How GraphQL is competing with REST

The representational state transfer (REST) API has served its purpose of exposing application-level information for web services over the last 15 years, but in an industry that’s constantly evolving, there are always new approaches that are popping up and transforming the way we work. Enter GraphQL. GraphQL is a data query language for APIs that … continue reading

Amazon Aurora Serverless now generally available

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a new serverless solution for starting, scaling and shutting down database capacity. Amazon Aurora Serverless was first announced as a preview last year at re:Invent. The solution is now generally available, and designed as an on-demand, auto-scaling service without having to provision, scale and manage servers. “More and more … continue reading

GitLab to create tool for data teams

GitLab has revealed it is working on a new tool for the data science lifecycle. Meltano is an open-source solution designed to fill the gaps between data and understanding business operations. “Meltano was created to help fill the gaps by expanding the common data store to support Customer Success, Customer Support, Product teams, and Sales … continue reading

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Crate.io announces the Crate Machine Data platform and Crate 3.0

Data management and Internet of Things solutions provider Crate.io is launching a new platform for processing and analyzing IoT and machine data. The company announced the Crate Machine Data platform, version 3.0 of its open-source SQL database CrateDB and a $11 million Series A round of funding today. With the introduction of the Crate Machine … continue reading

NoSQL, data governance and the rise of the application developer

Application developers, your day has come. You are inhabiting a new world of development, where the business calls on you to create solutions that tend to be real-time and mobile. Digital transformation and developing unique applications are now core to driving the business forward. Essentially, application development has become the business. The focus on delivering … continue reading

Apple open sources FoundationDB

Apple has announced it is open sourcing its distributed database FoundationDB. Apple first acquired FoundationDB in 2015. FoundationDB is designed to provide “the power of ACID transactions in a distributed database.” It features a multi-model data store, a distributed architecture for scaling out and handling faults, and support for heavy loads. The database was first … continue reading

Google Cloud expands MongoDB availability across GCP regions

After popular demand, Google has announced it is expanding MongoDB availability across most Google Cloud Platform regions as well as on Cloud Launcher. MongoDB is available on Google Cloud through its database-as-a-service solution, MongoDB Atlas. “With over 35 million downloads and customers ranging from Cisco to Metlife to UPS, MongoDB is one of the most … continue reading

Database market consolidation is inevitable – how to pick the winners?

Databases comprise one of the largest and most foundational segments of the IT landscape—in some cases, comprising over 50 percent of the cost of the total application stack. The size and prominence of this segment continues to expand unfettered. Recent estimates from Gartner peg the database market at $36.4 billion, having grown 8.6 percent in … continue reading

StackShare’s top application and data tools of 2017

2017 has come to a close with React taking the lead as the top application and data tool. This comes from StackShare’s recent release of its top 50 developer tools of 2017. After appearing on StackShare’s list at number 10 last year, React kicked JavaScript out of the number one spot for the first time … continue reading

DevSecOps: Baking security into development

Software is the lifeblood of most businesses today. So, what happens if that software is unreliable or insecure? It seems like a no-brainer that the software being pushed out should be protected. But, as software is being developed and deployed at a rapid pace, an important aspect of the life cycle gets lost in the … continue reading

How to make low coding work – Separate presentation from logic

The use of low-code platforms is expanding, driven by the idea that non-developers working with the right tools can take a more active role in the development process. Application development has never been more complex due to the staggering number of components required for modern multi-tiered application development, which makes the idea of utilizing business … 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

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