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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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Database applications have vastly improved in recent years, but despite our best efforts, they can still feel frustratingly slow. A report that is supposed to take minutes might instead (for unknown reasons) take 2 hours. Corporate teams complain that every time they work with the database, it gums up the works, leaving users grumpy and managers suspicious. This is no small matter. According to the SolarWinds Query Report 2021, nearly one-third of data pros sur­veyed manage more than 300 databases in their organization's environment.

Posted April 07, 2022

Data architects live in a world caged by bars of process, standards, and documented procedures—things many would consider a high ceremony lifestyle. As an industry, information technology has been migrating more and more into agile frameworks for some time now. High ceremony is often seen as an earmark of "waterfall" approaches, which constitute the evil empire that agile frameworks are fighting to replace. The result of this opposition is that formal data architecture groups often do not fold easily into agile approaches.

Posted April 07, 2022

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing its cloud service for data movement in the U.S. "With Airbyte Cloud, we remove the headache of building and maintaining custom data infrastructure by providing a simple, economical way for enterprises to move data as needed," said Michel Tricot, co-founder and CEO, Airbyte.

Posted April 07, 2022

With data increasing at a rapid pace and more companies seeing the need to compete on analytics, there is also more awareness of the essential role of data literacy. As the amount of data created everyday continues to explode, businesses are looking for every advantage they can get to adapt to changing market headwinds

Posted April 07, 2022

Ascend.io, the Data Automation Cloud, announced it has received $31 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to scale go-to-market efforts and expand into new geographies, as well as extend Ascend's Data Automation Cloud to support full multi-cloud data mesh automation.

Posted April 06, 2022

The latest Java Development Kit (JDK) provides updates and improvements with nine JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs). "The release of Java 18 demonstrates Oracle's continued commitment to provide enterprises and developers faster access to enhancements with the 6-month feature release cadence," said Georges Saab, vice president of development, Java Platform Group, Oracle.

Posted April 06, 2022

LambdaTest, a leading end-to-end cloud-based test orchestration platform, announced it has closed a deal on $45 million in a venture round, enabling the company to further the innovation that will push the boundaries of cloud-based test orchestration in terms of execution speed, performance and reliability.

Posted April 01, 2022

In the world of machine learning (ML), there are a few very important processes which are critical to anyone in the ML space. The first is making sure the data used in machine learning is clean. This topic gets talked about a lot so, while it is very important, let's skip this and move on to the next step. Assuming a clean and complete dataset already exists, the user then proceeds to start training models.

Posted April 01, 2022

With the push to automate increasingly complex data environments, along with a greater need to spur collaboration to deliver more effective and timely analytics capabilities, organizations are turning to DataOps as well as a series of related "Ops" methodologies. Will DataOps—eventually conjoined with DevOps, AIOps, and MLOps—help businesses compete in the digital era? Industry observers point out that these approaches are promising, but a lot of work lies ahead to achieve true collaborative and automated innovation in the data management space.

Posted April 01, 2022

To drive significantly greater productivity and efficiency for increasingly complex chip designs, Synopsys is introducing a new cloud-optimized electronic design automation (EDA) deployment model. Synopsys Cloud provides access to the company's cloud-optimized design and verification products, with pre-optimized infrastructure on Microsoft Azure to address higher levels of interdependencies in chip development. 

Posted March 31, 2022

A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the hottest topic in data integration today: the data mesh. But is the data mesh truly achievable for a modern enterprise? And is it truly novel, or simply a rehashing of older paradigms and techniques? DBTA held a webinar with Paul Lacey, Sr. director of product marketing, Matillion who discussed what a decentralized approach to data management could look like in practice.

Posted March 31, 2022

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 11. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2022 issue of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted March 28, 2022

Domo is introducing several key enhancements to its cloud-based platform to make it easier than ever to put data to work for everyone, enhancing the speed, scale, and user experience (UX). Included in these platform enhancements are new functionality in Domo Multi-cloud, a new Governance Toolkit and updates to Universal Data Modeling, making it easier to understand, engage and leverage data across any organization, according to the vendor.

Posted March 24, 2022

Rocket Software has relaunched Rocket DevOps software. The goal is to enable CI/CD for IBM i environments, bringing modern DevOps best practices to mission-critical applications, and thereby helping companies to attract and retain developer talent. Rocket says that with a limited number of developers who understand code on IBM i and a generation of talent beginning to retire, organizations must take steps to attract new developers who are qualified to work on important projects but also want to use familiar tools and approaches.

Posted March 21, 2022

Redis, the real-time data platform, is releasing RedisJSON 2.0, enabling customers to more easily modernize existing applications and create entirely new digital experiences requiring real-time access and processing of JSON document files.

Posted March 15, 2022

Often one reads a book or hears a presenter making a pun about relational theory being called "relational" because of entities being "related."  Such references are nothing but misplaced puns. Relational theory derives the relational in the name from the idea that a "relation" is a mathematical term synonymous for a "set" and each entity represents a set of some sort. However, relationships between entities are still a very important concept albeit not an eponymous one.

Posted March 11, 2022

Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.

Posted March 11, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted March 11, 2022

CircleCI has acquired Ponicode, provider of an AI-powered testing platform. CircleCI offers CI/CD platform to improve developer productivity and increase business outcomes for thousands of customers across the globe. Ponicode is a Paris-based startup offering AI-powered testing capabilities, allowing software developers and engineering teams to build defect-free software at scale and with less hassle. 

Posted March 09, 2022

In early November 2021, Microsoft announced the private preview of its flagship database product, SQL Server 2022. At some point in 2022, we will see SQL Server 2022 released as a general availability (GA) product, but the specific release date has not yet been disclosed. We can expect to see a variety of the announced features in the next major release deployed to Azure SQL customers. Microsoft has a long history of deploying new features to the Azure cloud far in advance of the on-prem products.

Posted March 09, 2022

The old Chinese expression "May you live in interesting times" has never been more applicable in my lifetime than in 2020 and 2021. The global pandemic combined periods of great anxiety with long stretches of mind-numbing lockdown boredom. But it certainly kept our attention!

Posted March 09, 2022

Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and corporate contributor to Apache Arrow, launched with an oversubscribed $88 million Series A funding round, enabling the company, currently at 100 employees, to expand Arrow-native computing and double its globally distributed and diverse team, primarily in engineering and go-to-market. This funding round follows a $22 million seed round.

Posted March 07, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted March 07, 2022

GraphQL provider Hasura announced that it has secured $100 million in a recent funding round, empowering the company to accelerate research and development to expand go-to-market activities globally for the company's GraphQL Engine.

Posted March 03, 2022

cnvrg.io, an Intel company, is releasing cnvrg.io AI Blueprints to help developers quickly deliver AI applications with easy-to-use ML pipelines that can run on any infrastructure. cnvrg.io AI Blueprints are a curated, verified, and open-source library of ML model APIs and customizable pipelines to enable software developers to easily enhance their applications with AI to solve any business or product problem, according to the vendor.

Posted March 02, 2022

Oracle Autonomous Database is a fully managed cloud service. It is a combination of Exadata infrastructure automation, Oracle Database 19c automation, and automated data center operations and machine learning. During Quest Experience Week 2021, Gerald Venzl, distinguished product manager at Oracle, shared how Oracle Autonomous Database simplifies the management of operational and analytical database workloads and how innovation continues to improve analyst, data scientist, and developer productivity.

Posted March 02, 2022

Ahana, offering SaaS for Presto, is adding new security features its Ahana Cloud for Presto managed service, introducing multi-user support for Presto and Ahana, fine-grained access control for data lakes with deep Apache Ranger integration, and audit support for all access. These are in addition to the recently announced one-click integration with AWS Lake Formation, a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in a matter of hours.

Posted February 28, 2022

As an industry, we've been talking about the promise of data lakes for more than a decade. It's a fantastic concept—to put an end to data silos with a single repos­itory for big data analytics. Imagine having a singular place to house all your data for analytics to support product-led growth and business insight.

Posted February 24, 2022

thatDot, Inc., a provider of complex event stream processing software, is debuting Quine, a unique approach that combines graph data and streaming technologies into a modern, developer-friendly open source software package. Developers and data pipeline engineers use Quine to rapidly build high volume, real-time, complex event processing workflows at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted February 23, 2022

Treasure Data is introducing Treasure Data Journey?Orchestration, a new, omnichannel-first solution enabling marketers and customer experience (CX) managers to create relevant, high-converting customer experiences at scale that cut across channels, campaigns, and business units.

Posted February 23, 2022

Last year picked up where 2020 left off. Though pandemic restrictions have eased, 2022 looks to be another uncertain year with the rise of the omicron variant. As we begin 2022, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 23, 2022

Micro Focus has announced the results of its new COBOL survey that reveals the latest global developments and 2022 plans for enterprises utilizing COBOL and mainframe technology. The survey found that not only is COBOL continually viewed as strategic by 92% of respondents, but that the amount of COBOL code has significantly increased.

Posted February 22, 2022

Data management has never been so unfettered—and yet so complicated at the same time. An emerging generation of tools and platforms is helping enterprises to get more value from their data than ever. These solutions now support and automate a large swath of structural activities, from data ingestion to storage, and also enhance business-focused operations such as advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and continuous real-time intelligence.

Posted February 22, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, Inc., announced it has closed $25 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to expand product, sales, and marketing, and to release a free community edition of its machine learning platform. The funding round was led by Microsoft's venture arm, M12. New investors Ridgeline Partners and NSS Advisors joined existing seed investors Boldstart Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures, and Greycroft as part of the round.

Posted February 11, 2022

It's time to submit nominations 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 users.

Posted February 09, 2022

Most database administrators know database servers didn't initially come in a cloud or cluster. Once upon a time, DBAs had to reconfigure disk files and handle data manually. Now, with virtualization and the shift toward the cloud, the evolution of database administration yields more opportunities to automate tasks and fewer reasons for DBAs to get their hands dirty.

Posted February 08, 2022

Folks relate to physical tables; even the most non-relational-minded person can picture a fixed structure file and equate that to a table and its columns. The spreadsheet image is ubiquitous. DBMS-defined views are logically similar to tablesand in usage are certainly interchangeable with tables.

Posted February 08, 2022

VAST Data, the storage software company, announced it is broadening its international expansion plans, continuing to disrupt and modernize the legacy storage infrastructure market. VAST has opened up operations in the UK, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Czech Republic, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Korea. These will now be followed by further expansion across EMEA with Benelux, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Nordics, and in Asia with Japan.

Posted February 08, 2022

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