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The well-known three Vs of Big Data - Volume, Variety, and Velocity – are increasingly placing pressure on organizations that need to manage this data as well as extract value from this data deluge for Predictive Analytics and Decision-Making. Big Data technologies, services, and tools such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and NoSQL/NewSQL databases and Data Integration techniques, In-Memory approaches, and Cloud technologies have emerged to help meet the challenges posed by the flood of Web, Social Media, Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) data flowing into organizations.



Big Data Articles

In many organizations, database professionals are taking on multiple roles, often combining developer and administrator tasks into one job. Ideally businesses should look to invest in a single tool that can simplify database access, management, and development, while also reducing complexity and improving productivity.

Posted March 18, 2019

NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox after reaching a definitive agreement, uniting two high-profile companies in high-performance computing (HPC). With the addition of Mellanox, NVIDIA says, it will optimize data center-scale workloads across the entire computing, networking, and storage stack to achieve higher performance, greater utilization, and lower operating cost for customers.

Posted March 18, 2019

Pepperdata, a provider of big data Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is releasing its new Big Data Cloud Migration Cost Assessment for enterprises looking to migrate their big data workloads to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or IBM Cloud. By analyzing current workloads and service level agreements, the detailed, metrics-based assessment enables enterprises to make informed decisions, helping minimize risk while ensuring SLAs are maintained after cloud migration.

Posted March 18, 2019

This, in turn, offers different attack vectors than traditional applications and creates opportunities for cybercriminals seeking to manipulate or monetize the data being shared on the blockchain. X-Force Red is comprised of hackers who can break into blockchain networks using the same tools, techniques, practices and mindsets as criminals would use. Through vulnerability assessments, vulnerability management programs, adversary simulation exercises, and manual penetration testing, X-Force Red can help organizations identify and fix vulnerabilities before criminals find them. 

Posted March 18, 2019

DBAs already undertake a large load in the enterprise and cloud is the latest factor changing how DBAs operate. As cloud gains momentum and migrations of applications and databases become more common, the question is often asked "Does cloud mean the end of the DBA?" DBTA recently held a webinar with Francisco Munoz Alvarez, director of innovation, Data Intensity, an Oracle partner, who discussed how cloud is bringing about that evolution and what today's DBAs must know to be successful in a cloud-enabled future.

Posted March 15, 2019

With COLLABORATE 2019 on the horizon the Oracle Applications Users Group is starting off the year with a new president at the helm who aims to take the group into a transformative period as they evolve with the needs of the Oracle market. The OAUG, an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers' investment in Oracle and partner solutions, will be led by Douglas Manning who currently leads a section of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) technical and functional professionals at Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory.

Posted March 15, 2019

FileWave, a multi-platform endpoint management solution for apps, is launching its North American channel partner program, providing resellers with the ability to give customers technology for managing macOS, iOS, Windows, Chrome OS, and Android devices. Resellers can sign on in different tiers based on sales volume, geographies and vertical markets, enabling them to add FileWave's industry-leading solutions to their portfolios immediately.

Posted March 14, 2019

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, has raised $10 million in a Series A financing, led by Bow Capital, that will allow it to accelerate product development and revenue growth by further expanding its engineering and sales teams to more heavily support its customers and community in the U.S. The company will continue to build-up community support, marketing, human resources as well as sales in Silicon Valley. The main software and product development will continue to be driven from Cologne, Germany.

Posted March 14, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is introducing machine learning-enabled database anomaly detection and an automated management API in the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). The company is also refreshing its IT operations management portfolio, collectively designed to improve support for monitoring critical IT services and extend support for monitoring private cloud and converged infrastructures.

Posted March 13, 2019

C3, an enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation, is introducing the C3 Integrated Development Studio (IDS), a low-code/no-code environment for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications. IDS provides data ingestion, data modeling, machine learning feature engineering and model lifecycle management, and a metadata-driven UI development tool. The hybrid, multi-cloud distributed architecture of C3 IDS enables secure, highly available, and rapidly scalable application development.

Posted March 13, 2019

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is joining Cisco's SolutionsPlus program, giving Cisco's direct and channel sales network the ability to offer Cohesity's modern backup and recovery capabilities. The Cisco SolutionsPlus agreement includes joint sales, marketing, service and support investments, and alignment of product roadmaps.

Posted March 12, 2019

Aerospike Inc., developer of a NoSQL database, is launching the Aerospike Connect family of add-on modules, as well as a new REST API, to make it even easier to integrate the Aerospike Database into both new and existing enterprise infrastructure systems.

Posted March 12, 2019

dotData, delivering end-to-end data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing Version 1.4 of its dotData Data Science Automation Platform, adding enhancements to the platform and providing users with deeper insights, increased flexibility, ease-of-use, and greater performance to meet their specific business goals.

Posted March 12, 2019

VAST is partnering with CloudHealth by VMware, provider of the leading multi-cloud management platform, enabling VAST customers to manage cloud and virtual resources across platforms and environments. VAST will use the CloudHealth platform to help customers optimize cloud costs and implement best practices and automation for security, compliance, and governance.

Posted March 12, 2019

COLLABORATE is where Oracle users and IT decision makers find practical solutions for today and create strategies for tomorrow. This conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking.

Posted March 12, 2019

Every day, more technology surrounds us.  Things that were once fiction, are now everyday occurrences.  None of this is by accident or happenstance, this is only through the work of many professionals and even amateurs in the fields of engineering, electronics, and computer science.

Posted March 12, 2019

From April 7-11th, Oracle users from across the world will gather in San Antonio for the largest user-led, user-focused event where they'll get the real story about Oracle products and experience in-depth education and networking to take their Oracle product impact to the next level.

Posted March 12, 2019

One week is all you need. One week at COLLABORATE 19: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community equips Oracle users with expertise and insight to accelerate performance and maximize Oracle investments. At COLLABORATE 19, April 7-11 in San Antonio, Texas, the OAUG delivers expert on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the Cloud so users can innovate with their current Oracle solutions and strategically plan for the future. Users share lessons learned from real-life implementations, and solutions providers offer a look at the latest, greatest new products.

Posted March 12, 2019

Vexata, a provider of accelerated data infrastructure, is unveiling VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform, transforming industry standard servers into hyper-scale data platforms that meet the extreme performance at scale demands. Powered by Vexata's patented Accelerated Data Architecture software and FPGA firmware, VX-Cloud eliminates the economic barriers for public cloud providers and on-premise private clouds to provide a unified, multi-petabyte, extreme performance tier allowing data to be flexibly provisioned across multiple consolidated applications.

Posted March 11, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is launching Spotlight Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Now database administrators and developers that use Azure can now directly access and take advantage of Spotlight Cloud to proactively resolve database performance issues, optimize performance, and make the best provisioning choices to ensure high database performance.

Posted March 11, 2019

While much of the discussion around 5G has centered on consumer devices, enterprises are looking toward the impact the technology can have on their ability to serve customers and the bottom line. Not only are most companies aware of the benefits of 5G, but they are also already planning how they will take advantage of this next generation of wireless connectivity to power core business initiatives from new services, to IoT and smart ecosystems.

Posted March 08, 2019

It's no longer enough to analyze numbers; it's about generating meaningful insights from all your data that lead to decisive actions and optimal business outcomes. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Dutcher, VP, Cloud Business Group, Oracle, who discussed recent innovations brought about by Oracle Analytics and what customers are doing now.

Posted March 08, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing the latest version of Progress OpenEdge, delivering improvements in database throughput performance and more. The 12.0 release also provides a foundation for application evolution, with advanced features and functionality that give applications the always-on availability, agility, and scale required to support modern applications. 

Posted March 07, 2019

Hazelcast, a computing platform company, is updating its in-memory data grid solution, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12 with new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability, performance-sensitive data storage, and more. Hazelcast now provides both a Consistency (CP) Subsystem for sensitive concurrency structures which favors consistency over availability and an Availability (AP) Subsystem for data storage structures which favor availability over consistency.

Posted March 07, 2019

Good data visualization should be fast, informative, and—above all—valuable. This makes data viz a critical tool in the modern analyst toolkit. Here are 3 simple questions to ensure your data visualization passes the eye candy test.

Posted March 06, 2019

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today released the GridGain Community Edition (GCE). GridGain Community Edition includes the Apache Ignite code base plus patches and additional functionality developed to improve performance, reliability, security, and manageability.

Posted March 06, 2019

Arcadia Enterprise 5.0 makes it simpler for business users to search and uncover insights from a wide variety of big datasets and also allows individuals to leverage natural language querying for search-based BI and granular mapping on all data.

Posted March 06, 2019

From AI and machine learning to data discovery and real-time analytics, creating a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's data-driven goals. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Michael Coburn, product manager, PMM, Percona; Tyler Mitchell, senior product marketing manager, Couchbase; and Max Neunhöffer, senior developer and architect, ArangoDB, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2019.

Posted March 06, 2019

Enterprise application teams are facing pressure to release applications more quickly, but most enterprises still have a manual process for reviewing, validating, and deploying database changes. This creates a bottleneck for business innovation and improving CX.

Posted March 06, 2019

Bias—whether consciously or unconsciously introduced—can ruin any project and lead to extremely damaging conclusions if inaccurate or incomplete data is fed in. We've already seen multiple examples of engineers being unable to prevent AI networks from accidentally becoming racist or sexist, and it's not hard to see how bias can lead to many worrying outcomes.

Posted March 06, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is acquiring ClearDB, further expanding RDX's Database-as-a-Service platform capabilities. Based in Plano, Texas, ClearDB is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider that has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is a private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

Posted March 06, 2019

Every enterprise, regardless of industry or even size, is attempting to manage and draw insights from large volumes of data surging through and between their systems and applications, both within clouds and on-premise data centers. This all needs to be managed appropriately and securely, as well as backed up and made highly available. The key is having the right tools and processes to automate as much as possible.

Posted March 06, 2019

dcVAST, an IT infrastructure management and support services firm, is rebranding and launching new information technology and cloud management services. Effective immediately, dcVAST is now VAST, an IT services firm that continues to provide managed IT services, along with enterprise hardware and software solutions, and a new cloud management platform, VAST View.

Posted March 05, 2019

RackTop Systems, the provider of CyberConverged data security, has closed $15 million in Series A funding, enabling the company to accelerate near-term sales channel and product development expansion. RackTop's secure, high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded access controls, encryption, and compliance can optimize business operations, improve productivity, reduce cost, and strengthen security.

Posted March 05, 2019

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a GPU-accelerated data warehouse, has formed a new agreement with LG Uplus, a mobile carrier owned by LG Corporation. The collaboration will leverage the IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems AC922 server with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and IBM FlashSystem 9100 storage.

Posted March 05, 2019

In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing as a career choice. However, the role of DBA is changing; it is not going away. In fact, it is becoming even more important.

Posted March 04, 2019

Competitive business strategy increasingly relies on data analytics. The core techniques of data analysis are increasingly accessible thanks to commodity Business Intelligence packages, modern open source AI tools, and cloud services. Given this level playing field for software and algorithms, competitive advantage typically lies in the unique data that a business can gather and feed into its analytics pipelines.

Posted March 04, 2019

In recent years, an unprecedented numbers of companies have moved to the cloud, which is a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Most companies have moved at least part of their data holdings to the cloud, and many more will follow suit in the next few years, effectively shifting data's center-of-gravity from the data center to the cloud. Many are also leveraging multiple vendors, such as Amazon and Microsoft, as part of a multi-cloud strategy that leverages the best features of multiple offerings. Unfortunately, many of the gains realized by cloud technologies will be lost to downtime during the migration.

Posted March 04, 2019

The flexibility, agility and ultimate cost of machine learning projects can be significantly impacted by data logistics and dependencies, according to Jim Scott, VP, Enterprise Architecture, at MapR. By improving how they pursue machine learning, Scott contends, organizations can attain benefits in both long-term costs and maintenance.

Posted March 04, 2019

IT World Canada recently used Entrinsik Informer to manage all their campaigns and deliver all contracted registrations on time. They use Informer for report generation, decision support, and business process management. Informer's Dataset enables them to consolidate the different campaign Datasources while Dashboards provide up to the minute reporting and act as a hub to link all the different software tools used to the individual campaigns for easy access.

Posted March 04, 2019

Rocket Software recently helped Rooms to Go (RTG) with managing inventory as well as improving and enhancing customer interaction in order to accelerate sales growth. Partnering with Rocket has helped RTG grow from three showrooms in Florida in 1991 to more than 200 locations and 7 advanced distribution centers across the United States.

Posted March 04, 2019

Franz Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graphs, is releasing AllegroGraph v6.5, supporting the ingestion of JSON and JSON-LD documents, comma separated value (CSV) files, and RDF data.

Posted March 04, 2019

Cleo, a provider of ecosystem integration technology, is releasing the Cleo Integration Cloud platform winter 2019. Cleo Integration Cloud is a single-platform ecosystem integration solution available as a service in cloud and on-premise deployments.

Posted March 04, 2019

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, has obtained certification for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019 for its unified data protection solution Veritas Backup Exec. With the latest certification for Veritas Backup Exec, joint customers can implement a tailored protection with customizable Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019 based environments to further optimize their protection and cost.

Posted March 01, 2019

Zadara, provider of the Zero-Risk Enterprise Data Cloud, is making upgrades to the features and flexibility of its Virtual Private Storage Arrays available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, including companies using VMware Cloud on AWS, via AWS Marketplace.

Posted February 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is receiving $10 million in Series C funding, allowing the company to continue to expand its research and development, customer success capabilities, and sales and marketing functions.

Posted February 28, 2019

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