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Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData open-source project helps businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data

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SQL illiteracy considered harmful (to your career)

SQL is more than just a database language

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8 MySQL gotchas worth a rant

A schema of gripes about (nearly) everyone’s favorite relational DB

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A new document database emerges from the cloud

The NoSQL trend has given us a crazy array of new database choices. Clusterpoint has just jumped in to offer a cloud-based document database

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Which approach to use for your data APIs: generic or specialized?

Common wisdom calls for a single, generic API to concentrate all interactions between frontend and backend. But the continuous increase in the diversity of client devices and objects makes architects rethink this design and take a...

Oracle offers software to ease move to a hybrid Oracle cloud

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5 can manage the company's databases and application servers in the cloud

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Use the right approach for building a data back end

Start with development or with design? This long-standing conundrum of software engineering is more acute than ever when it comes to building the interactions between front-end apps and their back end

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First look: Couchbase’s new SQL for NoSQL

Couchbase Server 4.0 addresses NoSQL’s biggest pain point with SQL-like query language for its document datastore

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N1QL: A SQL twist comes to document databases

The language will be a part of the upcoming Couchbase Server 4.0 release

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MongoDB at the crossroads: Growth or openness?

MongoDB World 2015 introduces interesting new features in MongoDB 3.2 and more interesting questions about the future of the company and its community

The next generation of spreadsheets will be a database

Flexibility and ease of use have made the spreadsheet the popular but unfortunate choice for makeshift databases; we can do better

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Why your next database will be open source

Watch out, Oracle. Developers are moving past proprietary databases to open source upstarts -- often under the radar of IT management

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3 ways the data lake is actually not helping with IT agility

Through a data lake, everyone can access any data they need for their agile IT project -- even if they are not in IT. Yet, at the end of the day, this nice concept can turn into more of a challenge and hardship than the agility it...

IBM switches on the light for high-speed data transfers

IBM's new silicon photonics chip will be used in data centers, and competes against a similar Intel technology

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Review: Stretch your NoSQL database with MarkLogic 8

Enterprise-oriented document database brings powerful indexing and flexible querying to a broad range of data types

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Open source threatens to eat the database market

The database market has largely been impervious to open source pricing pressure. That may be about to change

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SQL Server 2005's end-of-life clock is ticking down

A year from now, Microsoft will stop supporting SQL Server 2005 entirely, so the push is on to migrate customers to newer editions or to Azure

HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis

The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011

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Wanted: Easy database app dev tools for the Web

Building database apps for a workgroup used to be a simple task. All we need is a new, modern set of Web tools to make that task easy again

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