Databases

Database news, information, and how-to advice

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Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications

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Why you should use a graph database

Graph databases excel for apps that explore many-to-many relationships, such as recommendation systems. Let's look at an example

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Traffic-shaping WebSockets using Node.js and Redis

How to protect your WebSocket-enabled application against traffic spikes by using Redis as a real-time request counter

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NoSQL standouts: The best document databases

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

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SQL unleashed: 17 ways to speed your SQL queries

It’s easy to create database code that slows down query results or ties up the database unnecessarily—unless you follow these tips

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Dawn of intelligent applications

The future is intelligent applications. Learn how companies are shifting from big data to intelligent application approaches

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An intro to Studio 3T, a MongoDB IDE

The growing third-party market is a key indication that MongoDB has moved from mere maturity to one of the dominant players in this market

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Data democratization: finally living up to the name

Defining data democratized.

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Why Microsoft’s Cosmos DB may displace AWS’s cloud databases

Cosmos DB’s all-in-one-approach seems to be what developers really want, rather than an array of specific tools like AWS DynamoDB, Redshift, and Aurora

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CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store that can withstand datacenter failures

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7 technology trends to watch in 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017, here’s my take on important tech trends worth keeping your eye on in the year ahead

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The right technology strategy for modern retail

Retailers are both specializing and having to understand their customers better and develop a closer relationship with them

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Top 5 open source tools for MySQL administrators

Look to these excellent tools to improve CLI and web admin, SQL queries, schema migration, and replication and recovery in your MySQL environment

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The trifecta for your next-generation database: cloud, platform-as-a-service, and open source

Why more and more organizations are shifting their next-generation database architectures to focus on solutions instead of servers, and to embrace the value of open source database technologies

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What is NoSQL? NoSQL databases explained

SQL databases have constraints on data types and consistency. NoSQL does away with them for the sake of speed, flexibility, and scale

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Why old-school PostgreSQL is so hip again

Postgres is old as dirt, yet over the past five years it has panned out as pure gold

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Are you treating your data as an asset?

The best thing you can do is encourage a culture that is data-focused, one that realizes the importance of security and privacy, as well as understanding that data is crucial to your organization’s success

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Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

Microsoft’s partnership with Databricks adds new analytics tools to Azure’s data platform

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