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Sydney Blanchard

Sydney Blanchard is the Editorial Assistant at Database Trends and Applications, a division of Information Today, Inc. She can be reached at sblanchard@infotoday.com.

Articles by Sydney Blanchard

Modern applications require databases that can constantly adapt to their real-time needs, introducing a variety of complexities when it comes to selecting the right database for the job. The era of the one-size-fits-all approach by employing a singular database is no longer viable; databases crafted for the specific demands of applications are the present—and future—of effective application development and maintenance. AWS Databases, which are purpose-built for a variety of application needs, are the solution amid complexity.

Posted September 22, 2022

The semi-recent history of the digitization of a variety of industries has introduced critical technologies responsible for communications protocols; these technologies, however, have become increasingly outmoded. Their innovations did not account for the modern need of shared information, causing a great clash between operations and IT who are unable to connect effectively.

Posted September 22, 2022

Global provider of modern data integration, Fivetran, is debuting the availability of its Metadata API for advanced data tracking within Fivetran-managed pipelines. Data access control is key to Fivetran's latest API, tracking in-flight data from source to target to provide deep insights regarding governance and observability tool employment—allowing users to know who is accessing what data.

Posted September 21, 2022

Kyndryl, provider of managed IT services, is unveiling Kyndryl Bridge as the latest in Kyndryl's digital integration initiatives. Through real-time, AI-powered analytics and insights for enterprise IT estates, Kyndryl Bridge enables advanced customization and control over mission critical operations. The aim for the platform is to offer enhanced visibility within an organization's operations to prevent potential issues and act on them before they trickle down to affect business operations. Further, the enterprise aims to provide enhanced observability and analytics for modernizing enterprise functions, positioning businesses to be more competitive in a quickly evolving market.

Posted September 21, 2022

Imply, founded by the original innovators behind Apache Druid, is announcing the achievement of its second milestone for Project Shapeshift, an approach towards targeting and resolving analytics application build issues for their developers. Aiming to be the database of choice for any developer building applications to support digital businesses, Imply's business prerogative highlights a critical intersection between application functions and big data analytics.

Posted September 20, 2022

API-first platform, Postman, is unveiling Postman v10, the platform's most comprehensive update that promises enhanced productivity and quality through collaboration and integration features, as well as strengthened API governance and security functions. According to Postman's 2022 State of the API Report, 89% of approximately 37,000 API professionals stated that investments into APIs will increase or remain the same within their respective organizations throughout the next year—making Postman's promise of productivity, quality, and governance for APIs increasingly critical.

Posted September 20, 2022

Provider of enterprise MLOps platform for data science, Domino Data Lab, is announcing its latest solutions in conjunction with NVIDIA ecosystem partners, emphasizing their hybrid MLOps efforts. Domino introduces a joint solution with NVIDIA and NetApp for AI/ML workload management across environments, as well as a NVIDIA-validated, MLOps and on-premises GPU reference architecture built by Domino and NVIDIA to the Domino Data Labs landscape.

Posted September 20, 2022

Open source cloud data platform company, Aiven, is unveiling its beta launch of Aiven for ClickHouse, initially debuted at Uptime—the company's first annual developer conference. The beta iteration of Aiven for ClickHouse introduces the enterprise to the cloud data warehousing market, allowing for accelerated open source columnar database access for Aiven customers. Users seeking to employ high-performance analytics for critical business insights will have Aiven ClickHouse's fully managed cloud data warehouse in their Aiven toolbelt.

Posted September 19, 2022

Universal deployment automation company, Octopus Deploy, is debuting its latest product updates to Octopus ServiceNow Change Management Integration and Octopus DevOps Insights early access—highlighting the company's commitment towards improving DevOps workloads through process error avoidance and extensive insights. Octopus Deploy's work with more than 350,000 IT professionals serves as a testament towards its knowledge of effective DevOps contribution via deployment automation practices, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

ScaleOut Software, developers of scalable, highly available, in-memory computing and streaming analytics technology software, is debuting Version 2 of the ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service for implementing streaming analytics in live systems via the digital twin model. The latest launch builds from the Version 1 iteration of the program, consisting of machine learning integration into digital twins with Microsoft's ML.NET library, intuitive business rules to create digital twin models, and Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins integration.

Posted September 19, 2022

Relational databases, once the epitome of data management technology, are becoming increasingly archaic as single servers lack the nuance to support the large quantities of data generated by modern enterprises. NoSQL databases offer a solution to legacy database architectures, offering scalable, consistent performance—but how do you migrate such large quantities of data without overcomplicating a new architecture?

Posted September 19, 2022

People.ai, responsible for guiding enterprise sales teams on the path to pipeline and revenue generation, is announcing their latest enhancements to their product for optimized sales and operations efficiency, as well as improved customer relationships and insight.

Posted September 14, 2022

The company behind vendor-neutral unstructured data management, Datadobi, is debuting its latest release of StorageMAP, consisting of a variety of improvements particularly targeting orphaned data. StorageMAP, Datadobi's multi-vendor, multi-cloud data management platform, is a streamlined approach to unstructured data management to declutter and organize an enterprise's data storage. The 6.2 release for StorageMAP tackles orphan data's effect on enterprise resources, enabling IT teams to lower cost, carbon footprint, and risk.

Posted September 13, 2022

IBM, the leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, is debuting its latest innovation towards marrying business operations and sustainability: the IBMLinuxONE Emperor 4 server. As a scalable Linux and Kubernetes-based platform, this enhancement to IBM's LinuxONE server aims to reduce energy consumption for clients as the world becomes increasingly eco-aware in a plethora of industries simultaneously looking to scale. 

Posted September 13, 2022

Milesight IoT, provider of worldwide optimizations for business operation with both efficiency and sustainability, is announcing its partnership with Actility, provider of Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions. The goal of said partnership is to facilitate deployment of IoT use cases for smart buildings like indoor air quality (IAQ), smart offices, smart cities, and smart agriculture, according to the enterprises. The collaboration is cemented in both technical and business cooperation, as well as coupled promotion of Milesight LoRaWAN Gateway and Actility's ThingPark IoT platform.

Posted September 12, 2022

Collaboration between MariaDB Corporation, provider of pluggable, propose-built storage engines for specialized workloads, and Qlik, an enterprise focused on offering real-time data integration and analytics solutions, ushers in efficient data migrations with Qlik's data integration platform from legacy database architectures to MariaDB's database solutions. Migration destinations such as MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB Xpand distributed SQL database, or MariaDB SkySQL cloud database service are available for workloads locked in legacy database sources, such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

Posted September 09, 2022

Global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp, is announcing an expansion of their continued global alliance with VMware, Inc., a provider of multi-cloud services for all applications. As a partnership spanning over 20 years of alliance, the enterprises maintain their commitment towards mitigating cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing workloads in multi-cloud environments via various solutions and go-to-market strategies.

Posted September 07, 2022

Leading API platform, Postman, is launching its Ecosystem Partner Program for joint solution construction on the Postman API Platform for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Ecosystem Partner Program promises enterprise advantage via developer efficiency and increased visibility within Postman's user base—one that consists of over 20 million API professionals.

Posted September 07, 2022

AWS, a leading cloud platform, is debuting its latest addition to Amazon QuickSight: Fine-Grained Visual Embedding. This feature provides users with individualized visualizations from Amazon QuickSight dashboards for embedding within high-traffic web pages and applications. Increased visibility is supplied to end-users through Fine-Grained Visual Embedding, without requiring server or software setup, or infrastructure management.

Posted September 06, 2022

Aerospike, the provider of the NoSQL real-time data platform for multi-cloud, large-scale JSON and SQL use cases, is launching Aerospike Database 6.1. This release builds upon previous iterations and is designed to improve support for complex queries and supply expanded secondary index features.

Posted September 06, 2022

While document-based databases are increasing in relevancy due to their optimizations for performance and scalability, employing a set of practices aimed at best using document databases for your enterprise's particular needs is critical for its utilization. Document databases are great but need solid architecture practices to become even greater.

Posted September 01, 2022

PlainID Inc., provider of simple, straightforward solutions for authorization management, is announcing general availability for its SaaS-enabled Authorization Platform, dubbed "Authorization-as-a-Service." This latest development is a testament to PlainID's commitment to providing best in class technology, guided by a sole focus on solving the complex challenges associated with authorization—and do so at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted September 01, 2022

As a provider of digital performance monitoring, Apica Systems is debuting improved functionality for their platform, newly renamed to Apica Ascent. These enhancements are made with the enterprise's Web 3.0 vision in mind—allowing for optimized data consumption, wherever convenient for the user, with reduced friction in dashboarding.

Posted August 31, 2022

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto on AWS seeking to become the SQL engine for Open Data Lakehouse, is announcing their bolstered support for the Velox Open Source Project, increasing engineer assignment and contributor involvement. Velox, created by Meta, is a C++ database acceleration library focused on enhancing data computation engines.

Posted August 31, 2022

StarRocks, provider of real-time enterprise analytics and creator of the StarRocks project, is announcing its integration of CelerData, acting as the development leader for StarRocks software and supplying commercial projects in conjunction with StarRocks technology. CelerData Enterprise, an on-premises deployment of StarRocks, will accelerate performance and querying as well as increase security for data engineers.

Posted August 31, 2022

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, is debuting VantageCloud Lake— the first product from Teradata that is built on a new, next-generation, cloud-native architecture. Leveraging the advantages of Teradata Vantage, renamed to VantageCloud Enterprise, VantageCloud Lake aims to bring a flexible, low-cost object store solution to its users.

Posted August 30, 2022

Leading platform for environments-as-a-service, Quali, is announcing its recent partnership with Interas Labs, a software engineering company that specializes in container orchestration, cloud-native architecture, microservices transformation, and GitOps. This collaboration improves engineering roadmap facilitation—with Interas Labs' optimizations and Quali's power in orchestration.

Posted August 30, 2022

The developer behind the enterprise-scale, immutable archive solution that delivers breakthrough cost, margin, and sustainability benefits, Folio Photonics, is debuting breakthrough archival technology at low cost, high security, sustainability, and capacity. Folio's innovation, the multi-layer optical disc, redefines archival technology and leverages patented advancements in materials science for dynamic multi-layer read/write abilities. Its low-cost, paired with its high-capacity disk storage, presents a breakthrough both in materials science and data storage, according to the vendor.

Posted August 30, 2022

VMware Inc., provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, and IBM, global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, are announcing an expansion of their 20-plus year partnership with the aims of aiding global customers and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and accelerate time to value in hybrid cloud environments, according to the companies. The partnership expansion takes shape in IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, as well as in jointly engineered solutions and development to add to their previous jointly developed technologies such as data encryption in motion and in use. With relevance spanning multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public sector, the ecosystem partnership invites solutions with reduced cost, complexity, and risk for cloud migration of mission-critical workloads.

Posted August 30, 2022

What is DevOps, and why is it so important for data management?As a relatively young concept, DevOps revolves around provisioning data quickly and synchronizing application data in database changes. It is easier said than done, however; challenges in data automation, slow components, application modernization, and team environments require solutions for optimal DevOps functionality.

Posted August 29, 2022

InfluxData, the enterprise behind time-series platform InfluxDB, is debuting new enhancements to its InfluxDB Cloud service. With new serverless capabilities, InfluxDB Cloud sees an acceleration of time-series data collection and processing, as well as an increase to storage capacity. The introduction of InfluxDB Native Collectors brings developers to the forefront with the ability to subscribe to, process, transform, and store real-time data from messaging and other public and private brokers and queues at the click of a button, according to the vendor. Native Collectors eliminate the need for additional software or new code while migrating data from third parties into the InfluxDB Cloud, increasing efficiency and decreasing resource waste.

Posted August 26, 2022

MinIO Inc., innovators behind high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage for the multi-cloud, are announcing their collaboration with Intel to yield greater performance for mission-critical/advanced analytic workloads via optimized infrastructure options.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

Push Technology, provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions for networks, is debuting improvements to Diffusion Cloud, the enterprise's intelligent event-data platform. Diffusion Cloud distributes real-time data so that developer teams can decrease traffic load on backend systems, increasing performance and mitigating infrastructure requirements. The most notable enhancements include a REST adapter and a boost in data monitoring within the platform.

Posted August 24, 2022

BigPanda, Inc., an AIOps platform for IT data insights and action, is announcing an extension of its funding round, which was previously announced in January. The extension is a result of consumer demand for BigPanda, enabling an accumulation of new investments from current customers UBS and Wells Fargo; these investments are made through UBS Next, UBS's venture and innovation unit, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Posted August 23, 2022

Cloudify, an open-source DevOps automation platform, is launching its version 6.4 release for the platform, further connecting applications to their cloud environments. The latest release brings to the forefront its simplistic strategies for aiding platform engineering teams convert their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service format with efficiency and speed. 

Posted August 23, 2022

Pinecone, innovator of vector databases for building high-performance vector search applications, is debuting its latest enhancements to vector search that address ongoing challenges for the system. Issues such as determining type and size of index needed for data and performance needs, supporting high throughput, and scaling up indexes without interruption are no longer pain points for Pinecone users. These improvements take shape in features like vertical scaling, collections storage, and p2 pods for optimized vector search usage.

Posted August 23, 2022

Prefect Technologies, developer of the open-source data workflow automation platform Prefect, is announcing its recent partnership with Databricks, the Data and AI enterprise, providing data workers automation technology for dataflow, regardless of data intensity. The partnership aims to increase performance, reliability, and visibility regarding data workflows for overall confidence and security in enterprise data management.

Posted August 23, 2022

TDengine, an open-source data platform purpose-built for time-series data in IoT applications, is debuting TDengine 3.0, the latest update for the enterprise's time-series data management solution. As a database with caching, stream processing, and data subscription compiled into its open-source solution, TDengine 3.0 is now formatted with a cloud-native architecture for Kubernetes deployments, optimizing scale and simplicity of deployment and management. The release tackles major pain points for users with increasing amounts of data resulting from large-scale IoT deployments, according to the company.

Posted August 23, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

Render, a unified cloud services platform for engineering teams, is launching early access for its latest monorepository feature, available to active Render customers. The tool merges customer code into a single repository, eliminating the need to manage numerous smaller repositories simultaneously.

Posted August 19, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 18, 2022

Cloudera, a hybrid data organization, is debuting its Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) One, an all-in-one data lakehouse SaaS, promising accelerated and accessible self-service analytics and exploratory data science on any data type. According to the company, CDP One delivers enterprise security and machine learning (ML) without requiring staff, resulting in lower TCO and reduced risk. CDP One is for customers who desire a low-code, self-service solution in conjunction with CDP One, which was not previously offered.

Posted August 17, 2022

As machine learning (ML) becomes the norm of the data industry, it's clear that its potential is limited within current data structures. Tabular data strategies have decreased in efficiency, as they lack the ability to acknowledge relationships interconnecting various data points. Data models create complexities as they become scaled by data scientists, constructed by different code languages for different data pipelines, yielding low productivity and high development times. Leaders in ML and data consumption look towards improving data science strategies to widely increase data value and data model efficiency.

Posted August 17, 2022

Arcion, a provider of a cloud-native, CDC-based data replication platform, is launching its latest product release to further extend their platform's capability to cater towards ease of use and increased performance for data migration and access. The launch continues to address the issue of data trapped in transactional data silos, like Oracle, as well as migration of that data into a variety of cloud data warehouses. The product's release comes after four years of development, adding dramatic depth to their products that help differentiate their service from anyone else on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted August 17, 2022

Reltio, a cloud-native, SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) enterprise, is announcing the launch of the Reltio Connected Data Platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, integrating Reltio streamlined deployment and management properties with the advantages of the Azure cloud platform. The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store which offers cloud applications and services for use on Azure, which assures Reltio customers that the integration will yield the trust associated with industry giants in the market.

Posted August 16, 2022

Omni, a business intelligence (BI) platform, is debuting its collaborative data technology to the public, backed by its $26.9 million in funding. The funding includes participation from enterprises like First Round and GV, as well as Series A funding led by Redpoint that yielded $17.5 million. Other participants to the funding round include Box Group, Quiet, Scribble, and angel investors. Omni's innovation as a consolidated BI platform differentiates its approach compared to other solutions on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Zerto, is announcing its integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) ISV Workload Migration Partner Program, offering AWS workload migration drive and delivery, as well as expedited adoption of its cloud data management and protection solutions. As a platform, Zerto aims to eliminate risk in cloud data management and protection while adapting to the modernization of cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments.

Posted August 15, 2022

Airbyte, producers of an open-source data integration platform, is launching the company's Postgres source connector, now generally available. Postgres connector support by Airbyte allows users to efficiently migrate data from Postgres storage to other locations, improving analytic capabilities.

Posted August 12, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 10, 2022

Quali, a provider of Environments-as-a-Service infrastructure automation and management solutions, announced updates to its Torque platform for accelerated infrastructure delivery speeds, and increased cost accountability and management with limited risk. With enhanced end-to-end control plane capabilities for multi-cloud, laC, virtual, and container environments, Torque is able to prioritize and unify infrastructure orchestration for development operations practitioners within a single platform.

Posted August 10, 2022

Kyligence, an open source Online Analytical Processing platform (OLAP) for big data, is announcing its completion of System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification, meaning it now adheres to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).This is preceded by their completion of SOC Type I in 2021, assuring Kyligence's continued compliance through third-party auditing office, Ernst & Young.

Posted August 09, 2022

NetSPI, an enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management company, is releasing two new open-source tools for identity and access management (IAM) and security operations center (SOC) groups. These tools, PowerHuntShares and PowerHunt, will aid information security teams discover vulnerable network shares and improve detections overall.

Posted August 09, 2022

More than ever, people are concerned for their data privacy. This modern problem has ramifications for industries regarding data management, generating an important question: how do you responsibly leverage data in a world concerned about data privacy and safety? As risk and concern continues to increase surrounding data management, innovations towards legal and ethical management tools and standards intend to make way for establishing trust between company and data subjects.

Posted August 08, 2022

Canonic Security is launching AppTotal API, providing security teams the means for Canonic App Access & Vulnerability automation and integration within their workflows, pre-existing app vetting, and governance systems. AppTotal, an independent index of SaaS add-ons and integrations, is being configured with this API layer to improve automation without the risk of security breaches for app-to-IT-system connectivity. 

Posted August 08, 2022

Next Pathway is announcing an exciting partnership with Microsoft for expedited legacy data warehouse and data lake migration to Microsoft Azure through SHIFT Migration Suite. The suite is composed of several programs which allow for efficient and comprehensive legacy data migration into Azure, according to the vendor. Next Pathway's automated code translation will eradicate challenges for companies with cloud application transitions.

Posted August 08, 2022

The continuous deployment (CD) company, Armory.io, is launching its CD Self-Hosted and Managed 2.28 product release for development teams seeking to continuously deploy software at a variety of scales in a trusted and straightforward mode. According to the vendor, a large focus of this product release is to aid elite developer teams execute code seamlessly. Upon deployment of the code, CD Self-Hosted and Managed will handle processes like testing, staging, and production.

Posted August 04, 2022

Flow Security is announcing its $10M seed round that facilitated the launch of a data security system that can locate and protect data, both at rest and in motion. Led by Amiti and backed by industry leaders like CyberArk CEO Udi Mokady, Demisto CEO, and co-founder Slavik Markovich, Flow Security's funding tackles data sprawl and security issues resulting from the industry shift towards cloud systems for data management.

Posted August 04, 2022

Tresata is launching its Digital Business Platform (DBP) to aid businesses in delivering functional data to initialize digital transformations exclusively for data clouds. Through leverage of data exabytes in the cloud, DBP will be able to utilize enterprise data that would otherwise be abandoned to an unused data percentage. Automation of this utilization eradicates the need for extensive time and resources dedicated to monitoring and managing usable data.

Posted August 04, 2022

ManageEngine is releasing Analytics Plus, an IT analytics product that is structured to consolidate analytics deployment onto a singular platform through a newly available SaaS option. Users will be able to easily deploy analytics on either public or private clouds in under 60 seconds, according to the vendor. The program will have the capability to be deployed in on-premises servers, Docker, or cloud platforms like Google Cloud and Azure.

Posted August 03, 2022

dbt Labs is debuting its dbt Labs Technology Partner Program, offering its users extended dbt capabilities and partners closer proximity to its users and their needs. The launch also provides direction from dbt regarding cloud integration, further assisting data teams with the ever-increasing transition towards cloud data platforms.

Posted August 03, 2022

Relativity has announced its partnership with Veritas Technologies to provide an integrated customer experience for users of RelativityOne, Relativity Server, Enterprise Vault, eDiscovery Platform, Veritas Advanced Discovery, and Discovery Accelerator. This partnership will provide its collective user base with Relativity's AI-driven communication surveillance platform (Relativity Trace) backed by Veritas' data archiving systems and search platform.

Posted August 02, 2022

The latest version of the BackBox Automation Platform revolutionizes customer experience through on-premises or cloud capability options for SaaS. This release provides network automation for managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSP), and enterprise users who will now be able to decide which configuration best suits their needs in increasingly hybrid environments. Customers will also have access to new features, like the executive dashboard, which impact inventory analytics and automation performance for concise automation processes.

Posted August 02, 2022

Acceldata has announced an alternative method for long-term data platform independence that will be available for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Cloudera Data Hub (CDH) customers. This alternative choice will streamline data platform usage by offering customers the option to stay on-premises with the current Hadoop release or migrate to a selected cloud data platform, eliminating forced migration.

Posted August 01, 2022

CircleCI has announced its collaboration with GitLab Inc. in order to provide native support for customers seeking accessibility between GitLab Inc., The One DevOps Platform for software innovation, and CircleCI. As a result, customers will have access to tools available in all the aforementioned systems, allowing for greater choice and flexibility in software innovation processes.

Posted August 01, 2022

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