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The year of PostgreSQL is every year

Completely community-driven, with no centralized ownership, Postgres has been the elephant in the room for more than 30 years

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How MariaDB achieves global scale with Xpand

A new MariaDB storage engine provides distributed SQL and massive scalability with a shared nothing architecture, fully distributed ACID transactions, and strong consistency

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SQL lessons for NoSQL developers

Because no software developer is complete without at least a passing knowledge of the world’s most popular query language

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SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

MariaDB creators offer their own cloud-hosted alternative to database services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS

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Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

When a single vendor owns an open source project, expect the community to look for alternatives

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CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

CockroachDB 19.2.2 impresses with lower latency, higher throughput, greater scalability, and new fully managed CockroachCloud service

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CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

CockroachDB 19.2.2 impresses with lower latency, higher throughput, greater scalability, and new fully managed CockroachCloud service

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What is SQL? The lingua franca of data analysis

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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Move aside, RDBMS, NoSQL owns the future

Relational databases may keep ‘old stack’ workloads, but research suggests NoSQL databases will dominate ‘new stack’ spending

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NoSQL will dominate new stack spending

Relational databases may keep old stack workloads, but Morgan Stanley research suggests NoSQL databases will own the next generation of apps

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Rockset review: Real-time SQL for operational data

One-of-a-kind database for operational analytics analyzes gigabytes to terabytes of recent, real-time, and streaming data in milliseconds

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Rockset review: Real-time SQL for operational data

One-of-a-kind database for operational analytics analyzes gigabytes to terabytes of recent, real-time, and streaming data in milliseconds

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MongoDB vs. MySQL: How to choose

MongoDB and MySQL are the leading open source NoSQL and relational databases, respectively. Which is best for your application?

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MongoDB vs. MySQL: How to choose

MongoDB and MySQL are the leading open source NoSQL and relational databases, respectively. Which is best for your application?

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How to bring HA and DR to SQL Server on Amazon EC2

The pros and cons of the various AWS, Microsoft, and third-party options for protecting mission-critical SQL Server databases in the Amazon cloud

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The best distributed relational databases

These SQL relational databases offer both horizontal scalability and support for ACID transactions—some on a global scale

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7 MySQL and MariaDB features you don’t want to miss

Look to these powerful MySQL and MariaDB features to boost your modern apps

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10 new tricks your old database can do

You might be surprised by the powerful “NoSQL” features lurking in your old Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database

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