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All your streaming data are belong to Kafka

Apache Kafka continues its ascent as attention shifts from lumbering Hadoop and data lakes to real-time streams

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9 crushing performance problems in scalable systems

We have no shortage of ways to slow complex systems to a crawl. Fix these nine, and a tenth will be along soon

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10 essential performance tips for MySQL

From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, these expert insights are sure to make your MySQL servers scream

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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Why you should use Apache Solr

Apache Solr is both a search engine and a distributed document database with SQL support. Here's how to get started

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21 rules for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improve the speed and scalability of your relational database

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How to monitor MongoDB database performance

You can keep your MongoDB environment running smoothly by keeping a close eye on six key metrics

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8 keys to DynamoDB success

How to ensure that Amazon’s fast and scalable key-value database works for you, not against you

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12 'hot' technologies not living up to the hype

A dozen technologies that will disappoint you soon, if they aren't disappointing you already

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Best of NoSQL: 7 document databases compared

Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases

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How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud

Microsoft’s new database provides three cutting-edge approaches designed for applications that span geographic regions

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The siren song of Hadoop

Hadoop provides power and versatility for data scientists, at the cost of complexity.

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Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft says its new Azure cloud database is all types of databases in one. Here's why that might be a problem

CrateDB 2.0 Enterprise stresses security and monitoring—and open source

The open source database for processing high-speed freeform data with SQL queries now has enterprise features, available as open source for faster developer uptake

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

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Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB represents the future of cloud databases

Here are four reasons why there's more to Microsoft's new database as a service than minimal management and greater flexibility

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Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

Cockroach Labs is also offering its enterprise features as open source and trusting enterprises will pay for what they use in production

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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