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.

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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

Snowflake’s new solution to data complexity is here

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DALL-E now available without waitlist

OpenAI has removed the waitlist for the DALL-E beta so that users can get started right away. DALL-E allows users to type infinite combinations of prompts that will each generate a unique set of images generated by ML/AI. Whether the prompts are as simple as “an armchair in the shape of an avocado” or as … continue reading

Data parsing: An essential part of data processing

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Appfire acquires time tracking software 7pace

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Heroku to stop offering free plans

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CData announces user experience updates in its 2022 release

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Cloudera launches new data lakehouse for analytics

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W3C announced Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 as official web standard

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