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Internet of Things

The phenomenon of connected machines is sometimes called the Internet of Things, the Internet of Anything, the Internet of Everything, or M2M (machine to machine). But no matter what the name, the growth of technology related to objects, which never before were network- and computer-enabled, is projected to have far-reaching technological, societal, and economic impact.

The strongest examples of the impact of the Internet of Things are in the industrial sector. Embedded software, sensors, and network connectivity promises to improve the way factories, data centers, oil wells, and cities, airplanes, cars, and even homes are maintained because data can be collected continuously with alerts issues proactively to prevent failures and outages.

According to Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, up from 2010's 12.5 billion. By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and by 2020, more than one-third of the data produced will live in or pass through the cloud, according to Computer Sciences Corp.



Internet of Things Articles

Kentik, the network observability company, is unveiling Kentik Cloud, a new product suite for public cloud environments that gives enterprise customers increased visibility, improves performance, and better cost control. As part of the Kentik platform, Kentik Cloud fuses traffic and telemetry data with business, security, internet, and cloud metadata.

Posted May 19, 2021

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is introducing major data security features that enable organizations around the world to easily and accurately assess the impact of ransomware attacks and automate recovery operations. Rubrik's data security provides an important line of defense against these common threats and helps IT teams to answer the most pressing questions regarding their business data: What is the content of the data? What is happening to the data? Who is accessing important business information?

Posted May 18, 2021

Text IQ, an AI company helping organizations manage and mitigate risks in their data, is releasing Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden within enterprise data. Text IQ for Privacy automatically identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information from both structured and unstructured sources, enabling redaction and deduplication before presenting the findings for human review.

Posted May 18, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring Beyond Security, a global leader in vulnerability assessment and management software, expanding HelpSystems' portfolio with cybersecurity capabilities. Beyond Security's cloud-based products enable hundreds of organizations to easily scan their growing, complex environments for network or application vulnerabilities.

Posted May 17, 2021

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, is providing full contact intelligence tools and solutions for direct marketers that link personal and professional data for a single contact.

Posted May 14, 2021

KX, a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics. The partnership combines the power of Databricks' Lakehouse Platform with KX's low latency streaming analytics, time-series, and edge compute capabilities to jointly address market demand for real-time actionable insights, driven by the explosion of sensors and the accelerated digital transformation of all industry sectors.

Posted May 14, 2021

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), enabling users to easily build connectors to data sources. The connectors make it possible to move and consolidate data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT).

Posted May 13, 2021

Fully automatic removal of private information to enable data sharing and aggregation, while protecting users' privacy is essential in today's privacy-conscious world. To be effective, AI training requires access to large datasets. Thus, one of the biggest challenges is the seemingly unavoidable trade-off between user privacy and the ability to share and aggregate data. At Data Summit Connect 2021 Julia Komissarchik, CEO and founder, Glendor, discussed how it is possible to do both fully automatically during her presentation, "Ensuring Data Privacy."

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Nelson, managing director, search and analytics group, Accenture, asked whether (and how) neural networks have become smarter than humans are during his presentation, "How Neural Networks Became Smarter."

Posted May 11, 2021

The modern data warehouse needs to support advanced analytics on multiple types of data from semi-structured to streaming. Driving BI dashboards is still at the heart of a data warehouse, but even those now demand data be current. Old-school batch ETL won't cut it. Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, explained why and how our old definitions no longer apply, along with what changed and what drove those changes during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Your Definition of a Data Warehouse Is Probably Wrong."

Posted May 11, 2021

To maximize the value of their data, organizations are building large data teams with both supply-side functions that provide analytics-ready data from across the enterprise, and demand-side teams that analyze, transform, model, and commercialize data.

Posted May 11, 2021

When it comes to building a data strategy, plans are useless but planning in invaluable, said data management authority and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Peter Aiken. Aiken held a workshop titled, "Building a Data Strategy" during Data Summit Connect 2021. It should be concise, actionable, and understandable by business and IT, he said.

Posted May 10, 2021

Cloud adoption in the enterprise continues to accelerate as more and more businesses seek opportunities to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve agility. Right now, close to three quarters of DBTA subscribers are planning digital transformation projects focused on cloud solutions.

Posted May 07, 2021

IBM recently announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. IBM says the new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing growing demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency.

Posted May 07, 2021

Secret Double Octopus, a provider of enterprise passwordless authentication, is partnering with FEITIAN Technologies, the acclaimed manufacturer of hardware authentication tokens and security keys, offering an easy touch-and-go authentication solution for the entire workforce, and a clear path to becoming a fully passwordless enterprise.

Posted May 06, 2021

Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions, is acquiring Cyberinc, bringing customers intelligent remote browser isolation (RBI) technology that gives administrators granular control that enables them to minimize risk without impeding user productivity. 

Posted May 06, 2021

Aerospike has introduced a strategy that leverages the scale and performance of its real-time data platform to enhance and streamline query capabilities on massive datasets. "AI and ML applications have an insatiable appetite for data, but traditional databases can struggle to process and combine both streaming and system of record data and to deliver the predictable performance needed for the best decisions," said Srini Srinivasan, chief product officer and founder, Aerospike.

Posted May 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 May 05, 2021

StorageOS, a leader in cloud native storage management, is releasing Version 2.4 of its persistent container storage platform, delivering a range of powerful enhancements. Key features of StorageOS V2.4 include the provision of Encryption at Rest, a capability designed for organizations that are dependent on encrypted data as a requirement for Kubernetes workloads using persistent storage.

Posted May 04, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board as a platinum member, supporting CNCF's mission of making cloud-native computing ubiquitous by providing governance, thought leadership, and engineering resources.

Posted May 04, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a graph analytics platform, announced that the company has now attained broad support across all cloud providers, becoming accessible with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and now, GCP. Additionally, the company is offering new connectors for Snowflake and Tableau, meaning users can access relationship analytics directly from their Snowflake and Tableau dashboards.

Posted April 29, 2021

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and a leader in intelligent data analytics, announced the company has closed $70 million in Series D funding to continue powering its global expansion and rapid customer adoption. With this investment, Kyligence will keep fueling its rapid growth in research and development of its products to support innovative cloud-native and machine learning advances.

Posted April 29, 2021

Dataiku, a provider of leading AI and machine learning platforms, announced a new investment from Snowflake Ventures, the venture arm of Snowflake, further deepening the companies' partnership. Together, Dataiku and Snowflake deliver enterprise-ready AI capabilities that enable customers to easily and quickly build, deploy, and monitor all types of data science projects, including machine learning and deep learning, according to the vendors.

Posted April 29, 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 29, 2021

Innovative enterprise tech startups are emerging to tackle both new and longstanding challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these companies have fresh approaches to accelerate digital transformation, expand AI and analytics initiatives, streamline DevOps, improve data observability, and more. Here are 16 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2021.

Posted April 29, 2021

IBM and SAP continue to assist companies through their digital transformations, upping their commitment to clients more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP and IBM look to continue to co-create and enhance solutions as businesses operate in this new normal, complementing their collaboration on cloud and RISE with SAP.

Posted April 28, 2021

From machine learning and automation to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, technology trends continue to reshape the practice of database management. As a result, database professionals face new challenges and opportunities. Today, the average database team is tasked with managing more databases, bigger databases, and a greater variety of databases—from the ground to the cloud.

Posted April 27, 2021

Zadara, a leader in edge cloud services, is launching its Federated Edge program, introducing  a new, fully managed, distributed cloud architecture that unlocks new use cases and revenue models. Federated Edge is a consortium of MSPs, powered by Zadara's Edge Cloud Services, including zCompute and zStorage.

Posted April 23, 2021

Marvell Technology, Inc., a leader in data infrastructure semiconductor solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Inphi Corporation, creating a U.S. semiconductor powerhouse positioned for end-to-end technology leadership in data infrastructure.

Posted April 23, 2021

Storage cloud company Backblaze, and Jamf (JAMF)—the standard in Apple enterprise management—is entering a joint solution partnership to make Backblaze backup and data protection services available with ease in the Jamf admin ecosystem. Paired with the announcement from Backblaze of updates to Mass Deployment tools to streamline commands for installs and updates of its backup app, these improvements offer a step change in ease for IT Administrators tasked with safeguarding computers, servers, NAS, or Veeam data.

Posted April 22, 2021

Digital Asset, the creators of the Daml multi-party application platform, announced it has raised over $120 million in Series D funding, allowing the company to expand its team and enhance its product portfolio with a new interoperability protocol that enables data to seamlessly interact across blockchains and traditional databases.

Posted April 21, 2021

The FIDO Alliance is launching the FIDO Device Onboard (FDO) protocol, a new, open IoT standard that enables devices to simply and securely onboard to cloud and on-premise management platforms. Through this standard, the FIDO Alliance addresses challenges of security, cost, and complexity tied to IoT device deployment at scale.

Posted April 20, 2021

GoodData, a leading global analytics company, is releasing a new cloud-native analytics platform offering, GoodData.CloudNative (GoodData.CN), representing step one in the definition and implementation of the new Data as a Service (DaaS) category and ecosystem.

Posted April 19, 2021

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

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

In the future, 2021 may be viewed as a sharp turning point when companies recovered from the dramatic changes of 2020 and moved from surviving to thriving. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, spoke with BDQ about the challenges and opportunities for organizations as they emerge from the seismic shifts of the past year.

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

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

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

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