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Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is extending Snowpark, Snowflake's powerful developer tool, to automatically migrate and run ETLs and ETL pipelines (data workflows) natively in Snowflake. "We are in the midst of a generational shift as organizations are rapidly moving their data to the cloud," said Christian Kleinerman, Snowflake SVP of product. "Our partnership with Next Pathway is essential to helping our customers automate this migration from on-premise solutions to Snowflake's Data Cloud."

Posted June 21, 2021

IBM has closed on its acquisition of Turbonomic, Inc., an application resource management and network performance management software provider based in Boston. IBM said the acquisition complements its recent acquisition of Instana for application performance monitoring and observability, and the launch of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to automate IT Operations using AI.

Posted June 21, 2021

Today, data is driving business success. Downtime is a killer and even slow response time can be hazardous to business health. But how do organizations achieve the performance and speed that is required today amid growing complexity and rapid data growth?

Posted June 21, 2021

Collibra has announced the "March to a Billion" initiative, part of a series of product enhancements focused on performance at scale and data quality. Following its recent acquisition of predictive data quality provider OwlDQ, Collibra is integrating data quality into its Data Intelligence Cloud and leveraging its approach to solving the inefficient, error-prone, labor-intensive process of writing logic rules.

Posted June 18, 2021

Neo4j, a leader in graph technology, announced it is receiving a $325 million investment as part of a Series F funding round that will allow the company to continue to innovate its graph platform for a variety of use cases.

Posted June 17, 2021

InterSystems, a creative data technology provider, is offering the latest release of its InterSystems IRIS data platform, introducing Adaptive Analytics capabilities and additional SQL extensions for analytics to improve the process of implementing an enterprise data fabric architecture.

Posted June 17, 2021

Infragistics, the software company responsible for the UI and UX solutions powering cross-platform applications, is releasing Infragistics Ultimate 21.1.  "Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 ensures best-of-breed development on your desired platform," said Jason Beres, SVP developer tools, Infragistics. "It offers updates on the mainstay frameworks in Infragistics Ultimate, including Window Forms, WPF, .NET Core as well as the modern web frameworks in Blazor, Angular, React and Web Components and Indigo.Design, the new app builder that can radically accelerate your app design and development."

Posted June 17, 2021

Vertica, the core analytical platform within the Micro Focus software portfolio, has announced that its analytics-as-a-service offering, the Vertica Eon Accelerator, is now available via an early access program. To further support ongoing advancements of the Eon Accelerator, the company also has acquired long-time strategic partner and Vertica-as-a-service provider Full360.

Posted June 16, 2021

Sisense, a leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, in addition to achieving premier Status in the Snowflake Partner Connect Program with its optimized real-time live connector.

Posted June 16, 2021

Imply, a pioneer of Analytics-in-Motion, and founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, announced it is closing on a $70 million Series C funding round, empowering the company to extend its market leadership. Analytics-in-Motion is the new requirement for digital transformation, and has emerged due to the demands of modern business and the limitations of existing analytics solutions to meet these demands, according to the vendor.

Posted June 16, 2021

DataKitchen, a DataOps consultancy and platform provider, has released the third book in its DataOps series. "In this book, we share all of the insight that we've gained from our own experiences coaching data analytics professionals on the best way to lead organizational change," said Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef of DataKitchen.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle is providing tools, solutions, and support to fuel Arm-based application development. Oracle also announced that its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). "We see increasing demand for server-side Arm computing and adding Arm-based compute instances to our extensive portfolio of offerings enables customers to pick and choose the right processors for their workloads," said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle and Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, have announced Ubuntu support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Ampere A1 Compute. Combining the benefits of Ubuntu, a popular cloud operating system, with the performance of Oracle's new offering, the companies say, enterprises can now run traditional workloads in a cost-optimized fashion.

Posted June 16, 2021

Oracle has announced the addition of 13 more Always Free services to Oracle Cloud Free Tier, enabling developers and operators to learn, try out, and deploy workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted June 16, 2021

dotData, a leader in full-cycle enterprise AI automation solutions, in partnership with Snowflake, is releasing the dotData Platform with Snowflake, a leading Cloud Data Platform that streamlines and simplifies the movement of data between both vendors.

Posted June 15, 2021

The global mainframe market is projected to witness a substantial growth, growing at a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period from 2021 to 2029, according to a new report added to ResearchAndMarkets.com website. According to the  report, based on geography, North America led the overall mainframe market accounting for the largest market share in 2020 and the region is likely to remain foremost throughout the forecast period from 2021 to 2029.

Posted June 15, 2021

Tone Software, a global provider of management and productivity solutions for IBM System Z mainframes, has announced that its complete line of z/OS Mainframe technologies has been tested and proven fully compatible with the JES3plus V1R0 spooling subsystem. The JES3plus software was made available through Tone's participation in the Phoenix Software International ISV Partner Program.

Posted June 15, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra Streaming, a highly-scalable, multi-cloud messaging and event streaming platform built on Apache Pulsar and integrated with DataStax's marquee serverless database, Astra DB, to deliver a multi-cloud solution for managing both data in motion and data at rest.

Posted June 15, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection products, has updated its Enterprise Data Services Platform to extend ransomware protection to every part of the enterprise. Veritas' flagship NetBackup solution delivers ransomware protection for containerized environments, immutability for Amazon S3, and integrated anomaly detection. Further enhancements include the launch of the NetBackup Flex 5350 appliance, which offers data immutability, expands performance, and completes the upgraded Veritas family of ransomware-hardened data protection appliances.

Posted June 15, 2021

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sensu, a provider of source monitoring software. The acquisition will accelerate Sumo Logic's observability strategy by providing customers with an affordable, extensible, and scalable end-to-end solution for infrastructure and application monitoring.

Posted June 14, 2021

Couchbase is releasing its Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (CAO) Version 2.2, offering an automated cloud-native database experience. One of the key new capabilities of this release is the Auto-scaling Couchbase services feature. Couchbase's auto-scaling feature monitors the user's cluster and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady and predictable performance, based on pre-defined thresholds for all Couchbase services.

Posted June 14, 2021

Infoworks.io, a leading data fabric company, is partnering with Hitachi Solutions America, enabling the companies to leverage Infoworks' comprehensive automated solution for enterprise data operations and orchestration to augment and accelerate Hitachi's delivery of customer solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 14, 2021

QTS Realty Trust and Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement under which Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. and other long-term perpetual capital vehicles managed by Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of QTS Realty Trust in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10 billion.

Posted June 14, 2021

IBM is creating the IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity, a collaborative environment focused on helping federal agencies address current and future cybersecurity threats. The center will facilitate events and learnings, drawing on IBM's cybersecurity expertise from delivering software and managed services to over 17,500 security customers globally.

Posted June 14, 2021

Data onboarding is a crucial but painstaking process that holds back individual companies and entire industries from reaching their full potential. The last thing a company wants is to lose a client over frustration due to data migration. A new survey of 5,000 managers and executives—many from outside IT departments—conducted by Flatfile has found that more than three-quarters of respondents either "sometimes or often" run into problems onboarding data.

Posted June 14, 2021

Sunlight.io, a developer of virtualization technology for data-intensive applications, is joining an OEM partnership with Altos Computing, a subsidiary of Acer Inc., to create efficient hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances. By combining the power of Sunlight's NexVisor HCI stack and Altos BrainSphere servers, organizations can run resource-intensive workloads like AI and analytics with high density, ultra-high performance and simple scalability, from the edge to the core data center, according to the vendors.

Posted June 14, 2021

With new "data models" and types of database systems purported to be better than relational, it seems that the industry is all too ready to stick a fork in relational. So, is relational technology outdated? There are all sorts of pretenders to the throne for data management including Hadoop, XML, and the various types of NoSQL database products. But why? Are there truly any shortcomings in the relational way that require its wholesale replacement?

Posted June 14, 2021

DataOps is becoming the solution enterprises are choosing to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, this new methodology is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle. DBTA held a webinar with Susan Cook, CEO, Zaloni; Dan Potter, VP of product marketing, Qlik; and Chris Bergh, CEO, DataKitchen, who discussed emerging DataOps best practices and solutions.

Posted June 11, 2021

Domo, provider of the Domo Business Cloud, is providing support for Snowpark, the new developer experience for Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company. The integration aims to deliver joint solutions that make it easier for developers, data engineers, and data scientists to build and extend custom solutions across the enterprise.

Posted June 11, 2021

Confluent is offering its latest platform update, Confluent Platform 6.2, and is introducing Health+ to provide users with the tools and visibility needed to ensure the health of data in motion. Health+ helps reduce risk of downtime and data loss with intelligent alerts to identify potential issues before they occur and avoid business disruption.

Posted June 10, 2021

Oracle is providing tools, solutions, and support to fuel Arm-based application development. Oracle also announced that its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). "We see increasing demand for server-side Arm computing and adding Arm-based compute instances to our extensive portfolio of offerings enables customers to pick and choose the right processors for their workloads," said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted June 09, 2021

SolarWinds has expanded its database performance management portfolio with the launch of SolarWinds Database Insights for SQL Server. Uniting the features and functionality of the SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) and SolarWinds SQL Sentry (formerly the flagship product of SentryOne) into a new, single licensed product, Database Insights for SQL Server provides the in-depth performance and environmental data that teams need to optimize the performance of Microsoft SQL Server and other leading database platforms running on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments.

Posted June 09, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing a significant update of its platform, aiming to help enterprise customers streamline the transition to containers and simplify the adoption of infrastructure-as-code. "It has become virtually impossible for IT teams to manage an increasingly complex set of cloud services, container platforms, and automation tools," said Brad Parks, chief marketing officer at Morpheus Data. "Customers are flocking to Morpheus because we eliminate technology silos and bring order to cloud, container, and automation chaos."

Posted June 09, 2021

Based on PostgreSQL 13.3, Postgres Pro Enterprise 13 includes the new features introduced in PostgreSQL 13, as well as key Postgres Professional additions, such as hot minor upgrades, storage-level compression, and 64-bit transaction identifiers.

Posted June 09, 2021

PagerDuty, a leader in digital operations management, is releasing new integrations with JFrog, the liquid software company, allowing customers to observe their entire software delivery lifecycle, understand any changes, and identify security issues throughout the process.

Posted June 08, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud computing, announced it created the Nutanix Elevate Service Provider Program, extending the benefits of the Elevate Partner Program to now include service providers. According to the vendor, the program empowers service provider partners—including managed and cloud service providers—to build highly-differentiated hybrid and multi-cloud services delivering increased profitability and faster time-to-market.

Posted June 08, 2021

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management provider, is releasing the Spring '21 version of its platform, offering powerful new capabilities to help enterprises optimize public cloud costs, enhance governance and compliance, and streamline integrations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Posted June 08, 2021

ExtraHop, a provider of cloud-native network detection and response, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners in a transaction valued at $900 million.

Posted June 08, 2021

Sigma Computing, the cloud analytics and business intelligence innovator, is launching Sigma Workbooks, combining spreadsheets with charts and data narratives in a single collaborative canvas. Sigma Workbooks accelerates data-driven decisions by putting the power of analytics across billions of rows of live data directly into the hands of marketers, analysts, product managers, and other cross-functional business team members, according to the vendor.

Posted June 07, 2021

Sunlight.io, a developer of virtualization technology for data-intensive applications, is joining an OEM partnership with Altos Computing, a subsidiary of Acer Inc., to create efficient hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances. By combining the power of Sunlight's NexVisor HCI stack and Altos BrainSphere servers, organizations can run resource-intensive workloads like AI and analytics with high density, ultra-high performance and simple scalability, from the edge to the core data center, according to the vendors.

Posted June 04, 2021

Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced it has received $2.5 million in a seed round in conjunction with a private beta launch for developers. This recent round of funding, led by Zetta Venture Partners, will go toward growth and the expansion of a developer community around Golioth.

Posted June 03, 2021

Cloudera has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and KKR in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.3 billion. The transaction will result in Cloudera becoming a private company and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. The agreement also includes a 30-day "go-shop" period expiring on July 1, 2021.

Posted June 03, 2021

The Premier League has chosen Oracle as its official cloud provider. In teaming with Oracle, the Premier League will be able to provide in-match statistics that enable a deeper understanding of the live action on the pitch. Oracle's data and analytics and machine learning technologies will deliver these statistics in real time to a global audience of billions each season.

Posted June 02, 2021

To support growing customer demand for cloud services in Brazil, Oracle has opened the Vinhedo cloud region. The new region follows the launch of its São Paulo cloud region last year, making Brazil Oracle's latest country offering dual cloud regions. The opening marks Oracle's 30th cloud region worldwide and is part of Oracle's global plan to operate 38 cloud regions by the end of 2021. The digital transformation efforts in Brazil have been accelerated by the global pandemic and Oracle is working with organizations across Brazil to help them move to the cloud securely and in compliance with data sovereignty regulations.

Posted June 02, 2021

Oracle is participating in Unified ID 2.0, a non-commercial, soon-to-be open source, interoperable framework that offers marketers a new approach to identity, while preserving the value exchange of advertising, and respecting the privacy and protection of consumers. "Our integration with Unified ID 2.0 will enable marketers to unlock the value of first-party data, or leverage quality third-party audience data through our powerful Oracle ID Graph, to connect data and reach desired consumers across platforms and devices with relevancy and scale," explained Mollie Spillman, SVP and chief revenue officer, Oracle Advertising, in an Oracle blog post.

Posted June 02, 2021

oak9 is debuting its infrastructure as code security platform, backed by a seed round of $5.9 million, that will  accelerate the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security. Oak9 will use the capital to continue to invest in R&D, further define the IaC security landscape, and acquire additional customers.

Posted June 02, 2021

Whatever you think about NFTs, the increase in load on the Ethereum network has created another scalability crisis. Ethereum transaction fees are going through the roof, and delays on the network are increasing. If Ethereum is going to compete successfully against up-and-coming alternative chains such as Hedera Hashgraph, something has to be done to improve the throughput of the network. Luckily, we are on the verge of several big paradigm shifts in Ethereum with ETH 2.0, which may pave the way for greater throughput.

Posted June 02, 2021

Core Scientific, a provider of customizable infrastructure and software solutions for AI and blockchain, has expanded its facility in Dalton, GA.

Posted June 02, 2021

Microsoft has announced it is retiring Azure Blockchain as of September 10, 2021. The company asked that customers migrate their ledger data from Azure Blockchain Service to an alternative offering based on their development status in production or evaluation and gave advice on how to make a selection of an alternative.

Posted June 02, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted June 02, 2021

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