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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

DBmaestro, a database DevOps solution provider, has expanded its database automation platform to enable CI/CD and release automation for MySQL, MariaDB, and Amazon RDS with DBmaestro DevOps Platform v2019.4. The new support for these databases adds to DBmaestro's current support for Oracle, MS-SQL, DB2, and PostgreSQL databases. According to the company more customers, global financial organizations as well as SMEs, are adopting MySQL and MariaDB databases due to their being a premier choice for web-based applications.

Posted November 06, 2019

Datameer, a provider of data preparation and exploration, is releasing Neebo, a new platform that enables analytics and data science teams to utilize information assets in hybrid landscapes. 

Posted November 06, 2019

SolarWinds, provider of IT management software, has announced updates across its IT Operations Management offerings, including the Orion Platform suite of products, and its application performance management suite. The enhancements extend SolarWinds support for organizations investing in Microsoft Azure, and offer technology professionals the ability to monitor, manage, and secure hybrid IT operations. Included are new database performance analysis and recommendations for Azure SQL Database Managed Instances and support for the latest versions of popular databases including Oracle 19, MySQL 8, SQL Server 2019, and MariaDB 10.

Posted November 06, 2019

To highlight organizations that are leading the charge in bringing DevOps to the database world, DBTA is launching its inaugural Database DevOps Innovation Awards program in partnership with Datical, Radiant Advisors, and 451 Research. By sharing your story, your company will have the chance to be among five winners selected by our special committee to be featured in a special, in-depth article published in the February 2020 edition of DBTA magazine and on www.dbta.com.

Posted November 04, 2019

Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects including Grafana and Loki, is recieving $24 million in Series A funding, which will be used to further invest in the open source community and accelerate the creation of an open and composable observability platform. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Lead Edge Capital. The company also announced new executive appointments including Douglas Hanna, chief operating officer, Dave Kranowitz, vice president of global sales, and Ryan McKinley, vice president of applications.

Posted November 01, 2019

Dotscience is offering new platform advancements that make deploying and monitoring machine learning models on Kubernetes clusters simple and accessible to data scientists. New Dotscience Deploy and Monitor features dramatically simplify the act of deploying ML models to Kubernetes and setting up monitoring dashboards for the deployed models with cloud-native tools Prometheus and Grafana.

Posted November 01, 2019

Database security has always been important, and with the compliance requirements of new regulations such as GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), it's an issue that reaches across the organization, into the board room and to customers. This attention is putting new pressure on DBAs to secure production data and development and testing databases. Here are some relatively simple database security best practices and security checks that are easily executed, and can help organizations better understand and strengthen their defensive security posture

Posted October 31, 2019

Every organization needs a data warehouse. A data warehouse has never been a one-size-fits-all kind of solution. Variations exist and should be accepted.

Posted October 31, 2019

Truly, the speed and performance of your production database systems encompasses a wide range of parameters and decisions that are made well before implementation. DBAs need to understand the options available, the factors that impact performance and development with each DBMS option, and work to keep the IT organization up-to-speed and educated on all of the available choices.

Posted October 31, 2019

The call for speakers is open for the seventh annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 19-20, 2020, with pre-conference workshops on May 18. Data Summit focuses on both the business and technical aspects of data management and analysis and how it is transforming the business world.

Posted October 31, 2019

StreamSets, a provider of a DataOps data integration platform, is partnering with Databricks, a provider of unified data analytics, to support data teams with rapid, no-code development using Apache Spark and Delta Lake. With the combined approach, the two companies say, they are enabling more data to be delivered faster to drive analytics.

Posted October 31, 2019

Circonus, a provider of machine data intelligence, is launching its Circonus Platform, a machine data intelligence platform built to provide enterprises with the ability to handle the rapidly increasing data volume. With the Circonus Platform, enterprises can collect, store and analyze all of their machine data - without limits.

Posted October 30, 2019

Zumasys' software services team worked closely with Collaborative Classroom to understand their objectives and build a solution from the ground up that could meet the organization's unique requirements—including compliance with stringent federal data privacy regulations such as FERPA, CIPA, and COPPA that relate to children and students.

Posted October 23, 2019

SIOS Technology, a provider of IT resilience through intelligent application availability, and its platforms SIOS LifeKeeper 9.4 and SIOS DataKeeper 9.4, sold as SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, have achieved SAP certification (S/4-HA-CLU 1.0) for SAP S/4HANA. This certification recognizes that SIOS provides proven technology and deep expertise in delivering High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for SAP in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. 

Posted October 23, 2019

SAP is making enhancements to its business technology platform to enable intelligent enterprises to thrive in an experience economy. These updates aim to help customers quickly turn data into business value. By bringing together SAP technology into one "stack" with a single reference architecture, the business technology platform from SAP delivers required services for modern enterprises.

Posted October 23, 2019

Syniti is releasing its Advanced Data Migration by Syniti, central finance edition, software for enterprise customers moving in preparation for adopting S/4HANA. Syniti is partnering with truData Solutions, a technology services provider with a dedicated practice, to bring the solution to customers in North America.

Posted October 23, 2019

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is launching CockroachCloud, a self-service distributed SQL database. By using CockroachCloud, organizations can provision, scale, and manage a highly available distributed SQL database.

Posted October 21, 2019

LevaData is collaborating with IBM to deliver a cognitive analytics and direct procurement sourcing services solution that will give procurement leaders the power to achieve business-changing outcomes through actionable insights. The new offering, DirectSpend IQ, brings together IBM's expert managed services with LevaData's Cognitive Sourcing Platform to deliver insights and recommendations for direct procurement cost savings opportunities and process transformation.

Posted October 21, 2019

Florida Blue's Padmesh Kankipati compares essential features of data lakes and data warehouses and the kinds of data that go into them in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted October 21, 2019

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 company focused on 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

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