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Artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to make waves in the industry, and 2021 looks to further that trend. Experts in the field see humans and machines working together to eliminate biases in algorithms while making work easier to manage through the automation of simple tasks and more. Here IT leaders reflect on the changes that 2020 has brought and the key changes they see shaping up for 2021.  

Posted December 22, 2020

PDI, a global provider of enterprise software solutions, is acquiring Cybera Inc. and ControlScan Managed Security Services (MSS), boosting the company's managed security solutions to protect customers against cybersecurity threats. The acquisition complements PDI's existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution, according to the vendor.

Posted December 22, 2020

MariaDB Corporation announced the certification and immediate availability of the MariaDB Direct Query Adapter in Microsoft Power BI. MariaDB and Microsoft worked together on the integration, giving Power BI users access to data analysis and visualization of live data in MariaDB Platform on-prem or in the cloud through MariaDB SkySQL.

Posted December 22, 2020

There are still plenty of unknowns regarding the recently discovered hacking of federal systems. Who is responsible and how extensive the damage is are among the questions regarding the activity in which bad actors were able to insert malicious code into what appeared to be routine software updates.

Posted December 21, 2020

nOps, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud management platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an AWS Advanced Technology partner, is introducing a new API integration with the AWS Well-Architected Tool. The company introduced additional new product features that support AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews and enrich the product experience for partners and end-customers.

Posted December 21, 2020

Cloud usage was already strong and growing when we started 2020. But that trend will only intensify in the new year, say IT leaders, who also anticipate a strong focus on governance and cloud-native deployments in 2021. Here, IT leaders reflect on the changes that 2020 brought and the key cloud trends they see shaping up for 2021.

Posted December 21, 2020

StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, is receiving new certifications that grow its cloud presence for modern data integration in the enterprise. StreamSets' recent cloud growth amplifies the value it offers to customers looking to continuously flow big, streaming, and traditional data to their data science and data analytics applications.

Posted December 21, 2020

Ahana has announced general availability of Ahana Cloud for Presto, a cloud-native managed service focused on Presto on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Additionally, Ahana announced a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel via its participation in the Intel Disruptor Program to offer an Open Data Lake Analytics Accelerator Package for Ahana Cloud users that leverages Intel Optane on the cloud with AWS.

Posted December 18, 2020

Clumio Inc., providers of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup, is releasing Clumio RansomProtect,  air-gapped ransomware protection with 30-day retention for VMware/VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services (EC2/RDS/EBS), and Microsoft M365 data.

Posted December 18, 2020

Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, is releasing Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response. Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics, and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), announced the availability of Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift and Matillion Data Loader on the Amazon Redshift Integration Console. The availability of both products will enable users to load data into Amazon Redshift, join together disparate datasets, and transform data into an analytics-ready state, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business and provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Boomi, an AWS Technology Partner, has released Boomi Kubernetes Molecule on AWS Quick Start to help customers on AWS modernize through enterprise data integration and improve delivery of integrated experiences.

Posted December 17, 2020

AWS and Grafana Labs are forming a partnership that will result in providing Amazon Managed Services for Grafana, a scalable managed offering that provides AWS customers a native way to run Grafana directly within AWS alongside all their other AWS services.

Posted December 17, 2020

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 December 17, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle MySQL Database Service with integrated MySQL Analytics Engine, optimized for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The new service will enable OCI customers to run sophisticated analytics directly against their operational MySQL databases without requiring complex  data integration with a separate analytics database.

Posted December 17, 2020

IBM Security has announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as expert consulting and managed security services support.

Posted December 17, 2020

Over the past 10 years we've seen a proliferation of non-re­lational database systems, usually based around a distributed, fault-tolerant architecture with flexible consistency models—databases such as DynamoDB, Cassandra, and Hadoop. However, in recent years, a new set of cloud-native, SQL-enabled databases have established significant traction.

Posted December 17, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating the drive toward SaaS apps and cloud adoption, and many companies are now adopting a hybrid cloud approach. Most are going about their transforma­tion wisely, with experienced personnel who are measured in their approach. But we've all heard of companies going dark when a cloud provider did the unthinkable and went down: Everything was great until it wasn't.

Posted December 17, 2020

BIPP, Inc., a BI startup, is releasing the free beta version of its new business intelligence platform and bippLang data modeling language.

Posted December 16, 2020

Today, organizations must deliver new applications, as well as application updates and patches, at a faster rate than ever before. DevOps principles address this challenge by focusing on a combination of tools, processes, and collaboration among development and operations teams to enable more agile and integrated workflows for development, test, and deployment.

Posted December 16, 2020

The TrueNAS Open Storage portfolio is expanding with the addition of TrueCommand Cloud - a cloud-based service to simplify 24x365 TrueNAS management. As a major upgrade to the iXsystems Channel Partner Program, the cloud-based management software for TrueNAS deployments enables revenue producing services for partners moving into managed storage service delivery.

Posted December 16, 2020

Lightrun, provider of a continuous observability and debugging platform, has announced integrations with six popular tools used by developers—Datadog, IntelliJ IDEA, Logz.io, Prometheus, Slack, and StatsD—to help streamline the delivery of real-time observability for enterprise organizations. The new integrations expand Lightrun's real-time capabilities to seamlessly provide the on-demand addition of logs, metrics, and traces inside the organization's existing observability infrastructure. 

Posted December 16, 2020

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, is launching a dedicated Microsoft go-to-market business unit centered on building new solutions based on Microsoft platforms and technologies. The Microsoft go-to-market business unit is a component of Mindtree's multi-tiered initiative to support the continued demand of cloud services and solutions.

Posted December 16, 2020

NTT Corporation and SAP SE are forming a strategic alliance that creates a holistic partnership in which both companies serve as each other's customers, suppliers, and co-innovators. The deeper relationship enables SAP and NTT to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises.

Posted December 16, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its partnership with SAP, positioning Dynatrace as a strategic observability partner for SAP Commerce Cloud. This means Dynatrace's digital experience monitoring capabilities, including real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring, and precise answers from its AI-engine, Davis, are now available for SAP Commerce Cloud, digital experience monitoring, which customers can subscribe to via the online SAP Store.

Posted December 16, 2020

Siemens Smart Infrastructure, a business of the Siemens AG group focusing on energy distribution and intelligent buildings, announced it is moving its SAP infrastructure to AWS. Moving these workloads to AWS will enable Siemens Smart Infrastructure to significantly shorten hardware refresh cycles, increase agility to test and deploy new systems, and provide the foundation for the company's future transformation using SAP S/4HANA technology.

Posted December 16, 2020

This past year has been a whirlwind for everyone, driven by the Coronavirus pandemic as it pushed IT trends in 2020. For 2021 COVID-19 continues to be a central story and a galvanizing force behind this year's forecast.  Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2021.

Posted December 16, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle MySQL Database Service with integrated MySQL Analytics Engine, optimized for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The new service will enable OCI customers to run sophisticated analytics directly against their operational MySQL databases without requiring complex  data integration with a separate analytics database.

Posted December 16, 2020

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of great upheaval-forcing companies to quickly adapt or succumb to the changing tide of digital transformation. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products.

Posted December 16, 2020

Total Computing Solutions (TCS), a division of Zumasys, is updating the features and functionality of its TotaLink credit card processing software to make compliance simpler and integrations for MV platforms smoother. Built-in signature capture through native PICK calls into TotaLink software, allowing customers to avoid purchasing costly dedicated signature capture devices.

Posted December 16, 2020

BlueFinity is enhancing Evoke for the retail market in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the business sector. Using Evoke, retailers are now able to design and deploy the apps that specifically meet both their needs and the needs of their customers, and they do not have to employ specialist app developers to do it but can use their existing staff to create apps.

Posted December 16, 2020

Appsian, a provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has announced that its security and compliance analytics platform, Appsian360, will feature support for Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle EBS). Appsian360 will provide Oracle EBS customers with the ability to gain deep insight into who is accessing business data—when, how, and why. This insight closes a critical visibility gap that can leave organizations exposed to security and compliance threats.

Posted December 16, 2020

Employers today look for a broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. Here's a look at skills that any DBA should have and also those that a DBA should look to obtain and nurture, regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Posted December 16, 2020

It's been widely observed that COVID-19 has caused a dramatic acceleration of companies' digital transformation priorities, compressing dramatic changes that would have spanned years into just a few months. To better understand current trends in data management, including the impact of COVID-19 on IT budgets and innovation, as well as digital transformation and cloud priorities, Unisphere Research, the research arm of Database Trends and Applications, recently conducted a survey, in partnership with Aerospike, Inc., a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions for any scale.

Posted December 15, 2020

IBM Security has announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as expert consulting and managed security services support.

Posted December 14, 2020

Phoenix Software International has expanded its source code licensing agreement with IBM for IBM z/OS JES3. As part of the agreement, Phoenix Software International plans to build on their initial JES3 source code license to add additional components in the Bulk Data Transfer space. According to Phoenix Software, this enables it to bring to market a new set of product offerings, including derivative Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) components, File-to-File for JES2, JES3 and JES3plus environments and System Network Architecture (SNA) Network Job Entry (NJE) for JES3 and JES3plus environments, planned for 2021.

Posted December 14, 2020

Dell Technologies is bringing intrinsic security to the forefront with new solutions and services that protect customers' data. By building security into its supply chain, services, infrastructure and devices, Dell aims to help customers lower risk and become more cyber-resilient. According to Dell Technologies, more than three-quarters of organizations prioritize supply chain security during vendor selection to address security threats such as counterfeit components, malware and firmware tampering. Dell Technologies is addressing these concerns with new supply chain security offerings and data security-focused services for Dell Technologies infrastructure and commercial PCs.

Posted December 14, 2020

Global database technology company FairCom recently announced new versions and rebranding of its major products, which include data solutions for high-speed transactions, Industry 4.0 environments, and legacy system modernization. c-treeRTG V3 is the latest addition to the FairCom "Ready-To-Go" solution dedicated to modernization of core legacy business applications. With its data-centric approach, c-treeRTG modernizes the data management engine underneath without touching the COBOL code.

Posted December 14, 2020

Log-On Software has announced Log-On Wave for IBM Z, which simplifies the administration and operation of virtual Linux servers running on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. The result, the company says, is that IT organizations and service providers benefit from an intuitive graphical interface and intelligent functionality that improves productivity by simplifying administration, configuration and management and future-proofs operations by shielding complexity and enabling less experienced administrators to easily manage highly virtualized infrastructures.

Posted December 14, 2020

IBM Security has announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as expert consulting and managed security services support.

Posted December 10, 2020

Phoenix Software International has expanded its source code licensing agreement with IBM for IBM z/OS JES3. As part of the agreement, Phoenix Software International plans to build on their initial JES3 source code license to add additional components in the Bulk Data Transfer space. According to Phoenix Software, this enables it to bring to market a new set of product offerings, including derivative Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) components, File-to-File for JES2, JES3 and JES3plus environments and System Network Architecture (SNA) Network Job Entry (NJE) for JES3 and JES3plus environments, planned for 2021.

Posted December 10, 2020

Fluree is releasing its core source code under the AGPL open source license. Developers can now pull from and contribute to Fluree on Github, in turn building a new internet ecosystem that promotes data-centric security, traceability, and global interoperability.

Posted December 10, 2020

TrackX, a SaaS-based enterprise asset management and supply chain solution provider, and Topl, a blockchain-based ESG technology company, are teaming up to provide a verifiable tracking and tracing solution to meet the growing demand for greater supply chain sustainability, transparency, and efficiency.

Posted December 10, 2020

IBM and R3, an enterprise software firm, are collaborating to provide blockchain technology solutions that deliver high levels of performance, compliance, and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3's enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.

Posted December 10, 2020

Storj Labs is offering an integration with NEM to accelerate sync times for the NEM Symbol platform, improving the performance of connecting new nodes to the network and analyzing blockchain data. The solution—which was built by NEM partner IoDLT—leverages the native MongoDB integration that allows users to easily store data on the Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage service.

Posted December 10, 2020

Bigstream, a big data solution provider that fuels acceleration of Apache Spark, is releasing its  Hyperacceleration software in AWS Marketplace, along with offering a 30-day free trial of the solution. Bigstream Hyperacceleration enables Spark to optimize the underlying processing platforms and can now be added to Apache Spark on Amazon EMR with just four additional clicks.

Posted December 09, 2020

Einblick, a visual data computing platform provider, based on years of research at MIT and Brown University, announced it has secured $6 million in Seed funding along with launching its visual data computing platform. The funding round was lead investor Amplify Partners with participation from top-tier investors Flybridge and Samsung Next.

Posted December 09, 2020

Qlik is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), debuting Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS in the AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can now purchase Qlik's modern data analytics platform, with Qlik's unique associative engine and artificial intelligence (AI), to enable enterprise-wide analytics in the cloud leveraging AWS.

Posted December 09, 2020

Lightbits Labs has announced advancements to its cloud-native storage solution, enabling customers to confidently scale their private, hybrid, and edge cloud deployments.  

Posted December 09, 2020

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) has completed a $45 million financing from investors including Honeywell Ventures, IBM Ventures, JSR Corporation, Serendipity Capital, Alvarium Investments and Talipot Holdings to further accelerate commercialization and consolidate its leadership position in quantum computing software and applications.

Posted December 09, 2020

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