Topic: data

Erwin rolls out new data governance solution

Data management and modeling company erwin today launched its new data governance software-as-a-service solution with the capability to enable disparate stakeholders to collaborate. Erwin DG introduces data impact analysis capabilities that give stakeholders the ability to assess what could happen to business processes and other systems when changes to the data are made. In addition, … continue reading

Databases should work for us, not the other way around

If you Google “how to organize your data for a database,” you’ll get millions of results. That’s a lot of hits for something that you shouldn’t have to think about. But for the last 40 years, that’s exactly what we’ve been forced to do. The people in our organizations have spent an ungodly amount of time and money massaging our data, planning and re-planning how … continue reading

MongoDB releases version 3.6 of database with developer ease in mind

MongoDB today released version 3.6 of its document database designed to make data easier for developers to work with. “We’ve added a ton of features to the core of what we do, which is to make developers more productive,” said Eliot Horowitz, CTO and co-founder of MongoDB. In version 3.2, rolled out two years ago, … continue reading

Microsoft wants to create the ultimate hybrid data solution

With new advances to its SQL Server 2017 solution and Azure data services, Microsoft says it is forming the ultimate hybrid data platform. The company made new on-premises and cloud announcements at PASS Summit 2017 today. “Microsoft’s guiding principle has been to build the highest performing, most secure, and consistent data platform for all your … continue reading

Apache Kafka reaches milestone with version 1.0.0

Open-source software foundation Apache released version 1.0.0 of its Kafka distributed data streaming platform today, with the first full version number indicating Apache’s confidence that Kafka is ready for major professional use. “Apache Kafka is playing a bigger role as companies are moving to real-time streaming and embracing stream processing,” Jun Rao, vice president of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks Delta, SciPy 1.0, and Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform

Databricks has released a new unified data management system that combines the best features from data lakes, data warehouses and streaming systems. The company made the announcement at its annual Spark Summit Europe conference. Databricks Delta takes the scale and cost-efficiency from a data lake; the reliability and performance from a data warehouse, and the … continue reading

GitHub Universe outlines plans for the future of software development

About ten years ago, GitHub embarked on a journey to create a platform that brought together the world’s largest developer community. Now that the company believes it has reached its initial goals, it is looking to the future with plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. … continue reading

How to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation

Coming into force on May 25, 2018 is the long-awaited European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will change how businesses handle data on their customers and employees. In this ever-evolving world of data privacy, it’s important for companies to not only gain a strong understanding of GDPR, but understand where their data is located … continue reading

Distributed, always-on data management

Today’s businesses must ensure their customers are always able to stay connected to them, and access their personal data wherever and whenever they need. Yet outages still plague companies, threatening profitability and reputations.  Using the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data management platform, enterprises can ensure their applications are always available, even when other applications fail. “We … continue reading

MongoDB IPO, Docker Enterprise Edition, and Uber settles FTC allegations — SD Times news digest: August 16, 2017

The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target. Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart … continue reading

How to choose the right database for your microservices

Microservices are in the spotlight, as infrastructure building blocks, because they offer decoupling of services, data store autonomy, miniaturized development, testing set up, and other benefits that facilitate faster time to market for new applications or updates. The availability of containers and their orchestration tools has also contributed to the increase in microservices adoption. At … continue reading

Anthem Healthcare, photo from Anthem Healthcare

Anthem Healthcare reveals third-party security breach of 18,580 customers

A third-party breach may have exposed approximately 18,580 customers’ personal and medical data from Anthem Healthcare. This breach comes a month after Anthem agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the 2015 breach that compromised personal information of almost 80 million customers. Anthem spokesman Gene Rodriguez reported that the incident links … continue reading

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