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Hexaware Technologies, a global technology consulting and solutions company, is now a Premier Services Partner of Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, recognizing Hexaware's commitment to delivering accelerated outcomes through its proprietary Amaze  for Data & AI platform at scale and speed on Snowflake's Data Cloud.

Posted February 16, 2022

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, is releasing Retrospect Backup 18.5, featuring new anomaly detection, customizable filtering and thresholds, and enhanced ransomware protection. With deeper Microsoft Azure Blob integration for Immutable Backups and integrated cloud bucket creation, Retrospect Backup 18.5's anomaly detection and ransomware protect bolsters StorCentric's data-centric security approach to organizations' critical infrastructure, according to the vendor.  

Posted February 16, 2022

Panasonic has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to upgrade its technology infrastructure and drive innovation as it enters a new phase of growth. With Oracle Cloud ERP and Oracle Cloud EPM, Panasonic is working to streamline business operations, gain deeper financial insights, and position the company for a new era of expansion.

Posted February 16, 2022

Oracle is enhancing Oracle Cloud Lift Services with new capabilities that make it easier for customers to design and migrate their data lakehouse and AI-enabled application environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 16, 2022

Oracle has announced the general availability of a new API for Autonomous JSON Database—the Oracle Database API for MongoDB. The announcement was made in an Oracle Database Insider blog post by Roger Ford, principal product manager, Oracle.

Posted February 16, 2022

Cloudentity, a provider of application identity and authorization software, has released GraphQL support capabilities that secure GraphQL application programming interfaces (APIs). According to Cloudentity, GraphQL adoption continues to double year-over-year within the developer community, and it's estimated that millions of developers will use GraphQL for projects over the next few years. This widespread adoption is spurred by the user-friendly description of data in APIs that GraphQL provides. However, the company contends, while GraphQL APIs accelerate application development, save time and resources, and improve the developer experience, they also create new security risks and challenges for API data leakage. 

Posted February 15, 2022

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is releasing a variety of features for the Industrial Data and Internet of Things (IoT) space. InfluxData is releasing key features to expedite IoT and Industrial IoT application building. New capabilities deliver a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and deliver better data processing for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization, operational technology, smart offices, smart homes, and more, according to the vendor.

Posted February 15, 2022

Micro Focus has announced the results of its new COBOL survey that reveals the latest global developments and 2022 plans for enterprises utilizing COBOL and mainframe technology. The survey found that not only is COBOL continually viewed as strategic by 92% of respondents, but that the amount of COBOL code has significantly increased.

Posted February 15, 2022

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented data services and management platform Kyligence Cloud, is releasing the beta version of its intelligent data cloud platform on Google Cloud. "This is a significant step in the evolution of both the Kyligence Cloud and the Google Cloud ecosystem," said Li Kang, vice president, North America, Kyligence. "Having Kyligence's cloud platform available on Google Cloud, makes it even more seamless for customers around the world to leverage Kyligence to unlock insights faster from big data."

Posted February 15, 2022

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of distributed data cloud architecture for data warehousing, is forming a strategic partnership with Nippon Information and Communication Corporation (NI+C), advancing Yellowbrick's global expansion strategy to offer the cloud experience across private and public deployments or at the edge for mission-critical applications in Japanese markets.

Posted February 14, 2022

IBM has announced new capabilities designed to modernize applications across hybrid cloud environments. These include plans to deliver IBM Z as-a-service on IBM Cloud for development and test in the second half of 2022, as well as additional tools for developing hybrid applications. According to the IBM Institute for Business Value study, "Application Modernization on the Mainframe," 71% of responding executives say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy.

Posted February 14, 2022

NetApp is offering its latest update for Astra Control, now enhanced to support cloud block storage providers (Microsoft Azure Disk Storage and Google Persistent Disk) and new Kubernetes platforms (Rancher Kubernetes Engine and community Kubernetes).

Posted February 14, 2022

Advanced, an international provider of application modernization solutions, is partnering with Google Cloud, to drive innovation, increase agility, and reduce operational costs for customers by shifting workloads to Google Cloud.

Posted February 11, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, Inc., announced it has closed $25 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to expand product, sales, and marketing, and to release a free community edition of its machine learning platform. The funding round was led by Microsoft's venture arm, M12. New investors Ridgeline Partners and NSS Advisors joined existing seed investors Boldstart Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures, and Greycroft as part of the round.

Posted February 11, 2022

D2iQ, a provider of open enterprise-grade Kubernetes management for hybrid multi-cloud environments, is partnering with Kong Inc., the cloud connectivity company, to provide a comprehensive solution for building, deploying, and scaling cloud native applications in Day 2 operations.

Posted February 11, 2022

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users.

Posted February 09, 2022

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended the Dynatrace platform's observability and advanced AIOps capabilities to all major serverless architectures. In addition to existing support for AWS Lambda, this includes Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, as well as managed Kubernetes environments, messaging queues, and cloud databases across all major cloud providers. Separately, the company also announced it is delivering software intelligence, including observability, application security, and advanced AIOps capabilities, as code.

Posted February 09, 2022

TigerGraph, provider of a graph analytics platform, has launched "Graph for All Million Dollar Challenge," a global search for innovative ways to harness the power of graph technology and machine learning to solve real world problems. The challenge seeks to bring together brilliant minds to build innovative solutions to better our future with one question: How will you change the world with graph? 

Posted February 09, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is releasing major features to its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform, CloudCasa, enabling advanced migration and recovery to restore data across clusters, regions, cloud accounts, and cloud providers. CloudCasa protects cloud-native applications across IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), DigitalOcean, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Red Hat OpenShift, SUSE Rancher, and VMware Tanzu.

Posted February 08, 2022

VAST Data, the storage software company, announced it is broadening its international expansion plans, continuing to disrupt and modernize the legacy storage infrastructure market. VAST has opened up operations in the UK, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Czech Republic, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Korea. These will now be followed by further expansion across EMEA with Benelux, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Nordics, and in Asia with Japan.

Posted February 08, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted February 08, 2022

Panzura is introducing Data Flex, a set of new hyper-converged cloud capabilities for users of the company's flagship global file system Panzura CloudFS. The new features are designed to provide more flexible access, management, and visibility of unstructured data across an entire hybrid multi-cloud environment, under a single pane of glass using Panzura solutions.

Posted February 07, 2022

Exasol announced that its high-performance analytics database is now available through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model on Amazon Web Services (AWS), strengthening Exasol's position as the performance bridge to the cloud for businesses with a cloud-first strategy.

Posted February 07, 2022

IBM said it plans to introduce a new mainframe during its conference call on fourth-quarter 2021 earnings. The new IBM Z introduction will occur late in the first half of 2022.

Posted February 07, 2022

Intel has announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. The investment will help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors. Planning for the first two factories will start immediately, with construction expected to begin late in 2022. Production is expected to come online in 2025, when the fab will deliver chips using the industry's most advanced transistor technologies.

Posted February 07, 2022

NVIDIA announced that its AI Enterprise 1.1 is now generally available, bringing new updates including production support for containerized AI with the NVIDIA software on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, which was previously only available on a trial basis. Now, enterprises can run accelerated AI workloads on vSphere, running in both Kubernetes containers and virtual machines with NVIDIA AI Enterprise to support advanced AI development on mainstream IT infrastructure.

Posted February 07, 2022

IBM and Francisco Partners have signed a definitive agreement under which Francisco Partners will acquire healthcare data and analytics assets from IBM that are currently part of the Watson Health business. The agreement with Francisco Partners is "a clear next step as IBM becomes even more focused on our platform-based hybrid cloud and AI strategy," said Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Software.

Posted February 07, 2022

Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, and Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P., have entered into a deal to acquire Citrix in an all-cash transaction valued at $16.5 billion. Vista and Evergreen intend to combine Citrix and TIBCO Software, one of Vista's portfolio companies. The companies say this union will create one of the world's largest software providers, serving 400,000 customers, including 98% of the Fortune 500, with 100 million users in 100 countries.

Posted February 07, 2022

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security provider, is adding a variety of key features to its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), helping time-strapped security, DevOps, and IT practitioners to assess their cloud native security risks and respond to attacks in real-time.

Posted February 04, 2022

Foresite Cybersecurity, a cyber security innovator, is acquiring Cyber Lantern, absorbing the company's solutions into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions. Now integrating support for more than 160 of the most important compliance standards, Foresite offers the most comprehensive SaaS solution for small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) looking to automate the management of their security, risk, and compliance initiatives.

Posted February 04, 2022

Keepit, a provider of cloud backup and recovery with a  blockchain-based cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection, is including support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) in its recent platform update. This upgrade adds comprehensive Azure AD support to Keepit's multi-cloud backup and recovery solution.

Posted February 03, 2022

IBM said it plans to introduce a new mainframe during its conference call on fourth-quarter 2021 earnings. The new IBM Z introduction will occur late in the first half of 2022.

Posted February 03, 2022

SolarWinds, a provider of secure IT management software, is offering its database performance monitoring products—SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), SolarWinds SQL Sentry, and SolarWinds Database Insights for SQL Server—on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Organizations can now fulfill their license subscriptions for SolarWinds database performance management products with their Azure consumption commitment benefit under their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC).

Posted February 03, 2022

Syntax, a provider of multi-cloud and mission-critical application managed services and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has increased its investment in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud strategy and will accelerate the transformation of Oracle E-Business Suite to the cloud.

Posted February 02, 2022

Oracle has announced the availability of its first cloud region in Africa to meet the rapidly growing demand for enterprise cloud services on the continent. The Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region will boost cloud adoption across Africa while also helping businesses achieve better performance and drive continuous innovation. The opening marks Oracle's 37th cloud region worldwide with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.

Posted February 02, 2022

Oracle has achieved FedRAMP High Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) for an expanded set of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services.

Posted February 02, 2022

Intel has announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. The investment will help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors. Planning for the first two factories will start immediately, with construction expected to begin late in 2022. Production is expected to come online in 2025, when the fab will deliver chips using the industry's most advanced transistor technologies.

Posted February 02, 2022

Teradata is forming a global partnership with Microsoft to integrate the Teradata Vantage data platform with Microsoft Azure, enabling businesses seeking to modernize their data analytics workloads to leverage the technology of both companies. Teradata Vantage on Azure is already heavily integrated with the Azure ecosystem, including more than 60 Azure data services.

Posted February 02, 2022

Directus, a software company democratizing the future of data management, is releasing Directus 9, an Open Data Platform that can power any data driven app or digital experience. With a new codebase built on Node.js and Vue.js 3, Directus 9 achieves  higher performance than previous versions for near-instant SQL query responses, whether browsing vast datasets in the Directus app or performing deeply nested relational API requests, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2022

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Quest Software from Francisco Partners. Quest CEO Patrick Nichols will continue to lead the company supported by the existing executive management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Posted February 02, 2022

MariaDB Corporation Ab has announced its intention to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in partnership with NYSE-listed Angel Pond Holdings. According to MariaDB, the transaction reflects an implied enterprise value of the combined company of approximately $672 million, representing 14.2x expected fiscal 2022 (ending September 2022) revenue of $47.4 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of fiscal year 2022.

Posted February 02, 2022

Franz Inc., a supplier of graph database technology, has announced Gruff 8.1, a knowledge graph visualization software tool that can be embedded in any web page or web application. Users can now visually build queries and visualize connections between enterprise data directly within a web page or web application, enabling a simple and seamless knowledge discovery experience.

Posted February 02, 2022

DataOps.live, a software company dedicated to helping enterprise companies build and lifecycle manage data applications and data products using Snowflake, announced it has secured $10.3 million in Seed funding, enabling the company to scale-up rapidly, attract even more talent, expand further into North America.

Posted February 01, 2022

Idera, Inc., parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, has acquired Yellowfin International Pty Ltd, provider of a next-generation embedded data analytics and business intelligence platform for augmented business users and developers. Yellowfin will join Idera's Developer Tools business.

Posted January 31, 2022

NVIDIA announced that its AI Enterprise 1.1 is now generally available, bringing new updates including production support for containerized AI with the NVIDIA software on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, which was previously only available on a trial basis. Now, enterprises can run accelerated AI workloads on vSphere, running in both Kubernetes containers and virtual machines with NVIDIA AI Enterprise to support advanced AI development on mainstream IT infrastructure.

Posted January 31, 2022

Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, and Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P., have entered into a deal to acquire Citrix in an all-cash transaction valued at $16.5 billion. Vista and Evergreen intend to combine Citrix and TIBCO Software, one of Vista's portfolio companies. The companies say this union will create one of the world's largest software providers, serving 400,000 customers, including 98% of the Fortune 500, with 100 million users in 100 countries.

Posted January 31, 2022

Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes operations, is adding support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). "By allowing users to deploy VMs and containers on a fleet of Kubernetes clusters via a single pane of glass, Rafay eliminates the operational headache of managing them separately," said Mohan Atreya, SVP product and solutions at Rafay Systems.

Posted January 31, 2022

MinIO Inc., creators of the MinIO multi-cloud object storage suite, announced it has raised $103 million in Series B funding at a $1 billion valuation, enabling the company to accelerate multi-cloud storage adoption. The investment was led by Intel Capital with participation from new investor SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and existing investors Dell Technologies Capital, General Catalyst, and Nexus Venture Partners. This financing brings MinIO's total funding raised to $126 million.

Posted January 28, 2022

StorCentric, provider of a comprehensive portfolio of secure data management solutions, is making enhancements to its Global Nexsan Partner Program, introducing the Nexsan Partner Certification Program. The new program enables Nexsan channel partners to further enhance their ability to serve end clients' data management and security needs, fortify their trusted advisor status, and drive additional business opportunities.

Posted January 28, 2022

Google Cloud is introducing autoscaling for Bigtable, enabling users to automatically add or remove capacity in response to the changing demand of applications. In a blog post, Anton Gething, Bigtable product manager and Ashish Chopra, cloud-native databases product marketing lead, announced that with autoscaling, users only pay for what they need and can spend more time their business instead of managing infrastructure.

Posted January 28, 2022

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