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Delivering Data at the Speed of Business

With the speed of business constantly increasing, the demand for real-time data has grown along with it. As business-driven demands on data speed heighten, however, some organizations are still inhibited by slow moving data that can't keep up. New strategies must be created to process data at the speed that is expected from today. Read More

Modern Analytics for the IoT Age

The greatest power in using IoT-derived insights is the ability respond to opportunities or threats immediately. However, enterprises largely have focused on historical reporting and will need to significantly modernize their analytics capabilities—both in understanding current events and predicting future outcomes—to take advantage of the new insights that IoT data can bring. Read More

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Ever wonder what happened to artificial intelligence? It's gotten easier and more accessible. In fact, AI's been embedded into some of the most fundamental aspects of data management, making those critical data-driven processes more celeritous and manageable. Best of all, AI is directly responsible for producing this effect for end users—those who rely on data most to do their jobs. Read More

Research@DBTA: Enterprises Move to Database as a Service

Database as a service, also known as DBaaS, offers a solution to some key issues that have vexed enterprise database shops for years. That is, how to maintain and update back-end technologies; how to integrate data from multiple, changeable sources without the need to rewrite the applications that depend on them; and how to make data readily accessible to end users who need it regardless of the device they are using. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Data Modeling: Pattern Language or Simple Algorithms and Reuse? Not too long ago, IT embraced the pattern language concepts of Christopher Alexander. Being an architect, of the more traditional variety, his ideas were based on creating spaces in which people felt good, even if they didn't comprehend exactly why. Architected spaces need to express multiple qualities that include being alive, whole, comforting, free, exact, egoless, and eternal. The more those qualities were embodied, the better people responded to the desirability of the space.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • The Importance of SLAs Being able to assess the effectiveness and performance of your database systems and applications is one of the most important things that a DBA must be able to do. This can include online transaction response time evaluation, sizing of the batch window and determining whether it is sufficient for the workload, end-to-end response time management of distributed workload, and more. But in order to accurately gauge the effectiveness of your current environment and setup, service level agreements, or SLAs, are needed.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • SQL Server on Linux – It’s No Joke Many thought it was an early April Fool's Day prank, but it was no joke: On March 7, 2016, Microsoft announced the beta release of SQL Server on Linux with the intention of shipping a full release of the product by April of 2017.
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Guy Harrison

Applications Insight

Guy Harrison

  • Node.js Brings JavaScript to the Server Redmonk's annual programming language rankings - based on GitHub and StackOverflow traffic - were recently released and to no one's surprise, JavaScript was ranked as the most popular programming language.
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • 13 Data Security Essentials It seems every week there is another data breach in the news, which translates to millions and millions of personal records, credit card numbers, and other pieces of confidential information stolen each month. The victims of these breaches include important companies with professional IT staff. Now, you may be thinking: "Shouldn't the network guys be responsible for security?"
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