GRAPH: IBM Releases Graph, a Service That Can Outperform SQL Databases. IBM has announced the general availability of Graph, a service for the Bluemix cloud offering that the company said helps set up a relatively new, high-performing type of database. Graph databases differ from traditional SQL databases in that they store both data and the relationships among the data. The relationships among data points are as important as the data points themselves. Unlike SQL databases, which can require complex queries to extract conclusions from data, graph databases execute queries more efficiently, and their advantage over SQL databases increases with the complexity of the query. Graph databases, which have become more popular in the last decade, are often used in apps that make recommendations about music or restaurants. Read the rest

ADMINS: It’s the Data, Stupid – Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever. It may not be all about the tables anymore, but the DBA role is still essential – even if the person doing it doesn’t have the title. Specialized databases, cloud, and DevOps expand, not eliminate, the role of the DBA. Find out more

NoSQL: Three NoSQL Databases You’ve Never Heard Of. There’s a certain class of data problem that is elegantly addressed by NoSQL databases, which is why the market for NoSQL databases is growing faster than the overall market. The market is led by the Big Four, including Couchbase, Datastax, MarkLogic, and MongoDB, but there’s a long tail of other players in the NoSQL market, including some older products that are still going strong. Read more

OPEN SOURCE: Why Open Source Graph Databases Are Catching On. Graph databases, which use graph structures for semantic queries, came into prominence through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But they’re used for far more now than just linking connections between friends and relatives. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2016

IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


Databases – Daily Tech Update – August 5, 2016

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