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The four main categories of NoSQL or Not-Only SQL Database systems are gaining popularity for Big Data, Web and Specialized applications. Key-Value Stores enable the storage of unstructured or schemaless data, aligned as a key and actual data; Column-Family databases, store



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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 08, 2023

Satori, a leading data security platform, is adding support for MongoDB, a scalable and flexible NoSQL document database used for high-volume data storage and processing. MongoDB users can now take advantage of Satori's data security platform to reduce risk, improve productivity, and ensure compliance.

Posted January 25, 2023

Uncertain economic conditions, skills shortages, rising automation, increasing regulation, and digital disruption—all add up to a stew of both challenges and opportunities for data managers in the year ahead. Emerging technologies—and new attitudes—are reshaping the look and scope of the information management landscape, with implications for overall business strategies and individual careers alike.

Posted January 12, 2023

In the ever-shifting markets professionals work in today, companies must have the ability to remain agile and flexible throughout their business operations. To combat the uncertainties of the marketplace and customer demands for fast service, businesses have turned to open-source technology over the past decade. Open-source technologies provide IT and development teams with the agility to implement innovative tools and practices—such as DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

Posted January 09, 2023

A special registration period for Data Summit 2023 is now open. Take advantage of the best deal of the year with Super Early Bird savings off your pass. While we finalize the program, you can save big with $300 off the regular rate of our most popular passes. Preferential pricing is offered to attendees who register before January 20. Additionally, worry free registration is available through February 10.  

Posted January 06, 2023

Progress, trusted provider of application development and infrastructure software, announced it is entering a definitive agreement to acquire MarkLogic, a provider of managing complex data and metadata and a Vector Capital portfolio company. Upon closing of the planned transaction, MarkLogic is expected to enhance Progress' commitment of delivering the best products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact applications by providing a unified enterprise-grade semantic data platform that empowers customers to derive value from complex data.

Posted January 04, 2023

OneQode, global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company, is joining the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), providing enhanced offerings to enterprise customers in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on gaming, virtual and augmented reality, and other high-performance applications.

Posted January 04, 2023

From cloud to AI and onto new technologies and methodologies such as DataOps, another year means more solutions to choose from. Here, executives of leading companies provide predictions for what's ahead in 2023 for big data. Plans for 5G deployments, new AI technologies like the metaverse or digital twins, and the rise of data fabric and data mesh are just some of the latest trends experts see coming to fruition in 2023.

Posted December 20, 2022

Ellen Mary Challans, better known by her pen name Mary Renault, was attributed with saying, "There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare." The early years of the second decade of the 21st millennium have been scarred by the consequences of willful negligence cascading throughout the world due to the inconvenience of nonchalantly ignoring unexpected inevitabilities.

Posted December 15, 2022

To say the past year has been interesting for data managers and professionals is an understatement. Intensifying efforts to achieve data-driven processes, escalating security issues, shifts toward graph and cloud databases, and supply chain turbulence have dominated data teams' task lists. The coming year will be no different.

Posted December 13, 2022

Today's data environments are highly diverse—residing on many platforms and requiring a variety of approaches to ensure data resiliency and availability. Delivering technology alone will not be enough in 2023. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents, to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 08, 2022

Modern applications have increasingly leveraged Kubernetes as the "OS of the cloud" because of its ability to abstract the underlying cloud platform and coordinate the activities of multiple docker containers. Kubernetes does indeed radically simplify the deployment and administration of multi-service distributed applications. However, it has a significant learning curve, and maintaining a largescale Kubernetes cluster can be daunting.

Posted December 08, 2022

The call for speakers is open for the 10th annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 10-11, 2023, with pre-conference workshops on May 9, 2023. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Data Management, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Architecture, and Emerging Technologies.

Posted December 06, 2022

In the last Mongo Matters column, we looked at MongoDB's new SQL interface for querying data in MongoDB Atlas. Almost all of the "NoSQL" databases today support some form of SQL interface in order to leverage the multitude of SQL-based BI tools and the wealth of SQL expertise in the data analytics market. This "SQL for NoSQL" usually bemuses SQL aficionados and is often seen as some sort of repudiation of the document database concept.  

Posted November 10, 2022

Directus, an open source software company focused on democratizing data across the enterprise, announced it raised 7 million in Series A financing, enabling the company to build an open data platform that adds an API and no-code app to any SQL database.

Posted November 10, 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 November 02, 2022

To reconcile enterprises with the growing demands of modern applications, new technologies and strategies are necessary to successfully support applications in their respective hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Posted November 01, 2022

Oracle is introducing several new distributed cloud offerings to meet customers' diverse needs and the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). These new options include Oracle Alloy, Oracle MySQL HeatWave for Microsoft Azure, and plans to open new public cloud regions in Chicago, Serbia, and Mexico.

Posted October 27, 2022

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.

Posted October 17, 2022

EnterpriseDB (EDB), a provider accelerating Postgres in the enterprise, is adding a series of contributions to PostgreSQL 15, which is now globally available, marking the introduction of the MERGE SQL command—which makes it easier for enterprises to migrate from expensive, legacy databases to open source.

Posted October 14, 2022

Entering the post-pandemic era, and faced with an uncertain economy, many software vendors have been looking for sources of additional revenue, and they have found it—through customer software audits. These software audits have become a big business, serviced by prominent accounting and consulting firms on behalf of vendors, and often incurring millions of dollars of extra charges to customers.

Posted October 12, 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

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

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

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

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

Many customers choose to run their Microsoft SQL Server workloads on Amazon RDS for SQL Server to take advantage of its fully-managed services, high performance, and straight forward homogeneous migration to the cloud. Speed and performance are often prioritized over cost when customers first move to the cloud, which results in oversized instances and underutilized spend on unused resources. However, rightsizing your databases in the cloud is needed to achieve long-term cost efficiency.

Posted September 22, 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

Oracle announced that MySQL HeatWave is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving customers a service that combines OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation within a single MySQL database. AWS users can now run transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads in one service, without requiring time-consuming ETL duplication between separate databases such as Amazon Aurora for transaction processing and Amazon Redshift or Snowflake on AWS for analytics and SageMaker for machine learning.

Posted September 21, 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

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

In previous columns, we've noted that the SQL language is in the ascendant. New SQL native databases such as CockroachDB and Yugabyte are showing robust adoption, while non-relational (NoSQL) databases increasingly provide SQL interfaces to their data. In light of this increasing trend, it's no surprise to see the introduction of a new SQL capability within the latest release of MongoDB—the Atlas SQL framework. 

Posted September 08, 2022

NoSQL databases, also referred to as non-relational, continue to grow in popularity both on-premises and in the cloud. Of the 395 different database management systems tracked by site DB-engines, more than half are non-relational. These include key-value, document, graph, time series, and many more database models that fall into the NoSQL category. As more organizations modernize their applications or develop new applications from scratch, they adopt a microservices-based architecture that allows them to take advantage of the benefits of NoSQL databases

Posted September 06, 2022

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database service that supports transactional processing and analytics. With a 30-plus year history, SQL Server has been a mainstay at many organizations. Now, however, open-source technologies like PostgreSQL, have become increasingly popular for customers. More and more customers are migrating to them from overpriced, restrictive commercial databases that lock them in. With an increasing array of choices, the same organizations are looking for lower cost options, including low-cost, cloud-native, fully managed database services like Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, as this lowers total cost of ownership while providing the desired performance.

Posted September 06, 2022

Aerospike, the provider of the NoSQL real-time data platform for multi-cloud, large-scale JSON and SQL use cases, is launching Aerospike Database 6.1. This release builds upon previous iterations and is designed to improve support for complex queries and supply expanded secondary index features.

Posted September 06, 2022

DBI Software, a provider of performance monitoring, tuning, and trending tools for IBM Db2 LUW and SQL Server databases, is releasing version 8 of its Database Performance Web Suite and collector. Version 8 of the Web Suite, the collector, and the classic tools includes many new features and enhancements such as ability to search for all columns in the chooser, new view to show Db error log messages in real time, and more.

Posted August 25, 2022

LicenseFortress is expanding its real-time monitoring of software license compliance to include Microsoft. An independent provider of SAM managed services for users of Oracle and VMware, LicenseFortress now meets consumer demand that is driven by the ubiquitous nature of Microsoft in today's business world, according to the company.

Posted August 18, 2022

Like Stephen Hawking's famous musings did for the laws of the universe, everything as a service (XaaS) is about to revolutionize the way you think about the world. Offering benefits like operational agility and efficiency, XaaS will be the business model for every equipment vendor in the future. And it will be big. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global XaaS market is projected to grow $2.3 trillion in 2028.

Posted August 18, 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

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

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