Data Storage

Computer data storage is accomplished on a variety of physical devices including memory chips, disk and tape drives, flash and other solid state memory and new storage mediums that store and read information. Data storage is an overhead archival cost that must also be managed for risk and compliance across a lifecycle of demand, usability and disposal.

Data professionals continue to be among the most in-demand in the job market, but what they earn -- or you should be paying -- depends on industry experience, location, technical skills, and contribution to the bottom line. This week we look at how data professionals can earn top dollar, depending on job focus, certifications earned, and skill concentrations. In part one we look at the top paying data certifications.
NewsEMC Corp. reported first quarter sales and profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates in a slowing market for storage devices, as the company nears a $67 billion takeover by Dell Inc.
NewsDell Inc. and EMC Corp. are in talks to sell EMC’s Documentum, part of the companies’ plan to divest more than $6 billion in assets to help finance the largest technology acquisition ever.
NewsWhile there’s immediate and increasing interest in evolving infrastructure to support distributed, scale-out databases and cloud databases, a lack of robust backup and recovery technologies hinders adoption.
NewsMapD Technologies Inc., which makes a fast new type of data analytics software, raised $10 million from Verizon Ventures, Nvidia Corp., Google Ventures and Vanedge Capital Partners.
IndexThere was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days.
FeatureAs more “born digital” content is produced every day, requirements get more complex, and the need for organization-wide digital preservation strategies becomes greater.
NewsCME Group announced an agreement to sell its data center in Aurora, Ill. to CyrusOne Inc., a global data center services provider, for $130 million.
NewsMicrosoft Corp. is offering free licenses for its database software to current Oracle Corp. customers in its latest effort to wrestle market share from its competitor.
NewsDatabase-as-a-service (DBaaS), which enables cloud-based data management, is fast rising in popularity, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.
NewsMicrosoft Corp. is making its database software available for Linux systems, stepping up efforts to court big corporations and win market share from Oracle Corp.
FeatureFor those of us in the field, we know graphs are long overdue mass attention, but we also know CIOs have been quietly taking advantage of them for some time.
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