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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

Sisu, a diagnostic platform for structured data, has secured $52.5M in a Series B funding round that will fuel Sisu's expansion in the rapidly growing operational analytics market. This round was led by NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, and Green Bay Ventures also participated in the new round. The funding brings Sisu's total capital raised to $66.7M, and coincides with the public launch of Sisu's data analytics platform.

Posted October 18, 2019

itopia, a cloud infrastructure automation solution for Google Cloud, is releasing its newest feature set, Collection Pools with Dynamic Server Uptime and Nearest Point Connection. With the latest release, itopia customers gain the flexibility to support multi-region teams with low latency and intelligent resource balancing.

Posted October 18, 2019

Oracle has announced plans to hire nearly 2,000 employees worldwide to work on its growing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure business. Oracle says the new positions in areas such as software development, cloud operations, and business operations, will support its expanding infrastructure customer base, and come as the company rolls out new product innovations and opens cloud regions around the globe.

Posted October 16, 2019

PMM2 provides a single-pane-of-glass to monitor the performance of MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL database environments.

Posted October 16, 2019

Oracle has identified a need for "augmented" analytics, leveraging machine learning and AI throughout the analytics process to help drive up the impact and value of data, and enable knowledge workers to uncover more insights. Recently, Bruno Aziza, group VP, Oracle Analytics, described this new phase in analytics, the role that cloud plays in making it possible, and what the capabilities will enable for customers.

Posted October 16, 2019

Data continues to grow in volume, variety, and velocity, resulting in new data management technologies. Recently, Deepti Srivastava, product manager for Cloud Spanner at Google Cloud, discussed how database requirements are evolving and how Google's Cloud Spanner is advancing a relational-NoSQL-convergence approach by giving customers the combined benefits of relational database structure with non-relational horizontal scale.

Posted October 15, 2019

The cloud, ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy, and compliance were some of the topics that attendees were concerned about at Strata Data NY as data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 24 - 26.

Posted October 15, 2019

Elastic N.V., the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is introducing Elastic Endpoint Security, based on Elastic's acquisition of Endgame, a provider of endpoint threat prevention, detection, and response based on the MITRE ATT&CK matrix. Elastic is combining SIEM and endpoint security into a single solution to enable organizations to automatically and flexibly respond to threats in real time, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments. Also announced today, Elastic is eliminating per-endpoint pricing.

Posted October 15, 2019

Advanced analytics software provider Mode today announced the availability of its first instant, responsive data engine, Helix. Helix creates the dual backbone between modern business intelligence and interactive data science. By combining these workflows, data scientists no longer have to choose between shipping fast, one-off answers and building dashboards for broader coverage.

Posted October 14, 2019

dotData, a provider of delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has been selected as a qualified partner in Microsoft for Startups. Microsoft for Startups selects organizations developing innovative enterprise-ready technology solutions that run on Microsoft Azure.

Posted October 14, 2019

Syncsort, the provider o of big iron to big data software, is making enhancements to Ironstream for ServiceNow that enable IT to integrate mainframe and IBM i environments into ServiceNow Event Management. The new capabilities build upon Ironstream support for ServiceNow Discovery to help increase IT productivity, proactively eliminate service outages, and quickly resolve critical issues across the enterprise, delivering even greater value for customers with the cloud-based Now Platform.

Posted October 14, 2019

GoodData, provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, announced it is now leveraging Amazon Redshift, a cloud data warehouse by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the combination of GoodData and Amazon Redshift can change the way in which enterprise and product teams are making business decisions. Namely, the trend toward integrating analytics into business applications so every customer, partner, and team member becomes empowered with data and insights at the point of work.

Posted October 11, 2019

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is releasing Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure, offering a secure and scalable Integration Platform-as-a-Service for collecting, transforming and cleaning data. With embedded data quality and native integration performance, Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure delivers the trusted data companies need to make real-time business decisions, accelerate advanced analytics, and meet regulatory compliance requirements.  

Posted October 11, 2019

DataStax, the company behind a database built on Apache Cassandra, is opening early access to the DataStax Change Data Capture (CDC) Connector for Apache Kafka. The DataStax CDC Connector for Apache Kafka gives developers bidirectional data movement between DataStax, Cassandra, and Kafka clusters. CDC is designed to capture and forward insert, update, and delete activity applied to tables (column families).

Posted October 10, 2019

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is making platform-wide upgrades to improve access to critical data and hasten time to insight. The new release introduces machine learning enhancements to Collibra Catalog and marks the availability of Collibra Privacy & Risk, a sustainable approach to compliance with modules for CCPA and GDPR.

Posted October 09, 2019

Ontotext has announced GraphDB 9.0, which is aimed at lowering the effort required for development and continuous operation of knowledge graphs by opening multiple integration extension points for its users and developers.

Posted October 07, 2019

The most important benefits from autonomous systems will come from eliminating human errors. In cars, this can mean avoidance of errors that can cause accidents, and in technology, it can mean eliminating common user errors that can expose data to hackers. The combination of Oracle database, infrastructure, and other IT services result in systems that are more secure, reliable, flexible, and cost-efficient than competing cloud services, according to Oracle.

Posted October 02, 2019

Certain kinds of issues in data modeling need to be addressed in specific ways. Many options may exist, but it is very rare for all the possible choices to be equally appropriate. The reasons for using a less-than-satisfactory path may be many. They may include a misguided concern for speed-to-completion or be a matter of the areas of control for those "in the loop" on the existence of the issue. Largely, this involves communication or, more precisely, the lack of communication.

Posted October 01, 2019

Hard skills, while still valuable, are only part of the necessary skill set to be successful as a data professional. But hard skills have a ceiling. Hard skills can be replaced. Soft skills have no ceiling and offer more value than many hard skills.

Posted October 01, 2019

As the name implies, Object Storage is OCI's cloud object store and is comparable to Amazon's S3 storage service or Microsoft's Azure Storage. Object Storage can be accessed through myriad interfaces and tools including the OCI web portal, a command-line interface, a REST API, an Amazon S3-compatible API, a Swift API, and a number of SDKs. This article will be limited to using the web portal and the Swift API, which is used by Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) to interact with the Object Storage service.

Posted October 01, 2019

A "best practice" is a professional procedure or tactic that is accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective. Take a moment to think about the things that you do, or want to do, on a daily basis to manage your database infrastructure. What are the main categories of "things" that you want to tackle with best practices?

Posted October 01, 2019

As more companies continue to rely on interconnected networks, virtualized cloud services and IoT technologies, the potential for downtime and its costs will only rise. By achieving true network resilience, companies can focus on maintaining their services, removing single points of failure and having a plan to bring the network back up to continue normal operations—before it costs them.

Posted October 01, 2019

DevOps is now widely accepted in application development because, by introducing a culture of collaboration and cooperation between development and operations teams, it enables features to be released faster to end users. As DevOps grows, there is a corresponding need to ensure the database is included so that the entire development process is seamless and free of bottlenecks.

Posted October 01, 2019

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is introducing a series of new products, features, and connectivity that help make agile innovation easier than. Enhancements to the TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform further accelerate TIBCO customers' time-to-action, enabling them to innovate faster and more sustainably, ultimately turning ideas and investments into business value.

Posted October 01, 2019

Ascend, provider an  Autonomous Dataflow Service, is releasing its Structured Data Lake, allowing users to directly connect their existing data processing engines, notebooks, and BI tools to Ascend's optimized data management system. Data scientists, architects, and engineers can build on top of a common data lake that automatically ensures data integrity, tracks data lineage, and optimizes performance.

Posted October 01, 2019

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company that enables SQL on NoSQL data, is introducing the capability to analyze raw events from Apache Kafka in real time. Kafka, backed by Confluent, is a distributed streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day.

Posted September 30, 2019

MemSQL, provider of a databases for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, has announced MemSQL Helios, an on-demand, elastic cloud service; and MemSQL 7.0 Beta, a new version of the company's distributed SQL database. According to the company, both are designed to allow enterprises to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data to better compete and thrive in today's insight-driven economy.

Posted September 27, 2019

It might be the most frequently asked question of a data governance consultant: "Who should own data governance, the business or IT?" And man, that's a loaded question! When you dig deeper into the root of the question, most people really want to know one of two things—"Who should ultimately own data decision making for our company?" or, "Where will data governance be most successful?" Let's take a closer look at those two questions.

Posted September 26, 2019

Has the meaning of big data changed? Many agree that data no longer has to be "big" to meet today's evolving requirements. In particular, open source and cloud tools and platforms have brought data-driven sensibilities into organizations that previously did not have such expertise, making big data more accessible.

Posted September 26, 2019

TigerGraph, a provider of a scalable graph database for the enterprise,  along with receiving $32 million in Series B funding, is releasing TigerGraph Cloud. The investment, led by SIG, will boost TigerGraph's global expansion, fueled by TigerGraph Cloud and its appeal to companies seeking a fast, easy way to harness the power of the graph.

Posted September 26, 2019

Oracle has announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try its self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. The services are aimed at  encouraging organizations, developers, students, and educators to use the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer—essentials for building complete applications on Oracle Cloud.

Posted September 26, 2019

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 26, 2019

The big cloud vendors tout many reasons for running IT infrastructure in the cloud. A very prominent benefit is "accelerated innovation and delivery." That's a powerful selling point because every IT manager I have ever known wants to deliver better results, faster, and at lower cost. However, it seems that the less IT managers know about doing actual hands-on IT work, the more demanding they are.

Posted September 26, 2019

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), delivering self-service analytics across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. DP is an integrated data platform that is easy to deploy, manage, and use, according to the vendor. CDP is a new approach to enterprise data that delivers a full range of analytic capabilities from the Edge to AI.

Posted September 25, 2019

Pyramid Analytics, provider of the next-generation business analytics platform for the enterprise, is updating its signature platform, placing focus on ease of use and pairing the advanced analytics tool with a simplified user interface (UI). With over 150 new enterprise-grade features and capabilities, Pyramid v2020 represents a milestone in the company's roadmap and brings the organization closer to its goal of creating the self-optimizing decision platform.

Posted September 25, 2019

Hazelcast, provider of an in-memory computing platform, is entering a strategic co-engineering and co-innovation partnership with Intel to accelerate the performance of real-time applications, artificial intelligence, (AI) and internet of things (IoT) solutions for enterprises. At the center of this initiative is Project Veyron, which is focused on accelerating Hazelcast technologies on Intel platforms, including the 2nd Gen Intel  Xeon Scalable processor and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Posted September 25, 2019

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of next-generation enterprise data warehousing, is releasing the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse.

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP is launching the SAP for Me site, an online portal providing SAP customers with personalized access and a transparent view of their entire product portfolio. "SAP for Me" encompasses all lines of SAP products and services, including on-premise and cloud products, and is available free of charge as an open beta version for all customers with a valid contract.

Posted September 25, 2019

Accenture and SAP are collaborating to build advanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application, which helps process-industry companies—such as consumer goods, chemicals, and life sciences companies—more efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. 

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP has deployed Totango, a provider of customer success solutions for the enterprise, across the majority of its lines of business. The solution will be used as a single, integrated customer success platform to help SAP evolve, deploy, and expand its execution of customer success initiatives.

Posted September 25, 2019

Splunk, a provider of the data-to-everything platform, is making several advancements to pricing, partner, and investment initiatives designed to help customers make smarter business decisions.

Posted September 25, 2019

Rocket Software has acquired RSD, a Geneva-based company that was established in 1973 and provides software solutions that help major banking, government, and retail organizations organize vital business records and optimize their mainframe environments.

Posted September 25, 2019

Radiant Advisers' John O'Brien identifies four focus areas for data analytics—understanding customer behavior, understanding product usage, increasing operational efficiency, and business model innovation—in his closing keynote at Data Summit 2019.

Posted September 24, 2019

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