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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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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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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
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