Business intelligence and data warehousing tips and trends for database administrators
The cloud is here, DBAs need the skills to match.
"95% of statistics are made up on the spot." – popular statistics quote.
Here in Canada our upcoming federal election is sparking a veritable barrage of polls and statistics. Often times the figures just don't seem to agree. What are we to make of all this?
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?
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.
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.
In this new era of heightened stakes comes an increased need for a comprehensive security strategy. Rob Gravelle takes a look at how cyber-threats have evolved and what you can do to thwart attackers.
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