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November 01, 2017
This product update explores a new database load-balancing software release, ScaleArc for SQL Server, which is integrated with Microsoft's Azure SQL Database.
February 08, 2017
Pending changes in the H-1B visa program are giving tech companies pause, but experts think the potential problems may not be as bad as feared, thanks to automation.
January 24, 2017
Fuzzy Logix (like fuzzy logic, but with an X, get it?) has announced availability of its analytics suite DB Lytix on the Cloudera Enterprise 5 data platform. So what is this? Essentially it's a ...
September 29, 2016
Among a handful of new SQL-oriented, in-memory databases is MemSQL. Recent product updates are meant to improve data pipeline creation and performance in high-speed ingestion applications.
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Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier. Continue Reading
Software project management expert Matt Heusser presents performance metrics examples that illustrate how to build an excellent performance dashboard. Continue Reading
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The DynamoDB Accelerator reduces database latency without tacking on a separate cache. While the service has some early limitations, DAX benefits enterprises with real-time apps. Continue Reading
Data replication ensures resources are consistently available; replicating data to a separate repository further accelerates recovery. AWS provides these data repository options. Continue Reading
The Amazon Redshift data warehouse earns positive reviews for its performance capabilities, but reviewers want more from the big data service. Continue Reading
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Database administrators need to make sure they're getting the most out of their systems -- for the sake of their own sanity and for the prosperity of their employers. Functional issues can arise for a multitude of reasons. Vigilant database performance management is required to keep problems from growing.
The first article in this handbook, by consultant Craig S. Mullins, provides a rundown of some common database performance issues and how management tools can be useful for identifying and correcting problems. Senior News Writer Jack Vaughan delves into addressing NoSQL application needs in the second article. He points out that NoSQL performance is tricky to manage because the technology is still new. And, to close, Associate Site Editor Jessica Sirkin speaks to two database experts about how companies that were compelled to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 should see the change as an opportunity to improve.Continue Reading
The ability to monitor and manage the performance of NoSQL databases is all over the map, making it crucial for users to find the right technology for the applications they're looking to run. Continue Reading
Microsoft's in-memory OLTP needed improvements, and they are here with SQL Server 2016. Learn about the enhancements to this query-boosting feature. Continue Reading
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A DevOps approach could warrant a front-end and a back-end database administrator. Continue Reading
Taking advantage of SSD technologies for database applications can be challenging. Here are a few tips for dealing with AWS applications. Continue Reading
Basit Farooq provides eight tips for optimizing T-SQL code to prevent SQL Server database performance bottlenecks and to tune database applications. Continue Reading