Data Management explained

Data is the information that drives business. It can be structured in rows and columns, like a customer name, address, and phone; and it can be unstructured, such as an email or a social media post. Structured data is what is populated in Relational Database Management Systems such as those created by Oracle, IBM and Microsoft, and open-source PostgreSQL and MySQL, among others. That data can be accessed using the standard Structured Query Language (SQL). Unstructured data resides in what are called NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB and many, many others. Many organizations today run both kinds of databases.

Once the data is stored, it must be easily retrievable, found amid the mountains of data organizations collect, and made available at scale. Numerous tools exist for those jobs, including Hadoop, Apache Spark and many more. It is through the collection and analysis of data that businesses can make decisions that affect their bottom line.

Neo4j raises $325 million in Series F funding round

The $325 million Series F funding round for Neo4j marks the largest investment round in database history, according to the company.  “With this largest investment round in databases, we’ve set our sights on ensuring that graph databases become the largest part of the new database market, and Neo4j a generational company that will last for … continue reading

Google open sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption transpiler

Google has announced that it is open sourcing a transpiler for Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). According to the company, FHE will allow developers to work on encrypted data without being able to access personally identifiable information. FHE allows encrypted data to be transported across the Internet to a server and get processed without being decrypted. … continue reading

SmartBear Zephyr Enterprise

SD Times news digest: SmartBear releases new test management capabilities in Zephyr Enterprise, Dataiku’s online analytics tool, Immersive Labs raises $75 million

SmartBear released new test management capabilities for regulated and critical industries in Zephyr Enterprise. The updates include specialized testing performance for complex environments, tighter integration with Atlassian Jira and an enhanced dashboard. Additionally, SmartBear will also now offer a white glove treatment option in which a senior-level technical account manager will advocate customers on various … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Native fuzzing for Go, DVC Studio released, and LogStream 3.0 released

The developers behind the Go programming language announced that native fuzzing is ready for beta testing in its development branch, dev.fuzz.  Fuzzing is a type of automated testing that continuously manipulates inputs into a program to find issues such as panics or bugs that existing unit tests might miss.  RELATED CONTENT: Why developers love Go … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Spectral Preflight released, Amazon Location Service, and Agora App Builder

Spectral’s newly released Preflight solution is an open-source tool designed to help developers defend against supply chain attacks by automatically verifying and safely executing a user’s CI and third-party scripts.  The solution queries popular anti-malware services to verify and block binaries if they contain malware.  “Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated, with a variety of tools, … continue reading

Data improves value stream management

Today’s companies are drowning in bits and bytes. According to Hubspot, the average enterprise manages 347.56 TB of data, while Splunk claims 55% of business data is unused. It’s obvious that organizations need to utilize data more effectively. When they do, they’re in a better position to enable effective value stream management. Both data and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenAI Startup Fund, JFrog Private Distribution Network, and Databricks Data Live Tables and Unity Catalog

The newly announced OpenAI Startup Fund is investing $100 million to partner with a small number of early-stage startups that are involved in fields that have a lot of potential for AI like health care, climate change and education. The companies in the fund will also get early access to future OpenAI systems, support from … continue reading

Melissa Cites the Single Customer View as Vital to Customer-Centric Marketing

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced strategies for marketers to eliminate the knowledge gap in customer data, enabling personalization at scale. With aggregated data from disparate resources, Melissa’s tools and services resolve customer identity and enhance profiles by connecting to and between marketing channels such as email, … continue reading

Forge

Atlassian releases new cloud app development platform: Forge

Atlassian announced that its next-generation cloud app development platform, Forge, is now generally available.  Forge has been in beta since the beginning of 2020 and is designed to handle many of the maintenance aspects of app creation such as compliance, data management practices, scaling performance and security.  “Forge is the culmination of over 2 years … continue reading

SimuLand map of threat research methodologies.

Microsoft tests if security teams are prepared for hack attacks with SimuLand

Microsoft announced a new open-source initiative, SimuLand, to help security researchers deploy lab environments that reproduce well-known techniques used in attack scenarios. Participants can use the labs to then test the effectiveness of  Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, and Azure Sentinel detections. The simulation steps are mapped to detection queries and alerts to the aforementioned … continue reading

SD Times news digest: LeanIX SaaS Intelligence released, CockroachDB 21.1 released, and LinearB launches ‘Dev Interrupted’

The release of LeanIX SaaS Intelligence uses machine learning and integrations to automatically capture, analyze and report all SaaS applications within the enterprise.  According to the company, the new solution automatically identifies unmanaged contracts, duplicate licenses and wasted cloud software subscriptions.  “We enable companies to make their IT landscape fully visible and easily manageable and … continue reading

Melissa fuels smarter direct mail strategies that recognize the shift to work-from-home

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced full contact intelligence tools and solutions for direct marketers, linking personal and professional data for a single contact. Melissa’s tools and services pair robust consumer data with a spectrum of third-party datasets, empowering marketers with identity cross-matching that closes gaps in … continue reading

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