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COLLABORATE 18 Starts April 22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Presented once each year by three major Oracle users groups—Independent Oracle Users Group, Oracle Applications Users Group, and Quest International Users Group—COLLABORATE is one event focused solely on the spectrum of Oracle technologies and solutions that you can count on to get information from experts and fellow users about practical implications, real-world use cases, and how to benefit from new solutions and overcome difficulties you may be having. Read More

Capturing Value with Cognitive Computing at Data Summit 2018

While artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing hold great promise, there are also practical considerations that must be considered in order to leverage its transformative effect, according to Hadley Reynolds, managing director, Cognitive Computing Consortium, who will present a keynote at Data Summit 2018 titled "Capturing Value with Cognitive Computing: Executing on Data Challenges." Read More

Sponsored Content: Training Machine Learning Models with MongoDB

Over the last four months, I attended an immersive data science program at Galvanize in San Francisco. As a graduation requirement, the last three weeks of the program are reserved for a student-selected project that puts to use the skills learned throughout the course. The project that I chose to tackle utilized natural language processing in tandem with sentiment analysis to parse and classify news articles. Read More

Good News: Your Database is About to be Autonomous!

DBAs may think that machine learning cannot possibly perform all of their tasks and but it is entirely feasible and likely that the machine learning functionalities will perform all of the tasks of an operational DBA - or will very soon, writes Eric Mader in the fourth installment of a six-part article series by editors of IOUG SELECT and Big Data Quarterly on "The Changing Role of the Modern DBA." Read More



Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Enhance Data Governance by Applying Business as the Context Many organizations talk about data governance, but rather than establishing an ongoing governance process that is involved with every project, the governance is viewed as a one-time task to be slogged through, over with and done. Such myopic approaches will only lead to failure. Data governance is like life, it is the journey, not a destination.Proper data governance brings commonality to an organization; it leads the journey to a single version of the truth. A single version of the truth does not mean everyone must kowtow to a single metric, but it does mean distinct calculations unique to dissimilar sub-groups have different specific names at the corporate level, even if those naming differences are subtle.
Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Code for Performance from the Start DBAs spend a great deal of time monitoring and managing the performance of database systems and applications. But it doesn't have to be such a large percentage of their time. Yes, changing data patterns, requirements, and time will always conspire together to create performance problems. But more can be done to avoid the up-front poor performance of most database applications.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • The New SQL Server Vulnerability Assessment Tool Goes GA The SQL Server Vulnerability Assessment tool (VA) is a feature within SQL Server Management Server (SSMS) 17.4 that scans your SQL Server instances of version 2012 and later, identifies security issues, and suggests fixes to the vulnerabilities it finds. It works for on-premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, whether housed on physical or virtual servers.
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Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • Getting Your Data Model Right in MongoDB It's understandable that those new to MongoDB - a so-called "schema free" database - might assume that they no longer need to be concerned with the art-science of data modeling. However, in reality data modeling is just as important in MongoDB as in other databases. Indeed, because of some of the modeling principles for MongoDB are less well understood, arguably, more attention needs to be given to the data modeling process.  
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • The Impact of Automation on DBAs Are machines better equipped to do what DBAs do? There was an interesting post recently that stated 800 million jobs worldwide were at risk due to automation by 2030. The impact will not be equally distributed between job functions. In addition, different job functions will see different percentages of jobs automated.
Recent articles by Gerardo Dada

Trends and Applications