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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

Investment in the cloud shows no signs of stopping despite the recent uptick in organizations rushing to adopt AI and other rising solutions. According to Gartner, business needs and emerging technologies including GenAI will drive cloud model innovation. Here, tech leaders share their predictions for cloud in 2024.

Posted December 08, 2023

Data continues to grow and is poised to double in 2024. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 06, 2023

Global data center market revenue is expected to reach $342.10 billion by 2023, up from $321.37 billion in 2022, according to Statista. The data center market was valued at $316.30 billion in 2021, up 6% from $298.30 billion in 2020. The continued explosion in AI and ML has not surprisingly placed new strain on data center power and processing resources. Looking ahead to 2024, data center operators are in the midst of an exciting time that presents both challenges and opportunities.

Posted December 04, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is adding generative AI, low-code/no-code development, and contextual tooling to the BMC Helix Service Management solution, helping enterprise customers strengthen their security posture and elevate ways of working.

Posted December 04, 2023

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration, is introducing a new set of Apache Airflow integrations to accelerate LLMOps (large language model operations) and support AI use cases. Modern, data-first organizations are now able to connect to the most widely-used LLM services and vector databases with integrations across the AI ecosystem, including OpenAI, Cohere, pgvector, Pinecone, OpenSearch, and Weaviate.

Posted November 30, 2023

Data quality is becoming a hot button issue as more and more businesses aggressively move into artificial intelligence (AI)—both generative and operational—which requires massive amounts of accurate and timely data. The rise of large language models (LLMs)—both publicly available as well as contained within enterprises—to support business decision making and customer communications means data is being pressed into service in new and highly demanding ways as training data and real-time streaming feeds.

Posted November 30, 2023

KX, a global leader in vector and time-series data management, announced the general availability of KDB.AI Server, a highly-performant, scalable, vector database for time-orientated generative AI and contextual search. Deployable in a single container via Docker, KDB.AI Server offers a smooth setup for various environments, including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid systems, allowing businesses to quickly adopt and utilize its AI capabilities without complex setup processes, according to the company.

Posted November 28, 2023

Qlik is offering new integrations and AI-powered solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help its customers embrace and scale the power of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI. According to the company, with its integration with Amazon Bedrock, Qlik Cloud users can now easily leverage natural language to create new AI-driven insights on AWS with trusted and governed LLMs such as AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, and Meta, Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that makes foundation models (FMs) from leading AI companies accessible via an API to build and scale generative AI applications.

Posted November 28, 2023

CircleCI, a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, announced it has implemented a gen2 GPU resource class, leveraging Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G5 instances, to offer the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs, and new images tailored for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) workflows.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM announced the latest investments in its effort to advance environmental sustainability through its social impact programs. A new set of environmental initiatives pioneering water solutions will be scaled through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator to benefit local communities across the globe.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM announced that watsonx.governance will be generally available in early December to help businesses build trust with AI models and eliminate the mystery around the data going in, and the answers coming out. While generative AI, powered by Large Language Models (LLM) or Foundation Models, offers many use cases for businesses, it also poses new risks and complexities, including training data scraped from corners of the internet that cannot be validated as fair and accurate, all the way to a lack of explainable outputs, according to IBM.

Posted November 27, 2023

Microsoft (MFST) announced that it is set to invest $500 million in expanding its hyperscale cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure in Quebec over the next two years. According to the company, this investment is aimed at reinforcing Quebec's innovation economy, creating high-value jobs and preparing the province for the evolving AI economy.

Posted November 27, 2023

Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, is previewing early access to Cohesity Turing, the company's comprehensive, patent-pending collection of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and technologies that are integrated into its multi-cloud data platform and solutions.

Posted November 21, 2023

New Relic, the all-in-one observability platform for every engineer, is introducing New Relic AI monitoring (AIM), an APM solution for AI-powered applications that provides engineers unprecedented visibility and insights across the AI application stack, making it easier to troubleshoot and optimize their AI applications for performance, quality, cost, and responsible use of AI.

Posted November 20, 2023

My first encounter with enterprise integration dates back to the early 2000s. Remember those days when Enterprise Service Buses (ESB) emerged as the antidote to the convoluted labyrinth of closely interconnected applications? It was the era when architects sought structured approaches to transform the tangled web of point-to-point links into a more coherent system—akin to shifting from spaghetti to lasagna, if you will. This marked the early definition of enterprise integration.

Posted November 16, 2023

Business intelligence and data analytics software enable insurance agencies to better their risk assessment and underwriting processes. Entrinsik's MV platform Informer offers a BI tool that can customize dashboards and pinpoint risks. By examining historical data and distinguishing risk indicators, agencies can accurately measure the risks associated with insuring a particular person or company.

Posted November 15, 2023

Oracle is entering a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to support the explosive growth of AI services, enabling Microsoft to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) AI infrastructure, along with Microsoft Azure AI infrastructure, for inferencing of AI models that are being optimized to power Microsoft Bing conversational searches.

Posted November 15, 2023

Oracle is announcing several key contributions to the open source community aimed at accelerating the adoption of cloud native computing and collaboration across the open source ecosystem. At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023, Oracle announced plans to donate $3 million in Ampere Arm-based compute credits on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) per year for three years to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Posted November 15, 2023

LogicMonitor, a leading SaaS-based hybrid observability platform powered by AI, is introducing its generative AI-based tool, LM Co-Pilot, which uses generative intelligence to assist users in their day-to-day operations, recognize issues and offer solutions, and empower IT and cloud operations teams to focus on innovation.

Posted November 13, 2023

LiquidStack, a global provider in liquid cooling for data centers, is offering its new single-phase liquid cooling solution, providing data centers with a powerful and economical option to shift from air cooling to energy-efficient and sustainable immersion cooling. According to the company, the announcement marks the first step in the company's planned expansion of its DataTank product portfolio to offer a comprehensive range of advanced liquid cooling solutions.

Posted November 13, 2023

IBM announced that it is launching a $500 million venture fund to invest in a range of AI companies—from early-stage to hyper-growth startups—focused on accelerating generative AI technology and research for the enterprise. According to the company, with a differentiated model and strategy consisting of domain expertise from across IBM and a dedicated portfolio development team, the IBM Enterprise AI Venture Fund will invest in current and future AI leaders that are helping businesses around the world realize the potential of AI for business.

Posted November 13, 2023

CAST, the software intelligence leader, is upgrading CAST Imaging, a software imaging system, adding a suite of "Advisors" to provide personalized recommendations to help companies accelerate and de-risk application modernization and cloud migration. According to the company, these Advisors serve as guiding beacons for software architects and developers as they embark on significant transformations within their applications.

Posted November 10, 2023

Entrinsik is announcing the launch of Informer AI, a game-changing solution that promises to revolutionize how users interact with Informer by leveraging artificial intelligence. According to the company, utilizing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, Informer AI automates tasks, simplifies workflows, and offers real-time analytics and trend analysis.

Posted November 09, 2023

Absolute Software, a provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, is releasing Absolute Application Health, empowering digital enterprises to strengthen cyber resilience and boost end user productivity with resilient application health monitoring capabilities.

Posted November 02, 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an ambitious executive order on artificial intelligence that aims to balance the needs of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights, creating an early set of guardrails that could be fortified by legislation and global agreements. The order is an initial step that is meant to ensure that AI is trustworthy and helpful, rather than deceptive and destructive. The order—which will likely need to be augmented by congressional action—seeks to steer how AI is developed so that companies can profit without putting public safety in jeopardy.

Posted October 31, 2023

Digital.ai, a provider of AI-powered software delivery solutions for the enterprise, is releasing Denali, the latest version of its AI-powered DevSecOps platform, exemplifying its commitment to delivering an open platform tailored to the needs of the modern enterprise.

Posted October 27, 2023

Acorn Labs is launching the public beta availability of its cloud developer platform Acorn, a service that makes it simple for anyone to run software in their own cloud sandbox and easily share their creations. From the creators of Rancher and k3s, Acorn aims to make cloud computing accessible, collaborative, and delightful for developers, according to the company.

Posted October 26, 2023

According to Gartner, global spending on the public cloud is expected to increase by approximately 20.7% to reach $591.8 billion (about $1,800 per person in the U.S.) in 2023. The advantages of migrating to the cloud are widely recognized. By adopting cloud-first models, businesses can move away from traditional, fixed-cost methods of managing IT infrastructure. Cloud migration allows for controllable, agile, and secure operations that can easily scale as needed while optimizing costs.

Posted October 26, 2023

Databricks, the Data and AI company, is acquiring Arcion, a Databricks Ventures portfolio company that helps enterprises quickly and reliably replicate data across on-prem, cloud databases, and data platforms. According to the company, this move will enable Databricks to provide native solutions to ingest data from various databases and SaaS applications into the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. The transaction is valued at over $100 million, inclusive of incentives.

Posted October 26, 2023

Zumasys is introducing Rover Pay, a unified payment processing service specifically designed with the needs of wholesale distributors in mind. Rover Pay leverages credit card processing technology to link each transaction to your payment processing network. This innovative solution not only saves money on monthly bills but streamlines the entire process, according to Zumasys.

Posted October 25, 2023

Rocket Software is on a mission to demonstrate that MultiValue products power the applications that support us all. A new Rocket Software infographic tells the story of a family's weekend "to do" list and how they interact with MV-based applications as they check off items on their list.

Posted October 25, 2023

DataGPT, a provider of conversational AI data analytics software, is emerging from stealth and launching DataGPT AI Analyst, uniting the creative, comprehension-rich side of a large language model (LLM) with the logic and reasoning of advanced analytics techniques. According to the company, this combination makes sophisticated analysis accessible to more people without compromising accuracy and impact.

Posted October 24, 2023

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style. This timeless principle not only applies to fashion, but also to software development. The technology preferences in the industry have been swinging between bespoke solutions and platform-based solutions due to emerging technologies and their challenges. As someone who has been in the industry since the 1990s, I've witnessed these shifts firsthand.

Posted October 19, 2023

Recently, companies such as Dropbox, Amazon, Lyft, and Meta, as well as Apple, have used the draconian and cruel layoff approach to economic optimization. Yet while the "R" word is bantered around, the "mainstream media" continues to claim that a recession has not yet arrived. This is despite the academic definition of "recession," that is, consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth, as was the case in the first half of 2022.

Posted October 19, 2023

United Medical, LLC, a multi-specialty ambulatory network with more than 225 full-service healthcare providers, has expanded its 20-year relationship with Oracle Health by another seven years. United Medical plans to deploy Oracle Health electronic health record (EHR) at additional outpatient surgery centers and accountable care organizations within its network, providing a more intuitive platform to streamline workflows and processes for health practitioners.

Posted October 18, 2023

Oracle announced it has acquired Next Technik, a leading provider of field service management solutions for NetSuite customers which is now part of the Oracle NetSuite organization. This acquisition provides field service management capabilities for NetSuite customers, which enables businesses to digitize and streamline scheduling and dispatch.

Posted October 18, 2023

Oracle NetSuite is introducing a series of new product innovations to help organizations reduce costs and run more efficiently. The latest NetSuite innovations include both traditional and generative AI-powered capabilities across the entire suite; new field service management and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions; and new capabilities that help finance and customer experience professionals improve the speed and accuracy of business processes.

Posted October 18, 2023

GridGain, provider of a leading unified real-time data platform, is offering GridGain Platform v8.9, strengthening its data integration and data hub capabilities. This latest version helps enterprises make their increasingly disparate, diverse, and distributed data more accessible for real-time processing and analytics, all at ultra-low latencies, according to the company.

Posted October 17, 2023

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, Powering Modern Applications: Data Management for Speed, Scale, and Flexibility, to discuss key solutions and emerging best practices that properly underpin successful applications that are fast, agile, and easy to use.

Posted October 13, 2023

TDengine, the next-generation data historian, is unveiling several new connectors designed to support OPC-UA, OPC-DA, and MQTT protocols, ultimately forwarding zero-code, streamlined ingestion of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data into the TDengine platform.

Posted October 12, 2023

It may be well-understood that cybersecurity needs to be front and center in all technology projects, but organizations are still slow or hesitant to fully commit to it. This is becoming a problem for data-intensive organizations, which need to brace for an onslaught of both external and internal threats. Only about one-half of organizations are beginning to recognize how important cybersecurity is from the start in any transformation effort, an Accenture survey of 3,000 executives shows.

Posted October 12, 2023

For most enterprises these days, hyperscale data workloads and AI have become the norm and are driving data strategies. However, while conventional wisdom dictates that this means greater reliance on cloud services and cutting-edge approaches to manage data pipelines, there's a place for more well-tread approaches as well. Many data managers intend to beef up their data warehouse capabilities and even return to on-prem systems in the near future.

Posted October 12, 2023

Mankind has long dreamed of the promise of automation. Our earliest ancestors imagined it as something the gods could wield. In Homer's The Odyssey, Hephaestus, the Greek god of smithing and craft, uses automation to complete simple repetitive labor. Buddhist legends speak of automated guards who watched over the Buddha's relics.

Posted October 12, 2023

Many people seem to become filled with anxiety over the word "normalization." Mentioning the word causes folks to slowly back away toward the exits. Why? What might have caused this data modeling phobia? Do people have images flashing through their minds of data modelers running around wearing a hockey mask and carrying a chainsaw screaming, "Give me your primary keys"? I hope not.

Posted October 12, 2023

Solace, a provider of event-driven architecture for real-time enterprises, is releasing a new version of its Solace Event Portal solution, giving organizations with Apache Kafka deployments better visibility into, and control over, their Kafka event streams, brokers, and associated assets.

Posted October 10, 2023

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