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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

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

Oracle is expanding the Oracle Government Cloud with the addition of National Security Regions for U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

Posted October 07, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the first of two planned second-generation cloud regions in the UAE. The addition of the Dubai cloud region marks the availability of 26 Oracle cloud regions worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle's plan to have 36 cloud regions by July 2021.

Posted October 07, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones. With Oracle Maximum Security Zones, Oracle can activate security policy enforcement of best practices automatically from day one so customers can prevent misconfiguration errors and deploy workloads securely.

Posted October 07, 2020

Teradata, the cloud data analytics platform company, is offering Teradata Vantage on Google Cloud, providing deployment flexibility across all three of the top public clouds.

Posted October 06, 2020

Commvault, a global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is releasing the Metallic Cloud Storage Service. Metallic Cloud Storage Service brings together technology from Commvault and Microsoft Azure for security and scale, with single pane of glass management through the Commvault Command Center.

Posted October 06, 2020

CircleCI, a provider of a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform, is rolling out a comprehensive Insights dashboard, helping engineering teams make better, more informed decisions.

Posted October 06, 2020

Veeam Software, a provider of a backup and data management platform for cloud, virtual, and physical environments, has acquired Kasten, a provider of Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery technology, in a cash and stock transaction valued at $150 million. With the Kasten K10 Data Management Platform, Veeam will now be able to offer enterprise operations teams a scalable and secure system for Kubernetes backup and application mobility with operational simplicity.

Posted October 06, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon Timestream, a new time series database for IoT and operational applications that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day. According to AWS, Amazon Timestream saves customers effort and expense by keeping recent data in-memory and moving historical data to a cost-optimized storage tier based upon user-defined policies, while its query processing gives customers the ability to access and combine recent and historical data transparently across tiers with a single query, without needing to specify explicitly in the query whether the data resides in the in-memory or cost-optimized tier.

Posted October 05, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, is offering a new integration with Collibra, combining data intelligence with privacy preservation to accelerate access to safe data. Through the API-based integration, users can democratize access to sensitive data across an organization.

Posted October 05, 2020

MicroAge is acquiring Semaphore, Co, a cloud-services organization based out of Atlanta, Georgia, to expand cloud, connected workplace, security, and modern data center technology services. As tech leaders acknowledge the enduring impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they require innovative long-term approaches to centralize data storage, bolster cybersecurity, connect employees, and move at the speed of disruption.

Posted October 05, 2020

BMC has made enhancements to the Db2 management solutions as part of the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) portfolio. The BMC AMI Data Management, Compuware Topaz for Total Test, and ISPW solutions include capabilities that help enterprises protect uptime and availability while intelligently managing their mainframe data and streamlining application development as part of their enterprise DevOps strategies.

Posted October 05, 2020

BMC has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Alderstone, a provider of ITSM adoption and modernization solutions. The deal is expected to close in the coming months, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. The acquisition continues BMC's focus on investing in innovation and disruptive technologies. This will be the company's fourth acquisition in less than 2 years.

Posted October 05, 2020

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5, delivering Kubernetes-based data services for modern, cloud-native applications across the open hybrid cloud. Tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 is designed to help organizations enable a more seamless data services architecture for applications.

Posted October 05, 2020

Solo.io, the modern API infrastructure company delivering application networking from the edge to service mesh, has raised $23 million in Series B round of financing, enabling the company to continue offering cloud-native community innovation. Solo.io delivers API infrastructure that helps enterprises adopt, secure, and operate modern application networks from the edge to the service mesh.

Posted October 02, 2020

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