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We've all seen the movie about the kidnap victim whose family asks for a "proof of life." The proof is typically a photograph of the victim posed with a current newspaper. Blockchain technology is now allowing us to provide similar proofs for the existence of digital assets. The immutable nature of the blockchain—the fact that it is impossible to overwrite time-stamped blockchain ledger entries—allows us to create "proof of existence" entries for digital assets.

Posted October 17, 2018

Blockchain is more than just a new buzzword. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that is most commonly known for enabling the cryptocurrencies and payment networks.

Posted October 16, 2018

Monax Industries, a provider of open-source blockchain technology, is releasing a business process engine written entirely in the Solidity smart contract language. The company is also unveiling a high-level API that allows users to input standardized Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) files and translate them into suitable instructions that can be operated by the full-featured and extensively-tested smart contract-based engine.

Posted October 16, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of enterprise software, has joined Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. As a member, Syncsort will leverage its Syncsort Integrate data integration and data quality software and expertise to help support development of the shared technology resources while accelerating innovation through open source leadership and participation.

Posted October 16, 2018

Following an 8-month beta program with more than 700 registered participants, Fluree PBC has announced the GA release of FlureeDB, a blockchain database built for enterprise-grade applications. "FlureeDB is a product we have been building for 4 years now," said Brian Platz, co-founder and co-CEO at Fluree PBC. "It is a very innovative database in that it incorporates a lot of the features that people want and need today as they are developing apps but also incorporates blockchain capabilities in the core of how it operates."

Posted October 16, 2018

Many organizations are still doing traditional data science -- confining themselves to problems that are answerable with traditional statistical methods -- rather than utilizing the broad range of interfaces and techniques available today.

Posted October 09, 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Oracle OpenWorld, with as much change in the event format as there is in the technology. The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will be well represented in the Content Catalog, as over 20 members are scheduled to present on the hot topics for data professionals.

Posted October 03, 2018

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, is collaborating with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other technology providers and experts to launch BlockLAB, a new blockchain research laboratory formed to explore and evaluate the technologies and business use cases in blockchains, distributed ledgers, digital transactions and smart contracts.

Posted September 24, 2018

Every year, thousands of data experts and professionals from over 100 different countries converge at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco to discover the newest updates to Oracle's ecosystem of technologies. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand.

Posted September 20, 2018

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. Recently, industry experts weighed in on the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning.

Posted September 18, 2018

Identifying new and disruptive technologies, as well as evaluating when and where they may prove useful, is a challenge in the fast-changing big data market. To contribute to the discussion each year, Big Data Quarterly presents the "Big Data 50," a list of forward-thinking companies that are working to expand what's possible in terms of collecting, storing, protecting, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 13, 2018

There's a new generation of technologies reshaping data management as we know it. To explore some of the game-changing technologies or approaches that are having the most profound impact on today's enterprises, DBTA asked industry experts and leaders to cite what they see as having the most positive impact. The following are eight areas effecting the most change.

Posted September 05, 2018

The Bitfury Group has launched "BE BIG," a global education initiative that will advance the adoption of blockchain as the technology of digital trust.

Posted August 15, 2018

Oracle has announced that its Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service allows organizations to build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale.

Posted August 15, 2018

Agorai, an integrated marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and the data assets that fuel them, and Ocean Protocol, a decentralized, blockchain data exchange protocol to unlock data for analytics and AI, are entering a strategic technology partnership. Under the agreement, Agorai will leverage Ocean Protocol's innovative technology to enable fully transparent, completely decentralized and securely validated data services for Agorai's AI and Data Marketplace.

Posted August 15, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted August 15, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted August 15, 2018

ALTR is emerging from nearly four years of stealth to release a platform that unleashes the security benefits of blockchain. The new ALTR platform is built on ALTRchain, the only high-performance, enterprise-grade blockchain technology for ultra-secure data access and storage.

Posted August 15, 2018

CLS, a market infrastructure group delivering settlement, processing, and data solutions, and IBM are collaborating on a proof of concept for LedgerConnect—a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for the financial services industry. The platform is designed to enable banks, buy and sell side firms, FinTechs, and software vendors to deploy, share, and consume services hosted on a shared distributed ledger network.

Posted August 13, 2018

This year is an expansive one for the database ecosystems that have evolved around the major platforms. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are now mainstream offerings seen within the constellations of database vendors, partners, and integrators.

Posted August 08, 2018

The votes have been counted and the results are in. Now, it's time to offer congratulations as Database Trends and Applications magazine unveils the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards winners. Many of the vendors and products are well-known with market-leading positions established over many years.  However, there are also newer names in the mix, representing the rapidly evolving nature of information technology solutions and services.

Posted August 08, 2018

CargoSmart Limited, a global shipment management software solutions provider, is developing a blockchain solution for shipment documentation to improve complex supply chain processes. Powered by Oracle's blockchain cloud platform, the solution will establish a digital baseline for trusted shipment documentation management across the shipping and logistics industry.

Posted August 01, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history, write Don Sullivan and Michael Corey in their latest Cloud Currents column for Big Data Quarterly. But, in truth, they note, Silicon Valley spans the continent, as pervasive in historic eastern cities as it is embedded in New Age Pacific-Northwest locations.

Posted July 26, 2018

After nearly 4 years, ALTR has emerged from stealth mode to release a commercial software package that provides the security benefits of blockchain. The new ALTR platform is built on ALTRchain, an enterprise-grade blockchain technology for secure data access and storage. The ALTR platform is a data-security solution for organizations to monitor, access, and store critical information. Moving beyond perimeter systems, ALTR says its approach signals a new paradigm in cybersecurity.

Posted July 13, 2018

Data Summit 2018 was recently held in Boston. Big data technologies, AI, analytics, cloud, and software licensing best practices in a hybrid world were among the key areas considered during three days of thought-provoking presentations, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.

Posted June 27, 2018

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that enable autonomous capabilities in the Platform Cloud services, Oracle says it is helping organizations to more easily develop new user experiences with chatbot and voice capabilities, to enable business users to perform intelligent data integration tasks, and to expose business logic and data via robust API design/management. 

Posted June 20, 2018

Innovative vendors are helping to point the way forward with technologies and services to take advantage of the wealth of data that is pouring into companies. This sixth DBTA 100 list spans a wide variety of companies that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services. Some are long-standing companies with well-established offerings that have evolved over time, while others are much newer to the data scene.

Posted June 14, 2018

Blockchain is rapidly transforming finance and has the potential to radically change many other sectors as well. Heavy industry, however, is generally conservative with respect to new technology. Consequently, says Nathan Zenero, senior industry consultant for Teradata, it is important to understand what the properties of blockchain are and to understand why one could, or rather should, consider using it.

Posted June 08, 2018

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