GRAPH: The Continuing Rise of Graph Databases. Graph technology is well on its way from a fringe domain to going mainstream. Take a look at the state of the union in graph, featuring Neo4j’s latest release and insights as well as data and opinions from Cloudera, DataStax, and IBM. Read more

MICROSOFT: Doubles Down on Cloud Databases to Fend Off Amazon and Google. Databases are the life blood of big businesses. Companies use this key software to store and parse sales and product information. Databases underlie inventory and manufacturing systems. And that is probably why Microsoft executives spent a big chunk of time at its annual Build tech conference in Seattle talking up new database options for use in the Microsoft Azure public cloud. Read the rest

OPEN DATABASE: Steve Ballmer Builds an Open Database of Government Spending. Our leaders may be determined to make their daily dealings less transparent, but they probably didn’t reckon on bored Steve Ballmer. The former Microsoft CEO has spent more than $10 million on a new project to open up the US government budget. USA Facts, as profiled in the New York Times, is an open, searchable database that tracks where almost all of your federal, state and local tax dollars are spent. Find out more

FYI: Public Window on Financial Complaints Could Be Closing Soon. U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government. But Republicans working to overhaul the financial regulation law known as Dodd-Frank want to bar publication of information from that database, which industry groups have long criticized as potentially misleading and incomplete. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2017

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 – May 16, 2017

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