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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

The focus of data governance should not be on creating bureaucracy and rules, but instead on business enablement within context of use. To do this, I suggest looking at data governance not as enforcement of a discipline, but instead as a process of guiding a data expedition. Let's look at what a data expedition entails and how data governance will be the guide of this ongoing journey.

Posted October 13, 2016

Melissa Data, a provider of global contact data quality solutions, is expanding National Change-of-Address (NCOA) move-update services to cover 10 additional international markets.

Posted October 12, 2016

Experian Data Quality, a provider of data quality software and services, has introduced a free Experian Data Profiler. The tool allows users to automatically analyze and explore up to 50 million records to discover and measure potential issues so they can prioritize their data quality investment decisions, avoid business problems caused by inaccurate data, and improve business processes.

Posted October 12, 2016

From an operational standpoint, there is the never-ending push to ensure environments are upgraded to supported releases, and then patches must be applied on a regular basis. From a project perspective, expectations are that new technologies will solve problems in organizations that are rooted in poor processes. There comes a point when we can become change-fatigued.

Posted October 12, 2016

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration software, has formed a strategic partnership with T-Systems. T-Systems, a German subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is using Talend Big Data Integration software to streamline the collection and cleansing of data as part of T-Systems' Big Data platform services.

Posted October 11, 2016

SAP is revealing a new version of its SAP Master Data Governance application with updates that include intuitive analytics and enhanced mobile functionality with SAP Smart Business cockpits powered by SAP HANA and new SAP Fiori apps for master data governance. The latest version of SAP Master Data Governance, version 9.0, expands master data consolidation functionality to the material data domain in addition to supplier and customer data.

Posted October 10, 2016

A new world of self-service BI brings with it its own issue of data chaos. When everyone is looking at the data their own way, people find different answers to the same questions.

Posted October 10, 2016

Almost all database workloads are now (or eventually will be) virtualized. High availability (HA) clusters using virtual servers provide the application protection needed to satisfy even the most demanding service-level agreements (SLAs). Configuring the shared storage needed for HA in VMware can present challenges to creating these clusters and therefore satisfying SLAs.

Posted October 07, 2016

Organizational issues such as governance and skills—not technology requirements—are the greatest challenges that IT and corporate managers are facing in the emerging world of big data. To get a better handle on the complex new world big data is catalyzing, executives and professionals recognize they must reimagine and re-architect the concept of the "data center"—and what ultimately is coming out of may be a surprise to everyone. These are some key takeaways from a recent survey of 319 corporate and IT managers, conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., in partnership with Cloudera and Intel.

Posted October 07, 2016

For many years now, Cassandra has been renowned for its ability to handle massive scaling and global availability. Based on Amazon's Dynamo, Cassandra implements a masterless architecture which allows database transactions to continue even when the database is subjected to massive network or data center disruption. Even in the circumstance in which two geographically separate data centers are completely isolated through a network outage, a Cassandra database may continue to operate in both geographies, reconciling conflicting transactions—albeit possibly imperfectly—when the outage is resolved.

Posted October 07, 2016

Typically, most applications consist of both batch and online workloads. This is true even today, when most of our attention has turned to online and web-based interaction. Sure, online activities are the most obvious, in-your-face component of countless applications, but batch processing still drives many actions behind the scenes. This can include applying updates, processing reports, integrating input from multiple sources and locations, data extraction, database utility processing, and more.

Posted October 07, 2016

One of the great promises of AI is contextual processing that come naturally to humans, such as understanding visual input and natural language. You can now get in on the new previews from Microsoft to accomplish these goals. Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that enable developers to tap into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies—developed through decades of Microsoft research—to build intelligent apps.

Posted October 07, 2016

One symptom of an organization in the middle of a knowledge vacuum is evidenced by SQL that often includes what appears to be extravagant usage of the GROUP BY clause. Writing GROUP BYs here, there, and everywhere becomes a little SQL development dance step, a jitterbug to bypass the issue—moving but not really getting anywhere. Why do these kinds of circumstances exist? Well, maybe the only expert on the involved system has retired and no one else has picked up the torch, so no one is willing to touch the code.

Posted October 07, 2016

Arcserve, a provider of data protection for cloud, virtual, and physical environments, has released its second-generation Unified Data Protection (UDP) Appliance series. Integrated with the Arcserve UDP software, the new appliance series aims to simplify disaster recovery for small or overstretched IT teams that require an enterprise-grade data protection solution.

Posted October 06, 2016

Magnitude Software, a provider of corporate performance management (CPM), master data management (MDM), and data connectivity in heterogeneous environments, has formed a partnership agreement with Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.

Posted October 06, 2016

As data volumes continue to grow along with the number of (mobile) devices, agile jacks-of-all-trades such as enterprise apps are taking the place of standard applications. These programs allow companies to combine analytical functions and transactional capabilities to design flexible business process. At the same time, apps support smart decision-making and offer a link to social networks.

Posted October 05, 2016

In his second keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison highlighted key features of Oracle's recent product announcements. While in his first keynote, Ellison identified Amazon for infrastructure and Workday for applications as Oracle's chief competitors, throughout his second presentation, he centered Amazon in Oracle's competitive cross-hairs. In addition, in the 1-hour address, Ellison continued to expand on hybrid on-premise-and-cloud computing, security, and infrastructure as a service capabilities as areas of focus and differentiation in Oracle's ongoing strategy.

Posted October 05, 2016

SQL Sentry, a provider of tools for monitoring, diagnosing, and optimizing SQL Server environments, has announced it is combining its tools into one platform, and changing its name to SentryOne.

Posted October 05, 2016

Choosing when to leverage cloud infrastructure is a topic that should not be taken lightly. There are a few issues that should be considered when debating cloud as part of a business strategy.

Posted October 04, 2016

Dell Software Group unveiled an update to its analytics platform Dell Statistica that will help users transform their businesses with analytics. Key features of Statistica 13.2 include new collective intelligence capabilities to enable native integration with open source and application marketplaces, a new user interface designed to mask complexity and simplify workflows for citizen data scientists, and the ability to distribute data preparation and analytic workflows to any edge device or gateway.

Posted October 04, 2016

The new SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor now features both agentless and agent-based monitoring capabilities for Linux systems. This will help IT teams to improve the performance and uptime of both Windows- and Linux-based applications within a single console wherever they are deployed—on-premises, whether physical or virtual, or in the cloud.

Posted October 04, 2016

NoSQL and Hadoop—two foundations of the emerging agile data architecture—have been on the scene for several years now, and, industry observers say, adoption continues to accelerate—especially within mainstream enterprises that weren't necessarily at the cutting edge of technology in the past.

Posted October 04, 2016

MapR Technologies recently announced support for event-driven microservices in the MapR Converged Data Platform. The goal, the company says, is to leverage continuous analytics, automated actions, and faster response to impact business as it happens.

Posted October 03, 2016

At Strata + Hadoop World, Hortonworks showcased its technology solutions for streaming analytics, security, governance, and Apache Spark at scale.

Posted September 30, 2016

Dataguise announced general availability of the Dataguise DgSecure Dashboard, a dashboard for visualization of all sensitive data throughout the enterprise—including government-protected PII, PHI, and PCI data—and demonstrated the capability at Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York City.

Posted September 29, 2016

Data governance is sometimes viewed as a roadblock that keeps data scientists and analysts from turning data into business insights quickly and efficiently. Yet, in the enterprise data and analytics work that we've undertaken for clients across diverse industries, we've found that it's often a lack of sound data governance that prevents organizations from realizing the full value of their data.

Posted September 28, 2016

The blood, sweat, and tears that go into enterprise data integrations may not go away anytime soon, but lately, it has become easier to make data from any and all sources more available to people and applications that need it. The cloud—and more specifically, database as a service (DBaaS)—has shifted the challenge of data integration.

Posted September 28, 2016

Nimble Storage's Predictive AF-Series All Flash arrays are now certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA platform. As a result, Nimble customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing an additional choice for organizations working in heterogeneous environments. This certification adds to the SAP HANA certification Nimble previously obtained for its Adaptive Flash CS-Series arrays for use as enterprise storage solutions for the SAP HANA platform.

Posted September 28, 2016

SAP is releasing a next generation data warehouse solution for running a real-time digital enterprise on-premise and in the cloud. The new solution, SAP BW/4HANA, will be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC).

Posted September 28, 2016

Data lakes are quickly transitioning from interesting idea to priority project. A recent study, "Data Lake Adoption and Maturity," from Unisphere Research showed that nearly half of respondents have an approved budget or have requested budget to launch a data lake project. What's driving this rapid rush to the lake?

Posted September 27, 2016

Database Brothers, Inc. (DBI) has released V6.3 of its flagship product, pureFeat Performance Management Suite for IBM DB2 LUW, which adds the Predictive Index Impact Analysis capability.

Posted September 27, 2016

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has added new capabilities in the latest version of its SQL Secure product, including proactive security and permissions auditing capabilities.

Posted September 27, 2016

At Strata + Hadoop World, Pentaho announced five new improvements, including SQL on Spark, to help enterprises overcome big data complexity, skills shortages and integration challenges in complex, enterprise environments. According to Donna Prlich, senior vice president, product management, Product Marketing & Solutions, at Pentaho, the enhancements are part of Pentaho's mission to help make big data projects operational and deliver value by strengthening and supporting analytic data pipelines.

Posted September 26, 2016

As the details of the Yahoo data breach have come to light, the news seems eerily similar to other such cyber-attacks. Data management and security professionals reflected on what the breach means for companies and their customers in terms of current security best practices.

Posted September 26, 2016

Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison presented his annual opening keynote at OpenWorld 2016 on Sunday night. Amid announcements of new products and services, his remarks repeatedly returned to three key themes.

Posted September 21, 2016

In his keynote on Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd showcased customer success stories and offered three new predictions for the future of cloud, which, he said, represents a generational shift in the IT market.

Posted September 21, 2016

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement technology, has made updates to the RedPoint Convergent Marketing Platform to solve what it describes as a customer engagement gap facing marketers today. The new version of the platform is aimed at helping marketers become more effective in coordinated cross-channel campaigns, including those integrating Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Posted September 20, 2016

Melissa Data, a provider of global contact data quality solutions, has introduced active data quality tools and services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Posted September 20, 2016

SVA Software, a provider of storage performance management software, has announced the release of BVQ, an infrastructure performance optimization platform that aims to simplify management of virtualized data center operations. "BVQ was built from the ground-up with one mission: to deliver a solution that is easy to implement, easy to use, affordable, fits into all size environments and is focused on solving real-world storage challenges IBM Spectrum Virtualized customers are facing today," said Don Mead, SVP Technology & Partner Development, at SVA Software.

Posted September 19, 2016

"In this coming year, you'll see us aggressively moving into infrastructure-as-a-service," Larry Ellison, Oracle's chief technology officer and executive chairman of the board, said to kick off the company's OpenWorld conference Sunday night at the Moscone Center. In the first of his two scheduled keynote addresses, Ellison went on to outline a number of strategic announcements that aim to strengthen the company's offerings, as well as to help it compete with Amazon.com, one of its top challengers.

Posted September 19, 2016

Nuxeo, developer of an enterprise content management platform for managing complex digital content at scale, has announced that Goldman Sachs has made a $20 million investment in the company, adding to the $10 million commitment by Kennet Partners announced in June, for a total of $30 million.

Posted September 14, 2016

To help organizations continue to get the most from their data, Big Data Quarterly has published the second annual "Big Data 50," a list of companies driving big data innovation. The Big Data 50 includes forward-thinking companies that are expanding what is possible in terms of managing and deriving value from data.

Posted September 14, 2016

With the growth of data variety, volume, and velocity, innovative data management approaches are needed. To help organizations get the most from their data, Big Data Quarterly presents the second annual "Big Data 50," our list of companies driving innovation.

Posted September 14, 2016

erwin Inc. has acquired UK-based Corso Ltd, a provider of enterprise architecture solutions. erwin has also announced general availability of erwin CloudCore, an integrated cloud bundle consisting of erwin Data Modeler and Corso Agile EA.

Posted September 12, 2016

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