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.

Amazon releases new EMR Studio IDE for data scientists and engineers

AWS released its new IDE, EMR Studio, designed to help data scientists and data engineers develop, visualize and debug applications written in R, Python, Scala and PySpark.  The IDE was first previewed at AWS re:Invent 2020 and since then, new features were added such as the ability to use the Amazon EMR console and AWS … continue reading

Melissa Named Leader/High Performer in Multiple Spring 2021 G2 Grid Reports

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced two of its products—Melissa Clean Suite and Melissa Data Quality Suite—have again been named “Leader” in the G2 Grid Report for Data Quality | Spring 2021, the world’s leading business solutions review website. Both Melissa solutions have also earned the #1 and … continue reading

MIT Future of Data, Trust, and Privacy initiative launches

The MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IRPI) in collaboration with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have launched a new initiative on data privacy. The MIT Future of Data, Trust, and Privacy initiative aims to bring together MIT research with public policy expertise.  “The confluence of powerful data analytics, artificial intelligence, and global … continue reading

BMC’s latest updates focus on modernizing mainframe app development and delivery

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the autonomous digital enterprise, announced new offerings and integrations with its BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios that focus on streamlining mainframe application development, increased uptime and faster threat detection.  The BMC Compuware ISPW solution for software change management enables developers to easily edit source … continue reading

Melissa to showcase Unison Data Quality Management Platform

Online session will highlight the role of customizable, browser-based data quality management in easing path to data governance RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced a free webinar designed to offer IT and business stakeholders insight on the role … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DevOps Institute announces tiered memberships, Cloudera Data Platform now available on GCP, Perforce announces C++ coverage in its static code analysis solution

The DevOps Institute launched a new tiered membership program which includes Basic, Premium, Government/Nonprofit, Educator and Enterprise Membership options to help advance the careers of DevOps and IT leaders.  Basic membership gives DevOps users an introductory glimpse into what DevOps Institute’s membership program offers and includes limited membership benefits.  The Premium Membership gives anyone working … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rookout Agile Flame Graphs, ServiceNow acquires Intellibot, and CircleCI server 3.x

Rookout’s Agile Flame Graphs was launched to dynamically profile distributed applications in production and provide developers with a fully-visualized understanding of how their code is impacting other applications.  “Agile Flame Graphs allows software engineers to select a section of code and instantly visualize the latency between functions and individual lines of code, within and across … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OctoML to accelerate ML deployment, Windows Community Toolkit 7.0, and SQLAlchemy 1.4 released

OctoML announced that it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round that it will use towards accelerating ML deployment.  OctoML said it will use the funding to double its team and launch Octomizer, its self-serve SaaS product. The company is also building a Machine Learning Acceleration Platform that automatically maximizes model performance while … continue reading

Report: Majority of companies are not fully utilizing valuable data

More than two-thirds of companies are still struggling to utilize their valuable data, according to recently released survey findings.  The survey from data integration company Fivetran indicated a few reasons for this. Forty-four percent of respondents stated that key data isn’t usable for decision making, and 68% said they didn’t have the time needed to … continue reading

Apache Daffodil now ASF top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Daffodil is now a top-level project, which means that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s meritocratic process and principles. Daffodil is an open source implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL) 1.0, and aims to provide universal data interchange. According … continue reading

SD Times news digest: xMatters’ data-driven DevOps approach to incident resolution, SolarWinds APM integrated experience, and Atlassian acquires Chartio

xMatters has announced new capabilities designed to help teams respond faster to incidents. According to the company, its data-driven DevOps approach helps DevOps, SRE and operations teams collaborate through the xMatters Incident Console, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Other updates include a new “Incidents by Severity” widget, and new capabilities in its messaging user interfaces … continue reading

Data mesh challenges common data assumptions

A data architecture that aims to challenge the preconceived notions of data and enable organizations to scale and move faster took center stage at this month’s Starburst Datanova conference. “The inconvenient truth is that despite increased investment in AI and data, the results have not been that great,” Zhamak Dehghani, director of emerging technology for … continue reading

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