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 November 02, 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
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
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
The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.
Posted August 11, 2022
In science fiction movies, the word "entity" pops up when discussing an as-yet-unseen but at least suspected alien presence, presumed evil (or sometimes evil presence, presumed alien). This entity is not named until half the cast has vanished, then we might hear, "It's Cthulhu's daughter and she's angry!" But not all entities are evil or angry.
Posted August 11, 2022
These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.
Posted August 11, 2022
Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.
Posted August 10, 2022
Ask a data engineer why they got into the field, and they'll likely share how they looked forward to bringing concepts to life or solving complex challenges; or they wanted to share their expertise in a collaborative, agile environment; or they simply wanted to provide better visibility into the way products work for end users—and how it could be improved.
Posted August 03, 2022
SADA announced it has developed POWERSTART Hadoop Migration Assessment, establishing a clear path to migrate specific workloads to Google Cloud, all customized to a users' unique technical requirements. "Hadoop is still the elephant in the room when dealing with large-scale data processing, and migrating these workloads to the cloud can deliver significant benefits to a wide variety of businesses," said SADA associate CTO Brian Suk.
Posted July 05, 2022
Continuent is releasing Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator Versions 7.0.1, introducing 52 new features and improvements, along with critical bug fixes.
Posted June 22, 2022
The 9th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 17-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Pre-conference workshops will take place on May 16, 2022. The program is available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.
Posted May 04, 2022
Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.
Posted April 28, 2022
Infoworks.io announced that Infoworks Replicator 4.0 is enabling the migration of on-prem Hadoop data lakes to the cloud faster with one-third the resources required of traditional approaches.
Posted April 13, 2022
It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Wednesday, May 11. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2022 issue of Database Trends and Applications magazine.
Posted March 28, 2022
Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.
Posted March 11, 2022
At a time when business agility is as important as ever, new technology trends in DevOps, cloud, automation, and data management are increasingly merging as organizations look to streamline complex processes and increase the time-to-value of new initiatives. This agile journey is about removing the barriers between the business and its customers, as well as its data and employees, to accelerate the delivery of business value.
Posted March 09, 2022
The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.
Posted March 07, 2022
As an industry, we've been talking about the promise of data lakes for more than a decade. It's a fantastic concept—to put an end to data silos with a single repository for big data analytics. Imagine having a singular place to house all your data for analytics to support product-led growth and business insight.
Posted February 24, 2022
Data management has never been so unfettered—and yet so complicated at the same time. An emerging generation of tools and platforms is helping enterprises to get more value from their data than ever. These solutions now support and automate a large swath of structural activities, from data ingestion to storage, and also enhance business-focused operations such as advanced analytics, AI, machine learning, and continuous real-time intelligence.
Posted February 22, 2022
It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users.
Posted February 09, 2022
Most database administrators know database servers didn't initially come in a cloud or cluster. Once upon a time, DBAs had to reconfigure disk files and handle data manually. Now, with virtualization and the shift toward the cloud, the evolution of database administration yields more opportunities to automate tasks and fewer reasons for DBAs to get their hands dirty.
Posted February 08, 2022
Directus, a software company democratizing the future of data management, is releasing Directus 9, an Open Data Platform that can power any data driven app or digital experience. With a new codebase built on Node.js and Vue.js 3, Directus 9 achieves higher performance than previous versions for near-instant SQL query responses, whether browsing vast datasets in the Directus app or performing deeply nested relational API requests, according to the vendor.
Posted February 02, 2022
The noted motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar was quoted as saying, "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there." This sentiment rings truer today than ever. In the past 21 months, companies across every industry have had to alter their "go-to-market" strategies to simply survive. For the local diner, this may have initially meant relying on take-out orders, then finding ways to create outdoor seating areas, and later dealing with the weather inconveniently imposing itself on outdoor patrons. For much of corporate America, changing their company's direction to reach their goals has meant converting traditional workforces to remote employees.
Posted January 18, 2022
The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.
Posted December 15, 2021
Organizations that use MySQL or MariaDB databases for business-critical functions may struggle with direct attached storage (DAS) limitations for these deployments. Typically these platforms can accelerate access to data, increase business agility, and deliver business breakthroughs.
Posted December 15, 2021
The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is anticipating supply chain problems, addressing customer concerns with agility, or identifying new opportunities and pouncing quickly, the ability to achieve a comprehensive view of all available information for real-time decision making has become a strong theme. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, here, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products for 2022.
Posted December 08, 2021
Databricks, the Data and AI company and a provider of data lakehouse architecture, is acquiring the German startup, 8080 Labs, enabling the company to integrate UI-driven capabilities across Databricks' Lakehouse Platform—marking the company's expansion into the low-code/no-code space.
Posted November 12, 2021
NS1, a provider in application traffic intelligence and automation, is releasing its cloud-managed solution for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), delivered through the NS1 Connect platform. NS1 Cloud-Managed DDI enables organizations to deliver core network services across their distributed network footprint with the agility of software-based deployment, the scale of cloud-native operations, and the operating efficiency of SaaS management, according to the company.
Posted November 03, 2021
Immuta's Sumit Sarkar discussed the challenges organizations face with implementing and maintaining cloud data ecosystems—particularly as more cloud data platforms emerge—during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.
Posted November 03, 2021
Provectus, a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, is debuting enhancements to its Open-Source Data Discovery (ODD) and Observability Platform v0.2, upgrading the platform's data discovery and observability capabilities while adding new features for data quality assurance and support of new, third-party service adapters, including Amazon Athena, Amazon SageMaker Feature Store, Feast, and Great Expectations (GE).
Posted October 29, 2021
GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite distributed database, is now offering GridGain Nebula, the company's pay-as-you-go, cloud-native in-memory computing service, to all GridGain and Apache Ignite users. Previously, Nebula was available only to the world's largest enterprises.
Posted October 29, 2021
Hackolade founder and CEO Pascal Desmarets explained how polyglot persistence enables organizations to leverage the strength of multiple data stores, deal with scale more efficiently, and more during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.
Posted October 28, 2021
Nexla, the unified data operations company, today announced it has secured $12 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to continue to deliver on growing enterprise demand for ready-to-use data. Founded in 2016, Nexla streamlines the process of getting ready-to-use data to more applications and more users without having to use tens of different tools.
Posted October 18, 2021