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On the Cusp of a Data Revolution

Today, data is critical to every organization and every department within every organization. Yet, all the disparate systems for handling it are creating new challenges. Joe Caserta, founder and president of Caserta, a technology consulting and implementation firm focused on data and analytics strategies and solutions, recently discussed the current state of data integration and what is needed to overcome today's problems. Read More

2020 Database DevOps Innovation Awards

To highlight organizations that are leading the charge in bringing DevOps to the database world, DBTA is launching its inaugural Database DevOps Innovation Awards program in partnership with Datical, Radiant Advisors, and 451 Research. By sharing your story, your company will have the chance to be among five winners selected by our special committee to be featured in a special, in-depth article published in the February 2020 edition of DBTA magazine and on www.dbta.com. Read More

Data Summit 2020 Call for Speakers is OPEN

The call for speakers is open for the seventh annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 19-20, 2020, with pre-conference workshops on May 18. Data Summit focuses on both the business and technical aspects of data management and analysis and how it is transforming the business world. Read More

Seven Steps to Ensure Network Resilience

As more companies continue to rely on interconnected networks, virtualized cloud services, and IoT technologies, the potential for downtime and its costs will only rise. By achieving true network resilience, companies can focus on maintaining their services, removing single points of failure and having a plan to bring the network back up to continue normal operations—before it costs them. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Everybody Needs a Data Warehouse Every organization needs a data warehouse. A data warehouse has never been a one-size-fits-all kind of solution. Variations exist and should be accepted.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • The 5 Key Factors for Database Performance Truly, the speed and performance of your production database systems encompasses a wide range of parameters and decisions that are made well before implementation. DBAs need to understand the options available, the factors that impact performance and development with each DBMS option, and work to keep the IT organization up-to-speed and educated on all of the available choices.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • The Surprising Value and Utility of Azure Notebooks Back in the 1980s, a Stanford University computer scientist and professor named Donald Knuth introduced the concept of "literate programming," in which a computer program's logic is explained in a natural language such as English. The "literate" program would be further enriched with images, graphs, traditional source code, related macros, and scripts almost as if the programmer were writing an essay, and using all of these components together could still be compiled as usual. The most notable products to arise from this concept were notebooks, such as Azure Notebooks, Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Zeppelin, and the Apache Spark Notebook.
Recent articles by Kevin Kline
Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • The Advantages of MongoDB's Atlas Data Lake Despite the failed promises of the data lake, the concept retains some resonance in larger enterprises, and so MongoDB has chosen to leverage the term for one of its latest offerings. MongoDB's Atlas Data Lake bears only superficial similarity to Hadoop-powered data lakes. Nevertheless, it's a useful feature that stands to see significant uptake.
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • Three Considerations for Embarking on a Data-Centric Career Hard skills, while still valuable, are only part of the necessary skill set to be successful as a data professional. But hard skills have a ceiling. Hard skills can be replaced. Soft skills have no ceiling and offer more value than many hard skills.
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