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July 03, 2014
NoSQL database MongoDB supports flexible schemas and agile development, several enterprise IT leaders told recent conference attendees.
March 19, 2014
In a Q&A, consultant William McKnight discusses the potential benefits of in-memory processing and its recent inroads with top relational databases.
November 13, 2013
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS highlights notable vendors and predicts growth in the market that will lead to fierce competition.
October 31, 2013
Requirements gathering shouldn't get short shrift in the database rush, says Michael J. Hernandez, author of 'Database Design for Mere Mortals.'
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Consultant William McKnight talks about the potential uses of in-memory databases and the processing benefits they can provide to organizations. Continue Reading
Hadoop vendors are pushing an approach that puts the distributed processing framework at the center of data management architectures. But some issues could sink the idea. Continue Reading
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Despite finding their way into Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, vendors of NoSQL databases are still in the early-adopter stage with users. Is there a need for NoSQL software in your organization? Continue Reading
The number of NoSQL database options is vast, and distinct product categories occupy separate niches. That makes it imperative to understand what works best for specific applications when evaluating NoSQL software. Continue Reading
In this episode of the Talking Data podcast, the editors review happenings at the recent MongoDB World event. Apt use cases for this NoSQL-style database were discussed. Continue Reading
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In this interview, author and data modeling instructor Steve Hoberman discusses techniques for dealing with challenges that may arise in the data modeling process. Continue Reading
In this book excerpt, data modeling instructor Steve Hoberman discusses the importance of using modeling for business success and the variety of implementations for data models. Continue Reading
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The unstructured data types common in big data systems are often better managed by a NoSQL database than relational software, Mark Whitehorn says. Continue Reading
IT managers should ask cloud providers some pointed questions about the security of data stored in cloud databases, says expert Mark Whitehorn. Continue Reading
How does data set size determine whether an in-memory database is a good fit for applications, especially analytics uses? Mark Whitehorn explains. Continue Reading