Information Technology

What is a Database Management System? Definition and Types

Businesses, and overall, individuals, produce a massive amount of data on a daily basis. There has been an accelerating growth in generated data with over 2.5 quintillion bytes each day with today's technology. Consequently, it's necessary to establish a system to manage and manipulate this data. And that's precisely the role of a database management system.

Database management systems (DMBS) are a solution to the influx of data generated every day. These can help businesses process large amounts of data efficiently, creating an organized work environment. 

Survey: Businesses are struggling to manage hybrid cloud environments

Cambridge UK, December 9 – The big move to the cloud is bringing as many challenges as opportunities, a major database monitoring survey from Redgate has found. With 80% of organizations now using a mix of cloud and on-premises database environments, the survey shows that the focus of data professionals is shifting to addressing the difficulties of migrating to the cloud ahead of improving the performance of their database estates.

Brits are more likely to shop online than in-store for Black Friday and Christmas, despite the re-opening of retail

London, 22 November 2021 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, today announces the results of a consumer survey* examining shopping intentions and parcel delivery challenges as we approach Black Friday and Christmas. The survey of 1,000 UK respondents conducted in October 2021, reveals that half of UK shoppers will do most of their Black Friday and Christmas shopping online for delivery or Click and Collect in store, compared to just over one-fifth (21%) expecting to mostly shop in-store this holiday season.

Confirmit Named A Leader in the Omdia Market Radar Report on Experience Management Platforms

Confirmit achieves a top rating for supporting CX teams with insights across the customer journey

London, UK, Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, 1 December 2020 – Confirmit has been named a Leader in the Omdia Market Radar Report on AI-enabled Experience Management Platforms. The market radar report provides a comparative analysis of nine leading enterprise experience management platforms (EXMs), their evolution from enterprise feedback management systems into EXMs through advanced AI, and how to use them to improve the customer experience.

Pandemic-driven demand for cloud may be stymied by migration challenges

London, UK – 12th November, 2020 - iland, a leading VMware-based cloud services provider for application hosting, data protection and disaster recovery, today released the findings of its research into customer confidence in cloud services. It found that despite the increase in cloud adoption due to the pandemic, three quarters of organizations surveyed say hyperscaler IaaS instance types may not meet their cost and performance needs for mission-critical applications, while more than one in five are not satisfied with key features of cloud provision such as security, performance, availability and support.

New Searchmetrics Study Reveals the Secrets of Success on Baidu, China’s Top Search Engine

Brands can rank high in Baidu organic searches even if they link to blocked US sites such as Facebook and YouTube

75% of websites ranked in the top ten positions on Baidu are .com sites (not the Chinese .cn or .com.cn)

Using exact match keywords is NOT important for Baidu search success

SQL trails NoSQL in the move to the cloud

BERLIN, GERMANY - In a 4-year longitudinal survey of over 18,000 data professionals, the “MongoDB Trends Report 2020” from 3T Software Labs points to the continued decline of SQL-only technologies and the comparatively faster move to the cloud for NoSQL than for relational systems.

Publishers of the report, 3T Software Labs - the makers of the leading MongoDB client tool, Studio 3T - note that the EU emerges as the global laggard when moving to cloud-based data management systems, possibly because of concerns about GDPR and privacy laws.

New Research: Nearly 60% of Security Professionals Believe Cloud Deployments Surpass Security Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO – February 24, 2020 – RSA Conference 2020 – FireMon today released its 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report, the annual benchmark of the cloud security landscape. The latest report finds that while enterprises rapidly transition to the public cloud, complexity is increasing, but visibility and team sizes are decreasing while security budgets remain flat to pose a significant obstacle to preventing data breaches. The 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report features insights from more than 500 respondents, including 14 percent from the executive ranks, detailing cloud security initiatives in the era of digital transformation.

End of Magento support should not mean end of business, says Kooomo

With Magento 1 ending support in June 2020, online retailers will need to urgently prioritise their platform migrations

In June, Magento 1 will no longer receive security patches or updates, making associated ecommerce sites vulnerable to a variety of threats. Online retailers who have not already started the process will need to urgently consider which platform their business should migrate to. Kooomo, the leading enterprise cloud commerce platform, explains what businesses need to know to avoid the possibility of a system failure, cyber-attack or loss of revenue.

Cloud Migration: How and Why Business Is Moving to the Cloud

The number of businesses migrating to the cloud is constantly growing. According to the 2019 research study by the Cloud Security Alliance, 69% of enterprises are moving business-critical information to the cloud. 

Statistics also say that 81% of businesses are using multi-cloud solutions. The recent State of the Cloud report claims that companies use approximately 5 cloud environments, while some greater enterprises invest in even more complex cloud infrastructures.