultaneously securing cloud infrastructure against cyberthreats.

Posted June 02, 2023

Cockroach Labs is announcing a variety of exciting developments, including the launch of CockroachDB-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure, as well as CockroachDB serverless and extended capabilities for CockroachDB MOLT (Migrate Off Legacy Technology).

Posted June 01, 2023

IBM announced the creation of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a SaaS offering that is designed to enable enterprises to bring management to their hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure. Driven by "Application-Centric Connectivity," IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh is engineered to automate the process, management, and observability of application connectivity in and between public and private clouds to help modern enterprises operate their infrastructure across hybrid multi-cloud and heterogeneous environments, according to the company.

Posted May 25, 2023

Cloud experts joined DBTA's webinar, "Cloud Migration Best Practices: Top Strategies and Tools," to explore the risks and potential of cloud transformation, where certain strategies, solutions, and requirements may be the difference between a successful migration and one that fails to root.

Posted May 25, 2023

Vultr, a privately-held cloud computing company, and Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, announced the integration of Domino Nexus with Vultr's Kubernetes Engine to help businesses achieve competitive advantage in the era of generative AI.

Posted May 23, 2023

IBM is introducing new IBM Quantum Safe technology, providing a comprehensive set of tools and capabilities, combined with IBM's deep security expertise, designed as an end-to-end solution. As quantum computers continue to advance, they will reach the ability to break the most widely used security protocols in the world. Recognizing this risk, IBM has leveraged its extensive expertise across cryptography, quantum computing, and critical infrastructure to develop IBM Quantum Safe technology, according to the company.

Posted May 22, 2023

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has shared plans for a new data center architecture for AI workloads, along with the development of its own custom chip for running artificial intelligence models. "This new data center will be an AI-optimized design, supporting liquid-cooled AI hardware and a high-performance AI network connecting thousands of AI chips together for data center-scale AI training clusters," said Santosh Janardhan head of infrastructure at Meta, in a blog post,  adding that the new data center systems will be faster and more cost-effective to build than earlier facilities.

Posted May 22, 2023

NeuroBlade, the company reinventing infrastructure for data analytics, is announcing the launch of the NeuroBlade SQL Processing Unit (SPU)—a processor designed solely for analytics in mind—now available with select Dell Power Edge servers.

Posted May 18, 2023

ServiceNow and NVIDIA are collaborating to develop powerful, enterprise-grade generative AI capabilities that can transform business processes with faster, more intelligent workflow automation. According to the company, using NVIDIA software, services, and accelerated infrastructure, ServiceNow is developing custom large language models trained on data specifically for its ServiceNow Platform, the intelligent platform for end-to-end digital transformation.

Posted May 17, 2023

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is announcing its Spring '23 release, which includes support for flexible Standard shapes with independent scaling of compute and storage.

Posted May 17, 2023

Pratima Tripurneni led the session, "Overcoming Big Data Silos With Data Mesh," to explore how Northern Trust's recent digital modernization initiative provides a thorough example of how data mesh can transform an enterprise to remediate challenges in data sharing, management, and governance.

Posted May 15, 2023

Prioritizing data quality is step one to becoming data-driven. However, what is step one to improving data quality? In most IT suites, the argument is better processes, better data fields, and better technology. Kasara Weinrich, principal consultant, future of work, ADP disagrees. Organizational data literacy is the most important step to truly achieving great data quality, data-driven decision making, and data management. At Data Summit 2023, Weinrich talked about this during her session, "Data as a Second Language: Every Layer of Your Organization Needs to Be Fluent."

Posted May 11, 2023

Kaladhar Voruganti, senior technologist in office of the chief revenue officer at Equinix, and Rory Kelleher, director of global business development for healthcare at NVIDIA, led Data Summit's session, "Succeeding With AI in the Cloud," to discuss strategies and methods to effectively utilize AI within business operations.

Posted May 11, 2023

At the annual Data Summit's second keynote presentation, speakers Mike Bechtel, chief futurist at Deloitte Consulting LLC, and Ankit Patel, SVP of engineering at Foursquare, explored the possibilities that await any organization seeking to transform their businesses for the better, highlighting trust and geospatial datasets as the key.

Posted May 11, 2023

You can avoid performance problems with 19c In-Memory options available from Oracle. Oracle Ace Anuj Mohan, as a part of the Quest Oracle Community's Database & Technology Week, offered a deep dive on features including In-Memory, Configuring IMCS, Populating IMCS, IMCS Advisors, and In-Memory Features.

Posted May 11, 2023

Data science methods provide a means to establish analytic tradecraft, capable of managing a large amount of data, allowing for full characterization of actor behaviors, and providing valuable insights. Efrain Rodriquez, data manager, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), presented a case study on how the intelligence community (IC) is addressing these challenges by establishing innovative AI/ML governance and data management methodologies, during his Data Summit 2023 session, "Using Data Management Methodologies to Foster Development of Transformational AI/ML Tradecraft."

Posted May 11, 2023

In 1961, a clever science fiction author named Robert Heinlein coined a new term in one of his novels. The term was "grok." Grok is a wonderful word that means "to empathize or communicate sympathetically; also, to experience enjoyment," and is a term similar to the later sixties phrase "dig it." Grok meanings also include "to drink," "to love," and "to be one with." Grok can apply when one experiences those moments of insight as a new realization coalesces in one's mind, or as that joyful experience continues to provide a thrill. Perhaps grok can be a mental state one achieves as one attains the peacefulness advertised in another 1960s term—"be here now." Grokking can be vital in working through the creation of a new logical data model. If one does not understand the data, then one cannot model the data. Alternately, if one groks the data, the data modeling efforts will flow freely.

Posted May 11, 2023

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period is now extended through Wednesday, May 17.

Posted May 08, 2023

CIQ, the company behind Rocky Linux, added a new service to its portfolio aimed at enhancing how organizations manage complex software infrastructure and solutions. CIQ Mountain is a "mountain of solutions" that provides software and artifact delivery and lifecycle management for turnkey solution management at any scale.

Posted May 08, 2023

Google announced plans to build two more data centers in Ohio to help power its artificial intelligence technology and other tools. With one data center already up and running near Columbus, the two new locations will bring Google's total investment in Ohio to more than $2 billion, officials said.

Posted May 08, 2023

Mezmo, provider of an observability data platform, is offering a free trial and a free community plan for Mezmo Telemetry Pipeline, enabling companies to unlock the power of their data and achieve the cost savings and control benefits of a telemetry pipeline—without the upfront investment.

Posted April 27, 2023

EnterpriseDB (EDB) is introducing the EDB Guaranteed Postgres Migration program, designed to empower qualifying organizations to transition from legacy Oracle databases to Postgres with both ease and efficiency.

Posted April 25, 2023

Red Hat and the Fedora Project are releasing the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora Linux 38, offering new desktop environments, architecture for IBM Z hardware, and more. Fedora Linux 38 introduces several new Spins—variants that showcase different desktop environments. The popular Budgie Desktop environment, first packaged for Fedora in F37, now has its own Spin. The Fedora Budgie Spin aims to provide the premiere Budgie Desktop experience on top of Fedora Linux.

Posted April 24, 2023

A new global IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, "The ESG conundrum," of executives and consumers found that while an increased focus on environmental sustainability remains a top priority for consumers and business executives, inadequate data is a key challenge for both groups when it comes to achieving personal and corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.

Posted April 24, 2023

IBM is releasing new single frame and rack mount configurations of IBM z16 and IBM LinuxONE 4, designed to enhance flexibility and sustainability for the modern data center while still delivering the highest levels of reliability in the industry, according to the vendor.

Posted April 24, 2023

ngrok is launching the ngrok Ingress Controller for Kubernetes, enabling developers to leverage ngrok's ease-of-use and security to produce ingress for production workloads operating on Kubernetes clusters.

Posted April 20, 2023

Low-code and no-code development has become a critical component of enterprise technology landscapes. Gartner predicts that within the next 3 years, developers outside IT departments will account for at least 80% of the userbase for low-code development tools, up from 60% in 2021. Low- and no-code offers opportunities to offload coding and integration work to business users, relieving burdened IT departments.

Posted April 20, 2023

Oracle today is offering a free version of Oracle Database 23c to meet growing demand from developers and organizations worldwide to access the newest features in Oracle Database 23c "App Simple." Developers now have access to innovative Oracle Database features that simplify development of modern data-driven applications, getting them ready for the planned release of Oracle Database 23c, the next long-term support release.

Posted April 19, 2023

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