Database management system (DBMS) software and technology News
August 23, 2016
Managed data services are growing in use, as types of data stores proliferate and the cloud becomes the home for more data. DevOps is a driver behind the changes, which bring new duties and needed skills for DBAs.
July 21, 2016
As Azure SQL Data Warehouse reaches general availability, it brings massively parallel processing to a wider audience, and augers more competition in the cloud data space.
July 08, 2016
Speed to production underlies interest in MongoDB. At its annual confab, the company behind the NoSQL database rolled out improvements, including a Spark analytics link.
June 24, 2016
DataStax Enterprise 5.0 couples a Cassandra column-family data store with a rewritten version of the open source Titan graph database. The goal is fast analytics closely tied to fast transactions.
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With the official release of SQL Server 2016, the upgrade process is starting. Find out if you're a SQL Server 2016 expert or if you still need to learn about SQL Server 2016 new features. Continue Reading
Consultant David A. Teich says the SQL programming language remains the best means for accessing and querying data, whether it's in relational databases, NoSQL systems or Hadoop clusters. Continue Reading
Internet of Things success relies on the data that applications create; however, vetting a database for IoT apps requires criteria totally different from traditional enterprise databases. Continue Reading
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Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly. Continue Reading
This buyer's guide provides detailed insight to help you determine if your organization could benefit from a database performance tool and how to navigate the tool-buying process. Continue Reading
DBAs can use the Dell Toad product suite for managing database structural performance and Dell Foglight to proactively monitor SQL, storage and virtualization performance. Continue Reading
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Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard. Continue Reading
Database administrators need to make sure they're getting the most out of their systems -- for the sake of their own sanity and for the prosperity of their employers. Functional issues can arise for a multitude of reasons. Vigilant database ... Continue Reading
The ability to monitor and manage the performance of NoSQL databases is all over the map, making it crucial for users to find the right technology for the applications they're looking to run. Continue Reading
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Data is an upside and a downside to the Internet of Things. Many companies are eager to make IoT products or add IoT capabilities to their devices, and some don't go beyond that. But taking IoT from cool toy to useful tool means doing something with... Continue Reading
Consultant Dan Sullivan, author of "NoSQL for Mere Mortals," discusses some of the pertinent points for IT shops to consider before entering the new world of NoSQL databases. Continue Reading
For many data management teams, going through application code is the only way to find NoSQL data models. But there are ways to change that, according to this Talking Data podcast. Continue Reading