April 25, 2019

News Flashes

Databases these days are comprised of so many elements that it's important to remember to support a hybrid environment. A modern database should no longer be transactional or analytical, relational or non-relational, on-premises or in the cloud. It needs to support hybrid processing, hybrid data, and hybrid cloud. It needs to support hybrid everything.

Data-driven attributes that businesses are relying on for growth in the digital economy—AI, machine leading, and the Internet of Things—require databases that are robust and flexible. However, many enterprises are encumbered by the licensing and support issues that typically accompany database systems, resulting in potentially high and unexpected costs, as well as skills shortages.

Keeping software in compliance is a more significant challenge today than ever before, and getting straight answers from the vendors on the proper way to license software in this complicated world is nearly impossible, asserts Michael Corey, who will present a talk at Data Summit 2019 presentation, titled "Straight Talk on the Cloud License Landscape."

Qubole, provider of a cloud-native data platform for analytics and machine learning, has expanded its partnership and product integration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, is forming a strategic partnership with Snowflake, Inc., the data warehouse built for the cloud. The partnership aims to simplify and speed loading of real-time data to Snowflake, accelerating data-driven analytics in the cloud.

TigerGraph, a scalable graph database for the enterprise, is accelerating its cloud strategy by offering its platform as a pay-as-you-go service on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the launch of the pay-as-you-go offering, customers will be able to enjoy a friction-free experience for using TigerGraph's fast and powerful graph database, without cumbersome acquisition and deployment processes.

Think About It

Cloud computing—and everything that goes with it—is dramatically changing the roles and aspirations of database administrators. No longer do DBAs need to be chained to their databases, wrestling with managing updates, applying security patches, and dealing with capacity issues. Moving to a cloud data environment is steadily shifting DBAs' roles from hands-on database overseers to value-drivers for their businesses—and enabling a range of career advancement opportunities not seen since the dawn of relational databases.