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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

Informatica is unveiling Informatica Cloud Data Access Management (CDAM), a solution based on Informatica's 2023 acquisition of Privitar, offering an AI-powered solution that is a key component of data access governance, leveraging IDMC's common metadata foundation. According to the company, CDAM revolutionizes how organizations manage, share, and use their data by ensuring compliance with policies and fostering customer trust. It integrates with IDMC to offer secure and automated AI and analytics use cases.

Posted February 29, 2024

Airbyte, creator of an open-source data movement infrastructure, is offering PyAirbyte, an open-source Python library that makes it easy to move data across API sources and destinations. According to the company, the solution enables Airbyte resources to be created and managed using code, rather than the user interface (UI).

Posted February 29, 2024

Synadia Communications, Inc., creator and maintainer of NATS.io (NATS), announced it has closed a $25 million Series B financing round, further validating the company's holistic approach to solving the increasingly complex and pervasive challenges of distributed computing, which is driving rapid growth in edge computing investments.

Posted February 29, 2024

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, announced general availability and support for C and C++ programming languages in Semgrep Code, aiming to set a new standard for rapidly securing C and C++ codebases without compromising on accuracy or efficiency. Semgrep Code is a fast, customizable, and developer-oriented static application security testing (SAST) solution.

Posted February 28, 2024

Entro, a cybersecurity startup offering machine identity secrets security and management, is adding Machine Identity Lifecycle Management to its platform along with new integrations designed to further assist organizations that are shifting to the cloud. According to the company, Entro's new Machine Identity Lifecycle Management capabilities provide security teams with tools to manage, actively monitor, and control the entire lifecycle of a secret from creation, to use, to retirement, and everything in between.

Posted February 28, 2024

SAP has created a new end-to-end growth area focused on AI, overseeing the entire value chain for SAP Business AI, from product development and research through to customer implementation. The new unit will fall under the leadership of Dr. Philipp Herzig in the newly created role of chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). In this new role, effective January 2024, Herzig reports directly to CEO Christian Klein.

Posted February 28, 2024

Zumasys recently held an informational webinar about modernizing PICK MultiValue applications with the Rover Business Suite by Zumasys. Learn how Rover Business Suite maintains the integrity and functionality of your current PICK MultiValue applications while bringing them into the modern era.

Posted February 28, 2024

Rocket Software is enhancing the Rocket Product Documentation Portal, giving customers the ability to quickly find and understand the answers to their questions. Rocket Software, as it continues to improve the customer experience when accessing critical information, recently implemented three AI-based features to the Rocket Documentation Portal.

Posted February 28, 2024

Flashpoint is introducing new capabilities and enhancements to its signature platform, Ignite, that are designed to provide a holistic view of risk. Flashpoint Fraud Intelligence and Vulnerability Intelligence offer a new range of intelligence possibilities, allowing CTI teams to connect disparate intelligence and eliminate data silos, according to the company.

Posted February 27, 2024

Reltio, a leading data unification and management company, is introducing its latest product enhancements presenting Reltio's LLM-powered, pre-trained machine learning (ML) feature for entity resolution, along with providing a new AI capability designed to simplify matching and make digital content searches easier.

Posted February 26, 2024

IBM is expanding its enterprise networking portfolio with new offerings for Cisco networking with limited regional availability, including IBM Support and Implementation Services for Software Defined Networking as well as IBM Network Health Check, to help clients build a more integrated networking environment.

Posted February 26, 2024

IBM is releasing the 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index underscoring an emerging global identity crisis as cybercriminals double down on exploiting user identities to compromise enterprises. According to IBM X-Force, IBM Consulting's offensive and defensive security services arm, in 2023, cybercriminals saw more opportunities to "log in" versus hack into corporate networks through valid accounts—making this tactic a preferred weapon of choice for threat actors.

Posted February 26, 2024

Permit.io, a full-stack authorization-as- a-service provider, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A funding, with the ultimate goal of ensuring application developers never have to build permissions again. In addition to the funding, the company also unveiled Permit.io Approval Flows to enable enterprises to handle increasingly complex authorizations for access to data, including for AI bots and agents.

Posted February 21, 2024

Couchbase, Inc., the cloud database platform company, is announcing a partnership with Soracom, a provider of cellular network solutions that enable IoT device connectivity using ubiquitous 5G, 4G LTE, and LPWAN cellular networks, to combine the power of Couchbase's cloud database platform with subscriber identity module (SIM)-based edge devices.

Posted February 21, 2024

Oracle is introducing new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) to help organizations increase the efficiency of global supply chains. According to the company, the updates to Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management, part of Oracle Cloud SCM, will help customers optimize logistics operations by increasing visibility, reducing costs, automating regulatory compliance, and improving decision-making.

Posted February 21, 2024

Oracle is bringing real-time communications to its suite of industry cloud applications with the introduction of the Enterprise Communications Platform (ECP). By connecting Oracle industry applications to networks and IoT devices to extend their value, ECP enables organizations to reimagine how they do business, according to the company.

Posted February 21, 2024

Anais Dotis-Georgiou, lead developer advocate at InfluxData, joined DBTA's webinar, Unleashing the Power of AI in IoT with InfluxDB, to examine how enterprises can create AI-powered solutions engineered for IoT applications with the advanced capabilities of both  InfluxDB and other third-party platforms.

Posted February 20, 2024

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is introducing the Data Culture Maturity Assessment to help organizations measure the value of their data culture, applying the four core tenets of the Alation Data Culture Maturity Model—Data Search & Discovery, Data Governance, Data Literacy, and Data Leadership.

Posted February 20, 2024

For the past year, my team has been exploring the value that generative AI can add to Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. The reason is simple: as IoT continues to evolve, addressing challenges related to mass connectivity and device management, the need for a forward-looking perspective on the future of IoT platforms becomes more apparent. Use cases like predictive maintenance indirectly highlight this need for advanced functionality. While device management remains fundamental, enabling such use cases requires practical capabilities such as machine learning and AI.

Posted February 15, 2024

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is partnering with Run:ai, a leader in compute orchestration for AI workloads, to redefine AI operations at scale by offering a full-stack solution encompassing compute, storage, and data management. Together, VAST and Run:ai are addressing the critical needs of enterprises embarking on large-scale AI initiatives, according to the company.

Posted February 13, 2024

Deloitte is expanding its alliances with Informatica and Workiva to support clients as they build the implementation of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and data management capabilities. Combining Informatica's AI-powered Intelligent Data Management Cloud platform, Workiva's cloud-based regulatory reporting offering and Deloitte's deep technology, operational and domain experience, the new ecosystem's integrated reporting solution can help clients accelerate ESG deployments and reporting with accurate, verifiable data to align to regulatory requirements empower agility, according to the companies.

Posted February 12, 2024

Qmulos, a next-generation compliance, security, and risk management automation provider, is unveiling Q-Compliance Core, providing an on-ramp to continuous compliance for companies that are looking to start their migration away from legacy GRC solutions and manual spreadsheets.

Posted February 12, 2024

AppOmni, provider of SaaS security posture management (SSPM), is establishing a new data center in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This new initiative brings AppOmni's comprehensive SaaS security solutions to any organization—private or public—required to comply with Australia's data sovereignty regulations, including the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles.

Posted February 12, 2024

Cisco and NVIDIA are partnering on plans to deliver AI infrastructure solutions for the data center that are easy to deploy and manage, enabling the massive computing power that enterprises need to succeed in the AI era. Cisco, with its industry-leading expertise in Ethernet networking and extensive partner ecosystem, together with NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU that fueled the AI boom, share a vision and commitment to help customers navigate the transitions for AI with highly secure Ethernet-based infrastructure, according to the companies.

Posted February 12, 2024

SQream, the scalable GPU data analytics platform, is partnering with Dataiku, the platform for everyday AI, to offer a strategic integration that brings together SQream's big data analytics technology with Dataiku's flexible and scalable data science and machine learning (ML) platform.

Posted February 09, 2024

The Biden administration officially named a top White House aide as the director of the newly established safety institute for artificial intelligence. Elizabeth Kelly will lead the AI Safety Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which will be part of the Commerce Department. Already several top companies in the AI space are pledging their involvement, joining a new safety consortium to play a part in supporting the safe development of generative AI.  

Posted February 08, 2024

Public cloud has skyrocketed to become the indisputable go-to destination for new IT workloads, especially for data. And while the cloud is full of advantages over on-premises data platforms, cost optimization rarely makes that list. Since modern data professionals' roles encompass building and maintaining this platform, they should also be aware of how to objectively reduce the data platform costs to eliminate this enormous, missed business opportunity.

Posted February 08, 2024

The momentous transformation putting data managers and their systems at the helm of modern enterprises has only begun. Industry leaders and experts agree that it's critical for data managers and team leaders to design today's data architectures to meet the demands of a digital economy, from cloud to real-time streaming to AI.

Posted February 08, 2024

Both operational and generative AI depend on distilling reliable data sources. A new survey, however, finds they are being overwhelmed by data sources and providing the data needed to deliver insights. In a survey of 600 chief data officers and data professionals released by Informatica, 41% admit they're juggling 1,000 or more data sources. A number, 79%, expect to increase in 2024.

Posted February 08, 2024

Much like organizations in every sector, federal government agencies run on data. The universal challenge of dealing with massive amounts of data every day, while leveraging the right data at the right time, is also very much front and center for government agencies. Amid the growth of computing platforms, mobile devices, and cloud environments, government agencies have steadily added new systems and capabilities, but they've often integrated those systems on an ad hoc basis—as point solutions to address specific needs.

Posted February 08, 2024

The remarkable and rapid uptake of ChatGPT and similar large language model (LLM)-based AIs may be driving the biggest increase in demand for computing power since the advent of the internet. The neural networks that power LLM AI solutions, such as ChatGPT, rely on massively parallel processing. This processing is similar in some respects to the massively parallel graphics processing that was demanded in the past by computer games.

Posted February 08, 2024

Deloitte is acquiring the operations of OpTeamizer, an AI, generative AI, and accelerated computing company specializing in the development and implementation of AI solutions running on NVIDIA accelerated computing. With the acquisition, Deloitte expands its high-performance computing engineering capabilities, helping clients harness the power of generative AI, supercomputers, and edge AI to increase automation, optimize business processes, and realize greater business value, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2024

Now you can 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. The nominations period is open through March 6, 2024, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted February 07, 2024

To meet the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services across Africa, and as part of its global cloud infrastructure, Oracle is planning to open a public cloud region in Nairobi, Kenya. OCI's cloud architecture enables Oracle to offer its full suite of more than 100 hyperscale cloud services. The Government of Kenya and private sector can leverage this to increase ease of doing business in Kenya, according to Oracle.

Posted February 07, 2024

Oracle is announcing the general availability of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Generative AI service, along with introducing new innovations that make it easier for enterprises to take advantage of the latest advancements in generative AI. OCI Generative AI service is a fully managed service that integrates large language models (LLMs) from Cohere and Meta Llama 2 to address a wide range of business use cases, according to Oracle.

Posted February 07, 2024

SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (SmarTone) announced it has chosen Oracle to transform its Business Support Systems (BSS). By upgrading its legacy solutions to bring prepaid charging and postpaid billing onto one unified, cloud native platform, Oracle Cloud Scale Charging and Billing will enable SmarTone to efficiently launch and scale differentiated offerings, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of knowledge graph technology for Neuro-Symbolic AI applications, is introducing Gruff 9, a web-based advanced knowledge graph visualization tool that offers LLM integration and unique RDF* (RDFStar) features for building next-generation AI applications. 

Posted February 06, 2024

PlainID, the leading global provider of Identity Security, is announcing new product additions to its portfolio after capping off a successful 2023. In 2024, PlainID plans to launch several new SaaS-based authorizers designed to improve the manageability and overall security posture of SaaS-based applications via policy orchestration, including authorizers for Zscaler, Snowflake, and Google Big Query.

Posted February 05, 2024

iboss, a provider of cloud-delivered cybersecurity, is releasing its ChatGPT Risk Module, an innovative addition to its Zero Trust Security Service Edge (SSE) solution specifically designed to monitor and secure user interactions with ChatGPT, a leading artificial intelligence technology, to ensure unparalleled data security and compliance.

Posted February 05, 2024

Graylog, a provider of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management solutions, is providing a free version of Graylog API Security, making API security accessible to enterprises of all sizes at a time when API-related attacks are on the rise.

Posted February 02, 2024

fuseproject, Yves Béhar's multidisciplinary design firm, and startup Functionland are partnering to offer FxBlox, a physical hardware device that allows users to store fully encrypted data, files, and photos—tapping into secure, user-owned, decentralized storage.

Posted February 01, 2024

Kubecost, the comprehensive solution for monitoring, managing, and optimizing Kubernetes spend at scale, is launching Kubecost 2.0, providing new tools and capabilities purpose-built to monitor and optimize Kubernetes-related cloud expenses even more easily and significantly.

Posted January 31, 2024

Zilliz Inc., a trailblazer in vector database technology, is unveiling the latest version of Zilliz Cloud, aiming to set a new standard for real-time AI applications. As a fully managed vector database, leveraging the cloud-native open-source Milvus vector database, Zilliz Cloud now redefines the essence of speed, performance, and developer satisfaction.

Posted January 30, 2024

Coxwave, the analytics infrastructure empowering builders to create AI-native products, announced it has raised $3.5 million from a recent funding round, equipping the company to invest heavily in building its core analytics infrastructure platform, Align AI, while enabling it to serve global customers.

Posted January 30, 2024

Deep Instinct, the prevention-first cybersecurity company, is releasing Deep Instinct Prevention for Applications (DPA) v3.0, adding enhanced file upload protection and application storage security capabilities in disconnected or air-gapped environments.

Posted January 30, 2024

Google Cloud and Hugging Face are forming a new strategic partnership that will allow developers to utilize Google Cloud's infrastructure for all Hugging Face services, and additionally will enable training and serving of Hugging Face models on Google Cloud. 

Posted January 26, 2024

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is expanding the Cato SASE Cloud platform with threat detection and incident response, introducing Cato XDR—a SASE-based, extended detection and response (XDR) solution. Available immediately, Cato XDR utilizes the functional and operational capabilities of the Cato SASE Cloud to overcome the protracted deployment times, limited data quality, and inadequate investigation and response experience too often associated with legacy XDR solutions, according to the company.

Posted January 25, 2024

Anomalo, the complete data quality platform company, announced it has raised $33 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue to advance its platform and scale both engineering and go-to-market teams to support record demand for its platform.

Posted January 25, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of graph database technology, is launching AllegroGraph Cloud, a hosted version of Franz's Neuro-Symbolic AI platform. According to the company, AllegroGraph Cloud provides users a convenient and easy on-ramp to build advanced AI applications.

Posted January 25, 2024

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