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Data Modeling and Database Design and Development – including popular approaches such as Agile and Waterfall design - provide the basis for the Visualization, and Management of, Business Data in support of initiatives such a Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Governance, Data Security, and other enterprise-wide data-driven objectives.



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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

Hazelcast, Inc., the company that enables instant action on all data, is announcing the latest iteration of its unified real-time data platform, aiming to empower organizations to rise above workload complexity in the age of AI with unparalleled consistency, performance, and scale. To enable enterprises to move past the "Day 2 problem"—or the data-related challenges the surface after AI model design—Hazelcast Platform 5.4 offers three core innovations: the advanced CP subsystem, the thread-per-core (TPC) architecture, and tiered storage.

Posted April 17, 2024

Qdrant, the high-performance, open-source vector database provider, is debuting the industry's first native vector database offered as a managed hybrid cloud model. The new Qdrant Hybrid Cloud offering is a run-anywhere, self-service solution designed to empower enterprises to deploy and manage vector databases in any cloud provider, on-premise, or edge location. This technological feat capitalizes on the increasing demand for vector databases—particularly as it relates to supporting AI and generative AI (GenAI) initiatives—while offering utmost deployment flexibility and control over sensitive data.

Posted April 17, 2024

Innovation in the big data and analytics space continues to blossom, with more companies than ever before riding the high of generative AI. Along with the myriad possibilities of this new sphere of artificial intelligence comes some questions and concerns. Startups are emerging to address challenges and leverage opportunities this new area may bring. Here are 30 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2024.

Posted April 17, 2024

Every DBA knows that a test platform is required to prop­erly enable application development. Indeed, testing has always been crucial, but it has become more complicated with the advent of new technologies, platforms, and devices, not to mention the impact of regulatory compliance. One of the biggest challenges faced by DBAs and developers is managing test data.

Posted April 11, 2024

AI talent is in high demand; AI reveals brain oscillations for memory and disease; AI may allow us to talk to whales; AI can help plan meals and other tasks; an AI platform for dentistry just raised $53 million. That was the tip of the AI news iceberg—in one day. Has technology ever garnered so much interest, so widely, so fast? Amid the hype lies the incalculable promise of AI—and the fear of getting left behind by competitors that figure it out first. It's no wonder that organizations are rushing to implement AI, ready or not. The trouble is, many are not ready.

Posted April 11, 2024

There is an old quote attributed to various origins that says, "When I hear the word ‘culture,' I reach for my gun." The saying expresses frustration at a term, in this case "culture" being used, abused, and politicized beyond all forbearance. Even when it was first popularized, it was a line meant to draw laughter from the audience of a play, rather than suggesting anyone carry an actual firearm. And no one is suggesting anyone do so now. "Relational" is a term that, over the last few decades, has undergone its own level of use, abuse, and politicization.

Posted April 11, 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

GlobalLogic, a Hitachi group company, is introducing a "first-of-its-kind Platform-of-Platforms" architecture designed to support deployment of enterprise-grade artificial intelligence (AI)—aimed to address critical challenges every enterprise must overcome when operationalizing AI and generative AI (GenAI) at scale.  

Posted April 09, 2024

Dataloop AI, an end-to-end, data-centric AI development platform for data and AI teams, is debuting the Dataloop Marketplace, an AI-centered hub that empowers enterprises to build AI faster with the right data, at max efficiency. Aiming to close the gap between proof of concept (COP) and production, the Marketplace enables enterprises to make their innovative AI projects a reality with speed and efficacy, according to the company.

Posted April 08, 2024

Cisco and a group of eight leading companies including Accenture, Eightfold, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, as well as six advisors are launching the AI-Enabled Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Workforce Consortium—focused on upskilling and reskilling roles most likely to be impacted by AI.

Posted April 08, 2024

Tabnine, the originators of the AI coding assistant category, is unveiling a new capability for its software development chat tool, Tabnine Chat, that allows engineers to choose the large language model (LLM) from a catalog of models that powers the chat assistant. This grants development and engineering teams the flexibility to select the models that best suit their needs, as well as the ability to switch between models as desired.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle and NVIDIA are expanding their collaboration to deliver sovereign AI solutions to customers around the world. Oracle's distributed cloud, AI infrastructure, and generative AI services, combined with NVIDIA's accelerated computing and generative AI software, are enabling governments and enterprises to deploy AI factories, according to the companies.

Posted April 03, 2024

Jason Tolbert, senior director, strategic alliances (Microsoft) at Informatica, and Pavan Lakkala, principal program manager at Microsoft, joined DBTA's webinar, Revolutionizing Cloud Data Management for the era of AI, to explore how combining the Microsoft Fabric with Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) can empower enterprises to solve critical, modern data challenges and accelerate their AI and analytics initiatives.

Posted April 02, 2024

Domo unveiled a new wave of features for Domo.AI, the company's framework of flexible artificial intelligence (AI) services, introducing capabilities to help ensure each organization's unique AI needs are fulfilled. The new capabilities were announced at Domopalooza: the AI + Data Conference.

Posted April 01, 2024

Matan Libis, VP of product at SQream, Ashwin Rajeeva, co-founder and CTO at Acceldata, and Preeti Kodikal, director of product marketing at Acceldata, joined DBTA's webinar, Building a Next-Generation Data Architecture: Key Capabilities and Strategies, to examine the ways that designing, implementing, integrating, and managing the systems that collect, store, process, and analyze data will successfully support the latest technologies that aim to bring your business to the next level.

Posted March 29, 2024

Databricks, the Data and AI company, is introducing DBRX, a general-purpose large language model (LLM) that enables organizations around the world to cost-effectively build, train, and serve their own custom LLMs. DBRX democratizes the training and tuning of custom, high-performing LLMs for every enterprise so they no longer need to rely on a small handful of closed models, according to the company.

Posted March 28, 2024

The 11th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 7, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now until April 5. At Data Summit 2024, you'll hear the innovative approaches the world's leading companies are taking to solve today's key challenges in data management. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2024 has something for you!

Posted March 28, 2024

DataStax, the generative AI data company, is announcing an integration with Microsoft Semantic Kernel which will allow developers to benefit from the streamlined creation of retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) applications and AI agents.

Posted March 27, 2024

InterSystems is adding vector search to the InterSystems IRIS data platform to enable efficient and accurate retrieval of relevant information from massive datasets when working with large language models. By converting text and images into high-dimensional vectors, these techniques allow quick comparisons and searches, even when dealing with millions of files from disparate datasets across the organization.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP announced new product and partnership milestones that reimagine travel and expense management experiences along with offering new capabilities powered by generative AI. SAP debuted new business AI capabilities in SAP Concur solutions to help customers save time and improve accuracy when managing business travel and expenses.

Posted March 27, 2024

AI and the cloud revolution have brought about a seismic shift in the realm of database administration, transforming traditional roles and presenting unprecedented opportunities. To assist DBAs, Rocket Software offers the MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance), a tool that empowers DBAs with unparalleled capabilities in monitoring and optimizing performance.

Posted March 27, 2024

Database administration is a very technical discipline, but it is also a discipline in which the practitioner is very visible politically within the organization. DBAs should be armed with a proper attitude and sufficient technical knowledge before attempting to practice database administration. This column usually covers the many diverse technology issues with which DBAs must deal. But for this month, we are going to take a short diversion and discuss some high-level guidance for DBAs to follow that can make their job easier to deal with.

Posted March 27, 2024

Redis, a leading real-time data platform, is acquiring Speedb, one of the world's fastest data storage engines, to bolster a broad array of enterprise applications and use cases with diverse performance requirements. According to the company, Redis will leverage Speedb to enhance real-time data processing and power low-latency user experiences, all while guaranteeing unmatched cost performance for all applications where speed is critical, including generative AI applications.

Posted March 26, 2024

VIRTEL, innovator in mainframe 3270 access and user interface modernization technologies for over 30 years, is releasing Virtel Web Suite version 4.62, adding features inspired by customer requests. Virtel Web Suite v4.62 is both a roll-up of all software maintenance since v4.61 and the addition of many customer-driven enhancements to security, system administration, performance and mainframe-to-mainframe connectivity.

Posted March 25, 2024

CalypsoAI, a leader in AI security and enablement, is introducing the CalypsoAI Platform, an advanced SaaS-based security and enablement solution for generative AI applications within the enterprise. With the new model-agnostic SaaS platform, technology, innovation, and security leaders can harness the power of generative AI and large language models (LLMs) across their enterprise safely and securely, according to the company.  

Posted March 22, 2024

BigID, a pioneer in AI-augmented data security, compliance, and privacy for modern, cloud-first enterprises, is announcing the closure of its $60 million growth round led by Riverwood Capital with participation by Silver Lake Waterman and Advent. This funding will contribute toward the company's mission to provide universal data security, compliance, and privacy across any data type, especially as it relates to generative AI (GenAI).

Posted March 19, 2024

Experts from Datavail joined DBTA's webinar, Vector Databases: Innovating Data Management in the AI Era, to examine the nuances of vector databases and vector search, as well as its role for AI implementation.

Posted March 18, 2024

Domino Data Lab is introducing the Domino AI Gateway, enabling companies to manage access to commercial LLMs from OpenAI, Anthropic, and more—enhancing security by holding LLM API keys. The Domino AI Gateway can help teams access large language models securely and responsibly. It provides enterprise security to ensure that only approved users can see and use model endpoints from commercial providers.

Posted March 14, 2024

By now, I'm sure most of us have spent quality time with generative AI systems such as ChatGPT and have been amazed at how convincingly they mimic human intelligence. Furthermore, it's just as easy to integrate generative AI into application code as it is to interact manually. However, when it comes to adding generative AI capabilities to enterprise applications, we usually find that something is missing—the generative AI programs simply don't have the context to interact with an application's users or a company's customers.

Posted March 14, 2024

ChainGPT, the AI-powered Web3 infrastructure, is launching a grant program to help facilitate innovation at the crossroads of AI and blockchain. With a total of up to $1 million in grants available for startups across different development stages, ChainGPT will offer three tiers of funding: Scaling-focused growth grants, builder grants to kickstart early-stage innovation, and research grants for newly launched projects.

Posted March 13, 2024

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 March 13, 2024

fuseproject, Yves Béhar's multidisciplinary design firm, and startup Functionland are partnering to offer FxBlox, a physical hardware device that allows users to store fully encrypted data, files, and photos—tapping into secure, user-owned, decentralized storage.

Posted March 13, 2024

Aporia, an AI control platform and provider of real-time hallucination mitigation, is expanding the Aporia Labs, its innovative research and development center, enabling Aporia Labs' team of elite ML engineers, cybersecurity, and AI experts to focus on identifying and implementing AI risk prevention policies to protect generative AI (GenAI) applications.

Posted March 12, 2024

Janis Griffin, senior technical consultant at Quest Software, and Paul Lewis, chief technology officer at Pythian, joined DBTA's webinar The Role of the DBA in 2024: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities, to identify the ways in which IT decision makers and database professionals can meet the demands of their adaptive ecosystems with ease.

Posted March 12, 2024

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA are releasing StarCoder2, a family of open-access large language models for code generation, aiming to set new standards for performance, transparency, and cost-effectiveness. StarCoder2 was developed in partnership with the BigCode Community, managed by ServiceNow and Hugging Face, where the machine learning community collaborates on models, datasets, and applications, according to the vendors.

Posted March 11, 2024

IBM debuted the Mainframe Skills Council during this week's SHARE conference in Orlando, providing a forum where global organizations will foster a skilled, diverse, sustainable workforce for the mainframe platform. In addition to IBM, the council includes organizations spanning IBM clients, IBM partners, academia, user groups, non-profits, and open communities that will collaborate to implement mainframe skills development solutions.

Posted March 11, 2024

To help clients counter threats with earlier and more accurate detection, IBM is announcing new AI-enhanced versions of the IBM FlashCore Module technology available inside new IBM Storage FlashSystem products and a new version of IBM Storage Defender software. These features will help organizations improve their ability to detect and respond to ransomware and other cyberattacks that threaten their data, according to IBM.

Posted March 11, 2024

In far too many organizations, processes become automatic. Requests are made, and requests are fulfilled. People wish to please; they like to show how fast they can respond or how agile they are. The same is true when addressing database design. This delivery-focused desire comes from a good place. However, regardless of how well-intended, blindly fulfilling requests is dangerous and harmful to one's overall results. Optimization of processes, especially processes involving database design, should never remove the step where questions are asked and rationale is provided.

Posted March 11, 2024

John O'Brien, principal advisor and industry analyst at Radiant Advisors, and Abhilash Mula, senior manager of product management at Informatica, joined DBTA's webinar, Mastering Generative AI With Intelligent Data Engineering, to explore how to best support GenAI and LLM projects with cost-efficient, precise, and effortless data engineering practices.

Posted March 07, 2024

The nominations period for the 2024 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards is now extended through March 15, 2024 - followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers. Votes can only be cast for nominated products, so be sure to make your nominations now!

Posted March 05, 2024

Kerlink, an international specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Actility, a recognized global provider in low-power industrial IoT connectivity solutions, are forming a strategic partnership that builds on complementary strengths of their products, along with supporting a plug-and-play, edge computing LoRaWAN ecosystem in a single solution.

Posted March 01, 2024

Airbyte, creator of an open-source data movement infrastructure, is offering PyAirbyte, an open-source Python library that makes it easy to move data across API sources and destinations. According to the company, the solution enables Airbyte resources to be created and managed using code, rather than the user interface (UI).

Posted February 29, 2024

Hammerspace, the company orchestrating the Next Data Cycle, is debuting Hyperscale NAS, a new, high-performance NAS architecture designed to handle today's most advanced compute environments—including AI, machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) projects. This latest category of storage architecture aims to deliver the speed and performance necessary to train AI models at scale and power GPU clusters of any size.

Posted February 29, 2024

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, announced general availability and support for C and C++ programming languages in Semgrep Code, aiming to set a new standard for rapidly securing C and C++ codebases without compromising on accuracy or efficiency. Semgrep Code is a fast, customizable, and developer-oriented static application security testing (SAST) solution.

Posted February 28, 2024

SAP announced the successful launch of SAP S/4HANA and the SAP BW/4HANA solution for Seagate Technology Holdings plc, a leading provider of mass-capacity data storage solutions. According to the companies, the solution deployments will modernize the organization's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and benefit nearly 30,000 global employees through integrating advanced functionalities, such as enabling global manufacturing, supply chain, and finance business processes.

Posted February 28, 2024

SAP has created a new end-to-end growth area focused on AI, overseeing the entire value chain for SAP Business AI, from product development and research through to customer implementation. The new unit will fall under the leadership of Dr. Philipp Herzig in the newly created role of chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). In this new role, effective January 2024, Herzig reports directly to CEO Christian Klein.

Posted February 28, 2024

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