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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.



Database Security Articles

Credo AI is emerging from stealth, publicly launching a comprehensive governance platform for Artificial Intelligence that provides tools that help companies ensure their AI systems and machine learning models are aligned with ethical, regulatory, and business requirements.

Posted October 20, 2021

Google AI/ML Specialist Skander Hannachi defines explainable AI and outlines its predictive power and overall value proposition for organizations during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.      

Posted October 20, 2021

The Linux Foundation has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry collaboration that brings together multiple open source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open source software and develop improved tooling, training, research, best practices, and vulnerability disclosure practices. "As a contributing member of the open source software community and an inaugural Linux Foundation member, Oracle has a large number of developers that contribute to third-party open source projects daily," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of software development, Oracle.

Posted October 20, 2021

October is "National Cyber Security Awareness Month," putting the spotlight on the need to keep data safe. In particular, as businesses continue to invest in SaaS-based solutions, they must rethink their risk management strategies to prioritize protecting one of their most important assets: SaaS app data. The transition to cloud and the adoption of SaaS-based applications is not a new phenomenon, but the pandemic clearly accelerated the shift. Notably, cloud spending increased 37% to $29 billion during the first quarter of 2020 alone, despite an expected 8% decline in overall IT spending. With hybrid and remote working models now becoming the norm, this reliance on cloud and SaaS will surely continue as organizations look for scalable and cost-effective ways to provide employees with anytime, anywhere access to information.

Posted October 20, 2021

Databases are vital to every business. They are responsible for recording and communicating some of the organization's most critical data. Whether it's related to employee records, sales transactions, product inventory, customer profiles, or even just marketing activities, organizations often can't afford to lose any database data.

Posted October 20, 2021

Couchbase, provider of a leading modern database for enterprise applications, announced its Couchbase Capella hosted Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering is now on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Capella delivers database flexibility for developers and performance at scale for enterprise applications. Because Capella is fully managed and automated, customers can focus on development, improving their applications and reducing time to market, instead of worrying about operational database management efforts, according to the vendor.  

Posted October 19, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Xilinx, Inc. on a solution to make graph analytics capabilities more accessible for enterprises to accelerate insight while reducing costs and resources. The bundled solution, which is comprised of HPE ProLiant servers using Xilinx accelerator cards and TigerGraph's native parallel graph database provides more effective real time analytics for things like fraud detection, customer360, and supply chain optimization in manufacturing, according to the vendors.

Posted October 19, 2021

CircleCI, providers of the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, is adding new insights and enhanced installation features to their self-hosted server solution. CircleCI's self-hosted server solution offers software engineering teams the ability to scale under load and run multiple services at once, all within an individual's Kubernetes cluster and network, but with the full CircleCI cloud experience.

Posted October 18, 2021

Nexla, the unified data operations company, today announced it has secured $12 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to continue to deliver on growing enterprise demand for ready-to-use data. Founded in 2016, Nexla streamlines the process of getting ready-to-use data to more applications and more users without having to use tens of different tools.

Posted October 18, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, has announced major updates for Toad for Oracle, an intuitive database management toolset that makes it easy to perform essential database development and administration tasks. With version 15.0 generally available today, Toad for Oracle customers are now further empowered to reduce threats from cyber-attacks, with new rigorous and comprehensive secure software development life cycle (SSDLC) controls.

Posted October 18, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is releasing New Relic Instant Observability (I/O), an open source ecosystem of quickstarts to empower all software engineers to instrument, dashboard, and alert their entire technology stack. New Relic I/O is introducing an ever-expanding, open ecosystem of knowledge-focused resources that codifies the collective experience of the world's observability experts and practitioners to help engineers around the world unlock the power of their data faster, according to the vendor.

Posted October 18, 2021

According to a report released by Honeywell, 91% of surveyed data center managers have experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months, including downtime related to an outage (54%), a cyber or physical breach (38%) or unplanned downtime (34%). This likely is why respondents cite reduced downtime (33%), operational technology (OT) cybersecurity (32%), and speed or ability to predict or identify problems (29%) as improvements that would provide the greatest benefit to their stakeholders.

Posted October 18, 2021

BMC has announced its 16th annual mainframe survey results and new and expanded capabilities within the BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios to fully support customers as they progress on their digital transformation journeys.

Posted October 18, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is offering its latest software release, targeting enterprises trying to manage a complex mix of VMware, Kubernetes, and Public Cloud services. Morpheus v5.3.3 simplifies how IT Operations works across private and public clouds as well as heterogeneous Kubernetes clusters. This eliminates management silos for platform engineering teams trying to enable developer self-service and modernize legacy applications, according to the vendor.

Posted October 14, 2021

Google is introducing the Google Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of solutions consisting of hardware and software that extend its infrastructure to the edge and into company data centers. This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next '21.

Posted October 13, 2021

Privacera, the unified data access governance provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is releasing PrivaceraCloud 4.0, enabling enterprises to securely and rapidly exchange data—both inside and outside organizational boundaries—with a unified interface to govern and enforce fine-grained data permissions and policies.

Posted October 13, 2021

Streamlit, the creators of an app framework for machine learning and data science, is offering Streamlit 1.0, adding improvements and customization options that allow data scientists to go from data and models to deploying apps. Streamlit is an easy-to-use framework that lets data scientists quickly build web apps to access and explore machine learning models, advanced algorithms, and complex data types.

Posted October 12, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, announced it has received $100 million in a latest funding round along with expanding its partnership with NVIDIA to further integrate products and expand joint sales efforts to support customers' efforts to build model-driven businesses.

Posted October 12, 2021

Rubrik, The Zero Trust Data Security Company, is offering a Ransomware Recovery Warranty to further assure customers that their data will be available to keep their business running. Rubrik allows companies to recover their data from cyber attacks and operational failures, and this ransomware recovery warranty underscores Rubrik's deep commitment to data security for its customers, according to the vendor.

Posted October 11, 2021

Tetrate, the enterprise service mesh company started by Istio founders to manage hybrid cloud application infrastructure, is releasing its Tetrate Istio Subscription (TIS) and flagship Tetrate Service Bridge (TSB) products on the AWS Marketplace.

Posted October 11, 2021

Cube Dev, the open-source company behind Cube.js, is releasing Cube Cloud, a hosted version of the company's open source Cube.js analytics API. With Cube Cloud, companies build data applications like metrics dashboards and analytics features that consume data from their cloud data warehouse—without building or hosting any of the complex technologies required to make this possible, according to the vendor.

Posted October 07, 2021

VMware, Inc. is offering Cross-Cloud services to help customers navigate the multi-cloud era, giving users integrated services that will help deliver a faster and smarter path to cloud to build, run, and better secure apps across any cloud with freedom and flexibility. This announcement was made at VMWare 2021.

Posted October 07, 2021

TigerGraph is releasing TigerGraph 3.2, including more than 40 critical enterprise features such as new availability, scalability, manageability, and security functionalities to ensure mission-critical graph applications work in both private and public clouds. This latest enterprise version of TigerGraph will meet ever-increasing demand from the world's top companies, boost developer adoption, and address key data science requirements, according to the vendor.

Posted October 06, 2021

Duality Technologies, a provider of privacy-enhanced data collaboration solutions, announced that it has raised a $30 million in a Series B funding round, enabling the company to expand its go-to-market operations, advance its partnerships with leading technology vendors, and further cement its product and technology leadership in the fields of privacy-preserving machine learning and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). This brings the company's total funding to $49 million.

Posted October 06, 2021

Appsian Security, a provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has released a unified GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) platform designed to automate ERP access governance, identity governance, user provisioning/de-provisioning, and segregation of duties.

Posted October 06, 2021

What types of platforms are most viable for modern data analytics requirements? These days, there are a wide variety of choices avail­able to enterprises, including data lakes, ware­houses, lakehouses, and other options—resident within an on-site data center or accessed via the cloud. The options are boundless. It's a matter of finding the best fit for the business task at hand.

Posted October 05, 2021

The world of the data professionals and DBAs is swirling with threats and risks, and those dangers are on the rise. You're probably accustomed to using longstanding database fea­tures to secure your databases, including roles and permissions, and you're likely familiar with working with your identity management admins to control and create your user authentication scheme.

Posted October 05, 2021

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, actionable information. As a result, the need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. In a recent survey, nearly half of DBTA subscribers indicated that real-time insights are critical to their data strategies. At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust, so balancing governance is essential nowadays, especially with ongoing regulatory requirements.

Posted October 05, 2021

NVIDIA and VMware are collaborating to develop an AI-ready enterprise platform that brings the world's leading AI stack and optimized software to the infrastructure used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises worldwide.

Posted October 05, 2021

Fortanix Inc., the data-first multicloud security company, is partnering with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, making Data Security Manager SaaS (DSM SaaS) available to Snowflake customers. This gives users the ability to tokenize data inside and outside Snowflake.

Posted October 04, 2021

Unlike their historical ancestors who carried out their acts during a violent war, today's pirates of the information superhighway hone their skills so that they can attack remotely when war is imminent or whenever else they wish.

Posted October 04, 2021

Cloudastructure, a cloud-native AI surveillance company, is adding a new enterprise-grade solution with robust administration and safety features as well as AI analytics to its suite of offerings to meet the growing needs of its larger customers. The new enterprise-grade offering will include different levels of administrative and user roles through its Permission System as well as a complete audit trail of user interaction with unlimited storage.

Posted October 01, 2021

Fugue, a cloud security SaaS company, is offering Fugue IaC, a unified platform for securing infrastructure as code (IaC) and cloud runtime environments using a single set of policies. Powered by a Unified Policy Engine, Fugue IaC saves cloud teams significant time and ensures consistent policy enforcement that eliminates the security gaps and wasted effort that come with using separate policies for IaC security and cloud security posture management (CSPM), according to the company.

Posted October 01, 2021

Sumo Logic, a provider of software cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and IBM have announced the availability of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence Platform on Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace for container-based software. Sumo Logic will offer its cloud-native security and observability solutions for companies running on the Red Hat OpenShift platform, with the goal of helping them to deploy faster and achieve insights into their cloud and hybrid infrastructures, applications, and services.

Posted September 30, 2021

Rockset, the real-time analytics company, is adding enhancements to its cloud native, real-time analytics database that delivers best-in-class enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities. Additionally, with this launch Rockset is proud to announce it has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification, the most thorough and widely valued of the three SOC reports.

Posted September 29, 2021

Vertica is releasing its new unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Vertica Accelerator, delivering high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning while running on AWS.  Vertica Accelerator runs on AWS public cloud infrastructure in a customer's own AWS account, providing the ability to preserve all negotiated pricing and committed spend while automating the setup and management of the Vertica environment.

Posted September 28, 2021

In the rush to bring AI and data solutions to bear, don't guess and don't just ask, "Why?"; also ask, "Why not?" Consider why this application might not be a good idea, may not lead to our intended outcome, might not be well-received, and might not safeguard human dignity and liberties.

Posted September 27, 2021

Unlike their historical ancestors who carried out their acts during a violent war, these pirates of the information superhighway hone their skills so that they can attack remotely when war is imminent or whenever else they wish. They can use these cyberskills to disrupt key infrastructure such as a gas pipeline, a hospital, or other critical facets of an ever-narrowing and fragile supply chain. While they do not carry letters of marque, we know many are state-sponsored.

Posted September 27, 2021

The amount of data associated with networks is massive, especially when compared to the percentage of traffic that is actually malicious. There is just too much data to analyze in a single day, and this problem is compounded on a daily basis. Threat tactics are constantly changing, with events occurring at a higher frequency, which is forcing the network security industry to prepare for and react to any questionable situation. To make matters worse, cybersecurity specialists are in very high demand, and there is a limited pool of talent from which to draw.

Posted September 27, 2021

Today's data-driven organizations demand capabilities that adapt to the enterprise and open new paths of innovation to business users. Achieving leadership in today's economy requires identifying and preparing for the emerging technologies and methodologies that deliver transformation.

Posted September 27, 2021

Immuta, a leader in universal cloud data access control, announced its SaaS deployment option received Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 2 certification, further validating the company's solution as providing robust data security and privacy for its growing customer base.

Posted September 27, 2021

Matillion, a leading cloud data integration platform, announced it has secured $150 million in Series E funding, empowering the company to continue to grow its cloud analytics, AI, and machine learning for large global enterprises. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Posted September 23, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing, is adding new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

Posted September 23, 2021

ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider, is releasing its Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS) solution to help privacy and compliance teams quickly identify, inventory, and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Data across all types of repositories, ActiveNav's Inventory product discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others.

Posted September 22, 2021

DataRobot is launching DataRobot AI Cloud, a unified environment built for the next generation of intelligent business that serves as a single platform to accelerate delivery of AI to production for every organization. DataRobot also announced new features and capabilities for DataRobot AI Cloud to enhance operations in production and build AI-powered applications to deliver critical business insights.

Posted September 20, 2021

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