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Smyth Automotive provides full-service automotive parts, paint and body, and machine shop services. In business since 1963, the company differentiates itself with knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff, better prices and great quality.

Posted April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work and BlueFinity is assisting companies with the transition. Its Evoke product allows citizen developers (the company's existing staff) to build business apps using low-code, drop and drag, point and click; and option select methods.

Posted April 22, 2020

ScienceLogic, a provider of monitoring solutions for multi-cloud management and hybrid IT infrastructure, is introducing its latest enhancements in context-infused AIOps. With the introduction of Behavioral Correlation, ScienceLogic is transforming how IT teams identify, troubleshoot, and remediate service-disrupting events—before end-user impact can even be detected.

Posted April 21, 2020

ForgeRock, a provider of digital identity, has completed a $93.5 million Series E round of fundraising. ForgeRock plans to invest in research and development, cloud, global sales, and market awareness so it can accelerate growth. "To be competitive today, companies need to deepen their relationships with their customers and improve the productivity and connectivity of their workforce. ForgeRock is the only AI-driven platform that empowers organizations to create amazing digital experiences for both workforce and consumer segments as well as things," said ForgeRock CEO Fran Rosch.

Posted April 21, 2020

Circonus, provider of a machine data intelligence platform, has announced its Spring 2020 release. The release includes a Kubernetes monitoring solution that provides health-based alerting and horizontal pod auto-scaling, cloud monitoring, GCP Marketplace availability, performance improvements, and a more comprehensive Terraform integration. 

Posted April 21, 2020

Accenture has agreed to acquire Gekko, a French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services company. Accenture says the acquisition will increase its AWS resources in France to support enterprise migrations and development on cloud platforms. "Aligned with our development strategy, the acquisition of Gekko would be another significant addition because it would give clients more support for public cloud options. Gekko would also be a major opportunity to accelerate our growth strategy in France," said Olivier Girard, Accenture's Geographic Unit managing director for France and Benelux.

Posted April 20, 2020

Red Hat Brings Enterprise Linux to IBM z15 and LinuxONE III Single Frame Systems

Posted April 20, 2020

With growing numbers of people filing for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, cities and states are having difficulty changing the COBOL code (for mainframes that control their citizens' data) fast enough to respond to the increased unemployment payment eligibility. The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, has organized its membership to address the skills gap spotlighted by public sector officials.

Posted April 20, 2020

IBM Heightens Data Privacy Capabilities for IBM Z Portfolio

Posted April 20, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting 206 countries, areas and territories, IBM is aiding government agencies, healthcare organizations and academic institutions throughout the world use AI to put critical data and information into the hands of their citizens.

Posted April 20, 2020

Solo.io, a software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, is releasing the open source Service Mesh Hub. The platform offers a unified dashboard for installing, discovering, operating, and extending a single service mesh or group of meshes, with multi-cluster "virtual mesh": orchestration and support for the new Istio 1.5. Istio is an open source service mesh led by Google, IBM and Lyft to connect, monitor, and secure microservices, which has gained in popularity among Kubernetes end users.

Posted April 20, 2020

Solo.io is updating Gloo, its Envoy based API Gateway, to focus on improving the developer experience in consuming APIs. In this release the company added a developer portal to make it easy to securely publish and manage APIs to developers both inside and outside the organization.

Posted April 17, 2020

DataStax is offering a preview build of Kong with support for DataStax Astra (beta), bringing a cloud-native database-as-a-service (DBaaS) built on Apache Cassandra to every developer. As part of the beta program, DataStax has been working with developers and listening to their feedback. Many asked for an integration with Kong so DataStax prioritized that request and Kong is one of the first integrations of DataStax Astra.

Posted April 17, 2020

Yellowbrick is providing free access to its cloud data warehouse to give real-time access and insights of critical data to researchers and companies actively working on a vaccine for COVID-19. 

Posted April 16, 2020

Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, is receiving $15.5 million after extending its Series B financing, enabling the company to expand its hybrid cloud data orchestration.

Posted April 16, 2020

VAST Data, a storage company, has raised $100 million in Series C funding which will be used to drive global expansion and accelerate the company's next phase of growth.

Posted April 16, 2020

Sinequa, a provider of intelligent search software, has created a scientific research repository and portal called COVID-19 Intelligent Insight to help in the fight against COVID-19. The free and open portal, built on Sinequa's intelligent technology and expertise, was developed to help professionals in science and medicine rapidly sift through and analyze the numerous and evolving research on COVID-19.

Posted April 16, 2020

Melissa, a provider of global address, name, email, phone, and identity verification solutions, is offering free address validation services for six months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted April 15, 2020

In almost every organization, databases are where the most valuable information resides. Databases have lots of sensitive data in a concentrated form that is specifically designed to be easy to search and analyze. That makes databases a high-value target for bad actors and increases the priority for most organizations to secure the database.

Posted April 15, 2020

Oracle Announces Free Online Learning and Certifications for OCI and Oracle Autonomous Database

Posted April 15, 2020

At Oracle OpenWorld 2019, Oracle introduced the Cloud Free Tier with Always Free services so anyone can try the world's first self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. It provides customers with the opportunity to build, learn, and explore the full functionality of Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer.

Posted April 15, 2020

Software AG is releasing webMethods AppMesh, a configurable control plane for microservices, APIs, and service mesh that adds application context to service mesh, providing better agility, management, and governance of microservices as business apps.

Posted April 14, 2020

With growing numbers of people filing for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, cities and states are having difficulty changing the COBOL code (for mainframes that control their citizens' data) fast enough to respond to the increased unemployment payment eligibility. The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, has organized its membership to address the skills gap spotlighted by public sector officials.

Posted April 14, 2020

Pepperdata, a provider of Analytics Stack Performance (ASP) solutions, is releasing Streaming Spotlight, a new product in Pepperdata's data analytics performance suite enabling Kafka integration. The suite is purpose-built for IT operations teams, giving them a single, comprehensive view of their analytics stack, both in the cloud and on premises.

Posted April 14, 2020

Database Performance Monitoring with SolarWinds

Posted April 13, 2020

Solo.io, a software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, is releasing the open source Service Mesh Hub. The platform offers a unified dashboard for installing, discovering, operating, and extending a single service mesh or group of meshes, with multi-cluster "virtual mesh": orchestration and support for the new Istio 1.5. Istio is an open source service mesh led by Google, IBM and Lyft to connect, monitor, and secure microservices, which has gained in popularity among Kubernetes end users.

Posted April 09, 2020

Ascend.io, the data engineering company, is providing a native integration between the Ascend and Looker platforms, closing the gap between enterprise data engineering and data analysis platforms.

Posted April 09, 2020

Alcide, a Kubernetes security provider, is releasing sKan, an open and free command line tool that brings Alcide Security Platform to the hands of developers, DevOps and Kubernetes application builders. sKan enables developers to scan Kubernetes configuration and deployment files as part of their application development as well as CI pipelines.

Posted April 09, 2020

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is launching Neo4j for Graph Data Science, a data science environment built to harness the predictive power of relationships for enterprise deployments. Neo4j for Graph Data Science helps data scientists leverage highly predictive, yet largely underutilized relationships and network structures to answer unwieldy problems.

Posted April 08, 2020

Talend, a provider of in cloud data integration and data integrity, is bolstering its partnership with Databricks. With the Winter '20 release of Talend Data Fabric, including Stitch Data Loader for data ingest, Talend now supports Delta Lake. The comprehensive support enables data ingestion into lakehouse environments where data warehouse management features are combined with low-cost storage.

Posted April 08, 2020

Talend is joining the fight against COVID-19 by collaborating with developers from the Singer open source community and Bytecode to create an ETL tool for COVID-19 datasets. Talend standardizes the data, augments it with metadata, then routes the results to a data warehouse or data lake: Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Delta Lake for Databricks, or Google BigQuery.

Posted April 07, 2020

SQream, provider of SQream DB, is offering free licenses of SQream DB to qualified healthcare and government organizations on the frontlines of the push to defeat COVID-19. SQream DB enables organizations to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data which is being mined to find a better means of diagnosis and a potential treatment, vaccine, and cure. 

Posted April 07, 2020

DataStax has released DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 6.8, adding new capabilities for enterprises to advance bare-metal performance, support more workloads, and enhance developer and operator experiences with Kubernetes. "DataStax Enterprise 6.8 has made significant advancements in performance, ops management, and Cassandra workloads, but most importantly it adds a Kubernetes operator. This will help enterprises succeed with mission-critical, cloud-native deployments irrespective of the scale, infrastructure, or data model requirements," said Ed Anuff, chief product officer at DataStax.

Posted April 07, 2020

erwin has introduced WFH (Work From Home) Impact Manager, a cloud-based application to provide organizations with a single source of intelligence regarding remote workers' locations, communication preferences, and the processes, systems, and technologies to support them in being productive and compliant as they work from home in response to COVID-19.

Posted April 07, 2020

Okera has raised $15 million in new funding to help provide enterprises with secure data access for modern analytic platforms. The new funding will be used to expand Okera's investment in engineering, sales, and marketing. In line with the new funding, Okera also announced that Nick Halsey, who most recently served as president and CEO of Zoomdata, has joined Okera as CEO and board member.

Posted April 07, 2020

Google is launching its Memorystore platform for Memcached, an open source, in-memory data store that is a caching layer for databases. In a blog post by Gopal Ashok, product manager for Memorystore, the company highlights the announcement.

Posted April 06, 2020

Koch Industries has completed the acquisition of the remaining portion of Infor from Golden Gate Capital. Infor, a global provider of business cloud software specialized by industry, has been a key component of Koch's technological transformation. The acquisition brings new key capabilities to Koch to accelerate digital transformation, while providing Infor with resources and industry knowledge to continue growing its expertise in mission-critical software for industries such as manufacturing, retail and distribution, among others.

Posted April 06, 2020

More than 25,000 students competed in the 15th annual Master the Mainframe Student Developer Competition, powered by AngelHack and sponsored by IBM. The competition is intended to promote a positive sentiment of mainframes to Gen Z, and was presented in three parts, with various recognition and prizes awarded at the completion of each.

Posted April 06, 2020

Compuware, provider of software for mainframe DevOps, has announced new capabilities that enable application development teams to automate performance tests early in the development lifecycle, helping large enterprises speed time-to-market and improve application performance. "DevOps teams simply must accelerate mainframe software development and delivery and drive more innovation—it's a competitive mandate," said Chris O'Malley, CEO of Compuware.

Posted April 06, 2020

Hazelcast, a provider of an in-memory computing platform, is releasing Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a low-latency deployment of Hazelcast software as a managed service. "With the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, we now offer simplicity, scalability, and freedom for organizations to develop their applications in a manner that can be deployed where they best serve the end user, whether that is AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or on-premises," said Enes Akar, CTO for Hazelcast Cloud.

Posted April 06, 2020

Element Critical, a provider of IT infrastructure with data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia, has formed a partnership with multi-cloud networking platform provider, Pureport. "Integrating Pureport's platform into our data centers will allow customers to quickly and cost-effectively connect to the top cloud providers of their choice," said Mike Frank, vice president of product at Element Critical.

Posted April 06, 2020

The White House has announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world's most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. The public-private consortium, spearheaded by the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and IBM, includes government, industry, and academic leaders who have volunteered free compute time and resources on their machines.

Posted April 06, 2020

Lightstep, a provider of observability software for organizations adopting microservices and serverless, is releasing release its observability solution to help developers better understand the health of systems and services.

Posted April 02, 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is launching a series of initiatives to help customers and support business continuity during COVID-19. HPE is releasing a more powerful virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, and offering flexible financing terms and new pre-configured solutions to increase flexibility and accelerate delivery for customers as the company recognizes the growing need to deploy or scale remote workforce infrastructure.

Posted April 02, 2020

MariaDB has announced the immediate availability of MariaDB SkySQL, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for transactions, analytics, or both, and optimized with cloud-native architecture. "The universal need for accessible yet robust database services has never been higher—for around-the-clock critical operations and simplified analytics for a changing world," said Michael Howard, CEO, MariaDB Corp.

Posted April 02, 2020

Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects including Grafana and Loki, is releasing Cortex v1.0, enabling users to streamline real time queries. Cortex enables high-performance Prometheus queries, allowing users to run real time queries against tens of billions of data points.

Posted April 02, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is recieving $112.5 million in funding at a post-money valuation of $2.3 billion, to continue growing its suite of products. This brings the company's total venture funding to $345.5 million.

Posted April 02, 2020

DataStax is releasing code for an Apache Cassandra Kubernetes operator to help enterprises and users succeed with scale-out, cloud-native data. This Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra, cass-operator, is now available and ready for use by the community.

Posted April 02, 2020

The latest Java Development Kit (JDK) delivers new features, including two new highly anticipated preview features—Pattern Matching for instance of (JEP 305) and Records (JEP 359), as well as a second preview of Text Blocks (JEP 368). Additionally, the latest Java release adds Java language support for switch expressions, exposes new APIs for continuous monitoring of JDK Flight Recorder data, extends the availability of the low-latency Z Garbage Collector to macOS and Windows, and adds, in incubator modules, the packaging of self-contained Java applications and a new Foreign memory access API for safe, efficient access to memory outside of the Java heap.

Posted April 01, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the NoSQL Database Cloud Service on the Oracle Cloud as a pay-as-you-go, server-less, and fully managed service, running on the latest Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI Gen 2).

Posted April 01, 2020

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