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.

Why OpenTelemetry is driving a new wave of innovation on top of observability data

The last decade has brought a progressive transition from monolithic applications that run on static infrastructure to microservices that run on highly dynamic cloud-native infrastructure. This shift has led to the rapid emergence of lots of new technologies, frameworks, and architectures and a new set of monitoring and observability tools that give engineers full visibility … continue reading

Report: Companies prioritize securing open-source components in modern software

The rapid adoption of the cloud has led companies to increasingly secure open-source components in modern software.  The newly released 12th Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM12) report found a 61% increase in software security groups’ identification and management of open source over the past two years.  The report was created by Synopsys, a company … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 14.3, Improved Google Play Console user management, and Informatica and Snowflake announces on-prem to cloud modernization program,

GitLab announced the release of GitLab 14.3 with project-level security scan execution policies, next generation SAST to reduce Ruby false positives, group level permissions for protected environments and group access for the GitLab Kubernetes Agent. The project-level DAST and secret detection scan execution policies allow users to require DAST and secret detection scans to run … continue reading

Data is leaking as employees leave in “Great Resignation”

New data shows a direct correlation between resignations, departing employees, and data exposure events. This is of particular interest to organizations currently as companies experience what’s been called “the Great Resignation.” As employees leave their companies, they oftentimes — intentionally or otherwise — take valuable source code, patent applications, and customer lists with them. Code42, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Package Source Mapping in Visual Studio Code, Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1, and Matillion Series E

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Package Source Mapping with Visual Studio 2022 preview 4.  Package Source Mapping gives users fine-grained control of where their packages come from by mapping every package in their solution to target a package source.  Package Source Mappings will apply to all project types – including .NET Framework – … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Confluent announces new data governance solution, Appian announces new version of low code platform, and Builder.ai introduces beta for AI-powered product manager

Confluent announced Stream Governance to address unsolved data privacy and regulatory issues surrounding real-time, event-driven data. Distributed teams will now have quick and easy access to the data that’s critical to developing more real-time applications and business operations all while maintaining security and privacy.  “With the sharp rise of real-time data, the need for governance … continue reading

Exadel Acquires Coppei

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., September 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Exadel (exadel.com), a software engineering company delivering digital platforms and products, today announced it has acquired Coppei (https://coppeipartners.com/) a Seattle-based digital business strategy and technology consultancy serving global Fortune 500 clients. Coppei will continue to operate as an independent brand. The complementary services of Coppei’s digital strategy … continue reading

Broken Access Control is now the highest vulnerability in OWASP Top 10 2021

The latest edition of the OWASP Top 10 showed that all of the highest-priority vulnerabilities since 2017 have shifted and new ones have been introduced.  Broken Access Control has dethroned Injection as the top vulnerability, whereas it previously held fifth place. The 34 Common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs) mapped to Broken Access Control had more occurrences … continue reading

Screenshot of Personal Space, a new feature in Tableau 2021.3

Latest Tableau update improves data prep and management

The latest release of Tableau is now available. Tableau 2021.3 includes better ways to prepare and manage data, explore data through Tableau Server or Online site before sharing with others, and new custom sample workbooks. Improvements to Tableau Prep include linked tasks, which will allow users to automate multiple flow jobs and ensure they happen … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains launches DataSpell, an IDE for data scientists, Firefox 92 released, Apache weekly roundup

JetBrains announced a new dedicated IDE for Data Science under the Early-Access Program.  DataSpell offers a productive development environment for data science professionals who are actively involved in exploratory data analysis and prototyping machine learning models. The IDE offers native support for Jupyter notebooks and provides an enhanced experience over traditional Jupyter notebooks. It also … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tableau announces new analytics capabilities, Microsoft releases two .NET MAUI-compatible versions of Xamarin Community Toolkit, Amazon Managed Grafana now generally available

Tableau unveiled its new data and analytics platform capabilities that include new capabilities to make data challenges easier to manage and to ensure that analytics scales with enterprise demand.  Tableau Prep now makes it easier for customers to reduce loads and costs of server resources automatically, and new capabilities help by alerting users of potential … continue reading

DataOps engineers run toward error and automate it away

The DataOps role is unique in the space of data analytics, with its goal to enable data engineers, scientists, analysts and governance to own the pipelines that run the assembly process. Essentially, DataOps engineers work on, but not in, these pipelines, according to a DataKitchen webinar titled “A Day in the Life of a DataOps … continue reading

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