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Open Source ArangoDB Launches Managed Service for Enterprises

The new ArangoDB Oasis managed service is a paid add-on that gives enterprises tools to easily deploy and manage their ArangoDB cluster deployments.

SQL Server 2019 Goes Live

The highly anticipated new version offers a number of a new features, including Big Data clusters, always-on availability and Scalar UDF inlining.

InfluxData Releases Serverless Time Series Database for Cloud

With the release of the latest version of its InfluxDB product, InfluxData is promising ease-of-use for developers, as well as elastic scalability and advanced analytics capabilities for processing data streaming from IoT and other sources.

Are You Building a Data Lake or Falling into a Data Swamp?

A data lake can be an asset to business intelligence systems. But in developing a data lake it's important to avoid pitfalls that can end up creating a data swamp.

Amazon Cloud Handles Data Lake Overhead

Now it's easier for customers of the Amazon Web Services cloud to create, set up and manage data lakes with the general availability of AWS Lake Formation, graduating from preview and promising to relieve some of that associated drudgery.

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Google Announces Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server

Earlier this week the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) team announced the alpha release of Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server.

MongoDB to Merge Mobile-Centric Realm with Serverless Stitch Backend

MongoDB Inc., known for its popular namesake document-oriented NoSQL database that also comes in an open source version, announced it will merge its mobile-centric Realm offering with its serverless Stitch platform.

Python's Simplicity Drives Rise in Programming Language Popularity Index

The TIOBE Index, which tracks programming language popularity based on Web searches, is out with a new report that shows Python reaching new heights, driven by its simplicity that attracts a new wave of software engineers.

Big Data Pioneer MapR Facing Financial Peril, Uncertain Future

The future Silicon Valley-based Big Data unicorn MapR appears to be in crisis.

Open Source Analytics Platform Grafana Gets Update

This week Grafana Labs announced the 6.2 release of its Grafana open source analytics platform, which allows for data from numerous sources and features a wide library of plug-ins and community-created dashboards.

Databricks Open Sources Project Aimed at Data Lake Reliability

Databricks has announced the release of Delta Lake, an open source solution designed to provide "reliability for both batch and streaming data" for data lakes.

New Open Source Tool Formats Big Data for TensorFlow

LinkedIn open sourced a tool it developed to convert Apache Spark-based Big Data into a format consumable by TensorFlow, the popular open source platform for machine learning.

Open Source Project Fosters Data Teamwork Best Practices

The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.

Database Trends Report: SQL Beats NoSQL, MySQL Most Popular

Good old-fashioned SQL still rules the database roost even though popular offerings in the NoSQL camp are closing the gap, while MySQL is the most popular of the whole bunch in a new report from ScaleGrid.

Hadoop Heads List of Fastest-Growing Freelancer Skills

Amid growing enterprise initiatives in cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain and others, it's old-fashioned Hadoop that was identified as the fastest-growing freelancer skill in a new report.

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