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Importance of Statistics and How It Works in SQL Server – Part 2 01/22/2015

Arshad Ali discusses what filtered statistics are and what's new in regards to statistics in SQL Server 2012.

Managing the Big Data Technical Staff 01/20/2015

Big data is everywhere, and most large IT enterprises have installed one or more big data applications. These applications provide fast access to large stores of data, usually customer or sales data. Your technical staff that supports these applications and the systems that analyze and consume the data didn't exist ten years ago. Who are these new IT professionals, and how should you manage them?

Oracle: Too Much Time On Your Hands? 01/15/2015

Using parallel query can improve performance in some cases but AWR reports can report too much elapsed time when they are used.  Read on to see why and how you can get the actual elapsed time in those cases.

MySQL Workbench 6.2 Performance Reporting 01/12/2015

The MySQL Workbench introduced Performance Tools in version 6.1.0 and updated them further in version of 6.2. Rob Gravelle gives an overview of MySQL Workbench Performance reports.

Azure SQL Database Auditing 01/08/2015

While a diminished level of control is certainly a factor to consider when contemplating migration of on-premises systems to Microsoft Azure, especially when dealing with PaaS resources such as Azure SQL Database, you have a range of techniques at your disposal that allow you to control and monitor both the status of and access to your Azure-resident services. One of these techniques is SQL Database auditing.

Returning Sorted Record Sets Using the ORDER BY Clause 01/05/2015

Having your data returned to you in some meaningful sorted order is important sometimes. If you don’t tell SQL Server you want to order the results of a SELECT statement then there is no guarantee that your result set will come back in a particular order. Greg Larsen explores how to return an order result set by using the ORDER BY clause.

Database News

IBM Opens Watson Analytics to Public Beta 12/04/2014

After an early beta of IBM's Watson Analytics pulled in 22,000 early testers, Big Blue is now opening the service to everybody.

Splice Machine Ships Version 1.0 of Hadoop RDBMS 11/19/2014

Splice Machine takes its Hadoop relational database management system (RDBMS) to general availability.

Amazon Claims New Aurora DB Engine Screams With Speed 11/12/2014

NEWS ANALYSIS: Aurora may become a formidable competitor for comparable database engines by MySQL, SAP, Oracle, Teradata and EMC.

OpenStack Juno Cloud Features Trove Database-as-a-Service Updates 10/12/2014

The upcoming open-source OpenStack Juno cloud platform will now support more databases and database features.

Couchbase Launches v3.0 of Its NoSQL Database 10/10/2014

Couchbase 3.0 introduces more than 200 new features and enhancements, including major extensions to its core architecture.

IBM Tweaks DB2 With BLU Acceleration for Big Data 10/03/2014

IBM has updated its DB2 with BLU Acceleration in-memory solution to handle transactional data as well as analytical workloads.

Microsoft to Cut Azure SQL Prices This Fall 08/27/2014

Microsoft is getting ready to slash prices by up to 50 percent after Azure SQL's new service tiers are made generally available next month.

Microsoft Entices Oracle Shops With SQL Server 2014 Migration Tool 07/25/2014

The company focuses on SQL Server 2014's in-memory capabilities in its bid to siphon enterprise database workloads from rival Oracle.

Oracle Big Data SQL Connects Various Data Sets for Analysis 07/16/2014

This can run a single SQL query on Oracle's own 12C database at the same time as in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

Couchbase Raises $60 Million to Fuel NoSQL Database Efforts 06/30/2014

 Investors continue to be confident in the prospects of NoSQL database technology.

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