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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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AWS announced the availability of the Amazon DynamoDB zero-ETL integration with Amazon OpenSearch Service, enabling users to perform a search on their DynamoDB data by automatically replicating and transforming it without custom code or infrastructure. According to AWS, this zero-ETL integration reduces the operational burden and cost involved in writing code for a data pipeline architecture, keeping the data in sync, and updating code with frequent application changes, enabling users to focus on their application.

Posted November 29, 2023

Aerospike Inc. showcased its superior performance, price, and sustainability gains for real-time applications running on the recently announced Aerospike Database 7 at AWS re:Invent. According to the company, benchmarks of the Aerospike Database and AWS Graviton2 processors show more than 25 million transactions per second at under 1ms—a 1.6x price performance improvement, with 27% lower annual costs and 60% less energy consumption than an equivalent x86 cluster.

Posted November 29, 2023

IBM announced the latest investments in its effort to advance environmental sustainability through its social impact programs. A new set of environmental initiatives pioneering water solutions will be scaled through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator to benefit local communities across the globe.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM announced that watsonx.governance will be generally available in early December to help businesses build trust with AI models and eliminate the mystery around the data going in, and the answers coming out. While generative AI, powered by Large Language Models (LLM) or Foundation Models, offers many use cases for businesses, it also poses new risks and complexities, including training data scraped from corners of the internet that cannot be validated as fair and accurate, all the way to a lack of explainable outputs, according to IBM.

Posted November 27, 2023

Sue Laine, director of solution strategists, DI thought leader at Quest Software and Yetkin Ozkucur, professional services director at Quest Software joined DBTA's webinar, Model to Marketplace: Tackling Data as a Product Delivery, to offer their expertise in data products and data cataloging, as well as how automation can be used to propel data product delivery.

Posted November 22, 2023

MinIO Inc., creators of the MinIO object storage suite, is expanding its partnership, along with providing a technical preview to deliver object storage on VMware Cloud Foundation, by integrating with VMware Data Services Manager. According to the companies, this solution will combine VMware Cloud Foundation's more secure enterprise-class infrastructure and the MinIO Object Store to deliver a fully integrated experience for mission-critical workloads running on VMware Cloud Foundation. 

Posted November 22, 2023

Rockset, the search and analytics company, is unveiling expanded vector search capabilities that achieve billion-scale similarity search in the cloud. Approximate nearest neighbor (ANN) search, the latest capability, builds off Rockset's investment into supporting machine learning (ML) and AI applications.

Posted November 20, 2023

Snow Software, a provider of technology intelligence, is previewing Snow Copilot, the first-in-a-series of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities designed to solve large challenges in IT Asset Management (ITAM) and FinOps. Developed in its innovation incubator Snow Labs, Snow Copilot is an AI assistant that empowers users to ask conversational questions and receive natural language responses, according to the company.

Posted November 20, 2023

Redis, Inc. and LangChain are collaborating on the OpenGPTs project, enabling LangChain to utilize Redis Cloud as the extensible real-time data platform for the project. This partnership between Redis and LangChain continues to enable developers and businesses to leverage the latest innovation in the fast-evolving landscape of generative AI, such as the new LangChain Template for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) utilizing Redis.

Posted November 17, 2023

IONIX is extending its industry-leading Attack Surface Management (ASM) platform with Threat Exposure Radar, a threat exposure management capability fully integrated with an attack surface management solution. According to the company, the product innovation provides a unified view of critical exposures from the entire, expanding, enterprise attack surface across cloud, on-premises, SaaS, and third-party systems.

Posted November 16, 2023

Data mesh is still in its infancy, and data personas and organizations are craving clarity and specificity. It is critical to be aware of the "why" and "what" and fully understand the role that knowledge graphs play when considering adopting a data mesh strategy.

Posted November 16, 2023

Velotix, a data security company, announced that Velotix AI-powered data access and policy management is available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace, enabling Microsoft Azure customers to access data while benefiting from scalable, reliable, and serverless analytics.

Posted November 15, 2023

SAP is extending its cloud-native, in-memory database to AWS Graviton-powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to take advantage of AWS's price, performance, and energy efficiency benefits. Arm-based AWS Graviton processors leverage AWS's extensive expertise in systems design and cloud infrastructure to deliver the best price performance over comparable x86-based instances for a variety of workloads running in Amazon EC2.

Posted November 15, 2023

Business intelligence and data analytics software enable insurance agencies to better their risk assessment and underwriting processes. Entrinsik's MV platform Informer offers a BI tool that can customize dashboards and pinpoint risks. By examining historical data and distinguishing risk indicators, agencies can accurately measure the risks associated with insuring a particular person or company.

Posted November 15, 2023

OpenELA announced the public release of the Enterprise Linux source code along with important technical and governance milestones. OpenELA is a trade association of open source Enterprise Linux distribution developers originally founded by CIQ, Oracle, and SUSE. It exists to encourage development and collaboration of distributions compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) by providing open and free Enterprise Linux (EL) source code.

Posted November 15, 2023

IBM is releasing the new IBM Storage Scale System 6000, a cloud-scale global data platform designed to meet today's data intensive and AI workload demands, and the latest offering in the IBM Storage for Data and AI portfolio. According to the company, the new IBM Storage Scale System 6000 seeks to build on IBM's leadership position with an enhanced high performance parallel file system designed for data intensive use-cases. It provides up to 7M IOPs and up to 256GB/s throughput for read only workloads per system in a 4U (four rack units) footprint.

Posted November 13, 2023

The original intention of surrogate keys across multidimensional database designs was to help optimize joins by keeping all keys, used for joining between facts and dimensions, both numeric and single-columned. Often such surrogates were generated as simple sequential numbers, 1, 2, 3…. Early versions of many relational database products had sub-optimal performance when joining data together via character strings—especially large quantities of data.

Posted November 13, 2023

To offer partners the simplest and most scalable solutions to help customers get their infrastructure AI-ready, Cisco is collaborating with leading ecosystem partners—including NVIDIA, Intel, AMD, NetApp, Nutanix, Pure Storage and Red Hat—on Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) for AI use cases. This announcement was made at Cisco Partner Summit 2023.

Posted November 09, 2023

I can't remember the first time a database or storage vendor told me, "Disk is cheap," but it was probably in the 1990s.  Vendors like to say disk is cheap because it helps them sell more of it and to encourage bigger deployments. The fact is that data storage is getting cheaper all the time. When I entered the business, one GB of storage cost about $1000. Today, it's more like 10 cents—10,000 times less!

Posted November 09, 2023

At the Snowday 2023 event, Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, launched an extensive series of innovations centered around deriving value from AI and powering a robust data strategy that permeates throughout the rest of the application development process.

Posted November 03, 2023

Lightbend, Inc., the company providing cloud-native microservices frameworks for some of the world's largest brands, is debuting its latest release of Akka, featuring a unique programming model designed to empower developers to build applications only once—and have it function across both cloud and edge environments.

Posted November 01, 2023

What if you could free up 1% of your day? Would one small improvement make a difference in the life of your business?With Oracle Autonomous Database even the smallest tweaks in efficiency (powered by data) can lead to huge advancements. At Quest's BLUEPRINT 4D Conference in May 2023, Sean Stacey, director of database product development at Oracle, shared how Oracle Autonomous Database can complete and simplify your data management. 

Posted November 01, 2023

Denodo, a leader in data management, is enhancing the Denodo Platform, helping organizations to democratize data usage across the enterprise using generative AI, enforcing consistent security and cost management policies, and enabling self-service for business users, so they can create their own data products.

Posted October 31, 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an ambitious executive order on artificial intelligence that aims to balance the needs of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights, creating an early set of guardrails that could be fortified by legislation and global agreements. The order is an initial step that is meant to ensure that AI is trustworthy and helpful, rather than deceptive and destructive. The order—which will likely need to be augmented by congressional action—seeks to steer how AI is developed so that companies can profit without putting public safety in jeopardy.

Posted October 31, 2023

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is expanding its partner ecosystem with the addition of Monte Carlo, Sigma Computing, and ThoughtSpot, extending Alation's connectivity to new data sources, building upon more than 100 existing connectors that enable organizations to gain insight across the modern data stack.

Posted October 30, 2023

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, is launching its public beta of Semgrep Secrets, a product for detecting and securing sensitive credentials during the software development process. Semgrep is designed for engineers—software and security alike—who need to maintain a fast cadence of software development and solve the root causes of security issues, according to the company.

Posted October 27, 2023

Digital.ai, a provider of AI-powered software delivery solutions for the enterprise, is releasing Denali, the latest version of its AI-powered DevSecOps platform, exemplifying its commitment to delivering an open platform tailored to the needs of the modern enterprise.

Posted October 27, 2023

Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere, and Robert Stanley, senior director special projects at Melissa Informatics, joined DBTA's webinar, The State of Data Quality: The Elephant in the AI Room, to explore both the recent findings of Unisphere's latest data quality survey and crucial insights that can dictate the success of data quality initiatives in the modern enterprise.

Posted October 26, 2023

According to Gartner, global spending on the public cloud is expected to increase by approximately 20.7% to reach $591.8 billion (about $1,800 per person in the U.S.) in 2023. The advantages of migrating to the cloud are widely recognized. By adopting cloud-first models, businesses can move away from traditional, fixed-cost methods of managing IT infrastructure. Cloud migration allows for controllable, agile, and secure operations that can easily scale as needed while optimizing costs.

Posted October 26, 2023

Databricks, the Data and AI company, is acquiring Arcion, a Databricks Ventures portfolio company that helps enterprises quickly and reliably replicate data across on-prem, cloud databases, and data platforms. According to the company, this move will enable Databricks to provide native solutions to ingest data from various databases and SaaS applications into the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. The transaction is valued at over $100 million, inclusive of incentives.

Posted October 26, 2023

Gilberto Hernandez, lead developer advocate at Snowflake, joined DBTA's webinar, Build and Deploy Your First Snowflake Native App - Virtual Hands on Lab, to walk webinar viewers through the process of creating a Snowflake Native App that runs directly in the end-customer's Snowflake accounts.

Posted October 25, 2023

SAP announced that Tata Projects Limited—one of the fastest growing technology, engineering, procurement, and construction companies in India—is accelerating its business transformation journey by leveraging the RISE with SAP solution and surrounding cloud solutions. Choosing SAP S/4HANA Cloud, through RISE with SAP, Tata Projects now will have access to SAP's latest cloud innovations in augmented analytics and intelligence to modernize its IT landscape.

Posted October 25, 2023

Database performance can be a complex and difficult task, but there are some high-level maxims that can help to sim­plify optimizing the performance of your databases and applica­tions. Let's look at some of these guiding rules of thumb. You should always keep in mind the business objectives of the databases and applications you manage. It is wise to manage performance based on the expectations and budget of the busi­ness users.

Posted October 25, 2023

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu and the provider of open source security, support, and services, is releasing Charmed Spark, an advanced solution for Apache Spark that accelerates data engineering across both public cloud and private data centers.

Posted October 23, 2023

Alluxio, the data platform company for data-driven workloads, is unveiling Alluxio Enterprise AI, a high-performance data platform designed to unify performance, data accessibility, scalability, and cost efficiency in powering AI and machine learning (ML) workloads.

Posted October 19, 2023

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style. This timeless principle not only applies to fashion, but also to software development. The technology preferences in the industry have been swinging between bespoke solutions and platform-based solutions due to emerging technologies and their challenges. As someone who has been in the industry since the 1990s, I've witnessed these shifts firsthand.

Posted October 19, 2023

Recently, companies such as Dropbox, Amazon, Lyft, and Meta, as well as Apple, have used the draconian and cruel layoff approach to economic optimization. Yet while the "R" word is bantered around, the "mainstream media" continues to claim that a recession has not yet arrived. This is despite the academic definition of "recession," that is, consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth, as was the case in the first half of 2022.

Posted October 19, 2023

Airbyte, the creators of the fastest-growing, open source data movement platform, are debuting its latest set of connectors—for the Milvus, Qdrant, and Weaviate vector databases—amid customer requests for more vector database support.

Posted October 18, 2023

United Medical, LLC, a multi-specialty ambulatory network with more than 225 full-service healthcare providers, has expanded its 20-year relationship with Oracle Health by another seven years. United Medical plans to deploy Oracle Health electronic health record (EHR) at additional outpatient surgery centers and accountable care organizations within its network, providing a more intuitive platform to streamline workflows and processes for health practitioners.

Posted October 18, 2023

Databricks, the data and AI company, is debuting the launch of the Databricks platform on the AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

Posted October 16, 2023

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, Powering Modern Applications: Data Management for Speed, Scale, and Flexibility, to discuss key solutions and emerging best practices that properly underpin successful applications that are fast, agile, and easy to use.

Posted October 13, 2023

For most enterprises these days, hyperscale data workloads and AI have become the norm and are driving data strategies. However, while conventional wisdom dictates that this means greater reliance on cloud services and cutting-edge approaches to manage data pipelines, there's a place for more well-tread approaches as well. Many data managers intend to beef up their data warehouse capabilities and even return to on-prem systems in the near future.

Posted October 12, 2023

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