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Data is inherently messy. Is that really such a bad thing?

In an imperfect world, consider shifting your data quality mindset from “how do I clean all this up?” to “how do I make the most of this state of affairs?”

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Introducing BigQuery ML for building predictive models with SQL

Google’s beta extension performs linear regression forecasting and binary logistic classification in the BigQuery data warehouse

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Data lakes: Just a swamp without data governance and catalog

Most businesses’ data lakes are merely repositories of undefined data sets from multiples sources, resulting in data swamps

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Change data capture as a gateway to a streaming platform

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Similarly, creating a central nervous system for the enterprise begins with a single project.

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MySQL tutorial: Get started with MySQL 8

How to install and configure the latest edition of the popular open source database, plus tips for migrating from MySQL 7

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Microsoft Graph Explorer: A good tool that’s not yet ready

The GraphQL tools for programming the Microsoft 365 platform are promising but lack the needed integration into developer tools

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YugaByte review: Planet-scale Cassandra and Redis

YugaByte DB combines distributed ACID transactions, multi-region deployment, and support for Cassandra and Redis APIs, with PostgreSQL on the way

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Sorry, but blockchain databases are just not that secure

Premature, untested software, criminal infiltration, multiple technology variations, and lack of experience are just some reasons to distrust distributed hyperledgers in your business

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Expand data types faster than systems

Data architects and leaders are often tasked with collecting a wide range of new data. Sometimes that can lead to the inadvertent growth of new data stores

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3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid

These three mistakes are costly, but they are also easily avoidable if you know what to look for

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Database shift: Start with open source but finish with AWS

AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora

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How to create a Microsoft SQL Server failover cluster in the Google Cloud

A step-by-step guide to using SAN-less failover clustering software to support SQL Server’s Always On Failover Clustering in the public cloud

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Redis 5.0 introduces streams for in-memory abstract types

Redis's builders are calling streams the most complex type in the platform even if the data structure itself is simple

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5 reasons why your code is running so slowly—and how to fix it

Here’s how to address why the code runs well on your development machine but has totally borked in production

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When it comes to data, the interface matters as much as the information

Regulations like GDPR are getting headlines, but the song remains the same

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The era of the cloud database has finally begun

Enterprises are waking up to discover that their database needs have changed dramatically—and that the old-school RDBMS is no longer the best tool

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TigerGraph: The parallel graph database explained

How TigerGraph achieves fast data ingest, fast graph traversal, and deep link analytics even for large data sets

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GDPR may well kill enterprise blockchain databases

The secure ledger technology sounds like a godsend for all sorts of databases—until you examine how GDPR’s PII management gets in the way

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