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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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21 rules for faster SQL queries

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

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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SQL-powered MapD 3.0 woos enterprise developers

MapD 3.0 appeals to enterprises with native scale-out, high availability, and ODBC connectivity, but hybrid cloud deployments will have to wait

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R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning

Microsoft expands R support and adds Python for developers who aren’t also data scientists

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Python power comes to SQL Server 2017

The next version of Microsoft's flagship database will run Python scripts, with full access to Python third-party libraries, as native T-SQL stored procedures

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PostgreSQL 10.0 appeals to the SQL faithful

The next big version of the open source database has relatively few features aimed at the NoSQL market and instead focuses on major SQL-centric changes

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It's time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

You can treat SQL Server on Linux as a new deployment option, not a whole new database. That means you can choose the operating system that best fits your project

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CrateDB packs NoSQL flexibility, SQL familiarity

The open source database includes Elasticsearch-style full-text search, SQL querying, uncomplicated clustering, and unpack-and-go installation

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9 enterprise tech trends for 2017 and beyond

The swirl of new enterprise tech settled a bit in 2016, leaving a clear framework for the future -- and a handful of new tech trends to bet on

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Microsoft: SQL Server for Linux is the real deal

Now available in a public preview, SQL Server for Linux aims to be full-featured like the Windows edition and a robust, long-term choice for enterprises

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Fire up big data processing with Apache Ignite

Apache Ignite brings RDBMS, NoSQL, and Hadoop data sets into memory to deliver huge performance gains

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MySQL face-off: Amazon Aurora outscales Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL performance may beat Amazon Aurora at low thread counts, but Aurora owns the high end

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Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

Azure Analysis Services will help companies with data analysis in the cloud

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Snowflake now offers data warehousing to the masses

The cloud data warehouse solution spearheaded by a former Microsoft exec is now cheaper and easier to use, but competition might loom from Amazon -- the very platform it's hosted on

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers

First look: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service exits beta with dramatic improvements in performance and storage capacity

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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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