July 2023

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Trends and Applications

According to PWC's "Future of Experience" survey, 73% of respondents view customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions. Nevertheless, understanding the customer journey can be a difficult and lengthy process for many product developers. Outdated software, the lack of a customer-focused culture, and data silos all contribute to a negative experience.

Now that we're emerging from the pandemic and the dust is starting to settle, organizations are taking a good, hard look at their digital transformation and modernization priorities moving forward. To shed light on the adoption and maturity of trending data architectures and where the industry is headed, Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, partnered with Radiant Advisors to field the latest survey, "Market Study: 2023 Modern Data Architecture Trends," sponsored by Cambridge Semantics, Informatica, Kinetica, Teradata, and Vertica.

Columns - Database Elaborations

Occasionally one may hear that a data model is "over-normalized," but just what does that mean? Normalization is intended to analyze the functional dependencies across a set of data. The goal is to understand which data elements relate to what other data elements. The context of a normalization exercise is the semantically constructed reality within a chosen organization.

Columns - DBA Corner

As a database administrator, you know that the field is constantly evolving. New technologies are emerging all the time, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends. And almost every new technical trend and advancement tends to interact with data. So, DBAs need to be "in the know" and regularly update their knowledge of what's new. That's where industry conferences come in.

Columns - Quest IOUG Database & Technology Insights

OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) provides integrated foundational and advanced services that work together to accomplish more faster in categories of compute, storage, network, and security. Foundational services include metric, log/logging analytics, alarms, traces, and Ops insights repository. As metrics, logs, and traces are popular discussion topics for today's world, these services are especially significant.

Columns - MongoDB Matters

Traditionally, MongoDB has held its signature event—MongoDB World—in June in New York City. MongoDB usually announces significant releases of their flagship database product at this event. However, this year, the company has transitioned to a global tour of "local" events that start in New York and then proceed to a few dozen regional events across five continents. 

MV Community

RDM Infinity, a provider of MultiValue software solutions, announced that John Bramley will join its fast-growing team to extend and enhance the firm's custom programming practice. As the MultiValue Strategist at RDM, he will play a key role in building, training and managing a growing team of young MultiValue developers.

Keith Lambert, VP of marketing and business development at Kore Technologies, and Mark Dobransky, managing partner and co-founder of Kore Technologies, joined DBTA's webinar, Modernize Your MultiValue Applications with Real-Time Integration, to explore the ways in which U2 applications can be successfully integrated with other technologies, as well as how RESTful Web Services and APIs can be leveraged and created to propel positive implementation.

To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.