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There are actually many advantages to adopting or subscribing to a cloud-based data services infrastructure. For starters—and this may be the only reason companies need to make the move—there's the simplicity cloud and data as a service can offer. In many ways, cloud and data as a service free enterprises and their data teams from the technical intricacies of deploying systems and solutions.
Columns - Big Data Notes
While the new data stores and other software components are generally open source and incur little or no licensing costs, the architecture of the new stacks grows ever more complex, and this complexity is creating a barrier to adoption for more modestly sized organizations.
Columns - Database Elaborations
How does an organization acknowledge that data is important? An organization does so by enabling and supporting efforts for gathering and persisting information about the organization's data resources.
Columns - DBA Corner
When databases are built from a well-designed data model, the resulting structures provide increased value to the organization. The value derived from the data model exhibits itself in the form of minimized redundancy, maximized data integrity, increased stability, better data sharing, increased consistency, more timely access to data, and better usability.
Columns - Quest IOUG Database & Technology Insights
Using BI can be a difference maker in an organization's long-range profitability and competitiveness in the private sector, or an agency's ability to provide better constituent-focused delivery of services in the public sector.
Columns - SQL Server Drill Down
Using StretchDB, an enterprise can "stretch" an on-premises database into the cloud, such that "hot," heavily used data is stored in the on-premises instance of SQL Server, while "cold" and infrequently used data is transparently stored in Azure. A stretched database automatically and transparently manages synchronization and movement of aging data from on-premises to the cloud.
Columns - Next-Gen Data Management
Four years ago, moving a database to the cloud required courage, optimism, and confidence (or ignorance). Cloud platforms were young, and fundamental security, performance, and management issues were far from solved. How much things have changed.
In 1965, Dick Pick and Don Nelson originally implemented PICK as the "Generalized Information Retrieval Language System" (GIRLS) on an IBM System/360 at TRW for use by the U.S. Army to control the inventory of Cheyenne helicopter parts. MultiValue has come a long way in 50 years.
With the advancements in data technology, many businesses now have data coming in at unprecedented amounts. The key for many of these organizations is to maximize the value of their data and turn that value into financial benefits. Tim Nicholson, director of Informer Services with Entrinsik, recently presented a webinar on this topic.