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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.



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Jeff Fried, director of product management at InterSystems, led the Data Summit session, "Viewing Data Fabric and Data Mesh as Complementary," to explore the ways in which data fabric and data mesh can be lifted beyond an "either/or" approach, where when united, these paradigms can propel enterprises into accessible and comprehensively data-driven entities.

Posted May 12, 2023

Prioritizing data quality is step one to becoming data-driven. However, what is step one to improving data quality? In most IT suites, the argument is better processes, better data fields, and better technology. Kasara Weinrich, principal consultant, future of work, ADP disagrees. Organizational data literacy is the most important step to truly achieving great data quality, data-driven decision making, and data management. At Data Summit 2023, Weinrich talked about this during her session, "Data as a Second Language: Every Layer of Your Organization Needs to Be Fluent."

Posted May 11, 2023

At the annual Data Summit's second keynote presentation, speakers Mike Bechtel, chief futurist at Deloitte Consulting LLC, and Ankit Patel, SVP of engineering at Foursquare, explored the possibilities that await any organization seeking to transform their businesses for the better, highlighting trust and geospatial datasets as the key.

Posted May 11, 2023

Financial institutions have rich, customer-centric data and are in a strong position when building AI solutions. Since the functions differ, AI use cases also differ. The recent intense interest in generative AI has given rise to a new aspect of data science: Prompt Engineering, which is basically how humans train models like GPT by creating appropriate prompts. At Data Summit 2023, Supreet Kaur, AVP, Morgan Stanley, discussed "Leveraging Data Science and Generative AI" during her session.

Posted May 11, 2023

You can avoid performance problems with 19c In-Memory options available from Oracle. Oracle Ace Anuj Mohan, as a part of the Quest Oracle Community's Database & Technology Week, offered a deep dive on features including In-Memory, Configuring IMCS, Populating IMCS, IMCS Advisors, and In-Memory Features.

Posted May 11, 2023

The upcoming release of Informer 5.8 is bringing an array of features built to empower users to create customized outputs while optimizing their workflows. At the heart of this release are two powerful new features, Templates and Letterhead. According to Madhavi Chandra, chief product officer, in a blog post, Informer 5.8 includes the game-changing Templates feature, designed to provide users with total control over their custom outputs.

Posted May 11, 2023

The global hype surrounding ChatGPT, large language models (LLMs), and generative AI has launched a plethora of conversations about its efficacy in the business sphere; yet understanding how to best leverage these tools remains rather elusive. At Data Summit 2023, David Seuss led the session, "Investigating Neural Networks and AI," focusing on what ChatGPT, LLMs, and generative AI are, as well as how they can provide a competitive edge for a wide variety of organizations seeking to drive positive business outcomes.

Posted May 11, 2023

MLOps can streamline machine learning development, thus increasing operational effectiveness. With this in mind, Joey Jablonski, VP, analytics, Pythian, looked at the journey to defining and implementing an MLOps solution for the organization during his Data Summit 2023 presentation, "Building MLOps Organizations for Scale."

Posted May 11, 2023

Data science methods provide a means to establish analytic tradecraft, capable of managing a large amount of data, allowing for full characterization of actor behaviors, and providing valuable insights. Efrain Rodriquez, data manager, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), presented a case study on how the intelligence community (IC) is addressing these challenges by establishing innovative AI/ML governance and data management methodologies, during his Data Summit 2023 session, "Using Data Management Methodologies to Foster Development of Transformational AI/ML Tradecraft."

Posted May 11, 2023

The end goal of database design is to be able to transform a logical data model into an actual physical database. A logical data model is required before you can even begin to design a physical database. Assuming that the logical data model is complete, though, what must be done to implement a physical database?

Posted May 11, 2023

Mongo Atlas—MongoDB's Database as a Service offering—has become increasingly central to MongoDBs commercial strategy. Since its launch in 2016, MongoDB has onboarded tens of thousands of customers to Atlas, and Atlas now represents almost two-thirds of MongoDB's revenue.

Posted May 11, 2023

In 1961, a clever science fiction author named Robert Heinlein coined a new term in one of his novels. The term was "grok." Grok is a wonderful word that means "to empathize or communicate sympathetically; also, to experience enjoyment," and is a term similar to the later sixties phrase "dig it." Grok meanings also include "to drink," "to love," and "to be one with." Grok can apply when one experiences those moments of insight as a new realization coalesces in one's mind, or as that joyful experience continues to provide a thrill. Perhaps grok can be a mental state one achieves as one attains the peacefulness advertised in another 1960s term—"be here now." Grokking can be vital in working through the creation of a new logical data model. If one does not understand the data, then one cannot model the data. Alternately, if one groks the data, the data modeling efforts will flow freely.

Posted May 11, 2023

Inc. magazine revealed that RDM Infinity landed a spot on the third-annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list, a prestigious ranking of private companies based in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. RDM achieved a median revenue growth of 195% between 2019 and 2021, earning it a coveted place among just 59 other regional businesses recognized for their tremendous growth in a challenging economic climate.

Posted May 11, 2023

Rocket Software is committed to our MultiValue (MV) solutions and our customers who rely on MV. To support this commitment, our team of software engineers is adding new, modern features to our MV solutions and developing new, modern MV applications like the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX:P). If you're not familiar with MVX: P, it's a free performance monitoring application for Rocket UniVerse. We've designed MVX:P specifically for DBAs or developers with DBA responsibilities who need to improve performance.

Posted May 11, 2023

Zumasys is introducing its Rover Business Suite, launching 8 new products aimed at helping to modernize MultiValue applications. According to the company, this major announcement signifies Zumasys' commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of its customers and the MultiValue community.

Posted May 11, 2023

Probably the most important reason for building knowledge graphs has been to answer this age-old question: "What is going to happen next?" Given the data, relationships, and timelines we know about a customer, patient, product, etc. ("the entity of interest"), how can we confidently predict the most likely next event? Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc discussed how to, "Build Predictions With Machine Learning & Graph Neural Networks," during his Data Summit 2023 presentation.

Posted May 10, 2023

While data quality tools find issues in production, it is too little, too late. Production data issues are expensive to fix and cause business discontinuity and reputation risk. iceDQ believes companies should adopt a left-shift approach to prevent faulty processes and data from entering production. Sandesh Gawande, CTO, iCEDQ, discussed "Data Testing: A Left-Shift Approach to Data Quality" during his Data Summit 2023 presentation.

Posted May 10, 2023

John O'Brien, principal advisor and industry analyst in data strategy and architecture at Radiant Advisors, led Data Summit's pre-conference workshop, "Build The Modern Data Architecture & Plan That Transforms Your Company," to demystify the steps toward building a data architecture that fits an enterprise's unique needs while addressing the challenges that might arise.

Posted May 10, 2023

Industry publications and thought leaders have been touting the benefits of composable design for both business and architecture. Andy Vidan, CEO and co-founder, Composable Analytics talked "Composable Design Patterns," during his session at Data Summit 2023.

Posted May 10, 2023

The Data Summit 2023 conference opened up focusing on "The World According to Data," with featured speakers David Weinberger, Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and Author, Christina Leber, principal data software engineer, iRobot, and Dave Mohr, regional VP, Neo4J.

Posted May 10, 2023

In an information economy, data is the currency of business. Digital upstarts are disrupting every industry, making it imperative that organizations have a strong data strategy that turns data into insights and profitable activity. At Data Summit 2023, Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, discussed "Constructing Your Data Strategy: A Business And Technical Foundation For Success" during his workshop session.

Posted May 09, 2023

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. At Data Summit 2023, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Sara Nash, senior consultant, data and information management, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC discussed "Building Knowledge Graphs" during their workshop session.

Posted May 09, 2023

It's time to 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, the readers. The voting period is now extended through Wednesday, May 17.

Posted May 08, 2023

CIQ, the company behind Rocky Linux, added a new service to its portfolio aimed at enhancing how organizations manage complex software infrastructure and solutions. CIQ Mountain is a "mountain of solutions" that provides software and artifact delivery and lifecycle management for turnkey solution management at any scale.

Posted May 08, 2023

IBM is unveiling its new security suite designed to unify and accelerate the security analyst experience across the full incident lifecycle. According to the company, the IBM Security QRadar Suite represents a major evolution and expansion of the QRadar brand, spanning all core threat detection, investigation, and response technologies, with significant investment in innovations across the portfolio.

Posted May 08, 2023

SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson technology will be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation. The move aims to help accelerate innovation and create more efficient and effective user experiences across the SAP solution portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, which provides a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.

Posted May 08, 2023

Honeycomb, an observability platform used by high-performing engineering teams, is launching and fully-executing Natural Language Querying using generative AI for its new capability, Query Assistant. This development dramatically scales the platform's query power and makes observability more usable for all engineering levels, according to the company.

Posted May 04, 2023

DataStax, the real-time AI company, is releasing Luna ML, a support service for Kaskada Open Source, the unified event processing engine for real-time machine learning (ML), that gives customers modern, open source event processing for ML. According to the company, Luna ML will provide customers with mission-critical support and offers options for incident response time as low as 15 minutes. Customers will also have the ability to escalate issues to the core Kaskada engineering team for further review and troubleshooting.

Posted May 04, 2023

Frank Liu, ML architect at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, "Vector Databases Have Entered the Chat—How ChatGPT Is Fueling the Need for Specialized Vector Storage," to explore how purpose-built vector databases are the key to successfully integrating with chat solutions, as well as present explanatory information on how autoregressive LMs, unstructured data, vectors, and vector databases intersect.

Posted May 03, 2023

Frank Liu, ML architect at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, "Vector Databases Have Entered the Chat—How ChatGPT Is Fueling the Need for Specialized Vector Storage," to explore how purpose-built vector databases are the key to successfully integrating with chat solutions, as well as present explanatory information on how autoregressive LMs, unstructured data, vectors, and vector databases intersect.

Posted May 03, 2023

data.world, the data catalog platform, is acquiring the Mighty Canary technology and incorporating it into a new DataOps application to use automations to surface contextual insights and real-time data quality updates directly to the BI, communications, and collaboration tools that data consumers use.

Posted May 03, 2023

Deloitte is expanding its operating system for health care to include services for Oracle, a provider of operational and clinical technology for hospitals and health care systems worldwide. According to the company, Deloitte's expanding health care technology offerings, Deloitte Health—Oracle Accelerated, are designed to keep pace with the changing world of health care, which is moving into broad ecosystems and platforms, and shifting from being driven by hospitals, providers, or insurance companies to being driven by patients.

Posted May 03, 2023

Oracle is introducing new capabilities across Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite that help customers accelerate supply chain planning, increase operational efficiency, and improve financial accuracy. The updates include new planning, usage-based pricing, and rebate management capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain and Manufacturing (SCM) and enhanced quote-to-cash processes in Oracle Fusion Applications.

Posted May 03, 2023

According to a new study, "The Decision Dilemma" by Oracle and Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, data scientist and author of Everybody Lies and Don't Trust Your Gut, people feel overwhelmed and under qualified to use data to make decisions. The study of more than 14,000 employees and business leaders across 17 countries found that people are struggling to make decisions in their personal and professional lives at a time when they are being forced to make more decisions than ever before.

Posted May 03, 2023

The pandemic significantly accelerated the pace of technological advancement and digital transformation, generating a need for new digital programs and solutions. The drive to meet this demand has increased pressure on IT departments, which, in turn, has heightened collaboration between IT and line-of-business (LOB) executives. Business technologists, or staff members who are not in the IT department but leverage technology to solve their business problem to improve the productivity of their department, are increasingly choosing the applications, technology frameworks, and platforms that help them solve their business problems without heavy reliance on IT.

Posted May 03, 2023

PingCAP is releasing its new GitHub Data Explorer tool—a dashboard tool designed to provide deep, actionable insights within GitHub activity.

Posted May 02, 2023

Kinetica is announcing an integration between Kinetica's analytic database and ChatGPT, marking the industry's first database integration with the radically popular generative AI tool.

Posted May 02, 2023

Vercel is offering a suite of serverless storage options now available in the Vercel Dashboard, powered by the best infrastructure providers in the industry. Vercel KV, Vercel Postgres, and Vercel Blob are built on open standards and protocols, designed for low latency, efficient data fetching, and fully integrated with the company's existing tools and workflows.

Posted May 02, 2023

WunderGraph is announcing its recent funding milestone—a total investment of $3 million—precipitated by the company's seed funding round led by Aspenwood Ventures.

Posted May 01, 2023

Ridge Security, an automated security validation solution provider, is releasing Ridge Security RidgeShield, an automated, cloud workload protection and testing solution.

Posted May 01, 2023

MySQL experts joined DBTA's webinar, "Best Practices for Accelerating your MySQL Data," to examine architectural tips and best practices that can best support large-scale MySQL operations while enabling the delivery of highly-performant applications—paying particular attention to replication and data protection at scale, simpler storage management, higher density, and higher availability in virtualized environments.

Posted May 01, 2023

Noname Security, a provider of complete and proactive API security, is partnering with Wiz, a cloud security platform and growing software company, to help customers improve security posture. Together, Noname Security and Wiz will enable complete visibility, context, and control of infrastructure hosting mission-critical and highly sensitive APIs to minimize and remediate risk, according to the companies.  

Posted April 28, 2023

OpenText is unveiling OpenText Cloud Editions 23.2, enabling customers to further drive productivity and profitability while streamlining experiences and security in a multi-cloud world. The announcement was made at OpenText World EMEA - Innovation Summits 2023.

Posted April 28, 2023

Starburst, the data lake analytics platform, is offering a new integration with dbt Cloud, a fast and reliable way to deploy dbt, enabling dbt users to easily build data pipelines spanning multiple data sources on one central plane. The integration includes an enhanced adapter between dbt Cloud and Starburst's SaaS offering, Starburst Galaxy, enabling dbt users to easily federate data across multiple disparate sources or access new data sources before it lands in their central data lake or warehouse.

Posted April 28, 2023

DBTA recently held a webinar, "How to Democratize Your Data with DataOps," with invited experts to evangelize on the methodologies and best practices that organizations can adopt to effectively guide them through their data democratization journeys.

Posted April 27, 2023

Mezmo, provider of an observability data platform, is offering a free trial and a free community plan for Mezmo Telemetry Pipeline, enabling companies to unlock the power of their data and achieve the cost savings and control benefits of a telemetry pipeline—without the upfront investment.

Posted April 27, 2023

InfluxData is launching InfluxDB 3.0, to deliver a series of time series capabilities enacted across the company's product portfolio, including its new product, InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated.

Posted April 27, 2023

Digital.ai is releasing Corbett, the latest version of its leading AI-powered DevOps platform, to enable organizations to deliver applications with better customer experiences, along with improved productivity for software development teams. According to the company, Corbett features enhanced intelligence capabilities that enable teams and organizations, not just individuals, to better leverage the power of AI to deliver better software.

Posted April 27, 2023

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