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How to visualize time series data

Visualizing time series data is often the first step in observing trends that can guide time series modeling and analysis.

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Snowflake pushes back at… whom?

Making great efforts to tout its closed source software, Snowflake may be trying to convince an audience that doesn't really care.

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The value of time series data and TSDBs

Time series data key insights in domains ranging from science and medicine to systems monitoring and industrial IoT. Understand time series data and the databases designed to ingest, store, and analyze time series data.

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PostgreSQL benefits and challenges: A snapshot

PostgreSQL continues to improve in ways that meet the needs of even the most complex, mission-critical use cases. It also presents certain challenges.

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New tools for Azure Data at Build 2021

From immutable ledgers in SQL Azure to in-memory cache in Cosmos DB, Microsoft is adding more features to its Azure data platform.

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Striking a balance with ‘open’ at Snowflake

At Snowflake, we fully embrace the value of open standards and open source. But we strive to avoid misguided applications of open that create costly complexity instead of low-cost ease of use.

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8 databases supporting in-database machine learning

While approaches and capabilities differ, all of these databases allow you to build machine learning models right where your data resides.

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Prisma ORM for Node.js is ready for production

Object-relational mapper for Node.js and TypeScript aims to ease data modeling, schema migrations, and query creation for application developers.

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Oracle Database 21c review: The old RDBMS is new again

Major upgrade to the ever-evolving Oracle Database brings JavaScript support, graph optimizations, in-memory enhancements, and dramatic improvements to JSON operations and in-database machine learning.

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Ahana Cloud for Presto review: Fast SQL queries against data lakes

Ahana Cloud for Presto turns a data lake on Amazon S3 into what is effectively a data warehouse, without moving any data. SQL queries run quickly even when joining multiple heterogeneous data sources.

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7 ways the cloud is changing

Computing without servers? Programming without code? Let’s ponder these and other innovations in the constantly evolving cloud.

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Forget databases. You need a data platform

We need one platform to ‘process, store, secure, and analyze data in real-time, across all the relevant data sets,’ says MongoDB’s CTO. But not a data warehouse and not a data lake.

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Out-of-this-world monitoring with InfluxDB and React

Build a React application to track the orbit of the International Space Station using Telegraf, InfluxDB, ExpressJS, and Giraffe.

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How Aerospike achieves fine-grained global replication

Aerospike’s Cross-Datacenter Replication with Expressions makes it easy to route the right data at the right time across global applications to meet compliance mandates and reduce server, cloud, and bandwidth costs.

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2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

Microsoft’s second virtual Ignite conference is promoting new Azure data services, including major upgrades to its planet-scale distributed database.

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Make database normalization part of cloud migration

It’s tempting just to replicate all databases in the cloud, but it’s a much better approach to get your data house in order as part of the move.

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Cloud on cloud: Couchbase as a service on Azure

The Azure Marketplace lets you add third-party tools and services, such as Couchbase’s NoSQL database, to your applications.

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The shifting market for PostgreSQL

Decades into what should have been PostgreSQL’s dotage, developers keep reimagining what it can be.

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The most important new features in CockroachDB

CockroachDB 20.2 brings a Kubernetes operator, spatial data, a new storage engine, SQL enhancements, and much more, extending the range of workloads for which the database can be used.

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Jumping into Azure Arc Data Services

Azure Arc brings Azure databases to your on-premises servers and applications.

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