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July 2019

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Trends and Applications

Considering the importance that applications play in operating and/or driving commerce in many organizations, it is no wonder that DevOps is the crucible for these businesses' long-term health and realization of their roadmap.s In some enterprises—such as Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix, and Uber—the application set is the business. In others, there is more to the business than just the app—but the app plays a critical role to an initiative or process. The monumental significance of apps in either case has required the DevOps team to work with ingenuity, clarity, speed, and deep pragmatism in turning thoughts, ideas, and intended experiences into reality.

Earlier this year, Google became the first major tech giant to be hit with a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine—approximately $56.8 million. The stated reason: not giving users enough information about consent policies and sufficient control over how their personal data was being used. However, according to a recent report, 86% of businesses use live customer data for application testing because testers believe this provides the most realistic assessment of how an application will perform "in the wild" for real people. This poses significant risk to organizations.

Data Summit 2019 in Boston drew industry experts with deep knowledge spanning all areas of enterprise IT, including AI and machine learning, analytics, cloud, data warehousing, and software licensing who presented 3 days of thought-provoking sessions, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Here are some key takeaways from the Data Summit 2019.

Columns - Database Elaborations

Data virtualization enables the ability to have one or more data stores that break the bank processing-wise, because they can physically exist once but logically exist in multiple transformed structures. Occasionally, IT managers get the idea that data virtualization is a more generic answer, presuming that if it works for the big data, it can work for all data.

Columns - DBA Corner

The latest release of Db2, version 11.5, unleashed on the world in June 2019, is being marketed by IBM as "The AI Database." AI promises to be one of the biggest technological game-changers of this century as it enables computing devices and systems to take on more activities that heretofore had to rely on a human. But, what does IBM mean by an AI database?

Columns - MongoDB Matters

MongoDB gained popularity with  developers very early on, but serious database engineers were often skeptical about MongoDB architecture and implementation.  One area that came under some criticism was cluster consistency.

MV Community

Recognizing benefits and challenges inherent in data management, each year, DBTA compiles a list of 100 companies that matter in data, showcasing vendors that are addressing the interconnected demands for hardware, software, and services that help customers unlock their data's potential. Several leading MultiValue companies make the cut, including Entrinsik, Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

ONgroup is introducing a new web-based administration tool to simplify and streamline administration of the MVON# environment. Open files, program variables, subroutines and executes are all monitored, providing a holistic view of the system and how it is performing, allowing for continuous improvement and more effective administration of the MVON# system.