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To SQL, or to NoSQL …: That is STILL the Database Question

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira All right, Hamlet database aficionados — we get it. You’re having a hard time deciding what path to take your company down in terms of choosing the right database infrastructure. You spend endless days and nights ruthlessly seeking the answer, and although it may not be as drama-filled a decision…

MapR Makes NoSQL Database Freely Available

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by Angela Guess Ellis Booker of Information Week reports, “MapR’s API-compatible implementation of Apache HBase, the NoSQL in-Hadoop database, is now available for free download and unlimited production use, MapR Technologies announced Wednesday. ‘The big picture is having the marketplace understand Hadoop can go far beyond batch processes and support high-speed data sources, doing both…

Informatica and Cloudera Partner to Support DataKind and “Data-for-Good” Movement

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, and Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced they are partnering to support DataKind in growing the “Data-for-Good” Movement. As DataKind sponsors, Informatica and Cloudera…

Expect Watson Powered Apps to Come to the Cloud Soon

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM reports, “Next generation leaders push themselves everyday to answer this key question: How can my organization make a difference? IBM is helping deliver the answer with new apps that are powered by Watson from Ecosystem Partners to improve the quality of life – from better managing health…

Please Index Foreign Keys!

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by Michael Blaha In the database literature, the lore has been to first design a schema and then predict the query mix to decide on a tuning strategy. This approach can work, but it is risky and error prone. A small misjudgment of the query mix can lead to vastly inferior performance. For many applications…

OpenStack Launches Juno, Bringing Added Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud…

BlueData Offers Free 5-Node License of EPIC Enterprise Big Data Private Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a free 5-node license of EPIC™ Enterprise, the industry’s first Big Data software that enables enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on-premises. The deployment is fully supported by BlueData. Organizations that deploy BlueData…

Data-Ed Webinar: Trends in Data Modeling

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on October 14, 2014 Data-Ed Online: Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting buzzwords…

Data-Ed Slides: Trends in Data Modeling

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on October 14, 2014 Data-Ed Online: Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting…