January 11, 2017
MySQL under the Oracle flag has not been without controversy. But the MySQL Enterprise Edition fits the bill for makers of a trading platform with demanding customers.
September 15, 2016
Oracle's lack of response to security researchers raises more questions after a zero-day MySQL vulnerability was reported, though patches may have already been released.
August 22, 2016
MariaDB is a database that was created as a community-developed 'fork' of the MySQL relational database management system and, as such, has always been free to use under the GNU General Public ...
August 19, 2016
The last of the Google database services still in testing are now generally available, as the cloud provider looks to flesh out its big data tools and meet enterprise demands.
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Learn how to evaluate and buy the best DBMS software for your organization. Continue Reading
We choose Amazon RDS for its multitude of database engines and want to build a highly available system. What options does Amazon RDS have for database replication and DR protection? Continue Reading
Because big data can scale to petabytes of capacity, organizations are looking to manage it in ways that are easier and less expensive than traditional scale-out NAS. Object storage and software-defined storage are frequently mentioned as big data tools. Both can add intelligence required for analyzing data and take advantage of low-cost disk storage.
An object storage system handles files differently than a traditional file system. Servers use unique identifiers to find objects, which use metadata in a far more detailed way than file systems do. The unique identifiers mean objects can be geographically dispersed because they can be retrieved without the storage system knowing their physical location. That makes objects a good choice for large data stores or data stored in a cloud.
Software-defined storage has many forms and use cases, but it applies to big data when used to pool and manage data across off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Because the management and analytics happen in software appliances, the hardware can be cheap, deep disk without bells and whistles.
Perhaps the most well known option available is the Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), which is a Java-based file system designed to be used in Hadoop clusters. HDFS currently scales to 200 petabytes and can support single Hadoop clusters of 4,000 nodes. It offers storage performance on a large scale and at a low cost, which is atypical of most enterprise arrays that cannot perform all three tasks simultaneously.
In this chapter of "Tools to Tackle Big Data Troubles," we look at some core HDFS features, three HDFS commercial distributions and other Hadoop storage-related tools and their related applications.Continue Reading
Evaluate MySQL Vendors & Products
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While the leading public cloud vendors remain a popular choice for PaaS, there are other offerings, ranging from Heroku to Engine Yard, that might be worth a closer look. Continue Reading
With various open source and commercial options available from Oracle, selecting a MySQL database can be confusing. Here's a comparison to help you decide which one makes sense for you. Continue Reading
The market for operational DBMS products can be confusing, especially with so many choices. But knowing your application requirements can help point you in the right direction. Continue Reading
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Take stock of your current environment, including instance types, orchestration systems and storage devices, before deciding whether to deploy MySQL to VMs or physical machines. Continue Reading
The software development landscape is changing, and developers are being forced to ask themselves to choose between a career as an Ops professional or a full stack developer. Continue Reading
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer tracks and analyzes wait time in database server processes in an effort to find the cause of performance problems. Version 10 adds MySQL compatibility. Continue Reading
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MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server relational databases have their pros and cons. Weigh the differences between SQL Server and MySQL features, costs, functionality and more. Continue Reading
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SharkScope's online poker database was growing faster than it could handle, causing concerns that the massive growth would slow customer wait times. Continue Reading