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Information Security solutions protect enterprise and government data and help address the need for compliance with Government and Industry requirements in physical and virtual systems. Security technologies that help protect against misuse by external hackers and internal privileged users include Data Masking, Data Encryption, Identity Management, Degaussing, Firewalls, Auditing, and Mandatory Access Controls.



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As IoT devices and applications continue to proliferate, the centralized, cloud-based model used by many enterprises is taking a back seat in favor of moving data and processes closer to the edge to increase their flexibility, agility, and accessibility. With more and more organizations adopting real-time capabilities and 5G networks on the rise, 2021 is poised to be a banner year for digital transformation opportunities. However, challenges remain, from the well-tread issues of speed and scalability, to data security and governance.

Posted April 14, 2021

Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) today announced that QCI's Qatalyst constrained optimization is now available as a Software as a Service (SaaS) on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), for both classical and quantum computers. The SaaS service eliminates the need for complex quantum programming. It empowers subject matter experts (SMEs) to submit their complex optimization problems to Qatalyst, which leverages the power of quantum-ready computational software on classical processors to provide solutions.

Posted April 14, 2021

Privacera has announced a technology partnership with Dremio aimed at helping joint customers have rapid, self-service analytics across all cloud data lakes with consistent access control policies and rich audits of data usage to comply with industry and privacy regulations.

Posted April 13, 2021

With the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown just behind us, there has been a lot of dialogue regarding what different industries have experienced over the past year. Acknowledging this dubious anniversary, we sat down to collect our thoughts and share a few advisements with respect to our small corner of the legal and tech industry.

Posted April 13, 2021

Streamlit, providers of the framework for machine learning and data science, is introducing Streamlit for Teams, the company's first commercial product, allowing data scientists to instantly deploy and share apps with teammates, clients and other stakeholders. 

Posted April 12, 2021

Time-series databases show much promise for developers looking to collect, visualize, process, and alert time series data. Yet several questions remain such as: why do you need a specialized database for time-series data, what should you consider when looking for a time-series database, and how to get started with a minimal amount of time and effort? DBTA held a webinar with Al Sargent, senior director of product, InfluxData, who discussed how to evaluate the various time series databases on the market and get started fast.

Posted April 12, 2021

Digitate, an autonomous enterprise software provider, is releasing ignio AIOps for Azure in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, enabling customers to drive their digital transformation on cloud with Azure. ignio AIOps for Azure offers more efficiency and observability to Azure cloud, making it a necessity for managing activity and overall productivity, according to the vendor.

Posted April 12, 2021

In an era of rapid digital transformation, companies that fail to effectively manage and leverage their data assets will find themselves falling behind. Speed, scalability and flexibility are critical tenets of modern data strategies and require technologies and processes that are responsive to the business.

Posted April 09, 2021

Securiti, a provider of AI-powered data privacy and security, is partnering with Cisco Investments to work with Cisco and help their customers solve the challenge of multi-cloud and edge security, privacy and compliance. The move comes after Cisco Investments gave funding to Securiti.

Posted April 08, 2021

Cloud adoption is accelerating, alongside automation, offering companies a path to increase their database capabilities in ways not possible before. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility, and supporting new use cases are all key drivers. Moreover, since heterogeneity still rules the day at most enterprises, it's no surprise that hybrid, mult-icloud architectures are quickly becoming the go-to strategy.

Posted April 08, 2021

ScaleOut Software is releasing the on-premises version of its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, providing all of the analytics and visualization tools available from its Azure-hosted cloud version. Dubbed ScaleOut StreamServer DT, this new software solution lets organizations develop and deploy streaming analytics applications on servers hosted within their infrastructure.

Posted April 07, 2021

WhiteSource, a provider in open source security and management, has raised $75 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue to grow its automated open source security solutions. This round of funding also reflects the pace and scale with which WhiteSource has been adopted globally, enabling it to become strategically self-sufficient in financing its own growth.

Posted April 07, 2021

It's time to cast your 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, our readers.

Posted April 06, 2021

Social engineering, or an attempt to manipulate human behavior through specific, orchestrated actions to gain access to restricted information or systems without permission, is reportedly being used by 84% of hackers. The challenge is that humans are hard wired to trust, often willing to accept someone at his or her word, and social engineering attacks are all about taking advantage of that inherent want to trust. Unfortunately, this is not a good mix and often leads to humans becoming the weakest link in the security chain,

Posted April 06, 2021

An important new set of features for security and confidential computing was announced at the recent Microsoft Ignite virtual conference and are now in public preview. Although the name doesn't exactly trip off your tongue, Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves offers important new capabilities for orga­nizations that need greater control and security over their data while also enjoying the agility, scalability, and productivity gains of the public cloud.

Posted April 06, 2021

Ellucian Colleague offers a versatile higher education ERP to make processes more effective and keep students, faculty, and staff informed. Entrinsik Informer works natively with Colleague's UniData database for easy ad hoc reporting.

Posted April 06, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions, is launching version 1.3 of the new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Additionally, the platform is now available at no cost to maintenance partners and customers on the Rocket UniVerse and UniData components of the MultiValue application platform.

Posted April 06, 2021

After a wild and turbulent 2020, the new year has ushered in a renewed commitment to establishing or improving corporate governance. Yet, positive energy aside, our traditional approach to endorsing governance of data, analytics, or AI remains fraught. As a result, governance initiatives springing from an earnest desire to do right (e.g., responsible AI), as well as the need to not do wrong (e.g., regulatory/compliance), struggle to enlist broad coalitions of the willing.

Posted April 05, 2021

The full potential for companies that digitally transform is predicted to be $100 trillion by 2025. This astonishing value would be reached through the combination of digital technologies—mobile, cloud, AI, sensors, and analytics, among others. These are accelerating progress exponentially, said the World Economic Forum, but this growth can be realized only if there is collaboration between business, policymakers, and non-governmental organizations.

Posted April 05, 2021

As the world of data analytics continues to evolve and reshape after a tumultuous 2020, the need for agility is rapidly driving a new era in data culture in which it is imperative to handle data immediately and at scale. While emphasis on self-service data and analytics has been top-of-mind for some time now, the shift to self-sufficiency is held back by culture, not technology. With the new year pushing more robotics process automation at all levels of the business—and for all data users—organizations are becoming more acutely aware that true enablement isn't just about tools and tech. It's about people.

Posted April 05, 2021

The world changed over the last year. Future historians will complete their theses focusing on different quarters or even specific months of 2020. But one of the most overused cliches in thinking about this period of time has been the idea that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Let's consider sports in 2020. Major League Baseball had a 60-game season, the NBA finals were played in October, and cardboard cutouts took the place of fans in every sport. However, the Lakers won the NBA finals, the Dodgers won the World Series with the Yankees playing deep into the playoffs, and Tom Brady went to his 10th Super Bowl. The more things change …

Posted April 05, 2021

Jumio, a provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, is partnering with Microsoft for the rollout of its Azure Active Directory (Active AD) verifiable credentials to help provide self-service enrollment and fast onboarding of remote users.

Posted April 05, 2021

Matillion, a leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, is releasing Matillion ETL for Delta Lake on Databricks, enabling data professionals across the business to aggregate and share data in a single environment. Through the powerful, scalable combination of Matillion ETL and Databricks, enterprises access insights from large, dynamic datasets on a unified platform, empowering data teams to take full advantage of modern lakehouse architecture, according to the vendors.

Posted April 05, 2021

Securing information systems and data is a foundation for any organization. Detection of insider threats can be a considerable challenge for threat detection systems and security analysts. This is due to the difficulty of determining non-normal actions from internal system behavior data.

Posted April 05, 2021

ASG Technologies, a provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, has unveiled new capabilities for its DevOps value stream management platform, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator 4.2. The release further enables infrastructure and operations and DevOps teams to visualize, orchestrate, and automate development and operational value streams spanning mainframe to cloud.

Posted April 05, 2021

The first step to defending against both privileged credential hijacking and insider threats is using role-based access control (RBAC). RBAC enables companies to grant privileges that are absolutely needed, and only for a specific time. However, not all RBAC is created equal and it's imperative to take security to the next level with functional access control (FAC).

Posted April 05, 2021

Today, the idea of picking up the phone to call a travel agent to plan out a vacation seems archaic. It used to be that everyone used a travel agent, but nowadays it's an occupation that caters mainly to the wealthy. Yet there was something about it that was uniquely valuable, something that the legions of vacation-planning websites and travel-booking apps—powered by oceans of data and cutting-edge algorithms—haven't been able to fully replicate.

Posted April 05, 2021

Conventional data management systems are fundamentally ill-suited for the world of data as it exists today. These systems, based with few exceptions on the relational data model, are broken because they integrate based on data location at the storage layer. While this approach worked reasonably well for the past 25 years, the world today has far too much data to use data location in storage as the basic lever.

Posted April 02, 2021

Data may be at the heart of all digital engagements, but most enterprises are still behind the curve when it comes to effectively identifying and managing it. That's the takeaway from the latest survey of 419 enterprise executives from BARC, which finds continuing challenges with identifying and surfacing the data assets needed to succeed in today's digital economy.

Posted April 02, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing several new offerings and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios.

Posted April 01, 2021

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, is releasing the publication of its annual "Data Storage Outlook" report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses, and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories.

Posted April 01, 2021

Sumo Logic is partnering with AWS for the launch of Amazon CloudWatch Metric Streams, a fully managed, scalable, and low latency service that streams Amazon CloudWatch metrics to partners via Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. AWS and Sumo Logic customers now have a fully managed and reliable solution for streaming CloudWatch metrics into Sumo Logic to help simplify the monitoring and troubleshooting of AWS infrastructure, services, and applications.

Posted April 01, 2021

Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. and provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has partnered with Red Hat and Seagate Technology to deliver its DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The Penguin Computing DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage is built upon capacity and workload-optimized server and storage building blocks and software-defined storage technologies to provide a scale-out, data-resilient solution that can quickly grow with expanding data requirements.

Posted March 30, 2021

Rivery, provider of a DataOps platform, has raised $16 million in a new financing round led by Entree Capital and existing investor State Of Mind Ventures (SOMV

Posted March 30, 2021

Push Technology, a pioneer and leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is introducing new functionality for the company's Diffusion Intelligent Event-Data Platform that consumes, enriches, and delivers data among applications, systems, and devices.

Posted March 29, 2021

From hybrid and multicloud, to real-time analytics and AI, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's goals. Greater speed, flexibility and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities. DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Danny Sandwell, director of product marketing, erwin, Inc.; Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion; and Michael Distler, senior Director of Product Marketing, Qlik, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2021.

Posted March 26, 2021

Baffle, Inc., a cloud data protection company, announced that its Data Protection Services is now available for Snowflake Data Cloud, enabling users to utilize data de-identification with customer-owned keys. Without any code changes or performance impact on the user experience, Snowflake customers can now leverage Baffle's transparent data protection layer to secure their entire data pipeline as source data is migrated to Snowflake and used for data analytics.

Posted March 26, 2021

KX is releasing KX Insights, a cloud-first platform for streaming analytics that fully leverages the benefits of cloud architecture natively to deliver fast, scalable real-time data insights. KX Insights has been certified by KX to run natively on all major hyperscale cloud providers including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. This enables organizations to rapidly scale up their real-time decision-making capabilities and implement an operating model of continuous actionable business intelligence.

Posted March 25, 2021

The Aerospike Kubernetes Operator provides a controller that manages a Custom Resource Definition to extend the Kubernetes API for Aerospike clusters. It automates the management of common Aerospike database tasks such as the configuration, provisioning, scaling, and recovery of Aerospike clusters, thereby reducing the complexity of manual deployment and life cycle management.

Posted March 25, 2021

Teleport, a provider of software for environment-free computing, has announced that Teleport 6.0—introducing Teleport Database Access—is now available. The newest features included in Teleport 6.0 were designed to provide PostgreSQL and MySQL users with convenient access to databases running on private networks, while preventing data exfiltration, and enabling compliance enforcement and visibility into access and behavior.

Posted March 25, 2021

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us—from baby monitors and home security cameras to smart vehicles, smart power grids, and even the emergence of smart cities. In recent years, the IoT has, and continues to transform how we, as individuals, live and work.

Posted March 25, 2021

Quantum Computing Inc, a leader in bridging the power of classical and quantum computing, is introducing QGraph, which analyzes graphs (i.e., collections of vertices and edges) with QCI's cloud-based Qatalyst ready-to-run quantum software.

Posted March 25, 2021

Crate.io, developer and supplier of CrateDB, announced that CrateDB is now a fully open source database solution, allowing developers to add enhancements. With the release of CrateDB 4.5, all enterprise features of the database are available under the Apache 2.0 open source license for the self-deploy Community edition.

Posted March 25, 2021

Red Hat is releasing its latest version of Red Hat Integration, introducing several enhancements including advanced streaming processing applications that are designed to take in more streams and more types of data so customers can gain better insights and ultimately make more effective decisions.

Posted March 25, 2021

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