Five Minute Briefing - June 1, 2016
Big data represents an enormous shift for IT, said Craig S. Mullins in a presentation at Data Summit 2016 in NYC that looked at what relational database professionals need to know about big data technologies. Mullins, a principal of Mullins Consulting, and the author of the DBA Corner column for DBTA, provided an overview of the changes that have taken place in the DBTA arena in recent years, and the key technologies that are having high impact.
As the growing size and complexity of database environments strain resources at most IT departments, many are looking for ways to standardize infrastructure and automate routine tasks to free up assets. Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Sam Lucido, director, Technical Applications Marketing at EMC Corp., recently discussed strategies for Oracle users and IT, including the results of a new Unisphere survey conducted in partnership with the IOUG, VMware, and EMC regarding obstacles data managers face while managing networks and delivering reliable information.
Oracle is introducing version 4.0 of its NoSQL database. First introduced in 2011, the Oracle NoSQL Database is a key-value database that evolved from the company's acquisition of BerkeleyDB Java Edition, a mature, high-performance embeddable database. Ashok Joshi, senior director of NoSQL, Berkeley Database, and Database Mobile Server at Oracle, outlined the key enhancements in the new release.
THINK ABOUT IT
The ability to stand up and voice your opinion about a solution or technology that will not solve a business problem is critical. At times, choices are made for budgetary reasons, and other times, it may be organizational pressure. But regardless of the reason, as IT professionals, we need to be courageous and do the right thing, whatever that is.
IOUG NEWS AND INFORMATION
The Q2 2016 issue of SELECT Journal digs into the theme of data diversity - both technically and professionally.
Storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds, and more organizations are turning to the cloud to manage the load. Thus far, it's mainly used for backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive.
IOUG offers webcasts on a range of topics including big data, security, cloud, and many more
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