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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

After almost a generation of relative stability, database technology has been rocked over the past decade by two megatrends—the end of the one-size-fits-all RDBMS model and the rise of cloud computing.

Posted August 07, 2019

Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you've certainly heard news about stolen and hacked data, commonly referred to as data breaches. They occur with great regularity, and there is no indication that the frequency of data breaches is slowing down. Organizations must take more aggressive actions to prevent the sensitive information in their care from being stolen and abused.

Posted August 07, 2019

Maybe you are still getting up-to-speed with the whole concept of cloud computing. If so, I have a lot of sympathy for you because there is so much to learn and because cloud technologies advance so rapidly. Here's one more important concept to add to that pile of things to learn—edge computing.

Posted August 07, 2019

An effective approach to processing and transforming large datasets is likely comprised of multiple steps. The large data will likely be split apart into several smaller sets, maybe even in a couple of differing fashions with a common and understandable theme. But there should not be too many split-apart variants; rather, as with the three bears, it should be just the right number of smaller datasets. And then, similar to solving a Rubik's Cube, a twist or two at the very end brings all the new and old datapoints together in a complete and organized fashion.

Posted August 07, 2019

Here is a list of common wait types and techniques that every DBA (or wannabe DBA) should know. While there are many more wait types than listed here, understanding these will give you a leg up when it comes to optimizing and tuning your SQL Server database performance.

Posted August 07, 2019

While IT has evolved significantly in the past decade as hardware and software innovations accelerate and customers seek solutions that increase efficiencies and lower costs, one aspect has remained the same: backup. And as the dependence on data grows for business insights and analytics, backup will only become more important in IT.

Posted August 07, 2019

We've reached the point where hybrid cloud arrangements have become commonplace in enterprises, and with this trend come implications for databases and data management. The rise of both hybrid and multi-cloud platforms means data needs to be managed in new ways, industry experts point out. And, there are lingering questions about which data should go into the cloud, and which should stay on-premise.

Posted August 07, 2019

With the emergence of data-intensive activities such AI and the Internet of Things, workloads are getting heavier for data managers. Data managers have seen increases in data volume over the last 3 years and expect this trend to continue. They are also finding it difficult to keep up with this growth. Many DBAs manage more than 10 databases, with some handling hundreds.

Posted August 07, 2019

EdgeConneX, a provider of Edge Data Centers, is partnering with Rackspace to deliver a combination of enterprise cloud solutions with the global EdgeConneX data center platform. This partnership delivers edge-based cloud solutions to enterprises worldwide and facilitates cloud migrations with options ranging from dedicated bare metal environments to variable hybrid cloud and multi-cloud solutions from best of breed providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, and more.

Posted August 07, 2019

Percona, a provider of open source database software and services, is releasing the Percona Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative, a series of products that expand support for cloud-native applications and makes it easier for organizations to manage their hybrid multi-cloud environments.

Posted August 07, 2019

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, is offering the platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace to address speed challenges faced by organizations in their big data stack around latency, ingestion rate, and scale. GigaSpaces InsightEdge provides a powerful, scalable software platform which co-locates business logic, analytics, and data processing in the same memory space, resulting in extreme performance.

Posted August 06, 2019

Cockroach Labs, provider of the distributed SQL database CockroachDB, is receiving $55 million in series C funding, enabling the company to further grow CockroachDB. The round is led by Altimeter Capital, Tiger Global, and existing investor GV, with participation from existing investors Benchmark, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Work-Bench, and brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $108.5 million.

Posted August 06, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton principal Shelly Brown explains how and why Booz Allen Hamilton established a clearly defined data access process in this clip from her presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 06, 2019

Today, the average enterprise has data streaming into business-critical applications and systems from a plethora of endpoints, from smart devices and sensor networks, to web logs and financial transactions. This onslaught of fast data is growing in size, complexity and speed, fueled by increasing business demands and the growth of the Internet of Things.

Posted August 05, 2019

Hitachi Vantara is releasing Pentaho 8.3, introducing a series of features designed to support DataOps initiatives. This latest version delivers improved data agility from customers' edge-to-multicloud environments while facilitating privacy, security, and overall data governance.

Posted August 05, 2019

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing a new cloud migration assessment to help organizations move data workloads to Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud faster and with lower cost. Unravel has built a goal-driven and adaptive solution that provides comprehensive details of the source environment and applications running on it, identifies workloads suitable for the cloud and determines the optimal cloud topology based on business strategy, and computes the anticipated hourly costs.

Posted August 01, 2019

Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, is receiving $28 million from a Series B financing round, allowing the company to increase research and development of Spinnaker.This round was led by Insight Partners and included follow-on investments from all existing investors, including Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, YCombinator, and Javelin Venture Partners. This new round brings the company's total funding raised to date to over $42 million.

Posted August 01, 2019

Dgraph Labs, the cloud-native graph database company, is closing a $11.5 million Series A funding round that will enable the company to expand enterprise features and its user base, support next-generation GraphQL applications and build Dgraph-as-a-Service.

Posted July 31, 2019

Dotscience, a DevOps for machine learning (ML) provider, is emerging from stealth with its platform for collaborative, end-to-end ML data and model management. Dotscience provides a tool that manages the complete AI lifecycle by empowering data scientists and ML engineers to work in ways in which they are familiar. Data science and ML teams can take advantage of a platform that is easy to use and provides a single place to collaborate on, develop, test, monitor and deliver their ML projects.

Posted July 30, 2019

BMC has announced the BMC AMI DevOps for Db2 solution, which is designed to accelerate the delivery of new and updated applications to the market. The solution integrates with the Jenkins Pipeline suite of plug-ins to provide an automated way of receiving, evaluating, and implementing Db2 schema changes as part of an application update. 

Posted July 30, 2019

Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions managing partner, discusses data's three states—integrated, as-is, and curated/integrated—and what's required for analysis in each state in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted July 30, 2019

RDX, one of the largest independent providers of managed database and cloud services, is introducing the new clckwrk Refactoring Service for Oracle, enabling clients to efficiently migrate applications that use Oracle databases to Amazon Aurora. Today, with many Oracle customers seeking to migrate to cloud database implementations, it opens a natural opportunity for them to also migrate workloads off Oracle and onto Amazon Aurora, so they can gain similar enterprise-grade database performance and features while simultaneously benefiting from the transparent, "pay as you go" open source business model, according to the vendor.

Posted July 29, 2019

The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. At the same time, to deliver business value, people need information they can trust to act on, so balancing governance is absolutely critical nowadays, especially with new regulations.

Posted July 29, 2019

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is launching Collibra Privacy & Risk, a new enterprise-grade product that will empower organizations to proactively manage personal data assets. The platform will enable compliance with privacy regulations, help to protect data, and unlock new opportunity from insights.

Posted July 25, 2019

Pivotal Software, a cloud-native platform provider, is introducing the alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes, as well as launching new products based on PAS features that improve the developer and operator experience when using Kubernetes. Kubernetes is becoming an increasingly ubiquitous part of the cloud infrastructure. But many organizations are struggling to bring it into production because it's so complex.

Posted July 25, 2019

A cloud migration is when a company moves some or all of its data center capabilities into the cloud, usually to run on the cloud-based infrastructure provided by a cloud service provider. However, there are always risks and challenges with migrating systems and databases to new environments.

Posted July 25, 2019

Data Summit 2019 in Boston drew industry experts with deep knowledge spanning all areas of enterprise IT, including AI and machine learning, analytics, cloud, data warehousing, and software licensing who presented 3 days of thought-provoking sessions, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Here are some key takeaways from the Data Summit 2019.

Posted July 25, 2019

Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile, a provider of scalable, enterprise file storage for the cloud. The acquisition of Elastifile is expected to be completed later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. Upon the close of the acquisition, Elastifile will join Google Cloud.

Posted July 25, 2019

With today marking the end of extended support for Microsoft's SQL Server 2008, John 'JG' Chirapurath, Microsoft Azure's GM of data, blockchain & AI, posted a blog entry yesterday urging customers to consider the company's Azure cloud service. In addition, Microsoft announced two data platform advancements.

Posted July 25, 2019

While change has always been a part of the database credo, the growing emphasis on data-driven decision making in today's economy has resulted in a dizzying plethora of technologies and methodologies entering the market. The number and scope of game-changing technologies are too numerous to mention, and one thing is certain: Database management will never be the same. We have identified some of the most promising technology initiatives, based on discussions with and input from data experts from across the industry spectrum, gathering their views on the key technologies—well-known or under the radar—that are worth watching.

Posted July 25, 2019

Rackspace's ObjectRocket portfolio offering has been certified as a worldwide cloud provider of MongoDB, a leading open source general purpose database platform. With this certification, Rackspace has joined a select group of cloud providers to ensure end-to-end management and support for customers on current and future versions of MongoDB, with the ability to escalate bug fixes and support issues on their behalf.

Posted July 24, 2019

Since 1999, SUSE and SAP have enjoyed a strategic partnership that has allowed customers to improve performance and stability, as well as inspire future advancements. The companies have been driving co-innovation to adapt and innovate faster for their customers to gain and sustain a competitive advantage in the digital era.

Posted July 24, 2019

SAP is further deepening its commitment to the developer and open source community with the contribution of UI5 Web Components, a comprehensive library for Web developers. This library enables them to create enterprise-grade Web applications more easily.

Posted July 24, 2019

Snow Software, a provider of technology intelligence solutions, is releasing a new suite of offerings to better enable customers to address their growing IT operations, cloud shift, and digital transformation challenges. Included in the offering is the Adoption Tracker product, which enables discovery, inventory, and normalization of all digital technology assets, with a hybrid approach that covers everything from freemium SaaS applications to enterprise systems such as Oracle.

Posted July 24, 2019

Software AG and Microsoft have introduced a new solution that enables enterprises to accelerate and simplify migration to Microsoft Azure while ensuring business continuity. Software AG's new Cloud Migration Accelerator, which is based on the company's webMethods.io Integration platform, is intended to hep enterprises to connect to applications, cloud services, and data faster.

Posted July 23, 2019

Apollo has updated its Apollo Data Graph Platform that enables teams to operate a single shared data graph for the organization, improving application delivery and user experience. Apollo is announcing managed federation tooling that provides analytics, CI, and collaboration workflows necessary for teams to work together efficiently on distributed graphs.

Posted July 23, 2019

IBM announced second-quarter 2019 results. "In the second quarter, we continued to grow in the high-value areas of the business, led by a strong performance across our Cloud and Cognitive Software segment," said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president, and CEO. "With the completion of our acquisition of Red Hat, we will provide the only true open hybrid multi-cloud platform in the industry, strengthening our leadership position and uniquely helping clients succeed in chapter 2 of their digital reinventions."

Posted July 22, 2019

The latest release of Db2, version 11.5, unleashed on the world in June 2019, is being marketed by IBM as "The AI Database." AI promises to be one of the biggest technological game-changers of this century as it enables computing devices and systems to take on more activities that heretofore had to rely on a human. But, what does IBM mean by an AI database?

Posted July 22, 2019

MongoDB gained popularity with  developers very early on, but serious database engineers were often skeptical about MongoDB architecture and implementation.  One area that came under some criticism was cluster consistency.

Posted July 18, 2019

Data virtualization enables the ability to have one or more data stores that break the bank processing-wise, because they can physically exist once but logically exist in multiple transformed structures. Occasionally, IT managers get the idea that data virtualization is a more generic answer, presuming that if it works for the big data, it can work for all data.

Posted July 18, 2019

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is releasing its Summer '19 version of Talend Data Fabric, accelerating the development of all types of integration environments from simple ingestion tasks to the most comprehensive integration scenarios.

Posted July 17, 2019

Data analytics is no longer the luxury of organizations with large budgets that can accommodate roving teams of analysts and data scientists. Every organization, no matter the size or industry, deserves a data analytics capability. Thanks to a convergence of technology and market forces, that's exactly what's happening.

Posted July 17, 2019

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