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Wrangling Open Data to Create Useful Datasets for Applications

Open data is on the rise and freely available, bringing huge value and new features to applications. However, the challenge for developers is to efficiently wrangle, store, and deliver open datasets without having to build complex data architectures. Read More

The Data Scene in 2017: More Cloud, Greater Governance, Higher Performance

The past year was a blockbuster one for those working in the data space. Businesses have wrapped their fates around data analytics in an even tighter embrace as competition intensifies and the drive for greater innovation becomes a top priority. The year ahead promises to get even more interesting, especially for data managers and professionals. Leading experts in the field have witnessed a number of data trends emerge in 2016, and now see new developments coming into view for 2017. Read More

How Machine Learning Helps You Think Like Netflix, Act Like Facebook, and Other Useful Lessons for Retail Marketers

Big data is not the end-all, be-all of marketing strategies. It's not that big data is too simplistic, rather, it's that our standard way of using data is limiting. Typical big data analytics are incapable of painting the full picture of consumer behaviors and often fail to quickly provide complete insights. When this happens, marketers end up with broad insights that miss the mark when translated into real-world advertisements and campaigns. Read More

10 Big Data and IoT Predictions for 2017

What's ahead for 2017 in terms of big data and IoT? IT executives reflect on the impact that Spark, blockchain, data lakes, cognitive computing,AI and machine learning, and other cutting-edge approaches may have on data management and analytics over the year ahead. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Simple Ain’t What It Used to Be and IT Must Accept More Complexity There was a time when what you saw was what you got. Building up the components of a business intelligence area was very straight-forward. A staging area was a staging area; an operational data store was an operational data store. But like buying a pitcher of beer for $2, or gas for less than a dollar per gallon, those days are gone. The dynamics have changed, things are more federated, and IT must accept more than one standard tool.
Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Trends Impacting DBAs in 2017 The industry is changing, the way that DBAs work is changing, and database systems are changing. We all need to come to grips with the fact that the way we worked in the past is no longer the way we work with today's modern database environment.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • Major Feature Reconfiguration for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 One of the long-standing differentiators between SQL Server's Enterprise Edition (EE) and Standard Edition (SE), besides price, was the large number of features available only in EE. This is also true for other lower editions of SQL Server such as Web Edition and Express Edition. But there's big news in the air! Microsoft has opened up many EE-only features as part of the SE, Web, and Express Editions!
Recent articles by Kevin Kline
Guy Harrison

Applications Insight

Guy Harrison

  • What’s New in Java? Java started its life in the early 1990s as an attempt to develop an architecture-independent language that could be used in consumer electronics and other embedded contexts. It found itself in the right place at the right time when the web exploded in the mid-1990s and over the next 10 years became one of the mainstays of web development. Today, Java remains as popular as ever. It's arguably the most popular programming language of our generation.
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • The Three Key Challenges Facing the DBA of the Future There are three big challenges facing today's DBAs—a shift to an application-centric focus, the need to support multiple database platforms, and expanding responsibilities for managing database performance in the cloud as well as on premises.
Recent articles by Gerardo Dada

Trends and Applications