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Diving into Modern Enterprise Data Architecture at Data Summit 2017

With the increasing volume, variety, and velocity of big data flowing into enterprises, they no longer have the ability to govern and synchronize all of their information. As a result, new processes must be put in place to quickly explore and assess data for value, says Joe Caserta, CEO and founder of Caserta Concepts. Caserta will present a keynote as well as a workshop at Data Summit 2017. Read More

Voting Open for 2017 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards

Voting has opened for the 2017 Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards. Unlike other awards programs that rely on our editorial staff's evaluations, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning information management solutions are chosen by you - the people who actually use them. Read More

The Role of Bitemporality in Data Governance and Compliance

"Temporality" is a term that database managers know well, but it may be a new one for business managers. That has to change, as the temporality your database supports­—or, how it handles time—could be the difference between whether or not the business will increase revenue, pay a fine, or identify new opportunities. Especially important in this regard is "bitemporality," which is the ability to examine data across different points in time. Read More

How to Ensure Data Integrity in Operational Database Systems is Explored at Data Summit 2017

Data integrity is not just an important thing, it's the only thing. If the data is wrong, then there is no reason to even keep it, says database management expert Craig S. Mullins, who will present a talk on "Ensuring Data Integrity in Operational Databases Systems" at Data Summit 2017. Mullins is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, an IBM Gold Consultant, and a DBTA columnist. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • The Referential Integrity Workaround It often seems that working around things is a full-time task in every area of information technology. When workarounds are conceived and deployed, people are not always in agreement.
Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Taking Full Versus Incremental Database Backups Every good DBA understands that backing up their database data is a non-optional part of assuring data availability and integrity. As a DBA, you need to know the difference between a full image copy backup and an incremental image copy backup and implement the proper image copy backup strategy based on application needs and database activity.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • Surprising But True: The Basics Are Still Difficult I always look forward to new research from Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of this magazine and other great products for data professionals. The latest report which you should read is "SQL Server Transformation: Toward Agility & Resiliency 2017; PASS Database Management Survey."
Recent articles by Kevin Kline
Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • Orchestration Is the Next Battlefield for Containerization There's a wide and growing acceptance that containers are replacing operating systems as the deployment target for application components. While application modules were previously designed to be installed upon a specific version of an operating system on a particular hardware platform, they are now increasingly being designed to run within a virtualized representation of an operating system—most frequently within a Docker container.
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • Emerging Trends in Cloud Databases: DBaaS Many IT organizations are looking to the cloud to move, create, or extend existing database infrastructure. Perhaps yours is one of them. Yes, the world of the database professional is shifting, this we know. The real questions are how is it shifting, and what can you, as a DBA, do to be successful in this new world?
Recent articles by Gerardo Dada

Trends and Applications