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Oracle's Top 7 Predictions for Big Data - Why 2015 Will be a Big Year for Big Data

2015 is going to be a big year for big data in the enterprise, according to Oracle. Neil Mendelson, Oracle vice president of big data and advanced analytics, shared Oracle's "Top 7" big data predictions for 2015. "The technology is moving very quickly and it is gaining to the point where a broader set of people can get into it - not just because it is affordable - but because they no longer require specialized skills in order to take advantage of it," he said. Read More

Data Security: Will 2015 be the Year of the Regulator?

2014 has been described as the year of the data breach. But 2015 will be the year of the regulator, says Suni Munshani, CEO of Protegrity, a provider of data security solutions. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 708 breaches that took place in the past year, grabbing headlines and sending warnings to retailers to prepare for the 2014 holiday shopping season that is now in full swing. Read More

Four Trends Driving Data Virtualization

Similar to server, storage, and network virtualization, data virtualization simplifies how data is presented and managed for users, while employing technologies - under the covers - for abstraction, decoupling, performance optimization and the efficient use/reuse of scalable resources. Read More

Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2015

Data is increasingly being recognized as a rich resource flowing through organizations from a continually growing range of sources. But to realize its full potential, this data must be accessed by an array of users to support both real-time decision making and historical analysis, integrated with other information, and still kept safe from hackers and others with malicious intent. Fortunately, leading vendors are developing products and services to help. Here, DBTA presents the list of Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2015. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Beginner’s Mind Versus Expert’s Mind Shunryu Suzuki, in his classic book, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, tells us that in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. Both a beginner's and an expert's perspective have value, but bias toward either an expert or a beginner approach seems to consume an organization far too often.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • What Can You Do to Avoid Database Locking Problems? Lock contention issues can be frustrating problems to investigate and debug. Before blaming the database system (as is the usual response), there are a few questions to consider that can help identify the cause of the locking problems.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • Delayed Durability—The SQL Server 2014 Transaction Log Hack! Delayed durability offers something that many SQL Server professionals have wanted for years—the ability to disable transaction logging. Why turn off the transaction log? You can accelerate performance in a lot of situations where you do NOT need transactional consistency.
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Guy Harrison

Big Data Notes

Guy Harrison

  • Will Transactions Return to NoSQL? The introduction of increased transactional capability into non-relational databases makes sense—in the same way that providing SQL layers on top of Hadoop and many other non-relational stores makes sense. But it does raise the possibility of convergence of relational and non-relational systems. After all, if I take a non-relational database and add SQL and ACID transactions, have I still got a non-relational database, or have I come full circle back to the relational model?
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • Is the Database Administration Profession Disappearing or Just Evolving? With the new tools available that allow companies to monitor database resources, pinpoint the root cause of problems, speed up applications, and prevent crashes, some may wonder if companies will need DBAs at all in the future. However, the risk to DBAs and technology professionals as a whole is not that their jobs are going away, but that they may opt to not take the time to understand and use the tools and technologies that will allow them to be better professionals. This can place them at a disadvantage to their peers and curtail their ability to add value to the organization, therefore limiting their careers.
Recent articles by Gerardo Dada

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