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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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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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