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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

IBM Security is offering a new service that allows companies to experiment with fully homomorphic encryption (FHE)—an emerging technology designed to allow data to remain encrypted even while being processed or analyzed in cloud or third-party environments. Building on groundwork and tools developed IBM Research and IBM Z, the new IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services provide a scalable hosting environment on IBM Cloud, along with consulting and managed services to help clients begin learning about and designing prototype solutions which can take advantage of FHE.

Posted December 17, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle MySQL Database Service with integrated MySQL Analytics Engine, optimized for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The new service will enable OCI customers to run sophisticated analytics directly against their operational MySQL databases without requiring complex  data integration with a separate analytics database.

Posted December 17, 2020

When was the last time you ran across a single-vendor data shop? With the proliferation of multiple database engines for multiple purposes, enterprises now take advantage of a range of database types—not to mention an increasing abundance of cloud services. The difficulty is managing these diverse environments—security, provisioning, and access—in a centralized fashion.

Posted December 17, 2020

Over the past 10 years we've seen a proliferation of non-re­lational database systems, usually based around a distributed, fault-tolerant architecture with flexible consistency models—databases such as DynamoDB, Cassandra, and Hadoop. However, in recent years, a new set of cloud-native, SQL-enabled databases have established significant traction.

Posted December 17, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating the drive toward SaaS apps and cloud adoption, and many companies are now adopting a hybrid cloud approach. Most are going about their transforma­tion wisely, with experienced personnel who are measured in their approach. But we've all heard of companies going dark when a cloud provider did the unthinkable and went down: Everything was great until it wasn't.

Posted December 17, 2020

Today, organizations must deliver new applications, as well as application updates and patches, at a faster rate than ever before. DevOps principles address this challenge by focusing on a combination of tools, processes, and collaboration among development and operations teams to enable more agile and integrated workflows for development, test, and deployment.

Posted December 16, 2020

The TrueNAS Open Storage portfolio is expanding with the addition of TrueCommand Cloud - a cloud-based service to simplify 24x365 TrueNAS management. As a major upgrade to the iXsystems Channel Partner Program, the cloud-based management software for TrueNAS deployments enables revenue producing services for partners moving into managed storage service delivery.

Posted December 16, 2020

Lightrun, provider of a continuous observability and debugging platform, has announced integrations with six popular tools used by developers—Datadog, IntelliJ IDEA, Logz.io, Prometheus, Slack, and StatsD—to help streamline the delivery of real-time observability for enterprise organizations. The new integrations expand Lightrun's real-time capabilities to seamlessly provide the on-demand addition of logs, metrics, and traces inside the organization's existing observability infrastructure. 

Posted December 16, 2020

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, is launching a dedicated Microsoft go-to-market business unit centered on building new solutions based on Microsoft platforms and technologies. The Microsoft go-to-market business unit is a component of Mindtree's multi-tiered initiative to support the continued demand of cloud services and solutions.

Posted December 16, 2020

NTT Corporation and SAP SE are forming a strategic alliance that creates a holistic partnership in which both companies serve as each other's customers, suppliers, and co-innovators. The deeper relationship enables SAP and NTT to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises.

Posted December 16, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its partnership with SAP, positioning Dynatrace as a strategic observability partner for SAP Commerce Cloud. This means Dynatrace's digital experience monitoring capabilities, including real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring, and precise answers from its AI-engine, Davis, are now available for SAP Commerce Cloud, digital experience monitoring, which customers can subscribe to via the online SAP Store.

Posted December 16, 2020

Siemens Smart Infrastructure, a business of the Siemens AG group focusing on energy distribution and intelligent buildings, announced it is moving its SAP infrastructure to AWS. Moving these workloads to AWS will enable Siemens Smart Infrastructure to significantly shorten hardware refresh cycles, increase agility to test and deploy new systems, and provide the foundation for the company's future transformation using SAP S/4HANA technology.

Posted December 16, 2020

This past year has been a whirlwind for everyone, driven by the Coronavirus pandemic as it pushed IT trends in 2020. For 2021 COVID-19 continues to be a central story and a galvanizing force behind this year's forecast.  Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2021.

Posted December 16, 2020

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of great upheaval-forcing companies to quickly adapt or succumb to the changing tide of digital transformation. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products.

Posted December 16, 2020

Total Computing Solutions (TCS), a division of Zumasys, is updating the features and functionality of its TotaLink credit card processing software to make compliance simpler and integrations for MV platforms smoother. Built-in signature capture through native PICK calls into TotaLink software, allowing customers to avoid purchasing costly dedicated signature capture devices.

Posted December 16, 2020

BlueFinity is enhancing Evoke for the retail market in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the business sector. Using Evoke, retailers are now able to design and deploy the apps that specifically meet both their needs and the needs of their customers, and they do not have to employ specialist app developers to do it but can use their existing staff to create apps.

Posted December 16, 2020

Appsian, a provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has announced that its security and compliance analytics platform, Appsian360, will feature support for Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle EBS). Appsian360 will provide Oracle EBS customers with the ability to gain deep insight into who is accessing business data—when, how, and why. This insight closes a critical visibility gap that can leave organizations exposed to security and compliance threats.

Posted December 16, 2020

Employers today look for a broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. Here's a look at skills that any DBA should have and also those that a DBA should look to obtain and nurture, regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Posted December 16, 2020

It's been widely observed that COVID-19 has caused a dramatic acceleration of companies' digital transformation priorities, compressing dramatic changes that would have spanned years into just a few months. To better understand current trends in data management, including the impact of COVID-19 on IT budgets and innovation, as well as digital transformation and cloud priorities, Unisphere Research, the research arm of Database Trends and Applications, recently conducted a survey, in partnership with Aerospike, Inc., a provider of next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions for any scale.

Posted December 15, 2020

The real value of cloud lies not just in its ability to reduce infrastructure costs, but in the opportunities it presents to rethink the business.

Posted December 14, 2020

Data miscommunication happens all the time between databases. Let's look at what you need to build machine learning models at scale, what the current options are, and why "feature stores" are becoming a new trend in this space.

Posted December 14, 2020

The primary role of database ‘custodian' continues to be the main emphasis of their jobs but increasingly, DBAs are expected to take on additional responsibilities.

Posted December 14, 2020

Due to the advent of client/server computing in the 1990s, then internet and web-connectivity driving development, and the more recent growth of NoSQL databases, we are now manag­ing more types of data on more platforms than we ever have before. And that means that managing data is a lot more complex. This also means that DBAs need to possess exper­tise in cross-platform management and administra­tion.

Posted December 14, 2020

Global database technology company FairCom recently announced new versions and rebranding of its major products, which include data solutions for high-speed transactions, Industry 4.0 environments, and legacy system modernization. c-treeRTG V3 is the latest addition to the FairCom "Ready-To-Go" solution dedicated to modernization of core legacy business applications. With its data-centric approach, c-treeRTG modernizes the data management engine underneath without touching the COBOL code.

Posted December 14, 2020

A recent study indicated that IT professionals were three times more likely to disagree with their leadership than professionals in other indus­tries. Identifying a three-times-more-likely differ­ence of opinion seems a significant variance. I don't know what detailed insights the study arrived at to account for this level of disagreeable­ness. Maybe the study considered IT folks as being more educated, more logical, and therefore more difficult?

Posted December 10, 2020

Microsoft and Red Hat have collaborated for more than 4 years on SQL Server and have come up with a variety of ways to better manage the server internals for higher performance. For example, the Windows OS has Large Pages and an option called Lock Pages in Memory. In Linux, you have the same capabilities using Transparent Huge Pages via trace flag 834, and even more memory management options by tuning dirty page ratios to pre­vent disk swapping.

Posted December 10, 2020

Whether you're already using Oracle or currently considering database solutions for your business needs, Markus Michale­wicz, senior director of product management at Oracle, recently iden­tified five reasons why Oracle Database is the best option.

Posted December 10, 2020

The year 2020 has been extremely eventful on many levels. Time­lines for digital transformation—supported by data analytics—suddenly had to accelerate from 5-year horizons to overnight implementations. Expect more of this continuing velocity in the year ahead, as companies fast-track their plans for initiatives ranging from AI to edge computing. These all require enor­mous volumes of quality data, meaning data managers will be quite busy in the months ahead. DBTA spoke to leaders across the industry to gain their perspec­tive on what to expect.

Posted December 10, 2020

Zumasys is making several changes to AccuTerm 8 that will support enhanced MultiValue functions. Additionally, the company has revamped its licensing model for AccuTerm 8 to enable customers to purchase a single license key for the whole company.

Posted December 10, 2020

Revelation is releasing a "Roll Up" patch to OpenInsight version 9.4 that will enhance debug functionalities and improve operations.  This patch was made as a result of user reports and suggestions, said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation.

Posted December 10, 2020

IBM and R3, an enterprise software firm, are collaborating to provide blockchain technology solutions that deliver high levels of performance, compliance, and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3's enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.

Posted December 10, 2020

This may be the era of the data-driven enterprise, but only a handful of organizations report they are ready for it. There is a growing volume of "dark data" that remains obscure to IT managers and decision makers. This period unfolding before us will be driven by several technology initiatives, from 5G wireless and IoT to AI.

Posted December 10, 2020

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital.

Posted December 09, 2020

Technology never stands still, and neither does the business sector. When these two worlds collide, it is vital that you are aware of everything that is taking place to drive growth, innovation, and success.

Posted December 09, 2020

Bigstream, a big data solution provider that fuels acceleration of Apache Spark, is releasing its  Hyperacceleration software in AWS Marketplace, along with offering a 30-day free trial of the solution. Bigstream Hyperacceleration enables Spark to optimize the underlying processing platforms and can now be added to Apache Spark on Amazon EMR with just four additional clicks.

Posted December 09, 2020

Einblick, a visual data computing platform provider, based on years of research at MIT and Brown University, announced it has secured $6 million in Seed funding along with launching its visual data computing platform. The funding round was lead investor Amplify Partners with participation from top-tier investors Flybridge and Samsung Next.

Posted December 09, 2020

Qlik is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), debuting Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS in the AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can now purchase Qlik's modern data analytics platform, with Qlik's unique associative engine and artificial intelligence (AI), to enable enterprise-wide analytics in the cloud leveraging AWS.

Posted December 09, 2020

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) has completed a $45 million financing from investors including Honeywell Ventures, IBM Ventures, JSR Corporation, Serendipity Capital, Alvarium Investments and Talipot Holdings to further accelerate commercialization and consolidate its leadership position in quantum computing software and applications.

Posted December 09, 2020

The cloud-tipping point for database technology had already occurred by the beginning of 2020, but what was a gradual migration to the cloud is now looking increasingly like a sprint.

Posted December 08, 2020

Apollo GraphQL, a pioneer in the use of GraphQL API technologies for modern application development, has announced the general availability of Development Graphs—a free cloud offering that allows developers around the world to access Apollo's Studio tools, such as Apollo Explorer, with any server. 

Posted December 07, 2020

Whether you are just starting your journey to the cloud, still weighing the benefits, or already knees-deep in several cloud databases or applications, you're probably wondering if other organizations are asking the same questions or facing the same challenges that you are. DBTA recently held a webinar with Dan Russell, senior vice president of cloud strategy and alliances, Datavail, who discussed moving to the cloud.

Posted December 07, 2020

Now, more than ever, enterprises need speed, agility, and insight to navigate today's rapidly-changing business environments. Fast, actionable intelligence is a universal goal. However, making the right data available to the right people at the right time is an ongoing challenge. DBTA recently held a webinar with John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, Radiant Advisors and David Dichmann, director, product marketing, data warehouse, Cloudera, who discussed the three necessities for a modern analytics ecosystem today.

Posted December 07, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity, and data protection, is launching a new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, Flexential DRaaS. Flexential DRaaS is a flexible offering designed to answer the market need for a tailored solution that can protect complex IT infrastructures.

Posted December 07, 2020

Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multicloud computing, is introducing new hybrid cloud capabilities for its unstructured data storage offerings, Objects and Files. With these advanced features, Nutanix customers can now deploy an easy-to-use, scale out storage fabric across their different cloud environments to simplify data management and effectively manage costs - moving IT teams ever closer to a true hybrid cloud operating model, according to the vendor.

Posted December 04, 2020

MayaData and Platform9 are collaborating on the deployment and operation of performance-sensitive stateful workloads on Kubernetes. Through the partnership, users of Platform9's managed Kubernetes offerings are able to deploy and operate MayaData's Kubera Propel, which provides a validated high-performance enterprise edition of the CNCF project OpenEBS.

Posted December 04, 2020

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