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What is SQL? The first language of data analysis

SQL is neither the fastest nor the most elegant way to talk to databases, but it is the best way we have. Here’s why

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NoSQL will dominate new stack spending

Relational databases may keep old stack workloads, but Morgan Stanley research suggests NoSQL databases will own the next generation of apps

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Review: Elasticsearch 7 soars with SQL, search optimizations

Across-the-board upgrade beefs up query capabilities, boosts cluster performance, and simplifies cluster configuration

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11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Autonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference.

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Top 14 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

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What is JDBC? Introduction to Java Database Connectivity

Get to know Java's low-level API for making database connections and handling SQL queries and responses

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Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Blockchain has the potential to eliminate routine tasks for finance and tax teams, but most back-office executives aren't even considering the technology, according to a KPMG survey.

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MariaDB Platform X3 combines transaction processing and analytics

MariaDB has fused its relational and column-store databases into one, with data automatically synced between workload types

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AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

With three major functional upgrades to existing databases as well, the full complement of purpose-built AWS databases is now 15

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MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back

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PostgreSQL 11 taps LLVM and parallelization for speed boost

The powerful open source database now offers more features for data sharing, JIT-accelerated queries, and transactions inside stored procedures

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SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

Data silos are bad, but strategies differ on the best way to break out of them.

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Bossies 2018: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld recognizes the leading open source projects for software development, cloud computing, big data, and machine learning

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The best open source software for data storage and analytics

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in databases and data analytics

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What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

A data lake can be a much more flexible repository than a data warehouse. Or it can be a trash dump that grows and grows

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Redis 5.0 introduces streams for in-memory abstract types

Redis's builders are calling streams the most complex type in the platform even if the data structure itself is simple

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Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

Enterprises are figuring out that they likely need different database engines to power different parts of their applications. AWS has figured that out, too

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What is a graph database? A better way to store connected data

Learn why graph databases excel at exploring highly connected data, and how to leverage them in your organization

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