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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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Database Trends and Applications : All Articles RSS feeds from Database Trends and Applications .

  • Citus Cloud Improves the Migration Features with...
    on November 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Citus Data, a provider of a platform for scaling out Postgres databases, is unveiling new features for its Citus Cloud product, making it easier for fast-growing SaaS businesses to scale out without having to re-architect their application. Citus Cloud's suite of new features close the gap with NoSQL and are all about empowering developers from migration tools like Citus Warp, to the zero-downtime shard rebalancer, to offering fork and followers features in a distributed database. […]

  • TIBCO Acquires Alpine Data to Bolster Data...
    on November 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics technologies has acquired Alpine Data, a cloud-based data science and social collaboration platform. TIBCO says the addition will bolster its data science technology and analytics portfolio, complementing solutions such as Statistica, Spotfire, and StreamBase to help companies accelerate insights and action. […]

  • BigQuery Data Transfer Service Now GA
    on November 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Google has announced that the Google Cloud Platform's BigQuery Data Transfer Service is now publicly available. First introduced at Cloud Next, the Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service was created to automate data movement from SaaS applications to BigQuery on a scheduled, managed basis. […]

  • Big Data Analytics Provider Arcadia Data Launches...
    on November 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Arcadia Data, a provider of a native visual analytics software for big data, has launched a new partner program to support resellers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and systems integrators (SIs) who work with Arcadia Data and joint customers to develop solutions. […]

  • Raytheon-MetTel Alliance Tightens Security for...
    on November 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Raytheon and MetTel have announced a global security alliance aimed at protecting government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the Internet of Things (IoT). The companies plan to provide cybersecurity offerings and support the migration from legacy technologies to ensure cybersecurity is designed into the government's telecom infrastructure. […]

  • IBM Db2 for z/OS: Version 12 New Features
    on November 16, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Version 12 of IBM's Db2 for z/OS (Db2 12 for z/OS) contains many new features and functions for DBAs and application developers. This latest Db2 version emphasizes performance enhancements across a wide variety of areas, including enhanced on-line transaction performance, improved efficiency for analytical query access paths, removal of some size limitations and exploitation of operating system and storage hardware characteristics. […]

  • Oracle Upgrades to
    on November 13, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Upgrades to the newest Oracle release can create problems depending upon the database configuration.  Read on to see what types of issues can arise and how to address them. […]

  • Configuring a MySQL Database on Amazon RDS
    on November 9, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Although concerns about ownership and security persist, many companies have embraced cloud services and are reaping substantial financial rewards as a result. Rob Gravelle describes the different cloud database categories, and shows us how to configure an Amazon RDS MySQL database. […]

  • Azure SQL Database Virtual Network Service...
    on November 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

    One of the most commonly requested Azure SQL Database features has been support for more granular control of server-level firewall settings. A recently announced public preview of Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse VNET service endpoints and rules promises to address this limitation. […]

  • What to Do When You Get a “Cache is Out of...
    on November 2, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Learn how to fix the “cache is out of date” error message when SQL Server Management Studio starts up. […]