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Aerospike is releasing Aerospike Database 6.3, delivering operational, quality, performance, and stability improvements. Aerospike Database 6.3 adds support for OpenSSL 3, which means that it runs well on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL) and its many clones, as well as Ubuntu 22.04. The release continues to support RHEL and Debian-compatible Linux distributions that come with OpenSSL 1. One caveat is that support for Debian 10 on ARM64 hardware has been discontinued, however, server 6.3 still runs on Debian 10 on x86_64.

Posted April 19, 2023

I'm going to question this Beatlemania-like hysteria that recently hovered over Taylor Swift concert tickets as if Paul McCartney himself hadn't recently delivered, most likely, his last concert in North America. If I were cynical (LOL), I would ask how many bots it would take to create demand which exceeds a sufficient mathematical panic threshold so that actual fans would become so emotionally distraught that they would effectively pay any amount to acquire tickets. How does a monopoly music concert delivery system realize exponentially higher prices than conceivable, weeks before? What exactly does this witchcraft of "dynamic pricing" do? I need to go no further than to examine a similar situation myself. Self-reflection is a wonderful exercise of discovery.

Posted April 19, 2023

Oracle and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. are expanding their partnership to support faster, easier, and more effective telehealth services. By connecting telehealth capabilities with Oracle Cerner Millennium, Oracle and Zoom can enable providers around the world to join patient appointments more quickly and easily with the relevant patient electronic health record (EHR) at their fingertips.

Posted April 19, 2023

Oracle today is offering a free version of Oracle Database 23c to meet growing demand from developers and organizations worldwide to access the newest features in Oracle Database 23c "App Simple." Developers now have access to innovative Oracle Database features that simplify development of modern data-driven applications, getting them ready for the planned release of Oracle Database 23c, the next long-term support release.

Posted April 19, 2023

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to make it easier to migrate to Oracle CIoud Infrastructure (OCI), secure critical workloads, and distribute content, along with new Oracle database features that help simplify the development of modern data-driven applications, and new expanded machine learning (ML) capabilities in Oracle MySQL HeatWave.

Posted April 19, 2023

The volume of visual data in the world is simply exploding. Consider these facts: Over 1 billion surveillance cameras are estimated to have been installed worldwide. The global self-driving cars market, which uses AI and integrated cameras to perform driving tasks, is projected to grow from over 20 million units in 2021 to more than compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 62 million units by 2030, at a CAGR of 13.3%. Even the average person is estimated to create 1.7 MB of data per second.

Posted April 18, 2023

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, and Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering outcomes that transform businesses, are forming a strategic alliance to help organizations accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) initiatives. Dataiku's Everyday AI platform, combined with Genpact's technology-agnostic MLOps and Responsible AI framework, will provide a differentiated solution that addresses major challenges faced by organizations in the implementation of AI, such as data governance, model management, and compliance requirements, according to the companies.

Posted April 18, 2023

Impossible Cloud, a cloud provider that offers decentralized, multi-service cloud solutions, is releasing the general availability of its enterprise-grade, native cloud storage solution which delivers all the capabilities of traditional cloud storage along with the key benefits of decentralized web3 technology. Impossible Cloud's services can be procured using fiat currencies, and does not require tokens or cryptocurrency—eliminating a critical roadblock that has slowed B2B adoption of web3 technologies, according to the company.

Posted April 18, 2023

StackHawk, the company making web application and API security testing part of software delivery, is introducing new enterprise capabilities that offer advanced optimization, scalability, and governance controls to address the needs of large-scale customers. StackHawk's enterprise features are designed to provide visibility, control, and consistency across multiple teams and applications through scalable and automated application security testing, according to the vendor.

Posted April 17, 2023

Appvia is debuting Appvia Wayfinder, a solution designed to empower application and platform teams while enhancing business efficiency. Appvia Wayfinder provides self-service infrastructure and cloud resources to application teams, centralized control to platform teams, and, ultimately, increased developer productivity for businesses, according to the vendor.

Posted April 17, 2023

Databases contain valuable business assets; ensuring this information is secure is paramount. SQL Compliance Manager by Idera can protect those assets and help address your industry's strict regulatory compliance requirements with confidence, providing HIPAA-compliance, GDPR-compliance, and more. 

Posted April 14, 2023

Process orchestration company Camunda is releasing Camunda Platform 8.2, offering several integration and user experience updates that enrich the entire process development lifecycle. These new features make it possible to accelerate end-to-end process orchestration and drive new digital initiatives, according to the company.

Posted April 13, 2023

Delinea, a provider of solutions that extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), announced the latest release of Server Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, securing and consolidating identity access to servers. Enhancements include new authentication options for organizations using Active Directory (AD), multi-factor authentication (MFA), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and IBM AIX Unix systems to further improve security for identities requesting access to critical systems.

Posted April 13, 2023

CrowdStrike is releasing CrowdStrike Falcon Insight for IoT, an EDR/XDR solution for Extended Internet of Things (XIoT) assets, bringing protection, detection, and response to IoT, OT, medical devices, Industrial IoT, and connected devices across the enterprise. Delivered from the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, customers can now secure their organization with the same platform across XIoT, IT endpoints, cloud workloads, identities, and data, according to the company.

Posted April 13, 2023

Are we finally seeing the democratization of artificial intelligence (AI)?  New research out of OpenAI and the University of Pennsylvania suggests that generative AI, thanks to open and widely available tools such as ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) models and GPT-4, will be part of the jobs of at least 80% of occupational groups.

Posted April 13, 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 April 13, 2023

Just a few years ago, no one would have imagined running their SQL Server databases on anything other than Windows Server. Now, with companies requiring data-driven capabilities for a range of needs, the idea of running SQL Server on a non-Windows platform has become almost commonplace—whether on open-source operating systems or in the cloud.

Posted April 13, 2023

In mid-2020, I got a chance to work with several government tourism agencies. Their mandate was to promote local attractions and offer support to partners such as hotels, resorts, and other organizations. As you can imagine, things weren't going well for these agencies. I remember looking at their data reports and seeing unprecedented drops in volume. With every country imposing restrictions and lockdowns, no one was traveling. One agency stood out; it was completely frozen by the situation. It couldn't decide on anything. Even publishing the latest COVID numbers was difficult.

Posted April 13, 2023

Organizations often force the DBA to take on the job of data modeling. That does not mean that DBAs are well-trained in data modeling, nor does it mean that DBAs are best suited to take on this task. The data administration (DA) team is best suited for modeling data. This is because data modeling requires knowledge of the business aspects of data resource management.

Posted April 13, 2023

The biggest technology news of the year so far has undoubtedly been the release of the OpenAI ChatGPT technology. ChatGPT is a chat-bot style AI that can generate amazingly knowledgeable and human-like conversations. ChatGPT can also generate essay-type answers to exam questions, write halfway decent song lyrics, or even generate computer code. I was going to explain how ChatGPT works, but instead, I'll let ChatGPT tell you.

Posted April 13, 2023

2022 was a big year for observability. Many businesses made concerted efforts to gain a better understanding of its value. Leading technology research firms applauded its potential impact to simplify increasingly complex IT environments, with Gartner featuring observability in its "Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends" report. Analysts predicted a bright future for the technology, with some suggesting observability adoption would increase at a compound annual growth of 8.2%.

Posted April 13, 2023

Startups continue to emerge this year, addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities in innovative and novel ways. The landscape is constantly changing, and 2023 is no different. These companies bring fresh approaches to accelerating digital transformation, expanding what's possible with AI and analytics, breaking down silos, enhancing security, improving data observability, becoming a part of data fabric or mesh, and more.

Posted April 12, 2023

The 10th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 10-11, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 9, 2023. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2023 has something for everyone.

Posted April 11, 2023

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is expanding partnerships with Databricks, the lakehouse company, and dbt Labs, a provider of analytics engineering, to extend knowledge, collaboration, and trust across the modern data stack. Joint customers can now easily integrate rich metadata from Databricks Unity Catalog and leverage a new connector that provides support for dbt Core and dbt Cloud in Alation. As a result, users have a better understanding of their data landscape and can view underlying data changes and transformations to power data intelligence, according to Alation.

Posted April 11, 2023

Fivetran, a global leader in automated data movement, is introducing support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with Apache Iceberg data lake format to combine large-volume, cost-effective data storage with simple access and comprehensive compliance.

Posted April 11, 2023

VMware, Inc. is introducing new capabilities across the VMware Tanzu and VMware Aria platforms, empowering customers with the capabilities to take a cloud-smart approach to modern application delivery across any cloud. Tanzu Application Platform 1.5, with new capabilities will enable companies to build and deploy more software, more quickly and securely, through a rich set of developer tooling.

Posted April 10, 2023

According to a new report, the total global market size for the "Data Center Networking Market" was valued at USD 21.80 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% over the forecast period to reach USD 49.41 billion by 2029. Maximize Market Research, an international business and consultancy firm has recently published a research report on the "Data Center Networking Market."

Posted April 10, 2023

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, is launching a new Cyber Cloud data center in Mexico City, Mexico, adding to the company's global network of Cyber Cloud data centers. This move provides Acronis partners with access to a comprehensive range of cutting-edge cyber protection solutions, empowering them to create new services and offerings to manage their clients' data protection needs more efficiently and effectively with faster access, continuous data availability, and the added benefit of data sovereignty, according to the vendor.

Posted April 10, 2023

Rocket Software, a global technology provider that develops enterprise software, is releasing Rocket Content Automation, enabling critical operational connections between disparate systems and data sources without introducing mainframe migration or compliance risks. Rocket Content Automation drives collaboration between business and IT organizations, creating enhanced experiences with seamless automation across the Rocket Content Services portfolio, modernizing enterprise customers' content and data landscapes, according to the company.  

Posted April 10, 2023

IBM and Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, are collaborating to drive data innovation across hybrid cloud environments. This collaboration aims to allow enterprises to run applications across any environment—on-premises, in the cloud or at the edge—and help enable users to cost efficiently access and utilize key business data and analytics in real time, according to the vendors.

Posted April 10, 2023

This month, I want to take a higher-level view of database performance concepts and introduce a few themes that will likely follow you throughout your career working with database systems and applications. These themes should be viewed as guiding principles to keep in mind when confronted with database performance issues.

Posted April 10, 2023

Synopsys, Inc is introducing Fast Application Security Testing (fAST) offerings that represent the latest capabilities and features of the Polaris Software Integrity Platform. "Today, development, DevOps and security teams of all sizes need a fully integrated and automated solution that combines multiple testing technologies, reduces complexity, and matches the pace of modern DevSecOps," said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group.

Posted April 06, 2023

Honeycomb, a leading observability platform used by high-performing engineering teams, announced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding, propelling the company's expansion globally and support for OpenTelemetry, along with efforts toward building a cohesive integration strategy across the entire software development ecosystem.

Posted April 06, 2023

Snyk, a leader in developer security, is releasing SnykLaunch April 2023, a series of strategic enhancements to the company's Developer Security Platform to enable global enterprises to create a secure software supply chain, while advancing greater DevSecOps collaboration and enhancing developer productivity.

Posted April 05, 2023

Oracle is expanding its partnership with NVIDIA to include running strategic NVIDIA AI applications on the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Supercluster. NVIDIA has selected OCI as the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer NVIDIA DGX Cloud, an AI supercomputing service, at massive scale. In addition, NVIDIA is running NVIDIA AI Foundations, its new generative AI cloud services, which are available through DGX Cloud, on OCI.

Posted April 05, 2023

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity, and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it will offer connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. Flexential is expanding its Cloud Fabric ecosystem by offering low latency interconnection options to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This can allow customers in any Flexential data center across its national FlexAnywhere platform to connect to OCI, according to the vendor.

Posted April 05, 2023

Oracle is releasing Java 20, the latest version of the programming language and development platform, delivering thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including platform enhancements that will help developers improve productivity and drive innovation and growth across their organizations.

Posted April 05, 2023

CloudBees, a software delivery platform for enterprises, announced the integration of CloudBees' continuous delivery and release orchestration solution, CloudBees CD/RO, with Argo Rollouts to enhance customers' ability to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and at scale in cloud-native environments.

Posted April 04, 2023

Dremio, an open and easy data lakehouse company, and Domo, a data experience platform innovator, are forming a new partnership to expand access to critical data for better decision-making with native data integration with Domo Cloud Amplifier, allowing joint customers to easily connect to Domo to analyze data directly on the data lakehouse.

Posted April 04, 2023

Digitate, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise software for IT and business operations, is releasing a new solution, dubbed Eagle, to help advance greater agility and resiliency in digital enterprises. The new release advances AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities across the entire ignio product line, solving key business challenges with better enterprise risk management, intelligent patching and compliance, automation of advanced SAP operations, and streamlined change management process.

Posted March 31, 2023

Domo is launching several new features to enhance the data experience for everyone across an organization, regardless of their skill level, reaching people at all stages of their data journey. "Our focus is to make data accessible and actionable through human-first data experiences. We want to enable everyone with the ability to leverage data, no matter their role or comfort level working with data," said Ben Schein, SVP of product at Domo.

Posted March 31, 2023

Incorta, the real-time business analytics company, is partnering with Google Cloud as part of several initiatives surrounding cloud computing and analytics deployments. The collaboration is aimed at helping companies move their business application and enterprise resource planning data into the cloud.

Posted March 30, 2023

Logpoint is introducing new capabilities to its cybersecurity operations platform, converging SIEM, SOAR, UEBA, endpoint security, and Business-Critical Security (BCS) technologies. The new capabilities enable security analysts to protect the organization against threats by increasing observability and decreasing the time to respond to threats.

Posted March 30, 2023

SnapLogic, a provider of intelligent integration and enterprise automation, is now available in the Google Cloud Marketplace, offering both line-of-business and IT teams with the ability to accelerate and automate the process of moving data in and out of Google Cloud to help surface critical business insights that improve decision-making. Additionally, the company has successfully achieved a Google Cloud Ready - AlloyDB designation.

Posted March 30, 2023

OpenText is releasing the latest version of ValueEdge, an innovative modular, cloud-based DevOps, and value stream management (VSM) platform. According to OpenText, ValueEdge23 includes new capabilities that build on the platform's existing functionality, enabling chief technology officers (CTOs) to accelerate speed-to-value eliminating the typical waiting, wasting, and wondering in the development process. 

Posted March 30, 2023

Google Cloud and MongoDB significantly expanding their joint commitment to powering data-driven transformations with a multi-year extension of their partnership. The partnership expansion includes plans to double the scope of Google Cloud infrastructure that MongoDB needs to support accelerating adoption of Atlas.

Posted March 30, 2023

Ermetic, the cloud infrastructure security company, is offering automated capabilities that enable customers to discover and fix misconfigurations, compliance violations, and risky or excessive privileges in Kubernetes clusters through its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP).

Posted March 30, 2023

It's time to vote 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 readers. The voting period will be open through Wednesday, May 10.

Posted March 29, 2023

Jitterbit, a global provider for empowering transformation through automation, is acquiring Zudy, a leading no-code/low-code application development platform provider for enterprise organizations. This acquisition expands on Jitterbit's existing capabilities in the no-code/low-code application development space, further demonstrating the company's commitment to providing a best-in-class suite of tools and services for integrating and automating business processes, according to the company.

Posted March 27, 2023

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