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Binding data to UI considered harmful

Complications of binding data to UI

N1QL brings SQL to NoSQL databases

A next-generation query language for document databases extends SQL to work with semi-structured data

Build real-time Web apps with RethinkDB

The RethinkDB JSON database simplifies the development of applications that rely on real-time updates

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Micromanaging computation considered harmful

SQL isn't just a database language; it's also management by objective


Visual ETL considered harmful (to your skills)

Why hasn't the ETL process evolved with the times?

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7 essential SQL Server security tips

How to protect your database from SQL injection, data theft, rogue users, and well-meaning meddlers without tying your environment in knots

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SQL illiteracy considered harmful (to your career)

SQL is more than just a database language

SAP gives SQL Anywhere a fresh IoT injection

Version 17 can tailor its performance to a wide variety of IoT platforms

Securing SQL Server

SQL Server remote access setup guide

In this free PDF download, you'll get step-by-step instructions for setting up VPN access to SQL Server. Plus, get a 25% discount code to purchase the 3rd edition of Securing SQL Server: Protecting Your Database from Attackers.

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LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche

LinkedIn's open source, home-brew OLAP project is a new way for Hadoop users (and others) to query both real-time and historical data

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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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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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Microsoft entices cloud-wary with SQL Server, StorSimple upgrades to Azure

Updates to Microsoft's SQL Server and StorSimple appliance software draw customers toward using Azure as a bridge to the cloud

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Leverage the in-memory capabilities of SQL Server 2014 for better performance

Leverage the power of the new in-memory OLTP engine included in SQL Server 2014 for faster performance and lower query latency

The rise of the multimodel database

By mapping documents, graphs, and relational tables to a collection of keys and values, a single data store can support multiple data models

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Splice Machine 1.0 offers speedy, scalable SQL on Hadoop

Splice Machine update offers cross-integration with Hadoop apps and supports migration paths from other databases


Cloud-hosted Hadoop as a service now does SQL

Altiscale's Hadoop-as-a-service in the cloud now has SQL querying courtesy of Apache's Hive project

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