Databases

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Google says its databases are enterprise ready

Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses in production.

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Google Cloud SQL provides easier MySQL for all

The revamped Cloud SQL service updates to a more recent version of MySQL, but sticks with its mission of making no-maintenance databases

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Big data security is a big mess

No one questions that the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem can yield business-changing insights. Yet few seem willing to face up to the sorry state of big data security

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Big data problem? Don't forget search

While Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases make more noise, search is the original -- and one of the most useful -- big data technologies

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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Lock-in is the nature of software, and open source is just software

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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

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Snowflake builds a bigger, simpler data warehouse

Snowflake's mission: Add new, powerful enterprise features to a cloud-native data warehouse system without forcing the customer to turn knobs for the best performance

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Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source

An open source version of the Hadoop-based and Spark-accelerated RDBMS is now available sans a few enterprise features

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With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

BI has always topped of the list of enterprise priorities -- and execs are always the least satisfied with BI initiatives. Why should big data be any different?

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6 'data' buzzwords you need to understand

Fear not: The lingo needn't be mysterious. What's tricky is making it all pay off

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How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

IT's mainframe managers don't want to give you access but do want the mainframe's data used. Here's how to square that circle

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Review: MongoDB Atlas shoulders the ops burden

Flexible configuration, rich tooling, and great pricing make MongoDB's DBaaS offering an instant winner

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

On-premises customers have no timeline as to when they'll get their own version

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HDFS: Big data analytics' weakest link

Hadoop's distributed file system isn't as fast, efficient, or easy to operate as it should be

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Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Clustered relational database outperforms Amazon Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios

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FileMaker 15 tour: Making business apps for the mobile web

The venerable database application has become a popular tool for creating your own business apps. Now you can use those apps wherever you go

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How big data is changing the game for backup and recovery

In today's distributed databases, getting a reliable snapshot of all those petabytes isn't easy

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