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Internet of Things

The phenomenon of connected machines is sometimes called the Internet of Things, the Internet of Anything, the Internet of Everything, or M2M (machine to machine). But no matter what the name, the growth of technology related to objects, which never before were network- and computer-enabled, is projected to have far-reaching technological, societal, and economic impact.

The strongest examples of the impact of the Internet of Things are in the industrial sector. Embedded software, sensors, and network connectivity promises to improve the way factories, data centers, oil wells, and cities, airplanes, cars, and even homes are maintained because data can be collected continuously with alerts issues proactively to prevent failures and outages.

According to Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, up from 2010's 12.5 billion. By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and by 2020, more than one-third of the data produced will live in or pass through the cloud, according to Computer Sciences Corp.



Internet of Things Articles

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that enable autonomous capabilities in the Platform Cloud services, Oracle says it is helping organizations to more easily develop new user experiences with chatbot and voice capabilities, to enable business users to perform intelligent data integration tasks, and to expose business logic and data via robust API design/management. 

Posted June 20, 2018

IBM has acquired Oniqua Holdings Pty Ltd., a global innovator in maintenance repair and operations (MRO) inventory optimization solutions and services focused on mining, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, and other asset-intensive industries. Through the acquisition, IBM seeks to expand its capabilities around reducing and optimizing MRO inventories, predicting when critical parts and equipment might fail so proactive actions can be taken to avoid unplanned downtime.

Posted June 18, 2018

Software AG has acquired a visual data analytics product line for the manufacturing and process industry that is intended to complement Software AG's Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. TrendMiner enables enterprises to recognize patterns and trends in their process data, identify production irregularities, and adapt necessary process adjustments early—without the need for support from IT specialists or data scientists. 

Posted June 18, 2018

At DataWorks Summit, its conference in San Jose this week, Hortonworks is unveiling a major new release of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as well as expanded partnerships with Microsoft, Google, and IBM. A priority for Hortonworks with HDP 3.0 is to make hybrid cloud deployments easier for customers, said Scott Clinton, vice president of product marketing at Hortonworks, who spoke to DBTA before the company's announcement.

Posted June 18, 2018

Innovative vendors are helping to point the way forward with technologies and services to take advantage of the wealth of data that is pouring into companies. This sixth DBTA 100 list spans a wide variety of companies that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services. Some are long-standing companies with well-established offerings that have evolved over time, while others are much newer to the data scene.

Posted June 14, 2018

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology, was explored in a 3-hour Data Summit 2018 presentation led by Paul Tatro, who covered the wide range of blockchain topics including what it is, the differences between public and private blockchains, use cases, and the meaning of terms such as "smart contracts," "blocks," "nonces," "hashes," "oracles," and digital signatures.

Posted June 08, 2018

IBM and partners launched a "Call for Code" initiative, an ambitious effort to bring startup, academic, and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters.

Posted June 04, 2018

Our data capture and retention requirements continue to grow at a very fast rate, which brings new entrants in the SQL and NoSQL market all the time. However, not all data is created equal. Companies recognize that disparate data can and should be treated differently. That means the way we persist that data can be extremely varied. Now, enter applications that need to access all that data across a very heterogeneous landscape, and we get to the point where we're reinventing the data access wheel every time someone needs to spin up another application or introduce another data source.

Posted June 01, 2018

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence, analytics, and data management solutions, has launched an enhanced version of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for real-time data integration and management. New advancements to Information Builders' solution address modern data integration requirements and enable businesses to tap into data from emerging technologies and sources.

Posted May 30, 2018

Looker, a data platform provider, is releasing new tools and integrations to optimize data science workflows. Looker is improving its governed data workflow with an SDK for R and connections for Python, as well as streamed and merged results, Google TensorFlow integrations, and clean, visual recommendations for users.

Posted May 30, 2018

Technology is constantly changing, and IT architects need to keep up with modern developments to ensure that their companies are achieving the best possible return on their IT investment.

Posted May 24, 2018

Chris Reuter, North America data warehousing sales leader, IBM, presented a keynote at Data Summit 2018 on the key trends in IT today and what organizations must do to advance their organizations.

Posted May 24, 2018

Data Summit attendees learned about cognitive computing and how much AI will disrupt the big data space, why blockchain is the next big thing, the importance of GDPR, and more. During the closing keynote for Data Summit 2018, Joe Caserta, founder and president of Caserta, a data analytics consulting and implementation firm, looked toward the future in his presentation titled, "What Does the Data Tell Us?"

Posted May 24, 2018

Data intelligence about people, places and things, along with the connection between physical and digital addresses has a serious impact on understanding customers.

Posted May 23, 2018

Data Summit 2018 kicked off this week with a keynote by David Weinberger, senior researcher, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, titled "Once We Know Everything … or Suppose AI is Right?"

Posted May 22, 2018

Two perspectives on becoming a data driven enterprise were discussed at Data Summit 2018 in presentations by Anne Buff, business solutions manager, SAS Best Practices, SAS Institute; and Lynda Partner, VP, Marketing & Analytics as a Service, Pythian.

Posted May 22, 2018

Machine learning is changing the way we interact with things and each other. As artificial intelligence gains steam, what we know about the world is changing.John Duprey, senior architect, Thomson Reuters Labs' Center for AI & Cognitive Computing, Thomson Reuters, presented his session, "Reuters News Tracer: The Journalist Bot in Training" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 during Data Summit 2018. Duprey explained how machine learning and AI is transforming how news is being reported.

Posted May 22, 2018

Confluent, a provider of a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, has formed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to make Confluent Cloud available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for mission-critical use cases, including event-driven applications, machine learning for advanced analytics and hybrid cloud data pipelines.

Posted May 22, 2018

While companies are collecting treasure troves of information about their customers, they are increasingly looking for the right tools and technologies to gain a 360° view that is critical to leveraging the data's full value. Zak Pines, VP marketing, Bedrock Data, presented his session, "Overcoming Data Silos to Get a Unified View of Customers" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 during Data Summit 2018.

Posted May 22, 2018

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is making updates to its data infrastructure portfolio, including new AI-enhanced data center management software and an expanded lineup of flash storage systems designed to reach a broader range of customers. According to the company, the new systems and AI operations software deliver the agile data infrastructure and intelligent operations customers need to accelerate data center modernization efforts.

Posted May 21, 2018

Neural networks and deep learning are frequently recognized as the key to futuristic innovations like facial recognition, with consumers paying up for the novelty of using their visage to unlock their phones, and police squads partnering with AI startups to catch criminals. But the use cases for neural nets extend well beyond those flashy scenarios, and innovations in hardware are enhancing accessibility, signaling that it's time for more companies to find appropriate business cases for their industry.

Posted May 21, 2018

Data science, the ability to sift through massive amounts of data to discover hidden patterns and predict future trends, requires an understanding of many different elements of data analysis. In a 3-hour pre-conference workshop at Data Summit 2018 in Boston, Joe Caserta, founder and president of Caserta, a data analytics consulting and implementation firm, provided a deep dive into the fundamentals of data exploration, mining, and preparation, and the application of the principles of statistical modeling and data visualization in real-world applications.

Posted May 21, 2018

Dell Boomi has announced the Spring 2018 release of the Boomi platform, which features IoT connectivity for business outcomes, integration accelerators, and new capabilities for creating low code workflow applications. 

Posted May 17, 2018

Percona is extending its open source database support expertise to PostgreSQL, enabling organizations to work with a single vendor to meet their support needs for MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, or any hybrid combination of these database technologies. By adding PostgreSQL to its portfolio of services, Percona has made it faster and easier for organizations to get the PostgreSQL support they need.

Posted May 14, 2018

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, is unveiling a new platform called Talend Data Streams - a free, Amazon marketplace application for the ingestion of massive volumes and wide varieties of real-time data. Talend Data Streams provides self-service access to real-time data for engineers, data scientists, data analysts and other ad hoc integrators.

Posted May 14, 2018

In the past few years, IoT has been greatly overhyped; hence, many IoT vendors had to convince the market of their pedigrees by touting use cases and customer success stories. In reality, IoT was only getting traction in very few markets—manufacturing being one—with the rest trailing behind.

Posted May 11, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history. Located south of San Francisco, the name "Silicon Valley" was coined in the early 1970s due to the volume of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the area. Today, the valley is synonymous with technology innovation and venture capital: two mighty forces of change.

Posted May 11, 2018

Technology is constantly changing, and IT architects need to keep up with modern developments to ensure that their companies are achieving the best possible return on their IT investment. This can be achieved by architecting a solid IT infrastructure with modern components spanning the hardware, software, network resources, and services required for the operation and management of an enterprise IT environment.

Posted May 11, 2018

Fueled by the growing demand for data-driven insights, as well as the explosion of new data sources and formats, innovative big data technologies continue to expand. While the long-trusted RDBMS still reigns supreme in most organizations, the surging force of data from social media, mobile devices, IoT, and other sources, as well as the availability of additional options for data storage and processing, means that there is plenty of room for disruptive new approaches.

Posted May 11, 2018

When it comes to capturing and analyzing data, IT departments have more choices today than ever before. And choice is a good thing. However, in order to pick the right tool for the job, enterprises need to fully understand the business requirements as well as choices. DBTA recently held a webinar with Brian Bulkowski, CTO and founder of Aerospike, and Jean-Pierre Dijcks, master product manager, big data, Oracle, who discussed the key differences between Hadoop, NoSQL,  and RDBMS and how to choose between them.

Posted May 11, 2018

Blockchain is a new database technology and it is poised to have a big impact in a diverse array of industries. To shed light on critical blockchain issues and concerns and to provide attendees with a firm grasp of fundamental blockchain concepts, Data Summit 2018 will present a 3-hour blockchain workshop led by Paul Tatro, founder of Blockchain U Online, and author of "Blockchain Unchained: The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Blockchain."

Posted May 11, 2018

As data continues to grow, enterprises have a wide variety of solutions to choose from when it comes to storing, analyzing, and making sense of the constant stream of information. The modern world of analytics is filled with cloud technologies that offer convenient, agile, and feature-rich approaches for running new analytic applications without requiring new investments in hardware, operating systems, or IT infrastructure.

Posted May 11, 2018

Sentenai, an emerging data science technology company, has raised $2 million in seed funding to further its product and customer development initiatives. This marks one of the first investments for One Way Ventures, a new, Boston-based fund founded by Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy. Additional new Sentenai investors include TechNexus Venture Collaborative, which will also serve as a development and commercialization partner through its enterprise network, as well as notable angels Rob May, Jennifer Lum and Julia Austin.

Posted May 08, 2018

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. Voting ends Friday, May 11, 2018, so be sure cast your ballot now for the candidates of your choice.

Posted May 08, 2018

As data from the Internet of Things is emerging and changing the data landscape as we know it, a new set of challenges are rising. IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second are stunning organizations. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository.

Posted May 02, 2018

An astounding array of new technologies and approaches have emerged on the database scene over the past few years that promise to turn the next 12 months into a time of unprecedented transformation for the database landscape. There are new developments, along with reinforcement of tried-and-true technologies, some of which may help make the jobs of data managers just a bit easier.

Posted April 25, 2018

The value of the Internet of Things is being realized across a variety of industries. IoT has the potential to transform how and when decisions are made throughout business and daily life. DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Vijay Raja, solutions marketing lead, IoT, Cloudera, Alexander Rubin, principal architect, Percona, and Thomas Dong, VP product & solutions Marketing, Couchbase who discussed emerging best practices and key technology solutions in the IoT space.

Posted April 25, 2018

Many large modern enterprises are data-aware. They deploy processes to transform raw data into information using a variety of data integration, data management, and business intelligence (BI) tools. However, being data-aware, or even data-driven, does not necessarily mean that they are insights-driven.

Posted April 25, 2018

DBAs can recover a database, tune SQL, and may even know how to write some PL/SQL when push comes to shove. And, yes, those are all great skills to have. But in 2018, DBAs need more, writes Matt Malcheski in a new IOUG SELECT article. Malcheski goes over the "hot topics," including blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things, and notes that DBAs of the future will need to understand not only the technical aspects of these and the other technologies but also must be able understand and add value to the functional data requirements necessary for all-encompassing solutions. "This is characterized in a data point from Gartner: By 2021, 40% of IT staff will be 'versatilists' holding multiple roles, most of which will be business rather than technology related."

Posted April 18, 2018

Presented once each year by three major Oracle users groups—Independent Oracle Users Group, Oracle Applications Users Group, and Quest International Users Group—COLLABORATE is one event focused solely on the spectrum of Oracle technologies and solutions that you can count on to get information from experts and fellow users about practical implications, real-world use cases, and how to benefit from new solutions and overcome difficulties you may be having.

Posted April 18, 2018

Special early bird registration pricing for Data Summit 2018 has been extended for 1 week, and will end Friday, April 27. The Data Summit conference is a unique world-class event that brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from top corporations, government agencies, and public institutions to learn about the leading technologies and strategies for succeeding in this increasingly data-driven world.

Posted April 17, 2018

The key to understanding AI's current and future impact is its transformation of business processes. A widespread misconception is that AI systems, including advanced robotics and digital bots, will gradually replace humans in one industry after another. Self-driving vehicles, for example, will one day replace taxi, delivery, and truck drivers. That may be true for certain jobs, but what we've found in our research is that, although AI can be deployed to automate certain functions, the technology's greater power is in complementing and augmenting human capabilities.

Posted April 13, 2018

Priority Software Ltd., a provider of ERP solutions, is releasing Priority v18.2, enhancing system openness and mobile capabilities, introducing a new document generator, and boosting support for regulations compliance.

Posted April 12, 2018

Startups with a mission to address an unanswered problem continue to emerge in the tech sector. These companies tap into new and still emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT, machine learning, containerization, AI, NoSQL, and blockchain to provide fresh solutions that simply were not possible before.

Posted April 11, 2018

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