There's always been a rich market for software tools that clean up enterprise data and integrate it to make it more useful. With the mantra that "data is the new oil," there is more than ever a very good sales pitch to be made by vendors large and small, from Oracle to Talend. But what if nothing needed to be cleaned up, per se? What if, instead, the most valuable parts of the data could be transferred, in a sense, into machine learning models, without altering the data itself? That notion is implied by a new technology introduced Thursday by Google's AI team, in conjunction with Brown University and Stanford University. The code, which goes by the somewhat ungainly name "Snorkel DryBell," builds on top of the existing Snorkel software, an open-source projected developed at Stanford. Snorkel lets one automatically assign labels to data, a kind of taxonomy of what's in the data, from content repositories to real-time signals coming into the data center. Also: Google's … [Read more...] about Is Google’s Snorkel DryBell the future of enterprise data management?
Veeam, a privately held data management company, said that it has raised $500 million in funding from Insight Venture Funding as well as existing investor Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Special Feature The Art Of The Hybrid Cloud Cloud computing is insatiably gobbling up more of the backend services that power businesses. But, some companies have apps with privacy, security, and regulatory demands that preclude the cloud. Here's how to find the right mix of public cloud and private cloud. Read More The company, which has about $1 billion in annual sales, is a player in the cloud data management market and has 325,000 customers. Veeam started with a specialty in on-premises backup and recovery software, but is morphing into data management for hybrid and public cloud environments. Gartner put Veeam among the leaders in the data center backup and recovery market, but the competition includes Dell EMC, Commvault, IBM and Veritas Technologies to name a few. Veeam has a wide … [Read more...] about Veeam raises $500 million, plots data management expansion
Pure Storage is launching its software on Amazon Web Services with block storage, data protection and deduplication services in the public cloud. The aim for Pure Storage is to better bridge on-premises and cloud infrastructure. The move highlights a few key trends in the enterprise space. First, hybrid architecture is becoming the new norm as companies aim to run applications in the cloud and data center interchangeably. In addition, data and storage players are positioning to handle more real-time workloads such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics with solid-state storage. And storage is becoming more software defined. Matt Kixmoeller, vice president of strategy at Pure, said the AWS effort is "the first time we've made our software consumable outside of hardware." Pure is starting on AWS for mission critical applications and will look at adding other public clouds over time. "We are taking the time to do it right," said Kixmoeller.Why AI and machine learning … [Read more...] about Pure Storage launches cloud data management suite for AWS in hybrid play
A company which has built its reputation on global data management services appears to have left a treasure trove of data open to the prying eyes of the public. More security news Judge rules cryptocurrency ICO scam case falls under securities law Security 101: Here's how to keep your data private, step by step How to steal a Tesla Model S in seconds British Airways breach caused by the same group that hit Ticketmaster Baar, Switzerland-based Veeam calls itself the "global leader in intelligent data management" and offers "Hyper-Available" data management solutions able to merge traditional data backup and recovery tools with modern cloud environments.However, in what appears to be the absolute opposite of such claims, the company is reported to have left a server with 200GBs' worth of data exposed online.The unsecured Amazon server was indexed on August 31 and remained open until September 9.According to Bob Diachenko, an investigation led by the security researcher together … [Read more...] about Data management firm Veeam mismanages own data, leaks 445m records
A Swiss data management company may've dropped the ball when it came to managing its own data.Switzerland-based Veeam, which specializes in data recovery, backup and management, reportedly left exposed a database containing more than 200 gigabytes of customer information.The more than 440 million records mostly consisted of names, email addresses and IP addresses, according to a report by TechCrunch and a blog post by security researcher Bob Diachenko. Veeam didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.Veeam used the data to send automated marketing communications to its customers.The database consisted of two collections of records gathered between 2013 and 2017, according to TechCrunch, which said some records may be duplicates. After TechCrunch alerted Veeam about the exposure, the database was pulled offline within three hours, the news outlet said.The database wasn't secured with a password, so it was accessible to anyone who was aware of it, Diachenko said.Exposed-data … [Read more...] about Data-management firm reportedly mismanages data, exposes customer info