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Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

April 10, 2018

Via: Info World Database

You may not have heard of OpenSCG, but Amazon Web Services has. A week ago, AWS quietly acquired the PostgreSQL migration services company founded by PostgreSQL veteran Denis Lussier. While some PostgreSQL fans weren’t happy about the move, the OpenSCG […]


Application areas, Finance, Other

ETF Investing: ETFs see first back-to-back monthly outflows since the financial crisis

April 5, 2018

Via: Market Watch - Financial Services

The seemingly unending growth of the ETF industry has hit a snag over the past two months, as turmoil in the U.S. stock market—the most popular area that ETFs offer exposure to—pushed investors to reallocate. Exchange-traded funds had negative flows […]


Application areas, Other

Performance-tuning a distributed NewSQL database

April 4, 2018

Via: Info World

Doing performance tuning on distributed systems is no joking matter. It’s much more complicated than on a single node server, and bottlenecks can pop up anywhere, from system resources in a single node or subcomponent, to cooperation between nodes, to […]


Application areas, Education

DataStax Enables Enterprises to Deliver Real-Time Applications Faster, More Easily at Cloud Scale

April 4, 2018

Via: Dataversity

DataStax, a leading provider of the always-on data layer for the Right-Now Enterprise, today announced the immediate availability of DataStax Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure. DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully managed, white-glove service, on Azure eliminates the operational data management […]


Application areas, Other

Monitor Query Performance Using Query Store in SQL Server

April 3, 2018

Via: Database Journal

There are various methods to monitor query performance in SQL Server. One of the best ways is to analyze the query execution plan and identify the queries that can cause performance bottlenecks. Sometimes, query execution plans get changed during the […]


Performance, security, and availability

The Evolution of Smart Availability

April 3, 2018

Via: Dataversity

Regardless of computing environment, workload, or OS, availability is an essential part of operational success. Outages, system or application failures, and unplanned downtime are simply not acceptable for today’s pace of business in which even 10 minutes of inoperability translates […]


Application areas, Other

Cosmos DB review: Database for a small planet

April 2, 2018

Via: Info World

If you do business around the world, you may need a scalable, distributed, global database. You have several choices including Google Cloud Spanner, the open source CockroachDB, the graph database Neo4j, and the subject of this review, Azure Cosmos DB. […]


Application areas, Other

How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database

April 2, 2018

Via: Info World

Despite being filled with Oracle veterans, Salesforce.com can’t seem to stop flirting with rival databases, with reports surfacing that the SaaS vendor has made “significant progress” to move away from Oracle with its own homegrown database. This comes on the […]


Performance, security, and availability

What is the State of My Transparent Data Encrypted Database?

March 30, 2018

Via: Database Journal

When using Transparent Data Encryption, you might wonder “What is the state of my transparent data encrypted database?”  There are many different states that a transparent data encrypted database might go through.  Those states go from not being encrypted to […]


Application areas, Education

IT and Data Education Predictions: Democratizing Tech Skills

March 30, 2018

Via: Dataversity

In five to ten years, said Johan den Haan, the CTO in charge of R&D and Cloud Operations at Mendix, the number of computer scientists and data professionals using 3gl programming languages (Java, BASIC, C+) “will not” grow that much. […]