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Data breach
Optus notifies customers of cyberattack and potential data compromise
Last week
The company says that it immediately shut down the attack and is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to mitigate any further risks to customers.
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Machine learning
Oracle announces MySQL HeatWave for Amazon Web Services
Last month
MySQL HeatWave is a service that combines OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation. 
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Rimini Street
UTS switches to Rimini Street for database security and management
August 2022
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced that it has switched maintenance, support and security management of its Oracle database and technology platforms from Oracle to Rimini Street.
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Innovation
Arcion extends data replication platform with new capabilities
August 2022
"Arcion is committed to investing in continuous innovation. Our goal is to be the first choice in whole-product solutions for large-scale data replication."
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Oracle
Microsoft and Oracle extend partnership with OCI functionality
July 2022
With this new offering, Microsoft Azure customers can provision, access and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in OCI.
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Microsoft
Oracle and Microsoft extend partnership with latest announcement
July 2022
With this new offering, Microsoft Azure customers can provision, access and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in OCI.
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Collaboration
How using federated databases can enhance collaboration
July 2022
The word 'federation' may bring to mind a governmental body, which is a fitting metaphor for understanding the concept of data federation.
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Malware
What we can learn from the leaked Conti ransomware group chats
June 2022
In February, Russia-based ransomware group Conti declared it would fully support the Russian Government during its invasion of Ukraine.
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Cybersecurity
Secureworks researches new threat to Elasticsearch databases
June 2022
Researchers from Secureworks' Counter Threat Unit have identified indexes of multiple internet-facing Elasticsearch databases replaced with a ransom note.
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Software-as-a-Service
Cloudflare launches instant serverless database for dev teams
May 2022
"Today we’re announcing our first serverless database which we expect will quickly become one of the largest databases in the world."
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Blockchain
What is a DApp and why are they useful?
May 2022
DApps are an innovative way to make use of a blockchain's capabilities. But it can be tough to find a plain English definition of exactly what they are.
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Machine learning
Oracle MySQL HeatWave now supports machine learning
March 2022
Oracle announces that Oracle MySQL HeatWave now supports in-database machine learning, in addition to transaction processing and analytics.
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Migration
Rimini Street supports BreastScreen Victoria with IT solutions
March 2022
One of Australia's largest breast cancer screening organisations, BreastScreen Victoria, has switched to Rimini Street Support for its Oracle Database software.
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Cloud
Oracle announces Multiple-VM Autonomous Database availability on Exadata Cloud@Customer
March 2022
Oracle has recently announced the availability of its Multiple-VM Autonomous Database on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer.
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Cybersecurity
GitHub Advisory Database opens to community contributions
February 2022
The move allows anyone to contribute security information to advisories to better secure software supply chains.
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Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud reports 50% revenue year-over-year growth and named a Leader in CDM by Gartner
January 2022
Alibaba Cloud has been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, after seeing its revenue for database products rise due to the pandemic.
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SolarWinds
Interview: SolarWinds explores databases & DataOps in the cloud-first era
November 2021
Thomas LaRock talks us through DBA, DataOps, and how SolarWinds is helping organisations navigate challenges and opportunities in their journeys.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Fivetran acquires Teleport Data, solves database replication issues
June 2021
“We are prioritising the development and acquisition of new replication technologies so that Fivetran is the most robust and easy-to-use data pipeline solution in the market"
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Managed Services
HPE GreenLake & Nutanix launch managed multi-database ops & management solution
June 2021
HPE builds on its successful collaboration with Nutanix to offer a fully managed database operations service.
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Database
Data platforms failing to meet requirements of today, survey shows
March 2021
“Business leaders are coming to the realisation that their existing technology cannot keep up with the data requirements of today and tomorrow."
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Blockchain
Oracle releases new version of converged database
January 2021
Contains more than 200 updates, including immutable blockchain tables, In-Database JavaScript, native JSON binary data type and more.
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Gartner
Alibaba Cloud Leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management
December 2020
The company’s DBMS has seen a doubling in demand year-over-year as more businesses are adopting database technologies.
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Database
Google Cloud launches new Data Migration Service
November 2020
"With Database Migration Service, we’re delivering a simplified and highly compatible product experience so that, no matter where our customers are starting from, they have an easy, and secure way to migrate their databases to Cloud SQL.”
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Cloud
SolarWinds to acquire SentryOne
October 2020
The addition of the SentryOne products will amplify the support SolarWinds can offer for Microsoft and Microsoft Azure environments.