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DBTA 100 2019 - The Companies That Matter Most in Data

The stakes for expert data management continue to escalate. Data volumes are expanding rapidly and it is well-understood today that companies that harness the value of this precious commodity will be the winners. With a growing appreciation for data's value, spending on data management and analytics products and services is also on the rise. IDC forecasts revenues for big data and business analytics solutions will reach $189.1 billion in 2019 with double-digit annual growth projected through 2022, according to its "Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide." Read More

Real Time Begins to Dominate Data-Driven Agendas

IT executives and their business counterparts understand the importance of a strong data strategy and its value to their businesses, and most are starting to get the key pieces in place to drive transformation through next-generation technologies and processes. One in four enterprises now regards real-time data as critical to their ongoing operations—and another one in four is actively preparing to introduce real-time data capabilities into their infrastructures, according to a new Unisphere Research survey. Read More

Quantum Computing: Closer Than We Think, More Dangerous Than We Know

Quantum computing will bring unprecedented advances in medicine, science, and mathematics—knowledge currently out of reach. Many secrets of the universe are on the verge of discovery. But, are we ready for everything to be unlocked? Are we prepared to manage what comes with quantum computing's limitless architecture? Read More

Game-Changing Technologies For Today’s Data Scene

While change has always been a part of the database credo, the growing emphasis on data-driven decision making in today's economy has resulted in a dizzying plethora of technologies and methodologies entering the market. The number and scope of game-changing technologies are too numerous to mention, and one thing is certain: Database management will never be the same. We have identified some of the most promising technology initiatives, based on discussions with and input from data experts from across the industry spectrum, gathering their views on the key technologies—well-known or under the radar—that are worth watching. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Database Elaborations: Cool Security Features We STILL Don’t Have At times, there is a need to have security within the database be a bit more sophisticated than what is available.  On specific tables, there may be a need to limit access to a subset of rows, or a subset of columns to specific users. Yes indeed, views have always existed, and yes indeed, views can be established limiting rows or columns displayed. However, views only can go so far.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • DBA Corner: Implementing DBA Best Practices What are the practices and procedures that you have found to be most helpful to automate in administering your databases? Yes, I know that automation has been a standard claim for most DBMS vendors, as well as third-party DBA tool vendors, for many years. But are you really anywhere closer to an "on demand," "lights-out," "24/7" database environment yet?
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • SQL Server Drill Down: What’s New in the Microsoft Data Platform, Build 2019 Edition Microsoft directly hosts a handful of big conferences every year, with the developer-oriented Build conference and infrastructure-oriented Ignite being to two that I pay the most attention to. The Microsoft Build 2019 conference just wrapped up and we have a couple important new announcements for the those of us working with the Microsoft Data Platform.
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Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • Emerging Technologies: Cloud Vendors Fight for Private Blockchain Dominance The blockchain technology market is generally believed to be about $2 billion in 2019 and growing at an annual rate in excess of 50%—with projections for the market to exceed $10 billion by the end of 2025. Almost all of that new spending will be cloud-oriented; very few organizations consider running their own blockchain hardware. Therefore, it's not surprising to see cloud vendors actively promoting blockchain solutions.
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Rob Mandeville

Next-Gen Data Management

Rob Mandeville

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