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Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced an enhanced, bi-directional, and automatic integration between the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform and the ServiceNow Platform. With precise topology and service mapping for dynamic multicloud environments, joint customers can increase efficiency through intelligent automation and reduce the risk of disruptions with predictive problem identification and automatic remediation, giving BizDevOps teams more time to innovate and accelerate digital transformation, according to the vendors.

Posted October 23, 2020

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is rolling out a self-service version of its SHIFT Migration Suite. Putting SHIFT directly in the hands of customers will ultimately make it faster, easier, and cheaper for enterprises to jumpstart cloud migration projects—including planning, code migration and cutover—with just a few clicks, according to the vendor.  

Posted October 23, 2020

Protegrity, a global provider of data security, is transforming the Protegrity Data Protection Platform, offering enterprises the flexibility to easily secure sensitive data across cloud environments from a single platform. Built for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud serverless computing, Protegrity's latest platform enhancements allow companies to deploy and update customized policies across geographies, departments, and digital transformation programs.

Posted October 23, 2020

Comprehending natural language text with its first-hand challenges of ambiguity, synonymity, and co-reference has been a long-standing problem in natural language processing. Transfer learning uses some of the models that have been pre-trained on terabytes of data and fine-tunes them based on the problem at hand. It's the new way to efficiently implement machine learning solutions without spending months on data cleaning pipeline. Jayeeta Putatunda, senior data scientist, Indellient US Inc., discussed how to implement language model BERT during his Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 session, "The Power of Transfer Learning in NLP using BERT."

Posted October 22, 2020

Enterprises waste millions of dollars on failed data initiatives because they apply outdated thinking to new data problems, according to Jon Loyens, chief product officer & co-founder, Data World, who offered a presentation titled "Data Governance is Killing Your Business: Time to Fix It," at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted October 22, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, data management expert Craig S. Mullins delivered a presentation titled, "The Changing Requirements of Database Administration."  Mullins, who is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, an IBM Gold Consultant, and a longtime DBTA columnist, looked at the industry trends and issues that are impacting DBAs and fundamentally transforming the duties associated with their jobs. Mullins was joined in the session by John Pocknell, senior market strategist, database solutions at Quest, whose presentation titled, "Tools for a Cross-Platform DBA," covered tools for monitoring and management.

Posted October 22, 2020

Qlik is acquiring Blendr.io, an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure embedded integration and automation platform (iPaaS), expanding Qlik's ability to deliver active intelligence through its end-to-end data integration and cloud analytics platform. Blendr.io's technology enables Qlik to expand the existing breadth of its data integration and data analytics offerings to also include automation to trigger actions and enhance augmented analytics capabilities.

Posted October 22, 2020

TIBCO Software has entered into an agreement to acquire Information Builders, Inc. (ibi), a data and analytics software company. ibi offers a comprehensive set of data management and analytics capabilities that, TIBCO said, will augment its Connected Intelligence platform to more deeply address customers' end-to-end needs. The transaction remains subject to customary conditions and certain regulatory approvals, and TIBCO expects the transaction to close during its first quarter of fiscal year 2021.

Posted October 22, 2020

The last day of Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 opened with Clay Jackson, senior database systems sales engineer, Quest Software, who discussed tools and techniques that will make any organizations' journey to the cloud simpler and easier. As customers with existing data consider moving that data and applications to "the cloud", it rapidly becomes apparent that, just as in real estate, it's all about location.

Posted October 22, 2020

IBM and R3, an enterprise software firm, are collaborating to provide blockchain technology solutions that deliver high levels of performance, compliance, and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3's enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.

Posted October 22, 2020

Thrive, a provider of NextGen Managed Services, is launching the Hybrid Cloud Director, powered by Abiquo's Hybrid Cloud Management platform, enabling Thrive clients to have clear visibility and management of their multi-cloud workloads across ThriveCloud, Azure, AWS, and on-premise deployments.

Posted October 22, 2020

As software infrastructure is stretched between on-premise deployments, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software usage in compliance can be a significant challenge. At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Michael Corey, co-founder of LicenseFortress, and Don Sullivan, product line manager for business-critical applications at VMWare, delivered a presentation titled, "Straight Talk on Oracle Licensing and Licensing Trends," to shed light on the proper way to license software in a complicated world.

Posted October 21, 2020

Hudi (Hadoop Upserts Deletes and Incrementals) is a storage abstraction library that improves data ingestion. Nishith Agarwal, engineering manager, Uber, explained what Hudi offers and why it is needed during his Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 session titled, "Building Large-Scale, Transactional Data Lakes using Apache Hudi."

Posted October 21, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, provided guidance about the agile methodology and templates that project delivery teams can follow to build modern data infrastructures (on-prem, hybrid, and multi-cloud). He was followed by Waqas Dhillon, product manager for machine learning, Vertica, whose presentation focused on best practices for scaling analytics workloads.

Posted October 21, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Bruno Kurtic, founding vice president, strategy & solutions, Sumo Logic, presented a keynote titled "Redefining Business Intelligence for Real-Time Businesses." Sumo Logic provides best-in-class cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and real-time insights for web and SaaS-based apps. "Continuous intelligence is business intelligence redefined," said Kurtic.

Posted October 21, 2020

YottaDB, the database for transactional systems, is releasing production-grade Octo 1.0, a YottaDB plugin to query YottaDB application data using popular SQL tools. YottaDB excels for transactional systems, where data integrity and application robustness are paramount—applications that effect database state change to provide mission-critical functionality, such as electronic health record systems, core banking systems, library systems, and election systems.

Posted October 21, 2020

Oracle recently announced the new Oracle Exadata Cloud Service X8M on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Customers can accelerate their most challenging transaction processing and data analytics projects with Exadata X8M in 27 global cloud regions and Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer. With architectural identicality across cloud and on-premises, Oracle Exadata Cloud Service X8M makes it easy for customers to move even the largest and most demanding databases and workloads seamlessly to the cloud with no changes to applications. In contrast to AWS' multiple database cloud services, Exadata Cloud Service X8M combines breakthrough online scalability with breakthrough performance and fine-grained elasticity to power a low cost converged database cloud service.

Posted October 21, 2020

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance, the goal of this designation is to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security. Find out what data governance and security leaders think about the state of data security today.

Posted October 21, 2020

Hasura, the data access infrastructure company, is adding GraphQL support for MySQL and early access support for SQL Server to its existing support for PostgreSQL, enabling the company to support three of the most popular database technologies.

Posted October 21, 2020

Originally started as automating the IT operations tasks, AIOps has moved beyond the rudimentary RPA, event consolidation, noise reduction use cases into mainstream use cases such as root causes analysis, service ticket analytics, anomaly detection, demand forecasting, and capacity planning. During Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Andy Thurai, emerging tech strategist, AI consultant, thought leader, Field CTO, Forbes Contributor, discussed "AIOps: The Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted October 20, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Ryan Gross, vice president of emerging technology at Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm, explained how innovations are poised to drive process and cultural changes to data governance, leading to order-of-magnitude improvements. "Today, data governance is often the weakest pillar in a modern data enterprise, holding back the realization of value," said Gross.

Posted October 20, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall began on October 20 with a keynote from Doug Laney, data and analytics innovation fellow, West Monroe and author of "Infonomics," who discussed the new economics of information. He covered the issues of information ownership, rights, and privileges, along with external data opportunities and challenges, and his set of generally accepted information principles culled from other asset management disciplines.

Posted October 20, 2020

MongoDB, provider of a general purpose database platform, has announced the general availability of multi-cloud clusters for its global cloud database, MongoDB Atlas. This enables customers to deploy a fully managed, distributed database across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure simultaneously without the added operational complexity of managing data replication and migration across clouds.

Posted October 20, 2020

OpenStack Foundation has announced it will be changing its corporate name to Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF) starting in 2021, reflecting the organization's broader commitment and valuable expertise in driving innovations in open source. OIF's goal is to build an open infrastructure for the next decade by solving infrastructure issues raised by continuing demands in new markets.

Posted October 20, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is going on this week. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using the wealth of data your company is collecting for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 has something for you!

Posted October 20, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has added new IT asset management (ITAM) integrations to SolarWinds Discovery, including connections with Microsoft Azure and the SolarWinds Orion Platform, as well an upcoming integration with Jamf software. These new enhancements will provide organizations with increased visibility through SolarWinds Service Desk across their technology infrastructure, enabling them to reduce IT spending and risk levels while helping improve their overall service management strategy.

Posted October 19, 2020

IBM Security has announced new and upcoming capabilities for Cloud Pak for Security, including a data security solution that allows companies to detect, respond to, and protect against threats to their most sensitive data across hybrid cloud environments. According to IBM, as cloud adoption and trend toward remote work have dispersed the traditional IT perimeter, security response teams can benefit from deeper insights into security across hybrid cloud environments. User behavior, identities, and data security have traditionally been siloed from threat management.

Posted October 19, 2020

IBM has announced that it will separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company ("NewCo"), creating two companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value. The separation is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Posted October 19, 2020

BMC has announced the results of its 15th Annual Mainframe Survey. The findings reveal strong support for mainstreaming the mainframe, new strategic priorities, and a resurgence of next-generation mainframe talent. "The IBM Z ecosystem continues to evolve to support a modern, hybrid cloud. But it's more than that, because the practitioners who run IBM Z are shifting as well to represent the modern workforce—with 40% representation from women and over one-third representation from those with less than 5 years experience on the Z platform," said Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Posted October 19, 2020

Rocket Software has introduced Rocket Open AppDev for Z to provide a new approach for the mainframe community to securely adopt, manage, and obtain support for IBM Z ported open software. Rocket Open AppDev for Z helps mitigate the risks associated with open software, offering a solution that provides developers with a package of open tools and languages that they want, along with the security, management, and support that IBM Z customers require. "It's not even a question anymore: Open source is the future of technology, and organizations that don't embrace this are going to be left behind," said Milan Shetti, president of Rocket's Z Systems Business Unit.

Posted October 19, 2020

Good data quality starts with metadata—and the importance of quality data cannot be overstated. Poor data quality costs the typical company between 10% and 20% of their revenue. In addition, high quality data is crucial for complying with regulations.

Posted October 19, 2020

Couchbase, the creator of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, is releasing version 2.8 of Couchbase Lite and Couchbase Sync Gateway for mobile and edge computing applications. The updates give organizations the power to take full advantage of a distributed cloud architecture, creating always-fast, always-on applications that guarantee business uptime even in a disconnected computing environment, according to the vendor.

Posted October 16, 2020

AtScale, a software provider for advanced analytics, is releasing the AtScale 2020.4 platform, extending cloud online analytical processing (OLAP) capabilities for cloud data platforms, including Snowflake and analytics applications like Microsoft Excel and Tableau.

Posted October 16, 2020

CompassRed, a data analytics and artificial intelligence company, will use its $2 million grant from the CARES Act to fund a Data Innovation Lab to accelerate the use of data insights and intelligence to address COVID-related issues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Posted October 16, 2020

Rocket Software has introduced Rocket Open AppDev for Z to provide a new approach for the mainframe community to securely adopt, manage, and obtain support for IBM Z ported open software. Rocket Open AppDev for Z helps mitigate the risks associated with open software, offering a solution that provides developers with a package of open tools and languages that they want, along with the security, management, and support that IBM Z customers require. "It's not even a question anymore: Open source is the future of technology, and organizations that don't embrace this are going to be left behind," said Milan Shetti, president of Rocket's Z Systems Business Unit.

Posted October 16, 2020

Syniti, an Enterprise Data Management company, is further deepening its strategic collaboration with SAP Data Management and Landscape Transformation (DMLT) Services for customers moving to SAP S/4HANA via selective data transition (SDT). This strategic collaboration between DMLT leveraging SDT and Syniti's certified software, provides customers the best of greenfield and brownfield approaches for accelerating SAP S/4HANA deployments for any application environment with a trusted, flexible and fast way to migrate.  

Posted October 15, 2020

Idera, Inc. has acquired Qubole, a provider of open data lake solutions. Qubole will join Idera's Database Tools business unit that includes AquaFold, IDERA, Webyog, and WhereScape, expanding the breadth and depth of the company's cross-platform data-centric solutions.

Posted October 15, 2020

SolarWinds, a provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, is adding new IT asset management (ITAM) integrations to SolarWinds Discovery, offering connections with Microsoft Azure and the SolarWinds Orion Platform, as well an upcoming integration with Jamf software. These new enhancements will provide organizations with increased visibility through SolarWinds Service Desk across their technology infrastructure, enabling them to reduce IT spending and risk levels while helping improve their overall service management strategy, according to the vendor.

Posted October 15, 2020

Accurics has announced $20 million across seed and series A financing raised over the past 6 months, with Intel Capital leading the Series A and ClearSky leading the seed. According to the company, its technology programmatically detects and mitigates risks before infrastructure is provisioned, monitors the infrastructure in runtime for changes by authorized or malicious users, and programmatically mitigates a variety of risks.

Posted October 14, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef, DataKitchen, will lead a workshop on DataOps titled, "Getting Started With DataOps: Orchestrating The Three Pipelines" at the Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 conference.

Posted October 13, 2020

Tellius, the decision intelligence company, announced that the Tellius platform is available in AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to try, purchase, and deploy Tellius within their AWS account. Tellius offers a decision intelligence platform for business and analytics teams to make smarter decisions from their enterprise data using AI-driven Guided Insights.

Posted October 13, 2020

Alation, a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, has formed a partnership with Dataiku, an enterprise AI and machine learning platform, to ensure that sensitive data used to create AI and machine-learning models is properly classified and governed. With the Alation and Dataiku integration, data scientists have immediate access to curated data ingested directly into Dataiku.

Posted October 13, 2020

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, is making a variety of new solution enhancements including providing the general availability of the Sumo Logic Observability solution for DevSecOps, and introducing additional enhancements to its cloud-native, security intelligence solution.

Posted October 12, 2020

Confluent, Inc., an event streaming provider, is introducing new capabilities in Confluent Cloud that protect event data from threats and vulnerabilities across the entire Apache Kafka ecosystem. Through Project Metamorphosis, Confluent is adding new capabilities like role-based access control (RBAC), audit logs, customer control of encryption keys, and additional private networking connectivity options to Confluent Cloud to make it even easier to secure sensitive events and harness the full power of cloud-native Kafka.

Posted October 12, 2020

Knowledge graphs are taking on greater prominence in enterprise information strategies. Joe Hilger, co-founder of the consultancy Enterprise Knowledge, recently explained what's happening and why the technology is now in the spotlight as a critical piece in the information management puzzle. "Any technologies that make it easier to find, share, and collaborate remotely are incredibly valuable," says Hilger.

Posted October 12, 2020

Alcide, a Kubernetes security leader empowering DevSecOps teams, announced the company is joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) for their integration with Azure Sentinel. Alcide's SaaS solutions for Kubernetes security is already available on the Microsoft Azure marketplace and now brings Azure Kubernetes security alerts to Azure Sentinel.

Posted October 09, 2020

MarkLogic, a provider of enterprise data integration and data management solutions, is being acquired by Vector Capital, a private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. "Vector Capital's collaborative approach and proven track record of building and scaling enterprise cloud and SaaS businesses will be instrumental to MarkLogic as we continue to innovate and expand. I am proud of what our highly skilled team has achieved in solving some of the world's most complex data challenges at many of the largest and most complex companies and government organizations in the world," said Gary Bloom, MarkLogic's CEO. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Posted October 09, 2020

Gitpod, an open source developer platform that automates the provisioning of ready-to-code development environments, is receiving $3 million in seed funding, enabling the company to to further refine its platform for development environment automation, as well as expand Gitpod's open source community and relevant ecosystem partnerships.

Posted October 09, 2020

Storj Labs is offering an integration with NEM to accelerate sync times for the NEM Symbol platform, improving the performance of connecting new nodes to the network and analyzing blockchain data. The solution—which was built by NEM partner IoDLT—leverages the native MongoDB integration that allows users to easily store data on the Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage service.

Posted October 09, 2020

Micro Focus has announced the release of its ITOM "Collect Once Store Once" (COSO) Data Lake utilizing an open access data platform built on Vertica to drive full-stack AIOps across the broad set of Micro Focus monitoring and automation solutions. According to Micro Focus, with the new ITOM COSO Data Lake, users that have multiple Micro Focus ITOM products, such as Operations Bridge, Network Operations Management, and Data Center Automation, will be able to quickly access data for both dashboards and historical reporting from the same data store.

Posted October 07, 2020

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