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database : a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer) — Webster

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Database is an organized collection of data, today typically in digital form. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality (for example, the availability of rooms in hotels), in a way that supports processes requiring this information (for example, finding a hotel with vacancies). — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)


Introduction to Databases (Philip Greenspun)


DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



A Timeline of Database History (QuickBase)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library



Jan’s Illustrated Computer Literacy 101, Databases, Microsoft Access (Jan Smith)


Introduction to Databases (Jennifer Widom, Stanford University)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium



Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)




Database Trends and Applications

Database Journal
NPR Archives








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  • Pivotal Software Prices Initial Public Offering
    on April 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Pivotal Software, Inc. announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 37,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share.?Pivotal shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol "PVTL." […]

  • Choosing Database Architecture for the Cloud
    on April 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Technologies have advanced so much so that the software architect doesn't have to worry about the finer details anymore. The limitless infrastructure and the ever-presence of applications are making solutions feasible that haven't been dreamed about a few years before. […]

  • Data Governance Takes Center Stage in 2018
    on April 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    As the volume and complexity around data grows, it has become more critical than ever for organizations to develop a deep knowledge of their business context and to understand and quantify the value of that data. […]

  • Oracle News & Updates - April 18, 2018
    on April 18, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers. […]

  • IOUG Webcasts - April 18, 2018
    on April 18, 2018 at 9:40 am

    IOUG offers webcasts on a range of topics including big data, security, cloud, and many more. […]

  • 5 New Features for Db2 12 for z/OS
    on April 19, 2018 at 7:01 am

    IBM presents version 12 of its flagship database product Db2 as, "The ultimate enterprise database for business-critical transactions and analytics". What does this mean? In this slideshow we dive into the most critical changes in this version of Db2, including improvements for application enablement, DBA functions, on-line transaction performance and query performance. […]

  • Does Your Oracle Table Really Need 255 or More...
    on April 16, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Tables with 255 or more columns are not uncommon but Oracle introduces some interesting performance changes when dealing with them.  Read on to see what can happen for such tables. […]

  • Web-based Database Management
    on April 12, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Web-based database admin consoles have been somewhat limited, with the vast majority of tools aimed at specific database types, including phpMyAdmin (MySQL), Microsoft SQL Web Data Administrator (SQL Server), and various cloud services proprietary web consoles. Rob Gravelle takes a look at one web based-database tool named DBHawk. […]

  • Introduction to Azure SQL Managed Instance
    on April 5, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Microsoft currently offers two built-in methods of running production SQL Server databases in Azure. The first relies on the ability of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Azure virtual machines to host a variety of on-premises workloads, including SQL Server instances. The second one leverages Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-based Azure SQL Database. With the introduction of the Azure SQL Managed Instance service, you have a third option, which combines the benefits of its two predecessors. […]

  • How to Show the Execution Plan of a Running Query
    on April 2, 2018 at 7:01 am

    By looking at a query execution plan, you can determine which steps are used to resolve the query. But what if you just want to find out what the query plans are for only the queries that are currently running? […]