DBTA E-EDITION
February 2016

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Trends and Applications

Storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds, and more organizations are turning to cloud computing to manage the load. However, cloud isn't necessarily seen as the best approach to data storage bursting—rather, it's mainly being used for backup and for hosting development and test environments, according to a new survey.

Cloud-borne data is becoming commonplace—at least at the edges of the enterprise. Organizations are relying, both formally and informally, on cloud-based services for supplemental storage, file sharing, and content management. The challenge now is to bring core enterprise data into the cloud, to render data ranging from financials to sales to performance analytics as services.


Columns - Big Data Notes

Say what you will about Oracle, it certainly can't be accused of failing to move with the times. Typically, Oracle comes late to a technology party but arrives dressed to kill.


Columns - Database Elaborations

Many people claim to understand the basics of good data and database hygiene. Often, these same people claim it is all very simple and very obvious. However, when peering into existing code and databases, it doesn't seem that good practices are as obvious as people say. "A2" as the name of a column may sound ridiculous, but it has happened.


Columns - DBA Corner

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is making sure that the right information gets to the right people. It requires attention, diligence, and planning to ensure that data is used appropriately and accurately. Unfortunately, few organizations treat data as the corporate asset it truly is.


Columns - IOUG Insight

The ability to stand up and voice your opinion about a solution or technology that will not solve a business problem is critical. At times, choices are made for budgetary reasons, and other times, it may be organizational pressure. But regardless of the reason, as IT professionals, we need to be courageous and do the right thing, whatever that is.


Columns - Next-Gen Data Management

It is sometimes said that a key difference between an IT administrator and a developer is that admins are all about stability, while developers are all about change. However, life isn't easy for admins nowadays because there is so much change. There is the usual change, such as replacing a host or upgrading to a new OS or DBMS. Then, there are the really big changes impacting every IT department.


MV Community

The days of the one-size-fits-all, all-purpose database are over, and today there is a growing realization that different data management systems offer different benefits and that some are better suited for certain requirements than others. In a special report, DBTA asks MultiValue vendors: What are the current pressures your customers are facing, and how are you helping to extend and leverage their critical MultiValue systems to meet those new requirements?

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