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IBM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Software AG, a company majority owned by Silver Lake, to purchase StreamSets and webMethods, Software AG's Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) enterprise technology platforms, for €2.13 billion in cash. StreamSets and webMethods are among the technology leaders in application integration, API management, and data integration.

Posted December 18, 2023

VirtualZ Computing, which provides an out-of-the-box solution to connect mainframes to hybrid cloud for bi-directional data access, announced it raised $2.2 million in seed financing to build out its team and support enterprise innovation with mainframe data.

Posted December 18, 2023

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, a leading research institute and innovation partner, is collaborating with Intel, to support the Infrastructure and Cloud research and test Environment (ICE), which is a data center testbed, with Thermal Test Vehicles, chip heat flux emulators.

Posted December 18, 2023

Neurophos, a spinout from Duke University and Metacept Inc., announced it has raised $7.2M in a seed round to productize a breakthrough in both metamaterials and optical AI inference chips. Neurophos' optical metasurfaces are designed for use in data centers and their approach is already shattering world records in computational energy efficiency. Neurophos plans to use high-speed silicon photonics to drive a metasurface in-memory processor capable of fast, efficient, AI compute. 

Posted December 18, 2023

Sonar, the Clean Code solution, is launching a new capability that enables enterprises to uncover malicious "secrets" harbored in source code, eliminate its leakage, and reduce unauthorized access risk. Dubbed Secrets Detection, Sonar's code security capability will be integrated with SonarLint, SonarQube, and SonarCloud.

Posted December 15, 2023

Qmulos, a next-generation compliance, security, and risk management automation provider, is releasing Q-Compliance V4.4.0 and Q-Audit V3.7.0, two of the company's flagship technology platforms, adding workflow and ticketing capabilities. According to the company, the latest releases of both products enable customizable processes for organization-specific security and compliance investigations, escalations, and approvals.

Posted December 15, 2023

dotData, a provider of platforms for feature discovery, is releasing dotData Insight, an AI-driven insight discovery engine augmented with generative AI that enables enterprises to uncover unique business hypotheses from data for better analytics-driven decisions.

Posted December 15, 2023

Experts joined DBTA's roundtable webinar, Bringing the Power of AI to IoT: Data Strategies and Enabling Technologies, to offer IT leaders and data teams a variety of technologies and best practices to truly set up enterprise IoT strategies for success.

Posted December 14, 2023

Breaches and cyberattacks are growing more sophisticated each year despite a growing call for the implementation of more stringent security measures. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead in cybersecurity for 2024.

Posted December 14, 2023

Deci, the deep learning company harnessing AI to build AI, is adding a large language model, DeciLM-7B,  to its suite of innovative generative AI models—setting new benchmarks in accuracy and efficiency. Building upon the success of its predecessor DeciLM 6B, DeciLM-7B stands out for its unmatched performance, surpassing open-source language models up to 13 billion parameters in both accuracy and speed with less computational demand, according to the company.

Posted December 13, 2023

ScaleOut Software is releasing an open-source version of its digital twin APIs and development workbench for its ScaleOut Digital Twins hosting platform. Digital twin APIs allow developers to build powerful applications for real-time monitoring and simulating large systems. The workbench enables fast development and testing of digital twin applications before deployment.

Posted December 13, 2023

Although overshadowed by the buzz around generative AI in 2023, work on the next generation of Web3 apps and technologies continues. Here, experts in the field share their predictions for blockchain in 2024.

Posted December 13, 2023

AWS is offering the preview release of Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) Access Polygon, helping developers to interact with the Polygon blockchain, a high-throughput, low fees, EVM-compatible blockchain, so they can build scalable applications quickly and securely.

Posted December 13, 2023

The mainstream media detractors of blockchains and cryp­tocurrency articulate multiple criticisms of the technol­ogy, but the one with perhaps the greatest legitimate grounds is the environmental impact created by the original incarnations of Bitcoin and Ethereum. In the original Bitcoin white paper, Satoshi Nakamura out­lined the Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm. PoW is the core inno­vation within the Bitcoin blockchain that creates the immutable record of cryptocurrency transactions and supports "trustless" transactions between two parties with­out the need for third-party involvement.

Posted December 13, 2023

Experts in real-time analytics joined DBTA's webinar, Enabling Real-Time Data and Analytics: Key Considerations and Best Practices, to examine the platforms, tools, and strategies essential to enabling real-time analytics and its variety of enterprise-wide benefits.

Posted December 12, 2023

CAST, a leader in software intelligence technology, is enhancing the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in its application development and maintenance (ADM) platform. According to the company, this new development will unlock unprecedented value for IT organizations regarding their critical custom-built applications. The goal is to address maintenance and modernization of existing software, a key ADM challenge that enterprises face. 

Posted December 12, 2023

Kinetica, the real-time database purpose built for enabling analytics and generative AI on time-series and spatial data, is announcing the availability of Kinetica SQL-GPT for Telecom, a large language model (LLM)-powered solution for translating natural English into SQL queries. Now designed to accommodate the rigid demands of the telecommunications industry, Kinetica's SQL-GPT for Telco empowers easy data exploration and analysis with real-time, interactive conversations.

Posted December 11, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is unveiling the public preview of Dremio Cloud—an enabler of rapid and scalable query performance for analytics workloads—for Microsoft Azure. The SaaS solution, built on Apache Arrow's columnar foundation, combines self-service analytics with data warehouse functionality and data lake agility to drive data value and reduce overall costs.

Posted December 11, 2023

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Graph Database technology for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph Solutions, is introducing AllegroGraph 8.0, a Neuro-Symbolic AI Platform that incorporates Large Language Model (LLM) components directly into SPARQL along with vector generation and vector storage for a comprehensive AI Knowledge Graph solution.

Posted December 11, 2023

Leila Jacob, senior solutions engineer at OneTrust, joined DBTA's webinar, Discovering and De-risking Sensitive Data, to discuss how data discovery can surface crucial data insights while driving context to encourage a truly data-driven business approach.

Posted December 11, 2023

Lenovo and Microsoft are partnering to help organizations operate more securely across their devices, users, apps, data, networks, and cloud services through a subscription-based Cyber Resiliency as a Service (CRaaS) offering. According to the companies, the offering enables Lenovo to build next generation security solutions and services directly on Microsoft technology including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Defender, and Microsoft Sentinel to simplify security deployments and enhance security posture to help prevent, detect, and recover from potentially disruptive cyber events. 

Posted December 11, 2023

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is announcing the results of its Series E funding, having raised $118 million. The funding round—led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), BOND Capital, and Drive Capital—will serve VAST Data's go-to-market efforts for a new category of infrastructure which puts data at the core of how systems think, react, and discover.

Posted December 08, 2023

Logz.io, provider of Open 360, the easy-to-use, cost-efficient observability platform, is announcing the launch of App 360, a modern alternative to Application Performance Management (APM) joining Logz.io's Open 360 platform. Engineered to deliver comprehensive APM functionality, App 360 improves this area by empowering ease-of-use and affordability.

Posted December 08, 2023

Investment in the cloud shows no signs of stopping despite the recent uptick in organizations rushing to adopt AI and other rising solutions. According to Gartner, business needs and emerging technologies including GenAI will drive cloud model innovation. Here, tech leaders share their predictions for cloud in 2024.

Posted December 08, 2023

IBM has announced the general availability of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a multi-cloud networking solution engineered to deliver app-centric connectivity in minutes, whenever and wherever it's needed, according to the company.

Posted December 07, 2023

Insight Enterprises, a global Solutions Integrator, is acquiring SADA, a leading cloud business and technology consultancy and six-time Google Cloud Partner of the Year. According to the company, the acquisition advances Insight's strategy and further strengthens its unique position as a leading Solutions Integrator offering market-leading multi-cloud solutions at scale.

Posted December 07, 2023

Neo4j, one of the world's leading graph database and analytics companies, has unveiled a multi-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS aimed toward enabling enterprises to improve generative AI (GenAI) results with greater accuracy, transparency, and explainability by leveraging a combination of knowledge graphs, native vector search, and AWS integrations.

Posted December 07, 2023

Fluree, provider of a knowledge graph database and semantic data pipeline toolset for secure and trusted data sharing, is offering its latest version, a new JSON-LD database, which is now in public preview with extensive cloud management support.

Posted December 07, 2023

Dataddo, an automated, end-to-end data integration platform, is debuting Data Quality Firewall, a new feature for Dataddo's platform that ensures the accuracy of data extracted by the platform to various storages, including BigQuery, Snowflake, and S3.

Posted December 06, 2023

SolarWinds, a provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, is releasing a series of improvements for its Database Observability capability, designed to provide even greater visibility into open source, cloud-enabled, and NoSQL databases.

Posted December 06, 2023

Securiti, the pioneer of the Data Command Center, is unveiling its strategic partnership with Databricks, the data and AI company and provider of the Data Lakehouse and Unity Catalog, in an effort to centralize enterprise data and AI management across all data systems.

Posted December 06, 2023

Oracle has been named a Leader for the fifth consecutive time in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises for Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Oracle's Fusion Cloud ERP's placement as highest in its "ability to execute" and furthest right for "completeness of vision" reflects a strength of product offering as well as a continued commitment to innovation, said Rondy Ng, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle.

Posted December 06, 2023

Nihal Mirashi, principal solutions marketing manager at Pure Storage, and Thomas Stutesman, principal field solutions architect at Pure Storage, joined DBTA's webinar 3 Key Strategies to Unlocking Oracle Database Storage Excellence, to guide audiences through effectively managing highly scaled Oracle environments while unlocking superior performance—all without adding complexity or disruptive technologies.

Posted December 06, 2023

Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is unveiling several updates to the platform—including expanded multi-cloud support and operationalized risk management with new integrations—that enable Lacework customers to do more in the cloud, securely, according to the company.

Posted December 06, 2023

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely. Customers will now have the capability to replicate IBM i series data to AWS in near real-time.

Posted December 04, 2023

Global data center market revenue is expected to reach $342.10 billion by 2023, up from $321.37 billion in 2022, according to Statista. The data center market was valued at $316.30 billion in 2021, up 6% from $298.30 billion in 2020. The continued explosion in AI and ML has not surprisingly placed new strain on data center power and processing resources. Looking ahead to 2024, data center operators are in the midst of an exciting time that presents both challenges and opportunities.

Posted December 04, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is adding generative AI, low-code/no-code development, and contextual tooling to the BMC Helix Service Management solution, helping enterprise customers strengthen their security posture and elevate ways of working.

Posted December 04, 2023

IBM announced that it has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the general availability of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2, a fully managed cloud offering designed to make it easier for database customers to manage data for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

Posted December 04, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is introducing AI-powered data discovery capabilities that accelerate and simplify data contextualization and description for analytics, along with improved capabilities that extend its analytics engine for Apache Iceberg.

Posted December 01, 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the next series of its AI-native and hybrid cloud offerings for machine learning development, data analytics, AI-optimized file storage, AI tuning and inferencing, and professional services. The announcements were made at HPE Discover Barcelona 2023.

Posted December 01, 2023

Caylent, a leading cloud services company helping businesses build competitive IP, is unveiling MeteroAI by Caylent, a proprietary generative AI (GenAI) framework underpinned by Caylent's platform, process, and practice expertise in developing GenAI apps. Built on AWS, MeteorAI merges the power of both Caylent and the AWS ecosystem to ensure that enterprises building GenAI apps do so with powerful data and an expedited experimentation cycle.

Posted November 30, 2023

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration, is introducing a new set of Apache Airflow integrations to accelerate LLMOps (large language model operations) and support AI use cases. Modern, data-first organizations are now able to connect to the most widely-used LLM services and vector databases with integrations across the AI ecosystem, including OpenAI, Cohere, pgvector, Pinecone, OpenSearch, and Weaviate.

Posted November 30, 2023

Global cloud security leader Trend Micro Incorporated is adding cloud risk management to its flagship cybersecurity platform, enabling organizations to consolidate their cybersecurity efforts and achieve a complete view of cloud security risks across hybrid IT environments.

Posted November 30, 2023

Paul Steinichen, AVP, data and analytics life cycle management at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, and Irem Radzik, senior director of product marketing at Reltio, joined DBTA's webinar, Blue Cross NC's Journey to a Modern Trusted Access Data Platform with Unified Data, to discuss how Blue Cross NC was able to tap into the power of ML and cloud to centralize, standardize, and enrich core business data with efficiency, scalability, and agility at the forefront.

Posted November 30, 2023

AWS announced a preview of Amazon Aurora Limitless Database is now available—a new capability supporting automated horizontal scaling to process millions of write transactions per second and manage petabytes of data in a single Aurora database. Amazon Aurora read replicas allow users to increase the read capacity of their Aurora cluster beyond the limits of what a single database instance can provide.

Posted November 30, 2023

Data quality is becoming a hot button issue as more and more businesses aggressively move into artificial intelligence (AI)—both generative and operational—which requires massive amounts of accurate and timely data. The rise of large language models (LLMs)—both publicly available as well as contained within enterprises—to support business decision making and customer communications means data is being pressed into service in new and highly demanding ways as training data and real-time streaming feeds.

Posted November 30, 2023

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, is announcing that Teradata AI Unlimited—the company's serverless AI and machine learning (ML) engine in the cloud—is now available for private preview in the AWS Marketplace.

Posted November 29, 2023

AWS is releasing Amazon ElastiCache Serverless, a new serverless option that allows customers to create a cache in under a minute and instantly scale capacity based on application traffic patterns. ElastiCache Serverless is compatible with two popular open-source caching solutions, Redis and Memcached.

Posted November 29, 2023

Perficient, a global digital consultancy provider, is announcing a strategic partnership with CAST, the software intelligence leader, to ease and accelerate app modernization as well as empower sustainability across organizations. Culminating as two innovative products—App Modernization IQ and Green Impact IQ—the two companies aim to maximize software health, increase the speed of cloud migration, manage open source risks, and reduce carbon footprints.

Posted November 29, 2023

AWS announced the availability of the Amazon DynamoDB zero-ETL integration with Amazon OpenSearch Service, enabling users to perform a search on their DynamoDB data by automatically replicating and transforming it without custom code or infrastructure. According to AWS, this zero-ETL integration reduces the operational burden and cost involved in writing code for a data pipeline architecture, keeping the data in sync, and updating code with frequent application changes, enabling users to focus on their application.

Posted November 29, 2023

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