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Oracle database certifications aren't 'permanent' anymore

The policy change only immediately reflects certifications for long-in-the-tooth versions of the database


Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

Oracle presents itself as a one-stop-shop for all things cloud: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. But will customers gain savings at all three layers?

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What Larry Ellison should do as Oracle CTO

Larry Ellison's shift from Oracle CEO to CTO may not mean that much, but what if Ellison took the opportunity to make Oracle a technology leader again?

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10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improving both the speed and concurrency of your dawdling database

Big databases jump on the JSON bandwagon

Database titans like Oracle and IBM can no longer ignore the NoSQL insurgents. Are their efforts to accommodate JSON serious, or superficial?

How to survive the data explosion

IT organizations everywhere are racing to deal with the onslaught of petabytes. Here's how to meet the challenge

PostgreSQL ramps up its NoSQL game

New developer kit for PostgreSQL eases access to the open source database's recently introduced NoSQL features

With Hadoop HBase, Splice Machine breathes new life into old RDBMS

Wait, don't they have SQL databases for that? Splice Machine mashes up scalability of Hadoop with RDBMS transactionality

The right cloud for the job: Multicloud database processing is here

Today's one-size-fits-all database processing will give way to a cheaper, but more complex heterogeneous approach

Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

11 questions for MongoDB's CTO

The most popular NoSQL database, MongoDB, still draws skepticism from enterprise IT. CTO Eliot Horowitz answers those objections in an exclusive interview

Oracle-powered passport database is on the fritz

State Department's database for issuing passports and travel visas, built on Oracle, has been malfunctioning for nearly a week

Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

Latest patch set for Oracle's database automatically enables in-memory processing -- a feature for which Oracle charges extra

How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

The company's software tool Big Data SQL is set to ship within the next couple of months

DataStax 4.5 turbocharges Cassandra speed and security

Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls

Oracle fortifies integration suite for mobile work

Oracle SOA Suite 12c now supports the JSON and REST formats, and updates FTP management

Do Twitter analysis the easy way with MongoDB

There's gold in all them tweets if you have Hadoop -- or not. For simple Twitter analysis, try MongoDB's aggregation framework

Moving a database to the cloud? Wrap it in a services layer

Databases need to be logically and physically decoupled from applications in the cloud, despite what worked in the data center

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