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  • OpsClarity Intelligent Monitoring provides automated discovery, configuration and rapid troubleshooting for Apache Kafka, Apache Spark and Apache Storm.

  • The Dynamic Data Masking feature in SQL Server 2016 offers businesses another layer of database security.

  • MariaDB has about 9 million users in 45 countries, including global brands such as HPE, Wikipedia, Virgin Mobile, and Booking.com.

  • Over the past decade, the database market has undergone a transformation that affects both the IT and the finance departments. In fact, as data becomes increasingly vital to business success, some of the most enduring collaborations in many organizations are being formed between finance (which must keep data management on budget) and IT (which must manage the data effectively). These teams are increasingly working together to streamline IT operations and make IT more efficient, freeing up financial resources that can be applied to other areas of the business. In particular, the cost of infrastructure, especially of databases, has been seen as a capital expenditure that may be better spent elsewhere within the organization. Historically, expensive commercial databases have dominated the data management landscape, but this adoption of open-source database systems is growing rapidly. This eWEEK slide show explains why your company should consider open-source databases, if it hasn't already done so.

  • Big data and the Internet of things (IoT) are disrupting entire markets and merging our virtual worlds with our physical worlds. Within the last two years, more than 90 percent of the world's data has been created. IDC predicts that the data we create and copy annually will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes, by 2020. Salesforce projects the number of connected devices available will reach 75 billion by 2020. Data surrounds us. Whether it's on our mobile phones, wearables, or home and/or office devices, we create and consume massive amounts of it each day. Have you ever stopped to think about where and how that data started its day? Who it touched before you? Or what happens to it afterward? In the following slide show, Calvin Hsu, a Citrix vice president, illustrates the journey one datum goes through from inception to reality, highlighting the phases of data—at rest, in use and on the move—and the types of devices, applications and services that data reaches along the way.

  • Booz Allen introduced Sailfish, an easy-to-use analytics platform that delivers answers on demand for users of all skill levels.

  • Ford and IBM have teamed up to deliver a new cloud-based analytics platform that finds more efficient ways to move in traffic.

  • The alpha release of Pathway Genomics OME app analyzes genetics and other data for personalized wellness recommendations.

  • IBM partners with SoftBank Robotics Holdings to create customer-assisting robots powered by the Watson cognitive computing system.

  • Companies across the board are seeing data volumes grow with customer data, email and instant messages, log files and documents leading the way.

  • IBM CEO and Chairman Ginni Rometty announced several Watson-powered innovations aimed at helping consumers at CES.

  • British spy agency releases code for graph database tool, but why?

  • Total cloud revenue was up 31 percent, but total on-premises software (down 7 percent) and hardware (down 16 percent) sales continue to be problematic.

  • IBM opened its new Watson Internet of Things headquarters in Germany, along with new Watson API services for IoT and eight new IoT centers worldwide.

  • The North Face is using an IBM Watson-powered system from Fluid to drive an online shopping assistant for consumers.

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