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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

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 11, 2021

ScaleOut Software is adding major extensions to its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service that enable real-time digital twin software to implement and host machine learning and statistical analysis algorithms. Real-time digital twins can now make extensive use of Microsoft's ML.NET machine learning library to implement these groundbreaking capabilities for virtually any IoT device or source object.

Posted October 08, 2021

Cube Dev, the open-source company behind Cube.js, is releasing Cube Cloud, a hosted version of the company's open source Cube.js analytics API. With Cube Cloud, companies build data applications like metrics dashboards and analytics features that consume data from their cloud data warehouse—without building or hosting any of the complex technologies required to make this possible, according to the vendor.

Posted October 07, 2021

VMware, Inc. is offering Cross-Cloud services to help customers navigate the multi-cloud era, giving users integrated services that will help deliver a faster and smarter path to cloud to build, run, and better secure apps across any cloud with freedom and flexibility. This announcement was made at VMWare 2021.

Posted October 07, 2021

The creators and maintainers of Fluentd and Fluent Bit are launching Calyptia Cloud, a hosted solution for visualizing and optimizing Fluentd and Fluent Bit's observability pipelines. Calyptia Cloud provides a turnkey service for managing and visualizing open source Fluentd and Fluent Bit to relieve the burdens of conjuration and monitoring, allowing customers to focus on gaining the most insights and value out of their data pipelines in cloud native environments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 07, 2021

Brian O'Neill, founder and principal of Designing for Analytics, discussed the key design challenges data product teams face during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.        

Posted October 07, 2021

TigerGraph is releasing TigerGraph 3.2, including more than 40 critical enterprise features such as new availability, scalability, manageability, and security functionalities to ensure mission-critical graph applications work in both private and public clouds. This latest enterprise version of TigerGraph will meet ever-increasing demand from the world's top companies, boost developer adoption, and address key data science requirements, according to the vendor.

Posted October 06, 2021

Duality Technologies, a provider of privacy-enhanced data collaboration solutions, announced that it has raised a $30 million in a Series B funding round, enabling the company to expand its go-to-market operations, advance its partnerships with leading technology vendors, and further cement its product and technology leadership in the fields of privacy-preserving machine learning and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). This brings the company's total funding to $49 million.

Posted October 06, 2021

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle Exadata X9M platforms, the latest version of its systems for running Oracle Database. The new Exadata X9M offerings include Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M and Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M—a platform that runs Oracle Autonomous Database in customer data centers. "For X9M we adopted the latest CPUs, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver dramatically faster performance," said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle.

Posted October 06, 2021

Oracle recently announced the availability of Java 17, the latest version of the programming language and development platform. Java 17 delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security updates, as well as 14 JEPs (JDK Enhancement Proposals) to further improve the Java language and platform to help developers be more productive.

Posted October 06, 2021

Organizations focus a majority of their database migration efforts on a single task: synchronizing data from production to their new target database. The migration goal is to have a perfect copy of the production data in the replacement database so that the cutover will be in as small of a maintenance window as possible. While data migration is a critical step in the overall migration project plan, it shouldn't consume the majority of an organization's resources. There are four key areas to consider when planning a migration from MongoDB to Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility.

Posted October 05, 2021

Today, a data warehouse is used to do more than just integrating data from multiple sources for better, more accurate analysis and reporting. A data warehouse must also be reliable, traceable, secure, and efficient at the same time. It needs to offer these advantages to differentiate itself, especially in business intelligence. This is where good data warehouse governance becomes very important. There are several enterprise data warehouse best practices and governance tips to keep in mind, along with key principles to implement.

Posted October 05, 2021

Marvel should have an evil villain named "Null." Nulls have always been trouble in the relational world. Certainly, nulls are used all over the place by virtually everyone. Still, that does not mean that nulls are harmless.

Posted October 05, 2021

You might think the title of this article is some­what controversial, but you should wait to render judgment until you've read to the end. There are several important shifts impacting data management and database administration that cause manual practices and procedures to be ineffective. Let's examine several of these trends.

Posted October 05, 2021

If you pay attention to the annual "StackOverflow Devel­oper Survey"—and, as a DBTA reader, you probably should—you might be interested in how developers use and rate the various database platforms. Usage responses are unsur­prising; MySQL, SQLite, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL all show up as the most widely used databases. But when you look at the most "loved" databases, the results are actually somewhat sur­prising—Redis consistently shows up as the most loved data­base platform by developers

Posted October 05, 2021

The world of the data professionals and DBAs is swirling with threats and risks, and those dangers are on the rise. You're probably accustomed to using longstanding database fea­tures to secure your databases, including roles and permissions, and you're likely familiar with working with your identity management admins to control and create your user authentication scheme.

Posted October 05, 2021

Wondering what's new from the Oracle Database develop­ment team? William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Data­base product management, shared the latest information about features and enhancements and Oracle's database strategy with regard to on-premise, in-cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments.

Posted October 05, 2021

Modern businesses make decisions based on data that's been carefully collected, extracted, formatted, and analyzed. Data powers competitiveness, brings new products to the marketplace, and improves the customer experience. The use cases are nearly endless, but there's a catch: Working with all that data is becoming increasingly complex.

Posted October 05, 2021

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, actionable information. As a result, the need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. In a recent survey, nearly half of DBTA subscribers indicated that real-time insights are critical to their data strategies. At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust, so balancing governance is essential nowadays, especially with ongoing regulatory requirements.

Posted October 05, 2021

Cloudian is now offering support for Red Hat OpenShift, providing enterprise-level persistent storage for modern, cloud-native applications on-premises. OpenShift customers will be able to deploy Cloudian's HyperStore object storage solution in their own data centers and take advantage of its fully native S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, military-grade security, and cloud-like agility, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2021

NVIDIA and VMware are collaborating to develop an AI-ready enterprise platform that brings the world's leading AI stack and optimized software to the infrastructure used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises worldwide.

Posted October 05, 2021

Fortanix Inc., the data-first multicloud security company, is partnering with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, making Data Security Manager SaaS (DSM SaaS) available to Snowflake customers. This gives users the ability to tokenize data inside and outside Snowflake.

Posted October 04, 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 04, 2021

BMC has announced the acquisition of StreamWeaver, a software company that helps enterprises achieve their end-to-end observability, AI operations (AIOps), cloud migration, and cost reduction goals with extensive data integration capabilities.

Posted October 04, 2021

McNeely Technology Solutions, based in Dallas, Tex., has announced expansion of its database services, with the addition of support for Db2 LUW. Db2 LUW is part of the Db2 family of database products designed to run on many popular operating systems including Linux, IBM AIX, and most Windows systems. In response to a client request for support for Db2 LUW McNeely Tech piloted this service successfully and is now offering this added service to all customers.

Posted October 04, 2021

Zadara, a provider of edge cloud services, is partnering with Zenlayer, enabling the companies to offer managed storage solutions that businesses can deploy from on-premises data centers, private colocation facilities, or the cloud. The addition of Zadara's zStorage enables Zenlayer to provide backup and disaster recovery solutions on a global scale—even at the edge, closer to where data is generated and consumed.

Posted October 01, 2021

Cloudastructure, a cloud-native AI surveillance company, is adding a new enterprise-grade solution with robust administration and safety features as well as AI analytics to its suite of offerings to meet the growing needs of its larger customers. The new enterprise-grade offering will include different levels of administrative and user roles through its Permission System as well as a complete audit trail of user interaction with unlimited storage.

Posted October 01, 2021

Fugue, a cloud security SaaS company, is offering Fugue IaC, a unified platform for securing infrastructure as code (IaC) and cloud runtime environments using a single set of policies. Powered by a Unified Policy Engine, Fugue IaC saves cloud teams significant time and ensures consistent policy enforcement that eliminates the security gaps and wasted effort that come with using separate policies for IaC security and cloud security posture management (CSPM), according to the company.

Posted October 01, 2021

Pure Storage, which delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has unveiled a progression of the company vision of modernizing how customers work with data—by modernizing infrastructure, operations, and applications. "Since our founding, Pure has delivered simplicity and reliability at scale—what organizations need more than ever as they increasingly adopt cloud native architectures and modern applications like AI/ML and advanced analytics," said Charles Giancarlo, chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. "Our new software innovations further our goal of making infrastructure invisible to developers, using it as simple as calling an API, and delivering it as a service."

Posted September 30, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect. This recognizes Flexential for following best practices and having proven success delivering AWS services to end customers.

Posted September 30, 2021

Sisu, a Decision Intelligence Engine, announced it has raised $62 million in a Series C funding round, accelerating the company's continued growth and investment in closing the gap between data that is collected and data that is used in decision-making. The funding round was led by Green Bay Ventures and with participation from existing investors a16z and NEA and new investor Geodesic Capital. The new funding brings Sisu's total capital raised to more than $128 million.

Posted September 29, 2021

Rockset, the real-time analytics company, is adding enhancements to its cloud native, real-time analytics database that delivers best-in-class enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities. Additionally, with this launch Rockset is proud to announce it has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification, the most thorough and widely valued of the three SOC reports.

Posted September 29, 2021

ionir announced the approval of a U.S. patent for its system of synchronizing data containers and improving data mobility, underscoring ionir's efforts to help organizations achieve data agility and optimize their enterprise implementations of Kubernetes. 

Posted September 29, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-Founder Barr Moses identifies and shows viewers how to tally the labor costs, the compliance risks, and opportunity costs of data downtime during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted September 29, 2021

Vertica is releasing its new unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Vertica Accelerator, delivering high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning while running on AWS.  Vertica Accelerator runs on AWS public cloud infrastructure in a customer's own AWS account, providing the ability to preserve all negotiated pricing and committed spend while automating the setup and management of the Vertica environment.

Posted September 28, 2021

Hazelcast announced version 5.0 of the Hazelcast platform is now available for general release, merging IMDG and Jet solutions along with introducing a host of new features. In a blog post, Matko Medenjak, engineering manager at Hazelcast, reports that after the beta release of 5.0, Hazelcast has made an effort to make the product adhere to the stability and production-ready standards which are expected from any Hazelcast release.

Posted September 28, 2021

In the rush to bring AI and data solutions to bear, don't guess and don't just ask, "Why?"; also ask, "Why not?" Consider why this application might not be a good idea, may not lead to our intended outcome, might not be well-received, and might not safeguard human dignity and liberties.

Posted September 27, 2021

Today's data-driven organizations demand capabilities that adapt to the enterprise and open new paths of innovation to business users. Achieving leadership in today's economy requires identifying and preparing for the emerging technologies and methodologies that deliver transformation.

Posted September 27, 2021

Immuta, a leader in universal cloud data access control, announced its SaaS deployment option received Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 2 certification, further validating the company's solution as providing robust data security and privacy for its growing customer base.

Posted September 27, 2021

Panzura is offering Panzura Guarantee, a new complementary program to ensure peace-of-mind and ease across every stage of the customer journey and throughout the lifetime of a Panzura implementation. The program is designed to accelerate hybrid-cloud adoption so organizations can quickly and securely accrue the benefits of cloud-based data management using Panzura's technology.

Posted September 27, 2021

Progress, a provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kemp, a company that helps enterprises deliver, optimize and secure applications and networks across any cloud or hybrid environment. Progress will acquire Kemp for $258 million in cash and the deal is expected to close in October 2021.

Posted September 24, 2021

Matillion, a leading cloud data integration platform, announced it has secured $150 million in Series E funding, empowering the company to continue to grow its cloud analytics, AI, and machine learning for large global enterprises. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Posted September 23, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing, is adding new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

Posted September 23, 2021

From data ingestion to data modeling and governance, more and more organizations are looking towards automation to accelerate and improve data management and analytics processes. And at a time when data environments continue to expand in size and complexity while IT staff sizes remain relatively flat, it's easy to understand the appeal. Business leaders are hungry for fast, actionable insights. Manual tasks are error prone and time consuming. For many enterprises, the traditional approach to data management is no longer sustainable, particularly when it comes to enabling modern data analytics strategies.

Posted September 23, 2021

ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider, is releasing its Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS) solution to help privacy and compliance teams quickly identify, inventory, and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Data across all types of repositories, ActiveNav's Inventory product discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others.

Posted September 22, 2021

SAP is acquiring the intellectual property of SwoopTalent, a provider of talent data intelligence, in an asset acquisition. The deal furthers SAP's vision of human experience management (HXM), which prioritizes individualized employee experiences and dynamic opportunities that boost engagement, improve organizational agility, and ultimately fuel business transformation.

Posted September 22, 2021

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