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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

Instaclustr, delivering reliability at scale through fully managed open source data technologies, is releasing  Instaclustr for Redis, enabling low latency in-memory caching, messaging, and stream processing. Redis joins Apache Kafka, Apache Kafka Connect, Apache Cassandra, and Elasticsearch as another highly flexible open source data technology, expertly managed, and supported by Instaclustr.

Posted September 16, 2020

Cloudian will offer fully native S3-compatible object storage software for VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu. Through the new VMware vSAN Data Persistence platform, Cloudian will enable users to modernize their data centers to run any applications at any scale.

Posted September 16, 2020

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, is entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Portworx, a Kubernetes data services platform enterprises trust to run mission-critical applications in containers in production.

Posted September 16, 2020

Oracle has confirmed that it has a deal with TikTok. In an announcement, Oracle said: "Oracle confirms Secretary Mnuchin's statement that it is part of the proposal submitted by ByteDance to the Treasury Department over the weekend in which Oracle will serve as the trusted technology provider. Oracle has a 40-year track record providing secure, highly performant technology solutions."

Posted September 16, 2020

Oracle announced fiscal 2021 Q1 results. Total quarterly revenues were up 2% year-over-year in USD and in constant currency to $9.4 billion compared to Q1 last year. "Q1 was fantastic with total revenue beating guidance by more than $150 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share beating guidance by $0.07," said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz.

Posted September 16, 2020

For skeptics of the "putting all your eggs in one basket" strategy, history shows that building fewer, sturdier baskets can create strategic advantage. Take a look at the construction of airplanes. Bigger planes create economies of scale that make flying safer, faster, and more efficient. Oil shipments also move more safely and cost-effectively in double-hulled, automation-packed tankers than on large fleets of small craft. Data storage is simply another successful application of this consolidation strategy.

Posted September 16, 2020

Oracle University has launched an initiative to train business professionals on more than 50 technology job roles that are becoming more important to nearly every company. The new initiative is meant to address a growing problem as more businesses seek to accelerate their own digital transformations.

Posted September 16, 2020

VMware and DataStax are partnering to bring DataStax Enterprise as the first scale-out, NoSQL, hybrid database-as-a-service for the vSAN Data Persistence platform. With VMware and DataStax, enterprises will be able to modernize rapidly and efficiently with developer-ready infrastructure, scale-out data services and the orchestration and automation flexibility of Kubernetes. With DataStax, stateful applications can reliably and effortlessly achieve global scale with mixed workloads without fear of catastrophic failure.

Posted September 15, 2020

Aerospike Inc., a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions, is making upgrades and expansions to the Aerospike Connect product line, allowing Aerospike Database 5 to be even more plug-compatible with the enterprise data fabric that powers modern real-time data-driven applications.

Posted September 15, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones. With Oracle Maximum Security Zones, Oracle can activate security policy enforcement of best practices automatically from day one so customers can prevent misconfiguration errors and deploy workloads securely.

Posted September 15, 2020

Hasura, the data access infrastructure company, is adding GraphQL support for MySQL and early access support for SQL Server to its existing support for PostgreSQL, enabling the company to support three of the most popular database technologies.

Posted September 15, 2020

Never have charts and graphs been more prominent in the collective public consciousness. The increased focus on data-driven insights has, just as so much in life, been both positive and negative.

Posted September 14, 2020

Infoworks.io, a provider of Enterprise Data Operations and Orchestration (EDO2) systems, is making  a significant update to its flagship offering, Infoworks DataFoundry, extending data source connectivity to support over 190 different source types. Infoworks customers can now use DataFoundry's enterprise-grade automation to onboard data quickly and easily into the cloud from practically any data source.

Posted September 14, 2020

NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund (together, "SoftBank") in a transaction valued at $40 billion. Following the closing of the transaction, NVIDIA intends to retain the name and brand identity of Arm and expand its base in Cambridge. Arm's intellectual property will remain registered in the U.K. 

Posted September 14, 2020

CenturyLink is rebranding as the company shifts to a new purpose, becoming Lumen Technologies, or simply Lumen. The company aims to help lead enterprises through the challenges and opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution - a time when smart, connective devices are everywhere.

Posted September 14, 2020

Oracle has won the bidding for the U.S. operations of TikTok, according to news reports from the The Wall Street Journal and others.

Posted September 14, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is introducing dedicated Hosted Private Cloud - vCenter Access capabilities, enabling organizations to use industry-leading third-party tools to manage workloads and data protection requirements.

Posted September 11, 2020

No matter where you live in the world, your life has been impacted by the technology and innovation conceived of in Silicon Valley. The wealth that has been created has been enormous. A popular British newspaper once published an article suggesting that if Silicon Valley were a country, it would be among the richest on Earth.

Posted September 11, 2020

When talking about data science, most people feel as if they are in one of two camps as far as data size. The first is really small data—hundreds of megabytes to a few gigabytes. The second is gigabytes to terabytes. Notice I didn't say "big data," nor did I say "petabytes." The source datasets may start at petabyte-scale, but keep in mind that data is often very raw, and most of it is ignored.

Posted September 11, 2020

Big data has been around in one form or another for a long time, but lately, due to current events and intensified pressure, there has been greater attention focused on data-driven approaches to manage operations and understand customers. Recognizing that value has shifted to the digital realm, businesses have been looking to technologies that will take them to the next level.

Posted September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has presented some new hurdles—but they are ones that many innovative companies are actively working to overcome. Forward-looking companies aren't sitting the year out waiting for the business climate to improve. They are actively seeking ways to expand their reach and take advantage of new opportunities.

Posted September 10, 2020

DataStax is releasing Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI), fundamentally advancing indexing in Apache Cassandra. Storage-Attached Indexing is a highly scalable, globally-distributed index for Apache Cassandra available on Astra and DataStax Enterprise (DSE).

Posted September 10, 2020

Dgraph, creators of an advanced graph database, is launching Slash GraphQL, a fully managed GraphQL backend service. "Slash GraphQL takes away the work of building a fast and scalable GraphQL backend," said Manish Jain, CEO and founder at Dgraph.

Posted September 10, 2020

Why set a trap to fail at some point in the future? When you arrive at a design wherein an entity needs to have a relationship to almost every other entity, stop and think about what is happening, and review your reasoning before proceeding.

Posted September 09, 2020

Good data quality starts with metadata—and the importance of quality data cannot be overstated. Poor data quality costs the typical company between 10% and 20% of their revenue. In addition, high quality data is crucial for complying with regulations.

Posted September 09, 2020

LicenseFortress, provider of an Oracle software license compliance solution, has announced the addition of services by specialized legal advisors to its licensing and technology teams. LicenseFortress is partnering with Beeman & Muchmore, LLP, a law firm delivering software auditing and licensing counseling, with the goal of helping customers to stay in compliance with software licensing.

Posted September 09, 2020

Even the best DevOps initiatives can fall victim to data bottlenecks, from challenges provisioning data quickly and easily, to synchronizing application and database changes and, in some cases, a serious lack of cooperation between developers and database administrators.

Posted September 09, 2020

Major trends in technology are reshaping the role of the DBA at many organizations. The size and complexity of database systems continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. DBAs are under constant pressure in a constantly evolving environment—fighting fires to keep the lights on while navigating the impact of cloud and automation on their daily jobs.

Posted September 09, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, The AI-Powered Enterprise author and CEO of Earley Information Science, Seth Earley explained how to look at data initiatives as CEOs see them—in terms of revenue increases and measurable business outcomes.

Posted September 09, 2020

In a continued effort to help the MultiValue community evolve their applications using free industry standard tools, Zumasys is sharing a 4-part hands-on video tutorial on the PICK MultiValue GitHub repository (a public, open source community for PICK BASIC and PICK BASIC-related projects).

Posted September 09, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted September 09, 2020

Tamr, Inc., the provider of cloud-native data mastering solutions, is offering its cloud-native capabilities on Microsoft Azure, allowing companies to master their enterprise data using Tamr while taking advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and security of Microsoft Azure.

Posted September 09, 2020

Hazelcast, a leading open source in-memory computing platform, is introducing a new major feature and a number of enhancements to its in-memory data grid (IMDG), Hazelcast IMDG. Among the updates are preview support for managing distributed data using SQL, out-of-the-box support for Kerberos, additional tuning options for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules, and quicker cluster rebalancing.

Posted September 09, 2020

BurstIQ, a provider of blockchain-enabled secure data exchange services, is releasing the BurstChain User Interface Software Developer Kit, a set of key accelerator tools that allow application developers to rapidly deploy blockchain-enabled web applications and services.

Posted September 09, 2020

EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and IBM have announced an enhanced, global multi-year alliance to help organizations accelerate digital transformation and improve client outcomes, including leveraging the hybrid cloud capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift, as well as IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and IBM's 5G and edge technologies. "Expanding this global alliance bolsters our ability to bring our hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to clients," said Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO.

Posted September 09, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp. has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers compute and networking performance and a portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain.

Posted September 09, 2020

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps), is partnering with Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, to streamline incident management and help prevent outages for Orange enterprise customers. A new virtual network operations center (NOC) solution based on the Moogsoft AIOps Platform allows IT teams within Orange customers' organizations to operate virtually and collaboratively.

Posted September 08, 2020

IPinfo, a trusted source for IP address data, is partnering with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, becoming an IP address data provider on the Snowflake Data Marketplace. Businesses that leverage Snowflake as their cloud data platform can now use IPinfo for geolocation data for all public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Posted September 08, 2020

The database world is in tumult these days. There are new requirements and new capabilities that organizations are adopting and integrating into their data persistence infrastructure all the time. The world is no longer relational/SQL-only. Organizations are adopting NoSQL database systems to support specific use cases and types of workloads. This is increasing the complexity of how data is managed. But it is not just NoSQL that is driving organizations to run multiple DBMSs. Many organizations have more than one relational DBMS. They may run Db2 on the mainframe and Linux, Oracle on UNIX, and SQL Server on Windows, and perhaps have a few MySQL instances, too. And DBAs are managing a lot of different database instances.

Posted September 08, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted September 08, 2020

iProov is releasing a system of global threat intelligence for biometric assurance, protecting organizations and individuals from the growing threat of AI-driven cyber-attacks, including deepfakes. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) combines technology, process and people to monitor and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of biometric cyber-crime.

Posted September 04, 2020

Infragistics is introducing Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, providing new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities, and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.

Posted September 03, 2020

Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premise, high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan relies on a digital product design process to make quick and critical design decisions to improve the fuel efficiency, reliability and safety of its cars. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan expects to be able to speed the design and testing of new cars.

Posted September 02, 2020

Oracle has introduced the availability of Autonomous JSON Database—a new developer-friendly database service. Autonomous JSON Database stores JSON documents in a native tree-oriented binary format. This native JSON format is optimized for fast reads and partial updates. The result is a document database providing low latency CRUD operations and full ACID consistency; native document API for application development and full SQL support for applications; native JSON storage and scalable, parallel, in-memory query optimizations. 

Posted September 02, 2020

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