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As business has become more digital, data has become the most valuable asset of many organizations. But protecting that data has also become much more compli­cated as organizations increasingly migrate it to a mix of public and private cloud infra­structures, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud. With most businesses today operating in a multi-cloud environment, it's no longer possible to sim­ply lock up precious data in the proverbial vault and guard the perimeter.

Posted March 09, 2022

In early November 2021, Microsoft announced the private preview of its flagship database product, SQL Server 2022. At some point in 2022, we will see SQL Server 2022 released as a general availability (GA) product, but the specific release date has not yet been disclosed. We can expect to see a variety of the announced features in the next major release deployed to Azure SQL customers. Microsoft has a long history of deploying new features to the Azure cloud far in advance of the on-prem products.

Posted March 09, 2022

The old Chinese expression "May you live in interesting times" has never been more applicable in my lifetime than in 2020 and 2021. The global pandemic combined periods of great anxiety with long stretches of mind-numbing lockdown boredom. But it certainly kept our attention!

Posted March 09, 2022

Keepit, a provider of cloud backup and recovery that offers a blockchain-based cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection, announced it has formally entered the North American market with the establishment of a U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The announcement comes after a $30 million investment in the company aimed at fueling Keepit's global growth in becoming a leader in the SaaS data protection market.

Posted March 09, 2022

Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and corporate contributor to Apache Arrow, launched with an oversubscribed $88 million Series A funding round, enabling the company, currently at 100 employees, to expand Arrow-native computing and double its globally distributed and diverse team, primarily in engineering and go-to-market. This funding round follows a $22 million seed round.

Posted March 07, 2022

Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.

Posted March 07, 2022

Quantum Corp. has announced availability of the Scalar i6H, a new tape storage system designed for hyperscale archive environments. The Scalar i6H is a modular tape storage system that was designed in collaboration with some of the world's largest hyperscalers and is now being made available to web scale companies and enterprises looking to build private clouds.

Posted March 07, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted March 07, 2022

IBM Security has released its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index unveiling how ransomware and vulnerability exploitations together were able to hurt businesses in 2021, further burdening global supply chains, with manufacturing emerging as the most targeted industry.IBM Security X-Force said that while phishing was the most common cause of cyberattacks in general in the past year, it observed a 33% increase in attacks caused by vulnerability exploitation of unpatched software.

Posted March 07, 2022

BlueBarricade Blockchain & AI Technology AB, a software house based in Stockholm, Sweden, has signed an agreement to leverage IBM mainframe computer capacity from HCL Technologies, a global technology company.

Posted March 07, 2022

The pandemic of the past 2 years has proven to be a significant disruptor, bringing to light the many flaws in cybercrime preparedness across several industries. However, opportunity exists for government and business leaders to repair the cracks and prepare for the future. Underpinning good automation with best practices will ensure that organizations are set up for success against future attacks.

Posted March 07, 2022

iXsystems, a provider of Open Storage Solutions, is releasing TrueNAS SCALE 22.02.0, extending the portfolio of offerings for TrueNAS. TrueNAS SCALE software enables hyperconverged infrastructure and unified scale-out storage that is also easy to deploy and manage.

Posted March 03, 2022

GraphQL provider Hasura announced that it has secured $100 million in a recent funding round, empowering the company to accelerate research and development to expand go-to-market activities globally for the company's GraphQL Engine.

Posted March 03, 2022

DataOps is gaining traction due to its ability to help provide more powerful insights to everyone in an organization—not just CTOs and IT teams. Recently, Geir Engdahl, co-founder and CTO of Cognite, and a former Google senior software engineer, explained why he believes adoption of DataOps has become a business imperative and not just a "nice to have"—especially in the heavy asset and manufacturing space.

Posted March 03, 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to host Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) missions. This expands on Oracle's growing number of accreditations, currently serving government workloads up to FedRAMP High and DoD Impact Level 5.

Posted March 02, 2022

Ahana, offering SaaS for Presto, is adding new security features its Ahana Cloud for Presto managed service, introducing multi-user support for Presto and Ahana, fine-grained access control for data lakes with deep Apache Ranger integration, and audit support for all access. These are in addition to the recently announced one-click integration with AWS Lake Formation, a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in a matter of hours.

Posted February 28, 2022

Veritas Technologies, a provider of multi-cloud data management software, is releasing the latest version of NetBackup powered by Cloud Scale Technology, laying the foundation for Autonomous Data Management and multi-cloud data protection at scale.

Posted February 28, 2022

Rubrik, The Zero Trust Data Security Company, is extending its ransomware warranty to include the company's isolated cloud vault service for critical data. Now, customers using Rubrik Cloud Vault, built on Microsoft Azure, can benefit from the assurance that Rubrik will pay up to $5 million dollars in recovery-related costs, in the event Rubrik is unable to recover secured data.

Posted February 25, 2022

BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise (ADE), is entering a multi-year agreement with Google to deliver BMC Helix service and operations management solutions on Google Cloud. Customers get a secure, low-latency cloud infrastructure, and streamlined access to Google Cloud capabilities that give companies of all sizes access to an enterprise-grade solution on their journey to become an ADE, according to BMC.

Posted February 25, 2022

NetApp is offering its latest update for Astra Control, now enhanced to support cloud block storage providers (Microsoft Azure Disk Storage and Google Persistent Disk) and new Kubernetes platforms (Rancher Kubernetes Engine and community Kubernetes).

Posted February 24, 2022

As an industry, we've been talking about the promise of data lakes for more than a decade. It's a fantastic concept—to put an end to data silos with a single repos­itory for big data analytics. Imagine having a singular place to house all your data for analytics to support product-led growth and business insight.

Posted February 24, 2022

Teradata is forming a global partnership with Microsoft to integrate the Teradata Vantage data platform with Microsoft Azure, enabling businesses seeking to modernize their data analytics workloads to leverage the technology of both companies. Teradata Vantage on Azure is already heavily integrated with the Azure ecosystem, including more than 60 Azure data services.

Posted February 24, 2022

thatDot, Inc., a provider of complex event stream processing software, is debuting Quine, a unique approach that combines graph data and streaming technologies into a modern, developer-friendly open source software package. Developers and data pipeline engineers use Quine to rapidly build high volume, real-time, complex event processing workflows at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted February 23, 2022

Satori, creator of a DataSecOps platform for cloud-based data stores and infrastructure, has announced the release of Satori Data Access Controller (DAC) Manager. Satori DAC Manager enables companies to secure access to sensitive data stored in customer-hosted Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) and automatically apply updates and upgrades with no downtime. With this release, Satori offers secure data access across any deployment environment, including multi-region and multi-cloud.

Posted February 23, 2022

Couchbase, Inc., provider of a modern database for enterprise applications, is releasing Couchbase Mobile 3, an edge-ready data platform that empowers mobile developers and edge architects to build fully native, modern applications anywhere with the framework or platform of their choice.

Posted February 23, 2022

Rocket Software recently assisted SMC transform its business with the help of the Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Focused on the mission of advancing automation for its clients, SMC also needed to automate transactions and provide real-time access to its ERP system to improve employee productivity and customer experiences.

Posted February 23, 2022

Last year picked up where 2020 left off. Though pandemic restrictions have eased, 2022 looks to be another uncertain year with the rise of the omicron variant. As we begin 2022, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 23, 2022

According to the "IBM Cyber Resilient Organization" study, 46% of respondents have experienced a ransomware attack over the past 2 years. To help companies better detect and recover quickly from ransomware and other cyberattacks, IBM recently unveiled IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault. The company also announced new FlashSystem storage models—based on IBM Spectrum Virtualize to provide a single and consistent operating environment—that are designed to increase cyber resilience and application performance within a hybrid cloud environment.

Posted February 22, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is releasing major features to its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform, CloudCasa, enabling advanced migration and recovery to restore data across clusters, regions, cloud accounts, and cloud providers. CloudCasa protects cloud-native applications across IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), DigitalOcean, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Red Hat OpenShift, SUSE Rancher, and VMware Tanzu.

Posted February 22, 2022

Data management has never been so unfettered—and yet so complicated at the same time. An emerging generation of tools and platforms is helping enterprises to get more value from their data than ever. These solutions now support and automate a large swath of structural activities, from data ingestion to storage, and also enhance business-focused operations such as advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and continuous real-time intelligence.

Posted February 22, 2022

Shoreline.io, the Incident Automation company, is releasing its platform on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), building on existing GA support for AWS. Customers can now seamlessly remediate issues across their multi-cloud environments as if they were working on a single box, according to the vendor.

Posted February 17, 2022

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, is releasing Retrospect Backup 18.5, featuring new anomaly detection, customizable filtering and thresholds, and enhanced ransomware protection. With deeper Microsoft Azure Blob integration for Immutable Backups and integrated cloud bucket creation, Retrospect Backup 18.5's anomaly detection and ransomware protect bolsters StorCentric's data-centric security approach to organizations' critical infrastructure, according to the vendor.  

Posted February 16, 2022

Databricks has announced the Databricks Lakehouse for Financial Services, an open, modern data platform tailored to customer use cases across the banking, insurance, and capital markets sectors.

Posted February 15, 2022

Cloudentity, a provider of application identity and authorization software, has released GraphQL support capabilities that secure GraphQL application programming interfaces (APIs). According to Cloudentity, GraphQL adoption continues to double year-over-year within the developer community, and it's estimated that millions of developers will use GraphQL for projects over the next few years. This widespread adoption is spurred by the user-friendly description of data in APIs that GraphQL provides. However, the company contends, while GraphQL APIs accelerate application development, save time and resources, and improve the developer experience, they also create new security risks and challenges for API data leakage. 

Posted February 15, 2022

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is releasing a variety of features for the Industrial Data and Internet of Things (IoT) space. InfluxData is releasing key features to expedite IoT and Industrial IoT application building. New capabilities deliver a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and deliver better data processing for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization, operational technology, smart offices, smart homes, and more, according to the vendor.

Posted February 15, 2022

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of distributed data cloud architecture for data warehousing, is forming a strategic partnership with Nippon Information and Communication Corporation (NI+C), advancing Yellowbrick's global expansion strategy to offer the cloud experience across private and public deployments or at the edge for mission-critical applications in Japanese markets.

Posted February 14, 2022

D2iQ, a provider of open enterprise-grade Kubernetes management for hybrid multi-cloud environments, is partnering with Kong Inc., the cloud connectivity company, to provide a comprehensive solution for building, deploying, and scaling cloud native applications in Day 2 operations.

Posted February 11, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, a company that helps enterprises deploy, run, and observe ML models in production at scale, has closed $25 million in a Series A round led by Microsoft's venture arm, M12.

Posted February 10, 2022

It's time to submit nominations 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 users.

Posted February 09, 2022

Most database administrators know database servers didn't initially come in a cloud or cluster. Once upon a time, DBAs had to reconfigure disk files and handle data manually. Now, with virtualization and the shift toward the cloud, the evolution of database administration yields more opportunities to automate tasks and fewer reasons for DBAs to get their hands dirty.

Posted February 08, 2022

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