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DataStax is partnering with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open source Apache Cassandra clusters.  As part of this partnership, the two companies worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

Posted May 20, 2021

Yondr Group, a global leader, developer, owner operator, and service provider of hyperscale data centers, is unveiling a major expansion plan to deliver data center infrastructures across the United States, Canada, Central, and South America. The significant investment in data center projects will add to Yondr Group's existing network of global data centers and underscores the growing momentum to meet cloud and edge computing demands in the Americas.

Posted May 20, 2021

Enterprise data is more distributed than ever thanks to the explosion of SaaS tools across organizations. Dealing with this sprawl requires an agile approach that goes well beyond native vendor integrations or unruly hand-code implementations. DBTA recently held a webinar with Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion and Michael Schaefers, senior data engineer, TUI who discussed how to keep pace with enterprise analytics requirements.

Posted May 20, 2021

At the recent Percona Live Online Open Source Database Conference 2021, Percona showcased its open source database as a service (DBaaS). As an alternative to public cloud and large enterprise database vendor DBaaS offerings, this on-demand self-service option provides users with a way to deploy databases quickly. Plus, the company says, using Percona Kubernetes Operators means it is possible to configure a database once, and deploy it anywhere.

Posted May 19, 2021

Adalo, a no-code builder that allows anyone to create mobile and web apps, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A financing round, allowing the company to expand into fully-responsive web apps as well as to extend their marketplace beyond 3rd party components to include templates and integrations.

Posted May 19, 2021

Kentik, the network observability company, is unveiling Kentik Cloud, a new product suite for public cloud environments that gives enterprise customers increased visibility, improves performance, and better cost control. As part of the Kentik platform, Kentik Cloud fuses traffic and telemetry data with business, security, internet, and cloud metadata.

Posted May 19, 2021

Alteryx, provider of a platform for end-to-end analytics process automation, has announced a series of new innovations in analytics and data science automation, analytics in the cloud, machine learning (ML), and AI. The new products are focused squarely on delivering a simple user experience with a no-code, low-code approach to accelerate business outcomes for all organizations and anyone who wants to upskill, said Suresh Vittal, chief product officer of Alteryx.

Posted May 19, 2021

SNP (Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE), a global leader in enterprise transformation software and solutions, is strengthening its relationship with Google Cloud by entering its collaborative partner program as an official Global Build Partner in North America. The Build Partnership will generate new ideas and new solutions leveraging the advanced technical capabilities of both organizations for customers at any point along their cloud journey.

Posted May 19, 2021

Tanium, a provider of endpoint management and security built for demanding IT environments, has turned to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud approach to deliver its flagship SaaS platform, Tanium-as-a-Service (TaaS). "Adopting Oracle as a cloud partner gives our customers an industry-leading, security-first approach to endpoint management," said Orion Hindawi, co-founder and CEO of Tanium.

Posted May 19, 2021

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), is introducing a host of new features and functionality in Altair One, a fully integrated platform that brings together the company's entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Altair One offers the ability to provision turnkey, scalable appliance clusters across all major cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud Platform, in just a few mouse clicks.

Posted May 19, 2021

Strata Identity has unveiled the Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform to enable organizations to manage distributed multi-cloud and on-prem identity systems in a unified fashion. The goal with Maverics is to provide a distributed identity fabric that abstracts and unifies any identity system, including Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, AWS, and Google Cloud Identity; on-prem products from Oracle, CA, RSA ClearTrust, Active Directory, Ping, and others; and identities contained in enterprise applications like Salesforce, Workday, and more.

Posted May 19, 2021

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is introducing major data security features that enable organizations around the world to easily and accurately assess the impact of ransomware attacks and automate recovery operations. Rubrik's data security provides an important line of defense against these common threats and helps IT teams to answer the most pressing questions regarding their business data: What is the content of the data? What is happening to the data? Who is accessing important business information?

Posted May 18, 2021

Text IQ, an AI company helping organizations manage and mitigate risks in their data, is releasing Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden within enterprise data. Text IQ for Privacy automatically identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information from both structured and unstructured sources, enabling redaction and deduplication before presenting the findings for human review.

Posted May 18, 2021

Cockroach Labs is releasing CockroachDB 21.1, a substantial leap forward for the distributed SQL database that enables users to tie data to specific locations anywhere in the world within a single database—ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing latency, and improving fault-tolerance.

Posted May 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching Confluent for Kubernetes, a platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures. To make it easier and faster to harness the value of data in motion across an entire organization, Confluent drew on its expertise managing thousands of Apache Kafka clusters in Confluent Cloud to offer the same cloud-native experience for on-premises environments, according to the vendor.

Posted May 17, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring Beyond Security, a global leader in vulnerability assessment and management software, expanding HelpSystems' portfolio with cybersecurity capabilities. Beyond Security's cloud-based products enable hundreds of organizations to easily scan their growing, complex environments for network or application vulnerabilities.

Posted May 17, 2021

OtterTune is offering a private beta of the new OtterTune automatic database tuning service, providing users with a system backed by machine learning (ML) that automatically generates configuration settings to improve database performance and efficiency. The company also announced that it has received an initial seed funding round, led by Accel and others.  

Posted May 17, 2021

IBM has introduced a new software as a service (SaaS) version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security, designed to simplify how organizations deploy a zero trust architecture across the enterprise. The company also announced an alliance partnership with leading cloud and network security provider, Zscaler, and new blueprints for common zero trust use cases.

Posted May 17, 2021

IBM has the Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z—Hardware Consumption Solution, which it describes as a more standardized and transparent cloud-like hardware pricing model with combined base capacity and consumption priced capacity. "As customers continue on their journey to hybrid cloud and adopt new types of workloads like confidential computing, digital asset custody, and Red Hat OpenShift, IT teams need to react quickly to sudden changes in demand with even more control and flexibility in order to scale IT as needed," said Tina Tarquinio, director, IBM Z Platform Product Management, IBM Systems, in a blog post announcing the new pricing.

Posted May 17, 2021

Micro Focus has announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft targeted at government clients. According to the companies, the partnership provides a strategy for enabling mainframe applications to run on Microsoft Azure.

Posted May 17, 2021

Precisely, a provider of data integrity software, newly backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and TA Associates, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire data integrity and governance software provider Infogix. The announcement comes less than 2 weeks after Clearlake and TA completed their acquisition of Precisely and represents the first major step to accelerate growth under their ownership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted May 17, 2021

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, is providing full contact intelligence tools and solutions for direct marketers that link personal and professional data for a single contact.

Posted May 14, 2021

KX, a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics. The partnership combines the power of Databricks' Lakehouse Platform with KX's low latency streaming analytics, time-series, and edge compute capabilities to jointly address market demand for real-time actionable insights, driven by the explosion of sensors and the accelerated digital transformation of all industry sectors.

Posted May 14, 2021

Amplitude, the Digital Optimization System, is acquiring Iteratively, a leader in data planning and instrumentation. With the addition of Iteratively, Amplitude extends its leading data management offering, now empowering customers with a solution for preparing data for analytics and personalization that pairs with their existing built-in capabilities for resolving identities, integrating data sources, and governing quality and access.

Posted May 14, 2021

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), enabling users to easily build connectors to data sources. The connectors make it possible to move and consolidate data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT).

Posted May 13, 2021

Microsoft has announced it is retiring Azure Blockchain as of September 10, 2021. The company asked that customers migrate their ledger data from Azure Blockchain Service to an alternative offering based on their development status in production or evaluation and gave advice on how to make a selection of an alternative.

Posted May 13, 2021

OpenText is introducing OpenText Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service to help enterprise customers uncover hidden risks and threats before they have a financial, legal, or reputational impact. This new service is the latest addition to the OpenText Security portfolio.

Posted May 13, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, David Weinberger, author of Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility, reflected on how machine learning is changing our ideas not only about how knowledge is developed and deployed, but even about what knowledge is and who we humans as knowers are.

Posted May 13, 2021

The events of early 2020 resulted in cataclysmic changes that interrupted many companies' data analytics programs. The economic upheaval caused by the global pandemic will have a lasting impact for many companies.  For some, strategies like cloud migrations have been accelerated, while others have turned to self-service data analytics to save the day. In the final keynote of Data Summit Connect 2021, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, looked ahead to a post-pandemic future and what it will bring.

Posted May 13, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted May 12, 2021

Machine learning (ML) is today's big buzzword, but most organizations struggle with turning ML into business value. Everyone wants it, but very few can cost-effectively turn it into reality. Lynda Partner, a self-described "data addict" and SVP of analytics and offerings, Pythian explored how to accelerate getting to value with machine learning during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Machine Learning: Making It Real, Making It Profitable."

Posted May 12, 2021

With the advent of big data, it has become well-understood that information is a foundational part of a company's strategic decision making. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Jairo Gomez, senior manager, infrastructure & technology, ACAMS—Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, explained how to use data cleansing and enrichment solutions to assess and improve the quality of data. Critical to data processes, he said, is the establishment of a comprehensive data governance methodology and identifying the ground rules for the collection, processing, transformation and maintenance of data.

Posted May 12, 2021

While the relationship between an agile organization and its success in the marketplace is clear, the competitive marketplace is tougher than ever, with technology-savvy innovators entering industries and challenging existing enterprises. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Bartak, distinguished engineer, Rocket Software, discussed the core components to provide Db2 for z/OS DBaaS during his presentation, "Database as a Service Comes to the Enterprise."

Posted May 12, 2021

Data lakes are one of the fastest growing trends in managing big data across various industries. However, the rise of event streaming has created a new technology category for stream processing using frameworks like Apache Flink and Kafka Streams. Nishith Agarwal, engineering manager, Uber, and Sivabalan Narayanan, senior software engineer, Uber discussed "Apache Hudi: The Streaming Data Lake Platform" during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation.

Posted May 12, 2021

What exactly is MLOps, and why does it matter for the business? At Data Summit Connect 2021, Skander Hannachi, AI/ML specialist at Google Cloud, provided an overview of MLOps, how it is used, and why business stakeholders should care.

Posted May 12, 2021

As software infrastructure is stretched between on premise, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software in compliance is a significant challenge. Michael Corey, co-founder, COO, LicenseFortress and Don Sullivan, product line manager, business critical applications, VMware discussed current software license trends, the difference between Oracle policy and your contractual obligations, licensing Oracle on a virtualized environment, and licensing best practices, during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Database Licensing: Best Practices and Pitfalls."

Posted May 12, 2021

Grant Fritchey, DevOps advocate, Redgate Software, believes that DevOps is all about a cultural change to how you manage your IT resources. The biggest challenge when implementing DevOps is learning all the necessary tooling in support of automation. During his Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Automating AWS Database Deployments," he showed the tools and mechanisms needed to get databases deployed through AWS, with additional steps and tools within AWS to expand the complexity and functionality of the database deployment process.

Posted May 12, 2021

The second day of Data Summit Connect 2021 opened up with presentations by Seth Earley, Founder and CEO, Earley Information Science and author, "The AI-Powered Enterprise," and Kevin Kline, Head Geek, SolarWinds, who discussed the importance of data and how to governance can help organizations drive decisions with data.

Posted May 12, 2021

Graph-powered machine learning and analytics are enabling unprecedented benefits, Victor Lee, head of product strategy and developer relations at TigerGraph, who cited Gartner's statement that "Graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions after the design of data capture." At Data Summit Connect 2021, Lee drilled down on what graph technology can offer organizations and why they should be using them now.

Posted May 11, 2021

Many research reports on data usage echo the same message: Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics, explored why customers and employees are not engaging with data products and services and suggested that this is because, often, they weren't designed around user needs, wants, and behavior.

Posted May 11, 2021

Modern data platforms are built to serve a variety of purposes, from securing sensitive corporate data assets to answering the questions of technically unsophisticated users. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Emma McGrattan, SVP, Actian, outlined the key traits of a winning modern data architecture.

Posted May 11, 2021

The data management world is not standing still; it is constantly evolving as new technologies and new requirements emerge. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Inessa Gerber, director of product management, Denodo, and Ruben Ugarte, data strategist, Practico Analytics discussed data virtualization, the logical data fabric, and how they both mix during their presentation, "Modernizing Data Management with Logical Data Fabric".

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Joe W. Perez, senior systems analyst, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, kicked off the keynote session with a presentation on the value of making data available to users in forms that make it understandable and actionable, while Chuck Frisbie, field CTO, Sisense, delivered a keynote on data and analytics strategies.

Posted May 11, 2021

Fully automatic removal of private information to enable data sharing and aggregation, while protecting users' privacy is essential in today's privacy-conscious world. To be effective, AI training requires access to large datasets. Thus, one of the biggest challenges is the seemingly unavoidable trade-off between user privacy and the ability to share and aggregate data. At Data Summit Connect 2021 Julia Komissarchik, CEO and founder, Glendor, discussed how it is possible to do both fully automatically during her presentation, "Ensuring Data Privacy."

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Nelson, managing director, search and analytics group, Accenture, asked whether (and how) neural networks have become smarter than humans are during his presentation, "How Neural Networks Became Smarter."

Posted May 11, 2021

Today, most data and analytic leaders recognize that DataOps provides the foundation for analytics excellence. From his perspective leading DataOps transformations at enterprise organizations, Chris Bergh, DataKitchen's head chef and CEO, shared steps for success in an enterprise DataOps journey at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted May 11, 2021

The modern data warehouse needs to support advanced analytics on multiple types of data from semi-structured to streaming. Driving BI dashboards is still at the heart of a data warehouse, but even those now demand data be current. Old-school batch ETL won't cut it. Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, explained why and how our old definitions no longer apply, along with what changed and what drove those changes during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Your Definition of a Data Warehouse Is Probably Wrong."

Posted May 11, 2021

Migrating a large-scale Hadoop cluster to the cloud is challenging, especially when the cluster is very active and downtime during the migration is not an option. Tony Velcich, senior director, product marketing, WANdisco, and Ken Seier, chief architect, data and AI, Insight discussed the challenges involved in such a migration during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Considerations for Large Scale Hadoop Data Migration to the Cloud."

Posted May 11, 2021

To maximize the value of their data, organizations are building large data teams with both supply-side functions that provide analytics-ready data from across the enterprise, and demand-side teams that analyze, transform, model, and commercialize data.

Posted May 11, 2021

PingCAP announced its fully managed Database as a Service, TiDB Cloud, is now available through Public Preview.TiDB is a MySQL compatible, open source, scalable, distributed SQL database that can handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads. With TiDB Cloud, customers can now easily use TiDB on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to quickly build modern, mission critical applications, according to the vendor.

Posted May 11, 2021

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