It’s Love Data Week: why you should treat your data with love
On Valentine's Day, we publish an article that you might not immediately expect from us. We want to talk about the love of data. After all, it is Love Data Week. We asked six companies to talk about their love for data and why businesses should continue to pay attention to it.
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EU proposal gives medical data to product developers
Several organizations want the EU to reshape the European Health Data Space (EDHS) proposal to give citizens the choice not to share their medical data. In initial proposals of the EHDS, citizens are powerless and their data gets shared for commercial development by definition.
The European Heal... Read more
Cohesity buys Veritas unit for nearly 3 billion dollars
Cohesity has reached an agreement to acquire Veritas' data protection business. The combined company will be valued at $7 billion, about 6.5 billion euros.
CEO Sanjay Poonen told Reuters, "You've got the fastest growth on our side and the best profitably on their side, combined together to be a ... Read more
Reliable protection of IaaS and SaaS top enterprise priority
Large enterprises plan to invest more in data protection over the next 12 months. When choosing an enterprise backup solution, reliability and the protection of cloud-hosted workloads (IaaS and SaaS) are prioritised.
This is according to research from Veeam. It is the second consecutive year tha... Read more
AWS discontinues ‘scale-to-zero’ database Aurora
AWS will soon withdraw support for database manager Aurora Serverless version 1, ending Amazon's scale-to-zero database. Companies should switch to Aurora Serverless 2 to continue receiving support for the product.
However, the new version does not support scale-to-zero. Following the 'scale-to-... Read more
With Fabric, Microsoft aims for biggest launch since SQL Server
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella describes Fabric as perhaps the biggest launch of a data product since SQL Server.
Indeed, Fabric is intended to provide a new foundation for enterprise data and AI applications. If you have a mountain of quality data as an organization and want to build an AI applica... Read more
Data companies Experian and Focum silently sell the addresses of Europeans
The addresses of millions of Dutch citizens are being traded by data companies such as Experian and Focum. The trade might be illegal because the companies do not ask for consent or ensure it is hidden in a general consent form. The Dutch DPA is investigating whether the practices violate the GDPR.... Read more
When will the HDD finally go extinct?
HDD sales have been in decline for years. Pure Storage stated earlier this year that the end of this ancient storage medium is near, after which many parties made the case for the continued survival of the hard disk drive. Can we ever say goodbye to the HDD, and if so, when?
Pure Storage's messa... Read more
Software AG continues portfolio clean-up, requests bids for Cumulocity and Trend Miner
Software AG wants to sell its Cumulocity and Trend Miner platforms for IoT management and data analytics. The Alphabet platform might also be sold to an interested party.
Software AG is cleaning up its current portfolio considerably. It already recently sold its proprietary DataOps and ingestion... Read more
IBM acquires Software AG’s integration platforms
IBM is paying $2.13 billion (€1.95 billion) for Software AG's StreamSets and WebMethods platforms.
The acquisition of the integration platforms should give IBM more opportunities to further focus on AI and hybrid cloud. For example, the arrival of the StreamSets platform should bring more data... Read more