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

Rocket Software announced it will launch the first of its new MultiValue (MV) eLearning modules. Available in late February, the first module is an MV Foundation path that covers eight topics: querying files and records; editing records and fields; creating files; describing files, records, and fields with a dictionary; creating interactive (I-type) fields; manipulating selections of data with select lists; writing a simple program with prompts and conditional logic in a paragraph; and increasing performance with hashed files and indexes.

Posted March 09, 2023

The Rocket Software MV team announced the release of UniVerse 11.3.5, increasing supportability, stability, and performance. UniVerse 11.3.5 contains a total of 70 bug fixes and 15 enhancements encompassing audit logging, Python, replication, security, encryption, and more.

Posted March 09, 2023

Katie Roberts, PhD, data science solution architect at Neo4j, joined DBTA's webinar, "Solving Data Challenges with Knowledge Graphs and Context-Aware Recommendation Systems," to explore how building and leveraging the power of knowledge graphs can lead to better engagement with end customers through context-aware recommendation systems.

Posted March 08, 2023

Databricks is launching Databricks Model Serving, a solution aiming to streamline the management and scaling of production machine learning (ML) within the Databricks Lakehouse Platform.

Posted March 08, 2023

Sometime during the pandemic, I stopped carrying a wallet when leaving the house. Almost all shops supported—often insisted on—touchless payments, so there was no need to carry around paper money, and since my phone was fully able to perform touchless payments, my phone became all I needed to navigate the commercial world. I'm sure most of you have had a similar experience.

Posted March 08, 2023

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. The nominations period has been extended through Wednesday, March 15, 2023, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted March 01, 2023

DBTA held a webinar, "Rethinking Data Management for Microservices and Cloud-Native Apps," to highlight a variety of modern data management approaches that will accommodate the world of cloud-native applications that form today's data-driven businesses.

Posted February 27, 2023

ScaleOut Software, the in-memory computing and streaming analytics software provider, is launching new capabilities for its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, a cloud and on-premises digital twins solution for live streaming analytics and simulation.

Posted February 27, 2023

While the emerging constellation of next-generation data architectures—fabric, mesh, and cloud—is extremely appealing, it's still full of unknowns. ­These approaches present opportunities for greater data democratization, but also increased complexity. Understanding the distinctions between data fabric and mesh are also important before moving to this architecture.

Posted February 23, 2023

In 2023, companies will live and die by their data strategies. Massive increases in information generation, the cloud, and innovative technologies will be top of mind for database managers, all while an uncertain economy continually threatens budgets. For companies to build and maintain exciting applications that customers love while increasing the bottom line, they need to plan, adapt, and execute effective strategies for their data and databases.

Posted February 22, 2023, the data transformation company, is announcing its extended partnership efforts with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, through its participation in the Snowflake Partner Connect program.

Posted February 21, 2023

CelerData, a unified analytics platform designed for the modern, real-time enterprise, is announcing that the StarRocks Project, a high-performance analytical database launched in 2020, is contributing to the Linux Foundation, following its migration from an Elastic License to an Apache License.

Posted February 17, 2023

dbt Labs, a provider of analytics engineering, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transform, the innovator behind the modern data stack's semantic layer, enabling dbt Labs to accelerate development of the dbt Semantic Layer to provide greater flexibility to organizations of all sizes seeking metric consistency across their stack.

Posted February 14, 2023

DBTA recently held a webinar, "Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2023," to discuss the new technologies and approaches for cultivating an excelsior data architecture that holistically addresses the myriad of modern data architecture needs.

Posted February 13, 2023

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is unveiling the latest updates to its platform targeted toward increasing performance speeds while simultaneously making data more easily consumable, accessible, and discoverable.

Posted February 13, 2023

Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in core, edge, and multi-cloud network infrastructure, announced the close of a fresh financing round that brings $50 million in total capital raised since the last venture financing round. The new funds will be used to grow Arrcus' global go-to-market presence, in addition to strengthening engineering and R&D talent.

Posted February 13, 2023

IBM and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center announced a collaboration to use IBM's artificial intelligence (AI) technology to discover new insights in NASA's massive trove of Earth and geospatial science data. The joint work will apply AI foundation model technology to NASA's Earth-observing satellite data for the first time.

Posted February 13, 2023

Data analytics—and the people who make it happen—has emerged as the centerpiece of enterprises as they advance through the turbulent months ahead. Many of these eff­orts are gelling around the formation of dedicated C-level leaders, such as chief data officers and chief data analytics officers (CDOs and CDAOs, respectively).

Posted February 09, 2023

Designing a database is not a magic trick—the design process does not involve trap doors, mirrors, or unseen wires holding things up. Sometimes database designers and data architects fail to think ahead as their designs are composed. Rather than checking on each item, the designer believes that whoever provided them the requirement "knew what they were doing."

Posted February 09, 2023

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, 2023

Microsoft is introducing a new AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, available in preview now at, to deliver better search, more complete answers, a new chat experience, and the ability to generate content. The company hopes these tools can serve as an AI copilot for the web. The announcement comes on the heels of Google's new AI and the explosion of ChatGPT.

Posted February 08, 2023

Google is launching an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, called Bard. The company is opening Bard up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks. Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world's knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2023

Oracle announced that Oracle Aconex for Defense has become the first construction and engineering project management and collaboration software to earn Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Impact Level 4 (IL4) provisional authorization. This recognition signifies that the software meets the security requirements for the processing and storage of controlled unclassified information, enabling the Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and their delivery partners to access, share, and collaborate on construction and engineering mission information at a heightened security level.

Posted February 01, 2023

Innovation is not without complexity; to address the ongoing obstacles preventing effective machine learning adoption—including data quality, integration, and governance—DBTA hosted a webinar, "Data Management Best Practices for Effective Machine Learning Projects," gathering experts in the field to offer their insight.

Posted January 30, 2023

Tricentis, a global leader in enterprise continuous testing, is announcing the launch of Tricentis Test Automation, now generally available as a cloud-based test automation solution that eases test creation, orchestration, and scalable test execution.

Posted January 26, 2023

Lee Atchison, cloud strategist and author of Architecting for Scale, and Andrew Marshall, VP of product marketing and developer relations at Cockroach Labs, gathered for DBTA's webinar, "How to Architect Highly Available Apps for Scale in the Cloud," to explore the ways in which modern applications are challenged by real-time needs, as well as how to adapt to these complicated requirements.

Posted January 26, 2023

d-Matrix, the provider of high-efficiency AI-compute and inference processors, is launching Jayhawk, an Open Domain-Specific Architecture (ODSA) Bunch of Wires (BoW)-based chiplet platform.

Posted January 24, 2023

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is announcing the general availability of SharePlex 11, a data replication solution that aids enterprises in mission-critical database replication while ensuring data synchronization and high performance—now supporting PostgreSQL and Snowflake. 

Posted January 18, 2023

AI provider DataRobot is releasing DataRobot Notebooks, a fully integrated notebooks solution within the DataRobot AI platform that enables data scientists to collaborate across code-first workflows with one-click access to embedded notebooks. DataRobot Notebooks streamlines the code development experience for data science workflows, with an emphasis on automation, reproducibility, scalability, and collaboration, according to the company.

Posted January 12, 2023

MongoDB is often found within a complete application stack that combines multiple technologies to deliver functionality to users both within and outside of the organization. Very often, organizations want to create automated workflows that propagate information automatically between disparate technologies. 

Posted January 12, 2023

Uncertain economic conditions, skills shortages, rising automation, increasing regulation, and digital disruption—all add up to a stew of both challenges and opportunities for data managers in the year ahead. Emerging technologies—and new attitudes—are reshaping the look and scope of the information management landscape, with implications for overall business strategies and individual careers alike.

Posted January 12, 2023

In the ever-shifting markets professionals work in today, companies must have the ability to remain agile and flexible throughout their business operations. To combat the uncertainties of the marketplace and customer demands for fast service, businesses have turned to open-source technology over the past decade. Open-source technologies provide IT and development teams with the agility to implement innovative tools and practices—such as DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

Posted January 09, 2023

A special registration period for Data Summit 2023 is now open. Take advantage of the best deal of the year with Super Early Bird savings off your pass. While we finalize the program, you can save big with $300 off the regular rate of our most popular passes. Preferential pricing is offered to attendees who register before January 20. Additionally, worry free registration is available through February 10.  

Posted January 06, 2023

Oracle is opening an Oracle Cloud Region in Chicago, Illinois, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider. Oracle's 41st global region and fourth in the U.S. offers customers and partners a new option to locate their infrastructure, applications, and data for optimal performance and latency.

Posted January 04, 2023

Mike Hulme, VP of marketing at DataStax and George Trujillo, principal data strategist at DataStax joined DBTA to explore the ways in which the real-time data cloud can provide key advantages that rival the cost, complexity, and performance of legacy systems.

Posted January 03, 2023

MarkLogic Corporation, the provider of the unified data platform for complex data and metadata management, is unveiling the latest features in its MarkLogic 11 update. Focusing on analytics, simplified development, management, and auditing, the update offers improvements to organizational management of data, including in the cloud.

Posted December 21, 2022

Joining together for DBTA's webinar, "Unlock Your Data's Full Potential: Healthcare & Life Sciences Edition," experts from Immuta, Snowflake, and Radiant explored modern data security strategies in healthcare and life sciences industries that can maintain rigorous compliance while mitigating risk and driving productivity.

Posted December 21, 2022

From cloud to AI and onto new technologies and methodologies such as DataOps, another year means more solutions to choose from. Here, executives of leading companies provide predictions for what's ahead in 2023 for big data. Plans for 5G deployments, new AI technologies like the metaverse or digital twins, and the rise of data fabric and data mesh are just some of the latest trends experts see coming to fruition in 2023.

Posted December 20, 2022

ClearML, the provider of an open-source, unified, end-to-end MLOps platform, is announcing a recent integration of its platform with the latest NVIDIA TAO Toolkit 4.0 release.

Posted December 20, 2022