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.

MapR Data Platform v6.0 and v6.1 now certified on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s next generation data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced a validated reference architecture for the MapR Data Platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and the certification of MapR Data Platform versions 6.0.0, 6.0.1 and 6.1 on the OCI. With the MapR certification, the Oracle Cloud Marketplace brings … continue reading

Elastic Stack 6.5 features new visualization and collaboration tools

Open-source search and analytics company Elastic released version 6.5 of its Elastic Stack suite of open-source utilities today, introducing infrastructure monitoring, distributed tracing support and Java and Go agents in the Elastic APM tool. While this release may be labeled as a ‘minor release’ the company explained there are foundational stack-level features being applied for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PageSpeed Insights, Codefresh’s Azure integration, and Visual Studio Code October 2018

Google has revealed that PageSpeed Insights now uses Lighthouse as its analysis engine. This switch will enable developers to receive the same performance audits and recommendations anywhere, whether that’s the web, command line, or in Chrome DevTools, the company explained. PageSpeed Insights API version 5 also now gives CrUX data and Lighthouse audits. Previous versions … continue reading

TIBCO announces new AI-driven insights for Spotfire X

TIBCO has announced that the latest version of its data analytics solution is now available. Spotfire X comes with a focus on Agile, augmentation, automation and acceleration. According to the company, this is the most sophisticated version of Spotfire to date. Spotfire X was first revealed at TIBCO NOW in September. It is designed to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Eggplant’s DAI Suite, Scylla Open Source 3.0, and Data Engine by Periscope Data

Eggplant has announced new enhancements to its Digital Automation Intelligence Suite. The new capabilities aim to help with modeling and automating complex systems, identifying problems in tests, and automating usability testing. Eggplant AI can now provide intelligent reporting, enabling DevOps teams to better understand why there are problems with a release, according to the company. … continue reading

Embedded analytics: Easier to create, more accurate than ever

This past year has seen the technology of embedded analytics — the inclusion of data ingestion, analysis and visualization capabilities within business applications — begin to leverage other growing technologies to improve the accuracy and scope of reporting, as well as make it easier for developers, and even non-developers to start including such capabilities in … continue reading

SD Times open-source project of the week: Infosys DevOps Platform

Infosys has released what it calls a enterprise-class integrated DevOps platform into open source. According to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao, “enterprises pursuing digital transformation require Agile and DevOps at scale to rapidly adopt new technologies, transform legacy systems and respond swiftly to new requirements.” The Infosys DevOps Platform is meant to address … continue reading

Beware the red-yellow-green report: The shift from project management to Value Stream Management

Project manager Adam sends his boss a status update for the weekly project status report. Adam’s project is delayed due to conflicting priorities with other projects, so he marks the schedule portion of the report red — an accurate reflection due to a missed milestone. Because of the delay, there will likely be a budget … continue reading

What the Cloudera and Hortonworks merger means

Earlier this month, data companies Cloudera and Hortonworks announced that they would be entering into a merger. Both companies were leaders in the big data space. The companies stated that they hoped the merger will enable them to become a next-generation data platform together. Cloudera was originally co-founded in 2008 with talent from Google, Facebook, … continue reading

PostgreSQL 11 now available

The PostgreSQL team has announced a major update to its open-source relational database. PostgreSQL 11 has been released with performance improvements, and specific enhancements for large databases and high computational workloads. According to the team, this is the first major release since last year when PostgreSQL 10 was released. Additionally, the release includes updates to … continue reading

Microsoft partners with DIF and W3C on Decentralized Identity

As our lives become increasingly digital at home and at work, Microsoft wants to make sure users have the proper privacy, security and control of their data. The company is actively collaborating with the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Credentials Community Group to provide an Decentralized Identity (DID) solution, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Skip

Built by a team of veteran open-source contributors within Facebook, Skip is described by the developer team as “a programming language to skip the things you have already computed.” After three years, the project has left active development and has been open sourced. The team wrote that the statically-typed language is experimental, with a goal … continue reading

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