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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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Cisco and NVIDIA are partnering on plans to deliver AI infrastructure solutions for the data center that are easy to deploy and manage, enabling the massive computing power that enterprises need to succeed in the AI era. Cisco, with its industry-leading expertise in Ethernet networking and extensive partner ecosystem, together with NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU that fueled the AI boom, share a vision and commitment to help customers navigate the transitions for AI with highly secure Ethernet-based infrastructure, according to the companies.

Posted February 12, 2024

IBM announced the release of IBM LinuxONE 4 Express, extending the latest performance, security, and AI capabilities of LinuxONE to small and medium sized businesses and within new data center environments. According to IBM, the pre-configured rack mount system is designed to offer cost savings and to remove client guess work when spinning up workloads quickly and getting started with the platform to address new and traditional use cases such as digital assets, medical imaging with AI, and workload consolidation.

Posted February 12, 2024

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 8, introducing security enhancements, improved cloud workflow tools, and compatibility with Jakarta EE 10, contributing to streamlined application modernization for customers and continued support for enterprise Java application development.

Posted February 12, 2024

Qualys, Inc., a provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions, is launching TotalCloud 2.0, delivering a single prioritized view of cloud risk and extending its protection to SaaS applications. TotalCloud 2.0 with TruRisk Insights provides a single, prioritized view of cloud risk.

Posted February 09, 2024

The Biden administration officially named a top White House aide as the director of the newly established safety institute for artificial intelligence. Elizabeth Kelly will lead the AI Safety Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which will be part of the Commerce Department. Already several top companies in the AI space are pledging their involvement, joining a new safety consortium to play a part in supporting the safe development of generative AI.  

Posted February 08, 2024

The momentous transformation putting data managers and their systems at the helm of modern enterprises has only begun. Industry leaders and experts agree that it's critical for data managers and team leaders to design today's data architectures to meet the demands of a digital economy, from cloud to real-time streaming to AI.

Posted February 08, 2024

Both operational and generative AI depend on distilling reliable data sources. A new survey, however, finds they are being overwhelmed by data sources and providing the data needed to deliver insights. In a survey of 600 chief data officers and data professionals released by Informatica, 41% admit they're juggling 1,000 or more data sources. A number, 79%, expect to increase in 2024.

Posted February 08, 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 February 08, 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 February 08, 2024

RDM Infinity, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Rocky Mountain region, announced that industry veteran Tim Rude will join its team of MultiValue developers to help attract emerging MV developer talent. "Tim doesn't just know MultiValue software—he helped bring it to where it is today," said Brandon Robinson, head geek at RDM Infinity. "He has years of hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience as one of the chief developers behind the most important tools in our industry. And our growing team will see the benefits." 

Posted February 08, 2024

Deloitte is acquiring the operations of OpTeamizer, an AI, generative AI, and accelerated computing company specializing in the development and implementation of AI solutions running on NVIDIA accelerated computing. With the acquisition, Deloitte expands its high-performance computing engineering capabilities, helping clients harness the power of generative AI, supercomputers, and edge AI to increase automation, optimize business processes, and realize greater business value, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2024

Now you can 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 is open through March 6, 2024, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted February 07, 2024

SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (SmarTone) announced it has chosen Oracle to transform its Business Support Systems (BSS). By upgrading its legacy solutions to bring prepaid charging and postpaid billing onto one unified, cloud native platform, Oracle Cloud Scale Charging and Billing will enable SmarTone to efficiently launch and scale differentiated offerings, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of knowledge graph technology for Neuro-Symbolic AI applications, is introducing Gruff 9, a web-based advanced knowledge graph visualization tool that offers LLM integration and unique RDF* (RDFStar) features for building next-generation AI applications. 

Posted February 06, 2024

Neurelo, Inc., the Cloud Data API innovator, is emerging from stealth to debut its data access platform designed to solve the layer of issues that exist between the developer-built software and its underlying database. Backed by $5 million in seed funding—led by Foundation Capital with participation from Cortical Ventures, Secure Octane Investments, and Aviso Ventures—Neurelo's Cloud Data API Platform empowers developers to easily build modern cloud apps while overcoming their hardest data challenges, according to the company.

Posted February 01, 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 February 01, 2024

Dynatrace, the unifying observability and security provider, is debuting a variety of new enhancements and core technologies for its analytics and automation platform that aspire to increase the security and quality of its platform's analytics, AI, and automation capabilities. Culminating in three unique advancements—AI Observability, Data Observability, and OpenPipeline—Dynatrace's latest capabilities emphasize the company's core focus on improving the confidence and transparency of AI initiatives.

Posted January 31, 2024

Kubecost, the comprehensive solution for monitoring, managing, and optimizing Kubernetes spend at scale, is launching Kubecost 2.0, providing new tools and capabilities purpose-built to monitor and optimize Kubernetes-related cloud expenses even more easily and significantly.

Posted January 31, 2024

Coxwave, the analytics infrastructure empowering builders to create AI-native products, announced it has raised $3.5 million from a recent funding round, equipping the company to invest heavily in building its core analytics infrastructure platform, Align AI, while enabling it to serve global customers.

Posted January 30, 2024

Deloitte is announcing its acquisition of Giant Machines, a digital product company with a focus on strategizing, designing, and engineering innovative digital products. This acquisition will directly benefit Deloitte Digital and Deloitte Engineering's mission in delivering its customers the engineering advantage needed to grow and outperform their competitors in an ever-shifting technological landscape.

Posted January 25, 2024

Anomalo, the complete data quality platform company, announced it has raised $33 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue to advance its platform and scale both engineering and go-to-market teams to support record demand for its platform.

Posted January 25, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of graph database technology, is launching AllegroGraph Cloud, a hosted version of Franz's Neuro-Symbolic AI platform. According to the company, AllegroGraph Cloud provides users a convenient and easy on-ramp to build advanced AI applications.

Posted January 25, 2024

SAP is enhancing the partner experience, offering curated SAP Learning Journeys, exclusive access to events and subject matter experts, plus the opportunity to earn valuable credentials. The partner experience on SAP Learning can provide hands-on interaction designed to help build skills using practical scenarios. Additionally, the newly launched platform can give SAP partner learners access to the right resources for a significantly reduced price per user per year—including certifications. 

Posted January 24, 2024

SAP is offering new AI-driven capabilities to help retailers optimize business processes and drive profitability and customer loyalty. These innovative capabilities, from planning to personalization, will provide retailers with holistic customer insights and data analysis to adapt and thrive amid rapid market changes, according to SAP.

Posted January 24, 2024

Earlier in 2023, we discussed The Importance of Metadata here in the DBA Corner column. And, indeed, metadata is more important than ever before because it helps us to understand our data. Data without metadata lacks meaning, making it difficult to be used. Metadata gives data its form and makes it usable by your organization.

Posted January 24, 2024

Securiti, the pioneer of the Data Command Center, and Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, are announcing their recent strategic partnership, aiming to unite the companies' two technologies—Lacework's Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) and Securiti's Data Command Center—to empower enterprises to maintain high data security across increasingly complex multi-cloud landscapes.

Posted January 23, 2024

Keepit, a global provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions, is debuting the Keepit Partner Network, reinforcing its commitment to a "partner first" approach, and evolving it into "partner only" strategy. According to the company, this move is a testament to Keepit's successful growth trajectory, reflecting its stability, and dedication to empowering partners for unparalleled success.

Posted January 23, 2024

Chronosphere, a leading cloud native observability platform, is acquiring Calyptia, a provider of observability pipeline solutions, to integrate Calyptia's core technology, which provides log transformation and optimization capabilities, into the company's cloud native observability platform.

Posted January 23, 2024

Oleria, a company providing adaptive and autonomous identity security solutions, announced it has secured $33 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to increase hiring to accelerate its product innovation, including AI capabilities, as well as its go-to-market strategy. This latest investment, which brings the company's total funding to over $40 million, is led by Evolution Equity Partners with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Tapestry VC, and Zscaler.

Posted January 22, 2024

Seagate Technology, a provider of sustainable mass-data storage solutions, is launching the Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform—which incorporates Seagate's trailblazing implementation of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology. According to the company, this is a milestone release that marks a new era in the storage industry. The launch heralds unparalleled areal densities of 3TB+ per platter—and a roadmap that will achieve 4TB+ and 5TB+ per platter in the coming years.

Posted January 22, 2024

IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire application modernization capabilities from Advanced, bringing a combination of talent, tools, and knowledge to enhance IBM Consulting's mainframe application and data modernization services. The planned acquisition will further enable IBM to support clients' mainframe application modernization journeys, marking another important step forward in IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy, according to the company.

Posted January 22, 2024

Flexential, a provider of secure and scalable data center solutions, is unveiling Flexential Fabric, a next generation solution designed to deliver advanced, software-defined interconnection services. According to the company, Flexential Fabric supports both IP transit and private transport through a single port, marking it the first in the industry with dual capabilities seamlessly integrated into one port.

Posted January 22, 2024

When I was in high school, a little German lady would show up as a substitute teacher for almost any subject. Apparently, she had a very broad skill set. As I mentioned this was high school, eventually we students would become disruptive, unruly, loud—generally annoying—and our substitute teacher would give us "the speech," spending what I recall as far too much time explaining to us that "knowledge is power" and how we would be better served by changing our attitudes. At the time I did not believe her exhortations had any impact on 15-or-so year old me, but over the years it turns out she did.

Posted January 22, 2024

Experts in data and the AI era joined DBTA's webinar, Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy for the AI Era, to examine the ways in which IT leaders and data management teams can effectively implement advanced tech in cloud computing, analytics, and AI in the face of the growing size and complexity of their data ecosystems.

Posted January 19, 2024

Synopsys is entering a definitive agreement to acquire Ansys, bringing together Synopsys' pioneering semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) with Ansys' broad simulation and analysis portfolio to create a leader in silicon to systems design solutions. Combining Synopsys' EDA technology with Ansys' established simulation and analysis capabilities can provide customers a comprehensive, powerful, and system-focused approach to innovation, according to the companies.

Posted January 18, 2024

deepset, the company behind the popular Haystack open source framework for building NLP services, is debuting a revolutionary capability to its cloud platform that offers insights into the precision and accuracy of LLM generative AI (GenAI) responses.

Posted January 18, 2024

DigitalOcean, the developer cloud optimized for startups and growing digital businesses, is offering the virtualized availability of NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs on its Paperspace platform, providing access to one of the market's powerful GPUs. According to the company, this provides startups and growing digital businesses with state-of-the-art infrastructure crucial for developing the next generation of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) applications.

Posted January 18, 2024

In 2005, "The Terminator," also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger and later "The Governator," uttered the famous catchphrase "I'll be back." Twenty years later, reflecting on the slogan "I'll be back," it could easily be applied to the current legal battle and decades-long saga between Rimini Street and Oracle. Yet it should not be surprising that this battle continues. More importantly, as this battle rages on, your right to use third-party support alternatives from any vendor is under fire.

Posted January 18, 2024

If you already know what your business will look like a year from now—what the market demand will be, how your customers will respond, and the technologies that will be available to serve them—then you can stop reading now. For the rest of you who struggle with delivering the right networking solutions and applications—at the right time, in the right place, and at the best cost—read on!

Posted January 17, 2024

JFrog, the Liquid Software company and creator of the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform, is unveiling a new integration with Amazon SageMaker, ultimately designed to unite software development process and machine learning management.

Posted January 17, 2024

Databricks, the data and AI company, is introducing the Data Intelligence Platform for Communications, a unified data and AI platform tailored for telecommunications carriers and network service providers. With the Data Intelligence Platform for Communications, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) benefit from a unified foundation for their data and AI, and can gain a holistic view of their networks, operations, and customer interactions without sacrificing data privacy or confidential IP, according to Databricks.

Posted January 17, 2024

DataStax, the company that powers generative AI applications with real-time, scalable data, is debuting the Data API (formerly known as the JSON API)—a document-centric API that forwards a developer-centric experience optimized for vector development and retrieval augmented generation (RAG) use cases—for AstraDB.

Posted January 17, 2024

Generative AI (GenAI) and large language models (LLMs) burst into the corporate and public consciousness this past year like confetti from a carnival cannon or the glitter from a child's art project. Beyond splashy headlines, discussions of imminent opportunity and threat permeated into every organizational crevasse overnight, or so it seemed from the general public's point of view. And while the technical underpinnings were not all that new, the resultant capabilities of these gargantuan models certainly surprised most.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that, when paired with Deloitte's implementation services, can help multinational organizations as they manage upcoming Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pillar Two tax requirements.

Posted January 17, 2024

Mila is adding PASQAL, a global leader in neutral atom quantum computing, to its partner community, the first exploratory step toward enhancing generative modeling with quantum computing benchmarking and coupling with tensor networks. Adding to Mila's community of nearly a dozen partners in the quantum space, this collaboration also aims to gather a community of researchers and companies at Mila around the topic of quantum machine learning. This is expected to be the start of future collaborative developments on the enhancement of AI by quantum technologies, according to Mila.

Posted January 12, 2024

Marcie Stoetzel, senior data governance program manager at Seagen, and Sushant Rai VP, product management, Reltio, joined DBTA's webinar, Seagen's Journey Building Data Products to Speed Innovation, to examine how crafting data products became central to Seagen's enterprise data strategy, coupled with how data product thinking and best practices can be implemented.

Posted January 12, 2024

Kinetica, the real-time database for analytics and generative AI, is launching Quick Start, a large language model (LLM)-based solution that converts natural language to SQL on enterprise data. Designed to empower ad-hoc data analysis on real-time, structured data, Quick Start makes querying data using natural language both fast and easy.

Posted January 11, 2024

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