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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most discussed hot topic of the moment, but the true impact on our society and the potential impact for enterprises are still unknown. While we may not fully understand its potential impact quite yet, we do understand how AI functions as well as the base level of what it could be capable of. We're already seeing how AI, along with other forms of machine learning (ML) or deep learning, has the potential to revolutionize how organizations function across all industries by doing seemingly small things such as automating repetitive tasks and accelerating outcomes. Those seemingly small things add up and create a big impact.

Posted June 12, 2023

Impossible Cloud, offering decentralized multi-service cloud solutions, is launching its Partner Program to help partners and resellers implement, demo, and integrate Impossible Cloud's performance-driven solutions into enterprise environments. According to the company, the program has been developed to support various prospective channel partners—including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), managed service providers (MSPs), and independent software vendors (ISVs)—in their efforts to bring more innovative and profitable solutions to customers leveraging the emerging B2B benefits of web3.

Posted June 09, 2023

CoreWeave, a specialized cloud provider built for large-scale GPU-accelerated workloads, announced it has secured an additional $200 million in funding to propel its specialized cloud infrastructure to train, serve inference, and fine-tune models with AI. This latest funding milestone comes from Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset manager. The funding extension comes just one month after the company announced $221 million in Series B funding, also led by Magnetar, bringing the total for the round to $421 million.

Posted June 08, 2023

There's no question that this year, we're seeing dramatic upheavals in the data and analytics space. AI, of course, is the subject du jour, but any discussion of AI and its potential must, by necessity, involve the data teams that provide the information that makes AI successful. Here are what industry leaders and experts see as the most important technologies shaping the growth of data-driven enterprises.

Posted June 08, 2023

The issue of data silos has long hamstrung the efforts of data managers and their business counterparts to get an accurate, real-time picture of their enterprises. Now, a recent study suggests that open source technologies and data cloud platforms are helping to clear up these silos. Is this finally the long-sought, silo-busting holy grail?

Posted June 08, 2023

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is having a significant impact on most industries and job roles these days, and it will only increase as AI techniques and algorithms improve over time. I'm sure you've heard about things like natural language processing, machine learning, and large language models such as those used by ChatGPT and Google Bard. These are all forms of AI, and they are influencing and impacting the way we work.

Posted June 08, 2023

In dealing with databases, there are times when one must do some level of programming. With the rise of the variety of ETL, data pipeline, and data platform tools, programming elements have become mushy, confused, and scattered. This confusion has arisen because of what happens, and where that "what" happens has devolved into everything, everywhere, all at once.

Posted June 08, 2023

Database professionals are the backbone of any modern company. They are responsible for managing, organizing, and analyzing vast (and rapidly increasing) amounts of information. Their work helps organizations make informed decisions, remain secure, increase efficiency, and stay ahead of the competition. The next generation of data management capabilities is essentially a prerequisite for companies seeking to implement cutting-edge technology and processes such as AI and AIOps.

Posted June 08, 2023

Rocket AccuTerm, an established terminal emulator for MultiValue applications, is receiving updates improving its functionality and security. Rocket AccuTerm 8.1 now offers a seamless single sign-on experience, a true web version (i.e., with no hosted dependencies on Rocket Software) that matches its desktop counterpart, and adherence to the industry's leading software security standards, including Synopsys Black Duck, Polaris, and VeraCode.

Posted June 08, 2023

Western Nevada Supply recently chose RDM Infinity to consolidate a variety of service centers into a state-of-the-art distribution center by modernizing Western Nevada's legacy warehouse management system (WMS). The relationship between RDM Infinity and Western Nevada Supply has been a beneficial collaborative partnership.

Posted June 08, 2023

The need to balance data safety with new data initiatives, deliver business value, and change company culture around data tops this year's list of data and analytics management challenges. To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Spanning the wide range of established legacy technologies from MultiValue to cutting-edge breakthroughs such as Web3, the DBTA 100 is a list of hardware, software, and service providers working to enable their customers' data-driven future.

Posted June 07, 2023

Oracle is introducing Oracle NetSuite for Government, a new suite of cloud solutions specifically designed for the needs of small-to-midsize state and local government agencies. NetSuite for Government provides a single, integrated suite for streamlined accounting, grants management, payroll, planning and budgeting, human resource management, and more. This empowers agencies to increase automation, transparency, and operational efficiency, while getting the fast, accurate data needed to help make better decisions, according to the company.

Posted June 07, 2023

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is extending its list of services approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB), making more cloud services available to customers in the defense and intelligence community.

Posted June 07, 2023

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is introducing an expanded set of management capabilities to Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed to help reduce enterprise Linux complexity across the hybrid cloud without slowing innovation.

Posted June 05, 2023

NVIDIA and SoftBank Corp. are collaborating on a pioneering platform for generative AI and 5G/6G applications that is based on the NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, which SoftBank plans to roll out at new, distributed AI data centers across Japan. Paving the way for the rapid, worldwide deployment of generative AI applications and services, SoftBank will build data centers that can, in collaboration with NVIDIA, host generative AI and wireless applications on a multi-tenant common server platform, which reduces costs and is more energy efficient, according to the companies.

Posted June 05, 2023

IBM Consulting is establishing a Center of Excellence for generative AI to stand alongside IBM Consulting's existing global AI and Automation practice, which includes 21,000 data and AI consultants who have conducted over 40,000 enterprise client engagements. The Center of Excellence (CoE) already has more than 1,000 consultants with specialized generative AI expertise that are engaging with a global set of clients to drive productivity in IT operations and core business processes like HR or marketing, elevate their customer experiences and create new business models.

Posted June 05, 2023

IBM announced it will provide in-kind grants valued at $5 million to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools in response to the growing threat of ransomware attacks against schools around the world. Since its creation in 2021, the IBM Education Security Preparedness Grants program has expanded globally, and this year will also include enhanced offerings from IBM SkillsBuild on topics including AI and cybersecurity.

Posted June 05, 2023

Precisely, a provider of data integrity, is introducing a series of innovations to its industry recognized data quality portfolio underscoring the company's continued commitment to helping organizations on their path to data integrity. According to the company, these enhancements empower data leaders and practitioners to better understand their data and ensure it is accurate, consistent, and contextualized for confident decision-making.

Posted June 02, 2023

Exasol is launching its "no-compromise" analytics database, promising to deliver more productivity, savings, and flexibility for enterprises to better manage data in the cloud, SaaS, on-premises, or hybrid. With the latest enhancements, Exasol seamlessly integrates with any data stack and analytics ecosystem, and dynamically scales to accommodate even the most complex data sets, removing friction and unburdening data teams to accelerate business outcomes.

Posted June 01, 2023

MindsDB, one of the fastest-growing open-source AI projects, announced it is receiving an additional $25 million in financing, enabling the company to continue to accelerate the expansion of its AI-Logic Cloud platform. MindsDB plans to use the additional capital to continue to nurture its community, expand its AI-Logic product capabilities, and support its growing base of customers, and grow into a cornerstone of the new AI-web.

Posted June 01, 2023

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is unveiling Dataiku 12, offering transformative new features designed to help organizations confidently harness AI in their advanced analytics initiatives with enhanced transparency and strengthened governance.

Posted May 31, 2023

ArangoDB, the company behind the most complete graph data and analytics platform, is releasing ArangoDB 3.11, enabling enhancements that accelerate its performance across search, graph, and analytics use cases. ArangoDB 3.11 includes performance improvements for ArangoSearch, ArangoDB's natively-integrated full-text search and ranking engine, as well as new functionality to its web interface to simplify the database's operations.

Posted May 30, 2023

Pegasystems Inc., the low-code platform provider empowering the world's leading enterprises to Build for Change, is introducing Pega GenAI—a set of 20 new generative AI-powered boosters to be integrated across Pega Infinity ‘23, the latest version of Pega's product suite.

Posted May 30, 2023

dotData, a provider of platforms for feature discovery, is releasing dotData Feature Factory, providing advanced functionality that empowers data scientists with a data-centric approach to feature engineering powered. According to the company, dotData Feature Factory enables a paradigm shift in enterprise data solutions and will replace dotData Py, a Python-based data science automation engine first introduced in 2018.

Posted May 26, 2023

RKVST, a provider of provenance-as-a-service, is introducing Instaproof, enabling companies to get the information they need to decide what data to trust. With RKVST Instaproof anyone can easily check the file they are working with by dragging it onto Instaproof to verify its provenance. If the file has been registered with RKVST, the provenance information displayed can be used to decide which files to trust.

Posted May 26, 2023

Delinea, a provider of solutions that seamlessly extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), is releasing the latest version of Cloud Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, offering privileged access to and authorization for servers. New updates include more granular support for just-in-time (JIT) and just-enough privilege access automation, and improved identity assurance through enforced human interaction when prompted for multi-factor authentication (MFA) at server log-in or privilege elevation.

Posted May 25, 2023

Honeywell is releasing its operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solution, Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity+ | Cyber Insights, to assist customers in improving the availability, reliability, and safety of their industrial control systems and operations.

Posted May 25, 2023

IBM announced the creation of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a SaaS offering that is designed to enable enterprises to bring management to their hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure. Driven by "Application-Centric Connectivity," IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh is engineered to automate the process, management, and observability of application connectivity in and between public and private clouds to help modern enterprises operate their infrastructure across hybrid multi-cloud and heterogeneous environments, according to the company.

Posted May 25, 2023

Ridge Security, an automated security validation solution provider, is releasing Ridge Security RidgeShield, an automated, cloud workload protection and testing solution.

Posted May 25, 2023

NVIDIA announced that it is integrating its NVIDIA AI Enterprise software into Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning to help enterprises accelerate their AI initiatives, enabling Azure customers worldwide to quickly build, deploy, and manage customized applications using the more than 100 NVIDIA AI frameworks and tools.

Posted May 24, 2023

Habu, a global provider of data clean room software, is partnering with Microsoft Azure to integrate its Data Clean Room applications with Azure confidential computing. The move will enable businesses to unlock insights from sensitive data without sacrificing security, privacy, or performance, according to the companies.

Posted May 24, 2023

SAP and Microsoft are deepening their long-standing partnership, using the latest in enterprise-ready generative AI innovation to help solve customers' most fundamental business challenges. The companies will collaborate on integrating SAP SuccessFactors solutions with Microsoft 365 Copilot and Copilot in Viva Learning, as well as Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service to access powerful language models that analyze and generate natural language. The integrations will enable new experiences designed to improve how organizations attract, retain, and skill their people, according to the companies.

Posted May 24, 2023

Avantra, a leading AIOps platform for SAP operations automation, is launching its new Cloud edition for RISE with SAP, enabling RISE customers to automate cloud, on premise, and third party operation activities as they migrate their business operations to the cloud.

Posted May 24, 2023

XM Cyber, a provider of hybrid cloud security, is partnering with SAP to help organizations utilizing SAP solutions, such as RISE with SAP and SAP eCommerce Cloud, to transition their data and processes to the cloud with less risk and without compromise. Leveraging the capabilities of XM Cyber's Exposure Management Platform and its attack-path technology, SAP customers can now use the company's exposure management technology to gain visibility into their entire attack surface, both on-premise and in the cloud, to detect and migrate malicious activity before it can occur, according to the vendors.

Posted May 24, 2023

SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson technology will be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation. The move aims to help accelerate innovation and create more efficient and effective user experiences across the SAP solution portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, which provides a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.

Posted May 24, 2023

The upcoming release of Informer 5.8 is bringing an array of features built to empower users to create customized outputs while optimizing their workflows. At the heart of this release are two powerful new features, Templates and Letterhead. According to Madhavi Chandra, chief product officer, in a blog post, Informer 5.8 includes the game-changing Templates feature, designed to provide users with total control over their custom outputs.

Posted May 24, 2023

The pandemic significantly accelerated the pace of technological advancement and digital transformation, generating a need for new digital programs and solutions. The drive to meet this demand has increased pressure on IT departments, which, in turn, has heightened collaboration between IT and line-of-business (LOB) executives. Business technologists, or staff members who are not in the IT department but leverage technology to solve their business problem to improve the productivity of their department, are increasingly choosing the applications, technology frameworks, and platforms that help them solve their business problems without heavy reliance on IT.

Posted May 24, 2023

Nefolo, the Shadow IT leader that provides 360-degree SaaS visibility and optimization, is introducing its global Shadow IT platform, a solution that gives businesses comprehensive visibility and control over their application landscape. The cloud-based platform provides real-time insights into an organization's entire SaaS portfolio, including who is using what applications, how those applications are being used, and whether they pose any security or compliance risks.

Posted May 23, 2023

Vultr, a privately-held cloud computing company, and Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, announced the integration of Domino Nexus with Vultr's Kubernetes Engine to help businesses achieve competitive advantage in the era of generative AI.

Posted May 23, 2023

Deloitte is acquiring the assets of Optimal Design Co., a product engineering services (PES) company specializing in the innovation and development of smart connected products and internet of things (IoT) devices, enabling clients to unlock innovation and achieve their digital transformation goals.

Posted May 22, 2023

IBM is introducing new IBM Quantum Safe technology, providing a comprehensive set of tools and capabilities, combined with IBM's deep security expertise, designed as an end-to-end solution. As quantum computers continue to advance, they will reach the ability to break the most widely used security protocols in the world. Recognizing this risk, IBM has leveraged its extensive expertise across cryptography, quantum computing, and critical infrastructure to develop IBM Quantum Safe technology, according to the company.

Posted May 22, 2023

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has shared plans for a new data center architecture for AI workloads, along with the development of its own custom chip for running artificial intelligence models. "This new data center will be an AI-optimized design, supporting liquid-cooled AI hardware and a high-performance AI network connecting thousands of AI chips together for data center-scale AI training clusters," said Santosh Janardhan head of infrastructure at Meta, in a blog post,  adding that the new data center systems will be faster and more cost-effective to build than earlier facilities.

Posted May 22, 2023

IBM is acquiring Polar Security, an innovator in technology that helps companies discover, continuously monitor, and secure cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) application data, along with addressing the growing shadow data problem. IBM plans to integrate Polar Security's DSPM technology within its Guardium family of leading data security products. With the integration of Polar Security's DSPM technology, IBM Security Guardium will provide security teams with a data security platform that spans all data types across all storage locations—SaaS, on premise, and in public cloud infrastructure.

Posted May 22, 2023

Democratizing data use within an organization empowers employees, fosters greater collaboration, and enables them to make more informed, data-driven decisions. By giving data and analytics tools and solutions to the many, companies can take accurate and timely decision making out of the hands of the few, resulting in improved productivity, increased efficiency, and enhanced business outcomes.

Posted May 18, 2023

Timescale, the cloud data platform company, is making a strategic move to reposition itself in the market, reflecting a significant transformation taking place within the organization that includes a refreshed visual identity, an updated website, and product restructuring.

Posted May 18, 2023

ServiceNow and NVIDIA are collaborating to develop powerful, enterprise-grade generative AI capabilities that can transform business processes with faster, more intelligent workflow automation. According to the company, using NVIDIA software, services, and accelerated infrastructure, ServiceNow is developing custom large language models trained on data specifically for its ServiceNow Platform, the intelligent platform for end-to-end digital transformation.

Posted May 17, 2023

VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI era, announced VAST's data platform is now a certified datastore for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, providing organizations with agile, scalable performance for the most challenging machine learning and deep learning workloads, including generative AI.

Posted May 17, 2023

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