An astounding array of new technologies and approaches have emerged on the database scene over the past few years that promise to turn the next 12 months into a time of unprecedented transformation for the database landscape. There are new developments, along with reinforcement of tried-and-true technologies, some of which may help make the jobs of data managers just a bit easier.
Posted February 01, 2018
The Bitcoin bubble is a mixed bag for blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. While the incredible increase in Bitcoin's valuation has resulted in a huge windfall for early adopters and enhanced the recognition of blockchain technology, it has also highlighted the volatility of Bitcoin as a currency and the limitations of the underlying blockchain network.
Posted February 01, 2018
Blockchain technology is being leveraged in various markets to deliver governance, collaboration, and intelligent understanding around digital assets.
Posted January 31, 2018
There are two prevailing views when it comes to blockchain and enterprise data. One is that it's the most secure solution ever to come along. The other is that it is the fad of the moment that puts essential data in the unregulated wilds of the global internet.
Posted January 24, 2018
Blockchain is a distributed, shared, permissioned ledger for recording transactions with consensus, provenance, immutability and finality. It is the technology that drives virtual currencies like Bitcoin. But its potential spans many more industries and use cases than just virtual currencies.
Posted January 10, 2018
The suddenness of the non-relational "breakout" created a lot of noise and confusion and—at least initially—an explosion of new database systems. However, the database landscape is settling down, and in the past few years, the biggest meta trend in database management has been a reduction in the number of leading vendors and consolidation of core technologies. Additionally, we're starting to see database as a service (DBaaS) offerings become increasingly credible alternatives to on-premise or do-it-yourself cloud database configuration.
Posted January 03, 2018
Is it Blockchain or Blockchain as a Service? And what does it mean for the evolving role of the DBA?
Posted December 20, 2017
Fluree has introduced FlureeDB, a scalable, blockchain cloud database, for public beta use. According to the company, the new offering combines the interoperability and features of traditional graph and document databases with immutable, decentralized blockchain technology to provide enterprise-grade, developer-ready, cloud-hosted database tools.
Posted November 13, 2017
At OpenWorld, Oracle announced its new Blockchain Cloud Service. The distributed ledger cloud platform is aimed at helping customers to increase business velocity, create new revenue streams, and reduce cost and risk by securely extending ERP, supply chain, and other enterprise SaaS and on-premises applications to drive tamper-resistant transactions on a trusted business network.
Posted October 11, 2017
Have you ever wondered about the open source code that powers IBM Blockchain, or wanted to increase your understanding and skills of z/OS integrity? SHARE Academy is your chance to take a deep dive into these two topics with a full day of interactive, hands-on educational sessions.
Posted June 05, 2017
IBM has created a program to help enterprises take blockchain networks into production faster. "We understand the challenges organizations face and the resources needed to get blockchain networks right the first time," said Marie Wieck, general manager of blockchain technology for IBM.
Posted May 22, 2017
IBM has introduced a blockchain ecosystem to help accelerate the creation of blockchain networks. The blockchain ecosystem program is designed for venture capitalists, start-ups, systems integrators, independent software vendors and enterprise developers.
Posted December 12, 2016
Blockchain technology, best known as the foundation of Bitcoin, offers access to a global distributed computing infrastructure that can be applied to corporate applications. The Linux Foundation announced a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology.
Posted January 11, 2016
You would have to have been living under a rock for the past few years not to have heard of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is an electronic "crypto" currency which can be used like cash in many web transactions. At time of writing there are about 14 million bitcoins in circulation, trading at approximately $250 for a total value of about $3.5 billion.
Posted May 27, 2015