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Cassandra and DataStax reunited — and just in time

Past the ‘breakup,’ DataStax once again has an important role to play in the Apache Cassandra project

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9 offbeat databases worth a look

Plain old MySQL or MongoDB not doing the job? See if these unique offerings meet your needs

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CouchDB 3.0 puts safety first

The latest edition of the popular NoSQL database installs locked down by default, and offers partitioning, search, and performance improvements

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Neo4j 4.0 targets scalability, security, and performance

Leading native graph database adds long-awaited horizontal sharding, granular security, and reactive processing

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Top 13 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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SAPinsider Barcelona: User community focuses on move to S4/HANA

SAP users and experts from Europe and all over the world are meeting to discuss migrating to S/4HANA and the cloud.

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How to choose the right database for your application

From performance to programmability, the right database makes all the difference. Here are 12 key questions to guide your selection

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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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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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10 essential MySQL tools for admins

The MySQL community is a hotbed of free, open source tools to enhance the performance and health of your MySQL systems

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