"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail," Ralph Waldo Emerson famously advised. And, in the world of data management, companies are doing just that.
New products and services are continually emerging to help companies gain more value and insight from the large quantities of data they are collecting and storing. It is not just that new products are coming on the market, but established offerings are also being updated with cutting-edge capabilities.
Today, innovative approaches, such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL, and NewSQL, are being used in addition to more established technologies, such as the mainframe, and relational and MultiValue database systems. In addition, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities are some of the newer approaches being introduced in products. Cloud solutions are working alongside on-premises platforms, and the range of open source technologies is growing. Software-defined data centers are being deployed to augment hardware-based approaches. Newer interfaces help bridge the gap for business users and reduce friction between modern big data technologies and the BI tools they are accustomed to working with.
To help bring these resources to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine looks for offerings that promise to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make better decisions, work more efficiently, achieve greater security, and address emerging challenges. In total, this list of forward-looking products helps illuminate the path on which the data management market is headed. On the following pages, we present DBTA’s list of Trend-Setting Products for 2018. We encourage you to continue your exploration by visiting the companies’ websites for additional information.
In addition, in this issue, we include “Product Spotlight” articles penned by company executives who shine light on what makes their products unique.
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OpenInsight 10, from Revelation Software, is the latest release of a Windows-based Database Application Development Toolkit, which was first released in 1992. Over 25 years of expertise and lessons learned have gone into the development and crafting of this release. With a look and feel that the modern developer expects and has become used to, OpenInsight 10 will still run those applications made anywhere within the last quarter-century, and bring them forward, allowing years more of productive and effective use of existing software, and skillsets.
But the computing world has changed a bit since 1992, and OpenInsight 10 has kept pace with these changes. New network topologies, operating systems, security requirements, volumes of data, sources of data, and reporting requirements are all addressed in this new release, and will continue to be addressed and enhanced as new technologies emerge.
Now, desktop solutions are fine for some applications, but other applications need to be run on browsers, or on mobile devices. For that, we recommend using O4W—OpenInsight for the Web, also included with OpenInsight 10. A browser-based tool, to make browser-based applications
O4W allows developers to use their existing skills, and leverage them out and onto the web.
We think that we have a pretty good product with Open-Insight. With millions of users at hundreds of thousands of sites, we have a customer base that we want to continue to support and enable to do their jobs, whatever they may be. OpenInsight might be an answer to your application and database needs. If you haven’t already, how about you give us a try?