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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

Magnitude Software, Inc., a provider of unified application data management, is acquiring Every Angle Software Solutions, a provider that enables users of SAP-run organizations to optimize their operational performance. Every Angle's self-service solution works on any SAP system (ECC and HANA) and hides the complexity of SAP's data structure, allowing end users to quickly identify and resolve key business issues.

Posted July 25, 2018

There's a new generation of technologies reshaping data management as we know it. To explore some of the game-changing technologies or approaches that are having the most profound impact on today's enterprises, DBTA asked industry experts and leaders to cite what they see as having the most positive impact. The following are eight areas effecting the most change.

Posted July 25, 2018

Hitachi Vantara has announced hardware and software enhancements across the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale systems, including NVMe SSD caching and GPU processor-based server options. New certified applications ecosystem solutions optimized for mission-critical environments include Oracle databases, SAP HANA, VMware, and big data analytics frameworks.

Posted July 25, 2018

The Bitfury Group has launched "BE BIG," a global education initiative that will advance the adoption of blockchain as the technology of digital trust.

Posted July 25, 2018

Oracle has announced the release of the Oracle TimesTen Scaleout online transaction processing (OLTP) database that the company says is capable of massive scaleout, extreme transaction processing throughput, and ultra-low response times.

Posted July 25, 2018

MemSQL is updating its flagship platform, advancing its performance along with adding capabilities to accelerate time to insight. MemSQL 6.5 delivers an integrated database for data capture, management, and operations that integrates seamlessly with existing systems, infrastructure, and employee skills. This allows customers to get faster time to value and reduces cost and complexity.

Posted July 25, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Chris Reuter, North America data warehousing sales leader, IBM, presented a keynote focused on the major trends in IT today and what organizations must do to advance their organizations. Critical to future success for most organizations will be a hybrid data management strategy that incorporates a greater amount of data, a greater number of data management approaches, and makes the data accessible to more users, he said.

Posted July 24, 2018

Panzura, a provider of enterprise hybrid cloud NAS and multi-cloud data management, has launched Panzura Freedom Cloud NAS on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. According to the vendor, Panzura Freedom replaces traditional NAS with scalable and durable cloud attached storage (CAS) without sacrificing performance or re-writing applications running in the data center, allowing customers to consolidate their unstructured data across data islands into "a single source of truth" in GCP.

Posted July 23, 2018

Sumo Logic, provider of a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform is unveiling 11 new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) applications as well as integration with Google Cloud's open source machine learning library, TensorFlow. The applications will enable real-time collection and analytics of machine data emitted by all major GCP services.

Posted July 23, 2018

The increased requirements of modern analytical workloads, querying billions of rows on demand, are a challenge for relational databases because they're optimized for transactional workloads. While transactional workload queries tend to be row-oriented (e.g., return every column in a single row), analytical workload queries tend to be column-oriented (e.g., return the aggregate of a single column in every row). By storing columns of data rather than rows of data, columnar databases optimize for analytical workloads without sacrificing the relational model and SQL.

Posted July 20, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is launching SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion, a new, powerful log management tool for on-premises IT environments. Fully integrated with the SolarWinds Orion Platform, Log Manager is designed to provide the essential components an IT operations team needs for improved log monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance management.

Posted July 19, 2018

Businesses are overwhelmed by a proliferation of data sources, types, and stores. The abundance of information and tools is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable insights. DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Kevin Petrie, senior director and technology evangelist, Attunity, Danny Sandwell, director of product marketing, erwin, Inc., and Jake Freivald, vice president, Product marketing, Information Builders, who discussed the key technologies and best practices for overcoming big data integration and governance challenges.

Posted July 18, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted July 18, 2018

BlueData, provider container-based software for AI and Big Data workloads, will undertake a new open source Kubernetes initiative: BlueK8s. The company also introduced the first open source project in the BlueK8s initiative, Kubernetes Director (aka KubeDirector), for deploying and managing distributed stateful applications with Kubernetes.

Posted July 17, 2018

The dbKoda team has released dbKoda 1.0, the first production release of its open source integrated development environment (IDE) for MongoDB. dbKoda offers features for developing MongoDB applications and for managing and tuning MongoDB databases. 

Posted July 17, 2018

Periscope Data is launching a new machine learning (ML) solution that leverages Amazon SageMaker as part of a comprehensive offering for data teams looking to solve complex problems. Periscope Data's new functionality with Amazon SageMaker will allow data analysts to tackle ML problems in one seamless workflow, from data prep to model training to reporting.

Posted July 16, 2018

Companies are committed to delivering higher levels of customer satisfaction for their online services. To create a path to continuous service delivery optimization, you need to start with a review of your current approach and toolset against your business needs.

Posted July 13, 2018

MongoDB University, which was established in 2012 to provide free online courses to train developers and operations engineers, has just surpassed 1 million registrations.

Posted July 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is releasing its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview. Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organizations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted Snowflake to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run Snowflake's cloud-built data warehouse.

Posted July 12, 2018

Splice Machine is releasing its intelligent application platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud service, giving customers another way to use the data platform while have the choice to deploy on-prem, AWS, or Azure. Splice Machine is a scale-out SQL data platform that can run fast OLTP and in-memory OLAP on the same platform, along with machine learning and streaming.

Posted July 11, 2018

Pure Storage, an all-flash storage platform, is releasing Pure Service Orchestrator, delivering container storage-as-a-service. Pure Service Orchestrator equips customers with effortless, self-managed storage that drives data centric architecture with public cloud-like agility on-premises, backed by all-flash speed and enterprise reliability, according to the vendor.

Posted July 06, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history, write Don Sullivan and Michael Corey in their latest Cloud Currents column for Big Data Quarterly. But, in truth, they note, Silicon Valley spans the continent, as pervasive in historic eastern cities as it is embedded in New Age Pacific-Northwest locations.

Posted July 05, 2018

Developed by Oracle University, Oracle's new LaunchPad online learning platform provides "learning paths" and task-focused modules with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. Oracle is also offering SaaS customers free live "Quick Start" learning events and a "Starter Pack" for guided in-app overlays to further accelerate onboarding and end user adoption.

Posted July 05, 2018

Whether you're an Oracle system or database administrator, an IT manager, or executive, or even just an end user or customer, security should be as important to you as almost anything else. We all hear about breaches in the news all too often. From the executive level to the end customer, none of us want to be anywhere near such a breach.

Posted July 05, 2018

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it wasn't until recently when new technologies emerged that the speed and scalability requirements of real-time data and analysis could be addressed both technically and cost-effectively by organizations on a larger scale.

Posted July 05, 2018

In a recent Data Summit 2018 talk, titled "NoSQL Concepts for the Relational DBA," Jason Hall, senior systems consultant, Quest Software, explored concepts familiar to relational DBAs, such as data modeling, high availability, and scalability, and discussed how those concepts translate into NoSQL platforms.

Posted July 03, 2018

Microsoft is releasing Azure IoT Edge and introducing robust capabilities to enable enterprise customers to bring their edge solutions to production. The new updates are open and flexible to provide users with greater choice.

Posted July 02, 2018

Expanding its range of services, in 2017, Dell Boomi acquired ManyWho, a provider of a unified cloud and low-code development platform that helps simplify workflow automation. Recently, Steve Wood, chief product officer at Boomi, talked about what's ahead for Boomi, what it means to be a connected business in the new hybrid cloud era, and the importance of low-code development.

Posted July 02, 2018

On June 20th, the Microsoft SQL Server team dropped the most recent release of SQL Operations Studio to the public. This is just one of many, many product announcements that demonstrate Microsoft's very serious commitment to interoperability and to meeting the needs of their customers wherever they reside, even if that's outside of the Microsoft ecosystem. One of the hallmarks of SQL Operations Studio, compared to the venerable SQL Server Management Studio, is that it's lightweight and expandable.

Posted July 02, 2018

When we hear the term "think outside the box," how often do we really examine what that phrase truly means? First, one needs a box. And it is on this issue where most folks fail. Before one can consider what is "outside the box," one must clearly understand what exactly is meant by "inside the box." People often consider random approaches the same as being "outside the box." However, just different is not enough.

Posted July 02, 2018

A Worldwide Data Ethics Council is something we greatly need. The council would focus on debating, crafting and proposing clearer regulations that dictate what is—and is not—ethical in terms of data collection, retention, and usage. Furthermore, it would communicate the message of being skeptical of everything and using caution before sharing anything with anyone. The council could also work on forms of data ethics education for schools and universities, as well as to educate the press and government officials. I mean, let's face it, after watching those U.S. Congressional hearings with Mark Zuckerberg I don't think any techies believe that government officials are prepared for the Information Age.

Posted July 02, 2018

The introduction of transactions in MongoDB 4.0 represents possibly the most significant change in MongoDB's architecture since its original release.  The lack of a transactional capability previously defined the capabilities of the database: Without transactions, MongoDB was blocked from consideration for a wide range of application scenarios.  With the implementation of transactions, MongoDB can for the first time truly claim to be a general purpose DBMS.

Posted July 02, 2018

A distributed cloud database is a database in which operational data is spread across different physical locations—for example, across different data centers, across hybrid clouds (such as private and/or public clouds), different public cloud regions of a public cloud, or even different public clouds.

Posted July 02, 2018

Big data has changed in the way it is collected, stored, processed, and analyzed—spanning Hadoop MapReduce, cloud—and increasingly multi-cloud—Spark, streaming analytics, the use of AI, the growing importance of edge, and the expanding use of containerization, said Anoop Dawar, senior vice president product management and marketing, MapR. MapR's goal, he said, is to provide a platform that survives and thrives amidst the transitions in technology and deployment going on now and in the future.

Posted June 28, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is improving the data governance capabilities in its data integration platform to support organizations moving data to clouds and data lakes. Attunity's enhanced metadata and data lineage capabilities are designed to help users understand what the source of the data is, and highlight any modifications or transformations within the Attunity platform that have been applied.

Posted June 28, 2018

BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is releasing updates for its BlueData EPIC platform, building upon innovations for large-scale distributed analytics and machine learning (ML) workloads on Docker containers. This summer release is the result of collaboration with BlueData's enterprise customers to develop new functionality in each of these areas to support their Big Data and AI initiatives - as they extend well beyond Hadoop and Spark to a range of different ML / DL and data science workloads, and beyond on-premises infrastructure to public cloud and hybrid architectures.

Posted June 28, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted June 27, 2018

SAP is releasing a new suite of applications to help businesses serve and retain customers, modernizing the focus of CRM solutions. The combination of assets features new machine learning capabilities from SAP Leonardo, a set of intelligent technologies the company introduced last year, as well as the new SAP HANA Data Management Suite, which enables companies to gain visibility and control of their highly distributed data.

Posted June 27, 2018

At MongoDB World '18 today in New York, MongoDB is announcing new capabilities that build on the core foundations of MongoDB. In total, the new features enhance speed, flexibility, and ease of use, giving organizations the ability to use MongoDB everywhere, and allowing developers to spend their time where it makes sense for the business, said Eric Holzhauer, senior director of product marketing at MongoDB, who spoke to DBTA before the conference.

Posted June 27, 2018

Coinciding with the International Supercomputing Conference, the TOP500 List of supercomputers has been announced. For the first time since November 2012, the U.S. claimed the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in which four of the five top systems were either new or substantially upgraded. With the announcement, the TOP500 is also marking its 25th anniversary.

Posted June 25, 2018

Oracle recently announced general availability of Oracle Application Express (APEX) 18.1, a low-code rapid application development platform that can run in any Oracle Database and is included with every Oracle Database Cloud Service.  APEX enables users to develop, design, and deploy data-driven desktop and mobile applications using only a browser. 

Posted June 20, 2018

Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, is partnering with Scanovate, a digital identity management platform, to provide mobile identity management. Scanovate empowers businesses to interact with mobile device users, offering frictionless onboarding while meeting compliance concerns as the first step in managing risk.

Posted June 20, 2018

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