Databases

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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Why you should use Apache Solr

Apache Solr is both a search engine and a distributed document database with SQL support. Here's how to get started

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21 rules for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improve the speed and scalability of your relational database

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How to monitor MongoDB database performance

You can keep your MongoDB environment running smoothly by keeping a close eye on six key metrics

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8 keys to DynamoDB success

How to ensure that Amazon’s fast and scalable key-value database works for you, not against you

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12 'hot' technologies not living up to the hype

A dozen technologies that will disappoint you soon, if they aren't disappointing you already

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Best of NoSQL: 7 document databases compared

Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases

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How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud

Microsoft’s new database provides three cutting-edge approaches designed for applications that span geographic regions

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Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft says its new Azure cloud database is all types of databases in one. Here's why that might be a problem

CrateDB 2.0 Enterprise stresses security and monitoring—and open source

The open source database for processing high-speed freeform data with SQL queries now has enterprise features, available as open source for faster developer uptake

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

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Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB represents the future of cloud databases

Here are four reasons why there's more to Microsoft's new database as a service than minimal management and greater flexibility

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Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

Cockroach Labs is also offering its enterprise features as open source and trusting enterprises will pay for what they use in production

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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MapD's GPU-powered database is now open source

Horizontal-scaling and high-availability features are still for-pay only, but MapD wants its number-crunching platform to be integral to data science

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Google's Cloud Spanner melds transactional consistency, NoSQL scale

The research behind the horizontally scalable, SQL-compatible database has spawned imitators, but Google's private network is the real secret sauce

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Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

The Apache Ignite in-memory computing platform not only boosts performance, but also adds SQL queries and ACID compliance

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SQL-powered MapD 3.0 woos enterprise developers

MapD 3.0 appeals to enterprises with native scale-out, high availability, and ODBC connectivity, but hybrid cloud deployments will have to wait

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