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Database Security Articles

Data, data, data—there's more of it every day, at greater complexity than ever before. While having the tools to manage and utilize that data is necessary, ensuring you are leveraging the maximum value from those systems and tools is critical.

Posted October 07, 2022

Software audits—in which vendors probe enterprise customer imple­mentations for overuse of licenses or unauthorized installations—are becoming a big business—and an emerging source of revenues. Whether on-premises or accessing services through the cloud, many companies report having been the subject of software audits, often resulting in tens of thousands of dollars of assessments.

Posted October 06, 2022

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to leverage ana­lytics focused on a specific topic, look no further. During his BLUEPRINT 4D session, Patrick Wheeler, product management, Oracle Database, showed how to build a cloud data mart in just 20 minutes. So, what is a data mart? A data mart is a sim­ple form of data warehouse focused on a single subject or line of business. With a data mart, teams can access data and gain insights faster because they don't have to spend time searching within a more complex data warehouse or manually aggregat­ing data from different sources.

Posted October 06, 2022

Is it getting easier or more difficult to lock down data in today's digital enterprises? Industry leaders have mixed opinions on the state of that challenge. Cloud vendors promise industrial-grade security for backend applica­tions and data, while at the same time the move to cloud increases complexity.

Posted October 06, 2022

In a Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration (CD/CI) world, most commentary dances around refer­ences to database changes as being a bottleneck, hard, awkward, or even painful. The reasoning supporting this perspective of suffering seems to arise from a desire for all changes to be fairly isolated matters. After all, a new function within an API, driving a new behavior on a screen, can just slip in, start executing, and life continues.

Posted October 06, 2022

Things break and the DBA must be prepared for situations where a failure impacts the availability, integrity, or usability of a database. Reacting to failures and service disruptions is a key component of the DBA's job. This means ensuring that appropriate backups are taken for all your critical database objects. Assuming backups exist, when an inevitable database recovery is required, the next decision is how to get the data you need back as quickly as possible. But there are several different types and methods of performing recovery.

Posted October 06, 2022

PostgreSQL arguably has been somewhat overlooked by database commentators. PostgreSQL doesn't have the mas­sive marketing machine of Oracle or Microsoft, and it lacks the "new kid on the block" appeal of MongoDB or CockroachDB. However, PostgreSQL continues to increase in importance in terms of deployments and mindshare. This year, PostgreSQL overtook MongoDB as the "most loved" and "most wanted" database platform. Developer enthusiasm is probably the strongest leading indicator of future deployments since developers, more than anyone else, get to decide what tech­nologies are used in an application.

Posted October 06, 2022

As one of the fundamental building blocks of the metaverse, IoT digital twins have moved beyond the realms of simulation to facilitate an understanding of real-world problems. Take the European Union's "Destination Earth" initiative. This is drawing on a host of environmental, socioeconomic, and satellite data to develop digital "twins" of the planet in an effort to combat climate change, but the benefits do not stop there, particularly in the B2B world. For risk-averse companies in asset-intensive industries, digital twin technology is set to bring unparalleled value to mission-critical maintenance tasks and enable the delivery of more immersive product experiences to the end customer.

Posted October 06, 2022

British mathematician Clive Humby famously said in 2006 that "Data is the new oil." In the 16 years since, companies of all sizes have drilled for and stored more and more data about their customers and business operations to drive performance and growth to reach their goals. In conjunction with the increased use of the consumer internet, data creation has exploded in recent years—considering the majority of the world's data collected over the course of human history has occurred in just the last two years alone. As a result, entire businesses and industries have been built solely on having access to unique and useful data.

Posted October 06, 2022

DiffusionData, previously known as Push Technology, is announcing its brand realignment to solidify its position as a provider of real-time data streaming, messaging solutions, and digital transformation solutions.

Posted October 06, 2022

Confluent, Inc., the data streaming pioneer, announced a series of enhancements to its portfolio, introducing the Stream Designer, a visual interface that enables developers to build and deploy streaming data pipelines in minutes. This point-and-click visual builder is a major advancement toward democratizing data streams so they are accessible to developers beyond specialized Apache Kafka experts, according to the vendor.

Posted October 06, 2022

Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, is releasing Domino 5.3, introducing updates that improve the time-to-value and impact of data science. The latest platform version introduces a private preview of its Domino Nexus hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities, plus an expanded suite of connectors to simplify and democratize access to critical data sources, and new GPU inference capabilities that make it easier to productionize high value data science projects, including deep learning.

Posted October 06, 2022

As technology has rapidly expanded and evolved to its present-day iteration, its own unique challenges have surfaced as well; issues like data ethics and data privacy have cultivated the modern technological landscape, as assaults to those ideals have become wildly relevant to the everyday tech user's digital identity.

Posted October 05, 2022

OwlGaze is introducing Blacklight, a new artificial intelligence (AI) powered software that can detect cybersecurity threats and predict attacks before they happen. Blacklight's next-generation predictive AI threat detection offers British businesses and organizations a robust solution for real-time security detection and monitoring, ushering in a new cybersecurity paradigm.

Posted October 05, 2022

Kubernetes (K8s) gives us an elegant approach to scaling stateless workloads. By itself, scaling stateless workloads will run into bottlenecks if the underlying database doesn't have a corresponding approach to scaling its workload. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed service, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 mirrors K8s by providing a similarly fluid ability to scale the database workload. This article describes how you can bridge these two worlds to get the best of each world by managing Amazon Aurora as an external AWS managed resource directly from K8s.

Posted October 04, 2022

Every organization, from the smallest nonprofit entities to the trillion-dollar behemoths dominating the historic landscape south of San Francisco, recognizes that tomorrow is not guar­anteed. In the early days of this decade, the world's governments put the world economy into existential peril as they attempted to "lock down" public interaction, resulting in the world's econo­mies shutting down. Even when the most destructive restrictions were loosened, there was a considerable amount of less onerous restrictions which lingered on for many months.

Posted October 04, 2022

Dell is offering new cybersecurity services that allow organizations to assess their Zero Trust and cyber resilience maturity, endpoint security solutions to support hybrid work, and ransomware protection for object storage data. Zero Trust is a cybersecurity model that shifts how organizations approach security from reliance solely on perimeter defenses to a proactive strategy that allows only known good activity across ecosystems and data pipelines.

Posted October 04, 2022

IBM announced it will add Red Hat storage product roadmaps and Red Hat associate teams to the IBM Storage business unit, bringing consistent application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud. With the move, IBM will integrate the storage technologies from Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) as the foundation for IBM Spectrum Fusion. This combines IBM and Red Hat's container storage technologies for data services and helps accelerate IBM's capabilities in the burgeoning Kubernetes platform market.

Posted October 04, 2022

Solace, supplier of event-driven architecture (EDA) solutions for real-time enterprises, is announcing version 2.0 of PubSub+ Event Portal; a product geared towards alleviating pressure for architects and developers in regards to the design, lifecycle management, and governance of event streams and event-driven applications.

Posted October 04, 2022

IBM announced it's extending the data-resilience capabilities of existing IBM data protection products and introducing new workload-specific solutions for SAP HANA and Salesforce. The IBM Safeguarded Copy capability, which currently enables IBM FlashSystem and IBM DS8000 clients to create cyber-resilient immutable snapshots, is now available to clients running IBM's Spectrum Scale high-performance global data platform, bringing logical air-gapping to unstructured data sets. This solution provides organizations with a consistent approach to safeguarding data, regardless of where it's located or how it scales up or out, according to IBM.

Posted October 03, 2022

During the National HBCU Week Conference convened by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, IBM announced its collaboration with 20 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to help them establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers.

Posted October 03, 2022

The information imbalance between purveyors of AI-enabled systems and their oft unwitting subjects is profound. So much so that leading AI researchers point to this chasm as a critical ethics issue in and of itself. This is due largely to the fact that public perceptions or, more accurately, misperceptions can enable (however unintentionally) the deployment of insidiously invasive or unsound AI applications.

Posted September 29, 2022

The open-source data platform purpose-built for time-series data, TDengine, is announcing its launch of TDengine Cloud for enterprises seeking to initialize, scale, and operate the TDengine time-series data platform with ease in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Posted September 29, 2022

Is the mainframe still necessary? Well, let's put it this way: If all the world's mainframes shut down, we'd be facing a zombie apocalypse. That's a bit hyperbolic but the underlying point stands: Without mainframes, banks couldn't process financial transactions at ATMs or online, retailers' ecommerce platforms would go dark, and healthcare systems would be unable to access patient records or other vital information. Mainframes are still a vital part of the modern enterprise. If they no longer existed, businesses would lose access to years of records and entire computing systems would crash.

Posted September 28, 2022

CloudBees, a leading software delivery platform for enterprises, is acquiring ReleaseIQ to expand the company's DevSecOps capabilities, empowering customers with a low-code, end-to-end release orchestration and visibility solution. According to CloudBees, the new SaaS-based offering enables DevOps organizations to rapidly compose and analyze workflows, orchestrating any combination of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) technologies—including Jenkins—without migration or replacement.

Posted September 28, 2022

The big data world is changing in ways never seen before, particularly when it comes to bringing data together and into situations where it can be actionable for the business. The challenge faced by all enterprises—large and small—is being able to discover, identify, and bring the data needed to build products, deliver services, and understand customers. Data integration itself has been a practice—and challenge—for decades. Now, however, new tools and processes are enabling new ways of bringing enterprises to a state in which it can support sophisticated applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

Posted September 27, 2022

Qlik is making two significant enhancements to its partnership with Databricks, making it easier than ever for customers to combine Qlik's solutions and Databricks to advance their cloud analytics strategies. Qlik's first announcement is the launch of the Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint, a new capability in Qlik Data Integration, which will simplify and improve customers' ability to ingest and deliver data to the Databricks Lakehouse.

Posted September 27, 2022

Cognyte Situational Intelligence Solutions (SIS) is releasing the most recent update to its Symphia solutions portfolio that is designed to connect and synchronize mission-critical systems to gain contextualized, visual insights into threats and risks. Developed to empower security practitioners to make informed decisions and drive fast response, Symphia delivers actionable insights for deeper situational awareness and command and control, fusing data from various IoT systems and thousands of inputs, according to the company.

Posted September 26, 2022

The semi-recent history of the digitization of a variety of industries has introduced critical technologies responsible for communications protocols; these technologies, however, have become increasingly outmoded. Their innovations did not account for the modern need of shared information, causing a great clash between operations and IT who are unable to connect effectively.

Posted September 22, 2022

Modern applications require databases that can constantly adapt to their real-time needs, introducing a variety of complexities when it comes to selecting the right database for the job. The era of the one-size-fits-all approach by employing a singular database is no longer viable; databases crafted for the specific demands of applications are the present—and future—of effective application development and maintenance. AWS Databases, which are purpose-built for a variety of application needs, are the solution amid complexity.

Posted September 22, 2022

Global provider of modern data integration, Fivetran, is debuting the availability of its Metadata API for advanced data tracking within Fivetran-managed pipelines. Data access control is key to Fivetran's latest API, tracking in-flight data from source to target to provide deep insights regarding governance and observability tool employment—allowing users to know who is accessing what data.

Posted September 21, 2022

Spatialitics LLC. announced that its Unity Engine V.2.0.1.20 is certified by SAP for integration with SAP S/4HANA. Unity Engine, a disruptive middleware platform that helps organizations to streamline integration between SAP business transactions and enterprise GIS systems, is now available on the SAP Store.

Posted September 21, 2022

SAP is introducing new advancements to the foundation of the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite aiming to create a powerful way for organizations to execute an integrated talent development strategy and create a future-ready workforce. The latest advancements to the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite bring together data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide organizations with a better understanding of the capabilities within their workforce and actionable talent intelligence to align their people with the needs of the organization.

Posted September 21, 2022

API-first platform, Postman, is unveiling Postman v10, the platform's most comprehensive update that promises enhanced productivity and quality through collaboration and integration features, as well as strengthened API governance and security functions. According to Postman's 2022 State of the API Report, 89% of approximately 37,000 API professionals stated that investments into APIs will increase or remain the same within their respective organizations throughout the next year—making Postman's promise of productivity, quality, and governance for APIs increasingly critical.

Posted September 20, 2022

Imply, founded by the original innovators behind Apache Druid, is announcing the achievement of its second milestone for Project Shapeshift, an approach towards targeting and resolving analytics application build issues for their developers. Aiming to be the database of choice for any developer building applications to support digital businesses, Imply's business prerogative highlights a critical intersection between application functions and big data analytics.

Posted September 20, 2022

Relational databases, once the epitome of data management technology, are becoming increasingly archaic as single servers lack the nuance to support the large quantities of data generated by modern enterprises. NoSQL databases offer a solution to legacy database architectures, offering scalable, consistent performance—but how do you migrate such large quantities of data without overcomplicating a new architecture?

Posted September 19, 2022

Universal deployment automation company, Octopus Deploy, is debuting its latest product updates to Octopus ServiceNow Change Management Integration and Octopus DevOps Insights early access—highlighting the company's commitment towards improving DevOps workloads through process error avoidance and extensive insights. Octopus Deploy's work with more than 350,000 IT professionals serves as a testament towards its knowledge of effective DevOps contribution via deployment automation practices, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

IBM, the leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, is debuting its latest innovation towards marrying business operations and sustainability: the IBMLinuxONE Emperor 4 server. As a scalable Linux and Kubernetes-based platform, this enhancement to IBM's LinuxONE server aims to reduce energy consumption for clients as the world becomes increasingly eco-aware in a plethora of industries simultaneously looking to scale. 

Posted September 19, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

Google recently announced their "Simplicity Sprint" initiative, which focuses on improving efficiencies within their workforce during this uncertain economic environment impacted by the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, and the Great Resignation. However, simplifying and creating a more productive workforce is about more than improving focus, it's about uncovering and solving for increased complexity, brought on by an explosion of data, digital transformation initiatives, and the new reality of hybrid work. It is important for businesses and leaders to understand where these complexities are and what the key drivers are before redefining a new strategy to reduce business complexity.

Posted September 14, 2022

Within the realm of data science, deep learning frameworks are predominantly delivered via software found in the Python ecosystem. When looking at the options in the space, it may appear to some as a battle for supremacy, or for one to reign supreme, but the reality is that for a variety of reasons people have their favorites. Calling this a "war" is perhaps being a bit overdramatic.

Posted September 13, 2022

The company behind vendor-neutral unstructured data management, Datadobi, is debuting its latest release of StorageMAP, consisting of a variety of improvements particularly targeting orphaned data. StorageMAP, Datadobi's multi-vendor, multi-cloud data management platform, is a streamlined approach to unstructured data management to declutter and organize an enterprise's data storage. The 6.2 release for StorageMAP tackles orphan data's effect on enterprise resources, enabling IT teams to lower cost, carbon footprint, and risk.

Posted September 13, 2022

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, announced a partnership between its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa and Ondat, a Kubernetes-native data platform provider, offering customers a unified solution to run stateful applications on Kubernetes without worrying about availability, performance, protection, or the recovery of data. 

Posted September 12, 2022

HYCU, Inc., an enterprise backup as a service (BaaS) company specializing in hybrid and multi-cloud data protection as a service, and Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, are forming a new strategic relationship to combat the rise of ransomware attacks. Combined with HYCU, customers can protect their applications and achieve rapid, application centric recovery to avoid costly egress charges, according to Wasabi.

Posted September 12, 2022

Privacera, the unified data access governance provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is offering its AWS Lake Formation integration in private preview. This solution offers complete data governance automation and fine-grained data access for AWS services including Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS.

Posted September 08, 2022

In building a logical data model, some entities are considered strong, other entities are considered weak. Strong entities are the most foundational elements within a nascent Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) and comprise the list of objects that would likely come to mind first. Strong entities are independent in that they exist all on their own and can be created without having to meet any pre-conditions.

Posted September 08, 2022

Establishing agreed upon services levels for database applications is of the utmost importance for assuring that performance meets required criteria. Without pre-determined, negotiated service level agreements in place, database and application performance can become a never-ending game of blind man's bluff, where DBAs blindly and constantly seek an unspoken goal. Instead, active service level management should be the standard.

Posted September 08, 2022

1Kosmos, a company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, and Simeio, a global managed services provider focused on identity and access management in the cybersecurity industry, are partnering to help customers transition from passwords to identity-based verification using the 1Kosmos BlockID platform.

Posted September 07, 2022

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