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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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iProov is releasing a system of global threat intelligence for biometric assurance, protecting organizations and individuals from the growing threat of AI-driven cyber-attacks, including deepfakes. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) combines technology, process and people to monitor and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of biometric cyber-crime.

Posted September 04, 2020

Infragistics is introducing Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, providing new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities, and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.

Posted September 03, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Lee Rainie, Director, internet and technology Research, Pew Research Center, discussed how public distrust of technology companies—particularly along political lines—has undermined their faith in the reliability of information and data. People are becoming increasingly wary—and sometimes for political reasons—about the performance of data collection companies. "The public is not convinced that technology companies can prevent misuse of their platforms in this election," Rainie said.

Posted September 02, 2020

Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premise, high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan relies on a digital product design process to make quick and critical design decisions to improve the fuel efficiency, reliability and safety of its cars. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan expects to be able to speed the design and testing of new cars.

Posted September 02, 2020

Domino Data Lab, provider an open enterprise data science management platform, is releasing Domino 4.3, adding support for the Red Hat OpenShift distribution of Kubernetes and improving model monitoring capabilities. Domino offers a data science management platform that centralizes predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) research and development based on an open ecosystem that lets data scientists choose their preferred tools and algorithms while reducing the burden on IT.  

Posted September 01, 2020

LimaCharlie, a provider of delivering Information Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS), has secured $500,000 in seed funding to accelerate growth and support its information security solutions. The funding was led by Lytical Ventures. LimaCharlie delivers general purpose, component-driven (or a-la-carte), cloud-based information security tools and infrastructure.

Posted September 01, 2020

Mendix, a Siemens business and provider of low-code application development for the enterprise, is launching its expanded all-in-one low-code platform. This release extends the reach of low-code into new domains, empowering developers of all skill sets to solve an ever-increasing set of business problems.

Posted September 01, 2020

Druva, Inc., a provider of cloud data protection and management, is entering a new distributor partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator. Leveraging Tech Data's presence in more than 100 countries, 125,000 IT reseller customers, and 45 years of industry expertise, Druva Compass is positioned for rapid expansion by bringing more partners and businesses together to support digital transformation initiatives.

Posted August 28, 2020

Cloudian will provide support for container-based applications via a new Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator, offering a self-service tool for developers to provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage. IT managers can now modernize their storage infrastructure with a Kubernetes-enabled private cloud solution that employs the industry-standard S3 API to maximize application portability.

Posted August 27, 2020

Qlik is acquiring the assets and IP of Knarr Analytics, an innovative start-up that provides real-time collaboration, data exploration, and insight capture capabilities, to complement Qlik's cloud data and analytics platform. Acquiring Knarr Analytics advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain.

Posted August 27, 2020

Amazon Web Services is releasing io2, the next generation Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The new io2 volume is designed for 100x higher volume durability (99.999%) when compared to the 99.9% durability offered by io1 Amazon EBS volumes, according to AWS.

Posted August 26, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing and updated version of Kong Enterprise that enables DevOps-driven automation for running APIs and microservices across multiple clouds and data centers. Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud, multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and reduce operational costs.

Posted August 26, 2020

Cohesity is making software advancements to Cohesity DataPlatform that bring modern data management capabilities to all-flash solutions from key alliance partners Cisco and HPE. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes new I/O Boost technology that drives even greater data consolidation, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and delivers incredibly fast performance for backing up, accessing, and deriving insights from data in all-flash environments.

Posted August 26, 2020

FileZilla users can now use Storj Labs' Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage as the storage service for their files. FileZilla is a fast, secure, and reliable file transfer tool, making it a great pairing with Tardigrade, according to the vendors. Because Tardigrade is decentralized, all data stored on the service is private by default through end-to-end encryption, ensuring data confidentiality.

Posted August 26, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, DataStax VP Bryan Kirschner explained the consequences for organizations that generate and store data without developing a plan to leverage it. 

Posted August 26, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, is extending its portfolio of solutions for EiPaaS by announcing Boomi aXis for SAP, enabling users to easily and quickly exchange SAP data on a single platform to swiftly facilitate business decisions. An EiPaaS solution for the SAP ecosystem, Boomi aXis for SAP seamlessly extracts and updates data from/to the SAP ecosystem, leveraging predefined configurations, and shortening process time by removing resource constraints.

Posted August 26, 2020

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, introducing a new joint go-to-market initiative to accelerate analytics with BigQuery and SAP on Google Cloud. IICS can now be used to develop, execute, and govern SAP data integration to BigQuery from on-premises and cloud-based SAP sources. Using IICS provides SAP customers with a fast, secure way to integrate SAP data into BigQuery.

Posted August 26, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a new series of Progress DataDirect data connectors, bridging the gap between disparate back-office applications.

Posted August 26, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 26, 2020

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. DBTA recently hosted a special roundtable webinar featuring Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, VP of AI and data, Appen; Doug Freud, SAP platform and technology global center of excellence, VP of data science; and Robert Stanley, senior director, special projects, Melissa Informatics, who discussed new technologies and strategies for expanding data science and machine learning capabilities.

Posted August 26, 2020

MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities that are affecting the IT landscape by continuing to add new features and integrate with other platforms and services, helping their loyal and committed customers to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends.

Posted August 26, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted August 26, 2020

Sumo Logic has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. Sumo Logic has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "SUMO."

Posted August 25, 2020

Syniti, an enterprise data solution provider, has formed a strategic reseller agreement with IBM. The agreement includes IBM's ability to resell Syniti software and services worldwide, and initiates further collaboration between the companies.Under the new agreement, IBM Services will use the Syniti Knowledge Platform, alongside its data management solutions.

Posted August 24, 2020

The mainframe is the most important IT asset for many organizations today, keeping operations up and running and providing the performance and number crunching required by essential technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence. Yet, the security of the mainframe is often taken for granted, especially by modern CIOs or CISOs who typically cut their teeth in the world of distributed networking.

Posted August 24, 2020

IBM has announced the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm (nanometer) form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.

Posted August 24, 2020

GT Software has formed a strategic partnership with Sydney, Australia-based Strategic Consulting Partnerships (SCP). The partnership will allow SCP to provide banks, financial institutions, and federal government departments in Australia and New Zealand with a no-code way to connect their IBM Z mainframes to third-party apps and services, including enterprise or cloud, through GT Software's Ivory Suite.

Posted August 24, 2020

IBM has made enhancements to the IBM DS8900F and IBM TS7770 storage families. The new capabilities are designed to contribute to a comprehensive portfolio of storage for IBM Z solutions.

Posted August 24, 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 August 24, 2020

BurstIQ, a provider of blockchain-enabled secure data exchange services, is releasing the BurstChain User Interface Software Developer Kit, a set of key accelerator tools that allow application developers to rapidly deploy blockchain-enabled web applications and services.

Posted August 20, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of Big Data Performance solutions, has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), giving users the flexibility to manage complex workloads across platforms. The Pepperdata solution provides real-time visibility for troubleshooting, debugging and planning and continuously tunes applications and infrastructure for optimal performance across the big data stack.

Posted August 20, 2020

Qubole, the open date lake company, is launching Qubole Pipelines Service, a new offering that makes it much easier and faster for customers to build robust, scalable streaming data pipelines. With Qubole Pipelines Service, data teams can now build, test, deploy, monitor, and manage hundreds of streaming data pipelines from a single platform, resulting in increased productivity, greater innovation, and reduced operating costs.

Posted August 19, 2020

Oracle has announced its San Jose Cloud Region, marking the company's 25th Cloud Region worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle's plan to add 11 Cloud Regions by July 2021, bringing its total to 36. Now, North American customers and partners on the west coast have regional access to all of the company's cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Autonomous Linux, as well as Oracle Cloud Applications. The San Jose site also houses the sixth multi-cloud interconnection between Oracle and Microsoft Azure.

Posted August 19, 2020

Oracle has announced an update to the Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service. According to Oracle, its blockchain customers are increasingly moving their applications into production, and existing production customers are scaling up their deployments and ramping up their transaction volumes. This new release responds to their needs.

Posted August 19, 2020

atSpoke has compiled a report which analyzed customers' ticket data from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2020, showing how internal support teams were impacted by COVID-19 and how their operations have changed over time.

Posted August 19, 2020

TrueNAS Open Storage is adding a new flagship to the enterprise product line with the M60, a unified storage system powered by TrueNAS 12.0 operating system (OS). Delivering on today's demands for affordable capacity, security, and performance, the TrueNAS M60 represents a leap forward in OpenZFS storage performance to meet demanding virtualization, multimedia, and backup applications.

Posted August 18, 2020

Asigra, a provider of backup and recovery software, has announced the general availability of Asigra Cloud Backup with Deep MFA. Deep Multi-Factor Authentication provides mission-critical layers of protection to secure policy settings and controls to prevent backup data deletions or malicious encryption caused by the use of malware (including ransomware) by criminal organizations or human error.

Posted August 18, 2020

Grafana Labs has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Lead Edge Capital, both existing investors. Grafana Labs has also created the Grafana Accelerator Program (GAP) to encourage early stage companies and side projects that are innovating in the wider Grafana ecosystem.

Posted August 17, 2020

The growth of global online business transactions is pressuring data architects to re-think their legacy relational, mainframe, and NoSQL data platforms. Customers expect their online business experience to never fail, to deliver immediate results, and ensure data is never lost. Until now, data architects have been forced to make trade-offs between strong consistency, performance and being globally distributed.

Posted August 14, 2020

TrueFort, the application detection and response company, is forming a partnership with airloom to establish its presence in Australia and New Zealand, further extending its visibility and security platform. airloom is cyber security consulting firm that provides advisory, design, build and managed security services, and is the only Elite CrowdStrike partner in Australia.

Posted August 14, 2020

Matillion, the leading provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs),is releasing its free data ingestion tool, Matillion Data Loader, within Snowflake, the cloud data platform, through Snowflake's Partner Connect. Matillion Data Loader enables companies to easily load data into Snowflake from popular data sources including Microsoft SQL Server, Salesforce, Google Analytics, Marketo, and more.

Posted August 13, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, The AI-Powered Enterprise author and CEO of Earley Information Science, Seth Earley described how data can help organizations understand their customers' experience. 

Posted August 13, 2020

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, and Cohesity, the modern data management company, are collaborating  to create Pure FlashRecover, Powered by Cohesity. This offering is a jointly-engineered solution designed to meet the most demanding business continuity requirements and enable new opportunities for data-driven organizations.

Posted August 12, 2020

The annual Data Summit conference went digital earlier this year, becoming Data Summit Connect. The online event in June featured live presentations by executives from leading IT organizations who engaged attendees with compelling presentations and spirited discussions on a variety of topics including data analytics and privacy, knowledge graphs, and AI and machine learning. The following are key points distilled from the 3-day webinar series.

Posted August 11, 2020

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