Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 59 - Page 10

NEWS

Lufthansa selects Datometry to accelerate data warehouse modernisation enterprise and is one of the largest data warehouse installations of its kind .

Lufthansa is looking to modernise its analytical data processing with the performance and flexibility of a modern cloud data warehouse , while preserving long-standing investments in application development and business processes .

Datometry , a pioneer of database virtualisation , has announced that Deutsche Lufthansa AG , has selected the Datometry virtualisation platform to accelerate the modernisation of its onpremises data warehouse to Microsoft Azure Synapse .

The Datometry Hyper-Q virtualisation platform is the first to make databases and applications fully interoperable and will enable the Lufthansa Group to re-platform to the cloud without disrupting existing business processes .
Lufthansa Group , composed of the segments Network Airlines , Eurowings and Aviation Services , is one of the leading operating aviation groups worldwide . The group ’ s legacy data warehouse powers many mission-critical functions across the
Datometry Hyper-Q uniquely addresses Lufthansa ’ s business objectives by enabling the company to transfer its existing applications natively to Azure without costly rewrites of SQL code . With Datometry Hyper-Q , Lufthansa will complete the transformation from on-premises to cloud-native at a fraction of the time , cost and risk of conventional database migrations .
“ We chose Datometry for its powerful value proposition and commitment to a strong partnership ,” said Mirco Bharpalania , Senior Director Data , Analytics and Integration , Lufthansa Group .

Lumen invests in its sixth on-net subsea route across the Atlantic

One year after Lumen Technologies established a new subsea fibre route between the US and France , the company is again significantly increasing network capacity and diversity .

Lumen is investing in a fibre pair on Grace Hopper , a subsea cable system spearheaded by Google , between New York and Bude ,
Cornwall in the UK . The Grace Hopper system will use Lumen landing station and infrastructure services at both locations .
“ Data flow and capacity demands don ’ t know boundaries ,” said Laurinda Pang , Lumen President of Global Customer Success . “ The bandwidth explosion across continents is real and we ’ re meeting it head-on by investing in new subsea cables . The Grace Hopper system is part of Lumen and Google ’ s long history of collaboration .
“ Together , we ’ re building communications infrastructures for secure and reliable delivery of digital enterprise and consumer services around the world . We are pleased to be using our landing stations at these locations and excited to add another end-to-end intercontinental connection to the Lumen network – one of the most deeply peered networks in the world .
” According to the US Chamber of Commerce , data flows are the lifeblood of the US – Europe trade and investment partnership , with more data flowing between the two continents than anywhere else in the world . Data flows are essential to small and large businesses and support global financial systems , medical research , cybersecurity efforts and burgeoning global demands for highquality content .
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