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January 2019

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The past year brought many data breaches and incidents of PII mishandling. With confidential information being compromised routinely, data privacy regulations are also on the rise. Here, top IT executives reflect on the current data security landscape and what we can expect in 2019.

As the tech world continues to change, so too is the evolution of data warehousing. Enterprises today need flexibility, agility and scalability. The goal of modern data warehousing is to not only deliver insights faster to more users, but provide a richer picture of your operations afforded by a greater volume and variety of data for analysis.

Big data continues to be top of mind while new technologies are also emerging to reel in and uncover important insights. In 2018, a variety of solutions came to the fore and 2019 is setting the stage for another data explosion. Here, several experts in the big data space offer their predictions for what's ahead in 2019.

Although Windows and Linux were traditionally viewed as competitors, modern IT advancements have ensured much needed network availability between these ecosystems for redundancy, fault tolerance, and competitive advantage.

In nearly every industry today, organizations are challenged with finding efficient, secure methods to manage and share data related to transactions, contracts, assets and more. From finance and real estate to healthcare and retail, information silos and disparate databases create operational inefficiencies and make true collaboration between business parties difficult to achieve. However, a new technology has emerged that allows companies to break down these data silos and digitally connect multiple systems, partners and customers: Blockchain.

It is the combination of Docker and Kubernetes that is creating a tipping point that will accelerate the industry toward a serverless world capable of powering business agility, lowering administration and management, and disrupting costs.


Columns - Database Elaborations

More harm than good has been done to software development by letting the planning dates drive the work instead of having the work drive the dates. This planning-date-driven approach causes more stress, more bad decisions, more rework, more failed projects than all other causes combined.


Columns - DBA Corner

Everybody knows that a database management system, or DBMS, is the system software used to store, manage, and access enterprise data. But what is a data analytics platform? Well, it can be a lot of things, so make sure that you examine any "platform" your organization is considering very carefully. A data platform might comprise a DBMS, and it might not. It might be a tool to help you collect and analyze large data sets from various sources. It might be a series of analytics tools and interfaces for accessing data. Or it might be any one, or set of, offerings that manage, virtualize, index, secure, or otherwise work with your data.


Columns - SQL Server Drill Down

About 5,500 of the SQL Server faithful came out for the PASS Summit 2018 in Seattle last November. As usual, the event had the feel of a great big family reunion. It's always a fun time, with lots of socializing in the halls of the conference center and at the various restaurants and gathering places around town. The training was also top-notch this year with more than 16 tracks of sessions going on from early morning until evening—literally hundreds of SQL Server developer, DBA, architect, BI, and data science session


Columns - MongoDB Matters

For some time now, the majority of open source investment has come from venture capital and mega-corporations. There is good reason to think that this level of patronage will not persist indefinitely. Should VC-funded open source companies fail to return on investment, then VC investment will dry up.  The high-profile companies bolstering open source do so primarily for selfish motives and can't necessarily be relied on to do so forever.  So it's essential that companies that develop and market open source products be able to generate some return on their investment.


MV Community

Rocket Software is continuing to help Jigsaw 24 to automate and extend business processes to scale and enable continued growth. Founded in 1992, Jigsaw24 is a U.K.-based provider of technology solutions, managed services, and strategic consulting that is focused on Apple products.

To help showcase innovative products and services each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine looks for offerings that promise to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and work smarter and more securely.

Josh Camacho, former CEO of Chicago-based OPTO International, is joining Zumasys, provider of NoSQL database software for business-critical PICK applications, to help MultiValue organizations modernize their legacy application. Camacho will become senior manager of software development and he brings more than 15 years of hands-on development experience in jBASE, which was used to run every aspect of his business.

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