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Wanclouds, a multi-cloud SaaS and managed service provider, is adding Cost Optimization as a service (COaaS) to its solution offering, allowing current and prospective customers optimize cloud spending as costs rise. To meet this demand, Wanclouds is spinning its existing cost management tools into an entirely new service offering alongside its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Migration as a Service (MaaS).

Posted September 23, 2022

Oracle announced the release of Java 19, the latest version of the leading programming language and development platform. Java 19 (Oracle JDK 19) delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including enhancements to the platform that will help developers improve productivity and drive business-wide innovation, according to the vendor.

Posted September 23, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is partnering with Fivetran, a global provider in modern data integration, enabling joint customers to find and understand the full context of their data in the modern data stack.

Posted September 23, 2022

Many customers choose to run their Microsoft SQL Server workloads on Amazon RDS for SQL Server to take advantage of its fully-managed services, high performance, and straight forward homogeneous migration to the cloud. Speed and performance are often prioritized over cost when customers first move to the cloud, which results in oversized instances and underutilized spend on unused resources. However, rightsizing your databases in the cloud is needed to achieve long-term cost efficiency.

Posted September 22, 2022

Rocket Software's MV data servers and supporting tools are seeing a boost in releases as the company moves toward a more agile framework to deliver highly anticipated enhancements. "One of the main goals in Rocket MV is to bring our products to the next generation of developers through modern and innovative functionality," said Chris Rizza, product manager, Rocket Software.

Posted September 21, 2022

An aging MultiValue talent pool has companies scrambling to retain and retrain programming talent. According to BlueFinity, low-code/no-code development is a game changer in this space. A major benefit of low-code/no-code development is its ability to allow almost anyone with a working knowledge of computer applications to create apps for the digital economy.

Posted September 21, 2022

Entrinsik is releasing the latest version of Informer, building upon the platform's ease of use, and continued fulfilling of user requests. The company debuted 5.6 during a webinar showcasing all the new features. "We're all really excited about this release," said Evan Culler, Informer senior software engineer. "We've been listening to your feedback on how to advance the product, add new workflows, and make things easier."

Posted September 21, 2022

Spatialitics LLC. announced that its Unity Engine V.2.0.1.20 is certified by SAP for integration with SAP S/4HANA. Unity Engine, a disruptive middleware platform that helps organizations to streamline integration between SAP business transactions and enterprise GIS systems, is now available on the SAP Store.

Posted September 21, 2022

SAP is introducing new advancements to the foundation of the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite aiming to create a powerful way for organizations to execute an integrated talent development strategy and create a future-ready workforce. The latest advancements to the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite bring together data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide organizations with a better understanding of the capabilities within their workforce and actionable talent intelligence to align their people with the needs of the organization.

Posted September 21, 2022

Oracle is opening the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Spain to meet the rapidly-growing demand for enterprise cloud services in the country. The new region in Madrid will give Oracle's Spain-based public and private sector customers and partners access to a wide range of cloud services to modernize their applications, innovate with data and analytics, and migrate mission-critical workloads from their data centers to OCI.

Posted September 21, 2022

Oracle announced that MySQL HeatWave is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving customers a service that combines OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation within a single MySQL database. AWS users can now run transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads in one service, without requiring time-consuming ETL duplication between separate databases such as Amazon Aurora for transaction processing and Amazon Redshift or Snowflake on AWS for analytics and SageMaker for machine learning.

Posted September 21, 2022

Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, is launching its Data Center Suite, a portfolio of outcome-based software solutions that help data center managers and owners optimize uptime, worker productivity, critical asset health, and operational expenses. By digitalizing, aggregating, and analyzing disparate critical systems into a unified data lake, the analytics produced by the on-premise Honeywell Data Center Suite provides operators more holistic, actionable information to help boost efficiency and decrease costs, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is launching Rocket Support for Zowe, a supporting offering for the Open Mainframe Project's Zowe open-source framework for z/OS and its multiple modern interfaces. Rocket Support for Zowe provides customers with 24/7 support for Zowe core components, improved security, and exclusive desktop applications, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

SambaNova Systems, provider of software and solutions to run Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning, and foundation model workloads, is releasing its next generation DataScale system. DataScale is a fully integrated hardware-software system that enables organizations to reimagine their approach to AI.

Posted September 15, 2022

StarlingX 7.0 is now available, further supporting low-latency and distributed cloud requirements. StarlingX combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack that provides everything telecom carriers and enterprises need to deploy an edge cloud on a few servers or hundreds of them. StarlingX is used by the most demanding applications in industrial IOT, telecom, video delivery and other ultra-low latency use cases.

Posted September 15, 2022

Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RapidMiner, a leader in advanced data analytics and machine learning (ML) software. RapidMiner's low-code platform is used by more than one million people of all skill levels to develop production-scale data pipelines and ML models, putting advanced data analytics into the hands of those who know the domain problems best.

Posted September 15, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

Google recently announced their "Simplicity Sprint" initiative, which focuses on improving efficiencies within their workforce during this uncertain economic environment impacted by the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, and the Great Resignation. However, simplifying and creating a more productive workforce is about more than improving focus, it's about uncovering and solving for increased complexity, brought on by an explosion of data, digital transformation initiatives, and the new reality of hybrid work. It is important for businesses and leaders to understand where these complexities are and what the key drivers are before redefining a new strategy to reduce business complexity.

Posted September 14, 2022

Within the realm of data science, deep learning frameworks are predominantly delivered via software found in the Python ecosystem. When looking at the options in the space, it may appear to some as a battle for supremacy, or for one to reign supreme, but the reality is that for a variety of reasons people have their favorites. Calling this a "war" is perhaps being a bit overdramatic.

Posted September 13, 2022

TimeXtender is releasing the next generation of its data estate builder, a low-code data management tool that empowers organizations to ingest and prepare their data for analytics, AI, and machine learning. According to the company, TimeXtender's data estate builder allows organizations to quickly integrate their siloed data into a data lake, model their data warehouse, and define data marts for multiple BI tools and endpoints—all within a simple, drag-and-drop user interface.

Posted September 13, 2022

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, announced a partnership between its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa and Ondat, a Kubernetes-native data platform provider, offering customers a unified solution to run stateful applications on Kubernetes without worrying about availability, performance, protection, or the recovery of data. 

Posted September 12, 2022

HYCU, Inc., an enterprise backup as a service (BaaS) company specializing in hybrid and multi-cloud data protection as a service, and Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, are forming a new strategic relationship to combat the rise of ransomware attacks. Combined with HYCU, customers can protect their applications and achieve rapid, application centric recovery to avoid costly egress charges, according to Wasabi.

Posted September 12, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is launching the Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake, offering departments and organizations of all sizes to start cataloging data on Snowflake's platform. The new offering, launched in partnership with Snowflake, makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organizations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data objects, and support use cases like cloud data migration for less than $100k, according to the vendors.

Posted September 09, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, announced new Kubernetes strategy that will deliver container support across the full portfolio of Virtana Platform solutions. This strategy aims to deliver actionable infrastructure insights for optimal performance, cost, and capacity of business applications, according to the vendor.  

Posted September 08, 2022

Privacera, the unified data access governance provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is offering its AWS Lake Formation integration in private preview. This solution offers complete data governance automation and fine-grained data access for AWS services including Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS.

Posted September 08, 2022

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.

Posted September 08, 2022

In previous columns, we've noted that the SQL language is in the ascendant. New SQL native databases such as CockroachDB and Yugabyte are showing robust adoption, while non-relational (NoSQL) databases increasingly provide SQL interfaces to their data. In light of this increasing trend, it's no surprise to see the introduction of a new SQL capability within the latest release of MongoDB—the Atlas SQL framework. 

Posted September 08, 2022

In building a logical data model, some entities are considered strong, other entities are considered weak. Strong entities are the most foundational elements within a nascent Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) and comprise the list of objects that would likely come to mind first. Strong entities are independent in that they exist all on their own and can be created without having to meet any pre-conditions.

Posted September 08, 2022

Establishing agreed upon services levels for database applications is of the utmost importance for assuring that performance meets required criteria. Without pre-determined, negotiated service level agreements in place, database and application performance can become a never-ending game of blind man's bluff, where DBAs blindly and constantly seek an unspoken goal. Instead, active service level management should be the standard.

Posted September 08, 2022

BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing new cloud data services and open-source integrations for Control-M, providing IT operations with the ability to enable secure, automated self-service experiences for non-IT business partners.

Posted September 07, 2022

Leading API platform, Postman, is launching its Ecosystem Partner Program for joint solution construction on the Postman API Platform for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Ecosystem Partner Program promises enterprise advantage via developer efficiency and increased visibility within Postman's user base—one that consists of over 20 million API professionals.

Posted September 07, 2022

Global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp, is announcing an expansion of their continued global alliance with VMware, Inc., a provider of multi-cloud services for all applications. As a partnership spanning over 20 years of alliance, the enterprises maintain their commitment towards mitigating cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing workloads in multi-cloud environments via various solutions and go-to-market strategies.

Posted September 07, 2022

1Kosmos, a company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, and Simeio, a global managed services provider focused on identity and access management in the cybersecurity industry, are partnering to help customers transition from passwords to identity-based verification using the 1Kosmos BlockID platform.

Posted September 07, 2022

Rapid direct connections to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) are now available to help Internet2 member institutions make a move to the cloud. Through an Internet2 Cloud Connect dedicated network connection, institutions can utilize their existing Internet2 connections to extend their data center to OCI in a matter of days for no additional fee from Internet2 for up to 5Gbps.

Posted September 07, 2022

Alithya Group announced it has successfully implemented Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management (SCM), Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), and Oracle Cloud Payroll for Inspira Health. The adoption will support its core financials, materials management, human resource management, employee and manager self-service, and payroll business processes.

Posted September 07, 2022

NoSQL databases, also referred to as non-relational, continue to grow in popularity both on-premises and in the cloud. Of the 395 different database management systems tracked by site DB-engines, more than half are non-relational. These include key-value, document, graph, time series, and many more database models that fall into the NoSQL category. As more organizations modernize their applications or develop new applications from scratch, they adopt a microservices-based architecture that allows them to take advantage of the benefits of NoSQL databases

Posted September 06, 2022

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database service that supports transactional processing and analytics. With a 30-plus year history, SQL Server has been a mainstay at many organizations. Now, however, open-source technologies like PostgreSQL, have become increasingly popular for customers. More and more customers are migrating to them from overpriced, restrictive commercial databases that lock them in. With an increasing array of choices, the same organizations are looking for lower cost options, including low-cost, cloud-native, fully managed database services like Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, as this lowers total cost of ownership while providing the desired performance.

Posted September 06, 2022

Aerospike, the provider of the NoSQL real-time data platform for multi-cloud, large-scale JSON and SQL use cases, is launching Aerospike Database 6.1. This release builds upon previous iterations and is designed to improve support for complex queries and supply expanded secondary index features.

Posted September 06, 2022

AWS, a leading cloud platform, is debuting its latest addition to Amazon QuickSight: Fine-Grained Visual Embedding. This feature provides users with individualized visualizations from Amazon QuickSight dashboards for embedding within high-traffic web pages and applications. Increased visibility is supplied to end-users through Fine-Grained Visual Embedding, without requiring server or software setup, or infrastructure management.

Posted September 06, 2022

IBM is launching a subscription model for IBM i, enabling clients to get their entire IT solution as-a-service for less than $55 per user per month at the IBM i P05 license level. The IBM i System Subscription is designed to make planning easier for small and midsize clients. With consistency in annual payments over the term of the subscription, IT infrastructure planning becomes a lot simpler.

Posted September 06, 2022

NVIDIA is offering a new data center solution with Dell Technologies that is designed for the era of AI, bringing AI training, AI inference, data processing, data science, and zero-trust security capabilities to enterprises worldwide. The solution combines Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and is optimized for VMware vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform.

Posted September 06, 2022

VMware Inc., provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, and IBM, global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, are announcing an expansion of their 20-plus year partnership with the aims of aiding global customers and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and accelerate time to value in hybrid cloud environments, according to the companies. The partnership expansion takes shape in IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, as well as in jointly engineered solutions and development to add to their previous jointly developed technologies such as data encryption in motion and in use. With relevance spanning multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public sector, the ecosystem partnership invites solutions with reduced cost, complexity, and risk for cloud migration of mission-critical workloads.

Posted September 06, 2022

While document-based databases are increasing in relevancy due to their optimizations for performance and scalability, employing a set of practices aimed at best using document databases for your enterprise's particular needs is critical for its utilization. Document databases are great but need solid architecture practices to become even greater.

Posted September 01, 2022

Apollo GraphQL, the supergraph company, and MongoDB, Inc., are partnering to empower app developers to build richer experiences faster, and reduce technical debt with a graph-native data layer. The partnership aims to make it easier for developers and teams to directly connect any supergraph powered by Apollo to a MongoDB Atlas database, according to the vendor.

Posted September 01, 2022

The developer behind the enterprise-scale, immutable archive solution that delivers breakthrough cost, margin, and sustainability benefits, Folio Photonics, is debuting breakthrough archival technology at low cost, high security, sustainability, and capacity. Folio's innovation, the multi-layer optical disc, redefines archival technology and leverages patented advancements in materials science for dynamic multi-layer read/write abilities. Its low-cost, paired with its high-capacity disk storage, presents a breakthrough both in materials science and data storage, according to the vendor.

Posted August 30, 2022

StarTree, Inc. announced it is receiving $47 million in a Series B funding round, accelerating product development, expanding sales and marketing, and continuing to drive fast adoption of its real-time analytics platform.The funding round was led by Series A investor GGV Capital, with additional investment from new investor Sapphire Ventures and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and CRV. StarTree has raised a total of $75 million to date.

Posted August 29, 2022

OpenText announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Micro Focus, implying an enterprise value of approximately $6.0 billion on a fully diluted basis. This merger would create one of the largest software and cloud businesses that enables digital transformations.

Posted August 26, 2022

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