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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.



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There's a wide and growing acceptance that containers are replacing operating systems as the deployment target for application components. While application modules were previously designed to be installed upon a specific version of an operating system on a particular hardware platform, they are now increasingly being designed to run within a virtualized representation of an operating system—most frequently within a Docker container.

Posted June 29, 2017

Many IT organizations are looking to the cloud to move, create, or extend existing database infrastructure. Perhaps yours is one of them. Yes, the world of the database professional is shifting, this we know. The real questions are how is it shifting, and what can you, as a DBA, do to be successful in this new world?

Posted June 29, 2017

Oracle DBAs are inundated with constant work and it's becoming more difficult to keep up with it all. Sometimes, in the rush to balance the workload, an Oracle DBA can forget some fundamental steps which actually might help them stay ahead of the game. Some are tasks to perform just once when the database is initially deployed, others are routine tasks that should be scheduled at regular intervals, and still others are tasks outside the database itself.

Posted June 26, 2017

IBM is boosting its data governance and data science initiatives to help developers and analysts tap into the power of cognitive computing to gain greater understanding and control of their data, while improving their ability to comply with data regulations such as the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted June 22, 2017

New England Water Heater is a plumbing services company specializing in water heater repair and installation based in North Waltham, MA. The company provides a centralized service through a network of geographically dispersed plumbing companies in the surrounding region, including its own company, Home Services of New England (HSNE) Plumbing. As a longtime Revelation Software customer, NEWH uses a system on Revelation's OpenInsight 9.4 for business processes such as document management, phone calls, and customer support.

Posted June 21, 2017

Oracle has expanded the Oracle Cloud Platform's integration offerings with the availability of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service.

Posted June 21, 2017

SAP and Accenture are expanding their collaboration to co-innovate, co-develop, and jointly go to market with digital solutions based on the new SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. The long-standing strategic partners will focus on embedding digital technologies including additional machine learning, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the core of clients' businesses to deliver even greater value from their SAP investments.

Posted June 21, 2017

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, has introduced GridGain 8.1. The new release provides a new memory-centric architecture that leverages advancements in memory and storage technologies.

Posted June 20, 2017

Collibra, a provider of data governance software for business users, has unveiled a new release of its flagship platform which includes functionality to support the enterprise shift to self-service analytics.

Posted June 19, 2017

Gone are the days of 2-year software development projects. Now organizations are striving for code updates that drop monthly, weekly, even daily. A developer will say, "I need a workable copy of Oracle today." And IT responds, "OK, we'll have that in about 2 weeks." What's a developer to do? Sometimes this leads to the use of synthetic datasets (one might also refer to this simply as "fake data"). These never work as well as real data, and the result is more bugs and slower software development. Other times the Dev/Test side of the house will expense spinning up a bunch of systems in the cloud, so-called "shadow IT."

Posted June 16, 2017

"Platforms" are all the rage in software positioning and messaging. And recently, a new platform has become the "platform du jour" - driven by the urgency felt by enterprises as they struggle to manage an increasing amount of data and an increasing number of data formats all generated from an increasingly number of applications on an increasingly diverse mix of infrastructure - the "data platform."

Posted June 16, 2017

New and emerging vendors offer fresh ways of dealing with data management and analytics challenges in areas such as data as a service, security as a service, cloud in a box, and data visualization. Here, DBTA looks at the 10 companies whose approaches we think are worth watching.

Posted June 16, 2017

Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Posted June 16, 2017

BlueData, provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software, is releasing an enhanced version of BlueData EPIC, providing increased scalability, enhanced networking, and significant security and performance optimizations. With BlueData EPIC 3.0, enterprises can quickly and easily deploy large-scale production environments for big data analytics and data science running in Docker containers - either on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid architecture.

Posted June 16, 2017

Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Continuum, provider of an IT management platform for managed IT service providers (MSPs), from Summit Partners. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted June 15, 2017

The world of data management is constantly changing. Each year, the DBTA 100 spotlights the companies that are dealing with evolving market demands through innovation in software, services, and hardware.

Posted June 15, 2017

MarkLogic, has announced that its enterprise NoSQL database is now available on Microsoft Azure. According to MarkLogic, offering its database platform on Azure gives customers the flexibility they need by providing a single, actionable 360-degree view of their data in the cloud, whether on Azure or in a hybrid cloud environment, allowing them to seamlessly build and deploy applications, drive digital transformation projects, or set up short-term cloud deployments. The MarkLogic platform on Azure also enables customers to scale apps and projects up or down without downtime and with optimal deployment and transactional consistency, giving customers maximum operational efficiency

Posted June 13, 2017

Melissa, a provider of global data quality and identity verification solutions, has achieved certification in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which establishes principles to ensure privacy of customer data shared in the process of transatlantic commerce. According to Melissa, this certification supports Melissa's ongoing commitment to the security, privacy, and availability of customer data for a worldwide clientele.

Posted June 13, 2017

Attunity Ltd., a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is launching a new solution, Attunity Compose for Hive, which automates the process of creation and continuous loading of operational and historical data stores in a data lake.

Posted June 13, 2017

Addressing the rise of hybrid deployments, Hortonworks has introduced a new software support subscription to provide seamless support to organizations as they transition from on-premise to cloud. Separately, Hortonworks also announced the general availability of Hortonworks Dataflow (HDF) 3.0, a new release of its open source data-in-motion platform, which enables customers to collect, curate, analyze and act on all data in real-time, across the data center and cloud.

Posted June 12, 2017

Redgate Software has announced that the latest version of SQL Backup Pro now includes automatic integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), making it easier for users to store their SQL Server backups in the cloud. With the new capabilities in SQL Backup Pro, Redgate says it is retiring its own Hosted Storage service for SQL Backup Pro, originally launched in 2013, and is supporting customers migrating to Amazon S3.

Posted June 08, 2017

Building on its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle has announced a series of developments that enhance the portfolio's machine learning, artificial intelligence and contextual awareness technologies. The latest round of enhancements include Adaptive Access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service intended for dynamic application access controls, advanced risk monitoring by leveraging machine learning engines, and the expansion of Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help support Oracle SaaS solutions with automated threat detection.

Posted June 07, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management software, has introduced the second enhancement pack for OpenText Release 16, the company's digital information platform that helps customers to digitize business processes and manage information flows across the digital enterprise. Supporting the flow of information inside and outside of the enterprise, the extended ECM platform offers stronger integrations within the OpenText Platform as well as with leading applications such as Archiving for Oracle EBS, and SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C), SuccessFactors, and Hybris Marketing.

Posted June 07, 2017

Syncsort, a provider of data integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new solutions that bring together its industry-leading big data integration and recently acquired Trillium data quality software to address data governance and customer 360 initiatives within data lakes.

Posted June 06, 2017

PremiumSoft has announced the release of Navicat Version 12 with a brand new interface for its Navicat family of products. Navicat develops the database management and development software. Its flagship product, Navicat Premium, allows users to access up to six databases all-in-one, including MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, eliminating workflow disruption to leverage users' time and increasing productivity and efficiency.

Posted June 06, 2017

Kinetica, a provider of GPU-accelerated database technology, is introducing native integration with Tableau.

Posted June 06, 2017

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a converged data platform that integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, has announced MapR-XD, a cloud-scale data store to manage files and containers. As part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-XD supports any data type from the edge to the data center and multiple cloud environments with automatic policy-driven tiering from hot, warm or cold data to enable customers to create global data fabrics which are ready for analytical and operational applications.

Posted June 06, 2017

Unravel Data, which provides an APM platform designed for big data, has added integrated support for Cloudera Impala and Apache Kafka into its platform.

Posted June 06, 2017

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced five key enhancements to help customers accelerate data-driven decision making.

Posted June 06, 2017

IBM Security announced an initiative to help address the projected 1.8 million-person cybersecurity worker shortage through programs and partnerships that promote a "new-collar" cybersecurity workforce strategy. As part of this initiative, IBM is sponsoring alternative education models at the high school level, while defining new workforce approaches to reach a broader pipeline of employees based on skills, experience and aptitudes as opposed to traditional hiring models which focus on degrees alone. In fact, nearly 20% of IBM Security professionals hired in the U.S. since 2015 fall into this category of "new-collar" employees.

Posted June 05, 2017

Qubole, a data platform provider, is building an autonomous data platform designed to automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective. The next-generation data platform includes three new products: Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents.

Posted June 05, 2017

NTT DATA, a global IT-services provider headquartered in Tokyo, has made a strategic capital investment in enterprise NoSQL database provider, MarkLogic Corp. The companies say they will also be expanding their existing strategic business alliance to develop new go-to-market strategies with emphasis on joint customer development in Europe, North America, South America and Japan.

Posted June 01, 2017

Updating fact rows inside a star schema set of tables is never a best practice. Even so, some organizations travel down this path.

Posted June 01, 2017

Often, when working with technical people, they get excited over the latest and greatest piece of software or hardware. They try and get their management excited, but it seems as if their management just doesn't "get" how good it is.

Posted June 01, 2017

Although Java and JavaScript are the most popular all around programming languages today, the C programming language remains the language of choice for high performance computing after almost 45 years of mainstream use. However, where runtime performance considerations are paramount, Go and Rust are emerging as valid successors to C.

Posted June 01, 2017

Resources used to be expensive. Resources used to be scarce. Resources used to take a long time to provision. As such, it made sense to put resource consumption at the top of the list when talking about database performance. Those days are gone. With more than 80% of databases running in virtual environments, where hardware is more commoditized every day, access to physical resources—CPU, memory, network, and disk—whenever needed is much easier. In fact, Moore's Law predicts that technology advancements will double every 2 years. Well, most physical resources are certainly on pace with that, or better.

Posted June 01, 2017

With data increasingly recognized as a highly valuable enterprise asset, data protection is understandably becoming a higher priority. To explore the issues surrounding data protection, including the role of people, processes, and technology in creating a proactive security stance, Database Trends and Applications is introducing the Cybersecurity Sourcebook.

Posted June 01, 2017

Cloudera has launched Altus, a new PaaS offering aimed at making it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud. The initial Altus service helps data engineers use on-demand infrastructure to speed the creation and operation of elastic data pipelines that power sophisticated, data-driven applications.

Posted May 31, 2017

Pythian, a technology services provider, is launching a customized analytics solution that integrates multiple data types from both internal and external sources. The new solution, "Kick Analytics As A Service" (Kick AaaS), gathers multi-source, multi-format data together in the cloud, and adds advanced analytics, machine learning and visualizations to ensure business users and business systems get the insights they need when they need them

Posted May 31, 2017

It's imperative businesses plan strategically ahead for the future. Combine that with the myriad of choices a database professional or arcitecht has when it comes to future proofing their business. Mike King, enterprise technologist of big data at Dell EMC, covered a variety of databases, unique advantages and disadvantages of each, usage, tidbits, strategy, and more during his presentation titled "Crafting Your Database Strategy for the Future" at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 26, 2017

Data management is going through a paradigm shift—again, said Joe Caserta, president of Caserta Concepts, who delivered a keynote titled, "Architecting Data for the Modern Enterprise," at Data Summit 2017 in NYC.

Posted May 25, 2017

The Amazon experience completely changed the way consumers buy books and now providing a catalogue type experience for enterprises could shape the way their businesses access data. At Data Summit 2017 Stan Christiaens, CTO at Collibra, explored how data cataloguing can enable enterprises to uncover insights and drive innovation with his presentation "The Amazonification Approach to Data."

Posted May 25, 2017

Tableau Software, a provider of software for visual analytics, has announced four key new features in Tableau 10.3, which will be released next week.

Posted May 25, 2017

Data Summit 2017 was recently held in NYC. New big data technologies, cloud, and analytics were among the key areas scrutinized in educational presentations, keynotes, and hands-on workshops.

Posted May 24, 2017

IBM has introduced a toolkit on Power Systems optimized for open source databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra, to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.

Posted May 24, 2017

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, is announcing enhancements to its portfolio of SQL Server database management and performance monitoring solutions. "We are announcing multiple enhancements to address the Microsoft SQL Server community and customer base," said Greg Davoll, software products leader, Quest Software. Quest as a company is focused on three sets of capabilities for customers: database performance monitoring; database replication; and database development and management tooling, and these new product enhancements reflect that focus, he added.

Posted May 24, 2017

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