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.
CData announced a $20 million Series A investment round from Updata Partners that will be used to accelerate the rollout of new data connectivity solutions. The company offers real-time drivers and data connectivity solutions for hundreds of SaaS, NoSQL, and Big Data sources that enable modern and legacy applications to connect with cloud data. Updata … continue reading
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it is ramping up its computing power with two new Cray supercomputers in Virginia and Arizona, each with 12 petaflops of capacity, bringing NOAA’s total power up to 40 petaflops. These computers will unlock new possibilities for better forecast model guidance through higher-resolution and more comprehensive … continue reading
As organizations wake up to the multitude of ways advanced technologies can augment their businesses, developers with relevant skills are becoming ever more valuable. Data is the key to a whole kingdom of opportunity, and when combined with AI and machine learning tools, the bounds of this kingdom are practically limitless. Even for those without … continue reading
Auth0 announced Auth0 Signals, a collection of threat intelligence tools and product capabilities designed to protect customers from identity attacks. The release coincides with the company’s acquisition of anti-abuse company Apility.io. According to the company, the acquisition will provide a crucial source of IP threat intelligence to it’s Anomaly Detection engine, which detects malicious and risky … continue reading
Data orchestration provider Alluxio has announced the release of three new architectural components as part of its Structured Data Service. The new components include a new Presto connector, a new data catalog service, and a data transformation service. According to the company, the Presto connector will allow administrators to easily integrate and configure Alluxio with … continue reading
Previous methods of identity verification aren’t as efficient today when there is so much more data in circulation. Augmented intelligence has entered the arena to provide much more accurate solutions for ID verification. Previous methods just required basic information of where someone lives and the applications would then just check a database. One company called … continue reading
Parasoft introduced the new release of its C/C++test solution this week at Embedded World. The solution is a unified C and C++ development testing solution for real-time safety- and security- critical embedded applications and enterprise IT. “With the new release of C/C++test, we are bringing unique AI and ML capabilities to help organizations with the … continue reading
Apache CouchDB 3.0 has been released. Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database. Highlights of the release include: default installations are now secure and locked down, user-defined partitioned databases improved for faster querying, and Live Shard Splitting added for incremental scale-out. Apache CouchDB 3.0 also lets users store their data safely, on their own servers, … continue reading
Large legacy enterprises have a data problem. Decades of iterative infrastructure updates via relatively small investments have resulted in information silos scattered across different systems and in different formats. For example, a hospital may have patient records in one location and accounting data in another. All of this data is managed by different teams with … continue reading
Stackery announced provisioned concurrency support within Lambda management tools to help businesses with the issue of Cold Starts in serverless platforms. Previous solutions to the problem required rewriting the functions into languages with less start time, sending ‘warm up’ requests to Lambda before big traffic spikes, and giving more resources to Lambdas. “These tedious homebrew … continue reading
IBM wants to help developers identify and classify archietypes in data with the release of a new code pattern. Archetypes are formally defined as a pattern, or a model, of which all things of the same type are copied. According to the company, its Watson natural language understanding helps users discover archetypes in their text … continue reading