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Big Data 50—Companies Driving Innovation in 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has presented some new hurdles—but they are ones that many innovative companies are actively working to overcome. Forward-looking companies aren't sitting the year out waiting for the business climate to improve. They are actively seeking ways to expand their reach and take advantage of new opportunities. Read More

Storage’s Case for Sturdier Baskets

For skeptics of the "putting all your eggs in one basket" strategy, history shows that building fewer, sturdier baskets can create strategic advantage. Take a look at the construction of airplanes. Bigger planes create economies of scale that make flying safer, faster, and more efficient. Oil shipments also move more safely and cost-effectively in double-hulled, automation-packed tankers than on large fleets of small craft. Data storage is simply another successful application of this consolidation strategy. Read More

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020: It’s Time to Reconnect

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a free series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, will take place October 20-22. With travel plans still on hold and in-person meetings difficult, it is more important than ever to stay connected and in touch with peers and industry experts, and also to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends. Read More

Managing the Great Split-Up: Data Management and Integration in the New Hybrid and Multi-Cloud World

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers. Read More



Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Don’t Do the Too-Many-Foreign-Keys Thing! Why set a trap to fail at some point in the future? When you arrive at a design wherein an entity needs to have a relationship to almost every other entity, stop and think about what is happening, and review your reasoning before proceeding.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • The Java Language Extension for SQL Server Is Now Open Source Microsoft continues to make positive strides in the world of open source. The company once considered open source software to be an anathema, but now it's common for Microsoft to pull software from—and also push software to—the open source software community.
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Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • MongoDB Security Improves in the Face of Increasing Attacks MongoDB has worked hard over the past few years to improve the security of its flagship MongoDB database server. It desperately needed to do this because MongoDB has been subjected to more high-profile attacks than any other database platform.
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  • Considerations for Virtualized Database Instances Virtualization of x86 servers is ubiquitous for obvious reasons. Cost savings, efficiencies in provisioning virtual machines (VMs), recoverability, and the ability to move workloads are a few of them. There are, however, key VM and host metrics and events you should keep an eye on if you suspect your database performance is being impacted by running in a virtual machine. Let's walk through those metrics using VMware ESXi as the basis of the discussion.
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