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Using a Distributed, Columnar Database to Improve Analytics ?

July 20, 2018

The increased requirements of modern analytical workloads, querying billions of rows on demand, are a challenge for relational databases because they’re optimized for transactional workloads. While transactional workload queries tend to be row-oriented (e.g., return every column in a single […]


Datadog Announces Global Search and Analytics for Application Traces

July 16, 2018

A recent press release states, “Datadog, the leading monitoring and analytics platform for modern cloud environments, today announced the availability of Trace Search and Analytics. This new capability allows engineers to explore, graph, and correlate high cardinality application performance data. […]


Automatic Query Performance Tuning in SQL Server Database

June 28, 2018

Microsoft has introduced many new features to improve query performance in SQL Server. For example, SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database have Query Store, Adapting Query Processing, Automatic Tuning of SQL Query, etc. to improve the query performance. In […]


Performance, security, and availability

Best Data Replication Solution

August 10, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

While the data growth rate, number of database instances, and number of platforms that each DBA must support has not changed radically in the last few years, the database infrastructure has become more complicated. Two key factors are at play […]


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Google Updates Cloud Firestore NoSQL Database Beta for GCP

August 10, 2018

Via: eWeek

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database for mobile, web, and server application development is now available in native mode for customers of Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP). The company Aug. 8 announced new management and administration tools that enterprises can use to […]


Performance, security, and availability

Best Data Security Solution

August 10, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

Cyberattacks are becoming the number-one risk to businesses, brands, operations, and financials, according to recent “SonicWall Cyber Threat Report” (March 2018). ?There were 9.32 billion malware attacks in total in 2017, representing an 18.4% increase over 2016. On the other […]


Performance, security, and availability

Larry Ellison Previews Roadmap to Oracle Database Version 19c

August 8, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

At the close of a presentation in which he announced general availability of the company’s latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison also previewed new capabilities of Oracle Database 19c. NO TESTING […]