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Sponsored Content: Amazon DocumentDB: An Introduction to the Value of Document Databases

Document-oriented databases are one of the fastest growing categories of NoSQL databases, and the primary reason is the flexibility of schema or logic design. Document databases make it easier for developers to store and query data in a database by using the same document-model format they use in their application code. The flexible, semi-structured, and hierarchical nature of documents and document databases allows them to evolve with applications' needs. Read More

DBTA’s Data Summit 2022 Opens Call for Speakers

The Call for Speakers is now open for Data Summit 2022 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16, 2022. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment. Read More

Hadoop Increasingly Landing in the Cloud, But the Ride Is Bumpy

One of the challenges of working with Hadoop environments has been maintaining the infrastruc­ture for big data projects. That's where cloud makes things easier and, increas­ingly, has served as the underlying infra­structure platform of choice for Hadoop initiatives. At the same time, not every­thing has moved to the cloud just yet for big data environments. Many IT managers expect to live in a hybrid environment. They are planning for multi-cloud data management to deliver business value and are also still relying on old-school approaches and manual tools to support their data environments. Read More

Building a Modern Data Architecture for the 2020s

To meet the needs of the digital economy of the 2020s, data architecture has evolved into a dif­ferent animal than it was 10, or even 5, years ago. Most notably, there are three trends that have changed the way enterprises look at and design their data architectures. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • What Does Data Mean to You? It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Understanding Database Lock Timeouts and Deadlocks Designing and implementing a proper database for application development is a complex and time-consuming task. The choices made during database and application design will impact the usefulness of the final, delivered application. One of the most important design considerations is the impact of database locking on concurrent processes.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • It’s Always a Good Time for New Features Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.
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Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • MongoDB 5.0: Worth the Wait It's been 3 years since MongoDB 4.0 was announced at the 2018 MongoDB World conference—and that is a long time in the software industry.
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  • Prepare Now for Cloud Database Migration The global pandemic has forced companies to pivot over the past year in significant ways. Whether it was transition­ing to a remote workforce or reimagining how to interact with customers, digital transformation initiatives within businesses were happening tenfold. As part of that, the pan­demic notably accelerated corporate planning for cloud computing.
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