Big Data Quarterly Articles

CTERA, a leader in hybrid cloud data management, announced it has raised $80 million in primary and secondary funding that will enable the company to double down on hybrid cloud and expand into data intelligence.

Posted July 18, 2024

In our last article, we discussed several great companies of Western civilization and why a poignant few of them, that were building game-changing technology, disappeared. Metaphorically they can be envisioned as having been buried in the proverbial Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse, never to be seen again.

Posted July 17, 2024

As a product manager, I have worked closely with data engineering teams and witnessed the fantastic ways to transform raw web data into insights, products, data models, and more. Data cleaning consistently stands out as a vital component of this transformation.

Posted July 16, 2024

Data migrations can be a big undertaking for almost any organization. That's why it's so important that organizations set themselves up for long-term success. This means being able to ensure they'll enable their desired outcomes—such as compliance, data accuracy, and performance—for the long haul.

Posted June 27, 2024

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.

Posted June 18, 2024

Most times, if asked, I will rattle off, without hesitation, a list of ways AI is being applied along with all the ways it can go wrong. You may also get bit of a diatribe about why speaking of AI in the royal sense (i.e., "the AI") is always a bad idea. It's practically a (bad) party trick. Yet recently, when asked to characterize the primary ethical issues in AI, I had a perfect moment of mental blankness. It was an uncomfortable and instructive moment on many fronts.

Posted June 12, 2024

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.

Posted June 06, 2024

AI has become pervasive across enterprises, and the drive is now on to push this potentially powerful intelligence out to the edge and network, where it can deliver insight and operational performance in real time. These days, no discussion of edge and IoT is complete without weighing the implications of AI. "If people think AI will stop at data centers, they have an unfortunate blind spot, because AI is likely to be deployed in some form at the edge," said Kevin Brown, SVP at Schnei­der Electric. "In my opinion, it will bring with it a host of new challenges regard­ing data privacy concerns, an increasing demand for power, and an infrastructure that will be even more broadly distrib­uted. Undoubtedly, we need to get ahead of these challenges."

Posted June 05, 2024

Amazon's Just Walk Out technology seemed like the epitome of futuristic shopping when it debuted at Amazon Fresh stores. I, like many, was thrilled about the potential of advanced AI transforming the shopping experience. The idea of simply grabbing items and leaving without the hassle of a traditional checkout process was a game changer. I believed that the technology arm behind these stores, Amazon Web Services (AWS), was at the forefront of AI innovation. However, the recent revelations about the true nature of this technology have left me, and many others, feeling disappointed and misled.

Posted May 16, 2024

Anomalo, the complete data quality platform company, is expanding its partnership with Google Cloud, along with making its platform available on Google Cloud Marketplace. Anomalo provides organizations with a way to monitor the quality of the data stored or managed in Google Cloud's BigQuery, AlloyDB, and Dataplex without writing code, configuring rules, or setting thresholds.

Posted May 15, 2024

Digital Equipment Corporation, known as DEC; Peoplesoft; Sun; and now VMware all have something dark in common. At one point, they were all great American companies leading the path toward innovation in the Six Cities of Silicon Valley. They were magnificent leaders in computing innovation, each at different stages of the evolution of Silicon Valley-based technology.

Posted April 18, 2024

In 2023, the integration of generative AI (GenAI) into the constantly evolving landscape of data management emerged as a game changer, promising to reshape the way organizations interact with databases, data, and metadata. In 2024, as enterprises hamstrung by hiring and budget woes continue to be judged by their productivity and efficiency, they'll also be judged by their ability to do two things: deliver actionable insights and provide guidance in an easily consumable format and empower users of all skill levels to interact with key data and drive insights.

Posted April 17, 2024

There is much ado these days regarding the language facility popular AI tools such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, Microsoft Copilot, and Gemini Connected appear to display. What do these systems comprehend? Do they understand? Are the underlying architectures a big leap toward artificial general intelligence (AGI) or an entertaining dead end? This article is not about that. This is a loosely related thread on how the language we use to describe AI systems affects our ability to govern them effectively.

Posted April 16, 2024

AI—both operational and generative—is knocking on enterprises' doors, forcing data managers to make new architectural choices on what it will take to support these data-hungry initiatives. Data mesh and data fabric are increasingly favored to help organizations get better control of their data, but which is the best option?

Posted April 10, 2024

The market is saturated with thousands of purpose-built database systems. This creates too much noise for analysts and scientists dealing with vital data problems across numerous important application domains: genomics, geospatial, and more. To solve this problem, Stavros Papadopoulos, founder and CEO at TileDB, Inc., is introducing the concept of a universal database, which had heretofore been a missed opportunity in the database community.

Posted April 08, 2024

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is adding network incident detection and response tools to the Cato SASE Cloud platform, enabling advanced AI algorithms instantly identify outages in customer networks and conduct root cause analysis. With Network Stories for Cato XDR, NOC and SOC teams now have a common platform for improved collaboration and channel partners can quickly bring NOC-as-a-service (NOCaaS) offerings to market, according to the company.

Posted March 21, 2024

IONIX is adding a force multiplier to its Attack Surface Management (ASM) platform, introducing a centralized Threat Center to accelerate security teams' response to newly disclosed zero-days. According to the company, IONIX Threat Center delivers up-to-the-minute detailed insights into exposures posed by the latest zero-day vulnerabilities, identifying specific assets that are exposed or potentially exposed to the zero-day exploit along with alerting customers and highlighting suggested remediation actions.

Posted March 20, 2024

One configures SQL Server for high availability (HA) in anticipation of some event that will cause a critical application to go offline unexpectedly—a software glitch that causes an app to freeze or a fault in storage that brings down a disk, for example. A well-designed HA solution will cause a secondary instance of your application and database infrastructure—running in a nearby but geographically distinct data center—to assume your critical loads and keep your operations running smoothly, with no loss of data.

Posted March 20, 2024

According to Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, generative AI (GenAI) has reached the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." What does this mean in simple terms? Essentially, right now people's expectations of what the technology can do doesn't align with reality. As such, companies can make costly mistakes if they let hype or FOMO lead their GenAI strategy and investment. That said, even as GenAI is generating a lot of hype, it can also generate tremendous value if businesses do it right.

Posted March 19, 2024

WSO2 is releasing WSO2 Identity Server 7.0 to address the demand for trusted digital experiences for all users. According to the company, version 7.0 optimizes the developer experience via a new authentication API for native, in-app, browser-less authentication; new visual editor that enables side-by-side graphical and code views; and new one-click access to application templates and authentication methods.

Posted March 07, 2024

For the past year, my team has been exploring the value that generative AI can add to Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. The reason is simple: as IoT continues to evolve, addressing challenges related to mass connectivity and device management, the need for a forward-looking perspective on the future of IoT platforms becomes more apparent. Use cases like predictive maintenance indirectly highlight this need for advanced functionality. While device management remains fundamental, enabling such use cases requires practical capabilities such as machine learning and AI.

Posted February 15, 2024

UnifyCloud, a leading provider of cloud modernization and transformation solutions, is expanding its CloudAtlas platform to include comprehensive support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this enhancement, UnifyCloud now offers a unified solution for cloud transformation across all three major cloud platforms—Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS.

Posted February 14, 2024

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is partnering with Run:ai, a leader in compute orchestration for AI workloads, to redefine AI operations at scale by offering a full-stack solution encompassing compute, storage, and data management. Together, VAST and Run:ai are addressing the critical needs of enterprises embarking on large-scale AI initiatives, according to the company.

Posted February 13, 2024

Cockroach Labs is releasing the next version of its signature platform, CockroackDB, introducing new tools and capabilities such as a live database migration service, enhanced disaster recovery, and increased performance through smarter data distribution. Other new CockroachDB 23.2 features include simplified migrations with read committed isolation; physical replication for fast recovery from cloud failures; and added support for Stored Procedures/UDFs.

Posted January 18, 2024

DigitalOcean, the developer cloud optimized for startups and growing digital businesses, is offering the virtualized availability of NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs on its Paperspace platform, providing access to one of the market's powerful GPUs. According to the company, this provides startups and growing digital businesses with state-of-the-art infrastructure crucial for developing the next generation of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) applications.

Posted January 18, 2024

In 2005, "The Terminator," also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger and later "The Governator," uttered the famous catchphrase "I'll be back." Twenty years later, reflecting on the slogan "I'll be back," it could easily be applied to the current legal battle and decades-long saga between Rimini Street and Oracle. Yet it should not be surprising that this battle continues. More importantly, as this battle rages on, your right to use third-party support alternatives from any vendor is under fire.

Posted January 18, 2024

If you already know what your business will look like a year from now—what the market demand will be, how your customers will respond, and the technologies that will be available to serve them—then you can stop reading now. For the rest of you who struggle with delivering the right networking solutions and applications—at the right time, in the right place, and at the best cost—read on!

Posted January 17, 2024

Generative AI (GenAI) and large language models (LLMs) burst into the corporate and public consciousness this past year like confetti from a carnival cannon or the glitter from a child's art project. Beyond splashy headlines, discussions of imminent opportunity and threat permeated into every organizational crevasse overnight, or so it seemed from the general public's point of view. And while the technical underpinnings were not all that new, the resultant capabilities of these gargantuan models certainly surprised most.

Posted January 17, 2024

FusionAuth, the customer identity platform built for developers by developers, is enhancing performance and scalability for webhook signing and search APIs, eliminating barriers for large-size customers by delivering frictionless authentication and user management for any application at any scale.

Posted December 20, 2023

Data, the potent fuel powering the AI-driven enterprise, is always on the move, as are the tools, technologies, and techniques being employed to manage and deliver it. With the intense emphasis on AI and machine learning these days, it's urgent to ensure that data is available, timely, accurate, and relevant. That means no letup with efforts to ensure data pipelines are flowing unimpeded. With so much at stake, we canvassed industry leaders and experts on what challenges lie ahead and how to address them. Here are some leading issues:

Posted December 18, 2023

The use of real-time data has become common in industries such as finance, retail, and healthcare. This has optimized everything from fraud detection to personalized online shopping, even ensuring that hospitals are staffed with appropriately skilled workers and supplies at the right time. Not only is the use of the technology spreading across industries and companies of all sizes and types, it's evolving to integrate streaming event-based data with historical data to provide contextualized (and more intelligent) insight for actions.

Posted December 13, 2023

The cloud offers a variety of advantages, including scalability, flexibility, cost effectiveness, and security. But today's enterprise cloud initiatives have become more strategic in nature, requiring the public cloud to become its new "hub of innovation."

Posted December 12, 2023

IONIX is extending its industry-leading Attack Surface Management (ASM) platform with Threat Exposure Radar, a threat exposure management capability fully integrated with an attack surface management solution. According to the company, the product innovation provides a unified view of critical exposures from the entire, expanding, enterprise attack surface across cloud, on-premises, SaaS, and third-party systems.

Posted November 16, 2023

My first encounter with enterprise integration dates back to the early 2000s. Remember those days when Enterprise Service Buses (ESB) emerged as the antidote to the convoluted labyrinth of closely interconnected applications? It was the era when architects sought structured approaches to transform the tangled web of point-to-point links into a more coherent system—akin to shifting from spaghetti to lasagna, if you will. This marked the early definition of enterprise integration.

Posted November 16, 2023

Data mesh is still in its infancy, and data personas and organizations are craving clarity and specificity. It is critical to be aware of the "why" and "what" and fully understand the role that knowledge graphs play when considering adopting a data mesh strategy.

Posted November 16, 2023

Velotix, a data security company, announced that Velotix AI-powered data access and policy management is available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace, enabling Microsoft Azure customers to access data while benefiting from scalable, reliable, and serverless analytics.

Posted November 15, 2023

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is transforming its existing data storage portfolio to address critical challenges facing IT leaders with the introduction of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One a single hybrid cloud data platform.

Posted October 19, 2023

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style. This timeless principle not only applies to fashion, but also to software development. The technology preferences in the industry have been swinging between bespoke solutions and platform-based solutions due to emerging technologies and their challenges. As someone who has been in the industry since the 1990s, I've witnessed these shifts firsthand.

Posted October 19, 2023

Recently, companies such as Dropbox, Amazon, Lyft, and Meta, as well as Apple, have used the draconian and cruel layoff approach to economic optimization. Yet while the "R" word is bantered around, the "mainstream media" continues to claim that a recession has not yet arrived. This is despite the academic definition of "recession," that is, consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth, as was the case in the first half of 2022.

Posted October 19, 2023

Market research, strategic planning, research and development (R&D), and proactively researching and strategizing for the future are commonplace components of business operations. The exception is the case of governance teams who are far too often recipients of, rather than participants in, strategic planning. As a result, existing policies and practices quickly stagnate or deviate from current usage.

Posted October 10, 2023

The "big data" world is pervasive—to the point in which every organization is now a big data organization. As AI, machine learning, and other high-end analytics become mainstream parts of business operations, new ways of handling data assets are coming to the fore. Industry leaders and experts recently shared their views with Big Data Quarterly on the latest technology developments shaping today's big data world.

Posted October 10, 2023

iboss, a leading name in Zero Trust, is releasing its latest groundbreaking capability, the Azure Cloud Security Gateways, providing security directly within Azure to transform how businesses manage and safeguard their digital ecosystems. According to the company, the Azure Cloud Security Gateways by iboss provide instant security within Azure and its private Virtual Networks.

Posted September 21, 2023

Telmai, the AI-driven data observability platform built for open architecture, is launching its latest release featuring seven category-defining features designed to simplify and accelerate data observability adoption. According to the company, Telmai's release empowers data engineers/architects and product owners to harness powerful time travel features, build multi-attribute data contracts, conduct in-depth root cause analysis of data failures, and gain greater control over data privacy and residency via its new private cloud offerings.

Posted September 20, 2023

The boom in generative AI interest serves as a visible tipping point in the yearslong journey of the enterprise embracing the power of data interaction through natural language processing (NLP). In recent years, NLP has undergone significant changes that have made it increasingly easier for users at all skill levels to handle and explore data without being a data scientist.

Posted September 20, 2023

My fascination with AI began in 2009, when the tech­nology was yet to gain mainstream traction. Today, the recent ChatGPT boom has made AI a normal topic of conversation, and there is no denying that it has become an integral part of our daily lives. From person­alized social media recommendations to autonomous vehicles, many more people are aware of AI's potential to enhance our quality of life.

Posted September 14, 2023

As the world slowly transitions to a post-covid landscape, organizations are looking at what the "new normal" is shaping up to be. To support organizations in navigating through new challenges and a rapidly evolving big data ecosystem, Big Data Quarterly presents 2023's "Big Data 75," a list of companies driving innovation and expanding what is possible in terms of collecting, storing, and extracting value from data.

Posted September 13, 2023

XponentL Data (XponentL), a leading data products solution provider, and Tamr, Inc. (Tamr), a cloud-native data mastering solution, are partnering to deliver cutting-edge data product solutions. According to the companies, this collaboration brings together two industry-leading companies with a shared vision of empowering clients to unlock the full potential of their data.

Posted August 17, 2023

Redis, Inc. is introducing the unified release of Redis 7.2 across the company's complete portfolio, including open source, source-available, commercial cloud, software, and Kubernetes distributions. Redis Enterprise 7.2 cloud and software products preview a scalable search feature which delivers greater performance for query and search use cases, including vector similarity search (VSS).

Posted August 16, 2023

Code42 Software, Inc., the Insider Risk Management (IRM) leader, is partnering with Tines—the no-code automation platform for security teams—to release Incydr Flows, powered by Tines to enable security teams to simplify manual, error-prone, and cross-functional workflows.

Posted August 15, 2023

PEAK:AIO, a provider of a transformative software defined storage platform, is partnering with Stormgrid, a provider of cutting-edge hybrid artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, offering state-of-the-art AI infrastructure to enhance performance and scalability for Stormgrid's burgeoning customer base.

Posted August 14, 2023



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