Databases are hidden driving forces behind IT systems of modern companies. They have become an essential commodity which contains vital business intelligence data and conducts numerous transactions daily. Tech giants supply the market with many products that enable enterprises to get the most value out of present IT skills and assets. The choice is highly dependent on the company’s strategy and business goals, but here are the best of the best.
One of the most popular solutions nowadays, Oracle database is an integral part of the Fusion Applications platform. There are several versions available, the latest being 12c. The Standard Edition features basic functions and is widely used on servers running up to four processors. The presence of more CPUs often requires an upgrade to Enterprise license, which is more feature-packed, especially in the areas of security and performance.
Much like the Oracle, there are many flavors of the IBM’s suite. They can be used for both mainframes and mobile devices, and have different licensing arrangements. Users are able to get into shadow tables, advanced compression, JSON, and temporal capabilities. It is worth mentioning the BLU acceleration,the next gen IBM’s technology, which possesses a column store and in-memory capabilities.
A beloved Enterprise Edition (DB2 DWE) is tailored to online transactions processing and business intelligence functions. One can utilize it for data extraction, mining, loading, and transformation. Moreover, taking advantage of online analytical processing and inline analytics helps organizations gain an edge in the tech industry.
Microsoft SQL Server
One of the strong points of this Server and information platform is native integration with Windows Server Software. In works only on Windows, but with the support for a wide array of versions and additions like Azure, Microsoft’s could integration .The tech framework suits the mixed workloads in areas of development, security and business intelligence.
Major users like London Underground have integrated project management applications into SQL servers that are handling hundreds of simultaneous operations. Furthermore, aseamless integration ofother tools like business intelligence software enhances collaboration, social intelligence as well as data delivery. Their other benefits include advanced analytics,deeper insights in big data,andmobile BI.
Apart from the big three, there are other solid systems like MongoDB. It employs the NoSQL innovations of flexibility, scalability and performance, while using the foundations of relational databases. Written in C++, this is an open source, schema-free software with some intriguing capabilities. This means that there are no document definition requirements: MongoDB will hold any document you please.
Ease of use is another ace up MongoDB’s sleeve and in shows when installing, indexing and using programming languages. Many small businesses and startups turn to this platform because it can evolve hand in hand with their operations. You do not need a whole division of DBAs or to spend a fortune on the hardware. What is more, Mongo supports sharing and horizontal scalability, making reads faster.
Last, but not the least is an open source, object-relational system Postgre SQL. It is a unified database server with one storage engine, and its nature allows it to be easily adopted by end-users and tech suppliers. The performance is satisfactory, with options to speed up certain operations. Quick switching of operations between the master and the replica database also comes in handy.
Stored procedures and sub-queries provide stability, and there is support for JSON. Developers can also make good use of the background workers that help in automating and executing operations of applications. There are some other developer-friendly options like automatically updated viewswhich makePostgre a welcome addition to the DMS market mix.
The age of information
In a digital era, data warehouses are a centerpiece of IT infrastructure, and the focus is on mixed workloads, functionality and strong performance. The data management landscape is still dominated by the holy trinity: Oracle, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL. However, these front-runners can be expensive to license and support, which is why some enterprises opt for alternatives. IT departments are under pressure to take their productiveness to the next level, while NoSQL developments have brought forth a diverse group of other peculiar databases.
Google’s piecemeal privacy changes now let users auto-delete their data
Google said Wednesday it’s making a handful of privacy changes for users.
In a blog post, the search giant said it’ll make it easier for users to go “incognito” and pause data collection as they use Google’s mobile apps. It’s also adding proactive account security recommendations to its Security Checkup tool.
Google also said it’ll allow its users to auto-delete their data after 18 months.
It explains: Starting today, the first time you turn on Location History — which is off by default — your auto-delete option will be set to 18 months by default. Web & App Activity auto-delete will also default to 18 months for new accounts. This means your activity data will be automatically and continuously deleted after 18 months, rather than kept until you choose to delete it. You can always turn these settings off or change your auto-delete option.
The privacy changes come months after European regulators opened an investigation into Google’s processing of location data on the continent.
Meanwhile, stateside, Google is one of many Silicon Valley tech giants also facing renewed questions about how they reconcile protecting users’ privacy while still providing their technology to law enforcement, amid protests against police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Over a thousand of Google’s own employees have asked the company to stop selling its technology to police departments across the United States. Amazon, IBM and Microsoft have already pulled the plug on selling their facial recognition technology to police, but left a wide berth to still sell to federal law enforcement.
Google is also facing a $5 billion class action suit in California for allegedly pervasively tracking the internet use of its users through their browser’s “incognito” mode.
Pax8 and NewCloud Networks Announce New Partnership
Pax8, the best place to buy cloud solutions, today announced a new partnership with NewCloud Networks®, global provider of cloud computing services, to offer cloud storage and compute resources for Veeam® Cloud Connect Backup and Disaster Recovery.
“Pax8 is in the business of simplifying the cloud buying journey for MSPs, and this partnership with NewCloud enables our partners to seamlessly go to market with Veeam-powered backup and disaster recovery cloud solutions,” said Ryan Walsh, Chief Channel Officer at Pax8. “Together, our certified cloud experts will help partners with their cloud deployments in a cost-effective and secure way. This partnership will also save our partner community time because it eliminates the need to report monthly Veeam usage.”
NewCloud Networks is a Platinum level Veeam Cloud and Service Provider (VCSP) with data centers in nine locations across the USA. Pax8 partners can now offer their end users a cloud repository without the hassle of deploying and managing their own data centers, while seamlessly integrating NewCloud Networks’ cloud infrastructure as a backup and disaster recovery target.
Veeam Cloud Connect is a fully integrated feature of Veeam Availability Suite v10. The solution enables MSPs to offer any Veeam customer a modern approach to data protection and business continuity. NewCloud removes the complexity and offers the support MSPs need to sell and install Veeam-powered backup and disaster recovery solutions for their clients.
“We are excited to become a Pax8 vendor partner and to offer our best in breed cloud solutions, powered by Veeam Cloud Connect, to Pax8’s partner ecosystem,” said Sam V. Kumar, NewCloud Networks’ Founder & CEO. “NewCloud’s nationwide ultra-low latency network with data centers in nine locations makes it easy for partners to leverage and scale existing cloud infrastructure, rather than deploy their own. With the help of Pax8, we will expand our MSP network and enable more partners take advantage of monthly recurring revenue through cloud solutions.”
Partner benefits of the Pax8 and NewCloud partnership include:
- Unlimited storage for backup as a service for Workstations and Microsoft 365 backup
- Simplifies the Veeam licensing and eliminates the need for partners to report monthly Veeam usage or commit
- Support for both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere virtual environments
- SLA backed Disaster Recovery to help partners meet their end client RPO and RTO needs
- Fully integrated to the Veeam Availability console for simplified management
- Offers simplified management of backup environment
- SOC 2 and HIPAA compliant
- No ingress or egress bandwidth fees
- 24/7 support
3D at Depth Launches Remote Sensing and Remote Data Control Technology
3D at Depth Inc., the world’s leading expert in subsea laser (SL) LIDAR technology, survey support services, and 3D data solutions recently launched a remote sensing and remoted data control solution to help operators provide a safe, more efficient environment to their operations while increasing their near real-time 3D data intelligence. The remote sensing and remote data control technology is built around expanded capabilities originally embedded in 3D at Depth’s proven subsea LiDAR technology when the company first commercialized in 2014. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent downturn in the industry, and the race to advance autonomy into offshore oil and gas operations, 3D at Depth quickly phased in the technology as part of their current standard services.
In order to support the decision-making process across production and exploration, the technology development required design considerations from pre-project planning to data processing and control. The goal was to provide near real-time 3D data to help operators make a more informed quality decision to help balance the benefits and costs associated with subsea assets. With this approach, 3D at Depth developed software simulators that can be installed on the vessel prior to the start of any project to simulate a remote scan or metrology. An additional feature provides flexibility for those vessels with low bandwidth communications to shore. 3D at Depth’s Compressed Remote Command and Control solution enables full control with bandwidths of just 6kb/second, allowing data to be collected offshore and stored on the sensor or a topside computer. The near real-time data quality control is achieved using an improved and trusted enhancement of the RIAAT format and newly named, Compressed Range Intensity Angle Angle Time (cRIAAT). This improved feature enables moving a scan location with bandwidths of 256kb/second less than the collection time. This flexibility allows an onshore operator to receive data and start processing with little or no delays to the offshore operation. This approach can be utilized on many offshore applications including leak detection, static field scans, and metrologies.
The flexibility of third-party system incorporation, such as offshore connectivity allows for varying vessel specifications of ship-to-shore communications capabilities. The short base system is capable of running over a normal 4G network without delays. This allows a 3D at Depth Subsea LiDAR Specialist to collect from a customer’s worksite/location or from one of 3D at Depth’s global office locations. This is especially important during extreme weather events onshore or with complex secure locations where external or outside companies have restrictions on connecting to the client network.
A key added value of 3D at Depth’s remote sensing and remote data control solution is the ability to collect offshore, then process and release onshore. The fast turnaround and shore-based Quality Control leverage the company’s resources and expertise across global time zones. From Houston, Texas, to Perth, Australia, and with our centrally located United Kingdom office, 3D at Depth delivers true global remote collection 24/7 without the extended working hours in any one office location.
“With 3D at Depth’s successful track record in applications such as asset inspection and integrity, leak detection and metrologies, and subsidence; our partners supported the idea of integrating remote sensing and remote data control into their projects,” stated Neil Manning, Chief Operational Officer at 3D at Depth. “Customers see real value in applications focused around seabed stabilization issues and offshore production expansion such as in brown or greenfield developments where touch-less metrologies are required. With positive early-stage results, we quickly realized this should be incorporated into our standard service package. The innovation started with the resident vehicle solution where in 2019 the company demonstrated this capability.”
3D at Depth’s remote sensing and remote data control solution also helps to reduce the risk of crewing offshore while providing additional benefits for today’s global restrictions on compliance requirements.