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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

Alation Inc., the data catalog company, and First San Francisco Partners, a business advisory and information management consultancy, are entering a strategic partnership to meet the needs of Chief Data Officers (CDOs). The partnership will focus on delivering new, field-tested methodologies for agile and modern data governance, made possible by data catalog technology.

Posted September 06, 2018

IDERA, a provider of database productivity tools, is releasing SQL Diagnostic Manager with the new SQL Query Tuner, optimizing SQL queries and indexes for SQL Server. The release also adds MySQL support to its flagship SQL performance monitoring capabilities.

Posted September 05, 2018

There's a new generation of technologies reshaping data management as we know it. To explore some of the game-changing technologies or approaches that are having the most profound impact on today's enterprises, DBTA asked industry experts and leaders to cite what they see as having the most positive impact. The following are eight areas effecting the most change.

Posted September 05, 2018

As the industry embraces artificial intelligence and marches toward autonomous systems, some enterprises will still need to rely on traditional databases that must be managed, tuned, and secured to ensure the best performance. And while not all organizations will be able to make the autonomous transition quickly due to internal processes, there are a few tricks to optimize your old database with terabytes of data at speeds needed for everything from e-commerce to IoT and music streaming services on a global scale.

Posted September 04, 2018

There's been a lot of discussion recently about autonomous databases, which offer the promise of keeping database systems stable and performant while alleviating much of the tuning and configuration drudgery that DBAs must typically slog through. It is important to note that an autonomous database needs to strike a balance between giving administrators too much and too little control. Too much control takes the form of endless configuration and tuning parameters that place the burden of performance and stability on the operator. Too little control takes the form of automated behaviors that reduce the predictability of the system to an unacceptable level.

Posted September 04, 2018

The MongoDB 4.0 release introduced multi-document transactions to the popular open source NoSQL DB.  The lack of a transactional capability has been a key limiting factor in MongoDB uptake, so it's not surprising that the company, it's users and the technology press have been enthusiastic about this latest release. However, it's worth remembering that the transactional capabilities of MongoDB have been commonplace for many decades.

Posted September 04, 2018

Everyone wants to be part of a data-driven enterprise, and for good reason. Data analytics, when applied in a meaningful way, provides an enormous competitive advantage. There's a catch to this though that frequently gets overlooked amidst the glowing analyst projections and keynote speeches about a limitless future in which systems and machines do all the heavy lifting and thinking for businesses. Data—the right kind, in the right sequence, in the right context—doesn't just magically drop out of the cloud. It needs to be discovered, identified, transformed, and brought together for analysis, management, and eventual storage.

Posted September 04, 2018

Informatica, a cloud data management provider, is launching new product innovations that will enhance customer engagement with trusted, governed, and secure data management. The updates transform Informatica Master Data Management (MDM), Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) and Data Privacy, and Protection, enabling enterprises with intelligent hybrid data management to transform customer experience.

Posted August 31, 2018

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations, is unveiling Moogsoft Observe, extending Moogsoft's core AIOps platform capabilities from centralized analytics to the data source. Moogsoft ingests time-series and metrics data in real-time and applies AI to detect incidents at the source of the problem. Observe stores only anomalous and contextual data, giving IT teams highly-advanced, specific knowledge to improve their online services and applications while dramatically lowering data transport, ingestion, and storage costs.

Posted August 30, 2018

JetStream Software Inc., a provider of cloud software development, is releasing JetStream Data Protection. The platform will offer cloud service providers an advanced solution to deliver data availability services to enterprise customers. The JetStream Data Protection software joins the already available solutions, JetStream Accelerate and JetStream Migrate, as part of the JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform.

Posted August 30, 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, unveiled Amazon Aurora Serverless., a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns. Amazon Aurora Serverless offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any servers.

Posted August 30, 2018

Alteryx is updating its analytics platform (2018.3), introducing new features that will enhance how users prepare, analyze, share and collaborate on data across the organization. The update reveals a new tool called Visualytics that will provide real-time, interactive visualizations across the Alteryx platform, enabling any data worker in an organization to easily visualize and understand their data throughout the entire analytics workflow, generating data-driven insights.

Posted August 29, 2018

Asigra Inc., a cloud backup, recovery and restore software provide, is introducing Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance, at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week. In partnership with iXsystems, the new backup solution combines Asigra Cloud Backup V14 software with iXsystems' TrueNAS storage, featuring the OpenZFS open source file system and volume management for unprecedented flexibility and data integrity.

Posted August 29, 2018

SUSE and SAP's partnership over the years continues to pay off, with the company recently teaming up with more than 500 SAP channel partners to deliver SAP Business One. SAP channel partners in the SUSE Partner Program have benefited from high-quality technical training on enterprise Linux, earning industry-recognized certifications.

Posted August 29, 2018

SAP is deepening its partnership with Google and Intel to offer GCP virtual machines supporting the upcoming Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for SAP HANA workloads. These GCP VMs will be powered by the future Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) thereby expanding VM resource sizing and providing cost benefits for customers.

Posted August 29, 2018

Silwood Technology Ltd., provider of self-service metadata discovery software, is entering a global reseller agreement with IDERA, a provider of database productivity tools. Through this agreement, IDERA will market and resell Safyr to complement its ER/Studio data modeling and architecture product suite.

Posted August 29, 2018

erwin, Inc. has acquired metadata management and data governance provider AnalytiX DS (ADS), enhancing erwin's EDGE Data Governance Platform with metadata connectors and automated code generation, data mapping, and cataloging tools. According to erwin, the purchase allows it to own every critical piece of the data management and data governance lifecycle to enable every stakeholder - from data scientists, enterprise architects and business analysts to the C-suite - to accelerate the transformation of data into accurate and actionable business insights.

Posted August 28, 2018

Morpheus Data is making major updates to its next generation cloud management platform to help IT operations teams orchestrate software defined networks, multi-cloud high availability, and more. By bringing together over 75 third-party tools under a single out-of-the-box automation engine, Morpheus lets IT quickly provide self-service provisioning to developers and accelerate application deployments by 150x or more.

Posted August 27, 2018

Open Source Summit North America -- ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, is introducing a new project that supports the free flow of metadata between different solutions. The project, titled Egeria, enables organizations to locate, manage, and use their data more effectively.

Posted August 27, 2018

At the SHARE summer 2018 event in St. Louis, the new SHARE president and CEO Justin Bastin reflected on the significance of the new Zowe project, SHARE's leadership in blockchain, compliance, and DevOps, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.

Posted August 27, 2018

Following an 8-month beta program with more than 700 registered participants, Fluree PBC has announced the GA release of FlureeDB, a blockchain database built for enterprise-grade applications. "FlureeDB is a product we have been building for 4 years now," said Brian Platz, co-founder and co-CEO at Fluree PBC. "It is a very innovative database in that it incorporates a lot of the features that people want and need today as they are developing apps but also incorporates blockchain capabilities in the core of how it operates."

Posted August 23, 2018

Veritas Technologies, data protection leader, today unveiled Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 with a new and improved user interface that, simplifying access for employees across an organization.

Posted August 22, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced updates to the SolarWinds Orion Platform and its product portfolio. The enhancements span multiple products, including the latest versions of Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), Storage Resource Monitor (SRM), and the new SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor (SCM).

Posted August 21, 2018

InfluxData, provider of an open source platform built for metrics, events, and other time-series data, has announced the latest release of InfluxEnterprise, which delivers LDAP integration, new analytics, and self-healing capabilities in the time-series database platform.

Posted August 21, 2018

Envorso, a provider of business transformation solutions, is entering a strategic partnership with Signafire Technologies, an industry-leading fusion and content analysis company. The partnership will allow Envorso to offer enterprise data fusion solutions.

Posted August 17, 2018

SnapLogic is introducing dedicated DevOps and automation capabilities, including new integration with GitHub and support for Mesosphere in its latest platform update. These new enhancements to the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud provide the company's growing customer base with self-service application and data integration to streamline and accelerate the software development lifecycle.

Posted August 15, 2018

The Bitfury Group has launched "BE BIG," a global education initiative that will advance the adoption of blockchain as the technology of digital trust.

Posted August 15, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted August 15, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted August 15, 2018

Shark attacks and ice cream sales follow the very same trajectory when charted. When ice cream sales go up, so do shark attacks. When ice cream sales decrease, shark attacks decrease. With a correlation coefficient of very close to 1, we can deduce that sharks like to attack after we've recently had ice cream!

Posted August 15, 2018

During a presentation at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, in which Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison unveiled the company's latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, he also sought to alleviate concerns that database automation will eliminate the jobs of longstanding Oracle database administrators.  "I have got some bad news for you: No early retirement," he said. "A lot of the tedious things you were doing—allocating disk storage and upgrading the OS—you don't have to do.  However, there is a lot more to do."

Posted August 15, 2018

Tredence, an analytics services company, is launching the AI Data Cleanser to use machine learning and deep learning technology to uncover reliable data. The AI Data Cleanser is a data cleansing and enrichment solution using machine learning/deep learning techniques to cleanse and enrich any master data.

Posted August 14, 2018

CognitiveScale Inc., a provider augmented intelligence and AI software, is being selected by Dell to help transform customer experience and marketing productivity through AI. Dell chose CognitiveScale and its Cortex 5 software to power and transform the core of their customer journeys.

Posted August 14, 2018

IBM Security has announced X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and ATMs. The new labs are operated by X-Force Red, an autonomous team of veteran hackers within IBM Security, and will be located in Austin, TX; Hursley, England; Melbourne, Australia; and Atlanta, GA.

Posted August 13, 2018

CLS, a market infrastructure group delivering settlement, processing, and data solutions, and IBM are collaborating on a proof of concept for LedgerConnect—a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for the financial services industry. The platform is designed to enable banks, buy and sell side firms, FinTechs, and software vendors to deploy, share, and consume services hosted on a shared distributed ledger network.

Posted August 13, 2018

EnterpriseDB, developer of a Postgres-based database platform, is releasing the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, an automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform.

Posted August 13, 2018

DBI Software, a provider of Db2 LUW performance solutions, has introduced new capabilities in its pureFeat V7 Performance Management Suite for IBM Db2 LUW. With this release, DBI is elevating performance monitoring to help DBAs and management teams to cope with the volatility of agile environments, said Scott Hayes, president and founder of DBI.

Posted August 13, 2018

Alation Inc., the data catalog company, is launching the Alation Partner Program which will be dedicated to the successful enterprise-wide deployment of data catalogs. One focus of the partner program is fulfilling the needs of customers to achieve success with enterprise-wide metadata management.

Posted August 09, 2018

In the big data world of today, issues abound. People discuss structured data versus unstructured data; graph versus JSON versus columnar data stores; even batch processing versus streaming. Differences between each of these kinds of things are important. How they are used can help direct how best to store content for use. Therefore, deep understanding of usage is critical in determining the flavor of data persistence employed.

Posted August 08, 2018

We are living in the age of polyglot persistence, which really just means that it makes sense to store data using the technology that best matches the way the data will be used by applications. The age of trying to force everything into a relational DBMS is over, and we now have NoSQL, NewSQL, in-memory, and Hadoop-based offerings that are being used to store data. But you really should also be looking at the algorithmic approach offered by Ancelus Database.

Posted August 08, 2018

In my previous IOUG Observations column, I wrote about the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) and its value when performing security reviews. However, we should also be cognizant of DBSAT's cousin utility, ORAchk, which is used to perform more general health checks against a variety of components in the Oracle technology stack. Similar to DBSAT, ORAchk is available from Oracle's support site with no additional licensing requirements.

Posted August 08, 2018

This year is an expansive one for the database ecosystems that have evolved around the major platforms. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are now mainstream offerings seen within the constellations of database vendors, partners, and integrators.

Posted August 08, 2018

This may seem contradictory at first glance: Fresh data from the database user community finds that data lakes continue to increase within the enterprise space as big data flows get even bigger. Yet, at the same time, enterprises appear to have pulled back on Hadoop implementations.

Posted August 08, 2018

Still a relatively new solution coming into its own streaming platforms allow individuals to see data in real-time batches. Streaming solutions can help businesses analyze data in motion, simplify the development of applications, and extend the value of existing systems by integrating with already implemented applications along with supporting both structured and unstructured data.

Posted August 08, 2018

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