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The 2019 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Each year, Database Trends and Applications presents the Readers' Choice Awards, providing a unique opportunity to recognize companies whose products are selected by experts whose opinions carry more weight than any others—you, the readers. Here we present the top three vote-getters in each category. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted! Read More

Back(up) to the Future: Keeping IT Running Through Digital Transformations

While IT has evolved significantly in the past decade as hardware and software innovations accelerate and customers seek solutions that increase efficiencies and lower costs, one aspect has remained the same: backup. And as the dependence on data grows for business insights and analytics, backup will only become more important in IT. Read More

Key Takeaways about Data and Analytics from Data Summit 2019

Data Summit 2019 in Boston drew industry experts with deep knowledge spanning all areas of enterprise IT, including AI and machine learning, analytics, cloud, data warehousing, and software licensing who presented 3 days of thought-provoking sessions, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Here are some key takeaways from the Data Summit 2019. Read More

Sponsored Content: Leveraging Updated Cyberspace Policy and Strategy to Ensure National Security at Defense Strategies Institute’s Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 6th annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium occurring on September 19-20, 2019 at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA. This year's summit is designed to bring together senior leaders in cyber security, government agencies and solution providers to focus on the theme "Achieving and Maintaining US Superiority in Cyberspace". Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Transaction-Thinking, Set-Thinking, and Coding Fast An effective approach to processing and transforming large datasets is likely comprised of multiple steps. The large data will likely be split apart into several smaller sets, maybe even in a couple of differing fashions with a common and understandable theme. But there should not be too many split-apart variants; rather, as with the three bears, it should be just the right number of smaller datasets. And then, similar to solving a Rubik's Cube, a twist or two at the very end brings all the new and old datapoints together in a complete and organized fashion.
Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Data Breaches: Pervasive and Costly Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you've certainly heard news about stolen and hacked data, commonly referred to as data breaches. They occur with great regularity, and there is no indication that the frequency of data breaches is slowing down. Organizations must take more aggressive actions to prevent the sensitive information in their care from being stolen and abused.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • Azure SQL Database Edge Maybe you are still getting up-to-speed with the whole concept of cloud computing. If so, I have a lot of sympathy for you because there is so much to learn and because cloud technologies advance so rapidly. Here's one more important concept to add to that pile of things to learn—edge computing.
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Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • Common SQL Server Wait Types to Improve Database Performance Here is a list of common wait types and techniques that every DBA (or wannabe DBA) should know. While there are many more wait types than listed here, understanding these will give you a leg up when it comes to optimizing and tuning your SQL Server database performance.
Recent articles by Jared Hensle

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