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How TiDB combines OLTP and OLAP in a distributed database

The architecture and use cases of a NewSQL hybrid transactional-analytical, MySQL-compatible, horizontally scalable database

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Azure Cosmos DB gets the multiple-master boost for distributed apps

Microsoft’s cloud database platform is updated to improve distributed systems performance at a global scale

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SQL tutorial: Learn SQL on PostgreSQL

Follow this step-by-step guide to install PostgreSQL, load data, connect to a database, and execute SQL queries including table joins

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10 essential MySQL tools for admins

The MySQL community is a hotbed of free, open source tools to enhance the performance and health of your MySQL systems

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How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

Follow these three best practices to keep the use of multiple databases across multiple clouds from confounding your deployments

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MariaDB tutorial: Get started with MariaDB

Download, install, and set up a basic instance of the popular open source database with this step-by-step guide

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Bossies 2018: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld recognizes the leading open source projects for software development, cloud computing, big data, and machine learning

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The best open source software for data storage and analytics

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in databases and data analytics

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What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

A data lake can be a much more flexible repository than a data warehouse. Or it can be a trash dump that grows and grows

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How to secure your PostgreSQL database

Follow these steps to enable SSL connections and properly configure user privileges to keep your database secure

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Your CRM’s asymmetric relationship: hindering potential, attracting regulation

The CRM is greedy when it comes to collecting data, but stingy when it comes to sharing it

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When to use a CRDT-based database

Learn why, when, and how to use conflict-free replicated data types to bring strong eventual consistency to your geo-distributed applications

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Watch out, MySQL: MariaDB could replace you

Even as MySQL’s popularity has flattened and even declined, MariaDB has boomed

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Review: MongoDB takes on the world

MongoDB 4.0 beefs up with global cloud clusters, multi-document ACID transactions, and HIPAA compliance

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How to achieve large-scale IoT with relational databases

With these key optimizations, your favorite relational database can support the high connection volumes and high-speed ingestion rates of IoT workloads

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In-memory data grids vs. in-memory databases

Selecting the right option for accelerating applications can reduce complexity and save time and money

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PostgreSQL tutorial: Get started with PostgreSQL 10

Get up and running—and avoid the setup pitfalls—with this enterprise-class, open-source database available for all major platforms

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DataStax review: Cassandra made faster and easier

DataStax Enterprise 6 offers greater throughput than Cassandra, lower latency, and useful extras that make it easier to run

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