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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.



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SAP has chosen Widener University's School of Business Administration and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) SBDC's Success Lab as a SAP Next-Gen Lab for design thinking and analytics. The lab is an innovative space where students, faculty and business consultants gather to find solutions to help clients start or grow their businesses.

Posted March 27, 2019

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is introducing more than 150 new features and AI-driven innovations across five key segments in its platform, enabling enterprises to unleash the power of their intelligent data at scale and accelerate their digital transformations. The innovations, built on a unified, modular, and microservices-based platform powered by the Informatica CLAIRE engine, provide enterprise-wide collaboration across business and IT and in serverless, multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

Posted March 27, 2019

TigerGraph is releasing an updated version of its signature platform, combining graph pattern matching with real-time deep link analytics -- a unique mix ideal for fraud and money laundering detection, security analytics, personalized recommendation engines, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Posted March 25, 2019

Every day, more technology surrounds us.  Things that were once fiction, are now everyday occurrences.  None of this is by accident or happenstance, this is only through the work of many professionals and even amateurs in the fields of engineering, electronics, and computer science.

Posted March 20, 2019

NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox after reaching a definitive agreement, uniting two high-profile companies in high-performance computing (HPC). With the addition of Mellanox, NVIDIA says, it will optimize data center-scale workloads across the entire computing, networking, and storage stack to achieve higher performance, greater utilization, and lower operating cost for customers.

Posted March 18, 2019

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, has raised $10 million in a Series A financing, led by Bow Capital, that will allow it to accelerate product development and revenue growth by further expanding its engineering and sales teams to more heavily support its customers and community in the U.S. The company will continue to build-up community support, marketing, human resources as well as sales in Silicon Valley. The main software and product development will continue to be driven from Cologne, Germany.

Posted March 14, 2019

From April 7-11th, Oracle users from across the world will gather in San Antonio for the largest user-led, user-focused event where they'll get the real story about Oracle products and experience in-depth education and networking to take their Oracle product impact to the next level.

Posted March 12, 2019

One week is all you need. One week at COLLABORATE 19: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community equips Oracle users with expertise and insight to accelerate performance and maximize Oracle investments. At COLLABORATE 19, April 7-11 in San Antonio, Texas, the OAUG delivers expert on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the Cloud so users can innovate with their current Oracle solutions and strategically plan for the future. Users share lessons learned from real-life implementations, and solutions providers offer a look at the latest, greatest new products.

Posted March 12, 2019

Enterprise application teams are facing pressure to release applications more quickly, but most enterprises still have a manual process for reviewing, validating, and deploying database changes. This creates a bottleneck for business innovation and improving CX.

Posted March 06, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is acquiring ClearDB, further expanding RDX's Database-as-a-Service platform capabilities. Based in Plano, Texas, ClearDB is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider that has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is a private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

Posted March 06, 2019

BMC has released the Control-M 19 solution, the next evolution of the company's application workflow orchestration product. The new update of Control-M is aimed at helping customers release critical business services and achieve data-driven outcomes faster, and streamline workflows across diverse infrastructures.

Posted March 05, 2019

Clarity of vision is absolutely the most important part of database design. The data architect must understand the shape and patterns of the data being modeled. This lucidity arises when the designer understands the subject area, the goals of the target database, the nature of the data sources involved, and the internal lifecycle of the database objects in scope.

Posted March 04, 2019

The flexibility, agility and ultimate cost of machine learning projects can be significantly impacted by data logistics and dependencies, according to Jim Scott, VP, Enterprise Architecture, at MapR. By improving how they pursue machine learning, Scott contends, organizations can attain benefits in both long-term costs and maintenance.

Posted March 04, 2019

Waterline Data, a provider of data cataloging solutions and applications, is releasing the latest version of the Waterline Data AI-driven Data Catalog (AIDC). Leveraging Waterline's newly-patented Fingerprinting technology, AIDC 5.0 adds to Waterline's ability to catalog individual data items, automatically and at scale, by now allowing organizations to work with related datasets across the enterprise for far deeper and cleaner insights for analytics than any other catalog can provide.

Posted February 11, 2019

If you haven't been paying a lot of attention, you might have missed the rise of a new form of virtualization, based at the operating system level, called "containers." While there are many specific software programs, by far the most prominent is Docker. So, from here on out, consider "Docker" and "container" to be synonymous.

Posted February 08, 2019

In dimensional modeling, business events are typically designated as facts while descriptive information elements are dimensions. However, events (or information about them) occasionally serve as dimensions as well as facts. A good data architect must watch their p's and q's and be certain when it is appropriate for a fact to also serve as a dimension—or when the dual function is not appropriate.

Posted February 08, 2019

Platform9, a provider of a SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, is introducing a managed Kubernetes service on VMware vSphere with Platform9 Managed Kubernetes. Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) allows enterprises to be up and running in less than an hour with Kubernetes on VMware that is both simple to use and production-ready.

Posted February 04, 2019

Alfresco, an open source provider of process automation, content management, and information governance software, is releasing an updated version of its Application Development Framework. ADF 3.0 extends Alfresco's content market leadership with significant performance enhancements designed to increase user satisfaction and adoption, serve up deeper insights securely, and connect content, processes and people more rapidly.

Posted January 31, 2019

OneLogin, a provider of Unified Access Management, is closing $100 million in growth financing which will be used to accelerate the growth of new products and innovations.

Posted January 10, 2019

More harm than good has been done to software development by letting the planning dates drive the work instead of having the work drive the dates. This planning-date-driven approach causes more stress, more bad decisions, more rework, more failed projects than all other causes combined.

Posted January 02, 2019

Big data continues to be top of mind while new technologies are also emerging to reel in and uncover important insights. In 2018, a variety of solutions came to the fore and 2019 is setting the stage for another data explosion. Here, several experts in the big data space offer their predictions for what's ahead in 2019.

Posted January 02, 2019

MongoDB recently released the beta offering of its native data visualization tool, MongoDB Charts, on its cloud database-as-a-service, MongoDB Atlas, which runs on runs on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. According to the vendor, the new feature allows users to quickly create data visualizations and share them with their teams with no code to write, no tools to configure and no data movement or duplication.

Posted December 19, 2018

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, is releasing ArangoDB 3.4, enabling developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Major new enhancements in ArangoDB 3.4 include ArangoSearch, a feature which transforms ArangoDB, when combined with traversals or joins in AQL, from a data retrieval to an information retrieval solution;  and full GeoJSON Support enabled by a Google S2 Geo Index library integration.

Posted December 06, 2018

Looker closed a Series E financing round of $103 million that will continue to help boost the company and upcoming innovations. This latest funding round is being led by Premji Invest, with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from Looker's current investors.  Looker has raised a total of $280.5 million since 2013.

Posted December 06, 2018

Data mart builders must understand what they are working to accomplish. The DBMS is not going to magically guide them to a solution. The builder is responsible for knowing how dimensional techniques work, why they work, and what options may exist within the dimensional framework.

Posted December 04, 2018

GraphQL has emerged as the favorite alternative to REST for modern web API design. GraphQL was first used internally at Facebook before being open sourced in 2015. GraphQL is described as a data query and manipulation language which at first glance might suggest more in common with SQL than with REST. However, in reality both GraphQL and REST are applicable across a very similar range of web API scenarios.

Posted December 04, 2018

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is introducing a new feature that will allow Liquibase users access to Datical's platform for automating database releases. The millions of software professionals that use the Liquibase open source project can upgrade to an solution offering efficiency, speed, and risk reductions for all database deployments without having to change their existing process or workflow, according to Datical.

Posted November 28, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is introducing two new performance features - automatic clustering and materialized views - that will optimize query performance, eliminating the manual work associated with other data warehouse solutions. When combined, these features can deliver an exponential increase in performance, generating even faster and deeper insights from all of an organization's data by all of its business users.

Posted November 14, 2018

Quest Software is launching the new Spotlight Cloud, offering users features such as  24/7 performance monitoring, instant diagnostics, and powerful tuning to ensure consistent performance and high availability across Microsoft SQL Server database environments.

Posted November 01, 2018

While relational database management systems are still the workaday workhorse, we are now adding into the mix document, columnar, and graph datastores, and their variants. Each datastore has something at which it excels, and other things it may not.  Similarly, the rules followed in composing data structures, based on the platforms selected, also vary greatly.

Posted November 01, 2018

Tableau Software is releasing new product integrations with industry leading technology providers, from mapping to data cataloging, that extend Tableau's powerful analytics capabilities to better fit customers' needs. Tableau's partner program expansion plans feature new certification and training programs to help increase the number of skilled partner employees, in order to ensure customer success with Tableau.

Posted October 24, 2018

Talend is making major updates to its Talend Data Fabric platform, the company's unified, data platform for data integration across multi-cloud and on- premise environments.

Posted October 24, 2018

SAP is releasing the latest update to SAP Data Hub, helping to build agile, data-driven pipeline applications. SAP Data Hub allows customers to build, execute, orchestrate and govern flow-based pipelines, providing the maximum reuse of existing data developments while encompassing digital innovations.

Posted October 24, 2018

Lenovo is releasing a hyperconverged system certified by SAP for SAP HANA HCI. The certification uses Nutanix AHV, the first hypervisor certified for production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

Posted October 24, 2018

SolarWinds—a provider of IT management software, which just began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWI"—has announced the release of the new Application Performance Monitor (APM) powered by AppOptics.

Posted October 23, 2018

Juniper Networks, a provider of automated, scalable, and secure networks, is releasing a variety of new solutions to accelerate the industry's adoption of automation practices. Juniper is unveiling a collaborative community that includes tools, labs, libraries and an exchange of innovative applications to accelerate automation adoption for companies and individuals.

Posted October 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is closing $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital to help Snowflake execute new and existing strategies. The remainder of Snowflake's existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures.

Posted October 12, 2018

There has always been a need to tightly control some data items, such as passwords and Social Security numbers. Today, with the rise of concerns over personally identifiable information (PII), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other legal mandates, a much larger group of data elements must be controlled. These legal data governance issues may need to guide our hands as we establish database designs.

Posted October 10, 2018

Looker's is updating its signature platform, designing the latest iteration to be a unified and extensible platform for data that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business. Looker 6 is designed to flex and scale as needs for information change and expand.

Posted October 10, 2018

Commvault, provider of backup, recovery, cloud, and data management, is making a variety of improvements to its existing portfolio and adding new solutions to its suite of cloud-ready appliances.

Posted October 10, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), a powerful database and query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning tool built for many of today's popular databases.

Posted October 08, 2018

SentryOne is releasing SentryOne Cloud Sync v18.4 (formerly SentryOne Cloud), adding enhanced functionality and user experience features to the company's cloud-based monitoring solution. Improvements include a new responsive user interface, the ability to toggle between views of database servers, and a new Top SQL view of high-impact queries that shows key performance information, including completed queries, statements, and query execution history.

Posted October 04, 2018

Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. are merging to create the world's leading next generation data platform provider, spanning multi-cloud, on-premises and the edge. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and aims to establish the industry standard for hybrid cloud data management, accelerating customer adoption, community development, and partner engagement.

Posted October 04, 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Oracle OpenWorld, with as much change in the event format as there is in the technology. The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will be well represented in the Content Catalog, as over 20 members are scheduled to present on the hot topics for data professionals.

Posted October 03, 2018

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