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.

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

Apache Gobblin now top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced that Apache Gobblin, the open-source distributed Big Data integration framework, has reached top-level project status. According to the foundation, achieving top-level status means that the project graduated from the Apache Incubator and has demonstrated that it’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Matillion raises $100 million for cloud data, Uno Platform 3.5, and Palo Alto Networks to acquire Bridgecrew

Matillion announced that it raised $100 million in Series D funding that it will help organizations innovate with data to unlock insights.  Matillion offers a cloud-native platform that helps organizations transform raw data into analytics-ready data by providing low-code/no-code solutions. “Matillion accelerates the value of today’s cloud data platforms, ensuring that data teams can work … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BluBracket community edition, Kong raises $100 million for cloud connectivity, and Yugabyte DB 2.4 released

BluBracket announced the release of its free code security tool Community Edition, which uses an ML-based method that assigns secrets and repo risks scores. Users can connect to the tool through GitHub, scan up to 10 repositories and share reports in real time for more than 50 secret types in any language, according to the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Workload Analyzer for Presto

The Workload Analyzer for Presto was open sourced this week by Varada, a data lake query acceleration innovator that aims to help data engineers gain holistic visibility into the performance of Presto clusters. Varada originally built the tool because it leverages the distributed SQL query engine Presto in its query acceleration engine Varada Data Platform.  … continue reading

A guide to data integration tools

CData Software is a leader in data access and connectivity solutions. It specializes in the development of data drivers and data access technologies for real-time access to online or on-premise applications, databases and web APIs. The company is focused on bringing data connectivity capabilities natively into tools organizations already use. It also features ETL/ELT solutions, … continue reading

How does your solution help customers with their data integration initiatives?

Eric Madariaga, chief marketing officer at CData Software “Ultimately, we solve data connectivity challenges through standardization — providing a common layer for accessing different data and systems. We then combine that with tooling to solve specific problems within messaging, data pipeline connectivity, and data management. While APIs have become the standard for integration, varying applications … continue reading

Data without integration is just data

As digital transformation initiatives have picked up steam due to the coronavirus pandemic, companies are getting a lot more disparate data that needs to be put together. They’re looking towards data integration solutions to streamline that process.  A survey conducted by IDC in December last year found that 94% of data engineers, data integration specialists, … continue reading

SaaS backup: A more scalable way to ingest cloud app data

It’s probably not surprising that, according to a 2018 Gartner survey about SaaS migration, 97% of respondents said their organization had already deployed at least one SaaS application. Today, a significant number of cloud applications have been elevated to the status of ‘critical-business system’ in just about every enterprise. These are systems that the business cannot … continue reading

How to build a data-driven DevOps culture

Data helps organizations make a number of important decisions, every day. It can be used to measure ROI of marketing campaigns and even aggregate user habits. It can also be used to better your DevOps team.  In a Power Talk with SD Times, Steve Boone, DevOps head of product management at HCL Software, and Bryant … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Datatron Governance Dashboard released, DevOps Institute announces new growth and expanded team, and Cloudflare’s Project Fair Shot

Datatron released a new governance dashboard that allows data scientists and analysts to monitor and optimize their AI solutions.  The new offering provides AI and machine learning model transparency risk management to help organizations comply with regulations while optimizing for business outcomes through visualizations and key metrics.  “Just as cyberattacks can be devastating to companies, … continue reading

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