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DBTA 100 2017 - The Companies That Matter Most in Data

The world of data management is constantly changing. Each year, the DBTA 100 spotlights the companies that are dealing with evolving market demands through innovation in software, services, and hardware. Read More

10 Emerging Companies to Watch in Data Management and Analytics

New and emerging vendors offer fresh ways of dealing with data management and analytics challenges. Here, DBTA looks at the 10 companies whose approaches we think are worth watching. Read More

Why Data Classification Should Drive Your Security Strategy

There are two types of businesses in the world today: those that run on data and those that will run on data. Data security now sits at the top of nearly every organization's priority list. But with such a high volume of data coming into most businesses every day, how can information security professionals quickly identify which data is the highest priority for protection? After all, security costs time and money, and not all types of data are as sensitive or vulnerable as others. Read More

The Joys and Benefits of Application-Aware Copy Data Management

It was more than 10 years ago that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer famously chanted "Developers! Developers! Developers!" while on stage. He's taken a good deal of ribbing about it, but he was on to something. Since then, developers have become ever more critical to organizations of all kinds. Today, it doesn't matter what industry you are in; odds are your company is, at least in part, a software company. Developers rule. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Planning Database Recovery Options When a failure occurs, the DBA must ascertain whether recovery is required. It is possible, though not very likely for active databases, that a failure does not impact the integrity of your data. Assuming that recovery is required, the DBA will need to determine what resources (backup copies and log files) are available and how best to perform the needed database recovery.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • They Did It Again – The Release of SQL Server 2017 Not only has the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team added more and stronger leadership, outstanding individual engineers and staff members, but it is also radically moving its entire development process into a "cloud-first" ethos. Now, I'd like to show one of the most salient results of this new development process-accelerated product releases. It was only a few years ago (and is still the case for other data management platforms) that a major new release takes at least 2, but more likely 3 years. With the "production-ready" release of SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0, we are only 1 year from the last production release.
Recent articles by Kevin Kline
Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • Go and Rust Emerging as Successors to C Although Java and JavaScript are the most popular all around programming languages today, the C programming language remains the language of choice for high performance computing after almost 45 years of mainstream use. However, where runtime performance considerations are paramount, Go and Rust are emerging as valid successors to C.
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • Databases Without Bounds Resources used to be expensive. Resources used to be scarce. Resources used to take a long time to provision. As such, it made sense to put resource consumption at the top of the list when talking about database performance. Those days are gone. With more than 80% of databases running in virtual environments, where hardware is more commoditized every day, access to physical resources—CPU, memory, network, and disk—whenever needed is much easier. In fact, Moore's Law predicts that technology advancements will double every 2 years. Well, most physical resources are certainly on pace with that, or better.
Recent articles by Gerardo Dada

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