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How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database

Although heavily dependent on Oracle today, Salesforce seems to be seeking database freedom—and its efforts could result in the same freedom for all enterprises

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Cosmos DB review: Database for a small planet

Multi-model Azure database combines global reach and a choice of five consistency models, allowing you to trade off cost for consistency

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How to choose the right NoSQL database

NoSQL databases vary in architecture and function, so you need to pick the type that is best for the desired task

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Is serverless computing a game-changer for the relational database market?

From monolithic database servers to no database servers at all. Can the serverless computing paradigm change the landscape for relational databases technologies as well?

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Machine learning: What developers and business analysts need to know

There is more to a successful application of machine learning than data science

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Translytical has become synonymous with real-time

Determine if your organization is combining the three principles of translytics to overcome the speed and scale challenges of today’s data-driven enterprise

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Key steps to model creation: data cleaning and data exploration

By following best practices and philosophies around these processes, an organization can enable successful collaboration and iteration between data science and IT teams

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TiDB: Performance-tuning a distributed NewSQL database

A brief introduction to the open source hybrid transactional and analytical database and how to tune write operations for maximum performance

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The marvels of an event-based schema

When working with various data types at the speed of big data, this method is ideal for integrating and aggregating assorted information for the holistic value it provides

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7 essential technologies for a modern data architecture

These key technologies are “re-platforming” the enterprise to enable faster, easier, more flexible access to large volumes of precious data

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Review: Neo4j supercharges graph analytics

When it comes to tracking relationships, Neo4j is faster, more flexible, and more scalable than relational databases

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MongoDB will support multidocument ACID transactions

MongoDB 4.0 will be released in summer 2018 but is in public beta now

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How to work with LiteDB in C#

Take advantage of the fast, lightweight, and easy-to-use LiteDB for your desktop, mobile, and simple web applications

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Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications

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Why you should use a graph database

Graph databases excel for apps that explore many-to-many relationships, such as recommendation systems. Let's look at an example

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Traffic-shaping WebSockets using Node.js and Redis

How to protect your WebSocket-enabled application against traffic spikes by using Redis as a real-time request counter

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NoSQL standouts: The best document databases

Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases

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SQL unleashed: 17 ways to speed your SQL queries

It’s easy to create database code that slows down query results or ties up the database unnecessarily—unless you follow these tips

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