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Using Set Theory to Integrate Development and Deployment 07/30/2015

In today’s agile world, development teams must respond quickly to ever changing business needs. The traditional practice is to use task management systems for the application code, to manage the business requirements. This article will show you how to implement those automation best practices for the database code as well.

Delayed Block Cleanout in Oracle 07/27/2015

Delayed block cleanout can be frustrating when it generates errors. Read on to see what it is and what you can do about it.

Creating Dashboards for Mobile Devices with Datazen – Part 1 07/23/2015

Arshad Ali demonstrates how to use Datazen to quickly and easily create dashboards and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for mobile devices.

Exploring MySQL 5.7’s Geo-Spatial Functions 07/20/2015

Rob Gravelle updates the closest_restaurants procedure, from the MySQL: Calculating Distance Based on Latitude and Longitude tutorial, to utilize some of the new MySQL Geo-Spatial Functions, including ST_AsText(), Point(), ST_Distance_Sphere(), ST_Contains(), and ST_MakeEnvelope().

Prepping Big Data for High Performance 07/16/2015

As the holiday season approaches, your organization can expect more BI activity as you take advantage of a significant increase in customer interactions. The smart IT organization should be proactive and prepare now for larger data volumes and more analytics activity by tuning their big data application for high performance.

Demystifying Oracle's Clustering Factor 07/13/2015

The index property 'clustering factor' relies on the table data location, which is why rebuilding an index won't affect it.  Read on to see what the clustering factor represents and  how 'fixing' it for one index can make it worse for others created against the same table.

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.

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.

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Delayed Block Cleanout in Oracle 07/27
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Creating Dashboards for Mobile Devices with Datazen – Part 1 07/23
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