Cisco announces a new container platformCisco has announced the availability of the Cisco Container Platform. This new solution is designed tackle the configuration, deployment and management of container clusters. “Cisco is focused on enabling customers’ multicloud ambitions. Cisco Container Platform helps customers realize the potential of Kubernetes and containers, simplifying the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters in a multicloud environment with enterprise-class security and compliance,” said Kip Compton, vp of cloud platform and solutions group at Cisco.Boundless announces new geospatial server for the enterpriseBoundless has announced the availability of the Boundless Server Enterprise. This is a cloud-native geospatial web server that is designed to take advantage of the cloud’s to scale up and out. The platform will allow enterprises to have a scalable way to serve maps to their applications running in the cloud.“It is more critical than ever for organizations to have infrastructure that can scale elastically to meet increases in load and demand,” said Anthony Calamito, chief geospatial officer at Boundless. “Boundless Server Enterprise is the first of its kind and represents a next-generation solution that scales for maximum responsiveness today while remaining elastic to handle increases in the future. The result is limitless scalability with better uptime, minimized risk and lower total costs. With this new offering, Boundless is continuing to revolutionize the GIS world.” InfluxData has announced the latest release of its database-as-a-service, InfluxCloud. New capabilities include improved security, expanded global region support and faster onboarding. In addition, it features pre-built dashboards that allow customers to co-monitor the health of their InfluxCloud as well as new multi-user functionality. “At InfluxData, we pride ourselves on listening to customers and being responsive to their needs, and many of these updates to InfluxCloud are a result of direct customer feedback,” said Tim Hall, InfluxData VP of products. “We have made the platform much easier to use and monitor with these new features. We continue to advance the capabilities of InfluxCloud – putting more power of InfluxData into the hands of our users and streamlining their use within a cloud-based environment.”Datadog adds Java support to its APM solutionDatadog has announced Java support for Datadog Application Performance Monitoring and Distributed Tracing. This will allow customers to examine the health of the code within Java applications.“This is a crucial step in bringing full-stack visibility to our largest Java customers,” said Julie Levine, product manager at Datadog. “By giving them the ability to monitor their applications alongside the underlying cloud infrastructure within AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, we are providing a true platform of observability that saves our customers money and time.”
Cloudera and Hortonworks have announced that they have entered into an agreement in which the two companies will join in an all-stock merger of equals. The decision has been unanimously approved by both companies’ Board of Directors.The companies believe that this merger will set them up to become a next-generation data platform that spans multi-cloud, on-premises, and the edge. They also hope to set the standard for hybrid cloud data management and accelerate customer adoption, community development, and partner engagement.“Our businesses are highly complementary and strategic,” said Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera. “By bringing together Hortonworks’ investments in end-to-end data management with Cloudera’s investments in data warehousing and machine learning, we will deliver the industry’s first enterprise data cloud from the Edge to AI. This vision will enable our companies to advance our shared commitment to customer success in their pursuit of digital transformation.”Other benefits of the merger are that the companies will be able to offer complimentary offerings, such as Hortonworks DataFlow and Cloudera Data Science Workbench. The combined companies will also be able to enhance partnerships with public cloud vendors and systems integrators, they explained.“Together, we are well positioned to continue growing and competing in the streaming and IoT, data management, data warehousing, machine learning/AI and hybrid cloud markets. Importantly, we will be able to offer a broader set of offerings that will enable our customers to capitalize on the value of their data,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks.