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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

Knowledge graphs are taking on greater prominence in enterprise information strategies. Joe Hilger, co-founder of the consultancy Enterprise Knowledge, recently explained what's happening and why the technology is now in the spotlight as a critical piece in the information management puzzle. "Any technologies that make it easier to find, share, and collaborate remotely are incredibly valuable," says Hilger.

Posted October 12, 2020

Alcide, a Kubernetes security leader empowering DevSecOps teams, announced the company is joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) for their integration with Azure Sentinel. Alcide's SaaS solutions for Kubernetes security is already available on the Microsoft Azure marketplace and now brings Azure Kubernetes security alerts to Azure Sentinel.

Posted October 09, 2020

MarkLogic, a provider of enterprise data integration and data management solutions, is being acquired by Vector Capital, a private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. "Vector Capital's collaborative approach and proven track record of building and scaling enterprise cloud and SaaS businesses will be instrumental to MarkLogic as we continue to innovate and expand. I am proud of what our highly skilled team has achieved in solving some of the world's most complex data challenges at many of the largest and most complex companies and government organizations in the world," said Gary Bloom, MarkLogic's CEO. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Posted October 09, 2020

Gitpod, an open source developer platform that automates the provisioning of ready-to-code development environments, is receiving $3 million in seed funding, enabling the company to to further refine its platform for development environment automation, as well as expand Gitpod's open source community and relevant ecosystem partnerships.

Posted October 09, 2020

While the cloud can offer an organization a wide array of benefits—including a reduction in infrastructure costs, greater flexibility to deploy regionally, and more—it's not always an organization's first choice when it comes to building out an SAP landscape, where high availability (HA) is essential. If you're invested in real-time analytics or building out AI services that depend on uninterrupted access to your SAP landscape, you don't want to find yourself unable to access the data and services you need.

Posted October 08, 2020

At the heart of the latest wave of tool consolidation in enterprise software delivery is data—and getting all that precious information into one place. By creating a single platform experience to help software delivery teams at largescale organizations plan and track all work from ideation to operation, tool vendors hope to support customers in this goal by providing faster, more accurate knowledge- sharing between teams and tools in real time to accelerate the planning, building, and delivering of products. Obtaining one source of truth to create business-centric IT reports helps organizations understand whether investments are paying off and improve decision making.

Posted October 08, 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 October 08, 2020

Both data warehouses and data lakes offer robust options for ensuring that data is well-managed and prepped for today's analytics requirements. However, the two environments have distinctly different roles, and data managers need to understand how to leverage the strengths of each to make the most of the data feeding into analytics systems.

Posted October 08, 2020

"It's yours, free. Just pay shipping and handling!" claims the infomercial host. We've all seen them, the advertisements for home maintenance, gardening equipment, or even cooking products that promise the world but end up costing a lot of money. Whether it's through shipping fees or the need to sign up for long contracts that are hard to break, unfortunately, most deals that seem "too good to be true" usually are not what they seem.

Posted October 08, 2020

Database administration includes responsibility for ensuring the ongoing operational functionality and efficiency of an organization's databases and the applications that access those databases. Traditionally, for the DBA, this has meant becoming an expert about "all things" related to a particular database management system (DBMS), such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM Db2, and others, and that the DBMS was installed on-premise on physical servers.

Posted October 08, 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 October 08, 2020

For several years, digital sales have been steadily expanding year over year by 12%-15% and gradually taking more and more of the overall share of retail sales, but that expansion was quickly accelerated this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Historical sales data is inconsequential this year, and there is not a handbook for the types of challenges we've faced so far. In times of uncertainty, a business's greatest asset is the flexibility to be ready for whatever may happen. The truth is, no one knows what the future of this market will bring.

Posted October 08, 2020

As technologies evolve and become more sophisticated each year, the world is becoming increasingly data-driven. Large volumes of data inject macro- and micro-level insights into our behaviors, opinions, and preferences, which in turn power business opportunities for revenue growth, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction.

Posted October 08, 2020

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance, the goal of this designation is to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security. Find out what data governance and security leaders think about the state of data security today.

Posted October 08, 2020

Rocket Software is in the midst of conducting several product alpha and beta programs to implement user feedback into new and existing products. The fall of 2020 is about Rocket engaging with its MultiValue user base, during these programs customers can provide critical feedback on features they need to modernize and optimize their applications, ranging from API development to helping define metrics that they want to monitor for better performance.

Posted October 08, 2020

If you are an old hand at Microsoft SQL Server, you have probably used the SQL Server Agent (i.e., SQL Agent) service and MSDB database for the last 20 years. With a humble and largely unchanged feature set since it was first introduced, SQL Agent is one of those incredibly useful and cost-saving features we have come to expect from the Microsoft Data Platform. However, SQL Agent faces one important shortcoming: It can run on Azure VMs and on Azure SQL Managed Instances, but it is not available on Azure SQL Database. As a result, we need a substitute.

Posted October 08, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the first of two planned second-generation cloud regions in the UAE. The addition of the Dubai cloud region marks the availability of 26 Oracle cloud regions worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle's plan to have 36 cloud regions by July 2021.

Posted October 07, 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 October 07, 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 October 07, 2020

Teradata, the cloud data analytics platform company, is offering Teradata Vantage on Google Cloud, providing deployment flexibility across all three of the top public clouds.

Posted October 06, 2020

Commvault, a global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is releasing the Metallic Cloud Storage Service. Metallic Cloud Storage Service brings together technology from Commvault and Microsoft Azure for security and scale, with single pane of glass management through the Commvault Command Center.

Posted October 06, 2020

CircleCI, a provider of a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform, is rolling out a comprehensive Insights dashboard, helping engineering teams make better, more informed decisions.

Posted October 06, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon Timestream, a new time series database for IoT and operational applications that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day. According to AWS, Amazon Timestream saves customers effort and expense by keeping recent data in-memory and moving historical data to a cost-optimized storage tier based upon user-defined policies, while its query processing gives customers the ability to access and combine recent and historical data transparently across tiers with a single query, without needing to specify explicitly in the query whether the data resides in the in-memory or cost-optimized tier.

Posted October 05, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, is offering a new integration with Collibra, combining data intelligence with privacy preservation to accelerate access to safe data. Through the API-based integration, users can democratize access to sensitive data across an organization.

Posted October 05, 2020

MicroAge is acquiring Semaphore, Co, a cloud-services organization based out of Atlanta, Georgia, to expand cloud, connected workplace, security, and modern data center technology services. As tech leaders acknowledge the enduring impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they require innovative long-term approaches to centralize data storage, bolster cybersecurity, connect employees, and move at the speed of disruption.

Posted October 05, 2020

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5, delivering Kubernetes-based data services for modern, cloud-native applications across the open hybrid cloud. Tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 is designed to help organizations enable a more seamless data services architecture for applications.

Posted October 05, 2020

Solo.io, the modern API infrastructure company delivering application networking from the edge to service mesh, has raised $23 million in Series B round of financing, enabling the company to continue offering cloud-native community innovation. Solo.io delivers API infrastructure that helps enterprises adopt, secure, and operate modern application networks from the edge to the service mesh.

Posted October 02, 2020

IT Glue, a Kaseya company and industry standard for IT documentation, is introducing several new product features and integrations, focusing on providing managed service providers (MSPs) and internal IT teams with easier access and greater functionality with their most critical asset - IT documentation.  

Posted October 02, 2020

Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (ABI), has achieved Elite status as a Technology Partner in the Snowflake Partner Network (SPN), making governed data available to business teams for customers on Snowflake‘s cloud data platform.

Posted October 02, 2020

Digital Realty, a provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, is launching Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts. The Data Hub solution removes data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly deploy critical Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure at centers of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL.

Posted October 01, 2020

Precisely, a global leader in data integrity, announced the availability of its datasets on the Snowflake Data Marketplace, providing users with a place within the Snowflake Data Marketplace to enrich their own data with Precisely's unique location and consumer insights, for additional context to drive confident business decision-making.

Posted October 01, 2020

Imperva, a cybersecurity software vendor, has entered into an agreement to acquire jSonar, a provider of database security. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory clearance, and is expected to close in mid-October 2020.

Posted October 01, 2020

From data lakes and data warehouses to hybrid and multicloud environments, the world of analytics continues to evolve to meet growing demands for fast, easy, and wide-ranging data access. In a recent survey of DBTA subscribers, 20% indicated plans to move their analytics to the cloud with another 27% considering this idea. At the same time, concerns about security, governance and performance linger, and there are other success factors to consider, including the strengths and weaknesses of different cloud providers and integration scenarios.

Posted September 30, 2020

Actifio, a pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, has announced an OEM agreement with Dell Technologies enabling the companies to offer two new solutions to help customers accelerate digital transformation. The new solutions are aimed at database cloning, cloud connectivity, and DevOps initiatives.

Posted September 30, 2020

Ionir is releasing a container native software defined storage and data management platform, designed to support Kubernetes production workloads in private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud deployments. The Ionir enterprise software defined storage platform delivers Data Teleport, an instant mobility capability for persistent volumes that allows stateful applications to be copied or moved instantly between Kubernetes clusters.

Posted September 30, 2020

At VMworld 2020, VMware and NVIDIA announced a partnership to deliver both an end-to-end enterprise platform for AI and a new architecture for data center, cloud, and the edge that uses NVIDIA DPUs (data processing units) to support existing and next-generation applications. "We are partnering with NVIDIA to bring AI to every enterprise; a true democratization of one of the most powerful technologies," said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. "We're also collaborating to define a new architecture for the hybrid cloud—one purpose built to support the needs and demands of the next generation of applications."

Posted September 29, 2020

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, is introducing a spectrum of enhancements to its hybrid cloud solutions across the VMware portfolio, enabling any enterprise to focus on innovation rather than infrastructure. New solution enhancements from Pure help enterprises maximize their VMware investments, delivering agility and efficiency for modern applications across on-premises and cloud environments. Customers will have improved availability of their data services, enabling them to meet demanding Service-level Agreements (SLAs).

Posted September 29, 2020

Green House Data, a provider of digital transformation consulting and managed IT services, is rebranding to unify its recently acquired companies and nine locations throughout North America under one brand name—Lunavi. The new name reflects the company's growth and ability to provide end-to-end solutions that span from migrating legacy infrastructure to the cloud to enabling cloud native, modern application development, according to the vendor.

Posted September 29, 2020

Qlik is deepening its strategic partnership with Google Cloud by providing a new joint offering focused on enabling customers to increase the value of their SAP data with Google BigQuery. Optimized to support SAP data on Google Cloud and Google BigQuery, and reinforced with Qlik's new ‘SAP on Google Cloud Expertise' designation, Google Cloud customers now have an integrated solution they can confidently deploy with Qlik Data Integration to help drive more use and value from all their data.

Posted September 29, 2020

TrueCue, an analytics products and services brand, is entering into a strategic partnership with Simpson Associates, a data analytics consultancy, to enable its customers to access TrueCue's scalable SaaS data warehouse automation solution. Simpson Associates has a strong ecosystem of technology vendor relationships, which enables it to deliver complete data analytics solutions designed to meet the individual needs of its customers.

Posted September 28, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is launching the first Flexential Local Edge solution by working with American Tower, a wireless tower communications infrastructure provider. Flexential Local Edge is a remote data center providing colocation services and access to the FlexAnywhere platform, making connectivity easy for edge applications.

Posted September 28, 2020

Ardoq, a software company reinventing enterprise architecture, is launching Scenarios, enabling organizations to model multiple future states in a scalable, data-driven, and collaborative way. Ardoq's Scenarios has taken the lessons learned from collaborative code development and applied them to a data-driven approach for modeling enterprise-wide change.

Posted September 28, 2020

dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is providing dotData Enterprise on Microsoft Azure, offering increased speed and efficiency of data science and machine learning processes coupled with Azure's strong managed IaaS/PaaS capabilities.

Posted September 25, 2020

Fivetran, an automated data integration provider, is offering an integration with dbt, an open source analytics engineering tool maintained by Fishtown Analytics, enabling Fivetran customers to orchestrate the cleaning, testing, transformation, modeling, and documentation of data sets.

Posted September 24, 2020

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of enterprise data solutions, is focusing on disrupting the analytics space with a series of platform releases, including TIBCO Hyperconverged Analytics, providing immersive, smart, and real-time analytics to data-driven businesses. The company also unveiled TIBCO Spotfire 11 and TIBCO Cloud Data Streams, accelerating insights and actions for businesses.

Posted September 24, 2020

IBM has announced the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm (nanometer) form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.

Posted September 23, 2020

Eplexity, a cloud managed services company and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner, is collaborating with CloudCheckr, a public cloud governance platform, to provide a comprehensive cloud governance program that enables companies to quickly save on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure costs.

Posted September 23, 2020

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