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

Retail

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...

Microsoft extends security offering for multi-cloud environments

Cloud Security Umbrella

Microsoft is extending its Defender for Cloud service to cover the Google Cloud Platform in an effort to simplify security for organisations utilising multi-cloud strategies.

The move will see all three of the world’s largest public cloud providers protected under the same Microsoft solution for posture management and threat protection, with AWS and Azure already under its scope.

Support for Google Cloud will come with recommendations for users on how to configure...

Kraft Heinz partners with Google Cloud for cloud data insights

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz, the Fortune 500 food company, has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with Google to scale its digital transformation as consumers increasingly move towards online shopping.

The move comes as part of Kraft Heinz long-term strategy to improve its in-house digital capabilities, and will call upon Google Cloud for its data and analytics technologies as well as Google Ads to enhance its marketing strategy.

Kraft Heinz expects Google’s offering to...

Cloud infrastructure market grew to £131bn in 2021, up 37%

Floating Boats

The cloud infrastructure market grew by 37% from £95 billion in 2020 to £131 billion in 2021, according to Synergy Research data.

Focusing in on the final quarter, enterprise spending clocked out at £37 billion, marking a similar 36% increase over the previous year.

Amazon, Microsoft, and Google continued to grow at astonishing rates considering the maturity of the market at this point.

John Dinsdale, a chief analyst at Synergy Research, said: “It is a...

Stephen Boyer, CTO, BitSight: Risk quantification and ransomware

Data Breach

If 2021 stood out for one thing in the cybersecurity industry, it would have to be the rise in security breaches. From lone ransomware incidents on small, digitising businesses to US government data breaches through SolarWinds software, the pandemic instilled a before unseen vitality into cyber criminals and bad actors.

BitSight, currently celebrating its 10th year as a company, works with more than 2,100 customers to provide risk management solutions to half a million...