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Nominations Open for 2018 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. This year, there are 29 categories in which to submit nominations. Read More

Cognitive Computing Summit is Coming to Boston in May

The worldwide cognitive systems and artificial intelligence revenue has been forecast to grow beyond $47 billion in 2020, changing how we live and work dramatically. Will you be ready? Cognitive Computing Summit is coming to Boston in May to provide a 2-day immersion into the cognitive computing use cases, strategies, and software that every organization should know about now.  Read More

The Changing Role of the Modern DBA in a Big Data World

It's no secret that data management has changed dramatically in the nearly 10 years since the onslaught of "big data." Nonetheless, experts agree, there has never been a better time to be a DBA—provided you are willing to continue learning and growing and to step in to fill gaps where they open up. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Business User Solution Insufficiency Blindness Far too often, business users seem consumed by the systems they handle. This makes them unable to define the necessary business processes or needs of the organization. All these users can do is describe what their off-the-shelf packages provide for them. In fact, most users take great pride in their "understanding" of the current system. 
Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • It's All 'Big Data' The term "big data" has been bandied about for a number of years now, to the point where it has been used so much that it is a part of IT culture. Hard to specifically define, yet everyone seems to have a good idea what is meant by it, big data is here to stay. And that is a good thing!
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

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • IOTA Aims Beyond the Blockchain The Bitcoin bubble is a mixed bag for blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. While the incredible increase in Bitcoin's valuation has resulted in a huge windfall for early adopters and enhanced the recognition of blockchain technology, it has also highlighted the volatility of Bitcoin as a currency and the limitations of the underlying blockchain network.
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