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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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IBM is unveiling an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope, a cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. This repository, currently growing by terabytes per day, can automatically ingest, curate, and seamlessly integrate all forms of geospatial-temporal data.  Large, heterogeneous, and complex datasets are tamed into a tidy aligned and indexed structure designed for efficient retrieval and query. 

Posted March 13, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls.

Posted March 12, 2018

ASG Technologies, a provider of proven solutions for information access, management, and control, has added enhanced capabilities to its enterprise data intelligence solution to help customers achieve compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is important to note that GDPR is not a point in time. It is a change in how organizations need to manage data, said Rob Perry, ASG's VP of product marketing.

Posted March 12, 2018

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, is expanding its Control-M Managed File Transfer offering to include support for all file transfers from a single automation platform. With BMC's Control-M solution, companies have instant visibility into the status of file transfers and business application workloads.

Posted March 09, 2018

Alteryx, Inc., provider of data science and analytics solutions, is releasing Alteryx Promote, a component of the Alteryx Analytics platform for both data scientists and citizen data scientists. It is the result of the company's acquisition of Yhat, a Brooklyn-based data science company, announced in June 2017.

Posted March 09, 2018

CA Technologies, a provider of business automation software, is upgrading its CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), introducing major new features for enhanced performance. The new release makes the solution easier to own and manage to help users provide that critical applications and businesses processes run smoothly and continuously.

Posted March 08, 2018

Blackpoint Cyber is releasing an IoT module for SNAP-Defense; providing lateral spread protection for not only core enterprise networks but also IoT applications. Blackpoint Cyber is releasing an IoT module for SNAP-Defense; providing lateral spread protection for not only core enterprise networks but also IoT applications.

Posted March 08, 2018

Many organizations talk about data governance, but rather than establishing an ongoing governance process that is involved with every project, the governance is viewed as a one-time task to be slogged through, over with and done. Such myopic approaches will only lead to failure. Data governance is like life, it is the journey, not a destination.Proper data governance brings commonality to an organization; it leads the journey to a single version of the truth. A single version of the truth does not mean everyone must kowtow to a single metric, but it does mean distinct calculations unique to dissimilar sub-groups have different specific names at the corporate level, even if those naming differences are subtle.

Posted March 07, 2018

It's understandable that those new to MongoDB - a so-called "schema free" database - might assume that they no longer need to be concerned with the art-science of data modeling. However, in reality data modeling is just as important in MongoDB as in other databases. Indeed, because of some of the modeling principles for MongoDB are less well understood, arguably, more attention needs to be given to the data modeling process.  

Posted March 07, 2018

MariaDB is launching MariaDB Server 10.3.5, adding temporal data processing, Oracle compatibility features, and other improvements in its next candidate release. The announcement was first made during the MariaDB M|18 conference in New York.

Posted March 07, 2018

The term "big data" has been bandied about for a number of years now, to the point where it has been used so much that it is a part of IT culture. Hard to specifically define, yet everyone seems to have a good idea what is meant by it, big data is here to stay. And that is a good thing!

Posted March 07, 2018

Databricks, provider of the Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark, is releasing Apache Spark 2.3.0 on Databricks' Unified Analytics Platform. Databricks is the first vendor to support Apache Spark 2.3 within a compute engine, Databricks Runtime 4.0, which is now generally available.

Posted March 07, 2018

Host Analytics, a provider of cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, has introduced Project Orion, an EPM product specifically designed for business users, as opposed to finance professionals.

Posted March 07, 2018

data.world is releasing its data collaboration platform for the enterprise, aiming to break down the barriers separating people, data, and business. The platform is launching with integrations with leading enterprise data solutions including Tableau, Microsoft Excel and Power BI, IBM SPSS, MicroStrategy, Google Data Studio, and others.

Posted March 07, 2018

Datawatch Corporation is launching Datawatch Monarch Swarm, an intelligent enterprise data preparation and analytics platform that can transform how businesses interact with and leverage their greatest assets. With new and innovative applications of machine learning technology to benefit every user no matter their skill-level, Monarch Swarm empowers every individual, department, and organization with advanced intelligence and insight into how data can be used to drive further team collaboration, socialization, and support of data governance practices.

Posted March 05, 2018

iguazio, a data platform powering data-driven applications by extending the cloud experience at the edge and on premises, is launching a global Channel Partner Program and further extending its global reach. As part of the new program, which is open to systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and OEMs, iguazio has already formed partnerships with key channel leaders.

Posted March 02, 2018

Bedrock Data has launched Fusion, SaaS software that reduces the time and cost associated with unifying customer data across cloud applications. According to Bedrock, the resulting Fused Database enables comprehensive analytics, business intelligence and real-time dashboards by eliminating the delays of data preparation.

Posted March 01, 2018

The Bitcoin bubble is a mixed bag for blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. While the incredible increase in Bitcoin's valuation has resulted in a huge windfall for early adopters and enhanced the recognition of blockchain technology, it has also highlighted the volatility of Bitcoin as a currency and the limitations of the underlying blockchain network.

Posted February 28, 2018

SAP is introducing the latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, 1802, including advanced and more intelligent functionality in machine learning, in-memory analytics, in-context collaboration and more.This, combined and enriched by SAP's digital assistant, is enhancing new innovations for the finance, manufacturing, sales, procurement, and professional services industries.

Posted February 28, 2018

Cleaning data is no different from many types of maintenance - just as disorganization creates disruptions in life, working with unclean data can be a recipe for disaster for an enterprise. Wasting time searching for clean data, making bad decisions, inefficiently processing functions, and receiving regulatory fines are just a few of the mishaps that can confront an organization with dirty data.

Posted February 28, 2018

Private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners acquired erwin Data Modeler software from CA Technologies in April 2016. Since then, operating as erwin, Inc. and led by IT industry veteran Adam Famularo, the company has rebranded itself as "the data governance company," launched new products, and made a number of strategic acquisitions—including most recently Rome-based A&P Consulting. Famularo spoke with BDQ about the changes at erwin over the past 2 years and shared his views on where the IT market overall is headed.

Posted February 28, 2018

Splunk has agreed to acquire Phantom Cyber Corporation, a security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) vendor. Under the terms of the agreement, Splunk will acquire Phantom for a total purchase price of approximately $350 million.

Posted February 27, 2018

TigerGraph, which provides a graph analytics platform for the enterprise, has announced TigerGraph 2.0 which introduces real time MultiGraph collaboration along with enhancements in distributed system performance and security.

Posted February 27, 2018

MariaDB Corporation is creating a research division that tackles the most extreme challenges in the database field and will partner with Intel on its inaugural initiative. Dubbed MariaDB Labs, the division will bring together world-class experts and industry leaders to make discoveries that spawn new use cases.

Posted February 26, 2018

Symphony Ventures, a global services firm specializing in intelligent automation, today announced the launch of a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance capability. Partnering with, IT Governance, Symphony will offer global enterprises an end-to-end solution for meeting and maintaining GDPR compliance with greater accuracy, speed and visibility.

Posted February 23, 2018

Datical, a provider of database release automation, has introduced Datical 5, the latest version of its enterprise-class platform for automating database releases. Datical aims to bring continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes to the data layer, helping enterprises to achieve a unified pipeline for application and database changes—from development to production.

Posted February 23, 2018

Cambridge Semantics, provider of a universal semantic layer for big data management and connected data analytics solutions, is previewing AnzoGraph, a native graph-based parallel query engine available for analyzing data from Amazon Neptune, the new graph database service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Posted February 22, 2018

Qubole, which provides cloud big data-as-a-service, and Snowflake Computing, which provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, are partnering to enable customers to use Apache Spark in Qubole with data stored in Snowflake.

Posted February 22, 2018

InfluxData is releasing the latest versions of InfluxEnterprise and InfluxDB with expanded support for high cardinality time series data streams. In order to support ephemeral time series data, InfluxData introduced the concept of a Time Series Index (TSI).

Posted February 22, 2018

Blockchain is a distributed, shared, permissioned ledger for recording transactions with consensus, provenance, immutability and finality. It is the technology that drives virtual currencies like Bitcoin. But its potential spans many more industries and use cases than just virtual currencies.

Posted February 20, 2018

Fluree has introduced FlureeDB, a scalable, blockchain cloud database, for public beta use. According to the company, the new offering combines the interoperability and features of traditional graph and document databases with immutable, decentralized blockchain technology to provide enterprise-grade, developer-ready, cloud-hosted database tools.

Posted February 20, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is acquiring privately held IndependenceIT (IIT) to automate the deployment of applications, data, and workspaces in the cloud. The combined synergy will drive increased margins, efficiency, and revenue opportunities for IT service providers globally.

Posted February 13, 2018

Looker is unveiling new features and enhancements to its platform that will give users immediate access to insights. "We think it's really important that when folks first log into the product it's very easy for them to find what they're looking for or if they don't know what they're looking for to find something that's relevant to them," said Daniel Mintz, chief data evangelist, Looker.

Posted February 13, 2018

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, has launched its GDPR Prescriptive Model, a new best practices approach to help organizations prepare for the May 25, 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, as well as build a foundation to support ongoing data privacy initiatives.

Posted February 13, 2018

WhereScape, a provider of data infrastructure automation software, is releasing an updated version of WhereScape automation featuring Streaming, allowing IT teams to automate real-time data flows and processing. Streaming provides organizations with the capability and flexibility to ingest and process the increasing availability of IoT, social media and other streaming data sources and manage it alongside traditional, batch-based data sources.

Posted February 12, 2018

VoltDB, provider of an enterprise-class translytical database for business-critical applications, has announced the latest version of its flagship solution. While organizations have plenty of real-time data, they continue to struggle with taking immediate action on that data before opportunities are lost, said Ruth Morgenstein, VP of Engineering at VoltDB. VoltDB helps organizations to ingest and analyze high transactional throughput with low latency to make immediate and accurate decisions that positively impact their business, she noted.

Posted February 08, 2018

Oracle has announced the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) to help organizations assess the security configuration of their databases, identify sensitive data, and evaluate database users for risk exposure.  

Posted February 07, 2018

As the president of the Independent Oracle Users Group I often get asked for advice about which Oracle event to attend—COLLABORATE or Oracle OpenWorld. Sometimes it's just, "What is COLLABORATE?" or even, "Isn't COLLABORATE just a mini Oracle OpenWorld?" These two events are very different, and, depending on your role, one may be better for you than the other.

Posted February 07, 2018

SentryOne is planning to expand internationally by opening an office in Dublin City Centre, Ireland, in early 2018. The company plans to manage its European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) operations through the new Irish subsidiary and will add sales, channel and customer support staff as soon as next month. The Irish company, SentryOne Ltd., will be wholly owned by SentryOne. 

Posted February 07, 2018

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform disaster recovery and cost improvement solutions, is being added to Microsoft's SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Partners List. The SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Partner List includes DH2i's DxEnterprise software, a unified Windows and Linux Smart Availability solution for databases and stateful Docker containers. 

Posted February 05, 2018

An astounding array of new technologies and approaches have emerged on the database scene over the past few years that promise to turn the next 12 months into a time of unprecedented transformation for the database landscape. There are new developments, along with reinforcement of tried-and-true technologies, some of which may help make the jobs of data managers just a bit easier.

Posted February 01, 2018

Far too often, business users seem consumed by the systems they handle. This makes them unable to define the necessary business processes or needs of the organization. All these users can do is describe what their off-the-shelf packages provide for them. In fact, most users take great pride in their "understanding" of the current system. 

Posted February 01, 2018

The SQL Server Vulnerability Assessment tool (VA) is a feature within SQL Server Management Server (SSMS) 17.4 that scans your SQL Server instances of version 2012 and later, identifies security issues, and suggests fixes to the vulnerabilities it finds. It works for on-premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, whether housed on physical or virtual servers.

Posted February 01, 2018

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