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Big Data: Planning for Peak Season 10/13/2015

In its first phase of implementation, the big data application received and stored data from operational systems, allowing business analysts to use business analytics software to analyze the data for trends. Now we are in the next phase. Big data applications must now create value by feeding data back into operational systems. This becomes even more important during the busiest time of the year. What are the most important things for the IT staff to prepare?

The Oracle PL/SQL Results Cache 10/08/2015

Oracle's PL/SQL provides a results cache, and it works fairly well.  Problems can arise when multiple sessions are using it.  Read on to see what those problems are.

Azure SQL Database - Row-Level Security 10/05/2015

One of the benefits of using Azure-based Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service offerings, is considerably quicker access to newly developed capabilities. In this article Marcin Policht focuses on row-level security, included in both Azure SQL Database V12 and SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

10 New Features Worth Exploring in SQL Server 2016 10/01/2015

There is a lot of buzz around SQL Server 2016. It will not be too long until SQL Server 2016 will be fully baked and ready for shipping. As always there are a ton of new features and in this article Greg Larsen explores 10 of those new features.

Automatic UNDO in Oracle 09/28/2015

UNDO is a key part of any  Oracle transaction, and Automatic Undo makes undo management easier for the DBA.  Read on to see how it works and why most undo-related errors are a thing of the past.

The Guiding Principles for Cloud-scale, Geo-distributed Databases 09/24/2015

Today’s world — the digital economy — runs in the cloud. Most consumers, including many business executives, don’t know much about the inner workings of the cloud or its architecture even though they expect a lot from it. Read on to learn more.

Database News

Dell Updates Toad DB Tool Lineup for Collaboration 06/23/2015

Toad lineup now offers support for SAP's HANA in-memory database, as well as improved capabilities for IBM DB2 and Hadoop.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Public Preview Boosts Database Security 05/28/2015

On-premises or in a cloud-hosted virtual machine, organizations can now take an early version of the company's next database for a spin.

Google Launches Managed Cloud Database Service 05/06/2015

The technology behind Cloud Bigtable is the same one powering Gmail and other Google apps.

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.

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