Databases

Database news, information, and how-to advice

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What is NoSQL? NoSQL databases explained

SQL databases have constraints on data types and consistency. NoSQL does away with them for the sake of speed, flexibility, and scale

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Why old-school PostgreSQL is so hip again

Postgres is old as dirt, yet over the past five years it has panned out as pure gold

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Are you treating your data as an asset?

The best thing you can do is encourage a culture that is data-focused, one that realizes the importance of security and privacy, as well as understanding that data is crucial to your organization’s success

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Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

Microsoft’s partnership with Databricks adds new analytics tools to Azure’s data platform

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Use the cloud to create open, connected data lakes for AI, not data swamps

There needs to be a material change in the way people think of solving complex data problems

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Microsoft brings Apache Spark, Cassandra, MariaDB to its Azure cloud

Beta tools extend Azure to popular analytics and NoSQL platforms, as well as add devops pipeline support in Git

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Real-time machine learning with TensorFlow, Kafka, and MemSQL

How to build a simple machine learning pipeline that allows you to stream and classify simultaneously, while also supporting SQL queries

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What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

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How to choose a database for your microservices

Your microservices architecture requires multiple data models. Should you opt for polyglot persistence or a multi-model database?

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Dremio: Simpler and faster data analytics

Built on Apache Arrow and Apache Parquet, Dremio brings self-service to data analysts and SQL queries to NoSQL data sources

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NoSQL standouts: The best key-value databases compared

Aerospike, Hazelcast, Memcached, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, and Redis put different twists on fast and simple data storage

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7 keys to better MySQL performance

As size and load grow, performance tends to slow. Keep these keys in mind to keep MySQL running smoothly

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Testing with the InMemory provider in Entity Framework

How to use the InMemory provider in Entity Framework Core to test your methods without hitting the database or using fakes and mocks

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How to use Redis for real-time metering applications

Take advantage of the open source in-memory database’s built-in data structures and commands to simplify metering at scale

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Making sense of Microsoft’s graph database strategy

From the Microsoft Graph to LinkedIn and beyond, Microsoft is betting on a graph database future

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The cloud computing wars have forgotten the enterprise

As they bicker and strut, cloud vendors seem to forget that their customers actually need to get real work done, now

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What’s new in MySQL 8.0

Better Unicode support, better JSON and document handling, and long-requested features like window functions are part of the next big release for the popular open source database

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What real-time application pattern works for you?

3 common real-time application patterns that require a real-time decision

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Bossie Awards 2017: The best databases and analytics tools

InfoWorld picks the best open source software for large-scale search, SQL, NoSQL, and streaming analytics

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Bossies 2017: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld celebrates the leading open source projects for software development, cloud computing, machine learning, data storage and analytics, and security

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