MICROSOFT: SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Now Supports Developing Databases Using Always Encrypted. Microsoft recently announced that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) now supports developing databases using Always Encrypted. Always Encrypted is a feature designed to protect sensitive data, such as credit card numbers or national identification numbers (e.g. U.S. social security numbers), stored in Azure SQL Database or SQL Server databases. Always Encrypted allows clients to encrypt sensitive data inside client applications and never reveal the encryption keys to the Database Engine (SQL Database or SQL Server). Read the rest
SPECIALIZED: Terabyte Terror: It Takes Special Databases to Lasso the Internet of Things. Non-relational databases can help take the pain out of corralling swarms of sensor data. IoT sensors produce a massive amount of data. This volume and variety of formats can often defy being corralled by standard relational databases. As such, a slew of nontraditional, NoSQL databases have popped up to help companies tackle that mountain of information. Find out more
MySQL: Building a Web UI for MySQL Databases in Plain Java. Learn how to connect MySQL databases from Java web applications, from creating classes, implementing the UI, and running the application. Read more
NIST: NIST Database Goes Ballistic. The ability to match a bullet with the gun that fired it has been a forensic staple for law enforcement for almost 150 years, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology is hoping to juice the old capability with 21st century big data. Read more
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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.