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Trends and Applications

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.

Columns - Database Elaborations

In building a logical data model, some entities are considered strong, other entities are considered weak. Strong entities are the most foundational elements within a nascent Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) and comprise the list of objects that would likely come to mind first. Strong entities are independent in that they exist all on their own and can be created without having to meet any pre-conditions.

Columns - DBA Corner

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.

Columns - MongoDB Matters

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. 

MV Community

An aging MultiValue talent pool has companies scrambling to retain and retrain programming talent. According to BlueFinity, low-code/no-code development is a game changer in this space. A major benefit of low-code/no-code development is its ability to allow almost anyone with a working knowledge of computer applications to create apps for the digital economy.

Entrinsik is releasing the latest version of Informer, building upon the platform's ease of use, and continued fulfilling of user requests. The company debuted 5.6 during a webinar showcasing all the new features. "We're all really excited about this release," said Evan Culler, Informer senior software engineer. "We've been listening to your feedback on how to advance the product, add new workflows, and make things easier."

Digital transformation has accelerated more than ever before because of the intersecting confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change. With more data being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the 2022 Readers' Choice Awards which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Rocket is releasing MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS) 1.3.1 with new features that give users more control, improving ease of use to expose MultiValue data and introducing business logic as RESTful APIs. Updates include enhanced Vanity URL support with pass-through capabilities that give MV developers full control of format and content of output payloads.