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Database management system (DBMS) architecture, design and strategy News
July 10, 2017
MongoDB targets better dashboard visualization with MongoDB Charts, which adds another means for business users trying to look into their NoSQL data pools.
June 30, 2017
The quest for the agile database is putting developers in the forefront and has some DBA tasks moving to the development groups, according to panelists at a conference in Boston.
June 23, 2017
MongoDB has expanded cloud coverage for its Atlas hosted database service, with Azure and Google versions joining an initial AWS-based offering to give users a choice on cloud platforms.
May 12, 2017
Microsoft upgraded its cloud database services this week with new migration capabilities, open source support and a globally scalable database for next-generation applications.
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As Oracle changes its database release cycle to yearly updates with new version numbers, Oracle users will get faster access to new features -- but also new upgrade questions to weigh. Continue Reading
Database vendors have beefed up the security tools in their software -- and that's a good thing because attackers are increasingly targeting database systems to steal sensitive data. Continue Reading
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Establishing SQL Server performance baselines is a crucial first step for cloud migrations, says a University of Notre Dame DBA, who is using database monitoring software to do so. Continue Reading
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Most organizations can't afford any downtime on their Oracle systems. Here's how to move RAC databases to new server nodes and still stay up and running in an Oracle cluster. Continue Reading
A NewSQL database with NoSQL-style scaling and SQL-style queries may be apt for an IoT system that monitors hotel air conditioning. Fast data and ease of development play roles. 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