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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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Take a closer look at your Spark implementation

Apache Spark can be implemented for developers, BI, and embedded use; your choice has consequences

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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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Review: SQL Server 2016 boosts speed, analytics

SQL Server 2016 shines with stretch database to Azure, queries against Hadoop, internal R, better security, and higher performance

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Microsoft rolls out SQL Server 2016 with a special deal to woo Oracle customers

The next version of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database management system is now available, and along with it comes a special offer designed specifically to woo Oracle customers

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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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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

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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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Support for SQL Server 2005 ends Tuesday -- are you ready?

There will be no more updates from Microsoft, so at this late hour, the key is to minimize your exposure

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WinDocks does what Docker and Microsoft can't do

Designed to run on Windows Server 2012, WinDocks also wants to bring SQL Server to containers, which Microsoft doesn't yet do

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MapD database rides GPUs for faster performance

A new SQL-compatible database uses GPUs to accelerate queries and GPU memory to cache data for even faster results


Scalable, disaster-resistant CockroachDB enters public beta

As tough to take down as its namesake, CockroachDB combines high fault-tolerance, strong consistency, and horizontal scalability with familiar SQL syntax

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8 no-bull reasons why SQL Server on Linux is huge for Microsoft

SQL Server on Linux? You're not dreaming. Here's what is important about this historic shift on Microsoft's part

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Microsoft is bringing its crown jewel SQL Server to Linux

SQL Server, one of the most popular pieces of database server software, and a crown jewel of Microsoft's enterprise software empire, is coming to Linux. Seriously.

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