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At the Cloud Economic Summit in San Francisco, a new consortium called the FinOps Foundation was announced to share best practices for managing the cost of cloud computing. According to the foundation, cloud spending is now a material amount of total IT spend. Similar to the way DevOps ushered in a new way of thinking about development and operations, the foundation says, the FinOps operating model is a combination of systems, best practices, and culture that aims to bring financial accountability to the variable spend model of cloud.

Posted February 26, 2019

VAST Data has emerged from stealth with a new storage architecture intended to eliminate infrastructure complexity and application bottlenecks. VAST says its exabyte-scale Universal Storage system is built from high-performance flash media and features several innovations that result in a total cost of acquisition that is equivalent to hard drive-based archive systems.

Posted February 26, 2019

Google has announced plans to acquire Alooma, a company that helps organizations streamline database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse

Posted February 21, 2019

Registration is Open for DBTA's Data Summit 2019 in Boston

Posted February 21, 2019

Eighty-two percent of cloud users have experienced security events due to confusion over the shared responsibility model.  While 91% have formal methodologies for cloud usage, 71% are confident these policies are being violated by employees, leading to instances of malware and data compromise.

Posted February 21, 2019

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is receiving $60 million in Series E financing, furthering the company's plans for investment in its platform. With these funds, the company plans to accelerate its global go-to-market execution, invest further in the enthusiastic Redis community, and continue its leadership in delivering the highest performing, most efficient database platform for modern applications.

Posted February 21, 2019

Redgate is releasing an updated version of SQL Monitor, enabling entire SQL Server estates to be managed and monitored from one dashboard whether on premise or in the cloud. After months in development, SQL Monitor v9 gives users the ability to seamlessly monitor hybrid and cloud estates, including both Azure Managed Instances and SQL Database Elastic Pools.

Posted February 21, 2019

Splice Machine, which provides a data platform for operational AI, has closed $16 million in additional funding. The new round brings Splice Machine's total funding to $58 million to date, and follows a year of record growth in which the company tripled its revenues and customer counts since its last financing with customer wins in the financial services, healthcare, supply chain, and energy industries.

Posted February 20, 2019

OneLogin, provider of software for access management, has introduced packaged solutions to manage access to Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Atlassian's Jira and Confluence applications. Now, any company can use the OneLogin Unified Access Management (UAM) system to handle both business-critical cloud apps and most established on-premise applications.

Posted February 20, 2019

Much consternation is expressed these days on conference calls and in convention center hallways among technology professionals who are worried that automation in high tech will push them out of their jobs. Taglines such as "Automatic upgrades, automatic patching, and self-tuning eliminate human labor" make that fear not completely unfounded. But in real-world scenarios, there is a big difference between Utopian visions of the humanless data center and a realistic view of automation in information technology.

Posted February 20, 2019

Increasingly, cloud services are seen as a vital resource in the data manager's toolkit. There's good reason why cloud is a preferred option: There are simply not enough on-premise resources to keep up with the growth of data management requirements. Organizations keep evolving, business priorities keep shifting, data compliance requirements keep expanding, and user demands keep growing. Already, one-fourth of corporate data is being maintained by cloud providers, and data managers intend to move as much of their data environments into the cloud as soon as they can. 

Posted February 20, 2019

OneLogin, provider of software for access management, has introduced packaged solutions to manage access to Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Atlassian's Jira and Confluence applications. Now, any company can use the OneLogin Unified Access Management (UAM) system to handle both business-critical cloud apps and most established on-premise applications.

Posted February 19, 2019

FICO has announced a community version of FICO Xpress Insight, a decision support application that enables data scientists to rapidly deploy advanced analytic or optimization models as business applications.

Posted February 19, 2019

Pure Storage has announced ObjectEngine, a data protection platform purpose-built for flash and cloud. Designed to enable data centricity for the enterprise and built on cloud-native technologies from recently acquired StorReduce, ObjectEngine further unifies cloud and on-premise deployments with rapid backup and recovery across both.

Posted February 19, 2019

Cisco has completed the acquisition of Luxtera, a privately held semiconductor company that uses silicon photonics to build integrated optics capabilities for webscale and enterprise data centers, service provider market segments, and other customers.

Posted February 19, 2019

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) has announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe, is now production-ready less than 6 months after launching. Zowe 1.0 consists of core technologies enabling modern interfaces for web applications on z/OS, a new command line interface and expansion of platform REST API capabilities to help make the  z/OS environment more "cloud-like" and improve integration in hybrid cloud environments.

Posted February 19, 2019

At IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, IBM introduced enhancements to IBM Cloud Private to deliver integrated platform management and orchestration capabilities—to help enable a secure private cloud by running the entire private cloud infrastructure on IBM Z.

Posted February 19, 2019

Data Management Experts Share Best Practices for Machine Learning

Posted February 15, 2019

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organization in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. The organization depends on SAP and Bradmark technologies to power its astronomy technology. The SAP database is at the core of ESO's operations, said John Lockhart, critical applications support group leader, ESO. It currently sits at the center of the dataflow for the current suite of telescopes. 

Posted February 15, 2019

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, is launching Managed Databases, with PostgreSQL as its first offering, allowing developers to create fully managed database instances in the cloud quickly and efficiently.

Posted February 14, 2019

BMC has expanded its partnership with IBM, building upon a cognitive collaboration introduced in 2017, through which AI technologies from IBM Watson were integrated into BMC Helix, BMC's cognitive service management solution. 

Posted February 13, 2019

Oracle has added new features to its blockchain platform to help users speed up the development, integration, and deployment of new applications. According to the company, while blockchain can streamline many existing processes surrounding supply chain, identity, cross-border payments, and fraud detection, businesses are struggling to implement blockchain networks within their existing ecosystems.

Posted February 13, 2019

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corp., PNC Bank, and IBM have announced a new collaboration to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.

Posted February 13, 2019

SophiaTX, a Swiss-based blockchain Platform for businesses, is joining forces with Block Unison to help further develop a global enterprise blockchain ecosystem through IoT, smart contract, and enterprise application integration. The combination of mature services and blockchain technology expertise present in Block Unison will help SophiaTX establish itself as a desired platform for any innovative company looking to extend their level of trust and collaboration across the value chain.

Posted February 13, 2019

SAP is releasing a blockchain-technology hub to help eliminate counterfeit products along the pharmaceutical supply chain. The SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences is designed to authenticate pharmaceutical packaging returned from hospitals and pharmacies to wholesalers before products are resold.

Posted February 13, 2019

Dell Boomi, a provider of cloud integration and workflow automation solutions, has updated the Boomi platform with blockchain integration and enhanced security features.

Posted February 13, 2019

Continuent has announced that Tungsten Clustering 5.3.6 and Tungsten Replicator 5.3.6 are now available. Tungsten Clustering allows enterprises running business-critical database applications to affordably achieve commercial-grade high availability (HA), globally redundant disaster recovery (DR) and performance scaling, and makes it simple to create database clusters in the cloud or in a private data center, to keep the data available even when systems fail, freeing staff to focus on business and applications. Tungsten Replicator is one of three core components of Tungsten Clustering.

Posted February 12, 2019

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) has announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe, is now production-ready less than 6 months after launching. Zowe 1.0 consists of core technologies enabling modern interfaces for web applications on z/OS, a new command line interface and expansion of platform REST API capabilities to help make the  z/OS environment more "cloud-like" and improve integration in hybrid cloud environments.

Posted February 12, 2019

At IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, IBM introduced enhancements to IBM Cloud Private to deliver integrated platform management and orchestration capabilities—to help enable a secure private cloud by running the entire private cloud infrastructure on IBM Z.

Posted February 12, 2019

Oracle has added new features to its blockchain platform to help users speed up the development, integration, and deployment of new applications. According to the company, while blockchain can streamline many existing processes surrounding supply chain, identity, cross-border payments, and fraud detection, businesses are struggling to implement blockchain networks within their existing ecosystems.

Posted February 12, 2019

ShiftLeft,  a provider of application-specific cloud security, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. This latest round, led by Thomvest Ventures and joined by new investor SineWave Ventures as well as existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Mayfield, follows the company's announcement of its first round of $9.3 million less than 18 months ago. The new funding brings the total raised to nearly $30 million.

Posted February 12, 2019

Waterline Data, a provider of data cataloging solutions and applications, is releasing the latest version of the Waterline Data AI-driven Data Catalog (AIDC). Leveraging Waterline's newly-patented Fingerprinting technology, AIDC 5.0 adds to Waterline's ability to catalog individual data items, automatically and at scale, by now allowing organizations to work with related datasets across the enterprise for far deeper and cleaner insights for analytics than any other catalog can provide.

Posted February 11, 2019

Lentiq introducing a new platform called EdgeLake, offering a multi-cloud, production-scale Data Lake as a Service for increased flexibility, collaboration, and analytics.

Posted February 11, 2019

Shield Watch is rebranding to Concertium, a company focused on connecting people with data and devices to power digital transformation. The new brand, Concertium, will be fully focused on harnessing the power of data to create a sustainable, competitive technological advantage for its customers.

Posted February 11, 2019

Carbonite, a cloud-based data protection provider, and Webroot, a cybersecurity company, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Carbonite will acquire Webroot for approximately $618.5 million in cash.

Posted February 07, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, has joined the Veeam Alliance Partner Program. Additionally, Quest QoreStor, the company's software-defined secondary storage platform with deduplication technology, has been verified as a Veeam Ready Repository.

Posted February 07, 2019

Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Azure analytics services, including Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2.

Posted February 07, 2019

SentryOne has launched SQL Sentry Essentials, a new edition of the company's SQL Sentry database monitoring product. Targeted at small and medium companies as well as larger organizations that need to monitor specific data systems within their environments, the new edition provides core monitoring capabilities for up to five database instances.

Posted February 06, 2019

Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, has announced support for multi-cluster applications within its open source Kubernetes management platform. With this support, Rancher customers can now deploy, manage, and upgrade applications simultaneously in multiple clusters.

Posted February 06, 2019

Arcserve, a data protection technology provider, has introduced its third generation appliance series, purpose-built appliances designed for disaster recovery and application availability to provide organizations with an all-in-one option for on-appliance and offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR).

Posted February 06, 2019

A new Oracle study of 1,510 HR, finance, and business professionals has found that in order to unlock the value from data and help their organizations adapt to the changing nature of the global talent market, HR teams need to rethink analytics technology, skills, and processes to improve collaboration with finance and drive a competitive advantage.

Posted February 06, 2019

The Oracle Autonomous Database has generated a lot of speculation about its relevance to the future of Oracle DBAs, security concerns, and how to choose the most suitable deployment options.  Recently, Juan Loaiza, EVP, Systems Technology, Oracle Database, reflected on the autonomous database, Oracle Exadata, and customer preferences.

Posted February 06, 2019

Syntax Systems, a provider of cloud-managed ERP services has acquired EmeraldCube Solutions, an Atlanta-based company providing business technology solutions to JD Edwards customers.

Posted February 06, 2019

ParallelM, a provider of MLOps, is integrating with H2O open source to drive the adoption of AI across industries. The integrations will allow H2O.ai customers to quickly deploy and manage models in ParallelM MCenter and manage ongoing lifecycle needs like model health monitoring and model retraining for models running in production.

Posted February 05, 2019

Platform9, a provider of a SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, is introducing a managed Kubernetes service on VMware vSphere with Platform9 Managed Kubernetes. Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) allows enterprises to be up and running in less than an hour with Kubernetes on VMware that is both simple to use and production-ready.

Posted February 04, 2019

Key Resources, a provider of mainframe vulnerability scanning solutions and consultancy, has introduced enhancements to its z/Assure Security Conversion Utility (SCU). SCU simplifies enterprise security manager (ESM) conversions through a methodology that eliminates tasks like manual database population. The tool also offers an optional solution to transfer existing passwords over to the new security package, which helps mainframe staff to get up and running on their new ESM more quickly.

Posted February 04, 2019

IBM and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) have signed a $260 million, multi-year services agreement, for IBM to provide IT infrastructure services to support an agile IT and hybrid cloud, as well as digital development capabilities to accelerate BPI's digital transformation.

Posted February 04, 2019

Cisco has announced a new architecture to extend the data center to wherever that data lives and everywhere applications are deployed. To support this "data center anywhere" initiative, Cisco is introducing a range of innovations across networking, hyperconvergence, security, and automation.

Posted February 04, 2019

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corp., PNC Bank, and IBM have announced a new collaboration to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.

Posted February 04, 2019

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the next generation of its AI engine, Davis, now powered by new and enhanced algorithms, and an ability to ingest data and events from third-party solutions. Dynatrace's Davis is now able to ingest custom metrics, data, and events from third-party solutions such as CI/CD and ITSM tools, enabling Dynatrace to deliver more precise answers with deeper context. Integrations include F5, IBM DataPower, Citrix NetScaler, ServiceNow, Puppet, Chef, and others.

Posted February 04, 2019

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