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HANA on the Azure cloud brings IT a new choice -- at a cost

The good news: HANA will run on both Azure and AWS. The bad news: You have to figure out which path to commit to

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Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

DeepSQL makes index-heavy ingestion and queries go really fast, outperforming Aurora by twofold in our benchmarks

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SAP seeks to simplify IT with a beefier new version of Hana

SAP has updated its flagship Hana in-memory computing platform with a raft of new features designed to make IT simpler while giving organizations a better handle on their data

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Microsoft and SAP deepen partnership with Azure and Office integrations

Updates include support for SAP HANA on Azure and a new Outlook add-in for Concur

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Defend yourself! Build a cyber security database

Attackers have all kinds of data about the threat landscape -- and about your organization, if it happens to be a target. Now's the time to arm yourself with data, too

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Dear Silicon Valley: Stop saying stupid stuff

Silicon Valley has its head so far in the future it can't hear the laughter in response to its over-the-top pronouncements

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Is your data safe when it's at rest? MarkLogic 9 aims to make sure it is

A new update to the NoSQL database adds Cryptsoft technology

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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HBase: The database big data left behind

As the default database for Hadoop, you'd expect HBase to be more popular than it is, but its time may already have passed

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Oracle-style database coupling doesn't work in the cloud

Cloud migrations often expose a decades-old architectural decision that can require expensive rework

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Memcached is sometimes more efficient, but Redis is almost always the better choice

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SQL Server 2016 heads for release, but Linux version is still under wraps

SQL Server 2016, sporting a full-fledged free edition for developer use, will have a June 1 release. But there's still no word about the promised Linux version

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 finally gets a release date

Microsoft's popular database software will have its latest major release on June 1

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Apache Spark powers live SQL analytics in SnappyData

The same team that created GemFire builds on Spark in a new open source database that can analyze OLTP and OLAP workloads side-by-side

Data lakes 101: Come on in, the water's fine

How to plan for and build a central hub for data analytics with the ever-evolving Hadoop ecosystem

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Oracle security update includes Java, MySQL, Oracle Database fixes

Several vulnerabilities in Oracle's quarterly patch release are considered critical and could be remotely exploited

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NoSQL chips away at Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft dominance

MongoDB, Cassandra, Basho, Couchbase, and MarkLogic are quietly insinuating themselves into enterprise data centers and cloud deployments

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Apache Beam wants to be uber-API for big data

New, useful Apache big data projects seem to arrive daily. Rather than relearn your way every time, what if you could go through a unified API?

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