Databases

Database news, information, and how-to advice

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Key steps to model creation: data cleaning and data exploration

By following best practices and philosophies around these processes, an organization can enable successful collaboration and iteration between data science and IT teams

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TiDB: Performance-tuning a distributed NewSQL database

A brief introduction to the open source hybrid transactional and analytical database and how to tune write operations for maximum performance

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The marvels of an event-based schema

When working with various data types at the speed of big data, this method is ideal for integrating and aggregating assorted information for the holistic value it provides

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7 essential technologies for a modern data architecture

These key technologies are “re-platforming” the enterprise to enable faster, easier, more flexible access to large volumes of precious data

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Review: Neo4j supercharges graph analytics

When it comes to tracking relationships, Neo4j is faster, more flexible, and more scalable than relational databases

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MongoDB will support multidocument ACID transactions

MongoDB 4.0 will be released in summer 2018 but is in public beta now

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How to work with LiteDB in C#

Take advantage of the fast, lightweight, and easy-to-use LiteDB for your desktop, mobile, and simple web applications

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Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications

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Why you should use a graph database

Graph databases excel for apps that explore many-to-many relationships, such as recommendation systems. Let's look at an example

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Traffic-shaping WebSockets using Node.js and Redis

How to protect your WebSocket-enabled application against traffic spikes by using Redis as a real-time request counter

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NoSQL standouts: The best document databases

Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases

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SQL unleashed: 17 ways to speed your SQL queries

It’s easy to create database code that slows down query results or ties up the database unnecessarily—unless you follow these tips

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Dawn of intelligent applications

The future is intelligent applications. Learn how companies are shifting from big data to intelligent application approaches

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An intro to Studio 3T, a MongoDB IDE

The growing third-party market is a key indication that MongoDB has moved from mere maturity to one of the dominant players in this market

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Data democratization: finally living up to the name

Defining data democratized.

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Why Microsoft’s Cosmos DB may displace AWS’s cloud databases

Cosmos DB’s all-in-one-approach seems to be what developers really want, rather than an array of specific tools like AWS DynamoDB, Redshift, and Aurora

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CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store that can withstand datacenter failures

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7 technology trends to watch in 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017, here’s my take on important tech trends worth keeping your eye on in the year ahead

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The right technology strategy for modern retail

Retailers are both specializing and having to understand their customers better and develop a closer relationship with them

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Top 5 open source tools for MySQL administrators

Look to these excellent tools to improve CLI and web admin, SQL queries, schema migration, and replication and recovery in your MySQL environment

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