Data Modeling

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.

Data Modeling Articles

Caveonix is launching the fifth-generation offering of its Caveonix Cloud platform, built to provide actionable insights and real-time continuous protection of applications.

Posted May 25, 2023

Timescale, the cloud data platform company, is making a strategic move to reposition itself in the market, reflecting a significant transformation taking place within the organization that includes a refreshed visual identity, an updated website, and product restructuring.

Posted May 18, 2023

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is announcing its Spring '23 release, which includes support for flexible Standard shapes with independent scaling of compute and storage.

Posted May 17, 2023

The end goal of database design is to be able to transform a logical data model into an actual physical database. A logical data model is required before you can even begin to design a physical database. Assuming that the logical data model is complete, though, what must be done to implement a physical database?

Posted May 17, 2023

Alec Gilarde, senior associate at Bullpen Capital, led the Data Summit session, "Data-Driven Investment in a Changing World," delving into venture capitalist investments—powered by data—that radically transform the efficacy of investing while offering reduced risk, scalability, and increased transparency.

Posted May 12, 2023

Erwann Millon, founding engineer at, led Data Summit's session, "Taking a Deep Dive Into Cutting-Edge Techniques for Data Management," to discuss best practices for maximizing AI pipelines through an in-depth case study of an inference pipeline serving hundreds of models on multi-cloud clusters.

Posted May 11, 2023

Kaladhar Voruganti, senior technologist in office of the chief revenue officer at Equinix, and Rory Kelleher, director of global business development for healthcare at NVIDIA, led Data Summit's session, "Succeeding With AI in the Cloud," to discuss strategies and methods to effectively utilize AI within business operations.

Posted May 11, 2023

At the annual Data Summit's second keynote presentation, speakers Mike Bechtel, chief futurist at Deloitte Consulting LLC, and Ankit Patel, SVP of engineering at Foursquare, explored the possibilities that await any organization seeking to transform their businesses for the better, highlighting trust and geospatial datasets as the key.

Posted May 11, 2023

You can avoid performance problems with 19c In-Memory options available from Oracle. Oracle Ace Anuj Mohan, as a part of the Quest Oracle Community's Database & Technology Week, offered a deep dive on features including In-Memory, Configuring IMCS, Populating IMCS, IMCS Advisors, and In-Memory Features.

Posted May 11, 2023

MLOps can streamline machine learning development, thus increasing operational effectiveness. With this in mind, Joey Jablonski, VP, analytics, Pythian, looked at the journey to defining and implementing an MLOps solution for the organization during his Data Summit 2023 presentation, "Building MLOps Organizations for Scale."

Posted May 11, 2023

Probably the most important reason for building knowledge graphs has been to answer this age-old question: "What is going to happen next?" Given the data, relationships, and timelines we know about a customer, patient, product, etc. ("the entity of interest"), how can we confidently predict the most likely next event? Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc discussed how to, "Build Predictions With Machine Learning & Graph Neural Networks," during his Data Summit 2023 presentation.

Posted May 10, 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

Honeycomb, an observability platform used by high-performing engineering teams, is launching and fully-executing Natural Language Querying using generative AI for its new capability, Query Assistant. This development dramatically scales the platform's query power and makes observability more usable for all engineering levels, according to the company.

Posted May 04, 2023

Frank Liu, ML architect at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, "Vector Databases Have Entered the Chat—How ChatGPT Is Fueling the Need for Specialized Vector Storage," to explore how purpose-built vector databases are the key to successfully integrating with chat solutions, as well as present explanatory information on how autoregressive LMs, unstructured data, vectors, and vector databases intersect.

Posted May 03, 2023

Frank Liu, ML architect at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, "Vector Databases Have Entered the Chat—How ChatGPT Is Fueling the Need for Specialized Vector Storage," to explore how purpose-built vector databases are the key to successfully integrating with chat solutions, as well as present explanatory information on how autoregressive LMs, unstructured data, vectors, and vector databases intersect.

Posted May 03, 2023, the data catalog platform, is acquiring the Mighty Canary technology and incorporating it into a new DataOps application to use automations to surface contextual insights and real-time data quality updates directly to the BI, communications, and collaboration tools that data consumers use.

Posted May 03, 2023

Deloitte is expanding its operating system for health care to include services for Oracle, a provider of operational and clinical technology for hospitals and health care systems worldwide. According to the company, Deloitte's expanding health care technology offerings, Deloitte Health—Oracle Accelerated, are designed to keep pace with the changing world of health care, which is moving into broad ecosystems and platforms, and shifting from being driven by hospitals, providers, or insurance companies to being driven by patients.

Posted May 03, 2023

Noname Security, a provider of complete and proactive API security, is partnering with Wiz, a cloud security platform and growing software company, to help customers improve security posture. Together, Noname Security and Wiz will enable complete visibility, context, and control of infrastructure hosting mission-critical and highly sensitive APIs to minimize and remediate risk, according to the companies.  

Posted April 28, 2023 is releasing Corbett, the latest version of its leading AI-powered DevOps platform, to enable organizations to deliver applications with better customer experiences, along with improved productivity for software development teams. According to the company, Corbett features enhanced intelligence capabilities that enable teams and organizations, not just individuals, to better leverage the power of AI to deliver better software.

Posted April 27, 2023

Henkel and SAP are partnering to drive digital co-innovation by leveraging a combination of future-ready software, technology, and ecosystem, to further boost Henkel's digital transformation journey. Two significant changes will be executed in a tailor-made approach: implementing the cutting- edge software SAP S/4HANA and fully transitioning into the cloud. As part of the partnership, Henkel will benefit along the entire value chain from increased data-driven decision making in real time, and faster time-to-market through leaner and more sustainable processes.

Posted April 26, 2023

Alloy Technologies, Inc. announced that its solution is now available in the SAP Store and is part of SAP's industry cloud portfolio for the consumer products industry. brings consumer products customers that leverage SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) for Supply Chain visibility to consumer demand and inventory across their supply chains.

Posted April 26, 2023

In mid-2020, I got a chance to work with several government tourism agencies. Their mandate was to promote local attractions and offer support to partners such as hotels, resorts, and other organizations. As you can imagine, things weren't going well for these agencies. I remember looking at their data reports and seeing unprecedented drops in volume. With every country imposing restrictions and lockdowns, no one was traveling. One agency stood out; it was completely frozen by the situation. It couldn't decide on anything. Even publishing the latest COVID numbers was difficult.

Posted April 26, 2023

Red Hat and the Fedora Project are releasing the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora Linux 38, offering new desktop environments, architecture for IBM Z hardware, and more. Fedora Linux 38 introduces several new Spins—variants that showcase different desktop environments. The popular Budgie Desktop environment, first packaged for Fedora in F37, now has its own Spin. The Fedora Budgie Spin aims to provide the premiere Budgie Desktop experience on top of Fedora Linux.

Posted April 24, 2023

Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, and IBM announced an agreement under which Moderna will explore next generation technologies including quantum computing and artificial intelligence to advance and accelerate mRNA research and science.

Posted April 24, 2023

Low-code and no-code development has become a critical component of enterprise technology landscapes. Gartner predicts that within the next 3 years, developers outside IT departments will account for at least 80% of the userbase for low-code development tools, up from 60% in 2021. Low- and no-code offers opportunities to offload coding and integration work to business users, relieving burdened IT departments.

Posted April 20, 2023

Aerospike is releasing Aerospike Database 6.3, delivering operational, quality, performance, and stability improvements. Aerospike Database 6.3 adds support for OpenSSL 3, which means that it runs well on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL) and its many clones, as well as Ubuntu 22.04. The release continues to support RHEL and Debian-compatible Linux distributions that come with OpenSSL 1. One caveat is that support for Debian 10 on ARM64 hardware has been discontinued, however, server 6.3 still runs on Debian 10 on x86_64.

Posted April 19, 2023

Akridata is announcing that its flagship product, Akridata Data Explorer, is now available on the Azure Marketplace.

Posted April 19, 2023

Oracle today is offering a free version of Oracle Database 23c to meet growing demand from developers and organizations worldwide to access the newest features in Oracle Database 23c "App Simple." Developers now have access to innovative Oracle Database features that simplify development of modern data-driven applications, getting them ready for the planned release of Oracle Database 23c, the next long-term support release.

Posted April 19, 2023

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to make it easier to migrate to Oracle CIoud Infrastructure (OCI), secure critical workloads, and distribute content, along with new Oracle database features that help simplify the development of modern data-driven applications, and new expanded machine learning (ML) capabilities in Oracle MySQL HeatWave.

Posted April 19, 2023

The volume of visual data in the world is simply exploding. Consider these facts: Over 1 billion surveillance cameras are estimated to have been installed worldwide. The global self-driving cars market, which uses AI and integrated cameras to perform driving tasks, is projected to grow from over 20 million units in 2021 to more than compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 62 million units by 2030, at a CAGR of 13.3%. Even the average person is estimated to create 1.7 MB of data per second.

Posted April 18, 2023

StackHawk, the company making web application and API security testing part of software delivery, is introducing new enterprise capabilities that offer advanced optimization, scalability, and governance controls to address the needs of large-scale customers. StackHawk's enterprise features are designed to provide visibility, control, and consistency across multiple teams and applications through scalable and automated application security testing, according to the vendor.

Posted April 17, 2023

Process orchestration company Camunda is releasing Camunda Platform 8.2, offering several integration and user experience updates that enrich the entire process development lifecycle. These new features make it possible to accelerate end-to-end process orchestration and drive new digital initiatives, according to the company.

Posted April 13, 2023

Are we finally seeing the democratization of artificial intelligence (AI)?  New research out of OpenAI and the University of Pennsylvania suggests that generative AI, thanks to open and widely available tools such as ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) models and GPT-4, will be part of the jobs of at least 80% of occupational groups.

Posted April 13, 2023

Just a few years ago, no one would have imagined running their SQL Server databases on anything other than Windows Server. Now, with companies requiring data-driven capabilities for a range of needs, the idea of running SQL Server on a non-Windows platform has become almost commonplace—whether on open-source operating systems or in the cloud.

Posted April 13, 2023

Organizations often force the DBA to take on the job of data modeling. That does not mean that DBAs are well-trained in data modeling, nor does it mean that DBAs are best suited to take on this task. The data administration (DA) team is best suited for modeling data. This is because data modeling requires knowledge of the business aspects of data resource management.

Posted April 13, 2023

The biggest technology news of the year so far has undoubtedly been the release of the OpenAI ChatGPT technology. ChatGPT is a chat-bot style AI that can generate amazingly knowledgeable and human-like conversations. ChatGPT can also generate essay-type answers to exam questions, write halfway decent song lyrics, or even generate computer code. I was going to explain how ChatGPT works, but instead, I'll let ChatGPT tell you.

Posted April 13, 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

The 10th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 10-11, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 9, 2023. 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 2023 has something for everyone.

Posted April 11, 2023

According to a new report, the total global market size for the "Data Center Networking Market" was valued at USD 21.80 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% over the forecast period to reach USD 49.41 billion by 2029. Maximize Market Research, an international business and consultancy firm has recently published a research report on the "Data Center Networking Market."

Posted April 10, 2023

This month, I want to take a higher-level view of database performance concepts and introduce a few themes that will likely follow you throughout your career working with database systems and applications. These themes should be viewed as guiding principles to keep in mind when confronted with database performance issues.

Posted April 10, 2023

Oracle is releasing Java 20, the latest version of the programming language and development platform, delivering thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including platform enhancements that will help developers improve productivity and drive innovation and growth across their organizations.

Posted April 05, 2023

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, "From Edge to Cloud: IoT Data Management and Stream Processing," to explore how new approaches to data management can mean the difference between relying on archaic infrastructures and adopting agile, flexible, and scalable data processes.

Posted April 03, 2023

John Steinmetz, VP of data and analytics at Shiftkey, and Shane Murray, CTO at Monte Carlo, joined DBTA's webinar, "Virtual Data Panel: Measuring Data Team ROI," to discuss the strategies and tools data teams can implement as they look inward to measure their own ROI—whether it be to improve their data quality, or to effectively vocalize their organizational value.

Posted March 31, 2023

Incorta, the real-time business analytics company, is partnering with Google Cloud as part of several initiatives surrounding cloud computing and analytics deployments. The collaboration is aimed at helping companies move their business application and enterprise resource planning data into the cloud.

Posted March 30, 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 will be open through Wednesday, May 10.

Posted March 29, 2023

T-Systems will now have the ability to provide its customers with cloud access to IBM's quantum systems, including multiple quantum computers powered by the 127-qubit IBM Eagle processor. The Deutsche Telekom IT subsidiary will embark on the path to providing access to this technology, as well as insights on how it can be applicable to its customers' businesses. In addition, T-Systems will offer dedicated quantum know-how and training.

Posted March 27, 2023