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The remarkable and rapid uptake of ChatGPT and similar large language model (LLM)-based AIs may be driving the biggest increase in demand for computing power since the advent of the internet. The neural networks that power LLM AI solutions, such as ChatGPT, rely on massively parallel processing. This processing is similar in some respects to the massively parallel graphics processing that was demanded in the past by computer games.

Posted February 08, 2024

Now you can submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users. The nominations period is open through March 6, 2024, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted February 07, 2024

Although overshadowed by the buzz around generative AI in 2023, work on the next generation of Web3 apps and technologies continues. Here, experts in the field share their predictions for blockchain in 2024.

Posted December 13, 2023

AWS is offering the preview release of Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) Access Polygon, helping developers to interact with the Polygon blockchain, a high-throughput, low fees, EVM-compatible blockchain, so they can build scalable applications quickly and securely.

Posted December 13, 2023

The mainstream media detractors of blockchains and cryp­tocurrency articulate multiple criticisms of the technol­ogy, but the one with perhaps the greatest legitimate grounds is the environmental impact created by the original incarnations of Bitcoin and Ethereum. In the original Bitcoin white paper, Satoshi Nakamura out­lined the Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm. PoW is the core inno­vation within the Bitcoin blockchain that creates the immutable record of cryptocurrency transactions and supports "trustless" transactions between two parties with­out the need for third-party involvement.

Posted December 13, 2023

Data continues to grow and is poised to double in 2024. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 06, 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

Ant Group Digital Technologies is launching a new brand called ZAN, comprising of a full suite of blockchain application development products and services for both institutional and individual Web3 developers. For institutional customers, ZAN provides a solution to help them issue and manage real world assets (RWAs) in compliance with local regulatory requirements.

Posted September 13, 2023

QANplatform is introducing a private blockchain that is both quantum-resistant and compatible with Ethereum's EVM, while also enabling developers to code smart contracts in any programming language. The NIST-recommended primary post-quantum algorithm has been foreseen and integrated into the quantum-resistant QAN Private Blockchain. This integration enhances the security of blockchain solutions built on the platform, rendering them resilient against potential attacks from quantum computers.

Posted September 13, 2023

ARPA Network, a permissionless, decentralized, secure computation network, is publicly launching MainNet, pioneering applications of Threshold Signature Scheme (TSS) technology, and taking a leading role in the industry. The ARPA Boneh-Lynn-Shacham Threshold Signature Scheme (BLS-TSS) Network is a decentralized cryptographic system designed to provide secure and reliable random number generation on the Ethereum blockchain.

Posted September 13, 2023

Flipside, a provider of blockchain marketplace design and analytics, is launching its on-demand blockchain data offering specifically for the enterprise. Flipside Shares is available on Snowflake Marketplace and provides joint customers—of all sizes—with access to expertly modeled and curated blockchain datasets, without the hassle of managing nodes, complex data pipelines, or costly data storage.

Posted June 14, 2023

Impossible Cloud, offering decentralized multi-service cloud solutions, is launching its Partner Program to help partners and resellers implement, demo, and integrate Impossible Cloud's performance-driven solutions into enterprise environments. According to the company, the program has been developed to support various prospective channel partners—including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), managed service providers (MSPs), and independent software vendors (ISVs)—in their efforts to bring more innovative and profitable solutions to customers leveraging the emerging B2B benefits of web3.

Posted June 14, 2023

In the seminal novel 1984, George Orwell imagines a dystopian future in which governments routinely rewrite historical records as a means of control: "He who controls the past controls the future." While few Western governments have yet to engage in the wholesale creation of false history, the practice is too common in totalitarian governments. And with AI-generated fakes being increasingly hard to differentiate from the real thing, the ability to create alternate historical records has never been easier.

Posted June 14, 2023

RKVST, a provider of provenance-as-a-service, is introducing Instaproof, enabling companies to get the information they need to decide what data to trust. With RKVST Instaproof anyone can easily check the file they are working with by dragging it onto Instaproof to verify its provenance. If the file has been registered with RKVST, the provenance information displayed can be used to decide which files to trust.

Posted June 14, 2023

Often, enterprise data management falls into two strategies: offensive and defensive. While defense entails mitigating risk, being offensive unlocks new opportunities. Organizations must incorporate both sides to remain competitive. To achieve this, companies can embrace data-centric architectures.

Posted June 13, 2023

The need to balance data safety with new data initiatives, deliver business value, and change company culture around data tops this year's list of data and analytics management challenges. 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 Web3, the DBTA 100 is a list of hardware, software, and service providers working to enable their customers' data-driven future.

Posted June 07, 2023

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period is now extended through Wednesday, May 17.

Posted May 08, 2023

Impossible Cloud, a cloud provider that offers decentralized, multi-service cloud solutions, is releasing the general availability of its enterprise-grade, native cloud storage solution which delivers all the capabilities of traditional cloud storage along with the key benefits of decentralized web3 technology. Impossible Cloud's services can be procured using fiat currencies, and does not require tokens or cryptocurrency—eliminating a critical roadblock that has slowed B2B adoption of web3 technologies, according to the company.

Posted April 18, 2023

Startups continue to emerge this year, addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities in innovative and novel ways. The landscape is constantly changing, and 2023 is no different. These companies bring fresh approaches to accelerating digital transformation, expanding what's possible with AI and analytics, breaking down silos, enhancing security, improving data observability, becoming a part of data fabric or mesh, and more.

Posted April 12, 2023

Fluree, provider of a graph ledger database and data pipeline toolset for secure-data management and sharing, is partnering with Fabric to remove "middleman" companies, such as Facebook and Google, that currently collect consumer data and sell it to advertisers without express permission of the individuals in question.

Posted March 08, 2023

Sometime during the pandemic, I stopped carrying a wallet when leaving the house. Almost all shops supported—often insisted on—touchless payments, so there was no need to carry around paper money, and since my phone was fully able to perform touchless payments, my phone became all I needed to navigate the commercial world. I'm sure most of you have had a similar experience.

Posted March 08, 2023

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users. The nominations period has been extended through Wednesday, March 15, 2023, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted March 01, 2023

Today, nobody argues about the importance of data. It is a given that data must be collected, managed, and analyzed to conduct business successfully in the modern era. But all too often the meaning of the data is not being preserved. This can result in large stores of data that are difficult to interpret and use in any meaningful manner. Situations that create unusable data can be minimized with appropriate metadata management. But this requires effort and time, and therefore metadata is frequently ignored (much like documentation).

Posted February 09, 2023

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users.

Posted February 09, 2023

Uncertain economic conditions, skills shortages, rising automation, increasing regulation, and digital disruption—all add up to a stew of both challenges and opportunities for data managers in the year ahead. Emerging technologies—and new attitudes—are reshaping the look and scope of the information management landscape, with implications for overall business strategies and individual careers alike.

Posted January 12, 2023

A special registration period for Data Summit 2023 is now open. Take advantage of the best deal of the year with Super Early Bird savings off your pass. While we finalize the program, you can save big with $300 off the regular rate of our most popular passes. Preferential pricing is offered to attendees who register before January 20. Additionally, worry free registration is available through February 10.  

Posted January 06, 2023

Though 2022 hasn't been a particularly bright year for the blockchain space, the technology still has room to grow. The consensus from experts is that 2023 may see a move toward increased adoption of Web3 technology including blockchain as many will start to realize that it has to offer plenty of benefits over traditional systems such as increased security and transparency, lower costs, faster transactions, and more efficient storage space.

Posted December 14, 2022

Keepit, a provider of cloud data protection and management, is launching its Azure AD Advanced connector, a full data protection solution for Microsoft Azure Active Directory. Keepit provides independent, vendor-neutral cloud dedicated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection with a blockchain-verified solution.

Posted December 14, 2022

Today's data environments are highly diverse—residing on many platforms and requiring a variety of approaches to ensure data resiliency and availability. Delivering technology alone will not be enough in 2023. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents, to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 08, 2022

The call for speakers is open for the 10th annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 10-11, 2023, with pre-conference workshops on May 9, 2023. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Data Management, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Architecture, and Emerging Technologies.

Posted December 06, 2022

As one of the fundamental building blocks of the metaverse, IoT digital twins have moved beyond the realms of simulation to facilitate an understanding of real-world problems. Take the European Union's "Destination Earth" initiative. This is drawing on a host of environmental, socioeconomic, and satellite data to develop digital "twins" of the planet in an effort to combat climate change, but the benefits do not stop there, particularly in the B2B world. For risk-averse companies in asset-intensive industries, digital twin technology is set to bring unparalleled value to mission-critical maintenance tasks and enable the delivery of more immersive product experiences to the end customer.

Posted October 31, 2022

Accredify Pte. Ltd., a leading Asia Pacific verification solutions provider, announced that its Accredify-Verifiable Document Management Platform is now available on SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Built on the SAP Business Technology Platform and integrated with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, the Accredify platform allows customers to generate and verify tamper-proof, verifiable documents and identities.

Posted September 21, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

1Kosmos, a company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, and Simeio, a global managed services provider focused on identity and access management in the cybersecurity industry, are partnering to help customers transition from passwords to identity-based verification using the 1Kosmos BlockID platform.

Posted September 07, 2022

RKVST, a provider of supply chain integrity, transparency and trust, is offering a free and subscription-based team tier of its enterprise SaaS solution, allowing organizations of any size to collaborate on and share data in near real-time, confident in the trustworthiness of that data. 

Posted September 07, 2022

InfStones and Oracle are collaborating on integrating InfStones' blockchain development platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to accelerate Web3 development. This collaboration will help deliver important insights that drive the evolution, development, and adoption of Web3 applications worldwide, according to the vendors.

Posted September 07, 2022

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.

Posted August 10, 2022

SAP and Unilever are partnering to pilot the GreenToken by SAP solution to further increase traceability and transparency in Unilever's global palm oil supply chain. "Unilever is committed to achieving a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023, and blockchain technology has the potential to help companies, like ours, track their supply chains to ensure the commodities we source respect people and the planet," said Dave Ingram, chief procurement officer, Unilever.

Posted June 08, 2022

The global blockchain in supply chain market is expected to grow at an exponential rate by 2028, primarily due to increasing demand for greater security in the working of various supply chains. The rising adoption of product traceability to increase transparency in manufacturing processes is expected to make the product traceability sub-segment the most profitable one. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing in the forecast period.

Posted June 08, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is unveiling HPE Swarm Learning, a breakthrough AI solution to accelerate insights at the edge, from diagnosing diseases to detecting credit card fraud, by sharing and unifying AI model learnings without compromising data privacy.

Posted June 08, 2022

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