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DBTA 100 2024: The Companies That Matter Most in Data

To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Spanning the wide range of established legacy technologies from MultiValue to cutting-edge breakthroughs such as the data lakehouse, data mesh, and data fabric, the DBTA 100 is a list of hardware, software, and service providers working to enable their customers' data-driven future. Read More

Data Management Trends for 2024 Include Rising Interest in Data Fabric Implementation

To gain insight on the adoption and maturity of data management technologies and practices, DBTA and Radiant Advisors surveyed more than 250 IT leaders and professionals at organizations across North America to identify the key perceptions, priorities, challenges, and technology plans underlying modernization efforts today. Read More

The Unseen Ethical Considerations in AI Practices: A Guide for the CEO

AI is only accelerating its adoption among global corporate enterprises, thus CEOs and business leaders are positioned at the confluence of innovation and ethics as it relates to implementing AI projects in their businesses. While technical prowess and business potential are usually the focus of conversations around AI, the ethical considerations are sometimes overlooked, especially those that aren't immediately obvious. Read More

Taking a Zero-Trust Defense Against Cyberattacks: Q&A With Teleport’s Ev Kontsevoy

Data breaches and cyberattacks are only getting more sophisticated at an alarmingly fast pace. In 2024 so far alone, there have been approximately 875,603,100 known records breached in 1,819 publicly disclosed incidents, as reported by It Governance. Since most attacks focus on identity, theft of creden­tials, or human error, Ev Kontsevoy, CEO of Teleport, believes security must be a company's philosophy from Day One. Read More



Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Needed? Unnecessary? Yes! Data modeling has always had a push-me/pull-you relationship in the IT world. The idea of complete logical and physical data models, insightful definitions, coherent data flow diagrams, and other related informational caches is always desirable. However, far too often, the expectation is that these activities take virtually no time to create. When the expenditure of resources goes beyond a certain level, the activities are jettisoned or otherwise given the short shrift. Actually, getting code in place is viewed as the only evidence of true progress.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Resilience Is a Key Quality for Databases … and DBAs In today's tumultuous computing landscape, the DBMS (database management system) remains core and central to the IT infrastructure. And, as such, it is central to the applications used by modern organizations to conduct business and service their customers. So, it stands to reason that a core competency for a DBA is to be able to keep their organization's databases up and operational. This requires resilience.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • New Troubleshooting Capabilities in SQL Server and Azure SQL Microsoft has recently released a powerful new DMV specifically to help with memory issues, sys.dm_os_out_of_memory_events. It is currently available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Man­aged Instances. This DMV consolidates and simplifies telemetry from SQL Server ring buffers, applies heuristics, and provides a result set. The DMV stores a record for each out-of-memory (OOM) event that occurs within the database, providing details about the OOM root cause, the memory consumption of database engine components at that point in time, potential sources of memory leaks, and more.
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Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • AI: Artificial Intimacy How would you like a partner who always agreed with you, never got cross or upset, was always available, and was willing to engage in whatever intimate activities you desired whenever you wanted? In the real world, that's an unrealistic and undesirable outcome. True intimacy results from a meeting of equals, not through a totally subservient partner.
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  • DevTestOps vs. QAOps: Different Name, Different Game   DevOps is now the most prevalent software development methodology in use. Since 2009, it has spread beyond development teams into other functional areas. One of the earlier DevOps extensions was into DevTestOps, which emphasized continuous testing throughout the software development lifecycle. This was followed several years later by the emergence of QAOps, which built on that model with a focus on improved quality assurance (QA). At first glance, these terms refer to the same methodology. But when you dig deeper, QAOps represents a significant departure from the purpose and process of DevOps. Let's explore.
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