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Streaming Cloud Integration: Key Data Considerations for Hybrid and Multicloud Architectures

A new white paper from Striim explores why hybrid-cloud, multicloud, or inter-cloud architecture strategies all need a modern, real-time data integration solution that keeps up with the speed of business. Striim is uniquely qualified to help make the journey to cloud fast and smooth. Striim simplifies moving real-time data across a diverse set of data sources and cloud targets with high-performance, security, and reliability.

Digital Transformation Projects Continue to be at Risk, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite rising optimism in digital transformation, the vast majority of organizations are still suffering failure, delays or scaled back expectations from digital transformation projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 73 percent of organizations have made “significant” or better improvements to the end-user experience in their organization through digital innovation. Twenty-two percent say they have transformed or completely “revolutionized” end-user experience, representing a marked increase over Couchbase’s 2017 survey (15 percent).

The Massive Risk of Lock-In: How Wall Street Future-Proofs their Move to the Public Cloud

In this contributed article, Matthew Baird, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of AtScale, highlights how few statements strike fear in an IT leader’s heart like “lock-in” because in most cases you’re not aware you’re locked in until you encounter a problem big enough that you are forced to reconsider your original decision. It’s at that point one of your architects drops the bomb: Changing that code/system/vendor is going to be a year-long multi-million-dollar project.

NuoDB 4.0 Expands Cloud-native and Cloud-agnostic Capabilities of Distributed SQL Database

NuoDB, the distributed SQL database company, unveiled NuoDB 4.0, featuring expanded cloud-native and cloud-agnostic capabilities with support for Kubernetes Operators and Google Cloud and Azure public clouds. This includes the recently announced Kubernetes Operator to simplify and automate database deployments in Red Hat OpenShift.

Benefits to Consider from a Multi-Cloud Approach

In this contributed article, Bill Fenick, Vice President, Enterprise for Interxion, believes that the cloud is undoubtedly the future within business – and we’re already seeing it evolve. Businesses that adapt to the evolving cloud and adopt a multi-cloud strategy will gain an edge over their competition, while those that don’t will find themselves left behind.

Ascend Creates Automated and Intelligent Dataflows to Power Successful Digital Transformations

Ascend, provider of the Autonomous Dataflow Service, emerged from stealth with $19M in funding to de-risk big data projects and accelerate digital transformations. Ascend operates the only solution with which data engineering teams can quickly build, scale, and operate continuously optimized, Apache Spark-based pipelines. By combining declarative configurations and deep automation, the Ascend Service manages cloud infrastructure, optimizes pipelines, and eliminates maintenance across the entire data lifecycle.

Alluxio Delivers First Data Orchestration Platform Powering Multi-cloud Analytics and AI

Alluxio, developer of open source data orchestration technology used by seven of the world’s top 10 Internet companies, announced the availability of Alluxio 2.0 with breakthrough innovations for data engineers managing and deploying analytical and AI workloads in the cloud, particularly for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

3 Considerations for Working with Data Gravity

In this special guest feature, Matthew Wallace, Faction Chief Technology Officer, addresses three questions enterprise companies should consider in order to understand data gravity so that they may access and use data—efficiently and effectively.

MariaDB’s “Restful Nights” Release Brings Peace of Mind to Enterprise Customers

MariaDB® Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used everyday. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added functionality for enterprises running MariaDB at scale in production environments, involves new levels of testing and is shipped in a configuration that is secure by default. It delivers the highest standards of security, performance, availability and scalability – turning sleeplessness into restful nights.

The Future of Open Source Big Data Platforms

Three well-funded startups – Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc., and MapR Technologies Inc. — emerged a decade ago to commercialize products and services in the open-source ecosystem around Hadoop, a popular software framework for processing huge amounts of data. The hype peaked in early 2014 when Cloudera raised a massive $900 million funding round, valuing it […]