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Rocket Software recently announced the release of UniObjects for Python (UOPY), a new MultiValue (MV), client-side Python API that can be used to access any Rocket UniVerse and Rocket UniData database. Helping organizations modernize with innovative technology is a top priority for the Rocket MultiValue Team, said Christine Rizza, Rocket's MultiValue product manager.

Posted January 27, 2021

JFrog, the DevOps company enabling organizations to realize the vision of Liquid Software, is forming a partnership with Docker, a leading provider of collaborative application development platforms for development teams, providing developers unlimited (for SaaS users), high-performance premium access to quality and trusted application components on Docker Hub. The agreement also provides dedicated support mechanisms for mutual customers.

Posted January 26, 2021

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Posted January 26, 2021

Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted January 25, 2021

OpenDrives, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions, announced it has raised up to $20 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue growing and accelerate product development.

Posted January 25, 2021

Platform9, providers of open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds, is offering new features to provide operational efficiencies for its freedom, growth, and enterprise managed Kubernetes products.

Posted January 25, 2021

Rocket Software, a global software leader for IBM Z and IBM i, has announced the availability of Rocket Terminal Emulator. The new release, the company said, is the culmination of decades of investment in a critical and often-overlooked technology space. "Our years of investment in terminal emulators have delivered a feature-rich, highly configurable solution that enhances host access for users while keeping costs low," said Christopher Wey, president of the Rocket business unit that develops cross-platform utilities. "We are offering this software upgrade at no cost to every Rocket terminal emulation customer, including BlueZone and Passport users, ensuring all Rocket customers have exceptional access to critical systems."

Posted January 25, 2021

IBM, the consistent leader in U.S. patents, topped the U.S. Top 50 with 9,130 grants, down 1% from 2019. IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership.

Posted January 25, 2021

BackupAssist, a provider of automated backup and recovery software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has announced that Wasabi, a cloud storage company, now integrates seamlessly with BackupAssist Classic and BackupAssist ER. This partnership provides customers with an up to 80% less expensive solution that is faster than the competition for achieving enterprise-grade cyber-resilience.

Posted January 25, 2021

Continuing work-from-home setups caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will impact security, employee collaboration, and business processes in 2021. Here, IT executives comment on the changes they see within organizations caused by the scaled-up WFH routines and what they expect for the coming year.

Posted January 25, 2021

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is releasing the Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments. Hitachi Kubernetes Service enables customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on premises. This empowers developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice, and eliminates vendor lock-in, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2021

Grafana Labs is making new changes to Grafana Cloud, making it both free and easy to have a real, composable observability solution. The new plans make Grafana Cloud more flexible than ever, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2021

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented analytics platform Kyligence Cloud, has announced the availability of Kyligence Cloud 4, its new cloud-native distributed big data analytics platform. Kyligence Cloud 4 offloads processing from cloud data warehouses and data lakes by employing distributed aggregate indexes—a cloud-native successor to OLAP cubes.

Posted January 21, 2021

At Data Summit Fall Connect 2020, Quest Software's Clay Jackson broke down data from Flexera's 2020 "State of the Cloud" report on the current distribution of cloud initiatives.

Posted January 21, 2021

Infosys has launched the Infosys Cobalt offering, an applied AI cloud, built on NVIDIA DGX A100 systems. The new Infosys applied AI cloud will be an AI center of excellence for the company, enabling developers and project teams at Infosys to access AI hardware and software stacks, across both private and public clouds, to build contextualized services that deliver AI-first business processes for enterprises.

Posted January 20, 2021

Delphix, provider of programmable data infrastructure, is offering new capabilities that close critical data gaps against ransomware attacks. "You can drive a truck through the holes in legacy ransomware solutions," said Jedidiah Yueh, CEO of Delphix. "Once-a-day backups are insufficient. Companies can't afford to lose a day's worth of transactional data. In addition, closed-box backup approaches fail to safeguard against undetected attacks, sometimes for months. Companies need an open-box detection approach, especially for mission-critical data." 

Posted January 20, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is launching the Splice Machine Feature Store, helping more companies operationalize machine learning by reducing the complexity of feature engineering.

Posted January 20, 2021

Oracle Database 21c is now available on Oracle Cloud, including the Always Free tier of Oracle Autonomous Database. The new release contains more than 200 new innovations, including immutable blockchain tables, in-database JavaScript, native JSON binary data type, AutoML for in-database machine learning (ML), and persistent memory store, as well as enhancements for in-memory, graph processing performance, sharding, multitenant, and security. "Oracle Database 21c continues our strategy of delivering the world's most powerful converged database engine," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, database server technologies, Oracle.

Posted January 20, 2021

Navisite has acquired Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global cloud managed service provider. Velocity's cloud managed services products include cloud managed infrastructure, databases, disaster recovery, data lakes, and managed container support. The company is an AWS Premier Partner, certified as both a migration and MSP supporting Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle applications, as well as an Oracle Platinum Partner and certified MSP.

Posted January 20, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, has announced the acquisition of erwin, Inc.  The deal adds data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling solutions to the Quest portfolio, providing customers with end-to-end capabilities to better understand and govern data.

Posted January 20, 2021

Octopai, provider of automated data lineage and discovery solutions, announced its support of Microsoft Azure Data Factory as part of Octopai's continued commitment to empowering organizations and their data users with advanced intelligence. Octopai is the first BI Intelligence platform to analyze Azure Data Factory in hybrid BI environments, providing automated data lineage and discovery and will continue to announce the early support of more platforms as part of an overall strategy to have one centralized view of the entire BI landscape, according to the vendor.

Posted January 19, 2021

Digibee, a leader in a holistic and agile approach to integration, is releasing Digibee Capsules, a solution that packs common integration steps into reusable components that can be safely shared across organizations to accelerate digital transformation.

Posted January 19, 2021

Indexing is a critical part of database optimization. Indexing can dramatically increase query speed. However, DBAs still struggle with finding optimal indexes or optimal SQL plans. DBTA held a webinar with Gary Jerep, solutions consultant, Quest Software, who discussed insights that regarding why query and index performance tuning gets so difficult on relational databases, and what and how a productivity solution called Toad can help.

Posted January 18, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite distributed database, has announced GridGain 8.8, a new release that provides enhanced support for GridGain's multi-tier database engine, which scales up and out across memory and disk. The changes enable customers to leverage the disk tier of the database to query much larger datasets, reduce total cost of ownership, and secure sensitive or personal data at rest. This will enable them to use GridGain for a greater number of production use cases, ranging from complex real-time analytics to mission-critical transactional workloads.

Posted January 18, 2021

At Data Summit Fall Connect 2020, Engineering@Uber's Nishith Agarwal discussed how to build a unified system for data management and outlined its key benefits.

Posted January 18, 2021

Aerospike has announced that Aerospike Connect for Presto is out of beta and now generally available. The newly available Presto connector enables business and data analysts to use ANSI SQL, which they are comfortable with, to query data stored in Aerospike via Presto.

Posted January 15, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation has formed a partnership with Snowflake that further integrates Alteryx analytics automation and data science capabilities with Snowflake's platform. The combination provides customers with automated data pipelining, faster data processing and speeds analytics outcomes at scale.

Posted January 14, 2021

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was until recently when new technologies emerged that the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics could be addressed both technically and cost-effectively by organizations on a large scale. DBTA held a roundtable webinar with Jamison Shaver, senior director, product management, Swim; Rob Hedgepeth, director, developer evangelist, MariaDB; and Rick Negrin, VP, product management, SingleStore, who discussed the key capabilities for succeeding with real-time analytics today.

Posted January 14, 2021

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Pariveda Solutions' Ryan Gross explained how a new and innovative approach to data governance addresses traditional data governance issues.

Posted January 14, 2021

Molecula, an enterprise feature store built for machine-scale analytics and AI, is closing a $17.6 million Series A round of funding, allowing the company to accelerate the launch of Molecula Cloud and scale the organization's sales and marketing efforts.

Posted January 13, 2021

WhiteSource, providers of open source security and license compliance management software, announced new WhiteSource Advise support for JetBrains' PyCharm and WebStorm integrated development environments (IDEs). These new integrations provide PyCharm and WebStorm developers with real-time visibility and control on problematic open source components from within their preferred development environments.

Posted January 13, 2021

nClouds, a provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services and an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has achieved AWS SaaS Competency status, recognizing the vendor has undergone rigorous technical validation by AWS and demonstrated expertise and proven customer success.

Posted January 13, 2021

SAI Global, a leader in cloud-based Governance, Risk, and Compliance software and learning, is releasing an updated version of its flagship SAI360 risk platform, along with introducing SAI360 Platform Editions, purpose-built bundles that enable risk management best practices for any organization.

Posted January 12, 2021

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is receiving $160 million in new funding, enabling the company to continue its investments in product development to better support its customers. This latest funding round was led by Altimeter Capital with participation from new investors Greenoaks and Lone Pine, and existing investors Benchmark, BOND, FirstMark, GV, Index Ventures, and Tiger Global. This round brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $355 million at a valuation of $2 billion.

Posted January 12, 2021

IBM, the consistent leader in U.S. patents, topped the U.S. Top 50 with 9,130 grants, down 1% from 2019. IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership.

Posted January 12, 2021

To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve—both architecturally and technologically—to deliver the agility, scalability, and flexibility that business need to thrive in today's data-driven economy. DBTA held a webinar with Clive Bearman, director of content, product and marketing strategy, Qlik; David Leichner, CMO, SQream; and Felipe Hoffa, data cloud advocate, Snowflake who discussed the must-have capabilities for modern data warehousing.

Posted January 11, 2021

Push Technology, a provider of real-time, event-data streaming and messaging solutions, is expanding its support for open protocols by adding the MQTT protocol that is widely used by Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications.

Posted January 11, 2021

Many corporate IT leaders say their organizations are not prepared for the future IT needs of the business and nearly all are moving to advance their transition to cloud infrastructure, according to a new IBM survey of executives at mid-sized and large companies in the U.S. and U.K. "In this rapidly changing digital business environment, organizations can bring in the right technology and the right partners to help aggregate, integrate, build and maintain a scalable digital business, while also enforcing effective governance," said Archana Vemulapalli, general manager, IBM infrastructure services—offerings and CTO.

Posted January 11, 2021

BMC has announced several new capabilities and enhancements for the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware portfolios that enable BMC mainframe customers to protect uptime and availability, defend the mainframe against cybersecurity threats, and advance enterprise DevOps. "Our customers tell us they want to innovate and modernize faster in their mainframe environments while also improving business resiliency and platform security," said John McKenny, senior vice president and general manager of ZSolutions at BMC.

Posted January 11, 2021

Red Hat has announced plans to acquire StackRox, a provider of container and Kubernetes-native security. By bringing StackRox's Kubernetes-native security capabilities to Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat's enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat says it will further its vision to deliver a single, holistic platform that enables users to build, deploy and securely run nearly any application across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.

Posted January 11, 2021

IBM Security is offering a new service that allows companies to experiment with fully homomorphic encryption (FHE)—an emerging technology designed to allow data to remain encrypted even while being processed or analyzed in cloud or third-party environments. Building on groundwork and tools developed IBM Research and IBM Z, the new IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services provide a scalable hosting environment on IBM Cloud, along with consulting and managed services to help clients begin learning about and designing prototype solutions which can take advantage of FHE.

Posted January 11, 2021

MariaDB Corporation is releasing the MariaDB Connector/R2DBC, exposing a non-blocking API that interacts with MariaDB databases, including MariaDB SkySQL, to create fully reactive solutions. Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) is a new, emerging standard in the Java world. R2DBC enables applications to benefit from reactive programming by using a stream-oriented approach to interact with relational databases.

Posted January 08, 2021

Cloud data lakes benefit from an open and loosely-coupled architecture that minimizes the risk of vendor lock-in as well as the risk of being locked out of future innovation. However, the many benefits of cloud data lakes are negated if data is duplicated into a data warehouse and then again into cubes, BI extracts and aggregation tables. Because of this, many organizations are now striving to find the right balance between their data warehouse and data lake investments.

Posted January 08, 2021

Over the past several years, open source technology adoption has steadily increased in the enterprise space. Because of the impact it can have on the business, choosing the right open source technology—specifically a database—is a critical decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Posted January 08, 2021

Dremio, a provider of data lake transformation, has raised $135 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to expand its engineering centers around the globe, grow its customer-facing organization, contribute to open-source initiatives, and invest heavily in educating and enabling a growing community of data lake practitioners.

Posted January 07, 2021

Lacework, provider of a security platform for the cloud generation, has closed a $525 million growth round, bringing it to a valuation of more than $1 billion. The funding round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures and Altimeter Capital, and joined by D1, Coatue, Dragoneer Investment Group, Liberty Global Ventures, Snowflake Ventures, and Tiger Capital. "Building on cloud is the biggest shift the IT industry has ever witnessed. Constant cloud changes require a new approach to security critical for our customers adapting and scaling as fast as clouds innovate," said Dan Hubbard, CEO, Lacework.

Posted January 07, 2021

Craig S. Mullins, DBTA columnist and president of Mullins Consulting, discussed how to contend with big data and data growth at an organizational level at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted January 06, 2021

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is receiving $100 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to expand upon its single point of access mission. This recent financing bringing the three-year-old company's total to $164 million and valuation to $1.2 billion. The financing round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Salesforce Ventures, as well as existing investors Coatue and Index Ventures.

Posted January 06, 2021

SingleStore, The Database of Now for operational analytics and modern applications, is offering native support for AWS Glue, expanding its cloud data integration. This enables developers, data engineers, and data scientists to build with SingleStore on Amazon Web Services (AWS) more easily.

Posted January 06, 2021

Navisite has acquired Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global cloud managed service provider. Velocity's cloud managed services products include cloud managed infrastructure, databases, disaster recovery, data lakes, and managed container support. The company is an AWS Premier Partner, certified as both a migration and MSP supporting Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle applications, as well as an Oracle Platinum Partner and certified MSP.

Posted January 06, 2021

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