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The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 15, 2021

Organizations that use MySQL or MariaDB databases for business-critical functions may struggle with direct attached storage (DAS) limitations for these deployments. Typically these platforms can accelerate access to data, increase business agility, and deliver business breakthroughs.

Posted December 15, 2021

Avo Automation, provider of a solution for automated software testing and intelligent process automation, announced that its test automation solution—Avo Assure 3.0—has achieved Oracle certification as integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted December 15, 2021

Unisys Corporation, a global IT solutions company, is acquiring cloud solutions provider CompuGain for $87.3 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, empowering the company to booster its cloud offerings. CompuGain's capabilities include application modernization, cloud-native agile application development and cloud and hybrid cloud data management, including its designation as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner. The company brings more than 400 engineers, cloud solution architects and developers.

Posted December 14, 2021

Ascend.io, the Data Automation Cloud, announced that customers of Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company, can now put workloads on autopilot with a single platform—Ascend's Data Automation cloud. Ascend's Data Automation Cloud unifies the core capabilities a data engineer needs—data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability—into a seamless experience.

Posted December 14, 2021

StorCentric, provider of a portfolio of secure data management solutions, is releasing Nexsan Unity software version 7.0, adding important enhancements to power enterprise-class security, compliance, and ransomware protection. The new Unity software now supports Object (S3) protocol, and data-centric security features such as immutable snapshots and object locking.

Posted December 14, 2021

As the year comes to a close, Oracle shared its views on the trends and challenges that will shape 2022.

Posted December 13, 2021

IBM has unveiled the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center, a digital front door to training, resources and ecosystem partners to help IBM Z clients accelerate the modernization of their applications, data and processes in an open hybrid cloud architecture.

Posted December 13, 2021

StorONE has announced S1:Backup, a backup storage solution that works with Veeam, Rubrik, HYCU, Commvault, and others to ensure backup data is immutable to ransomware attacks and extends the value to backup infrastructures while lowering the total cost of backup storage ownership.

Posted December 13, 2021

Industry experts believe that businesses that deliver essential services—such as data centers and cloud providers—will continue to be targeted by cyberthreats. Here, they provide perspectives on data governance and security in data center and cloud environments.

Posted December 13, 2021

MuleSoft, provider of an integration and API platform, is releasing new universal API management capabilities that enable IT teams to securely create, manage, and govern any API across any environment and technology. The universal API management capabilities—including Anypoint Flex Gateway, API Manager, API Experience Hub, API Designer with event-driven capabilities, and API Governance—are built directly on Anypoint Platform, MuleSoft's unified platform for integration, API management, and automation.

Posted December 09, 2021

cnvrg.io, the operating system for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) built by data scientists, announced that Habana's Gaudi AI Accelerator is available on cnvrg.io's Metacloud marketplace of AI infrastructure solutions. 

Posted December 08, 2021

Accenture and UiPath, an enterprise automation software company, are expanding their business collaboration to help companies boost the adoption of enterprise-wide automation, accelerate technology transformation efforts, and create new growth opportunities.

Posted December 08, 2021

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium, has announced that its blockchain platform, built in partnership with Oracle, Microsoft, AntChain, and Alibaba Cloud, has officially gone live to accelerate digital transformation in the global trade sector. To build the underlying blockchain network for its global trade operating system, GSBN partnered with Oracle to harness its Oracle Blockchain platform in Oracle Cloud, which, GSBN noted, is recognized as one of the leading distributed ledger platforms for building an enterprise-grade, permissioned blockchain.

Posted December 08, 2021

BlockApps, an enterprise blockchain platform provider, recently announced a collaboration with Houston-based energy consortium Blockchain For Energy, creating a blockchain-based Seismic Entitlement Platform to provide a decentralized solution for more efficient and traceable transactions.

Posted December 08, 2021

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted December 08, 2021

Everest, a regulated fin-tech company with blockchain solutions for biometric identification, custodian, and banking services, collaborates with Oracle Financial Services to enable customers to use Everest's Application Programming Interface (API) and adopt identity verification and biometric identification services provided by Everest. Everest's technology provides Oracle the ability to bring identification verification and validation services to major financial institutions across more than 180 countries.

Posted December 08, 2021

NetAbstraction, the security by obfuscation company, is creating NetAbstraction NetEnclave, a cloud obfuscation service that offers a veil of secrecy around applications, resources, and data that makes an organization's assets invisible to attackers.

Posted December 07, 2021

Datadobi has released new Starter Packs for DobiMigrate ranging from 1PB up to 7PB. The popular DobiMigrate Starter Packs were originally designed for the lower end of migrations up to 500TB to make it easy for customers to get started quickly on their project. These new Starter Packs will assist customers with larger environments to do the same.

Posted December 07, 2021

Organizations that use MySQL or MariaDB databases for business-critical functions may struggle with direct attached storage (DAS) limitations for these deployments. Typically these platforms can accelerate access to data, increase business agility, and deliver business breakthroughs.

Posted December 06, 2021

Matillion, provider of an enterprise cloud data integration platform, has announced the preview of Matillion Data Loader Version 2.0, a data loader that offers no-code connector creation, a single unified experience across batch and change data capture pipelines, and a hybrid SaaS architecture that gives enterprises control to create high-security data pipelines. Access to the new user experience is now available in public preview.

Posted December 06, 2021

AI and machine learning are continuing their upward trajectory at companies already pushed to the limit from COVID-19 transformation and disruption. However, experts say that as businesses look to leverage AI for a growing number of increasingly sophisticated applications, they need to take a more data-centric approach to development.

Posted December 06, 2021

Ascend.io, the data automation cloud, is providing support for Amazon Redshift Serverless powered on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a fully managed petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse. With support for Amazon Redshift Serverless, data teams can use the highly automated Ascend platform to quickly and seamlessly accelerate data engineering and analytics engineering workflows across their Amazon Redshift Serverless environment.

Posted December 03, 2021

Cybersecurity will continue to be a grave concern in 2022. Malicious and accidental threats from outside and within organizations, coupled with increasingly stringent data regulations, are putting the onus on companies to step up their security and data use precautions. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what's ahead in terms of new dangers to data and the ways to thwart them.

Posted December 03, 2021

The open source enterprise-class database with data immutability at scale, immudb, can now be deployed in cluster configurations for demanding applications that require high scalabilityand high availability. Codenotary's immudb 1.1 update also enables databases to use Amazon's S3 storage cloud so they will never run out of disk space.

Posted December 01, 2021

Qlik is deepening its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with the release of an advanced analytics connector for Amazon SageMaker and integration with Amazon SageMaker Autopilot. These integrations increase the breadth of advanced analytics capabilities already available in Qlik Cloud, providing seamless integration to Amazon's advanced machine learning capabilities all via Qlik's Active Intelligence Platform. 

Posted December 01, 2021

Cloudflare, a security, performance, and reliability company, has announced that Oracle is joining the Bandwidth Alliance as the latest cloud provider committing to eliminate unnecessary data transfer fees.

Posted December 01, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in AI and leading supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.2, providing organizations with essential data fabric tools, including graph neural networks, graph virtualization, Apache Spark graph analytics, and streaming graph pipelines.

Posted December 01, 2021

Wondering what's new from the Oracle Database develop­ment team? William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Data­base product management, shared the latest information about features and enhancements and Oracle's database strategy with regard to on-premise, in-cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments.

Posted December 01, 2021

MathWorks is the developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, whose flagship product is MATLAB. Recently, Heather Gorr, Ph.D., senior MATLAB product manager, MathWorks, discussed the importance of streaming high-frequency data, data preparation for machine learning, and best practices for putting it all together to implement a successful AI model. 

Posted November 30, 2021

At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. company, unveiled the new Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer Secrets Detector, an automated tool that helps developers detect secrets in source code or configuration files, such as passwords, API keys, SSH keys, and access tokens. The new Secrets Detector tool uses ML to identify hard-coded secrets as part of the code review process, ultimately helping to avoid problems before being merged and deployed. 

Posted November 30, 2021

Syniti, a provider of enterprise data management software, has extended its support for big data and cloud initiatives through a new product release Syniti Data Replication v9.8.1. With this new release, Syniti Data Replication now offers smart replication support for Parquet and AVRO structures as well as new targets including Apache Cassandra and Greenplum.

Posted November 30, 2021

Cloudreach, an independent multi-cloud services company, is releasing SMART Management, a next-generation managed service fit for the age of true business transformation built on the cloud. SMART Management brings together all of Cloudreach's expertise in cloud professional and managed services, and delivers them as a simple and flexible service designed to help organizations accelerate their cloud transformation projects.

Posted November 30, 2021

PingCAP, a distributed SQL provider, is offering a new Developer Tier for TiDB Cloud, enabling developers to easily launch a small TiDB cluster for free for up to one year.  Through this offering, PingCAP is breaking down the adoption barrier for TiDB, providing the crucial time developers need to experiment first-hand how TiDB and TiDB Cloud can support their mission-critical applications and workloads, while providing decision makers a time frame to properly evaluate and determine where TiDB delivers the highest ROI for their needs, according to the vendor.

Posted November 30, 2021

Katana Graph has released a high-performance graph analytics Python library in collaboration with Intel for the benefit of data scientists and the growth of the open core community.

Posted November 30, 2021

InsightCyber, a cybersecurity provider applying advanced AI to cyber-physical security, is emerging from stealth mode, announcing a go-to-market date in early 2022 for its service.  InsightCyber's new managed security service continuously monitors an industrial enterprise's production environments and provides a new kind of protection for all assets.

Posted November 29, 2021

Cloud usage in all its forms continues to grow in importance. However, in 2022, despite the ease of use, there will be a greater focus on portability and connectivity, on reining in the cost of these elastic services, and on a rebalancing of cloud versus on-prem workloads. Here, IT leaders share their perspectives on where cloud services are headed and what can be expected to change in 2022. From the impact of the Great Resignation to the possibility of a cloud vendor making its services available on another public cloud, find out what these leaders are thinking.

Posted November 29, 2021

Quest Software, a global cybersecurity, data intelligence, and IT operations management software provider, has signed a definitive agreement with Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with certain of its affiliates, "Clearlake") to acquire the company from Francisco Partners. Patrick Nichols, current CEO of Quest, will continue to lead the company, supported by the existing executive management team.

Posted November 29, 2021

Industry experts believe that businesses that deliver essential services—such as data centers and cloud providers—will continue to be targeted by cyberthreats. Here, they provide perspectives on data governance and security in data center and cloud environments.

Posted November 29, 2021

Red Hat recently announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, the latest version of its enterprise Linux platform. The new release provides new capabilities to meet evolving and complex IT needs, from enhanced cloud-native container innovations to extending Linux skills with system roles, on whatever footprint customers require. A new Red Hat Enterprise Linux system role for Microsoft SQL Server makes it easier for IT and DBAs to install, configure, and tune SQL Server to their specific needs in an automated fashion.

Posted November 29, 2021

Precisely, a global provider of data integration, data quality, data governance, location intelligence, and data enrichment products, has launched Assure MIMIX 10—the newest version of its IBM i high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) product. Assure MIMIX 10, now available in three editions, will offer businesses faster synchronization of production and backup systems, enhanced data recovery options, and easier configuration

Posted November 29, 2021

Vertica has announced a new integration with NetApp StorageGRID to deliver the advantages of cloud-native analytics to on-premise environments. This combined analytics offering enables data-driven organizations to elastically scale capacity and performance as data volumes grow and as analytics and machine learning become a strategic business driver—all from within their enterprise data centers.

Posted November 29, 2021

Immuta, a provider of universal cloud data access control and a premier Snowflake partner, has joined the Data Governance Accelerated Program from Snowflake. This new program provides joint customers best-in-class security, access control, auditing, and privacy management, according to the vendor.

Posted November 24, 2021

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is releasing CockroachDB 21.2, delivering improvements that let developers integrate more seamlessly with event-driven data architecture, build against CockroachDB with more schema design and query optimization tools, and operate more easily at a massive scale.

Posted November 24, 2021

Avo Automation, provider of a solution for automated software testing and intelligent process automation, announced that its test automation solution—Avo Assure 3.0—has achieved Oracle certification as integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted November 24, 2021

MarkLogic, the provider of a data management platform that runs on a NoSQL foundation and a portfolio company of Vector Capital, has acquired Smartlogic, a metadata management solutions and semantic AI technology provider. As part of the transaction, Smartlogic's founder and CEO, Jeremy Bentley, as well as other members of the senior management team, will join the MarkLogic executive team.

Posted November 23, 2021

PlanetScale, the serverless database powered by Vitess and MySQL, is releasing its enterprise platform to the public, announced as a private beta in May 2021, allowing users to create PlanetScale's cloud database in seconds and grow as its users' needs grow, with no limitations on scalability.

Posted November 23, 2021

Lightbend, a company providing cloud-native microservice frameworks, is releasing Akka Serverless, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that sets a new standard for cloud native application development. Akka Serverless is based on an advanced new architecture that can remove the historical limitations that prevented the development of general-purpose, business-critical applications using the serverless model, according to the vendor.

Posted November 23, 2021

ChaosSearch is providing JSON Flex, a powerful new capability that delivers a scalable, cloud-native solution for analyzing JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) log files. The ChaosSearch Data Lake Platform can now help data engineers reduce the cost, complexity, and time associated with accessing and analyzing complex nested JSON files.  

Posted November 22, 2021

LogicMonitor, a SaaS-based multi-tenant infrastructure monitoring and observability platform for enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs), is offering unlimited log data retention, now available for LM Logs, the company's SaaS-based log management solution.

Posted November 22, 2021

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