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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

MySQL can be the perfect answer for fast-growing, highly-performant and geographically-distributed database environments, but in order to function as a business-critical system with immediate response times, the ubiquitous database server needs a little help.

Posted December 02, 2019

What exactly is a data architecture? As the Zachman Framework exposed long ago, different people look for different kinds of details and documentation to answer fundamental questions about an enterprise's architecture. Someone involved with infrastructure will need to understand the tools used and the methods employed to move data and to be clear on concepts about how security will be enforced. But these aspects are only initial parts of the overall architecture, and as such, a simple diagram of tools used is incomplete and insufficient for a comprehensive view of data architecture.

Posted December 01, 2019

The annual PASS Summit, the industry's largest gathering of SQL Server professionals, hosted more than 4,000 attendees in Seattle recently recently. PASS (www.pass.org) has grown to more than 300 local chapters around the world, and its 1,000th SQL Saturday will likely be held sometime in early 2020. The opening keynote by Rohan Kumar, corporate vice president of data and AI at Microsoft, focused on the achievements and growth of SQL Server in the marketplace, as well as on the new features and capabilities now available in the public release of SQL Server 2019.

Posted December 01, 2019

If you have been around the IT industry for as long as I have, you have seen technologies and ideas come and go—and sometimes even come back again. This is surely the case with the "new" products that call themselves data catalogs.

Posted December 01, 2019

Remember when standing up a new database instance involved modeling the application using the underlying database to figure out what hardware (server, storage, etc.) was needed to support the new instance? And, since most organizations did capacity planning on a spreadsheet using linear metrics, there was a lot of estimating involved, thus over-provisioning the hardware was standard procedure.

Posted December 01, 2019

There are many ways to get messages and notifications from a secure instance in OCI—by using third-party programs, local agents through a proxy, and even using native OCI services—but there are cases ?when an email has to be sent directly from the server.

Posted December 01, 2019

Think about the last time you filled out a paper form and contrast that with how many times you've filled out forms online. We live in an era where everything is digital. Forms are online, every click is captured, and even personal lives are documented on social media. The first wave of digitization led to more BI and better data-driven decisions. But, as we head into 2020, the focus has shifted from BI to operational analytics. Traditional BI was focused on enabling executives to make decisions using historical data. It was accelerated by technologies such as Hadoop, which were built for scale but could not deliver results.

Posted December 01, 2019

As we stand at the start of a new year and on the precipice of a new decade—the 2020s, DBTA reached out to industry leaders for their perspectives on not only what's ahead in the year 2020 but also what they see developing as the next decade unfolds.

Posted December 01, 2019

Clouds, autonomous databases, and fast-growing data environments dominated the results of surveys by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., throughout 2019. Data keeps expanding beyond the bounds of traditional corporate on-premise systems, and the demands on data managers are growing.

Posted December 01, 2019

The IT industry is going through a major shift from centralized data centers to dispersed deployments across a variety of cloud and on-premise platforms. At the same time, availability is becoming more critical. Recently, Dave Bermingham, technical evangelist of SIOS Technology, shared his views on the current state of high availability in the cloud, and what organizations need to do to ensure continuity of service. "When moving to the cloud, the first thing you will discover is that the traditional SAN-based failover cluster for HA is no longer an option," he noted.

Posted December 01, 2019

Weaveworks is partnering with Intuit to create Argo Flux, an open source project to drive GitOps application delivery for Kubernetes via an industry-wide community. Argo Flux combines the Argo CD project led by Intuit with the Flux CD project driven by Weaveworks, two well known open source tools with strong community support.

Posted November 27, 2019

ServerFarm, a data center developer and operator, is joining the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, connecting service providers and enterprises with AI-ready facilities.

Posted November 27, 2019

Sixgill, LLC, a provider of data automation and authenticity products and services, is offering Sixgill Integrity 1.0 for blockchain-enforced data authenticity. Sixgill Integrity fulfills the critical enterprise need for end-to-end, real-time data authenticity assurance with robust capabilities to monitor and guarantee the veracity of any data stream, including today's sensors emitting time-series data in any form.

Posted November 26, 2019

Banzai Cloud, a cloud software startup, is releasing a secure application platform, Pipeline 2.0, now integrated with Cloud Fusion. Pipeline 2.0 is a hybrid multi-cloud application platform based on Cloud Native technologies that provides a productive foundation for containerized application deployment as well as integrated solutions for Day One and Day Two operations.

Posted November 26, 2019

Companies are constantly looking for ways to make solutions work better and smarter, accomplishing this by tracking the performance of each of the components underlying its solution. All this critical performance data has a time stamp and a value - also known as time series data.

Posted November 26, 2019

Quest Software's Jason Hall discusses three key trends in database management—multi/hybrid, open-source databases, and DevOps--in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted November 26, 2019

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is launching the new Cloudera Connect to help partners innovate faster, grow the machine learning and analytics markets, and build profitable businesses.

Posted November 25, 2019

Confluent is unveiling ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka, reducing the complexity for developers looking to build real-world stream processing applications.

Posted November 25, 2019

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is partnering with Tableau Software, a leading analytics platform, to provide businesses with access to accurate, secure, real-time data.

Posted November 25, 2019

Delphix, the company helping enterprises accelerate innovation through DataOps, is launching the latest release of their flagship product, introducing a host of new openness and extensibility capabilities. With the ability to rapidly deliver secure data from any database in cloud and hybrid cloud environments, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform (DDDP) v.6.0 eliminates test data wait times and accelerates application release cadence.

Posted November 22, 2019

Syniti, a global data management solution provider, is releasing the Syniti Data Replication 9.6 software solution, a flexible platform that provides fast up-to-the-minute data replication with real-time change data capture. Available on-premise or in the cloud, Syniti Data Replication enables successful management of data growth, faster synchronization and integration, and analysis of data. 

Posted November 22, 2019

HyScale is making its app delivery automation tool open-source for development teams looking to deploy to Kubernetes. The open-source move underlines HyScale's commitment to the app development community that wants to adopt Kubernetes but has to follow a script-heavy, error-prone deployment process.

Posted November 21, 2019

SAP and Accenture are co-innovating and co-developing the new SAP Cloud for Utilities solution to help companies more effectively manage business processes and customer experiences. The initiative aims to elevate energy transition and customer experiences, helping companies quickly adapt and thrive in changing times.

Posted November 20, 2019

SAP is releasing the latest version of S/4HANA that includes new integrations, better product design, and more. With the 1911 release, an initial integration is delivered between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics). With this integration, SAP now becomes an experience management-driven company as we allow selected customers to share their SAP S/4HANA cloud software experience with SAP.

Posted November 20, 2019

SnapLogic, provider of an integration platform, is introducing a new integration with SAP that aims to help enterprises quickly and easily ingest, prepare, and deliver data from hundreds of applications and data sources into the new SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution.

Posted November 20, 2019

Kinetica's Active Analytics Platform now incorporates NVIDIA RAPIDS, a GPU-acceleration boost for machine learning, to deliver precision business predictions across the entire enterprise. The platform can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud via a broad ecosystem, including strategic partners such as NVIDIA, Dell Technologies, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted November 20, 2019

Aerospike, a provider of a patented hardware-optimized NoSQL data platform for real-time transactional and AI/ML-based applications that require machine speed and machine scale, has added new funding to expand the company's geographic presence, develop additional data infrastructure integrations, and grow enterprise partnerships.

Posted November 19, 2019

PlanetScale has announced the general availability of PlanetScale CNDb, a fully managed cloud native database designed on Vitess, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)-hosted open source project that serves massive scale production traffic at large web-scale companies such as YouTube, Slack, and Square.

Posted November 18, 2019

FilesAnywhere is releasing Global Compliance File Server, providing secure global file sharing as the company continues to help businesses meet growing data storage compliance requirements in regions around the world. The new data storage solution ensures organizations are GDPR and CCPA ready. Companies can select international regions to store their cloud data securely, while connecting locally with users in Europe, Asia, Canada, the Middle East, Australia, and all major countries.

Posted November 14, 2019

Today, more than ever, businesses rely on data to deliver a competitive edge. However, as applications continue to grow in scale and complexity, so does the challenge of supporting them. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Shivani Gupta, principal product manager, Couchbase; Rick Golba, product marketing manager, Percona; and Craig Chaplin, senior product manager, Magnitude Software, who discussed new data management technologies and techniques for meeting the speed and scalability requirements of modern applications.

Posted November 13, 2019

Time series analytics can provide game-changing insights for the business, allowing organizations to forecast and predict the future. Extracting high-quality insight from time series data can be challenging because it is multi-dimensional, complex, huge in scale, and often driven by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Posted November 12, 2019

Neo4j, a provider of graph database service, is releasing Neo4j Aura, a fully-managed native graph database as a service. Neo4j Aura lets users take advantage of a graph database via a frictionless service in the cloud. Neo4j Aura is the ideal database as a service for understanding how people, processes, locations and systems are interrelated, according to the vendor

Posted November 12, 2019

Redgate is releasing a major upgrade for its popular tool, SQL Prompt, helping developers increase the speed and quality of their SQL coding and take advantage of the most recent improvements in SQL Server.

Posted November 11, 2019

Fastly's Compute@Edge gives developers the freedom to push complex logic closer to end users, and reduces the time to innovate by allowing developers to focus on strategy that drives their companies forward.

Posted November 11, 2019

Pythian Group VP Lynda Partner described the impact on organizations, industry-wide, that are moving en masse from data warehouses to the cloud in her keynote at Data Summit 2019.

Posted November 11, 2019

Rockset, the serverless search and Analytics Company that enables real-time SQL on NoSQL data, is introducing the capability to build interactive, live Tableau dashboards on NoSQL data, without requiring users to write a single line of code.

Posted November 08, 2019

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

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 November 04, 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

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

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