Category: Data Platform

Whither DBA: Will we still have them in 2026?

July 20, 2021
I recently fielded a question from a former co-worker who works as a senior Oracle Database Administrator (DBA). I spent much of my career with Oracle, and I’ve asked myself the same question: I am one of those DBAs who can see Oracle's market share gradually being eroded and replaced by a whole bunch of [...]

How to Use Contextual Decisioning to Optimize Business Outcomes

June 24, 2021
More and more organizations are seeking to operationalize their decisions into software-enabled platforms as part of their digital transformation.  These same organizations have invested quite heavily (and recently) in big data and machine learning. This has led them to understand how fast business situations evolve when operating at web scale and how this pace is [...]

What’s an in-memory database?

June 16, 2021
An in-memory database is a modern data management system that stores data in the system’s main memory (most often RAM), as opposed to a traditional database that uses disk/device storage. When you process data in an in-memory database, only the RAM is used/accessed. There is no need to access the secondary memory and navigate the [...]

Why “Unstructured Data” is a Very Relative Term

June 10, 2021
80% of your data will be unstructured within four years, according to Data Management Solutions Review. Perhaps not surprisingly, the vast majority of the 100 or so new database products have embraced unstructured data as the primary issue they are managing, and the foundational premise of some of today’s most popular database technologies (ie, Kafka) [...]

Why ‘Digital Transformation’ for Telcos Means Stack Simplification

May 28, 2021
5G promises a brave new world of connectivity. Be it life-saving remote surgery, immersive learning, intelligent fraud detection, or predictive resource conservation, everything is possible. This is because the new generation of superfast ultra-reliable millisecond-latency networks make it possible. The most impactful technologies of today and tomorrow—the Internet of Things, big data, machine learning, virtual [...]

Why Telcos Need a Simplified Stack

May 19, 2021
Every day, we move deeper into the 5G era, as the new technology rapidly becomes the standard for telco providers. In fact, it’s expected that 5G will account for 1.2 billion connections by 2025, covering one-third of the global population. There is now a remarkable 5G opportunity for telcos at hand. But while it’s easier [...]

VoltDB + Kubernetes + Helm Charts for Fast Data

May 13, 2021
VoltDB is the fastest, most reliable data platform for processing high-volume, business-critical data. Kubernetes is a robust orchestration suite that helps automate the management and operation of your business infrastructure. Helm charts simplify the management of Kubernetes itself.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could combine the best of all three?  Now you can.  Kubernetes [...]

Why Milliseconds Matter: The 5G Real-Time Opportunity

May 05, 2021
Advances in 5G have given telecom providers the opportunity to adopt agile, future-proof infrastructures. Organizations that adapt their data platforms as 5G capabilities evolve, or those that anticipate changes, will have an advantage over the competition. However, those that stick with a reactive approach risk falling behind their more proactive peers. On April 20th, 2021, [...]

More than Digital Twins—Today’s Telcos Need ‘Active’ Digital Twins

April 28, 2021
To successfully monetize their infrastructure investments and make 5G-based capabilities a reality, telecom operators need to explore both enterprise and consumer markets. Digital twins have become a common practice for this and for monetizing 5G in the form of keeping customers and subscribers as happy as possible—the discipline of customer management (also known as customer [...]

5G+ is Here? Here’s Why We Agree and What it Means

April 22, 2021
A FutureIoT article published this month by Fuad Siddiqui, senior partner and vice president at Nokia Bell Labs, describes a new era of 5G he calls “5G+”. In this era, industries “assess and implement next-gen connectivity that acts in concert with a broad ecosystem of key technologies”, leading to the next big phase of industrial [...]
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