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.
Recently, there’s been a new change proposal for Cassandra indexing that attempts to reduce the tradeoff between usability and stability: Making the WHERE clause much more interesting and useful for end-users. This new method is called Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI). It’s not the flashiest name, but what do you expect? Engineers aren’t known for naming things, … continue reading
The npm have released a new public roadmap. Developers can use the roadmap to learn more about the features that are being worked on, the stage that they’re in, as well as when they can be expected. They can also open a discussion and share suggestions for how the products should be improved and discuss … continue reading
Blue Compass is an Iowa-based digital marketing agency specializing in website development and SEO. As such, according to development manager David Wanat, they take care of “everything beyond the design of the site” on the back end. Not only that, but Wanat also said he is responsible for ensuring the data is good, whether it’s … continue reading
MongoDB Atlas has been updated with multi-cloud clusters. According to the company, the solution enables developers to leverage the best from each cloud provider, including services such as AI, analytics, and serverless development products. “With the availability of MongoDB Atlas multi-cloud clusters, customers can build, deploy and run powerful, highly available applications across different cloud … continue reading
It began last January with a column I wrote titled “The little dirty data secret,” which shone a light on the issue of data quality — or lack thereof — within many organizations. I called it the dirty little secret because of a reluctance on the part of many to even acknowledge they had a … continue reading
Cambridge Quantum Computing today announced the latest 0.6 version of t|ket>, its high-performance quantum software development kit (Q-SDK), which now enables quantum circuit execution on Amazon Braket. The latest release extends the number of supported devices, simulators and development frameworks, enhances circuit optimization and noise mitigation techniques, and extends operating system support. t|ket> works across … continue reading
For years, EDI (electronic document interchange) has allowed businesses to exchange documents with their partners from computer to computer in a standardized format. And this has worked well. With the explosion of APIs that now are used for data and document exchange, some companies are finding that their EDI solutions are coming up short, lacking … continue reading
Eggplant’s new cloud solution is designed to enable businesses to quickly and easily deploy its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Platform, automate the entire test life cycle, and understand the quality of the experiences that are delivered. “Organizations can now quickly and easily quantify the impact of software updates, both pre and post release, to ensure … continue reading
Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced a continuing partnership with Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), a leader in healthcare information technology solutions, to offer Melissa Address Validation within the Allscripts Practice Financial Platform, its financial and operational software solution optimized for standalone physician practices. “Valid patient addresses and contact data are crucial for today’s healthcare industry, particularly during a pandemic. For example, … continue reading
TIBCO Software has announced the building blocks for making its Responsive Application Mesh vision a reality at its TIBCO Now 2020 conference this week. According to the company, the Responsive Application Mesh provides a blueprint for building an Agile enterprise, from people to processes and practices. “Digital business needs are evolving faster than ever, now … continue reading
Cloudera has announced new analytic experiences within the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), across the CDP Data Engineering, CDP Operational Database, and CDP Data Visualization products. According to the company, these new services are designed specifically for data scientists and include capabilities like workflow automation, job prioritization, and performance tuning, which are often features that can … continue reading
Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced its global sponsorship of the SQLSaturdays event series supporting Microsoft data professionals worldwide with networking, education, and peer-based learning. Melissa will sponsor an ongoing slate of free events around the globe, addressing data quality challenges across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. Participants can view and register for regional events here. In addition to supporting both full and community editions of SQL Server® … continue reading