Confluent unveils HashiCorp Terraform Provider to simplify multi-cloud data streaming

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Data streaming platform Confluent has released the Confluent Terraform Provider, developed in partnership with HashiCorp, a provider of multi-cloud infrastructure automation software.

The Terraform provider exposes Confluent Cloud APIs for simple, consistent, and automated management of mission-critical data streaming resources, including cloud environments, Apache Kafka clusters, networks, topics, connectors, and more. Now, Confluent says engineering teams can easily integrate...

Alibaba launches ‘Data-as-a-Service’ firm Lingyang

Alibaba has spun out a “Data-as-a-Service” (DaaS) business called Lingyang Intelligent Service Company.

Lingyang will offer solutions to enterprises that were initially developed for Alibaba.

“The launch of the new firm is an important step taken by Alibaba after long-term consideration,” said Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba.

The team behind Lingyang has vast experience supporting Alibaba’s Double 11 Data Big Screen and 88VIP initiatives....

IBM unveils new cloud and AI powered fan experiences for Wimbledon 2022

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IBM and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have revealed new ways in which Wimbledon fans around the world can experience The Championships digitally, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) running on IBM Cloud and hybrid cloud technologies.

Co-created by the All England Club and IBM for Wimbledon.com and the Wimbledon app, the new features join a comprehensive suite of digital fan experiences - including the IBM Power Index with Watson, IBM Match Insights with Watson and...

Cloud data breaches and cloud complexity on the rise

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45% of businesses have experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months, up 5% from the previous year, raising even greater concerns regarding to protecting sensitive data from cybercriminals.

This is according to the 2022 Thales Cloud Security Report, conducted by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Globally, cloud adoption and notably multicloud adoption, remains on the rise. In 2021, organisations worldwide were using...

Nasuni acquires DBM Cloud Systems’ data mobility technology

Nasuni Corporation, a provider of file data services, has acquired the technology and products of DBM Cloud Systems.

Founded in 2016 by Dixon Doll, Jr., DBM delivers cloud-native data migration technology for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The acquisition comes on the heels of a $60 million growth equity investment from Sixth Street in March. Dr. Joseph Slember, formerly DBM’s vice president of engineering, has joined Nasuni as vice president of engineering, leading the...

More than 90% of businesses are unable to properly succeed in the Data Economy

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Just 6% of businesses globally use, access, and share data in a way that grants them all the business benefits provided by a robust data strategy, according to new research from Snowflake, the Data Cloud company.

The study of 1,000 business leaders and technology managers highlights the significant hurdles that the majority of organisations face in participating fully in the Data Economy.

The Data Economy, as defined by Snowflake, enables businesses to tackle the most...

Why data democratisation is a gamechanger for business

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Every day, technology is advancing. It’s removing barriers to success, allowing the broader adoption of applications that were once too sophisticated for the everyday person. It’s placing the power of AI (artificial intelligence) into more hands, inching us increasingly closer to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. At its core, technological advancements are fundamentally an act of democratisation, making specialised tasks and capabilities simpler, more affordable, and...

Data Cloud Alliance created to solve modern digital transformation challenges

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Google Cloud and many of the fastest-growing data, analytics, storage, and database providers in the tech industry have formed an initiative to ensure that global businesses have more seamless access and insights into the data required for digital transformation.

As founding members of the Data Cloud Alliance, Google Cloud, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst are committing to make data more portable and accessible...

5 minutes with Or Lenchner, CEO at Bright Data

Or Lenchner, CEO at Bright Data.

What is Bright Data?

In a nutshell, Bright Data is a web data platform that innovates solutions to make public web data accessible to all. Founded in 2014, we’re an international company with a team of more than 350 employees. We’ve recently expanded with the opening of three new offices in New York City, San Francisco and New Delhi. We work with more than 15,000 customers from multiple industries, ranging from Fortune 500 players to large enterprises, SMEs, strategic...

ASOS renews five-year Microsoft partnership for retail innovation plan

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British fashion retailer ASOS has signed an agreement with Microsoft that will see Azure remain its preferred cloud platform for the next five years.

Over the past few years, ASOS’ 70-person engineering team has collaborated with Microsoft to build a global customer platform for the company’s 900 hosted brands.

Through Azure and its AI capabilities, ASOS powers its digital platforms and harnesses data-led innovation to cater to its fashionable Generation Z...