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Voting is Now Open for the 2024 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Monday, June 3. Read More

30 Startups to Watch in 2024

Innovation in the big data and analytics space continues to blossom, with more companies than ever before riding the high of generative AI. Along with the myriad possibilities of this new sphere of artificial intelligence comes some questions and concerns. Startups are emerging to address challenges and leverage opportunities this new area may bring. Here are 30 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2024. Read More

Revolutionizing Data Management: The Impact of Generative AI in Database Tools

In 2023, the integration of generative AI (GenAI) into the constantly evolving landscape of data management emerged as a game changer, promising to reshape the way organizations interact with databases, data, and metadata. In 2024, as enterprises hamstrung by hiring and budget woes continue to be judged by their productivity and efficiency, they'll also be judged by their ability to do two things: deliver actionable insights and provide guidance in an easily consumable format and empower users of all skill levels to interact with key data and drive insights. Read More

Making the Universal Database a Reality: Q&A With TileDB’s Stavros Papadopoulos

The market is saturated with thousands of purpose-built database systems. This creates too much noise for analysts and scientists dealing with vital data problems across numerous important application domains: genomics, geospatial, and more. To solve this problem, Stavros Papadopoulos, founder and CEO at TileDB, Inc., is introducing the concept of a universal database, which had heretofore been a missed opportunity in the database community. Read More



Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Relational vs. Relational There is an old quote attributed to various origins that says, "When I hear the word ‘culture,' I reach for my gun." The saying expresses frustration at a term, in this case "culture" being used, abused, and politicized beyond all forbearance. Even when it was first popularized, it was a line meant to draw laughter from the audience of a play, rather than suggesting anyone carry an actual firearm. And no one is suggesting anyone do so now. "Relational" is a term that, over the last few decades, has undergone its own level of use, abuse, and politicization.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Managing Test Data Is a Constant Struggle Every DBA knows that a test platform is required to prop­erly enable application development. Indeed, testing has always been crucial, but it has become more complicated with the advent of new technologies, platforms, and devices, not to mention the impact of regulatory compliance. One of the biggest challenges faced by DBAs and developers is managing test data.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • New Troubleshooting Capabilities in SQL Server and Azure SQL Microsoft has recently released a powerful new DMV specifically to help with memory issues, sys.dm_os_out_of_memory_events. It is currently available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Man­aged Instances. This DMV consolidates and simplifies telemetry from SQL Server ring buffers, applies heuristics, and provides a result set. The DMV stores a record for each out-of-memory (OOM) event that occurs within the database, providing details about the OOM root cause, the memory consumption of database engine components at that point in time, potential sources of memory leaks, and more.
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Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • Can an AI Write My Column? The impact of generative AI (GenAI) is massive and is only going to increase. One area most immediately affected is journalism. Any job that involves the processing and production of the written word is a job that could be impacted by GenAI, which—at the end of the day—is designed to process language inputs and produce convincing output.
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