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June 14, 2018
Tech vendors and users are moving forward on quantum computing tools and research. While still futuristic, developments bear watching, Forrester's Brian Hopkins says.
June 11, 2018
The looming Microsoft-GitHub pairing confirms the company's rebirth as an open source friend. Data tools on the Azure cloud are part of the motivation.
May 16, 2018
The ability to provision Azure Cosmos DB throughput at the database level could come with pricing sticker shock for some users of Microsoft's multimodel database.
April 26, 2018
A picture of steady but not rapid migration to the cloud by Oracle users emerged at Collaborate 18, with database vets saying it's wise to be selective on what to move.
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A relational database is a set of formally described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables. Continue Reading
A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a collection of programs and capabilities that enable IT teams and others to create, update, administer and otherwise interact with a relational database. Continue Reading
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GPU databases offer a new way to process data. 451 Research analyst James Curtis discusses where they fit in big data applications, particularly for parallel processing. Continue Reading
Oracle Database 18c is really another version of 12c Release 2 with a different name. It doesn't contain major new features, but it does expand functionality in various areas. Continue Reading
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
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CockroachDB is a distributed database system that seeks to support processing on a global scale, a need that online gambling company Kindred Group hopes it can meet. Continue Reading
The set of GDPR compliance tools that Microsoft offers for SQL Server is designed to make it easier for users of the database software to adhere to the EU's new data rules. Continue Reading
Siloed data isn't only a problem for businesses. It's also a big issue for many large universities -- one that their data infrastructures need to resolve for effective analytics. 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
Moving relational data into Hadoop isn't a slam dunk. To avert programming complexities, a major Texas university turned to commercial tools to stock its Hadoop data lake. Continue Reading