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.
Cloudera has announced new analytic experiences within the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), across the CDP Data Engineering, CDP Operational Database, and CDP Data Visualization products. According to the company, these new services are designed specifically for data scientists and include capabilities like workflow automation, job prioritization, and performance tuning, which are often features that can … continue reading
Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced its global sponsorship of the SQLSaturdays event series supporting Microsoft data professionals worldwide with networking, education, and peer-based learning. Melissa will sponsor an ongoing slate of free events around the globe, addressing data quality challenges across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. Participants can view and register for regional events here. In addition to supporting both full and community editions of SQL Server® … continue reading
Aerospike Inc., the global leader in next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions, today announced upgrades and expansions to the Aerospike Connect product line, making Aerospike Database 5 even more plug-compatible with the enterprise data fabric that powers modern real-time data-driven applications. The Aerospike Connect product line integrates Aerospike Database 5 with popular open-source frameworks, including Apache Spark™, Kafka, Pulsar, and … continue reading
Talend has updated its Talend Data Fabric platform with a focus on the Talend Trust Score. According to the company, the Talend Trust Score features new advanced capabilities toward assessing the reliability of an organization’s data. The solution intelligently diagnoses and resolves data integrity issues in multi-cloud, hybrid, and on-premise environments. The Trust Score exposes the … continue reading
HCL wants to address its users’ changing data demands with the release of OneDB, a cloud-native enterprise database for data-driven platforms. According to the company, OneDB was designed with multi-model capabilities and automated management functions. Key features include: The ability to deploy OneDB as a Docker container for applications at the edge, on premises or … continue reading
Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud, multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and reduce operational costs. It also features a ‘hybrid mode’ that enables users to create declarative configurations to deploy cloud native Kong Gateway data planes across multiple clouds and data centers, … continue reading
Microsoft has released new data to show how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. According to the data, 58% of respondents report that they have increased their security budgets due to COVID-19, 82% plan on adding more security staff, and 81% feel pressure to lower security costs. “The role of security in … continue reading
Redis Labs announced a $100 million Series F round of funding, bringing the cmopany’s value to more than $1 billion. According to the company, it will use the funding to further its real-time data platform that allows companies to manage, process, analyze, and make predictions that will improve how customer experiences and drive business forward. … continue reading
Istio 1.7’s new features were built to make Istio easier to operate and to expand its capabilities for hybrid cloud environments. This includes multiple control plane upgrades such as the canary upgrade that enables users to verify a new control plane using continuous integration and Istio’s telemetry features. Once a portion of the workloads are … continue reading
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) assessed an $80 million civil money penalty against Capital One for its role in the 2019 hack of 100 million credit card applications. The OCC reached the decision due to “the bank’s failure to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations … continue reading