GUEST OPINION: Faced with a rapidly evolving threat landscape and the increasing likelihood of falling victim to an attack, growing numbers of organisations are taking a more proactive approach to their IT security.
GUEST OPINION: Ask any IT manager or CIO to name their top workplace concerns, and it’s highly likely one will center around complexity.
Graph data platform provider Neo4j now offers a perpetual free tier for its graph database as a service AuraDB.
AWS's Babelfish for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition – a service that allows applications written for Microsoft SQL Server to run directly on Amazon Aurora with little to no code changes – is now generally available.
Storage-as-a-service provider Pure Storage has announced its Pure Fusion storage-as-code platform and the Portworx Data Services database-as-a-service platform.
COMPANY NEWS: Hazelcast, the real-time intelligent applications platform, announces the new Hazelcast Platform, enterprise software capable of serving as a single platform for transactional, operational and analytical workloads. The Hazelcast Platform combines the capabilities of a real-time stream processing engine with in-memory computing to deliver a simplified architecture that is highly performant, scalable and reliable.
Database vendor MongoDB has announced MongoDB 5.0 with native time series support, along with improvements to MongoDB Atlas, Atlas Search, Atlas Data Lake, and Realm.
Global cyber security vendor Sophos claims a cryptominer known as MrbMiner that infects database servers is being managed from a small software company in Iran.
The Oracle MySQL Database Service with integrated MySQL Analytics Engine, exclusively available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides a single, unified platform for online transaction processing and online analytics processing workloads. the company said.
Open source managed service provider Instaclustr has added the Redis database to its lineup.
Several organisations in Taiwan have been targeted by a new Windows ransomware family that has been named ColdLock by the Japanese security firm Trend Micro.
James Cook University in North Queensland is claiming an Australian-first offering of fully-online training as a data scientist.
The latest release of FileMaker is here. FileMaker 17 provides master-detail layouts, six new starter apps, and other new features.
Accounting software provider Xero has completed a two-year transition of its entire platform to Amazon Web Services (AWS), with more than 59 billion records, 3000 apps and 120 databases transferred.
Oracle has announced Oracle Database 12c release 2, which will be available in the cloud before it ships to on-premises users. In related news, new Exadata systems have been revealed.
Open-source database company MariaDB has continued its 2016 momentum with the appointment of two new executives.
Internet Australia has taken umbrage at reports that Victoria's Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner is seeking warrant-free access to the data retention scheme.
Hybrid storage vendor Nimble Storage is preparing to deliver support for SAP HANA in the near future. Not only that, it's also about to give away some Apple Watches.
A mistrust in automation for the database is proving to be the biggest barrier preventing developers adopting continuous delivery for the database, according to newly published research.
Wine company Taylors Wines has become the first Australian wine business to implement a business intelligence and corporate performance management solution from global CPM and analytics vendor BOARD International.
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