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How to Move a Petabyte of Data to the Cloud in Four Steps

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly using public cloud infrastructure, but those with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data find the shift to cloud more complex, disruptive, and inflexible than it is presumed. The business value of cloud storage is desirable, but large data volumes present large challenges for migration, compatibility, and agility. Below are four steps to transition even petabyte-scale data to cloud environments from experts at SwiftStack, a company that powers hybrid cloud storage for enterprises.

Building a More Logical Data Warehouse with a Data Vault

In this special guest feature, Mark Madsen, President of Third Nature Inc. discusses the rise of the data vault as a database modeling method that provides long-term historical storage of data from multiple operational systems and enables users to look at historical data that deals with issues such as auditing, and trace data to determine where it originated.

The State of Graph Databases – Worldwide Adoption and Use Case Characteristics

A new paper, “The State of Graph Databases – Worldwide Adoption and Use Case Characteristics,” provides an overview of graph technology, details the results of a new IBM survey—and highlights findings that debunk some of the most popularly held views about graph technology.

WhereScape Announces Cloud Data Warehouse Automation for Snowflake

WhereScape, a leading provider of data infrastructure automation software, announced WhereScape automation for Snowflake, an offering designed to help IT organizations speed up the delivery of cloud-based data infrastructure projects.

IBM Just Made a Huge Advancement in Media Technology

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews takes a quick tour of big data storage technology offerings in light of the new announcement by IBM and Sony that just broke the world record for most gigabits per square inch on magnetic tape. The new record is 201 gigabits — 20 times more than what fits on current commercial tape drives.

Endpoint Systems Updates its Figaro DB XML Engine

Endpoint Systems, a system integrator and developer of endpoint software solutions, announced it has released the latest update to Figaro, its embedded native XML database for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Figaro 6.1.4 builds on top of Oracle Berkeley DB XML 6.1.4, with database engine upgrades and several bug fixes.

ArangoDB 3.2 Improves Scalability, Security and High Availability

ArangoDB, the makers of the leading native multi-model database, announced that version 3.2 is Generally Available. This latest release expands ArangoDB to new use cases by being the most scalable, distributed multi-model and graph database.

Scality Launches Zenko, Open Source Software To Assure Data Control In A Multi-Cloud World

Scality, a leader in object and cloud storage, announced the open source launch of its Scality Zenko, a Multi-Cloud Data Controller. The new solution is free to use and embed into developer applications, opening a new world of multi-cloud storage for developers.

Solix Announces S3 Storage Solutions

Solix Technologies, Inc., a leading big data application provider for empowering data-driven enterprises, announced API support for Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), a web service available from Amazon Web Services and also for private cloud deployments. The new S3 storage solutions are supported on Solix Big Data Suite 2.3, as part of a new software update.

StackShare Database Index

Our friends over at StackShare recently reached out to insideBIGDATA to provide their latest Database Index. To compile the StackShare Database Index, StackShare — one of the world’s largest developer communities, with 100,000+ CTOs and developers at companies like Spotify, Airbnb, Instacart, and Dropbox sharing and discussing their tech stacks — conducted original research on which databases are most widely used right now, and which are most in-demand by recruiters.