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Microsoft has announced it is retiring Azure Blockchain as of September 10, 2021. The company asked that customers migrate their ledger data from Azure Blockchain Service to an alternative offering based on their development status in production or evaluation and gave advice on how to make a selection of an alternative.

Posted May 13, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted May 12, 2021

It's time to cast your 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, our readers.

Posted April 29, 2021

From machine learning and automation to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, technology trends continue to reshape the practice of database management. As a result, database professionals face new challenges and opportunities. Today, the average database team is tasked with managing more databases, bigger databases, and a greater variety of databases—from the ground to the cloud.

Posted April 27, 2021

Digital Asset, the creators of the Daml multi-party application platform, announced it has raised over $120 million in Series D funding, allowing the company to expand its team and enhance its product portfolio with a new interoperability protocol that enables data to seamlessly interact across blockchains and traditional databases.

Posted April 21, 2021

The cloud is changing the way businesses use data and at the same time, the way we use data is changing the cloud. Organizations are adopting multiple cloud data platforms to maximize data's value, but in doing so are often increasing complexity for data engineering and DataOps teams that may stifle the very reason for investing in those platforms.

Posted April 20, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

Overcoming travel challenges, Data Summit Connect 2021, presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is a virtual event that will run May 11-12 and include provocative sessions, exhibits, and opportunities to network. In addition, preconference workshops will be held on May 10.

Posted March 22, 2021

Oracle announced Blockchain Tables in 21c in January 2021, and later made it available on 19c as well due to customer demand. Oracle is now introducing the ability to use Immutable Tables as well as Blockchain Tables. Immutable Tables, available in April, are insert-only tables and the data is not cryptographically chained.

Posted March 17, 2021

A new book called "MongoDB Performance Tuning" takes a deep dive into MongoDB performance optimization. "We wanted to bring a 'floor-to-ceiling' approach to tuning, covering every aspect from the design of the document schema," said database expert Guy Harrison, who co-authored the book with Michael Harrison.

Posted March 11, 2021

Akash Network, a project out of Overclock Labs, is releasing Akash MAINNET 2, an open-source and viable decentralized cloud alternative to centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Posted March 08, 2021

Akash Network, provider of a decentralized cloud computing marketplace and the first DeCloud for DeFi, has developed and is set to launch the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) Relayer timed to Interchain Foundation's launch of IBC. IBC enables various blockchain protocols to communicate and transact with each other independently, providing a framework to connect the global economy to the blockchain.

Posted March 02, 2021

Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted March 02, 2021

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program. The 2021 nominating process has been extended to Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2021 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted February 10, 2021

IBM, the consistent leader in U.S. patents, topped the U.S. Top 50 with 9,130 grants, down 1% from 2019. IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership.

Posted January 25, 2021

nClouds, a provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services and an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has achieved AWS SaaS Competency status, recognizing the vendor has undergone rigorous technical validation by AWS and demonstrated expertise and proven customer success.

Posted January 13, 2021

Fluree is releasing its core source code under the AGPL open source license. Developers can now pull from and contribute to Fluree on Github, in turn building a new internet ecosystem that promotes data-centric security, traceability, and global interoperability.

Posted December 10, 2020

TrackX, a SaaS-based enterprise asset management and supply chain solution provider, and Topl, a blockchain-based ESG technology company, are teaming up to provide a verifiable tracking and tracing solution to meet the growing demand for greater supply chain sustainability, transparency, and efficiency.

Posted December 10, 2020

IBM and R3, an enterprise software firm, are collaborating to provide blockchain technology solutions that deliver high levels of performance, compliance, and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3's enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.

Posted December 10, 2020

This may be the era of the data-driven enterprise, but only a handful of organizations report they are ready for it. There is a growing volume of "dark data" that remains obscure to IT managers and decision makers. This period unfolding before us will be driven by several technology initiatives, from 5G wireless and IoT to AI.

Posted December 10, 2020

Storj Labs is offering an integration with NEM to accelerate sync times for the NEM Symbol platform, improving the performance of connecting new nodes to the network and analyzing blockchain data. The solution—which was built by NEM partner IoDLT—leverages the native MongoDB integration that allows users to easily store data on the Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage service.

Posted December 10, 2020

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital.

Posted December 09, 2020

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague!

Posted November 04, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is going on this week. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using the wealth of data your company is collecting for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 has something for you!

Posted October 20, 2020

A new survey from Deloitte reveals organizations' changing perspectives on blockchain. Organizations clearly view blockchain as a top priority, according to 55% of respondents in the new survey versus 53% in 2019 and 43% in 2018. The survey also showed a substantial jump in blockchain adoption. In this survey, 39% said they had already brought blockchain into production compared to 23% in 2019.

Posted September 09, 2020

BurstIQ, a provider of blockchain-enabled secure data exchange services, is releasing the BurstChain User Interface Software Developer Kit, a set of key accelerator tools that allow application developers to rapidly deploy blockchain-enabled web applications and services.

Posted September 09, 2020

Oracle has announced an update to the Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service. According to Oracle, its blockchain customers are increasingly moving their applications into production, and existing production customers are scaling up their deployments and ramping up their transaction volumes. This new release responds to their needs.

Posted September 09, 2020

The annual Data Summit conference went digital earlier this year, becoming Data Summit Connect. The online event in June featured live presentations by executives from leading IT organizations who engaged attendees with compelling presentations and spirited discussions on a variety of topics including data analytics and privacy, knowledge graphs, and AI and machine learning. The following are key points distilled from the 3-day webinar series.

Posted August 11, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a free series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, will take place October 20-22. With travel plans still on hold and in-person meetings difficult, it is more important than ever to stay connected and in touch with peers and industry experts, and also to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.

Posted August 10, 2020

Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats. Whether cloud-based or on-premise and open source or proprietary, there are many options for data management and analytics. Spanning the spectrum of well-established and cutting edge, the DBTA 100 list recognizes companies that are innovating and preparing for the future.

Posted June 10, 2020

Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company, has entered into a partnership with IBM Watson Health that is intended to help each company better serve its customers in areas including performance benchmarking, strategic planning, and clinical and operational performance. "By leveraging data, insights, and emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, Watson Health is working to provide solutions and services designed to help improve clinical decision making and simplify administrative processes, with the goal of a better overall patient experience," says Barbara Hayes, general manager, payer and provider, IBM Watson Health.

Posted June 04, 2020

Fluree, a startup that provides a data-centric technology stack, is launching the Fluree Partner Network (FPN) providing enabling technology for ISVs, Sis, and VARs to build and deliver the Web3 applications. 

Posted June 04, 2020

Core Scientific, a provider of AI and blockchain cloud infrastructure and software solutions, and SQream, are partnering to bring accelerated analytics of massive data to the GPU Cloud for data scientists. This partnership aims to provide cost effective accelerated analytics based on GPU computing for machine learning and deep learning used by telecom operators, financial services, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

Posted June 04, 2020

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