May 2019

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Trends and Applications

When it comes to cloud technology, more and more businesses are realizing the benefits that cloud can provide them and are beginning to seek more cloud computing options to conduct their business activities. And obviously, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, IBM, and Oracle plan to capture this spend by providing a dizzying array of IaaS and PaaS offerings to help enterprises build and run their services.

Data pipelines speed IoT, predictive analytics, and machine learning projects to their final destination. The new generation of data pipelines also supports governance, which is sure to be in the spotlight during 2019. Enterprises will need to be much more stringent about their data usage and lineage, based on new regulations such as GDPR and consumers' higher expectations of security and privacy.

Columns - Database Elaborations

CDC can greatly minimize the amount of data processed; but the cost is that the processes themselves become more complicated and overall storage may be higher. Costs are moved around, the final level of processing becomes focused on the minimal changes, and this minimization is the efficiency to be gained. Moving forward, using the data becomes standardized and ultimately straightforward.

Columns - DBA Corner

It can be challenging for IT architects and executives to keep up with today's modern IT infrastructure. Homogeneous systems, common in the early days of computing, are almost non-existent today in the age of heterogeneous systems. It is de rigueur for Linux, Unix and Windows servers to be deployed throughout a modern IT infrastructure. And for larger shops, add in mainframes, too.

Columns - SQL Server Drill Down

Will the DBA disappear? No, far from it. But specific skills needed by DBAs and certain job roles fulfilled by DBAs will certainly change as we move to the cloud.

Columns - MongoDB Matters

If you have been wondering whether the tipping point for database-as-a-service (DBaaS) has arrived, it's instructive to look at the success of MongoDB Atlas. 

MV Community

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and eCommerce solutions, is releasing version 4.6 of Kourier Integrator Data Management, further opening up REST capabilities. "What we're doing is integrating external systems to ERP systems and opening up REST capability," said Keith Lambert, VP, marketing and business development, Kore Technologies.

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company (VTBC) is the largest handcrafter of teddy bear toys in North America. Vermont Teddy Bear recognized that in order to keep pace with constantly changing demands and respond effectively to customers, it was essential to change the way it managed data.

Zumasys is introducing a new open website for the PICK MultiValue industry that is designed to help companies train young developers. The website features a series of training videos for training programmers on MultiValue, with the first video in the series, "A Beginner's Guide to How MultiValue Databases Operate," now available.