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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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OpenText is unveiling OpenText Cloud Editions 23.2, enabling customers to further drive productivity and profitability while streamlining experiences and security in a multi-cloud world. The announcement was made at OpenText World EMEA - Innovation Summits 2023.

Posted April 28, 2023

DBTA recently held a webinar, "How to Democratize Your Data with DataOps," with invited experts to evangelize on the methodologies and best practices that organizations can adopt to effectively guide them through their data democratization journeys.

Posted April 27, 2023

Digital.ai is releasing Corbett, the latest version of its leading AI-powered DevOps platform, to enable organizations to deliver applications with better customer experiences, along with improved productivity for software development teams. According to the company, Corbett features enhanced intelligence capabilities that enable teams and organizations, not just individuals, to better leverage the power of AI to deliver better software.

Posted April 27, 2023

The pandemic significantly accelerated the pace of technological advancement and digital transformation, generating a need for new digital programs and solutions. The drive to meet this demand has increased pressure on IT departments, which, in turn, has heightened collaboration between IT and line-of-business (LOB) executives. Business technologists, or staff members who are not in the IT department but leverage technology to solve their business problem to improve the productivity of their department, are increasingly choosing the applications, technology frameworks, and platforms that help them solve their business problems without heavy reliance on IT.

Posted April 27, 2023

Pureinsights, an independent search technology and services company, is partnering with MongoDB to help customers deploy search-based applications on the cloud-based MongoDB Atlas platform. With deep expertise in building applications on the latest search, AI, and data platforms, now including MongoDB Atlas Search, Pureinsights is uniquely positioned to help enterprises modernize search application infrastructures in the cloud, according to the company.

Posted April 27, 2023

Swimlane, the low-code security automation company, is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring the power of security automation to AWS environments. The company also announced Swimlane Turbine is now a cloud-native platform, helping customers automate responses to security data that results in greater visibility, reduced risk, and faster response times.

Posted April 27, 2023

Normalyze, a provider of data-first cloud security solutions, is expanding the Normalyze Cloud Platform to track data in motion and analyze lineage to allow data and security teams to continuously identify cloud-resident sensitive data. Normalyze Cloud Platform 2.0 introduces new dynamic interactive graphs that show teams how sensitive data flows between access points, users, and applications across the network and cloud.

Posted April 27, 2023

Appvia is debuting Appvia Wayfinder, a solution designed to empower application and platform teams while enhancing business efficiency. Appvia Wayfinder provides self-service infrastructure and cloud resources to application teams, centralized control to platform teams, and, ultimately, increased developer productivity for businesses, according to the vendor.

Posted April 27, 2023

LogicGate, a risk and compliance platform for cybersecurity teams, is introducing new solutions aimed at transforming business risk into a strategic advantage. "Today's business environment is more digital, more complex, and faster moving than ever, and these trends are only accelerating," said Jay Jamison, president of product technology at LogicGate.

Posted April 26, 2023

SAP is introducing GROW with SAP, a new offering to help midsize customers adopt cloud ERP that enables speed, predictability, and continuous innovation. GROW with SAP customers get the same best practices powering the world's industry leaders, while benefiting from rapid deployment and frictionless updates, according to the company.

Posted April 26, 2023

Henkel and SAP are partnering to drive digital co-innovation by leveraging a combination of future-ready software, technology, and ecosystem, to further boost Henkel's digital transformation journey. Two significant changes will be executed in a tailor-made approach: implementing the cutting- edge software SAP S/4HANA and fully transitioning into the cloud. As part of the partnership, Henkel will benefit along the entire value chain from increased data-driven decision making in real time, and faster time-to-market through leaner and more sustainable processes.

Posted April 26, 2023

Logpoint is updating its Business-Critical Security (BCS) solution for SAP SuccessFactors, enabling real-time security and compliance monitoring of SAP SuccessFactors, which is a Human Capital Management (HCM) application. Through log extraction, continuous monitoring, and cross-correlation of data, BCS for SuccessFactors provides holistic, landscape-wide threat visibility in the Logpoint Converged SIEM platform or any other SIEM solution, according to the vendor.

Posted April 26, 2023

In mid-2020, I got a chance to work with several government tourism agencies. Their mandate was to promote local attractions and offer support to partners such as hotels, resorts, and other organizations. As you can imagine, things weren't going well for these agencies. I remember looking at their data reports and seeing unprecedented drops in volume. With every country imposing restrictions and lockdowns, no one was traveling. One agency stood out; it was completely frozen by the situation. It couldn't decide on anything. Even publishing the latest COVID numbers was difficult.

Posted April 26, 2023

Laminar is announcing expanded support for major cloud service providers (CSPs) and data warehouse environments within the cloud-native Laminar Data Security Platform—including Google Cloud Platform and Snowflake—as well as a series of new capabilities that enable organizations to achieve enterprise readiness in the realm of data security.

Posted April 25, 2023

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, announced it is receiving $53M in Series C funding, enabling the company to extend its application security platform to cover the entire modern development process, all built on top of the Semgrep engine.

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

Cycode, a provider of software supply chain security, is releasing Cycode Application Security Orchestration and Correlation (ASOC), providing security teams consistent visibility into the various AppSec tools that are used in modern software delivery pipelines.

Posted April 21, 2023

MariaDB the second gen cloud database service, is extending the coverage of its enhanced observability feature to MariaDB Community Server deployments.

Posted April 21, 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

Aerospike is releasing Aerospike Database 6.3, delivering operational, quality, performance, and stability improvements. Aerospike Database 6.3 adds support for OpenSSL 3, which means that it runs well on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL) and its many clones, as well as Ubuntu 22.04. The release continues to support RHEL and Debian-compatible Linux distributions that come with OpenSSL 1. One caveat is that support for Debian 10 on ARM64 hardware has been discontinued, however, server 6.3 still runs on Debian 10 on x86_64.

Posted April 19, 2023

TripleBlind is announcing the addition of three new product offerings to the TripleBlind Privacy Suite, enabling enterprises to collaboratively interact with their data while maintaining comprehensive and robust privacy.

Posted April 19, 2023

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to make it easier to migrate to Oracle CIoud Infrastructure (OCI), secure critical workloads, and distribute content, along with new Oracle database features that help simplify the development of modern data-driven applications, and new expanded machine learning (ML) capabilities in Oracle MySQL HeatWave.

Posted April 19, 2023

Databases contain valuable business assets; ensuring this information is secure is paramount. SQL Compliance Manager by Idera can protect those assets and help address your industry's strict regulatory compliance requirements with confidence, providing HIPAA-compliance, GDPR-compliance, and more. 

Posted April 14, 2023

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, "Database Management in the Cloud: Adapting to the Changing Landscape," to explore database strategies and skills that will inevitably bring about successful cloud environments.

Posted April 14, 2023

Obsidian Security is releasing its latest suite of SaaS security solutions designed to address a widening gap in appropriately securing SaaS applications while managing its security posture configuration, according to the company.

Posted April 13, 2023

Process orchestration company Camunda is releasing Camunda Platform 8.2, offering several integration and user experience updates that enrich the entire process development lifecycle. These new features make it possible to accelerate end-to-end process orchestration and drive new digital initiatives, according to the company.

Posted April 13, 2023

Delinea, a provider of solutions that extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), announced the latest release of Server Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, securing and consolidating identity access to servers. Enhancements include new authentication options for organizations using Active Directory (AD), multi-factor authentication (MFA), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and IBM AIX Unix systems to further improve security for identities requesting access to critical systems.

Posted April 13, 2023

CrowdStrike is releasing CrowdStrike Falcon Insight for IoT, an EDR/XDR solution for Extended Internet of Things (XIoT) assets, bringing protection, detection, and response to IoT, OT, medical devices, Industrial IoT, and connected devices across the enterprise. Delivered from the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, customers can now secure their organization with the same platform across XIoT, IT endpoints, cloud workloads, identities, and data, according to the company.

Posted April 13, 2023

Are we finally seeing the democratization of artificial intelligence (AI)?  New research out of OpenAI and the University of Pennsylvania suggests that generative AI, thanks to open and widely available tools such as ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) models and GPT-4, will be part of the jobs of at least 80% of occupational groups.

Posted April 13, 2023

Just a few years ago, no one would have imagined running their SQL Server databases on anything other than Windows Server. Now, with companies requiring data-driven capabilities for a range of needs, the idea of running SQL Server on a non-Windows platform has become almost commonplace—whether on open-source operating systems or in the cloud.

Posted April 13, 2023

Organizations often force the DBA to take on the job of data modeling. That does not mean that DBAs are well-trained in data modeling, nor does it mean that DBAs are best suited to take on this task. The data administration (DA) team is best suited for modeling data. This is because data modeling requires knowledge of the business aspects of data resource management.

Posted April 13, 2023

The biggest technology news of the year so far has undoubtedly been the release of the OpenAI ChatGPT technology. ChatGPT is a chat-bot style AI that can generate amazingly knowledgeable and human-like conversations. ChatGPT can also generate essay-type answers to exam questions, write halfway decent song lyrics, or even generate computer code. I was going to explain how ChatGPT works, but instead, I'll let ChatGPT tell you.

Posted April 13, 2023

Startups continue to emerge this year, addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities in innovative and novel ways. The landscape is constantly changing, and 2023 is no different. These companies bring fresh approaches to accelerating digital transformation, expanding what's possible with AI and analytics, breaking down silos, enhancing security, improving data observability, becoming a part of data fabric or mesh, and more.

Posted April 12, 2023

The 10th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 10-11, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 9, 2023. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2023 has something for everyone.

Posted April 11, 2023

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is expanding partnerships with Databricks, the lakehouse company, and dbt Labs, a provider of analytics engineering, to extend knowledge, collaboration, and trust across the modern data stack. Joint customers can now easily integrate rich metadata from Databricks Unity Catalog and leverage a new connector that provides support for dbt Core and dbt Cloud in Alation. As a result, users have a better understanding of their data landscape and can view underlying data changes and transformations to power data intelligence, according to Alation.

Posted April 11, 2023

Fivetran, a global leader in automated data movement, is introducing support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with Apache Iceberg data lake format to combine large-volume, cost-effective data storage with simple access and comprehensive compliance.

Posted April 11, 2023

VMware, Inc. is introducing new capabilities across the VMware Tanzu and VMware Aria platforms, empowering customers with the capabilities to take a cloud-smart approach to modern application delivery across any cloud. Tanzu Application Platform 1.5, with new capabilities will enable companies to build and deploy more software, more quickly and securely, through a rich set of developer tooling.

Posted April 10, 2023

This month, I want to take a higher-level view of database performance concepts and introduce a few themes that will likely follow you throughout your career working with database systems and applications. These themes should be viewed as guiding principles to keep in mind when confronted with database performance issues.

Posted April 10, 2023

Synopsys, Inc is introducing Fast Application Security Testing (fAST) offerings that represent the latest capabilities and features of the Polaris Software Integrity Platform. "Today, development, DevOps and security teams of all sizes need a fully integrated and automated solution that combines multiple testing technologies, reduces complexity, and matches the pace of modern DevSecOps," said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group.

Posted April 06, 2023

Snyk, a leader in developer security, is releasing SnykLaunch April 2023, a series of strategic enhancements to the company's Developer Security Platform to enable global enterprises to create a secure software supply chain, while advancing greater DevSecOps collaboration and enhancing developer productivity.

Posted April 05, 2023

Oracle is expanding its partnership with NVIDIA to include running strategic NVIDIA AI applications on the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Supercluster. NVIDIA has selected OCI as the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer NVIDIA DGX Cloud, an AI supercomputing service, at massive scale. In addition, NVIDIA is running NVIDIA AI Foundations, its new generative AI cloud services, which are available through DGX Cloud, on OCI.

Posted April 05, 2023

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity, and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it will offer connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. Flexential is expanding its Cloud Fabric ecosystem by offering low latency interconnection options to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This can allow customers in any Flexential data center across its national FlexAnywhere platform to connect to OCI, according to the vendor.

Posted April 05, 2023

Oracle is releasing Java 20, the latest version of the programming language and development platform, delivering thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including platform enhancements that will help developers improve productivity and drive innovation and growth across their organizations.

Posted April 05, 2023

Digitate, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise software for IT and business operations, is releasing a new solution, dubbed Eagle, to help advance greater agility and resiliency in digital enterprises. The new release advances AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities across the entire ignio product line, solving key business challenges with better enterprise risk management, intelligent patching and compliance, automation of advanced SAP operations, and streamlined change management process.

Posted March 31, 2023

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