April 2, 2014

Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

Bigtable-inspired open source projects take different routes to the highly scalable, highly flexible, distributed, wide column data store

March 31, 2014

Review: HBase is massively scalable -- and hugely complex

Apache HBase offers extreme scalability, reliability, and flexibility, but at the cost of many moving parts

March 24, 2014

Review: Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

Apache Cassandra 2.0 combines NoSQL flexibility and scalability with friendly SQL-like queries

March 20, 2014

Review: SQL Server 2014 pushes the pedal to the metal

Microsoft's latest SQL Server release boosts OLTP performance with in-memory tables, expands backup and HA options with ties to Windows Azure

August 13, 2013

MySQL face-off: MySQL or MariaDB?

MariaDB challenges MySQL with greater performance, more advanced features, and complete backward compatibility

June 26, 2013

Oracle Database 12c review: Finally, a true cloud database

Pluggable databases bring a new level of efficiency and ease to database consolidation, while a wealth of other new features address performance, availability, and more

June 12, 2013

Review: 4 free, open source management GUIs For MongoDB

Genghis, phpMoAdmin, RockMongo, and UMongo free MongoDB database management from the command line

March 21, 2013

NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase

MongoDB edges Couchbase Server with richer querying and indexing options, as well as superior ease of use

January 28, 2013

How to get started with MySQL

An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MySQL database server, along with phpMyAdmin, on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

January 9, 2013

The best hardware, software, and cloud services of the year

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners stretch from devices and desktops to data centers and beyond

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