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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.

The Cloud Helped Expand ETL into Automated Data Infrastructure

In this contributed article, Ben Bloch, CEO of Bloch Strategy, defines Extraction, Transformation and Load (ETL) as the process of taking data from one system, changing it in a way that allows it to be integrated with other data in a new system. Since it’s automated you can work with scale in more agile ways. It became a well known acronym in business software during the 1990s, due to the focus on data warehouses. Many people in the industry have tied ETL too closely to on-premise data warehousing, and consider that it has no place in the Cloud world, but that is an incorrect assumption. ETL is even more important today.

ScyllaDB Launches Scylla Cloud Database as a Service

ScyllaDB announced the launch of Scylla Cloud, a fully managed version of Scylla Enterprise, the ultrafast, scalable and cost-effective NoSQL database in production at leading companies across industries including mobile, IoT, finance, entertainment, social media, advertising and manufacturing.

It’s Time for Enterprises to Stop Distracting their Developers

In this contributed article, Kieron-Sambrook Smith, Chief Commercial Officer for Platform.sh, discusses why enterprises tend to lose the forest (business goals) for the trees (container management), and the strategies they can implement to stop distracting their developers from doing what they do best: writing killer code.

Enterprises Seek to Improve Technological Infrastructure and Cloud Hosting Processes for Supporting AI

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – discusses enterprises seeking to improve their technological infrastructure and cloud hosting processes for supporting their AI, machine learning, and deep learning efforts.

Global Survey: Maturity of the Technology Spurs Cloud Adoption More than Business Drivers or Culture Change

Business goals are not enough to compel companies to move to the cloud—rather, it is the maturity, flexibility and reliability of cloud technology that are driving companies to increase and expand their adoption, according to the latest report released today by the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Cloud Foundry BOSH.