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Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs) continue to do the heavy lifting in data management, while newer database management systems are taking on prominent roles as well. NoSQL database systems such as Key-Value, Column Family, Graph, and Document databases, are gaining acceptance due to their ability to handle unstructured and semi-structured data. MultiValue, sometimes called the fifth NoSQL database, is also a well-established database management technology which continues to evolve to address new enterprise requirements.



Database Management Articles

Rocket Software, a global technology leader, is acquiring the MV databases and tools of Zumasys, Inc., a provider of MultiValue database software also known as PICK, enabling Zumasys to become an MV Modernization Partner to expand Zumasys' practice of acquiring MultiValue independent software vendors (ISVs) to modernize and market their applications.

Posted November 01, 2021

BlueFinity Evoke continues to evolve the low-code MV platform space, designed so that there is absolutely no limit to either the degree of customization or the potential and scalability of the apps created. A good low-code platform will offer an easy-to-use development methodology with familiar drag and drop, option select and point and click techniques which can make them suitable for the design and creation of mobile apps and applications to be developed by their own existing staff (citizen developers as well as technical professionals), according to the vendor.

Posted November 01, 2021

Entrinsik is actively working on Informer 5.5, adding many new features that bolster ease of use and global adoption. The company showcased an early access build of Informer 5.5 to its Informer Advisory Council members, which was met with great enthusiasm and excitement for what is in store, according to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management.

Posted November 01, 2021

When normalizing data structures, attributes congregate around the business keys that identify the grain at which those attributes derive their values. Attributes directly related to a person, deriving their value from that individual, will appear on an Employee entity, or a Customer entity, and so forth. However, in the process of normalizing, the data modeler must identify the objects that are meaningful and useful to the organization

Posted November 01, 2021

One of the big-ticket items at the recent MongoDB 5.0 launch was the introduction of specialized "time-series" collections. The key concept in a time-series database is that, for a lot of data, the timestamp of the data is a critical element, both in terms of operational cost and analytic value. Time-series collections represent another attempt by the MongoDB company to extend the use of MongoDB to a wider set of applications and scenarios. They are a welcome addition.

Posted November 01, 2021

Provectus, a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, is debuting enhancements to its Open-Source Data Discovery (ODD) and Observability Platform v0.2, upgrading the platform's data discovery and observability capabilities while adding new features for data quality assurance and support of new, third-party service adapters, including Amazon Athena, Amazon SageMaker Feature Store, Feast, and Great Expectations (GE).

Posted October 29, 2021

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics company, and artificial intelligence (AI) cloud platform provider H2O.ai, are partnering to offer an integration of H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, the company's state-of-the-art AI platform, with Vantage, Teradata's multi-cloud data analytic platform.

Posted October 29, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache  Ignite distributed database, is now offering GridGain Nebula, the company's pay-as-you-go, cloud-native in-memory computing service, to all GridGain and Apache Ignite users. Previously, Nebula was available only to the world's largest enterprises.

Posted October 29, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, is releasing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) DL1 instances, a new instance type designed for training machine learning models. DL1 instances are powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs (an Intel company) to provide up to 40% better price performance for training machine learning models than the latest GPU-powered Amazon EC2 instances, according to AWS.

Posted October 28, 2021

Hackolade founder and CEO Pascal Desmarets explained how polyglot persistence enables organizations to leverage the strength of multiple data stores, deal with scale more efficiently, and more during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted October 28, 2021

Couchbase, provider of a leading modern database for enterprise applications, announced its Couchbase Capella hosted Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering is now on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Capella delivers database flexibility for developers and performance at scale for enterprise applications. Because Capella is fully managed and automated, customers can focus on development, improving their applications and reducing time to market, instead of worrying about operational database management efforts, according to the vendor.  

Posted October 28, 2021

Oracle has announced plans to expand its cloud region footprint to support customer demand for Oracle Cloud services worldwide. Over the next year, Oracle will open 14 cloud regions with new locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Upcoming cloud regions include Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore (Singapore), Johannesburg (South Africa), Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico, and Colombia. Additional second regions will open in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile. Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.

Posted October 28, 2021

IBM's board of directors has approved the previously announced separation of Kyndryl, the company's managed infrastructure services business. Back in October 2020, IBM announced plans to separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company, creating two companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.  "The separation of Kyndryl is a significant step in the continued evolution of IBM," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and CEO.

Posted October 28, 2021

Google is introducing the Google Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of solutions consisting of hardware and software that extend its infrastructure to the edge and into company data centers. This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next '21.

Posted October 28, 2021

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, is introducing a new feature set for CloudCasa, Catalogic's cloud native backup-as-a-service platform, enabling support for backup of Kubernetes persistent volumes including Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) persistent volumes, to cloud storage. It is offered in a new capacity-based subscription model.

Posted October 28, 2021

Robin.io and StorCentric partnered to release hyperconverged cloud-native solutions that simplify and accelerate channel solution providers' and end users' journey to the private cloud.

Posted October 27, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in AI and leading supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.2, providing organizations with essential data fabric tools, including graph neural networks, graph virtualization, Apache Spark graph analytics, and streaming graph pipelines.

Posted October 27, 2021

SAP and the EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science, which helps bridge the gap between higher education and industry in Armenia, is launching a strategic collaboration aimed at helping university students and recent graduates understand, utilize, and shape digital technologies.

Posted October 27, 2021

Skytap, provider of a service to run IBM Power workloads natively in the cloud, announced that it has been certified by SAP to run SAP NetWeaver workloads on AIX and IBM i in Microsoft Azure. Skytap enables SAP ERP systems to be migrated to the cloud, regardless of operating system and without rewriting or refactoring, for production, disaster recovery, backup and archival, and application development and testing.

Posted October 27, 2021

NWO.ai is offering its Consumer Intelligence solution on the data marketplace for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, enabling the tracking of cultural and consumer behavior shifts globally. The data marketplace is a new feature of the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution which enables businesses and IT users to directly consume partner data offerings that are available on SAP Store.

Posted October 27, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, has announced the general availability of SharePlex version 10.1.1, a database management and replication solution enabling customers to move their Oracle data into Microsoft Azure cloud services to bolster IT resiliency and make faster, more informed strategic decisions across cloud environments.

Posted October 26, 2021

Aerospike has announced a partnership with Ably, through which the two companies plan to integrate and jointly market their solutions.

Posted October 26, 2021

Credo AI is emerging from stealth, publicly launching a comprehensive governance platform for Artificial Intelligence that provides tools that help companies ensure their AI systems and machine learning models are aligned with ethical, regulatory, and business requirements.

Posted October 20, 2021

Google AI/ML Specialist Skander Hannachi defines explainable AI and outlines its predictive power and overall value proposition for organizations during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.      

Posted October 20, 2021

The Linux Foundation has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry collaboration that brings together multiple open source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open source software and develop improved tooling, training, research, best practices, and vulnerability disclosure practices. "As a contributing member of the open source software community and an inaugural Linux Foundation member, Oracle has a large number of developers that contribute to third-party open source projects daily," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of software development, Oracle.

Posted October 20, 2021

Databases are vital to every business. They are responsible for recording and communicating some of the organization's most critical data. Whether it's related to employee records, sales transactions, product inventory, customer profiles, or even just marketing activities, organizations often can't afford to lose any database data.

Posted October 20, 2021

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, has announced the beta release of CockroachDB Serverless. "What you build and where it takes you shouldn't be limited by the capabilities of your database. Since day one at Cockroach Labs, our mission has been to make it easy to build world-changing applications by providing a fundamentally better data infrastructure," said Spencer Kimball, CEO, and co-founder of Cockroach Labs

Posted October 19, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Xilinx, Inc. on a solution to make graph analytics capabilities more accessible for enterprises to accelerate insight while reducing costs and resources. The bundled solution, which is comprised of HPE ProLiant servers using Xilinx accelerator cards and TigerGraph's native parallel graph database provides more effective real time analytics for things like fraud detection, customer360, and supply chain optimization in manufacturing, according to the vendors.

Posted October 19, 2021

CircleCI, providers of the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, is adding new insights and enhanced installation features to their self-hosted server solution. CircleCI's self-hosted server solution offers software engineering teams the ability to scale under load and run multiple services at once, all within an individual's Kubernetes cluster and network, but with the full CircleCI cloud experience.

Posted October 18, 2021

Nexla, the unified data operations company, today announced it has secured $12 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to continue to deliver on growing enterprise demand for ready-to-use data. Founded in 2016, Nexla streamlines the process of getting ready-to-use data to more applications and more users without having to use tens of different tools.

Posted October 18, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, has announced major updates for Toad for Oracle, an intuitive database management toolset that makes it easy to perform essential database development and administration tasks. With version 15.0 generally available today, Toad for Oracle customers are now further empowered to reduce threats from cyber-attacks, with new rigorous and comprehensive secure software development life cycle (SSDLC) controls.

Posted October 18, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is releasing New Relic Instant Observability (I/O), an open source ecosystem of quickstarts to empower all software engineers to instrument, dashboard, and alert their entire technology stack. New Relic I/O is introducing an ever-expanding, open ecosystem of knowledge-focused resources that codifies the collective experience of the world's observability experts and practitioners to help engineers around the world unlock the power of their data faster, according to the vendor.

Posted October 18, 2021

According to a report released by Honeywell, 91% of surveyed data center managers have experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months, including downtime related to an outage (54%), a cyber or physical breach (38%) or unplanned downtime (34%). This likely is why respondents cite reduced downtime (33%), operational technology (OT) cybersecurity (32%), and speed or ability to predict or identify problems (29%) as improvements that would provide the greatest benefit to their stakeholders.

Posted October 18, 2021

Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of technology business management (TBM) SaaS applications, and IBM are partnering to help clients improve hybrid cloud technology decision-making and drive adoption of Red Hat OpenShift and IBM's open hybrid cloud approach.

Posted October 18, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is offering its latest software release, targeting enterprises trying to manage a complex mix of VMware, Kubernetes, and Public Cloud services. Morpheus v5.3.3 simplifies how IT Operations works across private and public clouds as well as heterogeneous Kubernetes clusters. This eliminates management silos for platform engineering teams trying to enable developer self-service and modernize legacy applications, according to the vendor.

Posted October 14, 2021

Privacera, the unified data access governance provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is releasing PrivaceraCloud 4.0, enabling enterprises to securely and rapidly exchange data—both inside and outside organizational boundaries—with a unified interface to govern and enforce fine-grained data permissions and policies.

Posted October 13, 2021

Streamlit, the creators of an app framework for machine learning and data science, is offering Streamlit 1.0, adding improvements and customization options that allow data scientists to go from data and models to deploying apps. Streamlit is an easy-to-use framework that lets data scientists quickly build web apps to access and explore machine learning models, advanced algorithms, and complex data types.

Posted October 12, 2021

Micron Technology, Inc. is releasing Micron 7400 SSD with NVMe, delivering industry-leading form factor flexibility, PCIe Gen4 performance, and leading-edge security to meet the storage needs of demanding data center workloads. Featuring seven form factors, the Micron 7400 SSD enables the transition to next-generation server architectures.

Posted October 12, 2021

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