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Driving Digital Transformation Using Secondary Storage

In this new world where data is the coin of the realm, the winners will be enterprises who can quickly and effectively harness data—the right data—to reduce risk, improve business outcomes, and create new value for their customers, employees and other stakeholders. As they work to realize this goal, enterprises are increasingly finding that activating copy, backup, archived and other data located on secondary storage can be just as, if not more, useful for driving digital transformation as the production and original data located on their primary storage. Read More

Modern Data Architecture: Data Lakes, Clouds, and Analytics

The data lake has become accepted as an important component of a modern data architecture, enabling a wider variety of data to be accessed by users. Yet, challenges persist. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, talked about the cultural transformation underway as companies increasingly realize the power of data, and the tools and technologies helping them to expand what is possible. Read More

Defining Transformation: Where do Robotic Process Automation and AI Connect?

There's a renaissance happening in organizations today. Process automation is now ‘in vogue' again. It's no doubt that robotic process intelligence and artificial intelligence are driving this renaissance, helping to transform the enterprise. But what that transformation looks like is another question entirely. Read More

Tooling Up for Analytics

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. Recently, industry experts weighed in on the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Transactional or Aggregate Bound, there are Design Differences While relational database management systems are still the workaday workhorse, we are now adding into the mix document, columnar, and graph datastores, and their variants. Each datastore has something at which it excels, and other things it may not.  Similarly, the rules followed in composing data structures, based on the platforms selected, also vary greatly.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • The Impact of the Connected Economy on Database Administration Before the end of the decade, the number of connected objects is projected to expand greatly. According to several different analysts,  the number of connected objects by 2020 could be as low as 26 billion or as high as 50 billion. But even the low end of that range is quite large. Indeed, connectedness is becoming commonplace and accepted across a wide spectrum of services and applications.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

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Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • MongoDB Goes Mobile It's been a while since MongoDB has felt threatened by another document database vendor. Historically, the closest contender for document database dominance was Couchbase, the offspring of the original CouchDB database, which arguably ignited the document database segment.
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Rob Mandeville

Next-Gen Data Management

Rob Mandeville

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