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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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All data architects should con­sider themselves change agents for the organiza­tions in which they work. But at the same time, business also wants to keep much the same. Such discoveries can be confusing when business is say­ing that change is desired, but their actions seem focused on preventing change. It can suggest the Albert Ein­stein quote (or the Baba Ram Dass quote, based on which version of history one sub­scribes to) that "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

Posted April 06, 2021

You would think that with the towering importance of data in today's modern organization that data modeling would be viewed as extremely important by management and IT professionals, so it is somewhat ironic that the age of big data has coincided with a long-term slide in data administration and modeling in many organiza­tions. This is not a situation that should continue to be tolerated.

Posted April 06, 2021

As the world of data analytics continues to evolve and reshape after a tumultuous 2020, the need for agility is rapidly driving a new era in data culture in which it is imperative to handle data immediately and at scale. While emphasis on self-service data and analytics has been top-of-mind for some time now, the shift to self-sufficiency is held back by culture, not technology. With the new year pushing more robotics process automation at all levels of the business—and for all data users—organizations are becoming more acutely aware that true enablement isn't just about tools and tech. It's about people.

Posted April 05, 2021

Jumio, a provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, is partnering with Microsoft for the rollout of its Azure Active Directory (Active AD) verifiable credentials to help provide self-service enrollment and fast onboarding of remote users.

Posted April 05, 2021

Matillion, a leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, is releasing Matillion ETL for Delta Lake on Databricks, enabling data professionals across the business to aggregate and share data in a single environment. Through the powerful, scalable combination of Matillion ETL and Databricks, enterprises access insights from large, dynamic datasets on a unified platform, empowering data teams to take full advantage of modern lakehouse architecture, according to the vendors.

Posted April 05, 2021

Today, the idea of picking up the phone to call a travel agent to plan out a vacation seems archaic. It used to be that everyone used a travel agent, but nowadays it's an occupation that caters mainly to the wealthy. Yet there was something about it that was uniquely valuable, something that the legions of vacation-planning websites and travel-booking apps—powered by oceans of data and cutting-edge algorithms—haven't been able to fully replicate.

Posted April 05, 2021

Conventional data management systems are fundamentally ill-suited for the world of data as it exists today. These systems, based with few exceptions on the relational data model, are broken because they integrate based on data location at the storage layer. While this approach worked reasonably well for the past 25 years, the world today has far too much data to use data location in storage as the basic lever.

Posted April 02, 2021

Data may be at the heart of all digital engagements, but most enterprises are still behind the curve when it comes to effectively identifying and managing it. That's the takeaway from the latest survey of 419 enterprise executives from BARC, which finds continuing challenges with identifying and surfacing the data assets needed to succeed in today's digital economy.

Posted April 02, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, is releasing the publication of its annual "Data Storage Outlook" report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses, and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories.

Posted April 01, 2021

Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. and provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has partnered with Red Hat and Seagate Technology to deliver its DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The Penguin Computing DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage is built upon capacity and workload-optimized server and storage building blocks and software-defined storage technologies to provide a scale-out, data-resilient solution that can quickly grow with expanding data requirements.

Posted March 30, 2021

Rivery, provider of a DataOps platform, has raised $16 million in a new financing round led by Entree Capital and existing investor State Of Mind Ventures (SOMV

Posted March 30, 2021

Push Technology, a pioneer and leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is introducing new functionality for the company's Diffusion Intelligent Event-Data Platform that consumes, enriches, and delivers data among applications, systems, and devices.

Posted March 29, 2021

From hybrid and multicloud, to real-time analytics and AI, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's goals. Greater speed, flexibility and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities. DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Danny Sandwell, director of product marketing, erwin, Inc.; Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion; and Michael Distler, senior Director of Product Marketing, Qlik, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2021.

Posted March 26, 2021

It's time to cast your 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, our readers.

Posted March 26, 2021

Red Hat is releasing its latest version of Red Hat Integration, introducing several enhancements including advanced streaming processing applications that are designed to take in more streams and more types of data so customers can gain better insights and ultimately make more effective decisions.

Posted March 25, 2021

Sourcegraph, a provider of Universal Code Search, is introducing Batch Changes, a solution that allows enterprises to automate and track large-scale code changes across all repositories and code hosts. With Batch Changes, enterprises can now automate large-scale code refactors, security fixes, and migrations across thousands of repositories.

Posted March 24, 2021

Openprise, a provider of data orchestration solutions, is releasing Openprise App Factory, a solution that enables RevOps teams to quickly create custom applications to search, report, graph, edit, share, and load data without writing any code.

Posted March 23, 2021

Overcoming travel challenges, Data Summit Connect 2021, presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, is a virtual event that will run May 11-12 and include provocative sessions, exhibits, and opportunities to network. In addition, preconference workshops will be held on May 10.

Posted March 22, 2021

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP), an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, has announced the addition of ASG Technologies, BMC Software, and High School Technical Services, as well as COBOL Check and ConzoleZ to its global community.

Posted March 22, 2021

QuerySurge has announced that its enterprise data validation and testing solution is now on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, allowing customers to take advantage of the Azure platform.  

Posted March 19, 2021

EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, is releasing Edge Anywhere in response to heightened capacity requirements and custom location demands stemming from the pandemic. 

Posted March 17, 2021

New Relic, Inc., the observability company, is offering new capabilities in New Relic Applied Intelligence to help engineers detect, understand, and resolve incidents faster than before. This latest update to New Relic One allows engineers to uncover anomalies automatically, now enabled by default and available for free to all users.

Posted March 17, 2021

Global cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp is releasing Spot Wave and extending Spot Ocean's support of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service. Together, these products provide customers with leading solutions for simple, scalable, and efficient infrastructure for cloud-native applications.

Posted March 17, 2021

Our new industrial era poses a paradox for every manufacturer. The increased revenues driven by high consumer demand often conceal the pressure felt on margins due to rising material costs and constant labor shortages. Consequently, many manufacturers seek supply-chain innovations to optimize their asset utilization, reduce production waste, minimize re-work, and produce reliable lead times. However, none of these efficiencies are possible without a modern data infrastructure.

Posted March 16, 2021

Machine learning is becoming the go-to solution for greater automation and intelligence. A recent study fielded amongst the subscribers of DBTA found that 48% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% considering adoption. At the same time, most projects are still in the early phases. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Gaurav Deshpande, VP of marketing, TigerGraph; Santiago Giraldo, director of product marketing data engineering and machine learning, Cloudera; and Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, who discussed key technologies and strategies for maximizing machine learning's impact.

Posted March 12, 2021

Kinetica, the streaming data warehouse, is releasing the Kinetica Developer Edition, giving developers, data engineers, and data architects the ability to create ideas and small-scale proof-of-concepts without worrying about license expiration.

Posted March 09, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of the real-time AI platform built on a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing version 3.1 of its database, introducing new features and functionality to support enterprises with real-time AI projects.

Posted March 09, 2021

ScaleOut Software is joining the Digital Twin Consortium to help define and advance the use of digital twin technologies across various industries.

Posted March 05, 2021

Kin + Carta (KTC), the global digital transformation consultancy, is launching Kin + Carta Data Labs, a statically conceived hub of data-related innovation and expertise.  

Posted March 04, 2021

Dashboard users doing unsophisticated, largely repetitive, operational reports and analyses ask their IT support personnel to provide data in a simple way; they demand fast performance from their queries; and they demand new functionality be provided quickly. While often not stated explicitly, the "simple" data presentation implies several characteristics.

Posted March 03, 2021

JFrog has announced that its DevOps Platform tools?JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray—are available with native deployment templates for customers using AWS GovCloud (US) and Azure Government clouds. Regulated industries and customers who use Government Clouds' secured environments can use these deployment options along with their existing JFrog self-hosted license.

Posted March 02, 2021

Itential, a provider of network and cloud automation, is releasing the latest updates to its low-code automation platform, including new configuration management capabilities for simplifying device configuration, compliance, and remediation across physical, virtual, and cloud-native networks.

Posted March 01, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, announced it has closed an $11 million Series A round of financing, allowing the company to use the funds to scale research and development, go-to-market, sales, marketing, and customer success for its Maverics platform.

Posted February 16, 2021

Emerging tech strategist Andy Thurai walked attendees through the process of future-proofing IT Ops teams and infusing AI into their operations during his presentation at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Qlik is offering its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, creating a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom. The Professor Ambassador Program is an extension of the Qlik Academic Program, which helps universities improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, while helping students advance their analytical and data literacy proficiency within every academic discipline with Qlik.

Posted February 11, 2021

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program. The 2021 nominating process has been extended to Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2021 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted February 10, 2021

GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing platforms that drive digital transformation, is releasing GigaSpaces InsightEdge Portfolio version 15.8. The update offers new advanced functionality to significantly reduce memory footprint for optimizing infrastructure costs, turbo boost SQL query and BI performance, and increase the organization's agility with cloud native lifecycle management, introducing Kubernetes Operator support.

Posted February 10, 2021

New Relic, Inc., a leader in Observability, is introducing New Relic Explorer, a reimagined full-stack observability experience that delivers innovative new visualizations and capabilities. With zero configuration required, New Relic Explorer brings together an organization's telemetry data from across applications and infrastructure to provide an essential live view of an entire software system's health and performance.

Posted February 10, 2021

If you happen to be a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus, then you probably recognize the line "None shall pass" in the title of this month's column. It is the unchanging exclamation of the Black Knight in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He just stands there trying to block everyone who attempts to go past him—even after a better swordsman has cut off his arms and legs. I'm sure that some of the application developers reading this can relate to this story, replacing the knight with their "favorite" DBA.

Posted February 10, 2021

DataOps is seen as a key approach for supporting insight-driven culture at organizations seeking to extract more value from their data. However, DataOps is still somewhat open to interpretation. DataKitchen's Chris Bergh talked to BDQ about how the DataOps methodology has evolved and how customers are using it now.

Posted February 08, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leading AIOps software vendor, is making upgrades to its AIOps and Observability platforms, accelerating AIOps adoption by filling IT visibility gaps, simplifying and automating data preparation and integrations, eliminating re-tooling and by driving business/IT outcomes.

Posted February 04, 2021

Kin + Carta, a global digital transformation consultancy, is acquiring Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a focus on data science, supporting the expansion of Kin + Carta's data transformation practice. Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data visualization.

Posted February 01, 2021

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 01, 2021

Thundra.io, the developer platform for pre-production environments, is launching its Sidekick IntelliJ IDEA Plugin, enabling developers to deliver the best-in-class cloud applications. Thundra eliminates the need for multiple tools for pre-production environments. Developers who embrace DevOps and are motivated to solve the pains of pre-production issues in cloud applications.

Posted January 29, 2021

Classiq, enabling the development of quantum algorithms and applications, announced it has secured $14.5 million in funding that will enable the company to accelerate the development of quantum computing software. The $10.5 million Series A financing round was led by Team8 and Wing Venture Capital, with additional participation from Entrée Capital, OurCrowd, and IN Venture, the corporate venture arm of Sumitomo Corporation in Israel, and follows a $4 million seed financing round from Entrée Capital.

Posted January 27, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider in data protection, availability and insights, is launching Veritas NetBackup 9, delivering new features to provide customers with additional choices for deployment across edge, core and cloud, while increasing operational simplicity.

Posted January 27, 2021

Rocket Software recently announced the release of UniObjects for Python (UOPY), a new MultiValue (MV), client-side Python API that can be used to access any Rocket UniVerse and Rocket UniData database. Helping organizations modernize with innovative technology is a top priority for the Rocket MultiValue Team, said Christine Rizza, Rocket's MultiValue product manager.

Posted January 27, 2021

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