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3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

It's developer season at my company. Unlike with deer season, we’re hiring rather than shooting, though not all survive the interview process

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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

Oracle works both sides of the SQL/NoSQL street

While continuing to push SQL, Oracle makes accommodations for newer technologies, including NoSQL and JSON

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

Emergency vBulletin patch fixes dangerous SQL injection vulnerability

Attackers could exploit the flaw to steal information from the databases of websites running vBulletin 5

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

Not so fast, NoSQL -- SQL still reigns

Developer survey shows SQL databases are going strong, and NoSQL is the accompaniment, not the replacement

Fast data: The next step after big data

Open source tools help companies process data streams. To bring in complex queries and transactional capabilities, VoltDB's John Hugg suggests adding an in-memory NewSQL data store

Microsoft SQL 2014 drives deeper into the cloud

Microsoft makes the many Azure-focused features in SQL 2014 less scary through hybrid approaches and desirable new features

How JSON sparked NoSQL -- and will return to the RDBMS fold

Developers rely on JSON -- giving rise to NoSQL document databases. VoltDB CTO Ryan Betts predicts JSON will ultimately be incorporated into relational database software, too

Why run SQL on NoSQL? Speed, says Splice Machine

Splice Machine, makers of a RDBMS solution for Hadoop, claims it can outperform conventional databases that need both scale and speed

10 great new features in SQL Server 2014

Performance improvements and HA enhancements top the list of highlights in the latest version of SQL Server

SkySQL aims for high-availability database clusters with MariaDB Enterprise

The product combines MariaDB with Galera Cluster and will compete with Oracle's MySQL Enterprise support subscription

The mixed fate of Sun's tech under Oracle

From Java to Sparc, critical Sun technologies have lived on, been cut loose, or lost their luster in the four years since the Oracle acquisition

Expect a season of new beginnings from Microsoft in 2014

The wave of product updates may be drawing to a close, but the very direction of Microsoft's technology is shifting this year

Amazon offers PostgreSQL from the cloud

At its re:Invent user conference, Amazon Web Services also unveils new instances types and multizone backups for its data warehouse

Facebook goes open source with Presto query engine for big data

The SQL engine can sift through petabytes of data and swiftly return query results, according to the company

Video: How to hack PHP sites with SQL injection

The elegant simplicity of PHP leaves it open to an elegantly simple attack

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