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The next wave of mainframe success will depend on the platform's ability to enable faster, higher-performing, and more secure delivery of new and improved business services and applications. Regardless of the survey respondents' ages or roles, security and compliance were cited as top concerns, with 77% of participants saying they have had a finding or potential breach, and 92% reporting being audited every 2 years.

Posted September 30, 2019

Expanding its fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity, IBM has opened a quantum computation center in New York State. Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments.

Posted September 30, 2019

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

Posted September 30, 2019

MemSQL, provider of a databases for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, has announced MemSQL Helios, an on-demand, elastic cloud service; and MemSQL 7.0 Beta, a new version of the company's distributed SQL database. According to the company, both are designed to allow enterprises to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data to better compete and thrive in today's insight-driven economy.

Posted September 27, 2019

Google has announced a strategic partnership with Poland's Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP). As part of this partnership, DCP, which was founded jointly by PKO Bank Polski and the Polish Development Fund, will become a reseller of Google Cloud services in Poland and will build managed services capabilities around Google Cloud.

Posted September 27, 2019

The cloud, ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy, and compliance were some of the topics that attendees were concerned about at Strata Data NY as data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 24 - 26.

Posted September 27, 2019

TigerGraph, a provider of a scalable graph database for the enterprise,  along with receiving $32 million in Series B funding, is releasing TigerGraph Cloud. The investment, led by SIG, will boost TigerGraph's global expansion, fueled by TigerGraph Cloud and its appeal to companies seeking a fast, easy way to harness the power of the graph.

Posted September 26, 2019

Tamr has announced general availability of the Fall 2019 release of the company's data unification system.  The latest release supports  Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure and adds geospatial mapping and additional enhancements to make it faster and easier to unify large numbers of heterogeneous sources.

Posted September 26, 2019

Oracle has announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try its self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. The services are aimed at  encouraging organizations, developers, students, and educators to use the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer—essentials for building complete applications on Oracle Cloud.

Posted September 26, 2019

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 26, 2019

IBM has announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data "business-ready" for AI. Improving data preparation, management and automation are pillars of the DataOps (data operations) principle, which outlines methods for automating and streamlining data flows across an enterprise.

Posted September 26, 2019

Skytap, provider of a global public service purpose-built for migrating and running traditional applications in the cloud, has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft to bring its purpose-built cloud service for legacy applications, including IBM POWER-based solutions, to Microsoft Azure. The service will provide support for heterogeneous application stacks, including native support for POWER workloads running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux. Skytap will preview its service on a new class of Microsoft Azure bare metal this year.

Posted September 26, 2019

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

Posted September 25, 2019

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), delivering self-service analytics across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. DP is an integrated data platform that is easy to deploy, manage, and use, according to the vendor. CDP is a new approach to enterprise data that delivers a full range of analytic capabilities from the Edge to AI.

Posted September 25, 2019

Pyramid Analytics, provider of the next-generation business analytics platform for the enterprise, is updating its signature platform, placing focus on ease of use and pairing the advanced analytics tool with a simplified user interface (UI). With over 150 new enterprise-grade features and capabilities, Pyramid v2020 represents a milestone in the company's roadmap and brings the organization closer to its goal of creating the self-optimizing decision platform.

Posted September 25, 2019

Hazelcast, provider of an in-memory computing platform, is entering a strategic co-engineering and co-innovation partnership with Intel to accelerate the performance of real-time applications, artificial intelligence, (AI) and internet of things (IoT) solutions for enterprises. At the center of this initiative is Project Veyron, which is focused on accelerating Hazelcast technologies on Intel platforms, including the 2nd Gen Intel  Xeon Scalable processor and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Posted September 25, 2019

TigerGraph, a provider of a scalable graph database for the enterprise,  along with receiving $32 million in Series B funding, is releasing TigerGraph Cloud. The investment, led by SIG, will boost TigerGraph's global expansion, fueled by TigerGraph Cloud and its appeal to companies seeking a fast, easy way to harness the power of the graph.

Posted September 25, 2019

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of next-generation enterprise data warehousing, is releasing the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse.

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP is launching the SAP for Me site, an online portal providing SAP customers with personalized access and a transparent view of their entire product portfolio. "SAP for Me" encompasses all lines of SAP products and services, including on-premise and cloud products, and is available free of charge as an open beta version for all customers with a valid contract.

Posted September 25, 2019

Accenture and SAP are collaborating to build advanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application, which helps process-industry companies—such as consumer goods, chemicals, and life sciences companies—more efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. 

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP has deployed Totango, a provider of customer success solutions for the enterprise, across the majority of its lines of business. The solution will be used as a single, integrated customer success platform to help SAP evolve, deploy, and expand its execution of customer success initiatives.

Posted September 25, 2019

Splunk, a provider of the data-to-everything platform, is making several advancements to pricing, partner, and investment initiatives designed to help customers make smarter business decisions.

Posted September 25, 2019

Revelation is adding enhancements to its OpenInsight platform, enabling performance improvements across the solution. OpenInsight now provides an option to change the precision of mathematical operations. OpenInsight's RLIST functionality and performance have also been improved starting with the 10.0.7 release.The MultiValue BFS (MVBFS) connections for QM, D3, and U2 have been enhanced to submit multiple select lists to the "back end" host for bulk processing whenever possible.

Posted September 25, 2019

Zumasys is updating the AccuTerm platform with security upgrades, a new UI, and the ability to run the platform through a web browser. AccuTerm8 features dozens of new features that give users access to their PICK system when and where they need it.

Posted September 25, 2019

Rocket Software has acquired RSD, a Geneva-based company that was established in 1973 and provides software solutions that help major banking, government, and retail organizations organize vital business records and optimize their mainframe environments.

Posted September 25, 2019

Four Primary Focus Areas for Data Analytics (VIDEO)

Posted September 24, 2019

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection and software-defined storage,  is expanding its partnership with Pure Storage to offer collaborative solutions for customers.  These solutions provide customers with business continuity for mission critical applications, and storage optimization using Veritas data analytics and long-term retention solutions.  

Posted September 20, 2019

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is releasing the LiveAnalytics platform, ensuring uninterrupted business insights by migrating data from on-premises Hadoop environments into Spark-based analytics in the cloud, such as Databricks. LiveAnalytics allows both migrated and migrating data to be immediately and continuously available for analysis.

Posted September 20, 2019

Woolpert is launching STREAM:RASTER, a subscription software service that hosts and facilitates access to geospatial imagery in the cloud. Customers can upload raster data to STREAM:RASTER and it creates tile caches of the data that is ready for use in GIS and web mapping software. Customers are then able to manage and control access to their proprietary imagery in STREAM:RASTER, with support and a service level agreement from Woolpert.

Posted September 20, 2019

Tamr has announced general availability of the Fall 2019 release of the company's data unification system.  The latest release supports  Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure and adds geospatial mapping and additional enhancements to make it faster and easier to unify large numbers of heterogeneous sources.

Posted September 19, 2019

Splunk, a provider of the data-to-everything platform, is making several advancements to pricing, partner, and investment initiatives designed to help customers make smarter business decisions.

Posted September 19, 2019

Marking what it describes as a milestone in its autonomous strategy, Oracle announced its Autonomous Linux, which, the company said, along with its new OS Management Service, provides an autonomous operating environment that eliminates complexity and human error to enable cost savings, security, and availability for customers.

Posted September 18, 2019

Oracle has announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try its self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. The services are aimed at  encouraging organizations, developers, students, and educators to use the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer—essentials for building complete applications on Oracle Cloud.

Posted September 18, 2019

Amid a flurry of announcements at its annual OpenWorld conference, Oracle announced the Exadata Database Machine X8M which combines Intel Optane DC persistent memory and 100 gigabit remote direct memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to remove storage bottlenecks and increase performance for the most demanding workloads such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), analytics, IoT, fraud detection, and high frequency trading. 

Posted September 18, 2019

Yugabyte, a provider of open source distributed SQL databases, is releasing Yugabyte DB 2.0, allowing organizations looking to transition away from monolithic RDBMS to have access to the most compelling distributed SQL databases on the market. Yugabyte DB 2.0 also includes best-in-class PostgreSQL compatibility, Jepsen testing for correctness, and Blitzz-based Oracle-to-Yugabyte live migration utilities.

Posted September 17, 2019

Marking what it describes as a milestone in its autonomous strategy, Oracle announced its Autonomous Linux, which, the company said, along with its new OS Management Service, provides an autonomous operating environment that eliminates complexity and human error to enable cost savings, security, and availability for customers.

Posted September 17, 2019

Oracle has announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try its self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. The services are aimed at  encouraging organizations, developers, students, and educators to use the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer—essentials for building complete applications on Oracle Cloud.

Posted September 17, 2019

Amid a flurry of announcements at its annual OpenWorld conference, Oracle announced the Exadata Database Machine X8M which combines Intel Optane DC persistent memory and 100 gigabit remote direct memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to remove storage bottlenecks and increase performance for the most demanding workloads such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), analytics, IoT, fraud detection, and high frequency trading. 

Posted September 17, 2019

The Challenge of Managing Data Science Change (VIDEO)

Posted September 17, 2019

Oracle Consulting and Deloitte have formed a strategic sales and delivery collaboration called ELEVATE that focuses on accelerating customer innovation by helping them migrate and manage workloads with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted September 16, 2019

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has achieved FedRAMP Authorization, providing a secure cloud environment for U.S. Government customers. "We are excited to see the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure achieve FedRAMP Authorization," said Brad Gladstone, managing director, Accenture Federal Services Oracle practice. "This provides a strong alternative for our federal government clients to leverage, especially those seeking to move large and complex Oracle-based solutions to the cloud."

Posted September 16, 2019

IBM has announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data "business-ready" for AI. Improving data preparation, management and automation are pillars of the DataOps (data operations) principle, which outlines methods for automating and streamlining data flows across an enterprise.

Posted September 16, 2019

Skytap, provider of a global public service purpose-built for migrating and running traditional applications in the cloud, has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft to bring its purpose-built cloud service for legacy applications, including IBM POWER-based solutions, to Microsoft Azure. The service will provide support for heterogeneous application stacks, including native support for POWER workloads running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux. Skytap will preview its service on a new class of Microsoft Azure bare metal this year.

Posted September 16, 2019

Syncsort has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes' Software Solutions business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Posted September 16, 2019

According to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global mainframe market size was valued at $2,094.12 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $2,906.61 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018 to 2025. The global mainframe industry was led by the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry in 2017 and is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. However, the retail segment is expected to witness the highest growth rate. A study has shown that around 23 of the 25 top U.S. retailers run on mainframe systems, which is further expected to face higher demand in the upcoming years and is considered as a major opportunity for the market.

Posted September 16, 2019

Rocket Software has acquired RSD, a Geneva-based company that was established in 1973 and provides software solutions that help major banking, government, and retail organizations organize vital business records and optimize their mainframe environments.

Posted September 16, 2019

Virtual Instruments, a provider of hybrid infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads, is introducing the latest version of VirtualWisdom, a comprehensive hybrid IT infrastructure management and AIOps platform. By leveraging WisdomAI-powered analytics and an application-centric approach to infrastructure management, VirtualWisdom 6.2 enables enterprises to proactively gain full control over the performance, availability, capacity and efficiency of infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications across their hybrid data centers.

Posted September 16, 2019

Data wrangling expert Trifacta has secured $100 million in financing. The round of funding adds new investors, including Telstra Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, BMW iVentures, and ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund. It also includes additional investment from existing investors, including Accel Partners, Cathay Innovation, Google, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, and Infosys. 

Posted September 13, 2019

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 12, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, has introduced version 10.0 of its KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA), a comprehensive, multiplatform endpoint management solution offering increased security that addresses compliance requirements with enhanced patching and centralized log storage capabilities. Quest also announced a new release of KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager (MDM) which simplifies mobile endpoint management to enable IT to protect their organization's investment in their mobile devices while simplifying device configuration and deployment.

Posted September 11, 2019

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