Databases

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10 tips for better search queries in Apache Solr

Get started with Solr’s specialized search query functions such as filter queries and faceting

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Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Memcached is sometimes more efficient, but Redis is almost always the better choice

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Ensuring big data and fast data performance with in-memory computing

In-memory computing offers speed and scalability for digital transformation initiatives

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What is SQL? Structured Query Language explained

SQL is neither the fastest nor the most elegant way to talk to databases, but it is the best way we have; here’s why

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FileMaker Pro: Simple app dev, easy cloud deployment

FileMaker Pro 16 makes it easy to build simple database-driven apps for desktop, web, and iOS, but scalability is limited

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Fix your databases now as you migrate to the cloud

Fear shouldn’t define your IT strategy. Fixing your databases when you migrate to the cloud is cheaper than doing it later—or not at all

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How to use Redis for real-time stream processing

An in-depth guide to overcoming fast data ingestion challenges with Redis Pub/Sub, Redis Lists, and Redis Sorted Sets

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All your streaming data are belong to Kafka

Apache Kafka continues its ascent as attention shifts from lumbering Hadoop and data lakes to real-time streams

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9 crushing performance problems in scalable systems

We have no shortage of ways to slow complex systems to a crawl. Fix these nine, and a tenth will be along soon

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10 essential performance tips for MySQL

From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, these expert insights are sure to make your MySQL servers scream

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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Why you should use Apache Solr

Apache Solr is both a search engine and a distributed document database with SQL support. Here's how to get started

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How to monitor MongoDB database performance

You can keep your MongoDB environment running smoothly by keeping a close eye on six key metrics

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8 keys to DynamoDB success

How to ensure that Amazon’s fast and scalable key-value database works for you, not against you

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12 'hot' technologies not living up to the hype

A dozen technologies that will disappoint you soon, if they aren't disappointing you already

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How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud

Microsoft’s new database provides three cutting-edge approaches designed for applications that span geographic regions

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The siren song of Hadoop

Hadoop provides power and versatility for data scientists, at the cost of complexity.

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Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft says its new Azure cloud database is all types of databases in one. Here's why that might be a problem

CrateDB 2.0 Enterprise stresses security and monitoring—and open source

The open source database for processing high-speed freeform data with SQL queries now has enterprise features, available as open source for faster developer uptake

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

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