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Data Integrity with DevOps

Developing applications rapidly utilizing DevOps requires data discipline. From integrating and managing data attributes using data repositories to tracking data from its source to its final destination, all the controls need to be put into place to ensure that the data is accurate and protected. With all the different types of data stores, data formats, and movement of data to the cloud, creating and maintaining one complete up-to-date picture of the data is a challenge. Read More

Improving Your Software Delivery Data Mining for Business Intelligence

At the heart of the latest wave of tool consolidation in enterprise software delivery is data—and getting all that precious information into one place. By creating a single platform experience to help software delivery teams at largescale organizations plan and track all work from ideation to operation, tool vendors hope to support customers in this goal by providing faster, more accurate knowledge- sharing between teams and tools in real time to accelerate the planning, building, and delivering of products. Obtaining one source of truth to create business-centric IT reports helps organizations understand whether investments are paying off and improve decision making. Read More

Hybrid Cloud Analytics and Strategies: Q&A with Alluxio's Haoyuan Li

The prospect of managing data across the data center and public cloud platforms can be daunting to enterprises. There are concerns about hybrid latency affecting analytic workloads and many companies can't store data in a public cloud due to a variety of legal and regulatory concerns. However, the cloud offers flexibility, elasticity, and scalability benefits that are hard to beat, making migration of at least some workloads highly desirable. Recently, Haoyuan Li, founder, chairman, and CEO at Alluxio, Inc., shared his views on what's at stake now and how organizations can overcome hybrid and multi-cloud challenges to take advantage of cloud migration for cost benefits and agility. Read More

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 Presentations Now Available On-Demand

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague! Read More



Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Don’t Be Parsimonious with Abbreviations Data modeling has an intimate relationship with abbreviations. Since the creation of the very first data model, there were circumstances where fully worded names for tables or columns were simply too long to implement within one tool or another. Occasionally one runs into an individual who cannot conceive that anyone on the planet would abbreviate something in a different fashion than they do; but more often data modelers tend to enjoy consistency, and when possible, employ rules to support consistent outcomes. Abbreviations are no exception.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Data Gravity and Cloud Computing Data gravity is the concept that data remains where it is and applications and services (and even more data) are attracted to and use that data. Moving data can be a tricky, time-consuming, and complex process, even on-prem. Now add in the movement of large quantities of enterprise data through the internet to a cloud service provider. Anyone who has managed or used big data, or even moderately large data, will immediately understand the problem.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • What’s the Story About SQL Server on Linux? Many organizations are building their new applications on Linux rather than the Windows operating system for reasons of security, performance, and manageability. In addition, they are now able to take advantage of avoiding mixed operating system environments in the public cloud. Many of these customers have been longtime Linux users—and although they loved SQL Server, they disliked having to run SQL Server on Windows since they were the only Windows servers in their entire enterprise.
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Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • Goodbye Eliot, Hello Mark Porter Since the very inception of MongoDB, Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB's CTO and co-founder, has been a consistent and articulate owner of the MongoDB technical vision and the apparent creative force behind MongoDB's architecture and feature set. In appointing replacement CTO Mark Porter, MongoDB has chosen someone with a high degree of "geek cred" that will hopefully satisfy developers who want to hear from someone who can speak their language. However, he also brings experience from the enterprise database and cloud world that will undoubtedly be useful.
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  • How Microsoft and Citrix Are Enabling the Future of Remote Work Citrix and Microsoft have a complicated history, but they've recently taken their relationship to new heights by announcing an extension of their partnership to help businesses better manage a remote workforce. Since the pandemic began, CIOs have been looking for ways to bring the office experience to the home and in the process put their enterprises anywhere. At the same time, CFOs are wondering just how to do so with the evolution of OpEx subscription options.
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