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.

The evolution of value stream management

While the aspirations of companies wanting digital innovation and to connect business value haven’t changed over the years, the definition of what constitutes value stream management has. Dr. Mik Kersten, the CEO of Tasktop Technologies (recently purchased by Planview) and the author of “Project To Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Speedb

The Speedb open-source project is a high-performance NoSQL database that is optimized for speed and scalability. It is designed to handle large scale data workloads and provides a variety of features to make it easy to use and manage. The project is maintained by Speedb and forked from Rocksdb, developed by Facebook.  The project uses … continue reading

Unqork launches Codeless as a Service, its vision for the future of software

Unqork announced Codeless as a Service which allows enterprise customers to build, run, and manage software with a single open data definition.  To support Codeless as a Service, the company added new capabilities to Unqork OS, such as high-performance engine and rules orchestration which executes complex business logic.  One new capability in Unqork OS is … continue reading

The importance of data profiling and optimization

Data profiling is the process of looking closely at data in order to collect statistics and informative summaries about said data.  Ultimately, It can work to discover underlying issues to monitor and improve overall data quality. Investing in data profiling helps to ensure that data governance processes are working properly and that bad data is … continue reading

IBM announces new analytics platform to break down data silos

IBM today announced new software designed to assist enterprises in breaking down data and analytics silos, allowing them to make data-driven decisions quickly and navigate disruptions. IBM Business Analytics Enterprise is a suite of business intelligence planning, budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and dashboard capabilities intended to provide users with a full view of data sources across … continue reading

Using Data to Sustain a Quality Engineering Transformation

DevOps and quality engineering enable better development practices and improve business resiliency, but many teams struggle to sustain this transformation outside of an initial proof of concept. One of the key challenges with scaling DevOps and quality engineering is determining how software testing fits into an overall business strategy. By leveraging automated testing tools that … continue reading

Google announces AppSheet databases for citizen development

Google announced the public preview of AppSheet databases, a built-in database for citizen developers to easily and securely manage their data using AppSheet.  This extends the functionality of Google’s AppSheet by allowing users to create and manage databases within the AppSheet platform, enabling them to keep track of their data and making it possible to … continue reading

LightBeam.ai introduces new free module for complying with data privacy requirements

The data security and privacy automation company LightBeam.ai today announced a new, free PrivacyOps Pro module in order to help organizations of varying sizes and industries meet specific requirements of international, national, and state data privacy laws.   While new data privacy regulations are a step in the right direction for user safety, the disparate nature … continue reading

Beyond batch: Real-time business is a continuous event

Real-time data streams and processing are crossing into the mainstream – they will become the norm, not the exception, according to IDC.  The drivers are, by now, familiar: Cloud, IoT and 5G have increased the amount of data generated by – and flowing through – organizations. They have also accelerated the pace of business, with … continue reading

The importance of tool integration for QA teams

Everybody cares about software quality (or they ought to, at least), but it’s easier said than done. Lots of factors can cause software to fail, from tools and systems not integrating well to people not communicating well. According to ConnectALL, improving value stream flow can help with these communication breakdowns, tool integration can improve quality … continue reading

Dynatrace introduces Grail to its software intelligence platform

Dynatrace, the software intelligence company, today announced Grail, the new homegrown, core technology within its software intelligence platform.  This core technology is intended to unify observability, security, and business data from cloud native and multi-cloud environments. Grail also retains context from the data it unifies and works to deliver fast and accurate AI-powered answers and … continue reading

Web3 and Web 3.0: Two different ideas that can coexist

It seems that every day in the tech world we hear about the salvation that the new era of the web will bring by taking away mega corporations’ hold on user data and giving control back to the people (at least some of it). But it isn’t until we read into the matter further that … continue reading

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