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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

Zoomdata, the developer of a visual analytics platform for big data, has announced the launch of a new Smart Connector for the Vertica Advanced Analytics database from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Vertica systems integrator, Clarity Insights, will offer customers pre-integrated Zoomdata packages for Vertica as well as other supported data sources.

Posted March 14, 2017

Last February, Oracle introduced a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program to provide organizations with technical and go-to-market assistance. Today, according to Oracle, the OPN program has 25,000 partners worldwide, over 200 specializations, 5,000 specialized partners and 150,000 certified partners. As the OPN Cloud Program marked its 1-year anniversary, Kimberly Lasseter, senior director of World Wide Alliances and Channels for the Oracle PartnerNetwork program, reflected on what has been achieved to date and what's ahead for Oracle partners.

Posted March 13, 2017

Unravel Data, which provides an application performance management (APM) platform designed to simplify DataOps, has unveiled a new set of automated actions for improving big data operations and performance.

Posted March 10, 2017

Global business intelligence and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, is partnering with Pitney Bowes to deliver a Visual Insights and BI tool for Pitney Bowes customers.

Posted March 07, 2017

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement technology, is introducing the RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub (CEH) solution, providing enterprises with tools to overcome challenges caused by the gap between customer expectations and the actual experience brands deliver. The RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub enables brands to continuously connect with customers in a relevant way and deliver the promise of the brand across all touchpoints.

Posted March 07, 2017

Arcadia Data, a provider of visual analytics software, has announced the launch of Arcadia Enterprise 4.0, with enhancements for building, branding, sharing, and embedding data-centric applications to help make Apache Hadoop and cloud-based data lakes more accessible and valuable to internal and external users.

Posted March 07, 2017

Ash Munshi, Pepperdata CEO, recently discussed the need for DevOps for big data, and the role of the Dr. Elephant project, which was open sourced in 2016 by LinkedIn and is available under the Apache v2 License.

Posted March 07, 2017

IBM and Salesforce have formed a global strategic partnership that focuses on connecting the Watson artificial intelligence platform with Salesforce solutions for CRM data.

Posted March 06, 2017

Many businesses seem to believe that dimension tables and reference tables are indistinguishable objects. Apparently, the only difference worthy of note seems to be altering the object's name from "something reference," or "something xref," to "something dimension." As these organizations build multidimensional data marts, they often place a view on top of their reference table and feel good about how quickly and efficiently they complete their data mart.

Posted March 02, 2017

Welcome to the inaugural MongoDB Matters column, which will appear six times a year in Database Trends and Applications. Over the past 8 years, we've seen a truly once-in-a-generation explosion of new database technologies which have challenged—if not overthrown—the dominance of the venerable relational database. Of all these upstart databases, MongoDB seemed to us to most deserve dedicated coverage because of its strong momentum and adoption.

Posted March 02, 2017

The heart of any relational database management system is the system catalog that documents the database objects and system settings being used. The system catalog offers a wealth of information about your DBMS. You can think of it as the knowledge base of every piece of data known to the system. For this reason, it is important that DBAs understand what is in the system catalog, as well as how to access and manipulate the information it contains.

Posted March 02, 2017

Collibra, a provider of data governance software solutions for business users, is previewing key functionality that will be part of the upcoming Collibra 5.1 platform release. The new capabilities support the shift to self-service business intelligence by delivering enhanced collaboration, productivity, and ease-of-use for business users.

Posted March 02, 2017

Oracle is introducing version of 4.3 of its NoSQL Database, a key-value database that has evolved from the company's acquisition of BerkeleyDB Java Edition, an embeddable database. The new release offers key enhancements for the open source community, as well as cloud, and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition customers, said Ashok Joshi, senior director of NoSQL, Berkeley Database, and Database Mobile Server at Oracle

Posted March 01, 2017

Oracle is expanding its Cloud at Customer portfolio with the availability of the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine, allowing organizations to deploy Oracle Exadata as a cloud service inside their own data center, in addition to the Oracle Cloud and in a traditional on-premises environment.

Posted March 01, 2017

Attunity Ltd., a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, has introduced Attunity Compose 3.0, a new version of its agile data warehouse automation solution.

Posted March 01, 2017

Today's successful organizations are data-driven, and many are building, maintaining, and accessing databases that scale well beyond the terabyte range. In fact, many have total data assets that now measure in the petabytes. But it's not just the size of databases that is expanding.

Posted March 01, 2017

Informatica is addressing the increasing need for data security intelligence with the addition of data-focused user behavioral analytics to detect higher sensitive data risk and protect by orchestration of remediation capabilities in its data security offering, Informatica Secure@Source.

Posted March 01, 2017

Tableau Software has announced the general availability of Tableau 10.2, which adds advanced mapping capabilities to help make complex geospatial analysis easier, and simplifies data prep with new approaches to combine and clean data. Moreover, the company says, the new release will help enterprises deliver self-service analytics at scale.

Posted March 01, 2017

Building its presence in key European markets, M-Files Corporation has acquired StreamDesign, a consulting and information management services company based in France. M-Files says this purchase comes as an increasing number of French enterprises are recognizing information management as a strategic priority.

Posted February 28, 2017

Redgate Software has released a new database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, which allows copies of SQL Server databases and backups to be created in seconds, using only about 40MB of disk space per instance. According to the vendor, the release aims to resolve two key concerns that DBAs face when provisioning copies of databases or backups for use in test and development environments.

Posted February 27, 2017

Reltio has announced the upcoming release of Reltio Cloud 2017.1, a new release of the company's platform that provides applications and data management. The new PaaS release adds new integration, collaboration, and globalization capabilities at scale, to help enable real-time operational execution and analytical insight for frontline business users.

Posted February 27, 2017

DH2i Company, a provider of Microsoft Windows Server application virtualization and management solutions, has announced the general availability of DxEnterprise version 16 (v16). The updated release of DH2i's container virtualization and management software includes added support for Oracle Database on Windows, enabling Oracle users to create stateful containers for new and existing Oracle databases using the Vhost container technology of DxEnterprise.

Posted February 24, 2017

Kong Yang, head geek at SolarWinds, believes the rise of the mobile workforce and the pressure to implement new technologies means that modern IT professionals must be able to quickly evolve beyond the confines of on-premises and shift into the realm of hybrid IT. Here, Yang reflects on some of the ways that IT professionals can begin that journey.

Posted February 24, 2017

Stratoscale, which provides software-defined cloud infrastructure software, has acquired Cambridge, Mass.-based Tesora, a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider.

Posted February 22, 2017

Are enterprises more or less secure than 5 years ago? That's the big question of the moment, especially with ongoing revelations about state-sponsored hacking, as well as an unending stream of reports about customer and employee data being compromised by even the most seemingly security-conscious organizations. Awareness of data security is running at a fever pitch at the highest levels of government and business organizations. There have been plenty of technology advances, and awareness has grown. Still, the wave of breaches and threats never seems to abate, and likely never will.

Posted February 22, 2017

Hubble by insightsoftware.com is expanding its solutions into SAP, extending its CPM suite capabilities beyond Oracle and JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. Hubble for SAP provides modern user experience, automation, and technology to help enterprises reduce waste and improve business performance and growth.

Posted February 22, 2017

Looker, which provides a platform for data analytics and exploration, is expanding its international operations with the opening of its new European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Posted February 22, 2017

Informatica, a provider of data management solutions, has acquired Diaku, Ltd., a London-based provider of data governance solutions. Diaku's flagship application, Diaku Axon, now called "Informatica Axon," integrates with Informatica data management solutions for data quality, master data management, big data and cloud to form a unified data governance offering.

Posted February 22, 2017

No one solution can be all things to all enterprises, and as enterprises began to deploy vSAN across their environments, they noticed a big thing was missing. Despite its many benefits, vSAN lacks support for a file system. The importance of having a file system within a data center cannot be overstated. Without a file system, the guest VMs (virtual machines) cannot share files between them and are forced to use an external NAS (network attached storage) solution as shared storage. Without a file system overlaying this data, it becomes laborious and impossible to scale efficiently.

Posted February 21, 2017

Signals from IoT-enabled devices represent an opportunity for organizations to better manage, interpret, and leverage data, and the organizations that have the ability to integrate device data into their business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions.

Posted February 14, 2017

Percona, which provides MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, has introduced a bundle of updated products for MongoDB and MySQL environments. The bundle includes PerconaServer for MongoDB 3.4, Percona Monitoring and Management 1.1, and Percona Toolkit 3.0, and will be generally available the week of Feb. 20.

Posted February 14, 2017

Kaminario, a storage solutions provider, has released its sixth generation (Gen6) K2 all-flash array, delivering multi-petabyte scale storage. Kaminario K2 Gen6 is powered by VisionOS, a software platform that optimizes commodity hardware resources. K2 is built for delivering applications on highly scalable private clouds or as-a-service infrastructures.

Posted February 13, 2017

Vision Solutions, a provider of IT modernization solutions for IBM Power Systems, has introduced MIMIX Share 5.4, designed to meet the data-sharing needs of organizations with multiple databases.

Posted February 13, 2017

Baffle, Inc. has announced that its encryption as a service (EaaS) solution now supports SQL databases, to ensure that sensitive data remains encrypted end-to-end—from production through processing, while being stored on-premise, in the cloud, and while being processed by databases and applications.

Posted February 10, 2017

Tamr Inc. has been issued a patent (US9,542,412) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering the principles underlying its enterprise-scale data unification platform.

Posted February 09, 2017

Innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, and IoT, have had, and will continue to have, broad impact that we don't yet fully understand. Organizations that adopt these technologies will require new business models and processes. We will need to understand who our customers are and what they expect. The world of work as we know it today will continue to evolve at a faster pace—this is why adaptability and resilience are critical to a vibrant career.

Posted February 08, 2017

As businesses realize the importance of big data, adoption is on the rise. But big data is still not in full-scale production everywhere, and many companies say operational challenges hold them back. So what are the operational challenges that big data presents? It's a confluence of three key features of big data.

Posted February 08, 2017

There's a very handy new tool from Microsoft called the Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA). The DEA makes it very easy to conduct A/B testing for SQL Server upgrades, providing quantitative insight into the performance differences across two versions of a database workload on SQL Server.

Posted February 08, 2017

The role of the DBA is growing and becoming more complicated in the age of digital transformation. As the amount and type of information we store expands, DBAs must become versed in administering not just one type of DBMS (e.g., relational), but multiple types (document, key/value, wide column stores, and graph) and even non-DBMS data platforms (e.g., Hadoop). Furthermore, cloud computing can change the manner in which existing applications and databases operate.

Posted February 08, 2017

There are many points in life where you may ask yourself whether it is better to build or buy. Think of a new house, a business, or an application. Regardless of the object of discussion, answering certain upfront questions can act as a guide to help you along the path to the right solution. Given the increasing importance, complexity, and breadth of database systems, the question of whether to build or to buy database monitoring is an important one to consider.

Posted February 08, 2017

As news of data breaches continues to grab headlines, data security is becoming a greater enterprise concern. However, at the same time, it is becoming clear that many organizations are actually doing things that make their data more vulnerable. Recently, Joe Pasqua, executive vice president of products at MarkLogic, provider of enterprise NoSQL database technology, discussed the ways organizations and their employees are unintentionally putting their data at greater risk—and the ways to address it.

Posted February 03, 2017

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications and PwC have formed a global collaboration to offer technology, implementation and consulting solutions to help financial institutions meet compliance with the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB) new IFRS9 and FASB's proposed CECL reporting standards.

Posted February 01, 2017

Oracle is opening new centers in Bristol, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, and Tel Aviv as part of its expanding Startup Cloud Accelerator program to spur cloud-enabled innovation.

Posted February 01, 2017

Java started its life in the early 1990s as an attempt to develop an architecture-independent language that could be used in consumer electronics and other embedded contexts. It found itself in the right place at the right time when the web exploded in the mid-1990s and over the next 10 years became one of the mainstays of web development. Today, Java remains as popular as ever. It's arguably the most popular programming language of our generation.

Posted February 01, 2017

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