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Application areas, Other

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

October 17, 2017

Via: Info World

Memcached or Redis? It’s a question that nearly always arises in any discussion about squeezing more performance out of a modern, database-driven web application. When performance needs to be improved, caching is often the first step taken, and Memcached or […]


Application areas, Other

MySQL 8.0 RC1 Now Available

October 17, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

Oracle has announced the availability of the first release candidate of MySQL 8.0, which focuses on making MySQL better for modern apps. The new release was announced in a MySQL team blog post by Morgan Tocker. The 8.0 also marks […]


Performance, security, and availability

What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers

October 16, 2017

Via: Info World

The software we run has never been more difficult to vouchsafe than it is today. It is scattered between local deployments and cloud services, built with open source components that aren’t always a known quantity, and delivered on a fast-moving […]


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 […]


Performance, security, and availability

Centralized security in the cloud is the best security model

October 13, 2017

Via: Info World

It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. You get an automated text from your security systems that a DDOS attack was attempted, but new security policies downloaded several hours earlier proactively protected the systems from the attacking IP address. All […]


Performance, security, and availability

Kinetica’s GPU-Accelerated Database Turbo-Charges Geospatial Processing for Real-time Analytics

October 12, 2017

Via: Dataversity

Kinetica today announced at Tableau Conference 2017 the availability of innovations to the industry’s fastest GPU-accelerated database that deliver new geospatial capabilities and enterprise-grade features for better performance and user experience, as well as improved efficiency and utilization to drive […]


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

Safer but not immune: Cloud lessons from the Equifax breach

October 9, 2017

Via: Info World

I’ve stopped covering breaches. First, because clouds are nowhere to be found among them. (The focus of this blog is advice to enterprises that are moving, or have moved, to cloud computing.) Second, because it just seems like piling on […]


Performance, security, and availability

PowerShell Tools Have Become an Attackers Weapons

October 9, 2017

Via: Tom's IT Pro

PowerShell is rapidly becoming a weapon of choice for post-breach (infiltration) steps, used in many recent high profile breaches. PowerShell, according to Dave Kennedy, is “BASH for Windows” – it’s a scripting language and framework that in Windows is used […]


Application areas, Finance

Using big data to improve customer experience and financial results

October 6, 2017

Via: Info World

Technology provides businesses across all industries with tools and capabilities that optimize operations in order to maximize revenue and minimize waste. Many industries now have access to up-to-date information on customer experience, product acceptance, and financial transactions. Organizations no longer […]