DATA MANAGEMENT: GraphQL for Databases: A Layer for Universal Database Access? GraphQL is a query language mostly used to streamline access to REST APIs. Now, a new breed of GraphQL implementations wants to build an abstraction layer for any database on top of GraphQL, and it seems to be catching up. Read more
MICROSOFT: Microsoft Graph Explorer – A Good Tool That’s Not Yet Ready. The GraphQL tools for programming the Microsoft 365 platform are promising but lack the needed integration into developer tools. Read more
AMAZON CTO: Our Cloud Offers Any Database You Need. Oracle Corp. may still be the biggest provider of databases, one of the foundations of today’s data-driven businesses, but Amazon.com Inc. wants the world to know there’s more to databases than the venerable giant’s brand. Read more
CYBERSECURITY: Oracle Plans to End Java Serialization, but That’s Not the End of the Story. Recently, on the “Ask The Architect” session from the Devoxx UK 2018 conference, Oracle’s chief architect, Mark Reinhold, shared his thoughts about Java’s serialization mechanism which he called a “horrible mistake” and a virtually endless source of security vulnerabilities. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-2018.
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.