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Cloud Services Survey Reveals Critical Need for AI-Driven Continuous Optimization

Our friends over at Opsani announced the results of a year-long survey of hundreds of enterprises running cloud services that revealed a critical need for artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, continuous optimization of live applications and their environments. Results showed companies are running a robust continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) tool-set for their applications, but are neglecting the post-release portion of the delivery pipeline—continuous optimization of live cloud apps and their environments—resulting in declining user experiences and soaring cloud costs.

The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud

This Gartner whitepaper, sponsored by Striim, offers a glimpse for where databases are headed: “The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud.” Database management system deployments and innovations are increasingly cloud-first or cloud-only. Data and analytics leaders selecting DBMS solutions must accept that cloud DBMS is the future and must plan for shifting spending, staffing and development accordingly.

DDN Expands Data Management Capabilities and Launches New Range of Platforms for AI and HPC

DDN®, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management, announced new infrastructure and multicloud solutions. DDN announced the next generation of SFA® platforms, new data management features of its EXAScaler® “EXA5” file solution, which will be generally available over the next two calendar quarters.

Healthy Hives: Cloud Analytics Helps Save the World’s Bee Population

In this machine learning cast study, we describe how cloud analytics technology is being applied to the Global Hive Network, an initiative to collect billions of individual data points from around the world and analyze them to understand the honeybee population’s overall health and its relationship with environments, weather patterns, forage, diseases, parasites, predator species, and pesticides.

Okera Delivers Industry’s First Real-Time Actionable Insights into Data Lakes

Okera, a leading active data management platform that enables companies to discover, audit, and protect data at scale, announced Okera Spotlight for Amazon Web Services (AWS) users, the first and only solution to provide full visibility with real-time and continuous audit of your Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) data lake.

Kubernetes Driving Google Cloud

Kubernetes is increasingly being used with big data deployments. This trend is driving more big data apps to move to GCP, which offers homegrown support for Kubernetes. To make these workloads simpler and cheaper, there’s a need for a new solution for managing data workloads on Google Cloud Dataproc. With GCP’s CAGR estimated to grow by 64% CAGR through 2021, the cloud is now clearly a three-horse race.

How Astera Labs is Revolutionizing Semiconductor Product Development—100% in the Cloud

For any established semiconductor product developer, designing a next-generation PCIe 5.0 chipset in less than a year is no small feat. For a brand-new startup with no compute infrastructure other than laptops, however, it is a huge ask. That’s why, with time being of the essence, Astera Labs decided to take a chance on the efficiencies it would gain from a 100% cloud-based approach.

Quilt Data Launches, Introduces Visual Index to Amazon’s Public Data

Quilt Data, where the world’s data comes together, launched and announced an index to Amazon’s public cloud data (open.quiltdata.com), enabling organizations globally to discover and share petabytes of data. The world’s cloud data is already larger than the world wide web and projected to expand 100 times over in the next five years. For the first time, Quilt enables anyone to search, understand and explore this vast universe of data with a standard web browser.

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.