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Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs) continue to do the heavy lifting in data management, while newer database management systems are taking on prominent roles as well. NoSQL database systems such as Key-Value, Column Family, Graph, and Document databases, are gaining acceptance due to their ability to handle unstructured and semi-structured data. MultiValue, sometimes called the fifth NoSQL database, is also a well-established database management technology which continues to evolve to address new enterprise requirements.



Database Management Articles

Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Platfora, a provider of operational analytics and data discovery tools that enable companies to visually interact with and analyze large volumes of data. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in Workday's third fiscal quarter, were not disclosed.

Posted July 22, 2016

Cloudera, a provider of data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and additional open source technologies, has introduced Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, alongside the production release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.8. First launched in beta in late 2015, Navigator Optimizer, now generally available, is targeted at customers looking to modernize their analytic database or augment their data warehouse solution with Hadoop, and helps to provide insights for predictably offloading key workloads. The tool also provides DBAs with the usage visibility to manage Hadoop data models and guidance to optimize query performance.

Posted July 21, 2016

With a variety of big data comes complexity and enterprises are faced with the challenge of extracting and combining that data to form meaningful insights.

Posted July 21, 2016

EMC has announced that, based on a preliminary vote tally from the Special Meeting of Shareholders held on July 19, EMC shareholders approved the merger agreement among Denali Holding Inc., Dell Inc., Universal Acquisition Co., and EMC, and approved the other two proposals described in EMC's proxy statement relating to the meeting.

Posted July 20, 2016

Database administration is undergoing some significant changes these days. The DBA, traditionally, is the technician responsible for ensuring the ongoing operational functionality and efficiency of an organization's databases and the applications that access that data. But modern DBAs are relied upon to do far more than just stoke the fires to keep database systems performing

Posted July 20, 2016

Splice Machine, provider of an RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, has announced a cloud-based sandbox for developers to put its just launched open source Community Edition to the test. The company is making available an open source standalone and cluster download, and has announced the general availability of V2.0, and the launch of its developer community site.

Posted July 19, 2016

Companies used to develop enterprise versions of software based on or augmenting open source offerings to beef them with additional features not available in community editions. But lately, that approach has been turned on its head with vendors launching community editions or introducing open APIs to gain additional involvement and broader usage through an extended community of partners and developers. Splice Machine just announced the general availability of an open source standalone and cluster download, the general availability of its V2.0 release, and the launch of its developer community site. CEO Monte Zweben talks about why the company is embracing open source.

Posted July 18, 2016

Delphix is developing a three-tiered Channel Partner Program to support a growing demand for more agile data management.

Posted July 15, 2016

Datical, a provider of agile database automation solutions, is releasing an updated version of its namesake platform, improving the solution with change management enhancements to boost workflows. Datical DB 4.0 includes a new Automated Deployment Packager that allows database changes to be continually validated, packaged, and integrated via more pervasive, hands-off automation.

Posted July 15, 2016

Actiance, a provider of communications compliance, archiving, and analytics solutions, announced that Vantage has been certified for Skype for Business Server 2015, giving joint customers assurance that they can meet communications compliance and governance requirements.

Posted July 14, 2016

Vormetric, a provider of data security solutions spanning physical, virtual and cloud environments, is partnering with Salesforce on a pilot program to offer Key Management-as-a-Service (KMaaS) for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption.

Posted July 14, 2016

Following the recent signing of a definitive agreement for Francisco Partners, a private equity firm, and Elliott Management Corp., a hedge fund management firm, to acquire the Dell Software Group, the deal is now anticipated to close in the third or fourth quarter of Dell's FY17, subject to approval by customary closing conditions and regulatory review and approval, according to a Dell spokesperson. The purchase price for Dell Software was not disclosed, though The New York Times said it is estimated to be more than $2 billion.

Posted July 12, 2016

When it comes to assigning value to different components in today's IT environment, it would be a serious mistake to underestimate the value of data and databases. Whether you are looking to reduce downtime and speed up your database-centric application or to save money and time on optimizing your database servers, the following best practices can help you improve the performance of your SQL Server environment and, ultimately, your business service delivery process.

Posted July 12, 2016

Organizations have directed a lot of attention recently to consolidation, automation, and cloud efforts in their data management environments. This will purportedly result in decreased demand for data managers and the need for fewer DBAs per groups of databases. However, the opposite seems to be occurring. In actuality, there is a growing need for more talent, as well as expertise to manage through growing complexity. A new survey, sponsored by Idera and conducted by Unisphere Research among more than 300 data executives, managers, and professionals finds that a more challenging data environment is arising due to a confluence of factors.

Posted July 12, 2016

DBmaestro, a provider of DevOps for Database solutions, has improved its open application programming interface (API) for DBmaestro TeamWork, enabling software vendor partners and customers to integrate with DBmaestro TeamWork faster.

Posted July 08, 2016

Catalogic Software, a provider of software-defined copy data management (CDM), has released ECX 2.4, the newest version of its software platform that adds Oracle and SQL application-aware integration, support for EMC Unity storage, native support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and deepening integration with popular DevOps tools.

Posted July 06, 2016

Oracle has unveiled two new models of its Oracle Database Appliance, addressing the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. "Many organizations do not have the time, resources or expertise to build their own system and often struggle managing different platforms and systems. By offering a pre-integrated solution that is optimized for the database and the cloud, Oracle allows organizations of all sizes to free up their IT staff from maintenance and other routine tasks to focus on innovation and core business processes." said Karen Sigman, VP, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle.

Posted July 06, 2016

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement software, has announced integration with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to support enhanced data management capabilities via Hadoop deployments on Microsoft Azure. RedPoint is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, and the new integration evolved from its participation in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program.

Posted June 30, 2016

The next major release of MarkLogic's enterprise NoSQL database platform is expected to be generally available by the end of this year. Gary Bloom, president and CEO of the company, recently reflected on the changing database market and how new features in MarkLogic 9 address evolving requirements for data management in a big data world. "For the first time in years, the industry is going through a generational shift of database technology - and it is a pretty material shift," observed Bloom.

Posted June 30, 2016

Database technology provider MongoDB today announced MongoDB Atlas, an elastic, on-demand cloud service that includes infrastructure and turnkey management. Citing feedback from a recent survey of more than 2,000 members of the MongoDB community the company says that 30% of respondents deploy on more than one public cloud. MongoDB Atlas will enable multi-vendor cloud strategies. To accommodate that use, the company says Atlas will be available on all popular cloud platforms - initially on Amazon Web Services, followed by Microsoft Azure, and then Google Cloud Platform.

Posted June 29, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. unveiled new innovations at Hadoop Summit that will improve the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), allowing enterprises to accumulate, analyze, and act on data.

Posted June 29, 2016

Dataguise has announced the availability of Dataguise DgSecure 6.0, the company's data security platform. According to the vendor, DgSecure 6.0 offers a monitoring solution for all data source types, allowing users to quickly understand what, where, and how sensitive data is being detected, protected, and accessed across the enterprise.

Posted June 28, 2016

MapR Technologies is introducing a new initiative that will help support Hadoop deployments and increase user and administrator productivity.

Posted June 28, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit this week in San Jose, Teradata is announcing the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto, including Information Builders, the Looker Data Platform, the Qlik visual analytics platform, the Tableau Business Intelligence (BI) tool suite, and ZoomData. In addition, MicroStrategy has committed to certify, and testing is complete with Microsoft Power BI.

Posted June 27, 2016

IBM has introduced an update to its DB2 database software. IBM says the new release, IBM DB2 V11.1, will help developers more easily bridge on-premises applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture. IBM DB2 is also SQL-compatible with Oracle Database, making it possible to leverage existing skills to move applications from Oracle to DB2, according to IBM.

Posted June 27, 2016

A new study finds that the average cost of a data breach for companies has grown to $4 million, representing a 29% increase since 2013. According to the study, from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, cybersecurity incidents continue to grow in both volume and sophistication, with 64% more security incidents reported in 2015 than in 2014. The study found that companies lose $158 per compromised record.

Posted June 27, 2016

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, has introduced the latest update to the company's MicroStrategy 10 platform, which adds new features spanning analytics, mobility and security, and makes the platform faster and easier to use.

Posted June 23, 2016

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is deepening technical integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the industry's first certification for Apache Atlas, a data governance and metadata framework for Hadoop.

Posted June 23, 2016

The data manager now sits in the center of a revolution swirling about enterprises. In today's up-and-down global economy, opportunities and threats are coming in from a number of directions. Business leaders recognize that the key to success in hyper-competitive markets is the ability to leverage data to draw insights that predict and provide prescriptive action to stay ahead of markets and customer preferences. For that, they need to keep up with the latest solutions and approaches in data management. Here are 12 of the key technologies turning heads—or potentially opening enterprise wallets—in today's data centers.

Posted June 22, 2016

As storage requirements continue to spiral upward, more organizations are relying on the cloud to help them do data management, backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive, according to a new research report, based on a survey among members of the IOUG that was conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.

Posted June 17, 2016

With the increase in data sources, data types, and data management platforms, new obstacles can also appear, creating difficulties in combining data for important insights. During educational presentations on industry trends and technologies, keynotes, discussions, and hands-on workshops at Data Summit 2016, the philosophies and technical approaches that can help organizations be successful at putting their data to work were addressed.

Posted June 17, 2016

As the growing size and complexity of database environments strain resources at most IT departments, many are looking for ways to standardize infrastructure and automate routine tasks to free up assets. Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Sam Lucido, director for technical applications marketing at EMC Corp., recently discussed strategies for Oracle users and IT, including the results of a new survey conducted in partnership with the IOUG, VMware, and EMC regarding obstacles data managers face while managing networks and delivering reliable information.

Posted June 17, 2016

What's on the horizon for big data, analytics, and business intelligence as technology evolves faster and faster? In Data Summit's 2016 closing keynote John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, at Radiant Advisors, discussed how technology will evolve and grow in the future.

Posted June 17, 2016

Google, whose name has become synonymous with search, made two key announcements for enterprise customers, with the most notable being its new enterprise search tool called Springboard.

Posted June 15, 2016

Almost all organizations have migrated at least some infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, just 9% of IT departments have not migrated anything. Furthermore, databases rank in the top three for both infrastructure already migrated to the cloud and infrastructure with the highest priority for future migration.

Posted June 15, 2016

DBmaestro, a provider of DevOps for Database solutions, is unveiling an updated version of its TeamWork platform, improving its ability to support seamless integration with all sources of database changes.

Posted June 14, 2016

While the established data warehouse excels at core analytics, enterprises need to be more agile than ever before because of the Internet of Things. In a recent DTBA roundtable webcast, Joe Caserta, president and CEO of Caserta Concepts, and Wendy Lucas, program director for IBM Data Warehouse marketing at IBM, discussed the benefits of data warehousing approaches in the cloud.

Posted June 13, 2016

Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion that is expected to close this calendar year. The announcement of the definitive agreement for purchase was made by Microsoft in an article posted on the Microsoft News Center.

Posted June 13, 2016

Splice Machine has announced that it is releasing its database management system, a dual-engine RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, as an open source platform. The community edition will be free for members of the open source community, allowing them to use as well as modify source code, whereas the enterprise edition will include a set of proprietary tools focused on operational features that enable DBAs and DevOps teams to maintain, tune, and keep the platform secure while it's live.

Posted June 10, 2016

Cloudera is collaborating with Microsoft to build a new open source platform that will reduce the burden on application developers leveraging Spark. The two entities, together with other open source contributors, have built a new open source Apache licensed REST-based Spark Service, called Livy, which is still in early alpha development.

Posted June 09, 2016

While temporal data support is something that has existed in the past within other database platforms, it is a newly available feature with the RTM version of SQL Server 2016. In case you haven't heard of temporal data values (or for some, "bitemporal"), here is a brief explanation.

Posted June 09, 2016

Many of the NoSQL tools out there, such as MongoDB, Couchbase, Hadoop, and others, purport to be leading a revolution and breaking the bonds of servitude to the restrictive, inflexible, established, relational market. They claim users need more, users need better … and they are there to help. Of course, when speaking about those relational flaws, the comments always focus on problematic aspects of a DBMS' physical implementation.

Posted June 09, 2016

Keeping your DBMS software up-to-date can be a significant job. The typical release cycle for DBMS software is every 18 to 36 months for major releases, with constant bug fixes and maintenance updates delivered in between those major releases.

Posted June 09, 2016

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