November 16, 2023

News Flashes

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu and the provider of open source security, support, and services, is announcing the general availability of MicroCloud, a low-touch, open source cloud computing solution that removes the complexity of launching a private cloud, enabling enterprises to deploy their own cloud in minutes with a single command.

Datadog, the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, enabling Google Cloud customers to proactively observe and secure their cloud-native and hybrid applications within Datadog's unified platform.

IBM is evolving its flagship IBM QRadar SIEM product, redesigning on a new cloud-native architecture, built specifically for hybrid cloud scale, speed, and flexibility. IBM also unveiled plans for delivering generative AI capabilities within its threat detection and response portfolio—leveraging watsonx, the company's enterprise-ready data and AI platform.

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.

Think About It

An age-old question when it comes to staffing a DBA group is how to determine the right number of DBAs required to keep your organization's databases online and operating efficiently. Many organizations try to operate with the minimal number of DBAs that they can. The general idea here is that the fewer staff members you hire, the lower overall cost will be. However, that assumption is probably not entirely true. An overworked DBA staff can make mistakes that cause downtime and operational problems far in excess of the salary requirements of an additional DBA.