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Database management system (DBMS) architecture, design and strategy News
February 16, 2018
MongoDB is taking a deeper step into SQL-style processing waters with a 4.0 update that brings increased support for ACID-compliant transactions to its NoSQL database.
January 17, 2018
Microsoft has responded to the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities with patches and other fixes. But IT teams need to sort out SQL Server performance issues they may create.
December 01, 2017
After Cyber Monday, Amazon Web Services techies headed for re:Invent 2017. There, among a deluge of cloud product announcements by AWS, the Amazon Neptune graph database surfaced.
November 21, 2017
Microsoft Connect(); 2017 saw the addition of MariaDB and Cassandra to the Azure cloud database lineup. Also discussed: A set of Spark-based analytics services called Azure Databricks.
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The Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool is free software that checks the security of databases. Here are the steps involved in using DBSAT to collect data and create reports. Continue Reading
Blockchain arose from bitcoin, but it's looking to find a place in the enterprise. Frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric could smooth out the technology's rough side for business uses. Continue Reading
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Azure Cosmos DB brings a new element to the database lineup of Microsoft's cloud platform, offering multiple data models and a scalable environment for distributed applications. Continue Reading
The NewSQL database was almost hidden when Hadoop and NoSQL arose. Now, as more big data teams move toward production uses, MemSQL, Cloud Spanner and similar products may get a second look. Continue Reading
Using cloud databases is now more a matter of when than if at many companies. There's also the question of how, as Microsoft, Oracle and AWS square off against one another. Continue Reading
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Putting off SQL Server administration tasks can lead to database problems. Enact these often-neglected maintenance items to help keep your SQL Server systems running smoothly. Continue Reading
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Data management teams are asking more questions about data security, Gartner analyst Merv Adrian says in a Q&A. But new factors are complicating the process of securing databases, he adds. Continue Reading
Database administrators are usually concerned with backing up their databases. But they should spend more time focusing on database recovery as part of the backup process. Continue Reading
Operational data stores and data warehouses both store operational data, but the similarities between them end there -- and they both have a role to play in analytics architectures. Continue Reading