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Internet of Things

The phenomenon of connected machines is sometimes called the Internet of Things, the Internet of Anything, the Internet of Everything, or M2M (machine to machine). But no matter what the name, the growth of technology related to objects, which never before were network- and computer-enabled, is projected to have far-reaching technological, societal, and economic impact.

The strongest examples of the impact of the Internet of Things are in the industrial sector. Embedded software, sensors, and network connectivity promises to improve the way factories, data centers, oil wells, and cities, airplanes, cars, and even homes are maintained because data can be collected continuously with alerts issues proactively to prevent failures and outages.

According to Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, up from 2010's 12.5 billion. By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and by 2020, more than one-third of the data produced will live in or pass through the cloud, according to Computer Sciences Corp.



Internet of Things Articles

AT&T Mexico is moving critical IT and business processes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to expand the benefits of mobile internet to more than 21 million subscribers and business customers. The move will impact customers in industries such as education, health, and banking nationwide. With OCI, the company will be able to manage OSS/BSS workloads, analytics, and databases more efficiently in the cloud, according to the company.

Posted March 15, 2023

The EY organization (EY) and IBM are collaborating to focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions that aim to help organizations accelerate business transformation with value-led sustainability. EY and IBM teams will pursue innovative offerings that help integrate sustainability with business strategy, support the operationalization of their programs with speed and scale, and transform how value is created for their business, their stakeholders, their people, and the planet.

Posted March 13, 2023

Lonestar Data Holdings announced it has raised $5 million in seed funding for furthering its plan to establish lunar data centers. Lonestar's initial data center, the size of a hardback novel, will be followed by a series of larger data centers offering data storage and edge processing.

Posted March 13, 2023

BrainChip Holdings Ltd is launching the second iteration of the Akida platform, the event-based digital neuromorphic processor IP that imitates the human brain for efficient data processing.

Posted March 10, 2023

Organizations rely heavily on SAP systems and applications to run crucial business processes; securing these systems against cyber-attacks is vital. While several cybersecurity frameworks exist to manage cyber risks, they use generic wording that is hard to apply to application security and lack specific guidance to cover SAP environments. As a result, organizations must select the right frameworks to enhance their security posture and streamline complex security operations to safeguard critical assets from attacks.

Posted March 09, 2023

Evoke from BlueFinity allows MultiValue technologists to create native and web apps that are as modern as any app on a phone, tablet, or desktop. Evoke enables users to integrate MV data and legacy code, meaning faster to market with lower development cost and easier enhancement and modification, according to the vendor. Users can utilize tools such as chatbots, AI, ChatGPT, graphs, signature panels, retail card views, component libraries and much, much more without becoming a specialist in those technologies.

Posted March 09, 2023

Across database structures, dates are ubiquitous: sales date; order date; shipment date; receipt date; created date; last updated date. You might think that with such an abundant presence, dates would be well understood. Sadly, dates hide in the shadows—and many are confused over how dates work. People run a query, get a result, and seem to expect that what one sees, is what one gets. If they see a two-digit year, they believe that is exactly how the data is stored.

Posted March 09, 2023

Fluree, provider of a graph ledger database and data pipeline toolset for secure-data management and sharing, is partnering with Fabric to remove "middleman" companies, such as Facebook and Google, that currently collect consumer data and sell it to advertisers without express permission of the individuals in question.

Posted March 08, 2023

Sometime during the pandemic, I stopped carrying a wallet when leaving the house. Almost all shops supported—often insisted on—touchless payments, so there was no need to carry around paper money, and since my phone was fully able to perform touchless payments, my phone became all I needed to navigate the commercial world. I'm sure most of you have had a similar experience.

Posted March 08, 2023

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity provider, is releasing its new Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) module for Cortex XSIAM, enabling customers to ingest user identity and behavior data and deploy state of the art AI technology to detect identity-driven attacks. The module further strengthens XSIAM's ability to consolidate multiple security operations capabilities into a unified, AI-driven security operations center (SOC) platform, according to the vendor.

Posted March 07, 2023

Digibee, an enterprise integration platform as a service (eiPaaS) company, is partnering with Orasi, a DevSecOps innovator, joining Orasi's strong partner community that brings enterprise customers full development and delivery lifecycle support for market-driven products. Digibee will provide, through the Digibee Enterprise Integration Platform (eiPaaS), the ability to connect and integrate disparate legacy and cloud-based systems as part of Orasi's expert guidance, services, and tools that accelerate the maturation of secure, high quality applications.

Posted March 06, 2023

Ermetic, the cloud infrastructure security company, is offering automated capabilities that enable customers to discover and fix misconfigurations, compliance violations, and risky or excessive privileges in Kubernetes clusters through its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP).

Posted March 06, 2023

Qlik is launching Connector Factory, its strategy to continually expand access to and delivery of data from hundreds of SaaS applications and data sources for enterprise cloud analytics and data integration needs. Connector Factory is an evolution in Qlik's continued focus on connecting and unlocking data from key enterprise sources for analysis and action, according to the vendor.

Posted March 02, 2023

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. The nominations period has been extended through Wednesday, March 15, 2023, followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers.

Posted March 01, 2023

Kaleyra, Inc., a rapidly growing omnichannel business communications platform, announced it has launched its global messaging services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), accelerating innovation in the CPaaS space and further capitalize on the two companies' long-standing relationship to drive the future of business communications and customer engagement.

Posted March 01, 2023

Digital Realty, a provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it will offer connectivity to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect point-of-presence (PoP) within the newly launched Oracle Cloud Chicago Region.

Posted March 01, 2023

KDDI Corporation, one of Japan's top three telecommunications carriers and the operator of the "au" mobile phone service, announced it has chosen Oracle Database to modernize its online payment brand, au PAY, and customer loyalty program, au Ponta Points Program. By working with Oracle, au Pay payment processing is now five times faster than before, while au Ponta Points Program's processing performance has improved by 200%, according to the company. In addition, Oracle helps KDDI meet changing customer needs by enabling it to develop new services and applications 30% faster.

Posted March 01, 2023

Observability by definition is a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of its external outputs. In other words, a system's behavior is determined from its outputs—information obtained by certain measures. Though observability as a term has been used for many years, the modern understanding originates in software observability, which is the ability to collect data about program execution, internal states of modules, and communication between components.

Posted March 01, 2023

IBM announced that it is committed to continuing to strategically invest in three operating environments on IBM Power: AIX, IBM i, and Linux. For example, IBM just rolled out the availability of Hyper Protect Crypto Services for AIX and Linux on Power Virtual Server.

Posted February 27, 2023

A recent report by IBM found that workers are having difficulties pursuing roles related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across different industries. At the same time, online training and digital credentials are emerging as a recognized pathway to opportunity as respondents plan to seek new jobs in the year ahead.

Posted February 27, 2023

StarlingX—an open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low-latency and high-performance applications—is releasing version 8.0 of its platform, combining Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack.

Posted February 24, 2023

Baffle, Inc. is releasing Baffle Multi-Tenant Data Security, making SaaS applications and their underlying databases even easier to protect with record-level encryption. According to the company, this solution ensures that any SaaS provider meets the most stringent privacy regulations and gives their customers complete protection and control of their data. As a result, the SaaS vendor gains a competitive advantage and the ability to monetize enhanced data security.

Posted February 23, 2023

While the emerging constellation of next-generation data architectures—fabric, mesh, and cloud—is extremely appealing, it's still full of unknowns. ­These approaches present opportunities for greater data democratization, but also increased complexity. Understanding the distinctions between data fabric and mesh are also important before moving to this architecture.

Posted February 23, 2023

SAP is releasing the SAP Signavio Process Explorer solution, offering the organization and centralization of collective knowledge from thousands of transformation projects delivered by SAP and its partner ecosystem. According to SAP, customers will be able to execute more quickly and with greater confidence by referencing more than 7,000 process models, capability maps for 20 business domains, value accelerators for 13 industries with more to come, and process metrics and product recommendations.

Posted February 22, 2023

Hexaware Technologies is expanding its membership in the SAP PartnerEdge program to include the Sell track, with the goal of selling many SAP products, including RISE with SAP. This expansion is in addition to its existing participation in the Service track. Participation in the Sell track will help Hexaware accelerate the sales cycle and deliver more comprehensive SAP portfolio solutions, in a flexible model that will help transform business outcomes, according to the vendor.

Posted February 22, 2023

Medius Sverige AB, a provider of AP automation, announced that its Medius Spend Management solution has achieved SAP certification for integration with RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The integration helps organizations enjoy an autonomous solution to capture and digitize invoices, automatic invoice coding and approval routing using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, with mobile capability to review and approve invoices and payments on the go.

Posted February 22, 2023

SAP and Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is expanding their partnership to significantly increase SAP's use of and support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This collaboration aims to enhance intelligent business operations, support cloud transformation across industries, and drive holistic IT innovation, according to the vendors.

Posted February 22, 2023

In 2023, companies will live and die by their data strategies. Massive increases in information generation, the cloud, and innovative technologies will be top of mind for database managers, all while an uncertain economy continually threatens budgets. For companies to build and maintain exciting applications that customers love while increasing the bottom line, they need to plan, adapt, and execute effective strategies for their data and databases.

Posted February 22, 2023

A short treatise on three mistakes organizations commonly make when designing or extending governance programs. Loosely inspired by discussions about (but not written by) ChatGPT. Decision rights—who needs to make what decisions—are the crux of governance. Success is not determined by the seniority of your governance council(s) or how many data stewards you have. Successful governance hinges on understanding how decisions are effectively made and made effective.

Posted February 16, 2023

Oracle is introducing a new Oracle Utilities Network Management System feature to help utilities navigate the fast-evolving energy grid and rapidly expanding distributed energy resources (DERs). New automated grid management and built-in AI will enable utilities to better orchestrate and control DER and grid-edge devices, boost network visibility with real-time insights, and provide a unified user experience across multiple platforms, according to Oracle.

Posted February 15, 2023

Oracle and Uber Technologies, Inc., are forming a seven-year strategic cloud partnership to accelerate Uber's innovation, help deliver new products to market, and drive increased profitability. As Uber continues to grow and enter new markets, it is increasingly important for the business to focus resources on its core strengths and strategic initiatives. By migrating some of the company's most critical workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Uber will be in a position to modernize its infrastructure while also accelerating its path to profitability, according to the vendors.

Posted February 15, 2023

dbt Labs, a provider of analytics engineering, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transform, the innovator behind the modern data stack's semantic layer, enabling dbt Labs to accelerate development of the dbt Semantic Layer to provide greater flexibility to organizations of all sizes seeking metric consistency across their stack.

Posted February 14, 2023

IBM and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center announced a collaboration to use IBM's artificial intelligence (AI) technology to discover new insights in NASA's massive trove of Earth and geospatial science data. The joint work will apply AI foundation model technology to NASA's Earth-observing satellite data for the first time.

Posted February 13, 2023

IBM is acquiring StepZen Inc, developer of a GraphQL server with a unique architecture that helps developers build GraphQL APIs quickly and with less code. The acquisition of StepZen's innovative technology for GraphQL API creation complements the innovations IBM is driving in API Connect to enable businesses to build better digital experiences for their clients, according to IBM.

Posted February 13, 2023

Data analytics—and the people who make it happen—has emerged as the centerpiece of enterprises as they advance through the turbulent months ahead. Many of these eff­orts are gelling around the formation of dedicated C-level leaders, such as chief data officers and chief data analytics officers (CDOs and CDAOs, respectively).

Posted February 09, 2023

Designing a database is not a magic trick—the design process does not involve trap doors, mirrors, or unseen wires holding things up. Sometimes database designers and data architects fail to think ahead as their designs are composed. Rather than checking on each item, the designer believes that whoever provided them the requirement "knew what they were doing."

Posted February 09, 2023

Today, nobody argues about the importance of data. It is a given that data must be collected, managed, and analyzed to conduct business successfully in the modern era. But all too often the meaning of the data is not being preserved. This can result in large stores of data that are difficult to interpret and use in any meaningful manner. Situations that create unusable data can be minimized with appropriate metadata management. But this requires effort and time, and therefore metadata is frequently ignored (much like documentation).

Posted February 09, 2023

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, 2023

Microsoft is introducing a new AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, available in preview now at Bing.com, to deliver better search, more complete answers, a new chat experience, and the ability to generate content. The company hopes these tools can serve as an AI copilot for the web. The announcement comes on the heels of Google's new AI and the explosion of ChatGPT.

Posted February 08, 2023

Google is launching an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, called Bard. The company is opening Bard up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks. Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world's knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses, according to the company.

Posted February 07, 2023

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