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Application areas, Other

Database as a Service: An IT Strategic Direction

October 16, 2017

Via: Database Journal

Many vendors with data centers and cloud storage now offer database as a service (DBaaS) as part of a set of solutions to customers. The typical business will benefit because the vendor handles the installation and upgrade of database management […]


Application areas, Banking

Bank earnings: ‘lower for longer’ means buybacks will continue

October 11, 2017

Via: Market Watch

When big banks kick off the third-quarter earnings season next week, a familiar theme is likely to dominate: it’s hard to make money in a lower-for-longer world. Analysts expect banks to report tepid growth in nearly all their business lines, […]


Performance, security, and availability

How to choose a database for your mobile apps

September 22, 2017

Via: Info World Database

Today’s consumers are highly reliant on their mobile applications. If apps don’t work, users won’t use them—it’s that simple. To require an Internet connection for mobile applications is to live in the past. If apps rely on a connection, odds […]


Performance, security, and availability

Ensuring big data and fast data performance with in-memory computing

September 13, 2017

Via: Info World

In-memory computing (IMC) technologies have been available for years. However, until recently, the cost of memory made IMC impractical for all but the most performance-critical, high value applications. Over the last few years, however, with memory prices falling and demand […]


Performance, security, and availability

Why Data Classification Should Drive Your Security Strategy

September 1, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

There are two types of businesses in the world today:those that run on data and those that will run on data. Data security now sits at the top of nearly every organization’s priority list. But with such a high volume […]


Application areas, Other

Planning Database Recovery Options

June 9, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

When a failure occurs, the DBA must ascertain whether recovery is required. It is possible, though not very likely for active databases, that a failure does not impact the integrity of your data. Assuming that recovery is required, the DBA […]


Performance, security, and availability

6 security measures you’ve put off too long

May 16, 2017

Via: Info World

At last count, more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries have been hit with the weaponized WannaCry ransomware worm. In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service was hit hard by the worm, potentially threatening patients’ lives. Haven’t we had […]


Performance, security, and availability

Why your security appliance will be hacked

May 9, 2017

Via: Info World

I’m no world-class hacker/penetration tester, but I’ve been able to break into any organization I’ve been (legally) hired to do so in an hour or less, except for one place that took me three hours. That was on my second […]


Application areas, Other

Simplify container deployments with Kubernetes as a service

May 5, 2017

Via: Info World

Linux containers have taken infrastructure computing by storm. What started with Linux VServer, OpenVZ, cgroups, and LXC has gained momentum with the rise of Docker. You can think of a container as a lightweight VM that virtualizes the Linux kernel […]


Application areas, Other

Developing Strategies for Effective IoT Data Governance

May 4, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

While there is already so much buzz around the potential benefits the Internet of Things offers, enterprises are just scratching the surface in regards to possible implications of this new wave of data. At Data Summit 2017, Anne Buff, business […]