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New IBM DB2 v11.1 targets developers with in-memory database in the cloud

IBM Corp. released this week new version of its database software, IBM DB2 v11.1 to help developers bridge on-premise applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture. DB2 V11.1 is a multi-workload database software that powers the next generation of applications including mobile, advanced analytics, cognitive and highly available transactions. IBM DB2 offers a security-rich environment required for the hybrid world, designed to protect data both in flight […]

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Nutanix boosts relationship with Microsoft to deliver engineered hybrid cloud offering

Nutanix expanded this week its relationship with Microsoft by joining together on a jointly-engineered integrated system designed to provide customers a comprehensive hybrid cloud offering. The new offering brings together the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard and Nutanix enterprise cloud platform to deliver a Microsoft Azure-consistent environment within an enterprise datacenter. The system is ideal for enterprise applications like Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics, […]

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Symantec redefines cybersecurity with Blue Coat acquisition for $4.65 billion; gets new CEO

Symantec and Blue Coat announced in a Sunday deal that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.651 billion in cash. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of this year. The proposed acquisition will delivers comprehensive enterprise cyber defense across critical threat vectors, and […]

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Splice Machine moves to open source; seeks contributors, mentors, sponsors and champions support latest move

Splice Machine announced this week that its relational database management system, dual-engine RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, is moving to open source. The company is seeking contributors and participants in database architecture and distributed systems to guide and support the transition, develop best practices and help shape next-generation features that best suit the open source community. Splice Machine will continue to add new features that support a range of […]

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New Suse Enterprise Storage 3 based on the Jewel release of Ceph open source announced

Suse announced Monday that its Enterprise Storage 3 is available to help customers adapt to changing business and data demands through accelerated IT innovation. The software-defined storage management solution from Suse is commercially supported solution based on the Jewel release of the Ceph open source project, ensuring customers are first to get supported and easy access to the rapidly advancing Ceph community innovation. Suse also announced that it had teamed […]

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Arista enhances storage interoperability with EMC, HPE, others with launch of Universal Leaf Network platform

Arista Networks announced Thursday the Arista 7280R Series, a new fixed switching and routing platform for next generation data centers. Complementing the recent 7500R Universal Spine platform, the7280R Series Universal Leaf combines dynamic and deep buffering, Internet scale route tables, and open, programmable Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System) in a compact form factor. This approach challenges traditional network designs like fiber channel storage area networks (SAN), legacy routers or analog […]

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New version of SailPoint Data Access Governance solution streamlines compliance of EU rules

SailPoint launched Tuesday the latest version of SecurityIQ, the company’s solution that provides an integrated and comprehensive approach to governing all data in the enterprise. SecurityIQ has seen considerable traction with existing and new SailPoint customers who recognize the need to manage access to unstructured data stored in files throughout the organization as part of their identity governancestrategy. SecurityIQ simplifies the ongoing challenge of managing how access is granted to […]

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New Cavium ThunderX2 adopts 64-bit ARM-based servers to address application and workload requirements

Semiconductor vendor Cavium announced Monday ThunderX2, its second generation of workload optimized ARM server SoCs that targets high performance volume servers deployed by public/private cloud and telecom communications data centers and high performance computing applications. It is optimized for data center workloads such as compute, security, storage, data analytics, network function virtualization and distributed databases. The ThunderX2 line of processors currently includes four workload optimized processors targeting different workloads. The […]

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AWS updates Amazon ElastiCache to export Redis snapshots to S3

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced this week support that Amazon ElastiCache will support the Memcached and Redis in-memory caching engines. While Memcached is generally used to cache results from a slower, disk-based database, Redis is used as a fast, persistent key-value store. It uses replicas and failover to support high availability, and natively supports the use of structured values. With its new features, Redis users will have the ability to […]

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