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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

DBI Software, a provider of performance monitoring, tuning, and trending tools for IBM Db2 LUW and SQL Server databases, is releasing version 8 of its Database Performance Web Suite and collector. Version 8 of the Web Suite, the collector, and the classic tools includes many new features and enhancements such as ability to search for all columns in the chooser, new view to show Db error log messages in real time, and more.

Posted August 25, 2022

Push Technology, provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions for networks, is debuting improvements to Diffusion Cloud, the enterprise's intelligent event-data platform. Diffusion Cloud distributes real-time data so that developer teams can decrease traffic load on backend systems, increasing performance and mitigating infrastructure requirements. The most notable enhancements include a REST adapter and a boost in data monitoring within the platform.

Posted August 25, 2022

Kubernetes has fundamentally changed the way organizations manage and deploy software. At its core, Kubernetes provides a unified API for infrastructure that abstracts differences between cloud providers and their underlying infrastructure so that Kubernetes users can focus on defining their application workloads. By popularizing declarative management of resources, Kubernetes has transformed the IT landscape, particularly through "GitOps" workflows. Kubernetes is also extensible, enabling users to build their own APIs through custom resource definitions and controllers.

Posted August 25, 2022

Today's enterprises need to be more agile to improve their customer's experience, respond to changes quickly, and have the freedom to innovate. As part of their digital transformation journey in the cloud, these businesses need the ability to connect more devices to their applications, faster than ever—from smartphones to connected cars, from manufacturing plants to smart devices in our homes. Therefore, these applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, have global availability, manage large volumes of data, and provide ultra-fast response times for customers.

Posted August 25, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

SAP announced that the RISE with SAP solution continued its strong rate of adoption across businesses in North America, as organizations of all sizes selected SAP in the second quarter of 2022 to help drive their cloud transformations. Hundreds of companies selected RISE with SAP in the first half of the year, with public cloud gaining traction as the deployment of choice with many customers.

Posted August 24, 2022

Operaize announced that it has achieved SAP silver partner status in the SAP PartnerEdge program, enabling the company to help customers implement planning and scheduling scenarios in increasingly complex decision-making environments. The company helps businesses in the manufacturing industry to accelerate innovation for AI-based production planning and scheduling in the cloud.

Posted August 24, 2022

Deloitte announced a new asset roadmap and suite of cross-business integrated sustainability solution offerings, leveraging SAP technologies. Deloitte's new cross-business sustainability offerings and roadmap for SAP provide the knowledge and resources to help businesses remain resilient and move as fast as the speed of transformation.

Posted August 24, 2022

Pinecone, innovator of vector databases for building high-performance vector search applications, is debuting its latest enhancements to vector search that address ongoing challenges for the system. Issues such as determining type and size of index needed for data and performance needs, supporting high throughput, and scaling up indexes without interruption are no longer pain points for Pinecone users. These improvements take shape in features like vertical scaling, collections storage, and p2 pods for optimized vector search usage.

Posted August 23, 2022

IBM announced its second-quarter 2022 earnings results, seeing revenues go up across several key segments including software, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. "In the quarter we delivered good revenue performance with balanced growth across our geographies, driven by client demand for our hybrid cloud and AI offerings. The IBM team executed our strategy well," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and chief executive officer. "With our first half results, we continue to expect full-year revenue growth at the high end of our mid-single digit model."

Posted August 22, 2022

Amid a rise in cybercrime and digital transformation, Xtel Communications, a provider of telecommunications, cloud and network security solutions, is launching its third data center in the New York market. The addition of this new facility allows Xtel to expand its serviceable footprint of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) via fiber-optic connections.

Posted August 22, 2022

iM Data Centers, a manufacturer of modular data centers shaping the future of IT infrastructure, announced it is joining the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord (ICA), becoming part of a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

Posted August 22, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

TruEra, provider of a suite of AI Quality management, is partnering with Intel to help enterprises improve AI model quality and accelerate the business impact of AI. The combination of TruEra software and Intel hardware helps enterprises assess AI model quality quickly and collect critical data to refine models over time for optimal performance, according to the vendors.

Posted August 18, 2022

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group (NPD) announced the two companies have completed its merger, creating a global technology, analytics, and data provider. The merger brings together colleagues across the globe to offer more than 7,000 clients a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior and total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries, according to the companies. A unified name and brand for the combined company will be announced at a later date.

Posted August 18, 2022

LicenseFortress is expanding its real-time monitoring of software license compliance to include Microsoft. An independent provider of SAM managed services for users of Oracle and VMware, LicenseFortress now meets consumer demand that is driven by the ubiquitous nature of Microsoft in today's business world, according to the company.

Posted August 18, 2022

MemVerge, provider of Big Memory software, is releasing two new software products, Memory Machine Cloud Edition and Memory Viewer. Memory Machine Cloud Edition software uses patented ZeroIO memory snapshot technology and cloud service orchestration to transparently checkpoint long-running applications and allow customers to safely use low-cost Spot Instances. Over time, Memory Machine Cloud Edition will form the basis of an infrastructure cloud service enabling applications to run across a multi-cloud environment.

Posted August 18, 2022

Like Stephen Hawking's famous musings did for the laws of the universe, everything as a service (XaaS) is about to revolutionize the way you think about the world. Offering benefits like operational agility and efficiency, XaaS will be the business model for every equipment vendor in the future. And it will be big. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global XaaS market is projected to grow $2.3 trillion in 2028.

Posted August 18, 2022

AuditBoard, a cloud-based platform transforming audit, risk, and compliance management, is launching its Third-Party Risk Management solution, breaking down silos and engaging relevant stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

Posted August 17, 2022

Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing a new iteration of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, introducing new features and capabilities that go beyond the base Kubernetes platform to encompass storage, management, and more. This further extends Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus as a singular Kubernetes platform to span the breadth of enterprise IT scenarios, whether a traditional datacenter, distributed edge operations, or multiple public cloud environments.

Posted August 17, 2022

Pliops, a provider of data processors for cloud and enterprise data centers, announced it has closed a $100 million Series D funding round, enabling the company to address the broad market opportunity for the Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP). This latest investment brings the total investment in the company to more than $200 million since its founding in 2017. This round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT)—with SK hynix, Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman of Walden International, and State of Mind Ventures Momentum, in addition to previous investors also participating in the round.

Posted August 17, 2022

Arcion, a provider of a cloud-native, CDC-based data replication platform, is launching its latest product release to further extend their platform's capability to cater towards ease of use and increased performance for data migration and access. The launch continues to address the issue of data trapped in transactional data silos, like Oracle, as well as migration of that data into a variety of cloud data warehouses. The product's release comes after four years of development, adding dramatic depth to their products that help differentiate their service from anyone else on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted August 17, 2022

Adept, a machine learning research and product lab, is using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and NVIDIA technology to develop a universal AI teammate capable of performing a range of tasks people execute on their computer or on the internet. With OCI as its preferred cloud platform, Adept obtains the scale and high performance necessary to run massive AI models without excessive compute costs, according to the vendor.

Posted August 17, 2022

Verge.io, the company that virtualizes data centers, is adding new features to its Verge-OS software to give users the performance of GPUs as virtualized, shared resources. This move creates a cost-effective, simple, and flexible way to perform GPU-based machine learning, remote desktop, and other compute-intensive workloads within an agile, scalable, secure Verge-OS virtual data center, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Airbyte, producers of an open-source data integration platform, is launching the company's Postgres source connector, now generally available. Postgres connector support by Airbyte allows users to efficiently migrate data from Postgres storage to other locations, improving analytic capabilities.

Posted August 12, 2022

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, announced it is receiving $14M in a Series C financing round, enabling the company to expand its global footprint, product development, and rapid growth trajectory. Equalum is defining the future of data integration by providing a solution that continuously and natively supports all use cases under a single unified platform without the need for custom coding.

Posted August 11, 2022

Thanks to significant innovation and recent disruption in the data management space, organizations are achieving unprecedented value from both internal and external data. Much emphasis has been placed on the importance of achieving digital transformation, yet thanks to these rich data assets, organizations are finding new ways to serve customers across both digital and physical boundaries.

Posted August 11, 2022

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

Working with databases causes friction. On one side, nontechnical managers want data pros to skip the jargon and clearly describe their needs. On the other side, data pros wish their managers had a deeper understanding of the tech involved. Nontechnical managers may think they need to understand the technology better and get into the weeds to close this inherent trust gap. But this isn't the case—managers are busy tracking resource allocations, Gantt charts, project plans, and punch lists. They must also fill open slots, upskill employees, and keep people from falling prey to the Great Resignation.

Posted August 11, 2022

In science fiction movies, the word "entity" pops up when discussing an as-yet-unseen but at least suspected alien presence, presumed evil (or sometimes evil presence, presumed alien). This entity is not named until half the cast has vanished, then we might hear, "It's Cthulhu's daughter and she's angry!" But not all entities are evil or angry.

Posted August 11, 2022

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Assuring data quality should be one of the most important goals for IT professionals. This is truer today than it has ever been as organizations rely on data to power their AI and machine learning algorithms. Accurate, quality data is required if you want to make accurate decisions. And that is true, whether the data is being analyzed by a human or a computer algorithm.

Posted August 11, 2022

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