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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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Introducing the Kubernetes Operator for TiDB

Learn how to use the TiDB Operator to deploy, monitor, and manage the distributed, MySQL-compatible, TiDB database on Kubernetes clusters

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When it comes to databases, why ‘I can’t quit you, baby’

Leaving legacy RDMSs is hard, but eventually enterprises will break free of Oracle’s and others’ last grip on their data infrastructure

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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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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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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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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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