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MariaDB’s “Restful Nights” Release Brings Peace of Mind to Enterprise Customers

MariaDB® Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used everyday. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added functionality for enterprises running MariaDB at scale in production environments, involves new levels of testing and is shipped in a configuration that is secure by default. It delivers the highest standards of security, performance, availability and scalability – turning sleeplessness into restful nights.

Sigma Announces Visual Data Modeling, SQL Runner and One-click Snowflake Integration

Sigma, an innovator in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, announced its forthcoming release of a visual data modeling capability, SQL Runner, and one-click Snowflake integration, allowing anyone to explore data in cloud warehouses and generate insights in minutes.

aqfer Launches Next-Generation SI-Ready Marketing Data Lake

aqfer, a leading SaaS provider supporting a data-centric marketing architecture, announced the launch of its next generation marketing data lake platform. The solution enables systems integrators (SIs) or engineers building digital marketing platforms for managed service providers (MSPs), ad tech companies or marketing agencies to drastically reduce the time and cost associated with customizing solutions for marketers while simultaneously increasing data integration and management functionality and dramatically reducing support and operating costs.

Six Tenets of Data Lake Access Control and Governance

In this special guest feature, Amandeep Kurana, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Okera, provides six important tenets of data lake access control and governance – Data-Centricity, Rich Access Policies, Scalability and Automation, Unified Visibility, Open, API-First Design, and Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Ready.

Advanced Performance and Massive Scaling Driven by AI and DL

In this contributed article, Kurt Kuckein, Director of Marketing for DDN Storage, discusses how current enterprise and research data center IT infrastructures are woefully inadequate in handling the demanding needs of AI and DL. Designed to handle modest workloads, minimal scalability, limited performance needs and small data volumes, these platforms are highly bottlenecked and lack the fundamental capabilities needed for AI-enabled deployments.

Okera Introduces Attribute-Based Access Control for Data Lake Security and Access Management

Okera, a leading active data management company for data lake security and governance, announced the release of new attribute-based access control (ABAC) and automated business metadata tagging and policy enforcement capabilities. These new features help enterprises simplify how to manage, secure, and govern data access on data lakes at scale in an easy and automated manner.

Databricks Open Sources Delta Lake for Data Lake Reliability

Databricks, a leader in Unified Analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, announced a new open source project called Delta Lake to deliver reliability to data lakes. Delta Lake is the first production-ready open source technology to provide data lake reliability for both batch and streaming data. This new open source project will enable organizations to transform their existing messy data lakes into clean Delta Lakes with high quality data, thereby accelerating their data and machine learning initiatives.

Book Excerpt: Sensitive Data Management and Access Control

Below please find an excerpt from a new title, O’Reilly Media’s “The Enterprise Big Data Lake: Delivering the Promise of Big Data and Data Science,” a new release in the Data Warehousing category by Alex Gorelik. The Enterprise Data Lake is a go-to resource for CTOs, CDOs, chief analytics officers and their teams, the people charged with extracting the strategic and operational insights from petabytes of data that will ultimately transform their organizations into sooth-seeing, agile businesses.

Teradata Expands As-a-Service Offerings for Vantage

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the Pervasive Data Intelligence company, announced three new offerings for its Teradata Vantage platform, reflecting Teradata’s commitment to offering as-a-service capabilities to meet the needs of their customers. These capabilities provide choice and flexibility for customers operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, private cloud or hybrid cloud environments.

Expanding Adoption for Graph Databases

In order to facilitate access to graph database technology Neo4j, a leader in graph databases, announced that it has expanded the availability of its free Startup Program. Neo4j graph technology drives innovation at NASA, eBay, Airbnb, and Adobe. The Neo4j Startup Program ensures the next generation of world-changing startups are powered by the leading graph database technology.