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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.

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

This new white paper from Striim, “Streaming Cloud Integration: Key Data Considerations for Hybrid and Multicloud Architectures,” is a timely guide for enterprise decision makers who have accepted the benefits of moving to the cloud: elastic scalability, agility to launch innovative solutions quickly using modern technologies, better cash flow management, and lower expenses with a pay-as-you-go model, just to name a few.

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.

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 […]

Interview: Atif Kureishy, Global VP, Emerging Practices at Teradata

I recently caught up with Atif Kureishy, Global VP of Emerging Practices at Teradata, during the 2019 edition of the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, to get a deep dive update for how Teradata is advancing into the fields of AI and deep learning. He also speaks about the ways Teradata and NVIDIA are accelerating time to value for enterprise AI environments and gathering financial services insights from GPUs.

Furnace Serverless Apps Run Across Azure, GCP & AWS Natively, Scale Massively

Furnace Ignite Ltd announced that Furnace, the recently launched open source, Serverless, data streaming platform, now runs natively on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, adding to the previously announced Amazon Web Services (AWS). Furnace helps organizations address their ‘Big Data’ challenges, using Serverless architecture across multiple Cloud platforms to easily leverage data from multiple sources, breaking through “Cloud vendor lock-in” impedances.

DataStax Announces Constellation, a Cloud-Native Data Platform

DataStax, the company behind a leading database built on Apache Cassandra™, announced DataStax Constellation, a cloud data platform that will simplify the development and operation of modern applications. Constellation will launch later this year with two cloud services: DataStax Apache Cassandra as a Service and DataStax Insights.